The Irishman required a similar operation to that undergone by his compatriot and Goodison team-mate James McCarthy and will be out for around three weeks.
Gibson played in pre-season but quickly succumbed to his latest injury and has yet to feature so far this season under new manager Ronald Koeman.
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1 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:16:56
2 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:25:32
3 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:42:11
4 Posted 19/09/2016 at 21:59:17
5 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:10:38
6 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:35:18
7 Posted 19/09/2016 at 22:37:12
8 Posted 20/09/2016 at 01:35:32
£40,000 a week would have took us a half decent free, or saved us around £2m for the year which isn't exactly chump change.
We have to stop being soft when contracts are up, both Gibson and Oviedo could and should have been allowed to leave, with kids like Luke Garbutt and JonJoe Kenny given chances, or Ryan Ledson given a final chance over Gibson.
10 Posted 20/09/2016 at 06:34:17
11 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:51:54
I thought we'd made him sign a new deal so that we could get a transfer fee for him (Like anyone would want to pay a transfer fee for him!!)
I can't believe what an awful time this guy has had with injuries. I can't think of the last time he started two games in a row or was even fully fit for two games in a row.
12 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:52:38
He's just not made for athletic pursuits is he?
13 Posted 20/09/2016 at 08:53:50
14 Posted 20/09/2016 at 09:05:09
15 Posted 20/09/2016 at 13:32:09
16 Posted 20/09/2016 at 15:48:18
17 Posted 20/09/2016 at 22:35:37
But where is Steve Martin / Dr Hfuhruhurr when we need him? If only we could do a Man with Two Brains switch Gibbo's brain in Ross' body we would have the perfect footballer.
"Doo Doo Doo Dook of Oyl Oyl Oyl", "I don't mind" etc etc.
19 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:27:31
20 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:59:15
21 Posted 23/09/2016 at 16:30:38
Add the £13.5m transfer fee and £55k/week contract for Niasse to the mix and it's a real wonder we haven't gone bankrupt! So much money wasted left right and centre. Guess it's "easy come, easy go" when just avoiding relegation nets you £100m+. The club has the touch of the Dutch disease about it.
Just hope Moshiri can bring some professionalism to the club as well as some decent lawyers!
Gibson still being on the books is an absolute joke. His contract extension was agreed before Koeman came in and after Martinez had been binned so I can only assume it was Kenwright who approved it. God only knows why. The wasted space in the squad could have gone to a decent youngster instead.
22 Posted 23/09/2016 at 18:58:57
He was no fool was Ferguson,but he was also loyal and looked after his charges, we are STILL paying for that, all it takes is a word in Kenwright's ear every now and then on the social scene:
Fergie: "Gave you a cracker there, didn't I, Bill"
"Err yes, he's a great passer, Sir Alex"
"Course he is, son, looking after him are yeh?"
"Oh yes, Sir Alex, in fact, we're thinking of extending his contract, don't you know, just in case he gets fit. We wouldn't want to miss them marvellous passes every now and then now, would we luvvee?"
"That's right, Bill, keep it how I like it."
(Onto his mobile) "Darron, that's another 10% you owe me..."
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