Updated Everton have offloaded Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo to Sunderland, reportedly for a combined fee of £7.5m.
Sunderland boss David Moyes has targeted the pair whom he signed when he was manager at Goodison Park and both players were set to undergo medicals with Sunderland today.
We say goodbye, but the memories are never forgotten. I am grateful to this great family for all that I have experienced. Thanks Toffees! 💙 pic.twitter.com/PtMDCZSwkZ— Bryan Oviedo (@Bryan_Oviedo) January 30, 2017
Both transfers are permanent moves as opposed to loans and they would offer both players the chance of first-team football with the Black Cats as they battle to avoid relegation this season.
Sunderland have recently sold Patrick van Arnhoult to Crystal Palace and are in the market for a new left back while Gibson is presumably being eyed to bolster Moyes's midfield options.
The Irishman hasn't featured for the Blues at competitive level all season, however, while Oviedo has had to settle for duty on the substitutes' bench since Leighton Baines returned to fitness last October.
Koeman revealed that he changed his mind about letting Oviedo go after a discussion with the player whose desire for more regular football struck a chord with the Dutchman.
He told the media at his press conference today that it was a "football decision" for the player to allow the Costa Rican to explore a switch to the Stadium of Light.
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1 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:01:59
2 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:11:12
3 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:11:47
4 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:14:53
He was very happy with us and loved the club so I, for one, wish him all the best if this move does pan out for him. He will, at least, get a lot of game time it seems.
5 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:20:02
It's likely he wouldn't have been good enough to command more than a left back back-up role even when Bainesy retires.
Best of luck to Bryan at his next club, he was an honest performer for Everton, if not good enough over the past twelve months. Gibson, on the other hand, can just do one.
6 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:20:21
At least one way or another, Kone won't be here next season as he'll be released on a free.
7 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:21:28
8 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:23:59
Gibson and Kone need to go as they have no future with the club but Bryan deserves support and good wishes if he chooses to leave. Loan him out he could be useful to us, unlike the others.
9 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:24:24
Still, if fans are happy to have a go at Jagielka and Barry then I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at Oviedo receiving some grief.
10 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:32:14
Oviedo a free rider? Please! Not his fault, he has given everything for our club, always has a good attitude, I'll be sad to see him go, all the best to him.
11 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:33:04
12 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:38:20
Time for Gibson though but I'll be sorry to see Oviedo go, he puts his heart and soul in.
13 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:42:31
He looks a little bit short at the minute but I would wish him well and would say to Sunderland fans to give him a chance simply because he's got the heart of a lion which is what a team needs when they are fighting relegation. If he goes, I'm sure most Evertonians would hope he does well.
14 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:54:32
When he did play, I thought the lad did OK, but lost some pace which was a huge part of his game.
15 Posted 30/01/2017 at 07:56:57
I'd like to see Jordan Lukaku come in to be honest. Great left foot on him & would be great to have the Lukaku brothers at Everton.
Other than that, I think Robbie Brady would be a great signing! Not the most glamorous, but gets the job done!
Also possible to offer Norwich Oviedo in exchange for Brady.
If I was Oviedo, I'd rather go to Norwich & try gain promotion, than go to a struggling Sunderland who are in big turmoil... not a great environment.
Gibson & Kone NEED to go though!
I'm not very excited for Deadline day, but I'd like to see us bring in:
CB: L Kone or Mbodji (played very well at AFCON)... if not, wait until the Summer & get Keane (Burnley) or Gibson (Middlesbrough).
Also would like to get Adarabioyo from city for our U23s!
LB/LWB: J Lukaku or Brady
Attacker: Helder Costa looks a very good player, ripped the red shite apart! Plus could be for a decent price too. (Can play across the front three).
Also the Caio Emerson for the U23s (the Brazilian striker.
In the summer we need:
GK: Butland (form from last season - if he recovers) or Heaton is an option. Other than that, I'm not too sure... I'll leave it up to Walsh & his team. ;)
I don't think Robles or Stekelenburg are real first choices to be honest they both do a decent job though.
Attacker: Sigurdsson is a must for me in the summer! Great player, great attitude, at 27 years old, he's the perfect age & so much Premier League experience.
I'd be very very happy with that!
Ambitious yes, let me dream! :D
16 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:19:58
Good luck to Oviedo who scored one of my favourite goals and one of our most important for various reasons at Old Trafford (he nearly repeated It the following season at United with a stunning stoppage time volley but for a worldie of a save by De Gea).
Sadly injuries and just not really being the required quality have seen his game time limited, but I wish him all the best, seems like a good honest pro.
Gibson on the other hand should have been moved on the minute Martinez came through the door in 2013, the guy has offered nothing for 4 years and how we kept him on after that drink driving incident was unbelievable really.
Not been worth the contract the club have pissed away the money on these past 3/4 years.
17 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:21:08
Jags in particular has been a rock over the majority of his ten years with us, and deserves better than the type of shitty comments that are surfacing on every transfer thread. Oviedo always put in a shift too.
Even Gibson made some idiotic decisions in his personal life, clearly, but I was thankful to see him on the pitch when he was fit enough the only player capable of a bloody forward pass at times under Martinez.
18 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:24:35
With regards to cover if Oviedo goes, given the new system of 3 at the back I would think Koeman would be happy with Garbutt there as well as young Robinson; playing LWB gives you more cover so less pressure on a young man, especially if we have a midfield of Davies, Gana & Schneiderlin to cover any gaps.
19 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:27:10
20 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:28:53
I remember him walking down the train after a London away game. He stopped at every table of Blues that spotted him. Photos, a chat nothing was too much trouble.
I hope it works out for him.
21 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:34:56
I can remember a tight home game against Stoke were he came inside on his right foot hit the bottom corner to break the deadlock, and his winner against Man United away!
I actually started to think he performed better going forward than Baines in Martinez's system as he could beat a man had a good left foot and could use his right if needed!
Good luck Bryan! Oviedo baby!!
22 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:43:35
23 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:44:15
24 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:46:20
What's Oviedo ever done to warrant that attack?
25 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:47:22
Apart from the above been utter bullshit, what would happen if Williams got injured? I suppose we could drop that old lad in midfield back to centre-back... what's his name?
26 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:48:27
Both only ever gave 100% for the cause. Those concerned should hang their heads in shame.
27 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:55:41
Gibson however can fuck right off. Never fit and a drink driver. It's an absolute joke that we extended his contract.
28 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:56:05
29 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:56:25
I am please they are having a chance to continue their career elsewhere; not quite good enough for us any longer.
30 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:56:48
We are to need a backup left back though - can we recall Galloway from West Brom?
31 Posted 30/01/2017 at 08:59:34
Gibson was a strange buy, showed glimpses of what he can do at the early part of his Everton career, but unfortunately too many injuries means he should be free to seek pastures new.
Good luck to both. Let's get some better quality, either from the U23s or a loan until the end of the season to replace.
One thing is for sure, if Koeman does sanction the transfers, he must have faith in the depth we have with the youngsters.
Exciting times ahead.
33 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:05:18
34 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:10:10
Although they are all very well paid, Oviedo has no way been a free-loader, Jags has been a very good servant to the club and Gareth Barry has been outstanding in his 3+ seasons with us.
I never rated Gibson but think the error was the club's he should never have been signed. Man Utd fans were laughing their socks off 'cos his injury record at Old Trafford was shocking; Kone was a decent player for Wigan whose time with us was dominated by his unfortunate serious knee injury.
35 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:15:06
RE: Oviedo, it's a real shame. When he broke onto the scene he looked like a great alternative to Baines, always head up, pushing forward and started smashing in goals. Since the injury and set-backs he's just not been the same player and also the club has changed around him.
I'd love to see him playing regularly and think he could do a job for Moyes as part of his apparent plan to 'get the band back together'.
36 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:18:16
He was so unlucky with injury and it's not his fault the team and management has changed while he was unavailable. I wouldn't be surprised to see him be fantastic somewhere else while some of us carry on talking about his limitations.
37 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:18:19
I'm not sure we can afford to lose him to be honest as we don't have many options at left back/wing back especially as WBA won't let Galloway return from loan despite not playing him! Connolly is also on loan and Gethin Jones which leaves either Funes Mori playing out of position or someone like Antonee Robinson from the academy. Unless we are bringing someone in...
Gibson can definitely go and I think Kone too as Valencia and possibly Dominic Calvert-Lewin are both ahead of him.
Who is coming in? I expected us to be a little bit busier to be honest but perhaps the right players simply have not been available. Kenwright loves a last minute deal so perhaps they have something spicy up their sleeves
38 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:23:43
39 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:24:34
If they do, we have done well to free up wages; if we get a fee we have absolutely smashed it.
Let's hope they go, and keep Moyes and Sunderland in the Premier League.
40 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:30:08
41 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:32:57
42 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:33:00
Gibson should never have been given a contract in the Summer.
43 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:37:36
Blame injury, blame the manager, blame it on the sunshine if you like, but the fact remains we have better options.
If Gibson moves on then maybe his 3-4 games he gets may be given to Liam Walsh.
Oviedo is a bit better, plus we don't seem to have as much cover at left back as Garbutt and Galloway are both out on loan, but what's to say Ron doesn't rate Matty Foulds or Antonee Robinson ?
Having squad players can be beneficial at times, but the last thing we need is average players blocking the path of our young lads.
If Foulds or Robinson get a little run out here and there it will set them up nicely for a loan deal next year, then we can bring back Garbutt and Galloway and see what experience they've gained.
Also there's the option of Ron buying his own left back, Baines isn't getting any younger, and Ron may rate none of our young left backs.
44 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:43:06
Gibson, Oviedo, Cleverley, Niasse and hopefully Kone off the wage bill should free up a decent amount of cash to invest in a couple of fresh faces. Plus the few quid saved releasing Pienaar and Osman in the summer.
Jagielka can stay till the end of the season or until we find a replacement in my opinion, he's been a great servant and deserves at least that much.
45 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:46:46
Gibson leaving would be welcome but I'll be gutted if once again we fall short of what Moshiri ordered after the poor Summer window. We need to add at least two more quality players now, one in advanced midfield and the other in attack.
For those who haven't noticed the defence is doing well, and with more threat going forward opponents will be unable to pressure them even to the extent they do now.
46 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:48:52
47 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:50:48
I genuinely thought Martinez would bring the good times back. It was good while it lasted. We should have got rid of Gibson after his drunk driving. I've no time for the guy.
48 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:53:12
49 Posted 30/01/2017 at 09:58:58
50 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:09:49
51 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:11:23
52 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:13:02
Hasn't Moyes just received £14m for a player? Maybe Jagielka will make it a treble by tomorrow night? The Sunderland manager will look very foolish if they are relegated after signing a full first team of his ex-players (if you include the three from Man Utd)
If he pulls it off and stays in the Premier League, he will be lauded as a genius, even though he spent over £30m in the summer and Sunderland have been in the Premier League for the past 10 years.
You've got to hand it to Mr. Moyes, he can enhance his reputation by lowering expectations to such a level, you would think he was playing with 8 men every week. He missed his calling, a fine spin doctor in the making is our Davey.
53 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:16:39
Regarding Gibson, I don't understand why he's still at the club; he should've been away at least 4 years ago.
Also, if Jags goes, I want to thank him for his brilliant contributions to Everton over the last 10 plus years, he deserves a lot of credit for his efforts; please stop slagging this stalwart off.
54 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:18:06
Gibson is not the same lad who was smashing those 30-yarders in for the Mancs. A tidy player, but injury prone.
It will be interesting watching Sunderland (EFC Old Boys), you have to feel for their fans... would you want to pin your survival hopes on that squad?
55 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:25:13
Gold luck to Bryan and nothing would please me more than to see things work out for him. Class bloke!
56 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:31:04
Bryan Oviedo, on the other hand, is always a character who is an honest worker, and he will be a good recruit for Sunderland, seeing as they look like losing Van Aarnholt. Good luck, Bryan.
57 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:31:56
58 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:48:01
Not sure Gibson needs to be replaced. He has contributed nothing this season. Funes Mori can cover left back til end of season.
59 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:50:11
60 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:57:06
I just hope he re-starts his career off somewhere else and even if Sunderland get relegated, I hope his career takes off and he finds a good club.
61 Posted 30/01/2017 at 10:58:21
Lots of rumours linking us to Ashley Young. I hope we keep well clear of this diving cheat.
62 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:00:25
If Young has to come then I'd like to see Lennon gone, don't want too many similar players who aren't good enough.
63 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:02:20
64 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:03:06
65 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:06:55
66 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:06:56
67 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:17:19
68 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:18:37
I just saw a journo outside Finch Farm. No sign of the USM logo to be seen anywhere.
69 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:21:16
Jagielka is worth at least the same money as Fonte (£8 million) and EFC should hold out for that.Barry cost nowt so could go for a smaller fee.Oviedo must be worth £5 million at least as he has been decent cover and would be further up the pecking order than Galloway or Garbutt who must be pretty poor if they cannot get games for lesser clubs.
IMO the transfer window is closing too soon for us.We have no cover for Lukaku as I cannot count Valencia being good enough and he is with us only until the seasons end.We still need cover at right back and with Oviedo leaving we need a left back too.We still need a big commanding Centre Back and Maguire or Van Dyk would fit the bill.A decent play maker would elevate us into the top six IMO.So far we have signed just one of proven quality.Lookman may or may not make the grade.Anton is for the under 23's.We are now linked with those leaving the club and I reckon that we are attempting to turn yet another window into a profitable one.
70 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:21:51
Gibson out is also good news for Everton as he has become deadwood but losing Oviedo does not seem clever at all as he is only 26 and in my view quite close to Baines (2017 version, so not in his prime) in both technique and quality.
71 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:33:59
72 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:39:37
73 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:40:31
Sunderland have two players on loan already and cannot loan anymore players from other Premier League clubs. Therefore, unless they terminate the loans of Januzaj or Denayer on loan from Man Utd and Man City, then these will be full transfers.
You may recall we had a similar issue with Barry and Rom, we could though loan Geri as he wasn't from the Premier League.
74 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:44:57
75 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:51:29
76 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:52:24
As for defensive players, Friend from Boro and Mee from Burnley would suit us fine. I'm still hoping we can get the lad Gray from Leicester too at some point.
A UK core to our team of mainly young players could make us a unique team in the Premier League and make us look a great prospect for all young players looking for a chance to break through.
If you're good enough and have the right attitude, you will prosper at this great club!
77 Posted 30/01/2017 at 11:52:32
Jagielka is the club captain. There have been few better captains off the pitch. He has never put a foot wrong in that regard and does his duties well and is the standard to which the next captain must match.
On the pitch he's faded with his pace. He always made mistakes, but that electric pace always got him out of jail and made for some great clips on Match of the Day. I never really realised how fast he was until I saw that article in the Daily Mail (online I wouldn't buy that muck) declaring him the fastest player in the league! He will also get a great reception on his return.
As for Gibson, I personally think he was lucky to get such a soft sentence off the courts, and should have been charged with much more. Regardless, I would have been sacked from my job, and I don't see why Gibson wasn't; I was flabbergasted when they handed him an extension. It made no sense at all.
But let's not rewrite history. There is a player there. He's got that booming shot, great passing, great vision, good composure and if you can keep him fit he's better than what Sunderland have. However, he's never been good for even half the games in a season.
I doubt he would get a good reception on his return, but he shouldn't be booed, as I think he gave his all on the pitch, and off it, we all make mistakes. I just think from a business point of view, Everton made a mistake in not getting rid of him, and a bigger one in renewing his contract. He did nothing wrong in signing the contract so you can't blame the lad.
78 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:07:12
79 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:11:29
80 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:13:28
As for the players under discussion in this thread, I agree with Keith (#34) on all of them, including the much maligned Kone, for whom I had high hopes when we signed him.
81 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:20:34
82 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:21:37
Gibson, scored on his debut (?) and a couple of decent games, but I feel like he is a guest star in a TV series. Talented, no doubt but physically not durable enough.
Good luck to the pair of them, except when we play Sunderland...
83 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:24:11
Jagielka himself knows he's lost his pace and timing, I hope he gets one last pay-day, he deserves it.
85 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:46:17
Yet, bizzarely, that beaut Baxter seems to have been welcomed back by many of the same fans.
I'll be sad to see Oviedo go, but Gibson needs to be moved on. He's done well when he actually gets on the pitch, but that is a rare occurrence.
As for Moyes, the self-styled 'Champions League level manager' has totally lost all confidence if all he can do is acquire players he's already managed.
I've nothing against Sunderland, but after his 'moving on to bigger things' comment after he left us I'd love to see him relegated come May.
86 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:46:44
As for Gibbo, a good player when fit, but he never is, so he has my blessing to go ASAP!!!!
Jagielka will surely go, he is only going to sit on the bench for us now. He has been a great servant but his time at Goodison is up methinks.
Lennon can go too and so can Kone. The question is will Koeman get any replacements in or will he rely on our youth system?? Interesting times ahead....
87 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:48:03
88 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:49:11
In my opinion these players are all better (or have the potential to be better) than those they have replaced. Niasse never featured but has been replaced temporarily by Valencia in any case.
I do not think Jagielka will be sold in this window unless we have a replacement lined up. Koeman will use Lennon as a wing back should Baines be injured, playing 3-5-2. It may also be why he is possibly looking at Ashley Young, again as a wing back cover, and at 31 he would be a good "bencher" who would not seriously hinder a younger player coming through over the next couple of seasons, but would provide a good short term buy.
With the younger players from the U23s now pushing harder for inclusion in the first team squad, I do not think we should rush into any last minute panic buys. If all the above are moved on then the "squad" looks far more balanced now than it has for some time, is a good mix of experience and youth, and in my opinion is much stronger.
89 Posted 30/01/2017 at 12:55:15
90 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:05:39
Sunderland are a big club but have been shit since Reidy left years ago.
91 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:07:03
By the way, bang out of order to denigrate Gibson or Oviedo for drawing a salary despite injury difficulties. Do any of us respectfully decline paid medical leave if we feel we have been off a few times too many?
92 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:08:37
Yeah he tries and has been unfortunate but he blocked Garbutt and Galloway from progressing and is a liability when he plays. It's no mystery that when Baines plays we hardly lose and when Oviedo comes in we hardly win.
The fans are showing loyalty to him over McCarthy is crazy in my eyes. If Sunderland could only take one, I would keep Gibson, he is that bad. From what I have read this morning the Sunderland fans don't even want him. The fans need to change their mentality like the owners.
It's taking a while for the people who comment on here to see if we want to achieve trophies, top four or more. We need top 4 players, It's not Chelsea or Man City taking him, it's a relegation side... which is what we were last year with the likes of him in our side. This post has been quite harsh on him, it wasn't just him, its just most of the others have gone.
Well played, Koeman, the board and Moyes. Now for the Everton fans to start thinking bigger!
94 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:14:49
95 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:30:32
96 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:30:38
As for Jageilka, he's up there with Tim Cahill imo and it will be sad to see him go, if indeed it happens. Barry still offers a lot; yes, he may not be someone who can last matches but from the bench or even to pass on experience to the youngsters, he still has qualities that the Club can use.
97 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:35:33
98 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:37:33
I still think they will keep him to clear out the garbage (including all the former Everton players) and start from scratch. They will get something like £80m in parachute payments which will help them in the Championship.
100 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:42:43
The Under-23 set is a flawed concept because of its restriction on over-aged players. Everton have a number of senior players, some recovering from injury, who need regular games to ensure they're not off the pace when they get the chance of 1st team football.
Why are people surprised when the likes of Oviedo, Jagielka, Deulofeu are off the pace? Baines has taken months to regain his form and sharpness.
There's a need to return to genuine reserve teams and reserve leagues such as the defunct Central League and Football Combination. It would also be a step up in development for the Under-21s and provide the youngsters with an opportunity to play against seasoned professionals in competitive games.
101 Posted 30/01/2017 at 13:50:32
Sorry for Oviedo, thought he'd make it but he gave it a good go at least. Gibson should never have gotten a 5-year deal in the first place. Never mind another extension. Good riddance if we can off-load him.
If Moyes could also take Jags, he'll have almost completed the set.
We should chuck in a cheeky bid for Defoe.
102 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:06:41
At the top of window, I wanted to see transfers in obviously but conducted well and efficiently.
The outs were a major concern could we move players who were done at Everton?
If both leave today then it says a lot. To ice the cake, McCarthy out and two in.
The key element is the wages, and the breathing space around FFP it gives us to upgrade the team.
Kone has six months left, so that would take care of itself I guess, McGeady likewise at Preston?
Jags quite honestly is in the same boat. Then comes the harder upgrades.
Robles, Baines, Funes Mori, Barry and Mirallas need to be replaced.
Can we spring a surprise tomorrow?
103 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:12:43
A player given today's potential sale would a useful addition. Definitely a decent player, made for a wing back position. Good crosser and passer. But like most not anywhere near as good defending despite their job title.
104 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:22:29
If Barry can stay on in some role with this club, all the better. His experience and football sense is an invaluable asset when you have players like Davies and Dowell coming through.
Jagielka has always given his all for the club, and yes he has made mistakes, but so did Ratcliffe and Southall, or Cahill and Distin if your mind doesn't go that far back. At least he gives his all for the team and he's scored at Anfield take note, Lukaku.
McCarthy falls into that bracket as well, and I would be happy to see him in the squad/side ahead of that liability Besic, that everyone seems to love.
Good luck to Oviedo; if he does leave, he goes with my best wishes and thanks, if for nothing else other than that evening at Old Trafford!
105 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:24:31
Longer term, I'd be looking for a better keeper, assuming Robles doesn't continue to grow into the role; a striker if we don't sign on in this window; another winger (Lookman, Mirallas, Bolasie, Lennon, Deulofeu (assuming he returns) is not enough quality); a centre back to take over from Jagielka / Williams long term.
I'll throw a name into the mix, not something I often do, but why not have a punt on Emanuel Mammana. So good he played for Argentina before he played a club game. He only went to Lyon in the summer. He's not played much for them, so it's a risk, but we need to take risks to get the top class players, and Funes Mori can tell him what a great club we are, and surely money will talk also.
106 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:26:27
"Robles, Baines, Funes Mori, Barry and Mirallas need to be replaced."
Really? five first team players who are actually playing pretty well at the mo... it's really that easy to replace them?
107 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:26:44
Oviedo when given an extended chance before his horrific double leg break was the catalyst for that brief but brilliant run we had under Martinez. He was jus brilliant up until that point replacing Baines as a swashbuckling left back.
Gibson when he first arrived from United was a classic midfielder with not much speed but a brilliant range of FORWARD passing. He was unfortunately never fit and we probably got some insight to why when late one night while driving ..ehem ..all "tired and emotional" he slid his very expensive car in to tackle an innocent cyclist.
I wish both of them well and thank them for their service. They will both help Moysie and Sunderland in the short term.
108 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:28:45
109 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:34:52
"Then comes the harder upgrades" Those players whilst still doing okay on the wane.
Robles might buck that trend but if we are serious about the big time, a standout is required in my opinion.
110 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:34:57
111 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:37:03
112 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:37:53
We are hopefully turning a corner and in order to be successful, we have to be ruthless and at the same time respectful. It's a fine balance.
113 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:47:10
I guess the players he wants aren't available.
114 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:50:47
115 Posted 30/01/2017 at 14:55:07
The manager is right, we'll do with Baines and we have enough quality youngsters who deserve the chance if he gets injured.
Best of luck to both players.
116 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:01:40
117 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:01:41
This hasn't been too bad a January window for Everton. Schneiderlin could be good for us in the long term. Lookman looks promising. We've shipped out some deadwood in the process. We still desperately need a top quality striker, some creativity in midfield, a decent centre-half and a world class goalkeeper. I hope the recent good run hasn't papered over the cracks and that we revert back to type and put in an abysmal performance at Stoke.
118 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:04:24
Good luck to Oviedo, wasn't the player he was before the injury. He was hugely liked at the club and deserves to get first team football at a lower Premier League or more likely at a championship team. Hopefully there's a fee involved with Gibson, we need to get something for all the dosh he's got from us over the years.
119 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:07:05
120 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:07:06
Is disappointing though.
121 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:11:48
122 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:18:47
123 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:19:18
124 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:36:42
Is it kidda street talk for "My mistake"?
If so, what the fuck is happening to the English language?
125 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:40:10
126 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:40:36
Both Gibson and Oviedo were excellent at times, we got Gibson on the cheap because of his injury record and unfortunately it didn't improve but he was our main midfield man in the last 18 months under Moyes.
Oviedo was always just cover for Baines... but failed to displace him so now its time to move on. We have several kids that can play in that position, and I think Garbutt has been overtaken as well by the likes of Galloway, Robinson and Connolly... although who leads that particular pack, I have no idea I hope we find out soon.
127 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:40:59
You're not alone!
128 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:45:46
I will miss Oviedo more, as I am a little concerned about our cover at left back if Baines is injured. But Bryan has not been in the plans of our current manager so I guess it is best for both the club and the player if he moves on. I have had no issues with the level of effort or commitment from Oviedo over the years. He has had a lot of bad luck with injuries but has been a very useful player when fit. I wish him well with a new club if that is in the cards.
129 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:49:40
By the way (unrelated) here's a big fat mad rumour I just saw - Link
130 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:51:54
131 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:52:27
I'm still searching the dictionary for 'Kidda'. I can't find it.
132 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:57:14
133 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:59:16
134 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:59:45
Latest in student city: queuing in a line at the bar with 3 or more staff waiting on... I just walk politely to an empty area of bar and get served... It's a pub, not McDonald's ffs... Where did queuing come from? Even the bar staff are baffled
135 Posted 30/01/2017 at 15:59:59
136 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:02:36
137 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:05:32
138 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:05:47
Everton boss Ronald Koeman also spoke about Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo, who are set to join Sunderland.
He said: "Oviedo it was difficult. He is the back-up for Leighton Baines. He is a perfect professional. He wants a new challenge to play at Sunderland.
"I had told him no way, no chance, but I changed my mind. I dont know if its the best solution but I like the boy, he was working hard and he wanted to play.
"If we get a problem at that position we have some good young ones.
"We know what we want, if we dont get the players we want we wont just sign players to get numbers in. They must bring lots of qualities to the team. We can wait until the summer."
139 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:09:43
140 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:10:02
141 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:12:40
No, I am not going to pick the scab off that old wound again.
However, when he came hunting for our players that Summer, and there was a dispute about the price, he was quoted as saying something like:
“Oh, I know how things work with transfers at Everton.”
Well I suspect he doesnt know any more. I just hope we are charging him some serious cash for these reserves. And maybe add a few quid on during the final stages of negotiations just to send a message.
Skinners principles: reward the desired behaviour; punish the behaviour you dont like.
142 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:12:57
143 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:21:13
144 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:23:09
Ha, I didn't know Dave was reacting to something YOU'D said. Hadn't scrolled back that far.
Should have known though, you're a bloody trouble maker kidda! ;-)
145 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:23:54
146 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:24:03
147 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:26:20
148 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:28:31
It's a media circus out there, including the 'trusted' outlets who never let the truth get in the way of a good story, we all have to be on our guard for misleading or fake stories, in every area of life, unfortunately many believe if it is written down - then it must be true.
149 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:31:28
Best of luck to both of them.
150 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:32:27
151 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:34:19
152 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:36:45
One of my favorite Blues, and I'll miss him. All the best to him for many years to come.
153 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:40:41
I wish both players good luck but not when they return to Goodison at the end of the month.
154 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:44:08
155 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:45:21
There's still time to grab Jags and I'm sure Hibbo and Ossie would come out of retirement for the right offer! Wonder what Andy Johnson is up to these days?
156 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:46:26
157 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:47:00
158 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:47:01
159 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:48:20
Moshiri and his first choice of manager will bring the good times back. Allied to a new waterfront stadium, these two are what we have waited a long time for.
160 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:48:29
161 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:48:44
162 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:49:39
163 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:49:47
164 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:50:55
165 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:51:00
Hopefully this together with all the loans, means we'll have the wage-space to push through at least one more decent acquisition before tomorrow's deadline. I'm happy with Schneiderlin and Lookman, but I feel a creative attacking mid or lively forward could give us an extra push in the run in.
166 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:52:05
167 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:53:44
We say goodbye, but the memories are never forgotten. I am grateful to this great family for all that I have experienced. Thanks Toffees! 💙
168 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:54:11
Shame about Oviedo – he was really coming into his own when he had that horrendous injury and was pretty inspirational as to how he handled it too. Gibson also showed signs of being a real force in the centre but just didn't couldn't stay off of the treatment table and is probably a bit of a handful outside of work too.
If I was a Sunderland fan I'm not sure I'd be too happy. This takes us another step towards Koeman's finished squad though, fingers crossed we'll add a bit of quality in the next 24 hours.
169 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:56:05
170 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:58:44
Good luck to Brian, a good, hard working pro.
171 Posted 30/01/2017 at 16:59:21
172 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:02:06
As for Gibson. More interested in nightclubs than playing football. Good riddance.
173 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:04:35
174 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:08:02
175 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:13:54
I still believe that most of the business is aimed at recouping money spent rather than investing properly. We have signed just one midfielder who is proven at Premier League standards.
Lookman is an unknown so far and although showing promise, he remains a gamble in my opinion. The other kid is not owned by us so cannot be counted. Valencia will be leaving at the seasons end as he has proved to be inadequate. We now have no cover for either full back.
We still lack a commanding centre back who is strong in the air. We still lack a top quality play maker. We have no proven cover for Bolasie as Lookman remains untested. We are still lacking striker support for Lukaku.
We have not signed a goal scorer to support or cover for Lukaku. God help us if Lukaku gets injured as he cannot get rested.
176 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:18:01
As for Gibson well it's more of the same really. He doesn't want to be a crock, he wants to play. It was right to extend him because now we get money for him. Best of luck to him too.
177 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:19:06
Even in the current climate were fees are crazy, this takes the absolute piss.
178 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:19:42
179 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:20:25
Eugene, I hope that becomes the best thing you have ever posted on ToffeeWeb mate, especially considering the only people who wouldn't find it funny, are the bastards across the park! Watch out FSG, is alls I can say, watch those phoney bastards turn on Yers if this is true!
180 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:21:38
Very good deal for Everton.
181 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:22:43
I share the sentiments of many here who wish Bryan well. Likewise, I hate to see Jags slagged off. He's worked himself in to the ground for our club and deserves a bit more respect.
182 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:24:00
I now fancy us signing another player before the deadline... Hope its a good'n!
183 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:29:13
184 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:42:21
Sorry to see Oviedo not recapture his initial form with us. A pity Gibson succumbed to injury so often.
185 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:44:43
I have been very impressed how the backroom business has worked to move players on, get them a playing career and get the surplus off the books. It's not always easy shipping players out.
186 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:48:12
To be fair, I honestly think he could have been world class, but then again, if my Auntie had bollocks, she'd be my uncle. Good look lads.
187 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:48:36
Each to their own opinion but no need to berate them, and let's see how EFC remake a la Moyes 2017, holds up this season. Will they stay up? If they do it will become folklore. The few Sunderland supporters I know don't think, bar a miracle, they have a chance. Footy is a funny old game.
188 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:49:57
189 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:52:18
Now, Sunderland have not only taken over Gibson's contract, but paid something as well in the transfer fee. Good business.
190 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:52:19
Can do a great job for any EPL side so good luck to him. He deserves to be a starter.
191 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:52:33
Both have been unlucky with injuries and deserve a chance at another club. Let's hope we can unearth a gem before the window shuts tomorrow. We should also recall Galloway from West Brom to cover for Bainsey.
192 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:53:28
193 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:55:14
Cleverley, Niasse, Gibson, gone - that's a lot more than I could have hoped for this window.
Neutral on Deulofeu and Oviedo as I think they were ok for the squad. However, if RK doesn't fancy them then no point in keeping them. That's a massive part of the dross taken care of by the Koeman axe - certainly no fanning about.
194 Posted 30/01/2017 at 17:58:50
195 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:10:19
Great business again.
196 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:11:01
The "Ownership" thing might be inaccurate but nothing would surprise me in certain murky worlds. Not that I'd ever be one to go around loudly accusing certain people. Be interesting to see what follows.
"The thing about fake news is that these morons go to great lengths to make it look real and convincing".
You're right, Colin. The mainstream media do go to great lengths.
Notice how the whole fake news thing suddenly sprang up pan mainstream media recently. Almost as if given a "Go" signal from somewhere. Now, many in the world might suddenly wonder prima facie whether anything they read off-mainstream is real, as a default position. Seeds of doubt...
197 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:14:06
Looks like Ron is very happy with his young players coming through and maybe Robinson is in mind if Baines gets injured.
As for the piece from Eugene it does sound very credible and why would a guy with Usmanov clout stay playing not even second fiddle to Kronke at Arsenal?
If it isn't true though go we seem to be doing well enough with Moshiri.
199 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:20:03
It's a deal that could help Sunderland avoid relegation especially as they have lost their young winger and Big Vic who was starting to impress with them.
With the young defenders Everton have in hand they will not miss Oviedo but the lad never let them down and who will forget his last-minute winner at Old Trafford.
200 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:21:12
201 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:39:21
202 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:41:46
There also seems to be clear direction at boardroom level, which we haven't seen for 25 years. The relics are being sold from the Everton museum. Exciting times that will hopefully continue with an announcement that will have the kopites raising the levels of the Mersey by a few inches with their tears.
203 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:44:02
204 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:44:31
Short upfront and short of goals from midfield.
205 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:50:28
206 Posted 30/01/2017 at 18:53:27
Oviedo deserves credit for how he has conducted himself and always have his all. Will be welcomed back warmly when Sunderland visit Goodison.
208 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:00:15
209 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:08:25
210 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:08:55
211 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:09:48
But at this point in time, with Everton looking upwards instead of warily eying the (other...) relegation-fodder like we used to do a decade or so ago, both players are now surplus to requirements.
I like the fact that this transfer will now give them both as good a chance of prolonging their playing career in the top flight as their own abilities will now allow them to do!
They were both good for us at the time, and I have nothing but the best wishes for either of them now that they move on!
212 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:11:50
213 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:16:07
To improve the club to the extent Koeman and Mr Moshiri have achieved on a small sum is fantastic.
McCarthy sale will have him on a net spend of zero. The positivity on our great forum ToffeeWeb is a pleasure to see. 50-year season ticket, Tony Abrahams. Nice one.
214 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:17:42
215 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:18:32
Disgraceful statement about players and a manager who helped to put this great club back on the map. Were you even supporting Everton when Walker or Smith were in charge?
I for one wish Oviedo a successful career after his exertions and horrific double leg break, plus his love of Everton. Gibson scored that great winner against City and always looked classy when on the pitch (too infrequently sadly). I hope they keep Sunderland in the Premier League.
As for John Pierce, I have to question your sanity, intelligence or whether you're just a troll.
216 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:19:04
Great to read that rather than nonsense from some who measure us by size of net spend. As my partner says, not the size (over to you all for humour).
217 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:19:10
218 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:20:17
219 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:20:20
220 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:22:08
221 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:24:00
222 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:26:11
223 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:26:57
Oviedo: 'Er..jess ob course, for mee..um..iss beeg beeg pleasure, beeg honour.'
Interviewer: "Was it a surprise to get the call?"
Oviedo: "Jess ob course, because I was nebber in radio before, but eef he want me, I go."
Oviedo: "Jess, radio, you know Moyles, Radio X'
Interviewer: 'Ahh you mean Moyes?'
Oviedo: "Ha ha ha, Moyes, ees funny no? Beeg eyes-ball, hair like...like fire! No, Eberton tells me Moyles - so I theenk I go work radio X, with Moyles - (looks concerned when interviewer looks confused) - thees ees the train London yes?"
Tannoy: "This is the 9.07 train from Liverpool Lime Street arriving at it's final destination Sunderland central"
As the door opens, Oviedo's smile vanishes as he hears a familiar voce.
"A taxi? Awa tae fuck, I'll pick up the boy fae here, we'll jump on the bus"
As the train comes to a (complete) stop, he sees a man talking on a mobile, a man with hair like..fire.
224 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:29:10
Rodwell & Gibbo in mid! A midfield riddled with osteoporosis.
225 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:31:02
226 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:32:17
Good news is that I heard there's probably an opening in the NE.
227 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:33:47
I just hope he didn't ask Elstone to find him the proper train table... What would Greenlanders make of a frozen Oviedo?
But the man with the fire hair may still make him feel wanted, even if not properly appreciated, in what the 'man' feels he can really offer on the other side of the pitch from what he's trained for...
228 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:35:16
229 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:40:11
230 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:42:08
231 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:54:22
I'm still not convinced by Koeman but credit to him for identifying who a lot of us see as the players to move on because some managers wouldn't and for a long time it's looked like the managers we've had hadn't been able to see the obvious.
Shipping out the deadwood, bringing through some of the youth and hints of more is promising and the right direction to take so hopefully Koeman will keep faith and trust in them as they have not let him down and bring a few more through to add to the squad. That and another bunch of sales in the summer to add to the spending power and things are definitely looking a lot more positive of late.
232 Posted 30/01/2017 at 19:59:09
233 Posted 30/01/2017 at 20:32:33
234 Posted 30/01/2017 at 20:34:39
235 Posted 30/01/2017 at 20:56:36
I'd say there's an element of hes going with players that worked with him previously & happy to play for him as opposed to trying to entice players to Sunderland who simply wont be interested in going there at all?
Better the devil you know that no devil at all?
236 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:01:54
237 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:10:49
I hope he does well at Sunderland. As for Gibson, it's just hard to judge anyone who has so many injuries. Maybe he'll get a better run of games now.
238 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:13:02
Coleman is 1/3 to sign for Man Utd this week, which is the shortest priced transfer of anyone moving on the bookies' chalkboards.
Might be nothing, since it is just the betting market.
239 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:13:39
240 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:17:11
241 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:18:03
I currently reside in Moscow and did a bit of digging, and found this on the 'Forbes' Russian language website.
I translated just the first paragraph, as it is the most relevant here:
On February, 26, the 'Championship'*, reported that Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov had completed the purchase of Everton FC, citing a source in the English Premier League "close to the deal." In response to questions put forward to Usmanov's representatives, Forbes received a clear and concise answer: "No, that is simply not the case."
*The 'news' outlet, that ViralEverton used as its source.
So yeah, just hogwash clickbait.
I will keep looking out for news on this end and will happily translate and post anything that I can find or people ask me to.
242 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:18:14
243 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:27:59
What is interesting is hearing David Moyes saying he is desperate for a striker and we have one for sale. He can then have two Kones in his team. Even better is hearing Koeman say he wants Keane. If we can do those 2 bits of business tomorrow I'd be made up.
244 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:30:01
245 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:30:02
In my opinion Oviedo didn't quite have it but gave his all. Can't be faulted for effort, enthusiasm or passion for the club.
Gibson is one of the better centre mids we've had at the club over the last 10 or so years. Big strong body, plenty of presence and he could play. He could have been a great signing. None of us really know why he was so injury prone but it's possible it was his own undoing through lack of preparation.
Either way, it looks the right move for club and players so good luck to them both.
246 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:30:10
247 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:30:33
248 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:36:48
249 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:46:28
250 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:52:25
251 Posted 30/01/2017 at 21:56:56
252 Posted 30/01/2017 at 22:02:54
Like the lad a lot, might be worth leaving him there till the summer and it would sweeten the deal for him and celtic, but his price will go up.
Top priority of course a forward, but the saving on the two wages and the rumoured 7.5m money we got would pay for him at no cost to what we have to spend on a forward. I may be underestimating his value, but 10 would get him.
253 Posted 30/01/2017 at 22:15:08
He gave 100% whenever he played and that night at Old Trafford will live long in the memory, travelling back on the tram into Manchester with all the Mancs calling Moyes for allsorts was great fun. I must have been the only one on there with a smile on my face.
As for Gibson, shame for the lad,as there is a player in there somewhere, but like many others before him he seems to have pissed it all up against the wall.
254 Posted 30/01/2017 at 22:25:36
255 Posted 30/01/2017 at 22:50:42
We should all send thank-you cards to Moyes, before he's sacked from his third club since leaving us and fails for the third time to manage a full season as manager. I think this will be Davey's last hurrah in the Premier League before taking up a cushy role north of the border.
256 Posted 30/01/2017 at 23:09:15
257 Posted 30/01/2017 at 23:37:37
As for Gibson, five years with nothing much to show for it he won't be missed.
258 Posted 30/01/2017 at 23:39:49
259 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:10:15
260 Posted 30/01/2017 at 00:14:31
261 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:15:32
262 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:16:56
263 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:26:48
Whatever made Moyes a good manager at Everton seems to have deserted him. Buying half the Everton team 7 years after their best isn't really thinking out of the box. Sunderland will go down. Moyes will get the sack and probably go full circle and end up at Preston North End ;)
264 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:36:59
265 Posted 31/01/2017 at 00:47:21
266 Posted 31/01/2017 at 06:50:57
267 Posted 31/01/2017 at 07:30:25
I don't know the finances available to him at Sunderland. Guess he hasn't got much to spend so is getting in numbers at reasonable prices and looks like he is looking at players whose quality and attitude he knows already.
Given a period free from injuries, the latest 2 he picked up from us will do a decent job.
We always have Bradley!
268 Posted 31/01/2017 at 07:31:07
Keep lurking, Christian, until you can give us some positive news!
269 Posted 31/01/2017 at 07:35:45
270 Posted 31/01/2017 at 07:40:46
Cracking form before his lay-off; if he ever rediscovers it, he won't be at the Black Cats for long.
Good luck, lad. 💙
271 Posted 31/01/2017 at 08:05:39
272 Posted 31/01/2017 at 09:05:30
Hope Bryan can return to his stylish best, a class act as a man and player.
273 Posted 31/01/2017 at 12:14:28
OVV EEEE AAAAYYYYDO OOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!
Okay, I'm done.
274 Posted 31/01/2017 at 13:22:36
Decent business from EFC in the end and proved a lot of us wrong about offering Gibson that contract.
Sad to see Oviedo go but he's wasted on the bench with us. With a long run of games he could be a very decent player.
Good work Ronald and team. Let the rebuild continue.
275 Posted 31/01/2017 at 18:34:13
Darron, on the other hand... for you, I'd say from the club's perspective it's good riddance as you never got to the point where you got fit enough to show what you could do with the undoubted talent you were blessed with. The off-field transgressions when not available due to yet another injury have tainted your time with us. Couldn't really give a toss if you get back to fitness as you never really bothered to get there with us.
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