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1 Posted 13/07/2017 at 21:40:16
2 Posted 13/07/2017 at 21:58:13
3 Posted 13/07/2017 at 22:00:25
4 Posted 13/07/2017 at 22:41:23
5 Posted 13/07/2017 at 22:58:44
6 Posted 14/07/2017 at 00:08:19
7 Posted 14/07/2017 at 07:50:34
8 Posted 14/07/2017 at 07:53:54
9 Posted 14/07/2017 at 07:57:04
10 Posted 14/07/2017 at 08:00:22
11 Posted 14/07/2017 at 08:44:08
A centre back who can play left back would be ideal, like the guy Palace beat us to.
12 Posted 14/07/2017 at 08:59:34
13 Posted 14/07/2017 at 09:06:35
14 Posted 14/07/2017 at 09:14:35
He's supposed to want to play under that clown in the Champions League. 1st of all, they're only in the qualifiers and secondly we've got a better team than them.
Maybe I'm a small bit biased, but if we went for him big he might start to think differently.
15 Posted 14/07/2017 at 09:15:12
Or Inigo Martinez.
Both great left-sided centre-backs.
16 Posted 14/07/2017 at 10:06:39
I'll be very interested to see how we start up top. Are Rooney and Sandro vying for the same spot? Kevin Mirallas is a player I like but is he really good enough for that new contract and a starting berth on the left? Still haven't found that creative attacking midfielder we have lacked for years. Where does Davies fit in this year?
Lots of questions!
17 Posted 14/07/2017 at 10:57:19
Also. Buy a bloody left back.
18 Posted 14/07/2017 at 11:41:55
19 Posted 14/07/2017 at 11:51:20
£50 Million? £60 Million, who cares, be priceless landing the guy.
20 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:15:56
21 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:40:05
I am a big fan of Besic and would love to see him succeed to Everton. Slightly worried about red cards and penslties as Mo does not hold back when tackling. But maybe he a Keane would be good with Jags as cover.
22 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:48:00
Terrence, yeah I saw about Martins-Indi going to Palace. I feel like we missed a trick there.
23 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:52:36
Okay, maybe an exaggeration, but he did that twice from a defensive midfield position, and that's forgetting the time he was titting about on ball and got robbed about 30 yards from his own goal.
24 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:58:02
I certainly think Besic was tried there to see how he fares. Plus we have depth at centre midfield.
There are pros and cons to Besic playing there. Don't reckon this injury will prompt a £60m-ish move for Virgil Van Dijk. We still need to be mindful of this FFP rule and there are other positions that need addressing. If we move for a left centre-back,expect it to be a stop-gap cover signing only.
25 Posted 14/07/2017 at 12:59:58
26 Posted 14/07/2017 at 13:31:39
27 Posted 14/07/2017 at 13:42:02
From what I've seen of Besic so far (not a lot given he's been injured most of the time), he gives 200% and has a lot of aggression but little else that would make him prem quality. That one game against Argentina in the 2014 WC seems to have set him up for life given his agent managed to somehow get us to give him 7 years worth of contract ending in 2021!
28 Posted 14/07/2017 at 13:47:25
Jags is 5'-11". Mo is 5'-10". I think Mo would make up for the inch height difference with passion and aggression.
He'd be an acceptable alternative and back-up if called upon.
29 Posted 14/07/2017 at 13:54:10
30 Posted 14/07/2017 at 14:28:19
Imagine what a statement of intent that would be.
31 Posted 14/07/2017 at 14:39:53
32 Posted 14/07/2017 at 15:04:18
I'd like to see Holgate given a chance, but either way we need another with this news.
No Idea who Mind.
Oh and comparing Mo Besic with Mascherano? What are you on? Mascherano wasnt an 'ok' defensive mid, he was absolute class. He is a world class player. Comparing these two is akin to comparing Philip Lahm and Tony Hibbert.
33 Posted 14/07/2017 at 15:34:01
Then FFP can tell us where we can get Sigurdsson or not. Albeit £50 million is defo overpriced.
34 Posted 14/07/2017 at 16:52:13
£30 + 30 + 24 + 6 + 7 + 0 = £97m in outlay so far.
This means we have £178m of wiggle room before we have to start worrying about FFP.
35 Posted 14/07/2017 at 16:56:02
36 Posted 14/07/2017 at 19:42:37
37 Posted 14/07/2017 at 19:53:10
I never paid too much attention to anything FFP, as I didn't really think we'd get close to that limitation for a long time. Now here is Moshiri...
Can you, or anyone, give us a good link (or more) to let us others actually understand how this will work for the foreseeable future?
I'm too old for podcasts (whatever those are... People talking non-Queens English at a camera without sub-texting?)
So please give me anywhere that is not afraid to insult me by using the teaspoon-method of feeding me new knowledge! :D
38 Posted 14/07/2017 at 19:54:01
Sell Barkley for circa £20 million.
Sell McCarthy for circa £15-20 million
Sell Robles for £6-8 million.
Buy Sigurdsson circa £45 million.
Buy a centre forward circa £20- £40 million.
You have vastly improved your squad for around £45-50 million.
Brilliant business from Ron & Co.
39 Posted 14/07/2017 at 20:02:48
To be fair, Lahm wasn't that far behind Hibbert.
40 Posted 14/07/2017 at 20:03:26
It's still a bit fuzzy around penalties, but I think our plan/strategy is that increases in Commercial Revenue, sponsorships by USM and SportPesa may allow us the increases we need to our wage bill.
41 Posted 14/07/2017 at 21:24:40
42 Posted 14/07/2017 at 22:32:15
43 Posted 14/07/2017 at 22:38:33
44 Posted 14/07/2017 at 22:52:38
Real Madrid and Barcelona.
45 Posted 14/07/2017 at 22:54:29
I'm kidding, of course, but I'm among those who thinks that if the answer is Besic, the question is one we should not be asking.
46 Posted 14/07/2017 at 23:02:35
47 Posted 14/07/2017 at 23:25:19
48 Posted 14/07/2017 at 23:49:28
Their gobshitery should be music to us now. The bankrupt halfwit, Calamity James, is burbling on about us, so we know we're doing well.
49 Posted 15/07/2017 at 00:15:24
50 Posted 15/07/2017 at 01:03:48
51 Posted 15/07/2017 at 07:07:57
I personally see both Williams and Jagielka,as belonging in the past. Williams, brought in to steady the ship last season did okay but his limitations were shown up against any team that attacked with pace.
Funes Mori is already being spoken of as a future captain of his country and you'd let him go and keep the two old men at the back? That doesn't sound like the 'new' Everton we are hearing so much about.
And don't forget that Funes Mori possesses a potent goal threat too. His first season showed that. Last season, before his injury, we achieved more clean sheets with him in the team than we did when he was absent.
I hope Koeman also sees the potential benefits to be derived from keeping our younger centre-back. Look forward, not back. Funes Mori could in time form a formidable partnership with Keane one natural right footer, one left.
An extended run as a regular starter would probably be the making of him and hopefully he'll play his way back into the starting eleven in time, once his injury problem is resolved.
52 Posted 15/07/2017 at 10:02:24
I can see us adding another centre half it's just a question of their quality. We're gonna need 5 if we actually intend on challenging and Pennington as the 5th doesn't convince me.
53 Posted 15/07/2017 at 14:32:52
54 Posted 15/07/2017 at 16:46:00
55 Posted 16/07/2017 at 09:42:13
I'm not comfortable with him in any centre-back pairing. He doesn't provide any confidence for me in the way in which he defends.
He probably would do well in Spain or Italy, where he will get more time on the ball. For me, long term, he is not the solution.
56 Posted 17/07/2017 at 08:28:27
Bolasie, Kone, Oviedo, Funes Mori, Besic We seem to knack our new signings with alarming regularity.
57 Posted 18/07/2017 at 09:38:56
So it seems that Martins Indi didn't go to Palace as he is still training with Porto.
I saw a rumour this morning that we are after him. This would make me very happy.
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