McGeady makes Wednesday loan switch

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Aiden McGeady has completed his move to Sheffield Wednesday for the remainder of the season.

Roberto Martinez confirmed after today's FA Cup tie at Carlisle that the Irish international was considering offers from two sides and the Owls have beaten Yorkshire rivals Leeds United to the Irish winger's signature.

The 29-year-old completed a medical with his new club yesterday evening and trained with Wednesday's squad this morning.

McGeady, who has yet to start a Premier League game for Everton this season, is in need of first-team football ahead of Euro2016 and will hope to reignite his career with a spell in the Championship.  

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Mike Keating
1 Posted 01/02/2016 at 19:55:27
We should never have signed him.

RM's strength is signing players but not this one – on a dozy contract and silly money.

What percentage of his wages will we still be paying?

Mike Hayes
2 Posted 01/02/2016 at 20:52:58
Good luck to him, I hope he does well.
Cindy Cole
3 Posted 01/02/2016 at 21:35:33
They’ll be Riverdancin’ on the streets of Sheffield tonight.
Brent Stephens
4 Posted 01/02/2016 at 21:37:12
Excellent, Cindy!
Matt Muzi
5 Posted 01/02/2016 at 22:04:05
Good move for him and for us!
Laurie Hartley
6 Posted 01/02/2016 at 22:33:36
I wish this lad all the best and I hope he does really well for what was once a club to be reckoned with.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 02/02/2016 at 00:48:29
Why hasn’t he done it with us, and why hasn’t he made the slightest impression in getting near the first team squad this season? Has he any chance of doing anything if he comes back to Everton?

What has he been doing at Everton since he came back to pre-season training at the beginning of July?

Any answers off anyone at the club? To be blunt – what is happening at the club?

Joe O'Brien
8 Posted 02/02/2016 at 01:08:35
All what is missing from this thread is tumble weeds... No need to come back, Aiden, you are simple not good enough.
Ralph Basnett
9 Posted 02/02/2016 at 07:06:30
How long has his contract left to run?
Phil Sammon
10 Posted 02/02/2016 at 09:50:11
Very weird signing looking back. McGeady is what he's always been - a tricky winger who gets crosses in. He doesn't fit into a Martinez team and that was obvious from the start.

I like the lad and wish him well for the future.

Tony Abrahams
11 Posted 02/02/2016 at 10:31:07
He's done well for The Republic, at times, so let's hope he has a good Euro's, so we can get our money back on him.
Shane Corcoran
12 Posted 02/02/2016 at 11:35:31
Phil, I agree. It was an odd signing but then Bobby liked him for a while before signing him.

I hope he does well, gets Wednesday into the playoffs, has a great Euros and gets offered a deal with them. That would test his desire to take a pay cut as he'd surely have to.

Mike Berry
13 Posted 02/02/2016 at 13:29:11
Typical inconsistent Scottish winger. On his day unplayable – sadly we didn’t see too much of that. He had all the right instincts, ie, tackling back. Hope he gets it together at The Owls.
Brent Stephens
14 Posted 02/02/2016 at 13:34:40
Scotland will never pick him!! Republic of Ireland might.
Joe O'Brien
15 Posted 02/02/2016 at 14:32:22
Scotland can’t pick him, Brent, even if they wanted to.
Brent Stephens
16 Posted 02/02/2016 at 14:53:08
That's what I was saying, Joe!
Joe O'Brien
17 Posted 02/02/2016 at 15:00:19
He's actually played well for Ireland. Wish him all the best with Wednesday but hope he doesn't return. Again he never was and isn't good enough for us.
Brent Stephens
18 Posted 02/02/2016 at 15:32:53
Agree, Joe.
Paul Kossoff
19 Posted 02/02/2016 at 16:13:52
It beggars belief that Everton supporters are wishing this lazy conman all the best, my God isn’t that what he has? I suppose when Martinez goes you will wish him good luck too, unbelievable.
Shane Corcoran
20 Posted 02/02/2016 at 16:21:51
Paul, you seem to be throwing quite a few accusations around.

You're not alone admittedly but how have you formed the opinion that he's a conman?

I mean I assume you wouldn't use the term without having solid facts to back it up.

Lyndon Lloyd
21 Posted 02/02/2016 at 16:27:49
I'll give Paul the benefit of the doubt and say that he's suggesting McGeady flatters to deceive but there's nothing wrong with wishing a player the best when his time with us hasn't worked out how anyone would have wanted. It's an Evertonian trait that should be encouraged.
Andy Crooks
22 Posted 02/02/2016 at 22:28:21
Paul (#19), an unfair post. Aiden McGeady is a good player. It did not work for him at Everton but that happens.
Nigel Gregson
23 Posted 03/02/2016 at 00:13:51
Looked good in patches, but too inconsistent with never posing genuine fear factor to opposition. Probably found his true level in the Championship.
Paul Kossoff
25 Posted 03/02/2016 at 15:45:38
Shane, anyone who takes a wage and does not earn it is a con-man. Can you honestly say this player has earned his wages from not just Everton, but most of the clubs he has played for?

I stand by calling him a con-man, and could compile a list of players over the years that are in the same category as McGeady.

Paul Kossoff
26 Posted 03/02/2016 at 15:53:27
Lyndon, I agree with you on wishing ex-players all the best at another club, if, and a big 'IF', they have given a 100% effort while at Everton.

But surely you can’t send McGeady off with a "Well done, lad, all the best"?
Are Spurs supporters saying good luck to Adebayor? I don’t think so.

Brent Stephens
27 Posted 03/02/2016 at 16:20:44
Paul (re McGeady) – "anyone who takes a wage and does not earn it is a con-man."

I think they’re all con men. I can’t see how the amounts they rake in are justified, so aren’t "earned". How much is the TV money now that goes to clubs?! And how much do tickets cost?! And where does most of it go? There’s no trickle down in this economy. No wonder Liverpool Supporters Club are up in arms about the new ticket price structure across the park.

You and me have both been conned, Paul! But we keep going back. Who are the biggest fools?

Brin Williams
28 Posted 03/02/2016 at 16:24:49
Fed up of hearing about both Howard and McGeady.
Paul Kossoff
29 Posted 03/02/2016 at 19:31:06
Well said, Brent. Yes, a lot of money in sport is unearned and much to much is given to so-called athletes who just don’t deserve it.

Take Sako at the dark side; I played in the league in IoM, and I haven’t seen a worse player in that league than this man.

He like a lot of footballers don’t seem to have even the basic idea of what they are supposed to be doing, but still get unbelievable wages given to them. Yes, it's the supporters who are getting conned. Big time.

Shane Corcoran
30 Posted 04/02/2016 at 16:16:34
Paul, he signed his contract and so he’s entitled to what he receives. How is that conning anyone? He was signed on the basis of about ten years of playing for Celtic, Spartak and Ireland. He conned nobody.

I’m an accountant and I used to be worked hard. My job is starting to dry up. Am I conning the boss? Should I take a pay cut as my workload isn’t what it was?

If McGeady stayed at Everton to the detriment of his chances of getting to Euro 2016 I might agree with you but as is stands he’s been left out by the manager unless there’s evidence to the contrary. He seems to be an easy target with all this talk of him being overweight etc.

There’s a picture here of him from Tuesday night. Neither the picture nor the comments give any basis to these slur: Link

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