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Wai Kin Low
1 Posted 12/07/2017 at 07:42:12
Jairo is more of a centre-back though... although he is young and talented, he will be similar to Galloway in the left-back position.
James Watts
2 Posted 12/07/2017 at 07:44:51
Doubt it would be too much of a tussle if we seriously wanted him. Would be great to get cover in for Baines with someone pushing him for a starting spot, and this lad is well thought of in Holland. Yes from me!
Steve Pugh
3 Posted 12/07/2017 at 07:48:14
A pawn in the plan to sign Benteke?
Steven Scaffardi
4 Posted 12/07/2017 at 07:52:46
Don't know anything about this player if I'm honest, but this transfer window continues to delight me! A healthy combination of first team and squad players, with a definite eye to the future.

This seems like the type of player we would've been interested in yesteryear but would've opted to spend the money on a player ready to make an immediate impact. You'd expect Koeman to have good knowledge and connections within the Dutch league. Long may it continue!

Chris Williams
5 Posted 12/07/2017 at 07:55:19
20 years old, 100 first team appearances for Ajax, can play left back, centre half, holding midfield.

Sounds good and good value, plus it's a gap in our squad.

Colin Glassar
6 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:04:40
I thought Ronald said young Dutch footballers aren't good anymore.
Dermot Byrne
7 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:08:35
How we have all changed. "Doubt it would be too much of a tussle if we seriously wanted him". We are now the new Real Madrid!
Charlie Lloyd
8 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:15:31
Palace have Van Aarnholt and Schlupp, two capable left-backs. Not sure why they would chase another one. The boss, De Boer, is Dutch and maybe that's been enough for journos to make a story out of this.

I've never seen him play. His record suggests he has some pedigree and we do need cover for Baines.

Aidy Dews
9 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:15:59
Good player, left footed versatile defender and for a good fee and with plenty of games behind him at a young age. Why not?
James Watts
10 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:23:40
Haha if only Dermot. Might have come across as more arrogant than I intended though!

But let's face it, Everton with Koeman looking to break into the top 4 in England over Palace with De Boer looking for 10th place each season.

Easy decision. Dammit. Still sound arrogant so screw it. It's us. We're awesome. Palace smell. So there.

Colin Glassar
11 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:25:27
Dermot, it's weird isn't it? I feel a bit like a gatecrasher to a wedding or something. Any moment now I will be discovered and frogmarched out of the building.
Chris Williams
12 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:31:08

Being a wedding gatecrasher is a bloody sight better than feeling like the jilted groom which is how it's been for Evertonians for too long.

There's been a party going on and we've been looking longingly through the window, shivering in the cold, in our clothes from the 80s, with a tarnished rosette from 95!

Tony Graham
13 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:31:55
We haven't signed anyone for days now... Get it done!
James Morgan
14 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:47:59
This guy plus Martina, a playmaker, winger and a striker and get shut of those "not required".

Our squad would be massiiiiiiive!

Trevor McKinlay
15 Posted 12/07/2017 at 08:49:13
Antonee Robinson.
Colin Glassar
16 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:03:58
I agree, Chris, still feels weird though.
Chris Williams
17 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:08:13
I know Colin, and I'm trying to remember how I felt in 1960 when John Moore's kicked it all off. It felt like Christmas but I was young and it was all new.

Now I'm well stricken in years, and the world has changed, particularly the football world.

It still feels fucking great!

Brian Williams
18 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:14:07
Hey, don't knock Palace just yet. If you look to your right, they're already above us in the league!!
Dave Abrahams
19 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:20:13
James (11), this Cocu Martina must be very good if he is better than Jonjoe Kenny. I have never seen him and Southampton fans didn't see a great deal of him last season either.
Ian Bennett
20 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:24:27
Aren't we still practically in the black? Sky have it that we have spent £100m, but received £75m Lukaku, £8m Cleverley, £10m Deulofeu.

It would be interesting to see Michael's/Lyndon's running tally on net transfer spend since Moshiri took over. With the anticipated sale of Barkley, Robles, McGeady and Niasse it will be interesting to see how much he has really put up at the end of the window. It will probably be far less than the rest of the top 6…

I am still hoping for more overhaul. The squad for me still needs a long term left back, good right back cover, a big upgrade of Funes Mori, an upgrade on injury prone McCarthy/Besic, a real fast wide man, and a big goal getter or even two. Greedy? you bet.

Chris Gould
21 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:31:16
Hopefully it would just require a phone call from his old club captain, Klaassen.

I suspect that would have already happened.

Neil Wood
22 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:39:19
Slightly off thread, I see West Ham are today linked with Gabriel Barbosa. I suggested him on another thread he is destined for the very top We should go all out to get him!
James Morgan
23 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:39:44
Dave, I'm actually of the mindset that Kenny should get the chance but it seems Martina is inbound.
Chris Williams
24 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:45:21
I'm hoping he is for cover, Dave. Kenny must stake his claim now. Probably would have played at end of last season but was away with U20 team.

Holgate was struggling there beforehand, although Davies looked good when he played there against Watford.

Kenny for me though. A modern all-round full back.

James Watts
25 Posted 12/07/2017 at 09:54:56
Kenny has done everything he can and should of done to be given a chance. It would be utterly daft of Koeman to start with Martina (assuming he does indeed sign).

I've been against this signing since it first got mentioned in January as I know how crap he is but if he comes in for cover for Kenny then so be it.

If he starts against Stoke with Kenny fit but still in the U23s, well, that would be a black mark against Koeman from me.

Derek Knox
26 Posted 12/07/2017 at 10:06:49
NewsNow Everton, are claiming this guy has "chosen" Palace over us. I know next to nothing about him, so don't know whether we've missed out, or dodged a bullet.

Having said that, is the story true? There are so many stories bandied round, it's difficult sometimes to differentiate between fact and fiction.

Andrew Ellams
27 Posted 12/07/2017 at 10:47:16
No issue with Martina coming in, Kenny is inexperienced and we potentially have 35 or so games at least before Seamus is back. Martina is a stopgap for a year, Kenny is the future.

Riedewald is 20, a handful of Dutch caps already, 60+ games for Ajax and can fill in elsewhere as well as left back if not needed. All that for £8.5million, a no-brainer as they say.

Michael Burke
28 Posted 12/07/2017 at 10:55:30
Is that Churandy Martina the Dutch 100/200m runner? Everyone is saying we need more pace in the team so it makes sense to me!
Stephen Ashton
29 Posted 12/07/2017 at 11:20:21
If I was this guy, I would be looking at the squad and thinking I'm going to be behind Leighton and it's World Cup year and, if I don't play, I won't get selected and, if I don't get selected and Netherlands do well, I might loose my place altogether.

So choosing Palace over us may make perfect sense.

Tom Bowers
30 Posted 12/07/2017 at 11:40:36
I have thought Baines was past his best for a season or two and we have lacked cover. When the team plays 3 at the back then a fit Funes Mori could slot in but I would prefer a natural replacement.

Galloway and Downing are out on loan so that leaves Jonjoe Kenny who may be able to switch.

Gary Edwards
31 Posted 12/07/2017 at 12:03:37
Trevor (#12),

I think you need to shout louder mate.

In a back 4 formation, Jonjoe Kenny should be right-back in Coleman's absence no question. However we've only seen a couple of sub appearances in the 1st XI and it's right to feel that he's not quite proven.

Most supporters have seen very little, if anything, of Antonee Robinson but, having seen both of them playing in the same team on several occasions, then for those that haven't seen him in the flesh, you're in for a treat. He's fast, very fast.

As highly as I rate Kenny, Robinson is better I just hope he gets his chance. He's possibly more suited to a wingback role but there's no questioning his defensive skills, the lad can tackle.

Derek Knox
32 Posted 12/07/2017 at 12:59:34
Tom @ 27, I think you are so right about Leighton just not being the same player. For me, it was after all that transfer speculation, when Moyes went to Man Utd.

He obviously stayed with us, but I don't recognise the player he was before that!

The other factor that has affected him too, is when Pienaar went, and even when he returned; the magic had gone.

Damian Wilde
33 Posted 12/07/2017 at 13:22:10
It isn't exactly strange us being a bigger pull than Palace, it's hardly recent, we've always been much bigger.
Peter Gorman
34 Posted 12/07/2017 at 13:52:32
Gary, Robinson better than Kenny?

That is praise indeed. Hope you're right, then we'll have too fantastic prospects.

Kieran Kinsella
35 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:01:08
In May there was a lot of negativity on here with reports linking us with Cuco Martina and suggestions we'd only spend the money we got from player sales. Have we been hoodwinked again?

Telegraph say we are signing Martina this weekend – oh, and we've made a profit in transfers!

Julian Wait
36 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:05:04
I think this would mean Funes Mori is on the way out, which I would be okay with as I don't think he's quite fit in somehow.

It wouldn't necessarily mean Robinson wouldn't be tried as cover for Baines, especially if Robinson is as good as Gary (#28) says (above).

Andrew Ellams
37 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:24:23
Kieran, you're opening a can of worms with that post.
James Watts
38 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:30:27
Was thinking the same Kieran. The next pieces of business will tell us I guess. Martina? As I said in May: crap player. Crap signing and waste of wages. If he starts ahead of Kenny, Koeman deserves a kick up the arse.
Andrew Ellams
39 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:45:29
James Watts, why put so much faith in a teenager with two substitute appearances to his name when it will be over half a season before the experienced first choice will be available. What happens if Kenny as a bad run which is quite likely for an inexperienced youngster?

If we sign Martina, Koeman gets the option to bench him and play the man with 30+ Premier League appearances under his belt, plus league and European experience whilst in Holland.

Jim Knightley
40 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:46:26
Kieran and others Kieran if you can't perceive the differences between this year and the rest of the Premier League era for Everton then there is no helping you.

We've spent around £120mil this year, have signed Rooney on a free and it's 12th July ffs. One cheap right back, seen as a temporary replacement for our injured number one, and perhaps only as competition, does not undo everything else we've done. Koeman knows Martina and he knows Holgate, and he knows Kenny Kieran given his substitution of Holgate on several occasions, he clearly isn't happy with him at RB and perhaps thinks Kenny isn't ready.

To use the potential transfer as a means to criticise our transfer conduct is inexplicably absurd, and ignores a string of high profile signings since the turn of the year. And we are clearly not finished.

Brian Williams
41 Posted 12/07/2017 at 14:49:56
Kieran. I saw that about us being in profit on our transfers. £1.5m I think it was.

Having said that the window's still open for a good while yet. I suppose there may be "lesser" players coming in to pad out the squad. Not every signing we make can be a starter.

Personally, if we have a much better and stronger team by the time the window closes, I'll be well pleased. If we manage to do that with a negative spend, I'll be very impressed too.

Eivind Nyhus
42 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:01:59
Not the most exciting signing, this Martina, but I'd still feel more comfortable with another experienced eight back. Holgate isn't good enough (in that position, he did well in a back 3), Coleman is out and Kenny isn't proven in the Premier League at all.

Doing great in the U23s isn't proof of a great senior player, it just shows he's good in a much weaker 'league'. I'd like him to get a few appearances against weaker teams tho, him coming good and proving himself in the Premier League would be great for us, but I'm far from sold yet.

Never seen this Ajax left-back, but he sounds like a promising and useful player. Spend the Arteta money, Bill, and bring him to Everton!

Frank Wade
43 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:02:22
Is this guy any better than Brendan Galloway or Callum Connolly or Antonee Robinson, all around the same age? I have seen Robinson play several times for the U23s and he is everything we would need in a full back.

I would be very disappointed if Kenny didn't get a good run on the side and we signed Martino, not considered good enough for Southampton. We have Holgate and Davies as backup.

Way way back, Leeds Utd went to Ireland on a pre season tour and included a young reserve right winger Gary Kelly. Mel Sterland and the backup right back were injured in the first game and Kelly was pressed into action at right back. Stayed there for over 300 games.

Sometimes a player like Kenny just needs a bit of faith. He has played really well in his cameos so far.

Rob Dolby
44 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:02:44
If Kenny gets his chance and blows it, what happens then? In our current position, I have no problem bringing Martina in for a season as cover.

This isn't the best comparison but I remember when we brought an aging Paul Power in to cover injuries and that didn't work out too bad.

Mike Gaynes
45 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:07:43
Wow, Rob, good memory. I had completely forgotten we once had Power!
Brian Williams
46 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:22:22
Mike. Some of us have memories that mean we've forgotten Lukaku was once here and that was a week ago!

Now, where did I put my keys???

Frank Wade
47 Posted 12/07/2017 at 15:38:34
Ron, If Kenny gets his chance and blows it, we have Holgate and Davies. Davies was terrific when pressed into action at right back. Kenny has the talent. Just needs the opportunities and a bit of luck and importantly the backing of the manager.

On topic, Sky Sports now saying Riedewald signing for Palace. to join Schlupp and Van Aanholt.

Barry Pearce
48 Posted 12/07/2017 at 16:06:40
Agree with those who think Kenny should be right back. He's a better option than Holgate. I believe he's done enough to warrant a place as first choice right back while Seamus is injured. He could even make right back his own even when Seamus returns.

Antonne Robinson is a bit younger than Jonjoe, but is a seriously good prospect to progress to the first team squad.

Dave Speed
49 Posted 12/07/2017 at 16:18:07
Jesus, Chris (#10). That's why I've been crying inside all these years. Spot on lad!
Dave Abrahams
50 Posted 12/07/2017 at 16:44:09
I understand those fans saying Kenny hasn't got the experience. Fair enough, how and when does he get the experience?

Colin Harvey had no first team games before he made his debut in the San Siro stadium against Inter Milan at the age of 18. Tom Davis made his debut at 17, and stayed in the team, impressing plenty of fans.

Jonjoe is 20 going on 30 with his football ability. Yes, he might fail – no-one is foolproof. I would have a good bet he will do a more than capable job, he just needs a few games on the run to prove it.

Lewis Barclay
51 Posted 12/07/2017 at 16:59:03
The U23 players won Premier League 2 last season. I don't know what more they can do to get into the first team!
Kieran Kinsella
52 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:12:39
Jim Knightley,

I'm hopeful we will get more in so I'm not throwing the towel in. But if you consider, as of now, we've basically swapped Rooney for Lukaku, Sandro for Deulofeu, Klaassen it looks like for Barkley. Keane is an upgrade as is Pickford.

But is Martina better as a "squad" filler than Oviedo, Cleverly, Valencia, Gibson? Not so sure.

Are we good enough out wide with the same guys we had last year who lacked "productivity"? I don't think so.

I'd feel happier with a proven Premier League scorer other than Rooney, some quality out wide.

Michael Burke
53 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:16:02
And a global trophy, Lewis (#48).

Surely now is the time to play them whilst their mojo is sky high.

James Hughes
54 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:18:41
Dave, exactly how does he gain the experience without playing?

He got rave reviews all during the recent World Cup so he must have something about him.

Kieran Kinsella
55 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:20:13
I just wonder if Koeman doesn't fancy Kenny. Ron seems to like big powerful players.

I'm not sure what else Kenny can do to prove himself. He's been a star at every junior level for club and country, he had a great loan spell and did well for us in his two games.

If Koeman sees Martini as a better option, I hope Kenny is loaned out to a Premier League club where he can prove his point.

Brian Williams
56 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:32:40
Kieran (#49).

I hope your Mrs, should you have one, doesn't read the end of your post mate.

Dermot Byrne
57 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:39:35
My view, and I am an optimist I must admit, is we will have a much better team and will get rid of people tainted by the Martinez and Kenwright-as-sole-boss years. Whether that will be the case nobody knows so our guesses will tend to just relect the fullness of our glasses.

But if we are that much better as I think we will be, and we do it without spending a net fortune, then that is great surely. I would hate us, in 5 years time, to be looking back at that crazy year we blew the lot.

David Johnson
58 Posted 12/07/2017 at 17:44:36
Palace have a bigger net spend so far so all this Mersey Millionaires talk is a little premature. Still like the direction we're going in just still suspicious of Billy Bullshit.
Colin Glassar
59 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:39:31
Ian (#17), a few weeks ago, I speculated that our net spend might be around £20m after Lukaku and a few others leave. It might be even less if Ross leaves.
Neil Thomas
60 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:48:28
I still think we have got a big name striker up our sleeve to come in. Not sure who yet. Any suggestions?
Mike Green
61 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:53:25
Maybe we shouldn't have bought Sandro and gone for someone who was £30m instead? That would've made sense.
Hugh Jenkins
62 Posted 12/07/2017 at 18:56:50
Ian (#17). I think it will be immaterial how much is spent to date - (net or otherwise).

The major question we must all ask ourselves is – at the end of the transfer window, will the squad be stronger or weaker overall, than at the start?

As there are at least a further six weeks of the transfer window still open, and given the business we have concluded to date, I, for one, am happy that the squad is already stronger.

Given that there may be yet further additions (some of whom may be seen only as "back- up" players), I also think that we will strengthen further between now and the first of September.

Bear in mind, that allowing that what we have spent so far has been recouped by sales, Moshiri has cleared our borrowing with interest free loans, so we have the advanced season ticket money that used to go to service those loans, untouched so far this season. We have also (as far as I am aware) not used any of the USM Finch Farm sponsorship money nor the new SportPesa sponsorship funding.

Furthermore, we have not used any of the bumper TV package money and no longer need that to service debt, a we have in the past.

Finally, we have just arrange a rolling credit facility for £60 million with the worlds biggest bank, to be drawn done on a "as needed" basis.

I don't think, that at present, the sobriquet "the Mersey Millionaires", is any longer inappropriate and I think we shall see some quite startling further additions in this transfer window. e.g. don't rule out Van Dijk by any means – because he is now affordable for us – if we seriously wanted him.

Colin Glassar
63 Posted 12/07/2017 at 19:06:24
Interesting points, Hugh. It's a lovely feeling seeing us spending money once again. I don't pay too much attention to the scam aka FFP but you make it sound like we are on solid (financial) ground. If true, let the spending continue.
Chris Williams
64 Posted 12/07/2017 at 19:24:41
Yup. Spend, spend, spend! Like that pools winner all those years ago, although that didn't end so well from memory...
Dermot Byrne
65 Posted 12/07/2017 at 19:39:03
This is just the spending league now. Can't wait until we can see how we are in the actual league and this version of Celebrities With Too Much Cash ends.
Dermot Byrne
66 Posted 12/07/2017 at 19:40:27
James #8: very funny. Lol
Derek Knox
67 Posted 12/07/2017 at 20:10:59
Chris @60, Viv Nicholson, was the lady (?) you refer to, and yes, as you so rightly alluded, it didn't exactly give her the life-changing windfall that many dream of.

Although it did change her life, that's for sure!

David Johnson
68 Posted 12/07/2017 at 20:24:04
Much has improved – for instance, getting 'em in early – but I remain suspicious as Kenwright has lied and connived for roughly 20 years.

There's lots of TV wonga this year and, when Moshiri first came, in I decided I'd give him until the end of this current transfer window to make my mind up about him. Even if he turns out to be alright, the talk about us spend, spend, spending at the moment is complete bollocks.

Dave Abrahams
69 Posted 12/07/2017 at 20:50:56
James Hughes (#53), I take it you are agreeing with me, that Jonjoe Kenny should start against. Stoke City on 12 August.
Hugh Jenkins
70 Posted 12/07/2017 at 22:56:29
Chris (62). I'm not advocating a reckless "spend, spend, spend" scenario, a la Viv Nicholson.

However, what I am saying is, the taunts that we suffered from our neighbours across the park through the 90s an 00s of being the "Paupers", is no longer true, and that, at last, the boot may well be on the other foot.

I am minded of a quotation from the French Revolution that said:-

"The stairs of time ever echo with the sound of the buckled shoe descending and the wooden clog ascending. Be kind to those you may pass on the way up, as you may have to pass them again on your way down."

I trust our Red cousins are familiar with this passage.

James Watts
71 Posted 12/07/2017 at 23:17:20
Andrew (#38). The only objection I have is that for the simple reason Martina is crap. He would be a liability if he played. Koeman might know him, but that hardly worked out well with Stekelenburg did it?

My other point was that Kenny should absolutely start. If he doesn't play well or has a dip in form then fair enough but the lad has to have a chance now. He more than deserves it, and definitely deserves it more than a 3rd choice, free transfer old pal from Southampton. It'll be a black mark from me for Koeman if he goes with Martina, at the start anyway.

And you do realize Martina is absolutely dreadful at crossing, don't you? He'll get up and down okay bit he's actually a down grade overall on Holgate playing there.

But you'll see and I'm willing to bet after he's played a couple of games plenty on here will be calling for Holgate to be playing (assuming Kenny doesn't start).

Mike Dolan
72 Posted 13/07/2017 at 02:33:29
If you asked anyone a month ago could Everton sell Lukaku, Barkley and be a much better side, they would have said you were nuts. I am so impressed that Everton have signed all of the players they have pursued.

We seem to have the weight in the marketplace now where we are attracting players who would never have signed with us this time just last year. Martina is a very reliable utility player maybe the old fashioned full back that comes in for the last 10 minutes when your leading 1-0 to close up shop. Who knows?

I tell you though, I trust Koeman's evaluation of players. If Jonjoe Kenny is good enough for Koeman, then he is good enough. He looks like a class player to me.

William Cartwright
73 Posted 13/07/2017 at 03:56:47
Martina (not the Roberto version) should be made very welcome at Everton. He is well known by Ronald Koeman, and his qualities and contribution as defensive regular or cover, depending upon performances, game selection, and possible injuries makes it a really sensible move for me.

The transfer window requires foresight, timing and strategic thinking. Not every layer should be a bank-busting heavy weight.

The role of Rooney is a case in point. In spite of all the hoopla, he is a dedicated team player with a role to fill; should be the same with Martina. It does not automatically mean Kenny is closed out; probably just the opposite, with his selection based upon merit, in a non-stressed situation. COYB

Kieran Kinsella
74 Posted 13/07/2017 at 04:13:08
Brian Williams

Freudian slip? Luckily she hates football...

Chris Williams
75 Posted 13/07/2017 at 08:02:16
Derek and Hugh, I'm not really serious about the Viv Nicholson approach for Everton, and I don't think that's the way Moshiri and Co are hardwired. Although it will be interesting to see how Everton look 5 years further down the track, when all that is currently hidden is revealed.

I loved the French Revolution quote, Hugh, and society in general and not just our 'football tourist supported' neighbours could do with a bit of that.

Trevor Lynes
76 Posted 13/07/2017 at 14:45:25
We still do not have a player either signed or linked who is a replacement for Lukaku. We have actually totally flooded the squad with midfield players who are in the main defensive.Our frontmen are Sandro, Calvert Lewin with back up from Rooney and Mirallas. Lookman looks as good if not better than that lot IMO. Sandro is a very cheap unknown so far and we are all hoping he proves a good buy. Calvert Lewin, Mirallas and Rooney are not scoring goals that will compensate for the loss of Lukaku's contribution.We should be after a proven scorer who can lift the crowd. If we had bid for Bats or Dembele then they would be worth a good punt. But Benteke is not scoring many goals and is only useful with high crosses.
Barry Jones
77 Posted 14/07/2017 at 01:24:01
With regards to spending, I do not condone spending for spending's sake. I am supportive of Wenger's approach on this one. Purchases and sales should be well thought out.

However, I also want success. Lukaku's sale has enabled a whole load of business (spending with the certainty of that sale) for the club.

I trust the management structure that the fiscal balance sheet will look good at the end of all of this, as well as delivering a level of success and entertainment to the hardcore fans.

David Barks
78 Posted 14/07/2017 at 02:41:47
So um, anyone think we might be the club that signs Abromovich? He's available, short term, just need to pay his wages.
James Watts
79 Posted 14/07/2017 at 03:32:02
David (#76). I'm not sure the Chelsea owner is the answer to our striking issue. I would also question his fitness as he must be in his 50s by now....
David Barks
80 Posted 14/07/2017 at 03:53:23
Damn autocorrect. Ibrahimovic is what I was trying to type.
John G Davies
81 Posted 14/07/2017 at 17:58:41
Barry (#77),

This spending for spending's sake see us around £8 mil down to date.

With Barkley's fee still to come if anyone wants him. Nobody kicking the door down to get first dibs to date. Probably McCarthy fee to come as well.

If Big Ron thinks there worth the transfer fee asked that will do me.

Klaassen, Sandro, Onyekuru – All good attack-minded players.

Year after year of Bent, Stracq, Tiler, John Spencer etc etc... Relax, sit back and enjoy the ride.

Kristian Boyce
82 Posted 14/07/2017 at 18:43:44
Palace just bought Martins Indi who was at Stoke last year (who we were linked with a couple of times) who plays in a similar position to Riedewald. Could be a sign they've dropped interest in him.
Derek Knox
83 Posted 15/07/2017 at 12:32:15
Kristina @82, seems a bit strange this one, like you say, it looks like Palace have got Martins Indi, so why would they want this guy too?

On the same thread, it looks like that Andy Robertson (Hull) may be joining our neighbours across the Park. I always liked him, and in many ways I'm surprised, that we haven't considered him too, let's face it Baines, who has been a great servant, is not getting any younger, and IMHO, has never been the same for the last couple of seasons.

Tom Bowers
84 Posted 15/07/2017 at 13:10:28
I agree entirely with Andy Knox. Baines's best days are gone. Everton have sent several young full backs out on loan so one wonders what the option will be when Baines is out.

Even with some games playing 3 at the back the natural left footer (Funes Mori) is injured so that may mean switching Kenny or Holgate in the event of no new signing.

Derek Knox
85 Posted 15/07/2017 at 14:43:28
Tom @84 I notice my name has changed, as has Kristian Boyce's gender, these predictive text issues, must kick in after the edit.

So sorry to Kristian, and Tom, pay attention! :-)

Eric Myles
86 Posted 18/07/2017 at 09:18:03
Deal almost done with Palace according to the Evening Standard


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