Niasse has managed less than an hour's worth of football for Everton this season and is said to be available for transfer but despite being linked almost constantly with a move to Turkey since he arrived at Goodison three years ago, the 27-year-old remains a Blues player.
Both Cardiff and Brighton have been credited with interest in Niasse but now WiwSport are claiming that Palace have offered around €7m for him.
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1 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:48:27
2 Posted 03/01/2019 at 21:57:30
3 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:04:44
4 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:13:29
5 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:13:38
6 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:16:42
7 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:23:54
Koeman clearly knew it and Silva now knows it, Roberto was initially fooled by it but after that he knew it aswell.
8 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:29:19
9 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:31:16
10 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:32:40
Good signing for the likes of palace, who have a decent team but nobody with the knack of sticking it in the net. He'll score enough goals to keep them up.
For a team with our ambitions, not good enough (yet, if i'm honest, i'd prefer him to Tosun on the bench)
11 Posted 03/01/2019 at 22:56:22
He is still well better than Davies and for me should have had some game time over christmas.
I honestly dont know what some managers think when they let players go one injury to Gomes or Gueye and were snookered.
12 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:01:20
13 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:03:54
As for Oumar, I'm happy for him -- couldn't happen to a better man with a better attitude. Always positive, always working his ass off, never a word about his humiliation at the hands of Koeman. And he always got into position -- Bernard's ball going through would not have happened with Niasse on the pitch.
As for him being "shite", I would point out that for all his awkwardness he's actually very good at his primary job, putting the ball in the net. He scored a goal every 161 minutes of play for us (the same rate as his previous career stops in Turkey and Russia).
Folks, that is EXACTLY the same goalscoring rate that was chalked up by a fellow named Romelu Lukaku. To the minute.
By comparison, our co-leading scorer Richarlison has a goal every 174 minutes this season.
As our leading scorer last season, Rooney scored every 229 minutes.
DCL scores every 260 minutes, the same rate as the so-called "legendary" Duncan Ferguson. Tosun scores every 247 minutes.
Niasse may never have shown classy touches, but he could always find the goal, and I predict he will do so for Palace.
14 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:11:30
15 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:11:30
Wasnt there rumours of him being involved in some trouble with other players?
16 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:17:11
I think he is bang average and no where near the level of Lukaku or Richarlison but he is a nuisance when coming off the bench and can create something when the opposition is tired or we are chasing a game (which can be of benefit).
17 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:30:21
18 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:32:36
19 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:35:36
Brands has a massive task on his hands in trying to establish Everton credentials among the robbing bastards that are the agents and players. The cause of that task is down to those in charge, and that includes Moshiri I regret to say, but the bloke mostly responsible for our lack of credibility is.....
..... you guessed it folks, the guy who's been in the boardroom for the past thirty years of our mediocrity.
20 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:44:22
21 Posted 03/01/2019 at 23:56:50
22 Posted 04/01/2019 at 00:02:59
23 Posted 03/01/2019 at 00:05:42
Our current style doesn't suit him but fair play to the lad, he can show-up plenty of "superior" defenders.
24 Posted 04/01/2019 at 00:13:10
He has a terrible touch and runs like a baby giraffe but he has a habit of scoring.
For 6m I am not sure I would get rid too soon unless we have someone else lined up.
25 Posted 04/01/2019 at 00:44:52
26 Posted 04/01/2019 at 00:46:23
Take the money blues.
27 Posted 04/01/2019 at 00:55:40
Up there with Micky Madar, ‘cept Micky has good hair.
28 Posted 04/01/2019 at 01:04:41
29 Posted 04/01/2019 at 01:08:46
Rob #23, the difference was that The Stracq couldn't score in a two-bit fancy house (to use an old Louisiana expression).
Don #18, I was sorta hoping you had ditched your broken-record routine for the New Year, but no chance. No matter the subject of the thread, you always bring up the same thing.
John #10 and Christy #11, we haven't seen Macca play in a year. How do you know he's recovered and ready? We have no idea how he's performing in practice. The guy hasn't even made the bench. Silva and Brands have seen him, and if they think a loan is the ticket to get him back to his level, what makes you think they're wrong?
30 Posted 04/01/2019 at 01:15:15
31 Posted 04/01/2019 at 01:54:44
32 Posted 04/01/2019 at 02:21:44
I'd start with him v Lincoln and would always have him on the bench for league matches.
33 Posted 04/01/2019 at 04:09:39
34 Posted 04/01/2019 at 04:26:17
35 Posted 04/01/2019 at 07:17:57
Nice bloke or not, tries hard or not he simply is nowhere near good enough.
We cannot keep accepting this level of quality as acceptable just because they are nice.
Or, if we do then lets stop moaning about being a mid table side going nowhere.
36 Posted 04/01/2019 at 07:30:44
37 Posted 04/01/2019 at 07:31:45
38 Posted 04/01/2019 at 07:40:44
Out DoF has clearly been given a brief which includes moving on players who aren't deemed good enough for what we hope to achieve - Niasse clearly falls within they group and whilst there are at others who I'd like to see moved out before him, that's not how the football transfer market works.
39 Posted 04/01/2019 at 08:35:30
No striker on earth will score if they do not get the service.
He is no superstar but always a threat, we offer no threat t present. That says something
40 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:02:21
Its like a sympathetic boys club.
You are shite but we love you because you run like a headless tit.
We will never progress idolising players like that.
41 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:08:57
Niasse has been treated disgracefully as an Everton player, yes, not good enough technically, but I am convinced he would have been good for at least 6 or 7 goals in the Premiership this season had he been played consistently, and in a settled line up .
I wish him luck whatever happens, and I, for one, value the dignity he has shown after being ostracised by five, yes FIVE successive managers: Just ask yourselves how you would feel, and no, I don't believe a hefty salary is any compensation for that sort of treatment, and he is still in his peak years.
£6 million is a decent price given Niasse is clearly surplus to needs and I have no doubt Palace would get the best of that deal( steps back after lighting blue touch paper) !
42 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:23:44
43 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:34:28
Some useless clowns knocking around on this thread, but DC-L certainly aint one of ‘em.
We need to ditch the arrogant, entitled whinging air about us if we want success. That there is sneering, dismissive phrase (happy clappers) to refer to anyone who dares to have positive thoughts is disgusting. There are plenty of Everton fans showing their weak, pathetic ‘true colours and frankly, such people dont deserve a successful team and are extremely unlikely to get one.
44 Posted 04/01/2019 at 09:58:21
45 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:00:58
Or are we just counting this season?
Niasse is 8 goals in 1250 minutes (and those goals came last year when he was on the pitch for 1081 minutes). That is a goal every 164 minutes.
In terms of goals per minutes on the pitch in the last 40 years, there are few better than Oumar.
Aren't Stats wonderful.
46 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:15:03
47 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:28:58
48 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:40:30
49 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:46:11
BTW I fear that there will be a lot of interest in Gana too, so we should keep McCarthy, and sign Gomes.
50 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:58:59
51 Posted 04/01/2019 at 10:59:04
Id like us to go for Callum Wilson - always admired him and that header he scored the other day was a belter! Sort of Joe Royle header.
Better than DCLs v spurs but without the “push” and further out.
52 Posted 04/01/2019 at 11:08:05
53 Posted 04/01/2019 at 11:13:00
Nothing against the guy (I'd have snapped Evertons hands off given the same deal) but terrible signing and a complete waste of money, over £20m he's cost the club since arriving and counting.
Any fee plus getting his £55k/week off the wage bill will be a massive bonus. He is shite!
Sign another striker on loan to the end of the season and sign someone permanent in the summer.
54 Posted 04/01/2019 at 11:18:20
55 Posted 04/01/2019 at 11:44:18
Its amazing the money spent at Everton the last 3 years and the squad is full of division one championship level players. The recruitment has been dereliction of duty. Still Duncan's here, so everything is ok.
56 Posted 04/01/2019 at 12:49:05
Lozano available for 36 (9 million more than we paid for Tosun). We should make that move happen now.
Him out wide, Push Richarilson into the middle, Lookman on the right. With Walcott and DCL in reserve .
Bernard needs to be rotated in the middle, with wither Gomes or Siggy.
57 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:01:35
Don #18 Give it a rest. Tedious does'nt even come near.
58 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:11:29
We need a half decent striker but prices in Jan are panic buy territory. Would it not be better for us to loan someone now with an option to buy?
Dont need another repeat of Tosun or Niasse. Both panic buys.
59 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:11:50
Niasse saved us last season when we had nothing up front. He is an average player but deserves respect for how badly he was treated by Koeman and what he did in the first part of last season.
If we get a good price then let him go but DLC and Tosun are not much better.
Until we get a decent striker we are going to be a very average side who keep missing bucket loads of chances every game.
Niasse missed but he also scored goals, I hope he plays tomorrow and bangs a couple of goals in.
60 Posted 04/01/2019 at 13:25:12
still has a couple of years on his contract, I think Brands
should haggle a bit more over the fee, or offer them Tosun instead, possibly get Palace interested in the two
61 Posted 04/01/2019 at 14:13:49
But I think the reported £36 million price tag is highly unlikely. After the way he played at the WC and his rampage through the Eredivisie this season, PSV is going to want a lot more than that. And I think they'll be willing to wait until the summer to get it.
Of course, Chelsea could prove me wrong anytime now.
62 Posted 04/01/2019 at 14:30:05
I wonder if/when it becomes common knowledge that the teams drop in form will be blamed on that?
63 Posted 04/01/2019 at 14:36:51
Out with the pair of them during this window I reckon, I'd rather get Richalison back up top with Bernard and Lookman out wide until a suitable forward is found.
64 Posted 04/01/2019 at 15:20:43
65 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:11:36
Well Mike, do you think Silva has been watching Walcott 'in practice'?
66 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:14:56
We all laughed at the RS when they signed Ricky Lambert yet he's a lot better than Straq, Niasse, Tosun and Sandro. If we have ambition to break into the top 6 in the near future then players of this ilk should not be anywhere the club
67 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:19:53
68 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:40:31
Good riddance - he's utter shite. Puts in the effort no doubt, but has no ability whatsoever and its a disgrace he was ever thought of as good enough for Everton FC. I could get on that pitch and run around like a headless chicken, devoid of a footballing brain, and hoping that when I toey the ball that it ends up in the net rather than shanking it into the Upper Bullens. I wouldn't need to be paid £55,000 a week to do it and I wouldn't expect to get anywhere near the pitch if that was my standard of football, nor would I expect a locker...
Also, I find it amazing how everyone seems to know him so well, to comment on how nice a guy he is? He got locked up for allegedly assaulting his missus, a couple of days before our last game of the season, and I seem to remember refused a move away as he was happy to sit back and take his obscene wages. Also, what was the mystery injury that kept him out for so long?
We fucked up massively signing this clown. Yeah so he wasn't given a locker, was made to train with the U-23s, etc etc. He could have chosen to leave but this would have meant a lot less £££ for him, so he stayed. I'm not one for Koeman, I'm not one for a nasty atmosphere around the club, and I'm not one for poor man-management, but fuck me he didn't deserve a locker nor did he deserve a place in the first team squad. We have had the piss took out of us by clubs in the past over transfer fees that they decide not to bother paying and we just accept it. Sometimes ruthlessness is required.
I'd prefer we kept our fantastic charity work to EitC, rather than our actual first team. Bye bye Oumar, don't let the door hit you in your goal-scoring arse on the way out.
69 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:41:47
This just highlights our folly over Lukaku, just behind Kane as the leading scorer in the Premier league and we sell for £90 million. Now we are being forever told that top strikers cost the earth, so how come we get £90 million for a top striker yet the other lot get £150 million for a midfield player.
70 Posted 04/01/2019 at 16:58:49
It is tough to get a good price for Niasse when it is obvious we have been trying to get rid of him since the moment he arrived. If you recall
Joe Royle "He is shit"
Lukaku "He is raw"
Koeman "We made a quick decision" no locker for him
71 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:00:17
* How he is regarded by the fan base as a person
* How the fans regard him as a player
I think you'd have to have a pretty cold heart not to have some compassion and respect for his conduct given the very public treatment he has received whilst at Everton, particularly by Ronald Koeman.
Koeman's very public dismissal of Niasse and the subsequent stories that went public - how he was denied even his own locker at Finch Farm - showed up the Dutchman's contemptuous behaviour. I have never seen or heard the like of it by a manager towards a player who was anything but a troublemaker.
Banished to the U-23s, both Unsworth and his youthful team mates always spoke fondly and positively about Niasse's demeanour. He clearly has a very close bond with Tom Davies in particular, possibly from that time.
And he kept on doing what he was primarily paid to do: score goals. With the U-23s, out on loan at Hull, and - when Koeman finally relented in his final weeks at the club - on his return to Everton under all managers in the last 18 months.
His lack of the finer skills is there for all to see, but strangely, time and again that seemed to work to his advantage. Numerous times he appeared to chase a lost cause, be hemmed in with nowhere to go, and yet, he got the break of the ball, escaped his defender and - wham! - did the hardest job on the park: score goals.
I was curious to see if and how Silva used Niasse this season, given that he was his first signing on appointment as Hull manager. And he got him scoring.
Clearly, with just the run out against the African side, and less than an hour's first team football outside of that, Silva doesn't fancy him. It's best for all parties that he moves on. That he has a chance to play regular football. That we get a fee for him. That we get his salary off our books. That we free up a space for an upgrade.
But I for one will never lose the respect and sentiments I feel for a player who had good grounds to sulk, go public and bad mouth the club, but who never did.
Oh! And he scored some damn fine (and critical...) goals for us as well.
72 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:02:45
He didnt deserve a locker? That says more about you than Oumar Niasse. My lad got a picture with him at the home game against Bournemouth where he came off the bench to score 2 goals and turn a 1-0 loss into a 2-1 victory. Every other player was in a club suit except Niasse, who was in a club tracksuit because the club hadnt even given him a club suit.
He was treated disgracefully by us last year. He wasnt even given a squad number! He scored some really important goals for us and remained motivated, despite being ostracised by Koeman. Ability level is one thing, but all you can ask from a player is that he gives 100%. Niasse has always given his best - I dread to think how last season may have turned out without his vital goals in comebacks against Bournemouth, Watford and Palace. If he leaves, it will be with the best wishes of the majority of the fan base, just like Steven Naismith.
73 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:12:13
Id have a permanent smile tattooed to my face and arse if it meant I got £55k/week and was allowed to run around like a headless chicken on the Goodison turf with 40k people cheering (or laughing) me on.
Trust me, Id be the sweetest person to all and sundry.
Where do I sign?
74 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:20:37
75 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:22:42
But what do you think of Cenk Tosun?
76 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:29:22
On a serious note, what does that make Calvert Lewin worth?
77 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:32:26
Based on his stats 50 million but if you read ToffeeWeb about 5 quid
78 Posted 04/01/2019 at 17:49:24
'Footballer gets paid lots of money to do nothing but smile at his fat contract'.
No chance that he smiles because that is his natural disposition, then?
Kieran, for some reason you really want to promote this idea that Niasse is a 'bully', in particular towards the young lads at the club.
On what do you base it on?
At least I have some evidence I can reference about the closeness of the friendship: on the first day of the season, there is footage of Tom and Niasse being genuinely pleased to see each other, big smiles, big hugs, eyes shining.
There there is the genuinely joyful way Davies celebrates with Niasse when we score on the pitch. It was Tom that set up Niasse's first goal for Everton in the League Cup tie against Sunderland - and Tom was the first of ALL the team to mob the scorer.
Another example, at the time the less than scrupulous story you have previously referenced about Niasse's alleged bullying appeared towards the end of last season, in the away game at Huddersfield, Niasse did brilliantly to set up our second for a rare Gueye goal. Most ran towards Gueye to congratulation him. Tom Davies chose to run towards Niasse to congratulate him on setting up the goal.
Or for you Kieran, is that all evidence of a victimised Davies being meekly submissive to the dominant alpha male in their relationship..?
79 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:04:55
I don't know if Niasse is a nice guy or an ass clown and I don't really care. The point is that he isn't any good at football and discussions and decisions should be based on that rather than his niceness. A lot of people are portrayed as good guys when they are far from it. Case in point: "He was a great man, a wonderful philanthropist and a true friend.” That was a quote from a charity runner on Jimmy Saville. Point being, we cannot judge a public figure's character from snippets of information. We can judge him on his footballing ability. On that basis, he has to go. No pity parties, no "legend" status, just leave like Carl Tyler, John O'Kane, Brett Angell and every other forgettable failure at the club.
80 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:19:33
You want the decision to be based on purely football reasons (nothing wrong with that), but in two posts you take character assassination to a whole new level.
First, without any evidence whatsoever, suggesting Niasse is a bullier of youth. Second, making an even more perverse association by bringing Jimmy Saville into the discussion on Niasse's merits as a footballer (and person).
81 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:31:36
for Solanke with possible add ons, there might also be a
clause in the transfer contract for a % of any future transfer fee.
It is a massive amount £19M, for such a young player with limited experience, although he has got potential
£19M is a lot to pay for it, then again Bournemouth paid
around £15M for Ibe from Liverpool and are still waiting for that potential to show itself: not that Liverpool will be worried about that. I still think Everton are letting Niasse
go to cheaply.
82 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:40:26
83 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:46:30
If his only contribution to this club, had been to turn the Bournemouth game from 0-1 to 2-1; that would be enough for me.
So, 'go boldly' Oumar Niasse, a crap striker who scored goals; being replaced, by two crap strikers, who don't!!
84 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:49:02
85 Posted 04/01/2019 at 18:53:30
86 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:00:35
All the Calvert-Lewin haters on here would probably want us to outbid Bournemouth for Solanke.
87 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:00:42
88 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:03:59
89 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:04:29
Tranmere fans still refer to 27 January as St Yates Day.
90 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:08:04
Personally, my order of merit would be Wright, Niasse and Angell, what do others think?
91 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:09:21
I need no reminding. My extended Merseyside family never let me forget.
On the eve of the match, me and an uncle (from the Wirral, a Tranmere fan), after much ale settled on a bet: whoever lost the game had to shave their head.
I can confirm, the wind off the river in January is frigging bitingly cold when you've got no barnet to keep you warm...
Fondly known as 'St. Yates day' by Rovers fans, the scorer of two headed goals that fateful folically foolish day.
92 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:14:17
A fella next to me said, “He'll just be looking at one cunt – we're watching eleven here”. We were getting beat 3-0 at half-time.
93 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:19:24
94 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:32:14
I remember watching it through my still (but soon to be gone...) floppy fringe.
95 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:35:30
"without any evidence whatsoever" . I didn't claim to have evidence I just alluded to a newspaper article. Your evidence "there is footage of Tom and Niasse being genuinely pleased to see each other, big smiles, big hugs, eyes shining." You see friendship someone else may see Stockholm syndrome. Either way it's conjecture.
96 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:47:24
Jay Wood- don't worry, I used to have hair like Bob Geldof and now I have a hairstyle like Bob Charlton.
97 Posted 04/01/2019 at 19:51:58
There is a difference.
Far, far removed from your stated declaration, that the lad should be judged on his football ability only. I did so in my original post on the topic @ 71: making a distinction between Niasse the person and Niasse the player.
The two are not mutually exclusive.
98 Posted 04/01/2019 at 20:20:28
99 Posted 04/01/2019 at 20:28:41
However, whether hes nice or not is a bit irrelevant. Hes a crap footballer being paid £2.5m a year. Its in the clubs interest to get shut asap.
100 Posted 04/01/2019 at 20:38:17
He might not have the control that Stanley Matthews had, but he knows where the net is when given game time. He also laid a few goals on for others.
Correct me if I'm wrong but thats what forwards are meant to do.
101 Posted 04/01/2019 at 20:56:41
102 Posted 04/01/2019 at 21:14:11
We were shite, I remember winning at Coventry the week before when Smith had to play a few kids, and then he brought his experienced players back for this game?
I remember turning up the following mid-week, for a home game against Boro, expecting a low crowd and loads of vitriol, but they had reduced the ticket prices: Goodison was chocker, and the crowd got right behind the team for a two-all draw.
Probably a major reason why we've never gone down in my life-time, the Everton crowd, so please win the cup for them this season, Silva!
103 Posted 04/01/2019 at 21:25:12
Me too, Dave... I just got summoned to the barber's chair the Monday after the game...
104 Posted 04/01/2019 at 21:28:00
Whereas your contribution to the thread is..?
At least your consistent, Jim 'the sheep' BAAAAHHHHley.
105 Posted 04/01/2019 at 21:37:10
Simply put, if Niasse leaves then we won't have the old Bill sniffing around for Lord Lucan's accomplice, the Tsar's stolen amber room, or Jimmy Hoffa's body. Other than that, yeah he is probably a good bloke.
106 Posted 04/01/2019 at 22:30:32
When the same things happen over and over then perhaps there is skill involved. I don't care if he looks like a drunken giraffe on ice skates, the fact is he scores, harries defenders, and genuinely appears to give a damn.
No one said he was the long-term answer for a club with top 6 aspirations. He might be a short-term contributor to a team struggling to score though. If he is sold and gets to play, then more power to him and good luck. If he is not, then play him for more than the odd ten minutes or less and see what happens. Could he do worse than those that Silva currently favours and uses as subs? Maybe, but he might do better if he plays to the back of his card.
107 Posted 04/01/2019 at 22:47:03
In a nutshell in this case the board must be assertive and ensure we get the best deal possible, for Niasses transfer. As likeable as he is, its on the park, that counts and hes been very poor when coming on in cameos, this season.
Best for all parties and the cull hopefully starts this month.
108 Posted 05/01/2019 at 16:40:06
109 Posted 05/01/2019 at 18:10:53
110 Posted 05/01/2019 at 19:40:37
111 Posted 08/01/2019 at 21:39:23
He's got a poor first touch, can't link play, stumbles over the ball and just when defenders think they have him in their pocket he's all over them and pops up with a goal.
Maybe we could sell him to Man Utd as the new Andy Cole / Lukaku all in one.
In years gone by and still in other leagues he'll do really well because of effort and commitment. But in a team trying to play and pass he's just not upto it.
Give him a game at the weekend and hopefully some of his enthusiasm will rub off on our fans and other team mates. We can then say thanks because he alone last season made me laugh and smile in an otherwise dreadful period as an Evertonian.
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