Jump to content


Photo

Summer Requirements -- Merged


  • Please log in to reply
85 replies to this topic

#1 jofanon

jofanon

    Kevin Sheedy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,544 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:59

Priority for me in this order...

Rightback
Right sided midfilder
Striker
Backup goalkeeper
  • 0

#2 dark

dark

    Pixie Lott <3

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,256 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:05

I woulden't like us to spend money (in large amounts) on a new goalkeeper. Nash hasn't been needed so there is no real point spending millions on a player that we might not even use. Carlo is not bad as a keeper so he would do well at playing when needed (when Howard is out) so it's not a requirement IMO.

RB is though, unless we sign Jacobsen.

Edited by dark, 19 May 2009 - 07:05.

  • 0

#3 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:01

A wide midfielder has to be our number one priority. We have three players who (though not brilliantly) can play at rightback, Hibbert, Neville and Jacobson. We also have that young irish lad and also I do believe that Gosling came here as a right back.

However wide players are seriously lacking. Pienaar and Gosling are the only players who can do it, and Gosling is not ready yet, give him a few years and we'll see if he is the real deal or not. But players like Osman are not wide players, all he does is cut inside, I don't think we have ever tried to beat a man with a ball on the right hand side of the pitch this season.

Right back position needs to be improved, but the priority has to be a wide man. Also I think that a new forward is important as we have all seen the problems we have had this year.
  • 0

#4 marcopaulo

marcopaulo

    marcopaulo - pun lover

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,687 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:29

we need pace out wide i believe pienaar can handle it due to the fact he has baines who is fair quick and a few tricks up his own sleeve but osman isn't as skillful so can't handle it out there. arteta got away with it due to his skill but we need a fast winger left or right to be honest would be fine by me!
  • 0

#5 Memmaclub

Memmaclub

    Tim Cahill

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 940 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:55

For me right back is covered and striker is covered.I am not sure why we need a new striker when we have proved we can cope with the most extreme injury'sto strikers so I would actualy pool most of our funds and spend quite big on a carsley replacement and a decne t right winger.
  • 0

#6 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 08:59

The striker situation becomes trickier when Jo leaves. We then have the following: Yak, Saha, Vaughn, Vic.

Yak- though class, will take a long time to get back to fitness and there is no guarentee he will returen to the player he was last season
Saha- Injury prone
Vaughn- Still unproven goal scorer and injury prone
Vic- Crap.

I think we need to bring someone in the cement the forward line. Obviously the likes of Cahill and Mo can step in, but its not really the same.
  • 0

#7 Wall Writer

Wall Writer

    Tim Cahill

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 988 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:35

As it has been said, options on the right wing and a little more creativity in midfield. I think with that, if Pienaar keeps playing like he does (esp. with Bainesy) and Arteta and the Jak get back into action, we'd have made good progress, and have a midfield that could feed goals to the likes of Jak and Saha, as well as grab a few for themselves.

One thing I've been thinking about lately is the Joe Ledley rumours, a left footed winger, would it be worth bringing in a left footed winger and breaking up the working partnership of Peinaar and Baines? Would Peinaar be able to get a similar partnership working on the right with Jacobsen (who for sure we should sign up for another year at least)?

Another thing which is a cause for concern, I heard mentioned somewhere that the winner of the Europa League would have to play an extra 17 games to get to the final. I don't think we have at the moment a squad big enough to go the distance, so we would really need to add some squad players too, perhaps bring some of the youngsters up as well.

I wouldn't mind at all if we sold Anichebe, but to be honest I can't see it happening, at least not this summer. I think right back is covered, as long as we get Jacobsen on a longer deal, and as for strikers, it would be nice to see another one come in (not Owen or Crouch), but that's not our top, top priority.

edit: slight digression..... Kenwright is in talks with three players over contract extensions (Link), Jags is one of them, anyone know the other two. My guess is Jacobsen and ..... dunno!! any ideas?

Edited by wallwriter, 19 May 2009 - 09:46.

  • 0

#8 marcopaulo

marcopaulo

    marcopaulo - pun lover

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,687 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:56

i dont think we should sell any forwards really i mean anichebe isnt the greatest but he can do a job when he comes in and seems to have good impact in europe he got us through a few matches that he turned around. also i dont think he'd mind bein used when needed so wouldnt get hissy about it. yeah it is 17 extra games to win the thing its ridiculous really considering the money you get for it. ive been impressed with jacobsen i mean he aint gonna set the world alight as hes been injured for so long but hes the number 1 rb for denmark and they aint no mugs so he must have something and i think if he worked on his end product a bit more cos he got in some good positions against west ham. as for the contract i think pienaar will be one too as he only got a contract until 2011
  • 0

#9 dmac

dmac

    Joe Parkinson

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 67 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 09:57

Vic- Crap.



I wouldn't mind at all if we sold Anichebe, but to be honest I can't see it happening, at least not this summer. I think right back is covered, as long as we get Jacobsen on a longer deal, and as for strikers, it would be nice to see another one come in (not Owen or Crouch), but that's not our top, top priority.



i think your right he is pretty shit and seams to be a bit of a child still if i'm honest (bust up with moysey), so getting rid could defo be best option. I did hear he might be going to cardif on loan as part of the deal for ledley. if this came off it might be best for both us and him though as he might do quite well in the championship, he is strong as he showed playing liverpool but hes not deadly infront of goal....yet? also he might come back a bit more experienced and mature. meaning we get a decent striker in a few years, and he gets time on the pitch to hone his skills. i might be well off mark here and he may prove to be a donkey for the rest of his career but its an interesting thought.

also we could get this fletcher guy from scotland fairly cheap who is at least confident infront of goal (-so therefore better than vic) didn't he almost score an overhead kick last weekend against celtic?
  • 0

#10 Blue4Ever

Blue4Ever

    Peter Reid

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,387 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:10

Defensive Midfielder
Winger
Creative Midfieler
Striker

How much does everyone think we have to spend?

I would love moyes to Sign Dzeko from Wolfsburg, he would bang in 20 goals a season no problem, the only problem is that a few big teams have been looking at him and I think he would cost at least 10 million

why not go in for Nani on loan, Fergy gets on with moyes and im sure he would loan us him because Park & Anderson get in the team before him.

one player I would really like us to sign when middlesbrough go down is Digard, Ive been impressed with him but I think he got injured, when he came to goodison he looked good, surely no more than 5 million, he's alot better than the Sean Davis's and the Stephen Hunts imo and finally we would have a centermidfielder who have a long range of passing and not just 10-20 yards :)

(-so therefore better than vic) didn't he almost score an overhead kick last weekend against celtic?

saw that...good effort like

Edited by Blue4Ever, 19 May 2009 - 10:11.

  • 0

#11 dmac

dmac

    Joe Parkinson

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 67 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 10:48

not sure, wont be much though,
we did get that 30 mil from the kit bag deal...but if moysey will see any of that i'm not sure.
each season we have beat our transfer record but can't see us doing it this summer unless there is an investor or takeover on the horizon.

oh well..
  • 0

#12 DangerMouse

DangerMouse

    Trevor Steven

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,091 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:08

30M over 10 years that is....... dont go getting carried away...
  • 0

#13 Guest_efctaxi_*

Guest_efctaxi_*
  • Guests

Posted 19 May 2009 - 12:25

edit: slight digression..... Kenwright is in talks with three players over contract extensions (Link), Jags is one of them, anyone know the other two. My guess is Jacobsen and ..... dunno!! any ideas?


The 3 players are Jags , Yobo , and Howard .



As for requirements :

Goalkeeper : Think we are ok with what we have .

What I do think we need :

Left-back cover for Baines
Right-back cover for Hibbert ( possibly from existing squad )
Full-back cover for Lescott / Jags ( Mancienne ? )
Defensive mid
Creative mid
Right winger ( Pennant ? )
2 strikers ( 1 first team and 1 cover )
  • 0

#14 Lowensda

Lowensda

    A force to be reckoned with, I reckon

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,821 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 13:59

The 3 players are Jags , Yobo , and Howard .



As for requirements :

Goalkeeper : Think we are ok with what we have .

What I do think we need :

Left-back cover for Baines
Right-back cover for Hibbert ( possibly from existing squad )
Full-back cover for Lescott / Jags ( Mancienne ? )
Defensive mid
Creative mid
Right winger ( Pennant ? )
2 strikers ( 1 first team and 1 cover )



Sounds alot but unfortunately, i thinnk your right. To even contemplate breakin the so called 'top4' we need depth and creativity. The ones ive highlighted i thinkwould need to be 'top draw' to improve our 1st team further. top-draw bein crtically acclaimed and proven internationals!
  • 0

#15 Romey 1878

Romey 1878

    Mildo

  • Cyber Steward
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 44,210 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 14:09

I just want a proper winger and a solid defensive midfielder as priorities. Bentley and Cana would do me.

Edited by Romey 1878, 19 May 2009 - 14:09.

  • 0

#16 holystove

holystove

    Art Vandelay

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,280 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 14:20

why not go in for Nani on loan, Fergy gets on with moyes and im sure he would loan us him because Park & Anderson get in the team before him.



that would be great as a winger .. another player i've always loved on the wing is Joaquin .. anyone know anything about his availability?
i wonder if pienaar would have the same impact playing from the right .. he's so good at cutting inside and creating things in the middle of the field.

still wouldn't mind if there was a GK out there that could put some pressure on howard .. i think he's been poor quite a few games this season.
  • 0

#17 Sporting4ever

Sporting4ever

    Andrei Kanchelskis

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 488 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 14:38

Sounds alot but unfortunately, i thinnk your right. To even contemplate breakin the so called 'top4' we need depth and creativity. The ones ive highlighted i thinkwould need to be 'top draw' to improve our 1st team further. top-draw bein crtically acclaimed and proven internationals!


You also need a bigger squad, imo. Alternatives are what kept Everton away this season, plagued by injuries, forced to play with different tactics. And that means not selling a lot more than it means buying. With shity sure to make a summer fest, I think it's very important to keep a powerful enough squad to stand up to them, and maintain an Europe position next year. Not to mention, of course, having a decent Euro run next season as well.

And with international games starting as soon as July, you CANNOT have a repeat of last year, with last minute purchases that will most likely not be available for Europe.

I just want a proper winger and a solid defensive midfielder as priorities. Bentley and Cana would do me.


Miguel Veloso is very likely to leave this year, and he's a very powerful DM. Although his release fee is €30M, he's gonna go for way less, I expect, and I'd rather see him in Everton than shity.

As for a winger, Nani had a poor year, and few chances to prove himself. I think SAF might consider a loan, and since he and Veloso are very good friends, playing together since the youth teams, getting them together would be a very good deal for Everton.
  • 0

#18 marcopaulo

marcopaulo

    marcopaulo - pun lover

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,687 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 15:32

that would be great as a winger .. another player i've always loved on the wing is Joaquin .. anyone know anything about his availability?


he'll be available as will most valencia players due to their financial state at the moment but gonna be alot of bidding wars i reckon. mind you might be able to sneak this one with villa and silva bein the prize assets
  • 0

#19 c1982

c1982

    COYB!!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,397 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 17:58

GK - Howard/ Nash/ Ruddy/ Turner - fine
RB - Hibbert/ Jacobsen/ Coleman - Jac may go, who know's on coleman - (1) first team player needed
LB - Baines/ Nuno - Nuno may go - back up required - (1) back-up
CB ® - Jags/ Yobo - perfect
CB (l) - Lescott - (2) left footed centre back back-up
RM - Osman/ Gosling - (2) first team players needed
LM - Pienaar - (3) left footed winger back-up
CM - Nev/ Rodwell (1) player to push for a start straight away
CM - Arteta/ Felli/ Cahill - maybe back-up between the 2 positions
AM - Cahill/ Felli - maybe back-up between the 2 positions
ATT - Yak/ Saha/ Vaughan/ Vic - Vic may go - ??? on fitness - (2) player to push for a start straight away

So for me we need:
First team...
Right back
Right mid or left mid (pienaar could switch)

Push for a start (loan signings?)...
Def mid
Striker

Back-up/ for the future...
Left back
Centre back
Left mid or right mid
Centre mid

Any suggestions?
  • 0

#20 duncanmckenzieismagic

duncanmckenzieismagic

    Howard Kendall

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,609 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:16

that would be great as a winger .. another player i've always loved on the wing is Joaquin .. anyone know anything about his availability?
i wonder if pienaar would have the same impact playing from the right .. he's so good at cutting inside and creating things in the middle of the field.

still wouldn't mind if there was a GK out there that could put some pressure on howard .. i think he's been poor quite a few games this season.



I think he would be just as good there I can just see him forming a formidable partnership with our speedy attacking right back aahhhh hang on think Ive just spotted a flaw in the plan!! :huh: :P :D :lol:
  • 0

#21 StevO

StevO

    Blagging on the basis of knowledge

  • Cyber Steward
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,032 posts

Posted 19 May 2009 - 18:56

a proper wide player and a proven quality central midfielder would make us a very formidable force, starting 11 anyway. and squad players all over the pitch.
  • 0

#22 c1982

c1982

    COYB!!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,397 posts

Posted 20 May 2009 - 17:34

http://www.setanta.c...ist/gnid-53635/

This was an interesting read - kind of highlights the positions we're all thinking! - Owen Hargreaves!!! - in our dreams!
  • 0

#23 Guest_efctaxi_*

Guest_efctaxi_*
  • Guests

Posted 20 May 2009 - 19:32

http://www.setanta.c...ist/gnid-53635/

This was an interesting read - kind of highlights the positions we're all thinking! - Owen Hargreaves!!! - in our dreams!


Hargreaves shmargreaves .
Saw him play well once for England , and not seen much since .

Blakes I've always been up for .
  • 0

#24 Parapluie

Parapluie

    Mick Lyons

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 789 posts

Posted 20 May 2009 - 22:09

I would like to give Bentley a try
  • 0

#25 The Regulator

The Regulator

    Tim Cahill

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 893 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:28

In my opinion:

Right Midfield/Wing - Standing on the side of realism, Bentley seems like a bad choice. He has had fuck all games for Spurs and although still a good player, would cost far too much for what he would bring to the squad. Someone like Juan Mata out of Valencia would be good, young fast and a good eye for goal, and Valencia will have to ship out players in the summer. Either him or Manny Fernandes and shift Pienaar across.

Defense Midfield - We need cover as Neville has at least 1 or 2 seasons left in him in the current everton line-up. I wouldn't mind going back in for M'Bia at a reasonable price, or trying for Cana. 2 players with enough experience and power to add a drive to the team.

I think with Jags, Yobo and Lescott, the defense is ok, someone like Mancienne on loan is a good idea, and securing Jacobsen means we have 3 options for right-back. A left back would also be a good idea, however Lescott can play there if Baines is injured.

Keepers where fine, just look at what Round has said about Nash, constantly pushing Howard for the first team spot. And if Howard is injured, I'm sure Nash can cope.

Attacking, well, we have a dilemma, The Yak may come back stronger than ever, or he may suck. We know we can't rely on Saha unless he is well fed by midfield, and while I like Vaughn and appreciate Anichebe's hold up play, neither have been prolific in front of goal when they have played.

This is the one place where we will need to be extra careful with money, as a flop would hit us hard. Ebanks-Blake set the Championship on fire, but I know many players that have and then not succeeded in the Premier League, on goals scored we should go for McCormack from Cardiff who netted 24, however I doubt McCormack would be as fortunate in the Prem, same goes for Ebanks-Blake.
  • 0

#26 CraccerC

CraccerC

    Simão Sabrosa

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,251 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 01:28

Hargreaves shmargreaves .
Saw him play well once for England , and not seen much since .

Blakes I've always been up for .


if hargreaves is fit he's an england starter.

just going to say same as most people

1stly need a right winger
2nd a defensive mid, nev has done well this year but we need someone to push us to the next level (i dont want veloso either)
3rd striker we need a good striker to provide competition for the yak
4th right back ...quality player to start week-in-week-out
5th left back, cover

so as romey said, bentley and cana/mbia and i'm happy, get couple of frees or loans elsewhere
  • 0

#27 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:30

Hargreaves would be a great signing if you ask me. He's been unlucky this year because of a very bad knee injury, but when he is on form he would be a great asset to the squad. It won't happen though.
  • 0

#28 aaron

aaron

    Everton Aren't We

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,102 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:44

Not going to happen but hargreeves would be amazing, thing is he will be injured, must have the worst injury record. I actually forgot he was an united player till i read this then, been out for so long, class player though.
  • 0

#29 Romey 1878

Romey 1878

    Mildo

  • Cyber Steward
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 44,210 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:51

I wouldn't want Hargreaves when his career has actually been in jeopardy with this injury.
  • 0

#30 Connor

Connor

    Denis Stracqualursi

  • Members
  • 8 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 18:47

OUTS:


Arteta 10M ( Man City ) - Yes hes brilliant , but he isint going to retire at Everton . Get a good fee while we can
Anichebe 1-2M- He's good but wont get into starting 11
Van Der Meyde 1M - Hes just rubbish

INS:

David Bentley 5M - Good player decent cross - replace for Arteta
Micheal Owen ? - If Newcastle get relegated , he will want PL football - ONLY at good price
  • 0

#31 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 18:52

Arteta would demand a much higher fee than 10m IMO, VDM goes on a free as his contract will be up.

I'd welcome Bentley here but 5m is unrealistic. 10m more like. Spurs signed him for 17m I think so would not take a 12m loss in 12 months.
  • 0

#32 Bill

Bill

    Alex. Top player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,505 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 18:55

OUTS:


Arteta 10M ( Man City ) - Yes hes brilliant , but he isint going to retire at Everton . Get a good fee while we can
Anichebe 1-2M- He's good but wont get into starting 11
Van Der Meyde 1M - Hes just rubbish

INS:

David Bentley 5M - Good player decent cross - replace for Arteta
Micheal Owen ? - If Newcastle get relegated , he will want PL football - ONLY at good price



If you can get Bentley for 5 million, i'll have two of them. :)

And if you can get a tenner for VDM your a bloody good salesman. :D
  • 0

#33 Guest_efctaxi_*

Guest_efctaxi_*
  • Guests

Posted 21 May 2009 - 18:57

OUTS:


Arteta 10M ( Man City ) - Yes hes brilliant , but he isint going to retire at Everton . Get a good fee while we can
Anichebe 1-2M- He's good but wont get into starting 11
Van Der Meyde 1M - Hes just rubbish

INS:

David Bentley 5M - Good player decent cross - replace for Arteta
Micheal Owen ? - If Newcastle get relegated , he will want PL football - ONLY at good price


I have to say VDM was a quality player when his head was right , and Vic has to be worth more to the club than 1-2 million surely , especially after the money and effort spent on bringing him through the academy .
  • 0

#34 c1982

c1982

    COYB!!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,397 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 19:25

OUTS:


Arteta 10M ( Man City ) - Yes hes brilliant , but he isint going to retire at Everton . Get a good fee while we can
Anichebe 1-2M- He's good but wont get into starting 11
Van Der Meyde 1M - Hes just rubbish

INS:

David Bentley 5M - Good player decent cross - replace for Arteta
Micheal Owen ? - If Newcastle get relegated , he will want PL football - ONLY at good price


Are you mates with AlexNyarko? (the TT forum member not Everton's finest ever Ghanian defensive midfield player!)
  • 0

#35 duncanmckenzieismagic

duncanmckenzieismagic

    Howard Kendall

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,609 posts

Posted 21 May 2009 - 19:56

OUTS:


Arteta 10M ( Man City ) - Yes hes brilliant , but he isint going to retire at Everton . Get a good fee while we can
Anichebe 1-2M- He's good but wont get into starting 11
Van Der Meyde 1M - Hes just rubbish

INS:

David Bentley 5M - Good player decent cross - replace for Arteta
Micheal Owen ? - If Newcastle get relegated , he will want PL football - ONLY at good price



You need to wake up and smell the coffee!!!!

Why sell Arteta for £10M when it would cost at least £20M to replace him, AVM is available on a free and there is no way you would get Bentley for £5M
  • 0

#36 Moe Joe

Moe Joe

    Wayne Rooney

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 215 posts

Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:05

F.A Cup and season is over, now it is pondering time!

BUMP btw.

Ok, first and foremost, Hibbert chokes against higher opposition. He's great against the mid-table side; against the top 4, he's shit. That's that. Horrible. He can tackle well but he is always off the pace and lacks confidence. Guus Hiddink knew he was a liability and that's why the Chelsea lot sent four men at him. Hibbert wouldn't be sold for much either, he's 28.

Lars Jacobsen was much more composed, he would actually get the ball out of danger and attempt play. However, he needs a back up man.

I say we keep Hibbert, but only play him when it is neccesary, not against top flight opposition. Jacobsen can't play week in week out and arguably, he is just 'ok', so here is my first priority.

Starting XI Fullback or Back up Fullback

Hopefully one that can play on the right or the left, as Nuno looks to be going and is aging. Kyle Naughton or Steven Taylor would fit the gap beautifully. However, we only have Baines on the left, and all in all, three centre backs. With money being tight, we need to get the most out of what we got. If the worst happened, if Baines got injured, we could revert Joleon to the left and bring in another centre back. Yobo lacks confidence and it will come back with time, but we still need back up. Mancienne would be nice back up.

Back up Centre Back

and hopefully

Another Fullback, one to back Baines up

This will fill any gaps in defence and protect us for the inevitable. But damn, at what price? Everton now have expectations, we have set a standard - it makes you wonder if the board pulls the money out to keep them. I think of it this way, if Baines and Lescott break their legs, what the fuck do we do? I'd expect to see our defence mentioned in transfer rumours the MOST over the next three months.

Our midfield is great. Pienaar runs his heart out, Arteta holds up the ball well and at the moment his composure is missed, and Fellaini flicks on headers and is hard to mark (he suffered tonight because nobody was near his flick ons). However, Osman is a liability, and goes quiet in games. Our right side is our weakness. If we are going to challenge the top 4, teams such as Arsenal and Manchester United will take after Guus and attack our liable right side. Osman cuts in way too much and leaves the Right Back exploited too much; a right sided NATURAL winger would do us great, Osman can leave in the summer as he only shows up in 1 out of 5 games - he needs a massive overhaul.

Right sided winger

In the defensive midfield area, we are fine. Fellaini will eventually mould to that position (going up for corners too to get us goals), Neville fills it well as it is, Rodwell fills it well, and Arteta can fill it as well if need be.

Up front, we don't want another striker crisis. Yakubu will be fit and he will be our main man. Awesome. James Vaughan is a very quick lad and will come through the ranks, eventually being striker number 2. Great. Anichebe is getting stronger and he has potential. Great. Louis Saha is sharp in 50 percent of his games, and he is also aging - the problem is, he will only get worse. After this, that leaves Cahill/Fellaini/Baxter to step up, I think we'd be better off with a number 4 natural striker, ye know, just in case. Someone like Jo (improving by the day). Hopefully not another Saha like Michael Owen.

Natural Striker

That is five things. I'm asking too much. Moyes must have a headache trying to piece together this stuff. :lol:

Edited by `Moe Joe., 31 May 2009 - 02:08.

  • 0

#37 StevO

StevO

    Blagging on the basis of knowledge

  • Cyber Steward
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,032 posts

Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:26

i enjoyed reading that until "Anichebe is getting stronger and he has potential. Great" i must have missed that revelation
  • 0

#38 Moe Joe

Moe Joe

    Wayne Rooney

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 215 posts

Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:45

i enjoyed reading that until "Anichebe is getting stronger and he has potential. Great" i must have missed that revelation


He does have potential as he can soar towards goal and hold off 2-3 men. The one thing he needs to work on though is his finishing, but he's 20 and that will come.
  • 0

#39 Ian C

Ian C

    100% Guaranteed Irish

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,764 posts

Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:55

Realistically I like to see the following movements:


IN:

Michael Owen - Free/'ish lol - Nobody doubts he's got the talent to play, will need to take a large cut in wages but we are the highest level he could play at.
Kyle Naughton - £5m - Great young right back, definitely better than what we have at the moment.
Joe Ledley - £4m p/Ex - Another young one, undoubted talent, needs a premier league pre-season.
Shkrodan Mustafi - Signed/Free - Straight to the reserves but looked good against England
Anton Peterlin - Signed/?? - Seemingly impressed on trial, 22 so must be at least squad player material/potential for Moyes to sign him.
Luke Garbutt - Free/Compensation - Highly rated at Leeds apparently and as compensation is done over a period of a few years and based on apearances/performances he wouldn't affect our budget.



OUT:

Andy Van Der Meyde - Free - Bye bye, thanks for the cross, stop off at the bar before you leave
Jo - Loan Return - 5 in 11 ain't bad.
Castillo - Loan Return - Good player, would like to see him here if he could move cheaply.
Victor Anichebe -Loan p/Ex - Makeweight for Ledley, would be good for him to gain some experience




Assuming our budget is around 15-16m+ total this season and allowing that Michael Owen will cost about a million in wages @ 20k/week (What I would offer him) we have about 5-6m+ left out of my transfer list for a right winger or defensive midfield.

Edited by Grarghsies, 31 May 2009 - 11:58.

  • 0

#40 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,611 posts

Posted 31 May 2009 - 16:23

Try and do it on £4m net... the average for the past 7 years and you see what a task Moyes has on his hands.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users