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#1 blueblood

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Posted 21 Aug 2009 - 09:42

The beeb are linking us with a move for Distin.

Also says Villa have agreed 5m fee for Collins from West Ham so maybe we stand a decent run at this fella. Think he'll want big wages though so could be an issue.

If we got Taylor, Distin, Banega and Bystrov I'd be really rather pleased. My only grumble then would be why we never did this 4 weeks ago Posted Image
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#2 Romey 1878

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Posted 21 Aug 2009 - 09:46

I'd rather Taylor, Wheater or even Huth before this fella. He'd only be a stop gap due to his age and I want a settled backline.
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Posted 21 Aug 2009 - 10:01

Taylor and Distin would be my prefered 2 - both more versatile than huth and wheater (although he's played up top in past).

Think we'd see this until jags is back: taylor...yobo...distin...baines
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Posted 21 Aug 2009 - 10:10

Taylor and Distin would be my prefered 2 - both more versatile than huth and wheater (although he's played up top in past).

Think we'd see this until jags is back: taylor...yobo...distin...baines


I'll go with that, though a lot of clubs will chase Distan as he's cheap as chips.
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Posted 22 Aug 2009 - 03:21

I'll go with that, though a lot of clubs will chase Distan as he's cheap as chips.

I think you should buy your chips elsewhere if that's what their charging....
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Posted 24 Aug 2009 - 22:37

http://www.timesonli...icle6808583.ece

Everton made an approach.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 02:22

http://www.dailyexpr...eal-for-Distin/

Daily Express seem to think we are about to sign him for 5M
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 09:10

Disappointing, unless we sign another CB as well as him.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 09:20

http://www.liverpool...00252-24522100/

Daily Post also saying we are about to sign him for £5M and seem to think he will be in before the weekend.

I think he is much better thean some of the CBs we are being linked with just not so sure about paying £5M for someone his age.
I think of all the defenders we are being linked with my prefered pecking order would be

1. Taylor
2. Distin
3. Shawcross
4. Cahill
5. Wheater
6. Senderos
7. Samba
8. Craig Short
9. Glen Keeley
10. Huth

Edited by duncanmckenzieismagic, 25 Aug 2009 - 09:37.

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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 09:27

5 million for a 31 soon to be 32 year old seems a bit steep doesn't it? Though he can play at left back, which is a plus.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 10:06

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/src/webroot/ldp2/everton-fc/everton-fc-news/2009/08/25/everton-eyeing-sylvain-distin-following-diniyar-bilyaletdinov-signing-100252-24522100/

Daily Post also saying we are about to sign him for 5M and seem to think he will be in before the weekend.

I think he is much better thean some of the CBs we are being linked with just not so sure about paying 5M for someone his age.
I think of all the defenders we are being linked with my prefered pecking order would be

1. Taylor
2. Distin
3. Shawcross
4. Cahill
5. Wheater
6. Senderos
7. Samba
8. Craig Short
9. Glen Keeley
10. Huth


Craig Short before Robert Huth...Not Ex Everton & Derby @Craig Short???...Is he still playing???
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 10:51

Vanilla icecream have made a bid for him according to SSN
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 10:57

Craig Short before Robert Huth...Not Ex Everton & Derby @Craig Short???...Is he still playing???


Lol well he is retired but he played up front for Everton in the masters recently and could still breath which makes him better than Huth IMO!
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 11:57

http://www.dailymail...h.html?ITO=1490
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 12:03

i hate villa, they see us with some money ready to bid, so they bid, lets outbid them for a change :) martin o'neil the gormless looking sh!t...
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 12:11

i hate villa, they see us with some money ready to bid, so they bid, lets outbid them for a change :) martin o'neil the gormless looking sh!t...



Getting into a bidding war for someone who is coming to the end of their career would be big mistake.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 12:33

Getting into a bidding war for someone who is coming to the end of their career would be big mistake.

Fully agree. I dont rate Distin so Villa are welcome to him.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 12:34

"Portsmouth rate Distin at 6m but Everton are understood to be reluctant to go above 5m."

The familiarity of this comment made me chuckle (Although I agree with the club on this)


Getting into a bidding war for someone who is coming to the end of their career would be big mistake.


Too true....
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 12:44

Its as if all are close rivals know are weakness and will do everything in their power to stop us strengthening :lol:

I dont rate Distin, Villa are welcome to him... to old to be paying 4-5m
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 13:05

Fully agree. I dont rate Distin so Villa are welcome to him.


Maybe we are being really clever and pretending to be after Distin so Villa gazump us which we knew they would because as soon as we show an interest in someone they show up. In the meantime we are actually going after Taylor/Shawcross/Huth instead.

Doubt it tho, we don't seem smart enough to do that.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 15:42

Its as if all are close rivals know are weakness and will do everything in their power to stop us strengthening :lol:

I dont rate Distin, Villa are welcome to him... to old to be paying 4-5m



I agree completely, we would'nt offer any more than 4 million for Senderos, theres no way i would pay for this fella, on a free yes but for millions :blink: definately no.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 15:50

agree Bill, i'd be happy with him on a free, just not the prices quoted. Free yes. 2m-3m...maybe yeah. 3m+ ...go home!
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 16:07

I think most people are being unrealistic in thier valuation here. Under normal circumstances 2M to 3M is probably about right but in a inflated market 7 days before the end of the window and so many clubs searching for a CB I think its a sellers market and if we dont pay the going rate we run the risk of playing the first half of the season with Yobo as our only centre half
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 18:32

class player,very experienced which will help in europe,worth 5 million to get us through the seasons
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 18:34

I just cant see Davey going against his policy, the guy is 32 so there would be no money regained on a sell on. Davey wants younger players and i agree with him, Senderos, Huth, Taylor, Upson, Wheater, and Shawcross, are all worth spending a few millions on theres plenty of them about, but surely not a 32 year old Distin.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 18:46

I just cant see Davey going against his policy, the guy is 32 so there would be no money regained on a sell on. Davey wants younger players and i agree with him, Senderos, Huth, Taylor, Upson, Wheater, and Shawcross, are all worth spending a few millions on theres plenty of them about, but surely not a 32 year old Distin.


Good point by Bill, doesn't fit with the Moyes policy overall.
Personally, I do think he is a decent CB, assured, strong and has some level of leadership ability. 3m does sound like a maximum figure given his age. Get the feeling he's a decent professional though.
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 19:55

Distin is out of the pompy team tonight so it suggests he's definately going.

A lot of people don't rate him on here and a lot are saying he's too old but lets remember this chap will cover the 2 positions lescott has left us short in and he can go straight in at this level. Okay £5m seems steep but we've got one hell of a deal for lescott and we are desperate for centre back cover at the momment. Yes he's 32 but that's still 2/3 seasons - in this time we'll hopefully have rodwell and duffy coming through at centre back. To me distin is a prefered option over huth, senderos and wheater anyway.

Ideally for me I'd like the 'big' centre back signing in hangeland/upson along with a young versatile defender (maybe from lower league or abroad) or an experienced freebie (ball). Alternatively I believe we could get distin and taylor for what our 1 'big' defensive signing would cost. Between them these could cover all 4 defensive positions.

Edit: missed words!

Edited by c1982, 25 Aug 2009 - 20:20.

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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 20:14

http://www.telegraph...-wrangling.html
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 20:39

Distin is out of the pompy team tonight so it suggests he's definately going.

A lot of people don't rate him on here and a lot are saying he's too old but lets remember this chap will cover the 2 positions lescott has left us short in and he can go straight in at this level. Okay 5m seems steep but we've got one hell of a deal for lescott and we are desperate for centre back cover at the momment. Yes he's 32 but that's still 2/3 seasons - in this time we'll hopefully have rodwell and duffy coming through at centre back. To me distin is a prefered option over huth, senderos and wheater anyway.

Ideally for me I'd like the 'big' centre back signing in hangeland/upson along with a young versatile defender (maybe from lower league or abroad) or an experienced freebie (ball). Alternatively I believe we could get distin and taylor for what our 1 'big' defensive signing would cost. Between them these could cover all 4 defensive positions.

Edit: missed words!


Fully agree with you mate, He is in the last two to three years of his career but for me he's as solid at the back as most in this league and has been for the last four to five years and still had plenty in the tank, Very strong and no nosense and has a great amount of experiance at this level.
He's 31 btw :D
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 20:58

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/src/webroot/ldp2/everton-fc/everton-fc-news/2009/08/25/everton-eyeing-sylvain-distin-following-diniyar-bilyaletdinov-signing-100252-24522100/

Daily Post also saying we are about to sign him for 5M and seem to think he will be in before the weekend.

I think he is much better thean some of the CBs we are being linked with just not so sure about paying 5M for someone his age.
I think of all the defenders we are being linked with my prefered pecking order would be

1. Taylor
2. Distin
3. Shawcross
4. Cahill
5. Wheater
6. Senderos
7. Samba
8. Craig Short
9. Glen Keeley
10. Huth




My main target would be Michael Turner (Hull), if not, then Titus Bramble was awesome for wigan last year, only the Toon that seems to have an uncanny knack of destroying players profiles.

I would have either of these 2, depending on the price
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 21:18

no thanks wouldnt take distan for 5/6mill, i'd rather pay the extra for either, taylor, hangeland or samba
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Posted 25 Aug 2009 - 21:28

That Telegraph link scares me. Huth and Distin, that's not a defensive pairing for the future and surely paying 8-9 million for the pair of them will be like throwing the money away. If Huth has more injury troubles we're still one short, and the both of them will be useful for 2 seasons at the very most, after that I wouldn't see either of them playing for a top half premier league club.

If Taylor's asking price is up to 6 mil then we should pay it. He will be useful for us for several years ahead, a potential future england CB and at the same time he is already ready for first team football. I think we might be hyping him a bit, but if he can gel then I think there's great potential here.

Ideally we could get someone relatively unproven that could act as cover on the flanks..
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 07:30

This mornings Daily Post and The Sun are reporting that we have agreed a 5M fee with Pompey for him
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 08:29

This mornings Daily Post and The Sun are reporting that we have agreed a 5M fee with Pompey for him


If, and its a big if knowing the way Efc do business, but if we do manage to sign him it will be interesting to see what length of contract is offered, Dont forget the policy of lowering the squads age, and offering only one year extensions to players over 30.

Carsley left to get a 2 year deal at Birmingham, because we only offered him a one year deal, so Davey will be going against his and the Clubs policy if they sign him.
Would rather struggle on with Neville and Duffy until jags gets back, than be panicked into buying a player we would not have bought last year.
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 09:03

If, and its a big if knowing the way Efc do business, but if we do manage to sign him it will be interesting to see what length of contract is offered, Dont forget the policy of lowering the squads age, and offering only one year extensions to players over 30.

Carsley left to get a 2 year deal at Birmingham, because we only offered him a one year deal, so Davey will be going against his and the Clubs policy if they sign him.
Would rather struggle on with Neville and Duffy until jags gets back, than be panicked into buying a player we would not have bought last year.



Not chance ! Neville isnt a CB and Duffy isnt ready and no sooner will we get Jags back then Yobo will go.

Distin is a quality defender and yes we are paying over the odds for a player that age but we could still get three or four seasons out of him.
The club has only got itself to blame for this mess and its a bit too late in the day to start looking for the ideal solution, they have known since Jags got injured last season that we needed a CB regardless of the Lescott saga and they must have had an inclination that there was a possibility of Lescott jumping ship months ago

If we bring him in for 5M it still leaves enough for another defender that we desperately need
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 09:12

Unless BK has found a couple of million pound in an old pair of jeans (as you do) I cant see us getting Distin for 5mil. I think it's obvious that Villa want him after they have lodged formal bids, letting him go to Villa isnt going to stop them bidding for someone else though e.g. Taylor because Villa don't have the financial 'brick wall' that we have. We need to go to Newcastle with a Private Bid that they cant refuse, so nobody gets any wind of it taking place (could have already happened) and make sure they keep it private! I have no doubt we will have new faces for the Wigan game at CB. Look what Burnley done to us for Christ's sake, we need them!

Edited by Anto-EFC, 26 Aug 2009 - 09:13.

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 09:28

I'd rather pay a few extra million for a young CB than waste that money on Distin.
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:05

Agreed ^. I think Villa would probably up their offers to what would be silly money for Distin since they still *need* two starting CB's so I reckon Moyes will steer clear.
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:05

Unless BK has found a couple of million pound in an old pair of jeans (as you do) I cant see us getting Distin for 5mil. I think it's obvious that Villa want him after they have lodged formal bids, letting him go to Villa isnt going to stop them bidding for someone else though e.g. Taylor because Villa don't have the financial 'brick wall' that we have. We need to go to Newcastle with a Private Bid that they cant refuse, so nobody gets any wind of it taking place (could have already happened) and make sure they keep it private! I have no doubt we will have new faces for the Wigan game at CB. Look what Burnley done to us for Christ's sake, we need them!




??????? We have just got 22M from Lescott
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:14

-- minus at least 9m for Bily.
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