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#41 Anto-EFC

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:16

??????? We have just got £22M from Lescott


What I'm saying is Moyes surely wont want to spend a third of the remaining 15mil-ish after Bilya, on a 31-yr-old defender when he can use the 15mil to get better,younger players. It would be a waste to spend this type of money on Distin, unless Bill has found some money to burn. Signing Distin completely goes against everything Moyes has tried to build. Fair enough we need experience and cover but surely we could have got that from Campbell for free, no point in wasting valuable cash on someone who breaks Moyes' policy.

EDIT: Thats providing that Moyes actually gets the entire sum of Lescott's fee.

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:22

I really do hope we get Distin as he is a quality player who will be able to cover at LB also.
5-6m in my opinion is a bit OTT considering his age but the market is overpriced anyway.
I know he is 32 but has got a good few years ahead of him and has a wealth of experience at the top.
Him and Hangeland and maybe Bangera and we will be ok
Hope its sorted before the game at the weekend.
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#43 CaptainFerguson10

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:28

Echo said we have agreed a fee, but it is the Echo is don't know if it's true or not?
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:31

I really do hope we get Distin as he is a quality player who will be able to cover at LB also.
5-6m in my opinion is a bit OTT considering his age but the market is overpriced anyway.
I know he is 32 but has got a good few years ahead of him and has a wealth of experience at the top.
Him and Hangeland and maybe Bangera and we will be ok
Hope its sorted before the game at the weekend.




I agree totally!

Everyone keeps banging on about his age and we are paying over the odds, well desperate times call for desperate measures.
None of the younger CBs people are talking about can cover at LB so to me its not a case of can we afford to "waste" 5M on him more a case of can we afford not to
The club have backed themselves into a corner and we now have 6 days to identify a decent CB and a left back and thrash out 2 deals or pay a little over the odds for a stop gap
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:36

I do wonder if Moyes has already had some players looked at whilst the whole Lescott drama was going on any way. I mean, just look at how swiftly we completed the deal for Bily so maybe he already has cover for both positions lined up?

I know, I am naive but signing Bily has me all excitable :lol:
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:48

Echo said we have agreed a fee, but it is the Echo is don't know if it's true or not?


That means nothing, didnt we agree a fee for Naughton. ?? and probably 1 or 2 others.

If we bring in Distin, we might as well bring Carsley back, (who we got rid of because he was over 30) sadly we have missed him most.
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#47 duncanmckenzieismagic

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 10:52

That means nothing, didnt we agree a fee for Naughton. ?? and probably 1 or 2 others.

If we bring in Distin, we might as well bring Carsley back, (who we got rid of because he was over 30) sadly we have missed him most.




I didnt realise he could play CB/LB??


A question for everyone who is so against this deal, What do you suggest we do instead, bearing in mind we need a LB as well?
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 11:18

I suggest getting a younger alternative without the experience but with more than 2 years ahead of him of top flight football. It all boils down to the fee though doesn't it? If he's dirt cheap then sure, as cover for 1 or 2 seasons he'd be decent. But there's bound to be a reason for him going dirt cheap too.

But with the sums suggested it's like throwing away money we don't have. With the availability of funds we have to plan more than one year ahead.
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#49 StevO

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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 11:29

distin is asolid defender, he may be 31 but he is still in great shape. We can easily get two to three good seasons out of him and have a solid player who can cover. And talk of moyes' policy on over 30s, anyone remember nevilles contract extension? How long?
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 11:56

I suggest getting a younger alternative without the experience but with more than 2 years ahead of him of top flight football. It all boils down to the fee though doesn't it? If he's dirt cheap then sure, as cover for 1 or 2 seasons he'd be decent. But there's bound to be a reason for him going dirt cheap too.

But with the sums suggested it's like throwing away money we don't have. With the availability of funds we have to plan more than one year ahead.



Be more specific . Its no good saying hypothetically we should sign this fictitious young CB who is also superb at LB and would only cost us 5p and would be willing to play for nothing!

There are only 6 days left we are desperate and Distin fits the bill in all but age
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 12:23

distin is asolid defender, he may be 31 but he is still in great shape. We can easily get two to three good seasons out of him and have a solid player who can cover. And talk of moyes' policy on over 30s, anyone remember nevilles contract extension? How long?


Aye, Weir give us years of service so isn't that bad a signing. Though 5 million is way too expensive.
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 13:58

http://www.clubcall....-in-938065.html


I hope this is the case.
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Posted 26 Aug 2009 - 14:45

http://www.clubcall.com/aston-villa/pompey-offer-goes-in-938065.html


I hope this is the case.




SSN have been saying all afternoon that Everton and Villa have both agreed a fee beleived to be in region of 5.5M
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 09:39

Be more specific . Its no good saying hypothetically we should sign this fictitious young CB who is also superb at LB and would only cost us 5p and would be willing to play for nothing!

There are only 6 days left we are desperate and Distin fits the bill in all but age


I was being intentionally vague as I feel that Distin is about as far from what I believe we should be looking at as is possible. Especially with all the other names at CB we've been connected with. If we get a decent battling midfielder Neville can cover LB and RB if needed. A CB needs to be added with potential and ability in mind, which is why Steven Taylor fits the bill perfectly even if I think people's opinion of him has skyrocketed after his name was mentioned.

While Distin and Huth would be good temporary solutions I still believe with the funds that we have that we need to look at more longterm solutions.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 11:23

I was being intentionally vague as I feel that Distin is about as far from what I believe we should be looking at as is possible. Especially with all the other names at CB we've been connected with. If we get a decent battling midfielder Neville can cover LB and RB if needed. A CB needs to be added with potential and ability in mind, which is why Steven Taylor fits the bill perfectly even if I think people's opinion of him has skyrocketed after his name was mentioned.

While Distin and Huth would be good temporary solutions I still believe with the funds that we have that we need to look at more longterm solutions.



I admit its not an ideal situation but there are only 5 days left to go we have left it too late to start scouring the world looking for somebody younger.
None of the other CBs we have been linked with can fill in at LB. Its ok saying Neville can fill in at RB,LB,CB and DM but what happens if he gets injured?

I agree with you about Taylor and Everton have obviously enquired about him. Moyse has said he wants 2 CBs and I personaly will be happy if he is one of them
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 11:35

i would be seriously pissed off if we signed distin for 5.5 million pounds for a 31 year old. am sorry but there must be other options for davey to look at surely he wont spend 5.5 million on distin, a few years ago i would have said yes good signing but not now. why the hell did we let valente and jacobson go?
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 11:40

Valente retired I think and Jacobsen wanted a 2 year deal but Moyes wasn't convinced enough to offer him anything but another year.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 13:08

It was on Radio City before that someone from Porsmouth fc had confirmed that they have accepted a 5m bid from Everton & they now expect him to leave.....

Ill try and find a link on the net
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 13:32

It was on Radio City before that someone from Porsmouth fc had confirmed that they have accepted a 5m bid from Everton & they now expect him to leave.....

Ill try and find a link on the net



It was thier Chief Exec Peter Storrie , its also been on SSN & TalkSport

http://www.tribalfoo...r-distin-280461
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 14:47

Villa have had bids for warnock and dunne accepted and pompy are in talks to sign a centre back from watford - williamson I think. This deal is looking like it'll be done in time for him to line-up alongside yobo on sunday.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 14:51

Villa have had bids for warnock and dunne accepted and pompy are in talks to sign a centre back from watford - williamson I think. This deal is looking like it'll be done in time for him to line-up alongside yobo on sunday.

Completly agree. Looks odd's on now. It's all gone a little crazy transfer wise today. Stoke agree fees for Huth and Tuncay, Pompey sign Smith and agree fee for Brown and Williamson, Blackburn get Chimbonda, Villa agree fees for Warnock and Dunne. All happening very qucik at the moment.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 14:55

Valente retired I think and Jacobsen wanted a 2 year deal but Moyes wasn't convinced enough to offer him anything but another year.

i liked Jacobson and since we already had him made sense to me to keep him. he made a difference in the cup final. feel sorry for him to be honest, finally signed for a team (bburn) thinking hes probably 1st choice then they go and sign salgado. isnt Chimbonda a RB too?

Edited by galacticaracnid, 27 Aug 2009 - 14:57.

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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:11

Just been announced that he'll sign for us when he passes medical.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:11

beat me to it! signed subject to medical, Cracking bit of business IMO! on sky sports now
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:13

Just been announced that he'll sign for us when he passes medical.



Well I'm gutted that we're wasting that sort of money on him.

Plus, I still can't get a new player on the back of my shirt because I don't rate him lol.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:19

http://www.evertonfc...eal-agreed.html


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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:23

Well I'm gutted that we're wasting that sort of money on him.

Plus, I still can't get a new player on the back of my shirt because I don't rate him lol.




Im happy that we have now got 2 CBs at the club
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:27

"Everton have agreed a deal to sign defender Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.

The 31-year-old Frenchman will put pen to paper on a three-year-deal subject to passing a medical, which will take place at Finch Farm on Thursday evening.

Chief Executive Robert Elstone confirmed: "All the formalities have been completed. After Sylvain made it clear his preferred destination was Goodison, the Chairman moved quickly to finalise the deal and Sylvain is now on his way to Merseyside to undergo a medical."

David Moyes moved for the experienced former Paris St Germain, Newcastle United and Manchester City player after agreeing to sell England international Joleon Lescott earlier this week.

The Blues boss is also without long-term injury absentee Phil Jagielka until October at the earliest and has been forced to play midfield regular Phil Neville at centre-back in Everton's last two games.

Distin will become Moyes' third major capture of the current transfer window, following on-loan striker Jo and Russian international midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov into Goodison Park. Subject to passing the medical, Distin could begin his Everton career on Sunday when Wigan Athletic are the visitors to Goodison.

An FA Cup winner with Pompey in 2008, Distin, who was the subject of a reported move to Aston Villa, can play left back as well as his preferred central-defensive position."
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:34

i dont think is a bad signing, he has experience in the league and i think he is known as a top centre back in the league, hopefully we get some more players in moyes!!
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:35

Well I'm gutted that we're wasting that sort of money on him.

Plus, I still can't get a new player on the back of my shirt because I don't rate him lol.

I feel the same on both points. I'm most tempted to get Rodwell on the back now.
Very disapointed with Distin though, after being linked with Taylor i really didn't want to go for some old hasbeen like Distin. We could have got someone like Turner fro Hull for a similar fee.

But beggers ca't be choosers I guess and a centre back is a centre back. We are desperate for numbers at the back so at least this is something, still not the signing i would have prayed for.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 15:59

If Lescott had leftr at the beginning of the summer would we be looking at signing Distin I dont think so but we do need cover and would rather have him than no one
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 16:06

Well he's one of the few CBs that can also cover left back, so from that point of view it's not terrible.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 16:31

How much did we pay?
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 16:37

I do wonder if Moyes has already had some players looked at whilst the whole Lescott drama was going on any way. I mean, just look at how swiftly we completed the deal for Bily so maybe he already has cover for both positions lined up?

I know, I am naive but signing Bily has me all excitable :lol:


Actually i too got super excited when we signed Bily!
Distin sounds like an experienced player, but whats up with Villa biding last minute?!
Are we getting anywhere at signing Rasmus Elm?
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 16:41

He's a good player with experience and there's no reason why we couldn't get 3-4 seasons out of him.

Richard Gough was 87 when he retired. :)

We don't know how much we paid. I don't think it would be as much as 5m.

Not sure why all our fee's are undisclosed?
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 16:50

Actually i too got super excited when we signed Bily!
Distin sounds like an experienced player, but whats up with Villa biding last minute?!
Are we getting anywhere at signing Rasmus Elm?



villa have are in talks with richard dunne, distin has agreed to sign for us.
elm is on his way to az alkmaar mate.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 18:23

Well I'm gutted that we're wasting that sort of money on him.Plus, I still can't get a new player on the back of my shirt because I don't rate him lol.



You keep banging on about him being a waste of money yet you havent come up with an alternative or did you want us to try and last until January with only Leighton Baines as cover for LB?
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 18:33

You keep banging on about him being a waste of money yet you havent come up with an alternative or did you want us to try and last until January with only Leighton Baines as cover for LB?

Turner will likely cost SUnderland the same figure. I'd prefer him. But am at least greatful we have someone.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 18:44

http://news.bbc.co.u...ton/8225396.stm

Everton have agreed a three-year-deal with Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin, with the Frenchman set to undergo a medical on Thursday.
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Posted 27 Aug 2009 - 18:51

I am content to have Distin come here. We do need some defensive players. And now that Hibbert has been red carded, it makes recruitment even more important.
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