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#1 Louis

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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 17:26

Tim Howard - One Toffee that's sticking aroundEverton have announced that a deal has been completed with Manchester United to make Tim Howard a permanent addition to the Club's ranks.

Everton have agreed an undisclosed fee with the Old Trafford outfit for the US international goalkeeper.

Howard has committed his long-term future to the Blues with a five year deal that will run until 2012 and begins at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old arrived at Goodison last summer on a season-long loan, establishing himself as David Moyes' first choice keeper.

He has made 27 appearances for the Toffees, keeping an impressive 11 clean sheets.

Howard told evertonTV exclusively: "The Club share my ambition, that is for sure - the manager does and so do the fans.

"I was drawn to the Club for a number of reasons and the players in the dressing room are one of them."

Although the transfer window is currently shut, Premier League rules permit domestic loan deals to be made permanent outside the window.

By moving now for the goalkeeper, Everton have ensured one of the Premiership's most consistent performers will remain at Goodison for the peak years of his career.

Everton boss David Moyes told evertonfc.com: "We are delighted to have Tim Howard. He has come in this season and proved he is a good keeper and we are pleased to have secured him."

Howard has earned 16 international caps for the USA, with the most recent coming in a 2-0 victory over Mexico last week.


He's still on loan from Man Utd until end of the season. The very second the loan expires he is then 100% our player. Rumours suggest that we've written off some of the Rooney transfer cash to sign him.

Man Utd goalkeeping coach Tony Coton said he can be better than Schmeichel.. here's hoping.

It's also a good move as the club intend to enhance the clubs reputation in USA and Canada and what better way than to sign one of their continent's best players.
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#2 thebluenose

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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 17:45

a good adition. now all we need to do is get rid of wright and we can settle with turner and ruddy as back up
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 17:48

Thats a good Deal, well done.

Two wide players in the summer and a class left back who's never injured, and i'll look forward to next season.
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 17:52

Over the moon with this one, a settled keeper is essential, and with the way he and the defence are keeping clean sheets the future is very promising.

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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:03

Excellent news....didn't see that coming. Really fucking important signing....made up :D .
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:12

i was shocked when it came up on SSN, i was watching that channel then the yellow bar came up then the words "everton have signed..." at first i thought fernandes for some reason. Very glad we have sercured howard. this will hopefully encourage tim and micky to stay as we are now building a really decent team
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:15

Cracking news this, lets hope we can add one or two more in the summer.
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:30

great news
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:32

He's still on loan from Man Utd until end of the season. The very second the loan expires he is then 100% our player.


Presumably that means he won't be able to play against Manure at Goodison in April....shame :( . Teflon's last stand anyone (although I'm sure most would prefer Turner or Ruddy)?
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:38

Bloody delighted!!! At last a solid keep to call our own!
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:40

martyn was a solid keeper
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:44

great news now in the summer we need to get some more players lik a right mid and a left mid also swap beattie for someone maybe robbie keane or marlon harewood?

Still Great News Building Are Team Up Now
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 18:45

I ment since Martyn. Basically not Ricky Wrong.
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 19:48

Made up about this, good work Everton if we keep this up we are in danger of being quite slick in the transfare market when we want to be!
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 21:42

One relief lifted from our shoulders. Great news :)
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 21:49

Very positive signing.

Most pleased.
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 21:52

very good signing, i think we should now sign Baines from wigan in the summer
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 22:17

Great news... only thought we'd be thinking about this at the end of the season.
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Posted 14 Feb 2007 - 23:16

it's good news as he's much better than any keeper we've got at the moment, but i think that there are better options out there than Howard though.remember we are buying another teams 4th choice keeper.

Edited by The Prisoner, 15 Feb 2007 - 00:48.

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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 00:41

I think it's a good deal all around, Tim Howard likes it here, we like him, he's popular in US Soccer and I can see him being pivotal in boosting awareness of Everton in North America. I think he's been signed as more of a marketing tool than as a player, just as well he's the best keeper we have had since Martyn and before that Southall.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 03:32

Media sources today reporting a figure of 3 million.

What private arrangements between the clubs veesavee payment & deal structure is unknown.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 05:59

Media sources today reporting a figure of 3 million.

What private arrangements between the clubs veesavee payment & deal structure is unknown.

That sounds about right. It's great to finally sign him. Now we can draw our attention to other needs come summer.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 08:50

Very shocked when I saw it as wasn't expecting it.

Good bit of business.

Is £3m a bit to much for him? We paid that for Wright.

He has kept 11 clean sheets out of 27 we needed a new goal keeper. Have we paid any money or have we knocked off some of the stuff we might get from Rooney in the future (he is meant to be signing a new contract which is another bit of money for us)

All in all very good bit of business... At the monent. Never can tell what players will be like later on.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 08:53

very pleased, great news
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 09:28

Very happy about this one. What a bargain, especially when you look at us forking out 3.5 mil for Teflon and that was four years ago.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 10:29

Great news!Now his futures certain he may even get better,one less signing we need in the summer.Well done Moyesy. :D

Edited by Blue Blooded Bootle Buck!, 15 Feb 2007 - 10:29.

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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 12:08

Now his furture is certain he may well get worse as he doesn't neep to prove anything, nothing to fight for...:huh:
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 12:49

Now his furture is certain he may well get worse as he doesn't neep to prove anything, nothing to fight for...:huh:


And the world may be hit by a giant asteriod!Thats what I like to see optimisum.Sometimes theres no pleasing some people! :P
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 12:52

i'm not 100% convinced either though mate, he is another teams 4th choice keeper remember, there must be a reason that he is 4th choice?
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 13:25

he wasnt 4th choice. van der sar was 1st, then they had kushack on loan (permenant move in the pipeline) and ben foster. they've just let him move on, whats thr problem?

i love evertonians

though im sure one day we might have a team where people wont complain about us securing the future of one of our best players this season.

i wonder if you'll complain if lescott or AJ sign a contract extention
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 13:28

i'm not 100% convinced either though mate, he is another teams 4th choice keeper remember, there must be a reason that he is 4th choice?

He wasn't prepared to be second choice at man U never mind 4th, that's why he asked to be moved in the first place. Though it's hardly an indictment to be second choice there. We have seen what he can do it's not a gamble.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 13:31

theres no problem, he's probably the best we have had since big nev, but i do think there are better options than howard out there, whats happened to ruddy and turner? will they ever get their chance?
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 13:52

surprised when i read this, though am very happy. was worried we wouldn't sign him and be stuck with teflon
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 13:52

theres not much better for £3m mate.
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 14:04

I think my post may have been mis-read tbh.

My own personnal feeling is in my first post on this topc.

One relief lifted from our shoulders. Great news :)


As in thank god we got a very good keeper and we don't have to look for another one in the summer.

My next post, the

Now his furture is certain he may well get worse as he doesn't neep to prove anything, nothing to fight for...:huh:


Is just a counter arguement for

Great news!Now his futures certain he may even get better,one less signing we need in the summer.Well done Moyesy. :D



I'm delighted we've got him full time :)
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 14:55

theres no problem, he's probably the best we have had since big nev, but i do think there are better options than howard out there, whats happened to ruddy and turner? will they ever get their chance?


they are both still young, isnt ruddy still a teenager?

you wont find many keepers who are good in their early 20's

and im intregued to know who you see as a better option!

Cech?
Cudichini?
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 14:57

jaskalinein (bolton keeper)
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 15:13

^^ not for £3m ^^ ;)
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 15:15

hahahahahahaha

and how do you convince him to leave Bolton for us?
maybe about £50k a week would convince him!

i wonder what they would want for him!
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Posted 15 Feb 2007 - 15:35

I'm really pleased the deal has been done now and it'll be reassuring to have TH if we get into Europe.
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