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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 laugh.gif

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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??????? 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.tribalfootball.com/portsmouth-chief-storrie-reveals-everton-offer-distin-280461

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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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