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mustve been an old story because theres nothing anywhere to suggest he has signed a new contract, other than the one at the end of last year...

 

 

Sky Sports News are normally quite reliable and they ran the story on Wednesday & Thursday

 

Unfortunately I havent got a link but it basically said Donovan, who spent time on loan at Everton earler this year, has signed a new four year contract with MLS.

 

The fact that it mentioned his loan spell with us and the fact it was SSN tend to make me think it was genuine. If it is an old story then it is remarkably poor journalism from Sky

 

Maybe some of the American lads on here can shed some light on it?

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Sky Sports News are normally quite reliable and they ran the story on Wednesday & Thursday

 

Unfortunately I havent got a link but it basically said Donovan, who spent time on loan at Everton earler this year, has signed a new four year contract with MLS.

 

The fact that it mentioned his loan spell with us and the fact it was SSN tend to make me think it was genuine. If it is an old story then it is remarkably poor journalism from Sky

 

Maybe some of the American lads on here can shed some light on it?

 

Just had a quick scope around tinternet and it looks like shite reporting mate............Last deal was signed mid December.

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Hi everyone, been a while since I have posted. Love the new, fresh forum. Sweeet. Which brings me to my post.....

 

The who should we sign question that looms like a damp squib waiting to happen every year for us blues. Well, after reading about our interest in Scharner, I just had to find an outlet to 'vent' off. We have made solid and steady progress by bringing in young and progressive talent under Moyes, with the odd expception and there are not many 30+ players that make a positive or significant impact. I certainly would not view Scharner as a player of that calibre, and I think he would be best placed to accept he is going down with a team that resembles his level of ability. Any hooo. Although he is free, he would still want to be paid. I would much rather we continue to bring in and nurture some up and coming talent, as it is clear we have the basis of a very effective, well balanced squad.

 

For example: Ajax have a plethora of upcoming midfield talent at the moment. In particular, I fancy Christen Erikson ( not literally ). He is a player that can control a game and has a great football brain. Seems to pick out passes that nobody else sees and is able to slow down or pick the pace of the game up to suit. Would cost a bit, as there are a good few clubs looking at him I believe, but nevertheless, would be just the ticket, and would probably cost less than Defour and may even be easier to obtain. As for strikers, what about Sam Baldock from MK Dons??? Small, penaly box finisher. We seem to have plaenty of great player getting balls in and plenty of people winning crosses and long balls. We could do with someone in those tight areas to 'finish' clinically. He's a terrier of a player and has a great eye for goal. Again, he may cost a bit as he is English and has played for England U20, but, cheaper than any established player at home or abroad, probably.

 

I have no doubt that Moyes will pull another 'rabbit out of the hat' this summer, and there have been rumours, as usual, of us 'scouting' many players. But our lack of financial clout and failure to qualify for european competition this year is going to have a significant impact on transfers.

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didn't know where to put this, probably needs moving.

 

anyway, in light of the recent talk with kenny about the squad and with most of us recognising that we don't have cover at left back, anyone for Wilfred Bouma now he's been told he can leave. could be a decent enough option for a year or 2 perhaps and enable us to spend money elsewhere? granted he's not a world beater, but international that's capable of atleast pushing baines which is somethign we don't currently have

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didn't know where to put this, probably needs moving.

 

anyway, in light of the recent talk with kenny about the squad and with most of us recognising that we don't have cover at left back, anyone approach the lad now he's been told he can leave. could be a decent enough option for a year or 2 perhaps and enable us to spend money elsewhere? granted he's not a world beater, but international that's capable of atleast pushing baines which is somethign we don't currently have

 

his injuries would be a worry but on a freebie for a year would be okay with an option for a second year

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Out:

 

Not sure. Anichebe has shown good qualities when he's been on, so I've started believing in him.

 

In:

 

Creative and Pacy Right Back

Creative and Pacy Winger (Landon Donovan)

Frequent Goalscorer

Backup Centreback

Backup Goalkeeper

 

I'd like both Senderos and Donovan to sign permanent deals.

 

New Striker and Right Back should definately be the most important, I think.

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Out:

 

Not sure. Anichebe has shown good qualities when he's been on, so I've started believing in him.

 

In:

 

Creative and Pacy Right Back

Creative and Pacy Winger (Landon Donovan)

Frequent Goalscorer

Backup Centreback

Backup Goalkeeper

 

I'd like both Senderos and Donovan to sign permanent deals.

 

New Striker and Right Back should definately be the most important, I think.

 

We've pre-contracted with Jan Mucha and have coleman. IMO the positions in bold aren't priorities. The rest i agree with.

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I always thought he was a RB :unsure:.

 

 

i think he can play right the way across, but i think he's a number 3 and most of the link you'll find will probably say leftback...few centre half

 

Who are you talking about boys??

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Thought we were talking about Scharner. :huh:

 

 

Sorry, this is my fault!

 

Mike started a thread in rumourama titled Wilfred Bouma but it wasn't really a rumour so I moved it into this thread, but I hadn't realised he'd only named Bouma in the thread title and not in the actual post.

 

Sorry for the confusion.

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I think our squad is big enough to compete with just one game a week so maybe its just quality instead of quantity. Yobo, Ruddy, Jutz, Vaughan definately to go for me. Get Beckford, Mucha and Ledley on frees to compensate for them and spend our dough on a top striker and the usual Davey loan to buy (hopefully a pacy winger, Ben Arfa please). Sounds like this portugese lad is coming and i would go for Connor Wickham at Ipswich who could be a player and a half!

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Probably out of our price range but there's going to be a cull of citeh players who would probably improve us possibly leaving this summer...

 

SWP (linked to arse for £5m in papers), Ireland, Santa Cruz, Richards/Onourha?

 

If they sorted us out with one of these (SWP please) it'd build a few bridges!

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i think i'd rather have phillips as it is what we need more for me

 

 

We need someone who is more likely to fall over his own feet than put a decent cross in? He's got all the pace in the world but no end product so I wouldn't want him.

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i do rate SWP but he is too light weight. Ireland looked incredible at the start of the season (or was it last season - im still not awake) and has more to his game. SWP is quick, thats it.

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We need someone who is more likely to fall over his own feet than put a decent cross in? He's got all the pace in the world but no end product so I wouldn't want him.

 

he's not that bad he just never gets a run in the team and with johnson and bellamy playing like they are i can't see him getting in..if he got a decent run in the side he would be a great buy if you ask me! we all know moyes can get the best out of players and i think he could get it out of phillips too

 

as for ireland...good player but would cost too much and we already have options in the middle..too high maintenance aswell if you ask me

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he's not that bad he just never gets a run in the team and with johnson and bellamy playing like they are i can't see him getting in..if he got a decent run in the side he would be a great buy if you ask me! we all know moyes can get the best out of players and i think he could get it out of phillips too

 

as for ireland...good player but would cost too much and we already have options in the middle..too high maintenance aswell if you ask me

 

I'm with you, the main thing we are missing is pace - the ability to spring someone on the break. At the moment when we break down an attack our outlets are pienaar, yak, saha, etc who have got the skills to hold the ball up and get other players in but with someone like SWP he has the pace to go more direct. You look at villa and spurs with young/ag-bang-a-whore and lennon and they are so dangerous with their pace on the counter - I think we're a better footballing team than both but we just lack the pace in wide areas.

 

*** another point I say with a pinch of salt, say arsenal do go in for SWP, where does this leave walcott? (probably more central role at arse) but if there's anyone who could get the best out of him, it'd be moyes!!! (wishful thinking!!!)

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Does anyone fancy roque santa cruz as our new number 9. can't really see him gettin a regular game next season for citeh and i think they may let him go for around £10 million. whenever he's played against us he has looked dangerous and his goal scoring record aint bad. Ok he's not prolific but his all round game would benefit our stlye of play alot. On top of him my other ins/outs would be:

 

ins

beckford (free)

ledley (free)

ireland (8 million)

 

outs

yakubu (8-10 million)

vaughan (3 million)

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Does anyone fancy roque santa cruz as our new number 9. can't really see him gettin a regular game next season for citeh and i think they may let him go for around £10 million. whenever he's played against us he has looked dangerous and his goal scoring record aint bad. Ok he's not prolific but his all round game would benefit our stlye of play alot. On top of him my other ins/outs would be:

 

ins

beckford (free)

ledley (free)

ireland (8 million)

 

outs

yakubu (8-10 million)

vaughan (3 million)

No. Injured too often, wages will be astronmical.

 

Ireland yes (if he drops his wages), Beckford (for making money out of nothing and maybe getting a decent striker) yes, Ledley no.

 

Yak - give til Jan, if hes still a lazy bugger no less than 10m

JV - its not going to happen for him, yes.

 

2 signings for me, Pienaar new contract, Donovan if possible. Both Yak and Saha on their day can bang in goals for fun, they just need to put in the effort.

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No, he's shit. Didn't even rate him that highly at Blackburn, and certainly don't rate him at all at City.

ok there is this too, but i was trying to be more subtle! :D

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No, he's shit. Didn't even rate him that highly at Blackburn, and certainly don't rate him at all at City.

 

My view thrice. Had one good season (debut) and has dramatically fallen away, was suprised Manshitee paid as much as they did, Blackburn should have been laughin...!

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Does anyone fancy roque santa cruz as our new number 9. can't really see him gettin a regular game next season for citeh and i think they may let him go for around £10 million. whenever he's played against us he has looked dangerous and his goal scoring record aint bad. Ok he's not prolific but his all round game would benefit our stlye of play alot. On top of him my other ins/outs would be:

 

ins

beckford (free)

ledley (free)

ireland (8 million)

 

outs

yakubu (8-10 million)

vaughan (3 million)

 

Your right his goal scoring record is fucking piss poor so a big fat NO

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Well, first of all, i think its gonna be different summer than couple earliers. And with a weird way. I dont think we urgently need anyone in, if we can keep this team, and hopefully we will have all of them 100% fit when next season starts(and ofc for a most of the season, ONE TIME! :) ). Anyway, our worst position lately has been right defense, and i think its gonna be Seamus this season, who will step up and take that place. He has been loan and got tough games division lover, wich have to be good for him, he did look good when he were playing with us also last season. And i would like to see some1 influential dribbling winger for us also(well, this is a neverending dream). I loved Donovan, hes pace were very useful for us, but i think he is impossible to get. Probably the first summer for a long time that doesnt have to check every hour have we got any1 in :D

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I have a genuine feeling this season, that besides no Europe, we'll make a decent signing. Not world class ness, but a Marque signing to show our intent and ambition to the other players who've commited themselves. I know we don;t have that much money but i rekon for one player, we would.

 

If we are looking for a 'non' name player (i.e someone whos value isn't affected by their rep), i'd like to see Pedro León from Getafe. Has been awesome this season, he's 6'0ft, got bags of skill, has pace ( :o ) and can score from set peices. He's arguably one of the best players outside the 'big' boys of Spain and reall really looks the part.

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stephen ireland is putting a transfer request in according to SSN..i'd love him but we don't have the money to buy him and what we need i don't think so i can't imagine it happening..but thought i'd stick it here anyways as it is mentioned earlier in the thread about him :D get ready for the rumours!

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Balotelli...his attitude, when harnessed in the right way, has never met the likes of David Moyes. He'd be brilliant.

 

Not a chance in the world of that happening. If we had the cash I'd consider it but we don't so it's a big no.

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Pienaar and Yak out apparently,

round abouts 20-25 mil for the pair.

 

As mentioned Pedro Leon, or mexican Andres Guardado, who both fit the bill as pacey wingers but capable of doubling in other areas. They both seem like hard workers as well, and seems to fit Moyes' mold..

 

I'd say we need a striker but no one springs to mind in the right price-range. Ola Toivonen could serve as a long term investment but I think he'd be to expensive and to similar to what we have, we need someone who's a proven goalscorer (preferably in the PL)..

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I think I heard somewhere that Luca Toni has been released by his club (Bayern?)... I would be mildly interested if it wasnt for the astronomical wages!

 

not a chance, overrated cheatin actor.

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You're like one of those sneaky farters; you drop and run.

 

:lol::lol::lol: Jeez I am choking here.

 

 

I think in fact that we should jump in and sign David Villa from under Citeh's noses, just to show who is the biggest club. :lol:

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romey maybe the thought of Xavi, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro, Marquez and Alves all attacking and setting him up goals might scare him so much he'll want to move again!

 

He was the main man at Valencia, we'll let him keep that role if he wants to move on to us! :lol:

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