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I'm still not convinced. I can maybe see the commercial angle but in pure footballing terms Rooney wont offer anything that we either dont already have or could buy better, younger.

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If the gossip this morning is correct, it's a no brainier now.

 

Man utd may let him go on a free in summer, to get him off the wage bill.

(BBC gossip)

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If the gossip this morning is correct, it's a no brainier now.

 

Man utd may let him go on a free in summer, to get him off the wage bill.

(BBC gossip)

Also from the scum newspaper so wouldn't believe that for a split second.

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Id have him at Everton in a heart beat. Id play him from start as well. (Barkleys position) Barkley is able to play on more positions.

Imagine Rooneys passing to Lukaku. Imagine Rooneys scoring ability over Barkley. Its 1-2 years. Im sure Barkley would learn a hell of a lot from Rooney.

 

Get him in and get rid of Mirallas. Too inconsistent, might bring in a few bob to cover Rooneys wages.

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How would Rooney feel if he wasn't a regular starter? I am sure he wouldn't be a trouble maker but might he demand assurances before signing that he would start if fit.

 

I think we need to be very careful how we handle this. I am still not in favour but if he comes back he comes as another addition to the squad and no more.

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I would think if he came to Everton he would play most games. Not in an England, squeeze him into the team, kind of way. But because if his alround ability. If we play with a front three he is more than capable of playing in one of those positions and hurting the opposition. I'm not going to say he will take such a players position, because I don't believe we have a fixed team or formation should we progress where the club want to. We need players fighting to get that shirt, Wayne would fight for the shirt I believe.

 

The romantic in me would quite like to see Rooney holding a number 9 shirt, he would know exactly what that means.

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Saw it different.

Saw a player dictating play. Not doing anything fancy but moving the ball around with absolute ease. Passing range was good and created chances.

Not sure what else a team that are seventh are looking for,... maybe Messi and Robaldo combined?

 

But it's all just perspective.

 

Thought it was Ibra and Pogba that really let them down today.

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Saw it different.

Saw a player dictating play. Not doing anything fancy but moving the ball around with absolute ease. Passing range was good and created chances.

Not sure what else a team that are seventh are looking for,... maybe Messi and Robaldo combined?

 

But it's all just perspective.

 

Thought it was Ibra and Pogba that really let them down today.

im not the only one then.

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Saw it different.

Saw a player dictating play. Not doing anything fancy but moving the ball around with absolute ease. Passing range was good and created chances.

Not sure what else a team that are seventh are looking for,... maybe Messi and Robaldo combined?

 

But it's all just perspective.

 

Thought it was Ibra and Pogba that really let them down today.

Don't get me wrong he wasn't all bad. His movement was good and he picked up nice areas of space but he didn't threaten Bournemouth and when they didn't quicker more intricate player he was slow and sloppy.

 

Like Romey says for the amount it would cost us would we really see the benefit?

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Exactly what I was thinking watching it...

 

Saw it different.
Saw a player dictating play. Not doing anything fancy but moving the ball around with absolute ease. Passing range was good and created chances.
Not sure what else a team that are seventh are looking for,... maybe Messi and Robaldo combined?

But it's all just perspective.

Thought it was Ibra and Pogba that really let them down today.

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Erm, if he can shift two stone whilst having a 2 month holiday from playing for Utd, retire from england 'duty', have the summer off then sign for free then it's a strong maybe.

 

He's out of shape, he's played a hell of a lot of games, hasn't looked after himself, and we struggle to cope when sides isolate Barry's lack of mobility. Squeezing another player that is a yard off the pace into our side sounds like suicide to me.

 

A sustained break whilst keeping the kebab weight off plus restricting other on field exposure might give him a couple more years and allow him to recover some life in his legs. I'm not holding my breath for any of that let alone the lot.

 

Although it'd be rather a feat to get him for nothing for 12 months then sell for a huge fee to the Chinese league.

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Ok no fee and 150k a week, I say no but if Koeman wants him and can use him and he can contribute I could be convinced. Still think 150 is too much, maybe 125 and put rom on 150.

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For me no transfer fee means this is a bit of a no-brainer. Any player of his quality would want at least 100k anyways plus transfer fee. A bigger stumbling block I feel could how long a contract he wants, because something like four years would be too long.

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For me no transfer fee means this is a bit of a no-brainer. Any player of his quality would want at least 100k anyways plus transfer fee. A bigger stumbling block I feel could how long a contract he wants, because something like four years would be too long.

Good point. Maybe 2 years option for a third?

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Something like that would be good. I'm basing my opinion on the wish that he's maybe a bit fed up at United, having won everything he can there and maybe changing to his boyhood club could motivate him and he'd have an indian summer. Let's not forget that when Rooney plays well he's damn good. And a winner, something our current squad lacks (he might have more trophies than the entire current Everton squad).

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Still a no from me. He's not good enough for United anymore, and they're not doing much better than us this year. I know he's an Evertonian, and he loves the club, but I just don't see why we would need him -- who's place does he take? Would he be happy with more of a bench role?

 

Yes, he used to be a cracking player, and on his day he's still decent. I just think we would be getting him at the wrong time of his career and his inclusion would hurt the progress of the players we currently have.

 

Obviously, just my opinion -- if he came here I'd loved to be proven wrong.

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He'll generate some return on his wages in merchandise etc give us some global appeal to players and those further ashore that think this league only consists of four teams, his influence and experience could be worth its weight in gold

 

He still has plenty to offer imo, I wouldn't mind seeing us go up against the likes of the shite with Rooney and Lukaku next season

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He'll generate some return on his wages in merchandise etc give us some global appeal to players and those further ashore that think this league only consists of four teams, his influence and experience could be worth its weight in gold

 

He still has plenty to offer imo, I wouldn't mind seeing us go up against the likes of the shite with Rooney and Lukaku next season

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Still a no from me. He's not good enough for United anymore, and they're not doing much better than us this year. I know he's an Evertonian, and he loves the club, but I just don't see why we would need him -- who's place does he take? Would he be happy with more of a bench role?

 

Yes, he used to be a cracking player, and on his day he's still decent. I just think we would be getting him at the wrong time of his career and his inclusion would hurt the progress of the players we currently have.

 

Obviously, just my opinion -- if he came here I'd loved to be proven wrong.

Schneiderlin wasn't good enough for them either.

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Still a top four player. Bags of ability and not too old.

Massive name and a good advert for our club.

 

Still think we should buy him for the Barkley factor alone.

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I'd have him back for defo. Not as a replacement for Lukaku though, as an extra striker.

 

If Lukaku goes we need a class replacement and Rooney.

 

Oh and not for silly money or wages either.

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I'd take him back 100%. The only problem is have with it is how it would affect Barkley. Rooney is not an out an out striker anymore. He's need to be played deeper. Could they play together etc!

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I'd take him back 100%. The only problem is have with it is how it would affect Barkley. Rooney is not an out an out striker anymore. He's need to be played deeper. Could they play together etc!

Barkley's been playing his best on the right anyway, so keep him there and play Rooney as an AM. Give them both a bit of freedom and let them interchange positions too.

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If he's​ as good as he was then yes, but there's a reason he can't get playing time at Utd, it's because he's not as good as he was.

I think he's on the downward spiral and his body is slowing down, he's unable to reach anywhere near normal form. Do we really have to go back to signing has been players over the 30 year mark​.

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In terms of position, he is perfect for behind rom alongside Ross.

 

Surely he has more to offer than Mirallas/Lookman/DCL/Lennon and anyone else we have put out there at this point.

 

GK

Back 4

Schneiderlin Gueye Davies

Barkley Rooney

Rom

 

Yes please.

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Schneiderlin also wasn't good enough to play for them so he should fuck off, too.

 

United is stack at midfield, plus Morgan is a Van Gaal buy, and Jose hasn't exactly taken kindly to any of his signings.

 

Besides that, when Rooney is given time on the pitch he doesn't perform -- been a couple of seasons of this now.

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Main questions for me if he comes are:

 

Where does he play?

 

Would he accept a bench role? If not, who is sacrificed so that he plays?

 

I only see him as backup to Barkley or Lukaku, and I don't see either them sitting out, bar injuries.

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It'd be more to do with the branding of the club I think. If he signed you could guarantee his shirt would sell all over the world play or not. Raising the profile of the club would make it easier to sign better players.

 

Also I'd we made Europe next season we will need bodies in and Rooneys not the worst player to call on.

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It'd be more to do with the branding of the club I think. If he signed you could guarantee his shirt would sell all over the world play or not. Raising the profile of the club would make it easier to sign better players.

 

Also I'd we made Europe next season we will need bodies in and Rooneys not the worst player to call on.

Moshiri has himself said he is trying to raise the profile of Everton, having a world superstar such as Rooney in your squad does this. And like you said, he isn't the worst player to call upon to step in when the games build up, a lot better than having to call upon Kone.

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Schneiderlin also wasn't good enough to play for them so he should fuck off, too.

Big difference. Rooney has been good enough to play - has been captain, record goalscorer. Now he is deemed not up to it due to age or decline.

 

Schneiderlin just wasn't given the chance.

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Rooney needs to come as a striker if played in a two, or if we play with a three like we have been lately he needs to take the left side.

A front three of Rooney Lukaku Barkley will worry most defences.

 

No point in him coming here to play midfield.

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I'd play Rooney up top, and tell him to stay in the box like RVN did. You shouldn't move goal scorers away from the box. Rumour was fat Ronaldo was a great 'keeper, but he was left upfront to bang them in.

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Rooney would easily get into our XI often enough. And, though he isn't the freak he once was, he's still a damn good player who still loves this club after all that's gone on. There's a role for him here, and I have a suspicion that he wants to do good by Everton.

 

Like StevO said, a front three of Rooney, Lukaku and Barkley would be terrifying. They're all skilled, all offer something different and are all capable of the spectacular. And, having three major threats up there allows for them to move around and create some major mismatches against defenses.

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Rooney would easily get into our XI often enough. And, though he isn't the freak he once was, he's still a damn good player who still loves this club after all that's gone on. There's a role for him here, and I have a suspicion that he wants to do good by Everton.

 

Like StevO said, a front three of Rooney, Lukaku and Barkley would be terrifying. They're all skilled, all offer something different and are all capable of the spectacular. And, having three major threats up there allows for them to move around and create some major mismatches against defenses.

I'd be tempted to go 3421:

 

Holgate Jags Williams

Coleman Gana Schneiderlin Baines

Barkley Rooney

Rom

Width, threat, steel.... Plus if Rooney is feeling a bit worn out, we've got DC-L, Lookman Mirallas to take over

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I'd be tempted to go 3421:

 

 

Holgate Jags Williams

Coleman Gana Schneiderlin Baines

Barkley Rooney

Rom

Width, threat, steel.... Plus if Rooney is feeling a bit worn out, we've got DC-L, Lookman Mirallas to take over

That's one sexy lineup. I'd be replacing one of Williams or Jags with a new face. But, that would be wonderful.

 

Alternatively, take out a CB and go with a 4-2-3-1. We could then have Gana-Schneiderlin as a pair, a rotation of Barkley-Rooney-Davies in front of them and Rom up top. I know there aren't any wingers in there, but we've looked pretty damn good without natural wingers recently, anyhow.

 

The point is that Rooney gives us plenty of options in addition to being great for the club commercially, great for our young players and a possible piece in the puzzle that raises our profile for bringing in other big players.

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I like the look of that Matt, I'd like to see Keane brought in as Jags replacement and Pickford would be one of my choices if we upgrade on Joel and Sigurdsson to rotate with the likes of Barkley Schneiderlin and co

 

With the likes of Lookman and Lewis to throw into the mix we'd have some decent attacking options

 

 

----------Pickford

 

-----Holgate Keane Williams

 

Coleman Gana Schneiderlin Baines

 

-------Barkley Rooney

--------------Rom

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I'd play Rooney up top, and tell him to stay in the box like RVN did. You shouldn't move goal scorers away from the box. Rumour was fat Ronaldo was a great 'keeper, but he was left upfront to bang them in.

But Rooneys best position is behind the striker. Why would you play him out of position?

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Seems he has been playing behind for the last few years and doing pretty well.

 

Not sure he could be a front man anymore.

He's played mostly upfront, accept for a little stint in midfield playing Hollywood balls. He's clinical in the box, but needs to be told to stop drifting into midfield to get involved. Give him one job to score goals and he'll roll back the years.

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He's played mostly upfront, accept for a little stint in midfield playing Hollywood balls. He's clinical in the box, but needs to be told to stop drifting into midfield to get involved. Give him one job to score goals and he'll roll back the years.

For Man U this season he has came on as sub up front, but his starts have mostly been in midfield.... where he has been most comfortable. His passing is actually very good and his vision is one of experience.

 

But I suppose it's just opinion.

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