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40 minutes ago, Bill said:

It is fact Mike, an agent has just told the other agent what wage he got for his player, and he wants the same for his player.  Ignore who the players are it's a scenario that's played out all over the World. 

It might be a fact that agents talk to each other but that doesn't make the £250k number a fact does it? And even if it was are you suggesting that if we try to sign Nobby Higginbotham from Accrington Stanley his agent is going to be asking for comparable money? Ridiculous to say it doesn't matter who the players are.

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6 hours ago, Cornish Steve said:

Most of what I'm reading in this thread is nonsense, to be honest. What matters is that we have a world-class player in our squad, and any manager unwilling to include him in his plans is an idiot.

I don’t personally think James is world class at this point. He’s super talented on the ball but he’s slow and he can’t be bothered to put a foot in. Is he walking into Liverpool or Man City or PSG etc..? If not then he’s not world class.

It’s nonsense to believe Rafa wouldn’t play the team he thinks is best capable of getting the points. If James isn’t out there it’s because he doesn’t think he gives us the best chance. Whatever anyone thinks of our manager he’s not an idiot. 

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14 hours ago, Bill said:

It is fact Mike, an agent has just told the other agent what wage he got for his player, and he wants the same for his player.  Ignore who the players are it's a scenario that's played out all over the World. 

 

Facts come with evidence, Bill. So far there's media and social bloggers being mentioned. That's not fact. 

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14 hours ago, MikeO said:

 And even if it was are you suggesting that if we try to sign Nobby Higginbotham from Accrington Stanley his agent is going to be asking for comparable money? Ridiculous to say it doesn't matter who the players are.

Cheers Mike , that’s blown my cover.
regards

Nobby   

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4 hours ago, Matt said:

Facts come with evidence, Bill. So far there's media and social bloggers being mentioned. That's not fact. 

Soon unless we take our social media information to the high court to get judgment on whether it’s fact or fiction, there’s seems very little point on posting any stories from the papers or internet sports sites, because if it doesn’t support your or my beliefs then it’s just going to be what a load of rubbish show me the evidence, no debating the merits of what’s been posted just show me the evidence, how bizarre that will be for a forum. 

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My original post was to say we have opened a can of worms and i gave the Rodriguez wage  as an example,  it may not have been the figure Quoted but the scenario is exactly  what  does happen.

Certain people are disputing the figures that I used saying that I don't know for a fact what the wage figure was, that's true but by that same thinking neither do they know for a fact that its not.

Its the scenario that's true and the fact is I have also opened a can of worms in this thread, so if you don't like it,  hard luck.  😎

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Benitez, briefly, on James’s strengths and weaknesses: https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2253507/what-the-papers-say-13-september

Maybe not all that revealing, yet Benitez’s short comment doesn’t do justice to James’s offensive brilliance, which starts but doesn’t end with his left foot.  He is understandably vague about James’s weaknesses.

I guess you could say Benitez is being sensible, practical, dealing with an awkward situation involving a player he doesn’t really want but who also might still produce goals and assists.

Wonder how the “James problem” affects team spirit, confidence, player relations, match-planning?  Issues like this — player wanting out but still around — pretty common?

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It now almost immaterial what James is being paid, at least until January as we can't off load his wages and bring other players. (he is not going to any inferior league where window is still open)

We currently now pay both James and Benitez handsomely - The pair just need to get on with it and both do their best to win for Everton. It doesn't mean Benitez is obligated to put James in the starting line up every week, but if we lose and we lacked 'creativity' in such games - the question of why didn't James play will be justified. Equally if the results come and James does not play, then it's justification on leaving him out. 

James needs to do his level best to adapt his game as much as possible to suit the way the current manager what to team to set up and play. We always take about effort and hard work being the minimum we expect from our players - I think that is all that Benitez what to see from James. This is what all the other players have to do, James just can't be give a special privilege card over the rest of the squad.  

 

 

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35 minutes ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

I think it’s ridiculous that he hasn’t made the match day squdtoday, surely even a half fit James is better than not being able to fill the bench ?

Maybe Rafa has rules and they aren't being met.   I'd like to think he would get a place but if he's not training well etc then I understand why.

All speculation of course. 

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1 hour ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

I think it’s ridiculous that he hasn’t made the match day squdtoday, surely even a half fit James is better than not being able to fill the bench ?

If we set up with a player behind the striker he should be the first name on the team sheet. Probably would have made the difference in the first half.

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1 hour ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

I think it’s ridiculous that he hasn’t made the match day squdtoday, surely even a half fit James is better than not being able to fill the bench ?

Especially when we can't name a full bench.

I understand where some peeps are coming from, like Hafnia for example, but I've got to admit this side of Rafa is something I wasn't looking forward to - a kind of egotistical stubborness, the need to be. I'm sat on the fence with this one to be honest. Hopefully it sorts itself out for the best of the club.

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4 minutes ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

After Benitez confirmed tonight it will be a minimum of two to three weeks before we see DCL, Richarlison , Pickford or Seamus an already threadbare squad really is down to the bare bones, it would be madness to continue to exclude him

Agree. They have to find a way to make it work.

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1 hour ago, pete0 said:

If we set up with a player behind the striker he should be the first name on the team sheet. Probably would have made the difference in the first half.

Gray will only benefit from James feeding him. Disappointed with how this is developing.

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