Timmy & Landon: vs Manchester United, 2/20 - 7.45am EST

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by Arteta's Girl, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I just want to say. I love each and everyone of you guys.
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    nttawwt :D
     
  3. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    I echo this statement. Big love from Liverpool ;)
     
  4. Trequartista10

    Apr 10, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What did City pay for Lescott again? You guys have some money, whether you choose to spend it, and whether you choose to spend it on Donovan is the question.
     
  5. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    £23m. We bought Bilyaletdinov with £9m of that. Off the top of my head I can't remember who else.
     
  6. Trequartista10

    Apr 10, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pinneart rumored to going to Bayern in the summer, and making a run in Europe will help the books. If they can't get it done now, I'd expect it to happen in July.
     
  7. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Distin - £5mil
    Heitinga -£6.2mil
     
  8. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Distin?
     
  9. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    They're the boys. I was on holiday when they signed so never really found out much about them. I remembered Jonny, but for some reason thought we got Distin for free. :confused:
     
  10. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nah, we ended up paying £5million but still getting them to for half the price of Lescott...another cracking bit of business by Moyes, I reckon. As good as Lescott was, we mugged City off there a bit.
     
  11. thejuggernaut

    thejuggernaut Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    PA
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Considering the fact that we had Distin not that long ago. And eventually replaced him with an arguably equally talented player that cost us a sh*t ton of money more... I would say you guys did a good bit of business.
     
  12. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Intersting. So in your opinion and knowing this:

    Distin - £5mil
    Heitinga -£6.2mil

    Would the rumored 7M pound bid Everton made for LD bother you? How much more would you want Everton to bid if MLS rejects that before you think it would be a bad signing?
     
  13. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nope, I'd be happy. I would say it's around the right sort of valuation. He's probably worth £8-10million if he continues up the form. A similar valuation to Pienaar I'd say - though Pienaar only has 1 year to run on his contract.
     
  14. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Doesn't Everton carry a bit of debt on the books?
     
  15. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Yeah, but it is at a better level than a fair few other clubs. We spend within our means though, put it this way, Moyes has promised he wouldn't spend money if it meant us going into serious trouble. I can see a few players leaving this summer - Yobo/Yakubu/Vaughan. We generally spend money on either the incoming TV money, or on player sales. We also structure deals carefully and do stuff like pay the transfer fee over the length of the contract, etc.

    Moyes won't pay over what he thinks a player is worth though.
     
  16. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    £10m is the most I'd like to pay.
     
  17. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Maybe Everton can pick up the shortfall then. :D
     
  18. jamezyjamez

    jamezyjamez Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Would you say Pienaar and Donovan are about on par in terms of quality? Or is it too early to tell?
     
  19. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It's the least I can do!
     
  20. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That sounds about right. Thanks.
     
  21. Principal Firebush

    Principal Firebush Smorgy Borgy Borgy

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ohio
    Where was this rumored?
     
  22. vponce75

    vponce75 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 16, 2004
    SoCal
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    I'd say they are pretty similar. Donovan obviously has to prove himself over a longer period in this league (I'm not saying he hasn't proven talent at international level already, etc.) and needs to exert himself more on some games v "lesser" teams, which he has struggled more against. Pienaar has proven very consistent over 2 and a half seasons now and played at a particularly high level in the back end of last season and the early part of this season.
    From the evidence so far, I'd say they were players of similar calibre.
     
  24. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I would put Landon on a somewhat higher level because of his insanely high work-rate and his willingness to track back to defend. But Pienaar is still a fair comparison.
     
  25. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    To be fair to Pienaar, he does work incredibly hard too but it goes pretty unnoticed at times. He covered more kilometres last season than any of our players if I remember rightly. He is probably going to win our player of the season award, maybe only Saha pushes him - I think Fellaini would have had he stayed fit.
     

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