Too much turnover at defense?

Discussion in 'Everton' started by Rocket, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The BBC reports that Stubbs, Pistone, and Watson are all leaving Goodison after declining to sign 1-yr contracts:

    I know we're bringing in some good new players, but still, it makes me a little uneasy to see so much of last season's defense leave.

    Will any of the newcomers play as well for us as Alan Stubbs has? Perhaps, but I wouldn't count on it. Yobo, for instance, came to us with impressive credentials, but has only had moderate success here.

    To me, this wholesale change of the defense is an unnecessarily risky move.

    I guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope Moyes knows what he's doing.
  2. sarabella

    sarabella BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 22, 2004
    I don't think there's much Moyes can do about it, other than pay them money that they aren't worth. Pistone is crap, despite his major improvement this season. Watson... well, I hold an unnecessary grudge against him so I don't care if he goes. I'll miss Stubbs, but what more can he really expect than another year? He's ancient and we shouldn't lock ourselves into paying him for a couple more years.

    The turnover in defense makes me nervous. If it ain't broke...
  3. chifirefan

    chifirefan Member

    Apr 20, 2000
    Change is good. However, let's see who we have in the back...

    Naysmith Weir Kroldup Hibbert

    We only have Yobo on the bench. OMG! We definitely need more defenders!!

    It would have been nice to keep Stubbsy or Watson on for coverage. But, there is some potential to get some money from these guys. (Fingers crossed!!)

    Trust in Moyes.
  4. Scouse

    Scouse New Member

    Jun 17, 2002
    You'd have to assume our back-4 will look like this as it stands:
    (L-R) Naysmith-Kroldrup-Yobo-Hibbert

    It's only Naysmith there that really worries me.
  5. Gmak

    Gmak BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 13, 2005
    Stubbs sucks i don't know why u sukers like him remember wen he practically 'gave' baros the ball to score? that was idiotic. if you ask me he deserved that 'career-ending' tackle baros gave him. it was to punish him for his mistakes. Kroldup and Yobo are good younger defenders who will help us in the ELP and CL.
  6. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Boy, you're gonna be popular around these parts.
  7. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    Check your PM's.

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