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Re: Everton

Postby The Modernist » 21 Jul 2018, 21:05

He does seem bizarrely overpriced, but we'll see.

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Re: Everton

Postby PENK » 22 Jul 2018, 16:28

I’ve read that the Richarlison fee has been inflated as a kind of pay-off to Watford for ”tapping up” Silva last year...
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Jul 2018, 20:43

PENK wrote:I’ve read that the Richarlison fee has been inflated as a kind of pay-off to Watford for ”tapping up” Silva last year...


That actually makes it worse.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Jul 2018, 08:51

John aka Josh wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:£50 million for a 21 year old who has scored five EPL goals, and not scored - or done a jot- since November last year?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44907306

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Everton were believed to be willing to pay about £35m but there are likely to be clauses that will take the deal closer to Watford's asking price of £50m.



So, might only be £50m if he's a success. Little faith in the buying acumen of Silva?



At £35 million he's a huge huge risk. At £50 million...well, it's absurd.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 01 Aug 2018, 12:02

Now this signing I like much more....

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45024174

Baines cannot go on for ever and we desperately need to get some youth into our defence - quickly.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Aug 2018, 21:35

Very pleased with the final day in the transfer market - with Mina, Gomes & Bernard, he's really boosted the squad in key places. Zooma at CB as a late loanee is great business too. The interesting one for me is signing Joao Virginia,the 18 year old keeper from Arsenal - plays in the very successful under 19 Portuguese national team and is very highly rated. Weird one with Cech looking increasingly creaky for the Gooners.
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Re: Everton

Postby WG Kaspar » 10 Aug 2018, 22:35

I agree Pete. Lots to be optimistic about. I hope they give Dowell a chance though, he can be special.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Aug 2018, 12:50

An excellent performance yesterday, especially after going down to ten men for 50 minutes. A draw at Wolves under those circumstances is pretty good, I think - and a good free flowing game too.
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Re: Everton

Postby Butch Manly » 22 Aug 2018, 21:14

Diamond Dog wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:£50 million for a 21 year old who has scored five EPL goals, and not scored - or done a jot- since November last year?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44907306

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Everton were believed to be willing to pay about £35m but there are likely to be clauses that will take the deal closer to Watford's asking price of £50m.



So, might only be £50m if he's a success. Little faith in the buying acumen of Silva?



At £35 million he's a huge huge risk. At £50 million...well, it's absurd.


Decent start, like.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Aug 2018, 22:03

Two games in, like.
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Postby Butch Manly » 23 Aug 2018, 12:04

Of course. But he's looked the part - and we'd all be moaning like hell if he'd looked disinterested and missed several sitters.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Aug 2018, 14:07

Tonto Papadopoulos wrote:Of course. But he's looked the part - and we'd all be moaning like hell if he'd looked disinterested and missed several sitters.


I'm not sure what your point is, Andy.

If he continues to score at the rate he is, then he'll justify his price tag.

Let's see how he is come January. We'll have a better idea then.

I can't remember you commenting on his transfer prior to the season.
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Re: Everton

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Aug 2018, 14:32

My point is that you said earlier:

"£50 million for a 21 year old who has scored five EPL goals, and not scored - or done a jot- since November last year?"

and I said that it was a good start, with that in mind. I did share your concerns, Pete, though I was encouraged by Silva having already worked with him.

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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Aug 2018, 14:40

I hope to God he is worth all the money and more!
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Re: Everton

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Aug 2018, 15:43

After transfer deadline day, I'm pathetically optimistic. Will I ever learn??
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Re: Everton

Postby WG Kaspar » 23 Aug 2018, 16:14

I have not as yet mentioned that we're gonna win the league, which means there's a very good chance that we actually will
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Re: Everton

Postby Butch Manly » 23 Aug 2018, 16:25

We should fear no-one, Theo. Silva has transformed a moribund squad into an already useful-looking side. We're back!
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Aug 2018, 09:06

Worrying injury for Keane ysterday - and that there's been no statement yet as to his present condition.... let's hope he's okay.

A great game at Bournemouth - to go two up (after going down to ten men) was superb. But Bournemouth had a fantastic record of late recoveries last season and did it again yesterday. I think a draw was a fair result all in all.
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Re: Everton

Postby Butch Manly » 26 Aug 2018, 12:35

Agreed. Hopefully, Richarlison learned a little lesson yesterday. Fingers crossed for Keane.
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Re: Everton

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Aug 2018, 12:46

Diamond Dog wrote:Worrying injury for Keane ysterday - and that there's been no statement yet as to his present condition.... let's hope he's okay. .



A hairline fracture of the skull. Jeez - lucky boy.
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