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Discussion in 'Soccer Board' started by Ned Yocho, Mar 1, 2018.
We are both so unabashedly biased that our eyes can no longer be trusted.
I'm not unbiased enough to say it might not work out. I'm just getting pissed at people not giving it a chance. Everton are spending money because they want to be in the Top 6. You have to take risks. Liverpool made a bunch of shitty purchases just 4-5 years ago/City put a bunch of money to people that didn't work out when they started building 10 years ago. But getting "Bigger" names in helped bring in more. If we overpaid a little bit, it's because we had to. I'm just becoming a little defensive because it seems like people are making fun of us because we are trying to actually achieve something for the first time in 20 years.
Edit: And like I've said. CB was the biggest need in this squad, so getting two good defenders, that may be great or may not be, is huge for us.
The team is doing the right thing to make the jump. My only concern for Everton, both last year and this, was the Bale 7 effect. You take a lot of shots, many miss, but most will take a few seasons to integrate into the team and get the right chemistry. It took time for those Bale 7 surviving players, a fluke academy product putting it all together in Harry Kane, and the right manager to put Tottenham in consistent top 4 contention. You've got to take these chances and when people say "overpaying" or anything like that, caring about transfer fees is stupid. Unless the fee will bankrupt the team, it isn't important. Wage structure can be a talking point, that actually changes players' attitudes and desires.
Yeah, so we are on the same page then. Most people we are bringing in this year are in positions of need, or fillers until we have kids ready from the academy Zouma gives Holgate one more year to really be ready. This may not be a top 6 year. But it could be if your team gels and next year we don't have to spend as much because the bulk of the needs were met this year. Last year was admittedly a disaster but that was because all of our signings were high wages and not really any positions of need, but rather luxury.
Honestly never thought this thread would spend so much time discussing Everton
I love toffees going into my mouth, but not coming out
Until last year, we didn’t have the money to participate in this thread. It’s good to be here.
That is the link to Colombia's top player list based off the world cup alone.
You see it has him ranked #1 overall
You can click on "defense" and it will rerank just scoring for defending plays. You will see he was still ranked the best defender for the team. Its wasn't a huge difference but he ranked #1
God damn it it’s Colombia not Columbia
David Sumpter is the creator of the twelve engine.
This is a nice article on his work
Michy scoring 20+ while Morata struggles to score 10 seems like the safest bet ever
Well of course! Morata has to face rainy Wednesdays at St...Fulham.
Buying the title is still allowed, right?
Been blowing some Evertonians?
Cool site, thanks.
Newcastle's record signing this year is a department store
House of Fraser bought by Sports Direct for £90m
We have so much more to make fun of here.
That really looks like a Columbian jersey.
One more transfer confirmed for Newcastle
House of Fraser to Newcastle
Barca could have gotten 50 million on Gomes by himself had they sold him last summer. Discuss that Marca.
That was my bad. First part was in reference to the Everton gang bang. Was going to make a Chelsea joke but I had to work or something.
Damn. I gave you credit in my head for doing that on purpose making fun of Banks and gave a like
I debated that for a second but went for it
Why does one cancel out the other?
I thought you saying “that was my bad” was saying it was an error
I’m tired. I don’t really know what you’re saying right now
Deal in total is for 38m
Thilo Kehrer to PSG from Schalke for 37 mil euros is almost done
PSG just trying to decide if they want to full on tell FIFA to suck their balls or just hint at it.
That also means Boateng will stay at Bayern and be a distraction all year
Bayern will only win the league by 15 points this year. Rooins.
Burn it down......
After getting Michy, Valencia has signed Gameiro and Cheryshev the last two days
Nzonzi to Roma. Much need with De Rossi being old AF, Gonolans being trash, and Strootman being ok since losing his knees:
$30 mil I believe.
Bacca going back to Villarreal in the deal
What a fantastic market for Milan thus far. Might have one more move for the midfield left.
Could have sworn Laxalt transferred to an EPL team but apparently that fell through?
West Ham was trying to sign him... Think they offered 10m for the player. Genoa wanted 18m
Genoa owes Milan 11m for Lapadula in 2019
What they did was essentially rework that transfer and bring in Laxalt to Milan.
Milan will pay 3m upfront for Laxalt and Genoa will keep Lapadula. Genoa may also get 4m in bonus based on Milan/Laxalt performance.
You can have Gonolans
I've seen a few rumors about him...
I think the final targets are
Malinkovic-Savic (40m loan + 80 obligation to buy + Borini)
I guess if they strike out with both of those gents you could fall back on Gonolans
I think Burnley was rumored to be close to a deal, but it never came to fruition
Sebastian Rudy given permission to leave Bayern, with Schalke being the probable destination. Would leave Javi Martinez as the only true 6, but the roster has 4,694,101 other midfielders, so I’m sure it could be overcome.
Sebastian Rudy didn’t travel with the team today. Likely headed to Schalke.
I'm guessing that means they won't move Thiago?