January 2022 Transfer Window

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by WestcliffHammer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:07 am

chalks wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:58 am
Yeah they've been farcical for the past 2 years havent they :asleep:
In fairness whilst Moyes has performed well in the transfer market overall but there have been failings Hugill, Areola (High wages sitting on bench), Vlasic and Alex Kral who can't get a look in for love nor money. Moyes has spent wisely in general but he has also wasted a fair bit too. He does have credit in the bank as far and has performed absolute wonders but the dithering around in the transfer market us ultimately going to cost us its what Everton fans always critised him for.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by smuts » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:09 am

He looks like a magician about to produce a rabbit behind that shirt...

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Jedi Al Khalaas » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:12 am

HEGYI - The signing we were waiting for! :coolas:

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Burnley Hammer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:12 am

Just because we only find out this week that we're interested in a player, that doesn't automatically mean we haven't had an interest before now. It just means we didn't know about it. We know how Moyes works, how close he likes to keep things to his chest, and how long he takes to make up his mind, do his due diligence etc. So what's the chances that he's just suddenly come up with a new name in the last week? If we are genuinely interested in Broja (and that's a big 'if' considering the source of that information) then he'll have likely been interested for a while - we just weren't aware.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Wilko1304 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:14 am

None of Areola, Kral or Vlasic are failures.

Kral must be doing something right or we’d have kept Coventry here. Areola was great business for a year and probably gets a permanent deal soon, looks the best goalkeeper we have. Vlasic is improving with each game and his signing is being entirely rated by fee and short-term thinking.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Burnley Hammer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:15 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:07 am
its what Everton fans always critised him for.
Whilst also enjoying a grand total of 8 top 7 finishes on a modest budget.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by StevePottsGoalsReel » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:20 am

Puff Daddy wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:49 am
When you think about it, we have three totally different people, all with their own very different agenda's, operating over player transfers. Is it any surprise therefore, we find this all so frustrating and difficult to conclude any deals ?
You're right.

The only way to resolve this is to get the three of them locked in a room for some time and hope that Sullivan, Moyes and hammerman11 can thrash their differences out between them.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by kitthehammer » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:20 am

Our problem is we only really have a decent starting eleven. As soon as anyone is injured or on international duty we suffer.
We now have internationals coming up so even if we buy a couple of players we could be hit by injuries from the internationals and we're back to square one.
We just don't have a strong enough bench and there are players we need to shift who aren't improving us at all, they are lesser fill-in players rather than equal level who we can rotate.

But my main fear is because of this we will see our best players leave come the end of the season and we're back to just staying up every season.
Maybe we have to treat this season as a one off like 1986 as we are punching above our weight but its a sad reality that unless you have money you can't compete at the very top with a decent squad rather than just a starting eleven.

I think most would agree that if rice gets injured then our season is over really.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Georgee Paris » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:21 am

Burnley Hammer wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:15 am
Whilst also enjoying a grand total of 8 top 7 finishes on a modest budget.
No doubt about it - if stability is what you want he’s your man.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Sloop John B » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:23 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:07 am
In fairness whilst Moyes has performed well in the transfer market overall but there have been failings Hugill, Areola (High wages sitting on bench), Vlasic and Alex Kral who can't get a look in for love nor money. Moyes has spent wisely in general but he has also wasted a fair bit too. He does have credit in the bank as far and has performed absolute wonders but the dithering around in the transfer market us ultimately going to cost us its what Everton fans always critised him for.
What a lot of silly nonsense.

"Performed absolute wonders" but but but....

By your logic signing a striker would be wasteful as either them or Antonio would spend time on the bench "(High wages sitting on the bench)"

Sit tight, players will come...

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by hammers92 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:28 am

Every single manager has failed transfers attached to their name.

The key is to get it right more times you get it wrong. And that’s where Moyes’ record, Sunderland aside, has been pretty good.

I also recall him wanting Kroos and Bale when he joined Man United to be told no and given Fellaini and Mata so..

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by e20too » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:30 am

Ironing Board wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:05 pm
Probably not. But, at the same time, I doubt Ex would know one way or the other!
Words are certainly malleable. Who wouldn’t be interested who wouldn’t if he were known to be unhappy put out feelers like no doubt they do hundreds of times. That however has nothing to do with focusing on him, negotiating or making an offer at the other end of transfer activity. Yet ‘interest’ could cover anything on that spectrum.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by The hayfield » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:32 am

WestcliffHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:57 am
Next summer is the one thats going to hurt us even more Newcastle, Southampton, Villa, Man Utd all going to be very active in the transfer market all with significantly richer owners than we have all also competing for the same sort of standard of player and can't offer the salaries they will be able to. As I've said the ideal time to get a step ahead was to invest last January spend properly in the Summer and lay down foundations of deals this January during the season. We've had our opportunity to progress. If its true Man Utd don't want to sell Lingard to us well when Rice looks to leave in the summer when we've plummeted down the league with the lack of players and no Europa League at minimum we should also refuse to sell to Man Utd but we will at the first opportunity too and it will be nowhere near hes market value Rice's comments after the game sounded not far off a come and get me plea
the new Southampton owner is worth just over £1b and Kretinsky as I've posted before is also in charge of his girlfriend's father's money . And given they made a joint bid for Chelsea . Is it really beyond the realms of possibility that they've combined at west ham which if they have that's £20b only the Saudis and man citys owners have more .

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by alantaylorsleftfoot » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:32 am

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:32 am
Weren't all of your examples summer transfers?

Would we sell any of our first 11 players right now for any amount of money?
1. No. 4 were summer, 4 mid season

2. Bad example, we are fighting on 3 fronts, do not have a bloated squad or financial issues (ffp or whatever)

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by il_martello_di_genovesi » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:32 am

smuts wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:43 am
With Antonio now off to play 3 WCQ in 7 days, we have to move now surely?

The deadline day scattergun hoping we bag someone really won't wash this time.
We should've moved as soon as he decided he was playing International football.

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by HammerAl » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:35 am

Was Hugill the last striker Moyes signed?

That deal was weird/dodgy as f*ck!

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by paulhs1 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:39 am

What are we waiting for?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Georgee Paris » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:40 am

paulhs1 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:39 am
What are we waiting for?
500 pages = 5 new signings

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by Sloop John B » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:41 am

paulhs1 wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:39 am
What are we waiting for?
Signings?

When do we want them?

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Re: January 2022 Transfer Window

Post by S-H » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:41 am

Sloop John B wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:41 am
Signings?

When do we want them?
Two years ago!!!

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