Another example of when a big spender buying a club didn't really work out. For all the Everton fans that want some Middle Eastern Sheikh to buy our club, that won't be a cure all. I would much rather just have a stable owner to be honest. Even if he didn't have an extreme amount of money to burn.
This isn't Everton related, but I thought this article was a fascinating and eyeopening look into the current state of Spain's top league and the dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid. La Liga could be in real financial trouble in the years ahead. Though the article doesn't touch on the subject, it does make you wonder if teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid will push for a European Super League in the near future.
Just to put this up so no one misses it. Everton sign Mirallas on what seems to be a four-year deal. Moyes has a tendency to actually play the players he paid good money for, so we will probably see a lot of Mirallas (unlike some players out of the Academy).
In a suprise move by City (not the normal player they target), Everton unload the promising Roswell.
At last! Sky Sports are reporting that Everton have finally agreed a fee with Tottenham for Steven Pienaar. They give no clue as to the amount, though I'm guessing between £3-5million with add-ons. Pienaar is now due for a medical on Monday before sealing his long awaited return to the club. What do you think of Pienaar's return? have your say below.
Everton have confirmed they have pulled out of the inaugural Java Cup, which was due to take place in Indonesia later this week. Everton officals are claiming that various assurances were not met by the tournament organisers following Galatasaray's decision to pull out earlier this week. The players were due to play two games in Asia but instead will train back at Finch Farm.
David Moyes is suggesting that Everton could finally be nearing an agreement to take Steven Pienaar from Tottenham on a permanent basis. The team would fund the purchase using the Yobo money from Fenerbahce, as the two clubs finally seem to have agreed a price for the Nigerian defender. Please be true. The sooner Pienaar gets into the team and training, the better.
This is starting to concern me a bit. We have already lost Adam Forshaw, James Wallace, and Joao Silva. It also seems that Jose Baxter may be leaving too. At this rate we won't have any reserve players. I don't know why many of our young former promising players are leaving but something needs to be done. We need to continue developing fringe players and solid role players if we want a chance to contend.
Well, he was free and we have no money. It's a natural step up for Naismith, from the SPL to the EPL. More in depth analysis on what this move means for the team will follow.