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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2013, 11:57:10 PM »
Good cover is needed in defensive positions where you need specialists and we definitely need one new fullback on each side. Reid is not now a prem standard RB and both LBs fail to impress. Central defence you have to have 4 - it just so happens that G-Mac and Olsson have had a very good run with injuries for a couple of years now.
If anywhere is going to be trimmed it would have to be 1-2 midfielders and 1 striker.
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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2013, 01:07:23 AM »
Wasn't Ashworth DOF in 2008 when we signed the likes of Donk, Meite, Valero, Kim etc...?
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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2013, 01:17:39 AM »
Wasn't Ashworth DOF in 2008 when we signed the likes of Donk, Meite, Valero, Kim etc...?

Valero, fantastic footballer. Better than any of our current payers.
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2013, 02:40:19 AM »
Valero, fantastic footballer. Better than any of our current payers.
when Valero was here he was a decent player but it didn't work out and he never really shone for us. who knows what could've happened in the time span from Valero being sold to now (5 years?) or how the players we have now will fair in the next month, let alone the next season. Heck it was only last season supporters were saying Jones was no good and needed replacing. Now he's firmly the no 1, even if we got more competition.

The Valero we had and the Players we have now are no different is basically my point. They are good players, but it isn't working out for one reason or another and it hits harder because of the price tags on them.

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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2013, 06:11:56 AM »
Sessegnon has played well in 2 or 3 games out of about 15 now?


My point is that Ashworth got the glory when things went well so Garlick should get his share of the blame with the mess we are in now.

Ashworth too should be taking someof the kicking, this years transfers will have had some imput from him as he was here to oversee the smooth transition between himself and Garlick.
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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2013, 11:48:48 AM »
The club have made poor decisions for the last 12 months. This has coincided with Ashworth leaving so it is understandable that questions now need to be asked about Richard Garlick.

We handled the January transfer window badly. I wanted to see us push on however we ended up stagnating by signing nobody and only the poor form of those around us in the second half of last season enabled us to achieve an 8th placed finish.

In the summer, instead of having a strategic plan which saw us conclude our transfer business before the final week of the season (as under Ashworth), we instead ended up having a crazy rush in the final days of the window signing about 5 or 6 players, many on hugely inflated prices. We needed a new centre half who would challenge Macauley and Olsson who are both in their 30's now. Instead we opted for 33 year old Diego Lugano simply because he was available on a free transfer. People will say "he had a good pedigree" but the important thing there would be in the past tense - he HAD a good pedigree. He was starting to seriously struggle for pace even in Europe where they play a deeper line, I don't think English football was ever going to suit him.

We then drastically over spent on Victor Anichebe when for the same money and wages we could have found a far more suitable option maybe from the continent. This has to go down at this stage as our worst bit of transfer business in our history. I have yet to meet an Everton fan or journalist covering the area who has agreed this was a good purchase for the price. Who sanctioned this deal or thought it was a good idea?

Overall, our summer transfer business showed signs of miscalculations on recruitment strategy earlier on in the transfer window followed by a chaotic panic in the final week, which resulted in an overspend which could have been avoided with better planning and what seems to me to be a slightly unbalanced squad which Steve Clarke seriously failed to utilise correctly (the fact Anelka and Anichebe didn't even make the match day squad tells you we may have filled our squad up with too many forwards without actually bringing in the perfect one).

On top of this, we had the clubs statement in the summer from Jeremy Peace about the Academy/EPPP status where he threatened to quit the system as he was under the impression that Category 1 academies would not buy from other category 1 academies and now he saw that this was possible with the pillaging of our 2 brightest youth players. Now I don't know if he was telling the truth about not knowing or if this was maybe a more political point which he knew he would have to fight, but it seemed quite obvious to me when this was first brought in that this would encourage the biggest clubs to take players for a small set compensation fee and if Peace genuinely didn't realise then I do worry about his and Garlick's judgement.

Overall, this has been an uncharacteristically chaotic year for the club and hints at a regression after a few years where we were run very well. As Garlick is the man heading up the clubs key operations, I think the blame must fall with him, or at least a large percentage.

That is why his next move on who he brings in as head coach really is crucial. Get this wrong and he has to be looking at his position.
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2013, 01:25:35 PM »
Valero, fantastic footballer. Better than any of our current payers.
yes yes yes

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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2013, 02:46:03 PM »
Can't help but feel that this is the position that Rangnick should have filled when Dan departed, I believe he was approached at the time but the time was not right.

For my money it would be him (Rangnick) as director of football with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Head Coach, clean and fresh breath of air into the club.
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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2013, 04:14:30 PM »
Can't help but feel that this is the position that Rangnick should have filled when Dan departed, I believe he was approached at the time but the time was not right.

For my money it would be him (Rangnick) as director of football with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Head Coach, clean and fresh breath of air into the club.
gets my vote too.
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2013, 04:30:40 PM »
Can't help but feel that this is the position that Rangnick should have filled when Dan departed, I believe he was approached at the time but the time was not right.

For my money it would be him (Rangnick) as director of football with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Head Coach, clean and fresh breath of air into the club.
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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2013, 04:35:28 PM »
What a great shout

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« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2013, 04:45:45 PM »
Your problem is simple. Your chairman runs the club to profit from it. It's not a passion, he's not a fan, he runs your small time club for one reason and that's to fill his wallet.

And the one time he has been forced to invest in the squad, you've signed a lot of pooh! Anelka on £35,000p.w + add ons - Just Shocking business.

Small club run for profit with little actual investment. Must sting that you've finished behind us 3 seasons in a row with your money bags chairman pouring money into your club eh?

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« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2013, 04:55:17 PM »
Valero would walk into our team with ease, we could do with someone like him now who is creative from deep. Our team was pretty awful when he was here. Can you imagine a midfield 3 of Mulumbu Valero and Yacob.
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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2013, 05:33:15 PM »
Anyone who sanctions a transfer for Anichebe should be sacked!!! 100% waste of money in my opinion. I just don't see such a deal happening under Ashworth.

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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2013, 05:40:13 PM »
Wasn't Ashworth DOF in 2008 when we signed the likes of Donk, Meite, Valero, Kim etc...?

I believe Simon Hunt was DOF when these were signed.

Regardless, be it Hunt; Ashworth or Garlick - these men don't unearth players, they co-ordinate the process, they are not 'super scouts' nor are they meant to be.
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Re: Richard Garlick
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2013, 06:12:39 PM »
Lets face it Garlick was always going to be questioned as Ashworth appeared to do such a good job while with us. The summer transfer window was extremely difficult for most clubs, then you have to consider that the planning for that window would have mostly been done by Ashworth as we are often told we plan years in advance. Although he knows the club and the way each department works he hasn't had the chance to develop the contacts in the game that Ashworth had yet, not sure JP had enough confidence in him keeping his title as 'designate' for so long.

For me the jury is out on him and its very difficult to form a fair opinion on him as most of his work will be done behind closed doors.

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« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2013, 06:40:21 PM »
I think the fact we retain most backroom staff including garlick,downing and kiely allows us some continuity but it also means things can go stale.

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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2013, 07:58:12 PM »
I think the fact we retain most backroom staff including garlick,downing and kiely allows us some continuity but it also means things can go stale.

Quite right graka, coupled with Kiely being a goalkeeping coach pretty good one too as our keepers are pretty good right now, Downing by his own admission wants to be just a number two (and I don't mean a poo) and Garlick also by his own admission would rather be where he was before being pushed into the DOF job, that is the simple reason why we need an injection of fresh blood.

God I hope it happens and happens soon don't like being gloated over by our own 'noisy neighbours'.
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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2013, 02:34:31 PM »
Valero would walk into our team with ease, we could do with someone like him now who is creative from deep. Our team was pretty awful when he was here. Can you imagine a midfield 3 of Mulumbu Valero and Yacob.
yes I can , said it before ..right player wrong time , get him back now and ...oohhhh im excited .
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« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2013, 03:05:54 PM »
Not sure if it was Garlick or not but whoever sanctioned paying up to £5.5m for Victor Anichebe needs shooting. Biggest waste of money in our history by some distance.
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« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2013, 03:45:22 PM »
Bill Kenwright must have thought Christmas had come early ;D

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« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2013, 04:16:23 PM »
Bill Kenwright must have thought Christmas had come early ;D


he soon paid it out again on a one year loan deal
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« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2013, 04:22:18 PM »

he soon paid it out again on a one year loan deal

Yes, but look at the return he has had on his investment. What has Anichebe done to justify his huge transfer fee?: Answer: Zilch.
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« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2013, 04:25:54 PM »
Yes, but look at the return he has had on his investment. What has Anichebe done to justify his huge transfer fee?: Answer: Zilch.


Dont forget Everton have a massive hole next season
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« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2013, 05:32:58 PM »
Think bit harsh the stick Anichebe is getting!

He has been here 3 x months! After the Man United game he was been hailed as the best thing since Cyrille Regis, perfect target man, etc, etc. Fair enough since then he has barely played due to injury and illness (which is my biggest concern about him) but to write him off after 3 x months is harsh.

We have had plenty of players who havent clicked straight away then turned good, as for the fee, it was reported at the time it could rise to over £6m with add ons and appearances, but was around an initial fee of £3m.

If people are writing off players after 3 x months, imagine how fans of Swansea (Bony £10m) West Ham (Andy Carroll £15m) and Norwich (Van Wolfswinkel £8m) must feel!

Anichebe may be rubbish in the end, but he also played a big part in our 'mini run' of good results but along with about 80% of our players has been poor since then, we cant write them all off!