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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:24 pm

Moyes clearly wants a five at the back system that has a smaller, more mobile full back style player as one of the three (similar to Azpilicueta at chelsea)

I expect Evra has been brought in to play in this position as an alternative to Cresswell, with the added advantage he can play LB or LWB if we want a specialist defensive player on the left side

I have always liked Evra...seems a great character

Will he play many games? I don't think he will make more than 2 or 3 starts unless we have injuries
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby damiant on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm

agreed crouchy,
totally short term squad bolstering so we can sign the real targets in the summer
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby hadleighhammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Crouchend_Hammer wrote: I don't think he will make more than 2 or 3 starts unless we have injuries


For £75k/week + signing on fee.

No wonder he's happy in those shitty videos.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby damiant on Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm

where did the report come stating £75k a week??
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Jumby on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:50 pm

damiant wrote:agreed crouchy,
totally short term squad bolstering so we can sign the real targets in the summer


Although it's more likely that we'll go after the next stop gap.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby BostonHammer on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:10 pm

If you have not seen it yet, here's a video of what it looks like when you hear you'll be making 75k a week for an occasional sub appearance:

https://twitter.com/90min_Football/stat ... 5502902272
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Georgee Paris on Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:17 pm

BostonHammer wrote:If you have not seen it yet, here's a video of what it looks like when you hear you'll be making 75k a week for an occasional sub appearance:

https://twitter.com/90min_Football/stat ... 5502902272" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Just out of interest... how would you react? I’d go bat **** crazy.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby damiant on Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 pm

ahh ok so we are purely speculating that its £75k a week with no hard evidence :arry:
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby ballantine on Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:59 pm

thejackhammer wrote:From Moyes’ presser it sounds like this was his signing.

Good enough for me.

I think it was his first choice since arriving too. Sullivan had money burning in his pocket the whole window, desperate to spend some real cash on a striker and a DM. But Moyes would have none of that: "Just play it cool until February", he said, "and we'll get a 36 year old LB sacked by Marseille for free! How exciting is that? I can hardly wait! But wait we must, Sully old chap. It can't be done before February."
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Patito on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:01 pm

damiant wrote:ahh ok so we are purely speculating that its £75k a week with no hard evidence :arry:



Well what do you think it is then?
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby hammers92 on Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:44 pm

damiant wrote:ahh ok so we are purely speculating that its £75k a week with no hard evidence :arry:


The original claim came from EX whu employee (not that him or any ITK are the absolute truth).

I still stand by that this is an absolute waste of money and a complete joke signing. We don’t need him.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Jumby on Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:36 pm

Be it 75k a week or £75 a week, it's money that really doesn't need to be spent. He's not a centre back, and even if he was, we have shed loads of them. He's an attacking left back or wing back, and we have three players that, between them, can play those roles, even if one is out for another three games.

I'm sure he's a lovely bloke, and that's all well and good, but really, if you were to say, two weeks ago, what do we need to sign, a left back would probably be the last thing you'd say, unless you're really into seeing squads full of left backs.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Colours never run on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:16 am

I've completely changed my mind on Evra now since I saw him dancing high as a kite by a phone box in town. I love a fruit loop, me. :lol:

To be honest, if I was given mega money to play football for a living I'd probably do the same every day of the week.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Colours never run on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:17 am

Jumby wrote:Be it 75k a week or £75 a week, it's money that really doesn't need to be spent. He's not a centre back, and even if he was, we have shed loads of them. He's an attacking left back or wing back, and we have three players that, between them, can play those roles, even if one is out for another three games.

I'm sure he's a lovely bloke, and that's all well and good, but really, if you were to say, two weeks ago, what do we need to sign, a left back would probably be the last thing you'd say, unless you're really into seeing squads full of left backs.



In all seriousness though, couldn't agree more. It's all a pointless exercise. Still, funky dance moves. :raver:
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Hummer_I_mean_Hammer on Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:30 am

Probably got injured doing the video.
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Ding on Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 am

Folks on a forum stomping their feet not giving respected pro a chance before he has had a kick in our colours. The same folks who have never seen this guy train, don’t know his physical condition, don’t know the intended position(s) he has been signed to temporarily cover (including DM?), clueless about his leadership and personality, don’t know the transfer strategy Moyes seems to be putting in place for the summer now that he is very likely to stay on...

History repeats.

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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Ding on Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:34 am

Folks on a forum stomping their feet not giving respected pro a chance before he has had a kick in our colours. The same folks who have never seen this guy train, don’t know his physical condition, don’t know the intended position(s) he has been signed to temporarily cover (including DM?), clueless about his leadership and personality, don’t know the transfer strategy Moyes seems to be putting in place for the summer now that he is very likely to stay on...

History repeats.

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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Hammer of Oz on Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:41 am

And the post repeats, too. Nice work!
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Colours never run on Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:26 am

Hammer of Oz wrote:And the post repeats, too. Nice work!




Ding! Ding!
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Re: Patrice Evra free transfer

Postby Turns to Stone on Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 am

Can't say I'm delighted with the signing but I'm glad that Moyes has made it as opposed to the owners.

Explaining it from a squad point of view, Moyes has clearly decided that Ogbonna is his central defender of a back three. He then wants a player on he left with good distribution and a bit of pace (so far he is mainly played Cresswell or Rice in this position). Eves can provide competition to Cresswell in this role which will then mean that Rice can purely be used as a spare central midfielder (where we are woefully short).

I agree with BF that I'd rather see Rice playing at centre back than Evra, but in Moyes system I can see why Evra may work better than any of our other CB options.

The transfer window was a shocker in terms of personnel, and we still haven't brought in a midfielder that we need, but replacing Sakho and Ayew with Hugill and Mario (both who seem to fit the system that Moyes is working towards a little better) and now having Evra as much better (like-for-like cover) fur Cresswell makes sense. For Moyes system to work he needs players who can come in and do the same job, not just the same position. Swapping Cresswell for Fonte or Lanzini for Ayew is ok on paper, but they can't do the same jobs as those players.

I just hope that Moyes can continue to wrestle away control of recruitment and team matters from that twat Sullivan. It won't fix everything but at least it will be a step in the right direction.
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