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Title: Pienaar
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 01, 2018, 04:28:51 AM
Officially retired
One of my favourite Everton players.... What's your memories?

Goal at Arsenal and the flicks in Europe for cahill and Osman goals stand out for me
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: TheRam on March 01, 2018, 04:36:56 AM
The partnership with Baines is something that will be talked about through the ages.

In a way he was kind of responsible for the sudden fad of the inverted wingers we see today.

Incredible player for us and someone we haven't even come close to replacing.
Title: Pienaar announces retirement
Post by: Trowel on March 01, 2018, 04:42:44 AM
Enjoy the retirement. We've not been the same since he left :(

https://twitter.com/therealstevenpi/status/968956361483673602
Title: Re: Pienaar announces retirement
Post by: blue slug on March 01, 2018, 04:45:13 AM
Our last creative player
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: dunkster on March 01, 2018, 04:50:38 AM
I was thinking about him the other day along with moyes other signings back in the day..young Baines, young jags, lescott, pienaar, arteta, cahill, yakubu, ossie.
Most of our squad we have now wouldn't get into that team save maybe pickford, Walcott and gana
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Evertonian in NC on March 01, 2018, 04:56:21 AM
Just his raw, pure joy on the pitch.  His Mandela undershirt.  He was one of the main reasons I first caught the Everton spirit.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 01, 2018, 04:58:00 AM
Pienaar probably the most intelligent player I've seen play for Everton. (On the pitch obviously, his drunken tweets suggested of it he isn't )
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 01, 2018, 05:02:23 AM
https://twitter.com/GoodisonPics/status/820599860055474176?s=19
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Tony Clifton on March 01, 2018, 05:05:55 AM
Probably my favourite player since Kanchelskis.  Just such a clever player, could draw a foul in his sleep, was an absolute pleasure to watch him.

I hope he stays in the game and puts that football brain of his to further use.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Goaljira on March 01, 2018, 05:11:47 AM
Him, Arteta and Baines absolutely rinsing Paul McShane for a whole game was one of my favourite memories.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Bigstickytoffee on March 01, 2018, 05:16:58 AM
The partnership and rapport with Baines is up there with the best in the premiership and he cost nothing. The fact that he was such an honest and hard working pro makes him a legend, that left side combo will go down in everton folklore.

What I would give for those days now.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Brownie on March 01, 2018, 05:19:58 AM
After Big Nev my favourite ever player
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Confucius on March 01, 2018, 05:24:57 AM
Love the guy. Should of scored more.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: bluestevie on March 01, 2018, 05:54:25 AM
Loved watching Pienaar play, there will never be a better partnership in modern times like him and Bainesy down our left side. Some of my favorite goals from him were the sweeping finish against Hull (I think) seconds after he came off the bench, the goal that give us the lead against United in the 3-3 game when him and Arteta sliced the Mancs open on the break and his more famous goal against the same team to earn us a 4-4 draw at Old Trafford that effectively cost them the title
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: stirlingblue on March 01, 2018, 06:05:00 AM
Loved his weirdly deep voice.

Like a guinea pig James Earl Jones.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Cuttyblue on March 01, 2018, 06:58:24 AM
You could pen Pienaar in with three opposing players to the touchline and his close control skill would see him either escape, pass to another Everton player, or draw a foul.  Technically, just a cracking player.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: djws1788 on March 01, 2018, 08:44:53 AM
yep that Arsenal chip in the snow stands out for me, had me really believing weíd leave the Emirates with all 3 points for a change. not to be unfortunately.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: blargins on March 01, 2018, 10:26:04 AM
One of my favourite players. Was gutted when we lost him to Spurs and he never came back the same player.

That goal against Arsenal was golden. One of my favourite Everton goals.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: blue1948 on March 01, 2018, 11:41:32 AM
Just loved to watch him on the ball,I remember when he came and was carrying an injury , Arteta was interviewed and asked how was ,his reply was you are going to like him .The understatement of the decade for me .OH and some on here hated him !!! .
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: GLewis on March 01, 2018, 12:34:06 PM
One of my favourite players. Was gutted when we lost him to Spurs and he never came back the same player.

That goal against Arsenal was golden. One of my favourite Everton goals.
Often see people say that he wasnít the same when he came back.

But I think thatís partly the natural thing where you donít remember the mundane from the previous time and also partly because it seemed most obvious that our up turn in form from jan 11 was due to Jelavic.

But on an individual level he actually scored a few goals in the second half of 11/12 (including one in beating Chelsea).

And on a team level we also went from being painfully turgid to watch to almost instantly being a team that played good football again (see him being cup tied for the Lípool semi as an impact the other way).

Itís also no coincidence that we havenít really played that much good stuff after the point where he got injured towards the end of 13/14 either.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Bally on March 01, 2018, 01:19:42 PM
Loved him hated his fucking nickname
Used to sit front row of the Family Enclosure he always had a smile and a wave for the kids, some of the work with Baines I saw close up was nothing short of mesmerising.
Title: Pienaar
Post by: Dr. Sponge on March 01, 2018, 01:27:49 PM
A bargain buy in stark contrast to our transfer activity these days.

Great little player. Him, Osman, Arteta and Baines were brilliant to watch together when they were on song.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: JordanianEmbassy on March 01, 2018, 01:34:42 PM
https://twitter.com/GoodisonPics/status/820599860055474176?s=19

But we never played any good football under Moyes. Ever. Never. Especially not for that goal at the Park End against Fulham - the players were trying to hoof it but accidentally passed it.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Mick 1995 on March 01, 2018, 01:53:59 PM
Deserved to win something that little generation of blues.

The 09 final was the moment. Win that and i genuinely think we would have kicked on.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Macca77 on March 01, 2018, 02:09:21 PM
Brilliant player, loads of memories, one that sticks out was when he fixed the South Africa flag after he scored at the Park End, said afterwards it was upside down
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Lxxx on March 01, 2018, 02:49:53 PM
Loved him, hated his shots at goal.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Cozzie on March 01, 2018, 03:31:15 PM
An incredible player, one of my favorites during my time watching Everton.

His understanding with everyone else was almost telepathic, the left hand sided trio of Him, Osman and Baines with Areta also in the mix was just a joy to watch.

Don't think we will see the likes of that again, it was seamless at times.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Toffee1 on March 01, 2018, 03:39:31 PM
Superb player and hopefully @Cozzie (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1629) last point will be wrong and we will see that kind of play again soon (This will be aided by getting rid of Steptoe and Son, by appointing a good manager and DOF).
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Rodenplav64 on March 01, 2018, 03:44:39 PM
Can he still walk ? Get him in the team alongside Cahill .
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: formerKHL on March 01, 2018, 04:26:39 PM
Loved piennaar...main reason me son loved going to watch everton..

used to crack me up when he ws shooting...his shots were either crap or a goal....
as mentioned above I remember the goal where he came off the bench and literally jogged up front and first touch slotted into the corner..( I remember it being against sunderland..but not sure)..

Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Danny on March 01, 2018, 04:27:58 PM
https://twitter.com/GoodisonPics/status/820599860055474176?s=19

Made me nostalgic for players who can actually dribble rather than doing pointless tricks, you watch the way Arteta, Osman and Pienaar go past players there and it's obvious it's something were sorely lacking now.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Toffee1 on March 01, 2018, 04:42:27 PM
Loved piennaar...main reason me son loved going to watch everton..

used to crack me up when he ws shooting...his shots were either crap or a goal....
as mentioned above I remember the goal where he came off the bench and literally jogged up front and first touch slotted into the corner..( I remember it being against sunderland..but not sure)..



Was it this one? About 1 min 30 in. If it wasn't, still a class goal.

Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: formerKHL on March 01, 2018, 05:04:02 PM
YUP that's the one.....thought it was sunderland..

at least got the stripey shirts right...DOH!!
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: mikey_blue on March 01, 2018, 06:03:34 PM
Watching the ball be played into Pienaarís feet, him Holding the ball up to wait for Baines to cruise by on the overlap. You could just see fullbacks head fall off.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Bluenose 91 on March 01, 2018, 06:27:53 PM
Deserved to win something that little generation of blues.

The 09 final was the moment. Win that and i genuinely think we would have kicked on.

Yeah I was going to say this too.

Real shame the likes of Arteta, Pienaar, Cahill, Jagielka and Baines didn't win something with us.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: brap2 on March 01, 2018, 06:28:32 PM
Canít remember if Iíve already commented in this thread but yes, what a little player. Desperately need technicians of his calibre in the league at the moment never mind at Everton.

Some of those goals, the football is stunning.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: themilkycoffees on March 01, 2018, 06:33:32 PM
One of my favourite Everton players ever. Serially underrated by outsiders.

I think the partnership with LB was a big factor in what made him that good, which may have been one of the reasons it never really worked for him at Spurs.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: 74Blue on March 01, 2018, 06:42:53 PM
You could definitely see the Ajax coaching in him. He was decent with both feet, a master of drawing a cheap foul and had real awareness of what was going on around him. Fantastic little player in his pomp, and one that should definitely have won something during his time at Everton. His almost telepathic partnership with Baines was mesmerising at times.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: TheRam on March 01, 2018, 06:50:07 PM
Felt really sad watching tat compilation of his goals.

Just seeing the way we played and some of the players we had during that time.

All started to slowly unravel at the turn of the decade
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Silas on March 01, 2018, 07:04:17 PM
When he was injured he spent a good 10 minutes chatting to my daughter and had her hop over the barrier to take a picture
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: toffee_scot on March 01, 2018, 07:29:06 PM
Definitely one of my favourite players in the last 10 or so years.

I think it was his performance in our 6-1 victory over SK Brann in the old UEFA cup that made me realise we had a cracking player, even though he was still only on loan to us from Dortmund
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Toddacelli on March 01, 2018, 10:19:17 PM
I just watched that vid of his goals and thought "What the hell is he doing so far forward all the time? He's a midfielder ffs!"
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Heisenberg on March 01, 2018, 10:27:09 PM
If he had more pace and stamina he'd have spend his career at barca or madrid. Never seen a more inelegant player. The ball stuck to his foot he was brilliant. When he got his move he deserved better than spurs in my opinion
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Evertonian in NC on March 01, 2018, 11:07:51 PM
If he had more pace and stamina he'd have spend his career at barca or madrid. Never seen a more inelegant player. The ball stuck to his foot he was brilliant. When he got his move he deserved better than spurs in my opinion

Same thing about his shot being more reliable.  I've never rued his lacking anything greater.  Loved him exactly as he was, he embodied the spirit of Everton as well as any player of the modern era.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: duncandisorderly on March 02, 2018, 12:07:06 AM
Brilliant footballer and always gave his all. One of those worth the entrance fee alone. As above if he'd had more pace he could have genuinely been a great, but then he wouldn't have played for us.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Evertonian in NC on March 02, 2018, 12:10:05 AM
Brilliant footballer and always gave his all. One of those worth the entrance fee alone. As above if he'd had more pace he could have genuinely been a great, but then he wouldn't have played for us.

What was that quote (it was in a book I recently read), went something like "but I would have died for Everton."

I always got the impression Pienaar felt that way about us.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Jimmywhack on March 02, 2018, 12:26:46 AM
What was that quote (it was in a book I recently read), went something like "but I would have died for Everton."

I always got the impression Pienaar felt that way about us.
Dave hickson

Id have broken bones for any team I played for but I'd have died for Everton

Or sommet like that
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: howard1334 on March 02, 2018, 07:56:13 AM
I was thinking about him the other day along with moyes other signings back in the day..young Baines, young jags, lescott, pienaar, arteta, cahill, yakubu, ossie.
Most of our squad we have now wouldn't get into that team save maybe pickford, Walcott and gana

Overstating your case a bit, but I will agree that we have no one matching the likes of young Baines, Peinarr, or Arteta at the moment. Give us those three in their prime right now, and I think we would be a real threat.
Title: Re: Pienaar
Post by: Thornton_19 on March 03, 2018, 05:16:40 AM
He is bloody spamming up Instagram.