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February 02, 2018, 03:50:16 AM
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Mick 1995

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"Seamus is a new animal!"

Great interview again from Walcott.

Enthusiastic, polite, engaging, he just comes across as an all-round nice lad, but not one that will be anything other than relentless in the pursuit of victory on the pitch... very similar to our Seamus.

Whilst I wasn't exactly doing a jig in the street, the negativity surrounding his signing massively baffled me.

February 02, 2018, 02:41:09 PM
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Mick 1995

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Maybe it's because we didn't play two defensive midfielders that we looked better and created a lot more.

I think a lot of things went on against Leicester that were obvious but we were unable to resolve all of them in previous matches (except At the end of the Unsworth reign/start of Allardyce).

As @Bigjmill mentioned about Coleman being back allowing Keane to play his own game and let Jags help out Martina without being left open.
Gana being fit again and transfer talk around Schneiderlin allowing Davies to start.
Coleman being back also gave us a creative outlet for an entire game (not just when 1 person randomly tried something good).

A guy up front that was capable of running on more mature legs for a full game.

Sigurdsson being allowed the time & finally getting up to speed with his teammates to look worthy of the price tag (in todays market).

It all just clicked to make us a decent team again. Now, the run of form recently has destroyed our confidence and it wouldn't be Everton if we won a game easily. So we still lost our shit from the penalty onwards.
But still.

February 02, 2018, 03:05:03 PM
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Mick 1995

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It wasn't negativity as such. Many just said it was an uninspiring and not particularly original signing, which it was, but it still might turn out ultimately successful.

Then they are mentalists and/or hipsters.
What on earth has originality got to do with anything?

We got a player who is better than anybody else in our side, in his peak years for, what is today, peanuts.
I'd say that was pretty inspired.

In fact, it was original as well, because no other fucker did it, we did.

February 02, 2018, 03:25:54 PM
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Mick 1995

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Listen it might well turn out to be a decent signing but buying players who are deemed surplus to requirements by the teams we're hoping to catch isn't an original transfer policy. Walcott looks like the right kind of personality rather than Schneiderlin who is totally the wrong type but it's a risk buying players who are taking a step down.

Not quite as much of a risk as asking players to step up though.

February 02, 2018, 06:49:34 PM
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Mick 1995

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Walcott looked every inch the 20million player but did sigurdsson really look like a 45m attacking?

His stats are good but they are beefed up by his set piece delivery. I would argue for 45million you probably want someone who dictates the game a bit and has our football flowing through him. This is what Rooney does, even if he is not always effective.

If you consider what the Van Dijk's and Laportes of the world are going for then yeah.

OK, Aubamyang has standardised the market downwards a little bit.
But the fact you thinkg Walcott "looked every inch the 20m player" show syou are a bit off-kilter/out of date with values.
Tosun has had 18 good months in Turkey and the 27m we got him for was a reasonable amount.

February 02, 2018, 08:23:09 PM
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Mick 1995

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A tad over board people. Let him play 20 games and not get injured first before we all get so excited

shit, forgot about the injuries. Completley.
That is, 100%, why we got him for such a drastically cheap price.