The hot news is further down the page , but before getting there ,a bit of background to qualify my love for the toffees and surerity that I am not leading you guys on ,since we as fans have received pingpong stories about peanut for the past year ,not knowing what is true and what is media hype!!Leaving us with a lot of uncertainty of who to believe and playing with our toffee feelings, especially when the individual concerned is contributing positively to the team.
I am a South African living in Johannesburg ,on Monday before the EPL games , Supersport which is the PPV service here in S A, airs a show called Monday Night Football ,it is hosted by sports journalists ,and the resident guests are Terry Paine(the saint) ,Gary Bailey and Shaun Bartlett to name a few .
On Monday before the City game, the show aired as usual and the first guest caller they get on line was none other than Rob Moore, the agent of Peanut and a certain Bennie McCarthy. Rob confirmed that he is on holiday here in Cape Town since he is based in Barcelona.
Then the first question by Peter Davies “boom” , Rob for everyone’s sake please clarify what is going on with Steven Pienaars future as we are hearing a lot of stories in the press that he is on his way to Spurs, he is in talks with various other clubs, and so on, will he stay ,is on his way out?
His response was that all the media speculation is not true, to start with he can only talk to other overseas clubs in January, he can only talk to other Premiership clubs at the end of the season (this was news to me) so he is not about to jeopardize his agent license, further more he said that Steven is in love with Everton and has a really special bond with the manager and the fans which he is crazy about. He then went on to say that he is keeping his options open and him staying at Everton is highly possible, he said the key factor in his decision would be is that he will be 29 soon and he will have to ask himself, “am I at a club that has the possibility of winning something” that could well be the possibility at Everton come the end of the season if the squad is improved and he feels the team is strong enough to win a cup. He then went on to say that there are only certain teams he can go to, and that he is not the type of player that is going to be wanted by the likes of Barca, Real and the Milan teams, he will be probably be sought by the lesser champions league teams in Europe, that is the reality of stock which he is honest about. He then ended the topic on Steven by saying again that “come the end of the season, if Steven has seen enough evidence that Everton can present a serious challenge for a cup, he will stay”
I must be honest guys , I got the impression from the sighs in his voice and the tone in which he was speaking that he wishes Steven would have made a bit more waves that he wanted a big move and give a come and get me signal to other clubs. He did not show any enthusiasm in his voice when talking about the possibility of him staying at Everton, if you know what I mean; it’s he like sounded disappointed.
That’s it guys , make what you think of it, but as I am a fan just like you, I can assure you that this stuff is from the horse’s mouth, no middle man or Liverpool fan journalist, n o t w , the sun , etc.. ….