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Title: Poll: Which of our new signings are you happiest about?
Post by: Goaljira on August 10, 2018, 03:47:03 AM
Pretty self-explanatory, which of the summer's signings are you happiest at seeing join the club?
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Post by: Evertonian in NC on August 10, 2018, 03:48:19 AM
Voted Mina.  Think he's going to make our back line so much more dynamic.  Night and day difference.
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Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 10, 2018, 03:48:35 AM
Tough one that.
Title: Re: Poll: Which of our new signings are you happiest about?
Post by: Goaljira on August 10, 2018, 03:50:18 AM
Tough one that.

Previous years any of them would have been easy winners.
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Post by: Toffee1 on August 10, 2018, 03:51:24 AM
Like all of them but think that Bernard could be very, very special for us.
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Post by: Juanito on August 10, 2018, 03:52:40 AM
I asked my mate in Brazil about Richarlison, Bernard and Mina. Raving about Richarlson (thinks he will make the 2022 squad) and Mina but not so much about Bernard, as he was not so great for Brazil. Still think he will be good for us but Richarlison could be something extra special.
Title: Re: Poll: Which of our new signings are you happiest about?
Post by: Bob Sacamano on August 10, 2018, 03:54:26 AM
Previous years any of them would have been easy winners.

I havenít picked yet either. Iíve actually hovered over them all. Mina for obvious reasons, Bernard because heís got that bit extra, but Digne is possibly doing it for me. Baines is pretty much my all time fave player, and to replace him you need to do it right. Iíve got a very good feeling about our Luc.
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Post by: BlueForYou on August 10, 2018, 03:54:54 AM
Richarlison
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Post by: Robioto on August 10, 2018, 03:57:59 AM
Richarlison excites me the most.
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Post by: sam of the south on August 10, 2018, 03:59:59 AM
Richarlison thus far with his power, direct running, and positivity, but I hope I change my mind constantly throughout the season because they ALL emerge.
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Post by: MmmblueBernard on August 10, 2018, 04:00:18 AM
Me.
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Post by: Risky on August 10, 2018, 04:01:23 AM
Proper tough question that.

Richarlison has massive potential, seems like a great guy, and can easily imagine him being a proper hero at Goodison.

Mina meets a massive need in theory, and if he's successful will be a fantastic signing.

Bernard a massive x-factor for me.  Massively talented player but question marks as to whether he'll be able to adapt to the English game, huge upside if he does.



Digne whilst less obvious could potentially be the answer to our Baines succession problem and looks a quality player.
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Post by: Silas on August 10, 2018, 04:05:59 AM
Potentially five great signings i think gomes could be a big surprise
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Post by: dekko on August 10, 2018, 04:09:02 AM
All of the above.

Everyone is an Upgrade to what we had.
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Post by: brap2 on August 10, 2018, 04:15:48 AM
Richarlison has the potential for an awful lot of egg rubbing in an awful lot of faces.

Think heís going to be a special player. Perfect modern prem era player and Iím very happy about signing him. No qualms over the doh at all.

Digne - good solid signing. Safety first approach and might have a bit of an upside once he plays significant minutes.

Bernard is a bit of a wow signing for me. Surprised thereís not been much fuss in the media or footy pods...might take 2/3 months before he starts performing. Could be a real winner, could easily slip down the pan.

Mina - pleased with this one 8/10 signing I think. Big massive young CB who could be worth a tidy profit in 12 months. Potential CL level CB if he settles.

Gomes - adds slightly more vertical dribbling to the midfield, which is progression up the pitch one way or another so OK. Would have preferred a better passer of the ball - but wondering if Bernard will take some of that responsibility?

Zouma - Day one Prem-ready upgrade on anything weíve got, CL level at his best and his injury is behind him...hope thereís an option to buy.

Overall - great window you have to say. Very pleased. Some minor causes for concern and I think quality wise, had we got Ghezzal instead of Richarlison, Seri instead of Gomes, Schurrle instead of Bernard etc. Would we feel much different? Might not be streaking ahead in the way some think.
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Post by: Goaljira on August 10, 2018, 04:17:32 AM
Richarlison has the potential for an awful lot of egg rubbing in an awful lot of faces.

Think heís going to be a special player. Perfect modern prem era player and Iím very happy about signing him. No qualms over the doh at all.

Digne - good solid signing. Safety first approach and might have a bit of an upside once he plays significant minutes.

Bernard is a bit of a wow signing for me. Surprised thereís not been much fuss in the media or footy pods...might take 2/3 months before he starts performing. Could be a real winner, could easily slip down the pan.

Mina - pleased with this one 8/10 signing I think. Big massive young CB who could be worth a tidy profit in 12 months. Potential CL level CB if he settles.

Gomes - adds slightly more vertical dribbling to the midfield, which is progression up the pitch one way or another so OK. Would have preferred a better passer of the ball - but wondering if Bernard will take some of that responsibility?

Zouma - Day one Prem-ready upgrade on anything weíve got, CL level at his best and his injury is behind him...hope thereís an option to buy.

Overall - great window you have to say. Very pleased. Some minor causes for concern and I think quality wise, had we got Ghezzal instead of Richarlison, Seri instead of Gomes, Schurrle instead of Bernard etc. Would we feel much different? Might not be streaking ahead in the way some think.

I'd take all 3 of our signings over those.
Title: Re: Poll: Which of our new signings are you happiest about?
Post by: brap2 on August 10, 2018, 04:20:23 AM
I'd take all 3 of our signings over those.

Youíre probably right but thereís not THAT much in the quality between what weíve signed and what West Ham / Fulham / Wolves / Leicester have signed I donít think. Richarlison stands out as one of real potential, Bernard I think as well but genuinely I donít know how much Ukrainian Liga A or whatever did you watch? I reckon Iíve seen him about twice in my life.

Mina / Zouma / Digne / Gomes the clubs wanted rid.
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Post by: sam of the south on August 10, 2018, 04:24:17 AM
Youíre probably right but thereís not THAT much in the quality between what weíve signed and what West Ham / Fulham / Wolves / Leicester have signed I donít think. Richarlison stands out as one of real potential, Bernard I think as well but genuinely I donít know how much Ukrainian Liga A or whatever did you watch? I reckon Iíve seen him about twice in my life.

Mina / Zouma / Digne / Gomes the clubs wanted rid.

Yeah, but the clubs that wanted rid are Barcelona and Chelsea.

And Chelsea only wanted to loan Zouma, as did Barca with Gomes, plus theyíve inserted a buy-back clause with Mina, and the fans on Twitter were all sad to see Digne leave.
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Post by: Heisenberg on August 10, 2018, 04:24:55 AM
You know whats crazy. For every window I remember (team selection included) its always so obvious what we need to strengthen in. Like there is always a general consensus, we need x y and z. But we never do it. Its like a fan has picked what areas to strengthen and what players to buy, it's been more or less perfect
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Post by: Ravardo on August 10, 2018, 04:32:05 AM
I went with gomes simply because i hope he will be replacing schniederlin,, other than that it wouldve been richarlison but they look to be all excellent signings and im looking forward to 6 months time once theyve all gelled as a team
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Post by: Ell Capitan on August 10, 2018, 04:35:46 AM
Gomes (were it not a loan) because I think heíll add a huge amount to us in the middle of the park where weíve been sorely lacking.

Genuinely think the gulf in class between him and what weíve had for years in the middle will become apparent very quickly.

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Post by: themilkycoffees on August 10, 2018, 04:42:37 AM
Went for Richarlison. Think he'll be a quality player for us and has got the potential to take us to the next level. Mad how people are still going on that we've overpaid for him. I think he'll be worth every penny and then some.

Buzzing with our window to be fair. Players with potential, at the right age.
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Post by: Heisenberg on August 10, 2018, 04:45:28 AM
In a Market were danny ings is worth 20mil. Richarlason for 40 odd mil is sound
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Post by: AllyBlue14 on August 10, 2018, 04:48:01 AM
Richarlison, but Digne is a very close second for me. Good pedigree, seems like a top lad and a position we've been crying out for.
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Post by: TheRam on August 10, 2018, 05:14:42 AM
If I was to write a list of five players I wanted us to get, realistically, Zouma and Gomes wouldíve been on there. So Iím made up weíve got them in *touches wood*

Hopefully weíll make the Zouma transfer permanent next summer. Gomes is a bit of an enigma but has quality in abundance.


Never did I think we could attract a player like Bernard, could be a game changer, could also flatter to deceive.

Digne is pretty much the best available left back out there we could attract and will slot in seamlessly

Richarlison will be a special player. Think he could reach a level we havenít seen since the Lukaku days.

Mina impressed at the World Cup. Do worry about some things Iíve read, but the fact weíve pursued him so aggressively puts me at ease.

Overall weíve addressed all areas that needed to be addressed, added quality, youth, lowered the wage bill and trimmed the squad of most of its deadwood.

Brilliant work by everyone involved.

Title: Poll: Which of our new signings are you happiest about?
Post by: Ramjam on August 10, 2018, 05:59:49 AM
For me it's Gomes, quality ball player in the midfield with a steady head who can take the game by the scruff of the neck and make things happen without fear, he's been there and done it so I recon he's going to be a real game changer for us
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Post by: Ross on August 10, 2018, 06:09:42 AM
Ooooh....

Iíd say itís either Mina or Bernard for me. Seems weíve beaten off a few major competitors to land both of these fellas and theyíre coming in with big reputations into positions weíre in need of quality.





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Post by: Elgoodo1978 on August 10, 2018, 06:38:01 AM
Benard for me, just because its feels like an extraordinary signing. Hope so like
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Post by: cantoffee on August 10, 2018, 07:19:40 AM
Honestly just a great summer.

Addressed a lot of needs so quickly. They wont all work out as that never happens but we can at least see that Brands/Silva have identified the right areas for improvement and work tirelessly to bring in players of the right quality and right age which is tough to do.

Still work to be done and it will take time for everyone to settle. However, I think ultimately we've done great business and any one of the signings could be picked as a favourite which speaks to how well the club has done.
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Post by: Tony Clifton on August 10, 2018, 07:37:52 AM
Happy with them all for different reasons, hope they all smash it for us, though I'm excited most by the boys from Brazil who should link up well each other and the likes of Walcott, Tosun, Gylfi, and bring us a bit of magic up top. 

Oh, ok, Richarlison. ;)
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Post by: Glory on August 10, 2018, 02:04:48 PM
Marcel Brands and Marco Silva for mine.
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Post by: brap2 on August 10, 2018, 02:12:02 PM
I donít think we have, but is there any danger weíve done the same as last summer?

I personally feel the side is much more balanced. Had you asked me at the start of the summer Iíd have said superstar attacker, younger left back, physical centre back, two if possible, a centre mid who can progress the ball and another attacker - I mean...itís almost perfect, isnít it?
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Post by: blue1948 on August 10, 2018, 02:27:25 PM
Got to be Bernard just cause he has bow legs ,they always seem to have a ability turn faster and dribble better ,OK I'll get my coat.
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Post by: Cozzie on August 10, 2018, 02:28:48 PM
Yep, very good window.

Didn't think we would right the wrongs of last year so quickly.

Whilst there are still some there the crew have done brilliant to shift the deadwood that they have and who they have brought in.

For me it's Bernard because it was out of left field and I feel he could be our Juninho.

Providing all the players gel we will be great going forward this year.
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Post by: Lazarou on August 10, 2018, 02:31:27 PM
Brands and Bernard for me so far.

Brands because he has got rid of some of the deadwood, brought in young players and got one out of left field (Bernard) which is exactly what I was hoping he would bring, for free as well.

Bernard just looks my sort of player, hopefully he will enjoy it in the PL as other diminutive Brazilians have in the past and rip it up.
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Post by: 74Blue on August 10, 2018, 03:08:46 PM
I'm just really liking the approach that M&M have taken to this window, and that they have cleared out some deadwood, replacing with quality signings in positions that really required addressing.
It will be nice to have some pace and power at the back, which Zouma and Mina should provide, whilst also having a little more guile and trickery going forward, which is where Bernard and Richarlison come in. I don't really know too much about Gomes, but hopefully he's a player who will look to move the ball forwards, rather than the side to side drivel that we have had to endure for far too long now.
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Post by: TheTone on August 10, 2018, 03:09:58 PM
went for Richarlison

would have gone for Bernard if he had an O at the end of his name
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Post by: van der Meyde on August 10, 2018, 04:50:00 PM
I donít think we have, but is there any danger weíve done the same as last summer?
I mean, if anyone was going to say yes, it was always likely to be either Kramer or me.

I think there is a risk whenever you bring in half a team of new signings, but I think that risk has been mitigated a lot by forethought. Richarlison is obviously a good fit for Silva's system. Given Silva's reliance on wing play, I suspect Bernard will be too. Digne at least has the required energy and experience of playing in systems similar to Silva, even if maybe there are question marks (based on the numbers at least) over how much he'll contribute to our build up. I'm not going to pretend I've seen anything much of Mina, but from I've read it sounds like he's got experience of playing well in similar systems too.

I think there are definitely questions to be asked about 'value for money'. I still don't think we should pretend that costs don't matter - money's a finite resource and anything we waste now affects our ability to improve in the future in multiple ways.

That said, I'm not sure we've wasted an awful lot of money on any of our signings. I suspect we've definitely paid more than maybe we 'should' have for Richarlison and Mina because of their Premier League/World Cup premium. But I'm less militant about that too than I was last season. If they're the best possible possible fits we can get to fill those positions in this system, then I'm okay with it. Digne is probably the one signing we've made where there's possibly a decent argument that analyticsy type scouting could come up with cheaper options.

As for Gomes (and Zouma if confirmed), they obviously fill gaps where we don't have senior players. I wouldn't have minded us giving that game time to our youth players personally, but that's horses for courses. If Silva/Brands don't think Dowell/Davies and Holgate are ever going to be good enough, so be it.

I think it's been a good window though. We've only bought young. We've only bought players only in positions of real need. We've  only bought players who've shown evidence of doing well in similar systems. Well done Brands and Silva, it's a welcome change.
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Post by: brap2 on August 10, 2018, 05:11:19 PM
Have to say I agree with you @van der Meyde (https://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=12) - a good assessment.
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Post by: Mouse on August 10, 2018, 05:43:44 PM
It's a tough one, they all bring something we need. I love the idea of Mina dominating forwards and scaring defenders at set pieces. Brands and Silva (plus Moshiri and anyone else involved) deserve credit for addressing all the weaknesses carried over from Walsh/Koeman.

I went with Bernard. Mainly because it was out of nowhere and he brings that little bit of unexpected creativity that we've been missing for years that feel like decades.

Plus, us little fella's need our heroes too!

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Post by: SANA_DR0 on August 10, 2018, 06:28:48 PM
Bernard-ino
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Post by: Fynci on August 10, 2018, 10:35:45 PM
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