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Hats off to Moyes - Now see it through

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by tj_hammers (U13979050) 19 August 2009
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Just read the Lescott news and i have to say i think Moyes is an absoute legend.

Lescott is under contract and Everton do not want to sell. He has obviously reacted badly to this as he wants to chase the cash at man City.

So Moyes is digging his heels in and has dropped him. The question is what does this mean??? Does it mean Lescott will leave or is Moyes going to stand by his word and not sell whatever happens.

I do like Lescott as a player but IMO he is not even the best defender in your team let alone England. If he is dropped and doesnt play he is damaging his chances of a world cup place.

So do you think Moyes is gonna stick to his word ???

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Moyes is well within his rights, but I think the damage has been done and he needs to let Lescott go now. However, I agree with punishing him in the interim to teach him some humility first - he is contracted to Everton, and you don't bite the hand that feeds you without consequences.
If Toure is only worth 16m, Lescott to me is worth about 9m, so anything over 20m is outstanding and makes financial sense. I'd want to work a cash plus player deal, e.g. 12-15m plus Kompany, Dunne or Zabaleta, as Everton are very short on defenders now.
Personally I don't see Man City going places, so if Lescott, Barry, Adebayor et al want to go for one big payday then so be it. This summer of greed-driven madness in football has been very depressing to watch. Hopefully, for the good of the game, Man City and Real Madrid will both crash this season and, once everone sees that money isn't the be all and end all, and that talent and teamwork are, the market will settle again.
My top bet for the season - Hughes to be gone by Christmas.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

i don't think Moyes has got an option anymore.

I know that there are very few centre backs alternatives at Everton at the mo but the whole thing is destabilising the dressing room and preventing the club from pushing forward. The fact that Everton had such a solid season last year means it would be a total waste to allow this to mess this one up.

Take the money, see if you can get someone else in and push on as a team; not a group of players plus one "want-away-star"

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Would sell Lescott and get a true faithful defender who has respect and character .. being a West Ham supporter I have seen more of the prima donna's come and go ... let him go to Man City he deserves the Bellamy's etc ... the pariah's of football. Let them all play in the top 4 year in year out and enjoy the premiership and a month in Europe as they see it ... meanwhile let the real teams play premiership football... his carrer will be over by the time he is 30 and then he will be regretting his foolishness. You cannot teach loyalty ... it comes naturally.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

If Moyes gives in, hopefully he can take comfort knowing that in all likelyhood Capello will never pick Lescott after this.

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posted Aug 20, 2009

I agree with moyes, but now he should sell him get money out of it, and to a utd fan in here saying real madrid did it to ronaldo, do u member doing it to carrick and berba??? so u cant say anything really. this happens because money is now more important

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Moyes should not sell Lescott this year as he will have to play good to be considered for the World Cup; in essence this should be his best year to date. With Lescott resent behaviour I wonder if he realises this and I also worry about him being left out of the squad for tonight. Is this purely as a response to his behaviour and attitude or is it a signal that he is not being cup tied?

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posted Aug 20, 2009

Way to go David Moyes! Good to see that somebody stands for something even if it costs Everton some cash! After Lescott's feeble performance last Saturday maybe the bloom is now off the rose.

However, the real villan in this mess is Mark Hughes. He knew early on that Lescott was not for sale and he should have looked elsewhere. Hughes has absolutely no class! :)

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posted Aug 21, 2009

dont think i'd sign a defender who has just been on the wrong end of a SIX - ONE defeat.

he cant be all that.


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posted Aug 22, 2009

Good for Moyes!!!

I'm and Arsenal fan, and Lescotts antics last week exposed sveral good reasons why we, Man City or anyone else should leave him well alone.
(it helped our goal difference as well).
Yes, he wants to earn more money, however he is supposed to be a professional footballer, and allowing his dissatisfaction over a transfer to interfere with his play is absolutely not professional.

Its time more managers took Moyes's stance. Drop them from the teams, and fine them for not trying.
I don1t really blame mark hughes for his role in this, probably has helped him to see he should keep his money in his pocket.

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posted Aug 22, 2009

There is a story in the mail today that the deal has been done. 22Mil. Dunno if it's true of course, but IMO it's only a matter of time.

Frankly, Moyes comes out of this as someone who completely misjudged this situation, tried to be strong and ended up looking weak and ineffective.

A lesson in how not to manage.

Very disappointed in Moyes, IMO showing an arrogance, bullying attitude and lack of understanding on how transfers work in this day and age.

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