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A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 10:45
Too many eggs in one...

basket for Mr Smith im afraid. We let him piss us about for nearly a month, probably as a replacement for Yak who, contrary to whats coming out of the club, i think is unsettled and wants out

It was a move that hasnt paid off with Smith, Yaks now left in limbo and if we sell to get money for a replacement it will cost us points

First real dodgy bit of management if this is the case. I know the club say Yak isnt for sale but he hasnt come out and said he wants to stay and if the price is right we wont keep and unhappy player

grantus Posted on 9/8 10:46
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...chicken

BoroTommo Posted on 9/8 10:47
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...omelette

Brick_Tamland Posted on 9/8 10:47
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He said in June that he is happy and wants to stay.

CLICHE ALERT

" A week is a long time in football" - things may have changed but apart from newspaper chatter we haven't yet seen anything to suggest he is now unhappy.

BoroMutt Posted on 9/8 10:48
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What if it's a really, really big basket with nice padded holes to put the eggs in? Then it would be sensible to put all your eggs in such a basket, shirley?

grantus Posted on 9/8 10:49
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...drink that Rocky has before he goes out on his early morning run.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 10:50
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B_T - theres no smoke without fire, my view on it is, theres so much speculation, and hes had meetings with southgate etc because of his unhappiness

Shaun71 Posted on 9/8 10:53
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Thats why Mido was at Rockliffe last night discussing a move. If we dont want Yak to go then he wont. Simple as that.

gravy_boat Posted on 9/8 10:53
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I agree actually regarding Yakubu, Esky. I'm inclined to think that despite what the club are saying, it does appear he isn't happy. There are just too many people saying the same thing for there not to be something in it.

Whether the club have got options, should he go, I'm not sure. Unfortuanately, if pushed, I would probably agree with you on that as well. Not sure where we'd look for a replacement. Not Mido, hopefully.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 11:07
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dont sound too unhappy about it g_b

IMO opinion, if we decide to sell Yak, we will have options. Enough clubs will be itnrested for us to be able to sell if needs be. So if he is leaving, bring in his replacement BEFORE he goes. The books will balance out and it wont leave up as shitt creek without a paddle

scoea Posted on 9/8 11:19
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Right, let's just put every newspaper story (you know the ones that have no quotes whatsoever) to one side. Where is the evidence of Yak wanting to leave?

When asked all officials at MFC have said he is staying. When asked Yak has stated that he is happy and looking forward to the new season. He has turned up on time for pre-season training and by all accounts been sharp, hungry and up for it.

So apart from this 'no smoke without fire' nonsense, where is the evidence?

gravy_boat Posted on 9/8 11:27
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Listen, you condecsending so and so.

I am more than aware of the way newspapers work. I dismiss idle speculation with the contempt it deserves. But this has been going on ALL summer.

1. Of course the club are going to say he's happy and going nowhere. What sense would it make to make it public nowledge that he wants to leave, and the club have accepted this? It will immediately reduce the selling price.

2. As seen as you're so hung up on quotes, do feel free to find me the one from Yakubu this summer that says he is happy and doesn't want to leave. If you do, fine, I'll accept I'm wrong, but I've certianly seen no such quote.

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A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 11:47
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i think, the only quote ive read from yakubu was at the very start of the summer (end of may/start of june time) saying he was happy. It also included things like you never know what will happen in football

Papers make rumours, but these rumours have to come from somewhere. Bullshitt romours go away, this one aint

we_hate_mackems1 Posted on 9/8 11:50
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Downing was asked about Yak other day at news conference. Downing said Yak is happy at the club he told all the lads he wanted to be here. i will accept that until i see otherwise

captain5 Posted on 9/8 11:50
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And to be fair, as you have your sources scoea, so do some of us others as well.

What we hear is that Yak wants away and was told he would be allowed to leave if we got someone else in.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 11:52
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that somebody being mr smith, and its now gone pete tits up. Error

grantus Posted on 9/8 11:53
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Similar stories have been circulating about Downing for 3 years now and he has publicly stated a couple of times that I can remember that he is happy at the club.

He also said only a couple of days ago that he spoke to Yak and Yak was happy to stay too.

It's the media, they look at players who they think could move on, make a step "up" to a "bigger" club and speculate, stir things up and try to unsettle the player concerned.

I wouldn't be suprised if the initial source for the Downing to Spurs stories was a reporter / journalist / scum bag, who supports Spurs. Likewise I wouldn't be suprised if this came from a similar piece of slime who supports Everton.

It's par for the course.

Chill out.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 11:59
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" Likewise I wouldn't be suprised if this came from a similar piece of slime who supports Everton."

So everton enquiring about him doesnt mean anything?

grantus Posted on 9/8 11:59
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Has this been confirmed at our end?

grantus Posted on 9/8 12:00
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Keith Lamb quote right here.

"The truth is that there has been no bid from Everton in any case, so we want Yakubu focused on Saturday's game with Blackburn and the season ahead."

gravy_boat Posted on 9/8 12:05
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'No bid' does not mean no enquiry.

grantus Posted on 9/8 12:06
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Now who's reading too much into what the club says?

The press have said Everton have made a 10 or 11 million bid, depending on what you read.

Lamb says this is not true.


Move on.

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A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 12:11
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and enquiery is different to a bid. They enquired, we told them to get fooked

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 12:16
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We cant keep Yak if he isnt happy. And now we are risking playing a player whos unhappy, probably affecting his and the teams performances

A player wouldnt want a meeting with the manager if all was well

grantus Posted on 9/8 12:16
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and that is a big deal is it (an inquiry)?

Bloody hell, if we got our knickers in a twist over every "inquiry" we wouldn't talk about anything else.

The vast majority of enquiries do not get reported on.

This one has been because it's probably been leaked to an Everton friendly journalist, in order to unsettle Yakubu.

Please refer to my earlier post about journalists.

Ronaldo wanted to leave Man Utd last summer. He really, really wanted to leave, he came out publicly and wanted said he wanted to leave. Manchester said no chance. Do you think they regret it?

By the way, Ronaldo has now signed a new contract.

For a similar story, see Steven Gerrard and Chelsea.


I'm usually the drama queen around here.

Move on.

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A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 12:23
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i wish it was the same thing, but they were different situations, especially Gerrard who was on the verge of leaving and then did a u-turn at the last minute, not the club

Stepper_T Posted on 9/8 13:21
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If there's no smoke without fire, someone should warn Rolf Harris to be very careful.

Revol_Tees Posted on 9/8 14:52
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To be honest, I've thought all summer that Yakubu was a want-away player. That doesn't mean to say he won't be happy to stay, but maybe he'd have preferred a new challange this summer. It is blindingly obvious that his agent has been touting him around and I doubt he'd do it with such vigour if his client hadn't consented, resulting in a cluster of clubs showing some interest.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 15:01
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Exactly. The fact that hes our one main striker makes me think clubs such as west ham, pompey etc wouldnt bother enquiring, but theres been constant rumours of new bids, valuations not being met etc. Yet he seems to be linked more and more strongly every day, with the club constantly having to come out and say we dont want to sell him

TheSmogMonster Posted on 9/8 15:09
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The only have to say anything because a section of our fans keep panicing!

He's said he's happy 2 months ago

Southgates said he's happy

Lambs told Everton 'fook off'

No smoke without fire? A cliche doesn't win an arguement.

A_New_Era Posted on 9/8 15:11
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if the clubs worried what the fans might think, or how it might look, why not get Yak to come out and say hes happy at us? players give interviews all the time, his is the one we want not someones told someone else