[SOLD] Abdoulaye Doucoure

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  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Absolutely buzzing for years of debate between Watford and Everton fans over how much they've paid for him...
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  2. Clearly our negotiators didn't think that would happen and considered it more likely that Everton would buy an alternative and we'd be stuck with him, hence completing the sale. But perhaps they were wrong and you are right ?
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  3. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Yep...I'll go with that.
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  4. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Ake is a better player and Watkins has the ability to go very far. Ake definitely is worth more than Doucoure. Watkins fee was because it was Villa who seem to have the inability to haggle
  5. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    That would be a big gamble though and we need the wages off the books and the £20m in the bank. It would have been a fairly big issue had we not been able to sell him
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  6. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    @toffeeblue9 is there any news on anybody coming our way via a loan?
    If you do get Tomori on loan could that possibly free up Branthwaite or Gibson to move out for a season?
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Villa might be expecting big bids for Grealish if they are prepared to spend so much on one striker ?
  8. toffeeblue9

    toffeeblue9 First Year Pro

    It's possible - Gibson has just turned down a loan move to Huddersfield. Branthwaite I didnt think we would loan out, but if we are getting Tomori on loan I guess it opens up the possibility and tbh it would be a good idea as we could do with him getting games.
  9. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    But I get the feeling the club wanted to guarantee getting his salary off the books before they could 100% firm up on offers for incoming players. A bit of a "bird in the hand" attitude, which is where we are, unfortunately. I'm not sure we will now have to take that approach with other want-away "stars" now we have shifted Doucoure.
  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I thought the ruthless negotiators thing was just another meme on here like the Hogg gon bak 2 Villa and wages posts?
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  11. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Only priced at 5.5 in FPL!
  12. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Im going to boo him whilst clapping.

    A minor but important and and revealing difference.
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  13. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Indeed, and we might be able to negotiate harder on future deals with £20m in the bank from this first sale.
  14. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I guess not.

    Anywho, weird how Doucoure is fit to start for Everton despite having the same amount of time off as our sickness riddled not fit to trains.

    You have to admire the Everton physio team.
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  15. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Why not?

    Who else did we sell?
  16. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    He looks like he's remembered how to pass.
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  17. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    You beat me to it mate, as I was just about to say that I've just watched the last 15 minutes of the first half of the Spuds v Snakes match, and I am amazed to report that Doucoure actually managed to complete FOUR passes to members of his own team during that period :confused:
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Being interviewed now after the game...

    Has only trained with Everton 3 times but said he was already in good shape and was ready. So how have we supposedly got so many who aren’t ready who will likely have been training in the same group as him?
  19. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Our players are fit to play, but the coach doesn't want to pick them. It's a brave stance as he thinks some players are not fully committed. I understand why he wants to work with a group that buys into what he's trying to do as he works them very hard.

    I think he could be a very good coach and the signs are good on this, but I don't think he's got the luxury of excluding so many players. If we get poor results in the next couple of league games, then he'll be criticised for what he's doing. While you're winning, you can get away with anything, but results dictate what you can and can't get away with.
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  20. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I think at this stage we should only be excluding players who are certain to leave. Anyone who could theoretically still be at the club when the window closes should be involved in a full capacity. We suffered last season with a poor start and found that no games are disposable. I know we won the other night but it was at home, against a poor side, yet it was still poor stuff for the main part. A side with more quality of doggedness will put us in trouble at times while we find out footing early on.

    I agree with you. We can’t be idealistic with every player and some should be involved.
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  21. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Pity that effort and commitment was missing for the most part last season while playing for us. WAW. And being able to pass to team mates. Next week he rattles one in. Thanks.
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  22. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    Doucouré rave reviews on first Everton game.
    Value increased £5m already..
  23. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

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  24. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think I would receive rave reviews if I played Spurs.
    Couldn't beat their way out of a paper bag.
  25. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Gino on the blower to flog them Sarr for a fiver as we speak.
  26. mindthegap

    mindthegap Academy Graduate

    I don't see him having the final say on this.He should have but history shows us The Clowns will decide who he can pick from.
  27. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    A couple of defeats and the mid-game post-it notes will start heading in his direction from Gino’s cronies in the bowels of the EJ Stand.
  28. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Fresh challenge, point to prove and with us he was a certain starter got complacent. Fighting more to be in their starting line up. Maybe sigurdson could do the same for us.

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  29. toffeeblue9

    toffeeblue9 First Year Pro

    Anyone else you don't want lads?
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  30. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Deulofeu, Welbeck, Deeney, Pereyra, Capoue, Sarr, Suarez & Estupinan yours for £20m, but you must pay the figure up front and promise a 5% sell-on.
  31. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

  32. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    On the MOTD highlights Richarlison missed a few changes. Good goal by Calvert Lewin. Pleased Doucoure had a good debut. As his desire is to play European football, we might get a bit of the add ons if Everton make it.
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  33. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    You forgot Walcott.
  34. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    I thought about it.

    But given he scored the winner against us last year I thought that'd be a bit rich.
  35. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Ok he only has a year left on his contract but Barca are about to sign Depay from Lyon for €25 plus add ons. That puts Doucs fee into reality.
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