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Post  Dixie Land on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 9:32 am

Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Yankthattoffee wrote:
Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Tonteau wrote:
Sack the Juggler wrote:
Tonteau wrote:Moyes did try and sign him from Rapid Vienna before he went to rangers, so at least that shows we've been scouting him for a while and know that he's at least half decent.

ahhhh but we'd been watching James Beattie for a while before we signed him..... Neutral

Booo!
I liked Beattie. Smile
A joke, right?
no ! ... better than Vic, Faddy, Bent, AJ, Radzinski, Madar... and lots of other we've been privileged to watch

Personally I don't think Beattie was anywhere near as good, or effective, than AJ, Radzinski or Bent. Also if you judge good players on being better than Mikel Madar then you probably think that I am worth a game. Very Happy

Beattie started ok for us but could not be arsed towards the end, something that AJ and Bent could not be accused of. I remember watching him against Villa, towards the end of his Everton career, and he could not be bothered to jump for a header. We then got a penalty and he scored. He then walked to the Gwladys cupping his ears as if to say "you aren't jeering now are you?" But they were James, it was a penalty you dick. I would fancy myself to score a penalty but the arrogant prick thought that he had done something special and that it warranted him mocking his own fans.
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Post  hairy cataract on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 10:29 am

Dixie Land wrote:
Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Yankthattoffee wrote:
Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Tonteau wrote:
Sack the Juggler wrote:
Tonteau wrote:Moyes did try and sign him from Rapid Vienna before he went to rangers, so at least that shows we've been scouting him for a while and know that he's at least half decent.

ahhhh but we'd been watching James Beattie for a while before we signed him..... Neutral

Booo!
I liked Beattie. Smile
A joke, right?
no ! ... better than Vic, Faddy, Bent, AJ, Radzinski, Madar... and lots of other we've been privileged to watch

Personally I don't think Beattie was anywhere near as good, or effective, than AJ, Radzinski or Bent. Also if you judge good players on being better than Mikel Madar then you probably think that I am worth a game. Very Happy

Beattie started ok for us but could not be arsed towards the end, something that AJ and Bent could not be accused of. I remember watching him against Villa, towards the end of his Everton career, and he could not be bothered to jump for a header. We then got a penalty and he scored. He then walked to the Gwladys cupping his ears as if to say "you aren't jeering now are you?" But they were James, it was a penalty you dick. I would fancy myself to score a penalty but the arrogant prick thought that he had done something special and that it warranted him mocking his own fans.

When we signed AJ I thought he was going to be a huge success for us, and I still think he would have been but everything seemed to conspire against him and he lost confidence. But when we signed BT I really had my doubts, I just didn't think he was that good and he seemed a bit of a lump and an old fashioned kind of a player. I wasn't surprised that he never really did that much for us and wasn't that popular. Marcus Bent really worked hard and caused a lot of problems for defences but then the titty lip came out and, as throughout the rest of his career, he was ready to move on. Yak was as good as we've had in recent years but then he ate all the pies and gave up. Fuck knows what this new fella will be like. I just hope he works his bollocks off so fans get behind him, otherwise he'll move on quickly.
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Post  Tonteau on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 12:34 pm

The problem I had with James Beattie is when he turned up at the start of the 06/07 season and looked at the very, very least a stone overweight. Then there was the fact he scored 13 goals in 76 games for us. Then when he finally did score, the way he used to cup his hand to his ear and give it to the crowd like he was something special. Half-decent player, but I never liked him.
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 1:23 pm

Tonteau wrote:The problem I had with James Beattie is when he turned up at the start of the 06/07 season and looked at the very, very least a stone overweight. Then there was the fact he scored 13 goals in 76 games for us. Then when he finally did score, the way he used to cup his hand to his ear and give it to the crowd like he was something special. Half-decent player, but I never liked him.
Of his 13 goals, I'd say most were penalties.
'Half-decent' flatters him.
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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 1:26 pm

Ok, so I'll bow to the majority that Beatie wasn't very good ... but my point is ... does anyone have anything more than gut feel that Jelly belly will be better Wink
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 1:55 pm

Made 4 Gwladys wrote:Ok, so I'll bow to the majority that Beatie wasn't very good ... but my point is ... does anyone have anything more than gut feel that Jelly belly will be better Wink
at this stage, no, but we bluenoses have one thing in common, we all live in hope.
Maybe Bubbles more than most?
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Post  Knight of Thorgothshire on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 2:33 pm

Yankthattoffee wrote:
Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Tonteau wrote:
Sack the Juggler wrote:
Tonteau wrote:Moyes did try and sign him from Rapid Vienna before he went to rangers, so at least that shows we've been scouting him for a while and know that he's at least half decent.

ahhhh but we'd been watching James Beattie for a while before we signed him..... Neutral

Booo!
I liked Beattie. Smile
A joke, right?
How can you say that?! We are practically best mates!

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Post  Tonteau on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 2:41 pm

Yankthattoffee wrote:
Tonteau wrote:The problem I had with James Beattie is when he turned up at the start of the 06/07 season and looked at the very, very least a stone overweight. Then there was the fact he scored 13 goals in 76 games for us. Then when he finally did score, the way he used to cup his hand to his ear and give it to the crowd like he was something special. Half-decent player, but I never liked him.
Of his 13 goals, I'd say most were penalties.
'Half-decent' flatters him.

Fair point. To put it in context, Beckford scored 10 in one season.

Beats did provide one of my fave goodison memories, shrugging off sol campbell and senderos and slotting past Lehmann to give us a 1-0 win.
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Post  Mr_Ben on Sat 04 Feb 2012, 5:33 pm

He must start next week. Straq is not a lone striker.
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Post  notepad on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 12:47 pm

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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Mon 06 Feb 2012, 4:28 pm

So if he goes down in the box like a sniper got him... he possibly really has been shot... just our luck really.. we buy someone that looks half decent & he's likely to get hit by the Croatian mafia Rolling Eyes
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Post  Yankthattoffee on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 10:27 pm

He's the double of Kanchelskis.
If he's half as good he'll do me.
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Post  Tonteau on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 12:02 am

Nice finish, today. Took it early on the half volley before friedel had a chance to set himself.
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Post  Michael Crosby S74 on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 1:52 pm

I'm still a bit dubious but he needs to work on his fitness for me.

Good goal though.

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Post  Mr_Ben on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 6:12 pm

Mr_Ben wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4001723/Everton-back-in-for-Rangers-ace-Nikica-Jelavic.html

If we sign him I am going cry, not in joy either. He is more lazy Michael Madar

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Post  Statman on Sat 07 Apr 2012, 7:43 pm

Mr_Ben wrote:
Mr_Ben wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4001723/Everton-back-in-for-Rangers-ace-Nikica-Jelavic.html

If we sign him I am going cry, not in joy either. He is more lazy Michael Madar

Embarassed

No need to be embarrassed. Especially if he scores the winner in the Cup Final.
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Post  Armchair on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:15 pm

He looks like a superb buy. Good all round play and more importantly great finishing.
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Post  Bryan on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 8:38 pm

Bryan wrote:Saw Sky Sports News discuss this, they ran a video on him, and he looks decent. Despite obviously playing in the SPL..


Seen them Hibbs hovering above the bog seat on the weekend Benny boy


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Post  Tonteau on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:37 am

I was a bit dubious about him as well. But he actually seems to be everything we've been missing. A box striker. Scores most of his goals in the 12 yard box, can finish with both feet, good at finding space and scores the majority of his chances. We've not had a striker like this since Yak circa 2007/8.
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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:42 am

Tonteau wrote:I was a bit dubious about him as well. But he actually seems to be everything we've been missing. A box striker. Scores most of his goals in the 12 yard box, can finish with both feet, good at finding space and scores the majority of his chances. We've not had a striker like this since Yak circa 2007/8.
I agree Tonts .. he seems exciting & moves well .. I think he'll get better as he doesn't seem 100% fit to me.. Someone posted somewhere that he is a bit slack when he has time and I also think that is correct ... his goals have all been snap chances.. he has a goal instinct & great reactions ... I don't want to see his play acting diving again though that he did last outing Mad
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Post  Dixie Land on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:48 am

Doubt we will see him in the starting line up tonight. It will probably be the Straq upfront on his Jones.
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Post  Made 4 Gwladys on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:49 am

Dixie Land wrote:Doubt we will see him in the starting line up tonight. It will probably be the Straq upfront on his Jones.
I hope you're right .. I want to win today but I really want to beat the shite & I think he will be key
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Post  Dixie Land on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:50 am

Made 4 Gwladys wrote:
Dixie Land wrote:Doubt we will see him in the starting line up tonight. It will probably be the Straq upfront on his Jones.
I hope you're right .. I want to win today but I really want to beat the shite & I think he will be key

I agree mate. He has a bit of class about him. He scores difficult goals but makes them look easy. A great buy so far.
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Post  Tonteau on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 11:54 am

Dixie Land wrote:Doubt we will see him in the starting line up tonight. It will probably be the Straq upfront on his Jones.

3pm kick off, just in case you actually though it was tonight.
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Post  TD's Powder of Sympathy on Fri 13 Apr 2012, 12:05 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/apr/12/nikica-jelavic-everton-slaven-bilic


Liverpool fans do not care to be reminded that Nikica Jelavic cost Everton a seventh of the 35m Kenny Dalglish invested in Andy Carroll. The Croatia striker's five goals in 10 games since his January arrival from Rangers have transformed the fortunes of David Moyes's side and Slaven Bilic believes he could prove a key figure during Saturday's all-Merseyside FA Cup semi-final.

The Croatia coach and former Everton defender is from Split, where Jelavic began his career, and had long suspected that Goodison Park might prove his compatriot's ideal habitat. "I've known Nikica since he was a child and I watched Everton a lot, even before he came, and always imagined he'd suit them perfectly," said Bilic. "I've always been quite sure about Nikica.

"They needed a guy who is not only a finisher but is also great in other areas and they have found a natural goalscorer who is great in the buildup. He can hold the ball up, he's just perfect for Everton's style. You need a bit of luck at the start, which he got and now his confidence is sky high. He never panics, he's such a cool finisher. It doesn't surprise me how well he's doing."

What has startled Bilic is that Moyes was able to secure a 26-year-old known as the "Flying Fortress" in Croatia for such a relatively modest sum. "When I read about 20m transfers, getting him for 5m looks like a bargain," he said. "It's great for Everton."

Marrying match-winning quality with value for money proved an equation Damien Comolli, Liverpool's newly departed director of football, frequently struggled to balance but Moyes has long been adept at identifying sometimes slightly "left field" bargains. "It's not the first time Everton have done something like this," said Bilic. "They know the formula."

After coming close to recruiting Jelavic when the striker swapped Rapid Vienna for Rangers, Everton's manager monitored the 6ft 2in centre-forward's goals and burgeoning link-up play at Ibrox with acute interest. As time passed, Jelavic's elusive movement and cultured finishing he frequently passes the ball into the net reminded him increasingly of Davor Suker, Croatia's all-time top scorer. "I meet David Moyes at games and at the training ground but, although we speak about football, he didn't need to ask about Nikica," Bilic said.

Whereas Carroll's immaturity has slowed his progress following that record-breaking move from Newcastle in January 2011, Jelavic's personality appears ideally suited to coping with the leap involved in exchanging Scotland for the Premier League. "On one hand he's a model professional and so down to earth, that's how he's been brought up," says Bilic. "But on the other Nikica is so self-confident he never has any fear. I'm expecting him to improve even more he has no limits. His best years are still to come; I think he can become one of the most important strikers in the league next season."

By then Bilic, who "misses" English football, and retains immense affection for Everton, might conceivably be at the helm of a Premier League club. "I've been in charge of the national team for six years and that will always be the proudest job I have," he says. "But I'm more of a club manager. I want to work every day."

First there is Euro 2012 to challenge for and, more immediately, a potentially campaign-defining FA Cup semi-final to watch. "The season wasn't good for Everton until a couple of months ago," says the 43-year-old. "But now it looks like it could be a great one. Full respect to David Moyes."

Should his side overcome Liverpool before winning next month's final, Everton's manager may prefer to delegate considerable credit to the quiet, low key, 5m striker he has dubbed "our silent assassin."

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