Will Everton Take Alan Smith In January?

There was news in the People yesterday that Everton boss David Moyes, who was interested in Alan Smith in the summer, may step up his interest in January and sign Smith as a replacement for striker Yakubu, who is out injured for the rest of the season.

Alan Smith – on his way in January?

But we’re not sure if this is just a regurgitation (is that a word?) of Everton’s summer interest.

In the same article The People says Newcastle are interested in Blackburn’s Samba, although Joe Kinnear has said he is not bringing in any central defenders in January, so this story may not have any facts behind it. Wow, that’s a surprise.

There again, it’s hard to read Joe Kinnear on the transfer front, as he can be a wily character, and Joe may be keeping who he’s really after close to his chest, and some of the players he mentioned may just be decoys. It wouldn’t be the first time a manager has done this, that’s for sure.

But we just don’t know, and believe that Samba would be a good acquisition for Newcastle.

The report says that Moyes is considering a £2M offer for Alan Smith, but Newcastle will hardly sell for that price. While we don’t expect to get anything near the £6M we paid to Man United for Smith 18 months ago, we should be able to claw back £3M-£4M, especially if other clubs show some interest.

Everton currently have Yakubu, Louis Saha (is he ever fit?) and James Vaughan  all on the injured list.

Alan Smith is expendable at the club, because we are well stocked with strikers, who are simply better than Alan, and Smith hasn’t shown much of an eye for goal, having still to score his first goal for the Tyneside club.

31 comments so far

  • Ryan Peacock

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    hopefully, ill give him a lift there if he wants

  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    i will pay for your petrol you no for a fact that wen he doz move he will bang them in

  • Spitfire

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Player swap would be better

  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #4

    Ill supply the transport.

  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #5

    so weve got the transport the money for fuel wot more doz he need were he liv al go n giv him a nock now haha

  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #6

    @ ryan r u from north east m8?

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #7

    he needs a place to stay while he finds a house

  • Tore Torell

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Sell him on, he’s shite. 3m would be a delayed xmas present from souserland.

    Yakubu injured and Smith in, what a terrible change for the Evertonians.

  • Kinnear Is Ashley's Rent Boy (DanToon)

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Owen & Smith goin’ to Everton i think, Baines coming the other way to us!

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    then he needs a house

    though shouldnt be too hard to find a house in liverpool

    the only problem is finding a 1 decent enough for a footballer

  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #11

    I would rather keep smith than carrol & Xisco! At least he put’s a f@cking tackle in and gives 100%! More than i got for my money in the second half on sat; i would rather someone got sent off like guthrie did against hull than settle for those C@nts on sat running around like schoolboys whilst stoke bullied there way back into the game! We were f@cking terrified of them! Smithy probably wont hit the back of the net if he plays for the next 10 seasons but at least he shows a bit of pride when wearing the shirt!

    F@ck me i’m sick right now; Sat was the lowest ive felt for a long long time as a toon fan

  • BenjiToon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #12

    What is going on on this blog? Everyone’s turning bitter and twisted. Yes, we are in trouble. Relegation is a prospect. So what do we do? Snipe at our playersE Boo them off the pitch?

    Taylor on the other thread getting a hammering, some peole saying Owen should go, and Given. Now saying Smith’s a waste of space. Fine, have your criticisms but lads, support your team. By god they need it!

  • neeraj

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #13

    david moyes

    with due respect
    its no point having a striker who is never injured(louis saha).

    please take a striker who doesn’t know how to score.
    standing ovation assured.

    thanking you
    yours sincerely

  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 8, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Benji toon….I’ll boo whoever the f@ck i want when i pay my money and have to watch a second half performance like that! And i’ll tell you another thing; if anyone had tried to tell me not to on sat after the match then thay had better have ducked because they wouldnt have been leaving st. james park on foot!!!!

  • boater

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Kevin Nichol… have you been overdoing the testosterone tablets son? Carroll – doesn’t give 100%? Classic… yeah he’s a serious under-performer eh.. he’s had 30mins of league action this season and he’s failed to come up with the goods… send him packing eh… ehhh my giddy aunt.

  • nightfall

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #16

    owen, smith, duff, viduka, butt, geremi + 5m for arteta 😀
    harper + 5m for bale
    appiah for free
    in summer: shola out, cisse in

    …now that would be a great squad

    beye colo basso bale
    jonas barton arteta n’zogbia
    martins cisse

    2nd line-up:
    edgar taylor kadar enrique
    lualua guthrie appiah tozer
    xisco ranger

  • JonnyNufc

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #17

    You know an interesting statistic about Bale?

    Tottenham have never won a single premier league game with him in the side. True statement.

    I think they can keep him tbh lol

  • Sav

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #18

    At least the treatment table will breathe a sigh of relief to read this.

  • nightfall

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    JonnyNufc – really? 🙂

    well i still think he can do a good job..

  • Sav

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #20

    I think he trained as an elecrician.

  • Incognito

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #21

    I think anyone who still has time for Smith are just being nostalgic. I can only hope Everton take him off us to free up his massive wage bill and use it to considerably notch up Owens contract. Somehow I don’t think either will happen…

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #22

    ED? Are you mad? We should bite their hands off for £2mil!

    We would be fleecing them!

  • Kevin nichol

    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #23

    To boater…My point is that we could do with a battler like smith in the team, even in the middle off the park, because we have players running around like little girls who wont put a foot in and we are being bullied off the park! My anger from sat has on numerous posts today got the better of me! U are right about carrol not getting enough time to justify any comments regarding his status as a Nufc player…and to ed; i will curb the language which has been choice! My apologies to any offended parties 🙁

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Carroll has a shocking and disgusting atttude and poor work rate.

  • chuck

    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Dont dislike the guy personally, he does try hard but……
    The answer is yeah !


    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #26

    What ever happened to JAMES BEATIE?
    Is he playing in Barnsley or somewhere?
    I reckon he would be a replacement for DUKES
    Anyone else?????
    Whats your views??

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 8, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #27

    James Beattie?!!?

    Get out.

  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 8, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #28

    James beattie is banging them in for shef utd; where i hope he stays as it would be disasterous to try and improve our playing squad with a signing like that!

    I have no idea who we might sign or who would want to sign for us! Priority has to be central midfield! Has to be! someone who can pass the ball with a bit of creativity! I dont know if it was KK or the board; but we had to do business there last summer!

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Dec 8, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #29

    watch him go to everton and start banging them in their time of need, you could just see him nicking a winner for them inside his first few games if he went

  • JonnyNufc

    Dec 8, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Always the way with us KK

    If owen leaves what are the chances he’ll never be injured again?

    On that same note it is incredibly suspicious that we keep topping the injury list every season. Cant be a coincidence.


    Dec 8, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #31

    1 thing with Beatie is he knows where the net is unlike DUKES and has younger legs.
    He played Crap at Everton but i reckon he could do well for us,height and strength


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