Reports That Smith Could Move To Everton On Loan


The Sun is reporting today that Alan Smith could be in a loan deal to Everton until the end of the season, and while the Sun has a low batting average on football stories – we hope this one is true.

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Alan Smith – could move to Everton on loan deal

This news could just have been made up after what happened in the summer since at that time Smith was lined up for a summer move to Goodison Park.

But that was before the volcano erupted at Newcastle and several moves were abandoned, both outgoing and ingoing as an almighty row between Kevin Keegan and the board started, and never ended until Keegan resigned from the club 5 days later.

And then Alan Smith, 28, was injured soon after the transfer window closed, and has a long term Achilles injury and is still not fit yet after having ankle surgery.

Newcastle are again top of the Premier League Injury Table with 9 injuries and physioroom.com has Smith returning to training on 28th January.

But the Sun is reporting that Everton chief David Moyes is poised to swoop to solve his striker crisis, with their two top strikers Louis Saha crocked and Yakubu out for the season.

Moyes doesn’t have the money to bring in any new players in January and he will need to do a couple of loan deals, but Smith could do a job for Everton up front, because of his massive Premier League experience, and it appears that Moyes is a fan of Smith’s and could bring the best out of the former Leeds star.

Smith would not be missed at Newcastle because we are well stocked with strikers, and the only place he could be used to some effect is midfield, but we have to hope Joe can bring in at least a couple of central midfielders somehow, in January.

If Smith does well the move could be made permanent, but we still don’t know if there’s any truth in this report.

We just hope there is.

Comments welcome.



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68 comments so far

  • keith

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    swap deal for baines

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  • NE1

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Swap for Baines would be a good deal for us.

    But put your money on him getting his first premier league goal in years against us!!

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  • TooKing

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    i like Smudger and i still think there is hope for him as a striker……but i don’t think he will do it at Newcastle….we can use the money for…but no loan..sell him.

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  • samthecat

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #5

    No club will buy him until he proves his fitness.
    Smith and Saha at Everton-bet their medical team cant wait.

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    We should be using him to get Baines. Shame as we payed 7 mil for him last season and Baines is worth about 3-4. Suppose thats what not scoring a goal in 33 games does to your value.

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  • Simon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    may cause a reaction, but i would rather keep him and send carrol on loan. get rid of ameobi and keep smith as i feel he will fight for the team and this is something that is sadly lacking in others.

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  • Kash

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #8

    From what i’ve read, Steve Finnan and Luis Garcia (once of Liverpool) are available this January. I don’t see why we don’t arrange loans for the 2 of them. Finnan provides cover at RB, and is partial to play LB if we need him to. Garcia can play on the wings or behind the front man.

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Finnan would need to be a loan as he’s about 33 now. We don’t need him stuck with us on a 2-3 year contract.

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  • Soren

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Dont think we are in a position were we can afford to loan out people? Look at how thin our squad is, and if the january transfer doesn’t bring us even more players, we definately can’t loan out players, even if that player is Smith.
    Ps hoping Smith we be coming back and prove people wrong.

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  • Thelongshanks

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    I say keep smith cuz ashley will just end up pocketing his transfer fee.Squad very small and wont be getting much bigger.keep who we can.

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    If Smith is out til Jan 30th then it could be the end of February before he is anywhere near fit enough to play. Everton may as well wait for Saha to come back.

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #13

    What does everyone think of the Artur Boruc thing. He is being urged to join us.

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  • workyticket

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    “Suppose thats what not scoring a goal in 33 games does to your value.” [5]

    Dan it more than 33 games since he last scored a goal. If you count Man Utd, I think it’s over fifty!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #15

    If Smith stays then come on son – last chance saloon – proove your worth or ship off!

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  • Kash

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #16

    Rather let Krul sit on the bench with Harper number 1. If Shay wants to leave, then let him IMO. Harper has been a class servant to the club, and deserves his chance!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #17

    I have higher respect for SMith than most players at the club, as he wants to play football and tries hard.

    But in all honesty he just runs around alot like a healdess chicken and doesnt make intelligent runs, cant tackle or pass. And hasnt scored for ages.

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  • hod

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #18

    swap deal for baines would be ideal

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #19

    We may be forced to keep Smith with Viduka and Martins now injured, Xisco trying to be sold and Ameobi being crap. Also Owen at some point will get injured as well.

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  • shanobi

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #20

    i still think hes got potential.loan him out to where he will get regular first team football in his favorate position an watch him come back to life.he was awsome before an he still can be.

    an when he is good agen atleast we only loaned him so we can get him playin good for us.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Worthyticket – He hasn’t scored a prem goal in 3 seasons.

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #22
  • Tom_Toon

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #23

    I think loaning him would be idiotic and only the Sun could think this up.

    Sell him or keep him till the summer and sell him.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Only a good deal if he was replaced with a striker and we got Baines in return..

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #25

    Sweendog

    If we were to get Baines i think that would be the whole deal. I doubt there would be any extra money off Everton and certainly not enough to buy a decent striker.

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  • M.Stockley

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #26

    michael johnson available from city….. even if he is injured he would be brilliant in the long term……id go for
    johnson, elano, mendes, sebastion larsson, henrik larsson(good short term), baines (swap for smith) that would bolster our midfeild and give us lots of options…. larsson means we could switch jonas to the left, keep duffer as a squad man and sell zoggy who cant stop bitching… its ambitious and probs unrealistic, what do you guys think?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Would Smith be better than butt in DM?

    I can see Kinnear liking Smith though, so don’t really beleive this will happen.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Dan157 .. agreed .. but if MA had any wit into protecting his investment and our premier league status .. get in a good striker, sell/loan Smith and get the left back in we need ..

    as you highlighted though Ma won’t invest .. we may just survive this season and he’ll sell in the summer .. this may end up being our best option anyway .. if MA loans any players out without replacing we may be in the championship.

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  • M.Stockley

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #29

    oh elano would be attempted loan…. henrik l free, mendes 1.5, seb l 5, johnson, 5-6….just got to raise 12 odd mill :s

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  • sweendog

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Robby Bobson .. Smith is still sh*te as a DM but better than Butt .. in an ideal world get rid of both and get in some quality like Inler etc .. you can always dream 🙂

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  • HAMMY14

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #31

    I think their would be pros and cons to loaning him out this season it may help find a confidence boost which could be a bouns for us when he comes back but in the same card tho we have a small enough squad as it is

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Michael Johnson is top class imo and would be great for the future. Also Ashley would splash the cash for a young English centre midfielder.

    Seb Larsson is also quality, but Blues are stubborn and cant see them selling him.

    Im not to sure about Elano. He showed last season that he is world class if he wants to be with great vision and a good shot. But he seems to be in differing form at the moment. Short term loan with view to 6-7 million in summer would be good though.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #33

    M.Stockley .. sell Zogs .. if we do get Turan in as a direct replacement .. fair swap IMO .. but again fat Ash will pocket the money and not invest and we’ll struggle the rest of the season

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  • AO

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Finnan next in

    For spurs that is. Are you all still awaiting your first loan signing? The transfer window is exciting isnt it.

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #35

    David Craig is very quiet…….

    Is that because i sussed him do you think or is it because he is ready to report on a massive toon signing outside St James’ and cant get to a computer………..he he he 😉

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  • Darren

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #36

    AO: Didn’t you lot spend a fortune in the summer and expect to break the top 4? Seems you’re spending again.

    What’s the definition of madness? Expecting the same action to produce a different action the second time around…..

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #37

    AO

    it is, I love watching your lot spend endless amounts of dosh on big flops…………….

    Alot like leeds did a few year back 😉

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  • M.Stockley

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    that would be a very fair swap actually mate i agree

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  • Dan157

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #39

    Robby Bobson

    Would Jonson not be able to get back in the Man City team when he returns. He was even attracting interest from Wenger last season. I don’t see what he has done wrong to be suddenly considered out of favour and it’s not like Man City have made a big money signing in his position yet either.

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  • TTID

    Jan 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #40

    AO

    I reckon you are 12 year old, your in an IT Lesson, your getting your first hairs and your face is much akin to the surface of the moon…..
    and after you have posted on here, you go home at night and thrash yourself into a frenzy at the sound of your mam servicing her punters, whilst looking at the posters of such spurs superstars as Paul Robinson, Pavlychenko, sergei rebrov, JJ, et al and the thought of your new signing Stephen Appiah donning the spermy white of the spurs as he hobbles out onto the pitch.

    Marvellous

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