I really have no idea of what to make of this transfer window for Everton.
Oumar Niasse, who is supposedly quick and strong. We like. He shoots hard, it is said (like), but is distinctly one-footed in that regard (well, so was Maradona). Also, he didn't really start being serious about football until he was 18 (that's what they say) and had five months on loan at Brann (in Bergen, Norway for those who don't know about this world-famous club) where he didn't play at all - not even for the reserves (would type dislike, but then again .. Brann .. big club, fantastic fans, relegated because of mismanagement). Will have to see him play first, I suspect he's not the complete package.
Matty Foulds, 17 years old centre back. Said to be the next John Stones (didn't know Stones was going downhill quite that fast), which means we'll have another ball-hogging, arrogant but hugely talented person making life hard for supporters in the years to come.
Shani Tarashaj, who I know nothing about (not even how to spell his name). Will join properly in the summer.
We've gotten rid of:
Steven Naismith, who is a hard-working, honest player with a nose for goal. Unfortunately, he is largely mediocre in most areas (not very strong, not very fast, can't dribble etc..), so if we really have ambitions (Roberto says we do, but I don't trust anything he says) it makes sense to part company. I think he did well with us, given his talent, and he did a lot of good in the community. Wishing him good luck.
Aiden McGeady, who is unfortunately only on loan at Wednesday. He's got talent on the ball, but that's all he's got. Can't get rid of it to save his life, and struggles with his delivery to boot. Also, hugely inconsistent. Not worth his fee, never mind Coleman's fee. Good riddance, and hope he doesn't come back.
So, some mediocrity out and some unknowns in. Still a mediocre manager, who happens to insist that since nobody expected us to win the league, we're not underperforming. Anyone interested?