Monthly Archives: January 2012


    It doesn’t look as though Everton will be making any transfers in the January transfer window.

    Even though Everton boss David Moyes has managed to get 10 million pounds for Mikel Arteta on transfer deadline day, he won’t be able to use any of the money, with very little of the cash being made available to the transfer fund.

    Although the top club officials are still not admitting to the fact that the club wants to pay down their debt with the Arteta cash rather than bring in new players, it looks like they are doing just that.

    Fans are eager to know why there are no transfers taking place for defenders, midfielders and strikers as Everton should be making the most of whatever cash they can get together, especially given that the squad was thread-bare to begin with.

    There is particularly demand for a new defender (or two) as Phil Jagielka, one of the stalwart defenders, is injured with ligament damage that will sideline him for the next six weeks. This has a huge impact on the solidity of the team – as soon as it was found out that Jagielka was injured and had to come off against QPR, the in-play football bet market made Everton favourites to lose the match.

    By the looks of it, the only way Everton will be getting a new defender is if they manage to find a good enough player to come in on loan.


    Everton will be extremely delighted at the presence of Landon Donovan after the American International has returned to Goodison Park on a loan deal.

    Landon Donovan impressed hugely during his loan spell a few seasons ago, which was similar in terms to the current one. The American will be spending only a few months at Goodison Park, but it is going to be extremely crucial for David Moyes. Everton have not been performing well in recent seasons and it is a sharp reflection of the financial troubles that they have been facing recently.

    David Moyes cannot expect significant transfer funds to be available in the January transfer window and he will be more skewed towards looking at loan deals and free transfers. Landon Donovan, in this situation, becomes an extremely important player.

    A few good results of late has enabled Everton to claim to 10th position in the table, but the threat of relegation still remains with the Merseyside club given that they are just seven points ahead of Wigan athletic in the 18th place. They will be hoping that the presence of Landon Donovan will help them make a push up the table.

    “I know exactly what I am getting into and exactly what is expected of me and hopefully I can fit in. Sometimes I think life is about expectations. Last time there was zero expectations so I can only make up from that. I understand there is some level of pressure and expectation but all footballers deal with that,” said LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan after confirming his move to Everton. During his previous loan spell with Everton, Landon Donovan made 13 appearances for Everton and scored two goals. He will be turning 30 years of age in March, but is confident that he can deliver for Everton.