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[TweetBeat] Joleon Lescott Edition

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Photo credit: Wonker (Flickr)

TweetBeat takes the pulse of fan opinion and reaction – the emotional, the insightful and the trivial.  But mostly trivial though.

Let’s start with a comment from the BBC Sport’s chief football writer, Phil McNulty, which induced varying opinions from a couple of Everton fans:

philmcnulty: Time for Manchester City to make that next Joleon Lescott bid. And time for David Moyes to accept it and move on. Damaging saga for Everton.

TennyKarim: @philmcnulty why can’t man city go to Europe for better center halves and they are cheaper they don’t need all this lescott drama.

scouserachel: @philmcnulty Why exactly when the only parties who will benefit are City and Lescott? No time to buy better replacement. He’ll go nowhere.

Support for Lescott seems to be in pretty short supply on Merseyside:

manch1985: would be quite happy to see lescott rot in the reserves, well done moyes for dropping him

evertonyian: Lescott,wherever u maybe,f*** off to manchester city we hope u go there cos it will end in tears they hav’nt won a thing in fifty years

Lawrance10: RT @MCFC_headlines Joleon Lescott dropped by Everton – He’s surely on his way now? Not sure I want him anymore after Saturdays 6-1. 😉

DHWizzo: Looks like Man City are getting Lescott now. When will the madness end? ‘Run for the money – you only run for the money’.

Has the saga turned into a lose-lose for all concerned?  Some seem to think so:

thetruefootball: Lescott all but gone to City. Poor Toffees. Poor City.

Monkey_Nuts: I’m getting very tired of man city persuit of Lescott, we should give up and move on to other targets!

I’ll leave you with proof that not everything on Twitter is pure fluff.  It may not parse well, but I think we should all do a little soul-searching after reading this next one:

joemisika: Is it rite that players r getting more power, Essien forced his move to chelsea. Now Lescott wants to force his to Man City? Is it good?

Phil McThomas runs, a site that lets football fans get their news fix with the minimum amount of fuss.  Man City fans will want to keep their eye on the Man City news page.  Toffee fans can track Everton news here…if they dare.

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  1. The Gaffer

    August 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    It’s a fascinating struggle regarding Lescott. Should Moyes stick to his guns and not sell Lescott at any cost, or will big money win over in the end? If the latter, then there’s no hope for the clubs outside the Big Four.

    Psychologically, Man City wins in the end because there’s no way Joleon Lescott can have the mental willpower to remain committed to Everton knowing he could be making considerably more money down the road in Manchester. And “considerably more” is a massive understatement.

    For a young man of his age, the idea of the riches he could be making at City must be messing with his mind — understandably so. I don’t see Lescott being able to suck it up and get his mental game back on and continue playing for Everton at his highest level.

    The Gaffer

  2. Gabriel

    August 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    This is damaging Moyes as a coach, I am surprised he doesn’t see it.
    Why ppl at City want Lescott???Simple, he is one of the prime left side defenders in Europe (available???we will never know). City has a prime right side defender in Toure, but lack left side.

    That’s is my 2 cents on the problem, I might be wrong.

    Moyes has to accept a bid…otherwise he is crazy.

  3. The Gaffer

    August 19, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks Phil. I wasn’t aware that Phil Mcnulty from BBC Sport was on Twitter, so I’ll be sure to follow him now.

    The Gaffer

  4. David

    August 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    One thing that I’ll give American sports over soccer is that the contracts actually hold some sort of value and substance. In soccer (Europe especially), everyone’s a drama queen and cries until they get what they want. It happened with C Ronaldo, it happened Essien, and it’s about to happen with Lescott. All these contracts are good for is trying to get value when you or the player want to be sold. It also brings a major instability to the sport, which allows teams like Madrid and City to run havoc into a system that when used appropriately, maybe wasn’t such a bad idea.

  5. kiko

    August 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I aint no Evertonian but watching the thrashing they recieved from Arsenal its pretty obvious that Lescott is having a negative affect on the team. I mean normally Everton are solid and comfortable, able to defend easily and pass the ball with confidence, even if they dont dominate the game. Its a pity as David Moyes put his faith and trust in his present squa, and here goes Lescott runnin to city for the money and a shoddy dream, the guy is delusional. City are ****. No wonder Moyes made Lescott train seperately from the squad.

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