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Re: What was the inside scoop?
Ultimately we bailed on injury concerns, but the ‘scoop’ was more just validating from an early stage that we were definitely trying to get him in, but the endless apparent dithering from EFC in getting a deal over the line had many supporters saying that we weren’t actually in for him at all.
I remember the saga but don’t know what happened. Was it Moyes dithering over his injury record?
Not because he was necessarily the answer to our prayers but because a) his on/off transfer seemed to drag on forever by which time I’d convinced myself that he was actually the answer to all of our problems, and b) because his ‘transfer’ was the only one that I’ve ever been genuinely in the know about, as he was due to marry an old mate of mine’s sister around about then, so I got a very rare inside scoop for once.
Excluding our transfer sagas like Fernandes, Riquelme or Arshavin because they're obvious.
I remember us being linked with Michael Essien, Peter Cech and Yaya Touré before the big boys got involved.
Also thoroughly regret not signing Nigel Martyn sooner (before he went to Leeds).
Who do you remember our being linked with that you wish we'd signed?