CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby

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CONFIMRED - George Evans to Derby

by Smithy » 15 Jul 2018 21:54

On his way a deal agreed with Sunderland allegedly

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Re: George Evans

by Zip » 15 Jul 2018 21:59

Good. This needed to happen as we have far too many midfielders.

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Re: George Evans

by Wycombe Royal » 15 Jul 2018 22:14

Odd that he flew out to Austria earlier today if a deal to sell him had been agreed.

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Re: George Evans

by Zip » 15 Jul 2018 22:36

Wycombe Royal wrote:Odd that he flew out to Austria earlier today if a deal to sell him had been agreed.


Sunderland messageboard suggests they are paying £450, 000 for him which is good business from our point of view.

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Re: George Evans

by Lower West » 15 Jul 2018 22:39

Needs regular game time. In a few years time he'll be back playing at a higher level.


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Re: George Evans

by biff » 15 Jul 2018 23:14

Bang average. Good bit of squad thinning.

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Re: George Evans

by Hound » 16 Jul 2018 07:08

Tbh thought he was really poor last season. Every game seemed to just pass him by

Looked better in the PO season but no arguments with him being let go at all

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Re: George Evans

by Royal_jimmy » 16 Jul 2018 07:27

Slightly disappointing. Thought he looked like he looked a good player 2 years ago. Had a very poor season last year though so can't begrudge the club for wanting rid.

Could become a really good player if he plays week in week out. Can't see him being in league 1 for long.

He wasn't going to play much this season so it's a good move all around. Just need to shift Joey out too.

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Re: George Evans

by Mike Hunt » 16 Jul 2018 07:46

There is a lot of sense in this post, but I am disappointed that he didn't kick on from the PO season.

I really thought we had something special with Evans, Swift and Kelly as the midfield 3, however, all 3 were disappointing last season so not surprised Evans is off.


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Re: George Evans

by Stranded » 16 Jul 2018 08:31

Zip wrote:
Wycombe Royal wrote:Odd that he flew out to Austria earlier today if a deal to sell him had been agreed.


Sunderland messageboard suggests they are paying £450, 000 for him which is good business from our point of view.


Of which, we will only see 270k given the 40% sell on Man City have on him. Better than nothing as clears out a body who is unlikely to play, clears his wages, which are probably pretty decent and gives us a little bit of cash to reinvest in wages or a small fee.

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Re: George Evans

by Old Man Andrews » 16 Jul 2018 08:55

He's not going to get a game here so it works out best for both parties for him to move on. I think he has the potential to stand out in League One.

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Re: George Evans

by Sutekh » 16 Jul 2018 09:20

Rather have got shot of Aluko and Edwards before Evans.

Suffered last year with the combination of injury blight and cr*p from. So just like nearly every other member of the squad then.

That said it has to be seen a a good move for him as he needs to play regularly and for Reading as thanks to Stam's ridiculous collection policy there is an unsustainable number of them at the club.

But only £450k?

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Re: George Evans

by Stranded » 16 Jul 2018 09:39

Sutekh wrote:Rather have got shot of Aluko and Edwards before Evans.

Suffered last year with the combination of injury blight and cr*p from. So just like nearly every other member of the squad then.

That said it has to be seen a a good move for him as he needs to play regularly and for Reading as thanks to Stam's ridiculous collection policy there is an unsustainable number of them at the club.

But only £450k?


Last year of contract and very unlikely to get a new one, hence the relatively low fee.


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Re: George Evans

by Kingsley Junior » 16 Jul 2018 12:23

Sky Transfer Centre mentioning a fee of £250k - their source seems to be Northern Echo.

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Re: George Evans

by Theroyalbox » 16 Jul 2018 12:30

Selling young, buying old. Sustainable, I like it.

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Re: George Evans

by Victor Meldrew » 16 Jul 2018 12:49

Not the same physically but similar to Piazon and Pelle Clement in that they look as though they can play but just don't do enough.

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Re: George Evans

by CountryRoyal » 16 Jul 2018 12:51

Theroyalbox wrote:Selling young, buying old. Sustainable, I like it.


:lol:

I’m not convinced this is the best move. Had a stinker last season but so did pretty much everyone else. Thought he showed enough in the season prior to suggest he’s worthy of keeping to see how he progresses and he certainly wouldn’t be top of my list of midfielders to dump.

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Re: George Evans

by 3points » 16 Jul 2018 13:17

There's a decent footballer in there so sorry to see him go and sad that we haven't made the most of his potential. Not sure playing as a true defensive midfielder is his best position. When he arrived he described himself as a box to box type player iirc and had scored a bit for Walsall.

He'll do well in league 1 with a decent run of games. Could do with bulking out a bit though.

I just remember how good he was against Fulham in the two PO games. He kept Cairney really quiet and played a big part in stopping Fulham playing their usual style of football.

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Re: George Evans

by Hound » 16 Jul 2018 13:47

he'll be ooc at the end of the season anyway, so prob wouldn't hang around

He is just the sort of player we need to trim from the squad (just not good enough) rather than hang onto in the forlorn hope he might come good.

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Re: George Evans

by John Smith » 16 Jul 2018 14:16

Hound wrote:he'll be ooc at the end of the season anyway, so prob wouldn't hang around

He is just the sort of player we need to trim from the squad (just not good enough) rather than hang onto in the forlorn hope he might come good.

Amen.

When I see teams like Forest spending £13m on Benfica midfielders while we're boasting Evans, van den Berg and Edwards it's quite clear we've got a long way to go and need to be far more ambitious with recruitment.

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