Marcel Brands

terryefc

Player Valuation: £1.5m
I'm fairly sure the DoF is told who the manager wants to buy, to keep and who can go.
It's his job to negotiate the deals. He doesn't seem to be able to shift them - but when they've signed for Everton Retirement home on eye watering wages that no other club will match then he has his work cut out. I'd prfer to pay them all off. Delph, Gbamin, Tosun must cost a fortune in medical expenses.
 

brieverton

Player Valuation: £40m
I hope he isn't thinking of jibbing january off this season, he's already let the manager down in some positions in summer.

I can see Benitez making noises in public if that did turn out to be the case.

We absolutely cannot afford to overlook January this time around, the world knows we need players urgently.

Benitez has already said there will be funds available, and he would probably go directly to Moshiri if he found he cannot use them.

As long as its Benitez deciding on the targets its fine, I don't want Brands near spending cash for us under any circumstances.
 

Ruairi77

Player Valuation: £60m
Just thinking about this and looking at our current squad.
Who was the major force behind each signing?

Pickford - Walsh ?
Begovic - Benitez?
Coleman - Moyes
Holgate - Moyes
Keane - Walsh
Godfrey - Brands
Mina - Brands ?
Digne - Brands ?
Ndonku - Brands
Delph - Brands
JPG - ?
Gomes - Brands?
Doucoure - Brands
Allan - Ancelotti
Iwobi - Moshiri? Brands?
Gray - Benitez
Townsend - Benitez
Richarlison - Brands? Silva?
DCL - Moyes
Rondon - Benitez
Tosun - Allardyce

What strikes me is that it's possible that the squad has been made up of players signed by 6 or 7 different people!
The blame for that isn't with Brands but with Moshiri.
 

maccavennie

Player Valuation: £70m
Just thinking about this and looking at our current squad.
Who was the major force behind each signing?

Pickford - Walsh ?
Begovic - Benitez?
Coleman - Moyes
Holgate - Moyes
Keane - Walsh - Koeman ( Walsh wanted Maguire)
Godfrey - Brands
Mina - Brands ?
Digne - Brands ?
Ndonku - Brands
Delph - Brands
JPG - ? Brands
Gomes - Brands?
Doucoure - Brands
Allan - Ancelotti
Iwobi - Moshiri? Brands? Brands
Gray - Benitez
Townsend - Benitez
Richarlison - Brands? Silva? Silva
DCL - Moyes - Unsworth
Rondon - Benitez
Tosun - Allardyce - Moshiri

What strikes me is that it's possible that the squad has been made up of players signed by 6 or 7 different people!
The blame for that isn't with Brands but with Moshiri.
 

Terrarian

Player Valuation: £50m
Just thinking about this and looking at our current squad.
Who was the major force behind each signing?

Pickford - Walsh ?
Begovic - Benitez?
Coleman - Moyes
Holgate - Moyes
Keane - Walsh
Godfrey - Brands
Mina - Brands ?
Digne - Brands ?
Ndonku - Brands
Delph - Brands
JPG - ?
Gomes - Brands?
Doucoure - Brands
Allan - Ancelotti
Iwobi - Moshiri? Brands?
Gray - Benitez
Townsend - Benitez
Richarlison - Brands? Silva?
DCL - Moyes
Rondon - Benitez
Tosun - Allardyce

What strikes me is that it's possible that the squad has been made up of players signed by 6 or 7 different people!
The blame for that isn't with Brands but with Moshiri.
I thought the whole point of a dof was for continuity when changing managers. Brands is supposed to be that guy and the manager should really just be head coach. Its why we're not doing it properly and having a dof how we currently operate makes no sense imo
 

davids

Player Valuation: £70m
Just thinking about this and looking at our current squad.
Who was the major force behind each signing?

Pickford - Walsh ?
Begovic - Benitez?
Coleman - Moyes
Holgate - Moyes
Keane - Walsh
Godfrey - Brands
Mina - Brands ?
Digne - Brands ?
Ndonku - Brands
Delph - Brands
JPG - ?
Gomes - Brands?
Doucoure - Brands
Allan - Ancelotti
Iwobi - Moshiri? Brands?
Gray - Benitez
Townsend - Benitez
Richarlison - Brands? Silva?
DCL - Moyes
Rondon - Benitez
Tosun - Allardyce

What strikes me is that it's possible that the squad has been made up of players signed by 6 or 7 different people!
The blame for that isn't with Brands but with Moshiri.
Doucoure Silva.
 

Eggs

Player Valuation: £70m
Just thinking about this and looking at our current squad.
Who was the major force behind each signing?

Pickford - Walsh ?
Begovic - Benitez?
Coleman - Moyes
Holgate - Moyes
Keane - Walsh
Godfrey - Brands
Mina - Brands ?
Digne - Brands ?
Ndonku - Brands
Delph - Brands
JPG - ?
Gomes - Brands?
Doucoure - Brands
Allan - Ancelotti
Iwobi - Moshiri? Brands?
Gray - Benitez
Townsend - Benitez
Richarlison - Brands? Silva?
DCL - Moyes
Rondon - Benitez
Tosun - Allardyce

What strikes me is that it's possible that the squad has been made up of players signed by 6 or 7 different people!
The blame for that isn't with Brands but with Moshiri.

…Moshiri has claimed responsibility for signing Tosun & there are plenty of posters convinced he also brought in Iwobi.

Unsworth is on record as identifying & going to the board to fund the signing of DCL.
 

Ruairi77

Player Valuation: £60m
I thought the whole point of a dof was for continuity when changing managers. Brands is supposed to be that guy and the manager should really just be head coach. Its why we're not doing it properly and having a dof how we currently operate makes no sense imo
Right, but none of that is Brands' fault and any DoF would be in the same boat under Moshiri.
So we have to face facts that Moshiri has been enticing managers to the club by promising them signing power, thus undermining his DoF who he has placated by giving him a seat on the board.
For Brands' part, the best we can hope for is that he negotiates good deals for the players the manager wants and exercises some veto power over what players do actually come in.
Every manager under the Moshiri era seems to have made reckless financial signings until now. Hopefully Benitez and Brands can work well together.
I actually think the fact the club didn't sign a RB is a good sign. Tough medicine to swallow but needs must.
 

Ruairi77

Player Valuation: £60m
How long do you think DCL has been here for??

He arrived under Koeman.
Holgate was Martinez.
yea, that's why I put the list up, I didn't really know tbh and I wasn't going to scour their wiki's
Point was more that until we can establish some sort of pattern of team building, a DoF is about as useful as a chocolate tea pot.
I reckon Brands is doing as well as anyone could in that position.
 

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