The former Australian international fullback, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham star spent a brief spell with the Blues under David Moyes after he was picked up as a free agent in September 2009.
He made 15 appearances in all competitions that season before moving on to Galatasaray for around £1m.
Neill had at one time an estimated personal fortune of £27m according to a report in Australia's Daily Telegraph who suggest the 38-year-old was involved in property investments in the United States and a coaching business in Sydney.
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1 Posted 03/05/2016 at 18:26:36
2 Posted 03/05/2016 at 19:32:10
3 Posted 03/05/2016 at 19:41:01
4 Posted 03/05/2016 at 19:48:11
6 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:10:24
NEVER, I repeat NEVER listen to ANY financial "advisor".
7 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:18:50
8 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:24:42
He lost close to a million, and is still paying mortgages on four 'properties' he's never seen!
Greed greed greed
9 Posted 03/05/2016 at 22:42:51
10 Posted 04/05/2016 at 03:18:38
I remember when Pat Jennings signed as cover.....I think that he played one game for Northern Ireland whilst listed as an Everton player....but he never played for Everton.
I don't remember Kenny Sansom playing for Everton. And on players signing , but not playing much......how many games did Ernie Hunt and Rod Belfitt play?
And did Everton sign a player from West Ham(during the 1990s) for good money, who ended up injured and never featured much...his name now escapes me...(not Bilic). Up the Toffees..
12 Posted 04/05/2016 at 05:52:37
13 Posted 04/05/2016 at 08:43:17
15 Posted 04/05/2016 at 19:50:11
Left back with Ablett playing Centre back.
Lucas Neill wasn't a bad player for us but clearly he was a financial idiot.
16 Posted 04/05/2016 at 20:20:36
I'll throw in Jennings, Sansom, Gough, Gascoigne, Ginola, Beardsley.
19 Posted 05/05/2016 at 10:04:50
20 Posted 05/05/2016 at 11:13:20
I would also have little sympathy for such a person. I'd probably have them see a doctor though.
21 Posted 05/05/2016 at 11:24:02
22 Posted 05/05/2016 at 14:47:17
23 Posted 05/05/2016 at 14:50:04
I see Andrea Bocelli is going to sing before our game against Leicester, I just hope Roberto doesn't try and sign him!!
24 Posted 05/05/2016 at 14:52:03
25 Posted 05/05/2016 at 15:03:28
26 Posted 05/05/2016 at 15:14:11
I don't think anyone literally flushed money down the toilet.
27 Posted 05/05/2016 at 16:19:50
28 Posted 05/05/2016 at 16:34:44
David James also declared bankruptcy not too long ago and he's doing ok... also presume there is cash stashed overseas somewhere anyway.
(Yes, I am a cynic how do you go from £27m to negative without having something stashed in a tax haven somewhere (or even just in the wife's name)?
29 Posted 05/05/2016 at 16:43:48
I think that happens a lot. Lots of these guys have no ability to manage money, they're sitting ducks for the kind of advisors who are more interested in filling their own pockets rather than helping protect the interests of their clients.
Certainly I have sympathy for those kind of bankruptcies.
Oh, and I saw Kenny Sansom not merely play for us, but score for us!
30 Posted 05/05/2016 at 17:00:07
31 Posted 05/05/2016 at 17:12:03
32 Posted 05/05/2016 at 17:16:06
33 Posted 05/05/2016 at 17:23:50
John Samson played 6 times for Everton, scoring one goal. If you put his name into Google there are some photos that some slimeball has taken of Samson when he is drunk and drinking from a bottle in a park, and then posted them onto the internet. Shitbags, revelling in some ones misfortune.
34 Posted 05/05/2016 at 17:40:58
Just a side note, people who are shocked at the rumoured £27M income. He was the guy whose move to Liverpool fell through from Blackburn years ago as he wanted £80k a week. West Ham took him instead and paid him what he wanted. I think we paid him close to £40k, probably why Moyes got him off the books pretty quickly.
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