Gueye denied Afcon glory by Algeria

Friday, 19 July, 2019 8comments  |  Jump to last
Idrissa Gueye and Senegal fell at the last hurdle in the Africa Cup of Nations, losing 1-0 to Algeria in the final.

The Teranga Lions went down to Baghdad Bounedjah's freak goal that took a heavy deflection off Salif Sane and looped over the goalkeeper into the net.

Senegal were awarded a penalty in the second half for what the referee initially deemed to be deliberate handball but the decision was reversed after a video review.  

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Si Cooper
1 Posted 20/07/2019 at 02:17:34
Unfortunately I would imagine failing to win this competition is only likely to fuel his desire to move to PSG for increased chances of silverware.
I think Marcel Brands has been working with that likelihood in mind so hopefully the required recruitment(s) will arrive in due course.
Andrew Presly
2 Posted 20/07/2019 at 03:14:24
“He's good so let's sell him”

Everton 1988 - 2019

Does happen to coincide with my tenure with these depressing schmucks.

24 years and no trophy so the idea of letting a contracted player of this quality go is an interesting move.

Everton are tiring.

Derek Knox
3 Posted 20/07/2019 at 09:56:34
Andrew, in all fairness Gana has expressed his desire on several occasions, that his dream move would be to PSG, which could have happened in January but the bid was short of us sanctioning it.

Despite that, unlike most players who have expressed a desire to move, he has carried on as normal, yes he will be missed, but who would deny him his dream move out of respect for services rendered?

Next year he may not be as attractive a proposition to PSG or any other top side, no-one can go on forever, and he would have to be replaced at some point in the not too distant future anyway, so why not cash in now and accede to his wishes and set the foundations for the new era of Everton?

I have every faith that M Brands is well aware of the situation and has some sort of replacement lined up already.

Simon Smith
4 Posted 20/07/2019 at 12:37:57

Everton are tiring at times... but please don't call us schmucks. They are still our thing!

Andrew Presly
5 Posted 20/07/2019 at 12:43:33
Nothing major to disagree with there Derek but we can't get anywhere by continually selling our best players. We've tried it a lot over the years and it never ever works.

Frankly I don't care about “dream moves” for any of our players and especially not to no marks like PSG. Keanu Reeves is older than them!

Gana signed a big fat long term contract extension with us, he's paid well & deserves a rise for his performances and professionalism. That should be that.

But us being us he's off and we replace him with Delph. Then finish 8th again. Groundhog Day!

It's infuriating until you learn to relinquish hope.

Phil Greenough
6 Posted 20/07/2019 at 14:50:18
I don't know why people expect footballers to honour their contractual obligations; the Andrex paper in their toilets, probably means more to them.

If we don't sell when they want to leave, they will engineer it one way or another. There are exceptions to the rule, but usually money talks.

When you realise the majority of footballers don't give a flying fig about the team or their fans, it will get easier.

Derek Knox
7 Posted 20/07/2019 at 18:23:41
Phil @ 6, you're pretty well right there, mate, with contracts not being worth the equivalent of used Andrex. The only way I see any 'benefit' is that the parent Club have a negotiating factor, depending on how much is left to run. Most 'contracts' are loaded in favour of the player and loyalty to that is definitely a thing of the past.

Without banging an old drum, most of this is down to agents who always have the best interest of their clients behind their cut of any potential deal. Parasites!

Justin Doone
8 Posted 22/07/2019 at 14:12:17
As an Everton fan I want what's best for us. I totally get Gana has shown class on and off the pitch but I wouldn't expect otherwise.

I always say the same thing. If a contracted player wants to leave he has to initiate it by handing in a transfer request declaring serious intent to leave and not waiting around for compensation.

Then Everton need to get the desired transfer fee. Currently he's worth 㿔M plus to us that may find a top class replacement.

PSG need to get realistic in valuing one of the best players in his position. Unless it's a player plus cash option but Everton need to dictate that. No one else.

I'll be gutted if he goes but I don't blame him for moving for money and an increased chance of winning silverware.

It just had to be done properly. Unlike Delph when he departed Villa. A good player but that lost him respect and he has an awful injury record. But better than Schneiderlin.

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