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Well, I’ll be honest, I really didn’t think the start of this blog would be about a new signing and I certainly didn’t think it would be about James McFadden!
I’ll say it straight away, I am a big fan of Faddy, always have been and always will be. He is a player that divides opinions. You either like him or you don’t.
He can be incredibly frustrating, but he also provides moments of sheer genius. For me though, to get a player on a free transfer for the rest of the season that is hungry and has a point to prove, is that such a bad thing?
I’ve just read Davie Weir’s book and in it, he gives an excellent description of Faddy when he says ‘he’s one of those players who tries too hard if he thinks people don’t rate him. He thinks people are against him and he’s got to prove something with every pass’.
When he was first with us, there were times where he would try to do too much, but he’s hardly alone in that respect, is he?
Listening to his interview upon signing it’s obvious he has a point to prove. He left for regular first team football, you can’t blame him for that and it will be interesting to see how he fares after a year out with injury.
The fact he wanted to come back here is a good thing as far as I am concerned. Any player who wants to play for this club should be welcomed in my eyes. The fact he is playing for his future can also be of benefit to us and I genuinely hope it works out for both player and club.
We have a big week coming up, with Fulham, Chelsea and Manchester United ahead. Craven Cottage has always been one of those grounds where we struggle, but I think Sunday provides an ideal opportunity for us to get the three points.
The two home games next week could well provide a catalyst to our season if we get the results we want. Progress in the Carling Cup would be welcomed by everyone as it is probably the best way of getting that much craved silverware.
Manchester United at home, at the end of October, takes me back to the same time in 2008 and that Phil Neville tackle on Cristano Ronaldo.
It is moments like that which have so often proved a turning point for us in the past, let’s hope there is another one just around the corner. What odds on James McFadden providing that moment…
Up the Toffees!!!
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