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Tim Howard thinks David Moyes will bring in the right players this summer.


Tim Howard has revealed that he has faith in David Moyes to bring in the right players this summer.

Everton finished fifth in the Premier League last season, earning them a Uefa Cup place for the 2008/09 campaign, but Howard thinks that if they are to raise their game to a new level, quality players must be signed.

Extra impetus has been placed on that issue this summer – especially with the teams around the Blues lining up big spending sprees in the latest transfer window.

But Moyes is renowned for bringing in the right players since being at Everton, with the likes of Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta, Joseph Yobo, Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka all joining the Toffees for under £6 million.

The USA goalkeeper said: “Tottenham are spending big, Aston Villa and Manchester City had good seasons and are going to spend. They have to. Everyone has to.

“That’s the wicked thing about football nowadays. If you don’t spend, you could get left behind. Sunderland are supposed to be spending something like £50m. It’s crazy how it works but our manager buys well and we trust him.”

Reflecting on the season just gone, Howard is pleased with the fifth place outcome. Not only that, the Blues reached the last 16 of the Uefa Cup and also reached the semi-finals of the Carling Cup, only to go out to Chelsea.

However, Everton were sitting pretty in a Champions League spot with two months of the season to go, and the former Manchester United player is disappointed that they let that slip.

“We lost some sleep towards the end and we’re thinking ‘jeez’ when Aston Villa were chasing us but everything turned out ok,” said Howard.

“It was a very good season bordering on - dare I say it - great but, looking back, the one big issue we had was after the Liverpool game. Our form on the run in was terrible and we should have picked up many more points.

“If you look at it, we need to be finishing stronger. We put two great runs of unbeaten sequences together, so to finish by just barely scraping into fifth place was a little bit disappointing. Nevertheless, we were thrilled to get back into Europe.”

will sherringtonwe need more quality players players like manuel fernandes he is brill and can score great goals for our club he should be in our squad aleady COYB

Thursday 5th June 20:11 Report Comment

Lee Thomasi along with most fans have to trust moyesie after what hes done for the club. give him buckets of cash in the market and let him make a few world class signings in that will win us the europian cup. that will attract some real big names. we also need cover for the main men at the moment as thats why we ended the season quiet poorly. COYBs

Wednesday 4th June 19:18 Report Comment

richie tiptoni dont think its a case of spending big, i think its more a big number of players brought in the squad has as much talent as anyone else outside the top three we just the more legs to help nearer the end of the season. to me a right back is essential a right winger and also a left winger and a striker.

Wednesday 4th June 19:03 Report Comment

Ray GanThe ability to finish a season powerfully seems to be our problem; at least we finish this with a win; few seasons back we were thrashed by the gunners on the last day and that carried to the next season. With better experience, let's hope 2008/2009 will be the one that makes history. Start off with some influential signings and promotion of excellent junior players, and Anichibe and Vaughan have to show their full potential now, the coming season being their 3rd. Overall we should be optimistic. And Mr Howard, thanks for a great season.

Wednesday 4th June 03:33 Report Comment

Andrew BallingallI think these guys are right in saying we need to spend big,and I know its not easy finding the right player but we've proven ourselves in the transfer market before and we will again. What about Kevin Doyle from Reading, hes a quality player, just a suggestion though, we can do better.

Tuesday 3rd June 13:25 Report Comment

Somkid MexThis season we had great optimist for success.We had coming back game many times.This is the trademark of winner team.But we had some scare when we met Liverpool Arsenal Manchester United and Chelsea.We must to fix it.We not lost this team we guarantee in Eufa Champion Leauge every season.

Monday 2nd June 07:01 Report Comment

John MainwaringMoyes has a brilliant eye for a good player the board should back him 100%. and give him the money he needs to take Everton back where they belong beating the top teams ; and Liverpool!

Sunday 1st June 20:16 Report Comment

Nathan BatchelorAre there any big names being linked with us? What happened with Jouquin??? Also weren't we linked with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from Wolves. He's a good striker.

Sunday 1st June 17:14 Report Comment

Neil Jacobsonhow can sunderland have more money than us to spend? the job moyes has done is one of the best in the prem give him a truck load of money

Saturday 31st May 13:01 Report Comment

Peter WilliamsIts true the clubs around us are spending HUGH sums of money and we are going to have to keep up with them if we are to break the top but money doesnt always guarentee success (Man City, Newcastle) we have got many TOP TOP players n all honestly cheap, but there are not that many. We had to get quite a few top class guys in

Saturday 31st May 12:18 Report Comment

David WhiteLet's hope the board stump up the funds, this season has shown that the squad does not have enough depth for a european campaign. replacing carsley is a priority!

Friday 30th May 18:51 Report Comment

Barry GrayHoward is spot on - if we'd beaten Liverpool twice this season rather than losing to them twice we'd have finished fourth! That's how close we were this season. We've seen definate improvement this term but we have to push on and sign players with the quality to cover the likes of Arteta, Cahill, Osman, Yak etc when they are injured or just off form. Let's hope the board are able to magic up some millions for Moyes! COYB

Friday 30th May 15:00 Report Comment

Duncan SmithI have been impressed with Howard, and not just between the sticks, he seems to be a man with drive and opinion and isn't afraid to say it. If he can speak to a dressing room like he can the press he could be captain material.

Friday 30th May 12:36 Report Comment


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