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Smith in/out

With the news Alan Smith was not in the starting line up last night, sports writer`s copy was furiously flying around talking of moves to Everton. With Mike Ashley`s insistence on cutting down the wage bill, Smith`s £60k a week seems a prime candidate for a shift, especially seen as the 'striker` couldn`t hit a cow`s arse with a frying pan.

KK has attempted to dampen speculation on this saying: "

With Alan - he's got a sore ankle. I haven't risked anyone in this game and I knew when I left him out it would cause questions, but he's got a sore ankle and I can't treat him any different to anybody else. You saw me bringing players off every time they get a knock.

Every time the doctors or the physios come to me and say, 'Habib Beye - 50 minutes is enough', I've stuck with that. I haven't risked anybody, which I think is right and it's given me a chance to give some other people a bit of time."




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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 7 2008

Time: 9:57AM

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Would you be bothered if he left?
The Fear
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07/08/2008 11:56:00

Not one bit. No goals in 40 games. Embarrassed for the bloke, genuinely.
SirLes
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07/08/2008 12:31:00

You wish you could offload him. Has any 'striker' ever managed to play so many games at such a high level as Alan Smith and score so few goals?
monkeyg
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07/08/2008 20:03:00

everton bound?
Toon4LiFe
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08/08/2008 10:20:00

60 grand a week?..................I can't believe he was on 60 grand a week and who would buy a striker who cannot score for the reputed 3mil plus on those crazy wages
CoxintheBox
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08/08/2008 17:57:00

 

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