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Jags praise for Gibbo

Jags praise for Gibbo

Even if Darron Gibson's eventual transfer from Manchester United to Everton costs £2million, he could still prove to be David Moyes's finest ever transfer move.

The likes of Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines down the left wing and Seamus Coleman and Kevin Mirallas down the right wing might steal the show with their exciting attacking wing play.

Or Marouane Fellaini might dominate a match like he has done against the likes of Manchester United, or Nikica Jelavic might score a dramatic last minute winner, but pulling the strings in the heart of the Everton midfield is Darron Gibson.

The 25-year-old Republic of Ireland international left Old Trafford for a fee of around £500,000 plus various add ons just under a year ago.

What an astonishing bit of business by Moyes. You have to wonder if Sir Alex Ferguson was on the ball the day he let him walk out the door for such a small fee.

He does all the things you don't tend to notice when you have the other flair players that this Everton squad is currently blessed with, but his performances have not gone unnoticed by his team-mates.

'Gibbo is massively important, For us to have someone who can keep the opposing defence on their toes purely knowing if he does get a bit of time, he can be like our quarterback and start putting in some fantastic passes.

'It makes playing against us a lot harder when we have people like Darron in the team and Leon Osman by the side of him. They are two different footballers but equally as important. Ossie is good in tight spaces and finding the little passes, while Gibbo is such a good passer and has a great range.`
Phil Jagielka told the Daily Mail.

He added: 'if you filmed his role in the team and watched it back there`d be some fantastic passes, great tackles and some clever football. He came from a great club in Manchester United. He proves that way with the time he finds on the ball and the confidence he has to play those long range passes.`

It's not a coincidence that when Gibson plays Everton have lost just once in the Premier League.

After a troublesome hamstring injury lets hope we can keep him fit for the remainder of the season, then a Champions League place could really be up for grabs.

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Writer:Yak
Date:Tuesday December 11 2012
Time: 1:00PM

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Wonderful signing by Moyes, makes you wonder how much talent is going to waste in the united ranks and how keen and eye Moyes has for talent when he spotted what a force Gibson could be. Pitty the myopic Trap-a-pony can see what an asset he could be for Ireland. But then maybe its just everton players he has a problem with seeing as Coleman can't get a fair crack of the whip from him either. Gutted with the result on Sunday but you guys just wanted it more. COYS
Slurms McKenzie
11/12/2012 13:43:00
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Unbelievable to think he cost 250K. The likes of Baines, Fellaini, Jelavic and Pienaar may steal the headlines, but Gibson is as, if not more important than them. The difference he makes to this side is unbelievable. To me, he is the conductor of this side, controls the tempo with his brilliant passing range, and sets up our attack, as well as being a big contributor defensively. In fact, that stat you mentioned, that game he basically went off after 15mins or so, when we were 0-0 and went on to lose, so basically, if he starts and finishes the match, he still hasn't lost playing for Everton. Just shows how important he is to this team. And to think he is still only 25, certainly making a case as Moyes' best signing in his 10yrs
Rob-EFC
11/12/2012 14:28:00
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what I admire about Moyes is that he takes gambles on players that other managers shy away rom. others such as cahill, Jagielka, Lescott etc are others that have proved what an eye for a player and also a bargain he has
oxfordspur
11/12/2012 15:45:00
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just watched 20 mins highlights on OS and it clearly showed gibsons input for the game. His workrate passing skills and tackling were all top draw all in all a managers dream!!!
evertonmandan
11/12/2012 20:29:00
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A good run in the team and he finally looks like he's fulfilling his potential. Happy for Gibson and glad he has worked out for you guys.
TheFamousNo7
15/12/2012 20:22:00
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