Under David Moyes' 10-year spell as manager at Everton, he made bargains in the transfer market.
Tim Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and Steven Pienaar are some of the players who arrived for very reasonable money and then paid back with their efforts on the field or later on by getting sold for a big sum.
Seamus Coleman has gone from being a quick and flaccid player to be one of the Premier League's sharpest right-backs this season and last season.
Coleman is a pure speed and power player. With his speed and conditioning, he is always plowing up and down between the corner flags at its edge during games.
Where does the energy and the speed come from? Probably from Coleman's background in Gaelic football.
The Republic of Ireland international has not had football training as many of his teammates got in the different academies. He has made it to the top without dazzling technique, but with a work ethic that few can match.
In 2010 he spent half the season on loan at Blackpool, which he helped reach promotion through playoffs in the Championship, before returning to Everton.
In the national context, Coleman won the Nations Cup in 2011 and awarded the FAI year's U21 national team player in both 2009 and 2010.
As a "late bloomer" Coleman kept his feet on the earth. Today he is a well-paid star, but it's only seven years since he played for the 600 pounds as a monthly salary.
2006–2008 Sligo Rovers: 55 apps, 1 goal
2009–Everton: 111 apps, 10 goals
2010 Blackpool (loan): 9 apps, 1 goal
Irish National Team: 21 caps, 0 goals
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