OK, well this isn't a fight, me and @Ross aren't falling out over this so join in.
So what part's do you disagree with?
Obviously the player comparisons are only technically true (I do admit to being a bit facetious with how disparate the players i chose were).
The main point, as you have noted, is in the brackets. I expected people to also be able to recognise the inferred point that we have also bought a keeper, centre half and winger.
Ross has also mentioned about how you cant take Rooney our of the equation, so let me expand on that:
I don't think any of the players we have bought play in the exact same position. But, people think differently so i'll argue there.
Rooney is 31. He has 1 or 2 years left
Sigurdsson is 27. He has 5 or 6 years left
Sandro is 22. He has 10 or 11 years left
Klaassen is 21. he has 11 or 12 years left.
Considering Koeman seems to prefer 2 of the 'attacking 3' behind the striker to be of a similar type - i dont think we are congested and it looks like he has made sure we have the potential to have a world class centre for the next decade. Making sure the 'risks' have the time & guidance to bed in properly.
Agreed there is no 'beef' so to speak.
First example, interpreting the argument that we have stockpiled in one position as a slight against Koeman. I take it as just pointing out we have a lot of very good players in one position whilst managing to not sign anyone we can be certain is good in the crucial leading-the-line role.
We agree on Wayne being short-term, and that no one here knows of our budgetary constraints/limits.
The hark-back to the '90s seems completely out of place, although the idea width only matters at the back is fine if you are dominating time with the football. Without the ball width up-front is a great out-ball, especially with the kicking skill of Pickford.
I already picked on the idea Koeman got what he wanted, to be fair thought he strengthened three out of four areas if you were to divide the pitch in the most basic sense so that is not a disaster. Finally your newer post, see your point. It is still not a good strategy to bank on one-up-front forever. It would be better to have the choice of playing two strikers even with an injury and we barely have that at the moment.
I don't want to be too critical because we are only 3 matches in and may well achieve a lot!
p.s. love the use of 'facetious'