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February 02, 2018, 03:00:47 PM
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Whilst I wasn't exactly doing a jig in the street, the negativity surrounding his signing massively baffled me.

It wasn't negativity as such. Many just said it was an uninspiring and not particularly original signing, which it was, but it still might turn out ultimately successful.

February 02, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
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Then they are mentalists and/or hipsters.
What on earth has originality got to do with anything?

We got a player who is better than anybody else in our side, in his peak years for, what is today, peanuts.
I'd say that was pretty inspired.

In fact, it was original as well, because no other fucker did it, we did.

Listen it might well turn out to be a decent signing but buying players who are deemed surplus to requirements by the teams we're hoping to catch isn't an original transfer policy. Walcott looks like the right kind of personality rather than Schneiderlin who is totally the wrong type but it's a risk buying players who are taking a step down.

February 02, 2018, 04:56:33 PM
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Maybe Walcott doesn't think of it as being a step down, maybe he thinks it's a chance to do what he does best, play football more regularly. Not a criticism of what you said mate, just another way of thinking it. Must be do frustrating to be a really good player and be left on the bench most of the time. More power to him for having the guts to try it out in his peak years.

I agree and I think his personality lends itself to being a good pro who'll see it as such but for every Walcott there is a Schneiderlin and it's why due diligence in transfers is so important. Moyes used to go overboard on it because he knew money was tight so he made every transfer count. We could do with committing to the same level of diligence even though we have money now, it's not as if we don't have the resources to be thorough.

February 02, 2018, 06:05:56 PM
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20 mill is an absolute steal. Makes you forget the 15 mill Barkley fee.

I can't believe Arsenal let him go so cheaply.

I don't think they had a choice. There wasn't a queue of clubs around the block for him so it was a buyers market. Out of the small number of clubs that were interested there was only us that had the firepower to blow everyone out of the water and to be fair we are the 7th best team in the division and Arsenal are probably the 6th now, so from a footballing perspective it looked an obvious move...

February 02, 2018, 06:36:40 PM
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So, Lxxx has a new axe to grind.

Looking forwards to the “I told you so’s” when Walcott has an off day. Not.