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September 01, 2017, 05:33:04 AM
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Anyone else think Koeman might walk.

No, but it has crossed my mind in the last hour.

September 01, 2017, 04:07:50 PM
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If you look at the transfers in the window on an indivdual basis we have done great business.

If you look at it as a whole we've done poorly by failing to replace Lukaku with anyone (not even with a donkey) and now having to play twice a week for 4 months with one senior left back. These 2 failures are not far short of disaster really, it makes it near on impossible for us to progress on from last season.
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September 01, 2017, 05:07:34 PM
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SANDRO IS A F*KING STRIKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The only mistake Mosh made with Sandro was signing him too early, if we had left it till yesterday to buy him you will be in raptures!!

Jebus Cwisthe!

No need for that tone, you can discuss without coming across a complete dick.

Sandro from what I've seen of him is not an out and out striker, he comes deep to get the ball, he is a forward so will play across the front line. He is not someone who is going to stay in the box, there were a number of occasions in preseason where crosses were out into the box and he was standing on the edge of the area and not attacking the ball in the 6 yard box like a true cetnre forward does.

Also, if you look at his goals and chances from last season with Malaga, most were from long range or deep and were not typical centre forward goals, not many of goals were from getting in behind the defence like a true centre forward.

We did not replace Lukaku with a centre forward whos natural position is to play off the last man and to get in the box. Koeman has said we have needed this himself on numerous occasions this window and we haven't got it.

I'm sure we'll get by as we still have a very good squad, I'm also not saying that Sandro can't play there, he can and will probably get a decent amount of goals, but he obviously wasn't the intended solution.

But it is blatently clear that from Koeman's and the clubs point of view we have completely failed to get the a striker in that can play in the system that Koeman has built for over the summer.
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September 01, 2017, 05:16:28 PM
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Bored at work so I've done the below (don't take too much notice of the order), if you look at it like that we have quite a lot of depth and quality apart from the obvious area. The only other left back I can see on the books is Matt Foulds, he might be rubbing his hands together at the prospect of some game time, haven't a clue how good he is though.