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November 01, 2017, 04:45:00 AM
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I prefer someone with a future. So someone under 25.

Deeney? Seriously? He is over the hill. Might as well clone Wayne Rooney.

November 04, 2017, 10:12:49 PM
Reply #1


I would find a striker who is 20-23 years old that has been scoring goals his whole life. Essentially, what we did when we got Lukaku.

I am not interested in 28-30 year old strikers that their own teams don't have an interest in keeping. Statistically, strikers peak out at 27, on average.

Thus, Moussa Dembele.
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November 09, 2017, 06:58:12 AM
Reply #2


Fact is, we sold Lukaku WAYYYY too cheap. Right now he would go for 100 million+. Maybe 115M+.

We might have to spend more than the 76M we got for selling him, to get someone else not as prolific. Not to mention probably a lot older.  >:(

November 12, 2017, 11:10:57 AM
Reply #3


I remember when I posted that losing Lukaku would leave us in deep trouble, I got a lot of pushback. This is when everyone had dreams of top 4.

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November 13, 2017, 08:38:57 AM
Reply #4


Is that all your successful posts or can you do a montage?

Indeed I can do a montage. How about the thread where I showed (with data) that we really are not a big spending club under Moshiri, because everyone is too focused on our spending and not our sales. And that after you consider both, our spending is just mid-table-plus level at best since his arrival. A net spend of just 69M pounds since his arrival, which is nothing impressive at all. Got a lot of pushback on that too, Even though it was true then and is true now.
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November 27, 2017, 01:02:33 AM
Reply #5



Hits all the buttons. Young (18), already kicking butt for Ajax, has pace, power, and I bet we could get him for 15-25M. The hat trick below was just a few hours ago.


November 28, 2017, 09:49:50 AM
Reply #6


Dortmund pretty much told anyone who would listen this weekend that they would part with Aubameyang.

17 goals in 19 league matches this year.
31 goals in 31 matches last year.

Probably cost 50% more than what we sold Lukaku for.

December 03, 2017, 12:07:15 PM
Reply #7


The reason Lukaku worked so well is that when we got him he was...

1. very young
2. history of scoring
3. not yet so huge that he would only go to the Big 4 clubs.

I think we should be doing this again. I don't want old Arsenal players or strikers whose best season was 3 years ago at a high price with a short future.

Thus, I nominate Dembele from Celtic. 39 goals in 62 matches at Celtic. Was the only one on Celtic who scored against PSG. Get him, put him on a 4-year contract and ride that horse.