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December 04, 2017, 12:12:11 AM
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Lads, Rondon has scored about two goals in a year. Swerve.

The Nzonzi thing is gathering pace and that really excites me.
This. Don't rate Rondon at all, me. He may be able to hold up a bit and play as a target man but he's no better than DCL at that and he scores less. If we spend money on a striker we need a goal return, not just someone who fits a system.

Imagine spending 20M on Rondon and relying on the rest of the team for goals...     ...not a pretty thought.
    

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December 04, 2017, 07:40:39 PM
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I reckon we will go back in for Giroud in Jan, especially as Deschamps has warned him he needs to be playing more if he wants to go to the World Cup.


Can't see Giroud here unless he he splits from his missus because it was apparently her that wouldn't make the move from London. So @TheTone - fancy getting yourself down that there London and putting Olivier on the losing side of a love triangle?

That's the only way it's going to happen.
    

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December 04, 2017, 10:12:15 PM
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Sorry pal, I is all loved up these days  :thumbsup:

It's ok - next week will be fine   :snigger:
    

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December 06, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
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I can't see a lot of these names we're mentioning actually wanting to come here.

We really need Allardyce to get a tune out of the players we've got, before January, if we've any hope of signing decent players with CL aspirations.

Get the current squad playing and the start of the season can be termed a 'blip'. Stink the place out like we have been doing until January and it becomes a 'crisis'. No-one will want to come here and the poor form will continue all season.

Never liked him before, but got to back the manager now.
    

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December 06, 2017, 07:20:30 PM
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Shame it's not worked out.

We've not begun to find out if there's a player here yet imo.

He's not going to adjust from the sidelines is he?

If we move him on - even at a profit - before he gets a fair go, I'll be well pissed off -

At Barcelona from 14 years old
Got into the first team and scored 2 in 14 apps
Spent a year at Malaga and scored 14 in 30
Came to us and rotted on the bench.

When we're crying out for goals this is just ridiculous.
    

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December 06, 2017, 10:12:16 PM
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I agree, 100%. I want to see him and Klaassen afforded every opportunity to settle.



I'm pretty sure we're gonna be ok this season (i.e. not relegated) so we should use every opportunity to get these two up to speed. They can't do it from the bench.
    

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December 07, 2017, 03:32:52 AM
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This hasn't been true for a good two months now.

Can we stop pretending it is?

Nope. Not yet because I disagree.

Rooney gets injured and we're left with the bulk of the goalscoring resting on the shoulders of Niasse.

DCL and Sigurdsson may get a couple but let me repeat that one more time for those in the obstructed view seats:

1 injury away from all our hopes resting on Niasse.

And that's not even mentioning that with Rooney injured we would be less effective in creating goalscoring opportunities.

So are we really not crying out for another goalscorer in the team? Is that sorted now?
    

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December 07, 2017, 05:03:41 AM
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We have scored more goals than 11 other teams in the Premier League. The problems you've listed exist for all bar about 4 teams in the Premier League.

Rooney and Niasse - the "big 6" teams aside - are right there at the top of the top scorers charts. Across all competitions, Calvert-Lewin's scored 6 and made 4. Sandro has scored 1.

You're acting like Sandro hasn't been given a fair crack, but that's not really true. He was given plenty of game time when we were struggling to score and he didn't contribute.

It would be nice to have a fourth striker contributing. Of course it would. But we play one up front. Game time is limited for him because other players have been contributing much more than he has. I'm sorry but that's just the way it works and just the way it should do too.


He has had some game time but not much, and in some games we weren't getting a sniff. I also don't think we've had the right shape or played him in the right way.

So the truth probably lies somewhere in between.

But I'd love to find a way to use him effectively this season.
    

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December 19, 2017, 04:34:57 AM
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Don't forget that our finishing position will determine what players come to us.

If we get into Europa spots it will mean a world of difference to our sumer window.
    

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January 04, 2018, 03:45:27 AM
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Not that prick - he looks like a thumb!
    

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January 21, 2018, 03:40:52 PM
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There's talk of it. Signing Mata would make great sense for our squad as he's better than all twelve of our current number 10's so we could sell eight or nine of them and buy a few left backs.
    

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January 24, 2018, 10:52:13 PM
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The prodigal shun?

Is that you Sean?

Loved you in Highlander.
    

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