There’s a couple of posters that got so embittered towards Niasse starting and doing well that they have seemingly stopped posting on here because of it.
There’s others knocking about with wounded pride over knee jerk reactions to him initially as well but he keeps scoring and smiling when given an opportunity so there’s no much more to be done for them they’ll always be ready to complain.
Out of this current squad Niasse is certainly one of lesser concerns.
People probably don't comment anymore because there's not much left to say, the debate's gone round and round in circles for long enough but I'll bite to your dig. As with most things the reality's somewhere in the middle, he's not as bad as first thought, as a footballer he's still not very good but has an eye for goal, so did Jermaine Beckford though and if it wasn't for Niasse's back story people wouldn't get nearly as misty eyed about him and throw out the snide little digs whenever he scores, by contrast he went 13 appearances with only 3 goals and an assist between January 1st and the end of the season, but no one mentions that. He's a streaky player and that's one of the problems, when he's not getting goals he doesn't offer much else due to his limitations, then when he tumbles one in some people go way over the top both with the praise and the little digs. People question his ability, no one questions his effort or attitude and I don't think anyone's ever got nasty about him. He's still not had a decent starting run in the team under any of the managers hes worked under, the current one included (it's a bit of a myth he did well under Silva at Hull) and also at international level and that in itself tells a story.
I would rather we kept him as back up than went and spent what would require a fortune on Welbeck though but Niasse is also a reflection on how bad our recruitment has been at times over the last few years that having spent way over £250m we still have him on our books and that's only because Palace couldn't agree terms in January. Buying Welbeck would just add to that poor recruitment.