Deeply, deeply unimaginative.
Also very short-term thinking.
Another nice player who goes missing when it's a fight, and who has no edge or snide to his game, things that we've lacked.
I don't believe 'is he better than what we have?' should be the defining criteria because every other winger in the league has a better goal scoring record than Aaron Lennon over the last two seasons, but that doesn't mean we should sign them.
We should be looking at players like Lozano or Pavon. The next generation of superstar wingers. Theo will need replacing and moving on in 18 months probably.
Also we need more players with football intelligence. He is severely lacking.
Anyway, that's my view and I'll leave it at that and not badger people with it.
I'll submit a full apology and retraction later on the season when he's banging them in for us.
I like Walcott. However, it does smack of the same limited thinking behind the Sigurdsson move, which had similar issues. I don't blame Allardyce as clearly and for good reason (his contract) is thinking short term, so this is all at Walsh's door. He does (for me) get leeway for this one as I think he has enough in his locker for a good few years of service, but we simply have to get better at targeting the type of up and coming players that are that next stage beyond the likes of Lookman, who I feel is a year or two shy in his development of what we need and it does him no good sitting on the bench.