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January 16, 2018, 07:08:36 PM
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Surprised at the resistance to this one to be honest.

Will walk into our first team.

It would be nice to sign unknown 20 year olds for cheap who quickly turn into a Ronaldo, but those signings fail more often than they work.

Now we have money we can balance out buying potential with proven talent. I think a look at our recent transfers suggests thatís exactly what we are doing.

Whether we are doing it well is another question, but thereís every reason to suggest Walcott will immediately improve us. So I donít see the issue.


January 16, 2018, 07:10:17 PM
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Will walk into our first team.

Isn't this sort of the problem with Walcott? :)
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January 16, 2018, 07:10:30 PM
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assuming we 1. have possession of the ball and 2. a player who can play a forward pass

1.
Spoiler: show
We won't.


2.
Spoiler: show
We don't.


The midfield is a much bigger issue than the attack. Even lousy attackers will score if you feed them.


January 16, 2018, 07:14:20 PM
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It's hardly surprising Sam's not concerning himself too much with options for the 2019/20 season when he's on an 18 month contract. He's bothered about his reputation and the here and now, it'll be someone else's job to pick the bones out of an ageing midfield while he's sat in his villa in Portugal or wherever waiting for the next panicking chairman to top up his pension.

January 16, 2018, 07:19:45 PM
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We desperately need pace and the option to run in behind (assuming the players forming the bus at the back can hoof into those open spaces), so he certainly offers that.

I think he will excite and frustrate in equal measure. But either way I'll support him.

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January 16, 2018, 07:26:49 PM
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TheTone


getting bored with signing Man Utd cast offs so we're turning to the Arse now

bet we've had another go at Giroud too

future looks great


January 16, 2018, 07:27:39 PM
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He's at finch farm according to SSN
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January 16, 2018, 07:38:21 PM
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Simply simply lovely

January 16, 2018, 07:39:01 PM
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Lxxx


https://twitter.com/BenRansomSky/status/953252299564048384

Errr is he mad? Or is this total shit

We offered to match his astronomical wages.

January 16, 2018, 07:43:03 PM
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Macca77


https://twitter.com/BenRansomSky/status/953252299564048384

Errr is he mad? Or is this total shit


Haha nothing to do with the 120k a week we've offered him

January 16, 2018, 07:48:21 PM
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Im happy with him, think he will do well for us
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January 16, 2018, 07:52:53 PM
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Gash

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Never thought I'd see the words "wanted to work with Sam Allardyce" in the same sentence ever again after Kevin Nolan retired.

January 16, 2018, 07:57:01 PM
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Meh
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January 16, 2018, 07:58:22 PM
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I'm not that excited about this deal but in the current climate it's not bad at all. Get him for roughly half a Sigurdsson with very similar stats, he's got more goals per games and nearly the same assists but brings a bit of pace to the team as well.

He's a point to prove so could turn out to be a very good piece of business.

January 16, 2018, 08:00:45 PM
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That's a poor shout.

Yeah it might be actually. Think Iíve let Son roasting him go to my head a bit.

What I will say is heís deceptively good in the air and defends his back post better than Baines ever has, and is a good 1v1 tackler with a hibbo-esque slidey in the locker.

Maybe his attacking outlook will improve with Walcott / Tosun ahead of him.
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