Do we really need another striker?

313 posts

Do we need another striker?

Yes, let's splash some cash
188
82%
No, our squad looks fine
12
5%
Only if a freebie or bargain presents itself
28
12%
 
Total votes: 228
User avatar
winchester_royal
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11083
Joined: 28 Aug 2007 21:32
Location: How many Spaniards does it take to change a bulb? Just Juan.

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by winchester_royal » 25 Aug 2013 21:33

RoyalBlue
winchester_royal FTR, it seems that most have forgotten the fact that we haven't actually sold anyone yet this summer, unlike the 'big spending' QPR and Wigan, therefore our net spend is probably one of the highest in the league.


Might have been more sensible to have sold one or two, in order to rebalance the squad! What's more, we did release two strikers who were more proven for us than McDermott's star January buy - Blackman!


Agreed, but there may not have been the demand there for the players we might have considered selling, e.g. Pog.

User avatar
Ian Royal
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 35156
Joined: 15 Apr 2004 13:43
Location: Playing spot the pc*nt on HNA?

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by Ian Royal » 25 Aug 2013 23:28

For ten years people have been moaning "where has the money gone?". For ten years they've been repeatedly told and shown, but it makes no difference. They're either too stupid, or too willfully ignorant to take any notice.

User avatar
RoyalBlue
Hob Nob Subscriber
Hob Nob Subscriber
Posts: 10244
Joined: 13 Apr 2004 22:39
Location: Developed a pathological hatred of snakes on 14/10/19

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by RoyalBlue » 26 Aug 2013 09:55

One8Seven1
RoyalBlue
winchester_royal FTR, it seems that most have forgotten the fact that we haven't actually sold anyone yet this summer, unlike the 'big spending' QPR and Wigan, therefore our net spend is probably one of the highest in the league.


Might have been more sensible to have sold one or two, in order to rebalance the squad! What's more, we did release two strikers who were more proven for us than McDermott's star January buy - Blackman!


We didn't release Church or Hunt, they turned down new contracts and chose to leave. Hunt was offered a one year deal, and Church was told to sign a new deal before the January transfer window or we would sell him.


Semantics. The club decided that they didn't want to keep either of them. How often will a player sign up for a one year deal when they know that plenty of other clubs will give them better? Could have kept Hunt with a better offer.

Ian Royal For ten years people have been moaning "where has the money gone?". For ten years they've been repeatedly told and shown, but it makes no difference. They're either too stupid, or too willfully ignorant to take any notice.


Suggesting that the club need to be prepared to compete more in the financial stakes if they want to stand more chance of competing at the highest levels in the league is different from asking where the money has gone.

As for those (not you) who say that the club are right not to pay above the market rate for players - that's not the issue. The issue is that the club seems so reluctant to pay the market rates (always seem to think they can undercut). The market rate is what someone can sell a product at i.e. what other clubs are prepared to pay for players!

User avatar
LoyalRoyal22
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2608
Joined: 18 Jan 2005 20:06
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by LoyalRoyal22 » 26 Aug 2013 11:45

I think signing a decent striker this week could be the difference of a potential play off spot and automatic promotion

User avatar
Platypuss
Hob Nob Moderator
Posts: 8095
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 21:46
Location: No one cares about your creative hub, so get your fukcin' hedge cut

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by Platypuss » 26 Aug 2013 11:50

LoyalRoyal22 I think signing a decent striker this week could be the difference of a potential play off spot and automatic promotion


Stunning insight. I await your next pearl of wisdom with bated breath.


User avatar
LoyalRoyal22
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2608
Joined: 18 Jan 2005 20:06
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by LoyalRoyal22 » 26 Aug 2013 11:52

Platypuss
LoyalRoyal22 I think signing a decent striker this week could be the difference of a potential play off spot and automatic promotion


Stunning insight. I await your next pearl of wisdom with bated breath.



Stay tuned

User avatar
LoyalRoyal22
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2608
Joined: 18 Jan 2005 20:06
Location: Derbyshire

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by LoyalRoyal22 » 26 Aug 2013 12:04

I feel a new forward will help us with our possession game, and help us to create more chances.

User avatar
E. Andrew
Member
Posts: 419
Joined: 14 Oct 2006 03:13

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by E. Andrew » 26 Aug 2013 14:57

I feel a new forward will set a fire under the players and make them hungry again.

User avatar
One8Seven1
Member
Posts: 627
Joined: 02 Jul 2013 18:41

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by One8Seven1 » 26 Aug 2013 15:21

Ugwu scores another couple for the U21's.. He's big, powerful, got pace, and one hell of a shot on him. He would certainly be no worse than Blackman. There's a case to argue his inclusion.

I was hoping he would play against P'Boro tomorrow but having played today that seems very unlikely.


User avatar
Hoop Blah
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 13831
Joined: 14 Apr 2004 09:00
Location: I told you so.....

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by Hoop Blah » 27 Aug 2013 14:02

RoyalBlue The issue is that the club seems so reluctant to pay the market rates (always seem to think they can undercut). The market rate is what someone can sell a product at i.e. what other clubs are prepared to pay for players!


On what basis are we not prepared to pay the market rate?

User avatar
Pepe the Horseman
Hob Nob Super-Addict
Posts: 11669
Joined: 23 Jun 2011 10:24
Location: Putting right what once went wrong

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by Pepe the Horseman » 21 Sep 2013 17:11

BUMP :!:

User avatar
ManchesterRoyals
Hob Nob Regular
Posts: 2604
Joined: 22 Aug 2012 20:39
Location: Salford

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by ManchesterRoyals » 21 Sep 2013 17:15

Sharp would do nicely now Thank You

User avatar
One8Seven1
Member
Posts: 627
Joined: 02 Jul 2013 18:41

Re: Do we really need another striker?

by One8Seven1 » 21 Sep 2013 17:49

Confirmed by Tim Dellor


313 posts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], Jackson Corner, MSN [Bot] and 39 guests

It is currently 05 Dec 2019 14:48