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No doubt you'll extract whatever point of view you want from those stats but for what it's worth, considering it's a new team and those players are still 'bedding-in' I would suggest that Rodgers has done very nicely indeed in the transfer market thank you very much.
Rasiak's 3 goals came from his 5 starts. That means pro rata from 46 starts he'd be on for 27 goals. Terrible signing.
Archie's penalty You're no comment to Shaun Cummings is a comment. HTH.
Super Kevin Bremner!Archie's penalty You're no comment to Shaun Cummings is a comment. HTH.
Super Kevin Bremner! The irony was mine. You just pointed it out. No credit given for that so no need to say thanks.
Archie's penaltySuper Kevin Bremner! The irony was mine. You just pointed it out. No credit given for that so no need to say thanks.
I'll say thanks when I want. Ta.
And to W_R. Have you ignored the Armstrong Hunt signings then?
I actually think his signings have been good (apart from the non-worthy-of-comment Cummings).
Royalee Hunt has ended up being Doyle's replacement whether you choose to admit it or not (or Kitson's, it doesn't really matter) and he isn't as good. Armstrong is a Steady Eddie mid-table Championship left back, he's not fit to lace Shorey's boots as far as quality goes.
Coppell did a lot of good in two years at the club, but unfortunately he completely undid this plus did even more damage so that we entered pre season in a far weaker position than when he took over the club 6 years ago. Rodgers is now repairing that damage.
winchester_royal Rasiak - Proven goalscorer at this level and decent target man.
McAnuff - Proven winger at this level who Rodgers clearly gets the best out of. Premiership class at best.
Howard - Once considered by some to be one of best midfielders outside the Prem. Lovely left foot, passionate, decent on the ball.
Bertrand - Chelsea hope to have him as the successor to Ashley Cole.
Royalee It took Coppell 2 years to get things right, and we'd retained all of the squad which got us to 4th when he took over.
Karacan and Pearce should have played far more this year - most people should be able to see that, particularly in Karacan's case. The fact that Pearce who has statistically been our best defender this season was dropped at the experience of 'captain' Duberry who is now fighting relegation to League 2 with Wycombe says it all, as does Sheffield United's form since Mr Harper joined them.
Shorey will still leave Villa for a Premiership club and will be on decent wages at the moment - I wouldn't say his career is exactly over.
Agree about Bertrand, another superb signing by Rodgers - perhaps we could try and sign him permanently at the end of the season if he can't get a look in at Chelsea.