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RichieS

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Barca got Messi and greizmann that are fit
Chelsea got Abraham and Batshuyai that are fit
United have Martial and Greenwood.

They are not as desperate as we are

WE DO NOT HAVE A FIT STRIKER
Martial's a left forward who can play as a centre forward and Greenwood is a promising youth.

I'm pretty certain Son and Parrott are fit.
 

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What a sad end to the window
Yup but no real surprise. Even when lot's of names were flying around earlier in the window, knew deep down knew nothing would actually get done with regards to a striker.
 

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Why is it difficult to slag off ‘No striker?!’ The ones offered (aside from Giroud) of late were not do-able in the end. The possible ones like Benteke Mourinho (JM) didn’t fancy. Had we signed Benteke with JM blessings, we would be going off on one. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

And again, up until last night a lot of us thought Giroud was good as done. It wasn’t chavs that stopped it, but Frank. Pissing about with a player’s career like that is not on.
 

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Barca got Messi and greizmann that are fit
Chelsea got Abraham and Batshuyai that are fit
United have Martial and Greenwood.

They are not as desperate as we are

WE DO NOT HAVE A FIT STRIKER
If you're classing messi, griezmann and martial as strikers, then so are Son, Lucas and Bergwijn...
 

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Why is it difficult to slag off ‘No striker?!’ The ones offered (aside from Giroud) of late were not do-able in the end. The possible ones like Benteke Mourinho (JM) didn’t fancy. Had we signed Benteke with JM blessings, we would be going off on one. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

And again, up until last night a lot of us thought Giroud was good as done. It wasn’t chavs that stopped it, but Frank. Pissing about with a player’s career like that is not on.
Thanks for the info Herc

Frank wants to watch out or his dressing room will start grumbling
 

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Why is it difficult to slag off ‘No striker?!’ The ones offered (aside from Giroud) of late were not do-able in the end. The possible ones like Benteke Mourinho (JM) didn’t fancy. Had we signed Benteke with JM blessings, we would be going off on one. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

And again, up until last night a lot of us thought Giroud was good as done. It wasn’t chavs that stopped it, but Frank. Pissing about with a player’s career like that is not on.
Let's not forget Fat Frank is chelsea through and through, and might have slightly enjoyed screwing us over...
 

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Why is it difficult to slag off ‘No striker?!’ The ones offered (aside from Giroud) of late were not do-able in the end. The possible ones like Benteke Mourinho (JM) didn’t fancy. Had we signed Benteke with JM blessings, we would be going off on one. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

And again, up until last night a lot of us thought Giroud was good as done. It wasn’t chavs that stopped it, but Frank. Pissing about with a player’s career like that is not on.
Fat Franks always been a **** in my book.
 

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You know that City actively chose not to play strikers as recently as a couple of weeks ago right?

We have goalscorers in the team. They’re not in form. But an actual striker can easily not be in form. See all strikers (save for Kane) since Berba.
Nice to have an option who is a striker though. If we play son moura and bergwijn who are our options from the bench if we need to change it and need a goal?
 

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Barca got Messi and greizmann that are fit
Chelsea got Abraham and Batshuyai that are fit
United have Martial and Greenwood.

They are not as desperate as we are

WE DO NOT HAVE A FIT STRIKER
But you still haven’t said who we should have got! It easy to say what you feel we need but it’s another thing solving it.
 

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Why is it difficult to slag off ‘No striker?!’ The ones offered (aside from Giroud) of late were not do-able in the end. The possible ones like Benteke Mourinho (JM) didn’t fancy. Had we signed Benteke with JM blessings, we would be going off on one. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

And again, up until last night a lot of us thought Giroud was good as done. It wasn’t chavs that stopped it, but Frank. Pissing about with a player’s career like that is not on.
Because we've had since Llorente left to sign a backup striker.
Because we've had a month since Kane got injured to desperately sign a backup striker.
Of course we failed trying to do it in the last few days and of course the options left were awful.
There's no world class striker who fancied playing in the best stadium in the world and working for the most famous manager in the world?
There's really no defence for how much Levy fucks about trying to get a "deal", pinching pennies but losing pounds.
 

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The converse is to believe that Levy and the club’s interests are not aligned.

Club does well, the man makes more money. Club does not so well, the man makes less money.

It’s really not that deep.
No not really, that is not the only converse. Nobody has said that he doesn’t want the club to be successful. Far from it. But just like managers are sacked by him time and time again for not being able to take the team to another level you can say the same about him.
 

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If you were Lampard/Chelsea why would you help out a top 4 rival?

If their keeper got injured and they wanted Gazzaniga we'd tell them to do one, and we'd do it right at the end of the window to hurt them more.

The whole Giroud pursuit was ill advised. A waste of time.
 

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Missing out on a striker is bad but it’s not the be all and end all.

We’ve previously been told Parrott wouldn’t be involved due to him a) not being ready and b) hadn’t committed to a new deal. As per Hercs update - b) is about to change on his 18th birthday. With Troy committing to the club and Jose stating he’s now no longer available for loan, it’s plausible that Jose will bring him back into the match day squads.

In addition to Parrott we’ve signed the very exciting Bergwijn. Although he’s not a striker as such he has played there for PSV this season. Regardless of whether he’s a make shift striker or not, he’s a) a very good player and b) gives up balance should Jose opt to revert to a 433.

Moura and Son have both struggled up top as a twosome or one off the other. However, with the addition of Bergwijn it will allow us to play 3 actual forward players whom share similar skill sets - pace and trickery... giving us balance across the front 3.

I think missing out on a striker would have been a disaster had we not brought in Bergwijn. His signing gives us balance and for that reason I believe we’ll see an improvement in both our performances and chance conversion. The squad will also be boosted by Hercs update that he hears both Tanganga and our captain Lloris have also signed new deals.
 
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