No, this is not another FM post. I was just reading about the 10 worst signings of the season here.
Note that three players here : Nugent, Richardson and Smith were prominently linked with us last silly season. Sometimes we should step back and appreciate the scouting acumen of our manager to recognize what constitutes a bad deal.
Kudos to Moyes for NOT buying some of these players when the pressure was on to expand the squad. Looking forward to some quality additions this silly season.
Nigel Gregson, Posted 18/05/2008 at 06:58:58
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1 Posted 18/05/2008 at 16:48:11
2 Posted 18/05/2008 at 16:39:11
Moyes must have some well-formed ideas about the quality of player he wants to add this summer, and where he needs to strengthen the squad. I hope he gets what he wants, and will be very surprised if he will settle for less than quality - proven or potential. Mind you, there is always that old bit of advice - be careful what you wish for.
And anyone who knows what he is wishing for tell me this - at what stage of this silly season / real season did we hear the name of Yakubu last year? And he wasn’t a bad signing.
3 Posted 18/05/2008 at 17:07:04
It obviously works because he?s had significantly more success than failure.
4 Posted 18/05/2008 at 17:10:30
Which is why we may now be at the watershed - he?s said himself that he wouldn?t want to just be able to go out and buy the ?best? (ie most expensive). So let?s see how he balances this one - the need for quality in the setup he already has.
5 Posted 18/05/2008 at 20:03:44
6 Posted 18/05/2008 at 21:48:51
7 Posted 19/05/2008 at 11:56:21
Lets not forget why we lost to oldham, Wessels. Not all of Moyes signings work out.
8 Posted 19/05/2008 at 11:49:03
9 Posted 19/05/2008 at 13:09:06
We all know Moyes?s signings don?t always come off but the majority do and I think that?s what we?ve got to be grateful for. People point and laugh at Voronin over at the Loft but he was also a free transfer so apart from wages what did they lose? Nothing.
The majority of the signings in that list were all bought for big money, with the exception of Sidwell ? meanwhile, has anyone seen Ivanovic since he arrived at Chelsea? Has anyone even heard of him?
10 Posted 19/05/2008 at 14:52:37
I am really gutted to lose such a strong character and consumate professional from our ranks. Whoever we replace him with has got some boots to fill.
Good Luck for the future Lee, You will be sorely missed.