I have noticed that over the past month there has been little or no chance of signing new players to the club. After hearing Moyes state the need for a new striker a number of times, I have been waiting anxiously for any sign of the 'Saviour' for our season. Even when we were told there was only money for a loan signing I still waited for that scrap of hope.
Selling Pienaar surely gave us money to go and pay a player for the next 6 months? A £50,000 a week striker would easily be affordable even if the deal for Pienaar was only £2 million from Tottenham. However, despite this, there is no sign of a new player coming in before Tuesday. I like many others will think this is not good enough, as this shows;
Mbokani to Hoffenheim (on loan)
Santa Cruz to Blackburn (on loan)
Adebyeor to Real Madrid (on loan)
Demba Ba to West Ham (on loan)
Carlos Vela to West Brom (onloan)
Available to loan: Bendtner, Sturridge, Macheda, Robbie Keane..
Those players are off the top of my head and I'm guessing other people could add more to this list. But it goes to show at least 9 strikers have moved or available to move on loan in the past few weeks. I am not going to weigh in who out of them would be any better for us or not but you get the picture. What is going on at the club that means none of those are affordable?
Personally, I will lose all heart for the club if it ever comes out that we really are in trouble financially. Name me one other Premier League team who can say we have no money whatsoever? Even selling players does not seem to generate money. This is all after we offer a player £75 grand a week?
What scares me is that nearly every other disaster story in the league has been a result of the club's best interests (Leeds gamble for greatness, Mike Ashley restructuring a badly run club) or unforeseen circumstances (global recession). Is it really going to end up that we will go that way for our own fault?
The end result will always be bad, as we have 4-5 players who would walk if there is no sign of recovery, plus a manager who keeps quiet over it all leaving. The players we will be left with will still cripple the club with wages.
I have supported this club through the seasons of achieving nothing, and probably always will. I don't know if my heart will still be there if the signs are true though.
Chris Ashton, Posted 29/01/2011 at 10:31:35
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1 Posted 29/01/2011 at 16:24:27
Are you going to be signing anyone, whether permanent or on loan?"
Moyes replied "NO!"
End of story!
2 Posted 29/01/2011 at 17:16:33
3 Posted 29/01/2011 at 17:31:28
We don't really need a midfielder, but the point is he's a quality player, I seem to remember a couple of you suggesting we sign him a couple of years ago. so yes, I agree, there are definitely loan deals being done by other clubs
4 Posted 29/01/2011 at 18:15:08
5 Posted 29/01/2011 at 18:15:48
Martins to Brum
Muntari to Sunderland and if the bradley rumour is true add that one.
We are a complete joke of a premiership outfit though.
Mortgaged to the hilt by Billy Bullshit. We had the best chance of breaking the Top 4 and blew it.
6 Posted 29/01/2011 at 18:25:09
7 Posted 29/01/2011 at 18:41:50
Sorry, loaned him :)
Didn't Moyes come out a few months ago and say he NEEDED to sign a striker during this transfer window? I apologise if I imagined this.
8 Posted 29/01/2011 at 18:59:31
I have said this before, just tell us the truth FFS! We might not like it, but we would respect you for it more!
9 Posted 29/01/2011 at 19:57:47
10 Posted 29/01/2011 at 22:19:36
11 Posted 29/01/2011 at 23:28:02
Or how many millions are we individually prepared to put in without a promise of repayment? I do not pretend to make excuses for BK but sometimes a little realism is needed.
ps: All out!!! The supporters or The Board? I don´t know but "Some thing better change"!!!!!!
12 Posted 29/01/2011 at 23:54:25
13 Posted 30/01/2011 at 00:38:42
14 Posted 30/01/2011 at 02:11:01
15 Posted 30/01/2011 at 03:59:50
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