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In Topic: New Strip Launch

22 November 2015 - 11:52 PM

Both pish. Personally, I think Adidas have been a disaster, apart from the 2nd home kit.

In Topic: Just To Clarify.....

18 October 2015 - 09:55 PM

What he said. We have several alternatives up front but far less at the back to discuss.

Exactly, but I'm sure Caledonian Craig will be along with the alternatives any time now. I don't have an issue with people having an opinion, but at least have an alternative to debate instead of blaming another part of the team which isn't exactly setting the world on fire. Remember, if you take away the Gibraltar games, Fletcher has scored 2 goals for Scotland, and in my lowly opinion not brought a great deal more to the table. Surely using Caledonian Craigs logic, it's actually the strikers fault we didn't manage the play offs since it was the strikers that not only didn't score in Georgia, but didn't even manage a shot on target.

In Topic: Jordan Rhodes

18 October 2015 - 11:46 AM

You said: "Nobody took a risk on Richie Lambert or Charlie Austin" Should have worded your post better then. As it happens West Brom did "take a risk" on him.I pointed out that there was a fair amount of interest in "British" (well, English really) strikers during the window and that's not counting Daniel Sturridge, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane who are playing regularly but won't move to any other Premier League team except for eye watering, mega money.Of course the Talksport way is to blame johnny foreigner for everything.Anyway this thread should be getting back on topic.

Think you'll find there was a bit more to my quote. Yes, I could have worded it better but didn't think I'd need to spell out my point. Lambert scored 28 goals in 75 games with an average Southampton side in the EPL, not sure where the risk is.

In Topic: Jordan Rhodes

18 October 2015 - 10:58 AM

"British" strikers did move and were subject to interest during the transfer window.
Although he'll be out injured for ages now, Danny Ings is the first that springs to mind.
There was loads of interest from other EPL clubs in Charlie Austin. The problem was that QPR reputedly wanted £15,000,000 for him.
You might have missed it but West Brom did "take a risk" on Ricky Lambert. They signed him for £3,000,000 and on a two year contract.
Leicester's Jamie Vardy and West Brom's Saido Berahino had a few clubs interested also. Again it was their clubs demanding big money that stopped them moving.
Steven Naismith almost moved to Norwich on deadline day.

So, one transfer and four almosts is risk taking? How many foreign strikers were brought in in the same windows? And WBA didn't take any risk with Lambert, he had already proven he could score in the EPL. A risk would have been buying him three years ago when he had "only" been scoring in the Championship, similar to Rhodes.

In Topic: Jordan Rhodes

17 October 2015 - 09:31 PM

I'm guessing the premiership managers and their scouts know better than anyone on this message board - they can't all be wrong - that's why he is still where he is.

Not necessarily. Nobody took a risk on Richie Lambert or Charlie Austin, both of whom scored goals plenty of goals in the lower leagues and continued to do reasonably well in the EPL when they got there. Maybe its just not cool to have British strikers at clubs in the Premiership.