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Zaha

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Crab.C.Nesbitt, 6 Jan 2013.

  1. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Whether it be Zaha or someone else, I cant help feeling having another quality back up to Son (the attack in general) would have been incredibly valuable last season.
     
  2. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Wouldn't that have been Moura, though?
     
  3. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    You felt we were totally covered in attacking areas last season?

    There were times Moura and Son were all we had fit.

    Im saying another player in that group would have made a huge difference.
     
  4. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    If you factor in Dele and Eriksen, who are our 3rd and 4th highest goal scorers (and maaaybe Lamela), then our attacking options were adequate. Add in our backup striker, Llorente, and we have 7 players for 4 positions, which is fine. The plethora of injuries kinda masked the fact, though, and you don't buy players assuming half the squad will be out injured.

    That aside, I was responding to your "backup for Son" argument and Moura is definitely that. Do we need another attacker? With Llorente gone, we probably do.
     
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  5. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    Yep, Llorente* and Janssen out means we need another out and out forward. Could be a youth player to burn in the domestic cups and the 5th and 6th group stage games, one to develop for the future.

    We are in rude health at AM though, even if Eriksen goes, surely we can’t have another injury plagued season.
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Luka Modric

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    We have Lamela.... his injury stats alone are worse than Liverpool’s whole team last season I reckon
     
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  7. galeforce

    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    I’m desperately hoping our medical team will do their job properly from now on and actually get players fully prepared before releasing them back into the wild.
     
  8. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Luka Modric

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    If some of our players were animals we would put them out of their misery
     
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  9. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    What you should have responded to, as was my actual post, was "quality back up to Son (the attack in general)"

    We play with 4 forwards. We spent most of last season with only 4 actually fit, thereby running them into the ground and leaving Poch with no tactical options.

    As I tried to point out in the initial post, had we Zaha (or "a Zaha") last season, I believe it would have made a significant impact for us.
     
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    Bedfordspurs Luka Modric

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    Fully agree

    But that money could be spent on lo celso who ticks more boxes (although not the home Grown one) as he can play CM, and as an attacker
     
  11. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Hence "a Zaha". Im a fan of his, and I think he could really come good with us, but Im certainly not wed to the idea he is the only player for us.

    I just want to see more attacking talent available to us.

    Lo Celso specifically looks like an Eriksen replacement to me, and I think Id expect that to be the condition on which we buy him (IE, id Eriksen stays we dont get Lo Celso).

    Which, to my mind, means we could still use some attacking reinforcement.

    Im far less concerned about getting in a back up striker if we can get more AM/Forward type players in. I genuinely believe Son has proven he is the best cover for Kane, and think a striker is just going to rot for the most part. Whereas another AM would rotate in and out of the team, get substitute appearances etc, and generally stay match ready.

    Sessegnon, Zaha, Zaniolo all linked persistently, one or two of them in, Moura a year settled, Son one of the main men - it looks like a decent pool to choose from.
     
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    mudshark Mauricio Taricco

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    Which would be a shame, and possibly an opportunity missed, imo. Competition for his place, if he does end up staying, might be just the thing to turn Eriksen back into the player we know he can be for us.
     
  13. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    I could see them playing together if Lo Celso took up a Lamela type position, but still expect it to be one or the other.

    I think it has to be odds on that Eriksen leaves as well, either this summer or next
     
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    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    Not sure Lo Celso wants to sit on the bench
     
  15. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Zing!

    Although technically you are incorrect, if he were to literally replace Lamela he would be on the medical teams table and no where near the team at all! ;)
     

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