Have we lost a Ba, Cisse, Cabaye, Tiote or Colo? No we haven’t! With the exclusion of ‘that release clause’ we would have all suggested a value of around £15-20 million each (give or take). If Mr Ashley was so keen to recover his losses I’m pretty confident that he would have cashed in on at least one of these assets. After all did this team not just finish 5th?
So to satisfy the football manager fan we should sell a couple of these stars and sign a whole new team of unproven continental players? We must remember that the club signed Cisse on the basis that the cards fell right for us. Who’s to say come January we won’t sign a couple of our ‘summer targets’.
I also want to say that given the right rotation this squad does have a chance. Don’t get me wrong, the sight of Obertan makes my blood boil but if this guy can remember his biggest asset is his pace, and use it, he could be a useful squad player.
Finally, I think I speak for about 80% of fans who are praying that Pardeola adopts a 4-3-3 this season. We were fantastic at the end of last season and we have been slow in our games already when starting 4-4-2.
Heads high, at least we didn’t pay £15million for Steven Fletcher!
(This article was in response to More Depressed Than When We Went Down... posted on the website in the last few days that has caused a bit of a stir)
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