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  • not_blonde_really not_blonde_really Aug 13, 2012 23:37 Flag

    Officially - this is crazy!

    Mmm... I agree it seems surprising, BUT we were all saying worse this time last season & look where we were by the next transfer window.

    I may sound naive, I just get a bit frustrated by this much negativity a week before the season's started and nearly 3 weeks before the window closes. It would be really interesting to see if we are bringing some of the young'uns through, many of us have previously identified that as something we've not been strong enough with, I'd be curious to see how they settle. And whatever happens, it'll be a helluva ride!

    Also Sfer, the pedant in me can't resist... you mean 7 points, yeah? If we can get 8/9 we'd be Man U & have 'one for luck'!! ;-)

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    • I don't mean to be negative nbr but for a team that finished 4th last year and pretentions of doing as well, if not better, this year - to start the season with a VERY unproven 19 year old and a midget (albeit a good proven goalscoring one) up front is ridiculous.

      We should be expecting a point from the Newcastle game and wins at Norwich and West Brom shouldn't we? So yes 7 points - why not? But will we get them if we can't score goals? Unlikely eh!

      Instead I read this moring AVB is after TWO more midfielders - I don't know about the rest of you but I think AVB has been watching too much Barcelona and he is thinking who needs strikers!! I am VERY worried.

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      • im with sfer on this one.

        forget negative or positive for a moment. if u actually look at our team & squad, it is very worrying!

        we are short upfront. we are short of a playmaker to replace modric. id expect friedel to start making a few more mistakes as he gets another year older.
        our form in the last 5months was awful!

        sfer, why the hell does avb want m'vila? im pretty sure he is a holding/defensive CM?
        this is probably our strongest area what with parker & sandro who are both class!
        yes, parker is out for 2months & sandro will be tired after the olympics. but u cant pay close to 20m just to fill a gap for a month or so.

        we desperately need a big striker like ade,llorente,damiao etc
        we need a playmaker to replace modric.
        & i would get a new keeper in ready to compete with friedel.

        chelsea have signed 4 players & will be ahead of us again.
        arsenal have spent big. city & utd are too far ahead anyway.
        & liverpool are getting stronger too.
        we have gone backwards since last season.

        what i dont understand is the lack of urgency from avb/levy to sort out the team. surely it would make sense to have covered the main positions we are short in before our 1st league game.

        im going to end on a positive! we have vertoghen who is a solid player who can cover at LB too. we have caulker back who looks very promising. we have got rid of more deadwood.
        & we have got sig who should be a good player for us.

      • I was teasing cos you'd written 8, which would be mathematically impossible - either 9 for 3 wins or 7 for 2 wins & a draw, 8 would need "one for luck" somewhere along the line...