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  • Aurelio Aurelio Feb 20, 2013 09:58 Flag

    Fiorentina want Borini!

    I hope for his own sake that he stays for a while. He has been bouncing around clubs the past few years and needs to get settle and work his way up through the ranks. He has had a nightmare season and I would like to see what he can do under better circumstances.

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    • I agree, I think it would be unwise to sell him.

      Yes he's not lit things up since he came in, but then again he's not been on the pitch long enough for us to even see what he's capable of. Some might then call him a sick note, but a broken foot on International duty and then a freak fall are not usually the type of injuries that can plague a career.

      For me it comes down to why did we buy him in the first place, and do you trust the man who brought him in. For me we have not seen enough, but I got to assume someone at the club thought him good enough to part with the money he cost. That is a player Chelsea wanted to keep but did not re sign because he wanted first time football and someone who has been a proven goal scorer in both the Championship and Italy’s top division.

      To sell him now before he’s had a chance to settle and prove what he can actually do implies we don't trust the gaffer in which case we should keep him away from all transfer decisions. Now that might be true for some, but in so then to be honest a manager who can’t spot a decent player (even if he does make mistakes once in a while) should not be our manager.

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      • I don't really agree with you Dave, it seems you are saying if somebody wants shot off Borini then we want shot of the manager? To want Borini gone is not completely the fault of Rodgers, the player showed promise and we had no striking options at the time, it seemed pretty easy for him to bring in a player he knew from working with closely. It hasnt worked out, obviously the injuries have hampered him but half the time I have been happy that he was injured so I didnt have to endure watching him bumble around. Can he compete for Suarez or Sturridge's position? I think it is a resounding no though he is too big a player to be in our reserves. If he can't compete with our 2 strikers then what is the point? When BR brought him in their was no Sturridge so it is a slightly different situation now. Not trusting the gaffers transfer choices is neither here nor there, the best managers have made bad signings and I doubt that this one would be deemed catastrophic as I doubt he has become a £3m to £4m player just like that.

        The sounds coming from BR now is that we need a couple of experienced (not nescesarily 33 year olds) players to help balance the youngsters, to bring in a winning mentality, I think it is a good shout that a better striker is on the list.