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Of course he's been in Glynn....he's got 4 goals in the PL this season that works out at £3m per goal...not a bad return on Southgates investement in him!!!!! He's turned out to be another quality Boro buy, another Maccaroni if you like, got to ask why do Boro pay very very good money out for absolute chumps, who researches and sources these players in the first place? I know they say you don't become a bad player overnight....Alves has not been anything other than a bad player from the start. He has played his last game this season in the defeat to Newcastle.....I hope it is his last game full stop.
And he can can take Shawkey on the plane with him when he flies out of DTVA another one Southgate praised when he arrived, another really poor addition to the squad, infact Boro could charter their own special 'get the f*** out of here' plane after this season ends (no matter where they end up), tell you what there wouldn't be many empty seats left on that flight!!!
He is no worse than the rest of the forwards on relflection. sure he should have scored about 20 goals if he had made use of his chances, but I believe once his confidence was shot to pieces that was it. But look at the other players, Mido (turned up when he felt like it), Tuncay (like a wasp at everyones picnic without stinging) Downing, Aliadiere, O'Neil all of whom should have contributed about 7 -10 goals each. Realistically we should have been looking at a goal tally approaching 60 goals, but just look how many Fulham have to date - 38, and they are seventh.
As for Shawkey, we all know he was bought to keep Mido company and stop his wandering. Hmmm that worked then!