hammerman11 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:25 am
pelle bought in such successes as yarmolenko 20m haller 45m ajeti 8m sanchez 4m Roberto martin - who wants them at those prices. haller has been a failure at that price and for what he has produced. looks like he wants to leave everytime he is on the pitch.
we are a mess and a circus for sure .
we are a mess
we are a circus
Yarmalenko has had a couple of bad injuries that have hampered his progress, the first just after he had finally played himself fit and started to look good. These injuries make him look a bad return on investment
Haller f*** me Haller again. He was being used as a straight replacement for Arnie when he is a completely different type of player. Whenever he has had service he has scored and or looked decent. He's been here 6 bloody months, in a league notoriously difficult to adapt to with a supporting cast of strikers of... no one because everyone was sold. Antonio was drafted in and looked better because he is more similar to Arnie, who we were still set up to serve. That doesn't make Haller a bad player. Christ, why is this on here every couple of ****ing weeks. He doesn't look like he wants to leave, he looks like he wants to be given the ball and some ****ing support - funnily enough he has looked better with Anderson just off him providing a bit of that support.
Ajeti was a panic buy youngster to try and have another striker on the books rather than just Haller. He was never going to hit the ground running but that is the price you pay for young strikers with potential these days, look at how much we got for Fletcher (who I was disappointed to lose but someone has to generate that loan repayment money).
Sanchez wasn't a good buy, got injured for the season very early on in his time for us and has looked a shadow of himself. He was cheap cover because we have cheap owners.
Roberto and Martin were brought in for free because we have cheap owners who want to do everything on the cheap and their combined wages were reportedly cheaper than Adrian's. Given Fabianski's injury record, or lack thereof neither were ever supposed to actually play in anything other than early cup rounds.
Pellers wasn't perfect, he didn't pick 100% winners(name me a manager or club who ever has) but he wasn't backed in the summer and was hugely hamstrung by the outgoings destroying his depth making the squad inadequate beyond the first 11. When the inevitable injuries racked up (from some of the cheapest and worst equipped training facilities in the league this was inevitable) we looked worse until we lost Fab and started looking ****. That was a choice at board level to have a minuscule net spend and a radical reduction in our wage bill. They succeeded and funnily enough the team has not. The manager is smeared, the usual sources drip the poison, the knives are out and we get in someone they think can provide a place at the trough on the cheap again.