ShanghaiHammer wrote:GK and Central Defender.
A new CD may be more difficult to instantly bed in, so all the money we have should be spent on the best GK we can afford, for now and the future.
Of course, sometimes it is the case that none are available in Jan.
But we need to spend big in these two areas for both now and next year.
Not sure we need to go massive (status wise that is, not size) in terms of CD, but we could certainly do with an extra body there. Saying that we have Diarra to come in who could make up the numbers there.
I guess I feel the same about CD as elsewhere in the team. Caught in two minds really, as we do need a couple of extra bodies, and you always need to be looking to improve, yet I can't find fault with a single player so far. So whilst we could do with an extra body in CD, I have been impressed with what we have so far, so it's not like we desperately need to plug gaps and replace obvious weak points
I make you right about the GK. Whilst JJ has done okay, he is hardly the long term future. Whether Henderson is, I've no idea, but I'd like us to push the boat out when looking for the long term solution. Not necessarily a Phil Parkes style transfer record, but it is a position that could really make a difference to our already fairly miserly defence. Don't know enough goalies to make a suggestion. i mean, it's not like there are loads of decent British goalies, and I've no idea who is rated around Europe. But of those in the PL, Krul at Newcastle and Vorn at Swansea and ElHabsi at Wigan are 3 'keepers that have stood out to me as at least the level we should be looking at
If we did no other business in january other than making Yossi & Carroll permanent that would be a cracking window for me