Wilko1304 wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:31 pm
That second and third party are impossible to deal with. But the first part is making up a narrative to suit you. Both will have been scouted, there’s no evidence they weren’t.
Some signings just don’t work out, and that’s not always just on the player. It’s worth remembering that Moyes’s record isn’t some Beatles hitlist
Interesting though the 2 who failed most spectacularly were pretty much the two most expensive signings at the time. I am sure all players were “scouted” by someone to some degree it simply appears the level of “scouting” by whoever is now seriously improved. Of course we do not know how many of the signings were foist upon MP via favoured agents etc.
All I can say as a fan is that within about 15 games of watching Anderson/Haller I was thinking is there really a long term PL in there.
Fredericks looked ok as a PL fullback in a mid table side which is at best where we were (still believe he is just that), Fabianski looked class from day 1. Enough said on Wilshere and Sanchez and their signings. Yarmo is the difficult one for me, I like him as a player and think the injury really did for him but did we need him at the time or was it spending money in the wrong position.
With Diop it took longer to see the weaknesses, Fornals the strengths but I can understand both.
Bowen, Soucek, Coufal, Zouma it was clear there was a PL from day 1 and nothing has changed. Dawson has been one of the best value for money signings, Fabianski aside better than any of the cheaper MP signings save possibly Fredericks.
For me both Benrahma and Vlasic have areas to improve on but again they look like PL players. Areola gives us strength in depth of a CL chasing club.
Kral is the odd one. I suspect, given his comments in the summer, Moyes believes there is a player in there but remains uncertain so the loan is an opportunity to see him up real close. I actually pay less regard to his playing time than many (let’s face it he would be amazing if he earned a spot over Soucek, Rice or Lanzini given the latters recent form - something akin to the player under Moyes’s first spell when he was pretty much a guaranteed starter and one of Moyes favourite players). Moyes will asses what he sees in training.
Moyes may not have a Beatles hit list but his recent record with us suggests far more right than wrong therefore if he chooses to make few or no additions this window he has earns that right. It has zero to do with lack of ambition or unwillingness to press on as has been suggested by many.