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Tangerine Chris
October 14, 2014, 2:31pm
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With Hurst's track record on strikers, there is no wonder no one wants to come here.  He signs them, plays them in one game, then they are put in either 3rd or 4th choice behind his favorites.  Would you come to work with someone with that record?


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I don't think the budget is the issue. PH has said that he won't sign anybody just to fill a place and he is looking for a striker who fits the bil,l as he sees it. This is surely the right approach. AB only used to bring in players who he thought would suit his style of playing. There might be loads of strikers out there but surely we want somebody better than what we have and able to add something to the squad.


I think money might be a factor. According to Hurst he is trying for L2 strikers and the only ones he will be after are those not in the first team. They would rather bench warm where they are than bench warm here because they will know that's all they'll do. In any case they will probably be no fitter that Oates and will spend most of the time either injured or getting match fit just in time to go back to their club.

To actually improve the side he needs to be signing somebody who is scoring and playing regular football as a first teamer from L2, Conference or just below. He completely failed to do that in the summer and now has to wait for the next window. It will cost money. Probably more than he or JF wants to pay, but beggars can't be choosers.

In the meantime he is short of numbers. Really, anyone who can run and put themselves about would do but like I say anyone decent just doesn't want to come. There is no short term answer to the scoring shortage from a loanee.



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October 14, 2014, 2:51pm
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Waiting for Arnold and Pittman to get fit now I think.

Hurst clearly stated on MP the search was ongoing.
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Hurst clearly stated on MP the search was ongoing.


Fair enough, I stand corrected.
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Plenty of strikers of our level out there  1) We won`t pay
                                                         2) They are not interested
                                                         3) We have not enquired

Take your pick
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Dont know who but we have enquired about 28 so far!!!
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In my opinion the budget isn't there for a suitable striker.

I wondered that.
Maybe the money is there but it's harder to find and get those better ones in.

I'd love to see the better ones come here.
Although not convinced the striker issue is the 1 crucial missing piece of the jigsaw it's made out to be.
If you're struggling to "unlock" or create the chances like v Southport (not easy chances for Lennie IMO), generally it's a "team" thing.

Left wing concerns me - is this Neilson's ? Or do we move him central in a new formation ? Play him wide in a 4-3-3 ?  
Perhaps it will partly depend on others left wing performances tonight but maybe the squad would benefit from another winger in a 4-4-2.
A good left one who could also cover left back would be ideal IMO.
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Quoted from BIGChris
Dont know who but we have enquired about 28 so far!!!


Tells a story, are we setting our sights too high for our budget?    Plus fours and no breakfast

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October 14, 2014, 7:57pm

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Dont know who but we have enquired about 28 so far!!!


Bloody Hell !!!

If 28 have turned us down , we have a problem.


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It's not necessarily the player that's turned us down (not on all of them anyway!).


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