- Apr 29, 2008
It's about time. If you dont have the means to bend the rules and spend whatever you like, then it takes time to catch up. And requires trade offs. You cant simply buy every player you want in every position.Firstly ManCity if found guilty will be punished but the fact they achieved this team in a wrong way does not take away what a team that good can do. This is still the squad depth full of quality we should be aiming for is it not? So why bring up how they achieved it when we can get there above board.
Who said anything about not backing it up with improvements? Being able to play the same kind of football when Trent or Robertson arent available, or being able to rest Salah, Mane or Bobby would be a significant improvement. Just imagine having a player like Salah run at you for 65 minutes and Mane for the last 30?Keita was a signing from the previous year fella all be it not officially signed til this season but do not go using him as a reason we spent big because we sold Coutiniho to be able to spend big.what is the point in spending big on a defender and keeper if you are not going to back it up with improvements in other areas?
Not necessarily. GK and CB were our two longest standing weaknesses and the two candidates we signed were excellent candidates in a market of not much quality. We are much stronger in our other positions in the first 11. In addition, previous heavy spending has come from the sale of an important player, or from focusing the money on just a couple f players. without any additional monies means that any decision to spend equally big this season, will mean we cant add depth where it is really needed - up front and at full back. When we have midfielders missing, our quality doesnt drop off anywhere near as much as it does when our full backs or forwards are missing.The very difference these 2 big money signings have made should tell you what can be achieved if we do the same again in other positions.
No one has said anything about not being able to improve the squad. People are disagreeing over your view that we need to bin the midfield, and spend big doing so at the expense of other parts of the squad.We are a top team again and playing some exciting football but do not make the mistake of thinking we can not improve the squad because we clearly can.