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Did we really need a £5m backup keeper...

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With respect, I feel like this is the least of our problems.

The biggest question for me is, why on earth did Webber and Farke not adequately replace Skipp and Tettey and in what realm were they thinking that a forward line of Pukki, Sargent and Idah was strong enough to deliver what is needed in this league.

Albeit with the benefit of hindsight but the word madness springs to mind.

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1) Any injury to Krul and yes absolutly

2) Krul will play better with proper competition.

So yes, in our position GK will be a crucial position.

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£5m isn't much by Premier League standards.

The goalkeeper is such an important position, you need decent backup. We all remember what happened when Bryan Gunn got seriously injured.

 

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12 minutes ago, TeemuVanBasten said:

Is that too much of a luxury when we've only got 1 capable striker?

Well we spent an awful lot more on an incapable striker.

Not sure of your point tbh. The money spent isn't the issue; the quality, or lack of, most definitely is.

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1 minute ago, Capt. Pants said:

Well we spent an awful lot more on an incapable striker.

Not sure of your point tbh. The money spent isn't the issue; the quality, or lack of, most definitely is.

Surely £5m would have been better off being added to the budget to bring in somebody better than Sargent. That's my point.

How on earth was £5m rising to £10m on Gunn considered a priority this season, 

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16 minutes ago, Coneys Knee said:

With respect, I feel like this is the least of our problems.

The biggest question for me is, why on earth did Webber and Farke not adequately replace Skipp and Tettey and in what realm were they thinking that a forward line of Pukki, Sargent and Idah was strong enough to deliver what is needed in this league.

Albeit with the benefit of hindsight but the word madness springs to mind.

Well that is the problem I'm identifying isn't it?

With a limited budget, and no money left for January, how can spending £5m rising to £10m on a bench warming keeper have been considered an appropriate use of resources? 

We could have just signed Wayne Hennessey or Jamal Blackman on a free transfer to stick on the bench.

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1 hour ago, TeemuVanBasten said:

Is that too much of a luxury when we've only got 1 capable striker?

Should be pittance to a prem club, but here we are, grasping at every penny ans bemoaning a sponsorship loss. 
Honestly, Delia needs to find a suitable buyer soon, or we are going to get stuck in the championship.

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1 minute ago, Dr Greenthumb said:

Should be pittance to a prem club, but here we are, grasping at every penny ans bemoaning a sponsorship loss. 
Honestly, Delia needs to find a suitable buyer soon, or we are going to get stuck in the championship.

As always we dine at the top table but still order egg and chips. 

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Its hard to take a lot of these needy threads seriously but yes, 5 million on a backup keeper is good business if your number one has a long injury. Good grief it hurts to have to write something so obvious. 

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3 hours ago, The Real Buh said:

Literally the least important problem you could have possibly identified

smashing it again, tub.

Not been dipping a key into a bag this weekend then?

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3 hours ago, TeemuVanBasten said:

Is that too much of a luxury when we've only got 1 capable striker?

Maybe Farke and Webber thought Gunn might be able to play up front in a similar way they thought Hugill, Sergent, Idah and Tzollis might. 

Kiss enough frogs you find a prince eventually, unfortunately these frogs have wasted a lot of club money.  

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Just now, Mullet said:

Maybe Farke and Webber thought Gunn might be able to play up front in a similar way they thought Hugill, Sergent, Idah and Tzollis might. 

Kiss enough frogs you find a prince eventually, unfortunately these frogs have wasted a lot of club money.  

Let's be honest, Gunn couldn't possibly be worse up front 🤷‍♂️

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1 minute ago, Ken Hairy said:

Let's be honest, Gunn couldn't possibly be worse up front 🤷‍♂️

Definitely worth a try, do you think Sergent, Tzollis and Idah might then realise how useless they are

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No we didn't.

We also didn't need to sign Gunn for sentimental reasons.

Gunn also isn't "PL class"

Krul is clearly number one and McGovern did very well when called upon for 10 or so games last season - in fact he far exceeded my expectations and his performances surprised me. We also have young keepers waiting in the wings.

So yeah it was a waste of money.

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36 minutes ago, Mullet said:

Maybe Farke and Webber thought Gunn might be able to play up front

At this point that is worth a try, Stuart Pearce would have given it a go.

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4 hours ago, TeemuVanBasten said:

Surely £5m would have been better off being added to the budget to bring in somebody better than Sargent. That's my point.

How on earth was £5m rising to £10m on Gunn considered a priority this season, 

Like Adam Armstrong for example 🤪

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20 minutes ago, alex_ncfc said:

McGovern did very well when called upon for 10

No he didn’t, we were all papping ourselves. Going into this season with out a decent number 2 keeper would’ve caused bedlam on here and 5m for any player in the prem isn’t much and doesn’t buy you much in this league as we well know!

So, no, not a waste of money for my money. Sargent, Tzolis, PLM and possibly others is where we wasted money.

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1 hour ago, TeemuVanBasten said:

Not been dipping a key into a bag this weekend then?

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why does everything you say fall totally flat? it defies the law of averages…

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16 hours ago, The Real Buh said:

Literally the least important problem you could have possibly identified

smashing it again, tub.

It's his attention to detail that impressed me most Buh.😉👍😇

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1 minute ago, wcorkcanary said:

It's his attention to detail that impressed me most Buh.😉👍😇

I can just imagine him watching the game yesterday, watching Josh Sargent nutmeg himself in front of goal, and clenching his fist and muttering “f&££ing Angus Gunn…”

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A lot of people seem to be missing the OP's point; 'Would it have been better to use 5 million to add to the striker budget?'

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8 minutes ago, birchfest said:

A lot of people seem to be missing the OP's point; 'Would it have been better to use 5 million to add to the striker budget?'

Don't you mean  " a lot of people are missing the point of the OP"?

😇👍😉

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