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[quote user="ITK Twitterer"]We had a squad without a recognised first team English striker up front?[/quote]

 

I now what you mean mate, chuffing stupid isn''t it?

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[quote user="ITK Twitterer"]We had a squad without a recognised first team English striker up front?[/quote]

 

I now what you mean mate, chuffing stupid isn''t it?

[/quote]When Darren Bent and Carlton Cole type players cost between 5-7 millionIs it any wonder teams shop abroad these days.

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Yeah, possibly, although I never classed McVeigh as an out and out striker and Libbra and Notman were never really first team choices for me.

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Henderson could have been in that mix though. It''s possible we could have a Dutch man, an Argentinian (maybe 2) and a Italian or Swede as our attack. (I have t''eed this up for someone to state the obvious)

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[quote user="ITK Twitterer"]Henderson could have been in that mix though. It''s possible we could have a Dutch man, an Argentinian (maybe 2) and a Italian or Swede as our attack. (I have t''eed this up for someone to state the obvious)[/quote]

You aren''t in the know at all

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I was going to raise a similar point. If we start the season with another foreign striker alongside our Dutchman and Argentinian it would certainly be the first time we haven''t had a British striker in the squad. I assume during several seasons past we didn''t have an Englishman amongst our Brits.

 

I can see no problem with this, although it was very nice to see us line up in the 2011/12 season competitively with 10 Englishman at least in the starting lineup (or was it 11 once?).

 

 

 

 

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I know nothing, that''s my whole point, nor do people who re-tweet tweets of people claim to be in the know yet post/believe then others believe with a twist and everything spirals into a frenzy, which the Pinkun Journalists then make into a story 2 days later and then gets into the mainstream media as a snippet.

I''ve no problem with no English attacking line, could serve us well.

It was Spurs away, 1-2 win.

Ruddy, Martin, Ryan Bennett, Ward, Drury, Elliott Bennett, Howson, Johnson, Pilkington, Holt,  Wilbraham

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2002 - Roberts, Libbra, McVeigh, Nielsen, Notman were our forwards I think so that has no recognised English Strikers

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If I am right, there are even more recent examples, just looking into it.

Yup.

So far I have:

Norwich Vs Fulham (Feb 2013): Becchio with Hoolahan in the hole.

I''m also pretty sure that there may have been a couple of games in the previous season where Morison (Wales) played with Jackson (Canada).

I think we had a couple of seasons after being relegated to league one without a non-English striker but even before that we had Sibierski play the lone role up front.

It''s not that rare for us. Just perhaps a little more unheard of due to the reluctance of the club to look overseas for players in a bigger way.

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[quote user="chicken"]If I am right, there are even more recent examples, just looking into it.

Yup.

So far I have:

Norwich Vs Fulham (Feb 2013): Becchio with Hoolahan in the hole.

I''m also pretty sure that there may have been a couple of games in the previous season where Morison (Wales) played with Jackson (Canada).

I think we had a couple of seasons after being relegated to league one without a non-English striker but even before that we had Sibierski play the lone role up front.

It''s not that rare for us. Just perhaps a little more unheard of due to the reluctance of the club to look overseas for players in a bigger way.[/quote]

But our squad still contained English strikers last season even if there was the odd game where one didn''t play!

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