Too many Strikers

Last updated : 21 January 2004 By Liam Corbett
Adrian Mutu. Hernan Crespo. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Mikael Forssell. Carlton Cole. Eidur Gudjohnsen.

How can you keep all these players happy? Well, one is usually injured or unavailable for some reason. Ship two out on loan for 'development.' Rotate the other 3, or four if needs be.

How do you keep the above happy, plus one or two of Trezeguet, Henry (dreaming again, sorry!) Owen, Ronaldo or even Saha.

How do you keep them happy on top of the others? How many more times can Forssell be sent out on loan? Carlton Cole will may be stand one more year away from the Bridge, not two or three. Who do you replace? Hasselbaink? Top scorer? May be, bit harsh though. Sends out wrong message.

Crespo or Mutu. No way.

Eidur? Possibly.

See what I'm trying to get at? We're having a hard enough time as it is trying to keep everybody happy at the club, midfielders and strikers alike. We have no reason to sell, not for money anyway.

Jimmy is the only one who could get forced out, but as our top scorer what signal does that send out to the rest of our lads?

I open my newspapers and check the websites again today. We are gonna sign Michael Owen, two goalies (Frey and Cech) a couple of centre backs, Louis Saha, Steed Marlbranque, Figo and Beckham are interested, Ronaldo wants to join us and Roberto Carlos is refusing to sign a new contract, so its assumed we are signing him!

What a load of rubbish. One player who I do think would be a very good signing would be Chivu.

And when, or if, we get Petit and Veron back, that will feel like two new signings. Those two could give Makelele and Lampard a well deserved break.

If we are going to spend, do it in the summer Roman!


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