11 Jan 2017 08:45:36
I can't say I know Schneiderlin as a player. Don't really remember him. So I will get excited when he puts a decent shift in or two. However, I hear he is a defensive mid. So my fingers are now crossed that we get someone in with a bit of creativity. Our midfield is filled with defensive mids: McCarthy, Barry, Besic, Shneiderlin, Gana, Cleverly are all mainly defensive and Gibson always injured. Our other creative players are in the main wingers. so centrally we are still crying out for a creative player. Barkley is the obvious answer as well as the new boy Tom Davies. But Barkley has blown hot and cold and Davies is as yet a little raw. But when he has played, you can see the difference he makes to us as an attacking force. Imagine Mata or Payet or another similar player with us and you will see what I mean. (and I never mentioned Pienaar nor Osman once there! lol)
11 Jan 2017 08:57:30
Degsy - yes MS is a DM, but he is more of a creative DM than McCarthy or Barry which will make a big difference.
Him and Gana both are excellent at winning the ball and playing it forward but also their positional play is superb. This is where the real benefit will come creatively as it will free up Barkley a bit more to be more creative.
11 Jan 2017 09:08:18
Desynchronise one word, Sigurdsson. He would be perfect as our attacking midfielder mate.
11 Jan 2017 09:38:05
I agree Degsy. We need a dew more creative players. Depay and Sigurdsson would really give us an edge and we also need another striker.
The guy from Leige doesn't look great on the stats front but maybe he just needs a run of games at a suitable club. He is doing better this season due to playing regularly. I think Koeman is desperate to get that 4-4-2 system going
11 Jan 2017 11:05:17
I hear what you all say. Interesting times for sure. let's all cross our fingers, toes and any other body parts that will cross and hope for the bit of luck that seems to have always fallen on our red neighbours. That is the one bit of the jigsaw where we have always lacked I feel. They say hard workers seem to have more luck. but maybe it is time we had our fair share now?
11 Jan 2017 13:49:03
sigurdson would cost to much (even if they agreed to sell) given our present budget and 10 plus 24 million already spent while not exactly a poor club we are still not within the realms of Utd, City, Arsenal, Liverpool et al and as such we have to be fiscally prudent. Some of you just think that overnight we have become able to throw money at players, that is not the case.
11 Jan 2017 18:20:41
I believe Cleverly, Gibson and McCarthy will be on the move if the offer is right. Morgan is an upgrade on all if these players and will be the partner for Gana, with Barry and Davies as cover