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    Fernando Torres apparently looking for loan deal to a Premier League Club in January.
    We couldn't score goals last season, we can't score goals this season.
    If we don't sign a proven goalscorer in January I feel we will struggle to remain in the Premier League.

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    Clearly not likely. Massively a West Ham sort of deal but perhaps Newcastle would work with the Benitez connection and them also being poor up front.

    Will probably end up being a flop wherever he goes though.

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    Well past his best, can't see what he would offer us.

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    Play him up front with Austin. All the mobility of a front 2 at table football. Mind you - I think it's time we gave Austin a run in the side up with Gabbi.

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    No thanks. He's a big name and nothing else.

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    No.

    If there is an injury prone striker who has had his best years at Liverpool we should be getting and that is Sturridge. He is worth more of the risk IMO.

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    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.

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    Lots of reasons why not, too old, too slow, way past his best, doesn't fit the club profile at all. We'll sign him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.
    Totally agree with you. The type of through-ball Gabbi thrives on is obvious to fans but apparently not to the rest of the team! In a top six side he'd net a hat full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.
    Bang on. We need someone with some creativity in the center to find Gabbiadini's runs and some pace out wide to have the option of a quick counter attack.

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    No thank you. Next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9-3 View Post
    Fernando Torres apparently looking for loan deal to a Premier League Club in January.
    We couldn't score goals last season, we can't score goals this season.
    If we don't sign a proven goalscorer in January I feel we will struggle to remain in the Premier League.
    how is torres relevant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9-3 View Post
    Fernando Torres apparently looking for loan deal to a Premier League Club in January.
    We couldn't score goals last season, we can't score goals this season.
    If we don't sign a proven goalscorer in January I feel we will struggle to remain in the Premier League.
    Don't confuse the Torres of 2003-2010 with the Torres of late 2017.

    He isn't the same and is no longer a prolific goalscorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    No thanks. He's a big name and nothing else.
    i think youll find Gabbiadini is a bigger name.

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    No thanks!

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    Someone who cant score solving our scoring problem.

    Riiiightttt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Don't confuse the Torres of 2003-2010 with the Torres of late 2017.

    He isn't the same and is no longer a prolific goalscorer.

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    That has West Ham written all over it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.
    Being saying it since Puel, spot on. Nothing to do with the squad, plenty of creativity there... it's the style of football

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    Rather take a punt on Carrol/Sturridge at least (When fit) they score goals! Like someone else says we don't know what sort of transfer window Beijing will authorise but i doubt it'll stretch to Torres type wages !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crab Lungs View Post
    That has West Ham written all over it
    Yes lol

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    This has screw-up of legendary proportions written all over it.

    He'll cost an absolute fortune and do absolutely nothing.

    And all so Uncle Les can spin that he has control of the situation we are in.

    Please, NO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.
    Exactly, we've had 2 good goal scorers available to us since game 1 but if the manager either doesn't pick them or set the team up to service them then guess what - no goals.

    The argument for a no 9 is a good one and if we could get a Pelle replacement then fantastic but that's another debate - the squad we have right now has goals in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfahaji View Post
    People equating our lack of goals to a lack of 'good strikers' are missing the point. Gabbiadini and Austin are both capable of scoring goals (even if Austin's all round play is debatable). There is a possible case that we should sign a 'big number 9' type who might do better from crosses or hold up the ball better, but other than that I really don't think signing a new centre forward is the way to cure our scoring ills.
    Completely agree. The problem is in midfield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpine_saint View Post
    This has screw-up of legendary proportions written all over it.

    He'll cost an absolute fortune and do absolutely nothing.

    And all so Uncle Les can spin that he has control of the situation we are in.

    Please, NO.
    Puzzled as to how "Uncle Les" is involved in this, unless you've heard we've made Torres an offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpine_saint View Post
    This has screw-up of legendary proportions written all over it.

    He'll cost an absolute fortune and do absolutely nothing.

    And all so Uncle Les can spin that he has control of the situation we are in.

    Please, NO.
    Lol nothing has happened.......

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    Funny...I wonder if he is any worse than that 'old timer' at Bournemouth...the one that still scores for fun? Lets face it we could do a lot worse (and have done).

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    No thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Fan CaM View Post
    Funny...I wonder if he is any worse than that 'old timer' at Bournemouth...the one that still scores for fun? Lets face it we could do a lot worse (and have done).
    Defoe you mean? Hasn't he scored about two all season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instant Classic View Post
    Defoe you mean? Hasn't he scored about two all season?
    And we’ve scored how many across the entire front line? Plus you cannot underestimate the effect a seasoned player with international credentials (and a decent football brain) can have on his younger peers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Fan CaM View Post
    And we’ve scored how many across the entire front line? Plus you cannot underestimate the effect a seasoned player with international credentials (and a decent football brain) can have on his younger peers.
    I'm not making a case against Defoe. I think he's a wonderful player and good bloke. What he did for that sick child was incredible.

    I'm simply making the point that he hasn't been "sorting for fun". If scoring for fun is a relative term used against our frontline then most of the league have been scoring for fun.

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