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The 4-0 v Udinese spurring action?


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The score against Udinese was humbling, especially for a club that has members of the senior staff claiming European ambition.

 

Could the renewed transfer activity be a direct reaction to our humbling at the hands of the italians? A massive wakeup call against any complacency that may have crept in? Or is the simply the conclusion to a summer of build up activity?

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The latter. I sincerely doubt we'd suddenly be able to start looking for, find, negotiate with and nearly conclude the signing of Martinez (or whoever else) in such a short time since that game.

 

Nothing we do as a club strikes me as being 'knee-jerk'... leave that to the fans.

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The latter. I sincerely doubt we'd suddenly be able to start looking for, find, negotiate with and nearly conclude the signing of Martinez (or whoever else) in such a short time since that game.

 

Nothing we do as a club strikes me as being 'knee-jerk'... leave that to the fans.

 

Who is Martinez?

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The latter. I sincerely doubt we'd suddenly be able to start looking for, find, negotiate with and nearly conclude the signing of Martinez (or whoever else) in such a short time since that game.

 

Nothing we do as a club strikes me as being 'knee-jerk'... leave that to the fans.

 

Yep, spot on.

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quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Colinjb viewpost-right.png

 

The score against Udinese was humbling, especially for a club that has members of the senior staff claiming European ambition.

 

Could the renewed transfer activity be a direct reaction to our humbling at the hands of the italians? A massive wakeup call against any complacency that may have crept in? Or is the simply the conclusion to a summer of build up activity?

 

If you think they're daft enough to base costly decisions on one game. I do not.

 

A+B doesn't always equal C, it's just easier for football fans to think that way.

 

I know fans are generally the sharpest tools in the box, but it's a huge disservice to Cortese, Adkins and everyone involved to suggest they'd be so reactionary, so unprepared, not realise what the squad needed and not have their target lists sorted out before that.

 

As if they'd have called off transfers if we'd won the game 4-0. You have to be the most naive person or never seen a pre-season before to care that much about friendlies. Our transfers would be the same regardless, I'm sure of that.

 

The trouble with that logic is that it completely over looks the premise that many hold, in that Saints are not equipped for the Premier. We were far to laboured and slow in the last quarter of the NPC and the friendly games we have played this season give no comfort or reason to believe things have changed sufficiently. Only against Ajax where both were playing at a pedestrian pace did we look competitive. So all in all that Udinese defeat paints a realistic picture just for one game, even though we did play reasonable for good periods.

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If you think they're daft enough to base costly decisions on one game. I do not.

 

A+B doesn't always equal C, it's just easier for football fans to think that way.

 

I know fans are generally the sharpest tools in the box, but it's a huge disservice to Cortese, Adkins and everyone involved to suggest they'd be so reactionary, so unprepared, not realise what the squad needed and not have their target lists sorted out before that.

 

As if they'd have called off transfers if we'd won the game 4-0. You have to be the most naive person or never seen a pre-season before to care that much about friendlies. Our transfers would be the same regardless, I'm sure of that.

 

No need to be so condescending, I am simply expressing a thought.

 

While yes, it would be daft to assume that there would have been no activity on the assumption we were already at a perceived 'good enough' level, it is surely not out of the question that the chairman/staff would have been shocked by such a heavy defeat? Some glaring weaknesses have been exposed and now very quickly afterwards not one but two players have surfaced to fill one such area.

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The score against Udinese was humbling, especially for a club that has members of the senior staff claiming European ambition.

 

Could the renewed transfer activity be a direct reaction to our humbling at the hands of the italians? A massive wakeup call against any complacency that may have crept in? Or is the simply the conclusion to a summer of build up activity?

I'm sure you're right, it is clearly a panic reaction to the result of a friendly match, and none of these transfers were even contemplated before Di Natale popped up with a couple of worldies.

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I'm sure you're right, it is clearly a panic reaction to the result of a friendly match, and none of these transfers were even contemplated before Di Natale popped up with a couple of worldies.

 

The timing is very convenient though.

 

But no, i'm clearly an idiot. Serves me right for playing devils advocate and attempting to sensibly discuss a not impossible scenario.

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