Is it time to get a big target man?

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  1. Neville Kneville

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    It's not true that we don't play the kind of football a traditional type cf would thrive on, we do, lots of times, then we all bitch about it on here 'why do we keep putting crosses into the box when we have a team of midgets' etc. We also hit long balls from the keeper to Aguero, Jesus & KDB puts in fucking 100s of diagonals etc.

    Watch a video of Les Ferdinand on the end of such passes & compare it to our strikers: he was better by far in those aspects of the game. We are not very good at finishing those moves, full stop.

    We would most definitely benefit from having such a player, it's a no brainer. BUT he would have to be able to do the other stuff, which Jesus, Aguero etc do & that's where the problems start. Such a player doesn't appear to exist. Pep had Ibrahimovic, fantastic footballer who at his peak would easily score 35 goals in this team, but also a lazy, immobile ****, who would ruin the team.

    But if you could find a player like Ibrahimovic with pace, & workrate, he would be our main striker & Pep would have no problem 'upgrading' to bigger, as he has shown with Walker & Mendy.
     
  2. OB1

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    Lewandowski or Harry Kane?
     
  3. nmc

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    Crouch?
     
  4. San Tropez

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    Thank you for your response.

    It's impossible to exaggerate the importance of Sterling in team dynamics in and around the box this season. At the beginning of the season a lot of people wondered whether Sterling would become a casualty of Pep's playing style but they were far off the mark. What might have happened is that given we were pretty much toothless in front of goal last season (fact: we created more key chances than PL winners, Chelsea), Pep looked to Sterling this season to provide significant number of goals from any position whilst playing as a wide man. The thinking being that if Sterling provides up to 20 goals and the strikers each score more than Sterling + Sane's haul, then we would be well on our way to being PL title contenders.

    Sterling has acquitted himself very well. Only 5 goals to go.

    So now I am wondering whether for next season Sterling couldn't move through the gears again and become a prolific goal scorer (30+). Meaning he becomes Aguero's replacement when the time comes. And that might be why Pep is looking for a winger(s), or as you say Bernardo takes over that role (though I see Bernardo on the right side of CM 3).

    Re Sane Jesus Sterling, I already see them as the most potent pressing force in world football and their development is far from complete. Watch this space, barring injuries.
     
  5. Neville Kneville

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    Lewendowski could do it & Kane might be able to with training but I don't see either as attainable signings.
     
  6. Cityfan

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    Will Grigg?
     
  7. OB1

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    I doubt we would pay the money for Kane but I expect we could afford him.

    I think Lewa would be attainable.
     
  8. Withnail

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    Not sure he fits the category of buying younger players, but class act. But Sanchez is not young so you never know.
     
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  10. AshLunn92

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    Too soon
     

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