Why 4 quality strikers and not 4 quality centre backs?

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  1. Mancini Manus Domini

    Mancini Manus Domini

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    Aguero 42m Kompany 8m
    Balotelli 27m Lescott 24m
    Dzeko 28m Toure 12m
    Tevez 30m Savic 10m

    Why do we spend so much on strikers and not the opposite end?

    The only centre half who really cuts the mustard is Kompany. Lescott is an able accomplice but as soon as we lose Kompany we lack self belief. Lescott, Toure & Savic to differing degrees suffer from a lack of confindence and self belief. For where we want to be they just aren't good enough.

    If there is one big signing this summer please let it be at the back.
     
  2. The_Mo

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    There are only about 5 defenders in the world who would justify a fee in excess of £20 million. Defenders are not worth as much as strikers.
     
  3. Salar

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    cause strikers are way more expensive and that 24 mill lescott deal was just nonsense.Buy hummels end of discussion.
     

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    A cheeky bid for Johhny Evans perhaps
     
  5. Laurent Charvet

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    Definitely. Would need to offload Tevez and Aguero though.
     
  6. BIG DONKEY

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    diego lugano not getting time at PSG these days

    would be a good partner for kompany
     
  7. Mancini Manus Domini

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    I don't know of players on the continent that would be worth the investment but Thomas Vermaelen is the one centre half that really impresses me from the Premier League. It's his attitude more than anything; he seems to have that self belief and winning mentality you need if you are going to win something; I know he's not winning at Arsenal due to what he has around him but at City? The final piece of the jigzaw for me.
     
  8. Mad 4 It

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    This
     
  9. pee dubya

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    Individual talent is more important in attack than in defence, where it is the effectiveness of the unit as a whole that matters more.

    So if you want to rotate in attack without seriously weakening yourself, you need players all of a roughly similar ability. In defence, if you're well drilled you can get away with introducing slightly inferior players to your first choice, so your back-up doesn't have to be as good....provided the organisation is there.

    Plus you're less likely to voluntarily rotate in central defence anyway, so your 2nd choices will get fewer games, top players won't sit on the bench.
     
  10. adrianr

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    I really like Vermaelen, but I really don't think we can buy anyone else from Arsenal. It's going to start looking a bit suspicious ;)

    We definitely need another leader at the back. All of our CB's can play well alongside Kompany, but he's the keystone. Remove him and it all comes tumbling down.
     

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