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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:29 am

the new glen keeley wrote: Hasnt friedel already swayed,
Yes, what I was trying to get across was that we probably all thought Friedel was one of the most unlikely players to walk out on us - you never got reporters asking him if he wanted to join a bigger/better/different club six times a day, as happens with some players. For that reason, he was never vilified in the same way McCarthy was. But I'm pretty sure if you went through our entire squad and asked each player would they leave for the opportunity to win medals, they'd all say yes. It doesn't mean they all want to leave.

I don't think the speculation makes much sense, though. It's like people are ignoring what's going on in the real world. I can't imagine why Allardyce would willingly sell. And if Santa Cruz is unsettled because of where we are in the league, then Man City don't look like a better option at present. Pundits were saying they don't think they'll attract the star names whilst in the relegation places. Yet still think it's realistic for Santa Cruz to escape one relegation battle by taking on another. And I wouldn't be surprised if Mark Hughes is sacked today, or soon at least. By the time we play them, we could be above them.

And incidentally, I saw Phil Brown on telly before the match on Saturday - he said he'd spoken to Allardyce and been told that a player had limped out of training on Friday, and another had called in sick that morning. I think that the injury may be genuine, otherwise why would Sam mention it in a private phone call?

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Heysham Rover » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:26 am

I have to say I was picking up my tickets on saturday from Andrew Pincher (at roughly 2.10) and Roque walked in to sort out what must have been comps for his family etc, he was in his suit so obviously not playing and was quite obviously carrying a knock due to the way he was carrying himself. So from what I saw on saturday Sams explanation of Roques injury seems realistic to me.

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:55 am

I wasn't aware anyone was questioning the fact he was injured. Very silly if they were - players want to play, especially if they want a move to a big club. You've got to put yourself in the shop window.

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Heysham Rover » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:16 pm

I think the Daily Mail questioned it!? SHock horror

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:52 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... -move.html

They certainly hint at it not being genuine.

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Moon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:16 pm

Anyone else of the opinion that last season was a blip and currently we are seeing the Cruz we all expected given his shiteness in the past?

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:27 pm

'Second season syndrome'. Blame it on what you like. It's funny how people are suddenly turning on him, no one seemed to want to know when I suggested his loss of form was part of our problems a few weeks ago. But if his performances indicate he doesn't want to be here, what's up with the rest of the team? I'm in no hurry to see him go anywhere, I think he'll come good again. But we're not reliant on him, McCarthy looks sharp and we should make use of the options we have.

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Moon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:34 pm

Rover the Top wrote:'we should make use of the options we have.
Except Roberts who is a big steaming pile of donkey shite. A player who traps a ball further than Robinson can kick it and has all the composure of Ice Cream on Venus :doh:

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:37 pm

Still, we scored two goals because of him.

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Moon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:40 pm

The first was mighty fortunate that his "even my gran would score that" balls up fell to one of our players

The 2nd was a......see above comment in " "

I'd love to kick a ball like he controls it

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Top » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:45 pm

T'other way round, weren't they?

I'm not sure my gran could flick the ball over Sonko like that for the third goal. But I don't expect you to change your record, he no doubt got lucky miscontrolling it... ;)

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Moon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:15 pm

Flicking it round Sonko is fine and dandy when you have a smidgin of finishing ability. He was mightily fortunate that his 25th missed one on one this season fell to a finisher

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Dr Rover » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:48 pm

Rover the Moon wrote:Flicking it round Sonko is fine and dandy when you have a smidgin of finishing ability. He was mightily fortunate that his 25th missed one on one this season fell to a finisher
Moon is right - Roberts IS a big steaming pile of donkey shite.

If he could finish he'd at least be half a player

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Rover the Moon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:36 pm

Dr Rover wrote: Moon is right
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Well obviously ;)

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Re: Transfer 3: Roque Santa Cruz signs a 4 Year Deal

Post by Ichi The Killer » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:02 am

Dr Rover wrote: Moon is right - Roberts IS a big steaming pile of donkey shite.
I wouldn't have said that myself, but you're not far from the truth. :D

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