I reckon we dodged a bullet there tbh
To be fair I never said I didn’t. I also thought Sandaza would be free scoring for us, and Ian Black would add some quality to our midfield, we all get them wrong, sometimes spectacularly soIncluding you...
Loaning Solanke would have me reaching for so many hankies
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I am not saying Solanke is any good or that he was worth anywhere near 20m but the difference between our league and the premier league is absolutely massive and can't be compared.God I’d love to be able to dig out the old Solanke thread where’s 95% of the forum were soaking at the prospect of having him here.
He’s brilliant on the laptop though.Bournemouth paid £20 million for this dud and he's yet to score for them - currently sitting at a grim looking 1 goal in 56 premier league appearances for Liverpool & Bournemouth combined. For a striker that is absolutely embarrassing.
And to think many on here were desperate for him to sign for us. Is this one of the worst goalscoring feats in premier league history?
Even the greats get signings wrong.To be fair I never said I didn’t. I also thought Sandaza would be free scoring for us, and Ian Black would add some quality to our midfield, we all get them wrong, sometimes spectacularly so
It’s just funny how adamant everyone was he’d be a great signing given he can’t score in a barrel of fannies now. It really is a perfect example of how shining at youth level should be no indicator of how a player will do when they make the step up. Meanwhile Vardy didn’t get near the top leagues until his late 20’s and has now got 100 Premier League goals.
I know what you mean mate but we’ve also players who did alright in the Premier League come up here expecting to piss it, only to struggle.I am not saying Solanke is any good or that he was worth anywhere near 20m but the difference between our league and the premier league is absolutely massive and can't be compared.
We have guys in our league that have scored 20 goals in a season and cant even get a start in the championship.
Definitely goes both ways for sure (look at Teemu Pukki for example and going the other way-look at Barton for us). However, there are loads of players not getting a game in the premier league that could be really good for us.I know what you mean mate but we’ve also players who did alright in the Premier League come up here expecting to piss it, only to struggle.
Not blowing smoke up any tarrier arse..just pointing out out how ridiculous your comparison is....and you brought the tarrier into the thread Mr Staunch.maybe so but doesnt hurt to remind folk of his chelsea era, does it
why any Rangers fan would blow smoke up tarrier arse is beyond me
Agreed, I have no major opinions one way or the other about the examples listed however I have absolutely no issue with us signing the very best players from the SPL.I’m not saying we should sign them, but Solanke being absolutely shite is exactly why you can’t write off players like Ferguson or Dykes if they come here. Again, I’m not saying sign them, I’m just using it as an inverse example.
A new club is a fresh start. Every signing is a risk, it’s as simple as that.
That thread is like a compendium of FF Blawhards.
When Sterling went to City there was Liverpool fans calling phone ins saying Ibe was betterBournemouth seem like a well run club but they also paid circa 15m for Jordan Ibe a few year back so it just shows how a tiny club can spend silly money in that league. Anyone saying Morelos is worth less is mental as he's better than Ibe and Solanke, though he didn't have an English youth career
Please explain this. I have heard this ridiculous guff used before by others.People were desperate to sign him because he was coming from a better league and a ‘sexier’ club.
He’s not even half the player Morelos is, but it just highlights how starry-eyed some get based on club/league instead of actual ability of potential targets.
Give him the benefit of the doubt on that, what was his excuse for scoring one goal in 21 appearances for Liverpool? The fact that he's been linked.with Middlesborough says it all. He'll likely end up in league 1 within a few years.Always loads of smug hindsight analysts in threads about him. Majority on here reckoned he would've been a top signing based on him showing alot of promise, me included.
Yes his scoring record is dreadful and his transfer cost makes it worse, however he is also playing for side who have long since chucked it, most of which don't want to be there, and is still young enough to improve.