How badly do you think we need to sign another Striker?

Sam Minella

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Building a team around two full backs as driving force and a temperamental striker with discipline issues cost us. You've also got a midfield trio who offer very little going forward it has virtually no creativity and a management team who had no plan b or c etc.

Also you have a strong argument that the mentality of some players just isn't good enough.
I think the foundations of the system are fairly strong, we just have guys that can't execute it consistently, square pegs in round holes etc etc.

The system falls down through loss of form and lack of options, hence why it worked so well in 19/20 and then fell apart after the Winter Break.

We are a good holding midfielder, box to box midfielder with an eye for goal, a right sided forward and a striker in the mould of Morelos minus the daft red cards away from a really strong and exciting squad.

If we could get those through the door and it's guys that go straight into the starting 11 with a few going out then that's half the battle.

Helander picking up a knock in training and missing the Hamilton game has highlighted his lack of regular appearances in his senior career and now that's maybe an area where we need to look at as well, but it's lower on the priorities list than the above in my opinion.
 

jdm1873

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I know it won't be popular but if Morelos is staying, we will need another striker to come in but you are not going to get a top player to come and be 3rd or 4th choice.

I would personally go for Dykes as he's a different type of player to what we have and we know he can cause damage to defenses like ours and theirs.
 

Walterego

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We need a right sided forward, a central midfielder, cover for Katic and a striker
My thoughts exactly. Would love to see the lad Olsen as our main signing this summer as I wouldn’t want to see the bulk of the money going on a striker who may spend a lot of his time on the bench. Cover for Katic shouldn’t mean big money and central midfielders we have a few but for me it’s not as big an issue as a right sided forward.
 

BlueSevenTwo

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My thoughts exactly. Would love to see the lad Olsen as our main signing this summer as I wouldn’t want to see the bulk of the money going on a striker who may spend a lot of his time on the bench. Cover for Katic shouldn’t mean big money and central midfielders we have a few but for me it’s not as big an issue as a right sided forward.
Central midfield is a major issue , we need steel and more goals from midfield.
 

Crouchy

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I’d be asking serious questions on Gerrard and Team if they haven’t learned that lesson.

It’s critical to being able to sustain a serious challenge.
 

BlueSevenTwo

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I’d be asking serious questions on Gerrard and Team if they haven’t learned that lesson.

It’s critical to being able to sustain a serious challenge.
Would suggest the season finishing early perhaps stopped those questions being asked already.
 

Crouchy

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Would suggest the season finishing early perhaps stopped those questions being asked already.
I think he failed us last summer in not adding a third option then.

Our whole style and philosophy is built around Morelos. It’s not easy to change that, but it’s worrying.
 

Danger Zone

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Badly. Our players don’t have the mental steel to pick up the pieces when Morelos either isn’t there or goes off form. Defoe has a good record but the reality is he was mostly getting games against the weaker sides, at his age the decline each season will be more and more pronounced, and he’s just not very effective in our system when we’re really drawn into physical battles which so often happens.

So yes, we badly need another striker and I’ll go as far as to say that if we don’t get one we will once again not make any significant challenge for league. In fact I think we need several first team picks replaced to make that challenge happen which is why I’m personally shitting myself at our season begging in a matter of days.
 

Walterego

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Central midfield is a major issue , we need steel and more goals from midfield.
I don’t disagree. But we need a right sided striker more I feel. To add quality and be a first team starter is going to cost and I don’t think we can afford both this summer.
 

BlueSevenTwo

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I don’t disagree. But we need a right sided striker more I feel. To add quality and be a first team starter is going to cost and I don’t think we can afford both this summer.
If we can’t afford both and you may be right then we need to sell , we ain’t winning the league otherwise.
That being the case the £7m spent on Kent needs to be questioned.
 

Coplandbear

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I’d be asking serious questions on Gerrard and Team if they haven’t learned that lesson.

It’s critical to being able to sustain a serious challenge.
We will find out over the course of our pre seasons/Aberdeen away.

If we go with the same system, the same predictable tactics, and no major additions I'll be majority concerned.
 

Crouchy

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We will find out over the course of our pre seasons/Aberdeen away.

If we go with the same system, the same predictable tactics, and no major additions I'll be majority concerned.
We can’t wait for that to happen.

This season is massive. We have to sort this shit before we kick off.

I’m ok with it not being Ronaldo, but we need something rather than Stewart or Defoe. It just doesn’t work well enough as an alternate option.

I haven’t seen much of Dykes, but from the clips, he’d do the job for pennies.
 

Tugay83

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Very badly. You need 3 or 4 and we currently have one who has regular disciplinary issues and another who is a very effective sub but too old to regularly play 90 minutes.
 

Coplandbear

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Can’t see him changing his system and the lack of additions is a cause for concern already.
If he doesn't change it then it will be a repeat of last season imo.

We can’t wait for that to happen.

This season is massive. We have to sort this shit before we kick off.

I’m ok with it not being Ronaldo, but we need something rather than Stewart or Defoe. It just doesn’t work well enough as an alternate option.

I haven’t seen much of Dykes, but from the clips, he’d do the job for pennies.
Agreed

Four first team additions are needed also the bench needs strengthened until any of the above starts to happen then it's hard to get excited for the season ahead.

My major worries is it will be groundhog day again next season.

I remain optimistic but we need quality in immediately.
 

Barišić‘s Bandage

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Would love to see us play a 3-5-2. Would also like to see a striker to come in to rival Morelos. If we could get someone to partner him in a 3-5-2 I reckon we would rip teams apart. Reckon Kamberi will come in, hopefully get another of Morelos quality to challenge if we are playing with one central striker.
 

largsloyalist

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Touched on it in the transfer thread but I feel this topic is worthy of discussion on its own. Currently we are going into the new season with relying on Morelos to bang in the goals for us and Defoe as his sole back up.

My primary concerns are that Morelos is not capable of carrying us through an entire season on his own, and will unquestionably face suspensions, injuries & dips of form just like everyone else, and also that Defoe is just not an adequate replacement for Morelos. Defoe is a fine squad player who'll get you goals but he doesn't offer anywhere near the same focal point as Morelos. He shouldn't be used as a direct Morelos replacement for me.

IMO a quality third striker should be our number 1 priority at present. Our previous title winning/3iar squad always had guys like Jelavic, Naismith, Lafferty, Miller & Boyd - we were never too reliant on one individual to do it for us throughout the entire season and I feel like that's something we desperately need to replicate going into next.

Looking at the names linked guys like Roofe & Toney excite me, but they shouldn't be signed only if Morelos goes - we need someone like this to support Morelos and help bang in goals when he's not doing it for us.
Badly. The reliance on Alfredo has cost us dearly in the past 2 seasons
 

pelem

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Touched on it in the transfer thread but I feel this topic is worthy of discussion on its own. Currently we are going into the new season with relying on Morelos to bang in the goals for us and Defoe as his sole back up.

My primary concerns are that Morelos is not capable of carrying us through an entire season on his own, and will unquestionably face suspensions, injuries & dips of form just like everyone else, and also that Defoe is just not an adequate replacement for Morelos. Defoe is a fine squad player who'll get you goals but he doesn't offer anywhere near the same focal point as Morelos. He shouldn't be used as a direct Morelos replacement for me.

IMO a quality third striker should be our number 1 priority at present. Our previous title winning/3iar squad always had guys like Jelavic, Naismith, Lafferty, Miller & Boyd - we were never too reliant on one individual to do it for us throughout the entire season and I feel like that's something we desperately need to replicate going into next.

Looking at the names linked guys like Roofe & Toney excite me, but they shouldn't be signed only if Morelos goes - we need someone like this to support Morelos and help bang in goals when he's not doing it for us.


We are gaunae need 2 as its likely as you say Alfie will go. Lazio now lookin at him.

The Gaffer will have to choose wisely who is coming in.
 

Scoop

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Successful strikers or striking partnerships tend to play close together - hately McCoist - shearer and that dick at Blackburn , they feed off each other’s scraps and knock ons. If we don’t play another striker as such , our top three have to be there backImg each other - we did seem very wasteful at times last season
 

CR5

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We're extremely reliant on someone who has unfortunately proven himself to be unreliable

Morelos/high quality addition/Defoe is my preference but we will definitely need to bring two in if Morelos does go
 

Gramps1

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Touched on it in the transfer thread but I feel this topic is worthy of discussion on its own. Currently we are going into the new season with relying on Morelos to bang in the goals for us and Defoe as his sole back up.

My primary concerns are that Morelos is not capable of carrying us through an entire season on his own, and will unquestionably face suspensions, injuries & dips of form just like everyone else, and also that Defoe is just not an adequate replacement for Morelos. Defoe is a fine squad player who'll get you goals but he doesn't offer anywhere near the same focal point as Morelos. He shouldn't be used as a direct Morelos replacement for me.

IMO a quality third striker should be our number 1 priority at present. Our previous title winning/3iar squad always had guys like Jelavic, Naismith, Lafferty, Miller & Boyd - we were never too reliant on one individual to do it for us throughout the entire season and I feel like that's something we desperately need to replicate going into next.

Looking at the names linked guys like Roofe & Toney excite me, but they shouldn't be signed only if Morelos goes - we need someone like this to support Morelos and help bang in goals when he's not doing it for us.
2 strikers in for when Morelos leaves
And they need to be top drawer.
Forget Kambreri
 

Polar bear

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Top priority.Watching the Hamilton highlights was like a flashback to the
last couple of years.Goal attempts were woeful.:(
 

roffey

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We need Ross Wilson to find another Morelos level striker for about £1-2m, rabbit out a hat stuff, plus sign Kamberi. That’s if we keep Morelos.
 

Coisty09

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Please stop the panicking. The English window doesn’t open until 27 July. If Alfredo is going south, then it won’t happen until then.
Similarly, in terms of signings lined up, no one can be signed from major European leagues until 1 August I think.
However, any incoming players will arrive fit as they have been playing during the summer months.
We may have to play the sheep and one or two other games (even Leverkusen) a bit light but by end August I suspect our squad will look a good bit stronger.
 
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