Roofe is a great fit for us

CoopBlue

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Is he? When? Not trying to start an argument, but the Club is bigger than Lille, imo, much bigger.
We all know he has been wanting out of this backwater for a while mate. And I can't blame him.

If he has the opportunity to play in a proper league he is going to take it.

This young lad from Colombia has given us three good years. I don't begrudge him a move to a better league.

And with a new addition to his family he will be looking at the off field aspect as well, so they can settle somewhere for a bit.

I'll stake my life on the fact that he won't be here after 5th October.

I think it will be concluded sooner rather than later. Which is best for all parties.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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Unless our valuation is being met and he goes out and gives his all then so be it. The English leagues have virtually just finished and this window is opened until the first week in October. That’s where we will get our money from imo.
Agreed mate he will continue to give his all. Just saying the whole is he staying or is he going saga is horrendous for the club and will continue to be a dark cloud hanging over us. It's in the club and players interest to find a resolution to this asap.

We will have different targets based on whether Morelos stays or goes thats why it dragging on for another 6 weeks is no use to us. We could be out of a title race by then or lose targets we are ready to move on if Alfie goes.
 

scotty27

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36 goals in 89 games over the last 3 seasons isn't too bad a return. No reason why he couldn't improve on it further playing for a top team in a poor league.
 
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GallowgateBlue

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Morelos can be a bomb scare at times. He has missed some glaring chances over the years. Has been very raw. But with his negatives his positives
far outweigh all of them. He single handedly has pulled us out the shit and bullied defenders on his own leading a line on his own. As much as I can see where you're coming from with freshening things up he will be impossible to replace in not only his goal return but overall hold up and lone striker play. Be gutted when he leaves but maybe for the nest as he gets such a hard time here that he won't be allowed to reach his potential. I do think Lille would be an excellent platform for him. Roofe I'm not so sure that I'd be over the moon with being our main striker given his injuries and his goalscoring record isn't great.
 

Prod Wallace

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Not by any stretch suggesting Roofe is poor. But I dont really see why he is the almost unanimous choice to replace Alfie.

Genuinely a bit perplexed why so many seem to hold him in extremely high regard.

Just seems to me a decent, talented but injury prone guy. Anderlecht finished 4th and 8th I think since he has been there, he hasn't troubled anywhere near thr top of the scoring charts?

Why the clamour for him?
 

KGR98

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I know many won't agree, but I actually think our play up top and in the final third will actually improve when Morelos leaves. And I think the players around the forward area will benefit as a result.

I am excited by this opportunity to freshen things up in our attack/striking area and adopt a new approach. Because, as we saw again today, it continues to be an issue.
Roofe is a very smart player the movement Morelos pulled for the goal today is the kind of stuff Roofe is excellent at pulling defenders away and creating space to exploit the best way I could describe him is a bargain bucket Firmino
 

CoopBlue

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Roofe is a very smart player the movement Morelos pulled for the goal today is the kind of stuff Roofe is excellent at pulling defenders away and creating space to exploit the best way I could describe him is a bargain bucket Firmino
Totally agree mate.
 

Bluetou

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Not by any stretch suggesting Roofe is poor. But I dont really see why he is the almost unanimous choice to replace Alfie.

Genuinely a bit perplexed why so many seem to hold him in extremely high regard.

Just seems to me a decent, talented but injury prone guy. Anderlecht finished 4th and 8th I think since he has been there, he hasn't troubled anywhere near thr top of the scoring charts?

Why the clamour for him?
Agreed mate, Leeds are my English team and i watched a lot of their games when Roofe was there, he did ok his last season but the season before he was a sub quite a bit, dont think Bielsa was too keen on him. I think we need something better.
 

Davie Weir

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Lifting the title with us, nothing better mate, imo.
Your last part is what defines it mate, in your opinion nothing would be better, in my opinion nothing else woulda compare to it but we speak as fans, to Alfie it’s not the same.

He’s a young lad who grew up in poverty in Columbia, worked hard and dreamt of reaching the top of football and making money to help his family and others.

He wants to play at the top level of football and as much as we are bigger historically and fanbase wise than Lille are, he will never reach the top level of football by playing Scotland.
 

johnto

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Not sure we can Truss Roofe .....

I mean with all these injuries are we sure he is So Ffit to last 90 mins ......

ok am finished wi the wine for the night ;-)
I’m the same brother. His injury record worries me his ability excites.

Done with the red also
 

DadsArmy11

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If Morelos goes as we all expect I can’t help but feel Roofe actually would be a great fit in our system. He can play any of the front three positions but with Hagi having Kent and Roofe ‘s pace to hit it would be a great three and would mean if Kent drops off the front there is still pace in behind.

Hagi lacks that pace but if 2 of the front 3 have it we will really benefit.

That is of course all under the assumption we would get the Roofe that was so dynamic at Leeds and not someone who is done.

wonder if there’s any leaks
 

Tagsbear

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Alfie's departure doesn't even seem to be imminent going by the noises we are hearing.

It needs resolved asap. I am sure we will have a list of targets dependent on Alfie going and Alfie staying.

We can't have this cloud hanging over us for weeks and developing into another transfer window saga with regards to Alfie.
He won’t be sold till after Thursdays game, don’t think there’s a chance Gerrard would sanction that and leave himself with no striker.
 

MearnsUnionist

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If Morelos goes as we all expect I can’t help but feel Roofe actually would be a great fit in our system. He can play any of the front three positions but with Hagi having Kent and Roofe ‘s pace to hit it would be a great three and would mean if Kent drops off the front there is still pace in behind.

Hagi lacks that pace but if 2 of the front 3 have it we will really benefit.

That is of course all under the assumption we would get the Roofe that was so dynamic at Leeds and not someone who is done.

Good post @Coza.

My only concern is his fitness record.

Seems to pick up a lot of niggles and missed a lot of big games for Leeds.

Seems to be held in high regard on here for someone who has never been a prolific striker. Him being able to play anywhere along the front 3 seems kind of irrelevant, we need a striker, Kent and Hagi will play every week either side.

Might well be a good player but if Morelos goes we need to replace his goals, don’t know that Roofe has that in him

Our front 3 were constantly interchanging yesterday, as they have been doing throughout pre season.

Kent was in the centre forward position when he scored.
 

MearnsUnionist

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Lille are top 4 in one of the best leagues in Europe mate, can you see us selling someone for over £60m any time soon because I don't. Be realistic, regardless of the size of the club, we are always going to hindered by how shite Scottish football is.

They play in a bigger league mate.

They most certainly aren't a bigger club.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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He won’t be sold till after Thursdays game, don’t think there’s a chance Gerrard would sanction that and leave himself with no striker.
Probably depends on Defoe's fitness and whether we have a replacement ready to come in. There's also heavy speculation we have one or two incomings imminent in the next couple of days.

Thursday is just a distraction to be honest. The tie is over, I dont think we should be attaching much importance to the game.
 

CaptainCourageous

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His career has been stop start the last few seasons due to niggles here and there. That's a concern.

Undoubtedly a good player when fit but it would be a lot of money for someone who has struggled with fitness over the last few years.
 

Tagsbear

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Probably depends on Defoe's fitness and whether we have a replacement ready to come in. There's also heavy speculation we have one or two incomings imminent in the next couple of days.

Thursday is just a distraction to be honest. The tie is over, I dont think we should be attaching much importance to the game.
Gerrard won’t see it like that and rightly so, he won’t want us embarrasse and will want us to give it our best shot, and we can’t play any new signings.

I realise Leverkusen are a better side, but 70 minutes into the first leg vs Braga we all thought the tie was over.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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Gerrard won’t see it like that and rightly so, he won’t want us embarrasse and will want us to give it our best shot, and we can’t play any new signings.

I realise Leverkusen are a better side, but 70 minutes into the first leg vs Braga we all thought the tie was over.
It's done mate we aren't winning 3 nil against a top Bundesliga side away from home. I'm not saying send the kids over to play them but I don't think we should be attaching a large importance to the game, the league game next weekend is far more important.

No matter what happens on Thursday it's been an outstanding effort in Europe for us.

The late goal conceded at Ibrox in the first leg killed the tie for me. 2-1 down we had a sniff.
 

Careca

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Roofe is a very smart player the movement Morelos pulled for the goal today is the kind of stuff Roofe is excellent at pulling defenders away and creating space to exploit the best way I could describe him is a bargain bucket Firmino
Lille should go for Roofe then?
 

ShotaShuffle

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The fact we are heavily linked with Roofe in papers and forums means me we will 100% NOT sign him.
The Club will sign someone from left field. And it will be a complete shock/surprise
 

Carsons Army

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If Morelos goes as we all expect I can’t help but feel Roofe actually would be a great fit in our system. He can play any of the front three positions but with Hagi having Kent and Roofe ‘s pace to hit it would be a great three and would mean if Kent drops off the front there is still pace in behind.

Hagi lacks that pace but if 2 of the front 3 have it we will really benefit.

That is of course all under the assumption we would get the Roofe that was so dynamic at Leeds and not someone who is done.
Leeds fans down here rate him highly. My only concern is his recent injuries. All be it he was injury free for seasons before.
 

Coza

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Leeds fans down here rate him highly. My only concern is his recent injuries. All be it he was injury free for seasons before.
Yeah the season he was played as a number 9 he was excellent. I made a fortune that year on Morelos FGS and Roofe FGS a lot. They both went off as 4-1 most games and easily both scored the first at a better rate than that.

The key absolutely would be his fitness (I would hope for Roofe and a younger back up like a Morelos 3 years ago). And also does he have the desire to win things and burst a gut to be a hero.
 

Herbie53

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Good post @Coza.

My only concern is his fitness record.

Seems to pick up a lot of niggles and missed a lot of big games for Leeds.




Our front 3 were constantly interchanging yesterday, as they have been doing throughout pre season.

Kent was in the centre forward position when he scored.
Yes they were and by all accounts we weren’t clicking in front of goal. As I said, Roofe might well be a good player but to win this league we need to be replacing Morelos’ goals. We can’t rely on Kent, Aribo, Hagi and potentially Roofe to pick up the slack. 30 goals a season between them isn’t unrealistic, however it won’t win us a league in my opinion. We need them to be chipping in along with a striker who’s hitting the mark, which Roofe hasn’t done as consistently as I’d like for a striker who’s going to cost 5.5m according to Anderlecht’s asking price. For that price I’d be expecting a better return than he gets, or has gotten in the past
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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Yeah the season he was played as a number 9 he was excellent. I made a fortune that year on Morelos FGS and Roofe FGS a lot. They both went off as 4-1 most games and easily both scored the first at a better rate than that.

The key absolutely would be his fitness (I would hope for Roofe and a younger back up like a Morelos 3 years ago). And also does he have the desire to win things and burst a gut to be a hero.
Roofe and Maja is the dream for me.
 

Arkanoid

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Belgian league ended before ours and Genk showed how easy it is to drive a bargain and get a deal done quick if they want to sell and the player wants to come. If it takes us 4 months to negotiate a deal and convince players to come etc I'd say we have no chance and reading between the lines with Gerrard saying some league's are still being played and others have just finished and players are on holiday, none of that leads me to think Roofe being a target. I think we've been holding out for the English markets to start
 

UnionCruiser72

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They play in a bigger league mate.

They most certainly aren't a bigger club.
The sad reality of football today is it no longer matters if you’re a massive club now.

If you play in top 4 leagues and are decent quality a vast majority will leave to go there.

Just the consequence of playing in the Scottish league in 2020 mate.
 

MearnsUnionist

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The sad reality of football today is it no longer matters if you’re a massive club now.

If you play in top 4 leagues and are decent quality a vast majority will leave to go there.

Just the consequence of playing in the Scottish league in 2020 mate.

No argument with that mate.

Was just disputing the claim that Lille were a bigger club than us.
 

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