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I havent decided yet whether I think we should splash so much cash for a guy like Berbatov or if we should stay cool and give the kids a chance.

At the Newcastle game we created chances and if Campbell had put that in the back of the net instead at the head of Given things could have looked very different today. We could have been discussing whether our 6-0 win over a sorry Newcastle were more impressive then the Chelsea 4-0 win over Pompey were.

Fact is that we scored just one and only got one points with us from the season opener.

The squad is definitly good enough to compete at the highest level but we should stop being so co.cky and think winning everything is how it gonna be since we won an amazing double last season and won the league back the season before that.

With the squad we got today I think its pretty even with Chelsea about if we're going to get three in a row. We need a bit of luck with the players staying fit and stay away from long injury lay off and no silly red cards a la Nani. If we do that, we're up there fighting for the league title for sure.
Teams like ArsE and the fools are not at our level yet.

The Champions League is another story. To win you need a bit of luck and also to reach the peak form at the right time. 1999 and 2008...does that tell you something. You dont go out there winning the CL just like that. Besides that, have any team defended their Champions League title yet? And you need a fair share of luck proves that the fools won it. Have they been near winning the PL yet?

With Tevez back (hopefully in shape to play) and Rooney getting fitter for each game he's playing we have an awesome team. We dont have the dept to do a horrible rotation system but if we can keep our players at the pitch there's no team that is better then us. ( I wont comment on the midfield or defence since this was about buying a new striker).

And didnt Fergie say the club hope the work permit for Manucho will be done by the end of this month?
 

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RichardsReds said:
We won the double and we can't buy a player. Bit weird and annoying...
Ferguson went out early saying he was only going for one new player. As it looks that guy is Berbatov. That hypocrite at White Trash Lame have been playing hard balls with Ferguson.

And I stand behind him every day at the week if he wants one but cant get him and then end up buying noone. We shouldnt spend just because poorer teams splash £20M on mediocre players.
 

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What players would you sign other than a striker?
Yes, wating this long without having a new players signature on the contract is gambling.

I havent really names to give you but I can say positions I see we have a weekness if something happens to our first pick.

Goal keeper: van der Sar could keep up the good work for another season or so. He's just retired form International football so this gives him a chance to get a rest during the Int. breaks. Behind him Im not convinced we have a Champions League winning goal keeper. Both Tomasz and Ben is talanted but are they top-notch?

Fullbacks: Besides Evra I have doubts. Right side looks as the weak side. Wes or Gary? I dont know. Keeping Owen there is a waste I think even if he did some impressive games coming from behind at the right wing. I think its asking too much of Rafa and Fab to get in there and deliver just yet. The back up set of Silvestre and O'Shea feels not just up there at the top. One odd game yes but what if Evra gets a two month injury in late February or March when we play knockout games in CL and have crucial games in PL? :confused:

And a playmaker at the midfield: Ive been thinking Anderson will be that one I have been wanting for a long time when I saw him last season. But during the Olympics I start to doubt that. I think he's more of an attacking player like Ronaldo then the guy with the touch. Chelsea got Deco that stands out from the rest of their midfielders. As long as he's in shape Chelsea will impress but as soon as he's not, Chelsea will be back to boring.
In the Olympics he's been pretty much a sitting midfielder with one or two other midfielder. Its possible Dunga have wanted Ronaldinho to be the key man to gold but the games ive seen Ronaldinho havent been that and the whole Brazil have been a bit dissapointing. When Anderson have been attacking he's been dangerous but he's been doing pretty much what Ronaldo's done last season. Going for goal himself and trying to set up your own finishing rather then to set up your team mate.

So a playmaker is what I would like to see. I can see how guys like Rooney, Tevez and Ronaldo can benefit from having one setting up the play and serving you assists for those three to finish off.

This is just my way of imagining the club to reach the next level.
 

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TheManc said:
We definately need a striker. No matter what anyone says Campbell can not be relied upon. If it comes to the Semi Final time in the CL and Rooney and Tevez are out does anyone honestly think Fergie would put Campbell in?
At such scenario Giggs will be played as a forward. And then Fergie pack the midfield with Fletch, Scholes, OShea and Hargreaves. :)
 

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I think Anderson will be brilliant. Let's not judge him on the Olumpics shall we?
He can be very, very good
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Yeah I try to not get too botherd whats going on in China but still its an eye opener. I agree that he can be very very good but is he the Deco kind of guy who can set up plays or is it the characteristic Ronaldo run with the goal to finish off himself and only pass the ball away when the run is about to get stopped?

And the goalie situation. If I were Fergie I wouldnt go out buying a keeper. With the three we got it would be to send out a signal you three are not good enough to even hint he's looking for a keeper. And I didnt give any names of players we should sign because even the situation with the fulbacks is delicate since a new signing should be the first pick and at the left side he must be one heck of a player to get infront of Evra the way Evra has been playing last season. The right side is also tricky since we got Neville there and the status he got in the club if he's fit I think Fergie will play him because of the experience and the way he leads the team on the pitch.

My worries for the defence is just that I remembers too well the semi vs Milan.:(
 
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