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sorry if this has been discussed at length elswhere but.... with Woody and Daws out for some length and with King likely to only manage his one in three.....who is going to partner Bassong at the back? We have 3 games in the first week and although King played against Olympiacos what chance he will play all our August league matches? Can any of our current squad fill inas a centre back? Sorry, the thought of Corluka and Bassong is a tad worrying if we want a good start this season. Thats not saying I dont rate those 2...just as a centre back pairing it doesnt fill me with confidence just yet. So could we see late bids for Upson, Cattermole.....Sol Campbell is looking for a club!! (that last bit was a joke ok)
I think we have enough defensive cover and Corluka is pretty good when required to play there. We also have ample coverage at RB and LB.
I would rather see the money spent on another 1 or 2 midfielders. We need cover for Modric as we can't expect him to play every game and be injury proof. I like the thought of this Sissoko being a Spur if we can meet the asking price. I would also like to see Joe Cole make the move across, as I am sure he would get regular first team football esp with the World Cup coming next summer. Other than modric and lennon I can't see Palacios or Jenas scoring that much and we need more goals from midfield,
All in all i think we have a strong squad and there is no reason why this season not to make a good start.
Hopefully we only need another 2 signings from being a top 5 side.
I have a feeling that Pav will score the winner against the Liverpuds this Sunday to get the initial momentum going.
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You can't keep buying defenders because there are a few injured. Of course we want/need a good start to the season but we now have 4 recognised CB's at the club without Corluka and the other young guy that I can't remember his name.
It's unlucky thats all. During the course of the season most clubs will find themselves in the same position perhaps with strikers or midfielders so we just have to live with it.
For sure though we still need midfield cover. By that I mean proven quality cover. O'Hara, Jenas, Bentley, Boetang and Hudd and even Rose are ok but if we accept Lennon, Palicios, Modric as our first choice picks it will only take 2 of these to be injured at the same time and we then look very weak in that area IMO.
What we need (apart from that elusive left sided MF/winger) is somelike Lampard or Gerrard who is going to get 15 to 20 goals a year from midfield. Its no coincidence that the teams they play for are up at the top of the PL every year and even manure have a number of midfileders that regularly score goals - certainly more than ours are ever likely to do.