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Very interesting posts guys - I especially am intrigued by the prospect of using Van Persie as a winger- he has done so to great effect for Holland and I really liked Van Basten tactic of havign Van persie and Robben swith wings during the game - it really unsettled defences.
Maybe if we can't get our hands on a quality winger - perhaps its an option. At least we know he would score goals!! I still like him up front, most notably forhis goals and all round technique - though it still remains to be seem if he can form a viable partnership with Henry - alot of his goals this season came when Henry wasn't playing.
Re: Rosicky - he has only scored consistanty for Czech republic because he plays in a much more advanced position for them - almost in the Bergkamp 3/4 forward position - with Dortmund he only got a couple a season from central midfield. I think he can contribute more and will get a few more next season but i'm still not convinced that he will get the amount of goals that Pires got.
I did like seeing him run in behind Everton' defence when he was played in by Baptista(i think), then he cut it back for that waste of space that is Aliadiere to blaze over the bar. He needs to do that way more often.
I also agree with the the comments about Pires/Ljundberg/Overmars not scoring from distance. Again it's not about that - but they made the runs in behind defences that allowed them to score from inside the box, and that is something that Hleb and Rosicky just don't do anywhere near enough...
Finally i think Babel would definitely be a super addition to the team, but think he will be very difficult to get given that he has just signed an extension to his contract!