Can't believe we once again failed to sign a new striker!
I wouldn't have taken anyone we were linked with....I agree with the theory NOT getting Carlton Cole was a blessing. Same with Pavlychenko, as they are desperate signings, badly thought out, and with no thought for how we should be playing.
I would have thought Rodellega a better option than both of those.
For me Hodgson wants to buy English, he should be looking at various ways we can trade existing less than stellar members of the squad out, and planning how to get Darren Bent and Ashley Young. Those two are the signings we need to get back on track, they are the right age, and Bent is growing out of Sunderland now hes playing week in week out, and Young must be disenchanted at Villa with O'Neill going and Lerner cutting the purse strings.Patience is a virtue, and hopefully we can trade Lucas and Kuyt/Babel/Skrtel/Ngog out and get those two in somewhere down the line. Shelvey, Ayala, Pacheco and Eccleston to fill the holes those we've sold have left.