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  • Hobitez Hobitez Jan 22, 2013 15:20 Flag

    John Arne Riise?

    I think you are probably right. My point though is that come the summer time we will surely be looking at bringing another left back in but I dont think they will be available for the right money now. Danny Rose has been my shout for sometime but there is obviously others knocking around, the continental players probably suit us well as they will be mostly attacking. Enrique is absolutely mustard for me, there is definitely fitness questions though.

    Jack Robinson might go on to be an excellent little player but I think we are agreed he isn't ready yet, as is BR by his lack of selections. That is why I mention a loan, something to get us through this injury so we can solve it properly in the summer. Our only options are Glenn - great when Kelly is the other side but limits us against top teams with young Wisdom on the right, Downing - same again, only good against the weaker teams, Agger - not really quick enough to fill in to be honest.

    I use Riise as an example as he is seemingly available but I wonder if that is somewhere BR is thinking about sorting? I hope so!

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    • Actually one thing to point out here is I do think Robinson could do with a loan to a league 1 or Championship team for regular football. Right now we both don't see him as being good enough for the first team (I think he even struggled in the FA cup match) but he won't get any better imo in the reserves. But a loan spell away for 6 months will tell us if he's good enough to push on for a backup squad position, whether he needs more time away, or whether we sell.

      The lad is only 19 so it’s really early doors, but it’s a critical time for a player either to stake his claim, and or buckle down to get the requires attributes needed at the top level. However he's not going to get that loan, or regular football unless we have more cover in his position, and that is where maybe if we can't get in someone on a permanent deal this winter (players not available or finances) then a deal for Riise or the like might make sense.

    • What about the midfield Hobs? That needs filling too. The Sneidjer rumour alone left a chasm that no amount Polyfilla ain't going to touch

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      • I think a few days of mulling has left me with a clearer feel about that now. We are doing ok with Jordan-Stevie-Lucas, funny how quick a player goes from scapegoat to needs to start. Obviously we have Jonjo and Allen too. I actually think to improve the quality in here at least 1 of these will have to be bumped on in the summer, I mean, how many can you have?! I can make arguments for keeping them all and wouldnt like to see any of them leave, perhaps 6 into 3 is actually ok. I think Jay Spearing will be sold in the summer, it is clear he has no future here now.

        I really think this Coutihno deal will go through in the next couple of days so then you have him and Suso as the CAM who will probably spend a lot of time out wide and being used more sporadically.