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Transfer Talk - Now Lets Have Action

Transfer Talk - Now Lets Have Action

More transfer activity talk, lets hope that talk quickly turns into action because despite a valiant attempt, I can't see from the 2-1 loss to Liverpool exactly the progression from last season and can only see a smaller squad.

Yes, I know to some that is negative sacrilege but hey ho, I'd expected massive strides and just saw a team not capable of competing where we should be capable of competing bearing in mind we have a billionaire owner willing to spend.

Martin O'Neill has told the official site, with just the transfer window fast approaching its end (Aug 31):

'We have got a number of weeks to go so we're in a position to do something about it. We need to build the squad up but I would like to get as much quality into the squad as possible. You can always build in numbers but I believe quality should come first. We went through November and December last season where we just didn't have a squad, but I'm confident of rectifying that.'

I like the talk about quality, but when the reality is Marlon Harewood, I can't help but wonder.

It is certainly far far too early in the season to panic, but we can't possibly keep quality players like Gareth Barry happy if we don't match his ambitions. We've some decent players in the squad but not enough to truly worry the top four or five clubs.

Flame proof suit on, criticise the negativity as much as you want, I only say what I see, if you can see how we've improved over the summer, do tell, especially if anyone can see the use or point of Stiliyan Petrov who promises so much and delivers next to nothing!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 13 2007
Time: 10:49AM

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It seems clear we're in desperate need of someone to replace Petrov. It's making the sale of davis seem absolutely unexplainable with performances like saturday. 2 new right backs, a new centre back and cover for left back? Why wasn't this sorted sooner? I've had all the positivity and patience in the world but this really is unacceptable.
johnnyuk
13/08/2007 10:59:00
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What's Petrov to to do with these comments? Moaning fans blaming him for the lack of activity now! Has Harewood played a full game yet? The problem with you all is that you expected us to beat Liverpool, well believe it not; the top four teams tend to beat all the others and the gap is widening - despite the musings of the Sky pundits to the contrary.
tarzan
13/08/2007 11:14:00
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I'm the same as you johnnyuk, so want to be patient, so want to be positive, but it just looks a shambles at the moment and only one man could have done something about it.
The Fear
13/08/2007 11:14:00
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Let's have a Petrov ot campaign, you are meant to be supporters.
tarzan
13/08/2007 11:16:00
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Totally agree...this is not acceptable. The only world class player we have is Barry! Bouma and Petrov just aren't good enough and need replacing. MON will never drop Petrov though. On top of that our distribution from our defenders is appauling. Mellberg, Laursen and Bouma gave the ball away far to ofton and painc when they have it at their feet. They're international players for ***** sake. Relax! We need players and fast! Also thought Reo and Gabby were poor. Gabby is so greedy....get your head up son and pass!
In MON we trust!
13/08/2007 11:18:00
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Tarzan, i've been one of the ones for months saying wait, wait until MON brings in the players. I've been one to say stop the sniping and have faith but the season has started and the players have been not been supplied. Sure, it was one performance against a top team; a top team that didn't really produce anything to justify that label, and it was still enough to beat us because of things that COULD be different at the club. This isn't moaning about petrov and one performance, it's on the back of a whole season of them.
johnnyuk
13/08/2007 11:21:00
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Petrov? - that’s what happens when you buy players who play against Kilmarnock every week…….Our transfer policy? - Look at Sven, 2-0, and goals from two of his new boys…..WAKE UP MARTIN….STOP F@NNYING AROUND….PAY THE MEN WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEIR PLAYERS!
evoflash
13/08/2007 11:22:00
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Im getting very worried now
Pking
13/08/2007 11:25:00
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I have a feeling the morale of the team is a little dented after the clear out of so many players and the introduction of so few. The players are surely as confused as the fans are. I hope that the Dissent that Bouma showed on the weekend wasn't a sign of disrespect for MON creeping in amongst the ranks. i have know doubt that MON is a great man manager, but his transfer policy needs to be thrown out the window. and on top of this, it was so hard to watch Davis play to well for Fulham yesterday he was easily their best player.
liamo1981
13/08/2007 11:30:00
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Petrov is bloody useless I agree but this article was about MON spouting the usual crap about wanting to buy players! EARTH TO MON!!! Just go out and buy them you dipstick!
DeanoVilla
13/08/2007 11:33:00
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