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MON Reveals Window Disappointment

MON Reveals Window Disappointment

Martin O'Neill has said that the seriously good players he wanted to sign simply weren't available.

Speaking on the official site today the manager has explained why the window was so quiet and whilst I have no reason to disbelieve him, questions must be asked about where the right back that we had to wait until January for has disappeared to.

'I enquired about some players who I felt could significantly improve the team but it wasn't to be. I was spurned in those advances.

'But those players may well be available in the summer. They weren't available now and I can totally understand that.

'I have great faith in these players and my only concern is picking up serious injuries between now and the end of the season.

'That's where we have been lucky before and let's hope it's the same now.

'We simply didn't have the transfer bonanza like we did last year.'

O'Neill also explained that he could've signed plenty of players, but they wouldn't have added much when his prefered first team was fit.

It looks seriously like he is only prepared to sign players who he thinks can make a first team difference and our 'bulk' and 'depth' will come from current first teamers being dropped.

It makes even less sense with Cahill being allowed to leave, but there you go.

Looks like we are waiting until the summer again then. O'Neill knows the risk and gamble he has just made, suspensions and injuries would seriously tear our good work apart.

Fellow fans - cross everything!

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday February 1 2008
Time: 4:04PM


Voted "No we can make Uefa 5-6". I am a little concerned should we have a run of bad luck with injuries. It can happen and it might. I commend the policy of only bringing in players that will seriously challenge the current 1st team regulars. Surely this bodes well for the bright future. I just hope we are not made to pay for it short term.
Adam Deuce
01/02/2008 16:12:00
still skeggy
01/02/2008 16:15:00
Well he has promised ''real quality in the summmer''! so lets start to get exited about then! lets face it it's open again in may which is only four months away!
01/02/2008 16:18:00
he promised it last january, last summer and this january not got the message yet ?
01/02/2008 16:21:00
We all know it's not easy to get top players without European football. We get that we get to sign better players. Simple.
Adam Deuce
01/02/2008 16:22:00
Spurs had needs and managed to fill them. Ramos could have waited for the summer but was decisive. Cleared our rubbish, which we already have and got in players he needed. I understand he got knocked back on Fred but managed to do some business. MON is too particular when we had a chance to push on. I wonder what Barry is thinking...............
01/02/2008 16:27:00
why would any club sell any serious quality players anyway , so we may face disappointment in the summer
01/02/2008 16:27:00
Meakers - don't be silly. We haven't been dissapointed yet have we?
01/02/2008 16:28:00
As that famously arrested bloke once said "You gotta have faith"
01/02/2008 16:30:00
I look at it like this - Why upset the balance and team spirit by bringing in players that are of no better quality than we already have just to make up numbers? What O'Neill has done is show faith in his current squad by not panic buying anybody out there! Never change a winning team!! Ramos HAD to make signings to stop his team falling apart where we WANT better players to push us forward. Its all a case of needs and wants. If the players O'Neill thinks we take us forward and he's prepared to wait then i say fair enough. We are doing well enough without them anyway!!
01/02/2008 16:49:00
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