Date:Thursday April 19 2012
An interesting post from McGrath4Pope in the forum: MON's Signings >> Click Here
The imminent return of O'Neil this weekend has stirred up a lot of feelings - positive and negative. One of the biggest arguments on here seems to be to what extent did O'Neil waste the support afforded to him by Randy. I've seen claims that the majority of the signings were successes and so have decided to waste some time at work rating them and offering my opinion for what it's worth!
Signings have been thought of in context of price and special circumstances i.e. swapping Baros/Carew, selling Cahill to bring in Zat Knight etc...
I've divided them into 5 categories - Great, Good, Average, Poor, Disaster.
Great: Stylian Petrov, John Carew, Ashley Young, Brad Friedel, James Milner
Good: Luke Young, Stewart Downing, James Collins
Average: Chris Sutton, Phil Bardsley, Nigel Reo-Coker, Brad Guzan, Carlos Cueller, Richard Dunne
Poor: Shaun Maloney, Marlon Harewood, Curtis Davis, Nicky Shorey, Fabian Delph, Stephen Warnock.
Disaster: Didier Agathe, Gabor Kiraly, Wayne Routledge, Moustapha Salifou, Zat Knight, Scott Carson, Steve Sidwell, Emile Heskey, Habib Beye
Looking at that to me really confirms he did what he does best - get an average team to overachieve - so good job. However, he spent far more than average transfer fees to assemble these players plus astronomical wages. He also inherited the quality of Laursen, Olof, Barry and Bouma to initially build upon.
In light of this, plus his disgusting behaviour in leaving us, I can't understand some of the continued hero worship to be found on this site.
Forum thread: Click Here
Date:Thursday April 19 2012
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