Rileybobs wrote:I’ve read this on a couple of threads. I agree that we could do with a couple of players to bolster the squad but I’m not sure I agree that the difference between us staying up or not is signing players who will walk into our starting line up. Which two players in our current first eleven need replacing with new signings?
Wood (or any of the forwards tbh). Wood has played a couple of good games this season...even on Saturday he was extremely frustrating to watch refusing to put in the kind of challenges that should be a bare minimum for any footballer (playing for us)
Any of the full backs could be improved on with a loan signing like Moses or Moreno.
Winger - McNeil has been brilliant but its a massive risk to think he can keep this up for the rest of the season at his age. Brady keeps on getting set backs and not sure when Lennon is back (or whether he is good enough).
Hendrick had a great game but his form and Cork`s has been inconsistent.
Of course 3 wins on the bounce is brilliant for us. But we have 2 very tough away games coming up and by the time we are playing a Southampton side who are playing far better under the new manager we could be right back in it.
We needed quality signings in the summer who would improve the first eleven and just because we have won 3 games there is very little we have shown this season which suggests we don't need to improve.
If we had blown our surplus monies / profit reserves on signings which had failed then personally I would not want us to risk anymore cash and try and stay up with the team we have got. However, we are not in that position - we are in a very healthy financial place and we should be looking to improve the first team to help us avoid relegation and also because we should be doing this anyway with most of the other teams getting stronger every season. Lets take advantage of Newcastle`s boardroom woes, Cardiff`s lack of money, Fulham`s lack of ability to spend their money wisely etc etc. What is the point of the stability of our management team / boardroom and fantastic financial position if we don't take advantage of it ? Stand still and eventually you get knocked over.