Originally Posted by The Infinite Sadness
they think we can just go out and buy anyone with the money though. Abit surprising how many of our so called fans are much eager for ellis short to put 15 mil in his back pocket than for us to have a quality keeper on the pitch
Where has that even been intimated?
Some are saying the money could be used for Welbeck etc.
Besides when has ES shown he trousers transfer proceeds.
Originally Posted by Coops
I'm really surprised that so many people are happy for us to cash in on Gordon. He's a world class keeper (IMO) and earns us points. I think he would be very difficult / impossible to replace.
Teams that win trophies have a solid spine up the team. If he wants to go, so be it, but I'd struggle to see the sense in selling him unless we have another world class keeper lined up to replace him. I know money plays a major part, but keep him till the summer.
All the focus is on strikers, but look at the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham over the past 3 years. Lots of goals, but the lack of a great keeper has held them back. A great keeper breads confidence in the whole team.
Generally fans seem to under estimate the importance of the keeper
It's a team game, all players win their part.
Besides if anything it's strikers that win you games, that's reflected in their transfer value.
Compare top keeper transfer values with strikers..not in the same ball park