|posted this somewhere else just wanted some more views on it
||[Jan. 3rd, 2006|03:27 am]
Middlesbrough FC LJ Community
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"Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren has been told he must sell players if he is to bring in any new faces during the January transfer window.
Boro chief executive Keith Lamb blamed the scenario on falling crowds.
"If the solution to filling the ground is reducing ticket prices then we'll have to cut our cloth," he said.
"Steve wants to strengthen but he knows we have a surplus of players in some positions so it's reasonable to expect players to leave before we sign more."
Striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is widely reported to be one player who could be sacrificed, while Ray Parlour, Massimo Maccarone and Szilard Nemeth are also thought to be vulnerable."
ok i can understand getting rid of parlour, maybe hasselbaink due to his high wages and nemeth since he's looking for 1st team football but maccarone as well??????
call me stupid but tho we have 7 strikers why get rid of 3 strikers, who'll replace vids when he's injured and yak if he has to go to the african nations, as that'll leave one striker at the club and he aint even fit (christie) and the other one (graham) is on loan, unless he's planning on recalling graham back but he needs more time on loan to develop,
i'd rather see parlour and nemeth sold along with the dead weights such as ehiogu and doriva, bring in a defensive mid if boateng is going to leave in the summer and for the time being play rochemback as the defensive mid as i think he's more suited there, bring in a centre back in as i think its time to think about replacing southgate and to challenge riggot, bring young andrew davis back from loan to replace ehiogu and get a right back in so our other young centre back bates can challenge davis and play in his more favoured position,
i also think its time to release christie, he's a good player and he's been unlucky with injuries but he hasn't the quality to challenge for a place in the team plus its wages we could use on a new player , i think if he didn't have so many injuries he would have turned out to be a good player