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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

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Duff should be a 2/10.

 

5mill that could have been spent elsewhere, huge wages, for a position we have good strength in depth in, for a player who has been poor for a long while and nothing like the player he used to be.

 

On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

 

Only avoids a 1/10 because of the small possibility that Duff will find some resemblance of his old form when he used to be a quality player.

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On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

:lol:

 

Their is no way you can blame Duff for Zog's drop in form. Zog has been rubbish this year but that has nothing to do with Duff.

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On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

:lol:

 

Their is no way you can blame Duff for Zog's drop in form. Zog has been rubbish this year but that has nothing to do with Duff.

 

No... but it does have to do with the club being lured into making another trophy signing when it wasn't needed, and has proved to be a negative move so far.

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That's harsh. Besides you can't rely on N'Zogbia to keep turning in top performances for a whole season - he's just a lad - and now he's injured.

 

If we're serious about Europe, etc. you need two quality players for every position. Sounds like Emre did OK yesterday, but we need him in the middle. I reckon Duff will pay off. Look at the change in Martins since he's been injury free.

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On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

:lol:

 

Their is no way you can blame Duff for Zog's drop in form. Zog has been rubbish this year but that has nothing to do with Duff.

 

No... but it does have to do with the club being lured into making another trophy signing when it wasn't needed, and has proved to be a negative move so far.

Trophy signing my arse. Duff, who has been one of the best wingers in the league over the last 5 years was avbailable at £5m, that's not the sort of the deal you turn down. I could agree with it if we has massively overpayed for him but by all accounts we underpayed.

 

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Duff should be a 2/10.

 

5mill that could have been spent elsewhere, huge wages, for a position we have good strength in depth in, for a player who has been poor for a long while and nothing like the player he used to be.

 

On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

 

Only avoids a 1/10 because of the small possibility that Duff will find some resemblance of his old form when he used to be a quality player.

How come, if we have such great cover for his position, we have had to use a CM to play out of position to cover for him?

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Duff should be a 2/10.

 

5mill that could have been spent elsewhere, huge wages, for a position we have good strength in depth in, for a player who has been poor for a long while and nothing like the player he used to be.

 

On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

 

Only avoids a 1/10 because of the small possibility that Duff will find some resemblance of his old form when he used to be a quality player.

How come, if we have such great cover for his position, we have had to use a CM to play out of position to cover for him?

 

Dyer up front, Milner on the right, Nobby at right back.

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Duff should be a 2/10.

 

5mill that could have been spent elsewhere, huge wages, for a position we have good strength in depth in, for a player who has been poor for a long while and nothing like the player he used to be.

 

On top of that, its a signing that has had a damaging influence on one of our best players last season, and one of our brightest prospects, Nzogbia.

 

Only avoids a 1/10 because of the small possibility that Duff will find some resemblance of his old form when he used to be a quality player.

How come, if we have such great cover for his position, we have had to use a CM to play out of position to cover for him?

 

Dyer up front, Milner on the right, Nobby at right back.

Yes? Because they've been needed there, haven't they? Signing Duff was NOT a bad move from Roeder. Sure, you can say that he should play because he's been shite, but to say that it was a bad signing because we had enough cover is just not true.

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

 

So Oba won't score 15goals this season in the premiership I think I outsmarted you their. :D Here again Bernard hasn't played. I can't think of you making any threads.   :winking:

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

 

So Oba won't score 15goals this season in the premiership I think I outsmarted you their. :D

 

Aye you did  :roll:

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Definately wanted to see the good Bernard playing again. The one who worked hard, ran through brick walls (and opposing wingers) for the team etc. Perhaps a pay as/if you play contract might keep him on for a bit post-op?

 

But as a signing it's not worked out. Deadline day panic, the medical missed the injury problem and it left us out in the cold. Half a season later we still need a left back.

 

The quality way Roeders brought the kids through is a whole different thread though. N'Zogbia, Taylor, Ramage and Huntington have all come on miles since he took over. Most premiership teams do well to get one squad player a season through their youth teams. A few more years of this and the finances will be looking great, and we might even be a bit closer to that 11 geordies on the pitch the Chairman wants so much. Shame Chops didn't cut it...

 

 

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

 

So Oba won't score 15goals this season in the premiership I think I outsmarted you their. :D

 

Aye you did  :roll:

 

Well done, your e-penis must be huuuuuge.

 

twat.  well done for 'outsmarting' someone on the internet.  now go and have a wank.

 

btw, where did he outsmart anyone again?  :lol:

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

 

So Oba won't score 15goals this season in the premiership I think I outsmarted you their. :D

 

Aye you did :roll:

 

Atleast your honest :brvo:. I  :own: you though.

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(First post, therefore far too long and ambitious, be nice...)

 

Since Roeder came in we've seen Viana, Shearer, Bowyer and Chopra depart, for less than 2 million (but a lot off the wage bill). In their place have come the following players. Half a season later and coming up to the January transfer window how are we doing? More importantly, would you trust Glenn with more of the clubs money?

 

Damien Duff

The first Roeder signing was certainly an encouraging one and the price looked right. 12 league starts, 1000 minutes and one league goal later we still haven't seen anything like the player we thought we were getting. Injuries have definately played a part in that, but what looked like a great piece of business at the time needs to start paying itself back in the second half of the season.

 

We paid 5 million

Now worth 4 million?

Signing Rating - 6/10

Comments - Get fit, deliver the goods and this could still be a great signing

 

Obafemi Martins

He's young, he's quick, he's got spring heeled boots and a shot that could demolish small buildings. He took a few months to bed in, something that wasn't helped by an injury and a constantly shifting team behind him. Fast forward to now and 14 league starts and 7 league goals suggests he's the real deal.

 

We paid - 10.5 million

Now worth - 10 - 12 milion?

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - 15-20 goals in a first premiership season looks realistic. We needed a striker and Martins delivered

 

Olivier Bernard

Looked like a good idea at the time (well I thought so), but promptly fell victim to the 2006 injury curse after a few unconvincing runouts for the reserves. Lets hope he's not getting paid much.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts

Signing Rating - 2/10

Comments - could have only been worse if he was expensive

 

Antoine Sibierski

Signed to widespread scepticism, especially following comments from the club about us being in for 'another big name striker' or whatever it was. Has since demonstrated that he's an adequate target man. Two goals in the league and some nice bullying performances in the UEFA cup make him a great use of whatever spare change we handed over to Man City for him.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - 0.5 - 1.5 million

Signing Rating - 8/10

Comments - fantastic value for money and a very smart short term signing.

 

Giuseppe Rossi

Maybe we needed someone to make up the numbers in training, maybe Roeder thought he was getting something other than he did. Looks like we'll never know.

 

We paid - loan

Now worth - ?

Signing Rating - 3/10

Comments - waste of time

 

Pavel Srnicek

Panic signing as our keepers fell like nine pins. Hearing he played for five minutes yesterday put a smile on my face that made it worth every penny.

 

We paid - peanuts

Now worth - peanuts (sorry Pav)

Signing Rating - 10/10

Comments - 150 appearances from a true Geordie. Lets hope he stays on as coach as rumoured.

 

Looking at that list you'd have to say that the seasons injuries haven't helped. At least the failures (Bernard, Rossi) were cheap, and importantly the big money buys look to be working out. Seeing the transformation Roeder's got out of Butt and to a lesser extent Emre gives me confidence that the Duff deal will pay off, and I'm sure he wouldn't buy another Luque. But what do you reckon?

 

How can u comment on Bernard who hasn't played and Duff is not worth 4million now probabaly 14 please don't make joke threads like this.

 

It is a good thread tbh and he can comment on Bernard as a signing! Can't think of any threads you have made that are of any worth tbh!

 

So Oba won't score 15goals this season in the premiership I think I outsmarted you their. :D

 

Aye you did :roll:

 

Well done, your e-penis must be huuuuuge.

 

T***. well done for 'outsmarting' someone on the internet. now go and have a wank.

 

btw, where did he outsmart anyone again? :lol:

 

BTW, Can you please not abuse me or ill just report you for abusing me. For a 50year old you are dumb aren't you, you fail to read the rules. You could be a peedo by those comments.

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