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Posted 16/1/2014 00:16
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Our strikers next season will be Torres + Lukaku + ?. (not Falcao)

It was a smart move to let Lukaku out this season, afterall. Once the WC is done, and Mourinho has had a full season to get some things in order, it will be a natural transition to bring Lukaku back. Torres will be on downside of his contract, which I have no doubt that he will see out. And I see a much more moderately priced striker. Probably someone who hasn't even popped up on the radar yet. A "clinical" purchase. ;)
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Posted 16/1/2014 07:05
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Don't think our scouts have it in them to find a total nobody who is that good tbh. I think we may spend around 25-30m for the CF, but definitely will be worth the money.
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Posted 16/1/2014 13:50
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I think we all might be surprised who our striker may end up being. Not that nobody has ever heard of them, just that we aren't associating it at the moment. Much more likely than all of the sensational rumours we hear about big names that never come to pass.

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Posted 16/1/2014 16:22
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I think it could be like the Torres saga, only with better results this time. Prior to the official signing there will be hefty rumours, and then we will finally get him for a decent price.
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Posted 17/1/2014 20:41
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It seems that much to my disappointment that at least for the time being the dream is over.

http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/17/radamel-falcao-praises-chelsea-boss-j...

Its now looking like our next striker will be Rooney or Costa

Edited by Blue_Mel 17/1/2014 20:42
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Posted 18/1/2014 03:44
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Rooney is looking very likely if he is not playing in the CL next season, maybe United might win the CL and follow in the footsteps of Pool and Chelsea. If not, we can have him. Costa? Would Atletico let us take their best striker and goalkeeper just like that? Costa will be very expensive, I am thinking in excess of 40 million pounds.
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Posted 18/1/2014 18:04
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Its amazing that this rumor refuses to die. Case in point, I quote Falcao in an interview that took place within the last few days: "Non ci ho mai pensato. Ad oggi non mi sembra possibile, abbiamo due cammini molto diversi, ho un contratto di cinque anni col Monaco." or "I never thought of that (playing for Mourinho). To date, it doesn't seem possible, we have two very different paths, I have a 5 year contract with Monaco."

Not only does he point out the obviously difficultly of his current contract (inked less than 6 months ago), but also he admits that he hasn't even considered the prospect.

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Posted 18/1/2014 18:29
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rslack - I agree wholeheartedly. It's a bit of a foolish rumour.

As for the Rooney rumour - I'm not even sure that he was ever meant to come to Chelsea. I get the impression that Mourinho has a fixation with Manchester United, and may have just overemphasized them as our main rivals. It all seemed like a game then, and it seems like one now. ManU was SO last year!

I maintain, *my opinion* is that our next striker signing is someone who we don't even know is on the radar right now. And it's going to be someone that fills the age gap between Torres and Lukaku. In 6 months time, I think we are going to be surprised that we gave any thought or energy to these rumours.
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Posted 19/1/2014 02:44
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So we're looking at man between Torres who will be 30 this year and a 21 year old Lukaku, so we need to be looking at strikers from the ages of 24-27? Anyone who is good and fits that age group?
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Posted 19/1/2014 04:08
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Seabourch - 18/1/2014 21:44

So we're looking at man between Torres who will be 30 this year and a 21 year old Lukaku, so we need to be looking at strikers from the ages of 24-27? Anyone who is good and fits that age group?


We? No, this is Mourinho's baby. I have full confidence that he's going to go the distance in charge. He wasn't brought back on a whim. And yes, he'll be searching out prime talent.

Which makes perfect sense, because that's the age that a striker is in their prime. Maybe I'm a bit too much of a strategist, but a clever guy like Mourinho - it seems to me - would spend a season doing the best he can with what he has - which is pretty impressive, by the way - with the intention of attracting more top class players. (in this case, a striker) And if I'm also not mistaken, one year in charge, and he'll be much better positioned to do so, than he was after taking charge. I think we'll all be delighted at what our options become, after having a full season with the SAME manager, to make our intentions known. Because one of our biggest problems as a club, is this credibility problem. (the managerial revolving door, and purchasing whatever oddball player fits the "flavor of the month")

Mourinho is a great strategist, but he'll always shore up the defense first. Once that is in order, he'll make the attack top priority. Don't think that he's going to just non-respond to the Manchester City blitzkrieg this season. ;)
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Posted 19/1/2014 05:06
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We'll never know what he is thinking but is fun to try, so I am just wondering if there are any strikers out there who happen to fit that age group and are good enough to play for us.
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Posted 25/2/2014 09:08
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ok guys... I hate doing this because I ha actually given up on the idea of us getting Falcao. Hes had a fairly serious injury and I had begun to get used to the idea of us possibly getting Cavani or Costa. After all , they are younger. At the moment , although I would still be happy if we bought Falcao, I feel its going to be a big risk. Could he turn out to be another "Torres" ? Are Mourinhos words true or just another deflection from the truth or "mind games" to get the players we have to perform in te Galatasaray game?
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Posted 25/2/2014 12:51
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Falcao is world class, no doubt about it. And perhaps Torres's case needs to be looked at in more depth than it has been. However, like Torres, if he comes onto the back of an injury, I will worry. Last season Barca featured a semi-fit Messi against PSG, they got the result but that proved to be their undoing. He has since seen injury plague his current campaign. I don't care which world class forward we get, but he can't be coming on the back of an injury.
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Posted 25/2/2014 13:03
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I think if it proves to be the case that we're trying to get Falcao and we get to the point of him going through the medical then we need to be sure we're getting the Falcao we're paying for and not like what we got with Torres.

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Posted 27/2/2014 16:13
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Blue_Mel - 25/2/2014 09:08

ok guys... I hate doing this because I ha actually given up on the idea of us getting Falcao. Hes had a fairly serious injury and I had begun to get used to the idea of us possibly getting Cavani or Costa. After all , they are younger. At the moment , although I would still be happy if we bought Falcao, I feel its going to be a big risk. Could he turn out to be another "Torres" ? Are Mourinhos words true or just another deflection from the truth or "mind games" to get the players we have to perform in te Galatasaray game?



Have to say I now fear another Shevshenko/Torres disaster looming with Falcao; although I would certainly have taken him a year ago.
I reckon a Costa/Lukaku partnership would offer us two significantly different options for next season; however if we jettison all 3 of our current hitters then we need one other too.
With the quality of attacking midfielders on our books we dont necessarily need a 30 goal a season man...just someone that can chip in with a few and importantly hold that ball up for our midfielders to operate off.
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Posted 27/2/2014 19:48
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Yeah same. I no longer want Falcao either. Players are never the same after ACL injuries (like Essien) also he's 28 years old. We shouldn't really be spending £50M on a guy of his age. Costa is 25 and only £32M whilst Mandzukic will be 28 by the time of the Summer transfer window but he'll be like half the price of Falcao.

"With the quality of attacking midfielders on our books we don't necessarily need a 30 goal a season man"

As for our midfielders, Willian seems to have no end product and bad decision making whilst Oscar doesn't create enough chances nor score enough goals. And they're all guilty of holding onto the ball too long. At the start of the season when we had Mata + KDB instead of Salah I'd have agreed with that statement but not anymore. With Lampard aging we don't really have any goal scoring midfielders apart from Hazard. Schurrle could be one but he never plays. Mata was one but he's gone. Salah and Willian are horrendous finishers whilst Oscar is an inconsistent finisher. I thin we do need a ST that can score a lot of goals right now.
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Posted 28/2/2014 03:23
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We never needed a significant goal scorer in the team. But also whenever we won the league, somebody did chip in with a lot of goals. Take Drogba during our domestic double. And then even Anelka and Malouda chipped in quite a few of them. But now the player demographic here has changed. We have more agile and young players than we ever had, and I think this will need a new formula.

One question though. Does Mou really want a goal-scoring machine or does he want a Hazard in the mold of a Ronaldo?

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Posted 4/3/2014 19:28
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Go after Costa.
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