Date: 2nd June 2010 at 7:49pm
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Guest writer conorbwfc bangs one in whilst we recover from rubbish journey south and considers the manager’s options in the summer.

OC is understandably keen to strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season. With the Misfiring Swede seeming to have lost his last chance, funding this by selling Gary Cahill would be tragic.

True, we have not had a proven goalscorer for a period of time, and since Ricketts in the 2001/2002 season no one has scored more than 15 goals competively. Games cannot be won without scoring goals, but stopping them is equally important and I wouldn’t trust Zat Knight to defend against my 5-a-side team. This is why Gary is vital to us staying up next season.

Even if we brought Lofthouse back we would probably not stay up. In an ideal world, Coyle would hang on to Cahill, but may have shot himself in the foot with his determined pursuit of Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere. (Really, is Jack worth a swap? One goal for an attacking midfielder???)

Wilshere impressed in parts but is it really worth having a midfielder who will have off games or a hardy centre back who will give us all he’s got every game. Wonger (It’s Mr Vinegar. Get with the system. ed.)would like Cahill as a natural replacement for William Gallas, who’s starting to have regular injury problems.(Probably SuperKev’s fault there then) Bolton have placed a £16 million price tag on Cahill but in this market who does this really price out. Pompey and Hull at best. Cahill to Notts County seems more likely but let’s hope Owen sees sense and kicks Gartsides ass and gets the money from somewhere else.

 

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