In tex clough hourihane out manu towell lualua(loan)
Out of contract June 2017 : Stockdale, Maenpaa, Ankers, Bong, Stephens, Sidwell, O'Grady
Baldock is hardly prolific, but he's effective. What we need is some competition for him.
Its pretty rare you'll suddenly bring in someone who'll bag you 10-15 goals between January and the end of the season, those type of players are rarely available. If that's really what you're waiting for, I think you'll end up disappointed. We're on +21 GD, goalscoring isn't really a problem. The squad just needs a little fine-tuning, some decent backup, and this kid would fit the bill IMO.
"But you accept that there is an increased risk of vehicle/bat collision"
I'd have a shortlist of 3 players as potential loan signings - Peter Crouch, Joao Teixeira and Jonathan Calleri.
It's so difficult. Goals in League 1 mean little, goals in the Championship will leave you little change of £10 mill, while strikers from the Prem are on huge money.
Even in Spain you're taking a punt. The likes of David Rodriguez - who was sh1t with us - has since bagged 46 goals in 102 appearances for Alcorcon.
Any Prem striker you can get is likely to have been kicking his heels and will want first team action, and Glenn Murray isn't getting dropped any time soon.
"Intercluderent aut mori"
Tex, Russell, Akpom, Clough, Jerome Sinclair I would be thrilled with any of these as competition for Baldock
And all should be available....ish
I have to give it to you Mr Hughton, you are a far better Manager than I ever thought.
Hughton was pretty sanguine live on the radio earlier today - really doesn't sound like we'll be doing much at all. Cover/competition for Baldock will be it I reckon, we're pretty well covered in every other position.
"Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts"
Quite normal... all smoke and mirrors. Clear to all what's needed and after just missing out can't see us going short now.