Mousa Dembélé

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  1. BlueCrew LA Well-Known Member

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    If they think Dembele is the answer to our problems, then we're in for a disappointing window.
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  3. Rivron these are small those cows are far away

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    Personally - if we get the spondoolies quickly enough - I'd be tempted to make a ball busting bid for a certain other Belgian foward.:001_302:
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    We need striker(s) I just can't believe they think he's the answer.
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    This can't be serious!? 24 games for Fulham, 3 goal.. Better to get back Robinson and put him at the front as an alone striker..
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    this and judging by the reported bid (10m) i would say so
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    We bid for him on the last day of the window in January as well, surprised that we've gone back in for him.
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    Right.. wouldn't pay 5m for this guy. Please don't try again Levy!
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    First of all I doubt the amount, No quotes. Second I'm not buying that we're all better scouts then everyone at THFC. There's no way they think he's the answer to our striker problems.

    What it may mean is that we're selling more then 2 strikers. Or that we're having no luck on some of our other targets due to a lack of CL football.
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    I can see our plan - sign players who have done alright in the PL (Friedel, Cole, Dembele) so we don't have to wait for them to settle so we can hit the ground running. It sort of makes sense.

    That said, in a world where Drogba, Hulk, Rossi and Lavezzi could all possibly join us, why are we ever going for Dembele?
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    That's all speculative. Especially Hulk, he ain't coming and only two of those players are true strikers.
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    i know thats what im saying or tried to at least
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    3 goals in 24 games? I wouldn't call that alright. I'd call that worse than what we already have, which is saying something.
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    Dembele isn't a true striker though. In fact he plays on the wing for Belgium. He's very similar to Lavezzi were a lot of his work doesn't show up on a stat sheet.
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    I feel like there are better options than him though.. But maybe we were desperate since none of our targets wanted to come here. But whatever happened, Dembele is a bit of a reach for me, at least at 10m. Maybe a Gervinho or Lavezzi wouldn't join us but that doesn't mean we should panic and bid for this guy.
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    It's not really panicking, I don't think Dembele is as bad a you're making him out to be. We're judging on a 20 goals per season ST standard and he's not that. In fact he never really played consistently as a striker until he moved to Fulham. I like him, maybe not as much as Gervinho or Lavezzi but he could give us a similar dimension.

    I agree £10m is too steep but lately fees reported by the media have been off. If they had a quote from Fulham confirming the fee then that would be different. I'm having a hard time believing that we bid £10m for Dembele while on other bids that have been confirmed by the party receiving the bid we seem to be low balling. £10m is double what we bid in January, that doesn't seem like Levy to me.
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    Come on guys, we're clearly just bringing him in to keep Lukaku company.
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    is 3 goals in 24 considered 'red hot form' for strikers these days at spurs?!

    gona be seriously pissed off if we sign him, not good enough. just like last summer - we finally crack the champions league and who are we linked with all summer? Craig ****ing Bellamy
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    Maybe some people wont understand it but I rate Dembele a lot.

    I would welcome it if we can sign him. This player can hold the ball very well. Also he can win the balls.

    He would be a great player for our squad.

    Maybe he is not the answer to our strike problems but he would improve our squad believe me.

    Hes been quality when I watched him.

    A strike force of...
    Falcao,Drogba,Dembele will do it for me.
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    Maybe I am reading too much into the statistics.. But I feel like Park Chu Young, 5.3m and the better player, is my choice for the Lavezzi/Gervinho type. Just because Dembele has played in the PL doesn't mean we should bid for him. I admittedly don't know that much about him though.
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    i'll take Craig ****ing Bellamy if he comes complete with Falcao and Drogba!


    hear your and bluecrew's point about him bringing other qualities with him, tho
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    To me Falcao, Drogba, Dembele and Crouch is good enough to get 4th. If we sign Leandro then he would either replace Crouch or we wouldn't sign Drogba.
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    i think of it like swapping dembele for crouch which i would do personally
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    That would be fine too. I think you get the point that the versatility that type of player brings to a team is something we lacked this past season.
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    If you guys want to see the qaulities of him rather than looking at the stats then this video will be good for you, you will see that he is exactly something we can need.

    Something defoe , pav and crouch cannot offer.....

    strength while having the ball.

    If you want a striker that doesnt get outmuscled by every defender then its dembele.

    Totally opposite of pav.

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    i think he's good but is he the answer to out strike rate problem, i doubt it.

    edit: after seeing that vid maybe i did him a bit of injustice, he had the strength, something our forwards lack badly!
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    id take Odemwingie over Dembele, i guess if hes replacing Crouch theres no real argument, but if he's the 'marquee' striker signing id be a little worried about our strike force.
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    Not the answer to any of our issues. We already have a bunch of mediocre strikers, why add another?
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    Yeah, he's not the answer to our striker problem. On the other hand, since Jol is their manager now and they are interested in our players, a player exchange wouldn't be too bad.
  30. MagnaThor i got theseeeee cheeessseeburgers mannn

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    Defoe is about 8 x better then this guy. Veteran England international at 40+ caps, 130 goals in the EPL, and is still 28 years old. He is bound to have another 20+ season next year, look at his career, stats don't lie. We don't need to attempt to sign every striker who has scored a goal in their career to better our squad. We need 1 quality target man who can poach, not Dembele. I say Adebayor should be our main realistic target, as the likes of Gervinho, Falcao, Cavani and co are out of reach as they only want consistent CL football and there are many teams out there who will offer them just that.

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