kenny you mentioned pienaar, arteta and rodwell. out of those 3, if we had to...rodwell. he's the only player who we would get a good wedge that isn't vital to the first team. do i want to though? definitely not. but rodwell vs hibbert, yobo, distin, jags...i'd sell rodwell over selling almost our entire defence. you're argument of replacing bench players with 'quality' sure suggests that you would sell rodwell? big money and we could buy some quality players with that money for a player who isn't first team standard? surely all of the players you've mentioned selling are more important than rodwell as a collective bunch because of their first team appearances? why not sell rodwell? remember the last megatalent we sold? how did that turn out for the club? im moving a bit away from what i wanted to say, but essentially if you want to sell to buy, selling 4 or 5 players to buy 1 or 2 in a place weve struggled with injury doesn't make sense, you accuse me of being sentimental but in suggesting that you'd hate to suggest the sale of rodwell, is that not sentimental to a point? for all the talent and promise he has, he's not showed enough to be a week-in-week-out player yet so why is he protected?
note: im not saying or supporting the sale of rodwell, just trying to make a point.
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Why not sell rodwell?
You said he's not done enough to be in the team, yet i think we could both agree he has massive potential. He wont, and should not be sold because he will be worth double whatever he's worth now in a couple of years if he develops as expected. ie. england caps etc. If we could have held on to rooney for another year or two we could have demanded a lot more than we got. Arteta and pienaar are our best players and in their prime so wouldn'y make any sense to sell them.
So you've agreed we would prob have to sell to buy yet the only player you could 'suggest' we could sell is rodwell, and you made sure that everyone knew that you weren't 'saying or supporting ' this in case any of the lads took it the wrong way.
If no one can even suggest another player that we could sell to improve the team, then it looks like most people are just happy the way things are, I would just like us to show some real ambition in the transfer market, this year especially, as next year may be our last chance to compete with the likes of spurs and city for quite a while, espeially if spurs qualfy for champions league this year.
Look at the number of players spurs turn over, and it doesn't seem to be doing their squad any harm, even if it meant shipping their captain off to celtic. Ambition and ruthlessness go hand in hand.