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Can a free agent such as Aliadiere plug the striking gap?

February 4th, 2011 | 55 Comments |

Aliadiere, Free Agent
That Frenchman
Although the transfer window is shut, Alan Pardew could still engage the services of a free agent to bolster Newcastle United’s striking options.

There are those who would suggest that Ashley demonstrated his inexperience by letting Andy Carroll go without having a replacement lined up.

After all, Liverpool didn’t let Torres go until they were sure they had Suarez and Carroll to replace him.

There may be something in such accusations but there’s also no accounting for dumb luck. What are the odds that, 15 minutes of football after letting your number one striker go, your number two striker will pick up an injury that will sideline him for 4-6 weeks?

The rumour-mill has already started churning out options as to how the money we got for Carroll will be spent with the Brazilian Hulk leading the way. I’m pretty sure there’ll be plenty more rumours to join that one before the summer’s over. (more…)