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Why Don't We Try To Sign Berbatov?


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I'm sure Tottenham (Daniel Levy in particular) would much rather sell to us than Manchester United, and for £30m, he could prove to be not too bad of a signing at all.

The way I see it, Anelka was the only player vs Portsmouth that I would say looked a bit sub-standard, and he's never impressed in a competitive game for Chelsea, so if anything, we need a striker even more than we do a Kaka or a Robinho.

The way I see it, we have three options:

1. Sign another striker, Berbatov being the stand-out candidate from those available and wanting to leave their clubs.

2. Give Shevchenko a run and pray to god he comes good.

3. Hope Drogba doesn't get injured.

I know I'm probably selling Anelka and Kalou a little short here, but realistically, does anyone think they're up to the standard of the rest of the time? Kalou is showing a lot of promise, but he's never going to be a 30 goal a season striker afaik, and that's someone we desperately need, 'cos if Drogba is out for a length period of time we'll be in a bit of trouble.

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You're right we do need another striker and I agree that Anelka is looking somewhat limited so far, but I'd still much rather persevere with him than give Sheva a run in the side!

That said I wouldn't want Berbatov, he's the sort of person that's great while everything is good but doesn't stand up to be counted when you really need top players.

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You're right we do need another striker and I agree that Anelka is looking somewhat limited so far, but I'd still much rather persevere with him than give Sheva a run in the side!

That said I wouldn't want Berbatov, he's the sort of person that's great while everything is good but doesn't stand up to be counted when you really need top players.

What Barn said basically

What does Berba have that we don't already have? Strength? Drogs and Anelka. Some aerial presence? Drogs has that in spades, and Di Santo is on the up. Pace on the turn? Puh-leeeeze.

Buying Berba would be just like what happened with SWP. Nicking him away from our opposition, just because we can.

And that's no way to do business (or run a club)

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Buying Berba would be just like what happened with SWP. Nicking him away from our opposition, just because we can.

do you actually believe everything you see written in the sun? we bought swp because he was the best right winger in the country at the time, and we needed a right winger. not to keep him away from our opposition at all. if we buy berbatov its because we need a striker of his ilk, which would probably mean drogba leaving.

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do you actually believe everything you see written in the sun? we bought swp because he was the best right winger in the country at the time, and we needed a right winger. not to keep him away from our opposition at all. if we buy berbatov its because we need a striker of his ilk, which would probably mean drogba leaving.

Not necessarily. Were we linked so strongly with him back then? I don't recall.

Neither do I recall this theory being touted by the Sun.

In fact, I remember a number of posters here agreeing that was the real reason we bought him.

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Blize, good shout.

Berbatov is fundamentally different from the strikers we have because, frankly, he brings more creativity than Drogba in the same physical package. Berbatov can be relied upon to consistently create goals and score them. Drogba does that, but his role is as the battering ram, and little else.

We would be seen as stealing from our rivals doing something like this, but he is a class player and anyone who wouldnt want him is crazy. As far as his attitude, I think that is a reflection of Spurs being young and there really being no leadership on that team outside of Robbie Keane. On a team with Frank, JT, and the master motivator Felipao, he wouldnt suddenly go into a funk like that.

Since Levy is so pissed with Man U I wouldnt say this was a bad option. But after a day of seeing Anelka and even Maoulda play great, I am more willing to just stand pat and give Sheva yet another chance

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did I just read that berbatov has the same physical presence drogba has?

yeah, i had to read that twice too. in my opinion thats completely wrong. drogba is possibly the most physical striker in europe. and to see he is a battering ram and nothing elsea is also ludicrous. he creates plenty, and scores plenty. im not his biggest fan at the moment over the way he played the second half of last season and the way he took the piss out of the club and fans a bit. but even i acknowledge that hes a fantastic talent and one of the most difficult strikers to handle due to the fact he can be subtle or a "battering ram".

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berbatov would be very good here, as he would be if he goes to man united.

fit and on form, drogba is a better player, and more importantly offers the squad more options (ways of playing) than berbatov.

I'm not particularly a fan of drogba either, but if he shuts up, gets fit and proves he wants to be here, then it isn't a difficult decision.

also would it not sabotage the prospect of anelka building up confidence and form? we've not even scraped the surface of what he has to offer us.

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I think Berbatov would be excellent here,he is a very good striker,sublimely skilled,would fit in with our new style of play,Deco,lamps feeding him,he would thrive and really shine,that hat-trick he scored last year was as good as any you will see,thats my input,off to prepare for JTs new reign.

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if drogba stays fit and finds his form then we have no need for another striker

berbatov would be a good signing, he knows where the goal is, and is very creative

dont know how is moodyness would go down at the bridge, but in all honesty i cant see him coming this season anyway

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We don't need berbatov...we have enough fire power as it is, our midfield is capable of scoring every match -- ballack/lampard/deco/jcole/essien as well we have our attacking players drogba/kalou/anelka/shevchenko/disanto...im sorry but im not sold on this berbatov, i have a funny feeling once he leaves 3 point lane he will become useless

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Simply because when he decides someone didn't serve his breakfast with the right temperature milk he plays badly. Drogba may have his critics but irrespective of how he is feeling he at least puts in the expected effort on match day. If Berbatov decides to strop then he may as well not be in the squad because he does bugger all. Appalling attitude and Iwould hate to see him at Chelsea.

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I'm not particularly a fan of drogba either, but if he shuts up, gets fit and proves he wants to be here, then it isn't a difficult decision.

Did you see on Sunday he was NOT listening to his ipod, maybe Big Fil has whipped him into shape. On the flip side Ronaldo in the stands during the manu game texting the whole time.

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Good player with, I think a suspect attitude and I wouldn't want to see him at the Bridge. we have Drogba, Kaloua, Anelka, Shevchenko and more importantly Di Santo who I think in time will make it. Bringing Berbatov would lessen his chances of making an impression and matureing.

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Bringing in Berba would absolutely kill Anelka's confidence. I think we have enough in attack when everyone is fit, and home. Also, I expect Scoalri to use youngsters a little more than his predecesors, and not buy players just because he can

Also, I think it's unfair to expect Kalou to be a 30 goal a season striker. He is a secondary striker/winger. Therefore, I think he will be a creative outlet for us, and provide more than he scores. however, i do expect him, and his new haircut, to come good this season

Scott

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yeah, i had to read that twice too. in my opinion thats completely wrong. drogba is possibly the most physical striker in europe. and to see he is a battering ram and nothing elsea is also ludicrous. he creates plenty, and scores plenty. im not his biggest fan at the moment over the way he played the second half of last season and the way he took the piss out of the club and fans a bit. but even i acknowledge that hes a fantastic talent and one of the most difficult strikers to handle due to the fact he can be subtle or a "battering ram".

Let me clarify. I was speaking in regards to Drogba the striker. Berbatov is a talented target man like him, but occupies a different role for Spuds. But of course Drog is way more physical, rather than a finesse player (though season before last proved he can do that too)

Obviously Drogba > Berbatov, because in his best season Drogba scored 30+, which is more than Berbatov has ever achieved in England. However, the comparison of Berbatov as a poor man's Drogba I think is completely valid.

The trouble is, lately, Drogba has been a poor man's Drogba too.

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Berbatov on song is a joy to watch, but I agree with the moody comment. I think we do need a new striker because I worry that Drogs injury will prevent him going full bottle all season long.

I like having the big powerful striker up front, especially one who really wants to score like Drogs does, and I like the role that Drogs plays in defence, or as an outlet when the defence and midfield is under pressure.

Just that there isn't a ready made replacement. The clubs have shown this season that good strikers are hard to come by. The big clubs mostly don't need to sell and therefore they are making life hard for buyers.

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he brings more creativity than Drogba in the same physical package. Berbatov can be relied upon to consistently create goals and score them.

I believe that's the key here... Of course we have enough wingers to create situations for strikers to turn into goals, but Berbatov really can do both (in one and the same game) - create and score. Most forwards have either 'scoring' or 'assisting' days/games and that's what makes Berbatov different and a valuable player.

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I guess it's because he's not supposed to be played as a lone striker. whcih is what we tend to play

bang on frank. i dont thnik he could play up front on his own. hes never played alone for spurs and i just couldnt see him being able to play tat role. welcome to the board by the way frank the tank.

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