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More A Peep Hole

The following was taken from our forum.... I think it sums up how a lot of City Fans are feeling this morning.

What a massive let down that all was in the end.

It has been glaringly obvious from very early in the season that we were short of genuine Premiership talent in the striking department. Only Holt and Morison (a bit) approached the required level. Jacko has never been quite good enough for the Premiership and Kane was a complete flop.

From before Christmas many of us assumed that the problem would be addressed in the January window by making some marquee signing that Hughton had lined up. From Toure to Malinga from Guidetti to Charlie Austin, us supporters have been slavering at the mouth in collective anticipation of a big named striker walking through the Carrow Road gates early in the New Year. We have been seen furtively seeking out little known African States, various Scandinavian cities and towns and even Middle Eastern Sheikdoms on Google Earth in response to each new name touted as the next star in the yellow and green. Wiki was curling up at the edges due to constant reference. I genuinely anticipated the acquisition of a class act. I believe others did.

After a naive and failed excursion into big-time Europe we are then to be found upping bids continuously on the very last day for an over-priced SPL striker whose club had no intention of selling or whose valuation we had no intention of matching.

I am happy with Becchio and looking forward to seeing Kamara in action, but I feel let down. The lack of activity before the window in dealing with this problem is inexplicable. A marquee signing should have virtually been in the bag by January 1st. We knew we had the money ready after all. We were aware of the dangers and possible consequences of inaction.

The interest in Curtis Davies was belated too and only seemed to arise when it became clear just how fragile we were at the back without Bassong. Something many of us had feared long before. Again, an offer was made on the very last day. A Curtis Davies should have walked through the Carrow Road gates early on in January, just as a Lee Camp did.

It was a very disappointing window and made so by a virtual dereliction of duty by both Management and Board.

In sum, "What the fcuk?"

 

RBroadstairs

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