12 Aug 2015 15:33:58
Jordan Rhodes is still AKs preferred option and although it is dragging on Gibson will get his man by 1.9.2015. Nugget will be here by the weeks end, all being well and he is not instead of Rhodes, AK wants Rhodes, Stuani, Nugent and Kike for this season. Talk of Hooper is off the mark but the Crouch thing is possible if Nugent turns his nose up to a deal.


1.) 12 Aug 2015
12 Aug 2015 22:54:11
Why would we want four front line strikers when AK only likes to play with one (even against lower league opposition such as Oldham this evening)? I suspect Nugent is seen as an alternative to Rhodes rather than an as well as. Also our goal scoring problems are probably more to do with playing two deep defensive midfielders rather than the absolute quality of the lone striker. After all, Bamford was Championship player of the year and scored 19 goals last season, yet we were still the lowest scoring team in the top 8. Don't see how Rhodes will change that. Possibly better to allow Forshaw a prolonged run in the first team in place of Clayton or Leadbitter, and get more numbers further up the field.


2.) 13 Aug 2015
12 Aug 2015 23:58:32
I would have to agree, you made some good points. As much as I think Nugent is not a bad signing I just think we could of bought somebody with a bit more quality considering we had another 7million kicking around - the 11 million for Rhodes. I can see Grey and Gayle scoring more for other clubs once their moves go through. But in AK I trust.


3.) 13 Aug 2015
13 Aug 2015 13:01:26
All the strikers we have are exactly the same


4.) 13 Aug 2015
13 Aug 2015 13:29:38
I cannot explain karankas thoughts I can only pass on what I am told. Maybe Kike is not going to be a future option?

I can say on good authority though that Nugent is by NO way instead of Rhodes.