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Why Walcott?

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Message 1 - posted by dagunnerz (U2662619) , Jan 18, 2006

when probably both Kalou(can play as winger or second striker - perhaps a DB replacement) and Babbel(can play either wing) can be bought for the money we are paying for him. Surely they are better, proven and would be ready in a year or two.
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Message 2 - posted by Steve Morrow's Arm (U1978819) , Jan 18, 2006

because AW likes to buy young and make them into huge names!

I have the same approach in FM2006, it's easy to buy the finished article but a lot more fun to buy them young and see them grow!

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Message 3 - posted by Suffolk n Good (U2729833) , Jan 18, 2006

also George Weah is proven, I vote go for him, he's out of Politricks now!

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Message 4 - posted by dagunnerz (U2662619) , Jan 18, 2006

Both Kalou and Babbel are either 20 or 21 so thats pretty young. Most importantly they have proven themselves at their clubs and are ready for the big jump. With Walcott u never know.

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Message 5 - posted by LundyDan (U1681794) , Jan 18, 2006

when probably both Kalou(can play as winger or second striker - perhaps a DB replacement) and Babbel(can play either wing) can be bought for the money we are paying for him. Surely they are better, proven and would be ready in a year or two.

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The one thing Arsene Wenger does better than any other manager is sign youngsters and turn them into stars. Lets just trust his judgement eh?

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Message 6 - posted by Baggio's Chip (U1268540) , Jan 18, 2006

People have seen somehing truly special in him. Whilst the other players you mentioned are good young players there is obviously more potential in Walcott (according to Wenger). This is the equivilent of saying that when Ronaldo was young you could have bought Lee Sharpe and Gary Nevile for the same price!

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Message 7 - posted by TigerFox (U1686948) , Jan 18, 2006

If i were him, i'd speak to jermaine pennant, matthew upson. And then talk to wayne rooney.

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Message 8 - posted by LouisShezza (U2933458) , Jan 18, 2006

Always a big gamble with these young players. Wenger is a great manager, but he does not quite have the record of Alex Ferguson when it comes to developing young players and winning trophies with them. All the young foreign players both managers are now bringing to their clubs is a little alarming. I'm not sure it's a recipe for success. Nonetheless Walcott, like Man Utd's best young player Rooney, is English and looks absolute class and it will be a great signing if the Gooners can land him.

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Message 9 - posted by scousepower (U1863386) , Jan 18, 2006

He's going to the European Champions, not the failing, ageing Gooners !!

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Message 10 - posted by lastseasonswinner (U2948648) , Jan 18, 2006

do you want a bet on that ScousePowerFail?

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Message 11 - posted by SMACKmyBLIXup (U2899240) , Jan 18, 2006

i do want some English players to play for us, im sure everyone else agrees.

trust in Wenger too. he knows what he's doin

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Message 12 - posted by Bungle_bee (U1823417) , Jan 18, 2006

I think he has an extraordinary talent - that is proven by the interest being shown in him by the big clubs. Arsenal and AW have a talent of nurturing the younger players (look at the current squad!). I think Arsenal would be a good move for the lad.

I certainly hope Chelsea dont entice him - he will only end up in the reserves for the next 5 years anyway! But as we have seen with Wright-phillips, the big money being offered by Chelsea sometimes outweighs the bad side - ie limited 1st team places - lets hope that doesnt happen here

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Message 13 - posted by Redcurrant (U1754354) , Jan 18, 2006

If i were him, i'd speak to jermaine pennant, matthew upson. And then talk to wayne rooney.

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If Penant and Upson are any good why are they currently at the team in 19th place in the Premiership?

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Message 14 - posted by Chris (U2460104) , Jan 18, 2006

Nah i agree there is something special in da kid-for so many clubs 2 be interested we cant be all wrong can we?Besides as the comments in here always suggest, AW dont like to buy english players, for him to be prepared to spend so much money on a 16yr old boy he must see some particularly special!Besides have you seen him play hes showing as much potential as Wayne Rooney did i mean da pace on this kid is crazy!

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Message 15 - posted by Manx_Gooner (U1829926) , Jan 18, 2006

Always a big gamble with these young players. Wenger is a great manager, but he does not quite have the record of Alex Ferguson when it comes to developing young players and winning trophies with them. All the young foreign players both managers are now bringing to their clubs is a little alarming. I'm not sure it's a recipe for success. Nonetheless Walcott, like Man Utd's best young player Rooney, is English and looks absolute class and it will be a great signing if the Gooners can land him.

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Not quite the record of Ferguson when it comes to developing young players and winning trophies, come on mate are you sure?

Vieria - developed into one of the best CM in the world and won 3 leagues and 4 FA Cups under Wenger!

Cole - developed into one of the best LB in the world and won 3 leagues and 4 FA Cups under Wenger!

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Message 16 - posted by Chris (U2460104) , Jan 18, 2006

the ageing gooners?!Ok you have been smoking bones havent u?!FOOL

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Message 17 - posted by MrBridger (U2985889) , Jan 18, 2006

I'm a Chelsea fan but I don't believe Chelsea is right for this guy. He clearly doesn't want to go for a start. Good for him, he realises he can develop better elsewhere - Shaun Wright-Phillips should be a lesson to everyone.

I just wish we would stop trying to buy every young player just to stop other clubs getting them. It just makes the club look greedy and arrogant.

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Message 18 - posted by thejayhouserock--- MY PUMAS! GGFC#7 (U1753624) , Jan 18, 2006

Shh, we're buying an english player and the spuds have shut up. Lets just accept it and be happy.

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Message 19 - posted by metalex (U2312204) , Jan 18, 2006

The one thing Arsene Wenger does better than any other manager is sign youngsters and turn them into stars. Lets just trust his judgement eh?

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Ever heard of Sir Alex Furguson?

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Message 20 - posted by Redcurrant (U1754354) , Jan 18, 2006

The one thing Arsene Wenger does better than any other manager is sign youngsters and turn them into stars. Lets just trust his judgement eh?

Ever heard of Sir Alex Furguson?

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Apart from the famous 6 (Neville, Neville, Butt, Scholes, Giggs and Beckham)who all came through in one 'generation' what other young talents has Fergie unearthed and developed?

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