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    2022/23 Dominic Calvert-Lewin

    Wanted Che Adams before Maupay I think (dunno if that amounted to a bid, of course)
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    But he's not a 6/10 in every game. We needed pace and quality, he has neither mate and therein lies the issue. Had McNeil being the final signing after we'd brought in, say, Kudus, or a Diaby or someone really with talent, then sure, but he wasn't. All we've done is sell Richarlison, and...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Why? He's just not what we needed mate. I'm not writing him off. Even if he scored five goals this season it won't make him the type of player that we needed as a priority. We needed pace, strength, athleticism and real cutting edge quality in the final third. McNeil is very one-paced, isn't...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    My issue with our recruitment is that we finished 16th last season and lost our best attacker. that left us with the attack that finished 16th, shorn of its best player + replaced said player with a player who had scored 0 and provided 1 assist for a relegated side that went down not because...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    McNeil is crap, Zat, and wasn't the type of player we needed. Doesn't matter that he's young, he was not what we needed in a winger. I'd also argue we didn't need to spend £9m on Garner over putting that money towards a forward, though it does help to have more midfield options of course.
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    2022/23 Nathan Patterson

    Maupay's a midget in footballing terms, Zat
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Thing is we got both of the new CBs for nothing - as it stands bar a loan fee for Coady. We definitely did need a new midfield too. But we did of course need to get goals in. It was a tough ask but not as tough as they made it. They had plenty of time.
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    2022/23 Nathan Patterson

    That's fine but he needs to show it. The example I mentioned was that he'd got into a really good position in the right-hand channel on the edge of the box. All he had to do was play a simple, low ball across the box into Maupay's feet. Instead he drilled in a cross at about 6/7ft in the air...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    I gave them the entire window on that front - even though I was fuming they'd let 5 games of the season (15 points) drift by while having no striker other than friggin Rondon. But I knew on deadline day they'd massively cocked up, and should have known they would do all along tbf.
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    All of the areas of the pitch needed improving, it was a mess. We couldn't just buy a new attack and think that'd be enough if we had Keane and Holgate at the back and Davies in midfield. Unfortunately that can be true alongside the fact that they also left us short at the top end of the pitch...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Appointing Benitez is the cause of many of the issues we now have. One of them being that leaving it far too late to sack him left us with a final trio of Pereira, Lampard and Big Dunc as managerial candidates at the end of the January window.
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    The Garner signing was weird for what we needed. He absolutely is not a no.6 But he was injured yesterday
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    'I just disagree'? Brentford played well yesterday, but had been crap for a lot of games before that. Everton have been largely crap this season, but we've had good performanes too. The derby was a good performance, S'ton was a decent performance on the road, grinding something out. We played...
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Yeah I mean that's utter drivel.
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    2022/23 Frank Lampard

    Both of them signed off and both of them deserve criticism if the signings don't work. My issue with the DoF/wider board etc is that they left the squad desperately short in crucial areas. It wasn't Lampard who decided not to go the first five games of the season without getting a forward in.
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