By Keith Ingham
After the latest defeat, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that GFH had found some money from somewhere (maybe Ken hid some down the sofas of the East Stand), and they would be looking to recruit somebody to score the goals that Saturday showed we were desperately short of. I've already mentioned in a previous blog that I feel we have one already at the club but he is not being used in the right position. (A return to the frontline?)
I digress, the players being mooted around are Adam le Fondre, Billy Sharp and a certain Argentinian seemingly left to rot on an East Anglian bench, albeit on a very large pay packet. The news of this certainly lit up the social media as any possible signing does, but this is different, like the ex you meet on a boozy night out, should you take her home or is 'been there, done that'.
I'm a fan of the tall Argentinian, any player who gets in his clubs top ten goal scorers has got to be looked at seriously, if he is indeed available. He scored 87 goals in 221 games in all competitions and when he left he was the top scorer for that season with 19, a decent percentage for any forward. Yes his head was turned by his agent but like many players before him he found the grass wasn't as green as it was in Leeds 11. His detractors will point out that his goals came in the lower league but in my book and many others, a goal still remains a goal wherever your playing. It is more difficult the higher level you play, but strikers have a instinct for where the onion bag is.
We will wait and see who comes in with anticipation, but it would make me happy if the player coming in was the one who scored more goals than a certain Bulgarian and cost a lot less.
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