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Old 18-09-2019, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by GrayP41ace View Post
That's arguing a complete unknown. We could have kept Murray and he lost form completely? We could have signed Aguero for £30m and he got injured for 12 months? We could have signed Messi and he refused to play under Sam Allardyce cause he didn't like buying him pints of wine at the Christmas Party? They are all hypotheticals.

A fact that cannot be argued, is if Benteke had scored considerably less than 15 goals that season we'd have gone down.
But you are giving no wiggle room to the other side of the argument. It’s also fact that we have survived all our other seasons in the premier league without Benteke scoring goals. Given that, surely it is reasonable to think that if we had spent that £30m in another fashion we could have stayed up. We stayed up last season with a record points total and Benteke scored 1 goal. It’s not fair to just say take 15 goals out of that team in that season and we would have gone down. Football doesn’t work in that way. We could have spent £30m on two midfielders who scored 8 goals each or a defender who would have made up for the goal shortfall or a forward who scored 5 goals but made us a better team and so we won more points. There is more than one way to skin a cat.
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