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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2019, 01:39:04 PM »
Being linked with a move to Lazio in the press today.

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/sport/football/aberdeen-fc/1822906/dons-striker-linked-with-move-to-serie-a

Lol, beat me to the post by 39 seconds
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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2019, 04:04:44 PM »
Please! Sell Cosgrove for anything about 500k. I think there’s very little between Cosgrove and main, and if Main is given the time and patience we gave Sam we’ll get similar results, especially if we give him penalties.

Saying that, they are both shite and I’d rather have Wilson up top. Means we have to change our style of play though which means DM has to coach and adapt. Would prefer this option if DM was a capable coach.

My preferred option though is to sell and sign two players, ideally permanent or alternatively loan. A forward and a creative number 10. If we can loan Maddison or Christie DM saw the need for that, surely he sees the need now.

Out of curiosity, who thinks Kyle lafferty is better than Cosgrove and main? Regardless of him being a cunt.

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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2019, 04:15:41 PM »
500k?  For Cosgrove? Under contract for 3 years and banging them in Cosgrove?

Sake.

5 mill pls
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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2019, 04:23:58 PM »
Typo. Anything above 500k I think is realistic but I’d certainly reluctantly accept a pitiful 5 mill I suppose.

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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2019, 04:49:45 PM »
Please! Sell Cosgrove for anything about 500k. I think there’s very little between Cosgrove and main, and if Main is given the time and patience we gave Sam we’ll get similar results, especially if we give him penalties.

Saying that, they are both shite and I’d rather have Wilson up top. Means we have to change our style of play though which means DM has to coach and adapt. Would prefer this option if DM was a capable coach.

My preferred option though is to sell and sign two players, ideally permanent or alternatively loan. A forward and a creative number 10. If we can loan Maddison or Christie DM saw the need for that, surely he sees the need now.

Out of curiosity, who thinks Kyle lafferty is better than Cosgrove and main? Regardless of him being a cunt.

Wilson is absolutely fucking horse shite. We'd have change our style of play to learn how to play with ten men. Cosgrove has taken the close season to work hard and vastly improve his game in every area. Main is a shite Stevie May and wouldn't close to the same results as Cosgrove. Cosgrove is winning headers, taking the ball down and bringing others into play, tracking back, not making rash decisions at corners and appears to have actually learned how to shoot too.

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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2019, 06:45:06 PM »
Main hasn't been given a chance. Give him the chance and playing time Cosgrove got last year then judgement is fair, and I think we'd get similar return. However, I do think he's shite but we are jumping the gun. Don't think he's much different to Sam, and Sam looks shite much more often than he looks good. Your assessment of Sam is so inflated - he's inconsistent at all of what you say, plus he's still a red card waiting to happen far too often. Should score double what he does given the chances he gets too, and your comment about him learning how to shoot, that's a good one!

No fucking clue what is going on with Wilson. I have to assume coming from Man Utd he's one of our higher earners. Why sign him having had him for a year, then give him so few minutes? Much like Cosgrove, I'd like to see him given the starts and patience Cosgrove got before making judgement. He's not been great but gets such inconsistent playing time that's it's hard to get in any sort of rhythm. However, he has shown in glimpses that he's capable.

I think Wilson is better than Sam and Main but I still would rather have all 3 replaced by someone else.

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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2019, 06:56:06 PM »
When it comes to strikers they will always be judged on their goal record.
On that basis Cosgrove stands inspection and is bound to be on the radar of others.
No fucking way however should a guy with a record like his and with three years left on a contract be sold for £500k. Given the fact that Carlisle fans reckon they have a "substantial" sell on percentage then we ought to be seeking many times that number.
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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2019, 07:26:17 PM »
 To be fair to Sam,weve created about 3 chances this season,and he's converted 9 of them.Pre Rooney,We were crying out for someone with a return like Sams for years,so am not going to complain about how he gets his goals for now

 I also think he's a better footballer than we give him credit for,...I doubt he asks that we lump hopeless balls upto him.Quicken the tempo,get the ball on the deck, and try 2 up front,or at least experiment with it more often and see what happens.



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Re: Sam Cosgrove
« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2019, 10:44:42 PM »
Please! Sell Cosgrove for anything about 500k. I think there’s very little between Cosgrove and main, and if Main is given the time and patience we gave Sam we’ll get similar results, especially if we give him penalties.

Saying that, they are both shite and I’d rather have Wilson up top. Means we have to change our style of play though which means DM has to coach and adapt. Would prefer this option if DM was a capable coach.

My preferred option though is to sell and sign two players, ideally permanent or alternatively loan. A forward and a creative number 10. If we can loan Maddison or Christie DM saw the need for that, surely he sees the need now.

Out of curiosity, who thinks Kyle lafferty is better than Cosgrove and main? Regardless of him being a cunt.

Curtis Main ( 27 ) Career Stats

Appearances - 288
Goals - 48

Sam Cosgrove ( 22 )  Career Stats

Appearances - 91
Goals - 31


Sorry LA, but there is a fair bit between them, Cosgrove is a much better Striker, in every way. To be honest, see until he has a direct partner, I think there will still be a lot of people that don't rate him. He is only 22, very raw, still learning and basically doing everything on his own. I think though, with a direct partner, you'd see a vast difference in what he brings to the game.

People that dislike him seem to forget that our game plan consists of him having to deal with aimless punts up to him, he's up there himself, he wins plenty of headers, nobody is running behind him, he controls pretty well with feet and chest, then brings others into play. I am not exaggerating when I say he's one of the best Strikers in the SPFL. 
It's a math class, the whole deal. Just like every math class, there's a clown in the front, and everybody hates this clown because he raises his hand, he's answering all the questions. What do we do? Move on. Just fucking move on, ready or not. He's deciding we got to move on, he knows his math, I hadn't even figured out about Santa Claus yet.