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Diggerthedog
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Balanta

Post by Diggerthedog » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 pm

I have spoken to him twice the last two home games and he has said two weeks on boxing day and three weeks on Saturday until he is ready to come back. I heard something about him being out for the season not sure how true that is but without him or us signing another striker can anyone see anything other than an uphill battle to survive?

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Re: Balanta

Post by ARNU » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:02 pm

I reckon we’ll be seeing a few signings in the next couple of weeks. No way do the yanks want us to go down. Couple of decent goal scorers is a must.
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Re: Balanta

Post by Kevin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:17 pm

Indeed, reckon we need at least a couple of forwards to come in - irrespective of when (or if) Balanta ever comes back..

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Re: Balanta

Post by Diggerthedog » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:38 pm

Gaffer says 7-10 working days for Balanta, doing running work now. Hopefully back for Barnet, pretty please!

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Re: Balanta

Post by Dag82 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:38 pm

We gotta stop relying so much on the return of Balanta, he is a very good player, but not a prolific goalscorer.

Of course he massively improves us overall, but he can't do it on his own, and to think he will instantly start scoring, is pretty optimistic, after 3 months out.

We need 2 new strikers thru the door, who are at least semi proven, at this level.

And we need them NOW, or we could easily go down.

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Re: Balanta

Post by DaggerJoel11 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:50 pm

Dag82 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:38 pm
We gotta stop relying so much on the return of Balanta, he is a very good player, but not a prolific goalscorer.

Of course he massively improves us overall, but he can't do it on his own, and to think he will instantly start scoring, is pretty optimistic, after 3 months out.

We need 2 new strikers thru the door, who are at least semi proven, at this level.

And we need them NOW, or we could easily go down.
To be fair, Balanta got 7 goals from 17 games, an average of 0.46 a game, which over a 46-game season would get him 19 goals. Might not be considered a finisher, nor a main striker, but that's certainly not too shabby.
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