Alan Smith

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by OoDy, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite

    Smith is very loyal to Leeds, he will only leave if he is properly forced out. In january I think Viduka will leave, so they should be able to hang onto Smith :(

    He is talented but loses his temper too easily. If someone fouls him he usually gets up and fouls them...............He will fit right in with us :mrgreen: Wenger would need to calm him down but channel his aggression on football matters only.
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I dont like the sound of this one.

    I have never rated Smith and really dont think he would fit in at Arsenal.
    He is not a poor player, but he is not the player we need.

    Moving down to London would be a massive step for him, and it would take him a long time to settle in. I think that there are better players around than Smith.

    Also i doubt that Leeds would sell in January.
     
  3. onenil

    onenil New Member

    - Rooney is potentially world class and probably deserves to partner Owen

    how can someone make a stupid statement like this.

    Ronney is not a world class player. He is just a ****ing average 16-yr made amazing by the british press just like the idiot beckham

    how many goals he scored.
     
  4. JGooner

    JGooner New Member Trusted

    congratulations, you have actually managed to quote something i wrote and STILL pretend I said something else. I didn't say Rooney is world class, i said he is "potentially" world class, which should be pretty evident. He is not prolific because he is not an out-and-out centre forward (although Moyes tries to play him there). His natural position is behind a line leader, where he can make runs from deep, thread passes through to the main striker, pull out wide, create space, and score around 15 goals a seasosn - probably more as he gets older.

    If he is "average", I suppose Raul is just "good"? And he is 18, not 16.
     
  5. Arsenal316

    Arsenal316 New Member Elite

    If we were to get Viduka or Smith off of Leeds, Pennant is going the other way.
     
  6. satan_beckham

    satan_beckham New Member

    hes good no doubt about that,and he will surely want a move to revive his carreer that seems so promising only last season only to have dipped over the months,hes good,but how many red card do u think he will get?he will well help increasing the number to a century! :D
     
  7. Leewat3

    Leewat3 New Member

    On a slightly different note, the real Alan Smith isn't in the good books with Arsenal and has been banned from the training ground because of his comments after the man u game.
     
  8. JGooner

    JGooner New Member Trusted

    so we need a new one!
     
  9. invisibleman18

    invisibleman18 New Member Elite

    I think Smith would be a good singing at a cheap price. Although maybe not my first choice, I wouldn't mind it if we got him. the reason maybe he doesn't score a great amount of goals at Leeds may be because he doesn;t get great support. With the likes of pires etc he could be worth the small fee. He has the potential I think to be that penalty area finisher that we would like, while also being able to provide from outside the box for Henry. he's got decent speed and with quality support and ball he can be a good finisher. the thing that worries me is his temper as he does get in trouble with the ref a lot and i can see all the headlines- another dirty player for arsenal, how long till smith becomes a treu arsenal player by getting red card etc but he is young and can learn with decent guidance unlike Leeds yobs. I wouldn't mind if we got him as I would love to see another English player come through our first team rather than buy more foreigners and repeatedly get called a "french" team or a foreign team. lets leave that to Chelsea aye.
     
  10. Pikeypete

    Pikeypete New Member

    You're allowed Natnat, its a female privilledge :wink: :oops:

    .. so what about Smith and Kluivert IN with Kanu/Wiltord and Bergkamp(retires) OUT.

    I for one wouldnt mind Henry in the DB10 role and Smith more forward with Ali/Bentley (Youth) and Kluivert (experience) on the bench.
     
  11. marhes26

    marhes26 New Member

    Dont want Smith.He wouldnt fit in with out type of play.Who's goin to put crosses into the box for him??.They should sign me,im 6'4 15 stone and have the vision of Bergkamp...one lazy eye and a decent right one! lol :lol:
     
  12. lewdikris

    lewdikris New Member Elite

    On reflection, whatever happens, Leeds won't let him go in january - that really would be suicide for them. They'll need him and Batty to give them even a shot of staying up. But if they do go down (and straight into oblivion, because of the financial implications), we could asset strip him (horrible but true) for next to nothing.
     
  13. Azabaxe

    Azabaxe New Member

    AS is the kind of player one hates completely hates unless he's playing on your side. Aggressive, talented, occasionally visionary, physically fit and young. Who says players with those characteristics can't produce for AFC? He feels like a Gunner.
     
  14. Stim

    Stim New Member Elite

    I wouldn't mind at all.
     
  15. seanconvey66

    seanconvey66 New Member

    id take him but would only go as far as 6 million, mite be an idea to wait till they go down and then assest strip as Lewdikris points out.
     
  16. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    wouldnt be able to get him in January which is when we need him as leeds need to hang to him for as long as they can to increase there chances of staying up
     
  17. KoLo28

    KoLo28 New Member

    Who care's what all of us think about who we need, its up to Wenger and the board... lets see what happens and hopefully they'll make the right decision... even if we dont get a striker in january... we'll still be ok. Kanu, wiltord, bergkamp are all very capable... even ali.
     
  18. Beany

    Beany ITK Elite

    I'd worry he might be the next Frannie Jeffers.

    Actually, he's clearly better than Jeffers although I'm not sure he'd fit in with our squad, nor that he'd feel any any sense at home amongst them.

    If I were Smith & looking for a move, I'd have my eye on Anfield, especially given Owen's wanderlust...
     
  19. Taozhe

    Taozhe New Member Trusted

    HE wont be expensive and fits our budget and a good proven striker at a ****e team. I suppose he will do well in Arsenal, provided we can get him :)
     
  20. hesham

    hesham New Member

    doesnt have enough class 2 b a gooner
     

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