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It's a valid question...

North Korea doesn't have internet access... Also, I'm pretty sure they don't know who Chelsea is as well...

North korea may be the country that is most closed to the world but that doesnt mean there are no north koreans in western countries or anywhere abroad with access to internet and football.

He scores. That's it. He offers nothing else. Our team doesn't need JUST a goalscorer though. Porto and Atletico played FOR and TO Falcao and DEPENDED on him - hence his high goal output. We never do that though. We never depend on our strikers like every other top team seems to do. We've always had goals coming from midfield; from Di Matteo (not so much), to Lampard, to Mata. It's what makes us Chelsea - everyone chips in; just like Ramires's goal vs. Barcelona (PUN INTENDED!!!)

The reason lots of us seem to desire Falcao is because he scores loads compared to Torres who just doesn't score - and also offers very little else. But what happens if Falcao comes and goes on a dry-spell of not scoring? He can't hold up play like Drogba, dribble and assist like Zola, bully defenders like JFH etc. Without his finishing, he will offer the same to us as what Torres currently offers.

When it comes to other players though; Jovetic is more the Zola type who can contribute with assists, taking free-kicks etc. if his scoring boots just stop working. Lewandowski helps build-up play tremendously. Cavani is the closest player to Drogba I've ever seen - He works tirelessly, bullies the opposition, wins aerial duels, helps defend set-pieces etc.

We simply must invest in a complete player again to, not replace Drogba, but fill his void.

We can't put all the faults on Falcao (in theory) though or even Torres. Any poacher-like player at this club is destined to fail - for the exact reason I started with. We play for eachother on the pitch and not solely for the striker. The only way a Falcao-type player will work here is if we invest in a proper playmaker to play central, get a top class winger for the right hand-side, and our players learn how to get the ball to the striker more (which we fail to do even with Ba up-top.)

Cavani would be at the top of my list IF we get someone and don't throw Lukaku into the deep end. Failing that, I'd want our scout team to grow some balls and gamble on lesser known player perhaps from Ligue 1 or Holland who fits the bill.

Back to falcao, I have to agree with Leif on this, really nicely put points there. I think we are better of signing someone in a similar mold to cavani who offers more in buildups and other areas, especially in our system,

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That's cause Messi is playing in his position and he got injured.

If any center forward went to Barca, they would end up like Villa or Sanchez...

My point exactly.. Big fish in a small pond.

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Dont understand how a guy who scores 45 in 57 appearances or something like that in one of the strongest leagues whilst not playing for one of the big 2 can have any question marks over him. Seen someone earlier write that all he does is score....AND? Thats what we need, an out and out goal machine who doesnt spend most of his time out on the wing mincing about. He or cavani would be great but not sure we will get either

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Dont understand how a guy who scores 45 in 57 appearances or something like that in one of the strongest leagues whilst not playing for one of the big 2 can have any question marks over him. Seen someone earlier write that all he does is score....AND? Thats what we need, an out and out goal machine who doesnt spend most of his time out on the wing mincing about. He or cavani would be great but not sure we will get either

The question is whether we should be committing close to £100 million to him when we have needs in other areas. Personally I'm not sure we do need an 'out and out goal machine' when we've never really needed one in the past. I've always thought we were at our best when we had goals throughout the team and let's not forget we won two league without a 15 goal a season striker (incidentally we'll probably have two of those next season).

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The question is whether we should be committing close to £100 million to him when we have needs in other areas. Personally I'm not sure we do need an 'out and out goal machine' when we've never really needed one in the past. I've always thought we were at our best when we had goals throughout the team and let's not forget we won two league without a 15 goal a season striker (incidentally we'll probably have two of those next season).

Well said. To spend that kind of money & FFP lurking by is not desired, I feel.

After all, Lukaku is ready to play at Chelsea next season.

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Well said. To spend that kind of money & FFP lurking by is not desired, I feel.

After all, Lukaku is ready to play at Chelsea next season.

I disagree on Lukaku, at West Brom he plays in a counter-attack team and has lot of space to run.

The intricate running, link-up play is not his strength.

Cavani for me would be the best forward for our team. The way he played for Forlan and Suarez in the uruguayan side is what we need.

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The question is whether we should be committing close to £100 million to him when we have needs in other areas. Personally I'm not sure we do need an 'out and out goal machine' when we've never really needed one in the past. I've always thought we were at our best when we had goals throughout the team and let's not forget we won two league without a 15 goal a season striker (incidentally we'll probably have two of those next season).

no I personally woukdnt want us spending that sort of doe on him but its closer to 50 than 100 mill surely. We will always have goals throughout this side as long as we have juan and hazard and lamps but id stil feel a hell of a lot better if we had a guy up front who could be trusted to bury it the majority of the time. If big lukaku is to be given the chance ill be more than happy but will he make the step up easily? I dont know.
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I disagree on Lukaku, at West Brom he plays in a counter-attack team and has lot of space to run.

The intricate running, link-up play is not his strength.

Cavani for me would be the best forward for our team. The way he played for Forlan and Suarez in the uruguayan side is what we need.

Certainly, Chelsea could play on the counter attach if needed. However his size, finishing touch could be utilize easily.

Cavani is overpriced & Chelsea do not need to spend excessively. FFP is just around the corner. Money saved on someone like Cavani could be used for 2 more players.

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Dont understand how a guy who scores 45 in 57 appearances or something like that in one of the strongest leagues whilst not playing for one of the big 2 can have any question marks over him. Seen someone earlier write that all he does is score....AND? Thats what we need, an out and out goal machine who doesnt spend most of his time out on the wing mincing about. He or cavani would be great but not sure we will get either

I was replying to your post but it turned out to be too long, so I thought I might as well make it into an article and post it on the main site here. Sorry if it's too long, but here is the reply: http://forum.talkchelsea.net/topic/15665-a-case-against-signing-radamel-falcao

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I love how all of a sudden when Falcao doesn't score lots of goals, none of you guys want him, when months earlier you were drooling over him...

Go check if you want, earlier in this thread I and a few others were very much against us signing Falcao. Yes, he's a brilliant goal getter, but he honestly doesn't fit into the system we're trying to create here.

I'm glad people have finally realised Falcao isn't the best option for us now. Especially now Lukaku's flourishing, I don't think we really need another striker. I proposed earlier this season that my ideal strikeforce would consist of Cavani/Sturridge/Lukaku but now that we have Ba and Lukaku's come along quite nicely, I think that a Lukaku/Ba/third choice striker is the way forward.

Lukaku's a risk, but so is signing a big name striker for £50m+. I think I'd rather risk the former, since Lukaku does have the potential to become an absolute monster. It's time to start giving faith and responsibility to our upcoming from next season onwards IMO.

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Meeting Between Gil Marín, Jorge Mendes and Peter Kenyon.



Miguel Angel Gil Marin (Atletico CEO), Jorge Mendes (Falcao representative) and Peter Kenyon (former CEO of Manchester and Chelsea and close to Roman Abrmóvich).



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http://www.intereconomia.com/noticias-/punto-pelota/reunion-secreta-por-falcao-20130320


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Is it weird that Im not getting excited if this transfer happens somehow? Splashing cash on 50mio for arguably best striker in the world would blow me up few years ago, but now its seems like 'not this again'...

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