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Very hard to judge him based on his Chelsea career - considering he hardly got a chance in his favoured position whilst we were trying to shoehorn Torres into some kind of goalscoring form...

After a couple of managers later, a couple of false dawns of players to 'bring out' the best in Torres' later, we find ourselves still going round and round the Fernando roundabout while Studge knocked a bagful into for our title rivals...

And forced his way into the England team to boot. Never should have been shown the door, particularly for that fee. Can't say the same for Nando.

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BlueFizz   

I'm not saying we were right to sell him - just that the decision to sell him was made at a time when he wasn't setting the world on fire when he did get onto the pitch.

And it wasn't primarily Torres who kept him out - it was the Drogs in the CL winning season.

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Holymoly   

You have got to be joking....

Eto'o, Drogba, Henry, Ronaldo, Van Persie... the list goes on and on.

And every one of those you've listed is better than him

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And every one of those you've listed is better than him

Not only were they better than him. They were at least 2-3 steps up the ladder in terms of "greatness".

Sturridge isn't anywhere near to be compared to those names.

He's a Defoe. Says everything about England that players like Sturridge, Welbeck and Sterling is starting for you lot.

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And every one of those you've listed is better than him

You said the great strikers have a 'humbleness' about them and then someone else posted a list of strikers many would consider great who are decidedly lacking in humility. Whether or not any of those players are better than Sturridge isn't really relevant.

Do you stand by your initial assertion that great strikers have humility, or is it now that great strikers are allowed to be arrogant?

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I'm not saying we were right to sell him - just that the decision to sell him was made at a time when he wasn't setting the world on fire when he did get onto the pitch.

And it wasn't primarily Torres who kept him out - it was the Drogs in the CL winning season.

We went half a season with just Studge and ladyboy, and then Studge moved on in January. So from late August to January, it was just Torrid who kept him out.

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We went half a season with just Studge and ladyboy, and then Studge moved on in January. So from late August to January, it was just Torrid who kept him out.

A half-truth- it's was an open secret that Sturridge wasn't to be used unless completely necessary. He had a mysterious injury keep him out for a while and it's been strongly rumoured that he was only still at the club because Remy had failed a medical on the transfer deadline day.

What kept him out of the side by that point was that the club had first tried to bully him into signing a new contract and then had already sold him.

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Holymoly   

You said the great strikers have a 'humbleness' about them and then someone else posted a list of strikers many would consider great who are decidedly lacking in humility. Whether or not any of those players are better than Sturridge isn't really relevant.

Do you stand by your initial assertion that great strikers have humility, or is it now that great strikers are allowed to be arrogant?

There's a difference between swagger and arrogance. Sturridge's attitude is borne out of his own over inflated ego whereas "Eto'o, Drogba, Henry, Ronaldo and Van Persie" have actually achieved something in the game. I would also argue that their swagger didn't appear while they were still wet behind the ears in international terms. Can't imagine Sturridge ever gaining the international plaudits the five players Blue suggested.

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We went half a season with just Studge and ladyboy, and then Studge moved on in January. So from late August to January, it was just Torrid who kept him out.

Torres didn't keep him out. The board did.

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There's a difference between swagger and arrogance. Sturridge's attitude is borne out of his own over inflated ego whereas "Eto'o, Drogba, Henry, Ronaldo and Van Persie" have actually achieved something in the game. I would also argue that their swagger didn't appear while they were still wet behind the ears in international terms. Can't imagine Sturridge ever gaining the international plaudits the five players Blue suggested.

Ronaldo certainly had ego from the start. I suspect a lot or the issues people seem to have with the early Drogba was ego. Another guy scoring in the same game, Ballotelli, has ego.

Sturridge in the prem (excluding Chelsea) has got 44 goals and had 53 starts. He really is some striker.

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