There is a certain degree of scapegoating with Hodgson signings, understandably so considering the bad times which some of these players have come to represent. Joe Cole for instance, is so strongly associated with Hodgson and Purslow that, in my opinion, people have turned on him without getting behind him when he's in a red shirt.
However, surrounding Poulsen, there can be little argument in favor of him staying at Anfield past the summer. Spearing is even preferred in front of him, infeasible considering we spunked 4.5million on him. A fine account of himself Jay is making aswell.