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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 11 Jan 19 1.53pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

Can't see him strolling straight back into the first 11. What I like about Ayew's 2 goals is he is in the right place at the right time. With Wickham as the big powerful centre forward as another option Benteke will have to work extra hard in training and wait his chance.
Perhaps give him a 20 minute run out in the second half if circumstances favour.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Sittingbourne 11 Jan 19 2.01pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

If he does feature, I'll certainly be interested to see whether an unfit Benteke who has not played for a while is less mobile (although that may constitute standing perfectly still) then the previous 18 months or whether he may actually come back with some renewed desire and vigour.

I do however feel that whilst I pray for some optimism, Benteke is no longer an asset and a shadow of his former self. We desperately need someone to make an impact in front of goal.

 

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chateauferret Flag 11 Jan 19 11.18pm

Originally posted by southnorwoodhill

Can't see him strolling straight back into the first 11. What I like about Ayew's 2 goals is he is in the right place at the right time. With Wickham as the big powerful centre forward as another option Benteke will have to work extra hard in training and wait his chance.
Perhaps give him a 20 minute run out in the second half if circumstances favour.

What I like about them is that they do what no other striker seems to have done for us for ages - direct the ball not only on target but also where the keeper isn't. Soerloth's unerring ability to hit it straight at him drove me round the twist.

Of course against T***FFS one of our most prolific scorers in recent years has been Troy Deeney's arse.


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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 12 Jan 19 1.51am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Must say I haven't any big hope that CB will go on a scoring spree. And Roy should keep Ayew in starting line-up with Connor W as the obvious sub!

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 12 Jan 19 7.58am Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

The great hope I have is that he's had a minor knee niggle for ages that this operation finally fixed. And we'll now get the Aston Villa Benteke. Don't forget he was almost at 1 in 2 for a while for us...until he wasn't.

My personal view is that I'd rather we signed nobody than someone for the sake of it.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 12 Jan 19 8.35am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig


My personal view is that I'd rather we signed nobody than someone for the sake of it.

I think that you'll find that everyone shares that view

 

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View Rainforest's Profile Rainforest Flag London England 18 Jan 19 8.57am Send a Private Message to Rainforest Add Rainforest as a friend

Saw this on Youtube yesterday:

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 18 Jan 19 10.44am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Once fit Bentenke is still our best striker in my view. His aerial ability means he wins 70/80% of aerial duels and despite a lack of goals he was actually key in the build up to many of the goals we did score. He also adds a presence for set-pieces that can cause chaos. I don't think it is a coincidence that we've struggled to score from set-pieces without him in the box. He tailed off at the end of the season in terms of overall performance but now it seems that was probably due to injury. If he has restored his confidence then I can see him banging in a few in the run in and it also gives us a presence to aim for. If we don't bring anyone in and Tekkers, Wickham and Ayew stay fit then at the very least there'll be competition up front for the first time in about 2 years.

 

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View colinandsued's Profile colinandsued Flag Haywards Heath 18 Jan 19 11.44am Send a Private Message to colinandsued Add colinandsued as a friend

That was a very iilluminating video showing just how hard CB has worked to get fit and also some interesting footage of how sophisticated injury recovery is these days.

What it didn't do, however, is offer any insight into last season and if CB was playing with the same knee injury which might well explain his disappointing form and goals tally.

However, it's great see him back fit, motivated and ready to play.

I'm hoping we get back the 17 goals in his first season Christian Benteke not last season's pale imitation.

Whether he starts tomorrow or comes on as as a sub, wouldn't it be fantastic if he scored the winning goal.

 

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View Cannonball's Profile Cannonball Flag Oxley, Arkansas 18 Jan 19 2.07pm Send a Private Message to Cannonball Add Cannonball as a friend

He always does well against loserpool.Be good if he got some gametime tomorrow.

 


God looked down and said "things are bad,I need to give the world an enema,..now where exactly is Liverpool ? "

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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 18 Jan 19 2.39pm Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

Originally posted by colinandsued

That was a very iilluminating video showing just how hard CB has worked to get fit and also some interesting footage of how sophisticated injury recovery is these days.

What it didn't do, however, is offer any insight into last season and if CB was playing with the same knee injury which might well explain his disappointing form and goals tally.

However, it's great see him back fit, motivated and ready to play.

I'm hoping we get back the 17 goals in his first season Christian Benteke not last season's pale imitation.

Whether he starts tomorrow or comes on as as a sub, wouldn't it be fantastic if he scored the winning goal.

and...correct me if I am wrong isn't his contract up in the Summer? On this basis we should get about 20 goals out of him come May!!

 


Bring back Brolin

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View Lakeview's Profile Lakeview Flag Lincoln 18 Jan 19 3.15pm Send a Private Message to Lakeview Add Lakeview as a friend

The variety of exercises were interesting to see. Welcome back, Christian. We now hope for success for him and us. All the hard work in recovery can be worthwhile.

 

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