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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 12 Oct 18 11.25am Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

well done to Wickham for scoring against DH but still a long way from being fully fit
Ayew first team regular ? I am beginning to think DH is his standard
why not try Kaikai he could do no worse than Ayew

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 12 Oct 18 11.52am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

I know he's still a way off PL fitness levels, but Wickham actually looks like a PL striker. Some of the goals he scored before his injury were stunners. He will never run around like Ayew, but if he can stay fit then I think he may be our answer. It's a big if though.

 

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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 12 Oct 18 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

I know he's still a way off PL fitness levels, but Wickham actually looks like a PL striker. Some of the goals he scored before his injury were stunners. He will never run around like Ayew, but if he can stay fit then I think he may be our answer. It's a big if though.

I recall a good header against Watford and an albeit screamer against WBA but thatís the only ďstunnerĒ I can remember him scoring.

I donít get the Wickham hype at all. Letís take the fact he hasnít played football at any decent level for 2 years out of the equation. There was actually a time when he was fit and played for us. And for the most part, he was completely ineffective and nothing special at all.

I know weíre desperate for a goal scorer. But letís not rewrite history with regards to Wickham. He was distinctly average even before the injury woes.

Add that to the amount of time heís been out and itís pretty clear to me that heís not a reliable answer to our problems whatsoever.

For now, it should simply be Wilf & Andros in the same style of play and formation as the end of last season & at the start of Royís reign (ie Chelsea at home). Iím gobsmacked we havenít reverted back to it yet.

 


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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 12 Oct 18 1.42pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by Mstrobez

I recall a good header against Watford and an albeit screamer against WBA but thatís the only ďstunnerĒ I can remember him scoring.

I donít get the Wickham hype at all. Letís take the fact he hasnít played football at any decent level for 2 years out of the equation. There was actually a time when he was fit and played for us. And for the most part, he was completely ineffective and nothing special at all.

I know weíre desperate for a goal scorer. But letís not rewrite history with regards to Wickham. He was distinctly average even before the injury woes.

Add that to the amount of time heís been out and itís pretty clear to me that heís not a reliable answer to our problems whatsoever.

For now, it should simply be Wilf & Andros in the same style of play and formation as the end of last season & at the start of Royís reign (ie Chelsea at home). Iím gobsmacked we havenít reverted back to it yet.

Wickham was looking like the player we hoped we'd signed before his injury. The Andros and Wilf thing worked well against Chelsea but then quickly got found out. Everyone just seems to remember that one game rather than the one after where we lost to Newcastle without scoring or the games where there was no one in the middle waiting to convert chances.

 

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View Palace in the Blood's Profile Palace in the Blood Flag 12 Oct 18 2.43pm Send a Private Message to Palace in the Blood Add Palace in the Blood as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Wickham was looking like the player we hoped we'd signed before his injury. The Andros and Wilf thing worked well against Chelsea but then quickly got found out. Everyone just seems to remember that one game rather than the one after where we lost to Newcastle without scoring or the games where there was no one in the middle waiting to convert chances.

Unfortunately we have not got many choices but until Wickham and Benteke are fit we have one target man striker in Solorth. Ayew in my view plays best off a main striker. We also have a problem in left midfield with Wilf playing more centrally. I would like to see us try Solorth with Meyer playing off him (much as Cabaye did when with Newcastle) I would like to see Andros and Wilf using their ability on wings with instructions to swing balls into the big striker with themselves and Meyer looking for chances off him. This may seem a shame as We could put Ayew in the Meyer role but I feel Meyer is wasted further back in a defensive role

 

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View matthau's Profile matthau Flag South Croydon 12 Oct 18 3.11pm Send a Private Message to matthau Add matthau as a friend

I never knew benteke still has issues from his last injury. This knee op shows me he may not have been this sht afteral, and confidence wasnít the issue either. It was down to this.

 

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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 12 Oct 18 4.03pm Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Wickham was looking like the player we hoped we'd signed before his injury. The Andros and Wilf thing worked well against Chelsea but then quickly got found out. Everyone just seems to remember that one game rather than the one after where we lost to Newcastle without scoring or the games where there was no one in the middle waiting to convert chances.

But thatís just completely baseless.

We played it in our biggest ever premier league win against Leicester. And a few other times when we looked great. Including the away win at Stoke and Bournemouth away where we looked far more of a threat than we did last time out.

It is by far the best football we have ever played in the premier league in that system.

When did this ďgetting found outĒ period occur? Because I must have missed it.

The absolute fundamental need for a target man no longer exists in football. Liverpool, perhaps the most attackingly fluid team in the league donít even play with a striker.

It worked well for us, a damn sight better than what we have currently.

Edited by Mstrobez (12 Oct 2018 4.05pm)

 


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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 12 Oct 18 4.07pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

I do think we have been unlucky with our strikers.
We have been without Wickham for two years and it looks like Benteke will have made minimal contribution for at least 18 months through lack of form or fitness.
Ayew has disappointed me so far.
He works hard but I thought we were getting a player with pace and a few tricks to get beyond the defence and get shots away.
So far he has shown a reluctance to get past players and has just run into blind alleys where he is easily dispossessed.
I hope Iím wrong about Sorloth but for me he just does not look up to it. There is no spark or aggression to his game and he doesnít seem to know how to head the ball.
Oddly enough he looked more promising in his early games last season but he seems to have regressed ( I know itís still early days).
All this makes we think to get points in the next couple of months weíll have to concentrate on getting clean sheets because I canít see us scoring too many goals.

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 12 Oct 18 4.15pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

Originally posted by matthau

I never knew benteke still has issues from his last injury. This knee op shows me he may not have been this sht afteral, and confidence wasnít the issue either. It was down to this.

Still think Benteke's monumental s***ness requires even further explanation - opening a cursed ancient tomb, maybe

 

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Originally posted by Mstrobez

But thatís just completely baseless.

We played it in our biggest ever premier league win against Leicester. And a few other times when we looked great. Including the away win at Stoke and Bournemouth away where we looked far more of a threat than we did last time out.

It is by far the best football we have ever played in the premier league in that system.

When did this ďgetting found outĒ period occur? Because I must have missed it.

The absolute fundamental need for a target man no longer exists in football. Liverpool, perhaps the most attackingly fluid team in the league donít even play with a striker.

It worked well for us, a damn sight better than what we have currently.

Edited by Mstrobez (12 Oct 2018 4.05pm)

We also played it v Brighton and WBA. It enabled PVA to get forward more. RLC was instrumental in this system though and hes not here anymore

 

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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 12 Oct 18 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

Originally posted by slubglurge

We also played it v Brighton and WBA. It enabled PVA to get forward more. RLC was instrumental in this system though and hes not here anymore

2 words. Max Meyer.

What he lacks in power he more than makes up in technical ability.

It just seems like there is a system screaming out to me that incorporates Max. Allows us to start playing good football again. And solves the issue of strikers.

 


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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 12 Oct 18 8.24pm Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

If the goal drought continues until the end of the year we will have to enter the market again and probably spend a fair amount on another striker. Just hoping we can find a gem. Would like to see RLC back too in midfield, who may well help. Clearly somebody within the club believes Wickham is worth a punt, after a considerable amount of time out with injury.

 


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