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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 29 Nov 18 6.15am Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

It would be better if our midfield actually got into the box when the ball was crossed.
That might get us closer to scoring.
There seems to be a force field stopping them!
Also no one wants to take a punt from distance as regularly as last season.
Old trafford was a prime example.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 29 Nov 18 11.04am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by SouthLondonAP

I think some people are using the news that Benteke had been carrying an injury as an excuse of his poor form.. Has he been carrying it for the last 15 months?

When would this injury have occurred? Would he not have got decent rest during the summer? Once we secured our PL status last season, why wouldn't he have been rested if he had an injury? Why would the coaches have pushed him to play during pre-season if he was carrying an injury?

I would say if he was carrying an injury then it is the one he received versus Halmstad rather than anything he received last season. That means he has not had poor form this season, it is his level based on last season.

That said, at the end of the day he is a striker who has been getting goal scoring chances and missing them rather than not being presented with them. He has missed 'simple' chances with his left, right and head.

I'm not trying to be overly critical of him. I hope he comes back and starts scoring because we can't afford a player of his potential ability and we'd lose too much money if we sold him.

I just don't accept his poor form is due to carrying an injury.

you are spot on, apart from his first season with us he has not performed and has lacked energy and determination, he fails to work defenders off the ball creating spaces for other to move forward with his size and physic he should be able to create havoc in the oppositions box. He also lacks floor skills and most of all can't take penalties. He is to comfortable on his salary, we should sell him for whatever we can get and reinvest in something better!

 

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View Booted Eagle's Profile Booted Eagle Flag Bristol 01 Dec 18 9.14am Send a Private Message to Booted Eagle Add Booted Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Den1923

you are spot on, apart from his first season with us he has not performed and has lacked energy and determination, he fails to work defenders off the ball creating spaces for other to move forward with his size and physic he should be able to create havoc in the oppositions box. He also lacks floor skills and most of all can't take penalties. He is to comfortable on his salary, we should sell him for whatever we can get and reinvest in something better!

Whatever the issues with Tekkers, a return to form for him might be our best bet of getting out of the mire. Ayew and Sorloth look further away. We may well spend a lot in Jan on a striker/s but that does not mean it will be fixed. What I'm saying I feel that the positives are more likely to come internally than externally. How many strikers have rocked up in Jan and completely turned a team ? Tevez did it for the Spammers, many seasons ago. Think the major click may well come within the squad already.

 


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We'll know if Benteke has any hunger left when he returns, I hope he is up for it, and has something to prove.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Online Flag 01 Dec 18 9.35am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Booted Eagle

Whatever the issues with Tekkers, a return to form for him might be our best bet of getting out of the mire. Ayew and Sorloth look further away. We may well spend a lot in Jan on a striker/s but that does not mean it will be fixed. What I'm saying I feel that the positives are more likely to come internally than externally. How many strikers have rocked up in Jan and completely turned a team ? Tevez did it for the Spammers, many seasons ago. Think the major click may well come within the squad already.

Goes without saying that it would be excellent if Benteke started to score goals but we have all been waiting for seemingly an eternity for him to deliver.

One goal since January, and that from the penalty spot, says it all. Game on game we have been hoping he rediscovers his scoring form and game on game he has been totally abject.I suspect there is little faith amongst supporters that he will cure our ills up front.

 

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