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Originally posted by monkey

Many a pundit has said in the past, Benteke doesn’t anticipate the ball being put into the danger area, he just doesn’t have that desire to attack the ball like a proper centre forward, he wants it put on a plate all the time

And when it is put on a plate he invariably heads over / wide, shoots straight at the keeper / the corner flag. Apart from his first season his stats are truly awful. When adding the fee and salary into the equation on top of his lack of goal scoring I'd suggest he has been one of the worst pieces of business the club has ever done.

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 13 Jan 22 10.25pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Skinnii

(Next time I respond to one of your posts I'm going to put just one point forward as it's clear you are selective in what you subsequently respond to)

Who's fault is it that it's flashed across the box when our striker is on the edge of the area? Shouldn't the person crossing the ball look up and try to find our striker?

(See...I can do that do)

Clueless comments, the attacker needs to anticipate, he can see the play, the crosser doesn't always get time to look up

 


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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 13 Jan 22 10.26pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Fatherken

and how many times did/do we see WZ or AT make clearance from defence as Benteke did/does from corners etc.

He is a centre forward, or supposed to be, not a centre half FFS

 


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View CT Charlie's Profile CT Charlie Flag 14 Jan 22 5.07am Send a Private Message to CT Charlie Add CT Charlie as a friend

Middle ground here. Benteke needed – even deserved – better service than he received for the past few seasons. However, he has also missed or flubbed far too many of the good opportunities he has been given. His hold-up play is better than that of our other strikers, but on balance I think they (Edouard, Mateta, even Eze, if he played striker) would have finished many more chances than Benteke has done.

To make a rough comparison, we all know just how hard Ayew works and how much his energy means to the club. He plays fine defense up and down the pitch and he regularly wins free kicks in useful positions. But Olise seems to possess a knack for producing goals that exceeds Ayew's. With Benteke and Ayew on the pitch, we control the ball more in the attacking half of the pitch, but with Edouard (or maybe even Mateta, or Wilf as striker) and Olise I think we'd end up scoring more goals and earning a few more points.

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 14 Jan 22 8.07am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

One of his greatest moments was (or could have been) this season though, when a superb bullet header of a goal was ruined by Marc Guehl foolishly fouling a defender.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 14 Jan 22 8.21am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Benteke, apart from his first season has been a total waste of space and as someone said earlier probably with hindsight the worst bit of transfer business this club has ever done, had it not been for the fact that his goals in the first full season with us probably kept us in the EPL that year and the income generated since then by being EPL has been significant. It is definitely time to off load him, even as a free just to get away from paying the ridiculous salary that he still steals from the club each month. The trouble is who wants a striker who can't score, can't run, has no vision, is lazy, frightened of getting in to six yards box, spends most of his time when on the pitch jogging around around in circles in the middle of the park, keeping as far away from the action as possible and then when he get a chance to score he finds it easier to miss!

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 14 Jan 22 8.33am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Den1923

Benteke, apart from his first season has been a total waste of space and as someone said earlier probably with hindsight the worst bit of transfer business this club has ever done, had it not been for the fact that his goals in the first full season with us probably kept us in the EPL that year and the income generated since then by being EPL has been significant. It is definitely time to off load him, even as a free just to get away from paying the ridiculous salary that he still steals from the club each month. The trouble is who wants a striker who can't score, can't run, has no vision, is lazy, frightened of getting in to six yards box, spends most of his time when on the pitch jogging around around in circles in the middle of the park, keeping as far away from the action as possible and then when he get a chance to score he finds it easier to miss!

Perfecto

 


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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 14 Jan 22 8.43am Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Chris Wood is far Superior to Benteke, 44 goals in last 4 season, compared to the carthorses 16

That’s not true. Benteke’s a better striker. Benteke in that Burnley team would be lethal. Wood is bang average.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 14 Jan 22 9.11am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

That’s not true. Benteke’s a better striker. Benteke in that Burnley team would be lethal. Wood is bang average.

They can have him for free as far as I'm concerned, however Mr Dyce is streetwise and would not be fooled in to that one!

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 14 Jan 22 9.32am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Benteke can be useful in certain games and at certain times during the match, but what he should be is a squad player on £30 to 35,000 a week. I would have no problem with that.

But having a player on a cushy contract without getting VFM is a sad fact of the game today.

 

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View Den1923's Profile Den1923 Flag 14 Jan 22 9.47am Send a Private Message to Den1923 Add Den1923 as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

Benteke can be useful in certain games and at certain times during the match, but what he should be is a squad player on £30 to 35,000 a week. I would have no problem with that.

But having a player on a cushy contract without getting VFM is a sad fact of the game today.

I appreciate your views but frankly he can't even score against lower league teams when we have played him in cup matches, if he plays against Hartlepool its certain he will not score and he will not like the crunching tackles that he will have to face, a chocolate radiator would be more use!

 

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Originally posted by monkey

Many a pundit has said in the past, Benteke doesn’t anticipate the ball being put into the danger area, he just doesn’t have that desire to attack the ball like a proper centre forward, he wants it put on a plate all the time

In terms of desire I would of liked to see more of the Tekker's when he bullied our defence to score for Villa at Selhurst. Didn't require service then, just had a right good go. Not sure if his move to Liverpool changed his thinking on what he should be doing as a centre forward but we haven't seen that type of play from him. Frustrating as it is clear he has it in the locker.

 


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