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View Oxford Don's Profile Oxford Don Flag North West of SP 15 Jan 22 12.26pm Send a Private Message to Oxford Don Add Oxford Don as a friend

After hearing Gary Neville saying that Brighton's scoring problem is not a coaching issue but that they are missing a top drawer striker (the kind that will cost them £50mn-£60mn and so is probably beyond them) made me wonder if we're really so badly off?

Looking at the PL table we are 7th top scorers with 30 goals with Wolves (14), Brighton (21) and Spurs (23) all some way behind us. We maybe don't have that top marque striker that every fan craves (and, like Brighton, probably couldn't afford anyway) but actually, do we need one? Scoring isn't our problem is it?

Thoughts would be welcome - is our leakier defence more the problem and could that be resolved by coaching, or do we need new blood? (Bit of both I think.)

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 Jan 22 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

we need a striker than can score 15 Pl goals a season. It would be great to get one who scored more but I think that is our price range. We also need the midfield to chip in with a few, Olise and Gallagher are doing their bit but the others needs to contribute.

 


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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 15 Jan 22 1.18pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I think I heard the commentator last night saying that Connor Galagher now has 7 goals so far this season (after scoring) at about halfway through the season, if he gets 14 goals this season that's a serious amount of goal scoring ability not to have available next year (let alone the Duracell bunny work rate)

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Online Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 15 Jan 22 3.43pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Oxford Don

After hearing Gary Neville saying that Brighton's scoring problem is not a coaching issue but that they are missing a top drawer striker (the kind that will cost them £50mn-£60mn and so is probably beyond them) made me wonder if we're really so badly off?

Looking at the PL table we are 7th top scorers with 30 goals with Wolves (14), Brighton (21) and Spurs (23) all some way behind us. We maybe don't have that top marque striker that every fan craves (and, like Brighton, probably couldn't afford anyway) but actually, do we need one? Scoring isn't our problem is it?

Thoughts would be welcome - is our leakier defence more the problem and could that be resolved by coaching, or do we need new blood? (Bit of both I think.)


A good question. There is a danger in relying on a single striker to get you 15 plus goals. Man City don't even bother to play a striker and they're matching Liverpool despite Salah's amazing goal return. Yes, I know they're Citeh and we don't have anything like their squad.

As Dubai Eagle has said, we'll lose Gallagher next season (and he's responsible for 20% of our league goals).

I am happy that other players are contributing a reasonable number of PL goals:

Zaha 5
Edouard 5
Benteke 4
Schlupp 2
Olise 2
Guehi 2

Like others, I'd like to see Ayew score more. Also, it would be good if Hughes and McArthur would start to chip in (I expect Eze will be scoring the odd goal or two before the end of the season).

I don't think we NEED another striker at present. Whether that will be the case in the summer depends on how the rest of Mateta's loan spell goes and what, if anything, happens to Zaha and Benteke.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 15 Jan 22 4.04pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Didn't realise, so far this season, we've had 10(ten) different scorers in all comps.

 


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View rikz's Profile rikz Flag Croydon 15 Jan 22 4.08pm Send a Private Message to rikz Add rikz as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

we need a striker than can score 15 Pl goals a season. It would be great to get one who scored more but I think that is our price range. We also need the midfield to chip in with a few, Olise and Gallagher are doing their bit but the others needs to contribute.

15 goals a season is our price range lol 2 players gaurentee that consistently, kane and salah, City and Chelsea find it hard enough. Benteke, Edouard and mateta are not bad options for a club of our size

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 15 Jan 22 4.24pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

we need a striker that can score 15 Pl goals a season. It would be great to get one who scored more but I think that is our price range. We also need the midfield to chip in with a few, Olise and Gallagher are doing their bit but the others needs to contribute.

Who doesnt?

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 15 Jan 22 5.00pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

We need some defenders who donít gift the opposition 20+ goals per season. The other end will look after itself until next season.

 

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