Old Man AndrewsHendoSouthDownsRoyal Even now I think this is relevant.
Next season we need to get us a striker who can score 15/20 a season or we will have yet another mediocre season.
I can’t see Puscas, Baldock etc being that man.
Yes, it would be nice to have a striker that scores on the regs and would likely end up with 20 goals come the end of the season, but I would rather have 3 or 4 forwards who could get 10-12 goals in a season than rely on one to get 20, if he gets crocked you end up being shafted.
Meite has 12, Puscas 11 and Joao 6 so far this season and with Joao playing nearly half the minutes of the other 2 you'd say he would be right along side those with goals in the double digits. Even Baldock is on 5 with even less minutes played.
Other players would, of course, chip in with goals, even if we had one main striker but I think if one player was getting all of the goals, then it takes confidence and momentum away from other players. We've seen with Puscas this year that if he can get on a roll, he looks more and more threatening.
For me it isn't about the striker so much it is about the complete lack of service to our strikers, especially from the wings. We are crying out for two decent wingers who can deliver a football, as it stands the service to our strikers is very limited and we don't create many chances for them. It isn't like Puscas is missing multiple chances every match, he rarely even gets the chance to begin with.
An extremely rare agree with OMA.
We really don't make that many chances in a game and it would need an Aguero or Kane in our side for us to be challengers at this level.
Too often our lone striker is isolated and expected to do everything on his own.
In playing the one striker it is vital for wingers and/or midfielders to bust a gut and get further forward quickly in support.
IMHO not enough of that happens in what is so often a safety-first defence emphasised set-up (e.g. on Saturday Meite playing at times as a second right-back when a defensive midfielder or sweeper should be assisting in cover).
Maybe next season things will change-one day Rodney we will be millionaires.