h69 wrote:BlackDiamond wrote:He doesn't suit the David Moyes tactical plan which is basically:
Everybody behind the ball and the occasional counter attack or kick the ball with gusto aerially in the general vicinity of AC. That's it, the nutshell version.
The counter attack is spearheaded by Antonio and Aunatovich operating as torpedo boats from the flanks. And you don't need isolated strikers in that system. Nor do you need intricate midfield play makers because they don't have any strikers to look for anyway.
So the football philosophy is containment and strike when/if you can or must. That's it. Any idea of football as entertainment is not considered.
Funny way to keep people happy...but it pays the rent I suppose
I dont agree with that. Football or no football, he could not outpace a Shrewsbury center back on Saturday even though he had a couple of yards head start so he doesnt have enough pace for our league, he cant hold the ball up, is too small to head the ball and has no strength to stay on his feet so to be honest he is only going to score goals from poaching tap ins from defensive mistakes. Even then, his scuffed finish at Bournemouth was poor and we were fortunate Begovic was so poor that day. I dont see what he offers to be honest.
Cottee was quick both on the pitch and in his head and had a great low center of gravity meaning he was hard to knock off the ball. There really is no comparison.
As far as AC goes, I believe the club have said they will look at offers for Hernandez, Sakho, Carroll and Ayew and that Moyes wants to completely change the forwards. JH is more likely to leave in July but if we get a good offer then I am sure we would sell him.
I see we are linked with Smolov today but we will be linked with every striker in the world now.
Hernandez, Sakho, Carroll and Ayew , I for one like the look of that , at least the manager has a idea in his head , a plan of some description . I would also like to know who he plans to get rid of from our midfield .