Hammertime wrote:Whiskyman wrote:Mikeveep wrote:He is of no value to is at all at the moment.
Holding back? Playing within himself ? I dont feel that is in the case.
Havent seen an ounce of quality from him in two years.
Scored 10 in his first full season..How much of that was him being a surprise package alongside Valencia, proving a handful. Hasnt a good first touch or an eye for a pass,Occasionally wins a ball through persistance but cant dribble.
Makes him an average poacher in my book.
This is just a rather long winded way of saying he's a worthless tosser.
You could almost be talking about Carroll there Mike. Apart from the 10 goals in his first
season bit of course. :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused: :i am genuinely amused:
You're not far off the mark though and it does make one realise how short we are in the striking department as Hernandez isn't doing the business we all hoped and expected he would.
"Almost" but not quite, Wor Andy's always going to have the stigma of his injury layoffs, as well as the rust he appears to have when coming back to full game fitness. Certainly never worth the money paid for him. That said, his 7 goals last season proved vital in our survival and if he stays fit and chimes in with some more this season, I will certainly move him out of the "worthless tosser" category!
As far as "goal value" is concerned his 2 against West Brom got us the points. But using that argument wasn't it Sakho who did the same against Swansea ? In any case with my (very) pedantic head on can I suggest that only 3 of his goals last season were decisive goals. He got 2 in a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough and the first in our win at Southampton, obviously these can be termed key goals.
If we stretch a point his worldy against Palace, the second in a 3-0 win, might have proved crucial but the others, in a 1-5 home loss to Arsenal, the last in a 4-1 win at Swansea and our goal in a loss at Hull weren't. So at least we can agree we certainly aren't getting value for money out of him.