06 Aug 2015 04:58:29
I've got cause for some quiet optimism now, altho the fabled 20-goal legend remains a myth at Hillsborough

1.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 09:16:11
Between 5 strikers, Matthias and sogou have we not got enough goals between them.

Plus, they may already be here with different tictacs being used. 451 isn't going to result loads of goals, playing 442 or 433 will give more opportunities.

2.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 10:01:43
If we get better quality ball into the box we might already have a 20 goal striker. I have said before if we can keep a tight defence we only need another 20 to 25 goals more than last season from the team to be in the play offs. Plus we need a better return than 5 home wins, this might happen if we set up at home to attack from the outset.Any way not long now to see who CC picks and how we perform.

3.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 13:46:08
I agree with Lincoln, there is enough quality in the side now to create far more and better chances than we did last season. I know we have brought a few in from abroad who are "unproven" in this League , but they are all proven quality footballers. If they have the desire they will do the job for us, and if they don't show the desire they will be moved on and replaced.
With the style of football we are going to be playing , simply because the Chairman has demanded it , there will be far more chances and goals in the team than there has been and inevitably they will be shared around.
As for the 20 goal striker that everybody keeps on about all the time , you can't have one at the start of the season you can only have one at the end! At the end of the season we might have one or two, only time will tell!
Buy one? - Just because Joe Netbulger got 22goals for Melchester Rovers last season doesn't mean he'll do the same in our team with other players around him. e.g. £50m for Torres with class players around him - can't fail can he?
Some will remember ManUtd went all of 20yrs without having a 20goal striker and they didn't do too bad! You can be very successful without one?
What would you rather have - one player scoring 20goals or four players who get 10+ goals apiece. Plus if one of your 10goal players gets injured at start of season there's still 30+ goals there, if your 20 goal man gets injured - you know the answer!
It doesn't matter who gets a winning goal - so long as somebody does!

4.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 15:02:41
Took the words out of my mouth howler.!!

5.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 15:03:22
Watford brought in foreign players, everyone said they wouldn't stand up to the Championship and look where they are.

6.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 17:53:27
Howler: did you just ask would you rather have 40 goals or 20 goals??

7.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 19:09:40
You could see it that way if you want to Des? But I think even I could answer that one! No that's obviously not what I'm saying.
What I'm really saying is why the obsession with "20goals"?
What if your "20goal man" only gets 19goals , has he failed?
If you have a few regular goalscorers spread through the team but none of them score 20 goals does it really matter?
We only scored 43 goals last season if we get double that, 86goals, this season but no one player gets 20 goals does it matter?
Surely the only thing that matters is "somebody" gets the winning goal?
Hope that's cleared that up for you? UTO!

8.) 06 Aug 2015
06 Aug 2015 21:52:52
Come on howler!! Over defensive response there. I agree with the post - will avoid the banter in the future.

9.) 07 Aug 2015
07 Aug 2015 03:41:50
pls keep on banter deswaddle! WAWAWAW!

i'd definitely be happy if all our strikers can reach double figures, our wingers chip in with that fair share, and bus & may come good. UTO!

10.) 07 Aug 2015
07 Aug 2015 07:36:55
I don't see your "over defensive" comments Des, I just took the trouble to try and explain fully because I thought you had genuinely misunderstood? Read your response again?
Have to make your "banter" more obvious next time Des

11.) 07 Aug 2015
07 Aug 2015 08:37:32
I personally would like to sign this Joe Netbulger Howler do you think we could get him on season loan lol

12.) 07 Aug 2015
07 Aug 2015 16:44:22
They got him on a cracking contract at Melchester Rovers, Cams Grandad, I don't know if even DC could afford him! (LOL)