Saturday, 11 September 2021
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I’m struggling to remember a season when we had a less potent strike force. The Richard Sendall era maybe?

Abrahams is the closest thing we have to an experienced centre forward, he is 22 with a very modest goalscoring record behind him.

Young and Mampala are academy players who even Beech doesn’t appear think are up to leading the line from the start of a league match. Their lack of impact thus far is hardly a surprise, past experience indicates there are more misses than hits with that type of signing.

Alessandra is coming towards the end of his career and while he has his strengths, he’s never been a prolific scorer.

Centre forward for me was the area we most needed to strengthen in the window.

Short of recalling Fishburn or putting Mellish up top it’s hard to see where our goals are going to come from.
1 month ago
I’m struggling to remember a season when we had a less potent strike force. The Richard Sendall era maybe?

Abrahams is the closest thing we have to an experienced centre forward, he is 22 with a very modest goalscoring record behind him.

Young and Mampala are academy players who even Beech doesn’t appear think are up to leading the line from the start of a league match. Their lack of impact thus far is hardly a surprise, past experience indicates there are more misses than hits with that type of signing.

Alessandra is coming towards the end of his career and while he has his strengths, he’s never been a prolific scorer.

Centre forward for me was the area we most needed to strengthen in the window.

Short of recalling Fishburn or putting Mellish up top it’s hard to see where our goals are going to come from.


It's a mystery to me how CB seems on the ball when it comes to recruiting defenders and midfielders yet absolutely hopeless when it comes to forward players.
In my opinion he handled the Scott situation badly. He sends a good young prospect out on loan (probably the shop window) treatment.
The players we have on contract are simply not good enough regardless of our style of play.

It's a problem he needs to solve very quickly or it will cost him his job.
1 month ago
Are the strikers shit or are we not playing to their strengths?
1 month ago
Are the strikers shit or are we not playing to their strengths?



Exactly.
You could have Jamie Vardy and only ever hitting high hopeful balls to him from the back four....reckon he'd score many if that's the only service he ever gets?

Long ball doesn't fit the players we have, surely you have to see that and try something else. People blame wages on Zanzala and others going, I'd suspect the style has as much influence, imagine knowing you're only ever going to get balls to you with snow on them for another season??
I'd probably move too.
1 month ago
I see Tranmere have signed Nicky Maynard. Knocking on a bit but I'm sure he'd bag a few with decent service.
4 weeks ago
Git Jabo back in :-)

Remember back in 2016 when we had him and Wyke - :(


In fact, it's been a steady decline in quality since the days of experienced strikers like Bridges, Miller etc lolloping about - now we're not even using our own inexperienced youngsters, but some other clubs' coin toss of a guess at a decent striker
4 weeks ago
Hartlepool have also brought in a couple of new strikers. Jordan Cooke being one of them though he's hardly been prolific since his loan spell at BP many moons ago.
4 weeks ago
I keep repeating myself but do supporters not realise there are no good goalscorers around for this division. We may be better off scouting Scotland.
4 weeks ago
We should also remember it took a few games before Zanzala got off the mark (having being derided on this forum).
4 weeks ago
I see Tranmere have signed Nicky Maynard. Knocking on a bit but I'm sure he'd bag a few with decent service.


Perhaps ours would bag a few with decent service.
4 weeks ago
I see Tranmere have signed Nicky Maynard. Knocking on a bit but I'm sure he'd bag a few with decent service.

Scored two tap ins in the Paint Pot trophy against Leeds u-12s.
Still a poacher by the look if it, not so pacey as he was.
4 weeks ago
He’s scored 145 other goals though. Pace isn’t everything.
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