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  1. Goals per mins on the pitch for us: Hooper: 195 FF: 209 Joao: 223 Fletcher: 250 Winnall: 257 Nuhiu: 329 Rhodes: 370 MM: 412 Apart from Hooper we don't do too well in the scoring stakes do we? FF, Joao and MM have often been played wide(ish) so that has to be taken into account when looking at their goal return. I happen to think FF's goal return is pretty decent given where he has mostly played but that's another debate. One of the best ever Championship goal scorers (and our record signing) only averaged 370 mins per goal while playing for us so that's also got to be taken into account when judging any of our strikers. I wonder why we have not really seen the Nuhiu and Joao partnership this season as they seemed to have a great chemistry when paired together? If we use the Rhodes defence of not playing to his strengths then shouldn't we use the same logic for Nuhiu and Joao? We will never know if it was just a flash in the pan or a genuine productive partnership if we don't give them a run together again. Sometimes the best (on paper) players don't make the best partnership and seemingly lesser players click.
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    Boyd

    Ha! That's one of my gripes with the lot of em. It's like they've been pre programmed so that their first instinct is to turn and face their own goal.
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    Nando Number Ten

    We both agree that no.10 or striker hasn't been his best position, left of a front three is my prefered position for him but seeing that Bruce is going to give him a run in the 10 role then there's no point in banging on about it. I think the we have got to look at what, if anything Bruce is going to do with him to get him to be a success there. FF's performance stuck out because I have never seen him so unselfish. That was no coincidence in my mind.
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    Nando Number Ten

    Thought he had a strange game today, can't remember him ever being so unselfish. Most of my concerns about him playing the no.10 were about him being greedy and choosing the wrong option. He seemed to go totally the other way today, too much the other way - always looking for the pass and not trying the individual stuff when those options would have been better. Wonder if he was trying too hard to carry out Bruce's instructions?
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    Rhodes goals

    Now I think about it, I think I read somewhere that it was Neil Lennon who got Hooper to try and play the no.10 role when he was at Celtic. Don’t know how true it is mind?
  6. Lollipops. “Lollipops all over the park, he was doing little lollipops all over the park.”
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    Rhodes goals

    Yeah, proper player is / was?Hooper. Until he came here I never realised how good he was as I thought he was just a Rhodes type goal scorer. Soon changed my opinion on him when he sussed that playing on the shoulder of the last defender wasn’t going to work here. Started playing as a no.10 and became a key part in how we played. It’s one thing realising that he needed to change his game but you also need the skill to do it. He made it look easy.
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    Rhodes goals

    I think Nuhiu’s stats / performances are probably skewed by the actual amount of time he spent on the pitch as opposed to games played. I read on here at one point during his career with us, something like he was only the pitch for 180 minutes yet had many appearances...but I’m not going to argue the cause for Nuhiu.
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    Rhodes goals

    We were talking about last season mate as that was the like for like comparison when all three were here at the club under an ultra defensive manager. All had a level playing field to impress, two of those took their chance, one failed. Rhodes isn’t here this season and this season was all over the shop as it seemed Jos totally lost the plot. Rhodes is now (sometimes) playing for a team flying at the top of the division so the comparison this season is unfair imo. That said it does appear that Rhodes can still score goals at this level (is it 6 in the league?). Makes you wonder how many João or Nuhiu would get playing for Norwich.
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    Rhodes goals

    Have we really tried the João, Nuhiu partnership this season? That’s beside the point anyway as the point was an ultra defensive manager was the reason why Rhodes couldn’t score but we quite clearly saw in Nuhiu and João that wasn’t the case as both thrived.
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    Rhodes goals

    But yet Nuhiu and João thrived in the ‘ultra defensive’ Jos set up and started banging them in.
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    Nando Number Ten

    Did George go straight to the boozer?
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    Rhodes goals

    I think most had written Joao and Nuhiu off before Jos gave them a fair crack at it last season. I personally don’t recall people saying that we don’t play to their strengths as a defence for them previous to that. * I really tried not to respond to another Rhodes thread an’all.
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    Nando Number Ten

    The only problem with referencing anything from CC’s first season is imo how we generally changed tactics at half time following the conservative first half approach. Pudil and Hunt would push high and wide up the pitch, Hutch would almost become a third centre back and then you’d get all sorts of movement between the lines from the midfield and forwards...we must have been a right nightmare to play against when we were on it as we were so fluid with players popping up all over the place.
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    Rhodes goals

    Rhodes looked at best League 1 standard when he played for us. Every other forward out performed him and all were given exactly the same supply as they all played in the same Wednesday side. The only possible excuse left for Rhodes imo is that he was never really paired with Fletcher. I’m a bit surprised those that continue to make a case for Rhodes don’t use this as a valid reason tbh as you’d assume Fletcher would have been the best partner for him. We never heard comments like we never played to Hooper’s, João’s, FF’s, Fletcher’s or even Nuhui’s strengths but we make an exception for Rhodes.
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