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Rhodes will never score till SWFC supply crosses

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On 10/13/2017 at 11:53, oh_weds_we_love_you said:

 

This.

 

Doesn't matter how many crosses we put in if they're sh*te crosses!

Also doesnt matter how crosses we put in if the person on the end is shi*te.

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He has two crosses today that he should have scored from and two more he should have done better with. That's 4.

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13 minutes ago, alanharper said:

Think the first one caught him by surprise,  the cross seemed to evade everybody and reached him at the back post and he fluffed it. Probably should be anticipating it better though. Then he completely missed 2 more decent crosses, then had the one with the soft header that should probably have been better.

lol how was the soft header a probably should have been better? That's a sitter all day long.

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On 10/12/2017 at 16:26, davetherivelinowl said:

This should de-bunk the myth that we're a team that doesn't supply strikers with crosses

 

Data from whoscored.com

 

This season we've made 25 crosses per game, 2nd highest in the league

 

Championship Situational Statistics

 
R Team Cross pg Through Ball pg Long Balls pg Short Passes pg
1 Queens Park Rangers 26 0 76 304
2 Sheffield Wednesday 25 1 74 362
3 Barnsley 24 0 82 287
4 Millwall 24 0 78 220
5 Sheffield United 21 1 75 363
6 Aston Villa 21 2 67 351
7 Preston 20 0 72 303
8 Brentford 19 3 80 417
9 Hull 19 1 76 362
10 Bristol City 19 1 83 348
11 Birmingham 19 1 77 307
12 Bolton 19 0 78 278
13 Ipswich 19 0 80 274
14 Nottingham Forest 18 2 73 451
15 Reading 18 1 83 437
16 Middlesbrough 18 1 67 370
17 Sunderland 18 0 77 276
18 Burton 18 0 79 275
19 Cardiff 17 1 71 219
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 1 72 420
21 Leeds 16 1 74 361
22 Derby 15 1 69 317
23 Fulham 14 3 58 434
24 Norwich 14 1 61 427
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Just wondering why a 'prolific' goalscorer relies solely on crosses. I think that's a myth and an excuse in support of JR for his lack of goals to be honest.

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On 10/13/2017 at 15:52, Arthur Bach said:

Maybe he's just not good enough?

 

And hasn't been for the last 2 years?

 

Just saying like.

 

It's exactly this, said it before he arrived. Move him on in January and lets put some trust in Joao

 

27 minutes ago, alanharper said:

Think the first one caught him by surprise,  the cross seemed to evade everybody and reached him at the back post and he fluffed it. Probably should be anticipating it better though. Then he completely missed 2 more decent crosses, then had the one with the soft header that should probably have been better.

 

He's a bit rusty and the one at the back post may have took a deflection so will give him benefit of doubt but the header he bottled it massively

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Jordan Rhodes is one of the worst signings in the Club's history.

 

He needs to be moved on in January and we need to put more faith in Joao and maybe bring in another with striker who's direct with pace. 

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55 minutes ago, alanharper said:

Think the first one caught him by surprise

 

Soz mate but there is no excuse for a striker being caught by surprise by a cross into the box.

 

Especially not one from a £10m one.

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On 13/10/2017 at 15:30, A12owl said:

Come on rocket....be fair. If he isn't playing and getting an regular understanding with another striker then he will be lucky to get anything out of a game.

The problem is that there has been TOO much expectation of Rhodes. When he scored his goals for Huddersfield and Blackburn he was playing almost every game. He probably had a settled strike partner in a team and tactics that was centred around him and how he played. He has never had that since he joined us.

The other problem may be that Carlos never wanted him? Carlos has always favoured Fletcher and Hooper.  On recent form he has been right. But and it's a big but for me has Carlos really played Rhodes in the right tactics and instructed the team to execute the tactics to get the best out of Rhodes undoubted talent. 

Do you think there is any resentment within the squad against Rhodes? 

Just asking.

You've been a constant supporter of Rhodes and fair enough, I've been the opposite. You must surely be starting to wonder wether I have been right all along.

 

Rhodes can only score goals. He's not a great footballer. He can't influence a game like Hooper or Fernando can. For us he's not scoring goals and therefore we are playing with 10 when he's on. He's had enough chances it's a myth to suggest he hasn't. He's had another 45 minutes today. He's had crosses he's had everything's striker would ask for and yet he still looked miles off the Rhodes from the past.

 

When Rhodes was scoring goals for Blackburn what did they ever achieve? There is a reason why Premier league teams didn't sign him and it's because he's not a very good football player. Just simply scoring isn't enough anymore. The championship is a second premier league now - it's moved on from when he was decent. I genuinely don't know why anyone would want Rhodes to be given a run of games - he had this last season and didn't do anything. He's done absolutely nothing this season with his game time. 

 

To me he looks like his legs have gone. 

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