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If Monk is intending to get Murphy back he's probably looking at using him and Harris as out and out wingers who skin the defender and put crosses in. If this is the case then a proper centre forward is needed to feed off of those crosses. Not a striker who's all over the front line but a traditional centre forward who is the focus of the crosses. Someone who can head a ball and bully defenders. Someone that's always in the right place at the right time and only there to pepper the goal with shots, headers or whatever else he can put on the end of a cross. Too many now spend half the game holding the ball up to bring others in to play only for nothing to come of it as he himself is now not in a goal scoring situation. We need a good old fashioned bog liner who knows how to beat the offside trap and be on the end of crosses or defence splitting passes. Jordan Rhodes was like it at Huddersfield and Blackburn he never ventured far he was solely on the pitch as a goal scorer.  We need a poacher as well as someone who'll stick there head on anything no matter how dangerous. We need a proper centre forward not a striker that's all over the front line. He can't be on the end of his own crosses where he's had to go out wide to get involved. 

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Yeah I'd rather have a player who does sod all else but creates and scores goals. Not sure how many ar around and at what price. Unless of course someone can spot a up and coming one, a bit like Bristol City used to do a few years back.

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1 hour ago, S72 Owl said:

A bit like Fletcher?

 

Id much rather find some one with a bit of pace who can finish rather than a big unit.

Both would be nice, to play off each other. 

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When I was a lad it was a big lad up top to get the knock downs and a smaller quicker forward to pick up the pieces. Out of fashion theses days Forwards need to do everything for the team.

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1 hour ago, RevOwl said:

If Monk is intending to get Murphy back he's probably looking at using him and Harris as out and out wingers who skin the defender and put crosses in. If this is the case then a proper centre forward is needed to feed off of those crosses. Not a striker who's all over the front line but a traditional centre forward who is the focus of the crosses. Someone who can head a ball and bully defenders. Someone that's always in the right place at the right time and only there to pepper the goal with shots, headers or whatever else he can put on the end of a cross. Too many now spend half the game holding the ball up to bring others in to play only for nothing to come of it as he himself is now not in a goal scoring situation. We need a good old fashioned bog liner who knows how to beat the offside trap and be on the end of crosses or defence splitting passes. Jordan Rhodes was like it at Huddersfield and Blackburn he never ventured far he was solely on the pitch as a goal scorer.  We need a poacher as well as someone who'll stick there head on anything no matter how dangerous. We need a proper centre forward not a striker that's all over the front line. He can't be on the end of his own crosses where he's had to go out wide to get involved. 

In which case we already have one in Jordan Rhodes.  Job done!! 

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It depends massively on whether Monk and Beattie see Rhodes as a key part of our season.

 

If he is we MUST buy a Fletcher-type partner. He’s hopeless without one, so he ties up £35k per week of our striker budget but delivers nothing.
 

I think and hope Beattie is better than that. I think he will see that it’s about partnerships up front. 
 

Getting rid of Rhodes or keeping him turns everything on it’s head.

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I think we certainly need this type, doesn’t necessarily need to be an old fashioned forearms in the face type (which I wouldn’t mind) but someone tall, aggressive and mobile would be better. An ideal candidate for developing seems on his way to QPR.
 

We need 2/3 strikers with different attributes.

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1 hour ago, Treborowl said:

It's sh*tliner to be exact...

It was a 5h1tliner when I was talking to my mates but a bog liner when talking to my mum and dad else I would have been scutched for it. 

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1 hour ago, nevthelodgemoorowl said:

Does any one know of an 18 or 19 year old lad in the mould of Duncan Ferguson, that would suite us down to the ground !

Yep but he’s doing 18 months

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2 hours ago, Treborowl said:

It's sh*tliner to be exact...

Yeah, I know that. We used both terms at school depending on how insulting we wanted to be. Neshing was another term I only heard in Sheffield.

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3 hours ago, Owl Stork said:

Is bog liner Sheffield slang? Never heard that term outside of Sheffield.

I’m from Sheffield and I’ve always called them bog liners..I’ve heard southerners call em goal hangers..where you from and wot do you call em?

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