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Iorfa as Emergency Striker?


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1 minute ago, WhiteOwl91 said:

Reminds me of when some were genuinely suggesting giving Nicky Weaver a go in goal a season or 2 back.

 

Same idiots that were calling for Westwood.....

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I reckon we will see Iorfa played at right back.  

 

We will see more of his marauding runs down the flanks. Pace and power driving forward.

 

I also think this will give him the chance to get forward whenever possible, including being more of a threat at set pieces.

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2 hours ago, theowlsman said:

When fit?

 

Mentioned this before. What do you reckon?

Could do a job at centre back though couldn't he?

 

Van Aken must have a decent shot on him, and he's not going to keep his place when they are all fit.

 

TBF Borner is always in the right place at corners for an attempt on goal.

 

I think we might see Harris start up front before these players though. 

 

Pulis has already stated we're missing Windass and Harris' pace up front.

 

Thank god Pulis doesn't see Harris as a wing back like Monk 

 

lol

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10 minutes ago, Ozymandias Owl said:

Could do a job at centre back though couldn't he?

 

Van Aken must have a decent shot on him, and he's not going to keep his place when they are all fit.

 

TBF Borner is always in the right place at corners for an attempt on goal.

 

I think we might see Harris start up front before these players though. 

 

Pulis has already stated we're missing Windass and Harris' pace up front.

 

Thank god Pulis doesn't see Harris as a wing back like Monk 

 

lol

I think Pulis may use Harris in the striker role aswell.

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5 minutes ago, pazowl55 said:

I think Pulis may use Harris in the striker role aswell.

That is where I believe Harris is most dangerous.

 

Driving forwards into the box at pace.  The opposition defence panic.  

 

Will be interesting to see how Pulis will use Harris.  I'm sure his work ethic and pace will certainly help us on the counter attack.  

 

Under Monk, Harris had too many defensive responsibilities.  Take that away, and let him attack.  

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2 minutes ago, Ronio said:

That is where I believe Harris is most dangerous.

 

Driving forwards into the box at pace.  The opposition defence panic.  

 

Will be interesting to see how Pulis will use Harris.  I'm sure his work ethic and pace will certainly help us on the counter attack.  

 

Under Monk, Harris had too many defensive responsibilities.  Take that away, and let him attack.  

Only place I can see him playing is there to be honest. 

Odubajo is more of a left back then a left winger for us so I don't see him taking his place. And Van Aken is tall and comes across and covers centre back so i dont see him being swapped for odubajo in that role. Rhodes is the only one I see him swapping him for.

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6 minutes ago, pazowl55 said:

Only place I can see him playing is there to be honest. 

Odubajo is more of a left back then a left winger for us so I don't see him taking his place. And Van Aken is tall and comes across and covers centre back so i dont see him being swapped for odubajo in that role. Rhodes is the only one I see him swapping him for.

For me Odubajo's best position is right wing.  

 

Van Aken may very well be 1st choice left back.  I know he was hauled off last game, but I think he is a player that needs more coaching when it comes to defensive duties.  I think Pulis likes him in the sense that he can hit some lovely long balls, as well as being a threat during set pieces.  I think Pulis will improve his defensive side whilst fully utilising his height in the opposition box.  

 

 

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Simon, you are not far off Iorfa being an emergency striker.  

 

When we get set piece opportunities, Iorfa will pretty much be playing in a strikers position.   Just outside the 6 yard box ready to pounce. 

 

Emergency, is also correct, in the sense that it being a dangerous situation requiring immediate action.  lol

 

 

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I’m sure Carlton Palmer did play as as emergency striker back in the day?

 

It’s a pretty mad idea playing big Dom there but it probably isn’t the most ridiculous thing I would have seen at Hillsborough!

 

Maybe not for a whole game but in the last 20 mins when chasing a win?

 

He is our most valuable player though so maybe get him playing well in defence and then smashing a few goals home will increase his stock value even more? Ready for cashing in on him in Jan?

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7 hours ago, theowlsman said:

When fit?

 

Mentioned this before. What do you reckon?

I agree, many instances of our players being given a go in different posions as far back as I can remember. John Hickton asked for a move when overlooked at CB for the 66 final and Gerry Young who did play in that final started up front. Hickton went to middlesborough and became a striker and did well. Warhurst as we know was a prime example of management spotting potential.  Big Jack was going to ship out Mel Sterland until John Harris said try him at full back. Iorfa has a great presence and could do a job until January when TP can wheel and deal. Good shout for me

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Just now, Blueform mac said:

I agree, many instances of our players being given a go in different posions as far back as I can remember. John Hickton asked for a move when overlooked at CB for the 66 final and Gerry Young who did play in that final started up front. Hickton went to middlesborough and became a striker and did well. Warhurst as we know was a prime example of management spotting potential.  Big Jack was going to ship out Mel Sterland until John Harris said try him at full back. Iorfa has a great presence and could do a job until January when TP can wheel and deal. Good shout for me

I mean Gerry started up front earlier in his career

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