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How many goals will he score in the remaining 17 matches?  

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Isn't it the job of the wingers to find him with passes? And get him involved in build up play,which I saw nothing at all from frazer and maxi all game. Totally isolated him I think. 

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Seems to be the problem with these wingers they seem to cut inside by default and shoot. Not like a Keith Gillespie type that would whip in constant balls for the striker to attack. 

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9 minutes ago, andycap said:

Seems to be the problem with these wingers they seem to cut inside by default and shoot. Not like a Keith Gillespie type that would whip in constant balls for the striker to attack. 

It's so frustrating to watch. We should've been absolutely caning them into the box at every opportunity. 

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That £25m price tag is going to weigh heavy around his neck as he is in no way a £25m striker. If we picked him up cheap then it would probably feel quite an astute signing, but he will end up on a hiding to nothing with that price tag.

 

 

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We need to be willing to throw crosses in for this lad to thrive. 

 

Given how often we find Maxi shut out, we need to be using those moments to switch it quickly to the right and get Fraser/Trippier whipping it in.

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16 minutes ago, Shadow Puppets said:

I thought he was alright. That was the consensus around me too. Won quite a lot of aerial challenges and held up play pretty well. But didn’t really find himself in any threatening positions.


He was, more of the question is how we’re going to supply him. Or supply anyone for that matter. 

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9 minutes ago, loki679 said:

What was everyone expecting?  It's Chris Wood from Burnley :lol:

 

Some better supply and more players around him. We know he's good in the air, but they defended against him pretty well tbh. There was only two threats up front, Max and him, and once they nullified them, they didn't really have to worry about anyone else, most of our players like standing back and watching. 

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As I’ve posted elsewhere, he did ok, won most of his headers and had no real service. He performed as I expected. We’ve got him in and now need to get Lascelles out and also somehow manage to upgrade Longstaff and ideally Shelvey.

 

ASM, goal aside, was pretty anonymous and has to contribute more (I know it’s a contradiction as he’s scored a few but he’s been nowhere near his previous level).

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Can’t blame wood for today not one player gave him the ball either from a cross or anything to feet in 90 whatever minutes, he had nothing behind him to find him all struggling because 5hey are shit/ devoid of confidence. For me the formation and/or the players we have don’t help and that includes Wilson who rarely gets a ball to him from midfield 

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ASM so doesn't want to be a right winger.  How many times today did he have a change to run ahead but instead cut inside of the man with the ball.  Great talent but he is not a winger and he doesn't want to be a winger, so dont play him as a winger!

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2 minutes ago, Awaymag said:

ASM so doesn't want to be a right winger.  How many times today did he have a change to run ahead but instead cut inside of the man with the ball.  Great talent but he is not a winger and he doesn't want to be a winger, so dont play him as a winger!


Where do you suggest we play him? :lol: 

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1 minute ago, Awaymag said:

ASM so doesn't want to be a right winger.  How many times today did he have a change to run ahead but instead cut inside of the man with the ball.  Great talent but he is not a winger and he doesn't want to be a winger, so dont play him as a winger!

He was mostly left then started switching with frazer and my thought is we need a change of formation/  personnel to turn it around 

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3 minutes ago, cubaricho said:


Where do you suggest we play him? :lol: 

 

So, we have bought Wood - who is a target man and thrives on crosses.   If you are going to play Wood then you need wingers that will whip the ball in.    ASM is never ever going to whip the ball in so playing him on the wing basically mean you have reduce Wood opportunities by 50%.   If playing Wood I would have ASM playing just behind, in a 10 role.  Wood can knock down to ASM and ASM can then drive at the defenders!

 

 

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I didnt see the game, so I'm going on past experience, but he's also less likely to be successful if ASM doesnt start releasing the ball a lot earlier! A Chris Wood type striker does not work with a forward who tries and take it from the half way line in to the box on his own. He'll be crowded out or offside by the time he gets it. He needs the ball early or it'll be a pointless singing.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Super Duper Branko Strupar said:

I didnt see the game, so I'm going on past experience, but he's also less likely to be successful if ASM doesnt start releasing the ball a lot earlier! A Chris Wood type striker does not work with a forward who tries and take it from the half way line in to the box on his own. He'll be crowded out or offside by the time he gets it. He needs the ball early or it'll be a pointless singing.

 

 

 

Aye @ManDoon sort of pointed that out during the game like. We have a big bean pole upfront but were rarely trying to find him from deep.

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Just now, Hanshithispantz said:

Aye @ManDoon sort of pointed that out during the game like. We have a big bean pole upfront but were rarely trying to find him from deep.

One of the weirdest things I’ve seen. However there was a moment in the first half where Lascelles had it and he wanted to go long, but there was no movement. It’s a worrying situation.

 

His touch looked horrible today imo. Going to need much better performances than that. 

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