I’d prefer if he turned up for 7 games and actually got involved rather than scoring a 90th minute penalty to give the spreadsheet demons a little chub in their shortsAgreed.
Be honest, most of you have already made your minds up, he could score another 50 goals in the remaining 7 games and your people would still be claiming he does nothing.
The chelsea game sums him up. He had one moment where he took the ball under his control, dragged it wide of a defender and played Walcott through, and those moments you're thinking - bloody hell, this guy is one of our best players. But those moments just don't come frequently enough - more often than not, they're after such long spells of anonymity and failing to make a mark on the game.Be honest, most of you have already made your minds up, he could score another 50 goals in the remaining 7 games and your people would still be claiming he does nothing.
I don't get why our joint-top scorer scoring goals is referred to as only being good for 'spreadhseet demons'.I’d prefer if he turned up for 7 games and actually got involved rather than scoring a 90th minute penalty to give the spreadsheet demons a little chub in their shorts
I have always been a fan of his mate , not just last game. I am starting to see what others talking about tho and my opinion has changed slightly on him. He’s a very gifted technical player that puts a lot of work in too. His problem isn’t being good enough to play for a top 6 side , it’s not being able to produce them performances consistently. He is a very good passer, crosser, finisher and can shoot from distance and for teams that re in the lower league his magic moments will be enough to keep most teams up and is worth 150m to them by staying in the league. The problem for us is that for us to push on to where we hope to be, he can’t produce enough of them magic moments to be the difference between a top 10 side and a top 6. It’s not solely his responsibility and we are a millions miles away in so many other areas it’s not as if soggy is the reason we aren’t too 6 or whatever, but I can see what people are talking about in regard to him not being involved in some games despite working his arse off in distance ran etc. like I said I’m a fan and think some of his touches, skills and goals are absolutely top draw, I mean his top 10 goals scored would rival Matt Le tissier and like I said we have GK, RB, RW, ST, CM, CB problems wasy before we have to think about soggy being the problemHmm, goal = change in tone. I see the way it is.
Because a 93rd minute consolation in a defeat to Southampton or when 5-1 down to Spurs means absolutely nothing other than making numbers look better on a spreadsheet.