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Would not say he is out of form just that he has s not getting the service.Would have put money on him scoring on Saturday when Waghorn was put in and mis controlled and also being on the end of the one Holmes put across the six yard box first half last night.

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On 31/12/2018 at 12:04, Phoenix said:

Where do Peterborough keep unearthing them? Apart from past history, I see they've got 2 in the top 12 goalscorers in Div 1, with 21 between them.

maybe its down to their play maker Maddison tops the assists list last year and this so far i think

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The service to him has been awful. Complete trash. 

Wilson and Lawrence shoot on sight rather than try to open any angles for through balls. 

His service comes in the form of crosses in which he's the only player defenders have to track because everyone else is hanging on the edge of the box looking for the second ball 

What's he meant to do that he isn't doing? 

 

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14 minutes ago, Alpha said:

The service to him has been awful. Complete trash. 

Wilson and Lawrence shoot on sight rather than try to open any angles for through balls. 

 

Interesting how we see things through different lenses (well in my case).  I thought Lawrence was fairly unselfish last night. On a number of occasions around their box, he squared it or put in some dangerous balls.  If he played Marriott in the first 60 mins and then brought Waghorn on, we might have seen a more positive result.

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Like a lot of what the rest of us have said already but its all about the service. He lives off the sliding ball in between the centre half/full back when he breaks off the shoulder. This ball hasn't been seen for a while. His strikes against Sheff Wednesday, Chelsea, QPR earlier in the year is what he's all about and before he came along we hadn't had a striker like him on the books for a while. 

I thought Waghorn's actual centre forward play against the two gorillas of Stoke was actually pretty sound, we just lacked a cutting edge. 

What we missed last night and what I've said before so many times is we need a different kind of striker in our squad, an awkward old fashioned centre forward who can give as much as he gets would be such a welcome addition and could make a big difference in games like last night. You can then have Marriott playing off a big man. 

Wendies brought on Nuhiu on Saturday. While he isn't great technically he is an awkward customer and does cause problems in a different way to other strikers. Matt Smith another one, Gary Madine at Sheff Utd (while a complete ar*se still a decent player), absolutely every Middlesbrough forward... When we went to Rotherham earlier in the year they're lad Michael Smith was a guy who impressed. Gave everything, never stopped running, knew his limitations but knew his role. Surely wouldn't cost a lot and still a decent age at 27. 

I do think it was a mistake letting Jerome go as he hit a nice patch of form for us that actually without his goals we wouldn't have made the playoffs last year. He is a solid championship striker and gives you strength and pace in abundance. 

I do think a big strong centre forward could be a good option in the summer. When Nugent goes that frees space up for another striker in the squad so then you can have Waggy, Marriott and then El Gigantor as your options! 

 

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40 minutes ago, RedSox said:

Interesting how we see things through different lenses (well in my case).  I thought Lawrence was fairly unselfish last night. On a number of occasions around their box, he squared it or put in some dangerous balls.  If he played Marriott in the first 60 mins and then brought Waghorn on, we might have seen a more positive result.

I do feel sometimes people make their mind up on players and then that’s all they see.  I certainly wouldn’t say Lawrence was selfish last night, and generally through this season that side of his game has improved. Sometimes he will go it alone, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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44 minutes ago, RedSox said:

Interesting how we see things through different lenses (well in my case).  I thought Lawrence was fairly unselfish last night. On a number of occasions around their box, he squared it or put in some dangerous balls.  If he played Marriott in the first 60 mins and then brought Waghorn on, we might have seen a more positive result.

Lawrence was better last night, but there are still occasions where he tries to go that one extra and ends up losing the ball when a pass would be the better option.

I agree last night, both Lawrence and Wilson tried the shot when a pass might have been better.

However I am also of the mindset that on occasions, a few would rather pass than take the easy option of a shot (confidence maybe).

It is all about perspective and making the right decisions at the right time.

 

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26 minutes ago, 'Rambe33 said:

I do think it was a mistake letting Jerome go as he hit a nice patch of form for us that actually without his goals we wouldn't have made the playoffs last year. He is a solid championship striker and gives you strength and pace in abundance. 

Whilst i agree with your general point about missing an orthodox centre forward, it certainly isn't cameron jerome. He was poor. The story about his supposed pace was pure Rowett-balls. He barely moved. Only one notch away from being another Leon Best. 

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6 minutes ago, RamNut said:

Whilst i agree with your general point about missing an orthodox centre forward, it certainly isn't cameron jerome. He was poor. The story about his supposed pace was pure Rowett-balls. He barely moved. Only one notch away from being another Leon Best. 

pretty harsh considering his goal record at this level don't you think? He's by no means a world beater but he did have a lot pace. Take a look at the goal he scored against Barnsley last game of the season for a recap 

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1 hour ago, 'Rambe33 said:

pretty harsh considering his goal record at this level don't you think? He's by no means a world beater but he did have a lot pace. Take a look at the goal he scored against Barnsley last game of the season for a recap 

He would probably have been a decent fit into this team which is neither set up for Marriott's or waghorn style as it stands....

I was never a real fan of his to be honest,I would prefer it if we did the 433 properly but a powerful quick player who can head the ball would have worked at the moment.

 

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28 minutes ago, RoyMac5 said:

Next season will be lonely for him then!

A better way of wording would be that Marriott has missed having a player capable of producing a through ball.

Holmes is our next closest in terms of ability but he doesn't try that often. Everyone else's attempted through balls are just good simple passes to opposition defenders.

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Well he was injured for a while. Came back against Wigan and took a right nasty knock. Really struggled all second half.

has been a late sub the last 2 games so not sure it’s fair to say he’s out of form

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I think we're lucky that Marriott had a decent spell of goals earlier in the season, so we know what he can do (people were raving that he was the new Bobby Davison before Xmas!)

If he'd had this spell back then I suspect a lot of fans would be pretty unforgiving

Just goes to show that most strikers are only as good as the team around them. Look at the Wardrobe for example. 20 goals a season for us when we set ourselves up to play his way. Nary a sniff everywhere he's been on loan since

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