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Thread: Wood .. done deal !

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    Excellent news. Welcome Chris!

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    if true....and Wood now plays for us - I should be excited....Wow - we bagged a big goalscorer from the Championship, Happy Days.

    .....problem is - I don't yet feel anything positive.....he poached loads last season - and from what i've seen, was allowed into a goalscoring position unchecked for most of them....poor defending. Will he get away with that at this level ?
    So...other than wait for the ball near goal - what else can he do - what of his other skills....I Dont Know - so can only wait to be amazed by his 20+ goals to come.


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    Lineker was a poacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warminsterclaret View Post
    Lineker was a poacher.
    .....as was Jimmy Grieves and as are many others - and they get goals....the cheap and ugly way.

    thing is...I like nothing more than seeing them shut out of a game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Norder View Post
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    if true....and Wood now plays for us - I should be excited....Wow - we bagged a big goalscorer from the Championship, Happy Days.

    .....problem is - I don't yet feel anything positive.....he poached loads last season - and from what i've seen, was allowed into a goalscoring position unchecked for most of them....poor defending. Will he get away with that at this level ?
    So...other than wait for the ball near goal - what else can he do - what of his other skills....I Dont Know - so can only wait to be amazed by his 20+ goals to come.

    Gray was the same in the Championship yet found wanting in in the PL, Wood I fear will be the same, Spirit you have sent me to bed a little sad as I wanted Andone.

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    I wonder if Dyche is going to bed a little sad also. I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Gray was the same in the Championship yet found wanting in in the PL, Wood I fear will be the same, Spirit you have sent me to bed a little sad as I wanted Andone.
    ....oh there's a positive Alto - Wood has better ball control than Gray had !!!

    ....and even so, many still complained that Gray didn't get fed the perfect ball....there's a problem - you make play around a poacher, then there's more fail area around the (obvious) target - can stop the balls getting to them and/or stop them from getting the ball.
    But the more skill a player has....the more unexpected, less obvious and full of surprise he is - balls can come in from anywhere - or they can take them in themselves....makes special from nothing - and harder for any team to defend against....is the the preferred option, Imho.

    ....also hope were still looking at an Andone or the like - not going to end our goal hunt with Wood I hope.


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    I told you all on Tuesday that this deal was going to happen.

    It's not like you did not have time to prepare yourselves for the arrival of a twenty goal a season international striker.

    Mighty Leeds done again!

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    Time will tell if he turns out a turkey or not- we all lnew that Burnley was never a place that those other 2 foreigners would come so we left with a risky sam vokes mark 2-

    didnt excite me much either and SD has previous in picking duff strikers

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    another big striker going long ball. THATS WHY DYCHE IS HAVING PITCH NARROWED 1 YARD ETHIER SIDE

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    youd think he wsnt a bit of width to get crosses in and let Wardy have another go at a screamer-

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    Quote Originally Posted by saffron1967 View Post
    another big striker going long ball. THATS WHY DYCHE IS HAVING PITCH NARROWED 1 YARD ETHIER SIDE
    Is that true?

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    We are not exactly renowned for giving it plenty of width. Congest the midfield, deny the opposition space, press high up the pitch and narrow the width of the playing surface.

    Sounds like a plan to me!

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    Yes its true we work with the groundstaff we service there machinery for maintaining the pitch

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    Some strikers make the step up, some don't, only one way to find out. And if he doesn't no problem, we've just made a profit on one who couldn't make the step up, and the way this market is moving we can always cash in on Wood as well, if need be.

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    Please no ! We've got our big lump up front already. Surely we have the money to buy a Premiership quality footballer. We've got to watch this stuff.

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    When I first heard we might be in for Woods I was underwhelmed. Those 2 awful sitters he missed at the Turf overrode his great record last season . Maybe too harsh and dismissive?
    During the last week or so I'm more optimistic , having got the idea that he is lumbering out of my head and listening to other viewpoints.

    It's a big fee for the club, which they can comfortably afford during these heady Premier League times. And of course his wages fit in nicely within our budget.

    Put me in the excited category , hoping my initial instincts will be prove wrong
    Last edited by thedonz; 19-08-2017 at 12:36 PM.

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    Chris Wood 15m+ add-ons or Jay Rodriguez 12m.It is a no brainer,there is something definitely wrong with our recruitment team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaretinBudapest View Post
    Chris Wood 15m+ add-ons or Jay Rodriguez 12m.It is a no brainer,there is something definitely wrong with our recruitment team.
    When you add on what we will be paying Wood, compared to what WBA are paying Jay, over a four year contract Wood works out much cheaper.

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