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Thread: Forte is now our most potent goal scorer

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    Forte is now our most potent goal scorer

    ......with a goal every 173 minutes...extrapolate that over a season and we have a 20 goal~a~season striker!

    Grant is every 212 minutes, Stead 275 minutes, Shola 362, Aless 380, Husin 441

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/te...ty/top-scorers

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    Ive always liked Forte as a player going right back to his two loan spells with us. Iíll never forget when we played Charlton at the Valley in March 2012, and they were top of the table in League One and we went there and beat them 4-2 with Forte getting a Hatrick in the first half and we lead 4-0 at half time. That first half for me is up there with the best most ruthless and complete away first half performance in over 20 years.

    Perhaps since Forte signed for us over the past two years heís not had a long run in the side and itís not really happened for whatever reasons. There is no doubt he can score goals in the lower leagues.

    Iíve repeatedly said on here that we needed players to step up in the run in, and Forte in the past few games has been one of those.

    Whether Forte remains here after this season is a different question. Part of me thinks that he may leave in the summer and possibly link back up with John Sheridan at Fleetwood. But thatís just my own thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    ......with a goal every 173 minutes...extrapolate that over a season and we have a 20 goal~a~season striker!

    Grant is every 212 minutes, Stead 275 minutes, Shola 362, Aless 380, Husin 441

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/te...ty/top-scorers
    I'm a bit of a stats fan, and that's a hard one to ignore. Forte is something of an enigma, the talent is there for him to be a good striker at this level, but I've always doubted his application. Over his career a lot of his goals have come in rapid short bursts, and then he always seems to have a run of anonymous games. I just hope his current goal rush lasts long enough to see us promoted. If it does, I am prepared to kiss your arse in apology tarquin, but only in the virtual sense of you posting a pic and me kissing the screen. Even then I would insist on a low resolution and distant photo with minimal detail on show.

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    Nolan will probably drop him for next Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I'm a bit of a stats fan, and that's a hard one to ignore. Forte is something of an enigma, the talent is there for him to be a good striker at this level, but I've always doubted his application. Over his career a lot of his goals have come in rapid short bursts, and then he always seems to have a run of anonymous games. I just hope his current goal rush lasts long enough to see us promoted. If it does, I am prepared to kiss your arse in apology tarquin, but only in the virtual sense of you posting a pic and me kissing the screen. Even then I would insist on a low resolution and distant photo with minimal detail on show.
    Hahahaha.....not a problem, we will call it quits over me baiting you on the two racing threads.....I honestly thought I had you this time though....next time?

    ps took your advice on the "free bets".....bagged 4 free BET365 bets on the National, back them to win and they refunded the e
    ~w bit......unfortunately all were losers, closest was 8th?.....horse~racing is not my thing, as many have noticed...I will stick to my nightly baseball fix from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    Hahahaha.....not a problem, we will call it quits over me baiting you on the two racing threads.....I honestly thought I had you this time though....next time?

    ps took your advice on the "free bets".....bagged 4 free BET365 bets on the National, back them to win and they refunded the e
    ~w bit......unfortunately all were losers, closest was 8th?.....horse~racing is not my thing, as many have noticed...I will stick to my nightly baseball fix from now on.
    If it's any consolation, my last four £10 free bets expired today but I found four horses I would have backed with real money anyway to use them on. All four managed to finish second, so I didn't collect a penny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD_MAGPIE View Post
    Ive always liked Forte as a player going right back to his two loan spells with us. Iíll never forget when we played Charlton at the Valley in March 2012, and they were top of the table in League One and we went there and beat them 4-2 with Forte getting a Hatrick in the first half and we lead 4-0 at half time. That first half for me is up there with the best most ruthless and complete away first half performance in over 20 years.

    Perhaps since Forte signed for us over the past two years heís not had a long run in the side and itís not really happened for whatever reasons. There is no doubt he can score goals in the lower leagues.

    Iíve repeatedly said on here that we needed players to step up in the run in, and Forte in the past few games has been one of those.

    Whether Forte remains here after this season is a different question. Part of me thinks that he may leave in the summer and possibly link back up with John Sheridan at Fleetwood. But thatís just my own thoughts.

    If I recall, wasn't this a "perfect" Hatrick too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    I'm a bit of a stats fan, and that's a hard one to ignore. Forte is something of an enigma, the talent is there for him to be a good striker at this level, but I've always doubted his application. Over his career a lot of his goals have come in rapid short bursts, and then he always seems to have a run of anonymous games. I just hope his current goal rush lasts long enough to see us promoted. If it does, I am prepared to kiss your arse in apology tarquin, but only in the virtual sense of you posting a pic and me kissing the screen. Even then I would insist on a low resolution and distant photo with minimal detail on show.
    Well, when you are played out on the wing and the ball is contantly sailing over your head what chance do you have of making an impact. Nolan has played him out of position to accomodat the other 2 geriatric strikers, who between them couldnt score with a prostitute. It was a good job that Stead got injured otherwise we would not still be within a chance of automatic promotion.

    If Forte had played more games we would have secured aitomatic promotion weeks ago.. Unfortunately we have a another manager who has his favourites...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    ......with a goal every 173 minutes...extrapolate that over a season and we have a 20 goal~a~season striker!

    Grant is every 212 minutes, Stead 275 minutes, Shola 362, Aless 380, Husin 441

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/te...ty/top-scorers
    Love to see what the stat for Smith is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsetts_Pie View Post
    Love to see what the stat for Smith is?
    No you wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    If it's any consolation, my last four £10 free bets expired today but I found four horses I would have backed with real money anyway to use them on. All four managed to finish second, so I didn't collect a penny!
    You could have turned that into a guaranteed £32 plus using matched betting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    Well, when you are played out on the wing and the ball is contantly sailing over your head what chance do you have of making an impact. Nolan has played him out of position to accomodat the other 2 geriatric strikers, who between them couldnt score with a prostitute.

    If Forte had played more games we would have secured aitomatic promotion weeks ago.. Unfortunately we have a another manager who has his favourites...
    So much is wrong with this that I'm not sure where to start with it.

    1. I can't remember the last time Nolan played Forte on the wing but I'm fairly sure it was at the end of last season

    2. The two geriatric strikers that can't score - That would be Jon Stead, who needs one more goal to reach 14 for the 3rd season in a row and by the way, has more appearances and goals for us than any other team in his career and Shola, who unless you're blind not only visibly improves our team when he plays but is also actually in better goal scoring form than he was when he was at Newcastle in his prime, not bad for someone that isn't in the team for his goals.

    3. If Forte had played more games... All hypothetical because the guy is made out of glass, his career history shows this. This is probably the first time all season he's actually been fit for 3 games in a row.

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    Forte had a few starts earlier in the season and looked half-hearted and ineffective. But let me guess durham - it wasn't him, he just wasn't getting the service! I genuinely hope he carries on with his form of the last two games, he deserves to start against Yeovil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DelroyFacey22 View Post
    So much is wrong with this that I'm not sure where to start with it.

    1. I can't remember the last time Nolan played Forte on the wing but I'm fairly sure it was at the end of last season

    2. The two geriatric strikers that can't score - That would be Jon Stead, who needs one more goal to reach 14 for the 3rd season in a row and by the way, has more appearances and goals for us than any other team in his career and Shola, who unless you're blind not only visibly improves our team when he plays but is also actually in better goal scoring form than he was when he was at Newcastle in his prime, not bad for someone that isn't in the team for his goals.

    3. If Forte had played more games... All hypothetical because the guy is made out of glass, his career history shows this. This is probably the first time all season he's actually been fit for 3 games in a row.
    Forte started on the wing away to Exeter this season as one example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyt1 View Post
    Forte started on the wing away to Exeter this season as one example.
    No he didn't, he started on the bench.

    Although I wish you were correct as if he'd played on the wing in a 3-0 away win against one of the divisions top teams it wouldn't have exactly made Nolan out to be tactically inept would it?

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    i don't think he's (Forte) over his hip injury either he seems to hold it when he scores or goes on a run.

    Lets hope he keeps the run going until the end of the season hes a better header of the ball than I remember .

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    Quote Originally Posted by since41 View Post


    i don't think he's (Forte) over his hip injury either he seems to hold it when he scores or goes on a run.

    Lets hope he keeps the run going until the end of the season hes a better header of the ball than I remember .
    He trains by drinking Red Bull...."gives you wings".....Goaaaaaaaaaaaal v Covo
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelroyFacey22 View Post
    So much is wrong with this that I'm not sure where to start with it.

    1. I can't remember the last time Nolan played Forte on the wing but I'm fairly sure it was at the end of last season

    2. The two geriatric strikers that can't score - That would be Jon Stead, who needs one more goal to reach 14 for the 3rd season in a row and by the way, has more appearances and goals for us than any other team in his career and Shola, who unless you're blind not only visibly improves our team when he plays but is also actually in better goal scoring form than he was when he was at Newcastle in his prime, not bad for someone that isn't in the team for his goals.

    3. If Forte had played more games... All hypothetical because the guy is made out of glass, his career history shows this. This is probably the first time all season he's actually been fit for 3 games in a row.
    Stead has scored only 9 goals in the league compared to Fortes 7 and most of those were penalties. Not a very good return considering how many game he has played. It would be intersting to see how many on this board would like him in our starting line up next season....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
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    If that was Stead he would have ended up on his Ar*e looking for a free kick..

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    Quote Originally Posted by durhampie View Post
    Stead has scored only 9 goals in the league compared to Fortes 7 and most of those were penalties. Not a very good return considering how many game he has played. It would be intersting to see how many on this board would like him in our starting line up next season....
    I don't think he's there to actually score goals, like Ameobi he's there to receive the ball - although how they bring it down from twenty feet I don't know, it amazes me - and then lay it off for that really quick striker we have, trotting in from the half-way line, you know, err...

    Anyway, I must stop this hilarity. Seriously though folks, unless we sign three more strikers, one similar to Stead only younger and faster, one that can last more than a game and a half, a third for a rainy day and all three under 30 years of age, we will probably start with Stead and... Forte!

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