Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by golden_blunder, Nov 22, 2015.
the new emile heskey?
Think he has more to his game than Heskey in fairness, he's also a better footballer in my opinion. Certainly knows how to put himself about as well.
Heskey would certainly augment Ighalo better than Deeney is doing now, would also help in the goalscoring aspect too, at least not soft penalties.
Don't you dare insult the great one. The original Welbeck.
Constantly looks like he's about to sneeze.
Is he on the same diet as Anderson?
He's a lower tier player, but probably one of the best you'll get. Incredible work rate, wins most of his aerial challenges, a good finisher when given the opportunity. Would do well for a mid table team. But definitely better then Heskey in my opinion. He's a great support striker when playing 2 forwards.
Deeney got hatfulls of goals, nothing like Heskey at all
Not at PL level he hasn't.
He has a wierd face.
Not really as much as people like to make fun of heskey he was a quality target man. There was a reason why he was england striker for a good while.
Better than Heskey based on what?
In league one and the championship. It's much harder to score in the Premier League (as Deeney is finding out).
Heskey was twice the player Deeney is.
Has a hard shot in him, but doesn't score enough so far in the PL.
Heskey was miles better than Deeney and was a constant presence even at his worst. Deeney isn't, though he's done incredibly well in his career so far based on limited talent
Bit of a disservice to Heskey in the OP. Deeney seems nothing more than a 'nuisance' for defenders, really.
It's a strange one, really. The fact that Heskey became a running gag seems to have erased from everyone's memory the fact that he was in fact a quite decent footballer. Not a top tier one by any means, but certainly one who was worth his salt in the Premiership.
Why Heskey? Deeney is not really similar to him, is he? Seems more of a second striker to me, not a target man.
He's got an interesting life story. Really got his shit together in the last few years and turned his life/career round. Seems like a thoughtful and motivated fella. Good luck to him. I'd say Watford is his level, mind you.
I can't really put behind the fact that he's more New Lee Bowyer.
Watford striker Troy Deeney jailed for students attack
Tbf to Heskey, I remember he was actually a pretty good prospect at Leicester City. Had all the physical tools and a fair bit of technique too. What messed him up was going to Liverpool and getting Houllier'd. He got him bulked up to ridiculous proportions and he sadly never was the same player after that.
2 goals yesterday, including the winner. It's taken him a few games to get going but he's doing the business now.
Twice the size?
Almost had me there. lmao.
To be fair to Heskey, he was a proper striker for at least 2 seasons when he was at his best.
Naff all. Heskey was considerably better.
I was very young when Heskey was in his 'prime' but wasn't he pretty great for Leicester?
He really was.
His best ever season was at Liverpool
He had some good times for England too
Emile Heskey was never a great player - he was big, he was strong and on his day he could be a handful. But his skills were limited and his goalscoring record was quite frankly awful. In fact - in many ways his record got worse for each new club
He scored 40 goals in 150 or so matches for Leicester which was ok for a young player - I think he was about 22 when he left them. He had more or less an identical record at Liverpool - and considering his teammates were a lot better), that was hardly impressive.
At Birmingham he scored about 1 goal in 5
At Wigan it was almost 1 goal in 6
And by the time he joined Villa it was 1 goal in 10
And yes he is 37 now - but 1 goal in almost 30 matches for Bolton ?
Heskey has scored about 120 League goals in almost 600 matches - hardly impressive.
To be fair, nobody really rates Heskey in here. I mean, he was pretty shite, wasn't he? But by comparison with Deeney, he's had a much better career at a much higher level.
Was also predominantly a second striker.
Build, good looks, style, the fact that he ends up doing as much defending as attacking
This is the most incisive post in the entire thread.
bum like thunder
I certainly enjoyed it, still chuckling to myself!
Houllier decided that ? I have a hard time believing that.
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