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stevoc

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I'm not trying to change anyone's opinion. I just said I disagree with you. You've been as aggressive as I have about it.

I just disagree more with this weird logic that players should drop back and fall out of position. Strikers should be in the business end of the pitch, not dropping back trying to do midfielders jobs for them.
Yeah sure you're not mate.

If you simply disagreed you could have just said that in your first reply and moved onto bothering someone else who had the temerity to criticize Edinson.
 
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Yeah sure you're not mate.

If you simply disagreed you could have just said that in your first reply and moved onto bothering someone else who had the temerity to criticize Edinson.
As I said, I've been no more argumentative than you have. Get yourself together and move on.
 

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Martial getting all the stick when this guy has cost us with his invisibility cloak even though I’ve heard he works very hard.
Start wearing those glasses mate but the guy puts in more effort on the pitch than Martial and that is a fact, Martial has been brutal for months now, will never be as good as player as young or old Cavani, Cavani record speaks for itself, Martial shows flashes and nothing more
 

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He seems to be the only one who moves in the box when a cross is coming in. The rest are static
Never a truer word spoken, his off the ball movement is brilliant, I’ve yet to see Martial or Rashford do that when they play No.9 spot
 

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His first taste of the United striker woes. Nothing to work with and he became invisible. Forgot he was even on the pitch in the 2nd half. Poor performances from the front 3 really.
 

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There is no excuse for a striker to not to be involved in a game where we dominated possession. Let the kids play - let them man up, only play C7 from the bench. Put Mason as a 9 for all I care, I would rather draw or lose in style than just play with a target man. He was no different from the WBA striker - waiting for crosses in the box then run back to defend. Play Martial as a 9 for all I care, I would rather an innovative attack than spamming the box with crosses. Play Rashford as a 9 for all I care, I would rather youthful imagination and folly than Cavani's old school box-striker gameplay.
 

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Thought he was poor today. Without a doubt he has the best movement out of all our forwards, that’s agreed by us all. I juts wish he’d get onto those balls across the box that Greenwood puts in. There’s no chance anyone else has the brain to be there waiting by the looks of it. Isn’t that one of the first things you‘re taught as a striker? Cavani has shown he has this pedigree already with a number of his goals.
 

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He was a passenger today. He was crap inside the box didn't get on the end of anything. Don't think he even had a shot did he?

Also in games like this he needs to do more outside the box when we have 80% of the ball and are facing a flat back 9. Instead of plodding anonymously around the opposition box.
 

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So glad we finally have a proper striker up front. How much goals he score today?
 

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Apparently he’s the first striker to have played 90 minutes against West Brom this season without registering a single shot (on or off target)
Says more about the fact we created nothing than him as striker.

Not a great game clearly, but I don't see the argument for him having to do more in build up. In more free flowing games he does and he pivots very effectively to start counters.

We were camped in their half though, constantly passing it sideways, and our most incisive attacking came from Harry feckin' Maguire running at defenders.

What I'm not getting at all is why he runs away from the near post at corners. Yeah, pull defender away, whatever but surely someone else less useful in the box can do that? He becomes irrelevant to those set plays.
 

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I like Cavani but he was por today. All I remember from him was (yet another) swing and a miss just after West Brom scored.
 

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Says more about the fact we created nothing than him as striker.

Not a great game clearly, but I don't see the argument for him having to do more in build up. In more free flowing games he does and he pivots very effectively to start counters.

We were camped in their half though, constantly passing it sideways, and our most incisive attacking came from Harry feckin' Maguire running at defenders.

What I'm not getting at all is why he runs away from the near post at corners. Yeah, pull defender away, whatever but surely someone else less useful in the box can do that? He becomes irrelevant to those set plays.
Well that's the problem though isn't it?

Our centreback was doing more outside the box to try and help the team create something than our centre forward was. Their box was crammed with defenders, it's alright being isolated running around in there hoping for someone else to create something for you. If it comes off and you win the game great but if it doesn't then the team is basically an attacker short trying to break down camped 9 man defence.

For the most part I've been impressed with Cavani's build up play and his willingness to interchange. Just not yesterday.
 

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Sorry but he’s not been great. Six goals is a poor return. He doesn’t improve us as a team. I can see the theory he can help our forwards develop in training. He’d be better coming off the bench.
PL 20/21

Cavani 6 goals from open play in 849 minutes (1 goal every 141.5 min)
Kane 10 goals from open play in 1837 minutes (1 goal every 183.7 min.)
Salah 11 goals from open play in 1924 minutes (1 goal every 174,9 min)

Open play in this case= excluding penalties
 

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Well that's the problem though isn't it?

Our centreback was doing more outside the box to try and help the team create something than our centre forward was. Their box was crammed with defenders, it's alright being isolated running around in there hoping for someone else to create something for you. If it comes off and you win the game great but if it doesn't then the team is basically an attacker short trying to break down camped 9 man defence.

For the most part I've been impressed with Cavani's build up play and his willingness to interchange. Just not yesterday.
I don't think we needed one more player around the box. If anything, we needed more camped in the box to give us more to aim at and them more to think about.

Our goal and (few) other chances actually came from a second guy other than Cavani being in there rather than outside and running into traffic.
 

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I don't think we needed one more player around the box. If anything, we needed more camped in the box to give us more to aim at and them more to think about.

Our goal and (few) other chances actually came from a second guy other than Cavani being in there rather than outside and running into traffic.
I'm not saying he should have just vacated the box, i'm saying there should have been more interchange and movement between our front 4. Cavani just became isolated in a group of WBA defenders. He didn't get on the end of anything that i can remember.
 

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PL 20/21

Cavani 6 goals from open play in 849 minutes (1 goal every 141.5 min)
Kane 10 goals from open play in 1837 minutes (1 goal every 183.7 min.)
Salah 11 goals from open play in 1924 minutes (1 goal every 174,9 min)

Open play in this case= excluding penalties
Nice stat....Anwar El Gazhi and Josh Maja have a better return though
 

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Nice stat....Anwar El Gazhi and Josh Maja have a better return though
Jeppers7 said:
Sorry but he’s not been great. Six goals is a poor return. He doesn’t improve us as a team. I can see the theory he can help our forwards develop in training. He’d be better coming off the bench.

1. Not really since two of El Ghazis five goals were penalties. So El Ghazi also have a worse return with 1 goal every 189 min.
2. Even if El Ghazi would have had a better return that would be irrelevant since El Ghazis goal tally obviously isn't a "poor return".
3. Since Cavani so far scored more often from open play than Salah, Kane and Vardy have it is also blatantly obvious that Cavanis goalscoring so far has been a little bit better than a "poor return".

If you don't agree then please tell me how often he should have scored to earn an "average return" respectively a "good return".