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Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:36 pm
by Steppers
https://t.co/qPAoKdv3xT?ssr=true


I previously wouldn’t have gone anywhere near but we don’t appear to have anyone that can score/win headers/hold up the ball in that position at the moment.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:51 pm
by Dr Bob
"Ranger has not kicked a ball in nine months and is currently nursing a knee injury"
So, perfect for us then.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:54 pm
by Radley Rambler
We will never be that desperate

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:24 pm
by Steppers
Ah missed the injured bit

Not sure I can cope with watching beeks till Jan

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:42 am
by Roo
Steppers wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:36 pm
https://t.co/qPAoKdv3xT?ssr=true


I previously wouldn’t have gone anywhere near but we don’t appear to have anyone that can score/win headers/hold up the ball in that position at the moment.
What an utterly odious individual.
Nowhere near my club, under any circumstances, whatsoever, at all.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:05 am
by Steppers
Now training with us according to the DailyFail

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 pm
by Hog
Genuinely shocked by this poll thus far ...

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/1722 ... ited-boss/

62% of over 1100 votes in favour of signing him! (You may need to vote to see the running total)

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:39 pm
by Steppers
Well I have voted no twice.

At this stage I would rather see Bradbury given a chance

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 pm
by Radley Rambler
Running total still at 62% in favour but how many of those are Slumdon fans or fans of other clubs who would think it funny/disruptive - that's the problem with a Newspaper poll.

More interesting and I suspect accurately from a real OUFC fan's point of view is the poll on YellowsForum which shows 74% against. That is where Mr Robinson (or someone at the club) should gage the fans' opinion from.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:39 pm
by Steppers
The problem is YellowForum has its fair share of nutters and duplicate profiles.

It’s KR’s decision, and whilst I appreciate 2nd chances etc etc we shouldn’t be in this position. He will improve us I expect but he’s no world beater. (Poss bad choice of words!)

the polls on YF only have approx 200 votes and OM 1100 so not exactly a poll of the fan base anyway.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:54 pm
by Hog
Steppers wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:39 pm

the polls on YF only have approx 200 votes and OM 1100 so not exactly a poll of the fan base anyway.
I guess you could say the same about Brexit ...

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:13 am
by Hog
Radley Rambler wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Running total still at 62% in favour but how many of those are Slumdon fans or fans of other clubs who would think it funny/disruptive - that's the problem with a Newspaper poll.

With over 2000 votes (63/37) thus far there is definitely mischief being made but I'll wager Ancient Colin's famous 50p that Gobbo will use it to justify the signing!

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 am
by Roo
IF...... and it's a big IF, we can ignore his past and offer him a future, the most important thing is his role in the team.

He has a goal scoring record of 26 in 160 games, including substitute appearances, (albeit with a lot of games at a higher level) how does this help solve our eyewateringly obvious goal scoring problem?

He's not suitable for our team, for this reason alone.

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:40 pm
by Myles Francis
Roo wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 am
He has a goal scoring record of 26 in 160 games,
Before he signed for them down the road, I saw him described as "a striker with more career arrests then career goals..." :lol:

Re: Just how desperate for a striker are we???

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:02 pm
by OtmoorYellow
Roo wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 am
IF...... and it's a big IF, we can ignore his past and offer him a future, the most important thing is his role in the team.

He has a goal scoring record of 26 in 160 games, including substitute appearances, (albeit with a lot of games at a higher level) how does this help solve our eyewateringly obvious goal scoring problem?

He's not suitable for our team, for this reason alone.
His goal scoring record at League One level is pretty good though at 21 goals in 79 appearances.

I would be very concerned by his past as well, but everyone who shows true remorse for their past errors, deserves another chance, once they have served their punishment.

If we were able to sign him on a pay to play deal, so that if he causes problems we simply don't pick him and he doesn't get paid, and provided that he behaves himself and shows himself to be fit and sufficiently talented after his lengthy spell out, then he has to be considered as an option.