Friday, 30 August 2013

Striker options are growing

Has Eddie got the man he needs to lift the Cherries' goal count?  Flashing the cash is all very well as long as the Cherries can pick up the man who will deliver the goals. Mr Rantie I am sure will be aware of the task ahead of him. 

Our strikers are not the biggest physically, but Eddie Howe prefers to rely on speed and technique. Aerial ability is something that may now be added with Rantie in the team if AFCB need another way to play. I also believe that Fraser, Coulibaly, Pugh and Ritchie should be encouraged to drive directly at goal on occasion as their dribbling and fast footed runs could see them get into the box and win the team penalties, if they can mix this up with the one touch passing around the box. 

The cutting-edge has not been quite right yet. While Grabban has been doing well individually the team needs more penetration and goal threats. Fraser has been doing his best to supply this from both wings, but finishing has not been as high as it could be. 

It has not gone unnoticed that McQuoid has completed 45 minutes of his come back albeit for the Development squad in the week. Eddie has made no secret of the fact that he wants Josh to play a forward role this season rather than operating on the wing and it would be of interest to see who he would most want to pair Josh with when he does get his go.

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