Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Murray will score different types of goals

The debut AFCB goal for Glenn Murray was not the kind of goal that we have seen often at the Vitality Stadium. While wide wing play has been a facet of Eddie Howe's footballing side there has very rarely been a big man on the far post to head home a deep cross. Now the Cherries have that man and yet Glenn Murray may have much more to his game than that.

Shooting from outside the area is something that Murray is happy to take on as well. He tried a long range effort against Watford in the second half but did not really connect with it. Still it shows that he is thinking about scoring all the time and while he has a style that looks slightly awkward at times there is no doubt that he is enjoying his football and is determined to do well at AFCB. I was impressed that he was one of the players who joined in the clapping on 55 minutes and his bond with the fans will surely grow quickly if he starts putting his chances away.
Glenn Murray has opened his account. Now how many goals can he get?
To get off the mark so early is certainly a big help. He'll be cursing his luck that he did not put his penalty away though. If he had got the winner against Watford and secured the three points then people would already be saying what a great signing Glenn was. There is no question that he will score goals but I am intrigued to see the kind of goals he will get. He is certainly at home in the box and his link play in and around the 18 yard area is  going to be crucial for the Cherries as he can hold off defenders and release the ball to other players who are in space to shoot.

The penalty taking is now in his court and while he did not score against Watford I doubt anyone will get the ball off of Glenn next time either. With Yann Kermorgant's high conversion rate we are not used to seeing many penalties not being scored, so Murray will have to start putting them away or he will be told to step aside. AFCB might not get as many penalties as last season but we certainly need the majority of them going in.   

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