Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Josh King is finding the net

There weren't too many high points for the Cherries at Everton, but Josh King supplied a couple of goal in the number nine role that offers some hope going forward. His second goal in particular that got me out of my seat, as it was Ryan Fraser who, just like in theWatford match had got behind the Everton defence and had whipped in a super low cross that Josh had no trouble to feed his his goal count on.

Josh is keeping his shots on target at the moment.
The power and the pace of Josh King is what I think AFCB fans like most about him, but if he can add sharper finishing to his game, then AFCB will have the compete striker. I am not sure if Josh prefers playing on the wing, as a number 10 or as the front man but his ability to get into areas that cause teams problems is becoming evident. Jack Wilshere signalled to Josh quite clearly for where he should go to receive a pass for his first goal, and the link play between Jack and Josh has looked better than we have seen between Jack and Benik or Calum in my opinion. Why that is may be just that Josh is a player that is instinctively looking to Jack to feed him in, and I see this as a good partnership in future games as long as Jack is allowed to play close in behind Josh.


Whether Eddie Howe shares the number nine role between Josh and Benik Afobe will only be shown over time. It is perhaps the teams that AFCB are coming up against that is making Eddie's mind up on which player to use, rather than deciding to keep Josh or Benik in the team simply as they have scored in their last game. The energy and work that Josh gives the team though is perfect for this time in the season when Howe needs every player to be at it. That may give Josh the edge over Benik who does not give off the same presence.

Josh now has six goals that draws him level with Callum at the top of the Bournemouth goal chart. He may be slightly disappointed he did not get his first Bournemouth hat-trick at Goodison, but I don't think it will be long in coming.

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