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Emile Heskey or Simeon Jackson?

Its only October and yet the media are already speculating who will move where and how - you know the usual stuff.

But interestingly it is a striker that Rovers are being linked with most, probably due to probability of the talented Franco Di Santo leaving in January to head back Chelsea.

Chelsea currently have a transfer ban hanging over them and will more than likely be needing their tall striker back.

So who are we linked with in this eventuality?

Well the first two names are up and running. Step forward Simeon Jackson and Emile Heskey.

Heskey has vocally declared that he will consider his future when January rocks up and Simeon Jackson, currently on fire for Gillingham will also be subject to attention due to his power and goal scoring record - including a penalty against Rovers in the Carling Cup.

This seems interesting to me as they are both a different type of striker, Heskey a link man between attack and midfield, Jackson a power house out and out striker.

Who would you want here? Or is there still hope of retaining Di Santo come Febuary for the rest of the season?




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 13 2009

Time: 8:58AM

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Personally I would be more up for a move for Simeon as he has the suprise factor and has excelled in front of goal... but could Heskey be the dark horse?
Mikey Delap
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13/10/2009 09:02:00

Agreed, I'd take Simeon. Looks decent, has good pace and will be eager to prove himself. Heskey just doesn't cut it for me, a striker that doesn't score isn't good...we have a fair collection of those already! Plus if we want a link man up front we can stick Dunn up there or Kalinic might come good by then (I hope). Also noticed we've been linked with Guillaume Hoarau, good player at PSG although 10m asking price might rule us out :(
fat-elvis
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13/10/2009 09:40:00

Id go for jackson as he can do really well upfront byhimself as i dont c us changing the formation with dunny in form
aadil4rovers
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13/10/2009 10:41:00

Id go for Jackson, but has he always scored goals or is this first season? If this is the first, it could be luck, we a striker with stability. Everytime I see England play international matches, Im always shocked that Heskeys always playing. I dont know if we need a fallen "star" whos getting older and older. A player I would love to see is Cignac
lazyfrog
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13/10/2009 15:19:00

Jackson, but to be honest, I can think of several players id want more.... If we get rid of JR then bring Jackson in... but otherwise, look elsewhere...
rover23
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13/10/2009 16:25:00

None of them I think, agree with R23.....cheers
riisenholt
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13/10/2009 17:18:00

I'll drive Emile to you and throw in a free packet of peanuts. Deal or no deal?
the fear
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13/10/2009 18:06:00

why do we need another striker! we only play with 1 up front anyways!.....
sasman
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14/10/2009 02:21:00

lol maybe because Sam wil expand out if we get the right points on the board by Xmas?
Mikey Delap
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14/10/2009 15:55:00

with the big boys coming up the rest of the month, i doubt we will have too many points by xmas... lol get benni mc out there!
sasman
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15/10/2009 00:45:00

I'm with you dude, I don't think that we need another striker and wouldn't take Heskey anyway!! Jackson isn't going to walk into the first team is he, so would he be any benefit really??
Walker
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15/10/2009 09:08:00

i have a feeling were gonna lose another striker along with di santo in janr either roberts or benni
aadil4rovers
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15/10/2009 10:11:00

You reckon aadil? I think Sam will keep hold of both, he rates Roberts despite what a lot of people think!
Mikey Delap
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15/10/2009 12:36:00

Well if he continues with his 1 striker mentality then they r gonna get dillusioned i mean im hopin by jan kalinic starts firing so unless he changing his formation i dont see him bringing anyone in unless we sell We have Benni, roberts, kalinic and junior(Even after franco leaves in jan which at the moments is very likely)
aadil4rovers
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15/10/2009 13:41:00

i'd prefer Kalinic to just score 30
retroflair31
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17/10/2009 07:51:00

 

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