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Where are the Goals????

sasman asks where have the simple, basic dare I say it even easy goals gone? What is the problem with Blackburn Rovers…

Over the past few weeks something has caught my attention. Where are the boring old goals, the tap ins, the headers from crosses, one two passes leading to goals, where are the through balls to our strikers, who then finish one on ones?

This is the major problem as to why we are not winning. Most of our recent goals have been spectacular efforts from outside the box, or set pieces. Whilst you might think a goal is a goal, these goals do not occur frequently. What should occur frequently is the tap in goals, the one on one goals and the headers from crosses.

So what is the problem? Is it distribution of the ball to our strikers. Is it poor finishing from our strikers when opportunities do arise, or is it the simple fact that we just cannot score in the box!

If my stats are right, half of our goals have come from players other then strikers whilst 30% of our goals are from outside the box. This percentage is high, indicating the lack of goals from inside the box. We are not finishing the simple goals or we are not making the chances for the simple boring tap in goals. These are the goals that should appear regularly, goals we are missing out on.

Whilst we have seen glimpses of class from our forwards, I feel there is a lack of connection between the forwards and the midfielders. We are missing a spark, regrettably, a spark that disappeared with the forced sale of Craig Bellamy. Whilst we initially thought our recruits would cover for this loss, it is now obvious that we have not covered for the loss of Bellamy.

Now we shouldn't look back and say only if the clause was not included, we should look forward and scout the market before the window opens. Options should be looked at thoroughly as we do not have the money to waste on flops. The January transfer period could decide the future of the club, hopefully, we make key signings and the goals start coming.

This article was written and submitted by sasman.

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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 11 2006

Time: 10:29PM

Your Comments

A goal is a goal as sasman says but we NEED to be seeing more of the boring, simple ones, these are the main ratio of a strikers goals, or should be. Franny Jeffers is meant to be the fox in the box, if so give him a chance (when fit) and let's see if he still is or if he is clinging to that old tag. I hate to say it again and make yet another call for him but this scenario could be tailor-made for Matt Derbyshire!?!? He’s a goalscorer. He'll score so bring him in.
Hughes Da Man
What we lack is pace to get beyond the opposing defence,to create the chances to score the goals you talk about.If you look at our offensive players,not one of them has the pace to run at,and go past,defenders.With the departure of Bellamy,and the injury to Roberts,we are pedestrian up front.Taylor will be exposed against Chelsea,after sitting in his arm chair for 90 mins against us.
boddingtonblue
Where have all the simple goals gone? In the back of the Blackburn net!
TeddyLyon
Gotta agree with Teddy, there all going into our net
sasman
That they are so this better chance SOON!
Hughes Da Man
 

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