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6 minutes ago, Changing Times said:

I don't think he was one on one in the way you mean it, albeit I think he should have anticipated the first chance, and he quite clearly didn't.  We don't have to create 3 or 4 one on one chances for him to score. I'd be amazed if there were many games in the time that he's been here that we've created 3 or 4 one on one chances for the entire team, never mind him alone.

We certainly are not a side that creates numerous chances each game, which makes it more important when we do we convert what chances come our way. Britt has shown that he cannot convert enough, if we have aspirations for the play offs in my opinion. If we add something different up top he may well do. Everyone sees the game differently, but I think he should have converted one of his chances today. I dont know how easy a chance he needs. I think today gave Warnock food for thought. When we went 433 we were more dominant. Perhaps that may give Britt the more clear cut chances he needs, though in my opinion they dont get much more clear cut than today.

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2 hours ago, TAPOUT said:

We certainly are not a side that creates numerous chances each game, which makes it more important when we do we convert what chances come our way. Britt has shown that he cannot convert enough, if we have aspirations for the play offs in my opinion. If we add something different up top he may well do. Everyone sees the game differently, but I think he should have converted one of his chances today. I dont know how easy a chance he needs. I think today gave Warnock food for thought. When we went 433 we were more dominant. Perhaps that may give Britt the more clear cut chances he needs, though in my opinion they dont get much more clear cut than today.

The thing is we need wingers who create 20 chances a game like Leeds United did for Bamford and co last season 😄. As we currently only create 1 chance if ya lucky per game. 

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4 hours ago, BegSteeleOrBoro said:

On strikers. Our problem has not necessarily been strikers - we’ve had lots of class strikers over the time period mentioned, from Yakubu, Hasslebaink, Viduka, Boksic to poachers with good record like Rhodes, Boyd and Britt. The issue has been - and continues to be - creating good chances. How many class attacking midfielders have we had in the past decade? Look how the correlate with our goals scored. With Rav we had Juninho, with Ricard we had Gazza (almost got an England recall), and with Bamford we had Tomlin/Ramirez.  Most of the time we have not had a true attacking midfielder - maybe excluding Zenden (who was class but didn’t contribute as many goals/assists as I thought). 
 

We desperately need to take a chance on an attacking player who actually creates chances, can dribble and takes men out of the game. They are rare and cost money, but it’s better to have one that raises the value of the players around you - rather than keep buying expensive strikers and selling them for a massive loss when they suddenly (and apparently surprisingly) stop scoring when they get few chances.

Marcus Maddison posted the below on Instagram today. We know Warnock likes a gamble with the likes of Taraabt and El Hadj Diouf. He could be just the person Marcus needs in his life to turn it around and be our outlet.

marcusmaddison11 27 today 🥳 but can’t mask the fact that this year has been the worst of my life. No goals achieved, my best friend died 🐕😭, love life non existent ☠️ & now Jobless 🤷🏼‍♂️. So happy birthday To myself & knowing next year can’t be any worse surely 🤔🤨 #mm11 #birthday #inspire #life#job #dad #dog

 

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2 hours ago, Changing Times said:

No striker in the world needs just one chance though, so that's completely unrealistic.

im obviously not suggesting that theres players with 100% conversion rate who scores every time,  i do however believe that there are plenty of strikers that will finish more often than not from 6 yards out like the two birtt britt chances today.

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I can’t agree that a striker would solve all our problems, it’s exactly that kind of thinking that has got us in this position back in 2017.

What we need once and for all is footballers who can play in the attacking third and actually keep the ball up there and do stuff with it. 
The likes of Jota, Gaston, watkins even *** ‘Chair’. THOSE are the style of players we need to bring in, not more strikers.

Watching Brighton today was depressing, their interplay around utds area was great to watch, it was inventive and full of movement. I’m sick of seeing and saying the same thing about how we attack, how predictable and laboured it is. The reason it’s that way is our attacking players just haven’t got the technical ability. We are full of runners and crossers and hoofers, putting hopeful balls into areas. We generally scrap goals or punish opposition mistakes and we will NEVER score any meaningful amount without a decent pattern to our attack.

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3 hours ago, Ayresome7 said:

Marcus Maddison posted the below on Instagram today. We know Warnock likes a gamble with the likes of Taraabt and El Hadj Diouf. He could be just the person Marcus needs in his life to turn it around and be our outlet.

marcusmaddison11 27 today 🥳 but can’t mask the fact that this year has been the worst of my life. No goals achieved, my best friend died 🐕😭, love life non existent ☠️ & now Jobless 🤷🏼‍♂️. So happy birthday To myself & knowing next year can’t be any worse surely 🤔🤨 #mm11 #birthday #inspire #life#job #dad #dog

 

What a *** spunkbubble.

I mean maybe, just MAYBE if he wasn't such a self-centered, attention seeking See You Next Tuesday some club would sign him.

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Still needing width, creativity and a little pace.

And repeat.

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4 minutes ago, TheJew said:

Still needing width, creativity and a little pace.

And repeat.

You'll be repeating this every year until we hire a competent Director of Football. Any footballing man should be able to take 1 look at this squad and see the holes in it.

Unfortunately we keep hiring people like Monk, Pulis, Woodgate, and Warnock. Up and down between "young, attacking football" and "experience, pump it into the channels". Except we've ended up pumping it into the channels with all of them anyway. Mental, this club. Absolutely absurd.

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Especially when that Mogga fella is showing us what we could have had ......oh I forgot !

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10 hours ago, TAPOUT said:

We certainly are not a side that creates numerous chances each game, which makes it more important when we do we convert what chances come our way. Britt has shown that he cannot convert enough, if we have aspirations for the play offs in my opinion. If we add something different up top he may well do. Everyone sees the game differently, but I think he should have converted one of his chances today. I dont know how easy a chance he needs. I think today gave Warnock food for thought. When we went 433 we were more dominant. Perhaps that may give Britt the more clear cut chances he needs, though in my opinion they dont get much more clear cut than today.

I predicated mid table based on NW presence and the club fulfilling his needs for players. I certainly have no unrealistic aspirations of play offs. Acutely based on the last three games I would lower my prediction to mid lower.  
We still have a slow leaky defense with no link up player or leader and Brit misses more chances then I have seen for any striker. Let’s not talk about possession, pass rates or crosses. 

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I know neither are left footed CBs but just noticed Ryan Bennett still at Wolves with little chance or playing and same for Benkovic at Leicester it seems. We were linked with both in Jan.

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Gee Whizz. Everytime I do a search for any type of transfer news at the moment it's either articles about how Warnock has said something good about someone else's new signing, or papers clickbaiting boro fans by headlining the big money player our rivals are signing.

Enough to make me pig sick.

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