| GJL Mid-Norfolk Canary wrote:|
|.....so who IS our best striker on the books if not Oliveira?
..not sure if Pukki can be classed as a striker but even if he is , he's not better than Oliveira? ....Rhodes? ?. after his scoring record these past couple of seasons?...Srbeny??....I'm all ears.
PS maybe it's Adam Idah and none of us know it yet??|
Ok, well stats aren't everything but here's some for you anyway:
Nelson's pro career stats across his various clubs are 194 appearances, 39 goals, i.e goal ratio of virtually 1 goal in 5.
Pukki's pro career stats are 244 appearances, 91 goals, i.e. goal ratio of 1 goal in 2.7 games - notice a slight difference??
Rhodes pro career stats are 391 appearances, 182 goals, i.e. goal ratio of 1 goal in just over 2 games - notice an even bigger difference??
Now you can argue all day long about different levels of football, different team setups etc etc but I think if our 'best' striker has a career average of 1 in 5 then we have a problem, as we did last year when he was our main striker.
The stats, and what I've seen so far this season, say that both Rhodes and Pukki, are better.
Srbeny and Idah, hard to say - at the moment probably not (although Sbreny seems to progressing nicely). But in a year or two's time then I would say they have the potential to be better as well, but of course potential isn't always realised. But with them waiting in the wings (plus Spyrou) then its difficult to see how NO will ever get a game, especially given that he doesn't appear to have the attitude/motivation to force his way into contention.