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26 minutes ago, Woodytom said:

What points did he do well in 90 minutes?

He was lucky to stay on the field the way he barged over idiotically into the grealish incident having already been booked.

Did he put the penalty away ok? Or was it not quite good enough?

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What really done my head in was we constantly kept pumping into the air for him, he's not that type of player at all. It's clear to see. Just play it to his feet.

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1 hour ago, Woodytom said:

What points did he do well in 90 minutes?

He was lucky to stay on the field the way he barged over idiotically into the grealish incident having already been booked.

His general play. He barely got a sniff. Didn't help that we were lumping it forward in the air as if he was some kind of Gestede/Shearer hybrid

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I thought he was our best player. Looked dangerous when he got some service and works hard for the team. Can beat a player too. Not his fault we have no midfield. 

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As above - thought he linked up fairly well with Adomah in the first half. Could/should have squared to McCormack in the first half for a dead cert goal. 

Needs the ball at his feet in the final third. Lumping it up to him is and will be useless. Feel some of the earlier opinions post game are overreactions. 

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7 hours ago, Mammoth10 said:

Did he put the penalty away ok? Or was it not quite good enough?

The actual penalty was very good. Doesn't excuse 89 minutes of poor attempts at showboating.

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7 hours ago, chappy said:

His general play. He barely got a sniff. Didn't help that we were lumping it forward in the air as if he was some kind of Gestede/Shearer hybrid

His closing down was pretty poor after a while, though. He seems pretty self-interested if I'm honest. McCormack was constantly having to shout at him to press the defence - not to mention that non-pass. 

He's a handy enough player and had an off day but there's been nothing to convince me that he's a good purchase for £15m this far. 

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1 hour ago, bobzy said:

His closing down was pretty poor after a while, though. He seems pretty self-interested if I'm honest. McCormack was constantly having to shout at him to press the defence - not to mention that non-pass. 

He's a handy enough player and had an off day but there's been nothing to convince me that he's a good purchase for £15m this far. 

At this level I'd want to see upwards of 30 league goals to be convinced that £15m was good business to be perfectly honest.

Rightly the standards are being set high on this bloke given the fee, he has pace and is skillful but so far he has not scored enough and not really done enough. Yesterday was awful IMO, his decision making was putrid, not only that chance where he should have squared it to McCormack, but his general back-to-goal play was shite - often opting to try and go past several players rather than do the simple lay off. Kodjia just over complicates things, and we really ought to have no time for that. 

Whilst strikers are very far down our list of priorities this winter, I would really like to see us sign Scott Hogan from Brentford at some point, perhaps at the cost of McCormack.

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said it earlier in the thread he would have be league top scorer to justify that fee

Bristol City mugged us especially when they have Abraham

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6 hours ago, bobzy said:

His closing down was pretty poor after a while, though. He seems pretty self-interested if I'm honest. McCormack was constantly having to shout at him to press the defence - not to mention that non-pass. 

He's a handy enough player and had an off day but there's been nothing to convince me that he's a good purchase for £15m this far. 

Agree on the closing down. McCormack had to partially shame him into it on occasion. 

I'm not a huge believer in your centre forwards killing themselves chasing lost causes, but there were several times yesterday when if he'd gone with Ross, their back four would have been in trouble. As it was they pretty much always had a comfortable ball out, because RMcM was going alone and there was no support behind or alongside him, 

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2 hours ago, Zatman said:

said it earlier in the thread he would have be league top scorer to justify that fee

Bristol City mugged us especially when they have Abraham

No doubt in my mind we got mugged off with Kodjia. I like him, but Kodjia is not worth what we paid. The price tag we put on him was ridiculous considering he only had 1 good season in the championship. Rudy had a better strike record and yet we got Rudy for half. 

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I dont think so, he has only played at Championship level in England and only team in division that could really afford him is Newcastle

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For £15m you'd expect him to win games for us on his own. He's really just a decent striker with pace, with a bit of thought and planning we probably could have signed someone just as good for £5m. 

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1 hour ago, Villaphan04 said:

@KHV just wondering, but do you think he was a waste of money?

I think we overpaid massively for him. I don't think he is a bad player but I would not have paid more than £10m for him. 

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9 hours ago, KHV said:

I think we overpaid massively for him. I don't think he is a bad player but I would not have paid more than £10m for him. 

Remember a lot of that is add ons though so really it is more like 10m as we are not getting promoted this season

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