Albion Talkback: Don't worry about Ulloa

Leo Ulloa will be itching to score against Derby for the second time this season

Leo Ulloa will be itching to score against Derby for the second time this season

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Oscar Garcia is not worried about the form of Leo Ulloa and neither am I.

It will not be long before the Argentinian target man is back on the scoresheet for Oscar's Albion.

In fact, I wouldn't mind betting Ulloa strikes against Derby again on Saturday after notching when they visited for the first Championship game of the season at The Amex back in August.

Ulloa has failed to hit the target against Blackpool, Bournemouth and Birmingham since marking his comeback from two-and-a-half-months out with a fractured foot bone with a Boxing Day double at Charlton.

He was unlucky at Blackpool, wasteful against Bournemouth, but three games without a goal is hardly a crisis, just the type of mini-dry spell that all goalscorers go through.

Ulloa looked a yard short of his customary sharpness when he was substituted against Birmingham last Saturday but that can be attributed to his long absence and flurry of games over Christmas immediately afterwards.

 

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3:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

dave from bexill says...

Absolutely right
Absolutely right dave from bexill
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3:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

I love the phrase "Ulloa looked a yard short" - is he only 3ft 3in now? No wonder he's struggling as a target man :-)

But why is a measurement of distance used as a measurement of speed in sport? A yard over how much time? Over 5 seconds it's quite a bit, over 35 yards, no so much. It tells us nothing yet it is ubiquitous in football.
I love the phrase "Ulloa looked a yard short" - is he only 3ft 3in now? No wonder he's struggling as a target man :-) But why is a measurement of distance used as a measurement of speed in sport? A yard over how much time? Over 5 seconds it's quite a bit, over 35 yards, no so much. It tells us nothing yet it is ubiquitous in football. Ex-pat Arnie
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5:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Baldseagull says...

It tells you he was not as quick as he usually is, but yes it is a poor turn of phrase.
It tells you he was not as quick as he usually is, but yes it is a poor turn of phrase. Baldseagull
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