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Ulloa admits Albion can still improve as an attacking force

The Argus: Leo Ulloa celebrates his goal against QPR on Tuesday Leo Ulloa celebrates his goal against QPR on Tuesday

Leo Ulloa has admitted Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-offs.

But he says the midweek win and defensive performance against QPR has given morale a massive lift.

The Argentinean striker was on target for the sixth time in eight games to spark a 2-0 success over Harry Redknapp’s men on Tuesday.

Albion won despite only having three shots on target and Ulloa admits they need to get in on goal more frequently in coming matches.

He said: “We want to keep playing as we are but I still think there is more to come from us.

“We can still attack a little better and get more efforts on the opposition goal. But I think we are playing well and that result really made it a good week.”

Ulloa has assured fans he goes into the run-in having shrugged off an ankle problem that was hindering him recently.

He added: “It’s good now. I don’t feel any pain. I had a really bad time because of the wet weather. It was hurting a bit but I never had to stop playing.

“When the pitches are heavy it starts to ache but now they are harder it’s a lot better.”

Ulloa says he is enjoying being an outsider in the play-off push against bigger-budget clubs. He added: “It speaks volumes about us that, after so many injuries and losing players, we still depend on ourselves and no one else to get into the play-offs.

“There is more pressure on teams who have come down or teams with big money, such as Nottingham Forest who have invested heavily.

“But just because there is no expectation on us doesn’t mean we aren’t going for it. We’re doing all we can to get into the play-offs.”

 

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7:00am Thu 13 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal??
Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points .
What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal?? Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points . mark by the sea
  • Score: 11

7:16am Thu 13 Mar 14

russellsnr2 says...

Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO.
I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games".
Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO. I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games". russellsnr2
  • Score: 4

7:44am Thu 13 Mar 14

Clean Sheet says...

Leo has been another fantastic signing, and has proven me wrong. Whenwe wre chasing a second div player from Spain, I thought we were barking. Whoever spotted Leo got it absolutely right. We are missing that midfield burst into the penalty area, but Jesse is settling in now, and lets hope he can make the difference.
Leo has been another fantastic signing, and has proven me wrong. Whenwe wre chasing a second div player from Spain, I thought we were barking. Whoever spotted Leo got it absolutely right. We are missing that midfield burst into the penalty area, but Jesse is settling in now, and lets hope he can make the difference. Clean Sheet
  • Score: 4

8:39am Thu 13 Mar 14

dave from bexill says...

And hasn't his use of English improved. Seriously, a brilliant player for us.
And hasn't his use of English improved. Seriously, a brilliant player for us. dave from bexill
  • Score: 5

8:51am Thu 13 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

mark by the sea wrote:
What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal??
Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points .
Wow,wish he was better than Zamora but he isn't! Different player too. Funnily enough when watching QPR and seeing some of the pace and power of their forward men I actually thought to myself we haven't seen a lean pacey striker like that in an Albion shirt since Zamora, he was a cut above. I see Ulloa as much more like Murray, but a bit quicker.

With Buckley fit, Hoskins and Cms back, who knows what we might achieve.
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal?? Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points .[/p][/quote]Wow,wish he was better than Zamora but he isn't! Different player too. Funnily enough when watching QPR and seeing some of the pace and power of their forward men I actually thought to myself we haven't seen a lean pacey striker like that in an Albion shirt since Zamora, he was a cut above. I see Ulloa as much more like Murray, but a bit quicker. With Buckley fit, Hoskins and Cms back, who knows what we might achieve. pablobrowno
  • Score: 4

9:29am Thu 13 Mar 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

mark by the sea wrote:
What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal??
Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points .
I saw a lot more of Zamora than I have of Ulloa but from wait I can tell, and even taking into account the fact that Bobby played against lower quality opposition for us, he was a better player. At times it seemed that all the team needed to do was get the ball to Zamora in the opposition's half and something would happen. I can't recall Ulloa doing that much outside the box, let alone score. Zamora had a long range shot, could hold the ball up, lay it off and he could beat players. When he stepped up to the Premier League it was evident he didn't quite have the pace to mix it with the best, but I think he was still faster than Ulloa. Ulloa is possibly better around the 6 yard box, and might have better sense of positioning, but that's about it. Remember Bobby was a driving force behind Fulham getting to the UEFA cup final. Ulloa isn't near that level, although he should improve with time..
[quote][p][bold]mark by the sea[/bold] wrote: What a good player we have, in my opinion he is better than Zamora , in the fact he has been here just over a year, new country, language problems, and he scores goals.... Zamora scored plenty , but I wonder about his goals to chances ratio? I don't think Leo can do any more , it's time others stepped up, when was last buckley goal?? Massive game Saturday .. But if we keep a clean sheet , one chance to Leo and three points .[/p][/quote]I saw a lot more of Zamora than I have of Ulloa but from wait I can tell, and even taking into account the fact that Bobby played against lower quality opposition for us, he was a better player. At times it seemed that all the team needed to do was get the ball to Zamora in the opposition's half and something would happen. I can't recall Ulloa doing that much outside the box, let alone score. Zamora had a long range shot, could hold the ball up, lay it off and he could beat players. When he stepped up to the Premier League it was evident he didn't quite have the pace to mix it with the best, but I think he was still faster than Ulloa. Ulloa is possibly better around the 6 yard box, and might have better sense of positioning, but that's about it. Remember Bobby was a driving force behind Fulham getting to the UEFA cup final. Ulloa isn't near that level, although he should improve with time.. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 0

10:35am Thu 13 Mar 14

tinker111 says...

Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4
Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4 tinker111
  • Score: -9

10:59am Thu 13 Mar 14

elljam says...

The guy has done a great job & I often wonder what he's feeling inside as does he really get the support & service to show how good he really is. His goals to chances ratio must be pretty high & he is often alone against a back four.

I read some of the upbeat posts after Tuesday & it was a great win & the 2nd half was particularly enjoyable, even before the goals. The plus points being the back four who despite being put under a lot of pressure restricted QPR to shots outside the area enabling Kuczcsak to only make one difficult save . Dunk was especially good & yet again proved he is more than capable of being an automatic choice. He had Keane in his pocket all night & Saturday will tell us if Garcia has a blind spot regarding Greer. Also when we did attack there finally seemed more desire to get numbers forward, although the right option wasn't always taken.
Lingaard definitely gives us more energy going forward but the problem so far has been his decision making & the fact he is easily knocked off the ball.. However it was refreshing to see him & Buckley running at the opposition, something we haven't seen enough of this season.
However, I know you can say they had players earning 5x our players salary & all with Premier League experience it still seemed a little too easy for their midfield to get into our final third,especially Hoilett, Morrison & Traore who seemed to brush challenges aside quite easily at times & I feel we need Stephens, Ince & Orlandi to stay injury free for the run-in to give a chance of the play-offs.
Luckily due to our defence & the fact Charlie Austin was missing there was no real threat around the box. QPR have had trouble scoring goals whenever when he hasn't played so some perspective has to be taken,

Let's hope Oscar perseveres with the pace of Lingaard & Buckley if fit with the added bonus of other potential match winners on the bench in LuaLua & March.
The guy has done a great job & I often wonder what he's feeling inside as does he really get the support & service to show how good he really is. His goals to chances ratio must be pretty high & he is often alone against a back four. I read some of the upbeat posts after Tuesday & it was a great win & the 2nd half was particularly enjoyable, even before the goals. The plus points being the back four who despite being put under a lot of pressure restricted QPR to shots outside the area enabling Kuczcsak to only make one difficult save . Dunk was especially good & yet again proved he is more than capable of being an automatic choice. He had Keane in his pocket all night & Saturday will tell us if Garcia has a blind spot regarding Greer. Also when we did attack there finally seemed more desire to get numbers forward, although the right option wasn't always taken. Lingaard definitely gives us more energy going forward but the problem so far has been his decision making & the fact he is easily knocked off the ball.. However it was refreshing to see him & Buckley running at the opposition, something we haven't seen enough of this season. However, I know you can say they had players earning 5x our players salary & all with Premier League experience it still seemed a little too easy for their midfield to get into our final third,especially Hoilett, Morrison & Traore who seemed to brush challenges aside quite easily at times & I feel we need Stephens, Ince & Orlandi to stay injury free for the run-in to give a chance of the play-offs. Luckily due to our defence & the fact Charlie Austin was missing there was no real threat around the box. QPR have had trouble scoring goals whenever when he hasn't played so some perspective has to be taken, Let's hope Oscar perseveres with the pace of Lingaard & Buckley if fit with the added bonus of other potential match winners on the bench in LuaLua & March. elljam
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Gee Jay says...

tinker111 wrote:
Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4
Trouble is, Leo is having to do all the scoring, if Kaz,Will Buckley, Orlandi, JFC and others were not wanting to have that 'extra' touch in front of goal the burden on Leo would not be so great.
Roll on CMS and Hosko being back to full fitness.
BUT, all things considered, Albion are still in with a chance of a play off place, which is remarkable given all that Oscar has had to cope with this season.
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4[/p][/quote]Trouble is, Leo is having to do all the scoring, if Kaz,Will Buckley, Orlandi, JFC and others were not wanting to have that 'extra' touch in front of goal the burden on Leo would not be so great. Roll on CMS and Hosko being back to full fitness. BUT, all things considered, Albion are still in with a chance of a play off place, which is remarkable given all that Oscar has had to cope with this season. Gee Jay
  • Score: 4

12:39pm Thu 13 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Efforts on goal are of course what front play is all about but as saw when we played against QPR, there are efforts and then there are efforts. Fire a shot off from twenty five yards, one to add to the total of shots, but rarely one to add to the goal tally. Predators such as Ulloa are not looking to bang one in from distance, the eighteen yard box is their hunting ground.
Lingard, as an attacking midfield player, out of instinct will push forward, he will be looking for his chance and this has to help Ulloa. Buckley, whilst quite capable of scoring for himself, will provide for Ulloa and Lingard, it seems to me that right now we are just missing one more provider from central midfield, and given time I think Ince will be that player, it's just a question of whether there is enough time left in this season.

Separate issue, I see that Sunderland have appointed a new Director of Football, I wonder how well that will go down with Gus.
Efforts on goal are of course what front play is all about but as saw when we played against QPR, there are efforts and then there are efforts. Fire a shot off from twenty five yards, one to add to the total of shots, but rarely one to add to the goal tally. Predators such as Ulloa are not looking to bang one in from distance, the eighteen yard box is their hunting ground. Lingard, as an attacking midfield player, out of instinct will push forward, he will be looking for his chance and this has to help Ulloa. Buckley, whilst quite capable of scoring for himself, will provide for Ulloa and Lingard, it seems to me that right now we are just missing one more provider from central midfield, and given time I think Ince will be that player, it's just a question of whether there is enough time left in this season. Separate issue, I see that Sunderland have appointed a new Director of Football, I wonder how well that will go down with Gus. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

1:06pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

tinker111 wrote:
Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4
Hahaha - Messi has a shots to goals ratio of more than 4 to 1, Ronaldo has a ratio of nearly 7 to 1. You think Ulloa should be more clinical than either of those two?

I say again, hahaha.
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4[/p][/quote]Hahaha - Messi has a shots to goals ratio of more than 4 to 1, Ronaldo has a ratio of nearly 7 to 1. You think Ulloa should be more clinical than either of those two? I say again, hahaha. Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 4

2:29pm Thu 13 Mar 14

McCartney says...

Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
iiiight.
Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiight. McCartney
  • Score: 2

2:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

elljam says...

tinker111 wrote:
Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4
Not sure about that. He is scoring virtually a goal a game at the moment & I'm not seeing him miss another 3 chances in these matches.
We rarely create 3 chances per game anyway.
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4[/p][/quote]Not sure about that. He is scoring virtually a goal a game at the moment & I'm not seeing him miss another 3 chances in these matches. We rarely create 3 chances per game anyway. elljam
  • Score: 3

2:46pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pablobrowno says...

McCartney wrote:
Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

iiiight.
Bobby has played for England!!
[quote][p][bold]McCartney[/bold] wrote: Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiight.[/p][/quote]Bobby has played for England!! pablobrowno
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

mark by the sea says...

pablobrowno wrote:
McCartney wrote:
Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii


iiiight.
Bobby has played for England!!
Yes so has Carlton palmers , getting caps for England means nothing now,
My point about Zamora was he was getting chances by the hat full in division one against very slow defenders, he scored a lot of 1 on 1s with a ball over the top, brooker was supplying him with a half dozen passes around the box, Leo on the other hand is feeding off scraps really.
I wonder if you remember Leo falling over last march April expecting a free kick? Guy has worked really hard to improve his body strength .
When we sell him in the summer to Leicester for 7.5 million we will regret it! Players like that are not easy to find.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]McCartney[/bold] wrote: Most of Bobbys games for BHA were in the 3rd and 4th tier of football. Within the snd tire Allou has a better rcord than Bobby. Personally I love both of them, but to see whos the best lets see them Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiight.[/p][/quote]Bobby has played for England!![/p][/quote]Yes so has Carlton palmers , getting caps for England means nothing now, My point about Zamora was he was getting chances by the hat full in division one against very slow defenders, he scored a lot of 1 on 1s with a ball over the top, brooker was supplying him with a half dozen passes around the box, Leo on the other hand is feeding off scraps really. I wonder if you remember Leo falling over last march April expecting a free kick? Guy has worked really hard to improve his body strength . When we sell him in the summer to Leicester for 7.5 million we will regret it! Players like that are not easy to find. mark by the sea
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

The sale of Ulloa to Leicester is a fait accompli, is it?
The sale of Ulloa to Leicester is a fait accompli, is it? Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 1

4:50pm Thu 13 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

Mark, is that what you think will happen, Ulloa to Leicester, I assume you think that we will not get promoted, obviously if we do, he goes nowhere.
So Leicester to cough up 7.5 million for Ulloa, why Leicester, why not one of the existing prem clubs? Why 7.5 million?

Leicester, to date, have scored 65 goals, would they need to buy an unproven striker to take to the prem, unproven at the top level that is. Would Leicester not be better off trying to buy an existing prem striker to add to the champ div strikers that they have now. I could see a club like Stoke or Villa coming for him, mid order prem clubs with established players, but 5 or 6 million might be their top bid, FFP and all that.
Mark, is that what you think will happen, Ulloa to Leicester, I assume you think that we will not get promoted, obviously if we do, he goes nowhere. So Leicester to cough up 7.5 million for Ulloa, why Leicester, why not one of the existing prem clubs? Why 7.5 million? Leicester, to date, have scored 65 goals, would they need to buy an unproven striker to take to the prem, unproven at the top level that is. Would Leicester not be better off trying to buy an existing prem striker to add to the champ div strikers that they have now. I could see a club like Stoke or Villa coming for him, mid order prem clubs with established players, but 5 or 6 million might be their top bid, FFP and all that. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 1

5:42pm Thu 13 Mar 14

golddene says...

Good lad Leo, very welcome comments.
Good lad Leo, very welcome comments. golddene
  • Score: 1

11:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

oksouthstander says...

russellsnr2 wrote:
Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO.
I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games".
Unfortunately my only option is SP and the Commentator JC works for BBC radio and is NOT a Soccer commentator as for long periods of the game he is elsewhere than on the pitch with the ball and if things can't get any worse we now have an opinionated ex-Albion reserve defender telling us what should be happening. Please bring back Budgie Byrne at least he has achieved in his footballing career and played under some of the top coaches .Through after all this I actually get to see most games after the event on SP but with other Clubs and on the internet. I would sooner listen to Tim Humphreys and Bob Booker any-time. Best way to listen to SP is listen to the opposing commentary and form your own opinion. My bro is at every home game and from what I hear. We are good for the play offs and injury free Wembley.
[quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO. I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games".[/p][/quote]Unfortunately my only option is SP and the Commentator JC works for BBC radio and is NOT a Soccer commentator as for long periods of the game he is elsewhere than on the pitch with the ball and if things can't get any worse we now have an opinionated ex-Albion reserve defender telling us what should be happening. Please bring back Budgie Byrne at least he has achieved in his footballing career and played under some of the top coaches .Through after all this I actually get to see most games after the event on SP but with other Clubs and on the internet. I would sooner listen to Tim Humphreys and Bob Booker any-time. Best way to listen to SP is listen to the opposing commentary and form your own opinion. My bro is at every home game and from what I hear. We are good for the play offs and injury free Wembley. oksouthstander
  • Score: 1

2:29am Sat 15 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

tinker111 wrote:
Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4
No you're being inaccurate (as usual).
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: Leo needs to put away more than 1 in 4 chances for an improvement and am being kind when I say 1 in 4[/p][/quote]No you're being inaccurate (as usual). Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

2:39am Sat 15 Mar 14

Captain Haddock says...

oksouthstander wrote:
russellsnr2 wrote:
Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO.
I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games".
Unfortunately my only option is SP and the Commentator JC works for BBC radio and is NOT a Soccer commentator as for long periods of the game he is elsewhere than on the pitch with the ball and if things can't get any worse we now have an opinionated ex-Albion reserve defender telling us what should be happening. Please bring back Budgie Byrne at least he has achieved in his footballing career and played under some of the top coaches .Through after all this I actually get to see most games after the event on SP but with other Clubs and on the internet. I would sooner listen to Tim Humphreys and Bob Booker any-time. Best way to listen to SP is listen to the opposing commentary and form your own opinion. My bro is at every home game and from what I hear. We are good for the play offs and injury free Wembley.
Yes the commentaries are truly dreadful, especially Aspinall. His sole roles are to add his knowledge / input to the action that's unfolding and to pronounce names. He fails drastically on the latter. I hear there may be a reason for this but if so he's in the wrong job tbph.

I rarely have a mental picture of what's happening when Cantor "describes the action". Might as well watch SSN!!!
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]russellsnr2[/bold] wrote: Agree 100% with "Albion must pose more of a goal threat if they are to make the play-off's." but unless we are prepared to go that extra mile and play two up front so at least Leo gets some back-up we are not going to score more goals. If we could have CMS back and 100% fit I think there would be more chances created in the box but that's JMO. I only get to listen to the games on SP but often hear "wrong option why didn't he shoot" it sounds as though we are frightened to loose possession even when we are up the field and again as said on SP "possession doesn't win games".[/p][/quote]Unfortunately my only option is SP and the Commentator JC works for BBC radio and is NOT a Soccer commentator as for long periods of the game he is elsewhere than on the pitch with the ball and if things can't get any worse we now have an opinionated ex-Albion reserve defender telling us what should be happening. Please bring back Budgie Byrne at least he has achieved in his footballing career and played under some of the top coaches .Through after all this I actually get to see most games after the event on SP but with other Clubs and on the internet. I would sooner listen to Tim Humphreys and Bob Booker any-time. Best way to listen to SP is listen to the opposing commentary and form your own opinion. My bro is at every home game and from what I hear. We are good for the play offs and injury free Wembley.[/p][/quote]Yes the commentaries are truly dreadful, especially Aspinall. His sole roles are to add his knowledge / input to the action that's unfolding and to pronounce names. He fails drastically on the latter. I hear there may be a reason for this but if so he's in the wrong job tbph. I rarely have a mental picture of what's happening when Cantor "describes the action". Might as well watch SSN!!! Captain Haddock
  • Score: 1

11:28am Sat 15 Mar 14

Eddy B says...

£7.5m for Ulloa? I'd be tempted.
what he appears to be not - fast, good long range shot, lethal finisher
what he is - a great hold up player, good in the air, great defending at corners, top bloke playing with a smile

to me he looks like your old fashioned centre forward who could be 1/2 of a fantastic partnership, whether with Lingard, CMS, Hoskins, ? All the stranger we don't play 2 up front.
£7.5m for Ulloa? I'd be tempted. what he appears to be not - fast, good long range shot, lethal finisher what he is - a great hold up player, good in the air, great defending at corners, top bloke playing with a smile to me he looks like your old fashioned centre forward who could be 1/2 of a fantastic partnership, whether with Lingard, CMS, Hoskins, ? All the stranger we don't play 2 up front. Eddy B
  • Score: 0

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