Registered On: August 5, 2017
Agree with the majority of your comparison, Money at the start of an very good career, Oates and Peacock were decent players. Angus Davidson, even when hampered by chronic injuries, was a class above our current motley crew of forwards.
I have been very critical of Loft. I understand it is a horrible job playing as the lone striker. But he hardly challenges for some of the big hoof ups to him and rarely gets the ball to allow the team to move forward. His best play has been when the team tries to pass the ball and keep possession on the ground rather than 10ft in the air.
But having watched Loft over the last few matches, he does not show the movement, positioning or anticipation to get on the end of passes and crosses into the box. We had enough of the match against Barrow to get back into the game and there was an improvement when Eisa came on.
Even in the dark days we had strikers like Roberts, Cassidy, Fletcher, Green and more who played like centre forwards and were always in the box trying their best to get in a position to score. Of course we also had a few duffers, but we played 2 up top and at least 1 of the strikers gave us some hope of scoring.