Twenty goals? Yes please!

An example of a twenty goal striker.
Ahoy hoy everyone. Today I’d like to deal with the issue of a 20-goal a season striker.

This is an idea that has done the rounds with fans recently, with people claiming that said striker is what our team is missing, and that without one we will be unable to push on. So the question is…Berbatov or Tevez?

Well I’d take either…. They were the only players to reach twenty goals last season, and both are main men at Champions League clubs.

Now I know this season has been an odd one and chances are next year there will be more players again in that bracket as there have been in previous seasons. However, things have definitely changed hugely since the days when it was common for players from the top-ten to score over 30 goals in a season.

Even to get one of these “proven Premier League 20-goal a season strikers” that we hear so much about, we must presumably first actually have to find one that exists? And if they indeed do would they have any interest in joining us? Who are the candidates people have in mind when they mention this? Darren Bent? Should we launch a Β£30 million bid to bring him here?

I guess what you have to ask yourself is do you want the club to blow its load πŸ˜‰ on a single striker that would bring close to twenty goals a season? Or would you choose wholesale squad progression and the chance to bring in two strikers that may score ten goals each as well as helping out in assists that will truly fit our future style of play?

That way we’re not left completely up the creek if our main man gets crocked, as seems common with Newcastle.

About Newkie

"He's as good a striker as I've ever worked with and I've coached a few good ones, including Carlos Tevez" -Alan Pardew on Shola Ameobi.

130 thoughts on “Twenty goals? Yes please!

  1. Newike, he doesnt do that anymore does he?

    I did it once for school when we won this penalty shoot-out and I thought I was going to die, proper killed my neck.

    Yes for the people thinking, I am a big a nutter in real life as I am on here. πŸ˜†

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  2. If we do get a 20 goal a season striker they wont be here that long thats for sure…Maybe a season.

    I can’t see there being much truth in Arsenal wanting Joey like. Nasri and Diaby are two players who have problems with him and hasn’t Wenger give him stick in the past?

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  3. Spencer- I think he would have given us one, it would have been in his contract and its why we signed him right? Bums off seats and all that? πŸ˜†

    Haha you muppet :mrgreen: I remember doing a dive a bit like Chris Ashton does if you’ve ever seen Rugby? That was when I was about fourteen and I honestly thought I’d broken a rib πŸ˜†

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  4. πŸ˜† I think people at sunday leauge must think im a right nutter, I always do celebrations when I score, my faviourite propbably when I started boxing a corner flag πŸ˜†

    And aye, would have been class if he did it, even if he died πŸ˜†

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  5. haha thats class πŸ˜†

    I dont give a shyte what people think, I just like to have a laugh πŸ˜†

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  6. I would love the Berb like, dream signing for me.

    Sone of his goals this year he has started off himself winning the ball in his own box.

    World class player – not going to happen

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  7. Spencer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwSTEzhoC8E πŸ˜†
    would love to be in that team like πŸ˜€

    Moreno- Yeah those are the best goals, I think it was one of the many against Blackburn where he won the ball then distributed it, and then he basically strolled up the pitch into the penalty area and finished it off. Lazy as feck, but it was still class to see πŸ˜†

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  8. πŸ˜†
    Nah seriously, no lie, he walked from about the half way line to the box whilst Nani or someone was doing all the running πŸ˜†

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  9. What the hell newkie πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    To be honest thats like my old sunday leauge team πŸ˜†

    I didnt score that much tho cos I’m a CB πŸ˜†

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  10. Any1 know how much Arsenal’s supposed to have bid for joey? If theyve even bid at all. If the Arse sign Barton I’d personally go for Reo-coker on a free. Saying as were signing French flair type players were going to need some1 who can help Tiote. Reo-cokers not a good footballer but he will run all day and is athletic.

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  11. Poor effort Spencer πŸ˜•
    My mate’s mate used to play for a team in Maidstone or Kent somewhere and he played against Chris Smalling when he was about 15. Smalling scored a hattrick from Centre back πŸ˜†

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  12. Good one dave πŸ˜‰

    Newkie- aye, but I aint no fecking smalling πŸ˜†
    Also my manager was a tw’at and used to have a go at me for getting forward apart from corners. πŸ˜†

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  13. god its slow with bloody the day with rumours and twitter shite,ill πŸ™ have to get dave to start one up πŸ˜€

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  14. Was just reading on Sky sports that Bojan’s going to join Roma for 8.5m. Would have been worth a punt.. maybe a long shot but he looks a canny little player. Apparently Barca want a clause so they can buy him back for 10.5m. That would suit Ashley down to the ground.

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  15. Sky bet have suspended betting on us signing n zog so there may be something in the rumours? πŸ˜†

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  16. Aye needed a bit of a catch up … Would be extremely surprised if he signs now with marveux in but we have gone from no wingers to loads with jonas ferguson barnetta apparently coming in where will they all play??

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  17. I dunno with N’zog. Doesn’t need to be happening for bets to be suspended, i could get bets on Eto to newcastle suspended if i repeatedly put money on him to sign and kept shortening the price. People may just be hoping he does and betting it

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  18. I am 50/50 to whether he will sign, I just pray if he doesnt sing for us he doesnt go to the unwashed at sunderland, other wise i will become extreamly bitter.

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  19. Aye, well the twitter rumours flew around yesterday didn’t they, and it wouldn’t surprise me if some silly sodds all started putting money on it πŸ˜• and that equals suspended betting. Might not be anything in it at all. I’d like us to sign Zog and leave Barnetta now to be honest. Means we can play zoggy on the right where he’s class, Marveux/Jonas on the left, and then we can use either of of them as cover/super sub for either wing position as well as HBA. Strength in depth, woo!

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  20. “They want a little longer and we want less. But I think there will be no problems.”

    Seb Larson’s dad on the years of the contract.
    He wants less years at Sunderland and they want more…imagine that πŸ˜† Desperation πŸ˜›

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  21. Bloody sundays god there boring and we have bought nee one today so far , am telling ya’s its going pear shaped this transfer window Ashley and Owlheed oot . I say lets get the bedsheets out meet up at SJP and phone sky sports 😈

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  22. Looking around at other clubs they are not making the same headway we really seem to be we have 3 very good players in already and the likes of Sunderland are after larsson! 😈 I just am quietly pleased with the activity and it’s still only June the others all seem to have no clue in the Market Which against shows how key our scouting system has been! πŸ˜†

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  23. Ice it wouldn’t be hard to start a rumour mate πŸ˜† actually I heard a rumour that Batty was thinking of giving you another pay rise πŸ˜‰
    Hitman like the new avatar πŸ˜†

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  24. now the buzz of three signings has sank in i am thinking if we are stronger or weaker than we were… so just to play devils advocate for a minute..
    We have sold Nolan, our captain and driving force and a senior voice in the dressing room.. the same voice we relied on to get us up.
    Jose second best LB in the prem has entered talks with Arsenal and they have enquired about Joey (our main engine left now Nolan has gone) too. We have let go campbell and kuqi and while not first teamers they were squad players. Perch says he wants to leave so i guess he might well do. Simpson has not accepted the new five year deal offered a month ago. Thats about where we are at in terms of our existing players/players from last season.
    In we have Ba who has played 12 games in his prem career and we had to get Dr Dekka to pass him on the medical. We have Marv who we hope is ok but has not played any footy this year and not kicked a competitive ball since a groin operation in february so lets hope he is ok. Cabaye seems sound though.
    So… if our next moves are to sell joey and jose to arsenal, we will have shipped out our three very best players and two squad ones.. .our entire engine romm is sold and so is our wing back… who links up almost telepathically with jonas. Are we still infront of the game and looking good for next season.. we needed to get in about 4-6 good players ontop of our numbers last year.. so far we are 3 in and 3 out… so we still have much to do. Time is on our side of course but still..its worth some thought before we all get carried away thinking we are looking great.

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  25. hey now.. dont get me wrong here lads and lasses… just trying to get us thinking about how we are looking.. i am not and have not said anything bad or negative….. i am still as i was about five days ago on this issue… ‘jury’s out’ is what i think at this time.

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  26. guiness @ 120…. we are putting alot of faith in our physios next season with HBA, gosling and mav not kicked a ball between them this year, plus Ba who i pray stays fit all season.
    Look at how decimated our squad gets without all the above and it gets paper thin. These guys mentioned above will be our first teamers and just about start places too more often than not. 3 out of new starting 11 have not played in 2011.. thats over 1/4 of our team sheet. Its a case of fingers crossed for me.. All top players i agree and i am dying to see what gosling and HBA can do as i think they will be huge for us next season if they stay fit.

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  27. LukeEdwards0 Luke Edwards
    Club might be willing to talk again if Barton gets rid of agent Willie McKay. Intends to stay for last yr & will have to be forced out #nufc
    25 minutes ago

    And there we have the nub of the problem as many suspected

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  28. atleast if we buy berbatov he will score goals ofr us no matter how lazy he is . he will do more than what michael owen did .the little umpa lumpa

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