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#1 nutmegwolf203

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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 17:03

Basically who would you go with up front? I've noticed people putting Saha up there in their own mock formations even with a fit Yakubu returning. Or would anyone prefer a partnership of either two and perhaps Jo mixed in there? I'm interested in what people think, especially with the potential of more creativity being injected into the team.
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#2 Romey 1878

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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 17:06

Out of the two of them I'd choose Yak, but I'd prefer them to play upfront together.
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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 17:08

Personally I think that a fully fit Yakubu is just unplayable.

However, on the other side of the coin, Saha can create goals from nothing, which is some Yakubu cannot do.

I can see a fit Yakubu playing 60-70 minutes then Saha coming in and ripping a tired defence apart all on his own.
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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 17:49

Yakubu!
but I love Saha's creativity and he can score from distance
yak is a good strong goal scorer and cant wait for him to come back
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#5 jofanon

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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 18:26

Saha for me.

Much more rounded player.
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#6 Blue 250

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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 18:37

Play two up front and we don't seem to get the best out of Cahill.IF you want to know which Everton player is our first choice lone striker (so we can accomodate Cahill), then you don't just have the choice of those two, but also JO!

Our best lone striker....for all round team performance is the one who plays best with Cahill, that's how I see it!Not really an answer I know.Who's the best with Cahill, don't think anyone has stood out, Moyes is going to have to work that one out....then add Vaughan and Anichebe, maybe they could work with him.

You want a straight answer to your question Saha or the Yak, with or without Cahill, then I'd say a very fit Yak.....thing is the team will have to work harder, than with Saha, but that's another problem.
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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 20:37

Ridiculous question, both fully fit would fetch 20 goals a season. Both, next!
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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 21:03

Saha - on form at the moment, bring Yak on in second half.
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Posted 29 Aug 2009 - 21:36

yakubu but its close! saha can create a goal out of nothing but yakubu can poach a goal out of nothing at times! hes goal record speaks for itself and hes just so powerful i think hes great to give the ball to to hold up and i know saha can do this but it seems that we play a long ball for him to flick on more often when hes playin! id be interested to see them both together when fit though!
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Posted 30 Aug 2009 - 07:07

yakubu but its close! saha can create a goal out of nothing but yakubu can poach a goal out of nothing at times! hes goal record speaks for itself and hes just so powerful i think hes great to give the ball to to hold up and i know saha can do this but it seems that we play a long ball for him to flick on more often when hes playin! id be interested to see them both together when fit though!

Saha for sure. Many people are forgetting that Yakubu is incredibly lazy and only runs when we have the ball. Also he was in terrible form when he got injured. 1 goal in 10 games if I remember correctly.
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Posted 30 Aug 2009 - 08:11

when fit its yakubu....hes got more to his game very underated...saha has a mental problem with injuries dont think he will ever be free from this problem.
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Posted 30 Aug 2009 - 17:53

Kind of getting bored of the 'Yak is lazy' comments but that is another issue.

Any way! The two together, for sure. IMO Cahill delivers goals from deep, hard work and usually a few fouls. As much as I love Timmy I don't think his technical levels are high enough to displace the likes of Arteta and, in a couple years, Fellaini who both suit the central role along with a holding player - especially know that we have two proper wingers in Bily and Pienaar!

But after all of that drivel, if I had to pick between the two it would have to be Yak. I just think he is a more natural goal-scorer.
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Posted 31 Aug 2009 - 13:10

both! we can do a 4-4-2 now! Cahill in behind, billy, rodwell and Pienaar. Neville in for Hibbo, rest as normal. those 2 up front, both capable of 20+ a season, with Skippy in behind them? come on, tell me thats not temptin!

any thoughts?
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Posted 31 Aug 2009 - 13:34

ill go for the 2 of them with rod/art/cah/pin with rod the holding mid and the other 3 changing places all game
when everyone is fit

Edited by graham1248, 31 Aug 2009 - 13:35.

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Posted 31 Aug 2009 - 16:01

Yakubu, however I do like Saha but Jo has to be 3rd choice.
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Posted 01 Sep 2009 - 15:25

I think Jo and Yak is a partnership that could work.
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 02:54

I think Jo and Yak is a partnership that could work.


I think you're right about that. I'm a Jo fan but one of my biggest critisizms is his lack of creativity at times...yet it must be dormant because he's done it elsewhere. I still look forward to good things from him, he's also not bad at assisting, he's got some vision in front of goal even if not for himself.
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 03:13

Gotta say Saha. Fully fit, he is a class that competes with anyone in Europe, save for a few (overpriced) names.
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 04:11

Yakubu all the way I don't mean to bash Saha I think he was a great player when he was at Fulham but now he's just too injury prone and I don't mean to jinx him but it seems like he's bound to get hurt again. Yak...but only when he's actually fit to start games again. So for the time its got to be Saha
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 07:41

At the moment Saha, he is fit Yakubu is not.
When Yakubu is fully fit I would reconsider depending on Yak's form when he comes back and how Saha reacts to that.

Jo is still disappointing at the moment.
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 08:20

I like the Yak don't get me wrong.

But...

Saha is such a better player!

He has a better touch so he can bring others into play easier
He has more skill and can beat a player 1-1
He is an equivilant finisher (maybe better)
He uses his strength to better effect
He is faster and is able to play inbehind defences
He has more experience at the highest level

Of course he needs to be fit...
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#22 Lowensda

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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 08:46

Personally, i feel. At times the Yak can be unplayable, and has everything in his locker, problem is we dont see it as often as we should. Saha is a classy finisher, a creator, goals-out-of-nothing striker and if it wasnt for injuries he would be among the likes of R.V.Nistleroy and co. as one of the best strikers ever.

Jo, i feel is a dark horse in the waiting. Pre-season with a strike partner (CSKA days) Jo can be formidable. He can also be unplayabale, but he just isnt that great as a lone striker. He needs the creative chances given to him, and i dont doubt for a second that he could be a real poacher infront of goal! Time + partner = we could see the best out of JO :)
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 12:08

Personally, i feel. At times the Yak can be unplayable, and has everything in his locker, problem is we dont see it as often as we should. Saha is a classy finisher, a creator, goals-out-of-nothing striker and if it wasnt for injuries he would be among the likes of R.V.Nistleroy and co. as one of the best strikers ever.

Jo, i feel is a dark horse in the waiting. Pre-season with a strike partner (CSKA days) Jo can be formidable. He can also be unplayabale, but he just isnt that great as a lone striker. He needs the creative chances given to him, and i dont doubt for a second that he could be a real poacher infront of goal! Time + partner = we could see the best out of JO :)

i agree there mate, 44 goals in 77 games shouldnt be ignored. he has been disappointing so far, but as you say he is a man that requires good service. i think this lack of service has come from the midfield being far too deep because we knew our defence was shakey. no that the defence has been strengthened with 2 potential captains (Heitinga and Distin), and the possibility of having a real winger down the right (either Billy or Pienaar), we should be able to play the ball further up the field and give him more chances. I think we need to play 442 or 352 personally (i know this is never going to happen) because we do need 2 strikers up front and now have the midfield and defencive depth to accomodate these formations.

to be fair to Jo, and same goes here for Felli too, they were very good impact subs...
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Posted 02 Sep 2009 - 12:17

if saha was 5 years younger I think I would have gone fr him, however a fit Yak now owuld just edge it.
Its good to have 2 strikers of such quality for a change and it speaks volumes that Jo, an 18m man, is a far away 3rd place!
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Posted 03 Sep 2009 - 08:02

I dont see why Moyes doesnt play 2 strikers up front.

Yak holding up the ball and Saha bursting through the defense could be awesome.
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