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grimsby pete
January 6, 2015, 12:16pm

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Did anybody see the Wimbledon game last night,

Akinfenwa looked if he was 20 stone but he put himself about and scared the shite out of Liverpool,

Just proves what you can do if you put the effort in,

Quick reactions to score a goal also.


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Scored from close range but didnt look very effective to me. Slow and gave away countless free kicks.

Plus he's a wimp!
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Scored from close range but didnt look very effective to me. Slow and gave away countless free kicks.

Plus he's a wimp!


Really? He might not be quick but he terrified the Liverpool central defenders and some of his hold up play was at least as good as the prem players at the other end. Together with Tubbs  he makes a pretty good strike force I reckon.


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Imagine if we could get him, he would be lethal in this league imo.


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I wasn't terribly impressed with him. Liverpool seemed terrified of corners and packed penalty areas generally more than him alone, short of prodding the ball over the line and some hold up play he didn't look overly dangerous. Thought the Yeovil forwards looked livelier against Man Utd earlier.


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I wasn't terribly impressed with him. Liverpool seemed terrified of corners and packed penalty areas generally more than him alone, short of prodding the ball over the line and some hold up play he didn't look overly dangerous. Thought the Yeovil forwards looked livelier against Man Utd earlier.


It's all about blending a team though isn't it? Yes he lumbers about and no is is never going to chase down a defender in the corner or outpace anyone to a through ball, but they had other players to do that. When the ball needed holding up though he was your man, allowing others to get with him.

Town have a player who can do that as well. The difference is that we don't have pacy wingers who can cross a ball and we don't have midfielders with the pace and stamina to make runs past the front two. When you do that you can play a goalscorer like Tubbs (Hannah?) and not need to worry about offsides.



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booked
10 fouls
scored a goal after some great defending and even better goalkeeping
slow
cant play football
apart from that he was excrement


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It's all about blending a team though isn't it? Yes he lumbers about and no is is never going to chase down a defender in the corner or outpace anyone to a through ball, but they had other players to do that. When the ball needed holding up though he was your man, allowing others to get with him.

Town have a player who can do that as well. The difference is that we don't have pacy wingers who can cross a ball and we don't have midfielders with the pace and stamina to make runs past the front two. When you do that you can play a goalscorer like Tubbs (Hannah?) and not need to worry about offsides.


Agree about the wingers and the whole build-up but Akinfenwa just didn't do much for me. Thought he looked too large to do anything but knock people over, but he didn't seem to do that. I remember him being a better, sharper player a coupe of years back though.


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I wonder if he's believing his own hype a bit too much and putting muscle on up top for the sake of it. All the Beast Mode and strongest player in the world stuff etc.


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January 6, 2015, 1:34pm
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An unfit version of Lenny ?
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