killgod Posted February 11, 2011 Share Posted February 11, 2011 TBH, I find it a bit unfair that OO is getting write off as unable to score goal for us since he has played a little bit more than one game (1 half against Greece and 70 min against Ukraine) for us since being absent from the MNT for a long period of time. Those 2 games weren't against SVG but 2 quality Euro teams. He did OK in those 2 games so I say give him a chance to prove what he can do against a CONCACAF opponent and then we'll judge his effectiveness. Didn't mean to suggest they should be banished from the team forever without any further chance to prove themselves. However between Friend and Occean, you have 45 matches and 4 goals. You simply need better from your striker position if we want to even sniff round 3 of WCQ, let alone Brazil 2014. Isn't there lots of talk about this mentality anyways? Not accepting "good efforts" anymore, demanding results? Well I'm on board with the idea and I demand production from our strikers, it's that simple. Chances were had on Wednesday and they simply didn't execute. So when it comes down to it, if you exclude situations like Gavin McCallum, Gerba scores at a record rate for our nation, so he has to be favoured because it's what we need more than anything. Surely I have no issue with other strikers getting out for things like round one of WCQ, friendlies, etc, but if they can't perform in those matches then I wouldn't want them playing the bulk of the time when things get more difficult. Wouldn't you agree? Gerba may not be the best all around player, but you can't win without goals and he at least has proven he'll give us those. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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