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01 Aug 2022 19:30:07
I don't post too often, maybe a couple of times last season, but I'm here every day ?

I just wondered how everyone feels about a new striker coming in, with regards to the development of Joffy? I would really like to see him get some more game time this season, especially when games are pretty much done and dusted (if we find ourselves in that position of course) .

If we get another striker in, who will likely be a starter / backup to Bamford, where does that leave him? I imagine he's been given assurances to sign the new contract, but, with Bamford, Rodrigo and the new striker in a first team squad, will he actually get any minutes? Or are we resigned to the fact that Greenwood is no longer a striker, and maybe an AM?

Just wondering.

Oh, and I do want another striker in by the way ?.

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01 Aug 2022 20:10:48
Horror ? New striker a must as it's only a matter of time before Paddy on the treatment table. Joffy is a classic sub after an hour. ? must keep, possibly new Pablo, excellent visionary passing and we know can strike free kicks. Can see him regularly coming on as sub for Aaronson after 75 minutes or so. No player is going to impede Joffy Jimmy or Sam development. Club have made some excellent strategic and recruitment decisions since the window opened. The truly interesting choice which will likely arise over the next fortnight is when Barcodes come back with a £40M bid for Jackie H. Cue BBOOGG for a repeated rant.

01 Aug 2022 20:27:24
Horror, I just don’t think we can rely on Bamford (injuries) or Rodders ( form) to be consistent. That’s why I feel we are looking for a new forward. I've no doubt joffy and greenwood will get game time
Id love to see Rodders step up and be the star playmaker we need, but I just don’t think he has it in him on the consistent basis we need at this level sadly.

01 Aug 2022 21:24:55
It only takes further injuries to injury prone Bambam and Gelhardt and Radz and Victor will have wished they had signed 2 more strikers not just 1.

01 Aug 2022 21:34:00
Horror, I really understand your concerns. It’s difficult to know just how good Joffy and Greenwood are without giving them a sustained run and are they ready for that. I like them both, watched a lot of them playing together in the 23s and they know each other’s game very well. Greenwood trusted in the final game of last season and Joffy showing his class in his appearances. They need game time, so I hope there is a plan for them even if it’s regular 30 mins or so. A year where they both warm the bench but don’t play much football, not very helpful!

01 Aug 2022 22:00:22
Spanish the problem I see is that there's zero room for sentiment or development in the Prem .

Whilst we all want best for joffy + Sam I seriously don't think we can rely on them to chip in with the essential goals required from the off .

As we all know we have a relatively handy August schedule, wouldn't it have been great to have had our full recruitment done by now and give ourselves. our best chance to accrue points.

Sam + joffy imo are quality in depth and essential members of a much needed bigger better squad .

We need a goal scorer desperately though to convert the better chances we will definitely create from midfield this season

Here hoping. for. a great start pal ???.

01 Aug 2022 22:16:11
I think we proved beyond reasonable doubt last year that what we have isn't enough.

02 Aug 2022 00:03:46
Having 5 subs available this season should give Geldhart more game the man is 20 not a kid he doesn't need nurturing anymore.

02 Aug 2022 00:06:05
Jimmy is Dutch.

02 Aug 2022 07:34:58
The problem last year was the Joffy was not preferred up front and James was selected that was a major reason for lack of goals. Will happily chase everything but not a goal scorer. IMO we’d have had more chance up front with Joffy.

02 Aug 2022 07:43:07
Gelhardt will not start ahead of Bamford. What doesn’t look good on his stats sheet from last season is that he had 20 appearances and only 2 goals, but remember that was in a dis functional free falling team last season so he just didn’t get the service.
What Joffy needs to do this season hopefully is obviously score more goals, same goes if we do have a new striker come in which will further limit his game time.
He’s got to take his chances when he is given them and he will get chances, there’s no given at this level of football and Joffy knows that.
Personally I believe he is destined for great times at Elland rd, patience is required but he will know he has to push on from now and find the net at every opportunity.

02 Aug 2022 09:29:43
What OP said, but would also like to add that of those 20 games he only started 5. 2 goals and 4 assists isn't bad considering how many he started. Expecting more from him this season, though.

02 Aug 2022 12:31:53
What Dillinger said. 20 matches, but only a total of 732 minutes. Many senior players in the Prem would love to have picked up a goal involvement for every 122 minutes played last season.

02 Aug 2022 16:25:36
Exactly Clu. When you look into the numbers a little deeper his stats become a lot better.



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