Now as our hopes and dreams fade and the Juke takes the required injections when living in that corner of
The obvious idea is to go ‘like for like’ but this is much easier said than done in any position, let alone target man. The ‘big number 9’ or ‘old fashioned centre-forward’ is without question a rare breed in today’s game and is particularly a problem as so many managers like to have one within their squads. A good example of this is Billy Davies employing full-back Greg Halford as centre-forward more often than not last season at
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Maybe the option is there to promote from within? Strong frontman Craig Davies was brought in to hustle and bustle his way to goals and has shown at times he is more than capable of leading a line. The problem with Davies though is can he be relied upon to bring others in the game, like Jutkiewicz did so well. I also doubt his credentials at Championship level and think he is more suited to the lower leagues.
This topic brings us wonderfully onto the next player in the pecking order, the forever-developing Tom Eaves. Eaves certainly looks the part, a monster of a man who continuously looks to play with his back to goal. As encouraged as we all were with the development of the young scouser, his progress seems to of come to a standstill and may not make the cut at Bolton Wanderers. A run of poor loan spells of late seem to have all but secured his fate.
Another option for the Wanderers is to change the style or brand of football. Jermaine Beckford spent the majority of last season on a completely different wavelength from his teammates and continous saw his bursting runs through the oppositions’ defensive channels ignore as
I saw absolutely nothing last season to suggest to me that this is the way forward and it was this poor combination which saw us sign Jutkiewicz in the first place.
Perhaps I don’t have the answer to this one, feel free to leave your thoughts below.