‘Klopp needs to stop d**king about with his abysmal rotation policy’
1 weeks ago, 17:36
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There can only be one legendary strike partnership at Whaddon Road – when Tony Naylor and Julian Alsop struck fear into League 2 defences during the 2001/2002 season. Bagging 44 goals between them, it was the classic big man/little man partnership, lower league target man Alsop dovetailing beautiful with the classy ex-Port Vale striker to fire us to an unlikely promotion.
Oh for just one decent striker these days as we toil away at the bottom of the league!
They both soon moved on and Alsop was later sacked by Oxford in one of the most bizarre dismissals in football history – please Google it! Just an idea but potentially worth an F365 top 10 of strange sackings?
Jamie Bedwell, Cheltenhamshire
I missed the original mail on Striking partnerships but following on from Ohio Joe’s email, I’ve listed some that i would have love to have seen.
I’ve gone with 2 up front and they would have played in the same era.
Batistuta and Ronaldo (El Fenomeno) – This is my ultimate strike force – EVER!
Shearer and Henry – The best The Premier League has seen
Suarez and Aguero – A partnership with an ability to create and score goals from anwhere
R. Baggio and Romario – A classic no 9 and 10 setup
Bergkamp and Del Piero – One an ultimate creator (who scored lovely goals) and the other, one of the most skillful strikers i can remember
As you can guess I used to love Ch4 Football Italia too.
Amo Singh (I still thank the gods Shearer to M.United didnt happen. Can you imagine?! Especially with the service to their forwards at the time), LFC
Am I allowed the mention the ‘G’ Men – Greaves and Gilzean? I’m pretty sure that there are quite a few followers of this splendid site who whose memories are still intact enough to recall this unlikely duo.
Jimmy Greaves is widely acknowledged and appreciated as a great player but Alan Gilzean was someone who looked like he had won a competition in Railway Modeller magazine to appear as a striker for a top team. Then his deft touch and glancing headers were there for all to see and the rest is history. There may be similar players to Greaves in today’s game (Aguero, Sanchez, Michael Owen etc), but the modern game has no place for players such as Alan Gilzean. I can’t think of anyone like Gilzean in the top flight but I’m sure in the lower leagues mavericks like him may well still flourish. I hope so.
Liverpool form/longest Mail of all time…
So what we were all fearing this season has at last come to pass. The defeat that truly highlights the underlying deficiencies hidden behind the positive results this season. I will not prattle on too long about how I saw it all coming, because that would be lies, but I was certainly aware that the results this season were not necessarily representative of the performances on the ...
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