Should Dickov start against Newcastle?

Should Dickov start against Newcastle?

  • Yes - With Fat Les

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  • No - Bent and Fat Les

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Scowcroft

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With the joke that is Leicester City holding on to a lead, do you think we should play Dickov from the beginning to put constant pressure on the oppositions backline? IMO YES! We need him and Bent to play upfront together because they have pace and potency between them, and have the been the best partnership where they have linked up most effectively.

It's no co-incidence that our biggest wins of the season (4-0 Leeds, 3-0 Man City) is when they have been partnered together. Everyone knows what Dickov does for the team, but some people undervalue that. One thing he does well is to win free kiciks for us.....and guess what people.........what are our strengths?......not too hard to work out........

Fat Les has done well top get 6 goals, but Dickov has the same amount of goals as him despite not playing as much and having to come off the bench.

Dickov to start! 8)
 

Malf

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Agreed, if we can't play Bent and Dickov together and leave Les out then play all three and fcukin have it.
 

Ricey

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He has to start against the geordies because as good as Bent and Les are together there isn't enough movement.
 

Scowcroft

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Ricey said:
He has to start against the geordies because as good as Bent and Les are together there isn't enough movement.
To be fair Ricey, even with our good run, those two didn't link up very well. When Fat Les flicks a ball on, Bent wouldn't read this and vice versa. Dickov is a very clever player, and get's himself in to very good positions. Dickov should have a rating of 20 in CM for positioning. :wink:
 

Malf

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Ricey said:
He has to start against the geordies because as good as Bent and Les are together there isn't enough movement.
Bent & Les aren't good together at all, Bent & Dickov are good together. Ferdinand is good at scoring, thats it.
 

Scowcroft

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Assistant manager Alan Cork believes some of the Leicester players should look to Les Ferdinand for inspiration.

The veteran striker drove home his 16th career goal against Everton on the stroke of half-time, although it was not enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat for the Foxes.

Cork reserved special praise for Ferdinand, who joined on a free transfer from West Ham in the summer, as he said: "Les was absolutely magnificent.

"For 37, he looked like someone who was 25, which shows because he is enjoying his football. I can't speak highly enough of him.

"He's great to have around, mucks in and is a great example to a lot of the players. We've all learnt off him since he came in the summer."
Looks like he's playing against Newcastle then........
 

Malf

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I'm gonna get some abuse here, but I don't think Ferdinand has done that much on the pitch! He has scored 6 goals which is a good return but other than that he has done fcuk all in many of the games. He has been sent off for a shocking reason and all his goals other than his Portsmouth goal have come to no avail as we've either lost or drawn. He might be excellent off the pitch, and there's no doubt he has been a fantastic player but I think we're more effective without him.

Dickov has scored and created more vital goals than Ferdinand has, he also never stops working and unsettles other teams. Marcus Bent gives us the pace and guile needed, I just think Dickov has to partner Bent. Dickov and Bent together have ripped apart Leeds and Man City, they also took Blackburn apart in the last 15 minutes. Ferdinand and Bent aren't working together off the ball, which is the main problem in holding a lead.
 

londonfox

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Wheres the play neither Bent or Dickov and play Les and Scarecrow up front button... As it's not there i can't vote...
 

xsubmariner

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Should Dickov start against Newcastle

I agree with Londonfox, Try Scowie and Dickov upfront,maybe Dizzy down the right.
 

xsubmariner

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Should Dickov start against Newcastle

Having just reread Londonfox, I obviously don't agree. Should read the small print :oops:
 

londonfox

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Re: Should Dickov start against Newcastle

xsubmariner said:
I agree with Londonfox, Try Scowie and Dickov upfront,maybe Dizzy down the right.
Your a smart man, buddy 8) Totally agree with you as to Dizzy playing on the right...
 

Country Fox

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dickov should start with fat les, wont bother listing all the reasons dickov should play, done that a few times before on here already. fat les should start because newcastles defence is a bit ropey and i can see them struggling to cope with him in the air - hed cut titus bramble or andy o brien to pieces, woodgates the only lad they've got who can deal with him. its times like this you can understand the whole gettin scowy in the team wherever he plays thing - cos fair enough if woodgate picks up fat les that leaves scowy being marked by the mighty bramble
 

bua

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I think bent is probably the most talented player we have behind Izzet. When he wants he's absolute class. Looks a bit lazy when things arent going quite to plan though.

I'd rather have Ferdinand and Bent on the pitch when it's 0-0.

I'd rather have Ferdinand and Dickov on the pitch when we're losing and need some grit, or when we're winning and need someone to pester the other team and not give them time on the ball.
 

bua

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Yeah but Henry + Van Nistlerooy probably wouldn't work too well if you only have 8 outfield players :/
 

Petrescu

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The first 30 minutes against Birmingham were already a disaster attacking wise before the sendings off. Its an unproven partnership and i dont think we should risk playing them two again in an important game.
 

Country Fox

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the whole team was playin pretty badly most of that 1st 35 minutes - and r u sayin we should how good a partnership they make on one performance? howey and scimeca were an unproven partnership.
 

Petrescu

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Bent and Ferdinand score goals from open play. Dickov doesnt. I wouldnt play Dickov with Ferdinand, i'd play Dickov with Bent.
 

Scowcroft

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Well, you can't argue that Bent and Dickov haven't been effective. They have been the best strike partnership IMO by far.
 

Scowcroft

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Petrescu said:
Bent and Ferdinand score goals from open play. Dickov doesnt. I wouldnt play Dickov with Ferdinand, i'd play Dickov with Bent.
Ferdinand has scored 2 goals from open play.....Dickov has scored 3...............
 

Scowcroft

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Petrescu said:
I mean other than penalties, they are gifts to people who can take them :oops: Controversial :evil:
Very.....You could argue that Les' goals against Wolves were gifts....any goal against Wolves is a gift....... :lol:
 

Yorkshirefox

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I consider Dickov and Sir Les being the best up front for the Newcastle match as we need Dickov to worry them at the back into making mistakes and Bramble has made his fair share of those. Also I agree Ferdinand will trouble Newcastle in the air and he will be wanting to get a goal against his old club. Also with these free kicks Sir Les is taking WHO is the best at getting free kicks. There is no better than Paul for that. Bent coming off the bench in the 2nd half when hopefully we are in the lead for Ferdinand or for anyone with an injury, or to bolster the attack if we need a goal.
 

Malf

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Yorkshirefox said:
I consider Dickov and Sir Les being the best up front for the Newcastle match as we need Dickov to worry them at the back into making mistakes and Bramble has made his fair share of those. Also I agree Ferdinand will trouble Newcastle in the air and he will be wanting to get a goal against his old club. Also with these free kicks Sir Les is taking WHO is the best at getting free kicks. There is no better than Paul for that. Bent coming off the bench in the 2nd half when hopefully we are in the lead for Ferdinand or for anyone with an injury, or to bolster the attack if we need a goal.
Fair call, I think Bent and Dickov must play together when we are trying to hold on to a lead or even trying to take a lead if we're struggling! Their pace and tireless running together unsettles defences, which means it's harder for the opposition to get any rythm going.
 

bua

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Well lads looks like Adams is saying it will be Dickov and Bent to start with Ferdinand on the bench. I'm not complaining, Dickov is great and gives the crowd such a lift when he's playing, but you can't deny Les knows where the goal is and is probably our most potent weapon up front.

That said, he's nearly 20 years older than me, the lad can't start every game!
 
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