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Re: Match 9 Discussion: Lincoln City (H)
Posted by: Impdale
Date: 10/09/2016 09:43
roger mellie
Back to a winning mentality. 2- 1 Rovers.
I agree that Rhead is a terrific player at this level.

Give me Norwood any day (different role now I know!). I would echo "at this level" as this is [] level; he's a non-league striker hence my rating of him (or lack of). Norwood should be playing at a higher level. Would rather be facing Rhead than pacier players. Having said that Rhead is highly entertaining; the bigger they are the harder they fall (and easier). He's not as popular with all Lincoln fans who do see him for what he is. Sorry but I have trouble accepting Rhead as a terrific player whatever the level. If we were offered Rhead on a free at Tranmere I wouldn't want him; happy to keep Cook in this role. Of course this is mostly my opinion with a little input from family who follow Lincoln. That's it, Rhead will play tomorrow and score the winning goal to make me eat my words!! Time to take cover from all the Rhead groupies!!

No Rhead 'groupies' here.... Although he is the current 4/1 favourite to end the season as National League top scorer.

Granted, if you bumped into him in a pub and asked him what he did for a living, you would probably not believe him when he replied "professional footballer".

He's definately not the 'chasing through balls' type but he has a nice touch, an eye for a pass, strength, an ability to hold the ball up and he knows how to find the net (over 20 last season). He has 6 goals from the 5 games he's played in this season so far.

The assertion that he has found his level in the National League is relative. It depends what you are looking for in a striker. If you're a league 2 side with small pacy strikers and you're looking for a target man, you'd be silly to overlook Rhead.

Let's remember, Lincoln also have Marriot, a forward with skill, pace and brilliant finishing who plays off Rhead very well. Bonne on loan from Colchester who is a young striker with appearances and goals at League 1 level who can also operate as a 'ball to feet' target man. We also have Simmons, a product of our youth team who is highly rated, can also operate on the wing and scored 6 goals in a reserve fixture in midweek (our reserves won 15-0). And of course there's Arnold who is predominantly a winger but generally scores about 10 a season and can operate up front. We're no longer an 'eggs in one basket' side which has been our downfall in recent years.

I know Tranmere have plenty of options too and it's set up to be a good game today. I hope it lives up to its billing, regardless of the result.

Enjoy the game folks!

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