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(1) I for one am not bothered by all this fickleness whereby people are calling for Odion Ighalo to be dropped. It just shows how shallow CE forumers are. The fact remains that he is our greatest goal scoring threat going into the World Cup

(2) Very few strikers can hold the ball up like Ighalo

(3) He has not been scoring lately but that is not his fault. He has been denied service by a poor midfield. Give him service and watch him thrive

(4) Against England, the one time Iwobi fed him, he beat his man and hit the post, allowing Iwobi to score

(5) Against the Czech Republic, he was probably our best player. He even did an “Iggy Scoop” once. His problem in that game was Victor Moses. Look at how many goals he laid on a platter for the Chelsea man that day

(6) Nobody wins as many headers as Ighalo. He is a real handful for centre backs

(7) If we can get Ndidi, Mikel and Iwobi firing on midfield and providing service, Ighalo will score goals

(8) Ighalo also scores a lot of headers and tap ins from crosses. We need Tyrone Ebuehi to be whipping them in from the right and the left footed Joel Obi to be whipping them in from the left. Do this and watch Ighalo excel

(9) There is currently no Nigerian striker out there who can bring team mates into play like Ighalo. His lay-offs are brilliant and I can see him creating goals a lot come the World Cup

(10) Ighalo is one player who gives everything to the team. He runs, runs, runs and runs.

I see say you never give up on Joel Obi playing from the left... :D With that said, I agree with you 100% on this. :thumbs:

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
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Watch Igalo light up the World Cup. I remember Alan Shearer going on a goal drought prior to Euro 96 and he ended up being the tournament’s top scorer. Ighalo will do likewise in Russia, mark my words!


Unfortunately, your optimism isn’t founded on any tangible stats, results or observations. Btw, was Ighalo also starved of good service by an inept midfield in his final season at Everton :?: :!:


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Odion Ighalo never played for Everton!


My bad, Watford... but don’t avoid the question, you cheap shot artist :rotf: ❗️


Cheers.


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TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Watch Igalo light up the World Cup. I remember Alan Shearer going on a goal drought prior to Euro 96 and he ended up being the tournament’s top scorer. Ighalo will do likewise in Russia, mark my words!


Unfortunately, your optimism isn’t founded on any tangible stats, results or observations. Btw, was Ighalo also starved of good service by an inept midfield in his final season at Everton :?: :!:


Cheers.



Odion Ighalo never played for Everton!


My bad, Watford... but don’t avoid the question, you cheap shot artist❗️


Cheers.


Name me one targetman we have who is better than Odion Ighalo.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:31 pm 
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You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:17 pm 
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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
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(11) Handshake?

Never shaken his hand yet. I will do after he does us proud in Russia.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Good question and good response as well. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Now, let the World cup begin.

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(11) Handshake?


(12) Ayo got no choice

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:22 pm 
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Ighalo is still our best option at the CF position.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:57 pm 
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TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Ighalo's problem is he has been starved off service in about half of the games he has played for the SE. Even the likes of Lewandowski, Suarez, and Kane will struggle when they get little service.


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I support Ayo 100% on this one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:30 pm 
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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!
Pellegrini, Pep, Puel?

How does a lightweight keep scoring goals while a heavyweight like Ighalo struggle?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:00 am 
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Synopsis wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!
Pellegrini, Pep, Puel?

How does a lightweight keep scoring goals while a heavyweight like Ighalo struggles?


Don’t expect people, especially those with a vested interest in particular players to be logical on CE :!:


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Comparing Ighalo to Alan.....lol

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Synopsis wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!
Pellegrini, Pep, Puel?

How does a lightweight keep scoring goals while a heavyweight like Ighalo struggle?


Patience is a virtue one must muster as one gets older. Flying off the handle at every provocative comment will just make one die of hypertension. It is downright dishonest to claim any of those coaches played Iheanacho as a targetman.

At best it is naive. Iheanacho always plays out wide behind a targetman like Aguero, Jesus, Vardie, etc.

I have promised never to insult anyone here again ni matter how ignorant their comments are but some of you guys tax one to the limit. Kelechi Iheanacho never has and never will be a targetman. If Rohr decides to drop Odion Ighalo, the role will go to Simeon Nwankwo!

Can some of you please take a little time to study the players before coming here to spew your annoying views. Calling Iheanacho a targetman is like calling Ekong a fullback!

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Synopsis wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!
Pellegrini, Pep, Puel?

How does a lightweight keep scoring goals while a heavyweight like Ighalo struggle?


Patience is a virtue one must muster as one gets older. Flying off the handle at every provocative comment will just make one die of hypertension. It is downright dishonest to claim any of those coaches played Iheanacho as a targetman.

At best it is naive. Iheanacho always plays out wide behind a targetman like Aguero, Jesus, Vardie, etc.

I have promised never to insult anyone here again ni matter how ignorant their comments are but some of you guys tax one to the limit. Kelechi Iheanacho never has and never will be a targetman. If Rohr decides to drop Odion Ighalo, the role will go to Simeon Nwankwo!

Can some of you please take a little time to study the players before coming here to spew your annoying views. Calling Iheanacho a targetman is like calling Ekong a fullback!
Kelechi has played many matches as the lone targetman and he has succeeded. You are showing your ignorance once again.


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Synopsis wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
Synopsis wrote:
Ayo Akinfe wrote:
TonyTheTigerKiller wrote:
You didn’t answer the question but it’s OK because I already know you don’t have a credible answer. Now, I’ll answer yours:

Nigeria Appearances:

Onion Ighalo
Since 2015
19 appearances
4 goals

Kelechi Ihenacho
Since 2015
18 appearances
8 goals

Now you tell me who’s better? Having said all that, Odion Ighalo was quite productive at some point in his career but somewhere along the line, he lost his scoring touch and still hasn’t found it. We can’t go to the Mundial on hope and a prayer. Odion should, at best, be Kelechi’s backup at least until he finds his touch again; if he ever does :!:


Cheers.


Iheanacho is not strong enough to play targetman. He will get pushed off the bank by defenders. Anyone who saw the Cameroon game will appreciate what I am saying. Only a naive nitwit of a coach will play a lightweight like Iheanacho as his targetman at the World Cup!
Pellegrini, Pep, Puel?

How does a lightweight keep scoring goals while a heavyweight like Ighalo struggle?


Patience is a virtue one must muster as one gets older. Flying off the handle at every provocative comment will just make one die of hypertension. It is downright dishonest to claim any of those coaches played Iheanacho as a targetman.

At best it is naive. Iheanacho always plays out wide behind a targetman like Aguero, Jesus, Vardie, etc.

I have promised never to insult anyone here again ni matter how ignorant their comments are but some of you guys tax one to the limit. Kelechi Iheanacho never has and never will be a targetman. If Rohr decides to drop Odion Ighalo, the role will go to Simeon Nwankwo!

Can some of you please take a little time to study the players before coming here to spew your annoying views. Calling Iheanacho a targetman is like calling Ekong a fullback!
Kelechi has played many matches as the lone targetman and he has succeeded. You are showing your ignorance once again.


Whenever Kelechi plays that role, he is a disaster because the balk dies not stick and we keep losing possession. That is how we lost 0-2 at home to South Africa. Only a football illiterate will even suggest he be tried there.

I have no problems with people objecting to Ighalo but in that case suggest another targetman like Nwankwo, Ideye, Kayode or Osimhen. Calling for Iheanacho to play there is just stark ignorance!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:18 am 
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We lost to South aafrica because he didn’t receive any service from Etebo and company. We couldn’t string more than 2 passes together.


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Synopsis wrote:
We lost to South aafrica because he didn’t receive any service from Etebo and company. We couldn’t string more than 2 passes together.



That is what has been happening to Ighalo. It is our midfield that needs sorting out. There is nothing wrong with our targetman if he gets the service. What you are suggesting is jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Odion Ighalo stands heads and shoulders above any targetman we have at the moment but alas, you want to destroy the team by suggesting we play a targetman who cannot hold the ball up. Anyway, this is Naija where we always panic and end up making a bad situation worse.

Please do me a favour and never ever suggest we use Iheanacho as a targetman again. It is totally unacceptable!

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
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We lost to South aafrica because he didn’t receive any service from Etebo and company. We couldn’t string more than 2 passes together.



That is what has been happening to Ighalo. It is our midfield that needs sorting out. There is nothing wrong with our targetman if he gets the service. What you are suggesting is jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

Odion Ighalo stands heads and shoulders above any targetman we have at the moment but alas, you want to destroy the team by suggesting we play a targetman who cannot hold the ball up. Anyway, this is Naija where we always panic and end up making a bad situation worse.

Please do me a favour and never ever suggest we use Iheanacho as a targetman again. It is totally unacceptable!


You'e not a spider so stop spinning a web of deceit. Yes the midfield should and must do better but Ighalo is not a prolific striker. With all our MF woes, others still score goals, why not Ighalo. Look at his record at all his previous clubs, only his purple patch at Watford speaks from him.

He's a "Jekyll and Hyde" striker. He flatters to deceive. He can score 4 goals in 2 games and then disappear for 2 years. Not a striker worthy of putting your money on

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I don’t get the fascination with these target man nonsense. Your job as a striker is to score goals and kelechi has shown that he is more than capable enough of scoring goals when played as a top 9. You don’t have to be the best at hiding the ball in order to score goals and as long an you can score or create chances then you’re good


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I don’t get the fascination with these target man nonsense. Your job as a striker is to score goals and kelechi has shown that he is more than capable enough of scoring goals when played as a top 9. You don’t have to be the best at hiding the ball in order to score goals and as long an you can score or create chances then you’re good



That's because your knowledge of football is limited. If you cannot keep the ball, you cannot create chances to score!

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Ayo Akinfe wrote:
john12 wrote:
I don’t get the fascination with these target man nonsense. Your job as a striker is to score goals and kelechi has shown that he is more than capable enough of scoring goals when played as a top 9. You don’t have to be the best at hiding the ball in order to score goals and as long an you can score or create chances then you’re good



That's because your knowledge of football is limited. If you cannot keep the ball, you cannot create chances to score!


How do you explain the fact that Nacho has more goals than Ighalo? Logic really has never been your strong suit :!:


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I love Ighalo's work ethic and attitude but he doesn't score enough period.

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