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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #950 on: November 28, 2019, 04:39:45 PM »
HRK link-up play and touch is better than Austin, he is smarter in possession and his movement is better which helps Pereira and Diangana. Austin is better at attacking crosses but moves like an oil tanker in reverse and is prone to a dodgy first touch. I'm hoping his last couple of goals will help with his confidence. I still think we need to be looking for a razor sharp and lightning quick striker in January with one eye on next season. We essentially need another Odemwingie from somewhere.
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« Reply #951 on: November 29, 2019, 12:00:51 AM »
Nice to see that the timing of his runs has improved greatly,  with the quality of ball now being played it's a forwards dream.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #952 on: December 09, 2019, 08:57:22 AM »
Would go as far as saying we don't need another striker until The summer , always rated him. Go do it for Wales now
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« Reply #953 on: December 09, 2019, 03:14:08 PM »
For all the criticism 99% of us have given him he's doing the job and his finish yesterday was absolute class and not for the first time.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #954 on: January 27, 2020, 04:47:20 PM »
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"Hal Robson-Kanu has also reversed his decision to retire from international football. Striker is enjoying his most prolific ever season and is back available for Wales."

Source: https://expressandstar.com/sport/football/west-bromwich-albion/2020/01/27/west-broms-hal-robson-kanu-makes-himself-available-for-wales/
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #955 on: January 27, 2020, 10:33:02 PM »
Most prolific season ever....... 7 goals to date. :)

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« Reply #956 on: January 27, 2020, 10:35:15 PM »
He's rubbish, a half dozen game purple patch doesn't negate the previous 3 years.
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« Reply #957 on: January 27, 2020, 11:05:29 PM »
Strange timing, I'm assuming there's some connection with the Cardiff game.  I'm not sure if this announcement will make him more or less popular in Wales....the Cardiff fans will be indifferent to it at best I think.

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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #958 on: February 14, 2020, 05:15:27 PM »
If you can get hold of the free paper "Metro", he gives an interview in it.

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« Reply #959 on: February 14, 2020, 05:29:23 PM »
Also a piece in The Athletic this week written by Steve Madeley.

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« Reply #960 on: February 14, 2020, 06:34:29 PM »
Also a piece in The Athletic this week written by Steve Madeley.

Are you able to post it for the non-subscribers?
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #961 on: July 14, 2020, 07:06:45 PM »
Does any player run at full pelt towards the ball, a much as hrk, only to pull up if it looks like a bit of work? both he and Phillips spend all of their time hiding when we're in possession
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« Reply #962 on: July 14, 2020, 07:11:27 PM »
Genuinely the worst regularly playing striker we've had in decades, he is atrocious. He'd fit right in with some of 90's players.

There is absolutely nothing about him. Doesn't score goals - doesn't even get chances because his ancticipation is so bad, doesn't assist, doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't link play, doesn't win headers, doesn't even close down effectively. He doesn't even stand in position.

Austin isn't even much good but HRK drags the entire team down with him when he comes on as he offers so little. At least Austin actually stands in the position rather than HRK drifting over to the wing which is pointless as he has no dribbling ability.

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« Reply #963 on: July 14, 2020, 07:13:09 PM »
Looked better today I thought.

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« Reply #964 on: July 14, 2020, 07:15:14 PM »
Genuinely the worst regularly playing striker we've had in decades, he is atrocious. He'd fit right in with some of 90's players.

There is absolutely nothing about him. Doesn't score goals - doesn't even get chances because his ancticipation is so bad, doesn't assist, doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't link play, doesn't win headers, doesn't even close down effectively. He doesn't even stand in position.

Austin isn't even much good but HRK drags the entire team down with him when he comes on as he offers so little. At least Austin actually stands in the position rather than HRK drifting over to the wing which is pointless as he has no dribbling ability.

Agreed, however why can’t Bilic and his coaching staff see it.

Zohore is very poor however I’d still start him before Kanu.
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« Reply #965 on: July 14, 2020, 07:18:41 PM »
Agreed, however why can’t Bilic and his coaching staff see it.

Zohore is very poor however I’d still start him before Kanu.

Zohore is more limited. Kanu is stronger on the ball it might not seem it comparing physique but Kanu is a better player.

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« Reply #966 on: July 14, 2020, 07:18:45 PM »
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Agreed, however why can’t Bilic and his coaching staff see it.

Zohore is very poor however I’d still start him before Kanu.

I'd put Bartley up there over hrk
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« Reply #967 on: July 14, 2020, 07:19:16 PM »
Since the restart robson Kanu is playing like robson Kanu ... that our ole patch has really been and gone
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« Reply #968 on: July 14, 2020, 07:20:29 PM »
Genuinely the worst regularly playing striker we've had in decades, he is atrocious. He'd fit right in with some of 90's players.

There is absolutely nothing about him. Doesn't score goals - doesn't even get chances because his ancticipation is so bad, doesn't assist, doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't link play, doesn't win headers, doesn't even close down effectively. He doesn't even stand in position.

Austin isn't even much good but HRK drags the entire team down with him when he comes on as he offers so little. At least Austin actually stands in the position rather than HRK drifting over to the wing which is pointless as he has no dribbling ability.

And Zohore can’t get ahead of him.. we really are struggling.

I agree wholeheartedly with your post. There have been parts of the season where HRK has performed well but it’s a pretty low bar he’s set.

Our striking options are awful for a side second in the leaguel
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #969 on: July 14, 2020, 07:26:06 PM »
And Zohore can’t get ahead of him.. we really are struggling.

I agree wholeheartedly with your post. There have been parts of the season where HRK has performed well but it’s a pretty low bar he’s set.

Our striking options are awful for a side second in the leaguel

On post lockdown performances the fact we are second with those three strikers is miraculous.  No threat, anticipation or suggestion of goalscoring instinct between them. 

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« Reply #970 on: July 14, 2020, 07:27:22 PM »
And Zohore can’t get ahead of him.. we really are struggling.

I agree wholeheartedly with your post. There have been parts of the season where HRK has performed well but it’s a pretty low bar he’s set.

Our striking options are awful for a side second in the leaguel
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« Reply #971 on: July 14, 2020, 07:54:35 PM »
Some of the balls that were wiped across their goal mouth and none of our striker's had the instinct or desire to attack those balls was criminal. Kanu just isn't that good and that's a fact.

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« Reply #972 on: July 14, 2020, 07:59:52 PM »
Genuinely the worst regularly playing striker we've had in decades, he is atrocious. He'd fit right in with some of 90's players.

There is absolutely nothing about him. Doesn't score goals - doesn't even get chances because his ancticipation is so bad, doesn't assist, doesn't hold the ball up, doesn't link play, doesn't win headers, doesn't even close down effectively. He doesn't even stand in position.

Austin isn't even much good but HRK drags the entire team down with him when he comes on as he offers so little. At least Austin actually stands in the position rather than HRK drifting over to the wing which is pointless as he has no dribbling ability.
A lot of that isn't true , if it is it makes Bilic a woeful manager.
HRK outed Austin from that role , he's had some good performances and lead the line very well especially away from home. To say he's been  poor overall this season I can't agree with , I'd agree post lockdown his form has reverted back to pre Bilic times and he looks way off it .
Suspect he'll start on Friday.
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Re: Hal Robson-Kanu
« Reply #973 on: July 14, 2020, 08:01:59 PM »
Some of the balls that were wiped across their goal mouth and none of our striker's had the instinct or desire to attack those balls was criminal. Kanu just isn't that good and that's a fact.
Even if he had good anticipation, he's not built to get to those sort of crosses. He is too heavy, so starts slowly and turns slowly.  He is only good at holding the ball up if its played into him, but that's sadly not enough for a No.9. 
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« Reply #974 on: July 14, 2020, 08:07:18 PM »
The one that went across the goal wasn't really his fault. If you watch it he is involved in the middle, ball goes out wide and makes the run.  He would have to be odemewingie speed to get to it.