Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Forest Prince returns! (updated)

Nottingham Forest forward Robbie Findley bagged his first goal since mid-November in a 2-0 win over Coventry that lifted them out of the drop zone for the first time since... well... late November. The U.S. international chested down to slot the insurance tally with four minutes left.

I would generally assume we'll need to wait for a clip until after BBC's Football League Show tonight.

UPDATE: Happily, I was wrong. We get the goods early.


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- Greg Seltzer

9 comments:

Cam said...

Any news on why Robbie Rogers made his Leeds debut in the 76th minute and then was subbed off during stoppage time?

Greg Seltzer said...

He clashed heads with a Doncaster player. That's all I know right now.

Jay Eychaner said...

The Soccernet article says that he was "knocked out"...

dikranovich said...

its looking like a real tight race in the eredivisie. 6 teams within 5 points of the top spot. my money is on the team that does not give up goals at home.

its interesting, but 8th place in the dutch first division gets the team a shot at the playoffs into europa league. thats a little odd.

Bryan said...

I love any goal scored by an American who ran at defenders. Nice job, Robbie.

Greg Seltzer said...

Here's something a lot of fans forget in the heat of the game or when analyzing after: Even if they do not create end product by doing so, even if every cross they send is blocked and they don't beat one man on the dribble, an attacker that will repeatedly run at the defense causes them problems. It eventually opens space for others and it forces the defense to re-think their stance in-game.

Sometimes, folks will scoff at my Brek Shea player rating after a USMNT friendly where he doesn't really offer final balls or shots, considering it too high. But I need at least one guy up top that is going to ask questions of the defense on the dribble. Of course, I'd love it if he'd skin every wingback and put every cross on a platter, but that should come more and more as he progresses. The simple fact that Shea habitually helps move us from midfield to the area and makes the effort to put defenders on the back heel gives him great worth tactically.

dikranovich said...

i tell you one player who is going to have defenses on their heels in the olympic qualifing is one jack mcinerney. jack is just getting his man strength, so watch out.

brian said...

sorry to break it to you Bryan - that was not findley running at defenders and scoring, i believe that was mcleary Findley got Nottinghams second.

dikranovich said...

that second goal was a goal scorers goal. nice chest trap, nice finish.