England's Best 10 strikers

Discussion in 'England' started by Alan D, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Alan D

    Alan D New Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    York
    Choose your best 10 English strikers present - Not any strikers who have been around in the past or retired but based on those who are playing now and pick on abilitywise. I'll start:

    1. Rooney
    2. Crouch
    3. Owen Would move down as he is injured and won't be match fit for a long time but is our most natural goalscorer
    4. Defoe Would move down if not being played for club or up if he was being played and if he finds his club form again
    5. Bent
    6. Johnson Would move up if he continues to play well
    7. Ashton
    8. Beattie
    9. Vassell
    10. Harewood Would move up if he consistantly manages to score goals this season

    I was tempted to put Zamora in it but I have mainly based mine on before the start of this season but if he continues to do well then I'd put him in there. I should of also put Fowler in - I can't decide on the last few places so I'll leave it like that but I would put in Fowler somewhere if he plays regularly for Liverpool and the last few I'd be tempted to change around. I've picked them based on pace, accuracy, power, fitness (if they get injured regularly or not) and creativity.

    No arguments about who should be put where - just discuss your choices.
     
  2. Naughty by Nature

    Naughty by Nature New Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Earth: Europe : ??
    I would put Defoe ahead Crouch, the real difference is that Crouch was given real chance.
     
  3. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Harewood belongs nowhere near that list. He's an average striker who has had one good season.
     
  4. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    A tad harsh. He 'clicked' in 01/02 and since then his record has been very good.
     
  5. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    A little bored Alan D?? I can't believe the Heskey entourage hasn't shown up to voice their opinions on your list... : )
     
  6. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    He's just the new Marcus Stewart.
     
  7. dustcowpoke

    dustcowpoke Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Country:
    United States
    1. Rooney
    2. Crouch
    3. Johnson- scoring machine
    4. Bent- more pace than anyone
    5. Ashton- injured ATM
    6. Defoe- struggling to get into the XI at Tottenham
    7. Beattie
    8. Vassell
    9. Heskey- scored on for Wigan, and he creates all kinds of problems for defenses! :D
    10. Cameron Jerome or Nugent
     
  8. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    Surely, you forgot about Mikey Owen, because I list without him on it would be laughable to say the least..
     
  9. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    His record states differently.
     
  10. Colm

    Colm Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Country:
    --other--
    Rooney
    Owen
    Crouch
    Johnson
    Bent
    Defoe
    Ameobi
    Ashton
    Harewood
    Beattie
     
  11. dustcowpoke

    dustcowpoke Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Country:
    United States
    Best when fit, but when will that ever be? He was one of the best, but he'll never be the same after the knee problems.

    I've seen it in every sport, from American football, baseball, and basketball, when you have an injury like that you'll never be the same. Look up Bo Jackson for a classic example.
     
  12. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    Bo Jackson had a freak hip injury, that forced him to get a hip replacement.. Big, Big difference there....Players come back from torn ACL's and MCL's all the time.. Owen will be back and be fine..Also, you put Ashton in on your list, he is injured.. So, by what you are saying, an injured Ashton is better than an injured Owen..
     
  13. dustcowpoke

    dustcowpoke Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Country:
    United States
    Broken ankle is way different from a torn ligament in your knee. Torn ligaments can never be the same.
     
  14. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Ruud was crippled after his injury problem at PSV.
     
  15. rossgreen

    rossgreen Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Austin
    Alan Smith will be back on that list in no time...
     
  16. three lions

    three lions Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Country:
    England
    Jerry Rice tore his ACL in the early 90's, he had a horrible career...:rolleyes:
     
  17. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Owen
    Rooney
    Bent
    Johnson
    Ashton
    Crouch
    Defoe
    Vasell
    Beattie
    Walcott
     
  18. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Not really. Both have averaged a goal every three games throughout their career. Both had a few good seasons in the Championship before a good season in the top flight.

    Stewart

    Harewood
     
  19. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Look at Harewood's stats per season since 01/02. You are doing him a disservice.
     
  20. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Not really. Stewart was a fine goalscorer for the few years before he hit the top flight. How about Nathan Blake as a comparison? Always scored plenty in the Championship but never consistantly in the top flight.
    If Harewood can reapeat his last season for another couple of years then I will take it all back, but as far as I can see he lacks the quality to be a regular performer at this level. His first touch is poor and he has no left foot whatsoever.
     
  21. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Adriano's first touch is poor and he has no right foot. He's also struggled in the top flight and has lost his place in the Brazilian squad... ;)

    I just think you are being overly harsh but I suppose it's over to Marlon.
     
  22. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    He needs to show he can do it again, and he's going to have a hard time doing it at West Ham - when Ashton comes back he's going to be 4th choice, 3rd at best.

    He just strikes me as a typical Championship striker - big, quite quick and full of effort but with relatively little skill. He might be able to make it in the Premiership, but there is no way he is anywhere near international quality.
     
  23. Mr. Bee

    Mr. Bee New Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Buzzing Around
    Club:
    Wolverhampton Wanderers
    Country:
    United States
    Switch Crouch and Johnson around and I agree completely
     
  24. Alan D

    Alan D New Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    York
    Suppose I was a bit bored - just wondered how people would rank them :p
     
  25. Pigs

    Pigs Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Country:
    England
    Rooney
    Johnson
    Owen
    Crouch
    D. Bent
    Ashton
    Harewood
    Defoe
    Beattie


    Johnson is better than Owen, he has more pace, scores more goals, and fights for every single ball. Everything Owen has Johnson has, and he isn't injury prone.
     

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