Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hannover 96 (on loan from Hamburger SV)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Brian McBride's Fulham teams had a bit more firepower when compared to Wood's B1 sides. And McBride only once led the team in scoring.

    McBride's goal scoring rank within Fulham: 5th 5th 2nd 1st 3rd
    Wood's B1 rank: 1st 5th 1st
     
  2. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wait, he's leading Hannover in goals this year? Good lord.
     
  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wood, Weydandt, and Bebou have 3 goals each in the league. Weydandt is the leading scorer in all competitions with 5.
     
  4. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Yeah, I'm just adding context to the claims he is not B1 level.
     
  5. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Frankly, I think he is a tweener.. sort of like Alfredo Morales in that they could float between upper B2 and lower B1 (we all float here... wait that is Stephen King). Conor Casey was also probably in that category. If you catch them on a hot run, you can catch lightning in a bottle, but they didn't sustain a level of production that would merit much interest above "tweener"
     
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  6. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bobby should troll Kicker and change his jersey number to 6.
     
  7. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    He has spent the last 3 seasons in the B1 and is on more than $3.5 million a year. Don't know if that is reasonably a 'tweener'.
     
  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    TBF McHead only had 20+ games in 3 FFC seasons. Those 3 seasons he was already 30, funnily enough:
    06/07 - 24 apps - 25th EPL scorer- FFC #1
    05/06 - 23 apps - 20th EPL scorer - FFC #2
    04/05 - 22 apps - 56th EPL scorer- FFC #3
    03/04 - 12 apps - 4 goals in 12 games

    And it's hard for me to remember the exact play of every Fulham team back in the McHead era, but I struggle to recall one as hapless as H96. I admit to not seeing a lot of Wolfsburg or PNE. That said - I did see enough FFC to know that a lot of the good that did happen to happen at CC came from McHead. Wood has struggled to make that kind of overall impact, obviously, but he's younger and a very different personality. Hope his knee is ok.
     
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  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At some point we have to admit that our low-scoring forwards on low-scoring, crap teams are part of the problem.
     
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  10. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    We are awful at developing strikers. You could make a pretty convincing case that Altidore is the best pure striker we've ever had.
     
  11. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    What is this?
     
  12. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    17 goals in B2 and 5, 2, and 3 in B1 suggests tweener to me. I am not saying he is not Bundesliga quality but that his production suggests he could hover between upper B2 and relegation fodder B1 which is largely where he has been.
     
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  13. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    The context that is what others in those teams were doing doesn't really support the claim.
     
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  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    How does his assists look like? any hockey assists counted there?
     
  15. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The problem with our most recent strikers is that they have lacked a Donovan serving them the perfect pass.
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    They need to pull a Dempsey and score them dirty/out of nothing/try s$#^ goals.
     
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  17. aveslacker

    aveslacker Member+

    Ajax
    United States
    Apr 2, 2006
    Near Kamar-Taj
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think pre-injury Mathis was up there. Certainly the best crotch-grabber we've ever produced.
     
  18. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    #9268 freisland, Mar 13, 2019
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    Poetry? or Sanskrit.

    I cut and paste them from an old screen grab, but the app numbers have to be wrong. McHead had more appearance, I think. Maybe 34, 33, 32?
     
  19. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    He was not a prolific "assist" guy in general, but I didn't check. I would guess nothing special.
     
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  20. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Well they certainly are rarely part of the solution.

    McHead is our 3rd highest WC goalscorer in the modern era... so...
     
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  21. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    McBride scored 45 goals for Fulham and Everton.

    Jozy scored what, 3 goals for Hull/Sunderland?

    Wood scored about 10 goals for Hamburg/Hannover.

    Not seeing the comparison.
     
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  22. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Not sure what this is in reference to. I was pointing out that McBride was more prolific than Wood is so far - although not by leaps-and-bounds.
     
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  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    is there a worthy comparison between the type of goals McBride scored compared to the others?
     
  24. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To be fair your post didn't have an apparent point.
     
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  25. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    They were scored with his head.
     
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