Original Dub wrote:@Elvis
I'm not getting at you, was only taking the piss put of the flute that said tap ins don't count.
For what it's worth, my answer is also no, not yet.
I've no doubt that taps are great, and count as much as any 45 yard screamer. Didn't think you were getting at me.
Jesus is no Aguero though. In fact, there isn't anyone out there that I would rather have, than Aguero.
I wasn't getting at you either Elvis.
I think the original premise is all wrong. We were crying out for another striker as it is. Why would anyone think Jesus is here to replace Kun.
Someone else will be bought to replace Kun and Jesus will still be here. He is a different kind of player and can't do what Kun can do but few can.
Jesus scores tap ins because he makes the runs that end moves that warrent a tap in at the end. Pep likes to play the certainty of scoring and will always take a 70-30% pass to someone else, to a 30-70% chance of scoring yourself.
I think Kun is looking very sharp this season but there were times last season when I was screaming at the TV for him to make the run to the front post.
Nigel thinks we have problems with finishing. I think it is a combination of sloppy under-weighted passing or poor decision making, from not just the strikers but all involved. Yet we are creating more chances per game than anyone else and the team's
conversion rate will get better if we improve all aspects of our play.
I really don't think you can isolate one think like scoring rate in a holistic
approach to football.
You defend as a team, you attack and score hopefully as a team. Jesus is and will be a huge part of that.