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Rumour Mill-Laws Looking For a Keogh Punch?

Brian Laws, according to Alan Biggs in the News of the World is also keeping tabs on another of his ex-Scunthorpe forwards, Andy Keogh.

The Wolves 23 year old Republic of Ireland international striker could leave Wolves in the window after making just 11 appearances for Mick McCarthy's side this season. He has scored just one goal so far in 2009-10 but it was a crucial one against fellow strugglers Wigan at the DW Stadium.

The former Leeds United striker who can also play on the wing left Scunthorpe United after two years at the club in January 2007 to join Wolves. He signed a 3 and a half year contract for an initial 600,000 potentially rising to 850,000 with add-ons.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 17 2010

Time: 10:54AM

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Would we get someone from Wolves seeing where they are placed in the league?
Well if they are not playing him, I don't see why not if we can afford his wages?
Point taken tmp but his PL scoring record is nothing to shout home about. Do we want another person up front who is not netting enough!
The real issue is "does he fit in with what we have?" and is he any better than Nugent or Thompson? If so and the price is right then grab him.
Burnley fans, Andy Keogh has not played since early December because he was injured and had to have 2 operations on his ankle ligaments and tendons. He has only just returned to light training but even when fully fit, any club with aspirations to sign him will have to convince Mick McCarthy to sell him and that will be extremely difficult! Mick is renown down here for playing his 'favourites' regardless of position or form and Keogh is most definitely one of his 'favourites', so my advice to Burnley would be advised to look elsewhere!
Thanks for the feedback, WW. Fair points
Not sure Keogh will score the goals we need. A big problem at the moment is missing chances and as much as I like Nuge and Fletch - they are both guilty of this. We perhaps need an 'AndyPayton' ie. someone who doesnt do much in the build up. but sticks his chances away.
We created great chances at OT but I agree with Claretdale we need finishers who can get one in 4 not the one in 20 we seem to have at the moment. Bit harsh by me but hope you know what I mean.
I am still of the opinion Martin Paterson could be the key to getting this right up front. But he will need a partner be that Fletcher or Nugent. Jay Rod is also an option when he's fit again. I thought Thommo did well yesterday to be honest and was unlucky when he headed against post.
We need someone to really click and start to bag lots of goals. I thought that Paterson would do this at the beginning of the season but he missed too many before getting injured.
I think though that was because Coyle was messing about with Pato either playing him out wide or alone up front. He needs to play in the centre IMO but with a tall partner to help him out! He's not a target man alone up front
I have just been talking about Pato on other posts, Phil I think you're right. Coyle was playing him on wing, I think one goal would get pato going and see where he goes.
Pato did seem to score in patches and then have long dry spells. My opinion last season of Pato ( maybe Harshly) is that he is obviosuly a trier but he wouldnt really be good enough ( at the moment) to score goals in the premier league.
So where are the goals going to come from. I think I'd rather making a defence stronger is a priority rather than getting a goalscorer (although we need one of them).
A bit off topic, but still about players, yesterday we played well without Caldwell, Carlisle, Bikey, Patterson, McCann and JayRod. Of those I would definitely want Bikey and McCann in my best 11 from the squad we have at the moment. Its tough saying X or Y has to be left out but this is the Prem and some of our squad are good Championship players, playing in the Prem imo.
How many of our team would you say are good premier league players VR? Who would walk into a team such as Everton?
Was Pato one of Laws players at Scunthorpe.?
Grimsby Claret
Eagles, McCann and possibly Mears is my honest answer to the Everton question. Pompey the bottom club don't want Nugent. Our defence is letting goals in for fun which is why I hung a ? over Mears. What do you think? I rate Everton a top 8 club along with Chelsea Man U Arsenal Spurs Man C Aston Villa Everton & Liverpool. The next group is Sunderland, Fulham, Brum, Deadwood and Stoke, then our group in order except for us, WHU Wigan, Wolves, Hull, Bolton and Pompey.
Personally I don't think anyone of our team would be a regular in a team like Everton. I think Fletcher has the potential. Eagles does look majestic at times, but also is lacklustre at other times. I wouldn't be surprised if the names that you mentioned could fight witin the second or bottom clubs that you mention but not the top 8 - regular first team appearances I'm not so sure about - probably Eagles because of what he is capapble of doing - still think that he is a wet lettuce at times!
My dad had a similar name for a winger of ours called Willie Morgan, I thought he was ace and I was sad when he went to Man U to play on the other wing to George Best. For me Eagles has the ability to run and dribble at the opposition, with some fine tuning of the talent he could be very good. I think I maybe showing my age lol
In my opinion England only have two players who would be automatic choices in any national team - Rooney and Ashley Cole - and I don't think The Clarets are any different. Reckon Eagles and Mears would be regulars at most clubs based on their performances this season. Mind you, for me, Eagles would have to lose the funny colured boots and hair-band thing. And I wouldn't have 'em wearing gloves either. My old coach, Bob Roberts, used to put it quite well - 'If you're cold, run aboot 'til ye get warm. The noo. If ye cannae be bothered **** off !'
How many times has the wet lettuce tried to go past one too many players? Yes, he has moments of genius - but he is also so frustrating. With a true winger on the pitch you feel that magic will happen all of the time - just feel that the lettuce's is too often similar to Tommy Cooper's.
Flair players do not produce every time they get the ball. They try things and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it does not. I agree occasionally his decision making is poor but I think he is improving. If he did not try these things he would not be dangerous. If you asked each one of the Utd players who they regarded as the biggest threat at Old Trafford it would be Eagles by virtue of the fact he will run at them and Defenders do not like that.
I agree that defenders do not like players running at them. However, what is the difference between a premier league winger and a winger at a fair championship team? I would say the quality of their decision making in general (amongst other things of course!)

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