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50 shots, 1 goal.

Apr 8, 2011
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Three games, 50 shots, 8 on target, 1 goal. I’ve seen lots of people talking about our defenders but I think the problem has been much more up top. We’ve been powderpuff. The performances in themselves have been OK, but we need to be far more lethal. Lowe as a former poacher must be pulling his hair out, I don’t blame Lowe for these defeats, I don’t think his strikers are doing the job.
 
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Three games, 50 shots, 8 on target, 1 goal. I’ve seen lots of people talking about our defenders but I think the problem has been much more up top. We’ve been powderpuff. The performances in themselves have been OK, but we need to be far more lethal. Lowe as a former poacher must be pulling his hair out, I don’t blame Lowe for these defeats, I don’t think his strikers are doing the job.
Not to mention we are way way top of the corner count for League 1, averaging 7 or 8 a game, but the early season optimism about Scarr and Wilson making them count has disappeared. We don't look dangerous at all.
 
Oct 5, 2013
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We should have had 3 or 4 today, but too many of our players either didn't shoot at all, or didn't get the shot on target. Some of the shooting technique on display was poor, ball too much under their feet to get a shot in. Looks to me like they're trying to walk the ball in with passing movements, instead of belting it goalwards.
 

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The front line just look lost when the ball comes to them.

Not sure what service they need but it needs to be communicated to the rest of the team.

High crosses are not the answer
 
Sep 6, 2006
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Three games, 50 shots, 8 on target, 1 goal. I’ve seen lots of people talking about our defenders but I think the problem has been much more up top. We’ve been powderpuff. The performances in themselves have been OK, but we need to be far more lethal. Lowe as a former poacher must be pulling his hair out, I don’t blame Lowe for these defeats, I don’t think his strikers are doing the job.
In those 50 shots I remember the keeper making one half decent save.
 
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Jan 6, 2004
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I dont think lots of shots are necessarily a good thing - it can suggest, as is the case for the last couple of games imo, that players are taking early shots from marginal positions, which is often the easy option, rather than make an incisive pass or move to turn a half chance into a real chance.
 
Mar 11, 2018
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Oddly, when we put 4 past Accrington Stanley just 4 games ago and got all excited, the opposing manager praised our clinical top of the league finishing. That day we had 9 shots and 7 on target. Perhaps the difference is down to the quality and set up of the opposing defence as implied by Green Flash.
 
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RKB

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Three games, 50 shots, 8 on target, 1 goal. I’ve seen lots of people talking about our defenders but I think the problem has been much more up top. We’ve been powderpuff. The performances in themselves have been OK, but we need to be far more lethal. Lowe as a former poacher must be pulling his hair out, I don’t blame Lowe for these defeats, I don’t think his strikers are doing the job.
Wholeheartedly agree with this. Hardie had a chance at Charlton that he should have buried, and Jephcott had multiple presentable chances against Wycombe, none of which he could even get on target. Things were tighter against Wigan, but again, Jephcott's attempt when clean through on the right hand side was woeful. We could have easily taken the lead in all 3 matches. I know Agard has to take some of the blame for not looking after the ball for the Wigan winner, but he might actually put the ball in the back of the net occasionally, unlike Jephcott for the last 3 months.
 
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Oddly, when we put 4 past Accrington Stanley just 4 games ago and got all excited, the opposing manager praised our clinical top of the league finishing. That day we had 9 shots and 7 on target. Perhaps the difference is down to the quality and set up of the opposing defence as implied by Green Flash.

Definitely think this is right. In the Wycombe game we had tonnes of shots but they were nearly all desperate efforts from outside the area because we couldn’t find a way through their defence.

If an opponent were reduced to taking pot shots like that against Argyle, we’d (rightly) be celebrating a strong defensive performance rather than worrying how many shots we’d conceded.
 
Jul 27, 2011
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Total shots can certainly be a misleading stat. I cannot remember many clear cut chances from the last two home games apart from Mayor’s goal. This is what will happen when teams sit much deeper against us. We are fantastic at playing on the break against a high line but look hopeless trying to break down compact defences.
 
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