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Rate these Premier League forwards

Postby Toby » 26 Jan 2018, 17:47

Thierry Henry
Dennis Bergkamp
Alan Shearer
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Gianfranco Zola
Sergio Aguero
Paolo Di Canio
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Harry Kane
Andy Cole
Michael Owen
Fernando Torres

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Postby Positive Passion » 26 Jan 2018, 21:06

Bergkamp and Henry did a lot more than just score goals, but Owen and Shearer were brilliant out and out strikers.
Of the rest, Aguero and Kane are a cut above.

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Postby Tapiocahead » 26 Jan 2018, 23:09

Henry is the best player of the Premier League era but the rest were all fantastic, although I wouldn't include Di Canio in that list
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Postby The Modernist » 27 Jan 2018, 00:17

Tapiocahead wrote:Henry is the best player of the Premier League era but the rest were all fantastic, although I wouldn't include Di Canio in that list


He was better than Hasselbaink.

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Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 27 Jan 2018, 00:20

Robbie Stiles
Perd Guudkamp
Rossè
Bryan Attersall
Guido
Bob Stanford
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Postby Butch Manly » 27 Jan 2018, 07:47

OCT wrote:Robbie Stiles
Perd Guudkamp
Rossè
Bryan Attersall
Guido
Bob Stanford
'Whitey' McLaughlin


Some decent shouts, there. Never rated Guido, though - too agricultural. I'd replace him with Ernie Todd.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jan 2018, 08:01

Dennis Bergkamp
Thierry Henry

Alan Shearer
Sergio Aguero
Andy Cole
Michael Owen

Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Harry Kane
Gianfranco Zola
Fernando Torres

Paolo Di Canio
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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Postby Lord Rother » 27 Jan 2018, 09:23

Toby wrote:Thierry Henry
Dennis Bergkamp
Alan Shearer
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Gianfranco Zola
Sergio Aguero
Paolo Di Canio
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Harry Kane
Andy Cole
Michael Owen
Fernando Torres


I’m going to assess this as “at their best”.....

Henry,
Owen,
Kane
Torres,
Aguero,
Bergkamp,
Shearer,
Zola,
van Nistelroy,
Cole,
Hasselbaink
Di Canio

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Postby PENK » 27 Jan 2018, 12:38

Diamond Dog wrote:Dennis Bergkamp
Thierry Henry


Really? A man who was rotated with Kanu and Wiltord over the greatest player in Britain this century?

Bergkamp had sublime ability and vision but there’s a tendency to overrate him in retrospect because of his highlights reel, I think. He was certainly key to Wenger’s reinvention of the Arse, but was only an automatic pick for three or four years.
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Postby Jeemo » 27 Jan 2018, 12:53

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Postby trans-chigley express » 27 Jan 2018, 13:45

Thierry Henry
Alan Shearer
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Dennis Betgkamp
Michael Owen
Siergo Aguero
Andy Cole
Fernando Torres
Harrry Kane
Gianfranco Zola
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Paolo Di Canio

I’d rate Drogba, Suarez and Fowler above half in the list

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Postby PENK » 27 Jan 2018, 14:00

What’s with people rating Owen so highly? His goals record isn’t all that - especially taking his spells at Newcastle and Man Utd into account - and his all-round game wasn’t exactly on a Bergkamp/Zola level.
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Postby PENK » 27 Jan 2018, 14:03

Henry
Agüero
Shearer
Kane (might be two places higher in a year or two)
von Mistelraum
Bergkamp
Torres
Zola
Cole
Hasselbaink
Owen
Di Canio
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Postby Toby » 27 Jan 2018, 14:46

PENK wrote:What’s with people rating Owen so highly? His goals record isn’t all that - especially taking his spells at Newcastle and Man Utd into account - and his all-round game wasn’t exactly on a Bergkamp/Zola level.


He was never the same forward after injury but he was stellar between 1999 and 2004.

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Postby joklend » 27 Jan 2018, 15:07

Alan Shearer
Thierry Henry
Sergio Aguero
Andy Cole
Dennis Bergkamp
Michael Owen
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Harry Kane
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Fernando Torres
Gianfranco Zola (fine player but 59 goals in 229 games is hardly much to shout about. Dean Holdsworth scored more)
Paolo Di Canio

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Postby Lord Rother » 27 Jan 2018, 16:19

I have Owen at 2nd - I dunno, maybe it is a bit high but for a while he was absolutely electric. Fast, dynamic, timing his runs perfectly and a brilliant finisher.

I put Torres at 4th, significantly higher than other lists. In my opinion for a couple of seasons he was that good too.

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Re: Rate these Premier League forwards

Postby The Modernist » 27 Jan 2018, 17:09

Thierry Henry
Dennis Bergkamp
Alan Shearer
Sergio Aguero
Fernando Torres
Harry Kane
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Michael Owen
Gianfranco Zola
Paolo Di Canio
Andy Cole
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink..is the correct order.

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Postby The Modernist » 27 Jan 2018, 18:37

I would still take a peak Torres above Kane, primarily because of his pace, but I agree it's close.

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Postby Toby » 27 Jan 2018, 21:17

Shearer
Henry
Bergkamp
Owen
Aguero
Kane
Torres
Zola
Van Nistelrooy
Cole
Di Canio
Hasselbaink


I loved Henry and Bergkamp, but I think Shearer is the finest forward of the Premier League. He was unplayable at Blackburn and would have utterly cleaned up if he'd had gone to Man United.

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Postby PENK » 27 Jan 2018, 22:42

Toby wrote:
PENK wrote:What’s with people rating Owen so highly? His goals record isn’t all that - especially taking his spells at Newcastle and Man Utd into account - and his all-round game wasn’t exactly on a Bergkamp/Zola level.


He was never the same forward after injury but he was stellar between 1999 and 2004.


He never managed 20 goals in a league season which all the others - except Bergkamp, Zola and Di Canio who weren't really strikers - did. And he didn't offer much else apart from goalscoring. He was consistent for several years but never prolific or spectacular the way that most of the others were. Even Cole and Hasselbaink had brighter moments (and were better team players).

He was a great teenager but never got much better. He didn't add anything else to his game and once he got injured and lost his pace that was it. I think he's still overrated because we got excited about his raw talent.
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