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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-Inge of Fudge View Post
    This^

    We need better for our prime, numero uno striker, but Cox is more than sufficient back up and gives us a different option too. Players like Miller will be wank under 90% of managers, whereas Cox is decent enough to afford a bit more time and a fresh approach from Pearce.I actually quite rate him, but he's become to comfy being a workhorse and needs to have his creativity/flare encouraged again.

    Can see hi going to Sheff U for 500-800k and scoring loads in L1 though
    This.

    First few games under SOD he ran the channels well and looked a threat. Too often this season he's been nearer the corner flag or the halfway line. He's got the ability to be a top quality striker. Just needs some confidence and a run in the side in which he can be allowed to lead the line as an out and out striker.

    He's got six months at the start of next season to earn his keep. Can't really get rid of him in the summer anyway as then we'll have no strikers whatsoever.

    Edit: I also agree with others that he looks like he's put on a few pounds this season and lost a yard of pace (which he wasn't really known for in the first place anyway).


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Lose some pounds. Get a bit sharper, faster over a yard, and he might not have to run offside. He is talented enough.
    He's beginning to look a bit like Lee Westwood.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    its a difficult one, has looked good and poor, again it depends who we get in over summer, but i imagine if we do sign 1 or 2 then he will be loaned out and eventually gotten rid of. Id like to see us offload some more before him this summer thats for sure


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Don't mind giving him a new contract next season, but it's time to earn it Coxy. Lose weight, try to look like you give at least half a shit and most importantly, SCORE.

    If he fails on one of those points, get rid.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Surely someone like Bournemouth, Brentford etc. will give us a million notes for him


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or erect?

    it's hard thinking about it

    he could be potent - it's just how to make him rise to the occasion

    I hope Psycho gets a good grip of him, then things might come out alright, otherwise his time with us will be a bit of an anti-climax




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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    I think he could be alright played as a second striker 'in the hole' behind the main striker. He can be creative at times and wouldn't get caught offside as much playing a little deeper. He's never had a partner up front and a pacey striker playing on the shoulder of the last defender might bring out the best in him.

    Having said that if we got offered half a million for him I'd take it in a flash.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Him and Sharp looked very good together under SOD


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Keep. Needs a partner up front and will score goals in my opinion. If we release him expect him to turn up somewhere else at Championship level and score 20 a season.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Coops View Post
    I think he could be alright played as a second striker 'in the hole' behind the main striker. He can be creative at times and wouldn't get caught offside as much playing a little deeper. He's never had a partner up front and a pacey striker playing on the shoulder of the last defender might bring out the best in him.

    Having said that if we got offered half a million for him I'd take it in a flash.

    That has always been his role to be fair, he was a second striker. If you see most of his goals before us, they're often from distance and very good strikes. He has really impressive technique, but it's like it's all been drained/taken out of him.

    Hopefully Pearce can reinvigorate him.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgd View Post
    That has always been his role to be fair, he was a second striker. If you see most of his goals before us, they're often from distance and very good strikes. He has really impressive technique, but it's like it's all been drained/taken out of him.

    Hopefully Pearce can reinvigorate him.
    Yeah, playing him up front on his own is certainly not playing to his strengths. Hopefully Pearce will.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Not sure. Doesn't score enough. If we could sell for a decent fee I think we should take it. He barely scores, and him and Mackie combined have managed to miss, probebly, every single one on one they've been presented with. Derbyshire has come in, had 3, scored 3.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    No way time to move Simon Cox on ! .... arguably one of the worst strikers ive seen down forest ... doesn't look interested and is too weighty ! He sits on there centre half all afternoon makes no intelligent runs into the channels and really is a dream for even the most donkey kong of ctr halves to mark ... he showed a glimpse of genius against Birmingham last term bar that has been very very poor ! WBA knew what they were doing when shipping him out and were rubbing there hands at 2m...

    We need players who put in a 90 minute stint ! this guy and a few others don't ....


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Coops View Post
    Yeah, playing him up front on his own is certainly not playing to his strengths. Hopefully Pearce will.
    This is the real issue with Cox.

    He's not an out and out striker and he's never going to be a good lone front man.

    For Ireland they play him on the wing (when he does manage to get 5 minutes on the pitch)

    He's somebody that likes to play off another striker and work his way into positions on the edge of the box where he can link up and actually be quite clever at times with nice touches.

    But is that enough when we need people to be ruthless up front?


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    He's played two roles for Ireland; as a wide-attacker, and as a shadow striker.

    He's not - and never has been - a "target man".

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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tutts View Post
    He'll do a Derbyshire and hit form in the last 5 games of next year.

    Those could be the goals to keep us in the Prem.
    your so right its not even funny lol


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    He's the type of striker that needs a strike partner alongside him otherwise he just looks isolated, and hoofing the ball up to him as just a waste of possession.
    I think he still has a role to play at the club.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    I've asked before but I may as well ask again - when was the last time he had a clean, crisp shot on goal? He just doesn't shoot. Little Pato is more of a forward than he'll ever be... these are the sorts of players we need if we want to get promoted. I'm not saying Cox is poor but he's just completely lacking inspiration these days


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    He is turd - simple as that. Needs too much time and touches to be anything other than ok. Doesn't score enough goals. Caught offside more than any striker in the league. Get rid as soon as possible.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    If Pearce decides to go for 2 up front, Cox could be good as the second striker, but we need a poacher to sit alongside him (or just ahead of him?). Could Derbyshire play there next to him?


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Proper confidence player Cox is. When he's confident and firing, he'll try a shot from anywhere on the pitch.

    I'd definitely keep him. He needs an arm around him and judging by his performances, the last man to do that was SOD. Cox and Macheda up top would be an interesting combination.

    Needs to lose a bit of weight, then he'll look sharp again and he'll be needing to prove a point with only 12 months left.

    All of our strikers have looked cack in the last 12 months really. We don't play a game to suit the strikers.

    Nowadays, wide players are playing in their actual wide position, opening the game up and allowing the striker the option of coming short and going in behind, and in many cases, doing both very quickly and turning the defence, creating a one-on-one. Cox/Henderson never get one-on-ones because they've never been afforded it by the way we play.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by nffc13 View Post
    Proper confidence player Cox is. When he's confident and firing, he'll try a shot from anywhere on the pitch.

    I'd definitely keep him. He needs an arm around him and judging by his performances, the last man to do that was SOD. Cox and Macheda up top would be an interesting combination.

    Needs to lose a bit of weight, then he'll look sharp again and he'll be needing to prove a point with only 12 months left.

    All of our strikers have looked cack in the last 12 months really. We don't play a game to suit the strikers.

    Nowadays, wide players are playing in their actual wide position, opening the game up and allowing the striker the option of coming short and going in behind, and in many cases, doing both very quickly and turning the defence, creating a one-on-one. Cox/Henderson never get one-on-ones because they've never been afforded it by the way we play.

    I'm starting to suspect you're Macheda's agent, nffc13.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by T.O.Tricky. View Post
    I'm starting to suspect you're Macheda's agent, nffc13.

    I honestly feel like it at times.


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brettgo View Post
    He is turd - simple as that.
    Say what you think


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    Default Re: Simon Cox - extend or eject?

    Quote Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
    He is a good forward, not a good striker. He drops off well, links play and his assist rate is impressive. He looks a bit heavy this season though to me.

    I would definitely keep him.
    Why is he heavy? I agree he is but he's a professional footballer who gets paid handsomely. No excuse.


 

 

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