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Time for Webber?

Time for Webber?

I do not think that it is a great secret that Chix and I think that Danny Webber has more to offer than many might think.

Ok, he might have been languishing in the championship in recent years and is not a 'superstar name', but for me - well us - he is the most natural goalscoring striker that we have at the club, and I feel sure that if we give him chances then he will tuck them away...

Aruna Dindane continues to get into the right positions, which is good, but he must have missed at least 4 or 5 good chances against Manyoo - most of them in the 1st half alone, and we cannot afford to keep missing these chances.

Webber has been given little cameo roles this season, and started most of the league cup games and has scored in 2 of these 3 games so far, although I am pretty sure we had not signed him when we played Hereford in the 2nd round, so he has actually played 2 league cup games and scored in both!

With Tommy Smith cup-tied tonight it is almost certain that Webber will get some time on the pitch, if it were me in charge I would start with Webber - hope to get some chances to him and see what he does.

'If' he did manage to score tonight then that would put him into contention for the Burnley game at the weekend, right?

We are crying out for a 'proper' striker, one that knows where the back of the net is, and I would say at the moment that most 'clinical' striker we have is not really getting much of a chance - so, lets give him a go tonight, and perhaps John Utaka as well alongside him for that matter.

Do not get me wrong I desperately DO want to win tonight, but I think that trying a few different things could also be the order of the evening...


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Date:Tuesday December 1 2009
Time: 2:00PM

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completely agree mate, i had actually forgotten about webber, i hadn't seen him in so long lol. but him and utaka upfront sounds good and as ya say if he where to score then he HAS to start against Burnley, no 2 ways about it!
01/12/2009 14:16:00
webber did not exactly 'blow me away' when we signed him, but i soon thought he is at least a 'striker' something that most of the other 'forwards' that we have are not out and out known as being...
give him chances and i think he will score, and he 'could' prove the best signing we made - seen as he cost nothing!
01/12/2009 14:21:00
What if Villa play a strong team?
01/12/2009 15:13:00
What if Villa play a strong team? ....well we tell them they ain't playing fair and refuse to play! Seriously though, from what I've seen of Webber he does actually play like a striker. Who knows what he'll be like given a start, but from what I can see, we have nothing to lose in trying him. Give Utaka a go up front too, you never know he could turn out to be our saviour this season...
01/12/2009 16:29:00
Can't believe i'm saying this, but yeah, Webber and Utaka up front tonight. It can't do any harm.
01/12/2009 17:03:00
Voting for Utaka?? The world has indeed gone mad.
01/12/2009 17:08:00
Tony.....strange things happen in desperate situations. People get desperate lol!!!!
01/12/2009 17:22:00
im sure webber will be keen to get the goals if he gets a game that is
01/12/2009 17:26:00
I'm up for Utaka and Webber up top. What could possibly go wrong. If we haven't scored, or looked like scoring by half time, we switch it about.
01/12/2009 18:35:00
Let's be honest we will not win this competition so we should use it to experiment. Yes Utaka and Webber or anyone who needs to prove that we have the answer within the club. Right coat on and off to the game I go. Another wet night in store the forecast has just told me - lovely!!
01/12/2009 18:57:00
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