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Toney is as good as Watkins,there I've said it. Just need to get together a front three with a suitably catchy acronym and we've cracked it.
Certainly a better finisher and is hitting the target consistently. A shots per game and shots on target per game between IT & OW would be interesting.

Better player all round? Not yet, but could well be when it all clicks around him.
 
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Toney is as good as Watkins,there I've said it. Just need to get together a front three with a suitably catchy acronym and we've cracked it.
I’d say a better goal scorer.
A natural #9.
The thing will be can he match/better Ollie‘s work rate and attitude?
Post-match interview was encouraging and seems a decent bloke.
£40m at this rate ...... And possibly as good as Mr McCulloch and Sir Bob?
Tough one, we couldn’t be that lucky could we?
 

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Came across really well in that interview.

Why did the interviewer not ask him about his injury, though? Surely it’s what we all want to know at the moment?
 

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Came across really well in that interview.

Why did the interviewer not ask him about his injury, though? Surely it’s what we all want to know at the moment?
As has been said on here many times, the "interviews" are just done to a basic script and are never deviated from...even if the player answers a question before it's asked, it still gets asked!
 

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Might just be me being optimistic but I'd assume that if the knock was in any way serious he'd have not been the one sent out for the interview? Assume his subbing was that we were 2-0 up and no need to risk anything.
 

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Might just be me being optimistic but I'd assume that if the knock was in any way serious he'd have not been the one sent out for the interview? Assume his subbing was that we were 2-0 up and no need to risk anything.
Would have thought so. But I also think it's a chance to give Forss more minutes as he clearly has the ability and we want to develop him as much as we can.
 

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Talking of IBS, I remember when Coppell was in charge and we played QPR, they had sh*ttu and Doudou in their side, Post match press conference by Coppell he mentioned we had to tread very carefully in the opening 25 mins.
 

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Toney is as good as Watkins,there I've said it. Just need to get together a front three with a suitably catchy acronym and we've cracked it.
Maybe he won’t go quite as far as Watkins in career BUT he could be more the striker we need to grab goals when we aren’t playing our best or take half chances or simply be a very physical outlet for us. With him in team will be much more difficult for teams to sit deep and defend a lead. He also adds to the team defensively on defending set pieces and corners.
 

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What I liked in his post match interview was he knew he fluffed his lines against Wycombe and Huddersfield and used it as a motivation.
In truth, he’s a perfect fit for us and him. He believes he’s a Premier League striker, we believe we are a Premier League side in waiting.
A striker needs an arrogance and just the ability to be the main man.
Toney has the strength of Clayton and the mindset of Hogan.
It’s an interesting combination. 5 goal in 5 league starts is Hogan-esque.
He will be the poster boy for our season, Ghoddos and Mbeumo will be the special ingredients, this lad the substance to our new front 3.
 

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What I liked in his post match interview was he knew he fluffed his lines against Wycombe and Huddersfield and used it as a motivation.
In truth, he’s a perfect fit for us and him. He believes he’s a Premier League striker, we believe we are a Premier League side in waiting.
A striker needs an arrogance and just the ability to be the main man.
Toney has the strength of Clayton and the mindset of Hogan.
It’s an interesting combination. 5 goal in 5 league starts is Hogan-esque.
He will be the poster boy for our season, Ghoddos and Mbeumo will be the special ingredients, this lad the substance to our new front 3.
Too right MC. He seems to me to have a bit more CD about him then OW.

But looks to have the ability like Hogan to always test the keeper.
 

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I shall be keeping my top goalscorer bet held very tightly - if he doesn't get 20+ I'd be amazed (assuming he isn't out injured for any significant length of time).
 

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We’re now in the very realistic situation where we could have (different) strikers scoring 25+ goals for 3 years on the trot.

This is well and truly the best time in any of our lifetimes to be a Bees fan.
 

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He was quite refreshingly interesting, in his post match talk; cannot argue with his scoring ability.
 
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What a first half performance. Two goals and some silky skills, great first touch and intelligent runs.
The way he he got back onside and positioned body then following in for the rebound. Quality.
 

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Start of season - value about £6m
Last week - value about £10-£15m
Tonight - value about £15-£20m.

And I'm not even sure he's fully fit!!! If he carries on like this, he will be £40m by the end of the season. What a strike rate!
 

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Start of season - value about £6m
Last week - value about £10-£15m
Tonight - value about £15-£20m.

And I'm not even sure he's fully fit!!! If he carries on like this, he will be £40m by the end of the season. What a strike rate!
Before he signed he was told to f*** off on Facebook! 😂
 

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Very good an looks like the training is paying off in relation to how we play.

Hes got a strikers instinct.
 

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I hadn’t seen much of him prior to him joining us so only really seen the clips of his goals.

Having now watched him a few times, Yes he’s a great finisher and has a strikers instinct but it’s his phenomenal work rate and intelligence and vision with his flicks and passes that I wasn’t aware of and they will have a huge impact on how we play.

love the fella already!
 

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Excellent performance.. Some lovely flicks and the partnership is building with Mbeumo and Ghoddos.. Goals well taken.. May be an upgrade on Watkins
 

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After mocking the Coventry striker with his celebration last week he did the same this week to Paterson. 😂 Touch of Maupay-style niggly behaviour to go with the skill. I was really impressed by his touches and lay offs and the way he tries to guide his headers to a teammate rather than just win the ball. And then there's the finishing.
 

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What was he doing in League One?!
See, there are a few things I don't understand about football. A lot, actually. And now there's another:

Why didn't some club like Palace or Brighton go to Posh and offer them a straight £10m up front - if not last season, then certainly this summer?

I mean, there must have been lots of clubs watching him, his quality is blindingly obvious, he passes the "No Dickheads" test and he's obviously ambitious.

If nothing else, the fact that Bees were interested should have alerted them, so they could nip in like a tribe of hyenas stealing an antelope kill from a lone cheetah.

Bizarre.
 

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See, there are a few things I don't understand about football. A lot, actually. And now there's another:

Why didn't some club like Palace or Brighton go to Posh and offer them a straight £10m up front - if not last season, then certainly this summer?

I mean, there must have been lots of clubs watching him, his quality is blindingly obvious, he passes the "No Dickheads" test and he's obviously ambitious.

If nothing else, the fact that Bees were interested should have alerted them, so they could nip in like a tribe of hyenas stealing an antelope kill from a lone cheetah.

Bizarre.
I think clubs can be overly cautious about signing from the lower leagues. Hence the lack of a stampede for Ollie and Said (although we got our money in the end:)).
 

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I think clubs can be overly cautious about signing from the lower leagues. Hence the lack of a stampede for Ollie and Said (although we got our money in the end:)).
I'm sure you're right.

But Bees aren't so cautious, I mean, we sign loads of players from lower leagues (England and abroad) and our conversion rate is pretty good.

And in the end, what is, say, £10m to even a lower PL club?
 

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