Marcus Forss - Signs to June 2023 (5 Viewers)

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Does so much work defending from the front. Just runs and runs.
Have said previously, I really think MF is actually our OW replacement.
Better finisher than Ollie too.....and can take a penalty..... ;)
And seems a good lad in his interviews, like Ollie....
 
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Does so much work defending from the front. Just runs and runs.
Have said previously, I really think MF is actually our OW replacement.
Better finisher than Ollie too.....and can take a penalty..... ;)
And seems a good lad in his interviews, like Ollie....
He's got a lot to do on his all round game to get to Ollie level but he score goals.
 

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He had but had to check his run to position for the shot. Great awareness.
He instinctively pulls into the spot with the most space between defenders. It make him easier to find and gives him the few milliseconds more on the ball, that's a natural goal-scorer.
 

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He instinctively pulls into the spot with the most space between defenders. It make him easier to find and gives him the few milliseconds more on the ball, that's a natural goal-scorer.
Yes, saw that also v Huddersfield. Comes from understanding the team and play too- Toney at the moment doing good things also but without finding that space.
 

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Saw more of his overall game today. Closing down, pressing, winning the ball high up the pitch. Almost more pleasing that his unreal finish for the opener. Almost.
 

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On tonights performance i think its clear we have a starter on our hands and not a backup striker anymore. If we could find a way to accomodate 2 strikers with Toney and Forss up top we would score more goals than the rest of the championship combined! Not sure how we would with our abundance of quality midfielders though! Da silva, Jensen, Marcondes and ghoddos would be fighting for one shirt?! Got to be the deepest squad Brentford have ever had. good times :)
 

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agree, I’d go as far as saying that he’s a better player than Toney especially within our system at the moment...
You maybe right but it's good that we now have 2 good strikers fighting for the shirt.
 

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He is certainly going to push Toney for a starting place although I expect Ivan to start on Sunday
 

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agree, I’d go as far as saying that he’s a better player than Toney especially within our system at the moment...
To be fair to Toney, Forss has been playing 'our system' for a few years now. That's the benefit of the B team. I think Toney looks every bit a top striker though, he's got the work rate, gets into the right positions and his link up play looks good. Pretty sure Toney will start on Sunday but to have two very promising strikers is a fantastic position to be in!
 

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Marcus has always struck me (and he just keeps reinforcing this) as the sort of striker who just needs a sniff of a goal and he'll bury it.
Definitely. Feels like he could score any time the ball comes near him in and around the box.
 

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I've been thinking about his finish last night. Did he know that the ball was going to run through to him, in which case, did he time his run so that he could hit it first time, without breaking stride? Or did he have to make a quick decision on what to do, in which case, how many strikers would have hit a first-time shot like that?

For me, either way, he demonstrated a natural goal scorer's instinct.
 

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agree, I’d go as far as saying that he’s a better player than Toney especially within our system at the moment...
I probably agree at this moment as he does the hard yards but Toney will score more goals when he gets up to speed and learns the Brentford way - nice headache to have
 

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Anyone know what odds I can get on Forss being Aston Villas player of the season 2023?
 

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I've been thinking about his finish last night. Did he know that the ball was going to run through to him, in which case, did he time his run so that he could hit it first time, without breaking stride? Or did he have to make a quick decision on what to do, in which case, how many strikers would have hit a first-time shot like that?

For me, either way, he demonstrated a natural goal scorer's instinct.
I've just watched it again and he does check his run, when he see's the ball bypass Said, which gives him very little time to shape to hit the shot. That makes his finish even more impressive.
 

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Marcus has always struck me (and he just keeps reinforcing this) as the sort of striker who just needs a sniff of a goal and he'll bury it.
That’s exactly how it seems, how few strikers nowadays seem as clinical in the way Linekar was. Suspect Toney offers a touch more at the moment as regards hassling the opposition defenders but that may be countered by fact Forss seems to sort our system more where we don’t have a focal point number nine. Any which way a Great problem to have and that we have the two (by far) best strikers from League One of last season both of which clearly can and will play at a much higher level.
 

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I've just watched it again and he does check his run, when he see's the ball bypass Said, which gives him very little time to shape to hit the shot. That makes his finish even more impressive.
And there was a lot of spin on the ball to deal with.
 

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A lot to like about that goal. Great tackle to dispossessed the Fulham Player. His run is great but also coming from an unusual position, he's clever to drift into a good position which Fulham didn't pick up.
Proper strikers finish, hit early with pace. Few keepers stop that.
 

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To be fair to Toney, Forss has been playing 'our system' for a few years now. That's the benefit of the B team. I think Toney looks every bit a top striker though, he's got the work rate, gets into the right positions and his link up play looks good. Pretty sure Toney will start on Sunday but to have two very promising strikers is a fantastic position to be in!
IMO Toney has to start on Sunday, he is the better all round player. Forss has done exceptionally well, and took his goal well, but his all round game needs further development. He is still lightweight and gets pushed off the ball too easily, he was also unable to hold the ball up and bring in others enough for my liking. That will come but a great player to have in your squad. There is no way we will start 2 upfront so for this season he will have to be happy to start cup games, and on the bench in the league. Next season will be a different matter imo.
 

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Love the way that 12 months ago, we had a converted striker after losing Maupay to Brighton. Now we've got two very different but excellent strikers on our books. Toney, to me, offers more of a physical and aerial threat. He looks pacier and his link up play looks more refined at the moment. But there's no doubt that Forss possesses exceptional finishing skills.
Bear in mind that our fixtures are largely twice a week for most of this season, we are well equipped in most positions.
Two top class keepers. Generally ok in defence, a little light in midfield (possibly) but the new signing may well have made the difference, and then an abundance of attacking talent. We are going to need the full squad over this season more so than in any other season.
 

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Its also interesting that a couple of occasions Thomas has brought on Marcus as as sub and kept Toney on too ,a plan B or C
 
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On tonights performance i think its clear we have a starter on our hands and not a backup striker anymore. If we could find a way to accomodate 2 strikers with Toney and Forss up top we would score more goals than the rest of the championship combined! Not sure how we would with our abundance of quality midfielders though! Da silva, Jensen, Marcondes and ghoddos would be fighting for one shirt?! Got to be the deepest squad Brentford have ever had. good times :)
A new FT Index perhaps?
 

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Marcus Forss' name was strongly speculated in the weekend when Finnish football journalists discussed the forthcoming three international matches. However, Rasmus Karjalainen replaces injured Jasse Tuominen in the National team this time.
 

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Not a plan C too? Warb's head would explode!
I wonder if Thomas and Brian will work on a formation that plays Forss and Toney together. It would appear that behind closed doors games results in more goals scored and also encourages those who are able to dribble with the ball as opposed to the passing game. Maybe because without the fans the Latter can get very pedestrian and a sudden change in pace catches opposition out when they are in pre season friendly mode. Just not sure how can accommodate two up front as well as providing ammunition for the front two without reverting to three at the back with two attacking wing backs ala Rico, Fosu or Sergi.
 
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Is he a starter or an amazing impact sub? I hope we find out.

What a talent. He has something you cannot coach. An instinctive eye for goal.

He showed against Fulham he knows how to press and hold the ball up too.
 

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Probably one of the best pieces of business last year was to get Forss signed on an extended contract before he went on loan. He has scored in total 5 goals already for us this season and will score many more. I predict at least 15 plus.
 

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I was lucky enough to have a long chat with TF pre season in 2018. He told me two things....That the new lad they had signed called Benrahma would be the best player in the Championship within a season and the second thing was a young lad called Forrs was already the best finisher in the club.....not a bad judge of players Mr Frank...… Can he accommodate him in the same side as Toney. An interesting conundrum.
 

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I was lucky enough to have a long chat with TF pre season in 2018. He told me two things....That the new lad they had signed called Benrahma would be the best player in the Championship within a season and the second thing was a young lad called Forrs was already the best finisher in the club.....not a bad judge of players Mr Frank...… Can he accommodate him in the same side as Toney. An interesting conundrum.
This lad is lethal and 4-4-2 has to be our best plan b if we are short on midfielders.
I agree, he is a natural striker, surely there is enough skill in the side to accommodate Forrs, we need to tweak this to our advantage. Systems are systems, but you play them as you need, you play them to the strengths of your personal , i look at Leeds they play to their own style, and they are Avery good side , they will hold their own with ease.
 

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