Marcus Forss - Signs to June 2026

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No! He is an out and out striker and staying to build up a real partnership with Toney. Let the two of them hit play offs flying !!
Is he? Must be watching a different game as I thought he has been bang average in the past week and missed 4 good chances in those games which could prove costly in the playoffs.

Watch him score the winner in the PO final now 🤣
 
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Thought he worked hard yesterday and just having another body up top clearly helps Toney.
There was a move in the second half where he ran hard at them about half the length of the pitch. He slipped before playing his final ball but notably Toney on seeing him set off had matched him to be in the box. OK, it didn’t come off but I thought it very encouraging and with a bit more time together it’ll be quite terrifying for opponents to see him do that and have the league’s top scorer ready to tap in. From his dribbles yesterday and the one that he ended by choosing the wrong shot the other day he brings a directness we haven’t had much of this season and he’s a big lad who’s able to bulldoze through (iirc he did this at afcw too). I think he’s a lot better running with the ball at his feet than Ivan whose close control at pace is not his strength. So he gives us a very different option to the ones most opponents will have expected from us. But he should not be played out wide.
 

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He works incredibly hard and causes problems.

His reading of the game and lack of anticipation are what’s holding him back at the moment but he’s very young and the more he plays with Toney the better he’ll get.

Not ready the lead the line next season though
 

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I thought he put in a hell of a shift yesterday. His 'sitter' that he missed was a really difficult chance. Even if he'd got it on target he'd have been lucky to score from that angle.
 

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Thought he was excellent yesterday. Led the line, run his ass off, found himself in goalscoring space and took us up the pitch with pace numerous times.

He will take those chances soon enough

Yes thought he had a good game up against players who for the last 5 years have been Premiership players , where was Marcos then
re your comment “ run his ass off” you could see him tiring whe he went down the touchline from just outside our box to the Bournemouth box . I was wishing he could get away from the challenging Bournemouth player .
 

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start him for the remaining games and hopefully he’ll bury a couple and will go into the play offs full of confidence. His pressing is very good and having Forss and Toney playing together would be a nightmare for opposition defences.
 

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You are not wrong
I was surprised how quick he was and over such a long distance when he ran three quarters of length of pitch will ball holding off opponent. If we could harness that pace in tandem with Toney over next few games could be quite a handful
 

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He seemed really fired up yesterday, and I'd imagine frustration at not scoring for a while played a part in that. Once he'd been booked the substitution by Mbeumo became the right call, with Mbeumo scoring being a bonus. Forss is one of the players I wouldn't be resting for the remaining games, as a goal or two would do him a world of good. My worst fear for the next three games is Toney getting himself injured or sent off, in which case Forss becomes essential to the team.
 

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He works incredibly hard and causes problems.

His reading of the game and lack of anticipation are what’s holding him back at the moment but he’s very young and the more he plays with Toney the better he’ll get.

Not ready the lead the line next season though

"Not ready to lead the line", maybe, maybe, however, I seem to remember they said that about Maupay once.
 
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"Not ready to lead the line", maybe, maybe, however, I seem to remember they said that about Maupay once.

To me any player who leads the line requires needs to make good runs into space/ dangerous areas and good service from his team mates.

So can he make those types of runs required, you could coach this
 

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He is a brilliant prospect & was very good v Muff.
Just shaking off the rust in front of goal but that will come in time for the P/Os.

People worrying about who we play in the P/Os....nobody will want to play us.
A firing Forss could well be the big difference for us this time around. The lad is a goal machine 👍
 

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To me any player who leads the line requires needs to make good runs into space/ dangerous areas and good service from his team mates.

So can he make those types of runs required, you could coach this
He did not appear to have needed any extra coaching at Wimbledon!
 

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Good performance today and another goal.

In a front two I feel he is able to show more to his game than the predatory penalty area instincts we know are his bread and butter. Pressing, running the channels, playing off the shoulder makes him a really useful outlet.

Just don’t think he’s a strong enough ‘target man’ at this level to be the single focal point in the front line, not a ‘back-to-goal’ kind of striker. If he can add that to his game he will be phenomenal.
 

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Really talented young player. If we stick with the front two he could have a big season next year whichever league we are in.
 

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Thought, despite missing a big chance, he had a really good game today. Pressed well, good movement off the ball, great finish and set up Toney for a good chance with a lovely run and cross..
 

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Using Forss we can play Barnsley at their own game and press them high. Suits our new formation to a tee 👌🏻👏🏻
 

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Thought he was a real outlet when we won little battles in the middle and could create quick incisive moves. I think we've struggled recently because IT has been well marshalled by opposition centre backs. Gives us another danger up top.
 

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He's a talented young player but I think Mbeumo has the edge despite his miss. I like his high pressing but Bryan can link play and produce that bit of magic.
 

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Not sure why he's starting ahead of Mbeumo in a two up front. Is the idea that he puts in a shift pressing the defence and creating space for Toney, while Bryan's pace works better against a tiring side? The only game I've seen that work well in was in the previous game against Bournemouth.
 

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Forss does more work high-pressing than Mbeumo but he's much less of a goal threat.
 

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Forss and Jenson both frustrate the hell out of me, Forss was the closest Bee's player when Fosu got took out, didnt even appeal, annoying.
Some of Jenson's passing last night and then that corner.....jeez......If Marcondes is on, let him take them!!
 

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Not sure why he's starting ahead of Mbeumo in a two up front. Is the idea that he puts in a shift pressing the defence and creating space for Toney, while Bryan's pace works better against a tiring side? The only game I've seen that work well in was in the previous game against Bournemouth.
I think your last sentence answered your first!
 

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The lad is still learning , yes there’s been a lot of 20//21 year old better than him, at other clubs. Give him time yes maybe Mbeumo may be better but Thomas doesn’t have a other options that are not already in the match day squad
 

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question to those at the match:

did he do much off the ball? he didn't get much tv coverage before his killer strike.
 

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What a moment for the young man to savour. He will remember that feeling for quite a while.
 

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question to those at the match:

did he do much off the ball? he didn't get much tv coverage before his killer strike.

From what saw on Telly he was harassing their defense when they had the ball incessantly which was probably part of instructions he had, made it difficult for Bournemouth to play ball out of defense with any quality
 

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Was brave by Frank to bring him on at HT but he was excellent after a poor-ish showing in the first leg.

Even taking the goal out, as the weeks go by we are seeing more of what he brings to the team outside of the opposition penalty area, and the rest of the team are getting more in tune with it.

Aggression, pressing from the front, pace, ruthless and direct with the final pass/shot.
 

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Loved him celebrating at the final whistle. So pleased for the lad and his confidence will be sky high for Saturday
 

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As he went over to be interviewed. Toney was already there waiting. To see how happy Toney was for him ( and himself of course ) was brilliant moment one on one.
 
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