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Heskey Ordered To Attack The Near Post

It's not as exciting as you'd first imagine to be fair, he's not going to be running onto the pitch with a broadsword or a stick of dynamite, he's simply been told by Monny to get into the little area near the near post more often to grab a few extra goals.

See, told you it wasn't very exciting.

Speaking on the official site, Monny has revealed that he believes Heskey will reap the rewards of taking 'risks' in the penalty box and furthermore, after his pre season goals it looks like Monny could be right.

'I spoke to Emile during pre-season and told him there are 10 goals to be had by strikers in the top-flight coming across into that little area.

'That near post is often unprotected. If you can make you run and go in there with desire and determination, goals are there for you.'

Referencing the two goals Heskey scored against Porto and Fiorentina it looks like this little trick has worked. Afterall, Heskey bagged himself another England goal not so long back by doing the very same thing - well close enough anyway.

'That's two goals he's scored now in quick succession by doing that during this pre-season. He is capable of doing that.'

Still prefer the idea of seeing my broadsword tactic though.


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The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 11 2009

Time: 3:15PM

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no idea but the attack word reminds me of the 20 odd Hull fans singing 'attack, attack, attack' whilst we beat them at Villa Park last season. It was so tame it had me in stitches. Not sure why I felt the need to share really!
The Fear
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11/08/2009 15:31:00

no idea but the attack word reminds me of the 20 odd Hull fans singing 'attack, attack, attack' whilst we beat them at Villa Park last season. It was so tame it had me in stitches. Not sure why I felt the need to share really!
The Fear
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11/08/2009 15:31:00

Well, one of his middle names is 'Ivanhoe'! We may see the broadsword yet! And I'm not talking about his length before you Vital Villans go all smutty!!
Rawlie
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11/08/2009 15:40:00

Well, one of his middle names is 'Ivanhoe'! We may see the broadsword yet! And I'm not talking about his length before you Vital Villans go all smutty!!
Rawlie
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11/08/2009 15:40:00

It's the little things that humour you isn't it JF!

Rawlie, that was definitely not the sword tactic I was imagining....you've put me right off it now!
mike_field
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11/08/2009 15:54:00

It's the little things that humour you isn't it JF!

Rawlie, that was definitely not the sword tactic I was imagining....you've put me right off it now!
mike_field
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11/08/2009 15:54:00

A brilliant move by O'Neill to reveal such a tactical ploy? Perhaps he believes that whether the opposition know it's coming or not is irrelevant, as either way Heskey will be unstoppable. Personally, I can't help but have a slightly different perspective...
Albarnista
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11/08/2009 17:33:00

A brilliant move by O'Neill to reveal such a tactical ploy? Perhaps he believes that whether the opposition know it's coming or not is irrelevant, as either way Heskey will be unstoppable. Personally, I can't help but have a slightly different perspective...
Albarnista
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11/08/2009 17:33:00

Unfathomable....maybe
ant1ant1
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11/08/2009 20:42:00

Unfathomable....maybe
ant1ant1
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11/08/2009 20:42:00

what has the post ever done to him???
Kuffit
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12/08/2009 12:43:00

what has the post ever done to him???
Kuffit
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12/08/2009 12:43:00

the little things MF? You have to live with what you are blessed with I guess! :o)
The Fear
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12/08/2009 15:54:00

agree Kuttit, very 'postist' article!
The Fear
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12/08/2009 15:54:00

the little things MF? You have to live with what you are blessed with I guess! :o)
The Fear
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12/08/2009 15:54:00

agree Kuttit, very 'postist' article!
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