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Heskey Determined To Find His Feet

Heskey Determined To Find His Feet

Emile Heskey has admitted he hasn't really settled at Villa since his £3.5 million move from Wigan last January, but he's determined to succeed.

You normally only hear players role out the 'I haven't settled' when they are out of the team, yet Heskey has had more than his fair share of games and the Rapid match for many will stick in their minds...he did nothing, went for nothing, tried nothing and left us as a 10 man team.

Heskey has his strengths, the number of professionals and managers who rate him (ie how exactly is he in the England team?) and his transfer fees over the years show that but we are simply unable to accomodate him in the squad to any use.

He doesn't try hard enough in the 451, he becomes a spare part in a 442 and it appears there is no easy fix for him to justify involvement.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail he admits he hasn't found his feet and whilst he's enjoying being part of the England set up again he realises his form for us needs to improve, and at the very least if it doesn't he knows he'll be out of the England camp again.

Though to me that doesn't ring true...Capello has seen 'sense' in keeping him involved despite his form since January. He believes he can do a job and Heskey's club form seems to matter not in that.

'There are three strikers here, so with the 451 it's difficult.'

First statement to that would be we've only just gone back to the 451 - or is Heskey forgetting Rapid...and Wigan and erm most of the games since last February?

First question would be, how sad do you feel for Harewood and Delfouneso!

He continues to state that with so many games coming up (doesn't really work after Rapid does it) that there should be plenty of rotation and he, like others, needs to be 'on your toes and ready' which is the total opposite from on your backside and going missing in a match.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday September 9 2009
Time: 4:07PM

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So Heskey still hasn't found his feet ... aswell as the net. The guy is so infuriating! Hope he is gone in January. If MO'N had waited until the summer to get the lump for FREE (let's face it, MO'N would determined to get him in) instead of 6 months earlier for £3.5m we'd be in the Champions League now.
StuLinney
09/09/2009 16:35:00
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So Heskey still hasn't found his feet ... aswell as the net. The guy is so infuriating! Hope he is gone in January. If MO'N had waited until the summer to get the lump for FREE (let's face it, MO'N would determined to get him in) instead of 6 months earlier for £3.5m we'd be in the Champions League now.
StuLinney
09/09/2009 16:35:00
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If he scores the winner against small heathens Sunday, then he will have you all eating humble pie! Come on big guy, what about it eh? Would go a long way towards finding your feet!
Stourbridge Villan
09/09/2009 16:44:00
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If he scores the winner against small heathens Sunday, then he will have you all eating humble pie! Come on big guy, what about it eh? Would go a long way towards finding your feet!
Stourbridge Villan
09/09/2009 16:44:00
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I think we are all missing the point regarding Heskey including MON. Heskey has proved to be successful but only in certain partnerships. It is critical that to get the best out of Heskey is that he needs to play with a goal poaching type of centre forward who only needs a half chance to know where the net is. Unfortunately we do not possess a forward with those abilities and thats why Heskey looks so poor because all the half chances he creates is falling to nobody as our other strikers positional awareness aren't that great. So unless MON signs a player like that Heskey will never fit into to our style of play and 4-4-2 seems an unlikely tactic these days for us.
bannedrico
09/09/2009 17:19:00
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I think we are all missing the point regarding Heskey including MON. Heskey has proved to be successful but only in certain partnerships. It is critical that to get the best out of Heskey is that he needs to play with a goal poaching type of centre forward who only needs a half chance to know where the net is. Unfortunately we do not possess a forward with those abilities and thats why Heskey looks so poor because all the half chances he creates is falling to nobody as our other strikers positional awareness aren't that great. So unless MON signs a player like that Heskey will never fit into to our style of play and 4-4-2 seems an unlikely tactic these days for us.
bannedrico
09/09/2009 17:19:00
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Hope he find's them soon ........... it's a bit difficult to play 'FOOT'ball without FEET !!!!
AV-Damo
09/09/2009 18:46:00
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Hope he find's them soon ........... it's a bit difficult to play 'FOOT'ball without FEET !!!!
AV-Damo
09/09/2009 18:46:00
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Hope not Stourbridge Villain, doesn't deserve to start ahead of Gabby. And with that, why change a winning team!
footy_fans
09/09/2009 18:57:00
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Hope not Stourbridge Villain, doesn't deserve to start ahead of Gabby. And with that, why change a winning team!
footy_fans
09/09/2009 18:57:00
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