This Saturday’s The One And Only is all about the strikers! We look to find what makes up the perfect striker and we speak to a whole host of people to get the information.
“I think there are a lot of different elements that make up a top striker,” he said. “You need a little bit of greed and as well as good movement.
“I have played with a lot of good ones growing up at Blackburn and you need to be selfish and I think that composure in front of goal is a massive thing, but every different striker has different qualities.
“When I was at Blackburn I tried to take a little bit of every striker I worked with: the aggression of Paul Dickov when he used to play; he used to rat around everywhere. I remember watching him against John Terry and he didn’t give him a minute’s rest and I thought he played really well then.
“The qualities of Benni McCarthy and the skills of players like that were other things I tried to learn from, plus the finishing of Roque Santa Cruz.
“If you try and take a little bit out of each of the players you have seen and try and learn from players like that it can only help you improve and become a better player.”
As well as the current, we go to the past, speaking to John Thomas, Andy Saville, Jon Macken, Tony Ellis and Gary Brazil about what they thinks makes up a good centre forward.
We also chat to strike duo Alex Bruce and Mike Elwiss in our partnerships of the past feature. On top of that we speak to current forwards Callum Robinson, Jack Ryan and Jordan Hugill as well as special photo features on Alex Dawson, Charlie Wayman and Tommy Roberts!
We also have our usual dozen pages on the opposition, our continuing A to Z feature and Chris Neal, the Vale stopper, features as our latest One Hit Wonder. An exclusive interview with the St Albans-born custodian and his manager Rob Page are another couple of the packed 100 pages, which includes close to 250 photos.
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