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Scotland, Surely He Still Hasn't Got His Critics?

Swansea City's top goalscorer Jason Scotland has hit the best form of his career lately, scoring on average a goal every game, and yet he still has his critics amongst the Jack faithful.

The Trinidad and Tobago international was the man to take over from former fans' favourite Lee Trundle, as he went to join Bristol City in a 'thank you very much we'll take that!' 1 million deal.

Both players lack any similarities really. Trundle, a man with a bag of tricks who loved to entertain the crowd, whereas Scotland simply concentrated on putting the ball in the back of the net, both have done that for us on a regular basis.

Scotland scored 29 goals last season, helping us to winning the League One title, and has another 16 to his name this season in the Championship.

Despite of this, I have to wonder why he still gets criticised from some of our fans in the stands.

I'll admit that his style of play can be frustrating at times, he can seem lazy and idle but he's doing exactly what he's paid to do, and that's scoring on a regular basis.

As a lone striker, he's not going to be chasing every loose ball. Martinez's setup is for the midfield to do most of the work and to get the ball to Scotland in goalscoring positions.

Trundle was adored here by the fans but I'd like to argue that Scotland has done just as much for us as he did, if not more now, since our promotion to the Championship. He's scored at this level - something Trundle has struggled to do at Bristol City.

Scotland has told the press in the past that criticism from the crowd has got to him, and he wonders what more he has to do to get them universally on his side.

I think the last thing we want is for our top goalscorer to leave and join a club where he'll get the 100% backing from the fans that he deserves.

What's been encouraging lately though is that a new song is being passed amongst fans via internet messageboards and sites like facebook about a new chant or song for Jason Scotland, based on the song the Liverpool fans sing for Fernando Torres.

Here's the lyrics:

We got the lad from Trinidad, Scotland, Scotland.
The greatest striker we've ever had, Scotland, Scotland.
He'll score a goal in every game,
And when he scores you'll hear his name,
HE'S JASON SCOTLAND SWANSEAS NUMBER 9....

Based on the Torres song which you can hear here on Youtube

LETS GET IT SUNG AT THE LIBERTY!




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 12 2009

Time: 6:10PM

Your Comments

When you play with one striker, then your passes have to be precise - into feet so that the ball is held up for support to come. I would not go chasing after a ball that I know I will not get. Scotland is needed near or in the penalty area where he is most dangerous. The team's passing is usually spot-on but sometimes one will go astray which is not the fault of the intended target. Scotland was leading scorer in League 1 and will also be so this season in the Championship. He is just a brilliant "goal scorer" without the need for "showboating". Look at his close control and making space for his second goal against Ipswich.
willow
fully agree willow. It's tough up front on your own but Scotland's doing what required from him and doing it well.
KevinE
it would be awesome to hear that sung at the liberty on saturday! we need a few to start it off in the east and it'll soon catch on!
GThomas
yes, he has become a good goalscorer, but his ball control outside the box is not what it could or should be, people don't slag him off for no reason at all
cyjax
 

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