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target man

n
(Soccer) soccer an attacking player to whom high crosses and centres are played, esp a tall forward
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BLUES STILL NEED TARGET MAN: PAGES 40,41 Richarlison, who opened the scoring against Chelsea, told the club's website: "It was an important win and a great performance by Everton.
Selling Philippe Coutinho was the "best thing to happen for Liverpool" - but the Reds now need to sign a target man and a replacement for Emre Can.
ALEKSANDAR Mitrovic's performance as a target man for Fulham against Derby County was reminiscent of Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer, believes former England manager Roy Hodgson.
It has been suggested the Londoners could be boosted by a target man, with West Ham's Andy Carroll (before his broken foot), Stoke veteran Peter Crouch and Burnley's Ashley Barnes all mooted as possibilities along with former City man Edin Dzeko.
And the Spaniard left the aggressive target man (above) out of his squad for the 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool earlier this month.
RONALD Koeman insists Everton must sign a target man in January in order to give them "options".
Burnley target man Sam Vokes has four, the same as Christian Benteke, who scored one of those when Crystal Palace visited Boro back in September.
When it was 1-0 against Burton we had a target man, Marcus Tudgay, who is very good at using his body and with somebody like him you can take those eight or nine defenders out of the equation with one pass to your centre-forward in the final third rather than trying to play your way through the lines, move it from TURN TO PAGE 38
Here's Rodgers a couple of years ago: "when you play with a big target man it is hard not to make that the focal point of your team.
Gignac is the type of burly target man Pulis is crying out for with Victor Anichebe and Brown Ideye's form woefully inadequate for much of this season.