A FRESH TAKE ON FOOTBALL
TONY Mowbray says Adam Armstrong is an “amazing” player. In the Championship, without doubt.
But the Premier League? That very much depends on how he is used.
Twenty years ago, when the likes of Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler were terrorising topflight defenders, the 24-year-old would have slotted right in. Most teams played two up front, and a little quick ’un was as common a sight as ankle pads and baggy sleeves.
Now, the blueprint for a Premier League striker is altogether different. Regardless of formation, top-flight managers favour a solitary, ...
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