Rajovic - How Many Goals Will He Get This Season?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Optimistichornet, Sep 16, 2023.


How many goals?

This poll will close on Sep 23, 2023 at 6:51 PM.
  1. 5 or less

  2. 6-10

  3. 11-15

  4. 16-20

  5. 20+

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Another goal today, so 3 in his 2 starts. Has the uncanny and useful knack of being in the right place at the right time.

    The class of this league is clearly way above anything he has played in before and there are often moments when he looks completely like a fish out of water. His first touch needs work and he needs to get himself more involved in the build up if he is to become truly great.

    However, you cannot criticise him in the box, he looks lethal and he has that composure that you just need if you are to be a great goal scorer.

    I reckon he gets 14 goals this season but becomes a better player as the season develops.
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  2. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro

    I'll up you a tad - 17...
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  3. Lubaduck

    Lubaduck Academy Graduate

    Luther wasn't technically the best but he knew where the back of the net was .
    Rajovic is similar in that way .
    If he stays injury free 18-20
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  4. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    I thought about the comparison to Luther but he definitely has a higher strike rate that LB. Luther is obviously a legend, but I think it was the sheer volume of shots that he took that led to his goal tally.
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  5. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    11 to 15 goals would be a fantastic return for a first full season. It took Deeney a while to score twenty a season and then he did it almost consistently. His touch does need work your correct, but hopefully that will come to him over time. He's proven he can score with his head and feet which is always a plus. If we continue the formation of a single striker then on the evidence we have now he has to be first on the team sheet along with Bachmann.

    Bayo/Healy could form a partnership but that could be a while off.
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  6. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    And the fact he often got into those positions by running through brick walls of scything ‘tackles’.
  7. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I think he'll go through a dry spell and it'll be interesting to see how he copes with a potential drop in confidence. He's riding a wave right now.

    Can see him getting 10-12 goals if he plays fairly regularly, which would be a very decent return
  8. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    It helps when we put crosses in the box for him - one decent cross today and he opened the scoring from it.
  9. ProfessorAbdi

    ProfessorAbdi Academy Graduate

    I'll go 16
  10. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    At least 472
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  11. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    I don’t think he is particularly good, and up to the extra time header was thinking; if he is the answer, then the question must be, League 1. Having said that he is paid to score goals, and more importantly he has scored in a match that gained an away point, and today his goal got us another three. From that perspective it is a lot more positive than it looked up to extra time today.

    So if he scores goals in say 15 different matches over the season, then I think he has earned his spurs in this league. Mind you I once cooked two excellent Curries on successive weekends. The third, fourth and fifth took many, many months to materialise. So lets not count our chicken Saagwala’s just yet.

    Having watched many a Watford forward in the second division. He certainly is no Luther. He might be a Malcolm Poskett. Or an Alan Smart. If he becomes the next Danny Graham. We will have done very well. And will probably sell him in for a profit.
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  12. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Lets face it if he was the real deal, we wouldn't have bought him for what we paid! he would probably have gone elsewhere! therefore if he is hopeless at everything but scores goals then he will do for me, at least he can be coached to do the other things better.

    We have had plenty of footballers who have been better at the other aspects but when it comes to scoring they haven't managed it, you would have to go a long way back to find a forward who has scored three goals in his first two full appearances, Marc Falco scored a debut hat trick back in 1986. Stipe Perica (remember him) scored his solidary goal on his debut in 2020, there are others scorers on their debut but can anyone else come up with 3 in their first 2 full games? there must be someone?
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  13. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Great questions @Teide1

    Ok so...I’m sure we must have had somebody do so since then but the last new signing that comes to mind that scored in his first two FULL appearances for us was Cleverley way back in 2009. I will keep looking, as it’s a rainy day here!

    We’ve had many many debutant scorers in the Pozzo era including two in their first match as our owners, but so often at the start of seasons we then tend to draw a blank in our second match of the season. It happened to Dennis, Vydra, Abdi and others..a debut goal followed by the entire team failing to score the next match.

    Re debut scorers, our last on his full debut was Porteous I think. Ademeyo did too last season.
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  14. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

  15. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Adeyemo played against Reading, Blackpool was his first league appearance though
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  16. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'll be amazed if he scores again this season.
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  17. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    Indeed. All my stats today were about league matches, as that’s what Rajovic has achieved.

    Plus we rarely evidence in cup matches anyway ;)
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  18. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Started off really well in Sweden but then was on a 12 game drought before joining us. Might be a streaky striker...
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  19. WFC123

    WFC123 Academy Graduate

  20. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    * rarely score

    apologies for typo
  21. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro


    Very similar-looking words...
  22. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I think he’ll hit double figures, but I’d be pleasantly surprised if he reaches 15.
  23. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    This is how it starts…
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  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    He doesn't seem to have lacked confidence for us considering he hadn't scored for months before he came here. Be interesting if he lasts the course, the benefit of coming from a league with a different calendar is that he arrives match-fit, the downside, like we saw with Richarlison, is that he might blow later on in the season
  25. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    The nice thing so far is his goals are winning us points.

    Much better than scoring each time in a 1-2 defeat.

    So if and when he has the inevitable quiet spell, at least we can look back knowing his goals have earned us something.
  26. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Watford never lose when Rajovic scores.
  27. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

  28. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

  29. Steel City Gold

    Steel City Gold First Year Pro

    Wrong thread, IBB, that's the Meaning of Life...
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  30. BeersThen

    BeersThen First Year Pro

    9 by January. Sold to a panicking Sheff Utd for £4.5m.
  31. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Bayo will end on 10 after he’s recalled when Raj is dropped in half a dozen games.
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  32. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Squad Player

    I concur.

    Sweet 16.
  33. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Squad Player

    Or a panicking Everton for £45m
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  34. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Yeah the only problem is when the inevitable dry patch happens you have to ask what he else he brings to the game .

    However he’s only played 2.5 games so lots of room for him to improve his all round play a he adjusts to rise in quality
  35. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    However I voted 16-20 as it looks he could get a goal every two games here on in .

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