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Hero to Zero

Kayode Odejayi went from scoring the winning goal against Chelsea to missing the easiest opportunity of his life at Wembley today.

It`s not Odejayi`s fault but let`s put things into perspective. Strikers are paid to score goals; Odejayi has scored two so far this season.

The Nigerian was clean through one on one with Peter Enckelman in today`s FA Cup semi final and somehow he managed to put the ball wide yet again.

This miss reminded many of the true supporters at Wembley today just how the big man missed two other easy chances against Southampton at Oakwell this season.

Although the reds never actually got out of second gear in today`s game against Cardiff, it would be harsh to solely blame Odejayi for today`s loss. Manager Simon Davey leapt to his defence yet again; he told the club`s official website:

"We all hoped Kayode would score when the chance came. Unfortunately he missed and I`m sure he will come back from this".

Just how many times can Kayode "come back" from missing a glorious opportunity to score? Maybe the Barnsley manager needs to accept the fact that he simply isn`t good enough for this division. One league goal from a striker who is paid to score goals on a regular basis is simply not acceptable. You can try hard for the full 90 minutes, chase down every loose ball and sweat blood, but strikers are judged by how many goals they score; the stats speak for themselves.

Now all the media who claimed that Barnsley were gripped by "cup fever" may understand why so many of the reds fans are frustrated over this one miss. The Nigerian`s form has been poor all season, the Championship level has proven too much of a step up for the 26 year old.

Whether we`re playing in League One or the Championship next year, we all hope that a good striker who can score twenty goals will be brought into rescue a Barnsley side who rely heavily on one man (Brian Howard) to score goals.

'Ifs` 'buts` and 'maybes` aside, Barnsley made history by knocking out giants Liverpool and Chelsea in the previous rounds, the fans had a fantastic day out at one of the world`s best stadiums; no complaints there then.

All that is left to ask is; who is going to Watford this Wednesday night?

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Writer:MattyG
Date:Monday April 7 2008
Time: 12:09AM

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who is going to watford? not many of you part-time muppets. I laughed and laughed when your barmy centre-forward missed that chance. Come onto the pitch against Chelsea eh? *****S. You are going down
YouLookAllSilly
07/04/2008 12:11:00
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What a miss by the big guy, but i'm sure he will repay you in some sort of way?
will it ever happen
10/04/2008 14:34:00
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