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Torres, Drogba or Rooney - who's the best?


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Drogba.

Pros: Great natural finisher, strong physical presence, trouble to defenders.

Cons: Petlant, Diving, play acting, keeps trying to be flash when he has little close control.

Torres.

Pros: Great feet, great skill, young, and amazing finisher too.

Cons. Lightweight, looks like a girl and plays for liverpool

Rooney

Pros: Strong, gifted, can play deep too. Young

Cons: Whining bar steward who is actually worse than Drogba for complaining, but because he shouts he's passionate. Ugly scouse bar steward

Overall, I think it's a very close call between Drogba and Torres

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i think something a lot of people miss about DD when talking about their contribution to the team is his defensive abilities at set pieces. hes probably the best defensive header of a ball at the club, even ahead of JT. the amount of clearances he makes from corners and free kicks is incredible for a striker. so if their all pretty equal when it comes to goal scoring and attack, DD`s efforts in defence should elevate him above anyone else in football in my opinion.

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True, although he does occassionally switch off when doing said defensive duties.

Rooney is well behind the other two in my opinion, and the line between Drog and Torres is so so fine. Both, on their day are unplayable. Both can sometimes resort to whining and being petulant (see Torres at the start of this season, when he threw many a strop), both can and do score wonderful, world class goals.

I think because of his age, I would give the slight edge to Torres, but could easily see an arguement for Didier winning.

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Its Drogba hands down for me. we are lucky to have him.

BBC bloke didnt mention Anelka... probably not a great striker but top scorer last season in the Prem and who says he wont this year.

Between Torres and Rooney.

Well form the MHU the only one who worries me when he runs at our defense at full speed is Rooney.

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so if their all pretty equal when it comes to goal scoring and attack, DD`s efforts in defence should elevate him above anyone else in football in my opinion.

Spot on.

One other thing that everyone should consider. All forwards, to a greater or lesser extent require service and close support to flourish. Torres, despite being the most natural finisher of the three, generally becomes isolated and anonymous if the supply to him is severed. Not so Drogba. His immense physical strength and ability to shield the ball, (often under huge pressure from defenders), allows him to drop deep, hold the ball up and lets other players get forward into more advanced positions. It doesn't have to be Drogba who scores the goals, but it's often Drogba who helps create them. This ability coupled with his defensive capabilities were two of the major reasons why we won two EPL Titles under Jose and suddenly started to score goals from all over the park.

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Spot on.

One other thing that everyone should consider. All forwards, to a greater or lesser extent require service and close support to flourish. Torres, despite being the most natural finisher of the three, generally becomes isolated and anonymous if the supply to him is severed. Not so Drogba. His immense physical strength and ability to shield the ball, (often under huge pressure from defenders), allows him to drop deep, hold the ball up and lets other players get forward into more advanced positions. It doesn't have to be Drogba who scores the goals, but it's often Drogba who helps create them. This ability coupled with his defensive capabilities were two of the major reasons why we won two EPL Titles under Jose and suddenly started to score goals from all over the park.

well said, Drogba has the ability to stamp himself on a game he is not always in. Rooney probably has that attribute too, but when Torres is off he generally becomes anonymous

I also think that, had the other opted for something like "strength" or "power" as category of rating strikers (just logical, imo) rather than "staying fit", it wouldve been much more relevant than comparing a 30 year old to two 23 year olds. Not that I want to sound bitter, because I think the three players are obviously very very close in terms of ability, and certainly are on a plateau of their own in this league

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If I were having the pick of the three tomorrow, it'd be Rooney, Torres, then Drogba....but thats purely because of age.

Torres is a great finisher, especially from close range, and has great pace, however, in our side we've Anelka, who despite not being as good, will play a very similar role, when being deployed upfront (although in recent times you could be forgiven for thinking he's a midfielder...).

Rooney is a bloody hard worker, and whilst not a goal scorer, will increase a side's attack a lot, purely by his effort and drive.

But, Drogba is who we need, and who we play around, if I were having any of the three for this season, it would be Didier.

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Its Drogba hands down for me. we are lucky to have him.

BBC bloke didnt mention Anelka... probably not a great striker but top scorer last season in the Prem and who says he wont this year.

Between Torres and Rooney.

Well form the MHU the only one who worries me when he runs at our defense at full speed is Rooney.

...and Anelka didn't score a single goal from the spot, which ranks him even higher in my book (unlike Ronaldo, who scored a few of his from penalties).

I think it's a toss-up, 'cos each one has different strengths and is better in different situations.

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One thing I would add. If any one of those players were out for a prolonged period, that is their teams silverware hopes for the season finished, gone, kaput.

Torres for Liverpool. Rooney for United, (and sadly, for England). Drogba for us.

We have no replacement. But neither do they.

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One thing I would add. If any one of those players were out for a prolonged period, that is their teams silverware hopes for the season finished, gone, kaput.

Torres for Liverpool. Rooney for United, (and sadly, for England). Drogba for us.

We have no replacement. But neither do they.

Which is a bit worrying considering we loose Drogs for 3 weeks for ANC.

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Drogba

Torres

Rooney

IMHO.

Torres has more skill, but Drogba offers to much more to the team - defence, attack, you name it, he can do it. Drogba can work with whoever, be it, Lamps, Deco, Anelka, Kalou, Malouda, whomever. Without Gerrard, Torres is completely useless.

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Drogba

Torres

Rooney

IMHO.

Torres has more skill, but Drogba offers to much more to the team - defence, attack, you name it, he can do it. Drogba can work with whoever, be it, Lamps, Deco, Anelka, Kalou, Malouda, whomever. Without Gerrard, Torres is completely useless.

Whilst i agree with what you are saying about drogba working off others i do not agree at all with you when you say that torres is useless without gerrard. There is no doubt that he is an unbelievable striker who can play well no matter who is behind him.

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Whilst i agree with what you are saying about drogba working off others i do not agree at all with you when you say that torres is useless without gerrard. There is no doubt that he is an unbelievable striker who can play well no matter who is behind him.

Okay, it was an exaggeration, but he's no where near as good without Gerrard as he is with him...

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Rooney, without C.Ronaldo is nothing, Torres without Gerrard is very poor, Drogba can play with Lampard, Essien, Ballack...

Have you watched any football this season? Rooney has been playing fantastically and im reasonably sure ronaldo is not there. As for torres, when people read though our forums and see comments like that it just makes us look so ignorant. Torres and rooney (along with drogba) are 3 of the 6 best strikers in the world in my opinion along with zlatan, eto'o and villa.

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Okay, it was an exaggeration, but he's no where near as good without Gerrard as he is with him...

i agree, torres struggles without the supply from gerrard (and alonso last season) whilst DD is possible the best lone striker in world football and creates as much as he scores.

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