Since the season is now over, I have reverted to my old habit of watching old clips from the old days, while reading post and comments on the forum. It has occurred to me that the CF position has changed dramatically, but I am not sure for the better. Take a look at the clubs top CF scorers ( from the 70's ) : Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen. Compare them to Torres, Suarez and Sturridge. As far as raw talent and ability goes, I think the latter are far more talented. They are probably more all round players, in a sense they are contributing more assists rather than just goals. I Couldn't find the exact number of assists Rushie had ( nobody counted them in the division one era ), but it stands at about 60-70, which is in today standards would be considered embarrassing. Having said that, neither Torres, Suarez or Sturridge could match the instinctive talent that Rush, Fowler and to lesser extent Owen had. They just had a sense of where will the ball end up, and they would be there. Add to that the most unearthly ability to stay calm in front of goal. Back in those days the system was pretty simple, you have 10 players who just need to get the ball into the opposition box, doesn't matter how or where, the CF will be there. Somewhere along the line CF lost that ability, of simply ( nothing simple about that ) being in the right place at the right time. I know I am simplifying things, all the old timers had amazing goals, and the generation have their share of tap ins. But you get the main idea.