I don’t think he should be starting 46 games mind but at least 35 with the rest from the bench. Fitness pending.
He should be a regular for us given he's the most natural goal scorer in the squad but as you said fitness is a big issue - for his age he's shockingly unfit for a pro footballer and is usually shot after 60 mins. If he sorts his fitness out O'Neill would't have any choice but to play him - but until then he isn't going to be a first team regular for good reason.
I think this season he’s improved that side massively tbh and it’s barely been issue once he’s been playing regularly.
He has to start more games than not next season. There’s no excuse why he shouldn’t.
Bold, but I really think next year will be Campbell's year. I think he'll get at least 15 possibly more depending on how he's utilised
Not that bold - his 9 goals have come every 180 mins. Given we've not had a settled side and played with an awful lot of pressure all season that's a good return. Over a full season should be in the 15 to 20 goal bracket
Post by Mint Berry Barks on Jul 23, 2020 17:58:30 GMT
You don't need a 20 goal a season striker, but I'm echoing what other lads are saying.
Campbell over a season can really push on and should be looking at 15 goals next campaign. If we've got Clucas and Powell chipping in with almost double digits, we'll be in business.
Since MON has come in, goals haven't been an issue. Whether that is sustainable or not, we'll wait and see. I'd love to see Afobe given another crack alongside Campbell, I think they'd completement each other really well.
20 goals a season striker in this league is a myth, you have 1 or 2 that do it and then they get gobbled up by the prem teams.
If you look at Leeds and West Brom as an example they have both scored 77 goals this year their strikers havent got many more than 20-25 between them, in this league you need all your team chipping in with maybe 1 striker aiming for 15. Your midfield need to contributing between 20-40 between them and then the defenders need to be in their also with 10+.
Suprisingly we have 56 goals only 21 off those 2 and we averaged less than a goal a game until MON came in and since then we have been on par with the top teams.
Clucas has played nearly 4000 mins this year and has 11.
Campbell and Vokes have only played 3600 mins between them and have 17 so in theory goals per minute if one or both had played as many mins as Clucas then thats a minimum of 17 more goals.
Nick Powell has only played 2000 mins and has 5 he could double it if he stays fit.
McClean has 7 with a 1000 less mins than Clucas there is a few more.
There is 22-25 more goals straight away, and add to that an Ince upgrade thats 4/5 more goals a year to achieve the same as McClean. If thus team continues the form of 2020 under MON with a settled squad and a more settled dressing room, next year could be a very good year.
Yes I should look at the GF coloumn next time and not the points. But it backs my point even more had we not been a pub team for the first 4 months of the season we could of been the top scorers in this league.