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Didn't Marcus Stewart win it one year too? He was the top English scorer at least.

 

The living definition of a one-season wonder!

 

Yeah, he was top English scorer in 2001 but in the overall rankings was second to Hasselbaink.  Also, do you remember Michael Bridges? He scored 19 goals the season before that.

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Didn't Marcus Stewart win it one year too? He was the top English scorer at least.

 

I think he was the top scoring Englishman the year Ipswich came up... not sure about overall top scorer though. 

 

Kevin Phillips once managed 30 league goals for Sunderland back in 2000 as well, forming a lethal partnership with Niall Quinn. 

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The living definition of a one-season wonder!

 

Yeah, he was top English scorer in 2001 but in the overall rankings was second to Hasselbaink.  Also, do you remember Michael Bridges? He scored 19 goals the season before that.

 

Around that time there was also Michael Ricketts, a half season wonder!

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Around that time there was also Michael Ricketts, a half season wonder!

 

Haha f**king hell I'd forgotten about him!

 

I suppose while we're on the topic it's worth mentioning another half-season wonder - Darius Vassell, who somehow managed to con twenty-two England caps!

 

To put it into perspective, that is more than Dennis Wise, Les Ferdinand, Dixie Dean, Andy Cole, Trevor Sinclair, and is more than Kerry Dixon and Peter Osgood combined!

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Why did the big Costa thread get locked?

 

Don't know a couple of the threads were locked around the same time including the Cuadrado one. 

 

There was some discussion about not having single threads for players and instead starting threads more frequently to discuss particular incidents or subjects so I don't know if it was to do with that or just an oversight by the moderators? 

 

Either way, that's why I started new Costa and Cuadrado threads so you can all bow down to me and my thread making skills and my ability to give them ingenious titles. 

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Don't know a couple of the threads were locked around the same time including the Cuadrado one.

There was some discussion about not having single threads for players and instead starting threads more frequently to discuss particular incidents or subjects so I don't know if it was to do with that or just an oversight by the moderators?

Either way, that's why I started new Costa and Cuadrado threads so you can all bow down to me and my thread making skills and my ability to give them ingenious titles.

Yeah it's strange.

I wen't into it there to check but didn't seem anything bad was said, I thought it might be size but we had a Torres one hundreds of pages long!

Least the likes of me who doubted him to start with can't be dragged back up now.....

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One of the best finishers in the world. When he gets a clear cut chance, I expect him to score. It's taken me a while to get used to that feeling after watching Torres for so long.

He is the best finisher we have had since Drogs in his pomp.

If we had a good crosser on the right I'd love to see him attacking those in the box like he did at Atletico.

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Has a player ever won the golden boot in his first season in the league? I can't seem to remember any. Would be quite a feat if he does it.

 

Although to be fair to Harry Kane, winning it in his first real season in the top flight would also be something.

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Surely Anelka? He was more composed than a Dvorak symphony.

Anelka is a good shout.

Made it look effortless, however he did not seem to be very prolific like Drogs and Costa bar 2008 when he was on fire!

Was it not 38 goals all together he got here?

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Anelka is a good shout.

Made it look effortless, however he did not seem to be very prolific like Drogs and Costa bar 2008 when he was on fire!

Was it not 38 goals all together he got here?

 

He did spend a lot of time shunted out wide (although we were particularly narrow). The season when he was top scorer was under Scolari (and later Hiddink) when Anelka was used as the main centre forward, when Drogba was out of favour and looked like he was going to leave.

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  • 2 weeks later...


Jose said its 2 weeks minimum

Can't rush him. I mean it was only a strain last time and the medical staff said he was good and that happens.

We need to be very careful with him, I'd be inclined to rest him for the remainder but as it is it could get to the point we will need him desperately like Atletico did last season.

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