acrossthepond 595 Posted April 28 Share Posted April 28 (edited) From .com: Only eight players have scored more goals for the club in the PL, his [Wilson's] Goodison brace seeing him draw level with Ayoze Perez on 33: Callum Wilson 33 Robert Lee 34 Papiss Cisse 37 Nolberto Solano 37 Les Ferdinand 41 Shola Ameobi 43 Andy Cole 43 Peter Beardsley 46 Alan Shearer 148 Does anyone else find this surprising? For me it really underlines how absolutely dogshit our recruitment in terms of forwards was during the Ashley years. Anyone who was decent was quickly sold (Carroll, not that I really begrudge the fat bastard for that sale) or was only temporary (Remy, Rondon.) The first time we actually scouted and paid money for a PL-standard striker, he's turned out our joint-9th top scorer and I expect he'll move up at least 4 places on that list before he's done if not more. Potentially he could end up #2. But rather than simply paying the odds for a quality player, we brought in free transfers (Kuqi, Carroll 2.0), rejects from other clubs (Joselu), planks from overseas (Xisco, Riviere, both de Jongs, Mitrovic, Muto) and loans for crap players (Slimani, Doumbia, Ferreyra.) Edited April 28 by acrossthepond 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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