Will we ever see another Everton player score 100 goals again?, if so whom? When?
This topic has probably been debated on ToffeeWeb many times before but it always amazes me that there are only six Everton players who have achieved it. Obviously, there are quite a few that have come close like Sheedy and that little fat ungrateful twat Tony Cottee amongst others.
A lot of you out there may think that there's more chance of Alan Gobshite Green paying us a compliment but I would like to think that we now possess at least three players in our squad who, providing they stay loyal to us and stay fit could crack on and score 100 goals.
They are, in my humble opinion:
Tim Cahill - (27goals)
Andy Johnson - (12 goals)
Yakubu - (12 goals)
The above figures are not exactly brilliant but with a bit of luck, the odd penalty every couple of seasons and some decent officials in general, then who knows?
Matty Dawkins, Posted 06/02/2008 at 21:21:19
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1 Posted 07/02/2008 at 02:09:13
Cahill - 36
Johnson - 18
Yakubu - 12
The only other 2 even worth considering (they are both onky 19 afterall)are
Vaughan - 7
Anichebe - 9
2 Posted 07/02/2008 at 02:10:30
Johnson, not a cat in hells chance really. Once his pace starts to desert him in a few years hell become a lot more ineffective ala Radzinski and move on imo.
Yakubu is an interesting one. If he stays with us for the rest if his career I believe he may well do just reach 100 goals. Hes scored 96 career goals at 25. Its just a case of whether he will stay or not, already having played for 2 other Premiership clubs.
Vaughn is a bit of a shot in the dark but if he is as good as he could be he could definitely reach that target, especially as I could imagine him being a lifelong Evertonian. Just a case of whether he fulfils the potential or not.
3 Posted 07/02/2008 at 02:18:35
4 Posted 07/02/2008 at 02:24:40
One of the most annoying things about pro athletes in ANY team sport (well, there’s only one that matters, but...) in the modern age is the utter lack of anything resembling loyalty. I can understand that players want to be amidst the glamour of the CL, and that they want to maximize earnings while they’re young because, god knows, that 30 million in your bank won’t last forever! But please, is it asking too much as a fan for ONE high-profile player to do a Steve Bull?
Me, i’m hoping that player is gonna be Joleon Lescott, but I won’t be surprised when Wenger convinces him that a club like Everton "can’t match his ambitions".
This has been a bitter week. Peanut injured, Tanner/Wiley, and the grade-school intelligence of Stevie Me on my tv last night saying something about how he would have Capello fired if he didn’t make him captain.
5 Posted 07/02/2008 at 04:59:10
6 Posted 07/02/2008 at 05:52:24
Not a dig, I’m one myself!
7 Posted 07/02/2008 at 08:15:13
8 Posted 07/02/2008 at 09:58:07
Of the current lot I believe only Yakubu or Vaughan to be capable of it, but I would not put any money on it.
The one most likely, although a long shot is Jose Baxter, although again I wou;dn’t put any money on it.
9 Posted 07/02/2008 at 10:30:31
10 Posted 07/02/2008 at 10:55:40
Its a valid point but you can hope! When he starts getting in the team regularly (or if) I could imagine him staying an awful long time. Thats me with my blue tinted specs on though.
Steve Ferns - Last player to score 20 in a season was Beardsley in 91/92 (he got 20). Unless youre talking purely league goals, then it was Lineker. But then if thats the case then Yakubu has 11 more league goals to score tor reach 20.
11 Posted 07/02/2008 at 11:13:19
Please, if he is still at everton next season i will be very surprised!!Just an all round awful player
Ok i’ll give him his uefa goals, fair play, but really he is simply not good enough, i think he would struggle to get goals in the Championship!!!
Only one who got a chance is Yak if he stays with us for 6 or 7 seasons, but by that time he’ll be about 65 wont he!!!!!
12 Posted 07/02/2008 at 11:42:37
Whilst I agree Anichebe won’t reach 100 goals for us, your assessment of him as an ’all round awful player’ is way off. Either you have never or rarely seen him play, or you are blind to the fact that despite a recent dip in form, he has the ability to have a strong impact on games - especially in Europe this season, where he has got us out of hot water on more than one occassion with his goals. Big Vic is a strong, powerful forward with a decent goal scoring record for a 19 year old who hardly ever starts a game.
13 Posted 07/02/2008 at 11:50:23
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21 Posted 07/02/2008 at 17:11:59
22 Posted 07/02/2008 at 19:39:36
It can still be done. Robbie Keane’s just got his 100th premiership goal for Spurs. But it can only be done by a top striker playing regularly and scoring regularly over the best part of his career. So let’s not put the burden on our teenagers by placing these kind of expectations on them now.
A 100 goal striker is a very distant prospect at the moment. But I am really looking forward to the day when the next Everton striker chalks up 50 goals for us. We need some more heroes to claim as our own.
23 Posted 08/02/2008 at 13:23:28