Sunday, November 2, 2008

30 Goals... Wright? Bolton breathe deeply.


Former Arsenal net banger Ian Wright says Man City's Brazilian superstar Robinho can score 30 goals this season. He also said that Man City would have no trouble at the Reebok today. Man City lost 2-0 to Bolton earlier and Robinho didn't really get a sniff. So if the Brazilian is to meet his self imposed target of 30 he has some catching up to do.





If Robinho is to score 30 goals this season he will need 24 more. With 27 Premier League games left, 30 Prem goals would require nearly one every game. In fact an average of 0.8 goals a game is what's needed. Based on Man City's performance today I should think that THAT target is the stuff of fantasy. Quite frankly, if you march into the toughest league and declare you will score 30 goals, then you deserve to look a pratt on the last day of the season. Also as the games wear on it looks as if Robinho is being found out. Man City will certainly need to play more like a team instead of relying on the Brazilians one man show to win games. Man City have won ONE of their last five games.

Bolton's victory this afternoon was deserved but the goals were the product of some absolutely shocking defensive lapses. Ricardo Gardner did the damage on 77 mins as he was left unmarked to find an empty net before Richard Dunne sealed his teams fate, turning in Gardners cross from the left and handing Bolton 3 points that keep them outside of the bottom three. Gary Megson also gets to keep his job for another week.

-Bigus

5 comments:

Mike Georger said...

"If Robinho is to score 30 goals this season he will need 24 more. With 27 Premier League games left, 30 Prem goals would require one every game. In fact an average of 1.125 goals a game is what's needed."

not to dump on your math here but if he needs 24 goals in 27 games how exactly does that work out to over a goal a game?

id say he gets 13 league goals this season

phil said...

Ummm...it was my understanding that there would be no math.

As a footy fan, I find Robinho's arrogance odious. As an EPL fantasy owner, I find it laudable. I hope he does get 30, but I'd say 13-17 is probably more likely.

Andrew said...

He'll get 24. Cement it.

Bigus Dickus said...

Yeah well spotted Georger. Clearly,as you know, I divided by 30 not 24.

sven said...

Robinho is in Italy or back in Spain by January 2011, if not a window sooner, having generally disappointed (based on transfer fee and high expectations, though he'll have his moments)

Write it down and hold me to it.

Also, the sun will rise in the East and set in the West for the forseeable future.