The Jamie Vardy appreciation thread

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glyn

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Here’s the “football wasn’t invented in 1992” version of this stat:


“Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, 35, yesterday became only the fifth player since the Second World War to score 100 top-division goals after his 30th birthday. The other four are Tom Finney (who turned 30 in 1952) with 125 goals for Preston North End, Johnny Hancocks (1949) with 120 for Wolves, Jack Rowley (1948) with 110 for Manchester United and Nat Lofthouse (1955) with 109 for Bolton Wanderers.”
 

SJN-Fox

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And it’s quite possible he could overtake all of those.
 

Elon Bust

Member
Here’s the “football wasn’t invented in 1992” version of this stat:


“Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, 35, yesterday became only the fifth player since the Second World War to score 100 top-division goals after his 30th birthday. The other four are Tom Finney (who turned 30 in 1952) with 125 goals for Preston North End, Johnny Hancocks (1949) with 120 for Wolves, Jack Rowley (1948) with 110 for Manchester United and Nat Lofthouse (1955) with 109 for Bolton Wanderers.”

It's quite depressing how universal the football was invented in 1992 outlook is. I will never forget a woman on 606 last season claiming very confidently that 'Liverpool have only won one title'.
 

FryattFox

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The only stat I care about now in relation to this is him matching or even better overtaking that little **** Michael Owen.
I'd love this.

But it's looking unlikely.

I can't see how he scores 17 more goals from here, probably playing half as many minutes as he has done for the last few seasons (when he's scored 15 in each previous season).

He'd need to continue playing for two more seasons, which will be a stretch for any player about to turn 36.
 

Bezu Fache Fox

Active Member
I'd love this.

But it's looking unlikely.

I can't see how he scores 17 more goals from here, probably playing half as many minutes as he has done for the last few seasons (when he's scored 15 in each previous season).

He'd need to continue playing for two more seasons, which will be a stretch for any player about to turn 36.
Given all the unlikely things he's already done, I wouldn't put it past him.
 

Blaarev

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