Okay, this is a repost from earlier on but I felt that it took me so long and was so well received that you, the evening/nighttime 606ers might be interested.
Some have said that Walcott has managed 6 goals in 5 games, which is true. I think, however, that this doesn’t correctly indicate his goal scoring record this season due to the number of substitutions and partial-played matches he has seen so far. What I’ve done is looked through our games’ records and counted up the amount of time he has played in each of his past five matches (to the exact minute, including extra time) and the number of goals scored. Sad of me, I know, but I have way too much time on my hands due to half-term.
Here is his record:
Total Time : 287 mins
Equivalent to: 3 games and 17 mins
So, Walcott has not only gotten 6 goals in 5 games, he has managed 6 goals in just over 3 games! An average of one goal every 45 mins (47.8 to be precise). That is an astounding statistic which I believe accurately reflects his form so far, in spite of his injury. Especially considering on two occasions his chance of scoring was very low due to the fact that he had little time in which to do it (8 mins against Man City and 20 mins against Shakhtar). This must be the highest goal rate in the Premier League, and he is not even a striker! I think we should keep him on the wing and not move him up front as some others were suggesting, because he is clearly tearing the opposition to shreds there and he may not do as well if he moves position, even as a striker. Walcott has been a class act this season no matter what way you string it and I think he definitely deserves a place in the first team over all the competition.
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