Haha, not that I know of!!
I know I'm going against the grain but thought I'd do it after a good game rather than a bad one when the bloods boiling.
I get he works hard and is well liked etc etc, but for me he just looks like a player from a different era given the players around him in that team now.
I don't think he creates enough for others, he can't really play with his back to goal, and by his own admission doesn't like heading!!
I just don't think he has enough 'presence' at the top of the pitch for his Tema mates to play off. The centre halves rarely seemed concerned by him, in fact have you ever seen him run at a defender one on one with any success?
So I just think a more dynamic rounded striker would benefit the team more than what Doyle does, even if they maybe don't score as many.
Does no one else think it odd that given the plethora of shots we have had this season, and goals, Doyle has yet to register from open play? He has 1 assist!.
But just to quote Evatt as he explains it better than me
“I think we need someone that gives us a different dimension to what Eoin gives us,” Evatt said. “And he gives us a lot, so it is a difficult position to find, especially number nines, there aren’t many around.
“Obviously, we’re looking for someone who is a bit more physical, a bit quicker and who can stretch the back line and give us a plan B if we need it.”
So obviously I am focussing on the negatives to make my point, and I know he has good virtues too, but to compare him to McGinlay or Walker is utter madness. Do any off his ex clubs rate him in the same way??
And if he was the Messiah for his performance at Ipswich, which I didn't really notice tbh, it seemed to be midfield and Dapo in the main, but will concede he gets the reflected glow from the team performance. If so, then he also needs to take responsibility for the previous two nil nils , he can't be blameless as the CF so can't have it both ways??
I think Bakayoko's injury hasn't helped as we would see a direct comparison of styles in the position when Evatt switches them. I definitely think his physicality through the middle may have made a difference at Cambridge for sure.
And finally he isn't even that clinical in what he is meant to be good at, as others have commented on, he misses a lot. His penalties are mint though!!
So if nothing else I increased the Post count on a Mon & Tues!!
C'mon down Max, time for your obligatory childish comeback 🤣