Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Glad to see Tommy Elphick has his goal

While Tommy Elphick was not that pleased to come off the field following a 4-1 defeat, there must have been some pleasure in him netting his first Premier League goal. Tommy won't score that many goals in a season, but to get your first top flight goal is something that nobody can take away from him and he'll feel that he has contributed a bit extra for the team now having missed a large part of the season through injury.
Tommy has his first Premier League goal, but can he inspire
the team to some wins in the final three games?
Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels have even bigger scoring totals and it has been quite special for so many of the players to get on the score sheet this season. I don't think the full backs and centre backs care how the goals go in when one of them scores. There is always a sense of extra pleasure when a defender gets a goal.

Tommy has not had many chances to break his duck and it will have pleased him that he has got off the mark against the champions. I wonder whether he will have some bragging rights this week and whether his team mates are given a bit of banter from the skipper after his precise header? You can't lead the team in a much better way than demonstrating how to win games and Tommy did his part at one end and yet he'll be as distraught as any of the back four and keeper that they were found wanting against the Chelsea attack.

While the third goal against AFCB was particularly disappointing, considering it started from an AFCB free kick, it was not a game where you felt AFCB were completely out played like they were, for example, against Spurs. Tommy will probably not dwell too long on his goal but at the end of the season he'll look back on it and be pleased that he got his name up there on the score board.

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