Thursday, 29 September 2016

Junior Stanislas has to keep the shooting going now

AFCB needed a few players to step up in their performances to get them winning games. I might not have expected Junior Stanislas to have as bigger impact in the game against Everton as he did last season, but he seemed inspired to do even better with his excellent strike that was destined for the top corner as soon as he took aim.
Does Junior have the ambition to be a top goalscorer? 
There has been quite a few personnel trying their trade on the left wing. With Marc Pugh currently recovering from a knock as well as Josh King out of action, it has been the finishing and movement of Stanislas that Edie Howe has picked in front of Max Gradel. It seems that when the Cherries need to get a start it is Stanislas that is the man to turn to. He has a good ability to drift into the central positions and when you have a player that can hit a ball as cleanly as Junior in that area it is never disappointing to see Junior come inside.

The scoring ratio of the Cherries is not strong at the moment at just 0.67 goals per game. This is okay if your defending well, but there will be work required on getting players like Stanislas into positions where he can score more regularly. While Watford, AFCB's next opponents also have seven points it is notable that they are averaging two goals a game.

Interestingly AFCB's goalscorers have all been different this season and nobody has scored a second goal yet. While some would say that is good that there are a few goalscorers it is the forwards that we want to see rattling in the goals. Stanislas has taken his opportunity and he is starting to look more like a player that is content at AFCB.


  1. As goals are so rare...we are the lowest scorers in the league...why not give Afobe or Mousset a try...

  2. A further point about Stanislas is his excellent dead ball delivery - particularly from corners - an underappreciated part of the game.