Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Charlie Daniels came close to earning Cherries a huge win

Who would have thought that Charlie Daniels would be the player that would come closest to getting a winner against Spurs? Considering that Charlie opened the scoring against Hull City as well, there is a case for opposition sides being a bit wary of Charlie as he strides into the box.
Charlie keeps getting into great scoring positions.
Charlie might not be the best finisher in the team but when he hits a shot it stays hit. Against Spurs it may have been better for him to have tried to dink his shot to beat Hugo Lloris. Still Charlie was yet again getting into a position where he could make the difference for AFCB and possibly get a goal which is great to see. While AFCB tend to get defenders forward they have started to get a good balance where they don't over commit. The speed of some of the players like Adam Smith, Simon Francis and Steve Cook is often underrated, but these defenders can put on a turn of pace to get back and cover when moves break down.

It is also notable that the defenders are getting in on the goal act these days. While Charlie has lost his penalty kick duties to Junior Stanislas, I wonder who might have taken a spot kick against Spurs if one had come along with Junior not on the pitch. I'm not sure Callum Wilson would have stood in the way of Charlie if he had grabbed the ball. Goal scoring might not be the main reason why Charlie is picked every week, but it is pleasing that so many of the defenders are adaptable and can strike the ball well.

At present Charlie has scored four times in the Premier League in 46 games which is almost one in 10 games and he has made six assists in those matches, but the record he'll probably be most keen on extending is the 10 clean sheets

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