Clarrie Bourton

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  1. Briles

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    So me and a mate were debating whether we think Kane will beat Alan Shearers Prem goal record.

    I think he will, He thinks he wont.

    But it got me thinking....

    Clarrie Bourton scored 173 goals for Coventry in a 6 year spell. He is far and away our all time top scorer.

    The way the game has changed means players tend to not hang around as long as they used to and this guy was averaging about 29 a season....

    Do we think anyone will ever top that for us?

    Our current club top scorer still at the club is Hiwula with about 15...
     
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    No chance. Once a player scores 20 goals in one season he's off to a bigger club. There's only 3 ways that record is broken:

    1) Striker loves Coventry so much he decides he's staying for his entire career
    2) We become billionaire-owned and so rich we never have to sell our best players again
    3) We get liquidated and find a goalscorer who bangs them in as we get promoted from Midlands Premier to the Conference.
     
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    Not on a regular basis although only 2 seasons ago Mark McNulty scored 28 and that was after a stuttering start. In the modern game goalscorers are like gold dust any striker getting 25 plus a two or three seasons in a row would be snapped up for a load of dosh.
     
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    No one will ever beat that. The game has changed too much.

    I think post war is usually the bar, which would make it Ray Straw in the 50s with 87, the most “modern” are Dublin and McSheffrey with 72 each (all according to Wiki). I could see someone beating that only if we got to the Prem and even then anyone scoring 20 a season is likely to be sold pretty quickly.
     
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    Coventry City - Record goal scorers
     
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    Just seen Mcnulty was 8 goals off our top 3, madness.
     
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    I'm with you on Kane. With his goal rate so far I think it'll take injury or moving to a different league to stop him
     
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    Cheers so a bit lower than wiki says. Still think we are unlikely to keep a 20 a season player long enough to make an impact.
     
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    Interesting:
    Biamou well ahead of Hiwula in terms of mins per goal: End of debate really.

    Biamou : 17 goals @ 220 mins per goal for cov……..69 games
    Hiwula: 17 Goals @ 274 mins per goal for cov……….60 games
     
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    To say it will never be beaten is pretty difficult but i think it will take a huge change in our circumstances for anyone to get close to that sort of total. Are there any clubs outside the Premier League with a 'club legend' type forward who holds their scoring record at the moment?
     
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    Billy sharp is closest I can think of whos come up from League 1 to Premiership at one club ,almost 100 Goals. But he wont get even close to that I wouldn't think.
     
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    Well the same site has Hiwula playing all but 5 games for Coventry on the wing - I’m not sure it’s exactly a ringing endorsement for a centre forward
     
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    Ian Henderson has to be very close
     
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    Yup good shout. Ian Henderson: 107 Goals.

    Jamie Vardy From Championship to Premier League with one club : 117
     
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    The only way it looks vaguely possible in our current situation is to get a player back who’s already scored a decent amount over the age of 30 so if they do score a large amount clubs will be put off offering anything substantial similar to Henderson atm.

    McNulty has 28 goals. If we got him back in 3 years time when he’s 30 he’d need 8 seasons of 20 goals
     
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    Good call, it must be pretty rare that a club and player match levels over a prolonged period
     
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    No way has Doyle lot 25 goals for us?

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    26 apparently. Ironically from the @ Clarrie Bourton
     
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    Max 24th on the overall list ever!!!! Lol
     
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    It’s not ever. I think it covers from the start of the Premier League
     
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    Ah ok thanks
     
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    So if you’re Sky Sports, ever.
     
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    Didn't think Doyle scored much for us down tru the years shocked by that figure

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    Reading his Wikiped
    Reading his Wikipedia page, before he joined Coventry, he once scored all four goals in a 4-1 away win for Blackburn against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
    That's a great thing to have on your CV!
    In his first season for CCFC, he scored 49 goals including seven hat-tricks.
    That's what I call a goal-scorer.
    Does anyone know if any of his goals were penalties?
     
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    That’s a depressing list to be honest. Moussa on it for example. Rated him. But on a top all time scorer list.

    real football only of course not that black and white shit you oldies talk about
     
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    Some other strange stats on there. Michael mifsud has never commanded a transfer fee in his career
     
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    Only three of his 173 goals for City were penalties.
     
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    Behave yourself.

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    I think he was supposed to go Bristol City for about £2m once. Their manager was Gary Johnson at the time who ducked out of it last minute and Mifsud was never the same player again
     
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    But is he better than Bayliss?
     
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    Apparently Mifsud and his agent were messing Gary Johnson about, so he pulled the plug.
    CCFC were furious with Mifsud
     
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    Michael Mifsud move to Bristol is off

    Johnson says here he’s never seen anything like it before from a player. I wonder if Mifsud and his representatives played on his hero status in Malta a little bit and were asking for crazy stuff
     

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