Aug 05, 2022
Tottenham legend Clive Allen once bagged record 49 goals in one season – but which Prem striker could break it?
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Given the state of the Premier League and the quality of players, it would be an extraordinary achievement if anyone was to score 50 this season and break my record.
I played in an exceptional Spurs team which created lots of chances and played in a different way at the time with a five-man midfield.8Allen feels it will be tough for anyone to break his record this seasonCredit: Getty 8Haaland will be looking to hit the ground running at the EtihadCredit: Getty
I flourished with the opportunities I was given. But in the modern game, strikers might not play as many matches or get the chances I did.
If anyone, especially at Spurs, was to break my record I would be the first to shake their hand. I know how difficult it was and I know what it took.
There is no better feeling than scoring a goal and the top goal getters always crave that.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLTRANSFER NEWS Barcelona line up £67m Alexander-Arnold bid, De Jong 'wants London move'
It’s not the last goal, it’s the next one you are trying to find and that’s what drives you on.
Modern players still get the rush of adrenaline and euphoria, however simple or spectacular the goal is.
And here are my thoughts on this season’s main top flight goal threats...Harry Kane - Tottenham 8Kane consistently hits double figures every season for SpursCredit: Reuters
Harry Kane is the only person I could see breaking my record.
You know what you are getting with him, goals.
He’ll link up with Son Heung-min and they are the best pairing in the league.
Spurs have added Richarlison during this window and Dejan Kulusevski in January on the wings.
Richarlison’s arrival helps as there’s competition for places and the chance to change the way they line up in certain games which should help provide Harry the chances he needs.
So Spurs are as well-equipped in the fire power department as any side which can only benefit Harry.Gabriel Jesus - Arsenal 8Jesus struck a hat-trick for Arsenal during pre-seasonCredit: Getty
I am really interested to see how Gabriel Jesus at Arsenal unfolds.
At City, he always needed three or four chances to score once.
He scored 95 in 233 City games – around 1 goal every 2.5 matches - but he will need to be more consistent at Arsenal.
But Jesus will get chances in Mikel Arteta’s exciting young side.
Gabriel Martinelli showed promising signs last season and Bukayo Saka had a good campaign and does well with England.
So it’s about how Jesus combines with those two which is a very exciting prospect.Raheem Sterling - Chelsea 8Sterling is embarking on a new challenge in the Premier League with ChelseaCredit: Getty
Raheem Sterling comes with pedigree but you wouldn’t say he’s a leader of a forward line.
Chelsea are in a little bit of turmoil compared to the other top six clubs, in terms of how they shape up now Romelu Lukaku has left.
They don’t have an out-and-out striker as Timo Werner hasn’t acclimatised to English football and could still leave.
So Raheem will be very important. He scored 17 goals in 47 games last season at City and will have to better that tally to help Chelsea.
I am not sure how the Blues will set up in attack and what their goalscoring form will be like as a result.
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FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS - BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERSCristiano Ronaldo - Man Utd 8Ronaldo has made it clear his desire to leave Old Trafford this summerCredit: Getty
Cristiano Ronaldo can only be a help to any team. He’s one of the greatest players ever in world football.
He scored 24 goals in 38 games for Man Utd last season after returning from Juventus – a huge impact.
United have been in disarray for a few years and it looks like they are entering this season in a similar manner with Ronaldo reportedly wanting to leave.
The Red Devils are going to have to rely on Anthony Martial if Ronaldo leaves, so they will have to add to the forward line if he does.
You can’t take Ronaldo away and not compensate for his goals.
If he stays, you know the type of professional he is and he will score goals. But if he goes, United have a huge problem.Erling Haaland - Man City 8Haaland's goalscoring prowess was there for all to see at DortmundCredit: Getty
Erling Haaland at Man City is an intriguing situation.
City have been extremely successful and played amazing football in recent seasons but haven’t always had a striker leading the line.
So there’s questions about how Haaland will fit into the way they play.
But they will give him chances and he will score. There is no doubt about that.
It might take a bit of time for City to acclimatise to him and find what’s best for him to score consistently.
But he will score goals.Darwin Nunez - Liverpool 8Nunez netted for Liverpool in their Community Shield victory over Man CityCredit: Getty
Darwin Nunez seems to have hit the ground running.
We saw in the Community Shield what a talent he is, and he scored in that game.
He plays further forward than Roberto Firmino has in the past, so Nunez will get plenty of chances.
Liverpool’s front line is as exciting as anyone’s and they have an abundance of goalscorers and people who can provide assists.
Luis Diaz was fantastic last year, Diogo Jota has signed a new deal and Firmino has been consistent in the way he links the play.READ MORE IN FOOTBALLPALACE VS ARSENAL All TV info and news as Palace aim to give Arsenal nightmare league startKOUL AID Koulibaly gave coats to the homeless and bought ambulances for Senegal hospitals
Of course Mo Salah has been the consistent goalscorer.
But Liverpool have got the best options in terms of quality of goalscorers to choose from.
And Nunez’s addition, along with the other players Liverpool have signed, have been fantastic.
Allen was speaking in association with CheekyPunter.com.
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Oregon LB throws punch at Oregon State fan after upset loss (Video)
Oregon linebacker D.J. Johnson threw a punch at an Oregon State fan after the Beavers defeated the Ducks 38-34.
The Oregon Ducks didn’t have the greatest end to their regular season. With a Pac-12 Championship Game berth on the line, a Ducks victory over the Oregon State Beavers would have helped them with that goal. Instead, the Ducks blew a 34-17 lead and lost 38-34, giving bragging rights to the Beavers.
After the game, Oregon linebacker D.J. Johnson appeared to throw a punch at an Oregon State fan, who appeared to say something to him as he was walking on the field. As the fan’s back was turned, Johnson appeared to take a swing.
Johnson was guided off the football field by two individuals wearing Ducks apparel.
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Oregon LB D.J. Johnson throws punch at Oregon State fan after loss
Johnson is a senior for the Ducks. In his career entering Saturday afternoon, the linebacker recorded 61 combined tackles (30 solo), nine sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, two defended passes, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.
As mentioned earlier, the Ducks seemingly had a victory in their grasps. Instead, they scored touchdowns on three consecutive drives in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Newell score on a 15-yard touchdown, followed by a one-yard run by Ben Gulbranson to cut the Beavers’ deficit to 34-31. Newell then ran for a six-yard touchdown with over eight minutes remaining to give the Beavers the 38-34 lead.
In the loss, Johnson recorded three combined tackles (two solo) and one quarterback hurry.
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