Amazing Stats !!! Appreciate the person/team who prepared this article. :)
Posted 13:54 13th December 2012
Anthony Clarke (Manchester United fan) says...
Martin, it is truly mind boggling to think that you have such a memory for the endless questions and queries put to you and I take my hat off and so I have one for you. I cannot help but be fascinated by the performances being put in by Swansea's Michu. Not only is he turning out to be one of the genuine bargains of the last 10 years, costing in the region of £2m. his transfer fee is putting the likes of Torres, Carroll, Podolski to shame. So here is my question for you. Has any other midfielder in the history of the premier league scored 12 goals in such a short space of time in their debut season. In today's game where obscene transfer fees are bandied about it is a true breath of fresh air to see players of his calibre (P.S. he is doing wonders for my fantasy football team) thanks Martin- Anthony.
Posted 13:05 13th December 2012
Jacob Sheen (Fulham fan) says...
Re: NEVER ON THE SPOT
Andy Cole also took a penalty for Fulham against Aston Villa in what I believe was the same season as he only ever played one season for us. He missed the penalty. In that same game, Juan Pablo Angel had two penalties saved by Edwin Van Der Sar.
Posted 12:33 13th December 2012
Jamie Potter (Fulham fan) says...
I'm a big fan of your column, but I just wanted to correct you on something you've written above. You said of Andy Cole that the penalty he scored against Birmingham was "the only spot-kick he ever took in his professional career!"
That's not entirely true. I remember him missing a penalty during that very stint with Fulham. It was against Aston Villa. He hit it low and wide.
Sorry to be a party pooper :-( ... I still love the column though :-)
Posted 12:11 13th December 2012
Peter Gee (Manchester United fan) says...
One comment on the goalscorers who didn't score penalties, Niall Quinn has the distinction of saving a penalty. Man City v Derby Co., a game in which he also scored.
Posted 12:00 13th December 2012
Brian Tea (Fulham fan) says...
Ref Andy Cole only ever taking one penalty in his career he took another one for Fulham against Aston Villa in Feb 2005 but missed. Juan Pablo Angel also had 2 penalties saved by Van Der Sar in a 1-1 draw at the Cottage.