I was reading through this interview with Matt Jarvis on the Sky Sports website and came across this incredible graphic. (see above). Adam Bate comments…
Downing is one of only two men to fire in more than 200 crosses since the 2010/11 season. Jarvis is that other man, having achieved the feat in each of the last three campaigns. As such, it is easy to imagine Allardyce licking his not inconsiderable chops at the prospect of his wingers loading the box for the hulking figure of Andy Carroll with the canny Kevin Nolan latching onto the knockdowns.
I suspect it’s not just Big Sam licking his chops. Andy Carroll ought to be licking his lips. His own, not Sam’s.
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