It didn’t occur to me during the Hartlepool game (I was too involved in jumping up and down as the goals went in), but looking at the highlights two significant aspects of Danny’s performance stood out like the proverbial sore thumb…
All three of his goals were scored with his left foot - how long has it been since we had a goalscorer who seems to be a natural left-footer? I can’t think of any, and I’m going back to the glory days of Tony Richards. I suppose you could say that Colin “cannonball” Taylor was in that category, but he was primarily a left-winger rather than a striker.
All three of his goals were scored from “first time” efforts. He didn’t need to waste time dithering about setting his shot up, he just lamped the ball immediately on receiving it - the action of a natural striker.
None of this has any real relevance, but it certainly whets the appetite in anticipation of future games!!