Quick quiz

It’s not even the end of October and Danny Johnson has already scored 11 goals. When was the last time we had a player in double figures by the end of October? Goals in all competitions count. I think I know the answer but I may have missed someone!

Gilbert Alsop probably

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Tom Bradshaw had 9 goals in each of his two seasons by around this point in the year.

Probably going back to the 80s/90s for 11 :smile:

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Probably not this far back, but recall Roger Boli scored the vast majority of his goals before Christmas then tailed off badly.

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Roger Boli in 1997 is the answer I have too, he also had 11 goals by the end of October. DJ has one game left to beat that!

Bradshaw was my first thought and he was close, but it shows how rare DJ’s feat is. Buckley got 10 in 1974, that’s the only other one I can find.

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Wow. Obviously there was the hatrick against Southend but he’d really filled his boots in the early rounds of the cups. Think he scored 24 in the end but only 12 were in the league.

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Killer?

Possibly - I have a gap in the records between 1992-96 so he may have, but I have no way of checking.

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Got to be Boli he got off to a flyer…

This is where need @Fellows1926 :wink:

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@longdogs between 92-96 - 92-3 Wayne Clarke had 10 by the end of October. 93-4 Kyle Lightbourne had 7. In 94-5 Lightbourne had 8. In 95-6 Wilson had 7.

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#DaveStats

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Makris?

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Boli was the one I thought of. Plenty of goals early on and some spectacular ones too, the overhead against Sarfend wasn’t the only boster.

Buckley had an explosive start with a hat-trick on his home debut. I don’t have the figures but I think his record, other than that one game, was only OK for a while, then round about the time Doug Fraser took over in December he started scoring for fun and didn’t really stop for the next five seasons.

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Gaffney would have done if we’d stuck with him. :lying_face:

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If only Dale Banton had not been hampered by injury when we signed him…

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Stuart Rimmer?

Good player…

Colin Taylor

@mel58 Yes correct Stuart Rimmer got 11 in his last season here by the end of October. 1990-1. Four of his were pens.

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