el-pietro wrote:Hes having a great season, far surpassing what anyone could have reasonably expected given his record in England, but he hasn't surpassed what Maguire achieved. He has scored more goals, but he has also played more games. As micls pointed out Maguire got 20 goals in 21 games. Hoban now has 21 in 25. He has a real chance at catching Towell and scoring 30 goals but he would need to score 34/35 goals this season to have a comparable record with Magure.
Thats not to take away from his season. Hes been incredible. I just think its important to highlight how good Seani was last season.
There is an insecurity around many Cork City supporters that drives a fixation with trying to manufacture flattering comparisons with others in any way possible.
Sean Maguire is a fine footballer, was instrumental in Cork winning their first league title last year (3rd title if you include the Arkaga and previous regimes), and has a fine goal scoring record. Based on James Rogers stats his goal per minutes ratio of last seasons and Pat Hobans from this seasons are very similar.
However, here are the facts on the top league goals scorers of the last 10 season
20 - Sean Maguire - 2017
18 - Sean Maguire - 2016
25 - Richie Towell - 2015
20 - Pat Hoban & Christy Fagan - 2014
18 - Rory Patterson - 2013
22 - Gary Twigg - 2012
22 - Eamon Zayed - 2011
20 - Gary Twigg - 2010
24 - Gary Twigg - 2009
16 - Mark Farron - 2008
Currently Pat Hoban has 21 league goals and still has a number of players ahead of him - Sean Maguire is not one of them.
If he keeps his form going he could even pass out Richie Towell's phenomenal total from 2015