Tyrone Barnett

£78,000 per goal! Vale striker rated among League Two’s worst performers

£78,000 per goal! Vale striker rated among League Two’s worst performers

Striker Tyrone Barnett has not had the smoothest of Port Vale careers and stats compiled by betting site bwin are unlikely to help him.

Barnett was signed on a two-year deal by former manager Michael Brown but has suffered from injuries resulting in the 32 year-old scoring just twice in 28 appearances in his first season.

According to bwin those stats mean that Barnett’s goals cost the club £78,000 apiece – the joint second worse striking stats in the division last season.

bwin – worst cost per goal in League Two

  • Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon) – £113,750 per goal
  • Chris O’Grady (Chesterfield) – £78,000 per goal
  • Tyrone Barnett (Port Vale) – £78,000 per goal
  • Adam Campbell (Morecambe) – £48,000 per goal
  • Thomas Verheydt (Crawley) – £33,800 per goal

The bwin site says its stats are “based on reported fees and wages – to see which players represented the best and worst value for money in a range of categories.”

However, it is worth taking the stats with a pinch of salt especially as the site appear to have calculated Barnett’s wages from a computer game. The website adds “wage data in particular is tricky to come by, so we’ve made use of the figures quoted in Football Manager 2018 to help us estimate what each player earns.”

The scoring stats may not bother Barnett too much especially as he has been employed as a central defender by the club recently.

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