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We asked fans ‘Should Newcastle United sell or keep Allan Saint-Maximin?’ – Interesting results

1 month ago
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The question we asked on Tuesday was ‘Should Newcastle United sell or keep Allan Saint-Maximin for the 2022/23 season’

We added the poll at the end of an article by Dean Wilkins, who had also posed his own question (‘What has Allan Saint-Maximin ever done for us (this past season)…?’) as the title of his article.

Dean looking at what had actually happened over the course of the 2021/22 season where ASM was concerned, in the context of how the other Newcastle United first team squad players had performed as well.

These were the basics of the 2021/22 Premier League season for Allan Saint-Maximin:

31 PL starts

4 Sub appearances off the bench

2,811 PL minutes on the pitch

5 Goals scored

5 Assists for goals

281 PL minutes per each direct goal involvement

So basically, Allan Saint-Maximin this past season averaged roughly a direct goal involvement (scoring or an assist) every three games worth of minutes.

Then it was Newcastle United direct goal involvements in the Premier League 2021/22, the top half dozen…:

10 Allan Saint-Maximin (5 goals and 5 assists)

8 Callum Wilson (8 goals and 0 assists)

6 Bruno Guimaraes (5 goals and 1 assist)

5 Ryan Fraser (2 goals and 3 assists)

5 Joelinton (4 goals and 1 assist)

4 Fabian Schar (2 goals and 2 assists)

Whilst scratching below the surface, this new end of season table from the Other 14 (who specialise in stats for clubs who aren’t ‘big six’ clubs) gave us more information to help form opinions:

Premier League Chances Created 24 May 2022

As you can see, when it came to creating chances in open play (not including set-pieces), Allan Saint-Maximin is at the very top of the tree, having created 50 chances.

When you compare that to the 2,811 minutes he has spent on the pitch, it averages at once every 56 minutes ASM created a chance this past season.

So that led us to add the poll question for fans to answer, what do you think should happen now with Allan Saint-Maximin?

Should Newcastle United sell Allan Saint-Maximin or keep him for the 2022/23 Premier League season?

We gave three options:

69% Definitely keep

23% Try to bring in better replacement but keep if fail to do so

8% Definitely sell

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