In a recent duel ran on this site to determine who Norwich’s best striker is, a surprise result has occurred.
Patrick Bamford ended up as the winner, but that isn’t the shock result. The shock was that massive Norwich flop and out on loan at Real Betis striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel won more duels than Cameron Jerome.
This insinuates that more Norwich fans think Van Wolfswinkel is better than Jerome than the other way around. Van Wolfswinkel won 41% of his duels, compared to Jerome, who won 38%.
Now, it isn’t a huge difference between the two. But, even so, it says a lot about how poor Cameron Jerome has been in the Premier League this season. If Van Wolfswinkel was handed the chances in front of goal that Jerome has had, he probably would have scored more than the Englishman.
Van Wolfswinkel joined the club for a then record £8.5m from Sporting Lisbon in 2013 but only ever scored one Premier League goal for the club. He is currently out on loan at Real Betis in La Liga.