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Akinfenwa will be 36 years old come the end of the season.
Now, by no means do I want to stop this man from doing anything. He's had an impact to the side I haven't seen by a player in a long time. I wasn't happy when we did sign him, and thought it no more than a lazy PR exercise, but his boost to the team is a testament to his work ethic, personality and skill. But, it surely won't last forever. Even if the way he plays doesn't necessarily require him to be as nimble and sprightly as someone in the youth team, flicking through his social-media shows he's fully preparing for life outside the game.
If he does call it a day at the end of this year, what do we do? Our style of play is so moulded around the big man, it would take a long time to change the way we approach the game. Remember the season after we lost the play-offs, when we lost key players too, didn't replace them well enough and ambled around for months finding a new way to play.
Funnily enough, if we did need another big striker, one that we had that season - Aaron Holloway - would seem the perfect fit.
Just wondering, what do we do post-Beast?