Basically, he's being flogged to death because he's the only decent striker we have in the squad
"Forwards Barry Bridges and Fred Pickering played in all 50 first-team matches over the season; midfielder Malcolm Beard missed only one. Bridges finished as leading goalscorer with 28 goals, of which 23 came in league competition."
these blokes didnt get tired in the 60s so how can a different bloke be tired today is quite the take
I'm sure that, in the days of one substitute per game and a small squad, then players did play more more minutes of a season, but it isn't really comparing like for like.