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Title: Penalty taker
Post by: Risso on December 01, 2020, 10:51:21 AM
Who should be our regular penalty taker going forward?  Most people like the forwards to do it, but apparently young Ollie's record from the spot is a bit shocking.  I'd go with somebody who can combine power and precision, so either Jack or Douglas Luiz personally.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 01, 2020, 10:57:14 AM
In last nightís case it shouldíve been Conor.  But I think he had just been subbed.
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Post by: SheffieldVillain on December 01, 2020, 11:00:57 AM
Jack. He's captain, and has sky-high confidence at the moment.
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Post by: Rudy65 on December 01, 2020, 11:24:09 AM
Jack. He's captain, and has sky-high confidence at the moment.

I said the same last night before Ollie took his kick. Ollie took a big breath in and looked nervous. My lad said he would miss
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Post by: Bobby Boy on December 01, 2020, 11:50:42 AM
I know that Jack missed one at Sheff U last season but if he can flick the ball up over his head with this heel into his stride against Belgium then he can take penalties in the Premier League.

Ollie Watkins has missed way too many. Give Jack the job.
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Post by: pooligan on December 01, 2020, 11:55:53 AM
I would give the penalty taking to either Grealish or Luis . The one player who should not take any more is Watkins  He has now taken 6 in all for Brentford and Villa and missed 4 of them
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Post by: OCD on December 01, 2020, 11:57:58 AM
I like seeing strikers take on the responsibility and I wouldn't take it off Watkins after one miss. I think trying to put it in the top corner was trying to be overly clever. Hopefully he'll learn from it and improve.
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Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 01, 2020, 12:00:45 PM
Jack. If not him then Sean Teale
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Post by: Chris Smith on December 01, 2020, 12:06:48 PM
Having the confidence to take them is the biggest factor. For Watkins his is bound to have taken hit but self doubt appears to be an alien concept for Jack so let him take them.
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Post by: Dave on December 01, 2020, 12:09:20 PM
Doesn't matter. They'll still miss.
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Post by: in exile on December 01, 2020, 12:14:26 PM
Doesn't matter. They'll still miss.
What do you put that down to?
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Post by: darren woolley on December 01, 2020, 12:15:41 PM
I would give it Jack.
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Post by: eamonn on December 01, 2020, 12:16:17 PM
Doesn't matter. They'll still miss.
What do you put that down to?

Being English.
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Post by: Risso on December 01, 2020, 12:17:46 PM
I like seeing strikers take on the responsibility and I wouldn't take it off Watkins after one miss. I think trying to put it in the top corner was trying to be overly clever. Hopefully he'll learn from it and improve.

Watkins has missed four of the six penalties he's taken in the league.  You need somebody who knows they're going to smash them in 95% of the time.
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Post by: Exeter 77 on December 01, 2020, 12:20:53 PM
Who was the last really confident penalty taker we had who was actually our player (not on loan)? James Milner?
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 01, 2020, 12:30:41 PM
I would choose Martinez. Be a laugh.
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Post by: London Villan on December 01, 2020, 12:32:08 PM
How many has he missed for us?
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Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 01, 2020, 12:32:15 PM
I would choose Martinez. Be a laugh.

if you're going down that route Trez might be better at the moment.
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Post by: Des Little on December 01, 2020, 12:36:53 PM
If theyíre on the pitch, Barkley or Traore.
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Post by: Dave on December 01, 2020, 12:40:08 PM
Doesn't matter. They'll still miss.
What do you put that down to?

Precedent and pessimism.
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Post by: Villan82 on December 01, 2020, 12:42:45 PM
Penalties were never a problem in the 90s and early 00s- Staunton, Yorke, Barry come to mind.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 12:44:40 PM
Would put Jack back on them. I know he did a similar miss to Ollie away at Sheffield united but with the form he's in I'd back him to score most times.

Beyond that I think Luiz would be pretty good at them.

Not sure why our players are trying to be way too clever and trying to hit the top corner with them from the miss last night and Jack last season.

If this season has shown anything if you get it on target and it's saved there's a good chance it will be retaken. Looked like Fabianski was off his line when the ball was struck so all Ollie had to do was get it on target and at worst we'd have got another chance to score if he'd missed.
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Post by: olaftab on December 01, 2020, 12:49:51 PM
I said Luiz on post match last night however Barkley should also be considered.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 01, 2020, 12:50:23 PM
I remember a season where we missed a fair few, iirc Merson, Hendrie and Dublin were among those missing them.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on December 01, 2020, 12:51:54 PM
Anyone else see Benrahma in Ollies ear just before the pen and then signalled to Keeper where he would put it - maybe last minute he changed his mind and then missed
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Post by: Dave on December 01, 2020, 01:23:25 PM
Penalties were never a problem in the 90s and early 00s- Staunton, Yorke, Barry come to mind.

Even then, I remember Barry doing one of the worst I've seen away at Reading in the early O'Neill days.

Memory probably makes things worse but it seemed to be heading off towards the corner flag.

And early 2000s - Angel at Fulham? Eesh.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 01:24:27 PM
Penalties were never a problem in the 90s and early 00s- Staunton, Yorke, Barry come to mind.

Was a bit dodgy around the period Angel was taking them. He'd score a couple but then missed two v Fulham or that one at home to Spurs he skied miles over the bar.

Was great when Barry was taking them right up to Young leaving. Over about 6 seasons we must've got around 40 penalties and can only remember us missing about 5-6 in that time. Barry missed about one a season from the 7-8 he'd get and Milner was pretty good at them aswell. Young missed a few more but still would score 4-5.

Benteke and Tammy scored majority of ones aswell in more recent times. Problem is Watkins wasn't much good at them at Brentford apparently so not having that striker who's sure to score most of them means we have to look at one of the midfielders I think.
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Post by: eamonn on December 01, 2020, 01:24:31 PM
I remember a season where we missed a fair few, iirc Merson, Hendrie and Dublin were among those missing them.

98/99? Alan Thompson was supposed to be a specialist.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 01:27:41 PM
I remember a season where we missed a fair few, iirc Merson, Hendrie and Dublin were among those missing them.

98/99? Alan Thompson was supposed to be a specialist.

Scored a few at Bolton but he missed on his home debut v Boro which set the tone for his career here (also scored a good free kick in second half).

Hendrie scored a good one a few weeks later v Newcastle but for some reason he rarely took them for us. Next game actually was Merse's home debut v Wimbledon. We got one and Thompson again for some reason took it and hit it wide again. Then we got another a few minutes later and Merson missed but scored the rebound.

Get the feeling it's another unwanted top flight record we have of being one of the few teams to miss two penalties in more than one game!
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Post by: PeterWithe on December 01, 2020, 01:28:55 PM
I didn't fancy Ollie when he was placing the ball but he hit it quite well, not well enough but quite well.

I'd give the next one to anyone who gave a cast iron guarantee, written in blood if necessary, not to do one of those ones where you jump up in the air before kicking it. Those look really daft.
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Post by: Jon Crofts on December 01, 2020, 01:28:57 PM
Who was the last really confident penalty taker we had who was actually our player (not on loan)? James Milner?

Ray Graydon.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 01:32:27 PM
Did Garry Parker ever take any for us? He rarely seemed to miss when he moved to Leicester

Scored penalties v Bozzy and Oakes in 96/97 and 97/98, both at Villa Park.
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Post by: Dave on December 01, 2020, 01:45:49 PM
Who was the last really confident penalty taker we had who was actually our player (not on loan)? James Milner?

I'm sure he missed a couple, but I never thought that Benteke was going to miss.
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Post by: Rudy65 on December 01, 2020, 01:52:05 PM
Who was the last really confident penalty taker we had who was actually our player (not on loan)? James Milner?

Ray Graydon.

He missed a few though. 75 LC cup final and 2 in the centenary Game against Leeds standout. Great player for us though particularly 74/75
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Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 01, 2020, 02:00:09 PM
Barry didnít miss many.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 01, 2020, 02:20:07 PM
David Unsworth was the best penalty taker we ever signed.
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Post by: Exeter 77 on December 01, 2020, 02:30:20 PM
Who was the last really confident penalty taker we had who was actually our player (not on loan)? James Milner?

I'm sure he missed a couple, but I never thought that Benteke was going to miss.
You're probably right although when I asked the question the player I had in mind Dean Saunders and not because he scored them all but because he didn't.
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Post by: baddowvillans on December 01, 2020, 02:39:42 PM
Anyone else see Benrahma in Ollies ear just before the pen and then signalled to Keeper where he would put it - maybe last minute he changed his mind and then missed

If that's the case then he seems like a perfect West Ham signing as they seem - apart from maybe Rice - to be scummy cheating cloggers. 
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Post by: eamonn on December 01, 2020, 02:43:21 PM
Yeah, clocked that from Benrahma. Between that and the graphic popping up in the bottom corner showing Watkins had missed a lot of his recent efforts, I wasn't convinced at all he would score.
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Post by: john e on December 01, 2020, 02:49:37 PM
any player who just puts the ball on the spot walks back to the edge of the box, runs up and puts his foot through it low and hard
Thatís it itís that simple

any player who dicks about trying to place it or pass it in ,does a hop skip and jump in the run up or anything pathetic to look good can fuck right off
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Post by: Risso on December 01, 2020, 02:54:36 PM
Julian Dicks was one of the best penalty takers I've ever seen.  Every single one lashed with unstoppable force into the roof or side of the net.  Don't think he ever missed one.
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Post by: PeterWithe on December 01, 2020, 02:56:47 PM
Ray Stewart was good, Le Tissier and Van Nistelrooy too.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 03:03:21 PM
Le Tiss scored 48/49 so that must be best record of anyone in last 30 years in top flight.
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Post by: pooligan on December 01, 2020, 03:10:22 PM
Best penalty takers i have seen in all the years of watching Villa are Stan the Wham Lynn and Willie Anderson I don't recall either missing many if any at all
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Post by: PeterWithe on December 01, 2020, 03:12:08 PM
Le Tiss scored 48/49 so that must be best record of anyone in last 30 years in top flight.

Good quiz question, who was the goalkeeper who spolied the record?
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Post by: pooligan on December 01, 2020, 03:19:40 PM
Mark Crossley of Notts Forest
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Post by: pooligan on December 01, 2020, 03:31:01 PM
Top Five penalty takers jn the Premier  are Shearer  with 55 second Lampard 43,Gerrard 32,Le Tissier 24 and Henry 22
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Post by: Si on December 01, 2020, 03:32:53 PM
With V.A.R taking 5 minutes to confirm obvious penalties these days. I would choose experience. Ollie looked nervous with all the hanging around waiting. So Jack or Ross for me.
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Post by: Mister E on December 01, 2020, 03:34:09 PM
Wesley took a couple for us last season.
Maybe Mings should be doing it.
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Post by: chrisw1 on December 01, 2020, 03:34:11 PM
Right now it should be Jack.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 03:36:51 PM
Mark Crossley of Notts Forest

Also saved from Lineker in 91 cup final although Dave Beasant was first keeper to save penalty in FA cup final I think three years before.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on December 01, 2020, 03:39:26 PM
Top Five penalty takers jn the Premier  are Shearer  with 55 second Lampard 43,Gerrard 32,Le Tissier 24 and Henry 22

Can remember Shearer missing loads. Sorensen saved one playing for us and also when he played for Sunderland.

With some of them it's longevity. You play in premier league for 15 seasons and your team gets 5 penalties a year and that's potentially 75 to score from.
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Post by: Dave on December 01, 2020, 03:51:35 PM
On penalty trivia, Max Kruse was on an unbroken streak of thirty or so without missing, stretching back nearly a decade until he missed last week in the Bundesliga. Would have been a new record if he'd scored.
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Post by: PeterWithe on December 01, 2020, 04:14:22 PM
On penalty trivia, Max Kruse was on an unbroken streak of thirty or so without missing, stretching back nearly a decade until he missed last week in the Bundesliga. Would have been a new record if he'd scored.

I was just reading that a while ago, he left £60k of poker winnings in the back of a taxi. Which was careless.
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Post by: Steve67 on December 01, 2020, 10:38:19 PM
Let Trezeguet take them,  Comedy gold as it hits the corner flag.
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Post by: BC54 VFC on December 01, 2020, 10:46:39 PM
Best penalty takers i have seen in all the years of watching Villa are Stan the Wham Lynn and Willie Anderson I don't recall either missing many if any at all
Willie Anderson missed at least one: skied well over the bar at Fellows Park on 2nd Jan, 1971 in a very wet 3-0 defeat to Walsall in Division Three. 
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Post by: RamboandBruno on December 01, 2020, 10:55:58 PM
Ollie chose same side and almost same spot as comfortable pen score against Southampton, just a couple of inches higher, shame, but he did look nervous.
Iíd give him another go, want my centre forward to have a chance of scoring each game. Otherwise grealish or Barklay as already said by others.

Or Phil King
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Post by: pooligan on December 01, 2020, 11:08:30 PM
Haha i was at that game and had managed to erase that from my memory .Not sure if it is correct but he missed a pen on his debut for Villa  .Also when we won the 3rd Division he is said to have converted 8 pens
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Post by: brontebilly on December 01, 2020, 11:14:06 PM
Jack should be taking them I think. Especially as Watkins had missed a sitter just before the penalty. After scoring against Southampton (with little or no pressure) I guess he was never not going to take it. Just didn't convince me beforehand and his technique was fairly horrible leaning back....always going to rise the ball then.

Barry and Yorke just seemed like certainties when they used take them. Milner too. Ashley Young missed a few I think, one at Arsenal famously...
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Post by: Toronto Villa on December 02, 2020, 01:15:49 AM
for me I would go with Doug for pennos. I honestly don't think Jack wants to take them.
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Post by: robbo1874 on December 02, 2020, 07:54:08 AM
With V.A.R taking 5 minutes to confirm obvious penalties these days. I would choose experience. Ollie looked nervous with all the hanging around waiting. So Jack or Ross for me.
exactly. Saw his face when he was waiting to take it and the keeper was out to the spot and thought: Ďfk, heís gonna miss thisí
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Post by: robbo1874 on December 02, 2020, 07:57:31 AM
When the captain throws you the ball though, what can you do? Grealish did it for the last one when he hadnít scored for a while to get him a goal which I thought was a good move. I think they should wait to see if it goes to VAR before deciding.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 02, 2020, 09:03:07 AM
Barry didnít miss many.

Remember that one he didnít take but no one can remember why?
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on December 02, 2020, 09:15:58 AM
Ray Stewart scored 76 penalties for Wet Spam.
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Post by: brontebilly on December 02, 2020, 10:06:18 AM
Robbie Keane was brilliant at them as well. Only remember him missing one for Ireland (Slovakia away under Trap).
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Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on December 02, 2020, 10:22:27 AM
Francis Lee was good at getting them and scoring them.

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In the 1971Ė72 season, Lee set a British record for the number of penalties scored in a season, with 15 of his 35 goals scored from the penalty spot. Many of the penalties resulted from fouls on Lee, earning him the nickname Lee One Pen. Some journalists, holding the opinion that Lee gained a number of penalties by diving, used the name Lee Won Pen instead. Lee's name is often cited in debates about diving in football; referees' chief Keir Hackett described him as a player who "had a reputation of falling down easily".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lee_(footballer)

By 1975 he was at Derby winning them but Charlie George was scoring them.

Penalty 40 seconds into video here, thereafter he is in discussions with Norman Hunter.



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Post by: Risso on December 02, 2020, 12:14:40 PM
Top Five penalty takers jn the Premier  are Shearer  with 55 second Lampard 43,Gerrard 32,Le Tissier 24 and Henry 22

Actually they are the top scorers
The top 5 penalty takers statistically are

Yaya Toure 11/11
Dimitar Berbatov 9/9
Rickie Lambert 7/7
Jan Molby 7/7
*Garry Parker 6/6 *
Elano 6/6
Stephen Hunt 6/6
Clive WIlson 6/6
Graham Alexander 6/6


I learnt in a lockdown quiz that Yaya Toure was and is the best ever premier league penalty taker.
He had the best 100% record 11/11 !

I guessed Henry because I couldn't imagine the man missing one.

* Gary Parker i don't know him but he played for Villa under Ron Atkinson during start of Premier league season. Did he take any for Villa

Julian Dicks scored 15/15 in the Premier League.
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Post by: Pat McMahon on December 02, 2020, 11:18:35 PM
Best penalty takers i have seen in all the years of watching Villa are Stan the Wham Lynn and Willie Anderson I don't recall either missing many if any at all
Willie Anderson missed at least one: skied well over the bar at Fellows Park on 2nd Jan, 1971 in a very wet 3-0 defeat to Walsall in Division Three. 

That Walsall game was my first away match and they murdered us. My recollection as a nipper was that he put it several yards wide and it hit the wall behind the goal.
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Post by: olaftab on December 02, 2020, 11:30:36 PM
Top Five penalty takers jn the Premier  are Shearer  with 55 second Lampard 43,Gerrard 32,Le Tissier 24 and Henry 22

Actually they are the top scorers
The top 5 penalty takers statistically are

Yaya Toure 11/11
Dimitar Berbatov 9/9
Rickie Lambert 7/7
Jan Molby 7/7
*Garry Parker 6/6 *
Elano 6/6
Stephen Hunt 6/6
Clive WIlson 6/6
Graham Alexander 6/6


I learnt in a lockdown quiz that Yaya Toure was and is the best ever premier league penalty taker.
He had the best 100% record 11/11 !

I guessed Henry because I couldn't imagine the man missing one.

* Gary Parker i don't know him but he played for Villa under Ron Atkinson during start of Premier league season. Did he take any for Villa

Julian Dicks scored 15/15 in the Premier League.
Footy-Vill I am not angry with you.... just disappointed.
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Post by: ROBBO on December 03, 2020, 06:15:46 AM
Basic error, his body shape was wrong, leaning back, and is right knee was not over the ball so it had to go high.
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Post by: robbo1874 on December 03, 2020, 08:11:10 AM
Looked like he kind of tried to side foot it into the top corner. As you say he looked to be leaning back a bit, didnít get properly over it. To be fair, I probably wouldnít have even hit the cross bar- was always shit at penalties. Plus Iíd have been shitting it more. With the VAR delay I think they should decide who wants it only after itís definitely been awarded. You might feel bang up for it 30 secs after itís initially been given. But after 4 mins to think about it?
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Post by: Mister E on December 03, 2020, 09:40:36 AM
Premier League:
Toure 11/11
Le Tiss 25/26
Danny Murphy 18/19
James Beattie 16/17
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Post by: Mister E on December 03, 2020, 09:47:33 AM
The Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has an incredible record and had a conversion rate of over 95%. He scored 48 penalties out of 49 taken and is regarded as the best penalty taker by current as well as past players.
Ricky Lambert scored 47 from 50 attempts; Shearer hit 56 from 62; Lampard 43 from 50; Gerrard 32 from 41.
Van Basten, Zlatan, C Ronaldo are also considered rather good too.
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Post by: dcdavecollett on December 03, 2020, 11:53:18 PM
In the title season, Sid took the pens. The odd one was missed/saved.

The previous season's spot-kicker was Allan Evans, who was a striker at Dunfirmline when signed. I don't recall Allan ever missing one. Am I right about this?
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Post by: PeterWithe on December 04, 2020, 12:16:59 AM
I seem to remember being at a match he hit the post in, cant mind more than that Im afraid
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Post by: Clampy on December 04, 2020, 07:26:28 AM
I reckon it'll be Jack taking the next penalty.
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Post by: dcdavecollett on December 04, 2020, 11:57:11 PM
Jack or Conor for me.
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Post by: Des Little on December 05, 2020, 10:32:41 PM
I quite like the idea of having someone like Cash adopt a Pearce/Stewart/Dicks approach and put his laces through it.
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Post by: CT on December 06, 2020, 03:56:51 PM
Looking back at the Albion penalties, Conor and Jack scoring easily are the only ones still here. It seems a lot more responsibility to lump penalties on Jack as well and Conor doesnít always start.

Iíd like to see Luiz given the job. Seems composed and strikes a great ball.
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Post by: ez on December 06, 2020, 04:12:18 PM
In the title season, Sid took the pens. The odd one was missed/saved.

The previous season's spot-kicker was Allan Evans, who was a striker at Dunfirmline when signed. I don't recall Allan ever missing one. Am I right about this?
I think he missed one against Leeds and it ended 0-0. I'm not certain though.
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Post by: Rudy65 on December 12, 2020, 02:33:47 PM
El Ghazi obviously 😉

I was bricking it when he stepped up but a v cool finish
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Post by: Drummond on December 12, 2020, 02:35:39 PM
Interesting choice as someone who isn't a first choice starter.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on December 12, 2020, 02:37:32 PM
New rule. Only two subs allowed max if we need to bring AEG on for a penalty unless of course heís already on.
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Post by: Risso on December 12, 2020, 02:38:35 PM
Perfect penalty.
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Post by: CT on December 12, 2020, 02:56:47 PM
Interesting choice as someone who isn't a first choice starter.

I thought the same. AEG said it would be Jack, but Jack handed the ball to him as he takes a lot in training and is pretty accomplished at them.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on December 12, 2020, 02:57:55 PM
Why didn't Gareth Barry take it?
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Post by: darren woolley on December 12, 2020, 05:20:57 PM
He put it away nicely.
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Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 12, 2020, 05:28:11 PM
He sure did.
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Post by: Footy-Vill on December 12, 2020, 09:38:50 PM
So I heard that Dean Smith said that AEG is the pen taker if he's on the pitch if not then its Jack Grealish.

AEG scored a good one today.
Loved it.
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Post by: Footy-Vill on February 21, 2021, 10:16:20 AM
I interested to know who will be taking Villas penalties on the regular and particularly today.
If AEG and Grealish aren't in the line up is Barkley the man ?
Douglas Luiz has to be another contender but I would think Watkins should be afforded the responsibility again as he's practiced to score
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Post by: Risso on February 21, 2021, 10:20:33 AM
Agree, Watkins should be the natural choice, but I hope he's been practising if it is.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 21, 2021, 10:21:49 AM
Martinez.
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Post by: Mellin on February 21, 2021, 10:40:18 AM
Think I read somewhere Watkins had a pretty poor record for them at Brentford too? Great kid, great player, not so good from the spot. Try someone else.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 21, 2021, 11:26:28 AM
Hourihane.....oh.
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Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 21, 2021, 11:26:56 AM
I reckon Traore would be good albeit flash.
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Post by: danno on February 21, 2021, 11:32:50 AM
I'd let Targett take one.
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Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on February 21, 2021, 01:05:11 PM
Phil King.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 21, 2021, 01:11:31 PM
Diana Ross.
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Post by: eamonn on February 21, 2021, 01:12:23 PM
We don't really do penalties though, do we? So it's all a bit moot.
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