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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2020, 04:08:31 PM »
Even if he bombs (and by extension we do too), you'd think he's shown enough in the Championship that he'd be fine to get 25 goals to help get us back up or half his fee back from someone else.

Seems a bit lazy, but he's the sort of player who will probably get the 12 or so goals that we were lacking from a striker last year and should make things a bit more comfortable than last time.
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yeah, a lot of my concern is not that we've bought a lemon, but whether he will find his feet straight away.

I know it's a step up and all, but I'd be more confident of this lad starting well as he is 'running hot' and will carry his form into the new season, much like Tammy did with Chelsea.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2020, 04:11:14 PM »
That price is extreme.
Big risk/gamble at £33m, but sometimes these things pay off. Let's hope. 

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 04:14:02 PM »
First really noticed him in the 2-2 draw in Bruce's final season.

He wasn't playing directly up top that day but had good touch, strength and an edge to his game without being a twat like Maupay.

Came across really well in his post match interview as well. Not a reason to sign him on its own, admittedly. But sounds like he's not short of grey matter and thinks about his game.

Sign all the intelligent players.  Will make a refreshing change compared to some of the dopey individuals we've had over the years.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2020, 04:17:02 PM »
He looks good enough to grow as we do and improve as we do. If he gets 10-12 goals next season and we finish 15th ish, he will have done his job and we can then start to improve other areas of the squad enough to get him more support.

If we get the right players in around him, another quality winger, striker and central midfielder, then I think he will be very, very decent.

Outside bet to be knocking Wilson out of the England reckoning next summer would be nice.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2020, 04:18:13 PM »
He at least looks equally good up front or playing wider, which will give him an immediate advantage over Wesley.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2020, 04:24:04 PM »
Just hope he is better than the last striker we bought from them

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 04:29:54 PM »
33 million  pffft

mere bagatelle for our owners

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 04:31:01 PM »
Can play across the front three, he's quick, scores with both feet and with his head, from in and outside the box, gets into good positions.

He has all the attributes. Think he'll turn out to be a fine signing.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 04:37:40 PM »
Is it true that Mourinho was sniffing around?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2020, 04:38:07 PM »
Is Watkins the highest scorer ever in the championship from open play?

I’d be confident he is, because the only people to score more are likes of Mitrovic, Murray, McCormack, who all take pens don’t they?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2020, 04:45:01 PM »
Is it true that Mourinho was sniffing around?

Probably not, but the Rumour did the trick for Brentford.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2020, 04:47:16 PM »
Can he play as a winger too ?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2020, 04:47:56 PM »
That price is extreme.
Big risk/gamble at £33m, but sometimes these things pay off. Let's hope. 
If we pay £33m, it means the risk paid off, triggering the add-ons.
At £28m, he's less than Leeds have paid for a 1-in-4 striker.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2020, 04:51:24 PM »
Can he play as a winger too ?

More a wide forward in a three,

Similar to how Grabban could switch it up.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2020, 05:03:08 PM »
Can he play as a winger too ?

We’ve basically got 2 for the price of 1

absolute top notch negotiating skills

 


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