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Author Topic: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)  (Read 71001 times)

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #315 on: September 15, 2020, 11:50:04 PM »
V burton could have more than his solitary goal and great to see a proper striker for us .
He took his goal with ease but missed a very easy chance.
Think he'll be fine and hoping for the 15+ goals this season
Well played ollie

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #316 on: September 15, 2020, 11:57:08 PM »
He has a habit of finding space and being exactly where you want to be when the ball comes into the box.

Traore has an excellent cross success rate in Ligue 1, so hopefully Watkins benefits. I like him.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #317 on: September 16, 2020, 08:58:39 AM »
Looks very promising. Took his goal with ease and seemed quite nonchalant afterwards. It was his first competitive game this season so give him a chance. If he scores 1 out of every 2 chances per match I’ll be more than happy.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #318 on: September 16, 2020, 09:03:15 AM »
He reminded me so much of Tammy. I think he's going to score quite a few goals for us.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #319 on: September 16, 2020, 09:03:37 AM »
V burton could have more than his solitary goal and great to see a proper striker for us .
He took his goal with ease but missed a very easy chance.
Think he'll be fine and hoping for the 15+ goals this season
Well played ollie

Same as in the friendly against Man U.  Scored a good goal, and then missed a bit of a sitter.  It shows he's getting into the right positions though, and his finishing will improve at this level as he plays more.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #320 on: September 16, 2020, 09:04:18 AM »
If we can get 12+ goals from him and Wesley comes back and hit something 8-10 which he would have comfortably done then that is a decent basis. jack, McGrinn, Trez half a dozen each

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #321 on: September 16, 2020, 09:28:16 AM »
What I like about Watkins' goals so far is that for both the commentator has said something along the lines of "he won't get an easier finish than that all season". It's exactly what we were missing last year - someone with the intelligence and speed to get on the end of those balls.

He'll score plenty with decent service, I have no concerns about him at all. Having said that, I think he'll end up playing on the wing a fair bit as the season goes on. Nothing more than a hunch, but I reckon we're still after a Tammy/Edouard type to play as our number 9.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #322 on: September 16, 2020, 09:33:37 AM »
Nothing more than a hunch, but I reckon we're still after a Tammy/Edouard type to play as our number 9.

Watkins is very similar to Tammy. Put the ball in the 6 yard box and he's on it. Edouard is more like Benteke (Villa version), he can score all types of goals from all over the pitch. I'd love us to sign him. He's the right age and think he'll go on to be a top striker.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #323 on: September 16, 2020, 09:41:50 AM »
I've said it before but it really wouldn't surprise me if, at times, we see Grelaish as a 10 with 2 wide strikers in front of him, Watkins, Traore, Wesley and Davis would all work in those roles and Rashica would be a good alternative at 10 as well. Add a midfielder who can run beyond the 10 and get into the box (which is what Ramsey has done for years at age group level and he seems to be right in the mix this season) and you have good approximation of how Liverpool setup and I've thought for a long time that Smith is trying to take us in that direction.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #324 on: September 16, 2020, 09:45:35 AM »
He cost me last night!

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #325 on: September 16, 2020, 11:01:33 AM »
I've said it before but it really wouldn't surprise me if, at times, we see Grelaish as a 10 with 2 wide strikers in front of him, Watkins, Traore, Wesley and Davis would all work in those roles and Rashica would be a good alternative at 10 as well. Add a midfielder who can run beyond the 10 and get into the box (which is what Ramsey has done for years at age group level and he seems to be right in the mix this season) and you have good approximation of how Liverpool setup and I've thought for a long time that Smith is trying to take us in that direction.

I think we're trying to set-up like Liverpool too.

With Watkins' goal there were 2 players who had gone into good positions. Watkins and Ramsey, who could have easily been on the end of the cross. Last season we probably wouldn't have had anyone in the box. The 2 that were weren't part of the first team last season.

Did anyone else notice that with the one where Watkins hit the bar, the ball took a small bobble right before he hit it?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #326 on: September 16, 2020, 12:51:06 PM »
He reminded me so much of Tammy. I think he's going to score quite a few goals for us.

yes i agree very similar
and that's no bad thing

and like Tammy he will score a plenty miss plenty but overall we will have a much greater attacking threat with him at the front of it
« Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 12:52:40 PM by john e »

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #327 on: September 16, 2020, 12:54:11 PM »
I can see a lot of low crosses and Ollie sliding in for a few scrappy ones. Tammy was great at getting on the end of similar deliveries.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #328 on: September 16, 2020, 01:02:39 PM »
I think the ability to get into the position to score is absolutely critical. Great to see his movement.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #329 on: September 16, 2020, 01:17:29 PM »
20 tap-ins this season will do us just fine.

 


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