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Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3150 on: May 25, 2023, 12:02:30 PM »
Ollie out of the two for me.

Why? Wilson is a far more confident finisher.

He's only scored three more than Ollie this season and I like Ollies all round play.

He's played just over half the minutes that Watkins has.

That in itself say a lot

Every season he only plays half the games. He is very good though.

Well the stats on finishing when he hits the target suggest Watkins is doing so very well.

22/23 Premier League Shot on target Conversion rate

1. Haaland 58%
2. Kane 52%
3. Salah and Rashford 44%
4. Watkins 43%
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Son and Toney 40%
Wilson 36%
Mitovic 34%


But surely the important stat is how many times he has failed to hit the target when he should have (not counting missed penalties!). I know that becomes a bit subjective, but if assessed I doubt it would look particularly good.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2023, 12:04:26 PM by maidstonevillain »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3151 on: May 25, 2023, 12:06:23 PM »
Just read that we are apparently trying to organise new deals for both Watkins and McGinn before the transfer window opens .  It's very harsh on the lad, but given he is 27 now, I would entertain a big offer for Watkins this summer.  The attributes that he has (work rate and physicality) will naturally fade the older he gets - maybe in a year, maybe in 5, who knows.  The stuff he isn't as brilliant at will become more of a problem the older he gets.  It just feels like potentially the right time to cash in, so long as we got one or two great replacements of course! 
     

I wouldn't be selling him this summer, as inconsistent as he is. That would leave us with no striker who has worked under Emery before, and I think that would be too much of a risk personally.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3152 on: May 25, 2023, 12:13:23 PM »
A forward that works as hard as he does isn't a common thing. He's still a very important part of the squad going forward and much of his form this calendar year would make him very hard to shift from the 11 whoever comes in.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3153 on: May 25, 2023, 12:26:13 PM »
Unless someone made a bonkers offer I wouldn't be selling him.

As for England, Wilson is rightfully in ahead of him. If the squad was being picked a month ago then it would most likely have been Ollie in.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3154 on: May 25, 2023, 02:00:03 PM »
Apparently Wenger held a conference about how there's a lack of younger strikers in the world right now.

We seem to be leaning into that with us having Watkins, signing Duran and then having Archer. Then by bringing in promising kids, like Wilson who looks like a good prospect.

If there's less of them, they'll be worth more so good money to be made if we can identify and develop a few.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3155 on: May 25, 2023, 03:06:02 PM »
Unless someone made a bonkers offer I wouldn't be selling him.

Define bonkers? 50m? 60m?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3156 on: May 25, 2023, 03:23:37 PM »
One billion dollars.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3157 on: May 25, 2023, 03:27:17 PM »
Ha! Are you willing to negotiate?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3158 on: May 25, 2023, 06:04:06 PM »
Apparently Wenger held a conference about how there's a lack of younger strikers in the world right now.
There is no shortage of young strikers at junior doctors picket line.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3159 on: May 25, 2023, 06:05:06 PM »
Unless someone made a bonkers offer I wouldn't be selling him.

Define bonkers? 50m? 60m?
I donít think we should sell him for 1KP.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3160 on: May 25, 2023, 06:22:23 PM »
Unless someone made a bonkers offer I wouldn't be selling him.

Define bonkers? 50m? 60m?
70 mil is approaching Footy territory

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3161 on: May 25, 2023, 06:51:22 PM »
Unless someone made a bonkers offer I wouldn't be selling him.

Define bonkers? 50m? 60m?
70 mil is approaching Footy territory
Well Watkins is getting a bumper new deal and I  would expect a set release clause of around that amount.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3162 on: May 25, 2023, 09:12:38 PM »
If we voluntarily offered a release clause, the negotiator should be hung, drawn and quartered in the town centre.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3163 on: May 25, 2023, 10:25:00 PM »
Hoping Ollie scores in a Villa victory on Sunday. Would be a brilliant way to go into the Summer.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3164 on: May 25, 2023, 10:32:53 PM »
One billion dollars.

Okay there Michelle Mone

 


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