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Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #390 on: September 25, 2020, 12:07:59 PM »
I liked the way he took his goal last night, letting the ball run across him, and using his left foot, when taking it with his right might have been the natural thing to have done.  It shows he is full of confidence and enjoying the challenge that comes with the step up.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #391 on: September 25, 2020, 12:12:13 PM »
I liked the way he took his goal last night, letting the ball run across him, and using his left foot, when taking it with his right might have been the natural thing to have done.  It shows he is full of confidence and enjoying the challenge that comes with the step up.
I agree, but he has probably played in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup before. Letís see how he does in the EPL. Iím hopeful.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #392 on: September 25, 2020, 12:12:40 PM »
He gets into key positions which is a great trait to have as a forward. He seems to just know where to be.

I agree.
I agree as well - he seems to find 2 yards all the time - that's why his Brentford goals look like tap ins - he's in the right place, which as has been proven by our last umpteen strikers it's not as simple as it looks.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #393 on: September 25, 2020, 12:32:35 PM »
He gets into key positions which is a great trait to have as a forward. He seems to just know where to be.

I agree.
I agree as well - he seems to find 2 yards all the time - that's why his Brentford goals look like tap ins - he's in the right place, which as has been proven by our last umpteen strikers it's not as simple as it looks.

Platt was the absolute master at this, hence his incredible goal return from Midfield for us. Superb player.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #394 on: September 25, 2020, 01:40:58 PM »
I liked the way he took his goal last night, letting the ball run across him, and using his left foot, when taking it with his right might have been the natural thing to have done.  It shows he is full of confidence and enjoying the challenge that comes with the step up.
I agree, but he has probably played in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup before. Letís see how he does in the EPL. Iím hopeful.
He started the move & finished with a goal. Be happy brother.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #395 on: September 25, 2020, 02:52:41 PM »
I think he looks very promising and capable, his runs ae excellent and he finds space where others can't.   

If I'm being hyper-critical, he had three very good chances last night and converted one - I doubt he'll get three clear chances per game in the PL that often.  It may be he wasn't quite up to speed or tuned in having come on late.

Also for one of them he could have laid it off to Trez who was better positioned and wide open - but I'd say that's a sign of a striker's natural desire to hit the net and back himself  (aside from the fact that a ball to Trez is too often a wasted one).   

I'm confident he'll get  a decent return of goals for us based on what I've seen so far.   

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #396 on: September 25, 2020, 03:53:06 PM »
I think he looks very promising and capable, his runs are excellent and he finds space where others can't.   

Cracking explanation here as to how Ollie developed by his manager at Exeter (apologies if it's been posted before):


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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #397 on: September 25, 2020, 04:32:22 PM »
I think he looks very promising and capable, his runs are excellent and he finds space where others can't.   

Cracking explanation here as to how Ollie developed by his manager at Exeter (apologies if it's been posted before):



That's ace, I love that.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #398 on: September 25, 2020, 05:02:11 PM »
Me too. Liked the way Paul Tisdale came across as well.

Hearing about the tweaks and changes to the game of, what he admits, was already a promising young player was really interesting.
Even better, he's now at the Villa and seems to have the character and attitude to do something very special.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #399 on: September 25, 2020, 05:13:11 PM »
There's a lot of young players who would benefit from watching that video.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #400 on: September 25, 2020, 05:42:00 PM »
A few managers and coaches too I'm sure.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #401 on: September 25, 2020, 06:30:39 PM »
There's a lot of young players who would benefit from watching that video.
Like Keinan?!

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #402 on: September 25, 2020, 07:12:57 PM »
I think we could do a lot worse than get that guy on board.

Compare with Steve Bruce...

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #403 on: September 25, 2020, 08:33:00 PM »
He's got a touch of the Darren Bent about him. He just has a knack of being in the right place/time (he must be a nightmare to try and tract as a defender). I'd say thus far he looks as if his all round play/link up might be better too, and potentially that's the benefit of having played wide before. I'm impressed so far. Fancy him to net against Fulham, who look very suspect defensively.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #404 on: September 26, 2020, 09:51:29 AM »
I think he looks very promising and capable, his runs are excellent and he finds space where others can't.   

Cracking explanation here as to how Ollie developed by his manager at Exeter (apologies if it's been posted before):



Thanks Mark that's a great post.

 


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