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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4230 on: November 10, 2023, 02:24:04 PM »
Good movement for the goal, hassled the CBs when they had the ball and backed into them both well, but, when we needed to go from our CBs to his feet, he suffered from the same 'first touch' issues he's had since he arrived.

Apart from the 5 or so occasions in the second half when he got the ball to feet and distributed excellently to other Villa players. If I had a criticism is that he wasn’t coming deep for the ball often enough as there was acres of space between their defence and midfield and when we got the ball into that space we looked dangerous.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4231 on: November 10, 2023, 02:34:25 PM »
That would be a particularly shitty reason to stop picking Sterling.

Especially when the real reason should be that he is an overrated, T rex armed bag of bollocks that has had his best days.

Yes but that kind of thing doesn’t really trouble Southgate.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4232 on: November 10, 2023, 03:27:14 PM »
Good movement for the goal, hassled the CBs when they had the ball and backed into them both well, but, when we needed to go from our CBs to his feet, he suffered from the same 'first touch' issues he's had since he arrived.

Apart from the 5 or so occasions in the second half when he got the ball to feet and distributed excellently to other Villa players. If I had a criticism is that he wasn’t coming deep for the ball often enough as there was acres of space between their defence and midfield and when we got the ball into that space we looked dangerous.

The goal came from him doing that. He was in midfield and spread it wide to Bailey before he worked back in to Luiz.

Also people seem to forget it was his header that was superbly cleared by the defender.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4233 on: November 11, 2023, 10:24:11 AM »
Watkins has had at least 2 shots on target in each of his last three home games in all comps.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4234 on: November 13, 2023, 12:03:35 PM »
The finish may only have been a tap in but that was some goal from Ollie yesterday. Excellent defensive header from the corner to start then pushes out perfectly in sync with the rest of the defence to form the high line for the next ball in, meaning he was still some way behind the play at the point Fulham lost possession. Then sprints upfield overtaking numerous players  while having the control to hold his run at the last second to remain onside behind the first defender and apply the finish. Outstanding.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4235 on: November 13, 2023, 12:36:20 PM »
As happens very often, you see the best and worst of Ollie in a short space of time. Excellent finish of a great team goal as caster details above, but then one of the most inexplicable horrendous misses from 6 feet out in front of an empty net.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4236 on: November 13, 2023, 12:58:37 PM »
It looked like he misjudged the spin off the ground from the rebound. He knows he should have done better though from his reaction.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4237 on: November 13, 2023, 01:07:32 PM »
I thought he did not realise where he was in relation to goal , I was gutted for him

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4238 on: November 13, 2023, 01:09:36 PM »
It looked like he misjudged the spin off the ground from the rebound. He knows he should have done better though from his reaction.

Yep, pulling your shirt up over your head is classic hiding from what just happened behaviour.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4239 on: November 13, 2023, 01:20:55 PM »
As happens very often, you see the best and worst of Ollie in a short space of time. Excellent finish of a great team goal as caster details above, but then one of the most inexplicable horrendous misses from 6 feet out in front of an empty net.

This.

It becomes more frustrating when we aren't winning comfortably, for obvious reasons, but for the now, he is contributing more than the frustration of his misses...

If that makes sense?

Long may his excellent form continue though.

There is nobody who wants him to prove me wrong more than I do, & as things stand, his form is doing just that. 👍

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4240 on: November 13, 2023, 06:30:34 PM »
West Ham...


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4241 on: November 13, 2023, 06:40:10 PM »
West Ham...



Reminds me of the time I got a birthday card as a kid. Aunts don’t know football and Villa play in claret and blue. So inevitably I open the envelope to find it’s Trevor Brooking on the front. So, yeh…Ollie Watkins, West Ham makes sense.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4242 on: November 13, 2023, 08:49:26 PM »
I see Cameron has hit the ground running.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4243 on: November 13, 2023, 09:00:00 PM »
Quote from: pablo_picasso
There is nobody who wants him to prove me wrong more than I do

Having fun arguing with yourself?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4244 on: November 14, 2023, 11:56:13 AM »
Quote from: pablo_picasso
There is nobody who wants him to prove me wrong more than I do

Having fun arguing with yourself?

?

 


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