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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4350 on: December 13, 2023, 05:37:52 PM »
There's also this myth that you can actual get 20 goal a season strikers fairly easily.  When in reality how many strikers actual score 20+ goals for more than a single season in their entire career?  I make it as 19 since 1992/93 (as that's an easy place to start):

- Les Ferdinand (92/93, 94/95, 95/96)

Couldn't think of anywhere better to put this, so just searched his name. This week's Quickly Kevin podcast (Brian Little last week, well worth a listen) goes into quite a bit of detail with him about when he nearly joined us before he eventually went to Newcastle.

Apparently Ellis bumped into him at the end of 94-95 season in the Carribbean, and asked if he's be interested in joining if we made a bid. He told Ellis that he was. Then in the summer we agreed the £6m fee with QPR and he was getting ready to drive up to Birmingham to sign the contract with us, when Keegan drove down to London to talk to him and persuaded him to join Newcastle instead.

I thought that the narrative was that we only got involved after he'd already agreed to join Newcastle. Is the above widely known?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4351 on: December 13, 2023, 09:52:49 PM »
There's also this myth that you can actual get 20 goal a season strikers fairly easily.  When in reality how many strikers actual score 20+ goals for more than a single season in their entire career?  I make it as 19 since 1992/93 (as that's an easy place to start):

- Les Ferdinand (92/93, 94/95, 95/96)

Couldn't think of anywhere better to put this, so just searched his name. This week's Quickly Kevin podcast (Brian Little last week, well worth a listen) goes into quite a bit of detail with him about when he nearly joined us before he eventually went to Newcastle.

Apparently Ellis bumped into him at the end of 94-95 season in the Carribbean, and asked if he's be interested in joining if we made a bid. He told Ellis that he was. Then in the summer we agreed the £6m fee with QPR and he was getting ready to drive up to Birmingham to sign the contract with us, when Keegan drove down to London to talk to him and persuaded him to join Newcastle instead.

I thought that the narrative was that we only got involved after he'd already agreed to join Newcastle. Is the above widely known?


Not the exact detail, but we definitely agreed the fee first. I remember it being announced that we'd had a bid agreed, then the day after reading on Ceefax that he was joining them instead, I was gutted.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4352 on: December 17, 2023, 04:20:51 PM »
A monster of an individual performance today. So underrated.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4353 on: December 17, 2023, 04:21:24 PM »
Absolutely crucial as a player. Best English striker in the PL and top three overall.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4354 on: December 17, 2023, 04:27:32 PM »
Up to 3rd

1. Agbonlahor 73
2. Yorke 60
3. Ollie 49
4. Dublin 48
5. JPA 44
6. Benteke 42
7. Barry 41
8. Joachim 39
9. Carew 37
9. Saunders 37

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4355 on: December 17, 2023, 04:28:55 PM »
Be nice if the dubious goals panel could belatedly have a look at some of Agbonlahor's, must be some in there that could be given as own goals, surely.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4356 on: December 17, 2023, 04:31:18 PM »
Be nice if the dubious goals panel could belatedly have a look at some of Agbonlahor's, must be some in there that could be given as own goals, surely.

Should cancel all his goals against Blues, given how shit they are.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4357 on: December 17, 2023, 04:33:34 PM »
Wonder if we will find out what was said to him by one of their fans for his reaction for the goal .

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4358 on: December 17, 2023, 04:37:19 PM »
Watkins does look out for a certain young Brentford fan who he had a rapport with over the years. Was he going over to him and he was pointing that out?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4359 on: December 17, 2023, 04:38:11 PM »
Be nice if the dubious goals panel could belatedly have a look at some of Agbonlahor's, must be some in there that could be given as own goals, surely.

Ollie will have overtaken him by about March anyway .

Should cancel all his goals against Blues, given how shit they are.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4360 on: December 17, 2023, 07:45:13 PM »
Last two away games two massive headers, four points gained. Villa legend in the making.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4361 on: December 17, 2023, 07:46:44 PM »
Heís superb. Love him.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4362 on: December 17, 2023, 08:06:30 PM »
Brentford fans losing their shit this evening and calling him all the Hodges under the sun

Talk of crying nine year olds and "I thought he still loved us, Dad?!" chat.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4363 on: December 17, 2023, 08:07:47 PM »
I take it they havenít kept up with the context.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #4364 on: December 17, 2023, 08:52:27 PM »
There's just something about that London. Within the space of a few weeks we've played three teams from there and it's as if they're trying to compete with each other for who gets the most upset.

 


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