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Author Topic: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)  (Read 45805 times)

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #555 on: November 09, 2020, 11:01:03 AM »
How's the leg Brend'?

Still in pain but improving day on day.  The drugs do work thankfully.  Funnily enough for 90 minutes yesterday evening I forgot all about it.  Thanks to the Villa.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #556 on: November 09, 2020, 11:56:00 AM »
Love both goals. The first is all about strikerís instinct, after brilliance from Douglas and Barkley. The second is great movement and a great finish.
His second goal had me jumping in the air! Lightning quick throw out from Martinez a run from Jack that was him at his best,he glides across the pitch with the ball under tight control, and just before he laid it off an Arsenal player literally bounced off him. Then Ollie just hammered it home. The Arsenal players just looked at each other with a distinct air of "what the fuck just happened"
Marvellous, wonderful, joyous moment in my (long) history of watching the Villa.

I think that's one of the best goals we've ever scored.  Brilliant reading of the game from Martinez, before some of the best play from Grealish that encapsulated everything that is good about him.  Superb finish from Ollie, I can't stop watching it this morning.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #557 on: November 09, 2020, 12:48:30 PM »
The 3rd goal was pure porn but his header was the one I liked, he's scored 5 goals from those type of positions already (3 almost identical headers). You just know he's going to be in and around there, I cant remember the last striker we had that was like this.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #558 on: November 09, 2020, 12:54:19 PM »
Carew?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #559 on: November 09, 2020, 01:14:45 PM »
The 3rd goal was pure porn but his header was the one I liked, he's scored 5 goals from those type of positions already (3 almost identical headers). You just know he's going to be in and around there, I cant remember the last striker we had that was like this.

What's helped is that he likes flatter crosses, which means we don't need to be picking him out, just hitting the right line between the keeper and defenders. Even the first goal showed that it's something we've clearly worked on. It's much harder to defend than 'normal' crosses trying to pick out a man.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #560 on: November 09, 2020, 02:02:22 PM »
We've gone from somebody quite slow and who can't head the ball at all in Wesley, to somebody really quick who is also great in the air in Watkins.  It's an absolutely huge upgrade in all areas of the game.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #561 on: November 09, 2020, 02:09:30 PM »
The 3rd goal was pure porn but his header was the one I liked, he's scored 5 goals from those type of positions already (3 almost identical headers). You just know he's going to be in and around there, I cant remember the last striker we had that was like this.

He's like a Darren Bent who can play football

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #562 on: November 10, 2020, 01:08:17 PM »
We've gone from somebody quite slow and who can't head the ball at all in Wesley, to somebody really quick who is also great in the air in Watkins.  It's an absolutely huge upgrade in all areas of the game.

We have. What we donít know is how Wes would have developed like others we bought potentially how much better heíd be this season had he not been injured. That said you canít teach pace. Wes had decent movement but he couldnít head a ball which is bizarre for a big centre forward. Maybe that would have improved also. But our ability now to hit teams on the counter is the best since MON when had Gabby, Ash, Carew being fed by the likes of Milner, Stan and Barry.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #563 on: December 17, 2020, 12:25:48 AM »
Sean Dyche says Burnley were priced out of signing Aston Villa forward

"For a player who has done very, very well outside the Premier League to move for that amount of money is a big fee. Villa obviously decided they were going to pay it so it is simple.
It's not rocket science, it's just you need a chairman and a board who will spend that money. If you haven't got that then it doesn't get spent so it is simple"

Well I think Dychie will be half secretly wanting Watkins to score a brace so he can get the Burnley board to stump up cash in a I told you so gravel voiced way come January window.

Ollie not scored in 3 but has good opportunities vs Burnley and WBA to be more fortunate.

Felt he fashioned chances well vs Wolves creating his own as well as his hard work ethics.
Been unlucky for him last few times in matches
And I think 28mil was fine to pay as he's got great ability and will only get better.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #564 on: December 17, 2020, 08:51:46 AM »
Didnt Dyche turn us down when we were binning one of our previous terrible managers? Here's what you cudda had, Dychey...

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #565 on: December 17, 2020, 08:57:19 AM »
Look at what you could have won!

*eastie mode on* Nice and handy for his Northants home as well.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #566 on: December 17, 2020, 11:15:09 PM »
I hoped he score tonight but the players aren't linking him enough

Really he gets frustrated i think because he's so hard working and can definitely score goals
More service is needed for him

And I'll tell you this he could be hitting big numbers sooner rather than later given the opportunities.
I hoped 10 matches in Villa players would know how to play him in and help assist his abilities.


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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #567 on: December 17, 2020, 11:34:40 PM »
I think getting in an experienced striker on loan in January (someone like Giroud but gettable) would really help Ollie. He needs someone proven in his position to provide competition and help keep his chin up. It's just not going to happen for Davis at Villanand who knows if Wesley will ever feature for us in a meaningful way again.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #568 on: December 18, 2020, 12:16:37 AM »
Didnt Dyche turn us down when we were binning one of our previous terrible managers? Here's what you cudda had, Dychey...

Dean Smith. To think we were so close to bringing Dyche to Villa Park in the spring. I don't think Dyche is as bad as his current team but missing out on the Villa move obviously has had an impact. Horrible stuff.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #569 on: December 18, 2020, 12:30:03 AM »
We've gone from somebody quite slow and who can't head the ball at all in Wesley, to somebody really quick who is also great in the air in Watkins.  It's an absolutely huge upgrade in all areas of the game.

We always knew Wesley couldn't head a ball. For me, Ollie is like Tammy, put the ball in the 6 yard box and 9 times out of 10 he'll be on the end of it. Wonderful trait but we need to understand and play to his limitations.

 


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