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Offline Ger Regan

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #330 on: September 16, 2020, 01:54:30 PM »
He's very quick too, isn't he? At least compared to our other options up front he is.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #331 on: September 16, 2020, 02:38:04 PM »
He's very quick too, isn't he? At least compared to our other options up front he is.

Quicker than Concrete Boots Wesley, Wading Through Treacle Trezeguet or Is He Actually Moving El Ghazi?  I refuse to believe it!

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #332 on: September 16, 2020, 07:16:13 PM »
He's very quick too, isn't he? At least compared to our other options up front he is.

Quicker than Concrete Boots Wesley, Wading Through Treacle Trezeguet or Is He Actually Moving El Ghazi?  I refuse to believe it!

El Ghazi used to have a decent turn of pace. What happened to that? His confidence looks shot, terrible ball retention and rubbish corner kicks. Why didn't DS take him off at Half-time?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #333 on: September 16, 2020, 07:29:33 PM »
He cost me last night!
Yep. Annoyed he got taken off with 20 minutes to go!

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #334 on: September 20, 2020, 04:44:58 PM »
Does our Ollie normally take penalties?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #335 on: September 20, 2020, 04:51:28 PM »
No

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #336 on: September 20, 2020, 04:56:10 PM »
Wheres Marcus Stewart of Ipswich and Kevin Phillips (Sunderland days) in your lists, Footy? Didn't they pwn the Prem in the early years of the nu millenia ?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #337 on: September 20, 2020, 05:00:02 PM »
No
okay, thx.
Given the number of penalties being awarded and reflecting on Ayew's wholly-inept effort yesterday I hope that Smith has given dome focus on this. I'm not sure who our established penalty-taker is: i don't recall us winning many last season (Wes took one and missed at Naaarrrich).
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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #338 on: September 20, 2020, 05:28:05 PM »
No
okay, thx.
Given the number of penalties being awarded and reflecting on Ayew's wholly-inept effort yesterday I hope that Smith has given dome focus on this. I'm not sure who our established penalty-taker is: i don't recall us winning many last season (Wes took one and missed at Naaarrrich).

I think Hourihane, if he's on the pitch, should take them.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #339 on: September 20, 2020, 05:57:03 PM »
No
okay, thx.
Given the number of penalties being awarded and reflecting on Ayew's wholly-inept effort yesterday I hope that Smith has given dome focus on this. I'm not sure who our established penalty-taker is: i don't recall us winning many last season (Wes took one and missed at Naaarrrich).

I think Hourihane, if he's on the pitch, should take them.
Presumably, he won't be in the starting 11 often, so it needs more than him.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #340 on: September 20, 2020, 06:23:51 PM »
I'd definitely give them to Ollie but think Jack will be our penalty taker this year.

Centre forwards should always want to take penalties to my mind, and be allowed to unless there's an obviously outstanding candidate with a great record somewhere else in the team. If you don't back yourself to score one on one with the keeper as a striker and get an easy 3 or 4 goals (or 15 if you play for United) in a season, there's surely something wrong with your confidence. I vaguely remember one of our strikers years ago, maybe Julian Joachim, saying he didn't like taking them and thought it was a bit odd.
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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #341 on: September 20, 2020, 06:37:05 PM »
Unfortunately I can see Jack missing some. Would rather have someone who you would bet you're house on them putting it away.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #342 on: September 20, 2020, 08:30:12 PM »
I wonder how much time is dedicated to taking penalties at BMH. Either at team level or by individual players. I'd like to think that Jack and others stay behind à la Beckham or Ladyboy to hone their skills.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #343 on: September 21, 2020, 03:40:35 AM »
The clamp down yesterday, with De Gea moving a fraction off his line , must really favour penalty takers this season.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #344 on: September 21, 2020, 07:39:08 AM »
it will be interesting to see how he does tonight against a couple of tough centre halfs

 


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