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Author Topic: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa & England)  (Read 80244 times)

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #345 on: September 21, 2020, 07:45:14 AM »
He has really good movement. I think he will be fine.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #346 on: September 21, 2020, 07:50:16 AM »
it will be interesting to see how he does tonight against a couple of tough centre halfs

A couple? Donít Sheff U play with 3?

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #347 on: September 21, 2020, 07:54:49 AM »
The clamp down yesterday, with De Gea moving a fraction off his line , must really favour penalty takers this season.

I think you are right in general, but watching Ayew's and Jorginho's penalties over the weekend, I think the new rule may actually work against players who do these stupid run-ups and then side-foot the ball into one of the corners. That works fine if they keeper has already made up his mind and gone bundling off his line in one direction or the other, but they are now moving later, giving them a fraction of a second more time to see where the ball is going.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #348 on: September 21, 2020, 10:54:32 AM »
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.

I know what you mean but I think I prefer it for pens taken elsewhere in the team. A miss could really hurt confidence for a striker as the expectation is there. Watkins would be far better anticipating a rebound to finish it than anyone else too.

I'd give them to Grealish or SJM but Traore may fancy it too...

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #349 on: September 21, 2020, 10:57:29 AM »
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.

I know what you mean but I think I prefer it for pens taken elsewhere in the team. A miss could really hurt confidence for a striker as the expectation is there. Watkins would be far better anticipating a rebound to finish it than anyone else too.

I'd give them to Grealish or SJM but Traore may fancy it too...

Luiz can leather a ball, I'd maybe give him a try.  Expect it'll be Jack though.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #350 on: September 21, 2020, 10:58:28 AM »
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.

I know what you mean but I think I prefer it for pens taken elsewhere in the team. A miss could really hurt confidence for a striker as the expectation is there. Watkins would be far better anticipating a rebound to finish it than anyone else too.

I'd give them to Grealish or SJM but Traore may fancy it too...

Luiz can leather a ball, I'd maybe give him a try.  Expect it'll be Jack though.

True. And agreed.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #351 on: September 21, 2020, 08:34:32 PM »
I thought Ollie did well tonight.  Some nice movement and a quick enough turn of pace.  Would have got on the end of the Minger punt. Lovely effort towards the end of the game.  Will be just as comfy out wide too.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #352 on: September 21, 2020, 08:38:10 PM »
May not have scored but still contributed to our play. Useful to know that if we need a goal, we can move him out wide.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #353 on: September 21, 2020, 08:38:33 PM »
Like him a lot. I can see why Deano wanted him, he ticks all the boxes

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #354 on: September 21, 2020, 08:40:18 PM »
Thought he did okay. must be already pining for the service he got at Brentford though.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #355 on: September 21, 2020, 08:43:32 PM »
I like Ollie, he looks very assured and he looks brave enough to throw himself into the box. Unlucky with his effort.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #356 on: September 21, 2020, 09:20:30 PM »
Thought he did well. Tough game against 10 men of Sheffield Utd.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #357 on: September 21, 2020, 10:08:58 PM »
Thought he did okay. must be already pining for the service he got at Brentford though.

Rubbish.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #358 on: September 21, 2020, 10:09:50 PM »
it will be interesting to see how he does tonight against a couple of tough centre halfs

A couple? Donít Sheff U play with 3?

About seven at last count.

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Re: Ollie Watkins (Confirmed)
« Reply #359 on: September 21, 2020, 10:11:06 PM »
Did well against Egan that time. But one shot aside thought his touch and movement were poor. Very easily snuffed out by Sheff Utd's defence. Maybe could have moved to left wing for a bit to get into the game. Not much space to run into tonight and Grealish and himself were on different wavelengths. That will come.

 


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