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Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2730 on: March 20, 2023, 05:06:54 PM »
Glad Watkins not in the squad. If he got injured in a 10 minute cameo, we'd be stuffed.

Very good point. Thank you Gareth, love you.

There is still a chance of Watkins being called up to the squad with players becoming available after the weekend matches.
Chief causes would be injury.
That inevitably happens.
Even so Gregg Evans technically got it wrong with his Watkins and Mings call up

Hang on, how can ITK Gregg Evans not be ITK?
Evans is still wrong and I will be right! For Watkins to come in for Rashford we all suspect

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2731 on: March 20, 2023, 05:28:15 PM »
Southgate isn’t picking any other players to replace the injured ones

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2732 on: March 20, 2023, 05:29:38 PM »
Rashford and Mount out of the England team.

A call-up for Ollie?

"We know Troy hasn't played top flight football for a while but he brings leadership qualities to the group"

“Mason Greenwood hasn’t been found guilty of anything, and he’s played nearly as many minutes as Kelvin Phillips”

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2733 on: March 21, 2023, 08:14:50 AM »
Mine was Andy Gray.

Not sure I cried but I certainly sulked for a year until I saw Peter Withe, possibly the most under estimated centre forward of all time. His chest alone was worth the transfer fee.

His shin certainly was!😁

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2734 on: March 26, 2023, 09:34:07 PM »
One of Watkins biggest assets is his heading ability and seems to be underrated.

Watkins is ranking as a top 4 Premier League player for headed goals and top 5 at winning headed duels in opponents half
Only three players in the league are ahead of Ollie in terms of scoring with their head this season, and he rates fifth in terms of winning aerial duels in the opposing half.


Offline exigo

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2735 on: March 27, 2023, 06:41:27 PM »
Nice to see Ollie remembered fondly at Exeter on Saturday. Couple of fans behind us were still raving about the time he scored the winner at St James Park against Plymouth. This is the goal in question. Foot like a traction engine.




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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2736 on: March 27, 2023, 07:22:11 PM »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2737 on: March 27, 2023, 07:27:58 PM »
Evans is still wrong and I will be right! For Watkins to come in for Rashford we all suspect
this self-rectitude is becoming very tedious, especially as regards Southgate who is clearly not going to select a Villa player anytime soon.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2738 on: March 27, 2023, 08:47:59 PM »
Isn't he? Good.


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2739 on: March 27, 2023, 09:15:46 PM »
Mine was Andy Gray.
yup

I've always wanted to know how good Alan McInally was as he moved to Bayern Munich.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2740 on: March 28, 2023, 07:40:53 AM »
Mine was Andy Gray.
yup

I've always wanted to know how good Alan McInally was as he moved to Bayern Munich.
When fit, he was a majestic player, great first touch, good eye for goal, great upper body strength, not the quickest.
Biggest problem was hamstrings, i seem to recall.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2741 on: March 28, 2023, 09:22:21 AM »
Nice to see Ollie remembered fondly at Exeter on Saturday. Couple of fans behind us were still raving about the time he scored the winner at St James Park against Plymouth. This is the goal in question. Foot like a traction engine.





What a brilliant goal by Ollie.

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2742 on: March 28, 2023, 11:00:10 AM »
Mine was Andy Gray.
yup

I've always wanted to know how good Alan McInally was as he moved to Bayern Munich.
When fit, he was a majestic player, great first touch, good eye for goal, great upper body strength, not the quickest.
Biggest problem was hamstrings, i seem to recall.
Thank you. He seemed quite revered working on Sky Sports for a long while. Always wondered how he was as a striker and never hear him mentioned so much.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2743 on: March 28, 2023, 11:24:54 AM »
Mine was Andy Gray.
yup

I've always wanted to know how good Alan McInally was as he moved to Bayern Munich.
When fit, he was a majestic player, great first touch, good eye for goal, great upper body strength, not the quickest.
Biggest problem was hamstrings, i seem to recall.
Thank you. He seemed quite revered working on Sky Sports for a long while. Always wondered how he was as a striker and never hear him mentioned so much.

I was only about 14 at the time, but I seem to remember the money offered by Bayern (I think over a million?) was quite a lot back then? I think they came for him because he scored a relatively large number of goals for a team that was struggling in the top division.  I always like to think the Rambo money was used to buy McGrath (I'm sure that wasn't the reality, but it's how teenage me looked at it as the next couple of years unfolded). Plus his loss was quickly forgotten as we challenged for the title the following year.  I think had we struggled again, or worse been relegated, history would regard his importance to the team much higher than it actually does.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #2744 on: March 28, 2023, 11:34:56 AM »
He was pretty crap when he joined us during the promotion season. Had a blistering 4 months at the start of the following season scoring 12 goals in 15 starts and 1 sub appearance plus 4 LC goals including a couple of crackers, was crap again after that for the second half of the season. Moved to Bayern.

 


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