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Author Topic: Ollie Watkins  (Read 546724 times)

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3165 on: May 26, 2023, 09:44:07 PM »
Phillips is the one for me, I just don't get it at all. There must be a dozen players that can do what he does (or actually doesn't do anymore). He has never been a good enough footballer to earn a place without playing.

Gallagher has looked a pub league standard player this season.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3166 on: June 09, 2023, 11:31:03 AM »
Watkins made his 15 goals this season, which is the most he's scored in the Premier League.
Fantastic achievement, and if he hadn't missed penalties and had some very good chances, he may have made 20!

Emery has made a huge difference since he arrived.
Watkins had some pretty amazing finishing, I especially enjoyed being able to see his goal against Chelsea away live.
He had a terrific run of consistency in his form and goals, and it was also encouraging to see how well he assists teammates.  Our number 11 has shown some excellent football insight in playing the number 9!


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3167 on: June 09, 2023, 11:34:29 AM »
He said he had done a lot of extra work on finishing in practice with the new coaching team. Let's hope they get him practicing penalties too now!

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3168 on: June 09, 2023, 11:40:16 AM »
Hopefully we'll have a new regular penalty taker by the time the season starts. Watkins doesn't have the mindset for it. The pressure of taking a penalty in front of the Kop in a game that was going to have a big impact on whether we qualified in Europe or not, was too much for him.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3169 on: June 09, 2023, 12:15:26 PM »
Hopefully we'll have a new regular penalty taker by the time the season starts. Watkins doesn't have the mindset for it. The pressure of taking a penalty in front of the Kop in a game that was going to have a big impact on whether we qualified in Europe or not, was too much for him.

Probably, though with all these cups we are going after, we need a strong suite of ice cold penalty buriers!

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3170 on: June 09, 2023, 12:52:55 PM »
Pedro Gonçalves knows how to take a penalty.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3171 on: June 09, 2023, 01:21:43 PM »
Pedro Gonçalves knows how to take a penalty.

So does Marvellous Nakamba

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3172 on: June 09, 2023, 06:10:27 PM »
I've never missed one. Not since 1977 anyway, when I made it through the school knockout and then missed one in a regional tournament.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3173 on: July 15, 2023, 04:27:55 PM »
Penalty scorer in first game of  23/24 in friendly today.
Well done Watkins.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3174 on: July 15, 2023, 06:13:51 PM »
I wonder if he will be our main penalty taker this season.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3175 on: July 15, 2023, 06:18:32 PM »
I hope not.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3176 on: July 15, 2023, 07:26:16 PM »
Tielemans takes a mean penno.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3177 on: July 15, 2023, 07:28:51 PM »
Doesn't give me confidence when there's something meaningful at stake, real pressure penalties like the one at Anfield in front of the Kop when every point counted for a place in Europe.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3178 on: July 16, 2023, 08:11:43 AM »
I'm the same, just don't fancy him at all when the pressure's on.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #3179 on: July 16, 2023, 09:41:57 AM »
Has there been any progress on his new contract? When does his current one end?

 


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