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Online FatSam

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5055 on: April 15, 2024, 09:59:55 PM »
So no penalties for Watkins, whereas 9 of Cole Palmer's 20 goals have been penalties. For Haaland it is 4 of 20, for Salah 5 of 17, for Isak 4 of 17 and for Solanke 1 of 17.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5056 on: April 15, 2024, 10:03:06 PM »
I wouldn't celebrate 20 penalties scored any less than I would 20 rockets for 30 yards.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5057 on: April 15, 2024, 10:51:35 PM »
4-4-2 Youtube mentioned in the Pre-match video that Watkins is one of the top players whose shots lead to the most follow-up shots. Bit of a two-edged stat as it you could argue if he had scored with them, then the stat should be lower, but then plus point is when his shot happens, it normally needs a block or save to keep it out and then others can capitalise.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5058 on: April 15, 2024, 10:54:36 PM »
I expect him to take penalties against Bournemouth if case arises.
I willing him on to win the golden boot and I think he'll have a hat trick before the season is out.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5059 on: April 15, 2024, 10:58:03 PM »
He already has a hat trick this season. Insight?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5060 on: April 15, 2024, 11:03:43 PM »
He already has a hat trick this season. Insight?
Two hat tricks and two braces.
He actually could have had a few more hat tricks and braces this season so stands reason he be in line for one before season is out.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5061 on: April 16, 2024, 12:05:24 AM »
Martin O’Neill on Troy Deeney’s Ollie Watkins comments:

"Maybe that’s why Troy only lasted 6 games as manager at Forest Green, he couldn’t tell the difference between a winger and a striker"

Nice one, MON. :)

Yeah, the big pubehead Vichy twat.
He's now earning a living by his association with us. He's not as stupid as he looks.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5062 on: April 16, 2024, 05:38:49 PM »
I do think golden boot should have some sort of qualifier around penalties. Haaland and Palmer have a much easier means of adding to their tally.

Na. Penalties are goals. No idea why people try to discredit them. A penalty is harder than a tap-in. If you discredit a pen you discredit a tap-in and then before you know it only 30 yard screamers count.

A goal is a goal is a goal.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5063 on: April 16, 2024, 06:59:25 PM »
Penalties are incredibly difficult.

The pressure that is placed on one kick, especially with the mind games, the scuffing of the spot, etc, make it well worth counting as a goal.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5064 on: April 16, 2024, 07:20:52 PM »
I do think golden boot should have some sort of qualifier around penalties. Haaland and Palmer have a much easier means of adding to their tally.

Na. Penalties are goals. No idea why people try to discredit them. A penalty is harder than a tap-in. If you discredit a pen you discredit a tap-in and then before you know it only 30 yard screamers count.

A goal is a goal is a goal.

While I agree with your overall statement a tap in is only a tap in because the scorer has the ability, nous, a reading of the game skill to put him in a position to be ready for the tap in.  The penalty favours the taker. Hit with pace on target away from the keeper it’s a goal. He has time to choose how and where he puts the ball backed up with expertise and professionalism. Of course there are mitigating circumstances which affect all those, but, as Keane would say “it’s his job”.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5065 on: April 16, 2024, 07:29:02 PM »
His last two penalties for us was in Liverpool.

The Everton one was finished with aplomb, high and hard down the centre and he had scored for 4 games running so had the confidence then.

His last one though, was Liverpool away and it put it about a metre wide of the post. He also hadn't scored for over a month. So I do feel with his new found confidence in front of goal, he will more then likely put them away.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5066 on: April 16, 2024, 09:24:07 PM »
His last two penalties for us was in Liverpool.

The Everton one was finished with aplomb, high and hard down the centre and he had scored for 4 games running so had the confidence then.

His last one though, was Liverpool away and it put it about a metre wide of the post. He also hadn't scored for over a month. So I do feel with his new found confidence in front of goal, he will more then likely put them away.
agreed.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5067 on: April 16, 2024, 09:41:19 PM »
Penalties are an easier opportunity to score, that's why they are there and designed in the way they were.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5068 on: April 16, 2024, 09:45:04 PM »
Penalties are a definite skill, especially mentally. That said i'd rather have the striker that scores 20 from open plan than scores 20 including 8 pens.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5069 on: April 17, 2024, 08:48:33 AM »
19 from open play really is superb.

 


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