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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5130 on: April 22, 2024, 10:58:42 AM »
Absolute monster of a performance. The only downside with Ollie is the deep deep sense of shame I have now that I ever criticised him in the past. I have to deflect the blame for that onto SG.

He's perfect for our system and a consumate professional, I genuinely wouldn't swap him for anyone in the world now.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5131 on: April 22, 2024, 11:55:45 AM »
Times woodwork hit:
Ollie Watkins 5
Dominic Solanke 3
Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah   2
Alexander Isak   1
Cole Palmer   0

So if Watkins 5 shots had not hit the woodwork and instead gone in, he would be the Premier League's highest scorer with 24 goals!


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5132 on: April 22, 2024, 11:58:48 AM »
And, of course, if his auntie had bollocks she would be transitioning to his uncle.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5133 on: April 22, 2024, 12:16:36 PM »
He was a monster today, a display of centre-forward play that would grace any era.

True, he is resilient and gets up and gets on with it more than he used to when he's clattered to the ground, but he doesn't get the protection he should have from on-the-pitch, 'premature shirt-swappers'.   Did that obvious penalty he should have had in the first half get checked by VAR?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5134 on: April 22, 2024, 12:18:10 PM »
What those numbers show me is top strikers put the ball in the back of the net.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5135 on: April 22, 2024, 02:42:42 PM »
Garth Crooks team of the week on bbc website he compares some of Watkins play to Gary Shaw in 1981

Well said Garth…

….is not a common statement:-)

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5136 on: April 22, 2024, 02:48:50 PM »
He was a monster today, a display of centre-forward play that would grace any era.

True, he is resilient and gets up and gets on with it more than he used to when he's clattered to the ground, but he doesn't get the protection he should have from on-the-pitch, 'premature shirt-swappers'.   Did that obvious penalty he should have had in the first half get checked by VAR?

I don't know if they showed anything on any TV broadcasts, but there wasn't a single VAR check graphic that appeared on the screens at VP for anything, be it offside, penalty or whatever. That I saw, anyway.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5137 on: April 22, 2024, 03:00:29 PM »
Garth Crooks team of the week on bbc website he compares some of Watkins play to Gary Shaw in 1981

Well said Garth…

….is not a common statement:-)

Although he has fucked up his Issue of the Week for the second week running. He reckoned he didn't want to throw a spanner into the "wonderful Chelsea display" by mentioning the penalty (no you had phoned in the article like always on Sunday night, then told them to replace a citeh player with Palmer). So decided to cover it this week when the issue he should have covered is the Forest penalties furore.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5138 on: April 22, 2024, 03:04:46 PM »
He was a monster today, a display of centre-forward play that would grace any era.

True, he is resilient and gets up and gets on with it more than he used to when he's clattered to the ground, but he doesn't get the protection he should have from on-the-pitch, 'premature shirt-swappers'.   Did that obvious penalty he should have had in the first half get checked by VAR?

I don't know if they showed anything on any TV broadcasts, but there wasn't a single VAR check graphic that appeared on the screens at VP for anything, be it offside, penalty or whatever. That I saw, anyway.

Sky text commentary mentioned some VAR checks which were waved away as onfield calls, including the potential foul on Diaby in the build-up to their goal. Although the MOTD VAR replay for that consisted of them checking the front of Diaby so not looking at the contact properly. Most things are VAR checked and I think any graphics only come on if it is more then one or two looks so might lead to a change in decision.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5139 on: April 22, 2024, 03:16:45 PM »
VAR assistant :'Review for a penalty, foul on Watkins'

VAR - 'Check complete - no penalty'

VAR assistant :'Do you want to see the replay'

VAR - 'No, check complete'

I imagine that's how these things go based on the incidents Ollie has had this season. Wolves in particular was outrageous.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5140 on: April 22, 2024, 03:20:56 PM »
VAR assistant :'Review for a penalty, foul on Watkins'

VAR - 'Check complete - no penalty'

VAR assistant :'Do you want to see the replay'

VAR - 'No, check complete'

I imagine that's how these things go based on the incidents Ollie has had this season. Wolves in particular was outrageous.

How bloody true is that

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5141 on: April 22, 2024, 03:33:16 PM »
Not an obvious penalty in any way. We'd go crackers if it was given against us

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5142 on: April 22, 2024, 07:09:05 PM »
Ollie Watkins now has 31 non-penalty goal contributions in the Premier League this season (19 goals, 12 assists).

Here is a select list of players who have never achieved more than 30 non-penalty goal contributions in a single Premier League season.

Frank Lampard
Sergio Agüero
Romelu Lukaku
Eden Hazard
Wayne Rooney
Bruno Fernandes
Son Heung-min
Carlos Tevez
Dwight Yorke
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Michael Owen
Fernando Torres
Ian Wright
Diego Costa
Dennis Bergkamp

Taken from Twitter/X. I haven't bothered to check it.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5143 on: April 23, 2024, 10:24:00 AM »
There was that one bit of magic feet from Watkins near the half way line, Trinity side that Messi would have been proud of. Hopefully somebody will put a video up of it.

Found it! 6m40s in.


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5144 on: April 23, 2024, 10:30:51 AM »
Ollie Watkins now has 31 non-penalty goal contributions in the Premier League this season (19 goals, 12 assists).

Here is a select list of players who have never achieved more than 30 non-penalty goal contributions in a single Premier League season.

Frank Lampard
Sergio Agüero
Romelu Lukaku
Eden Hazard
Wayne Rooney
Bruno Fernandes
Son Heung-min
Carlos Tevez
Dwight Yorke
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Michael Owen
Fernando Torres
Ian Wright
Diego Costa
Dennis Bergkamp

Taken from Twitter/X. I haven't bothered to check it.
Sky Sports News this morning discussing this season's goal involvements. Here's their list: Palmer 29 Saka 22 Foden 21 Bowen 20. Ollie didn't get a mention. The list went down as far as Grealish 4.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2024, 10:34:30 AM by The Edge »

 


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