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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5355 on: May 19, 2024, 12:21:35 PM »
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Was also Palace manager when they came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Liverpool and stop them winning the league so probably deserved the award for that alone!

Always makes me chuckle that it's known as the Crystanbul match down in those parts.


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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5356 on: May 19, 2024, 07:49:05 PM »
Won “playmaker of the season”, not many of us would have predicted that prize at the beginning of the season.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5357 on: May 19, 2024, 11:31:42 PM »
Seen nothing/heard little of the match. Why was he taken off and not given maximum chance to bag the 20, it was the only thing I cared about today. Was Unai ruthless to protect / not over exhaust (given the Euros) at a cost of a last crack at our modern record? The man so deserved to get it.presune he’s have been on Pens toda!

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5358 on: May 20, 2024, 12:39:13 AM »
We didn't see any of the ball in the final third in the second half so I don't think it would have made a difference had he stayed on. He would have had to come deep and then do most of the work to get past five Palace players. Frustrating day and end of the season for him on a personal level (apart from the nice bonus for us finishing 4th).
« Last Edit: May 20, 2024, 12:41:51 AM by eamonn »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5359 on: May 20, 2024, 07:56:33 AM »
Yep, second half we did pretty much nothing attacking wise, similar to the Brighton match.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5360 on: May 20, 2024, 11:08:00 AM »
He was never going to bust a gut with the Euros on the horizon.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5361 on: May 20, 2024, 11:18:59 AM »
He was never going to bust a gut with the Euros on the horizon.

Good point, particularly after seeing Zaniolo ruin his summer in the Liverpool game.

Squad announced tomorrow.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5362 on: May 20, 2024, 12:20:52 PM »
Is it going to be 26 squad size?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5363 on: May 20, 2024, 12:22:36 PM »
Yup. Or at least, it can be. I assume you can choose to take fewer players if you wanted.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5364 on: May 21, 2024, 11:07:45 AM »
According to a colleague, Watkins will be going to Man Utd over the summer as that's still a bigger gig than Villa in the CL.  He then went on list such a long list of caveats that I don't think he's really that convinced.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5365 on: May 21, 2024, 11:14:53 AM »
I expect Arsenal to attempt to sign him.
It’s just a bit too obvious.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5366 on: May 21, 2024, 01:31:48 PM »
Loads of reporters already claiming Toney is definitely in the squad. I'm sure this will be as WELL as Ollie, given the squads have been increased to 26, but still strange to see Toney confirmed ahead of Ollie...

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5367 on: May 21, 2024, 01:34:16 PM »
Loads of reporters already claiming Toney is definitely in the squad. I'm sure this will be as WELL as Ollie, given the squads have been increased to 26, but still strange to see Toney confirmed ahead of Ollie...

This is for the preliminary squad, which is thirty players of which four will be cut.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5368 on: May 21, 2024, 01:43:13 PM »
Loads of reporters already claiming Toney is definitely in the squad. I'm sure this will be as WELL as Ollie, given the squads have been increased to 26, but still strange to see Toney confirmed ahead of Ollie...

This is for the preliminary squad, which is thirty players of which four will be cut.

Ah, didn't realise that, thanks! Saw the "Toney in England squad" headline and was suddenly a bit worried for Ollie...

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5369 on: May 21, 2024, 01:48:25 PM »
I can see why Southgate might be tempted to take Toney. But between him and Ollie, it shouldn't be much competition given their respective records over the past 12 months. And even this season when he returned to much fanfare, after he got off to a hot start permitting the media to wax lyrical about his "absence" as if it was a tragedy of sorts, he hasn't scored for 12 games. In fact I would much rather the number 3 forward, if Southgate takes 3 to be Solanke. He's had an excellent season.

 


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