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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5655 on: July 11, 2024, 11:25:25 AM »
It was his run that really impressed me to begin with. I'm forever saying Watkins greatest strength is how he consistently puts himself in scoring positions and last night he gave a masterclass. Palmer had no other option. Then making space to get a shot off and an amazing finish, it was the prefect goal for a centre forward.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5656 on: July 11, 2024, 11:33:26 AM »
Very similar to the goal he scored v Arsenal at VP the season before last except with his left from the other side of the area. Low and hard into the corner having found half a yard.

Did he not score one very similar v Chelsea away (this season?), tighter angle though.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5657 on: July 11, 2024, 12:12:46 PM »
Congrats to him. What a season he has had. Well, 18 months tbh.

Ever since Emery arrived, he has helped Watkins go from a decent striker to a world class one.

And its great that Watkins has wanted to eat up all if that direction because he is a player that doesn't want to stand still.

Fantastic stuff.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5658 on: July 11, 2024, 12:37:25 PM »
I don't have any real interest in watching England, but was chuffed for Ollie when he scored. A top class finish.

Sadly there's practically zero chance of him starting in the final.

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« Reply #5659 on: July 11, 2024, 12:44:53 PM »
Love the way he ran to the bench as if to say this one is for the non starters.

Great finish and couldn't happen to a nicer guy

He said afterwards that he told Palmer earlier that they'd both get on and Palmer would set him up for a goal. I think he was probably genuinely surprised that he was right. He also said he told the subs he'd celebrate with them if he scored. I'd guess there's a few of them feeling the same way about their lack of game time.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5660 on: July 11, 2024, 12:50:15 PM »
It reminded me of Gary Lineker's goal against West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi final.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5661 on: July 11, 2024, 12:53:49 PM »
A very similar prophetic scenario from over a century ago.  Villa v Sunderland and during the game Villa's Tommy Barber turned to a Sunderland player and said " I dreamt last night that we won 1-0 and I scored the goal".  Villa did indeed win the 1913 FA Cup final 1-0 with Barber scoring the goal.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5662 on: July 11, 2024, 12:56:40 PM »
I thought it was Clem Stephenson who had the dream?

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5663 on: July 11, 2024, 01:00:39 PM »
I thought it was Clem Stephenson who had the dream?

Maybe, but I've always thought it was Barber, will have to wait until the experts pass judgement.   :)

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5664 on: July 11, 2024, 01:03:34 PM »
Stephenson dream, Barber goal.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5665 on: July 11, 2024, 01:37:24 PM »

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5666 on: July 11, 2024, 01:40:55 PM »
Anyone know what the Dutch lad was moaning to the Ref about as Ollie celebrated? He got booked, so must have been giving it some, but I haven't heard anything about what might have upset the poor lad.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5667 on: July 11, 2024, 01:51:06 PM »
Anyone know what the Dutch lad was moaning to the Ref about as Ollie celebrated? He got booked, so must have been giving it some, but I haven't heard anything about what might have upset the poor lad.

Was it Simmons? That boy could trademark 'face like a smacked arse'.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5668 on: July 11, 2024, 01:55:16 PM »
Anyone know what the Dutch lad was moaning to the Ref about as Ollie celebrated? He got booked, so must have been giving it some, but I haven't heard anything about what might have upset the poor lad.

Was it Simmons? That boy could trademark 'face like a smacked arse'.

Yeah, I think it was.

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Re: Ollie Watkins
« Reply #5669 on: July 11, 2024, 02:24:05 PM »
Probably the free kick the ref gave us shortly before, which wasn't a foul.

 


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