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Author Topic: Watkins, Ings, both or neither?  (Read 30214 times)

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #330 on: March 19, 2022, 04:37:22 PM »
Watkins just isnít good enough.

Heís a decent championship striker and no more. Ings is much the more likely to take chances.

Watkins was very good last season though. Maybe he has missed Grealish more than anyone else but surely a top player adapts their game. Second season syndrome perhaps but his basic technical skills need huge work. I thought today with Arsenal dropping so deep, Ings would have been a much better choice around 55/60 mins.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #331 on: March 19, 2022, 05:05:29 PM »
His touch would have embarrassed Gavin McCann today.

Offline achilles

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #332 on: March 19, 2022, 05:16:43 PM »
Matty Cash put a brilliant cross in the first half, which a 'proper' centre forward would have gobbled up but Watkins showed no anticipation and was caught flat footed and didn't even attempt to attack the cross.

He just seems to be getting worse and I don't know how he managed to stay on the pitch for so long before getting subbed.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #333 on: March 19, 2022, 05:31:45 PM »
Itís not his lack of goals which is the biggest problem for me
Itís his lack of ball control, touch and composure in his all-round game
Itís piss poor to be fair And yet he gets more minutes than most of the other players on the pitch fuck knows why

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #334 on: March 19, 2022, 05:53:08 PM »
Itís not his lack of goals which is the biggest problem for me
Itís his lack of ball control, touch and composure in his all-round game
Itís piss poor to be fair And yet he gets more minutes than most of the other players on the pitch fuck knows why

Yep. He got the ball in a bit of space today and just ran into a defender. His all round game is dismal.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #335 on: March 19, 2022, 05:53:44 PM »
Grealish movement made Ollie look like an England squad striker (even last season he missed too many presentable chances but still good overall).

So poor today.

Would still keep him as squad striker though.

Offline rougegorge

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #336 on: March 19, 2022, 06:12:24 PM »
Grealish movement made Ollie look like an England squad striker (even last season he missed too many presentable chances but still good overall).

So poor today.

Would still keep him as squad striker though.
I'm starting to think this as well. With the exception of a few games, his form has dropped off.

Or maybe he is one of those players who thrives with no fans.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #337 on: March 19, 2022, 06:15:25 PM »
I think he needs to be cut a bit of slack personally. He's an easy target sometimes. He had Coutinho and Buendia alongside him today and they didnt feed him a great deal. We had one shot on goal today I think. That's not all down to Ollie and it says a lot.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #338 on: March 19, 2022, 06:17:07 PM »
The worst ball control I can ever remember.
Needs dropping

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #339 on: March 19, 2022, 06:22:38 PM »
I think he needs to be cut a bit of slack personally. He's an easy target sometimes. He had Coutinho and Buendia alongside him today and they didnt feed him a great deal. We had one shot on goal today I think. That's not all down to Ollie and it says a lot.

That's true but we also need a CF in these games who's first touch isn't the ball bobbling 5 yards off him.

Was also a bit of play in first half when things were opening up and he took a ridiculously heavy touch and they cleared.

Benteke played in miles worse teams than this but he was a threat in these games due to his presence, Ollie dosen't seem to be anymore.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #340 on: March 19, 2022, 07:02:00 PM »
The worst ball control I can ever remember.
Needs dropping
some days he reminds me of Agbonlahor. The fat one who couldn't be arsed.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #341 on: March 20, 2022, 12:35:11 PM »
Honestly we are nowhere with these 2

Offline caster troy

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #342 on: March 20, 2022, 06:46:14 PM »
Against the Ďtop teamsí you either need pace in behind or someone the ball sticks to so you can get up the pitch. Neither Watkins nor Ings can do this and it is a massive problem. You can say the service to them is crap but if we canít even get out of our own half there isnít much chance of creating a chance for them. They are decent finishers so they will get you goals in games where we have more of the ball but we need something different next season if we donít want to lose another 10 games to the top 6.

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #343 on: March 20, 2022, 06:54:11 PM »
We should sell Watkins to Newcastle for £50m. Ideally I wouldn't want us to do any business with them but we've already set a precedent there. Obviously nobody else would pay that, but I suspect that they would.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Watkins, Ings or both?
« Reply #344 on: March 20, 2022, 08:05:29 PM »
Grealish movement made Ollie look like an England squad striker (even last season he missed too many presentable chances but still good overall).

So poor today.

Would still keep him as squad striker though.

No. Cash in

 


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