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Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2700 on: July 01, 2022, 06:41:14 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing?
I am pretty sure he will have been doing those drills all of his playing career, this stuff happens even at amateur level.
I am not convinced you can teach instinct.
Look at the difference between him and Archer even if Archer is playing at a different level, you can see he has it.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2701 on: July 01, 2022, 06:53:45 AM »
" Quote;
The only striker leaving should be Ings or Watkins, Archer is a keeper.

He'll never get in above Martinez! ;)

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2702 on: July 01, 2022, 07:03:09 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing?
I am pretty sure he will have been doing those drills all of his playing career, this stuff happens even at amateur level.
I am not convinced you can teach instinct.
Look at the difference between him and Archer even if Archer is playing at a different level, you can see he has it.

Yeah, there was me thinking heíd never done this before. God Iím thick! Sorry!  :P

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2703 on: July 01, 2022, 07:04:06 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing?
I am pretty sure he will have been doing those drills all of his playing career, this stuff happens even at amateur level.
I am not convinced you can teach instinct.
Look at the difference between him and Archer even if Archer is playing at a different level, you can see he has it.

I know.
Just like tennis players and golfers etc who train and train to hone their skills.
Bloody wasters these elite athletes.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2704 on: July 01, 2022, 07:56:45 AM »
I think the feeling must be we have a lot of quality up front and their finishing is bound to click next season.  Itís a bit of a leap of faith but I kind of agree.  We all know Watkins can be excellent and Ings is a top striker even if he didnít entirely show it last season.  More to the point, who could we get that is better for a sensible fee AND would come to us?  Iím pretty sure thereís nobody based in the PL who would fit the bill.

So I suspect weíll be going with what we have + Cam up front

Why do they have be based in the Premier League? Watkins isn't excellent, he's a decent striker let down massively by his first touch.

Watkins can be excellent on his day. Few and far between last season, though.
Yeah this is fair - I think Watkins struggled with the narrower, less direct, football we play under SG, so hopefully he can adjust with this pre-season and extra training

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2705 on: July 01, 2022, 08:04:46 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing?
I am pretty sure he will have been doing those drills all of his playing career, this stuff happens even at amateur level.
I am not convinced you can teach instinct.
Look at the difference between him and Archer even if Archer is playing at a different level, you can see he has it.
Yeah, but didnt he start as a wide man, so he would have been focusing on other skills more maybe?

You know, like is tight ball control, his excellent range of passing, and his..  Ah, I give up

Seriously, I think he is a good player - and his workrate and desire to improve will hopefully mean his form improves next season.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2706 on: July 01, 2022, 08:12:31 AM »
Personally, I'd not be massively concerned if we went in to next season with Ings-Watkins-Archer. Think Watkins-Ings problems could easily be put down to a combination of a change of playing style and getting used to playing together.

If Gerrard thinks Archer is ready, or close to, then I'd be happy to make sure the lad got the best chance we could give him. He looks a terrific talent.

Obviously if there's a world class striker waiting in the wings, we should absolutely take them. Neither Watkins nor Ings are exactly causing a bum fight between the Scab 6 for their services. But personally I think they're both good enough to get us in to Europe, and qualifying for that'd give us more options.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2707 on: July 01, 2022, 08:17:08 AM »
Personally, I'd not be massively concerned if we went in to next season with Ings-Watkins-Archer. Think Watkins-Ings problems could easily be put down to a combination of a change of playing style and getting used to playing together.

If Gerrard thinks Archer is ready, or close to, then I'd be happy to make sure the lad got the best chance we could give him. He looks a terrific talent.

Obviously if there's a world class striker waiting in the wings, we should absolutely take them. Neither Watkins nor Ings are exactly causing a bum fight between the Scab 6 for their services. But personally I think they're both good enough to get us in to Europe, and qualifying for that'd give us more options.

If it comes to a bum fight my money would be on Conte.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2708 on: July 01, 2022, 08:19:14 AM »
Personally, I'd not be massively concerned if we went in to next season with Ings-Watkins-Archer.
I really hope he does not persist with playing Ings and Watkins together.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2709 on: July 01, 2022, 08:23:08 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing

Professional sportsman practices to get better at what he does. I'm shocked it's not been thought of before.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2710 on: July 01, 2022, 08:25:50 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing

Professional sportsman practices to get better at what he does. I'm shocked it's not been thought of before.
We will be practicing free kicks and corners soon.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2711 on: July 01, 2022, 08:27:16 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing

Professional sportsman practices to get better at what he does. I'm shocked it's not been thought of before.
We will be practicing free kicks and corners soon.

So we should, it's called practice.

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2712 on: July 01, 2022, 08:29:17 AM »
So a 26 year old centre forward is now practicing finishing

Professional sportsman practices to get better at what he does. I'm shocked it's not been thought of before.
We will be practicing free kicks and corners soon.

So we should, it's called practice.
Shit, is that where we were going wrong for the last decade or so?

Bollocks

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2713 on: July 01, 2022, 08:31:40 AM »
All this stuff about players being 'last off the training pitch' has actually been slagging them off. Like, come on little Phil everyone else is done by half 10, why are you still hanging about at 2pm? Don't you have a home to go to?

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Re: Summer 2022 Transfer Thread
« Reply #2714 on: July 01, 2022, 08:38:58 AM »
All this stuff about players being 'last off the training pitch' has actually been slagging them off. Like, come on little Phil everyone else is done by half 10, why are you still hanging about at 2pm? Don't you have a home to go to?
Yeah itís like when Iím at the driving range and think - Iíll go when I hit 3 good drives in a row.

That normally ends with staff asking me to leave too

 


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