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westlynnmike

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Penalties -Do We Rely Too Much On Them?
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:09:40 AM »
Ten Penalties this season (Michael Clunan 9 plus 1 from Cameron Norman in the League Cup).

9 penalties out of 44goals in the League = 20.45% - that, to me appears very high.

However, as said in other Posts, if you have got the ball into the box there is every chance of scoring or being fouled.

Thoughts?
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Re: Penalties -Do We Rely Too Much On Them?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:18:37 AM »
Does it matter where the goals come from, as long as they come ?   

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 12:26:16 PM »
Are people seriously moaning about us getting penalties?!

Saturday’s penalties, for want of a better description, were “earned”. We are also fortunate enough to have a player like Clunan who has such a good conversion rate from 12 yards.

You’re not going to win penalties in the first place if you don’t get the ball into the opposition’s box, so we must be doing something right!.

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »
Yes.
We should refuse to accept them.

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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 01:16:31 PM »
How can you be reliant on something that you have no control over?

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 01:51:36 PM »
Just to appease the moaners and to equal it up for the other sides maybe IC should instruct the nominated penalty taker to miss or pass it back to the keeper.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 02:31:09 PM »
Apparently, in the old days, it would be so unsporting to concede a penalty, that the goalkeeper would stand next to the post, making no attempt to save the kick.

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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 03:02:46 PM »
Just for the record - I am not moaning about the number of penalties we have converted.

I am an advocate of "take it into the box and gain a free shot if you are fouled" - or score if you're not fouled!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 03:01:59 PM »
I think he's scored 10 of 11 penalties. Missed v Weymouth. I recall thinking Chippenham Town were up to something last season  with all the penalties they got. Maybe it's just a sign of champions and future champions that they spend a lot of time with the ball in the opposition penalty area.

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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 03:40:51 PM »
I think he's scored 10 of 11 penalties.
Agree - I missed putting (pen) after his name for the Dunstable game.

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 04:32:55 PM »
Just a thought; where in the league would we be if he had missed them all. :dontknow:

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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 05:01:53 PM »
Nigel what if my Auntie had balls ?

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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 05:03:41 PM »
She'd be your uncle.

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 05:21:43 PM »
Just a thought; where in the league would we be if he had missed them all. :dontknow:

But he hasn’t, so why worry about it?

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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2017, 05:24:30 PM »
Not worried, just a thought, that's all. Having tea,  then off to St.Neots.  :bus: