Penalty takers

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Penalty takers

Post by Jimski » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:19 am

So when was it that we last had a decent, consistent penalty taker?

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by amershamwrighty » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:33 am

Andy Crosby.

Or possibly Paul Moody.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Kairdiff Exile » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:44 am

Rob Duffy, surely. He was sod all use apart from that, but he could take a penalty.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Snake » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:40 am

Aldo.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Hog » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:44 am

Billy Turley? oh ...!

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Radley Rambler » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:52 pm

Dave Fogg

Pick that one out!

If Kemar is playing, then he'll take them from now on so shouldn't be an issue. My second choice would be Sercombe.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:51 pm

Just seen Saturday's penalty - not great was it? Worth bearing in mind that that's the same ground (and the same end) where Hylton scored his penanka penalty last season. Maybe he had that lurking in his mind? I'm more interested to know what it was given for. What did that nasty Northampton player do to Callum??

Macdonald's missed penalty against Yeovil was actually a decent effort that was very well saved, but I guess while he's not looking like scoring in open play he's unlikely to get another chance from the spot soon.

Kairdiff Exile clearly has the answer to the question though - Rob 'goal machine' Duffy was lethal from 12 yards.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by OUFC4eva » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:32 pm

Jimski wrote:So when was it that we last had a decent, consistent penalty taker?
Leven.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by OUFC4eva » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:34 pm

Kernow Yellow wrote:Just seen Saturday's penalty - not great was it? Worth bearing in mind that that's the same ground (and the same end) where Hylton scored his penanka penalty last season. Maybe he had that lurking in his mind? I'm more interested to know what it was given for. What did that nasty Northampton player do to Callum??
Jason Taylor pushed the palm of his hand into O'Dowda's face.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Snake » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:20 pm

Dean Saunders

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Kernow Yellow » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Snake wrote:Dean Saunders
He wasn't that reliable was he? I certainly remember him missing one in the League Cup semi-final against Luton. He was good at 'winning' penalties though.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Myles Francis » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:11 am

Kernow Yellow wrote:
Snake wrote:Dean Saunders
He wasn't that reliable was he? I certainly remember him missing one in the League Cup semi-final against Luton. He was good at 'winning' penalties though.
I thought he was reliable - it's just that was a big one to miss, so probably sticks in the mind. From memory, that was the second penalty of the game. He scored the first but made the mistake of putting the second in exactly the same place.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Snake » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:17 am

Just found this link. Two former Oxford players in the top 16 since the Prem started.

http://www.worldfootball.net/alltime_go ... lfmeter/1/

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Dr Bob » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:57 pm

What ever happened to power and placement? Why are so many penalty-takers now thinking they can engage in psychological contests with keepers. Just hit the bloody thing.

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Re: Penalty takers

Post by Snake » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:51 pm

Of course psychology comes into it. I present Exhibit A.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28180956

The other factor is confidence, and if you keep missing penalties then it's time to stop taking them. And pressure. Would you want Hylton to be taking a crucial pen in a Wembley play-off final?

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