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  • A Yahoo! User Mar 2, 2009 19:06 Flag

    Did not practice penalties??!!

    Your having a larf here mate,

    Practicing penalties ? These people kick a ball for a living and get extremely well paid for it. If they cannot hit a barn door at 10 paces, they should seriously think about changing career. How hard is it to kick a ball forwards with a slight bit of accuracy.

    Not a good arguament. Sorry

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    • Morning Nige....Haven't watched the game yet only some of the highlights. Pundits seem to be saying we did alright. Always a reason for losing.
      Shows how bad we have become don't it???
      We're getting as bad as Harry, looking for excuses.
      Not good enough to score from penalties? Man Utd goalkeeping coach had videos there of Spurs penalty takers and where they put the shots!
      I'm impressed with that, that is good preparation.
      GOD HELP US.

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      • I watched it Colin, and Spurs did well, but this is becoming farcical now, where a team, like ManU are putting out what is effectively there back up team, and still wiping the floor with everyone. That is a different issue though.

        I would expect someone to make a hash of a penalty, but just who is the onus on, the kicker or the taker?...I would say the kicker holds the ace card, as you point out, the keeper can watch previous kicks taken on previous occasions, but the onus is still with the taker. It is simply not good enough for professional players to miss a target from ten paces against a stationary keeper, no matter how many previous kicks he has watched. It would be impossible (IMO) to remember just where each player has place a shot before.

        No matter how much practicing is done, it doesnt change anything. A professional player should be able to score from a penalty spot, regardless.



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    • Agree they are professionals and ought to be able to do it. However but let's look at it this way, week in and week out they practice throw ins, corners, free kicks, every single aspect of the game including how to hold up the game etc. Why not something as crucial as a penalty.

      If you had to give Harry some advice for the next CC wouldn't you say remember practice those penalties as well. When you get good at something it makes dealing with the pressure a little easier.