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this is ridiculous

 

Gerrard is our penalty taker...he has looked good with them recently......He missed one

 

get over it

 

Anny - this is my sarcastic response to the Morientes thread post-Wigan game...

 

Unfortunately no-one realised I was taking the pisch...

 

Quite depressing really...

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Does stevie realise there is a left side of the goal when you take a penalty?

Rule of thumb from le Tissier, penalty taker extraordinnaire :

' If you tqke your team's penalties or direct free kicks, find out which is the opposing keeper's stronger side before the game - do a bit of homework. Keepers always favour one side over an other - it's usually based on whether or not they are left or right handed, but sometimes it can also be to do with which of their eyes is stronger - in most people one eye is stronger than the other, one foot slightlt bigger then the other etc.

 

The keeper will always leave a slightly bigger gap on the side he feels most comfortable with (my note : Vlad had this sussed with Dida and told Djobs to go to the keepers left). Don't be affraid to go to the seemingly smaller side, but do not indicate this by looking in that direction or shaping for it with your body language. Always try and get the ball as near to the post as possible, and about head height which makes it all but unstoppable. All you have to do then is concentrate on accuracy rather than power. The reason so many penalties appear to be scored right down the middle these days is due to the fact keepers favour one side, which instinctively they will dive to if not given any clues by the taker'.

 

I think he only ever missed one right at the end of his career.

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well i did ask for a source....

seems odd that the advice of the best penalty taker in the business is "use a completely different technique to the one i did" - don't you think?

 

Not really when he has the ability to, at the moment of impact, put the ball wherever he likes and very few other people can do that.

 

Would Michael Johnson teach budding sprinters to mimic his style ?

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Not really when he has the ability to, at the moment of impact, put the ball wherever he likes and very few other people can do that.

 

Would Michael Johnson teach budding sprinters to mimic his style ?

i dunno - let's ask him.

 

 

not that the two disciplines are remotely the same

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Fowler missed pennos for us too.

 

If not Stevie G, I'd probably pick Kewell. He's a decent striker of a dead-ball. That's why I didn't s*** it in the ECF when Vlad stepped up

 

i don't fancy kewell for penalties at all.

 

is xabi alonso destined to only ever take one penalty for us and that in the european cup final?

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