Penalty!

Colesman Ballz

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Not Sweeney. Maybe it's coincidence, but he seemed drained of all confidence after that penalty miss - not just for that match, but the fifteen following. Whoever takes penalties needs the mental strength to keep going after they miss one. Fair play to Forte, he did exactly that on Saturday.
You seem to be forgetting that after his first miss from the spot, he scored with his second penalty in the same game !
 

Red Devon

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I’d go back to Sweeney he scored some very good pens before his couple of misses he strikes a dead ball very cleanly and powerful..technically Fortes effort on Saturday was very poor you can easily see how he got underneath it too much, his run up was all wrong for the way he struck the ball.
 

Egg

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Perhaps we could get the League to change the rules and have penalty taking duties as a supplementary prize in the 50/50.
Alternatively, what's Barry McConnell up to these days? Perhaps we could have him on the bench, ready to be brought on especially for penalty taking duties.
 

Stelios

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A nice simple distillation of all of the above.

Positive mental attitude. Alan Shearer said the same. It's the best possible chance you'll get in any game to score. Embrace it.

Keep it simple.

[video=youtube;kms07Bv2FRY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kms07Bv2FRY[/video]
 

Jason H

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Was always a fan of Reuben Reid’s method. Hit it really really hard.
I had someone try that method to me in goal once - hit it hard and high, straight down the middle.

I stood there and tipped it over the bar.

Ian's method is probably closest to being "correct", although of course that relies on you being able to put the ball exactly where you want to, and to ignore the outside pressures involved in taking a penalty.
 

Gordon Dale

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Forte was unlucky ..however the 'miss' will probably dent his confidence.

Why not give the responsibility to Archie Collins ? ...his maturity shines through...as did in the penalty shoot out against Ipswich.
 
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