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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.
What do you do though when you get a second penalty im a game? I think this was the problem for Sweeney, he changed what he normally did and the penalty was saved.
 

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You run up slowly. If the keeper moves in either direction you should have enough skill to put it in the other direction. If he doesn't move at all you hit it hard and low to the side that best suits you. Simples.
 

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You run up slowly. If the keeper moves in either direction you should have enough skill to put it in the other direction. If he doesn't move at all you hit it hard and low to the side that best suits you. Simples.
Astonishing they ever miss.
 

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What do you do though when you get a second penalty im a game? I think this was the problem for Sweeney, he changed what he normally did and the penalty was saved.
Either have faith that your method is correct or give it to someone else.

I appreciate when you're 5-1 up (I think we already were?) and have two goals to your name the latter is unlikely to happen!
 

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What do you do though when you get a second penalty im a game? I think this was the problem for Sweeney, he changed what he normally did and the penalty was saved.
I reckon the problem with Sweeney’s second penalty was it was for a hat trick. Probably the first of his career and unlikely to ever happen again. Had that second penalty been for his second goal of the game I reckon he’d have tucked it away nicely.
 

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The "always do the same thing for a penalty and stick to it" method is great if you're playing in the village league and no-one knows who you are, but if you're a regular penalty taker for a league club, you can't do the same thing every single time, because people watch videos of you.
 

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I reckon the problem with Sweeney’s second penalty was it was for a hat trick. Probably the first of his career and unlikely to ever happen again. Had that second penalty been for his second goal of the game I reckon he’d have tucked it away nicely.
Tend to agree, though I'd suggest it wasn't just that it was a hat-trick but that it was also his second penalty of the game; that being the case, he was thinking far more than he might otherwise have done about what he should do.
 

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Tend to agree, though I'd suggest it wasn't just that it was a hat-trick but that it was also his second penalty of the game; that being the case, he was thinking far more than he might otherwise have done about what he should do.
It wasn’t a pressure pen though weren’t we 4:1 up at the time with a real swagger to our play that day...occasionally penalties are missed, apart from probably Collins I don’t think anyone strikes a dead ball better than Sweeney.
 
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