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View YoDougie's Profile YoDougie Flag London 10 Feb 19 10.34am Send a Private Message to YoDougie Add YoDougie as a friend

This is an ongoing issue we see every single week - and has become more apparent I think, since we picked our form up in the Christmas period and into the new year. But what is going wrong that we find it so seemingly difficult to put away our chances?

From what I've seen, we are relying on penalties from Luka or wondergoals like Townsend's City strike, but when it comes down the our 'actual' chances to put the ball in the net, we just can't do it.

Consistently (bar a few games) in the last 2 months, we have been very very good on the attacking front. Making chances and having somewhere between 15-25 attempts on goal a game. But it's incredibly frustrating that we consistently miss. It was mentioned again on MOTD last night that this is the same old Palace we see every week. Incapable of putting the ball away.

I really don't want this to seem like a negative post because, all in all, we are playing well right now. But what is the issue here? Is it simply our strikers lack of confidence? Or do we think we're not practising finishing enough in training?

In addition to our clear cut chances, last season and before, we were lethal at attacking set pieces. So many goals came from headers from corners. But this season, (correct me if I am wrong) we haven't scored any?

We are clearly a strong team and we can take a game to anyone as we've seen. I don't think we're going to go down, but it can't just be me that gets so infuriated by our inability to score the 'easy' goals in a game.

Yesterday really summed this up for me, having a minimum 5, one on one chances and not scoring any of them. But Zaha managing to put away a scruffy deflected attempt that had no right to really go in - these types of goals are excellent don't get me wrong, but we need to take all chances.

 


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View matthau's Profile matthau Flag South Croydon 10 Feb 19 10.42am Send a Private Message to matthau Add matthau as a friend

Once bhatshuyi starts things will change

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 10 Feb 19 10.45am

Boils down to training methods, variety, frequency and duration.

In any trade the more you practice and the more engaged you are with the training the better you are at your job.

The players lack confidence in front of goal because their training isn't up to scratch.

 

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View Mwncisee's Profile Mwncisee Flag Middlesbrough 10 Feb 19 11.10am Send a Private Message to Mwncisee Add Mwncisee as a friend

Here's another way to look at it.

How many past seasons have we seen us have quite a lot of deficiencies and we hope we can graft enough or be lucky enough to get away with it and stay up?

Now we play good decent football, exciting to see us on the attack and the only deficiency is putting it in the back of the net.

For so long we couldn't create chances and now we tend to create a lot especially against those teams around us.

I believe it will come and will be the final piece clicking into place. Maybe Michy will be that piece and when it does click think how prolific we could be!

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 10 Feb 19 11.11am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by matthau

Once bhatshuyi starts things will change

Agree, particularly if Maxis threading balls through to him.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 10 Feb 19 11.16am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Mwncisee

Here's another way to look at it.

How many past seasons have we seen us have quite a lot of deficiencies and we hope we can graft enough or be lucky enough to get away with it and stay up?

Now we play good decent football, exciting to see us on the attack and the only deficiency is putting it in the back of the net.

For so long we couldn't create chances and now we tend to create a lot especially against those teams around us.

I believe it will come and will be the final piece clicking into place. Maybe Michy will be that piece and when it does click think how prolific we could be!

Yes! And then he (Batsman) leaves in May.

 


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View iceicepalace's Profile iceicepalace Flag 10 Feb 19 11.23am Send a Private Message to iceicepalace Add iceicepalace as a friend

Some of our build up play yesterday was excellent, it was exciting to watch. We had so many shots on goal, something pretty consistent all season.
I think there's been a over reliance on zaha being the goal machine. Other players are often in a good shooting position and choose to pass rather than have a pop. After a while of the ball not going in the frustration builds and then you just get some silly shots or players not lifting their heads. We ended up being lucky yesterday but should've won at a canter. Musta confidence issue and all players should be thinking they can score.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 10 Feb 19 11.31am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by iceicepalace

Some of our build up play yesterday was excellent, it was exciting to watch. We had so many shots on goal, something pretty consistent all season.
I think there's been a over reliance on zaha being the goal machine. Other players are often in a good shooting position and choose to pass rather than have a pop. After a while of the ball not going in the frustration builds and then you just get some silly shots or players not lifting their heads. We ended up being lucky yesterday but should've won at a canter. Musta confidence issue and all players should be thinking they can score.

Except all Jimmy Mac needed to do yesterday was roll it inside for a simple tap-in; but no.

 


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View Dangermouse's Profile Dangermouse Flag Hastings 10 Feb 19 12.15pm Send a Private Message to Dangermouse Add Dangermouse as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

Boils down to training methods, variety, frequency and duration.

In any trade the more you practice and the more engaged you are with the training the better you are at your job.

The players lack confidence in front of goal because their training isn't up to scratch.


Have to agree.
We do not have one organised, well rehearsed corner or free kick routine after 18 months with Roy. This must be addressed, surely?

 


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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 10 Feb 19 1.21pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Yes! And then he (Batsman) leaves in May.

Not necessarily

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 10 Feb 19 5.47pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by ChrisGC

Boils down to training methods, variety, frequency and duration.

In any trade the more you practice and the more engaged you are with the training the better you are at your job.

The players lack confidence in front of goal because their training isn't up to scratch.

A bit of an insulting post, all the strikers have scored many goals before, otherwise they wouldn't be in the Premier. Your inferring that the training is making them miss, I have never heard such a load of boll_cks.
Start to worry, when we aren't creating any chances at all, ie W Ham second half.

 

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ChrisGC Flag Wantage 10 Feb 19 6.01pm

Originally posted by Painter

A bit of an insulting post, all the strikers have scored many goals before, otherwise they wouldn't be in the Premier. Your inferring that the training is making them miss, I have never heard such a load of boll_cks.
Start to worry, when we aren't creating any chances at all, ie W Ham second half.

Where have you got this interpretation from? Read the post again and engage your brain.

Of course they're training, my question is whether the training is appropriate and working.

As you've identified that we have strikers who are proven goalscorers, who aren't scoring despite the amount of chances created it seems incredible that you haven't drawn the same conclusion as the logic necessarily follows.

 

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