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View Charlie Croker's Profile Charlie Croker Flag Hampshire 24 Jan 20 1.50pm Send a Private Message to Charlie Croker Add Charlie Croker as a friend

This maybe covered in another thread (and if so, sorry Mods), but Tuesday night was another in a number of games this season where players - who can shoot/score from distance - have passed up the opportunity.

We seem to have a mentality of needing o pass the ball into the net rather than occasionally taking a shot - even if it leads to a corner, it's a better result than running into a defender and them clearing the ball.

Hopefully with Luka back (assuming he gets back in the team AND ups his performances) he might try a couple, but WTF won't McArthur or Kouyate have a pop? We seem to practice a lot before the game and then lose the will once in the heat of the action.

 


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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 24 Jan 20 2.19pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Charlie Croker

This maybe covered in another thread (and if so, sorry Mods), but Tuesday night was another in a number of games this season where players - who can shoot/score from distance - have passed up the opportunity.

We seem to have a mentality of needing o pass the ball into the net rather than occasionally taking a shot - even if it leads to a corner, it's a better result than running into a defender and them clearing the ball.

Hopefully with Luka back (assuming he gets back in the team AND ups his performances) he might try a couple, but WTF won't McArthur or Kouyate have a pop? We seem to practice a lot before the game and then lose the will once in the heat of the action.

Its called Arsenalitus and we do appear to have caught it. Man City have problems with it as well, in fact they only got over it against us because Pep was screaming to them to smash it long into the box!

 

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View Frickin Saweet's Profile Frickin Saweet Flag Just outside The Cronx 24 Jan 20 3.15pm Send a Private Message to Frickin Saweet Add Frickin Saweet as a friend

shots from distance are speculative at best. Unless it really opens up for you and the keeper is vulnerable, you're better off trying to create an opportunity closer to goal.

In recent years there haven't been many Palace players capable of finding the net from distance regularly. Ambrose, Punch. I wouldn't even class Townsend with them as he's far more inconsistent.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 24 Jan 20 3.15pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Charlie Croker

This maybe covered in another thread (and if so, sorry Mods), but Tuesday night was another in a number of games this season where players - who can shoot/score from distance - have passed up the opportunity.

We seem to have a mentality of needing o pass the ball into the net rather than occasionally taking a shot - even if it leads to a corner, it's a better result than running into a defender and them clearing the ball.

Hopefully with Luka back (assuming he gets back in the team AND ups his performances) he might try a couple, but WTF won't McArthur or Kouyate have a pop? We seem to practice a lot before the game and then lose the will once in the heat of the action.

I don't know how to break this to you, but once the game starts there are 10 other players trying to stop that

Seriously though, Townsend and Luka apart, we don't have any players renown for their shooting from distance. You look at Southampton the other night and Redmond has always had that in his locker and Armstrong too.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 24 Jan 20 3.17pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

I used to shoot from distance in my younger days, wasnt very accurate( had a few wayward mishaps, she quite enjoyed it), as ive got older im happy for a 'tap-in'

 


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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 24 Jan 20 4.02pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

To score, the ball obviously has to be aimed at the goal and go across the line. Any number of things could happen before that ... a deflection for an own goal/ corner or even a rebound for a second shot. If we don't have players up in the box trying to walk the ball in then surely we lose nothing by having a go? Undoubtedly, some shots will go in and it would always put pressure on the opposition's defence. Yes, I would love to see more shots from a distance.

 


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View Old Chap's Profile Old Chap Flag Orpington 24 Jan 20 6.47pm Send a Private Message to Old Chap Add Old Chap as a friend

There was a manager (can’t remember who) that fined any of his players who shot from outside the box - even if they scored!

 


Trivial fact - Palace used to win 5-1 at least once a season, maybe next season?

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Jan 20 7.04pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Mark Warburton at QPR doesn't want his players shooting from 30 yards or more, the maximum he allows is around 22 yards.

 

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View pssguy's Profile pssguy Flag 24 Jan 20 7.28pm Send a Private Message to pssguy Add pssguy as a friend

The team have scored an open play goal from outside the area in only one league game since the beginning of calendar 2019. Zaha and Townsend v Cardiff

Coutinho's available

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 24 Jan 20 7.37pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Mark Warburton at QPR doesn't want his players shooting from 30 yards or more, the maximum he allows is around 22 yards.

tbf that makes complete sense. i bet the conversion rate of shots from outside the area in the PL is maybe under 5%, if somebody can be bothered they can prove me wrong.

apart from the obvious luca or jedi free kick i cant remember the last time we scored thunderb******s, bar andros v citeh of course.

i would much rather we tried to work the ball into the box.

 


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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag 24 Jan 20 8.21pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

I’ve been saying this for months, if you don’t shoot you won’t score and if you don’t score you won’t win any games . Southampton had a couple of cracks from outside the box, scored twice = 3 points, thanks very much !

 

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View The Yorkshire Eagle's Profile The Yorkshire Eagle Flag Great Ouseburn, N Yorkshire 25 Jan 20 8.28am Send a Private Message to The Yorkshire Eagle Add The Yorkshire Eagle as a friend

I refer you to my post on Page 25 (8:22) of the post-Southampton game thread. Statistically we must be at the bottom of the ‘attempts’ league. We may not be blessed players who can bang them in like Andros’s ‘worldie’, but I bet they all try in training and, as mentioned in previous post, we pass up too many opportunities to have a pop, Saints proved the point last week.!

“In football, everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team”. Jean-Paul Satre

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