Penalty miss costs us dear this time. Need a back up penalty taker. I’ll say it again but what’s wrong with the good old fashioned smashing it down the centre of the goals.
Need a new penalty taker, not a back up.
You’re correct. Niyah is a talented striker and had a great start. Let’s face it he’s the striker we were all crying out for last season. In these situations you want a Scott Chaplain type. Might be wrong but I don’t think Chappie missed a penalty for Rovers. I just don’t like these stop/start run ups to penalties. Looks good on the telly when scored though.
Post by charlestheoptimist on Sept 3, 2023 10:24:21 GMT
I remember always being fearful of an Alan Trouten penalty as he just calmly seemed to stroke it into the back of the net- never missed ? But i prefer the blast into the postage stamp Alan Shearer style !
When you try the pens like that you need to score or you look like an idiot. Twice in under a fortnight looks far from good and cost us a point yesterday. Bit of power near a corner and if it misses no one's giving any grief.
Frustrating is my general feeling. One that got away. We could have been 4-1 up, then could have been 4-1 down. We played really well for large parts of the game I thought. I’m going to cut Niyah a bit of slack at this pen miss as hard as that is to do! He did take it ‘normally,’ as far as I can recall. No stuttered run up, no hesitation, he hit it hard to a corner- exactly as people have said they wanted him to. Just too much at the corner obv!
I always try and think - well - the best players to have ever played the game have missed multiple pens. I wasn’t thinking that at 16:50 yesterday
At the end of the day it’s one point in a game we should have had won early 2nd half.
He did take it ‘normally,’ as far as I can recall. No stuttered run up, no hesitation, he hit it hard to a corner- exactly as people have said they wanted him to.
Nope that's not true, just watched it again on my phone incase I'm exaggerating. It was a 4 yard 'run' up and a near stop on connecting with the ball. For the record I like him as a player and would be starting him without doubt, but 2 missed pens taken pathetically is what it is.
I filmed the penalty and he did hesitate in the run up . I have watched it a few times now but in fairness it was a bit unlucky he hit the post. It could easily have went in off the post but it rebounded and their keeper made a great save from the rebound and he had many good saves in the game and we also missed enough chances to win 2 games.
It was very disappointing to lose the game but I agree with Sam they were far quicker than us with the ball.
I have giving Arnie praise on here in recent matches against Tranent in the cup and Bo'ness in the league but after 20 mins on Saturday I could see he was toiling . He was up for a corner a few times and was running back to defend at a jogging pace . He was clearly struggling with either a foot injury or hamstring strain . He hobbled off not long into the second half and looked like he pointed to his leg when talking to Sandy going off. I doubt he will be fit for next few games coming up . I thought was Joe had some brilliant runs on Saturday and scored a great goal but he missed a great chance early on . Both keepers had great games A draw would have been a fairer result but if we can create as much chances against Stirling Uni we hopefully will win by a couple of goals .