thenodrog Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 I must say given his ability and his all round on pitch demeanour that I've never been convinced of Benny's ability from the spot. He nearly always puts it in the same place and only scores when he absolutely leathers it. Given that all gkeepers watch videos of strikers taking penalties BM must be the easiest taker in the Prem to second guess. Last nights penalty was hit at about the same speed as the last one at Ewood v Bolton when he tip-tapped it to Jussi. I thought after that debacle that he'd learned to welly them at all costs but obviously not. So 1. If he is to be the man to step up to the spot why does he never vary and stick some in the other side ? I'm sure that it would put some to the other side to create indecision in all GK's minds? In fact why is he not ordered / coached to? 2. Who else have we that would be better? I must say (although I have obviously not seen them) that I don't think we have a natural taker other than Dunny. It's not only ability it's about bottle too. Routine training ground kicks take on a whole different identity when it's in a tight match being watched by millions. (Daft as it sounds it can very often turn out to be someone like Andrews who turns up trumps.) Whatever the staff at Brockhall need to give it some considered and regular thought in the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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