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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #160 on: October 4, 2011, 12:15:07 AM »
Gerrard always looked confident taking pens. Owen did, Fowler did. They often didn't hit the spot. Kuyt's doing fine... we've got a good pen taker in Kuyt. It's not subtle, and it's not cute, but he doesn't show much doubt, and SG does.

lets face it it`s a mute point, if gerrard and kuyt are on the pitch when we win a pen there`s only going to be one taker

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #161 on: October 4, 2011, 12:16:38 AM »
Apart from the 2007 derby when Gerrard was still on the pitch during Kuyt's first pen, then yes never.

As revealed recently Dirk wasnt first choice then either, he took it and scored it with a fantastic penalty but he wasnt first choice then either, which was my point. Rightly or wrongly he HAS NOT been first choice in that scenario
Gerrard always looked confident taking pens. Owen did, Fowler did. They often didn't hit the spot. Kuyt's doing fine... we've got a good pen taker in Kuyt. It's not subtle, and it's not cute, but he doesn't show much doubt, and SG does.

i disagree but i cant be bothered to continue this, regardless of a disagreement in opinion a bit unnecessary to claim people are chatting absolute shit just because they have their own opinion that doesnt go hand in hand with your own

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #162 on: October 4, 2011, 12:28:28 AM »
Anyone know Kuyt's record from the spot?
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #163 on: October 4, 2011, 12:42:58 AM »
Anyone know Kuyt's record from the spot?

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #164 on: October 4, 2011, 12:47:53 AM »
Anyone know Kuyt's record from the spot?
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Gerrard's scored 15 of his last 17. It's 19 of his last 21 if you count the one he smashed in on the rebound against Marseille in 07. Stats are from LFCHistory.net.

Correction: He also scored the one against WestHam from the rebound, so it's 20 out of the last 21 if you count those.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #165 on: October 4, 2011, 12:52:10 AM »
Gerrard has 24 goals from the 31 penalties he's ever taken for liverpool, thats not including scored rebounds

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #166 on: October 4, 2011, 12:55:15 AM »
Only 3 misses after 2006 though, and 2 of those were scored on the rebound.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #167 on: October 4, 2011, 12:57:39 AM »
Only 3 misses after 2006 though, and 2 of those were scored on the rebound.

Oh i know, thats what i meant when i said he's improved alot at them. Just posting his full record for anyone wondering how many he's scored and missed in all he's taken

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #168 on: October 4, 2011, 12:57:42 AM »
As revealed recently Dirk wasnt first choice then either, he took it and scored it with a fantastic penalty but he wasnt first choice then either, which was my point. Rightly or wrongly he HAS NOT been first choice in that scenario

OK so Voronin was. That disproves Gerrard as first penalty taker as well. When Voronin failed to shoulder the responsibilty, in a fierce local derby it was Kuyt who then stepped up to the plate. Bump Voronin off and in my book that makes him the pen taker over Gerrard. His record is 8/9 and if his last one would've had a bit more power or Howard not making a great save his pen would've been in the side of the net. So it's hardly like he skied it into the Mersey.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #169 on: October 4, 2011, 01:04:14 AM »
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #170 on: October 4, 2011, 01:07:49 AM »
Why isn't Suarez taking any penalties?  This guy is cool under pressure and has a great footballing brain.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #171 on: October 4, 2011, 01:08:33 AM »
Anyone mentioned Adam yet?
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #172 on: October 4, 2011, 01:10:38 AM »
Why isn't Suarez taking any penalties?  This guy is cool under pressure and has a great footballing brain.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #173 on: October 4, 2011, 01:14:09 AM »
Gerrard combines the best mix of accuracy and power in my opinion, and Reina's taught him where to place it so the keeper can't get to it. He missed a couple early on in his career, but besides that he has an excellent record. Kuyt is great at them, but I feel more confident with Gerrard lining up to take one

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #174 on: October 4, 2011, 01:20:39 AM »
I assume they have a peno competition before each season and the person who wins it takes them. That' what I wouls like to think anyway.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #175 on: October 4, 2011, 01:21:17 AM »
Why isn't Suarez taking any penalties?  This guy is cool under pressure and has a great footballing brain.

Suarez is a great player but there's no doubting when he's infront of goal he can be a bit hit & miss, thankfully he spends an awful lot of time infront of goal :D As for who I'd want taking them, Gerrard. Never worried when he steps up, everytime just looks like he's gonna bury it no matter the occasion, would be equally happy with Dirk though. Great to have so many options though, Adam & Suarez are two great back ups & I'm sure Carroll would be decent on the spot aswell.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #176 on: October 4, 2011, 01:23:29 AM »
Why isn't Suarez taking any penalties?  This guy is cool under pressure and has a great footballing brain.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #177 on: October 4, 2011, 01:27:06 AM »
1. Kuyt (yeah I know he missed one)
2. Suarez
3. Gerrard

It ain't gonna happen in that order, but I'd stick with it.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #178 on: October 4, 2011, 01:28:50 AM »
Gerrard or Adam. Kuyt is good. Suarez just no!

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #179 on: October 4, 2011, 01:44:26 AM »
I assume they have a peno competition before each season and the person who wins it takes them. That' what I wouls like to think anyway.

That sounds like something the England NT would do. Both time that they've practiced them.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #180 on: October 4, 2011, 01:46:17 AM »
leiva...get that lad a goal..lol
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #181 on: October 4, 2011, 02:21:46 AM »
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #182 on: October 4, 2011, 02:23:35 AM »
Kuyt
gerrard
adam
suarez

in that order for me
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #183 on: October 4, 2011, 02:24:23 AM »
leiva...get that lad a goal..lol
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #184 on: October 4, 2011, 03:04:35 AM »
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #185 on: October 4, 2011, 03:10:13 AM »
Stevie, Dirk and Adam...in that order.  All have proven to be good at them. 
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #186 on: October 4, 2011, 04:03:00 AM »
Definitely Gerrard for me, and i'd have said that before Kuyt's miss at the weekend too

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #187 on: October 4, 2011, 04:15:29 AM »
Kuyt, but Gerrard's a very close second. He Hasn't missed much in the last few years.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #188 on: October 4, 2011, 05:18:36 AM »
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #189 on: October 4, 2011, 05:19:32 AM »
Gerrard. Kuyt a close second.

Adam third.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #190 on: October 4, 2011, 05:21:42 AM »
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Go look at his record with Ajax. Just because he missed once here does not mean he shouldn't be able to take them.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #192 on: October 4, 2011, 05:24:45 AM »
Gerrard, Adam, Kuyt, Suarez. In that order.. Maybe Suarez ahead of Kuyt, I know he scored a lot of penalties in Holland..
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #193 on: October 4, 2011, 06:35:16 AM »
Gerrard for me!!
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #195 on: October 4, 2011, 06:41:37 AM »
Molby, Aldridge, Neal.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #196 on: October 4, 2011, 06:44:53 AM »
8/9 in a Liverpool shirt isn't it, phenomenal record.

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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #197 on: October 4, 2011, 06:48:19 AM »
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #198 on: October 4, 2011, 07:25:09 AM »
Dirk, still. I know he missed one but even that one was well enough taken, I've seen lots of worse penalties hitting the net. Furthermore, this might have been the very first penalty miss of his career.
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Re: who would be your 1st choice penalty taker?
« Reply #199 on: October 4, 2011, 07:42:45 AM »
Just because Kuyt and Suarez ahve missed a pen each this season dosent mean they are poor pen takers. They both have excellent records thoughout their careers. With that said I would like this to be our takers:

1. Gerrard - great in both accuracy, power and composure.
2. Kuyt - accuracy and composure
3./4. Adam/Suarez - Can`t decide. They both have great records for their former clubs
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