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Was worried for a split second today but thankfully the placement was just good enough.
 

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Technique is perfect - great picture shot from behind the goal today - he’s looking directly at the goalkeeper all the time whilst hitting the ball.

You have to be good to do that. He’s our best penalty take since Stan Bowles 12/13 pens.
 

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Was worried for a split second today but thankfully the placement was just good enough.
“Just good enough” - it was hit fairly hard right into the corner and their keeper who went the correct way was unable to save it. So possibly a “brilliant penalty” rather than “just good enough”
 

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Bearing in mind the keeper went the right way at full stretch - I thought it was a brilliant pen. Just inches inside the post.
 
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Given our recent penalty record which is appalling, I just rejoice that we have found somebody who want to take them and has worked out how to do so.
 

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“Just good enough” - it was hit fairly hard right into the corner and their keeper who went the correct way was unable to save it. So possibly a “brilliant penalty” rather than “just good enough”
I’m not saying it wasn’t a brilliant penalty but had it been a few inches closer to the keeper he would have saved it. Hence it was just good enough.
 

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Have we thought about rotating the penalty taker along the same lines of the tried and tested (and hugely successful) captaincy rotation scheme?
 

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I’m not saying it wasn’t a brilliant penalty but had it been a few inches closer to the keeper he would have saved it. Hence it was just good enough.
It's a bit like saying that all of Germany's penalties were just good enough in Italia 90 based on, from memory, Shilton going the right way on most. Maupay could improve by hitting it into the top corner each time but that's harder to pull off and I'm quite happy with his 100% record. If he starts missing a few we can give Marcondes ago, but we have been waiting for quite a few years to find someone who scores consistently
 

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I’m not saying it wasn’t a brilliant penalty but had it been a few inches closer to the keeper he would have saved it. Hence it was just good enough.
If the keeper had got to it then it would have been a brilliant save. NM put the ball as far away from the keeper as possible, that was brilliant and oozed confidence. Lumley is a tall keeper, and tall keepers generally are weaker at getting down to shots than reaching up for them, so again a brilliant shot from NM.
 
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We finally find a reliable penalty taker and some of us want to change it.

Weird. If he misses a couple then maybe but he is cool and has ice in his veins.

Leave him alone..
 

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Now that Neal has gone who should take penalties?
Jenson’s penalty looked quality against Cambridge.
Marcondes missed in pre-season against Kiev as well as Cambridge. As many have said, he looks to be lacking a bit of confidence at the moment.
Ollie always looks confident.
Said when he is back?
 

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Now that Neal has gone who should take penalties?
Jenson’s penalty looked quality against Cambridge.
Marcondes missed in pre-season against Kiev as well as Cambridge. As many have said, he looks to be lacking a bit of confidence at the moment.
Ollie always looks confident.
Said when he is back?
Ollie
 

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Every member of the squad including goalkeepers should be able to take penalties. The more they practise the luckier they get.
 

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I would feel happier knowing the replacement for Neal taking penalties. Over the season I think we may well have a few knowing the tricky players we have. OW is more experienced now and Jensen looks very capable. I wonder how many penalties have been awarded to us each season since promotion to this league. I remember Neal and OW winning penalties, I don't know any others though.
 

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According to transfermarkt (which doesn't seem to include shoot-outs) career stats are:

Jensen 2/2
Forss 2/2
Benrahma 2/2
Marcondes 4/6
Watkins 1/3
Canos 0/1
Ogbene 0/1
 

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Whomever it is should be told not to hit it down the middle and chase height.
 

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According to transfermarkt (which doesn't seem to include shoot-outs) career stats are:

Jensen 2/2
Forss 2/2
Benrahma 2/2
Marcondes 4/6
Watkins 1/3
Canos 0/1
Ogbene 0/1
Was Canos' for a Spain youth team or a Liverpool reserve team game? Never taken one for us and can't remember him having one for Norwich
 

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Raya probably strikes the ball as well as anyone in the team??? Might be caught out of position should he miss, though!
 

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I wonder how many penalties have been awarded to us each season since promotion to this league. I remember Neal and OW winning penalties, I don't know any others though.
I was thinking we don't get many and so it could be an academic question.
 

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Odd comment. Maupay is centre forward, known for his finishing.

What are the people saying Jensen basing it on?
The fact that he strikes the ball well and is clearly calm under pressure? Not all the best penalty takers are centre forwards...
 

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The fact that he strikes the ball well and is clearly calm under pressure? Not all the best penalty takers are centre forwards...
Aubameyang has the weirdest and most illogical technique going, he only looks towards the goal and keeper and never looks down to the ball during his action and strike through. His pen miss cost Arsenal the 3pts in the N London derby at Wembley last season and in all probability CL qualification.

Not directly related to this thread but I'd go for someone like Jensen....calm, composed and full of technique (a bit like Fabregas who was the nominated Arsenal pen taker btw).

Strikers aren't always the best when it's not instinctive and reactive.
 
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