Who should take our penalties?

Who should be our regular penalty taker?


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Well, this season we have had more chances to have a look at our penalty takers than usual what with the 2 shootouts in the League Cup. And after missing 2 against Exeter today, I think that something needs to change. Too often we throw away what should almost certainly be a goal, and we were lucky today that missing 2 didn't matter with the scoreline.

Usually it defaults between KOC and Charlie, but as much as they work so hard for the team i don't think penalties are really the strongest part of their game. In fact after Weston was the one to step up to the second penalty today, I think that the gentlemans agreement Kev and Charlie had might be over...

The poll includes all of the players who have put their names forward in shootouts lately whether they play regularly or not (and Simpson).

So who do we think penalty responsibility should go to in future?
 

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Ben Hamer, because if he misses there will be a huge scramble towards our goal!! Adds to the excitement..................
 

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Probably should be Hunt if he starts but I would go for Spillane he seems to have a decent penalty alright he missed at Birmingham but sent the keeper the wrong way was just a bit unlucky it hit the bar.
 
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I hear that Simmo wanted to take it.

My money would be on Alexander taking the next one.

I have no problem if Charlie takes them but puts his foot through the ball its when he places them that he misses.
 

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What makes Spillane such a popular choice? :scratch:

Because he tends to play most games and is an alternative to Charlie/KOC, no point choosing Hunt or Saunders as they wont be regulars. Simpson might be good but have not seen him take a pen.:confused:
 

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All depends who is on the pitch. I think Kev has missed enough over the years not be first choice, likewise Charlie.

My first choice would always be Hunt but of the starters I suppose it must be Alexander's turn.
 

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Not myles, could read a mile off where he was going to put it!
 

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Because he tends to play most games and is an alternative to Charlie/KOC, no point choosing Hunt or Saunders as they wont be regulars. Simpson might be good but have not seen him take a pen.:confused:


He's also missed one this week though which seems to be the spark for this thread starting.
 
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What makes Spillane such a popular choice? :scratch:

I would personally go for Spillane, as his penalty in the shootout against Everton was very good. The pressure got to him against Birmingham, but I think that he looks to put penalties beyond doubt, whereas Charlie and Kev can both hit pretty weak ones.

For me it is between Spillane, Hunt and Saunders, and Spillane is the only one of them who plays regularly.
 

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Gary alexander should be taking them IMO
 
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Dependent on them being on the pitch, in this order, Hunt, Forster then Kev. Voted for Kev though as he's the most likely to be playing of those. Also, those doubting KOC have short memories of the Southend game last year:

I like King Kev, but he is just not a great penalty taker. He has scored his fair share, (and missed some) but at the same time he always gives the goalkeeper a chance. I have never seen kev put the ball well out of the keepers reach.
 

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I wonder how many we have missed over the past 3 seasons?? Never kept count but it's a fair few I reckon!!
 

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I would LOVE to have Paul Evans back please, just for the pens!
 

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hunt every time. he always does well with set pieces, kev can be good sometimes but has a tendency to cannon his free kicks into the wall
 

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Through all my 30 years of watching The Bees, when it comes to crucial penalties we seem to go awol. Huddersfield play off semi still hurts.
As such, if we're going to take them off Kev ( my initial vote) give them to the most unlikely candidate. Can't be any worse.
RICHARD LEE
 

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You choose one and stick with him,don't change every 2 missed Penalties.
KOC fo me.
 
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Kev O'Connor every time for me. Yesterday he put it down the middle which he never does. Normally he places them high in the corner.

I'd stick with him if I was AS.
 
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Kev O'Connor every time for me. Yesterday he put it down the middle which he never does. Normally he places them high in the corner.

I'd stick with him if I was AS.

Oh come on, Kev has never put a penalty high in the corner, at least not in the last few seasons. I want a penalty taker that puts every penalty beyond doubt. Hunt would be my choice, but he doesn't play often enough, so I would go for Spillane as his penalty against Everton was placed perfectly.
 

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They should get" STAN THE MAN" down the training ground once a week, i dont think he missed one for us,
 

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Markybee is the man!

I have never seen him miss.
 

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Does any statto have how many Kev has scored missed over the years to hand? It's probably a decent ratio but he just never looks convincing to me when he's taking them.
 

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Does any statto have how many Kev has scored missed over the years to hand? It's probably a decent ratio but he just never looks convincing to me when he's taking them.

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but there might be one or two :computer: who i know keep records, so they might have it listed somewhere as to how many penalties we've had in the last 3 years and who and how many have been missed or scored.
 
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I can think if 5 he has missed:

Oldham, Scunny, Barnet, Southampton and Exeter
 

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Through all my 30 years of watching The Bees, when it comes to crucial penalties we seem to go awol. Huddersfield play off semi still hurts.
As such, if we're going to take them off Kev ( my initial vote) give them to the most unlikely candidate. Can't be any worse.
RICHARD LEE

We have become better in pen shoot outs in recent years. You always knew Batesy wouldn't score, but he was always one of the 1st 5. When you see the quality of pens against Everton, it all seems to come down to an individual decision on the day how a penalty taker takes the pen. and, consequently, whether or not he is going to score. Charlie's during the match was completely different from the one he scored in the shoot out (which was obviously the better of the 2). Why didn't he do it that way 1st time round?

Ironically, after Tuesday, the whole world now knows that Woodman places his firmly hit penalty kicks down the middle. He's going to have to change that if nominated again!
 

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We have become better in pen shoot outs in recent years. You always knew Batesy wouldn't score, but he was always one of the 1st 5. When you see the quality of pens against Everton, it all seems to come down to an individual decision on the day how a penalty taker takes the pen. and, consequently, whether or not he is going to score. Charlie's during the match was completely different from the one he scored in the shoot out (which was obviously the better of the 2). Why didn't he do it that way 1st time round?

Ironically, after Tuesday, the whole world now knows that Woodman places his firmly hit penalty kicks down the middle. He's going to have to change that if nominated again!

When Charlie took his two against Gillingham last season he placed the first one low to the keepers right - and it only just went in - the second one was the best I've seen him score high to the other side.
 
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I think people are all for Kev retaining the responsibility according to the poll...

But maybe he needs a bit more practice on the training pitch
 
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I think people are all for Kev retaining the responsibility according to the poll...

But maybe he needs a bit more practice on the training pitch

it's easy on the training pitch with no pressure.
 

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Definitely Hunt if he's on the pitch, the guy is a set-piece specialist and his penalty against Birmingham was perfect.

Otherwise, Kev or Charlie.
 
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it's easy on the training pitch with no pressure.

If that was the case then they wouldn't bother training for anything.

Practice makes perfect, I would back a player who practises penalties every day over one who doesn't, even though 'its easy on the training field with no pressure'
 
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