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    Free kicks

    When was the last time we scored direct from a free kick having a think it may have been Nisbet.Generally we are very poor at them and most end up in someone's bovril or pizza.


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    When was the last time we scored direct from a free kick having a think it may have been Nisbet.Generally we are very poor at them and most end up in someone's bovril or pizza.
    I think every team is pretty poor at them to be fair. Sure I seen a stat a few years back saying Ronaldo hadn't scored a direct free kick in around 70 attempts

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    With riordan On they it sometimes felt like a penalty cause he was that good and clinical on them

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    Can't imagine we're better or worse than anyone else. Obviously guys like Ward Prowse or Messi score regularly but even then it's maybe 3 or 4 a season.

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    I think Magennis might be able to do the damage from 20-25yds.

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    Think was Nisbet last season but I'm sure he scored two but could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambo View Post
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    Think was Nisbet last season but I'm sure he scored two but could be wrong.
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    In fairness itís a very very difficult skill.

    If you were to score 2 a season youíre doing well.

    Im not sure who should be taking for us. Magennis, Allan, Boyle, Newell or Nisbet? You imagine they all have the technique and confidence to try.

    Porteous even had a go the other week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordin3 View Post
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    When was the last time we scored direct from a free kick having a think it may have been Nisbet.Generally we are very poor at them and most end up in someone's bovril or pizza.
    Is all this because some jambo scored at the weekend?

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    Whoever takes them all I know is it shouldn't be Nisbet, he seems to be the default guy but he's actually pretty poor at them.

    For what it's worth, Hearts have that Kingsley guy who seems to have scored a few already this season, both old firm teams and the odd team outside of old firm are also dangerous from them.

    In summary, I think we could do better from the opportunities we get, especially with Boyle constantly fouled outside the box.

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    It's not something you can really coach to be honest, you can either hit a great dead ball or you can't. Beckham used to spend 3 or 4 hours after training hitting free kick after free kick but he did say he was always pretty good at dead balls anyway.

    If you're lucky enough to have a naturally gifted dead ball striker in your squad then great, if not, you do your best with what you've got. We've got a couple of players who can hit a decent enough dead ball but don't seem to have a natural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moulin Yarns View Post
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    Are we not letting Porto have another shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    Are we not letting Porto have another shot?
    It'll happen. For them to try it during a match, he must have been hitting them well enough in training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Exile View Post
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    It's not something you can really coach to be honest, you can either hit a great dead ball or you can't. Beckham used to spend 3 or 4 hours after training hitting free kick after free kick but he did say he was always pretty good at dead balls anyway.

    If you're lucky enough to have a naturally gifted dead ball striker in your squad then great, if not, you do your best with what you've got. We've got a couple of players who can hit a decent enough dead ball but don't seem to have a natural.
    Funny that cause I think itís one of the things you can absolutely coach and Improve on with practice. I know first hand how spending time on it improves you and if I was doing it as part of full time training every day or so Iíd definitely improve. Do agree there is a natural element where some are better technically though

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    This is one of my constant frustrations! When we get a free outside the box there's always a buzz of anticipation.

    What happens? The ball sails over the bar and we shrug our shoulders and trudge away yet again. To be fair it's the same all over the country. Even Ronaldo has hardly been prolific of late, as stated above.

    Try something different! Get in behind the defence somehow. Tricky through balls, wall passes etc. What do they do in training for heavens sake? Same old, same old it seems to me.

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    When was the last time we scored direct from a free kick having a think it may have been Nisbet.Generally we are very poor at them and most end up in someone's bovril or pizza.
    Bring back Mallan

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    Take a leaf out Ceniís bookÖ despite being a ďbambiĒ incredible record.

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    Bring back Mallan
    About 3 years since he last scored one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    Are we not letting Porto have another shot?
    He should be taking every FK against the Huns.

    They're petrified of the big bad bogeyman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Exile View Post
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    It's not something you can really coach to be honest, you can either hit a great dead ball or you can't. Beckham used to spend 3 or 4 hours after training hitting free kick after free kick but he did say he was always pretty good at dead balls anyway.

    If you're lucky enough to have a naturally gifted dead ball striker in your squad then great, if not, you do your best with what you've got. We've got a couple of players who can hit a decent enough dead ball but don't seem to have a natural.
    Practise is the key. Somebody needs to go out in the afternoon and hit tens of free kicks. I think Boyle has the potential because of the power in his shot and fairly good at placing the ball for penalties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FilipinoHibs View Post
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    Practise is the key. Somebody needs to go out in the afternoon and hit tens of free kicks. I think Boyle has the potential because of the power in his shot and fairly good at placing the ball for penalties.
    I kind of agree. Pracise is the key but power is not the complete answer. Older viewers may remember Blackpool's Mickey Walsh scoring Match of the Days GOTS, mid 70s. He scored a few like it and always put it down to small feet putting more spin on the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smartie View Post
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    Are we not letting Porto have another shot?
    Iíd let Porto have a shot at Morelos, Gerrard and Nick Walsh last man standing wins.

    GGTTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unseen work View Post
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    In fairness itís a very very difficult skill.

    If you were to score 2 a season youíre doing well.

    Im not sure who should be taking for us. Magennis, Allan, Boyle, Newell or Nisbet? You imagine they all have the technique and confidence to try.

    Porteous even had a go the other week.
    I am sure Hearts have scored two in the last few weeks. Even Mallan who struck a lovely ball didn't score huge numbers. Nisbets was a cracker when he first came but he could hit a barn door thereafter. We have even tried Porteous having a go such is our poor success rate. No idea who I'd have taking them as our set pieces and crossing are generally pretty poor. Cadden may be worth a go as he can whip in crosses which is a similar skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    This is one of my constant frustrations! When we get a free outside the box there's always a buzz of anticipation.

    What happens? The ball sails over the bar and we shrug our shoulders and trudge away yet again. To be fair it's the same all over the country. Even Ronaldo has hardly been prolific of late, as stated above.

    Try something different! Get in behind the defence somehow. Tricky through balls, wall passes etc. What do they do in training for heavens sake? Same old, same old it seems to me.
    That's probably the way to go.

    The opposition put half of their team in one specific area nowhere near either the ball or the goal - play around it and surely we'd carve out an opportunity that's more likely to lead to a goal than trying to hit the ball over a wall and back down, which is what the keeper is expecting.
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