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This Player’s Absence Has Caused Steve Bruce A Penalty Problem


The absence of Matt Ritchie not only gives Steve Bruce selection issues but also he has to identify a new penalty taker for the next few months. There is not a lot of experience in the squad with penalties.

This is what Steve Bruce said as reported in the Shields Gazette about the penalty situation in Ritchie’s absence.

“Matt Ritchie was our taker. We have to find a new one now. That’s one thing we’ve been doing on the training ground.

“Joelinton took one in training the other day. Jonjo and Isaac smashed them in the top corner, Muto and Schar missed.”

Of these likely replacements for Ritchie, none have much experience in taking penalties. Judging by the penalty shoot-out at Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, both Jonjo and Hayden were not too convincing in their attempts. However, both Muto and Schar took excellent penalties.

Joelinton’s history with penalty taking is minimal at best. Last season at Hoffenheim, Andrej Kramaric took 7 of the 8 total penalties with Vincenzo Grifo taking the other.

However, at Rapid Vienna Joelinton took 3 penalties and converted 2 of them over his two seasons there.

Andy Carroll also did not take many penalties while at West Ham with Mark Noble being their usual taker. Big Andy’s last penalty was in April of 2016, which was a successful one.

With the lack of an obvious choice, we would expect Joelinton to be the penalty taker if we get awarded one in the next few months. Though we wouldn’t be surprised with Fabian Schar getting the nod as he seems to have the perfect temperament for it.


101 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #41

    Toon I seem to have to keep coming up with creative examples to try and get through to your pea sized brain.

    Imagine I posted about winning the lottery. I said I’ve bought 20 tickets but actually I don’t think I will win as I never win anything so it just won’t happen. In your logic that means I am saying I don’t want to win the lottery.

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  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #42

    Since you seem to have missed the above posts here it is again

    He continued: “I am aware that the majority of football club owners are committed and passionate about their clubs. They recognise that fans are the pulse that keeps football clubs alive. However, too many clubs are being driven to the ground with no mechanism in place for fans to flag up misconduct.”

    http://www.fsf.org.uk/latest-news/view/chester-mps-bill-calls-for-tough-and-independent-regulation-of-football

    Chi Onwurah has already talked of this up in parliament
    He wont talk to the fans, isnt meeting his requirement with fans forums
    His actions might force Rangers out of business
    He is currently spreading his influence through the leagues

    Its obvious you so wish it wasnt a possibility

    You claim to actually support the toon ?

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  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #43

    Nufc83

    You will say anything and everything to defend a guy who might leave the club in tatters
    maybe gone forever

    While pretending to be a fan

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #44

    Might you explain how you claim to support any club with such a view on a guy who is only here to expolit the game for his own gain ?

    Hopefully without insults or swearing ?

    If ya can

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #45

    Ed Harrison

    Just noticed down the side
    Makes all of this kinda irrelevant really

    Get well soon

    7
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #46

    More crazy mumbling and links to a post/quotes that would have minimal to no impact on Ashley.

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #47

    I don’t want to win the lottery Toon. What about OJ Simpson what do you think?

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #48

    What is my view on the guy? I posted a long one the other day talking about my exact feelings about our lovely owner. You just ignore them ones though.

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #49

    Nufc-83

    So your just fully going to defend him now ?
    You dont seem to care about the legislation ?

    Lets hope it never happens ?

    Ill give you the benefit of the doubt and say youve been drinking

    0
  • dougie

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #50

    nufc 83 and Munster,what a pair of rats,how much is the slug paying you.PR parasites

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #51

    Nufc-83

    You can say what you like about Jabba , its window dressing

    😉

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #52

    All the best, Ed!

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #53

    Theres more than just those two

    All say they hate the guy
    All defend him in their own way

    Who wouldnt be hopeful parliament will deal with the guy ?
    If he is innocent he has nothing to fear

    But no they dread it

    4
  • IrishRob

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #54

    @5:68pm #8…..
    I don’t give a FÚCK!!

    1
  • IrishRob

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #55

    @5:58pm*

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #56

    Dougie go put the next needle in your arm mate and calm down.

    Toon think lottery that will give you a hint.

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #57

    Honestly

    What are you on about, you not making any sense

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #58

    The 70 old father of a 12 year old is at his tricks again.

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #59

    Being insulting to people who hope Jabba will be removed

    Pretends to support the toon

    Sounds very , very familiar

    3
  • Just a fan

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #60

    I hope toon22 hasn’t spawned
    Imagen the chaos to the blog

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #61

    Nufc-83,
    You absolute weasel, show me any evidence of where fans are expecting Mike Ashley to put in 100M a year of his own money, nobody is even expecting him to put in the 20M a year he first promised, are you deliberately winding people up.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #62

    Irishrob,
    You will do if The Wife see’s that and puts you on the naughty step for a day or two and that idiot Munster manages to get more ‘firsts’ than you in tomorrow.

    8
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #63

    Nufc 83

    Hows the windy city

    4
  • Mindshaft

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #64

    Toon22 – got to agree with nufc-83, they can’t force Ashley to sell nufc , if he’s stealing money he’ll be prosecuted but I would imagine he’s doing nothing illegal albeit possibly immoral , they can’t force him to update training ground / sjp etc

    3
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #65

    Jail so what are you expecting Ashley to do if he’s said he won’t invest? He doesn’t care about the club but how is that going to get him legally to be forced to sell it makes no sense.

    1
  • dougie

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #66

    Lol nufc 83 your a proper twerp,you make no sense,do yourself a favour and keep off the wine gums.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #67

    There you go mindshaft gets it.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #68

    Twerp ha not heard that for ages. It gave me a laugh though! Go back to sleep now.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #69

    Nufc-83,
    Never mind about that, where is there ANY evidence that fans are asking Ashley to put in £100M a year of his own money.

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #70

    The jibberish i am posting is exactly what Toon posts to anyone who doesn’t share his opinion and it gets very annoying as I can see you guys are feeling it lol. I thought the lottery example is valid though and not sure how anyone reading it can’t see my point.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #71

    People are trying to prosecute Ashley for not investing is the point Jail. I used 100m I could of used 2m.

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #72

    Just a fan

    You turning up proves Nufc83 is JIB

    A very sad lonely individual at best, couldnt hack your banishment could you

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #73

    Mindshaft

    Ok what about his involvement with Rangers and Oldham ?
    He is spreading through football

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #74

    Nufc 83

    Shame Ashley isn’t as transparent as you.

    Twerp? You’re the one who looks like Mr Mgoo

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #75

    Its ya typical JIB rubbish

    Im guessing hes been on the pop so long now he cant help himself lol

    1
  • IrishRob

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #76

    No jail I wouldn’t, Hobbit(deliberate) is a clown. What kinda person tells grown Ass people they cant swear like we are are school kids, or like children are going to read it and be somehow offended to the point of ruin like they have never head the word FÚCK before. Its ridiculous jail.

    6
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #77

    JIB cant stay away
    Hes not a mackem he knows too much about the toon
    Acts like hes PR and defends Jabba

    Hiya JIB

    Poor show again

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #78

    Nufc-83,
    I never even mentioned him legally selling up, are you all there mate?

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #79

    IrishRob

    FYI

    The guy who owns and runs the blog is in America
    It is frowned upon greatly to swear

    Just dont do it

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #80

    Jail for Ashley

    Think hes been on the pop all day lol

    Its never Jabbas fault

    0

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