Inability to convert corners?

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Inability to convert corners?

by 2 world wars, 1 world cup » 26 Sep 2010 03:07

Just picking up on the observation by BBC Berks that we had 22 (or 24?) corners without scoring and was wondering what peoples'
views were.

I think it's probably ok and we're actually not too bad at corners.

Maybe the stattos can enlighten us on a reasonable goal:corner ratio?

With the likes of Harte and Mills would you have expected maybe something to come of all of that?

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by pea » 26 Sep 2010 09:25

To be honest I'm surprised we didn't convert one, were usually alright at corners. Still, Howards delivery from corners in the games I've seen has been sublime so maybe we missed him. Last season we had corners split between him Bertrand and Sig and now we've gottthe new guy taking them and the others arnt quite in tune with Hartes style.

I'm speculating, I wasn't there.

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Huntley & Palmer » 26 Sep 2010 09:35

We never score from corners historically. Don't know why

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by under the tin » 26 Sep 2010 09:41

Not true.
Near post bullet headers were Les Chappell's speciality :wink:

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Chaney » 26 Sep 2010 10:02

Huntley & Palmer We never score from corners historically. Don't know why


did you watch the Leicester game?


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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Barry the bird boggler » 26 Sep 2010 10:15

It would be good to know what the average stats are for scoring from corners. Personally I think we're well below that average. Yesterday we had 24 corners and nearly all of them were awful.

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by loyalroyal4life » 26 Sep 2010 10:28

Chaney
Huntley & Palmer We never score from corners historically. Don't know why


did you watch the Leicester game?



Harte struggled with corners yesterday, he didnt even put half of them past the first defender

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by juanpablo » 26 Sep 2010 10:33

over the years ive always thought we were shit at corners think it piked up a bit when Pardew came in, we started doing some nice set pieces all round

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by SLAMMED » 26 Sep 2010 10:50

Would help if Harte could get the ball over head height.


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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by leww_rfc » 26 Sep 2010 10:52

Shorey Corner. Kitson Head. :cry:

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Rev Algenon Stickleback H » 26 Sep 2010 11:06

I'm sure I read somewhere that on average, once corner in 20 results in a goal, so on average, we did worse than expected.

It's just rare to get that many ina game, so you don't notice as much.

A quick search suggests it's even less than that
http://www.sunshinecoastfootball.com.au ... _Kicks.pdf

Their figure is just 2.7% of corners result in a goal.

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by SLAMMED » 26 Sep 2010 11:09

Rev Algenon Stickleback H
Their figure is just 2.7% of corners result in a goal.


It's interesting because we seem to cheer a lot when we get corners :lol:

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by JC » 26 Sep 2010 11:19

Huntley & Palmer We never score from corners historically. Don't know why


That's not quite true. I seem to recall in the Steven Hunt era we had a purple patch where we scored from quite a lot of corners. I particularly remember his near post corners which were flicked on and caused mayhem - something that happened once yesterday when Jimmy (who else) did the same and the ball bounced all over the place. On balance, however, I though Harte's corners were rubbish yesterday


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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Ryn » 26 Sep 2010 11:35

Something I've picked up on before. I think we should be converting more corners.

Getting a ball above head height would definitely be a good start, though perhaps we should be practising more in training the art of attacking a corner ball as well.

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Elliott » 26 Sep 2010 12:05

A couple of seasons ago we were devestating from corners, I seem to remember both our goals coming from Bikey headers in our first home game back in the Championship (Plymouth?) and we just went on from there scoring from a corner once every 2 or 3 games?!

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by WoodleyRoyal » 26 Sep 2010 12:16

of the 18 goals harte got for carlise something like 10 of those were headers from corners id rather him in the box tbh

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Wycombe Royal » 26 Sep 2010 12:39

I don't think the problem was not scoring from, it was the fact that (if my memory is correct) we didn't even get a single effort on target from one of them. In fact it was worse than that, we didn't even threaten their goal from any of them.

Ian Harte would be of much more use in the penalty area so I don't understand why he is taking the corners.......

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by WoodleyRoyal » 26 Sep 2010 12:42

although a bullet header yesterday kebe's not great in the air im sure he could have a good conrner

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by URZZ » 26 Sep 2010 14:17

Huntley & Palmer We never score from corners historically. Don't know why




Doyle's wanger tends to differ in opinion. Don't know why

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Re: Inability to convert corners?

by Kitson12 » 26 Sep 2010 14:48

I think Harte was finding his range yesterday, having not taken corners for us so far. He scored with a free-kick, so I'm not overly bothered that his corners weren't great.

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