PK's and The Crew

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by Looper121, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Looper121

    Looper121 Member

    United States
    Jun 19, 2003
    Sec 104
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good God, why can't this team make a Penalty kick?
     
  2. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch Member

    May 16, 1999
    Old Gridania
    Jesus hates us.
     
  3. Captain Splarg

    Apr 25, 1999
    Pacific Grove, CA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Adin Brown's mom is in a cult.
     
  4. Looper121

    Looper121 Member

    United States
    Jun 19, 2003
    Sec 104
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wish I could add Red Cards, and Own Goals to the title. Make this thread a little more well rounded. Like the Crew, they are the essence of being well rounded.
     
  5. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    i read this as

    "Adin Brown's mom is a cvnt."
     
  6. Pauncho

    Pauncho Member+

    Mar 2, 1999
    Bexley, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does anyone know what the OLD league record for missed penalty kicks was?
     
  7. Raoul

    Raoul New Member

    Sep 19, 1999
    Downtown Dublin
    How about consecutive PKs?
     
  8. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I'm not mistaken, we've now missed five out of the last six, going back to last year's playoffs.

    I'm not a professional player.
    I'm never going to be a professional player.
    I'm not the picture of fitness.
    I broke my ankle ten months ago, and I'm just now starting to play again.
    And if I missed five out of my next six PK attempts...

    I'D STOP PLAYING!!!!!!!

    Friggin' unbelievable.
     
  9. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    To be fair, you did actually convert about 20 in a row before the playoff meltdown.

    Spoiled much? :p
     
  10. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2 things.

    1. No, a PK should be a 96% shot. Meaning you should make 24 of 25 attempts. If you practice PKs and you are a professional player, you should be able to walk up, stroke it, and have it hit one of the 4 corners with virtually no chance for the keeper.

    2. I see you live in Ellicott City, MD. Along the main drag, right off of I-70, a bit past the Stone Crab place, do they still have that sub/pizza shop? I think it was called "Freebies"? Spent a couple years in the area a while ago, just wondering if that place was still around.
     
  11. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How hard is it to put the ball upper 90? I mean, I used to practice PKs all the time when I was about 19, and probably 85% of the time I'd drive it (with power) upper 90 (pick your side), and the other 15% I'd ping it off the woodwork.

    Why can't these pros do that? Seriously. Why? They can't possibly not have the time to take 100 penalties a day. All it takes is one or two players willing to work on this every day after practice. 20 in a row is impressive, but missing 5 of 6 is pathetic.
     
  12. One Clean Sheet

    One Clean Sheet New Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    How many points has these missed chances cost the crew?
     
  13. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, looking at the scores, and assuming nothing else about the matches would have changed, they've cost us only two points. But you can't remove the psychological effect of letting these chances go by the boards. A play like a missed PK changes the attitude of every player on the field.
     
  14. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    It's not just a first-team thing, in the reserve game today Steven Armstrong was denied on a PK by Troy Perkins.
     
  15. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    If you're English you get used to your team missing penalties. Especially in shoot outs. Against the Germans and Portuguese and the Argies and you get the idea.
     
  16. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    and i 'spose you could ask dutch fans whether they feel its better to have a PK taken, be on target and saved, or to have it not be on goal at all...
     
  17. crewzer1308

    crewzer1308 New Member

    May 11, 2004
    Ohio
    I think that the PK spot is cursed from Tony Sanneh!
     
  18. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    as long as its saved i dont mind, unless it is a weak ass shot.
     
  19. One Clean Sheet

    One Clean Sheet New Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    If you are Dutch, It does not matter if you score or not, it is whether the kick was attractive and pleasant to watch.
     

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