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Surely we should be varying our free kick taking a little bit?
Ronaldo never looks like scoring from them anymore.

I know we have had these kind of threads before, but it was a good while ago.

so...2 questions:

1. Who should be taking our free kicks instead?

and with players that are good in the air like Vidic, Ronaldo etc...

2. should we not be floating or whipping a few more of them into the box?
 
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I remember starting a similar thread not so long ago and he went and scored two free kicks in the next game :( :D

I'm saying nothing this time :p
 

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Berbatov can place them very nicely, just look them up on youtube. Tevez is good at them as well, and Rooney has scored from them.

Giggs should be taking every single one of them that calls for a left footed effort. He ALWAYS puts them on the goal. Not to mention, he's great at whipping in the crosses, which I think we should do more often, due to the height we have at our disposal.
 

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I remember starting a similar thread not so long ago and he went and scored two free kicks in the next game :( :D

I'm saying nothing this time :p
Yeah I remember that :D Thats why I started this one, so it would be a jinx
and he bangs one in against Blackburn ;)
 

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yeah i was thinking today he hasnt scored one and sadly its really becoming a liability cause there mostly good chances and generally wasted

imo his ratio for scoring the free kicks is like 1 in 20 and about 3 in 10 on target its not really good enough (im not saying he isnt) i know hargo can take them but of corse hes not available to play at the moment, and naturally giggs can but he wont play every game so my call is rooney tevez or berbatov they have all been known to score from free kicks
 

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i think someone has stopeed waving page 3 behind the goals, maybe cause berba is scoring now. Just get someone to wave the page 3 again, ull see the thunderbolts again in the back of the net.
 

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I think Giggs or Berbatov should take the ones closer to the edge of the box let Ronaldo hit them from further out and Giggs whip them in from the wings.

Everytime time Ronaldo steps up i say to people watch this he's due a rocket but no he hits the wall or fires way over:mad:
 

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think his just on a bit of a bad run. happens to the best of players. he'll be back on a scoring run again eventually. we all know he can do it as proven last season. just gotta be patient. but he aint gonna get back to that form if we take them away from him
 

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Not getting very close these days....hopefully Jazz has posted this thread at exactly the right time...;)

On the positive side I thought his free kicks from either side of the box today were mostly excellent - not shots, good pace, good height.
 

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Not getting very close these days....hopefully Jazz has posted this thread at exactly the right time...;)

On the positive side I thought his free kicks from either side of the box today were mostly excellent - not shots, good pace, good height.
You know it!!
Im taking one for the team here :D
 

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^ i think we should do it the old way pass to scholes and Boom :D


imo Hargreaves should be our main freekicker when hes back but at this moment Ronaldo is the best what we got even tho he waste many shots on the wall but he can score some nice free kicks
 

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Well...Tevez is a good free kick taker....as well as Giggs.Those 2 would be first ones for me. Second Choices would be Berba and Rooney.
Hargo is a great free kick taker, but he's injured:(
 

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hargo ........once he is back

may be giggs from the left

carrick used to take some for spurs i think

rooney scored from a freekick on his debut

and what about TOSIC?
 

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Ronaldo shouldn't take all our free kicks, ok when he does hit right, it's amazing and lethal, and the keeper has no chance.

But 99% he hits the bloody wall and it goes nowhere - a wasted chance, IMO we shouldn't risk him taking all of them on the off chance that one will go in. I think Giggsy is a quality free kick taker but only from a short distance 25 yards or closer. Hargreaves is also very good. But Ronaldo should take any that are 25 yards or more out.

As for whipping them in more, I agree I think from the side we shoiuld whip them in rather than try and shoot, with players like Vida, Ronny, Rio we are always going to cause trouble.
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Surely we should be varying our free kick taking a little bit?
Ronaldo never looks like scoring from them anymore.

I know we have had these kind of threads before, but it was a good while ago.

so...2 questions:

1. Who should be taking our free kicks instead?

and with players that are good in the air like Vidic, Ronaldo etc...

2. should we not be floating or whipping a few more of them into the box?

Yes, we should. He does have the ability, but ffs, how many times are you gonna score from 35 yards? I can't stand it when he lines up one of these shots from a mile away. Its selfish and in some cases, shows very little respect to the opposition. Close in, grand, smash them, give them a go and see what happens, but its ones far out that will have a good ending once in every 20/30 shots. I'd much rather seeing a ball played out wide, full back rushing on, whipping in a cross and if its cleared, so what? Better then a ball in Row ZZ.

Also, Giggsy, Rooney (To an extent), Hargo (If he ever gets fit:rolleyes:) are well capable of hitting a free on their day. I love those ones where you lay them off to a player completly un-marked, usually scholes. But I do think we should vary our free taking.

Prior Ronaldo, Beckham was our best free kick taker...and how was his shot ot goal ratio? A lot better the Ronaldos, why? He didn't take them from 30+ yards...



When was Ronaldo's last free kick goal anyways? Stoke at home was it? When Sorenson made pigeon hole of it? :p :p :p
 

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He's absolute bollocks at them - always has been.

When he scores them they are cracking, but 9 times out of 10 they are into the wall.
he looks a twat standing there like he's royalty, then goes and hits the first man.
 
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