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Oh no, Sidwell wants to take penalties.

Oh no, Sidwell wants to take penalties.

Steve Sidwell yesterday claimed that he is happy to put himself forward to take penalties following Villa`s less then impressive record this season.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "Whether it`s in a shoot-out or in a game where the regular penalty taker isn`t there, I will always step up and take one."

In this case, let`s hope that the regular penalty taker is ALWAYS there.

He went on to say: "I would rather have the courage to take one and not score, rather than regret not taking one. There were times when I was a kid when I didn`t put my hand up to take a penalty and afterwards I always wished I had."

I can just see it now… Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final, 0-0 after extra time, up steps Steve Sidwell for the deciding penalty. HE`S MISSED! Sidwell puts it way, way over the bar.



Lest we forget the Peace Cup final when his penalty shootout miss could have proven more costly if not for the heroics of Brad Guzan. When I think back to the match against Bolton, I still shudder when I think how he missed that absolute sitter following Milner`s penalty miss.

Well if he can`t get it in the net first time of asking, and he can`t get it in the net second time of asking, then I hope that if he does "put his hand up" the rest of the team just pretend he isn`t there - much like when he`s playing for the first team.


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Writer:JayVFC
Date:Saturday December 5 2009
Time: 10:00AM

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A little harsh. He can certainly thump a ball. How much control he has is another story I guess.
Adam Deuce
05/12/2009 10:04:00
0
A little harsh. He can certainly thump a ball. How much control he has is another story I guess.
Adam Deuce
05/12/2009 10:04:00
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Let Heskey take em. He has to score somehow.
centrelink1
05/12/2009 10:14:00
0
very harsh indeed
clarkamus
05/12/2009 10:14:00
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Let Heskey take em. He has to score somehow.
centrelink1
05/12/2009 10:14:00
0
very harsh indeed
clarkamus
05/12/2009 10:14:00
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Can never understand why strikers don't take the penalties, scoring is their job isn't it? Not sure re: Sidwell taking them but at least he is willing to step up I guess. Still think Milner (if our strikers can't be bothered... arrgghhh) should be the regular taker.
The Fear
05/12/2009 10:35:00
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Can never understand why strikers don't take the penalties, scoring is their job isn't it? Not sure re: Sidwell taking them but at least he is willing to step up I guess. Still think Milner (if our strikers can't be bothered... arrgghhh) should be the regular taker.
The Fear
05/12/2009 10:35:00
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With Downing back that problem should be gone now and Im glad too, its been very embrassing when we miss those penatlys
__villa__
05/12/2009 11:42:00
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With Downing back that problem should be gone now and Im glad too, its been very embrassing when we miss those penatlys
__villa__
05/12/2009 11:42:00
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