Rooney's free kick...

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    The Azzurri Full Member

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    is shite to say the least. Think he has only scored one goal from a free kick (his debut), since then he was nowhere near scoring another free kick goal. So what happen? Is it a fluck that he scored 'that' goal? Should Berbatov be given a chance to take it? Discuss.
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    Do you ever say anything good about Rooney?
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    Xander45 Know-It-All Champion May 2009

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    Berbatov too has only scored the one freekick i can think of. And the one on his debut was no fluck.
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    Ixion Full Member

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    The Fenerbahce wall for that freekick he did score was a shambles.

    Still though, he may have only got the one but hes always the first person I want to step up and take one.
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    olesmyhero Emmy Moses

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    I've been saying for a while to have Carrick take one.
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    Thing is, he tries to curl it and doesn't get the height right. I think someone should tee him off and he should whack it ala Gerrard/Lampard. Would do better then.
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    kietotheworld Banned

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    He hit the woodwork once against Arsenal in the 4-2.
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    He's flucking excellent!
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    I was really hoping that having watched Ronaldo perfect his technique that one of our lads would have picked up some tips (because lets face it, Ronaldo's shooting wasn't flash when he first came to United).

    For some reason Rooney goes for too much curl and either overhits it, or the shot just lacks any kind of venom to trouble the keeper. Wouldn't say it's shite, but it's definitely not good to warrant him being our regular taker. The technique doesn't seem quite right yet.
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    mustaine Full Member

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    I'm a huge Rooney fan but he cannot take free kicks, we don't seem to have anybody (playing regularly) outside of Giggs that can take them.

    Oh and since Fabio is a free kick expert (or supposed to be), shouldn't he take them when he's on?
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    He's come close a few times this season, I think. I also wouldn't mind Anderson taking one (:houllier:) but he has a very powerful shot on him that would be lethal if he got his placement bit worked out. The shot that he took on yesterday that rose over the bar was an absolute rocket. Had it been on target, no goalie would have saved it.
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    UnofficialDevil Anti Scottish

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    I do miss Beckhams free kicks

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    unique style, we havent really got a specialist any more, I wonder what Oberdear could do...
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    Hargreaves is decent, he should get freekick duty if he ever plays again.

    Giggs is quality too, I'd love to know how many freekicks hes scored.
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    Beckham was far away the best free kick taker I've seen at United

    up there with juninho and mihjalovic
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    You are joking right? Beckham was way better than either of those. In fact, I never knew either even had a reputation for dead ball situations.
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    So many cases of Beckham jinx are coming up.
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    Its interesting to remember that Giggs used to take alot of fee kicks before Beckham came onto the scene, and he was very successful at it. I remember at least 3 strikes in the 1992 season and many more in the immediate years after. Had Beckham not emerged, Id imagine Giggs would have carried on taking them for us and one can only wonder how goals he would have scored.
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    Lester Freamon Aka Caveman

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    I really do hope you are joking or at least mistaking Boro's Juninho for Juninho Pernambucano who was lethal from 45 yards and in.
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    Juninho Pernambuco was an amazing free kick taker.
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    Juninho would hit it on the Valve, so would Pirlo, apparently Pirlo would use his last three toes to hit it sweetly.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    Seriously? Juninho (are you thinking of the dwarf that played for Boro?) seemed to score a free kick every single game for Lyon.
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    mihjalovic was pretty special with his left foot as well, beckham was superior IMO but he was still certainly a deadball specialist.
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    You're joking right? Juninho is probably the best free kick taker in the world. He's a hybrid of Ronaldo and Beckham and he just sales them past the keeper.
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    yeah, mistaken ID with Boro's Juninho.

    I've not seen the other chap, who did he play for? Will have a look on YouTube now!!
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    Mihajlovic was amazing as well. Didn't he score a hat trick of free kicks a few years ago?
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    Played for Lyon, even captained them. Fantastic free kick-specialist.
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    sampdoria and lazio when in italy i believe.
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    music is terrible but you get the drift....
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    quethenoo Full Member

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    having watched it...holy shit he scored a lot of freekicks!
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    You didn't ever watch Sinisa Mihajlovic play, or take any free kicks? He was very, very special - a considerably well-known footballer too so surprised you haven't seen him if that is the case.

    Rooney really should work on his technique, watching him makes me question whether he does even practice them in training because you would have thought that he would be a better free kick taker by now but that doesn't seem to be the case just yet. Do have hopes that he'll become our consistent free kick taker, be interested to know whether he does even practice them because it is only through practicing and staying late after training that Ronaldo became so devastatingly good at them.
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    Rooney cant take a free kick to save his life. Same as most of our team sadly.
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    Yep. He and Van Hoojdonk were true masters of the art of consistent free kick taking.
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    ILBB15 Annoying Commie

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    Yes he did. I think he had 3 freekick opportunities in that match and scored from all of them.
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    3 of our 4 best free kick takers play in the reserves.
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    Won the European Cup with Red Star Belgrade, played for Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and finished his career at Inter a couple of years ago.

    Suprised you haven't heard of him.
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    Rooneys run up is too short and it doesn't help with him constantly second guessing himself by talking to others before the kick. The best takers usually prepare themselves mentally and don't like people invading their space before they're about to take it.

    He needs to work on it, Berba was mint at taking them pre-United, should put his hand up to take em.
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    That video misses out his longest-ever free-kick - 48m (!).



    Second one (yes, he scored two free-kicks in that game).
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    I take it you don't watch any European games?

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