Jonjoe Kenny scored a fine goal for Schalke to level today's game against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.
Everton's on-loan star rescued a point for Schalke in their clash with Union Berlin after scoring a stunning strike from long range on Sunday.
It was only the second time Schalke have scored in their last five Bundesliga games but they still managed to equal a club record by going 12 consecutive league games without a win.
The Royal Blues, who were battling for a Champions League spot midway through the season, have now failed to win since January 17 and stayed in 10th place on 38 points.
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1 Posted 07/06/2020 at 15:08:03
2 Posted 07/06/2020 at 15:19:36
3 Posted 07/06/2020 at 15:21:52
Just right of centre, about 3 yards outside the box. Beat the goalie all ends up down to his right.
4 Posted 07/06/2020 at 15:32:02
He must have been waiting for me to log on.
5 Posted 07/06/2020 at 16:09:27
6 Posted 07/06/2020 at 16:23:27
7 Posted 07/06/2020 at 17:01:42
8 Posted 07/06/2020 at 17:49:32
For me, Kenny has real determination, has good short- and long-distance passing, remains largely safe with the ball, and obviously has a good shot in his armoury.
Technically, I think he is very good and just needs more experience at a higher level now. I think he also looks restrained at Schalke which may be down to the manager's tactics or a lack of confidence throughout the team, or a bit of both.
I certainly think he could do a job for us and would like Brands to spend whatever funds are available on central midfield.
9 Posted 07/06/2020 at 19:34:38
10 Posted 07/06/2020 at 19:41:49
11 Posted 07/06/2020 at 20:19:49
That's two goals now in his time at Schalke, both very similar.
He hasn't scored for Everton yet, but he has a very distinctive and effective shooting style which we have seen in a Blue shirt.
Like his two goals for Schalke, note that he doesn't swing the arc of his leg through the ball after hitting it. He focuses on balance and power on the full face of the ball. There is virtually zero carry-through of the foot after contact. It guarantees power hitting.
That is technique and skill, not luck.
When you see a cross shot goes across and beyond the keeper from that distance you know it's been smoked and that only an exceptional save will defend it.
12 Posted 07/06/2020 at 22:45:38
Now, if only he could come back and show Dominic Calvert-Lewin how to strike a ball...
13 Posted 07/06/2020 at 22:46:23
14 Posted 08/06/2020 at 01:55:22
15 Posted 08/06/2020 at 03:01:33
That said, it was a hell of a shot.
16 Posted 08/06/2020 at 05:21:47
17 Posted 08/06/2020 at 09:07:07
18 Posted 08/06/2020 at 09:18:41
19 Posted 08/06/2020 at 09:56:56
Peter (17), I think the point that Michael is trying to make is that Calvert-Lewin is not as clean a striker of the ball as the best are. He is turning out to be one of Everton's best CFs in many years. If he can add to his repertoire, the ability to strike the football with power and timing, he will become more deadly.
20 Posted 08/06/2020 at 10:04:18
22 Posted 08/06/2020 at 12:06:55
Peter (20), loved the way you told Ajay to do one, in that nice polite way you have !!
23 Posted 08/06/2020 at 12:33:01
24 Posted 08/06/2020 at 13:27:46
25 Posted 08/06/2020 at 13:57:11
26 Posted 08/06/2020 at 14:05:48
27 Posted 08/06/2020 at 17:02:27
28 Posted 08/06/2020 at 18:13:32
29 Posted 08/06/2020 at 23:21:48
‘A hell of a shot'... mmm, I think I'm just too typically British / emotionally repressed to give it that label. 🥴
30 Posted 09/06/2020 at 02:22:39
31 Posted 09/06/2020 at 08:27:21
It's not all about raw power. How many times have you heard a player who has volleyed a ball with total abandon admit "it could have gone anywhere" – Shearer after Yobo had cleared.
There was no luck whatsoever attached to Jonjoe's shot. It was textbook. His shape was good. He got his body over the top to keep it down and, more importantly, it ended up in exactly the spot he was aiming for. He also struck it with enough power to ensure the goalie didn't get near it.
There was none of this "just hit the target" coaching involved here. It was a clinical deliberate execution.
I'm completely with Mike, it was one hell of a shot.
32 Posted 09/06/2020 at 16:15:57
Doesn't ‘well struck, excellently placed' cover pretty much all that you are saying? It's just I wouldn't quite put it in the unsaveable category because it didn't travel on an arc that no goalie would have got to, which is what I would class as a ‘hell of a shot'.
33 Posted 09/06/2020 at 20:55:36
34 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:00:18
I'm not exaggerating much, by the way -- Schalke's attack force is the most useless assemblage of humans outside of the Trump family. Jonjoe has scored the two best goals of the season for his club.
35 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:14:15
36 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:20:06
37 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:25:16
Eine schones fraulein, or a shotputter? 😉
38 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:25:37
39 Posted 14/06/2020 at 17:31:49
Besides, ever consider that maybe he's a natural goalscorer who's been played out of position all these years? (Nah, me neither.)
What I am also thoroughly enjoying is young USA international Weston McKennie performing better than anybody else on the pitch at the moment.
40 Posted 14/06/2020 at 18:53:19
Seamus was garbage when he first played for us, he kept giving free-kicks away in dangerous areas and penalties. Then he went on to be the best right-back in England so (in my opinion), I wouldn't give up on Jonjoe Kenny just yet.
41 Posted 14/06/2020 at 18:59:44
42 Posted 14/06/2020 at 21:05:21
A squad of them went to Berlin for a tournament, half from Kirkdale. Nobody remembers the footy, but it seems a good time was had by all.
43 Posted 14/06/2020 at 21:29:12
44 Posted 14/06/2020 at 23:55:03
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