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November 12, 2017, 06:54:21 AM
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hamshank33


Same height as Navas
Jesus? Yes but to be fair the saves he makes........
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?hmm hmm?

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November 12, 2017, 07:27:43 AM
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MmmBlueRamirez


Jesus? Yes but to be fair the saves he makes........

Hes no good on crosses though.
Farming Karma like the Dalai Llama

November 12, 2017, 07:30:54 AM
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Bluedylan


Keylor Navas
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.


November 12, 2017, 01:04:10 PM
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BlueMaquis


Hes no good on crosses though.

Disagree, that's when he really comes to life

November 12, 2017, 01:11:36 PM
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Escla

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Hes no good on crosses though.
Think you mean Robles mate.

November 12, 2017, 02:37:33 PM
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Mayor Farnum


Big Nev was only 6ft, Pickford's the same.

6' is the absolute minimum for a 'keeper in the modern game. If you are any shorter you are unlikely to get through the door for a trial at a professional club.

Lloris, Given and Bartez were all smaller stature 'keepers and thus had a mobile, high energy style that at times was spectacular to watch but is not always the best way to relieve pressure.

Pickford, like those mentioned above, is an excellent shot stopper but he's got away with a lot of balls coming back off him into dangerous areas. The shorter 'keepers tend to play on the 'front foot' to try and limit space to the attacker and misjudgments in those situations can be costly.


November 12, 2017, 02:41:25 PM
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GrantyBoy78


Keeper is one area I just dont worry about anymore.  Sorted.

November 12, 2017, 03:59:15 PM
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MmmBlueRamirez


Disagree, that's when he really comes to life


Umm it was a Jesus joke.....
Farming Karma like the Dalai Llama

November 12, 2017, 03:59:49 PM
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BlueMaquis



Umm it was a Jesus joke.....

Umm so was mine...

November 12, 2017, 04:02:32 PM
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Jamokachi


Umm so was mine...

Jesus came back to life in the cave though, not on the cross.

November 12, 2017, 04:15:34 PM
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Indeed. Hes left for dead on crosses.
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November 12, 2017, 04:18:32 PM
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Escla

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6' is the absolute minimum for a 'keeper in the modern game. If you are any shorter you are unlikely to get through the door for a trial at a professional club.

Lloris, Given and Bartez were all smaller stature 'keepers and thus had a mobile, high energy style that at times was spectacular to watch but is not always the best way to relieve pressure.

Pickford, like those mentioned above, is an excellent shot stopper but he's got away with a lot of balls coming back off him into dangerous areas. The shorter 'keepers tend to play on the 'front foot' to try and limit space to the attacker and misjudgments in those situations can be costly.

Good job he's 6'1" then :)

November 12, 2017, 04:20:43 PM
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Silas

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Surely it's reach rather than height that matters anyway?

November 12, 2017, 04:24:25 PM
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Escla

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Surely it's reach rather than height that matters anyway?

Yes, you could have a 6'6" goalie with shorter arms than a 6'1" goalie, good point !

November 12, 2017, 04:36:16 PM
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Bluedylan


People are way, way too critical of keepers imo. They all make mistakes on the regular - Neuer, Buffon, the lot of them.

(I can't actually remember De Gea making any mistakes in recent seasons, in fairness but he's like a cheat, so he doesn't count).

Pickford's been absolutely superb. Even the pen he gave away last week, I don't class as a mistake. He had to throw everything on the line. It was a defensive mistake that cost the pen.
Jeff: That's not the way to win.
Kathie: Is there a way to win?
Jeff: There's a way to lose more slowly.