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Gazzaniga

Starting to show his quality now with a few games under his belt.

I remember vs Leicester he spilt a rudimentary save and gifted them a goal which was VAR'd out for offiside.

Since then though he has got better and better. A couple great saves vs Red Star, to add to a very decent showing vs Liverpool and solid vs Everton. He couldn't do anything about those goals.

What is nice it the relaxed feeling i have when he has the ball at his feet....Lloris so often is the start of many of the opposition attacks, Gazza is calm on the ball and backs it up with some great distribution.

I believe that Lloris' weakness in this area and our determination to build from the back has encouraged the opposition to press us even more in this part, it is seen as a big weakness. It seems different with Gazzaniga as he can and does bypass that press and find the feet of one of our players upfield.

So far I would say we have not suffered from losing our No.1 and captain.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

comment by Edbo (U17933)
posted 5 minutes ago
I have no complaints about him whatsoever, never really understood why some think he's a liability.
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Its tough for a back up keeper who never gets a chance to play. It takes weeks to get into a rhythm but rarely are 2nd keepers given this chance.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

Sometimes feel goal keepers are unfairly not given the time to develop by some fans - almost like they have to hit the ground running.

I appreciate they are in a high risk position - make a mistake = concede, but plenty of out field players are persevered with while they are raw, and form is up and down.

I think he’s done well - difficult to tell if he’ll be top draw or not, and the one thing going against him is that he’s 27 - still a spring chicken for a goal keeper but look at the top two keepers in the country and Liverpool and City - 27 & 26 respectively. So while he’s still raw, he’s way behind the top keepers at the same age.

Happy to continue with him for the foreseeable future - only twice in his career has he made 20+ league appearance (Gillingham and Vallecano), so he form now represents a significant run out for him - hopefully he’ll improve the more he plays.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

He's probably equal to Lloris now, but though I don't think he has it in him to be a top top keeper.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

I think its great that he's getting a chance and its now up to him to grab it.

I think he will prove to be more stable and better with his feet than Lloris. Maybe not quite as able in the great save department but if he makes less errors that more than makes up for that.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

Im happy with him. Would have no problem selling Hugo in the summer and giving Gazza the start next year

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

comment by Diamondlights (U20501)
posted 7 minutes ago
Im happy with him. Would have no problem selling Hugo in the summer and giving Gazza the start next year
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Lets see how he does but its a good chance to have a proper look at him and I hope he nails it.

I would have sold Hugo years ago (although he was better last season) as he was born in the wrong era. He would of been alot safer in the days when you could pick up a back pass. He makes great saves but too often I'm left thinking should he have done better there?

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

I hear you Pawl, I know you haven’t always been Lloris biggest fan. But I commend you recognise his performances last season. For me, you’d struggle to find a better keeper in terms of reflexes. Arguably the best. But there are other aspects of his game that are suspect. His distribution being the main one. Good point about the generational thing. Pat Bonner was found out when the pass back rule came in. Ended up retiring.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

ATM Gazzaniga reminds me of Espen Baardsen. Who looked a world beater in a game against Everton. Hoping he kicks on.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

He has made lots of big saves while he has taken over from Lloris and didn't deserve to be on the losing side against Liverpool. If the form continues then he should remain our number 1 even with Lloris back.

posted 1 week, 3 days ago

We can only benefit not having that snow flake Lloris as our skipper.

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