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So it looks like we sold the wrong keeper..

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posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Martinez is gone. Grow up and move on.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

No top club would be in for Leno.

Leno wouldn't want to leave for a lesser club.

Pretty simple really.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

That maybe true Tu. But did we ever test that out?

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I always preferred us keeping Emi.

Its all down to preference of style. Leno is the better shot stopper and Emi better at just about everything else. A lot of managers, Wenger being a prime example, have a reputation of not really understanding goal keeping. Wenger only brought in one decent keeper in his 20+ years, Lehman. Great a manager as he was that speaks volumes.

What it comes down to imo is that they are just looking at saves they make in training and go with their preference. Ospina v Emi is a good example. Wenger preferred the springier flashier looking Ospina. I always thought he was better at close shots but Emi was better at longer range shots so wanted Emi over Ospina. Then Emi showed how commanding he is in ht ebox and I wanted him over Leno for that reason.

But that said, he's gone now and the club that bought him are currently sitting above us in the table after avoiding relegation by the skin of their teeth last season. They are looking more organised and better defensively, but we are looking wirse again. Thats the Emi effect.

posted 3 weeks, 4 days ago

I think the need for a new keeper was personified by the 3rd goal. It was an easy floaty ball into the box. Instead of calling off Luiz and collecting a simple ball he started and then hesitated. Luiz had a soft header back into the danger area and Jota scored.

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