goa127 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:15 pm
I agree with you row X. I'm pleased to hear from an actual goalkeeper because other than in the school playground I've never played in goal. I'm amazed that a man with his pedigree can concede such simple goals as the first one on Saturday. He covered the near post knowing son would shoot across him. He then failed to put his arms out
! He's giving teams a goal start every game
When you're low on confidence and\or you don't want to be blamed for making simple mistakes you tend to 'cheat' a bit when between the sticks. The most obvious one is "don't get beat at your near post". Which in itself is actually not the crime it is made out to be, you need to cover the majority of the goal, if you come off your near post a bit, it gives you more chance to cover the far post.
Anyway, everyone says "don't get beat at your near post" So when your playing crap, you tend to cover too much of the near post, knowing that if they score going across you, you'll get less blame. Same for crosses, if you go out and miss them it's your fault, stay on your line and you don't get so much blame. Same with through balls, you go to get them and miss its your fault, stay on your line less blame etc... Play safe, less blame but more chances for the oppositions to have easier chances to score.
Roberto did all of this Saturday, yet not only is his confidence shot to bits, he's being timid in decision making add to that his technique is massively out of sync as well (he's not set at the right time for shots etc). Which all adds up to disaster when you're a keeper.
He really needs to be taking out of the firing line now.