David de Gea - 2013/14 performances

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    Donut Full Member

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    He's a professional, I bet he's been learning English since he knew he's coming to us. And it's not like he needs to be a fluent speaker.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    It will take him all of 30 seconds to learn the only two English words he needs to keep nets properly, "Keeper!" and "Away!"
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    Exactly.
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    I can't believe Lindegard is 27. Still young for a keeper, but I thought he was like 20.
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    Yes of course.
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    "Chew him up, Rafa!" and "Go on, son!" will come handy too.
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    It shows how clueless you can be about football.There isn't a single position in football that the performance isn't affected by confidence and a goalkeeper's performance is highly linked to it.
    Plus
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    It shows how clueless you can be about football.There isn't a single position in football that the performance isn't affected by confidence and a goalkeeper's performance is highly linked to it.There are so many factors which can affect his performances
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    I sometimes think confidence is more important for a keeper than anyone else, because there's nowhere to hide.

    In the first CL game against Schalke last season Neuer looked like someone who just didn't believe he could be beaten. There was almost an aura around him that was keeping the ball out. In the second game, he let in a soft(ish) goal and looked easily beatable from that point onwards.

    As for De Gea, from what little I've seen of him, he looks to have a brilliant mentality. Very cool, calm and collected. Never panics. If he can conquer nerves that effectively, I'm sure he'll be equally as strong in the other mental aspects of the game.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    You would know about it IIRC
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    Oh feck me, i'm talking about playing styles. It's not as if he's going to have to deal with the same issues that outfield players do in terms of adapting to changes in leagues. If he has that issue then he's a pretty shit keeper. Especially considering the players in front of him. Confidence shouldn't really come into how long Fergie puts him in goal for. If he's low on confidence, keep playing him. There is no point taking him in and out, because his head will just dip further. He'll get a consistent run of games from August till October. If he's struggling we'll take him out and work on it.

    Pull your head in too btw.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    That was Seaman's greatest strength, he'd make a cock up and a minute later it's like it never happened. I think it became a weakness at the very end when he wouldn't admit he was past it.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Now that's something I can definitely relate to!
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    Sounds like he's going to miss Madrid a fair bit.
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    I'd say thats very much the same with alot of players moving from boyhood clubs to bigger teams. They are in affect his family and its like the whole moving out of home going to boarding school thing for the first time.
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    You know, I get this vibe that deep down he doesn't want to leave A Madrid. Hopefully it won't affect his mental state when playing for us.
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    Striker10 "Ronaldo and trophies > Manchester United football

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    If you read his statements at Madrid you would assume he'd stay for life but then you had Forlan saying he's desperate to move....I think there's been a lot of bs being thrown about. I think he's happy but doesn't want to upset the Madrid fans by being overly happy.
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    Every GK will make a howler - it's how you deal with it. Top GK would follow up a howler with a world class save.

    As to a GK mentality - you have to have thick skin and tell everyone to feck off once in a while. Last weekend I got shit from my defenders for not coming out - they expect me to catch everything in the box no matter how hard. It was a constant swear fest - GK should never be weak willed or they will be finished.
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    He said it himself that the two leagues are different.He won't face the same issues as an outfield player but it will still be different, for instance he'll have to deal with a lot more aerial balls and the fact that strikers in England are allowed to challenge the keeper in the air a lot more than in Spain.
    It won't be the same, he'll have to adapt.It's so obvious but not for everyone I guess
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    He knows that at United he has a chance at developing into one of the best keepers in the world, and probably has a greater shot into breaking into the senior Spanish side, who have no shortage of great keepers.

    And let's forget, its not like he didn't have a choice in this. He could have easily played the loyalty card and chose to stay at Athletico for an easier life.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Evra and Park can speak Spanish anyway can't they?

    (I'm assuming they'll be closer to the goal when De Gea is doing defensive organising than Hernandez will)
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    And it will take a whole 2-3 training sessions to make up for these changes. The point originally and more importantly made is that he won't have a bed in period where Fergie plays him here and there. Whats the point? He's a keeper and they get better after long consistent runs unless your Almunia or Ben Foster.
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    Park? I think he only speaks Korean, English and broken Dutch.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Daily Mail seem to be lying. Seems he was calm and composed as ever.


    Good article BTW. He's cool as feck like Edwin.
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    I was reading tweets in real time from journalists who were at that press conference and they said there was no sign of any tears....leave it to the tabloids to spout bollocks.
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    Evra does (although not sure how much), Park doesn't. I think it was Evra who said that he had to act as a translator between Tevez and Park back in the hey day of Jitevra

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