- May 13, 2006
Same. He went for a punch which didnt even clear the box or go that far? He could have caught it but instead punched it with his right hand. And then I thought he should be coming out and catching the ball, clearing everything given the position the cross landed (and it wasnt whipped in with pace).I think he could have caught the first attempt before the goal.
He's not the same anymore.Same. He went for a punch which didnt even clear the box or go that far? He could have caught it but instead punched it with his right hand. And then I thought he should be coming out and catching the ball, clearing everything given the position the cross landed (and it wasnt whipped in with pace).
Not really, after his second season and during LVGs reign, he was great at dealing with them. As if he'd finally gotten that sorted out, and was even making progress on one on ones. Now he's just regressed.He was always quite trash at dealing with crosses of any sort to be honest.
Very good analogy, actually.BTW, for the same reasons we got rid of Smalling, we need to get rid of DDG.
Right? That would be the logic. He cant play out the back, hes not really good with his feet anymore, and he cant command the box / come for crosses like you would expect a keeper to be able to.
It is a huge gamble to rely on Henderson. You can get away with playing kids in more attacking positions because their mistakes are not as costly. If a goalkeeper makes a mistake, it usually ends up as a goal for the opposition. Romero is not good enough, but is probably still a better option than Henderson.He can leave for free next summer. Henderson comes back. Sorted.
No way would I give him 350k a week right now. He's miles away from his best form.
Thought that too.He should have come out to meet Ayew also. Make the goal smaller, instead of staying on his line and making it easier to score.
If he leaves on a free, you can see Juve and perhaps Real.Seems like his ultimate goal now is to leave on a free to try and get an Aaron Ramsey/Alexis Sanchez style contract elsewhere. I wouldn't be surprised if Jorge Mendes is recommending this is what he should do.
There was talk of selling him over the summer. Then suddenly he decided he was definitely gonna stay and sign an extension. You'd wonder if he played the club a little, pretending that he'll extend, only to drag it all out again in the possible hope of getting to next summer as a free agent, and signing a whopper mega £500,000 per week deal at Juventus or PSG.
Juventus probably have already promised him the contract if he becomes a free agent. Which could suggest why his heart and focus just isn't 100% anymore at Utd. That would be my suspicion.
yeah it must be soul destroying being one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the world.It might be time to start looking for other options.
He seems like an unfortunate lad. He was arguably the best keeper in the world for 3 years. He nearly had the career momentum of moving to Real Madrid and winning 3 European cups. But a some error ruined his transfer.
He came back the next year and played top of his game and did so for 2 more years. Then it suddenly went downhill, courtois signed for Madrid.
The other top clubs had the keeper vacancies filled. We regressed in 2018. Things were getting worse, keepers that can kick were the new thing. Allison overtook him as the best keeper in England.
He’s now stuck with us. He initially stayed because we would improve or waiting to go real, but all those dreams have been wrecked.
Plus, he’s not as highly rated in spain.
It must be soul destroying for the lad.
Hopefully he can mentally recover. But, it’ll be tough to get back up. He’s already achieved what he’s going to achieve here. But he’s stuck with us, no one wants him. He can’t demand the money he wants.
Of course his heads not in it.
Also, he more of an instinctive type of keeper that relies on exceptional reflexes. Those are the first that start to wane as you approach 30. Still a legend.
We should be grateful we had such a keeper.