I’ve always liked his effort, and passion, but he’s just not that good. I’ve never understood the attention he gets. He’s got some good stops in him, but he’s also got the same amount of utterly shambolic performances as well.
Bosnich was a better goalkeeper than Pickford.He's an absolute clown. Anyone denying this any longer clearly isn't paying attention. He's made some good stops in his time but so did fecking Taibi and Mark Bosnich.
You want a goalkeeper you can be confident in and he's not it.
Hmmhhh No.2 behind the average Alex McCarthy....i'm not sure.England need a better keeper. Let’s hope Henderson or Gunn can kick on soon.
He has played one game since May.Think Pope is the best English keeper currently.
Fully agree. There are some very good young English players and they are performing far better than the so called golden generation.Why are we (England) so obsessed with ripping our own national team players instead of supporting them? We always need to have a villain or someone to take the piss out of, but do we have a better GK than Pickford atm? I can’t think of any that stand out
I’m sure many of us saying Pickford is crap aren’t English.Why are we (England) so obsessed with ripping our own national team players instead of supporting them? We always need to have a villain or someone to take the piss out of, but do we have a better GK than Pickford atm? I can’t think of any that stand out
I agree, totally unnecessary. He's not that bad.Why are we (England) so obsessed with ripping our own national team players instead of supporting them? We always need to have a villain or someone to take the piss out of, but do we have a better GK than Pickford atm? I can’t think of any that stand out
If he’s shite, he’s shite. What he has done against Liverpool and Spurs is not even premier league level, it’s embarrasing. There is no defending it.
I’ve got no love for Hart but circa 2010-2015 he was one of the best keepers around. Pickford is a long way from thatHe's just another Joe Hart. An alright goal keeper but thinks he's the best in the world. Believes all the extra hype the English media give him.
At Everton, he's at his level.
Yeah, footwork's consistently been a problem with English goalkeepers for decades.I'll throw my hat in that I don't rate him and never have and I still don't get why he's England's nr 1.
As for as on our MotD, we have 2 goalkeepers who are both knowledgeable about football, 1 is still playing and is a former international goalkeeper. Neither of them rate Pickford at all but they tell you exactly why. Both of them point at his footwork being bad, that he's a good shotstopper but that's about it.
The goal he conceded against Croatia was pure comedy.
Butland isn’t. Loves a mistake and making simple saves look more and unecessarily complicated.Jack Butland seems like the forgotten man. By far England’s best keeper.
However Pickford is good, good shot stopper, little bit eccentric which makes him prone to the odd mistake - but that eccentricity also saves more goals than he causes.
He had some glaring weaknesses and some dodgy spells during that period but also put in some worldie performances against top sides. He was overrated but still a rung above Paul Robinson, Jordan Pickford and the other English keepers of the last couple of generations.His stats undermine his reputation. Poor save percentages, poor passing percentages. And that's basically all he gets praised for.
Also took years for people to realise Joe Hart was poor, even though his stats told the story plain as day. Pickford will get a similar easy ride so long as no other English keeper comes along and shows himself to be better.
Not really sure what people see in Butland at this point. He’s done nothing with his career so far and is stuck in the Championship at the moment. Is it just based on him being highly rated when he was young? If so, we might as well hype up Jack Rodwell.Butland isn’t. Loves a mistake and making simple saves look more and unecessarily complicated.
I think part of the reason the English are trying to make Jordan Pickford happen is that he has that normal lad from a Brexit town with a face only a grandmother with cateracts could love thing going on.I thought Hart was quality for a while, seemed dominant on crosses and made monster saves at big moments, short lived prime but I still can't see what Pickford is meant to be good at. There's nothing with the eyes and I've checked all the stats to see if there's anything there but all of them are either bang average or downright shit.