- Mar 31, 2010
At the moment Jason Steele all day, absolutely love his passion and I don't feel nervous when he plays... unlike Mr. Sanchez
So what. Channel that aggression into improving as a player.If I were Sanchez, I'd be pissed off. It'd be like being back at Rochdale again. Sort of.
Sanchez's time with us is almost certainly over if he doesn't start on Sunday? oh come on! it will only be the third game he has missed!Sanchez is almost a certain starter Sunday and we should feel blessed that a keeper of his quality is the back up who gets his game time in the cup. RS has been fine most of the season and if anything the biggest criticism from me is he's too laid back which a bit of healthy competition will address. In fact if Sanchez doesn't start Sunday his time is almost certainly over with us as will pretty much be a signal that RDZ isnt going to give him an opportunity to win back the sh.
yes that was the one.It was 4-1 (to FGR), regrettably. Our goal a pen that Sanchez had no chance of getting to in fairness. It sticks in my mind how cool he looked for a kid making his professional debut - not surprised he’s gone on to play in the Prem (although slightly surprised that he finds himself behind Jason Steele currently).
Yeah, so I tried to discuss it with you and you replied calling the discussion you started 'an immaterial argument'. Are we trapped inside a Joseph Heller novel?Because this is a discussion forum.
Don't know who will be starting Sunday but I disagree. Steele is 32 years old, currently at his absolute prime and that prime is far better than I (and I suspect thousands of people who have seen him play) ever thought he was capable of over the last 10 years. He has been absolutely excellent in the 3 games and cup matches this season and thoroughly deserves his current run as No 1.Yes Steele’s progress has been incredible. From 3rd choice behind Button and a laughing stock at Sunderland, he’s looked terrific.
I’ve been telling anyone who cares to listen that we’re going in big for a new no 1 this summer. After last night, I’m not so sure.
There are still doubts. He looks a bit lobbable to me. But he’s answering questions as they are coming up. He’s indisputable no 1 now. He’s seen off Sanchez, for good in my opinion. His next job is to persuade RDZ than Tony can keep his wallet in his pocket as far as keepers are concerned this summer.
I honestly cannot understand how anybody still feels like this. It’s so blindingly obvious what we’re trying to do, and that it works incredibly well. I keep hearing ‘one of these days we’ll give away a goal doing that’. FFS. Of course we will. Even if we give away ten goals doing it, it’s still the way we play and how we score so many of our goals.Ha. I don't think it will ever be comfortable for any of us. Your brain might tell you that it will be profitable and over the course of a season it will, but it feels like watching your kids trying to cross the A27.
Reading and comprehension not your strong point? Check the bit where I said it's profitable over the season. It doesn't make watching it entirely stress free, is the blindingly obvious point i'm making.I honestly cannot understand how anybody still feels like this. It’s so blindingly obvious what we’re trying to do, and that it works incredibly well. I keep hearing ‘one of these days we’ll give away a goal doing that’. FFS. Of course we will. Even if we give away ten goals doing it, it’s still the way we play and how we score so many of our goals.
I don’t understand why whacking a clearance up the pitch that gets headed back and starts an opposition attack that results in us conceding a goal would be any better. And that scenario is far, far more likely than us gifting the opposition a goal with the current way we play out from the back.
They would have to press at speed and in numbers to negate it really - which is precisely what we want them to do, creating spaces in the middle where we would then ping it through. We will concede from lousing it up at some point soon I expect but it’s all part of the risk/reward thing.It can be uncomfortable watching at times, but as yet we've not conceded from it. If we suddenly start leaking goals, and teams work out how to consistently negate it then I can't see us changing(for now)
It is against a League 2 side though. If Sanchez was starting in the league then Steele would definitely start on Sunday.It’s an FA Cup Quarter Final, with a 2 week break afterwards.
Play your strongest team, and that of course includes your current strongest keeper, Steele.
This isn’t the second round of the currently semi-popular overseas energy sports drink irrelevant cup.
This is a really good point, although he could come on for them.Grimsby’s best chance of goals is via penalties. So on that basis alone I’d pick Steele.
Fundamentally disagree with this. We've got very little evidence of Steele on crosses. We've got an abundance of evidence on Sanchez. He's made one glaring error since he came in, what, three years ago. He's also got some of the best stats on commanding the box aerially of all keepers in the PL.Steele deserves his run of games,as far as I'm aware he's performed very well and certainly looks better commanding the box with high balls played into the area,teams were actually starting to target Sanchez with lofted crosses into the area and he was found out on more than one horrifying occasion, absolutely no need to rotate Steele out of goal at this point. Especially in a game of such importance as the Grimsby game
If it is a discussion forum, why are you making claims about arguments being immaterial? My view is it's the decision for RdZ and, potentially, the (goalkeeping) coaching team.Because this is a discussion forum.
I'm not aware of the stats but been surprised to read people on here question him coming for crosses. Yes it was a massive clanger but I've always felt pretty confident in his ability to claim balls.Fundamentally disagree with this. We've got very little evidence of Steele on crosses. We've got an abundance of evidence on Sanchez. He's made one glaring error since he came in, what, three years ago. He's also got some of the best stats on commanding the box aerially of all keepers in the PL.