Friday, 28 December 2012
QPR Keeper Green Repays Redknapp's Faith
Well that was highly predictable wasn't it? Green's clanger against West Bromwich Albion was a true classic, comparable with his monumental gaff against the USA.
Redknapp's attempts to absolve his panic stricken keeper by blaming the officials are understandable but pitiful. Just watch Green. He chooses to step back into his own goal and is trying to save the ball from behind the line as the misdirected header loops over a crowd of players and beneath the bar. Even then he could have punched the ball - but instead he flapped at it like a girl with a sprained wrist. It was truly, truly pathetic.
For years some of us have argued that Green is, at best, an average keeper. Yes he is a great shot stopper but as an all round keeper, he is woeful. Under crosses he is hopeless. His kicking is poor. His positioning at free kicks is, at best, questionable. And his command of his six yard box is non existent.
Redknapp has backed the wrong horse by handing the gloves to Green ahead of Cesar. If he reverses that decision now, he will destroy the confidence of England's 666 totally. It's a terrible conundrum but 'Arry must surely put the club ahead of Green, who even allowing for his shot stopping, is a liability. Relegated with Norwich and West Ham, Butterfingered Rob is on course for a most unfortunate hat-trick!
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:12