Sunday, 27 December 2009
Green Slipping Down The Rankings
One of the odd things about this season is just how little Green has contributed to the cause. For all the defeats, and all the goals conceded, Green has made very few saves. Against Chelsea, I could have kept goal for all Green had to do, and the same goes for the match against Portsmouth. At Bolton, Green had a mare and against Birmingham, he had to do very little. You have to think long and hard before remembering any "great" saves he has made this season, the Villa game apart.
On what I have seen recently, he stands no chance of going to South Africa. Capello clearly fancies Foster, even though he is third choice at the Mancs, whilst a cluster of other keepers are all pressing their claims. Robinson is looking to be back to his best, Kirkland proves his class every game, even when shipping nine at Tottenham, and Hart has matured, filling out physically and now really looking the part as the last line of a very mean Birmingham defence. David James is waiting in the tunnel.
For Green to make it to South Africa, he needs to up his game dramatically. He is likely to have a great opportunity to prove his worth at White Hart Lane - let's hope he takes his chance and keeps a clean sheet. Remember that Arsenal game in the Great Escape? I'd prefer that to a repeat of the Reading fixture in the same season!
Posted by Hammersfan at 11:27