- Jul 14, 2010
Completely agree. When i was younger I played CB/FB at a semi amateur level until i tore both knees - my brother was professional but suffered the same fate.I liked the way Adrian is spreading his whole body at those saves he made. Even though some were from offside positions, they were class saves.
Since then I have played in goal, albeit at 5/7 aside. In this format its more about making saves/reaction than positional play, claiming crosses etc. So my opinion is purely based on my experience of the GK role.
Generally Adrian has really impressed me on his keeper aspects, re: his saves, claiming crosses, commanding of his area. IMO he should have gone with the other hand regarding the Newcastle goal but generally he seems sound.
Im not saying Mings would not have saved the Abraham shot, etc, but I definitely believe Adrian is an upgrade on Mings and is more grateful of his current position. N.b. This is not a slant on Mings who from all accounts was the upmost professional.