Registered On: December 23, 2013
There is a difference in the number of mistakes “allowed” by strikers and goalkeepers.
A striker that puts 10 shots every game on the railway line and 1 shot every 2 games into the net will still get picked every week.
A goalkeeper that makes 10 saves every game and let’s 1 through his legs every 2 games will soon be looking for another job.
In my view Rory has talent but played behind a nervous and mistake ridden defence in his breakthrough season. His bad injury compounded his problem so has never built the self confidence so important for keepers. Of course they all make mistakes but need the self confidence to forget them immediately and get on with it.
I really hope this season he grabs his opportunity and proves most of us wrong. It may even help him to play a few games without fans particularly if he can achieve a few clean sheets.