Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

2010/2011 Season Review: Goalkeepers

2010/2011 Season Review: Goalkeepers
In an idea shamelessly pinched from Bhappy, we at VitalWatford decided to review each squad member`s 2010/11 campaign at Vicarage Road. The one stipulation was that only players who got on the pitch during the season would be included.

So here goes, we start with the goalkeepers…

1. Scott Loach:

It`s been a real hit-and-miss season for Scott Loach having made as many stunning, last-ditch, clawing saves as he`s made clangers over the course of the season. Unfortunately though it`s the errors that get remembered and replayed in fans minds, especially with goalkeepers. Loach clearly has his weaknesses - decision-making, crosses and communication, but underneath those flaws is a good goalkeeper. The fact of the matter is with no-one challenging him for the number one jersey, Loach is not going to be dislodged any time soon and at 22, his peak is eight to 10 years away - he really needs a rival for the starting berth. 6/10

13. Rene Gilmartin:


Like Loach, Richard Lee`s replacement is only young and having finally gotten a few games under his belt at Walsall last season, Rene Gilmartin has suffered from not playing regularly this season - not that he was ever expected to of course. Four cup games constitutes his season and like Loach, it`s the clanger against Brighton that will be remembered as the most memorable part of his season. Will Gilmartin ever dislodge or seriously challenge Loach? No, but he`s cheap and cheerful backup and in our financial situation that`s all we can hope for.5/10

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Sunday May 22 2011
Time: 4:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Sympathy for Kvyat?

Comments

0
The weaknesses pointed out in loach are the exact same ones that his coach had during his professional career. Maybe it's time that Alex chamberlain was replaced as his coach! Just a thought
ANDY710
23/05/2011 18:53:00
0
Possibly. I still believe it will come with age though.
wfc123
23/05/2011 19:27:00
0
Tom you know that I have always rated Loach very highly, without doubt he will come good, I just believe the coaching needs to be looked at.
ANDY710
23/05/2011 20:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Which Club Favoured Homegrown Players - 2016/17

Whilst Manchester United used more homegrown category players in the 2016/17 Premier League than any other team, Arsenal topped...

39th Game Abroad Not Yet On The Agenda

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore has said that whilst he believes a 39th Premier League fixture list is still an option, it's not on the agenda just yet.

Hughes Ready For Premier League Challenge

Will Hughes got a first taste on involvement for Watford on Tuesday when the summer signing from Derby was given a run out in the victory over Viktoria Plzen in Austria.

31 Named For Watford Austrian Training Camp

Watford's pre-season got underway with a defeat at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and now the Hornets have now gone off to Austria for a training camp - Marco Silva has named a 31 man squad.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Watford
Write For Vital Watford
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Marco Silva FINALLY be the one for the Pozzo
Suggested By:
Yes, showed at Hull what he can do63%
No, too inexperienced3%
Maybe, but too early to say24%
Hmm, will the Pozzo's EVER be happy?10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Daniel Smith13
2.mikedrury1
Write for Vital Football