Writer: SFC Forever
Date:Sunday January 13 2013
Yesterday we saw the best display of a keeper in our colours this season. Having a young one that has promise is all well and good but to throw him into the front-line before he is ready is always a gamble.
Not that when Paulo Gazzaniga was brought into the first team Nigel had many options. Kelvin Davis had been found wanting and though he has been a great servant for the club we could not afford to keep him as our number one keeper.
Paulo was from the off uncertain. Like Kelvin he made some drastic decisions which cost us dear. The uncertainty won't have helped either of the keepers, or the defence.
Enter the madcap Artur Boruc. He started badly and most thought it looked like a bad error bringing him to the club. Artur though is nothing if not brave. He weathered the storm and trained hard.
Doubts remained amongst fans but slowly game by game he has improved. Even after letting in five against Chelsea it was generally agreed that Artur was not at fault and did make the defense look more secure.
Yesterday he made a couple of really good saves and our defence managed to keep a clean sheet. He looks commanding and apart from his saves came for and got some crosses that could have caused danger.
With the improvement so far shown and the likelihood of further improvement to come, we must surely now sit our madcap keeper down and get him to sign an extension to his current contract.
All keepers make mistakes and yes Artur is likely to make some in the future but if he only improves another ten percent he will possibly be our signing of the season.
Whether you agree or not, that is my position. Nigel has said we are not signing another keeper and that alone, says to me that he sees things in training that tells him Artur is good enough to rule between the sticks. Not just for the immediate future but maybe for a couple of years.
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Date:Sunday January 13 2013
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