"Tim Howard is a good guy, and a good goalkeeper. But hes perhaps not a great goalkeeper. As the Chelsea game showed, the beatification of St Timothy, post-Belgium, came too soon. He has too many flaws to be great..."
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1 Posted 02/09/2014 at 21:53:24
ItÂs sad but true.
2 Posted 02/09/2014 at 22:07:16
His kicking is poor and he makes so many technical cock -ups. Sorry Tim, yourÂre finished at the top end. DonÂt worry, that fat contract will keep you happy.
3 Posted 02/09/2014 at 23:38:49
We should have invested in a Goalie and defenders in the summer. Because I can see a long season ahead with what we have.
4 Posted 03/09/2014 at 20:05:15
5 Posted 03/09/2014 at 21:45:31
Likeable guy but probably gets too many plaudits.
Has an awful lot of flaws in his game that at the age of 35 he isn't going to get any better at.
Always said a good shot stopper but nothing more, no necessarily commanding or great at decision making, another annoying thing with Howard is how he somehow ends up behind the goal-line before the ball crosses it, that's Tim though isn't it?
Agree there was too much made of his World Cup so-called "heroics" to be honest if I was a goalkeeper at professional level I would have been disappointed not to have saved most of them shots, I believe it was more down to tepid finishing from the Belgians.
In this day and age though when everything is either "amazing" or "phenomenal" it probably shouldn't surprise us with the OTT reactions.
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