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1 Posted 06/12/2015 at 00:06:03
It's also not hard to see Howard isn't any longer good enough in any department. Hopefully, with our regular full backs Coleman and Baines back fit and almost up to full speed, we may be able to reduce the amount of crosses being put into our box.
My faith in Howard has long gone though.
2 Posted 07/12/2015 at 00:12:37
3 Posted 07/12/2015 at 01:38:26
I also agree we need a permanent replacement but I'm not sure Robles is it right now. However, if a change is made, I would wait until at least Jags gets back. Having three young twenty-somethings or teenagers (two who have only played a few games in the league) in the back line in front of a young Robles worries me more. Robles has let in some bad ones - even this year.
C'mon Timmy, you still have some good games left. Boss the box.
4 Posted 07/12/2015 at 02:08:57
If he can get back to where he was 5 years ago, great, but until then Robles is a better option looking to the future. As it is Howard is a serious risk to our top 4 prospects.
5 Posted 07/12/2015 at 03:29:31
Cahill left at 32 and is still playing for Australia at 36. His time in the Premier League was up. Sorry to say it but this other Tim, his time is up.
6 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:07:16
We had this debate at the start of the year when Robles did well in the team for a sustained period but was instantly dropped in favour of Howard.
Martinez needs to eventually realise that Howard must be replaced soon.
7 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:12:35
8 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:33:50
I hate to see players taking stick from the fans once they've gone over the hill but it's understandable when keepers can cost you so much. Martinez should do the decent thing and drop him, for his sake and ours.
The stats also show how poor we are from defending crosses and headers, something I've been banging on about since Martinez arrived.
9 Posted 07/12/2015 at 09:58:34
I wouldn't quite put Tim Howard on the same level as those guys though, as I don't think he's ever been a truly great keeper, he was better than what he is now but great?
No not for me. If he was ever that great Manchester United would have kept him on in goal longer than they did.
For me Howard will always be remembered as a good servant but he's always been more Richard Wright than Neville Southall, Nigel Martyn.
10 Posted 07/12/2015 at 10:09:15
No problem with him personally, he's been a good servant and deserves a decent send off and welcome back.
11 Posted 07/12/2015 at 12:40:35
Yes it's time to replace Howard. My main concern is all the young players in front him. I'd prefer Jags to come back first but you and others are probably right that it's time for Robles.
12 Posted 07/12/2015 at 12:56:01
13 Posted 07/12/2015 at 16:25:11
In my opinion he will stick with him this season. Butland at Stoke has been in the same situation as Robles until they sold Begovic and were forced to put him in and he has been a revelation.
We won't know how good Robles is long term until he is given a chance but short term I would hazard a guess he is a better option right now than Howard.
14 Posted 07/12/2015 at 17:01:32
I can't forgive Howard's blunders, however, because he's an experienced goalkeeper who's getting worse season after season.
15 Posted 07/12/2015 at 17:37:00
There is simply no justification for keeping him in the side. Expect another ariel bombardment again tonight.
16 Posted 08/12/2015 at 02:16:20
17 Posted 08/12/2015 at 21:17:40
"Fast forward to Martinez's third season in charge, and while Everton have found better overall consistency, Howard's form remains a concern. His save percentage has been resurrected from the depths of last season but other aspects of his game, primarily how he deals with crosses, have regularly let him down."
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