Best Keeper

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by pleaseenterthenamebywh, Feb 6, 2021.


Better Goalkeeper

  1. 03/04 Lenny Pidgeley

    1 vote(s)
  2. 10/12 Scott Loach

    7 vote(s)
  3. The Stoke Reject Bachmann

    37 vote(s)
  1. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    Bring back Chamberlain
  2. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    If Bachman hadn’t blotted his copy book against Tranmere I think he would have played more games for us! Hasn’t done anything wrong since Fosters injury!
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  3. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Flapped at a cross today and got lucky they didn't score from it.

    Hasn't really been too challenged so far
  4. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    I think Bachmann has done alright, Foster is in his Twilight years of football so not a bad showing this far.
  5. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I think his handling is good, and show me any keeper that doesn't misjudge the odd cross. For me, he is as good as Foster.
  6. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    Was probably his dodgiest game since Foster got injured, very unconvincing from set pieces (unlike Foster), but he did well to hold on to some of their shots and not parry them out...whatever problems we have, our goalkeepers are way down the list...
  7. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Our back five is fine just a shame about the other 6 players!
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  8. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Reservist

    We have decent options in abundance at the back and in the wings, but so, so little else
  9. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Disagree. Coventry should of buried us today and I have no idea how they didn't. One flap at a cross. Apart from that his handling was excellent. The only one who can be happy with his performance today.
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  10. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    He’s very good at holding average shots, the type of shots that all keepers should easily save but not all will catch them.
  11. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Bachmann was competent and did his job today, but lets be honest every shot he saved was straight at him and had he not saved those shots he would have warranted being shot so lets not get carried away with his performance. Furthermore lets not forget he completely flapped at one cross, and had Big Ben done the same a lot of you critics on here would be giving him real stick for it, so where are you all now :rolleyes:
  12. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Bachman has done well sometimes his distribution has let him down but generally goes unnoticed as it hasn’t cost us. A fit foster gets straight back in the #1 spot.

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  13. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    This was just one game. He has been consistently good with some excellent saves since he's come in, and has made few mistakes . You can't blame him for the shots being near him, he can only save what is kicked or headed at him. Although you could praise his positioning?
  14. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    Probably not commenting on his performance, because he didn't play? Quite simple, no?
  15. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Vincent Vanasch. For three consecutive years FIH 'Keeper of the Year. This afternoon he saved a penalty flick - that unheard of at the elite level.
  16. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    As you probably well know, I was asking why the critics were not giving Bachmann stick for flapping today, because they sure as hell would have been criticising Ben had he done the same :rolleyes:
  17. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Tony Coton for sure.
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  18. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Bachmann has been fine since he came in. Did he flap today or was that some throw away remark from a pundit who's probably mates with Foster? I don't remember although I might have been thinking about other things to be fair.
  19. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Came and missed one cross that was played back in from the edge of the six yard box but fortunately no Coventry player was there to tap it home. Deeney was there and booted it clear. Other than that error fine.
  20. Chumlax

    Chumlax Reservist

    No more than a passing mention, as it has been for Bachmann here - you're probably confusing 'flap' with 'multiple embarrassing mistakes directly leading to us conceding goals'.
  21. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

  22. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    His handling really impressed me today. On an awful pitch he had a number of shots that bounced in front of him, which many a dodgy keeper would have let slip and palmed back into open play.
  23. Victory Road

    Victory Road Academy Graduate

    There’s a good few players that can leave, but Bachmann? He’s a keeper.
  24. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Bachmann. He's nowhere near good enough though.
  25. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Foster's pure shot stopping and command of his box is better than Bachmann's. However, Bachmann's distribution and handling is better Bachmann seems to be more vocal out of his box when trying to direct his back line. Both have a decent level of overlap on both of these (Except for Foster's distribution. That is noticeably worse reagrdless). I'd say they're on a fairly equal footing with Foster when he's in form edging it, but before he was sidelined Foster wasn't in form and was costing us points. Bachmann hasn't cost us points since his run.

    How someone could even think of comparing him to Loach or Pidgley is beyond belief. Pantillimon and Arlauskis are more fitting on here. Even Karnezis.
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  26. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    What's beyond belief about it? Chelsea held Lenny in very high regard at one point, unfortunately for him the Abramovich takeover and Petr Cech signing blocked his path there. Loachy too looked great for about 18 months or so, linked with big clubs and a few charity England call ups too.

    If anything I'd say Bachmann has less of a reputation than these 2 did.
  27. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    You notice keepers when they make mistakes or when they make spectacular saves.

    If Gomes had made the two rickets Allison did today at home against City he would have been crucified on here.

    It is unusual to have a truly terrible keeper. Pidgeley and Loach were young and ok. For me our worst keepers in living memory were Eric Steele (and he wasn’t atrocious) and Perry Digweed.

    I would not put Bachmann in the upper quartile, but he seems reasonably competent. In the Championship it’s your offensive players who get you promotion.
  28. easthertshornet

    easthertshornet Reservist

    I was just about to mention Perry Digweed. You beat me to it!
  29. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    Simon Sheppard?
  30. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  31. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

  32. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    Not sure why you say that, as a backup he had done fine, I have a lot more confidence in him than some of the other No2 keepers we have had remember Gilmartin and Arlauskis for a start!
  33. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Fine as a back up. That's it. If/when Foster goes I wouldn't have confidence in him being first choice.
  34. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    I think Foster is better than Baachman because he is quicker off his line but I think Baachman will get better and is the better option for us as we need to be thinking more long term now.
  35. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Reservist

    Based on what just out of interest? Baachman impressed me at Kilmarnock and he has been solid for us since coming in he hasn't made any big errors and has kept 4 clean sheet is 6 games.
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