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. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    I just think he seems pretty average. Yeah, I guess he could improve, but he's hardly a kid anymore.
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  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

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  3. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I think Bachmann is fairly average.

    I think Foster is about the same, with less motivation to perform.

    Another win for our recruitment team.
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  4. ITK platypus

    ITK platypus Reservist

    Really poor thread.

    Genuine poor quality in this forum recently.
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  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I hope Foster doesn't get back in the side. His heart obviously isn't in it anymore.

    Also, and more importantly, it will really screw up the viewing figures for his youtube channel.
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  6. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Foster is better tbf. He would be much better if he gave a **** though
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  7. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    We get the forum we deserve
  8. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    An in form Foster is better than an in form Bachmann. An out of form Foster is worse than an in form Bachmann.
  9. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Was Foster out of form? He's been easily one of our best players this season
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  10. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    Foster is past his best and we should let him go. Bachmann can still improve and has not really done anything wrong. We should stick with Bachmann and bring back Dahlberg next season to challenge him.
  11. Since63

    Since63 Reservist

    He also seems better than average at not spilling those awkward daisy cutter shots back into the centre of the goal, which is quite important on the type of surfaces we are playing on.
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  12. jrmich9

    jrmich9 Reservist

    I'd be concerned with Bachmann in the Prem...but you never know until he's tested at that level.

    I get the impression Foster is happy go lucky at Championship level, but wouldn't be as blasé @ Premier League status...however he is proven at the top level and I'd have more trust in Ben at this stage.
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  13. Dan Bachmann hasn't put a foot wrong yet. As I posted on the game thread he looks the most comfortable with the 'modern keeper' ball at feet of all our recent keepers.
  14. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Foster is number 1 when fit. Bachman playing well but his distribution is woeful.

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  15. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    He’s no Malcolm Dalrymple.
  16. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

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  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Bachmann's distribution still needs work but it's a definite improvement on Foster's, for me
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  18. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Foster is still a great keeper but he's getting worse, not better. Bachmann is still young in GK terms and already looks very capable. Very vocal and has played his part in organising a defence that has secured 6 clean sheets in 8 games. Would be silly to replace him when Foster returns.

    Foster makes more spectacular saves but I'm starting to wonder if that's due to his late reactions, and average footwork? Watching some of the 'routine' saves Bachmann has made, he's made them look easy thanks to proactive movement on his line and good anticipation.
  19. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

    Foster hits a yellow shirt more for me. Fosters mistakes have been real howlers (saints at home) Bachman makes these errors but it’s not cost us yet so they’ve not been highlighted. Watch how many times Bachman over hits or puts a player in an uncomfortable position or gives it straight to the opposition when not really under pressure.
    I like Bachman but right now he’s still just a decent back up.

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  20. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Yeah, neither are great, distribution-wise. Bachmann makes more passes per game and has a higher pass completion % at the moment. Although I suppose that could be down in part to a slight change of style under Xisco
  21. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Foster will be 38 by the time the season is finished.

    Definitely time for him to become a back-up option.

    Should be 3rd choice next season (if he wants to stay) behind Dahlberg & Bachmann
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  22. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    About time we sacked the management team
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  23. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    The new Gomez!
  24. foxywfc

    foxywfc Reservist

  25. Dennis_Booth

    Dennis_Booth Reservist

    The Bachmann has improved and his confidence has grown immensely. His communication is good, the defence trust him and there is no comparison between his distribution and Fosters. He is 100% first choice.

    I ignored the pole at the top for obvious reasons
  26. 3000

    3000 Reservist

    I think people have negative thoughts about Bachmann purely because he isn’t as much of a proven name compared to Foster / Gomes but in reality he has yet to put a foot wrong.

    His distribution is very good and often picks out decent passes. He is athletic in the saves and quick to react. He doesn’t mess around trying to throw out early or punch many crosses. He is the most vocal player on the pitch by a mile. I’d have him as number 1 any day over foster.
  27. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    I just smashed that like button.
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  28. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I imagine a lot of people have/had negative thoughts about Bachmann because of his contribution to the Tranmere **** up at home last season.
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  29. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    And they'd be very silly to be basing their opinion on second string cup games. Much like those who wrote off Sierralta based off the Newport game
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  30. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Looked very dodgy on crosses yesterday but Derby did put in some good deliveries.

    Let’s face it, in the main our defence has been immense this season so it’s going to be difficult to judge him completely accurately, as he doesn’t face an awful lot of pressure at this level and is protected very well.

    If we end up getting promoted then will he be good enough to face regular barrages from the opposition? Possibly not based on last night, but he’s a perfectly decent championship keeper.
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  31. pleaseenterthenamebywh

    pleaseenterthenamebywh Academy Graduate

    It was a derisory poll for this average back-up keeper we have.

    I think Bachmann is capable at this level, but I can't see him ever being our number 1. Foster and his gopro comes straight back in, and we sign a new keeper if we get promoted.
  32. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Foster capable of making silly errors. What I like about Bachmann is his ability to hold onto shots low down, doesn't seem to spill many.
  33. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    From the man who created the thread "League One Hear we come".
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    There is also a business decision here. Bachman with a string of Championship clean sheets under his belt is an asset. Maybe not big dosh, but a couple of million.

    As a reserve keeper who never played, he was worthless.

    Foster has no resale value and his wages are probably unsustainable in the Champ
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  35. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Name one keeper who hasn't made silly mistakes!
    He imo is making the Jersey his own. His stats confirm this. Yesterday you have to credit Derby's delivery from set pieces they would of caused problems to any side.
    Overall his handling is excellent good with his feet what more could we of asked for?

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