(26) Daniel Bachmann

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    The failure specialist is leaking goals again. Scotland the scorers tonight. Scotland!

    I dread to think what effect the vast amount of goals conceded in these internationals will have on his already microscopic confidence levels.

    With this guy as our number 1 relegation will be a formality.
     
  2. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    What was Bachmann doing there. That was a real comedy moment
     
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  3. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    He went to clear it, and kicked the ground and fell over! I've only been watching for 5 minutes, extraordinary bungling there
     
  4. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    While conceding a penalty is rarely a major error, his reputation as a penalty specialist is taking a bit of a battering lol
     
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  5. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    A decent save there 1 on 1, albeit not the best finish from the Scot there. Jesus ******* Christ Austria's defence is ****
     
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    True - Dykes went for the Deeney approach !


    Made one in the first half too.

    Life of a keeper eh ?
     
  7. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    To be fair, that would never happen on our playing surface! ;)
     
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  8. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

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  9. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sounds like made a couple of good saves but maybe could have saved the penalty and made a mistake mis kicking the ball. Life of a keeper eh ?!
     
  10. I'd feel far more condident with ageing Foster in goal and I expect so would the defence.
    He's still a couple of gaffs away from being dropped I suspect, hopefully they come in the last 5 mins of a game in which we are 3-0 up.
     
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  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    What I'll say for Bachmann, is he's incredibly agile. The speed in which he got back to his feet after quite a heavy fall, was impressive, and he resolved his error quickly. It's his agility which has placed him above Foster, but Foster is a vastly superior keeper in terms of how he commands the penalty area, dealing with crosses and overall experience. For me, Foster should still be the number one keeper, but I understand why Bachmann has the shirt right now. Until the recent mistake at Spurs, he's been quite reliable. But this is a new season, and another mistake will see Foster come back I'm sure. It's Bachmann's shirt to lose.
     
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  12. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Foster was a tiny fraction below the standard of a top tier keeper, he couldn’t quite cut it as first choice at a club like Utd, but would’ve been a decent keeper for any club outside of those going for league titles and European cups. Bachman will never be that standard.
     
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  13. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I saw much of the first half and Scotland played surpringly well. But I didn't see what the BBC headine described as Bachmann's "great" save but which the text underneath called a "showy"save.
     
  14. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    But we don't have that Ben Foster. We have the 38 year old Ben Foster who is struggling more and more with powerful shots into the bottom corner, and is becoming more error prone.
     
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  15. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Is he actually fit yet ?
     
  16. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    His distribution is also absolutely shyte.
     
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  17. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  18. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    He’s not the keeper we need right now. Nice guy I’m sure but not up to the level in my view.

    Pozzo had it right previously in making sure the first choice keeper was experienced and able to command respect from his defence. Gomes in particular won us points in our first season up last time around.

    Sitting in the Rookery today it was quickly obvious how chained to his line Bachmann is. Could also see the uncertainty it caused for our defenders as they waited for him to collect simple dead balls and how as the first half went on Wolves slowly woke up to the fact that hesitation could be exploited.
     
  19. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    I've stuck up for Dan before but it was poor from him today. The first goal he surely could have come and claimed under no pressure whatsoever, but if you watch the replay he actually moves backwards away from the ball! The second is not really his fault but for some reason he ends up behind the goal line meaning he'd find it impossible to keep Hwang's effort out. Dodgy few weeks for Dan after his poor international showings as well.
     
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  20. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I’ve mentioned this fault ever since he first came into the side. Chained to his line.

    Today it led to the own goal. Jimenez had a free header which somehow he missed. Second goal at the far post.

    He’s a great reaction save keeper. Made a couple of good saves today, but it’s of little use making those good saves if he doesn’t come off his line to collect high balls.

    I’ve been calling for Foster’s reinstatement for a while now. Ok, he’s injured at the moment, but we need him back and as soon as possible.
     
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  21. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It’s not just the high balls either - the ones I noticed most were the ones where the defence had already won possession and were just shepherding it through to him. He’d stand there like a dope on his line and then belatedly stutter into life. I’m not sure I’ve seen anything like it at this level and it’s all the more baffling given he’s played with these defenders plenty of times.
     
  22. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Yep. Another example was at Spurs. The ball was bouncing around in our area, but Kucka got his body in between the ball and his opponent but Bachmann still didn’t come for it. Kucka then had to risk heading it back to him when it was an easy take. He made it an unnecessary risky moment.

    The Premier League is ruthless and weaknesses will be quickly exploited.
     
  23. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Old concrete boots was rubbish again today.

    Such a shame our run of having superb keepers has had to end with this bum.
     
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  24. Eric IS Bananman

    Eric IS Bananman Academy Graduate

    Ironically, I literally just re-watched the goals on Twitter and the first goal was criminal...I get not all keepers will be 18 yard box keepers like David James or Grobelaar, but the 6 yard box is the keeper's domain. For Sierralta to score a headed own goal 3 yards out at the back post whilst crouching slightly....that's Sunday morning pub league standard.

    He is Dracula.

    https://twitter.com/WatfordFC/status/1436796696755908608
     
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  25. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Reservist

    I know some keepers like to stay on their line & let the defenders deal with things, but with Danny boy it's more than just that. It's like he freezes & can't move his feet when the ball comes into the box.
     
  26. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    He also nearly handled it outside the box somewhat inexplicably, then panicked and had to hurriedly boot it away. That and his Scotland stubbing of the toe are just really weird lapses in judgement/concentration.
     
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  27. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Yep, nowhere near good enough. Problem is neither is Foster any more.

    Sigh... good times.
     
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    He could have blamed the wind like Foster did when we played Wolves a few seasons back !

    I think there was a lack of communication as Sierralta seemed surprised the ball was coming to him.

    And the 2nd saw 3 Wolves players almost unmarked to reach a pretty tame cross at the back post .
     
  29. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    His main skill is holding onto stuff, he’s very good at that, better than most keepers in fact. But his inability to come for virtually any ball that comes into to the box is just plain bizarre. How game by game, training session session by training session, it doesn’t get picked up boggles the mind.

    Do we actually do any post game analysis? There must be at least, on average, about 5 examples per game where it could be pointed out he should’ve come for a ball, but didn’t. Yet it’s the same every game?
     
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  30. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Makes me wonder if they've tried it in training and the results were so catastrophic they gave up and just decided it was a smaller risk for him to stay on his line.
     
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  31. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Possibly, but then it does make you wonder, if such a thing did occur how the hell is he still getting the nod ahead of Foster? I know he’s injured now, but he hasn’t been for the majority of the time.
     
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  32. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Because Foster was the other extreme, coming for everything but increasingly misjudging it and getting caught out.
     
  33. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Foster maybe should come back when free from injury whatever that might be but he is not exactly error free. He often comes out when he shouldn't and has a habit of bringing players down, spills shots and I still have that horror of kicking the ball out against the Southampton? player and conceding the quickest goal in the premier league if all time.
     
  34. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Foster will make errors, he always has done. The difficulty with Bachman is by staying rooted to his line and virtually never claiming any ball that comes into the box, it’s impossible to know by comparison how may goals that costs us, or what impact it has on our defenders and how they defend, knowing he won’t be claiming anything.
     
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  35. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Maybe we should have stumped up the cash for Johnstone
     
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