The unpopular football opinion thread


#81

Ox is a football brain away from being top class


#82

Wenger: Ox > Gnabry.

:wenger2:


#83

A lot of people seemed to think that Harry Redknapp and Terry Venables were both great managers.
I always thought they were highly overrated because they were English.


#84

I feel that Cech is not good enough, too many mistakes and cant save a single fucking penalty. Dont get me wrong he has had some magnificent saves but in general i feel he is starting to cost us, we desperately need a top goalkeeper.


#85

I don’t think that’s an unpopular opinion. He hasn’t been good enough for a few years now and that’s why he was replaced at Chelsea and that’s why he should be replaced here.


#86

a lot of people feel that Cech is a really good gk, i really feel he isnt. Was for chavski but he has been shit for us, dont know if he has slowed down or if it is on purpose.


#87

The guy is an absolute pro, of course it isn’t on purpose, that’s really silly.


#88

I dont know how he was playing worldies for chavski and the second he comes here a lot of crap mistakes etc


#89

He also worked underneath a manager that knew how to setup an efficient defensive unit. I remember a stat highlighting shots faced at Arsenal vs shots faced at Chelsea (or something) and there was a clear correlation.

I would imagine De Gea would see a similar decline if he played here.


#90

De Gea has played in some terrible United teams over the last four seasons and flourished.

He’s taken a hell of a lot of shots and been world class.

Poor comparison really. Cech is clearly past it and has been since the latter end of his Chelsea career.


#91

Not arguing against Cech being passed it, and you know I agree he should be replaced.

What I’m highlighting is that we aren’t a team that allows defensive players to thrive, and that our setup/inability to protect a keeper makes it harder for them compared to other teams.


#92

Best thread on thos forum is the Klopp vs Wenger beauty.


#93

The keeper spot on bench is waste of a spot.
The backup keeper is only ever used once or twice a season. Just have someone become the keeper in a rare case where your starting keeper can’t continue.


#94

Rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.


#95

I can see where you’re coming from but its rare with 7 spots on the bench you aren’t just filling one or two or them with a player you’ve no intention of using pretty much no matter what happens so ultimately I don’t think its really wasted.


#96

Brian Clough would not have been a good England manager. Bob Paisley would and should have been approached.


#97

Even though I despise Henderson I get that atleast from a tactical perspective, that said I’d rather have Dier shielding Wilshere & Winks and take Shelvey to the World Cup instead but each to their own.


#98

Cech won the golden glove in his first season here. I think it’s because our defence has been shit.


#99

the keeper can get injured at any time. Goalkeeping is a specialist trait, and it’s like having no centre-backs and getting ozil or welbeck to be a make-shift centre back.


#100

it would make it interesting. £50m is a lot of money in today’s climate, and it would make the tournament interesting.
we all enjoyed beating chelsea at wembley, but then it was a glorified friendly and meant shit.