Sedgwick wrote: adamstag wrote:
oldweststander wrote:Not sure about Logan in goal, we definitely need to cut out their crossing opportunities.
I think we will be OK, we need to win to get clear of MK Dons, draw not really acceptable.
Lincoln’s strong point is crosses and big physical players so we’ll need a keeper who commands his box well and comes out for crosses
BuT He Doesn't DoEsnT CoMmAnD HIs ArEa.... why is this the only bit of goal keeping knowledge anyone on here has, its means nothing. Keepers job is to stop the ball going in the net, if you do that you're good, doesn't matter if you "command the arena" what ever that is actually supposed to mean.
What it means is that any ball coming into the box that is a 50/50 between keeper & striker, should by default be a keepers ball everytime, because the keeper has reacted first to cut out the danger, either by using the extra 2ft height advantage they have to swallow up crosses or by being fast to react to through balls.
I'd say having these qualities is far more important than being a good shot stopper. If a keeper gets the command of the box right, they shouldn't have as many saves to make.
For me Conrad's biggest fault is his speed of thought, he's slow to react, which leads to him getting caught in no man's land when crosses come in and he never seems to know whether to stick or twist on a through ball.
Great that he kept a clean sheet on Tuesday night, but let's be honest he had bugger all to do.