Sunday, 15 November 2009
Capello's decision to pick Foster against Brazil, despite his playing only one competitive game in the last month, shows that Green is now very far from England's number one number one. He has been given his chance but hasn't done enough to convince Capello that he has what it takes to make it at the highest level.
If we are honest, Foster looks more the part physically. He also looks more commanding. Like Gordon Brown, Green is being betrayed by his facial expressions apart from anything else. He always has this slightly perplexed look on his face; whereas Foster just looks focused. In recent games I have been amazed at Green's placidity when tall opposition players are stationed in front of him. Rob just accepts it and stands there as if he is in a bus queue. No wonder he struggles on corners, he can't see the bloody ball when it is kicked! The guy on the near post must be shouting: "He's running up to take it, he's kicked it, looks like it might be going long, your ball Rob, your ball!"
He remains a great shot stopper and might have a role in a penalty shoot out but, as I have always maintained, Green is not an international keeper. He lacks the authority and speed of thought to be the best.
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:00