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Fraser McCarthy

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by Le Tissier's Laces, Apr 10, 2018.

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Who has been the better goalkeeper for Southampton this season

  1. Fraser Forster

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  2. Alex McCarthy

    95.7%
  1. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    Just checking that I haven't come back from France through a wormhole and stepped into a parallel dimension.

    In your opinion, who has played better as a keeper for Southampton this season?

    Can I also just clarify - this isn't a slight on the person that you don't choose. It's just an opinion as to who you feel has had the better season.
     
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  2. Libby

    Libby 9-0

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    I know I've never really rated Forster but this is a no brainer surely?
     
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  3. Saintmagic

    Saintmagic Well-Known Member

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    Nah Dell Reed 1964 has been saying Forster has better stats this season.

    I've never rated Forster so maybe this has clouded my judgement of him but he really has been poor this year and if we end up going down by just a couple of points he will have had a big role to play in that (along with others)
     
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  4. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    Well yes, I would have thought so too, but I appear to be being castigated for such an opinion on the Arsenal thread! I'm just checking that my belief was true that most people think AM the better keeper right now. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.
     
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  5. Libby

    Libby 9-0

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    I think he's the better keeper full stop to be honest, but don't think there can be any debate about who's performed better this year.
     
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  6. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    *shrugs* me too mate. Certainly this season.
     
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  7. saintkitch

    saintkitch Well-Known Member

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    McCarthy is easily the better keeper the problem is the 2 centre back and DM's have been missing most of the season so we could have Buffon in goal and our goals conceded would still be similar.
     
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  8. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    The title is good actually. If we had Fraser's height and McCarthy's all round performance we'd be good. So our new keeper should be Fraser McCarthy.
     
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  9. Libby

    Libby 9-0

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    Can we have Shane Austin too?
     
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  10. thereisonlyoneno7

    thereisonlyoneno7 Well-Known Member

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    Shane Lambert would be better :)
     
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  11. San Tejón

    San Tejón Well-Known Member

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    McCarthy for me, because of the following.
    He is more agile and seems to get down quicker to low shots.
    When he comes for crosses his first choice is to catch the ball, relieving the pressure, whereas I feel Forster would mainly punch clear keeping the pressure on, if the ball falls unkindly.
    He generally keeps hold of shots better, rather than let them bounce off his chest.
    His starting position for collecting balls over the top is better, plus his movement towards the ball is more decisive, as in you know he will come for it.
    I think the main positive in FFs favour is his size, which makes him better in facing 1-1 situations and blocking shots.
     
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  12. SaintinSerbia

    SaintinSerbia Annoying Twat

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    good grief
     
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  13. Le Tissier's Laces

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    Oh for James Ward-Tissier.
     
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  14. Osvaldorama

    Osvaldorama Well-Known Member

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    McCarthy, by a million, trillion miles
     
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  15. SaintsForTheWin

    SaintsForTheWin Any holes a goal

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    This season, McCarthy.

    However, Forster was a top keeper prior to his injury. I feel he lost confidence and his commanding presence fizzled out as he did trust himself.

    I think people are overly harsh on him, but that’s what football fans like to do. Especially Saints fans.
     
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  16. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    I agree on the whole.
     
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  17. VocalMinority

    VocalMinority Well-Known Member

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    Omg we've signed a new goalkeeper whos 7ft tall and can block shots but can also claim crosses and get down to....

    oh is just another poll.


    Edit: and apparently this joke has already been done. Disappointment all round really.
     
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  18. st_brendy

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    My eyes say McCarthy.

    The stats, I believe, say Fraser.

    Whilst I happily accept that it leaves me open to being shot down, I'll trust my eyes on this one.
     
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  19. Che’s Godlike Thighs

    Che’s Godlike Thighs Well-Known Member

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    If Forster was still in goal, we'd be down already.
     
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  20. fatletiss

    fatletiss Well-Known Member

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    Guards. Arrest this man for treason!
     
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