If only we supported Paul Gerrard more, he would of been brilliant. Sometimes Nev, bad is just bad.
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I think Nev is doing what's best for Everton -- he probably sees there's little chance of getting someone better in this window so the sensible thing to do is to support Pickford rather than crucify him. Being that what Neville Southall says about keepers is actually important and may find its way to Picford's ears, his support may be useful.
We've seen in the past that Pickford is fairly immune to bad performances--his errors don't usually affect the next game. He'll continue to be erratic, but he also won't go full Kepa headcase.
He'll probably be fine for a while and randomly have great performances and make terrible decisions out of nowhere. Kepa carries his mistakes into every match now, he's a shell of what he was and has no confidence. Maybe I'm making it up, but Pickford doesn't get down for long periods of time. One of his best matches, then two matches later, one of his worst. He hasn't lost his confidence and thank fuck for that. Within a game Pickford can get into a muddled frame but I don't see it carried over from one game to the next. It's not ideal but it could be a lot worse.He's already gone full Kepa headcase, hasn't he? They've pretty much done the exact same thing within the same week.
If he had stood still, the ball would have hit him and stayed out. The cock flapped it in himself. This is the standard he is at. Its Sunday League level.It’s almost like he feels like he has to be ‘involved’.
He should have belted the ball clear for their first goal and the flap for the second was unreal; if he’d have stayed still he’d have saved it.
He hated Richard Wright. Don't think he was keen on Paul gerrardHe was goalkeeper at a very different time he could just pick the Ball up and wouldn't have 3 players closing him down. So I can see why he is being lenient but for someone who is critical at times he seems to not to be able to criticise goalkeepers.
A modern goalkeeper should expect to be closed down and be able to deal with it pickford didn't