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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1440 on: July 12, 2020, 09:00:30 PM »
Then he'll have to accept life on bench, and if not, I would have to question Ancelotti. He's just not good enough for a Premier League club

Might do a job at Leicester at this rate. ;D

But yeah, Carlo will simply have to buy a new keeper.and bench Pickford till the scally takes the hint and gets a transfer.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1441 on: July 12, 2020, 09:18:12 PM »
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1442 on: July 12, 2020, 09:37:43 PM »
If Carlo bombs Pickford then the whole league will know Everton want rid. Which PL club is going to want a keeper relegated with Sunderland and deemed not good enough for Everton?

Sweet Jesus! If the whole league haven't realised that Pickford is a cross between a medieval fool and Mr Punch then the Premier League is well and truly fucked.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1443 on: July 12, 2020, 09:39:38 PM »
Sweet Jesus! If the whole league haven't realised that Pickford is a cross between a medieval fool and Mr Punch then the Premier League is well and truly fucked.

Well they certainly wont make any money out of him!
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1444 on: July 12, 2020, 09:44:55 PM »
Then he'll have to accept life on bench, and if not, I would have to question Ancelotti. He's just not good enough for a Premier League club

Southgate should have promoted Pope or Sheffield's Hendo ages ago and put Pickford out of his misery. This is why England won't win anything. Southgate is too soft and sentimental; pays too much attention to pundits and media in general as well. To win a World Cup you need to be a serious, no-nonsense coach. Southgate is no Marcello Lippi.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1451 on: July 16, 2020, 08:01:54 PM »
He wasn't that good to begin with, but it's safe to say we broke him.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1452 on: July 16, 2020, 08:21:03 PM »
Okay if he's not benched now Ancelotti should be sacked

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1454 on: July 16, 2020, 08:27:42 PM »
Okay if he's not benched now Ancelotti should be sacked

Nah, got to play him to get his confidence back ;)

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1455 on: July 16, 2020, 08:50:12 PM »
He's on the take there, surely?!
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1456 on: July 17, 2020, 05:28:04 AM »
Saw an article there asking, "is Jordan Pickford following Joe Hart's career path?". I'd say that's harsh on Joe Hart - he was at least decent for a few years and won two league titles. Then even at his worst he's never made the embarrassing howlers on a weekly basis that this mental midget does.

It's incredible how little scrutiny there is on him, largely because he plays for a shit, irrelevant club. Even despite the media's absolute unwillingness to criticise him, his time is surely nigh. Don't see him ever getting back to good form either.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1457 on: July 17, 2020, 05:53:56 AM »
On the subject of the media's unwillingness to really criticise, this piece from Jonathan Liew sums it up:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jul/14/jordan-pickfords-unique-talent-can-still-help-england-despite-his-slump

Basically, acknowledges he's shite and this may even be something more terminal than bad form, but maybe England should pick him anyway because he's good at saving penalties. Liew is the new Barney Ronay - nice language, braindead ideas on football.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1458 on: July 17, 2020, 07:58:08 AM »
Barney Ronay has some lovely (and insightful) pieces. I think Lieu might be ok too. But that article is nonsense top to bottom.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1459 on: July 17, 2020, 08:50:17 AM »
On the subject of the media's unwillingness to really criticise, this piece from Jonathan Liew sums it up:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jul/14/jordan-pickfords-unique-talent-can-still-help-england-despite-his-slump

Basically, acknowledges he's shite and this may even be something more terminal than bad form, but maybe England should pick him anyway because he's good at saving penalties. Liew is the new Barney Ronay - nice language, braindead ideas on football.

And Pickford can kick the ball a long way, don't forget that skill.

Probably further than Pope or Henderson' kicks added together.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1460 on: July 17, 2020, 10:07:06 AM »
On the subject of the media's unwillingness to really criticise, this piece from Jonathan Liew sums it up:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jul/14/jordan-pickfords-unique-talent-can-still-help-england-despite-his-slump

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Indeed, his game might have been designed for international tournaments, where the emotional pitch is higher, the press less frenzied and goalkeepers allowed more time on the ball. But to get that far, he will need to improve fast.

He’s suited to international football because most international teams are shit and so Pickford can get away with being utterly crap?  Interesting take.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1462 on: July 17, 2020, 12:29:05 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1283831843566034944

Holy shitballs that's bad. :lmao

It's like he dives assuming the ball is taking a deflection when it just carries straight on. ;D
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1463 on: July 17, 2020, 04:54:16 PM »
On the subject of the media's unwillingness to really criticise, this piece from Jonathan Liew sums it up:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jul/14/jordan-pickfords-unique-talent-can-still-help-england-despite-his-slump

Basically, acknowledges he's shite and this may even be something more terminal than bad form, but maybe England should pick him anyway because he's good at saving penalties. Liew is the new Barney Ronay - nice language, braindead ideas on football.

Surely his only unique talent is for physical comedy?

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1464 on: July 17, 2020, 07:17:16 PM »

Every time I hear him talked about in the media (mostly the only stuff I listen to is football weekly and totally football so it's a small sample) they talk about him being "good with his feet" and this is why he will likely keep his England spot ahead of other options.

However I've never seen anyone quantify this and every time I've watched him he's been garbage with the ball so... I don't get it.  Is there some repository of stats out there that justifies the talk or what?

Today was special.  He always seems to dive over shots, especially those close to him, but to dive the wrong way is interesting.  I had to double check that he hadn't dived before the ball was struck.

I've always thought that most keepers dont use their feet often enough for shots close to their body (they almost all try to get their body to them and I get the principal behind that but the time it takes to get your body down compared to a foot would seem more risky to me... but what the fuck do I know I guess) but he seems to be an extreme case.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1465 on: July 17, 2020, 07:45:26 PM »
There have been some real shit house keepers on Merseyside the past number of years.... but Pickford really takes the cake for being
not only the worst but the most hated and ugliest looking.

So to that, I say Thank You Pickford.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1466 on: July 17, 2020, 08:43:44 PM »
Every time I hear him talked about in the media (mostly the only stuff I listen to is football weekly and totally football so it's a small sample) they talk about him being "good with his feet" and this is why he will likely keep his England spot ahead of other options.

However I've never seen anyone quantify this and every time I've watched him he's been garbage with the ball so... I don't get it.  Is there some repository of stats out there that justifies the talk or what?

This sort of lazy bullshit analysis is precisely the reason I don't listen to those podcasts you mentioned. I think people who don't watch a lot of Pickford have seen him ping one or two passes for England (there was one vs Spain away in particular that led to a goal and got disproportionately lauded) and they think he does this on a regular basis. While he does look like he has good technique in striking a ball, his actual success with long passes is seriously poor every time I've watched him in a full game and he's not particularly comfortable with short passing under pressure either.

The media cling to his distribution as his one inarguable asset, and yet he looks like an amateur compared to the likes of Alisson and Ederson in this department.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1467 on: July 26, 2020, 04:17:10 PM »


Promo photo for today's clash on DAZN.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1468 on: July 26, 2020, 04:41:15 PM »


Promo photo for today's clash on DAZN.
That just screams "tune in to watch the game, where this guy is bound to make a silly mistake and make you laugh!"

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1469 on: July 26, 2020, 04:56:05 PM »
That just screams "tune in to watch the game, where this guy is bound to make a silly mistake and make you laugh!"

He had a textbook dive with him absolutely nowhere near saving it effort for Solanke's goal. Hardly even got off the ground for it.
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1470 on: July 26, 2020, 05:40:54 PM »
i genuinely believe there's no one worse playing professional football in the UK in his position. Fair play to the lad and his agent getting him to this level and on this money.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1471 on: July 26, 2020, 05:42:50 PM »
One of the worst to ever do it at this level.

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1472 on: July 26, 2020, 06:01:22 PM »
Here it is for the archive: https://streamja.com/zNElR

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1473 on: July 26, 2020, 06:03:28 PM »
Here it is for the archive: https://streamja.com/zNElR

Absolute clown.

And yet according to the commentators he had a brilliant game. :lmao
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1474 on: July 26, 2020, 06:13:33 PM »
And yet according to the commentators he had a brilliant game. :lmao

Phil Neville.  :duh
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1475 on: July 26, 2020, 06:17:20 PM »
Here it is for the archive: https://streamja.com/zNElR

Absolute clown.

I hope he never leaves them  :)

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1476 on: July 26, 2020, 06:19:37 PM »
I hope he never leaves them  :)

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1477 on: July 26, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
I hope he never leaves them  :)

Whose going to buy him anyway?
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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1478 on: July 26, 2020, 06:25:53 PM »
Whose going to buy him anyway?

Bingo

They are stuck with him

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Re: The Jordan Pickford appreciation thread
« Reply #1479 on: July 26, 2020, 06:38:42 PM »
Phil Neville.  :duh

The Neville bias isn't restricted to Gary. ;)

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They are stuck with him

Yep.  All they can do is sign a new keeper and drop him to the bench until he takes the hint.  But he's so arrogant he'll probably stay there for the wages just to spite them.
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