eric olthwaite wrote: gazurtoids wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:I'd argue that Robbo has to replace Higgs in TFP's line up
Really? We've not seen much of Higgs in a Leeds shirt, granted, but Robinson shouldn't get anywhere near troubling a "best of" XI.
Yeesh. I mean, fair enough, this whole 'best of' mullarkey across the generations is always going to be a bit bullshit, but to accept a third division keeper with a pretty dodgy record who's had a good six weeks at Leeds, whilst dismissing a Premier League / England keeper (albeit not the best one) who also played in the Champion's League is a bit, well, bollocks, surely?
oh, yeah, i mean, robbo had his faults but... he quite possibly was the worst england first choice keeper ever [@ wc 2006], but he was still an england keeper, putting him on an entirely different plane to higgs.
no, as gazurtoids said, the problem with many of our keepers other than higgs is that, of the genuinely good ones, there are very few fly-by-nights, they have tended to stick around for a fair bit of time, so martyn, robbo, lukic, harvey, sprake, even merv the swerv day, any of them would screw up loads of other selections... basically putting in any one
of those six would, i reckoned, force one to introduce at least two
fairly shit and short-term players in an outfield position... so on balance i thought it was ok to stick higgs in there.