Best GK in PL history?

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Best keeper?

Schmeichel
7
58%
Cech
0
No votes
Seaman
4
33%
Van Der Sar
0
No votes
De Gea
0
No votes
Other (please specify)
1
8%
 
Total votes : 12

Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Santi » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Ed de Goey?
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Phil71 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:12 pm

Seaman for me.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 pm

Angelito wrote:Lehmann?


One good season, dropped the next, downhill from there.

I do love Mad Jens though.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Royal Gooner » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:00 pm

Has to be Seaman. He wasn't called "Safe Hands" for nothing.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Luzh 22 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:03 am

Schmeichel easily.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Zenith » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:46 am

Not a huge fan of these type of 'best ever' type of debates, but when it comes to goalkeepers during the Premier League era (post-Premiership), I think it's worth participating as we're only talking about roughly 2.5 decades, instead of a complete century or more.

If we're talking EPL era and we're fully objective Peter Schmeichel was probably the best.

• Great shot stopper
• Dominant in the box during set pieces
• Huge presence, both physically (imposing) and mentally (leader)
    • Imposing: one of the best one-on-one goalkeepers the game will ever see
    • Leader: vocal with teammates, great organiser
• One of the first modern keepers to have great distribution (his long throws were of the highest level)
• Longevity (though, like Seaman did start show signs of regression in his mid 30s)

Schmeichel did have his weaknesses. Similar to Oli Kahn he had a tendency of being hot-headed, which would lead to the odd rush of blood resulting into a subsequent mistake.

Seaman close second. While Schmeichel was more imposing and complete, Seaman was more agile, composed and capable of pulling off instinctive reaction saves Schmeichel could only make in his wildest dreams.

As for third place Cech and Van Der Sar stake a claim. Before his head injury the former was ridiculously good and consistent for a young goalkeeper. After the injury still very good but started to show signs of regression as soon as he hit the age of 30.

Unlike Cech, during the spring of his career, Van Der Sar was nothing more than a solid/steady-eddie goalkeeper, but like a fine wine got better as he aged. One of the all-time best in terms of positioning, reading of the game whilst characteristically maintaining a cool head at the highest level. A true student of his profession.

DDG is still relatively young for a goalkeeper and if he were to stay at United for the remainder of his career he has a strong case of going joint second.

As for most underrated, it has to be Nigel Martyn. Talented, no-nonsense goalkeeper who was unfortunate to have been from the same generation as Seaman; easily the second best English goalkeeper of the nineties.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Rockape » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Schmeichel was my first thought but he was too shouty and a bit too full of himself. So voted for Dave who was the calm presence behind THAT back four.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Nuggets » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:59 pm

Has to be Seaman.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Dynamite » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:15 pm

Angelito wrote:Lehmann?


Best Arsenal PL keeper for me but not the greatest PL keeper overall
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Ach » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:44 am

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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:43 am

Damn no love for Seaman.

Lol at whoever voted for Hart, Ederson or Lehmann.

Courtois with 0%, shouldn't even be on the ballot.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Luzh 22 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 am

Va-Va-Voom wrote:Damn no love for Seaman.

Lol at whoever voted for Hart, Ederson or Lehmann.

Courtois with 0%, shouldn't even be on the ballot.


I love him. To claim he was better than Schm is just out right bias or lying :lol:
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Royal Gooner » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:50 am

Ach wrote:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46885667


Likely the majority of those voting were just idiotic millenials who never watched Arsenal in the 90s or pre-invincibles who knew how dependable Seaman was. Held the record for clean sheets, won the league in 91 after only conceding 18 goals all season plus made the greatest save of all time at the age of 39.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:45 pm

Luzh 22 wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:Damn no love for Seaman.

Lol at whoever voted for Hart, Ederson or Lehmann.

Courtois with 0%, shouldn't even be on the ballot.


I love him. To claim he was better than Schm is just out right bias or lying :lol:


I'm talking about in the BBC poll.

He received less votes than Cech, De Gea and Van Der Sar.

That's a surprise to me and I suspect recency bias has a lot to do with it.
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Re: Best GK in PL history?

Postby Marsbar100 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:12 pm

Outside of arsenal fans everyone will remember him for that free kick, I feel sorry for him no one else in history would have done that to him FFS, how unlucky can you be
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