Saturday, 29 August 2009

Praise for Shay

From his manager: (from the official site)
“Shay brings maturity and experience to his position,” heralded the manager. “It is not just his ability to keep the ball out of the net that benefits us but the way he commands the defence and reads the game. He is a great talker and organiser at the back.”
And from Kolo:

“Shay is a fantastic goalkeeper to play in front of,” enthused the central defender. “He is so calm and he reads the game very well and that is always a great thing for those in front of him. Shay is very experienced and whenever you make a mistake he is there at exactly the right time.

“Keeping clean sheets is not just about the back four and the goalkeeper though it is about the whole team defending as unit. We have to make sure we keep doing that and improve on it where we can.”

1 comment:

Bernie said...

Cant agree more. Shay has been an absolute revelation. The crystal palace game showed how important he is - at least 4 top drawer saves, plus a couple of other saves where his positional sense made good chances much more difficult. I like Joe Hart a lot (and he conducts himself with a lot of dignity in the Guardian article) - but we would have conceded against both Blackburn and CP with him as custodian.