I keep hearing or seeing these rumours linking us with West Ham United and England goalkeeper Robert Green and to be honest it is giving me nightmares.
I know we need a new 'keeper but Robert Green?
Please no! Say it isn't true!
I'm sorry but in my opinion he is no better than our very own Manuel Almunia.
We need someone who will instill a bit of confidence in the back-line and for me Green is certainly not that man.
Over the last season many knocked Almunia for his mistakes. Well, Robert Green made mistakes that led to MORE goals than ANYONE else in the Premiership.
So that means he made more fuck-ups than the Spaniard did too. So why do we 'apparently' want him?
Don't get me wrong, Green is a good keeper but NOT a great one and a club the size of ours need a great keeper.
People say that the last world-class keeper we had was David Seaman. I disagree. I think Jens Lehmann was world-class too and he was outed quicker than lager turns to piss.
For me, Joe Hart is a great keeper. Yes, he isn't in the class of David Seaman or Jens Lehmann, yet, but I have no doubt he will be.
I don't think Green can improve his game anymore whereas Hart will just get better and better.
Englands number one should be Joe Hart. Yes, he lacks experience, but so does Germany's first choice keeper Manuel Neuer, and if the Germans can use an inexperienced goalie, then so can England.
With it being well-known that Arsenal made a bid for Fulham's Mark Schwarzer it is obvious that we after a new stopper between the sticks.
If we are going to take a gamble then I'd rather take one on Joe Hart and certainly not Robert Green.
Keep it Goonerish.............