1) a goalkeeper being sent off is a pretty rare event 2) if it happens, the team are down to 10 men and are less likely to win anyway, especially as they'll be more than likely facing an opposition penalty kick
due these two points, some managers believe that having an extra outfielder on the bench over the course of the season should in theory give more options to win games.
I agree, and I think there is also something magical about an outfielder having to go in goal, even if it doesn't always help the sides chances.
Nope. Just making the point that, because you have something in place that isn't required very often, it can still prove very important. If Bull were to get sent off in a game, not only would we be... more
In answer to your points, I'm not saying it isn't a rare event. What happens if your keeper gets injured then? You may not be down to 10 men, but you are not giving your best shot at winning the... more
but my disagreement with you is that Waddock's decision to go without a keeper last season was not a MISTAKE, since it was GAMBLE that never backfired. It was a calculated risk - not a mistake - and... more