stavrello7 wrote: Yes his is not as great as many wanted but its not his fault. All squad is poor and if you play as GK things are always worst for you.
Couldn't agree more with that.I was the goalkeeper for my local team for years and you can become the scapegoat for a goal in a loss even if your Defender didn't bother moving the whole game..bad memories.
The reason he became the scapegoat in both games(rightfully or not)is the timing.Both times the team seemed like the underdogs able to turn it around despite the quality gap and steal the games ...and then Leali makes the mistake.In the first game the mistake is obvious,in the second game it's the third goal when it seemed very possible to progress.The first goal is not his fault ofcourse.
stavrello7 wrote: Babel's shot was almost perfect, the ball hit the pitch right before GKs hands which makes things lot difficult for a GK.
About the second goal i disagree ,Babel's shot was a strong shot with him out of balance,it did hit the ground but this is way too close to his body to be excusable,you don't have to dive there ,just be well positioned.The only excuse is bodies obscuring him,but believe me a lot of the time you don't have the best vision so you can react ideally,that's why you have be properly positioned seeing where the shooter is.Also look at this for a better idea of his field of vision when Babel moves his body to make the shot.http://i.imgur.com/b26ciDn.mp4
,this is the camera ofcourse but his vision,when he can understand the shot is coming,is not as bad as it seems.
In the third goal Babel beats and inexperienced Retsos for the ball,Da Costa's main concern is to get back to his potition,not even keeping an eye on what's happening.And again Babel makes a strong shot,better than the first one but with more distance,still not an amazing shot.Now Leali with better vision,more time to react.http://i.imgur.com/ivpSW7Q.mp4
He's badly positioned to make the save again.What i can say from experience here is that he either underestimated the power of the shot.Or...he tries to make a good diving save,he braces himself to fall(that tiny straightening of his torso),watch this closely plz,he might be holding back so he can make the save,this is infuriating if it's the case because he wants to make the save the way he has it in his head and at the end that hinders the timing of his reaction and his stature is not the correct one to make the save when the shot is fired.Either way,weather that's because he misreads the whole situation or he purposefully does this,or both,it doesn't matter,he hangs the team,again.
bitz wrote: all the CBS are poorly positioned on all goals, which reinforces my belief on rating them pretty low in defence.
''All the CBs'' are Retsos and Da Costa.Retsos at Def:71 TW:67 and Da Costa at TW 64 and as for his Def, if you read that giant post ,i completletely agree with him being rated at 74 or even 73,just not 70(because it doesn't make sense to me).These are pretty low i believe. Also when did Da Costa's Def (anywhere from 70 to 74) come into play when he was positioned wrongly and makes stupid desicions,isn't that the 64 TW/Ment?The gist of it i rate Def mainly on dispossesing ability,a defender with ment/Tw 64 is terrible already,his Def at 70,and not 73/74 isn't going to make him bad(as if he was good),it's going to make him worst at dispossesing(not Cb level,not Da Costa's level),i think that's a little irrelevant.
Leali wasn't the worst in either game,but he had these crucial moments that changed their courses.These is what goalkeepers have to deal with.I think Leali's problem is that he's not mentally good enough to play at this high level where the weight of a bad save is so heavy,rather than his skills.
Da Costa was a liability again,Cissokho was absolutely terrible in both games,heavy,out of place all the time,in the first goal he marks with his eyes and he can't move fast enough to even make the cross a little less effortless,and look at where he is in the second goal and the time he needs to return,Fortounis sells the ball,he makes a supportive movement but he's the huge gaping hole in his side.His only contribution was that great cross(Lps and Curl are higher,that's the only thing he shows somewhat consistently).Forounis was bad again,Retsos' inexperience showed even though he was decent.