My point about the comparison between a current keeper and a past keeper is that of the possibilities of watching them daily. We have to draw on footage which is often incomplete, but the major issue I have is the mythification of past players to the detriment of current ones. That is, the apparent inhability of current players to be in par - or surpass - highly regarded retired footballers or even those that are still playing but well past their peak. I think it's troublesome, and there's the possibility of a difficult to handle bias. With this I mean, it is much more difficult to have access to 'objective' data for players who aren't playing anymore or whose best moment has already passed, the statements that can be made are limitless and are bound to the inevitable differences between current football and that of the past, even if separated only by a few years. It may be less troublesome regarding keepers, as their role in the game hasn't changed that much - besides the increasing attention paid to their technical skills.
Also, and in line with a thought that is recurrent in the forum as of now, I believe we ought to stablish 'tiers' for current footballers and limiting those tiers to what we can grasp. That is, the figure of past players who are regarded as 'the best of their generation' shouldn't overshadow the current stars and how we regard them, the feeling that everything was better in the past is something I've got present and I wouldn't like it to take over how we rate current players, as eventually, if given enough time, we could find ourselves rating two - let's call them legendary - players with extremely similar sets, which could of course be the case, but surely if we expand our comparative horizons beyond that of current time we'll find it unsettling to see two players have exactly the same set and more than one would want that to be fixed, as it'd take away from the uniqueness of each of them.
As for keepers, as is the case, the possibilities of variation are very very limited. Three or four stats do not allow as many combinations, and its only normal that we have a bunch of players sharing certain values. The question about a current keeper compared to one of the past is valid, yes, but then again we'd have to think of those keepers who sit on lower values aswell. It's way too complicated and not that insightful if you ask me to be applied each time we rate a player.
antony wrote:when a player joins Atletico, Fixer gives him a +10 boost in stamina (Simeone's garra)