Why do people think this is a mistake? 4 years would take him to 36 just about right for a keeper I'd say, hopefully we'll have some consistancy in at least 1 position for a while now! and he's a high profile signing that can only attract other players of that calibre...I'm not seeing the bad points.
I managed to nip out at half time, have a smoke and get back in time for the start of the second half.
Haven't done that since promotion. I might enjoy cup games more now!
Cesar, by the way, has not been the same since he broke his arm. I think Fernandes likes buying players he's heard off mainly. Probably better for his airline if he buys Cesar rather than Forster or Butland, say for example.
"In sports, what is true is more powerful than what you believe, because what is true will give you an edge" - Bill James.
I'll continue to give Hughes the benefit of the doubt, however, this one is so obviously knee jerk. What if the new lad doesn't adapt the the physical side of the league (quite possible)? We're then left with two nervy stoppers. If Hughes didn't have complete confidence in Green, why sign him to sit doing a job that Cerny did very adequately last season on a huge wage. Green is a quality keeper (ask Norwich or West Ham). It is complete folly to play musical chairs in this position and shows Hughes as either lacking initial judgement of his qualities or the management skill to encourage them.
Goalkeepers need the confidence of their back four and at the moment we don't know our goalkeeper or our back four. We stayed up last year because Hughes (by luck or judgement) stumbled on a settled defence. We are now again in disaray and hoping desperately for luck or judgement.
I am grateful to Hughes for us staying up, but, the transfer policy seems odd, niave and disjointed.