Tuesday, June 07, 2011

No surprise - third keeper for France v Poland this Thursday

Le President announced that his keeper from Bordeaux will get the nod this Thursday against Poland. Not a big surprise at all; however, after a poor goal given up against Ukraine, I am beginning to question whether or not the hierarchy in goal is written in stone. Mandanda has had a great season for OM, but I feel as if his latest showing for France puts him a bit on shaky ground. What about the likes of Landreau with LOSC? Or Ruffier at Monaco?

Lloris remains the #1 choice but I would not close the door on looking at picking 2 from the 4 keepers: Mandanda, Carrasso, Ruffier and Landreau for the other spots.

2 comments:

J-F said...

I feel like Blanc should try to get Frey to join the team. He never really got a good chance under Domenech. Let's just hope Lloris never gets injured...

GFC said...

Oh I completely agree on Frey, I always thought he got the short end of the stick under Domenech.

I am not sure if he remains an option. He is not old, 31 year old keepers are not considered old. But just not sure he would be the clear #1 ahead of Lloris so why would he want to come back?

However I would agree with you, no reason to close the door on him and you never know with injuries...

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