What was that? I’ll probably get abused for saying all this but my word. That was one of the worst performances I’ve seen by a keeper, only beaten by Rachubka. The first goal for Bristol City, beaten at his near post which is just massively average. However the second goal is where it’s at. What on earth was that? A corner, comes to Silvestri with not much power on it and he palms it straight back into the box and they score. One of the worst pieces of keeping I’ve ever seen, the fact that it was the 95th minute and it made it 2-2 when we were 2-0 up in the 89th minute just makes it more painful.
To be fair, after the Doncaster game I wanted Turnbull to play, he commands his box and collects crosses like all good keepers should do. Silvestri cannot catch the simplest of crosses and puts us under immediate danger. People’s only defence of him is that he’ll get better, well, he hasn’t since he’s been here in that department. Yeah he’s a decent shot-stopper but so are most keepers, but a keepers job is more than just shot-stopping. Silvestri cannot do the basics and until he can he shouldn’t be playing for Leeds. I can’t say Turnbull is amazing but I know he can do the basics and he won’t put us under unnecessary pressure.
Another thing from last night, why drop Liam Cooper after he puts in a class performance and we get a clean sheet? Mental. So feel free to abuse me for this if you want but if you really think about it I’m sure you’ll see that Silvestri needs dropping. People may say we’re unbeaten but we’ve drawn 3 games and got 3 points, we really need to win on Saturday now otherwise it’s been a poor start to the season. Ross Turnbull has to start.