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Author Topic: Emiliano Martinez - signed  (Read 46971 times)

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #555 on: January 23, 2021, 11:14:53 PM »
The way he came through a crowd of players to emerge with the ball and immediately launch it fifty yards straight to a Villa player was majestic. Can't think of another Villa goalkeeper who could have done that this century.

If we get an injury crisis he could even do a job centre-half, IMO.

He's alright but as brontebilly might point out doesn't score enough for me.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #556 on: January 24, 2021, 12:08:37 AM »
Hard to believe this guy was a backup keeper for so many years. He looks the best keeper in the division. Doesn't seem to have a single weakness and a playmaker at the back with both feet.
Can't be many keepers world wide in the form he's in at present. Some of his saves have been incredible.

Edit: found a link to an analysis site:

https://www.footballcritic.com/top-players/goalkeepers
« Last Edit: January 24, 2021, 12:46:47 AM by itbrvilla »

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #557 on: January 24, 2021, 12:50:20 AM »
We absolutely robbed Arsenal blind.  Complete and utter daylight robbery, they must feel sick as a dog seeing his displays week after week.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #558 on: January 24, 2021, 02:16:22 AM »
We absolutely robbed Arsenal blind.  Complete and utter daylight robbery, they must feel sick as a dog seeing his displays week after week.

I must admit I didn't have much knowledge of him until we signed him but he has impressed the hell out of me so far. I know he cost us a few quid but he is worth his weight in gold. Why Arsenal let him go I don't understand. He was the best keeper on their books.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #559 on: January 24, 2021, 09:39:35 AM »
Hes so consistently good that after a match we rave on about individual performances, his name quite often gets missed when handing out credit. Its like a having a player like McGrath in the team, you just know its a 10 out of 10 week in week out. His calmness and brilliance can go under the radar.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #560 on: January 24, 2021, 10:06:17 AM »
His anticipation of situations is top class.

Quite a few times, a through ball which has put us in potential danger gets mopped up because hes already spotted it.

As mentioned, weve robbed Arsenal blind.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #561 on: January 24, 2021, 10:14:20 AM »
Hard to believe this guy was a backup keeper for so many years. He looks the best keeper in the division. Doesn't seem to have a single weakness and a playmaker at the back with both feet.
Can't be many keepers world wide in the form he's in at present. Some of his saves have been incredible.

Edit: found a link to an analysis site:

https://www.footballcritic.com/top-players/goalkeepers
Interesting that two of the top six are ones weve signed in the last 5 years.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #562 on: January 24, 2021, 10:23:35 AM »
Hard to believe this guy was a backup keeper for so many years. He looks the best keeper in the division. Doesn't seem to have a single weakness and a playmaker at the back with both feet.
Can't be many keepers world wide in the form he's in at present. Some of his saves have been incredible.

Edit: found a link to an analysis site:

https://www.footballcritic.com/top-players/goalkeepers
Interesting that two of the top six are ones weve signed in the last 5 years.
Pepe Reina is there at number 23. He didnt fill me with confidence when with us.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #563 on: January 24, 2021, 10:24:39 AM »
We absolutely robbed Arsenal blind.  Complete and utter daylight robbery, they must feel sick as a dog seeing his displays week after week.

They should do, but their fans seem to think he's gone back to being average".

He's a magnificent keeper and should be the Argentina number 1 before too long, which will be quite the accolade, especially with Dougie being in the Brazilian XI as well.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #564 on: January 24, 2021, 10:26:25 AM »
Who is the Argentine No1?

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #565 on: January 24, 2021, 10:28:37 AM »
Who is the Argentine No1?

Somebody very, very good if he's keeping Marrinez out!

Franco Armani who plays for River Plate apparently.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #566 on: January 24, 2021, 10:29:59 AM »
Never heard of either of them but we should get them signed up if Martinez is behind.

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #567 on: January 24, 2021, 10:32:14 AM »
Who is the Argentine No1?

This is quite an interesting article. It's from last summer, but says it's been a problem position which surprised me. Martinez is so good I thought they must have some 6'10" thunderbastard with hands like dinner plates and the reflexes of a cat who is keeping him out.

https://www.espn.co.uk/football/argentina-arg/story/4135474/arsenal-keeper-emiliano-martinez-may-still-have-a-future-as-argentinas-no-1

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #568 on: January 24, 2021, 10:37:54 AM »
Isn't it fantastic to be under pressure and the keeper comes out to claim the ball?  Great keeper. 

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Re: Emiliano Martinez - signed
« Reply #569 on: January 24, 2021, 10:42:37 AM »
Thanks, interesting that they seem to have tried so many different keepers and none of the ones I have heard of ever struck me as much cop.

 


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