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Offline rob_bridge

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2021, 08:20:42 AM »
Bosnich
Rimmer
Spinks
Brad F

would be my order.

Emi has every chance to gate crash those positions but needs at least 3 seasons. Guzan was great for 18 months after all.

James, Heaton and Johnstone done a decent job for us, Heaton very unlucky.

I'd rather not think of some of the others

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2021, 09:07:21 AM »
I posted on a Facebook discussion about Jimmy Rimmer only a few weeks ago that if you counted on the fingers of one hand the amount of direct mistakes by Jimmy that resulted in a goal being conceded, you would have zero.

 It's a long time since he played for us and time dims the memory and all that but, that's how I remember it.  I'm sure others will see it differently and have examples.  Emi Martinez has it in his locker to become an all-time great Villa goalkeeper.

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2021, 09:10:14 AM »
I posted on a Facebook discussion about Jimmy Rimmer only a few weeks ago that if you counted on the fingers of one hand the amount of direct mistakes by Jimmy that resulted in a goal being conceded, you would have zero.

 It's a long time since he played for us and time dims the memory and all that but, that's how I remember it.  I'm sure others will see it differently and have examples.  Emi Martinez has it in his locker to become an all-time great Villa goalkeeper.

I never saw Rimmer play live, and one of the few things I have seen footage of is him letting that pea roller in away at Highbury on the final day, it unfortunately clouds my view of him as that was clearly not an indicative sample.

Offline wittonwarrior

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2021, 10:35:08 PM »
How anyone can rate Bozzie about Rimmer is beyond me.  Obviously never saw Jimmy play.

Offline steamer

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2021, 09:33:13 PM »
Rimmer
Bosnich
Spinks, for that game
Martinez has the potential and opportunity to top them all

I can go through all our goalkeepers from Withers and apart from a couple more recent ones have been fond of them all

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2021, 10:42:53 PM »
Rimmer was absolutely the finest keeper weve had. Bosnich would be the next best.

Emi  may get to their levels with time.

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2021, 12:37:16 PM »
Bosnich was the best I've seen, but Martinez is capable of being better than him.

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2021, 12:45:48 PM »
Bosnich was the best I've seen, but Martinez is capable of being better than him.

Me too. Hes got some way to go but he may just pip it if he carries on in the same way, one thing he has over Bozzy is he can pass the ball very accurately.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #38 on: June 20, 2021, 12:11:02 AM »
Bozzie was probably the best of the lot at shot-stopping. Rimmer was master of all the 'keeping skills (except, perhaps for the 'modern' kicking skills that are now required. He did this for almost six years.

Over to you, Emi...

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2021, 12:22:20 AM »
How anyone can rate Bozzie about Rimmer is beyond me.  Obviously never saw Jimmy play.

Yup, let's see how Martinez does but I've yet to see a Villa keeper that came close to Jimmy.

Offline geolex

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2021, 04:02:28 PM »
For that save against Coventry alone, Bosnich will always be king.

Was that the one in front of the Holte that took a deflection?  Still say that's the best save I've seen in the flesh.

Yes, the only time I've ever seen a standing ovation for a save.

Guzan against QPR when he somehow managed to claw out Samba I thinks header.

Kevin Poole from a Speedie header in front of the Holte. Speedie aplauded I remember. Emi I think is right up there, he is the most reliable keeper I can remember for ages. His handling from crosses is exceptional.

talking about great saves, how about O. Nyland's one handed save from a Leicester player in the League Cup semi final 2nd leg at Villa Park ?


t'was a great save :)

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I think the one against Sheff Utd 19/20 ...season from every angle the ball looked like it had crossed the line but no he somehow kept it out ..... :D

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: How does Emi Martinez rate alongside other Villa keepers?
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2021, 04:37:12 PM »
Rimmer then Emi for me, could change, Burridge was my fave though. Mad as a box of frogs.

 


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