Friday, 30 October 2015

Federici has done enough to displace Boruc

A few weeks ago it would have been unthinkable to believe that Artur Boruc would be under any pressure to keep his number one jersey at AFCB. However, a series of mistakes have given some cause for concern that he might not be quite in the right place to be the best man to keep goal against Southampton, in AFC Bournemouth's first Premier League clash against the Polish keeper's former club. It's a tough call for Eddie Howe, but it is one that I now feel he'll probably make.

Boruc is not going to be one of those keepers that wants to hide when things don't go his way. He'll want to get out there and remind Southampton fans that he should not have been let go by them and would want to remind AFCB fans that he is still up for the number one shirt. The argument for him is that familiarity with the defenders is not built overnight, and in important games you pick the man who has been there for you in the past. 
Adam Federici at Liverpool.
A few days ago I thought that to replace Boruc just make the side even more unsettled, but the manager can't reward performances like we all saw against Spurs and Watford. While he'll know what this game means to Artur and that it would be difficult to deny him the opportunity to set matters straight, it would be a fair decision after what we saw from Adam Federici up at Anfield. The time will come when Boruc is able to redeem himself on the pitch, but I don't think this match is the right time with so much pressure on his return and three vital Premier League points up for grabs.

Federici has also had his problems when he had a late cal up to face Man City, and the big stage has not proved any easier for him to be on at times if we look back to his FA Cup semi-final last season. Keepers make mistakes and they show up more than anywhere else on the pitch. Now Adam has got a good game under his belt though and he has shown that he is ready on his performance at Liverpool. It's time for Federici to do his stuff.

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