Originally Posted by El Argentino
I think Valdes is overrated (being a Madrid fanboy, of course) - but with how little pressure he's under I think it's hard to get a really good read on him. I don't think the weak link at the back is Puyol or Pique, and Valdes decision making is sketchy at times, playing out the back to Pique when being swarmed. I think he'd be exposed as lower class than he is if someone could take consistant shots at him. He's made fabulous saves, and I do think he's great, but not up there with the elite.
Neuer is good, and will only get better. Kahn pt. 2.
Buffon at 3 or so.
Cesar was fantastic 3-4 years ago, but has fallen off his perch.
Hart needs to stand up on the international stage and make a statement to crack top-5 I think.
Abbiati is good.
Have never understood the hype behind Reina. It's rough though when you're so highly regarded and still behind Casillas and Valdes in the nat'l pecking order.
Vades is overatted... as a matter of fact, I really believe that the back 4 is terrible but we'll never know because the ball never gets past Pique.
as for Joe HArt.. let's not mention the English when it comes to modern elite goalies. this has clearly been their acheilles heel and there is no way you can convince me that Hart is better than Robinson or David James in their primes. he is another overatted player.
imo Krul is the best Goalie in the EPL.. in fact I could go ahead and say he should be starting over stekelenburg in the dutch team
here are my top 10 anyways: