Those of you that follow me on Twitter you will know that I have made it very clear that I do not rate our goalkeeper Roberto.
I do not like to slate players at the game and always try and get behind them whilst they pull on the shirt because I do not think giving them stick at the ground will help their already destroyed confidence.
But it has to be said to be said that in my 30 years of having a season ticket, Roberto is the worst goalkeeper I have ever seen.
The most concerning thing about the Roberto situation was that Mario Husillos, our Director of Football, had already signed him for a club once in his career and clearly still believed he was good enough to join us.
Even more worrying was that I was told they wanted to sign him instead of Fabianski the season before but fortunately for us this deal didn’t happen.
It is the basic things that concern me the most. He doesn’t seem to understand his angles, he doesn’t have any confidence with high balls, his kicking is poor and he often punches when he should be holding onto shots to name a few of the many lacking qualities from his game.
I went to the Bournemouth game and as Fabianski went off injured, I said to my mate this could destroy our season and it has been proven to be an accurate prediction.
From the moment Roberto came in to the Chelsea game, we hadn’t won a game, largely because he gave the opposition at least a two goal head start.
I know other positions have not been performing but it must get into the other players’ heads when they know that pretty much any shot on target is going to go in.
I thought we were playing quite well against Spurs until they scored, a shot which really should have been saved as per usual.
It is no coincidence that having changed the keeper against Chelsea to the son of West Ham legend Alvin we played brilliantly and managed to get a victory, if only we had done this many games ago!
I am slightly too young to remember the antics of Allen Mcknightmare but the only other keeper that I can think of that compares to Roberto in my time is the former Charlton keeper that we had on loan, Sasa Ilic.
He played one game for us and we lost 4-0 and he was at fault for pretty much every goal. The only difference here is that he only managed one game for us before he was found out.
Thankfully I think following the Chelsea performance, David Martin will be the number one until Fabianski returns which should be just before Christmas.
I do believe had Fabianski not got injured, with the league being so tight, we would be pushing for fifth spot now!
I hope the lesson has been learnt going forward that we must make sure our back up keeper is of a decent level in order to not repeat this dreadful situation again.