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maybe it's because reina isn't commanding enough in the air, he tends to flap at the ball. if you notice bentner had a run at the ball where as crouch (who was marking him) didn't get up to the ball, all in all we had the chances to win and young plesis played ok but before the game i would have been happy with a draw
"maybe it's because reina isn't commanding enough in the air, he tends to flap at the ball."
That's part of it - he's not as big as some keepers around, so he gets blocked out a bit more often. I can think of a lot of keepers who would have been out for that ball today, and got something on it.
Part of it is that teams are getting used to playing agains the zonal marking.
Part may be down to Skrtel getting used to zonal marking.
Some is due to people not doing their job though. On Tuesday, Gerrard left the middle of the six-yard box to follow a runner, and the ball was delivered into the space he'd just left and Arsenal scored.