He did it again! And I'm not talking about Clattenbung this time!
Once again, England's Number 666 cost us victory with a terrible, elementary error. Once again Rob Green was found wanting on a cross, handing, literally, a goal on a plate to the opposition.
Watch Green's flap again. He actually took the ball off the head of Gabbidon. There wasn't a Wolves player within five yards of them and, had Green not panicked, Gabbidon would have headed the ball behind for a corner.
And look at the flap! He went at that cross like a girl! He didn't punch the ball, he pushed it, flapped at it, waved at it! You can almost hear the girly squeal as you watch him! Anybody would think the ball was covered in dog ordure or was an unexploded ordinance!
Some will come back and say, "But what about his saves?" and "Everybody makes a mistake sometimes" but keepers can't afford to make those sorts of mistakes, and when they do, it is invariably costly in terms of points. Look at Van der Saar yesterday! As for the saves, well again they looked pretty routine to me - I would expect every Premiership keeper to make those saves 99 times out of 100.
How many times has Rob cost us already this season? He was at fault for Villa's first goal, for Chelsea's second and arguably for their first and third too, and now for this one. I don't think we can afford to replace him because Boffin and Stech are both so raw in terms of experience, but the guy is a liability and has been for more than 12 months now. He is in the England squad only by default - Robinson won't play and the others are crap - look at Carson yesterday!
Yesterday the whole of the press box should have stood as a man, and made a choreographed salute back to Green. I warned at the time of his "Up yours" gesture that it was an unwise thing for Green to do and yesterday showed why. Green has technical flaws in his keeping and, until they are resolved, he will continue to cost us crucial points.