I beg to differ TC a strong knowledgeable keeper behind a shaky defence can make the world of difference.
Pears is not ready, and has it as been said Meijias has far more experience and I reckon its only because Woodgate, Gibson or the groundsman who ever it is that picks the team these days are only picking him because his old man was once our number one.
Thats why with all this talk about Gibson not having anymore brass to invest is such a silly state of affairs at present when you think of the wages he is wasting on players that can't get a game when the regulars are fit. Hell I reckon we would have to sell Randolph and sell Pears before Meijias comes into the reckoning for a run out.
Leo was obviously always that, but I'm not sure any fan held Meijas in particularly high regard and I'd be surprised if the club thought they did.
I saw mostly anger when we signed Meijas, because it was the last position we needed strengthening.
It was pretty clear why Meijias and Leo were brought back to the club. I commented on it in the summer and a few on here didn't like to hear it.
I actually feel sorry for Leo I think the club have used him and his love of the club as a PR stunt.