The little known curse of the blogger strikes. After praising him to the rafters only last week, Edwin Van der Sar goes and commits a howler that will rank up there as one of the worst in his career. After earning his team several points with some fine performances this season, this in an example of costing them a valuable couple.
It was a misjudgment compounded by poor technique and little else. Ignore what the knee-jerk reactions say about being a sign of age – it could have happened to any keeper at any stage in his career. We’ll see just how much appetite Van der Sar has for the game in his response over coming games.