The life of the modern-day goalkeeper is one full of scepticism and criticism, and Angus Gunn has been facing the full brunt of that with Southampton fans over the past few weeks.
– The number of goals that Angus Gunn has conceded in eight games so far
With the #SaintsFC man shipping the second-most of any goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, do you think a change between the sticks is required?
— Read Southampton (@ReadSouthampton) October 9, 2019
Following his heroic performance against Manchester United in the Premier League in late August, the former England youth international has been the subject of criticism from supporters following some poor outings in the Southampton goal that have seen Gunn ship 15 goals in just eight games for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
And after Alex McCarthy’s shutout performance against Portsmouth in the League Cup last month, some supporters on social media have been eager to see the club’s number two keeper handed the starting spot in the XI for the first-team as well as to serve Gunn a lesson for his poor displays in recent weeks.
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say about Gunn’s poor form over the past month…
Yep take a seat on the bench Angus. Good keeper but think we need more experience between the sticks now. Macca had a stormer against the skates
— Terry (@Bennett2Terry) October 9, 2019
Personally I think he needs to be dropped for his own protection. Fans are starting to grt on his back. He has made some errors this season and judging by some of the goals we have conceded (Wilson and Abraham goals in particular?) his communication doesn’t seem to be great
— Tom Forder (@tomforder69) October 10, 2019
Get rid of him
— Si (@Watty_5) October 9, 2019
Should be dropped
— josh starks (@StarksJosh) October 9, 2019
Gunn has seemingly gone from hero to zero on the south coast following a string of poor performances…
Changing deck-chairs on the Titanic.
— barrykavanagh (@barrykavanagh1) October 9, 2019
Needs protecting from our fans. Sadly. Sometimes I wish our keepers were more like Boruc, I remember fans giving him stick during a #SaintsFC game (early on in his time here) and he lobbed his drinks bottle at them. https://t.co/3ZYb7QOmNX
— The Archers Road End (@ArchersRoadEnd) October 9, 2019
Both good shot stoppers but who has the better concentration, which commands their penalty area better and who is better at helping to organise the back 4/5? For me McCarthy…
— Barry Taylor (@baudelairestard) October 9, 2019
Well Ralph rested Che so maybe Gunn just needs a refocus
— james (@james19402899) October 10, 2019
Gunn joined Southampton last season from Manchester City for a reported fee of £13.5m according to BBC Sport.