Did Joe Hart deserve to get dropped twice? IMO #2

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Hi, I’m Will from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, I am a keen journalist and football fan, that is why I am starting a new football-based series of articles called IMO (standing for ‘in my opinion’). I will add to this series once a month, so you can look forward to some new footy articles arriving at the YJA website!



With no explanation from new boss Pep Guardiola, England’s number 1 goalkeeper, Joe Hart was ‘controversially’ dropped for the first two games of the season.

Personally, I don’t think that dropping Joe Hart was a bad idea, look at the Euros he had! Yes, on his day he is debatably one of the best keepers in the Premier League, however, ‘his day’ now seems to happen fairly rarely.

Obviously, getting a place in the national squad is every footballer’s dream, but I actually think that my grandma could have saved more goals then Joe Hart at the Euros and she’s 90! He faced 5 shots, he conceded 4 and saved just the 1!

In my opinion, Joe Hart stands 4th best keeper in the Premier League at the moment, behind Hugo Lloris in first, David De Gea in second, and Thibaut Courtois in third. He pulls off the occasional cracking save but not enough if he wants to be one of the best keepers in the world.

Former Arsenal striker and now ‘Match of The Day’ pundit, Ian Wright said, “It leaves Hart with a lot to think about, coming off the Euros with some high-profile mistakes, he has to suck it up, be professional and get himself going again”.

Joe Hart in my opinion has been deservedly dropped as his Euro campaign let’s say, wasn’t the best. Despite popular demand I think Hart needed a couple of games to recover and find his feet again.


Will, Year 5

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy