I saw this tweet last week: “Who have been the best goalkeeper for you this season ? – SZCZESNY – DE GEA – HART – KRUL – VORM – FRIEDEL – OTHER”. As a fan of Goalkeeping I had to reply, pointing out that this list could be expanded on, that indeed they are all quality Goalkeepers. Although if I had to pick one, the stand out Goalkeeper this season in the premiership is Michel Vorm of Swansea City.
At the start of this season no one really knew about Michel Vorm, they do now…
Michel Vorm signed for Swansea City from Ultrecht for what now seems to be an absolute bargain in Premiership prices of only £1.5 million! Making his debut against Manchester City. This turned out to be a 4-0 defeat for Swansea, but that score could have been much higher had it not been for the activity of Vorm in the Swansea goal. Since then Vorm has kept 12 clean sheets. Which is some feat as he is the second busiest keeper in the Premiership, having had to make 111 saves so far.
He is also gaining a reputation for a penalty save specialist, having saved a penalty from Ben Watson of Wigan Athletic and Clint Demspey of Fulham in this season. I would have to agree, he has a fantastic technique, both psychologically and technically, winning the battle of minds and using great agility to make the save respectively.
Swansea are likely to stay in the Premiership this season. There have been heroics outfield and people making a name for themselves at Swansea, but the star of the show for me has to be Vorm. A class act who Swansea must keep hold of!