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Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
Neuer, Casillas, Lloris and Buffon are definitely better. After that group of players there aren't really many that are close to that level, but there are plenty of keepers that are on a similar level to Hart, some better, some worse. Even in the premiership there are a few who you could argue that have an edge on him.
Rather than going by who are the best five keepers in the world I'd rather ask the question of whether Joe Hart is anywhere close to justifying the hype he receives. So is he? He's definitely not a world class keeper because of his poor kicking, lack of authority on crosses and the regularity of stupid and unnecessary mistakes that he makes. Now bare in mind how the media reveres him and I believe that you would have to say that he's nowhere close to fulfilling the reputation that he has been given.