PistolPeteJinxSnowflake Royal Virginia is proving to be a very obvious mistake so this would be fabulous.
So you're writing him off after one game in which none of the goals were his fault? Fantastic
He also let a weird goal in against Chelsea - the Kennedy one.
In isolation the goals might not be worth discussing, but when 3 of the 5 goals give you niggling doubts, it becomes a worry. And yes, let's face facts, he's 19 and never played senior football. None of us are writing off his career, but we are saying that age is a factor, and we'd rather a player who wasn't learning on the job.
And by the way, it's not just the goals, it's the aura he carried himself with - he didn't seem to be a dominant figure in the box or with the defence. He's 19 and new here, that's fair, but it's not what we need!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2MQ2-2oD0I - watch from 4:48, he looks lost. Sorry if you think I'm reading too much into body language!
He doesn't look lost, he looks pissed off that the team in front of him failed to concentrate and do their job.
My biggest concern about Virginia is that the majority of fans made their mind up about him being a mistake before he had even actually played a game for us and seem to be retro-fitting opinions to fit that narrative.
He did nothing particularly wrong on Saturday - the goals were the fault of those in front of him - and he didn't have much opportunity to show what he can do - there were no real opportunity for saves or even really crosses you would expect a keeper to deal with - though he dealt well with what he needed to - came through bodies to punch clear or at least one occasion.
If the opportunity to sign a better keeper - which I believe Rafael to be - comes about then we should take it but seriously judge Virginia on what actually happens in a game and not framed by the set notion that he is not yet good enough - as nothing on Saturday showed that.