Obviously goalkeepers who makes lots of easy saves would earn points they might not deserve, but I don't think that would be a major issue. And I think it's equally unfair to not
reward keepers who work really hard to keep a clean sheet and then concede late in the game to a penalty or an own goal.
The way I see it, it would reward good goalkeepers - goalkeepers who work hard and have a big influence on their team's defensive record - rather than just goalkeepers who play for good teams with good defenders in front of them. It gives managers another criteria on which to judge goalkeepers. Based on clean sheets alone, there's nothing to separate Robinson, Friedel and Schwarzer so far this season. Taking into account the saves they've made, Friedel is clearly the better of the three. This rule, hopefully, would reflect that a little bit.
But, it's just a suggestion. If people think it might unbalance the game then we'll scrap it.
EDIT: Took too long writing that. I'll put it on the shelf, along with all the other brilliant ideas I had that nobody else liked. Like bonus points for having amusing names.
Not if its measurable.
I would like to ask how, 3 saves = a point, came about.
The Premier League fantasy football game awards 1 point per 3 saves.