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Keeper 2017/8

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Keeper 2017/8

Post by smetro on Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:19 pm


Apparently Bruce wants to make the Johnstone move permanent.

I didn't expect that - nor do I approve. IMO thats a clanger of the highest order from Bruce.

Sure we have kept a lot of clean sheets lately - to me thats in spite of Johnstone - not because of him
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Re: Keeper 2017/8

Post by 4BetLite on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:39 pm

At his best, he's half as good as what we need. Sell Bunn and keep Johnstone on the bench maybe .
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Post by De Kuip on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:40 pm

I haven't seen him lately. He was certainly a liability for too long, but reports I'd read recently seemed to highlight a real improvement. Still don't know if the improvement is anywhere near what we need, maybe one if the VP regulars on here could give their view.
It would have to.be massive though as he was way off the standard earlier in his tenure, but as for any player, if he's doing the job we need to the standard we need I'll be the first to say I was wrong, cos I have said in the past I thought he was useless.
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Re: Keeper 2017/8

Post by smetro on Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:42 pm

De Kuip wrote:I haven't seen him lately. He was certainly a liability for too long, but reports I'd read recently seemed to highlight a real improvement. Still don't know if the improvement is anywhere near what we need, maybe one if the VP regulars on here could give their view.
It would have to.be massive though as he was way off the standard earlier in his tenure, but as for any player, if he's doing the job we need to the standard we need I'll be the first to say I was wrong, cos I have said in the past I thought he was useless.

Way below what we need. There has been a slight improvement - but then weve been playing a lot of poor or out of form teams.

Having read the article more closely Bruce is on about extending the loan - which is even more odd
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Re: Keeper 2017/8

Post by Villa_Dan on Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:49 pm

He's improved but still isn't good enough
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Re: Keeper 2017/8

Post by AstonThriller on Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:06 pm

It's interesting because at similar ages Tom Heaton and Ben Foster, who were both at United themselves, were also on loan to championship clubs at the age of 23/24. So maybe Bruce is hoping Sam emulates those keepers? He done well in the last game against Wigan and was impressive against Spurs in the cup. The problem is during that terrible spell in January he was at fault for more than a few goals. Has he improved? I'd say yes but I'd rather wait until the end of the season before making any judgement. Because the fact is most of the clubs at the top end of this division have experienced keepers and the last thing we need is keeper problems again next season.
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Post by Joppe84 on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:36 am

If it's a permanent signing I'm cool with it. If it's a loan then no. Shipping Gollini out while loaning another young keeper was woeful transfer dealings.
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Re: Keeper 2017/8

Post by smetro on Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:59 pm

He just doesn't do anything for me. The vast majority of shots on target get past him, he doesn't command his area , and his distribution is poor.

I hope by some miracle he isn't our number 1 next season
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