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43 minutes ago, Tom said:

So why did he keep playing him?

Most of us could tell throughout the season he was no good, his command of the box on crosses is decent and rarely dropped a cross but overall he’s poor 

He had the edge of Raya in that dept which is what was needed unfortunately lacked the cat like reflexes and had similar number of clangers and concentration lapses.

That was evident early on but it looked like he'd settled in well at one point so it was odd how he went right off the boil post lockdown. 

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45 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

Bargain basement goal returns, top dollar prices. Excellent negotiating tactics.....

Marquee signings making a statement.

Clown tactics on the pitch.

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We got shut of Raya to go signing reserves from Brighton and Middlesbrough? Good grief.

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Another Boro rookie now

Nice lad, fit straight in, friendly agents etc etc 

wow what an ambitious forward thinking set of guys we have in charge. Warnock hunts for a proper keeper meanwhile.....

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32 minutes ago, rigger said:

Somebody explain sarcasm

Very familiar with it thanks. Didn't come across. Seemed more like he was implying they were in the bargain basement because they're shite. But tbf I had just woken up.

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4 minutes ago, tomphil said:

Another Boro rookie now

Nice lad, fit straight in, friendly agents etc etc 

wow what an ambitious forward thinking set of guys we have in charge. Warnock hunts for a proper keeper meanwhile.....

Unfortunately, the last Boro lad we signed can't get a game for love nor money.

Maybe this new guy is more of a meat and potatoes, straight up and down, Beef Wellington, don't trust the Argies, d*** in the v*****, cheddar cheese and chicken tikka masala man.

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Keeper isn't a spot you piss around with trying to get cheapies in and grow a players to sell. Yet that's been the mantra since Robinson was costing too much.

It needs solid investment then it can be left alone for a few years.  We still bare the hallmarks of being a vehicle for agents.

I fear we could end up getting really desperate for a keeper given the current climate.

Edited by tomphil

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1 hour ago, jim mk2 said:

 Tony is guided by his pensions advisers. 

He needs Glenn Hoddle's old adviser. She wasn't mental.

Edited by Hoochie Bloochie Mama

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Pears would make further mockery of this European scouting network if Mowbray went and signed the son of someone he used to play with at Boro!

He is also not a goalkeeper for the here and now, he is a goalkeeper well away from his peak, it wouldnt be a move that says we want promotion.

Boro fans seem fairly split (to be kind), common acceptance that Warnock (a much more ruthless manager) will trade him in for the finished article in a short term move, some think he has talent, some mention that he is too small, weak at crosses, comparisons to Steele and Connor Ripley etc:

https://www.oneboro.co.uk/forum/topic/10500-the-summerautumn-transfer-thread-2020/page/186/#comments

Might be ok with an experienced keeper aswell like Marshall but I dont think theres any chance of that. If we sign him we will have a 22 year old goalkeeper which is not really suggesting any serious promotion aspirations.

https://twitter.com/MarkTaylor0/status/1288012506192125957/photo/1

His shot saving % is pretty decent, similar to Raya and better than Walton.

All being said, I would at least prefer him over someone like Iversen or Muric as he would at least be our player to develop. Iversen was playing in League 1 and seemingly not pulling up any trees, Muric had a shocker, at least Pears has a bit of Championship experience and would be our player, thats scraping the barrel for compliments.

But yeah, give me a Dillon Phillips, a David Marshall, or indeed someone outside of the usual names who can come in and perform straight away. Pears for sure above a kid on loan but not what we need.

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1 hour ago, JHRover said:

We got shut of Raya to go signing reserves from Brighton and Middlesbrough? Good grief.

You are great at using evidence yourself that you would dismiss if someone else did. 

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Just now, Bigdoggsteel said:

You are great at using evidence yourself that you would dismiss if someone else did. 

The difference is that here we have the Middlesbrough local reporter directly linking him with a move here. This is a fringe goalkeeper that they will get no money for. There will be no ulterior motive in reporting it and we all know this is exactly the sort of cheap and cheerful corner cutting that would suit Mowbray and Rovers to the ground.

Bit different to Richard Sharpe 'linking' our best player with a move to clubs that he can't even name where people could stand to make a lot of money out of it.

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2 minutes ago, JHRover said:

The difference is that here we have the Middlesbrough local reporter directly linking him with a move here. This is a fringe goalkeeper that they will get no money for. There will be no ulterior motive in reporting it and we all know this is exactly the sort of cheap and cheerful corner cutting that would suit Mowbray and Rovers to the ground.

Bit different to Richard Sharpe 'linking' our best player with a move to clubs that he can't even name where people could stand to make a lot of money out of it.

Of course :) 

Lets wait and see 

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2 hours ago, Tom said:

Most of us could tell throughout the season he was no good, his command of the box on crosses is decent and rarely dropped a cross but overall he’s poor 

He didn't drop that cross at Preston. He kind of just flapped around a bit with nobody near him but got no contact on the ball. 

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Don’t we need two keepers if Leitweiller has been replaced? Just wondering if he will be bought in to fill that spot whilst we look for a ‘proper’ number one. Here’s hoping anyway.

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I am unconvinced that he would move (especially from his home club) at such a young age permanently to come and sit on our bench.

I would agree though that it could make much more sense to us if it was accompanying a more experienced keeper ie a Marshall.

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2 minutes ago, Ricky said:

Don’t we need two keepers if Leitweiller has been replaced? Just wondering if he will be bought in to fill that spot whilst we look for a ‘proper’ number one. Here’s hoping anyway.

We were told last summer we were going to get in an experienced keeper and a young understudy. We got a kid in on loan.

I would like to believe that we are still trying to do that original plan but i will not hold my breath. Dont think we will be getting two keepers and will probably end up with another kid in on loan.

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Wonder if Charlton would like an aging CB with great set piece ability as part of a deal for their keeper? I know pompey have shown interest in Mulgrew. 

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2 hours ago, JHRover said:

We got shut of Raya to go signing reserves from Brighton and Middlesbrough? Good grief.

Why has he signed ? 

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2 hours ago, JHRover said:

We got shut of Raya to go signing reserves from Brighton and Middlesbrough? Good grief.

Why react to a link as though we  have signed him, even if true everyone knows we need 2 goalies, could be for back up, let’s wait and see who we sign before beating up everyone at the club.

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34 minutes ago, Ricky said:

Don’t we need two keepers if Leitweiller has been replaced? Just wondering if he will be bought in to fill that spot whilst we look for a ‘proper’ number one. Here’s hoping anyway.

If the Boro kid is brought in as backup, then whatevs. We still need an experienced No. 1.

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