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https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2020/august/welkom-thomas/

Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of KAA Gent goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old, who becomes the first Belgian footballer in the club’s history, has signed a two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

Kaminski, who has almost 300 career appearances and Champions League experience under his belt, started out at Beerschot AC in his homeland, making his professional debut in the Belgian top flight at the age of just 16.

Signed by Anderlecht in 2012, he won two Belgian league titles and three Belgian Super Cups, before having loan spells with Αnorthosis Famagusta in Cyprus and FC Copenhagen in Denmark, where he won both the Danish Superliga and Danish Cup in 2015-16.

After a successful spell back in Belgium with KV Kortrijk, the talented shot-stopper joined Gent in January 2019 and started all 29 of their top-flight fixtures last season, keeping 10 clean sheets, before the campaign was cut short due to COVID-19.

The Belgian Under-21 international also played all 14 Europa League games for Gent last term, helping them reach the knockout stage.

Kaminski, who will wear the number one shirt at Ewood Park, must now undergo a period of quarantine, before joining up with his new Rovers team-mates for training early next month.

Welkom Thomas!

Oh, and he kicked his teammate in the groin so hard just a few weeks ago, that stitches were required at pitch side...

https://sportlife.news/2020/soccer/gent-star-igor-plastun-left-needing-stitches-in-his-penis-after-horror-injury-as-his-own-team-mate-knees-him-in-groin/

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He looks a good signing on paper and hopefully he turns out like that

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Spot on, a real goalkeeper at last hopefully.

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Never seen such euphoria over us signing a goalkeeper. The manager probably shouldn't have got us into this mess in the first place.

Should be an improvement on Walton, that's for sure. Let's see. 

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Kaminski, Kaminski, Kaminski,

A keeper's hard to get,

Kaminski, Kaminski, Kaminski,

He'll kick your dick in yet

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8 minutes ago, S8 & Blue said:

Kaminski, Kaminski, Kaminski,

A keeper's hard to get,

Kaminski, Kaminski, Kaminski,

He'll kick your dick in yet

😁

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Knobcracker, Smallwood, Goodwillie - we do like penis-related players.

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1 minute ago, JacknOry said:

Knobcracker, Smallwood, Goodwillie - we do like penis-related players.

Not to mention Bell and Johnson

Edited by oldjamfan1

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7 minutes ago, JacknOry said:

Knobcracker, Smallwood, Goodwillie - we do like penis-related players.

Bell.

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2 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

He looks a good signing on paper and hopefully he turns out like that

Let's hope he's good on the field, eh?

I'm world class on paper, even with my bad knees. 

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welcome thomas,endure yourself to the blackburn fans by kicking elliot bennett in the gentlemens regions and put him out of action,you`ll be instantly hailed a hero though not sure it will be to well received by your new manager😉

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3 hours ago, JacknOry said:

Knobcracker, Smallwood, Goodwillie - we do like penis-related players.

You forgot Dickov. Or was he before your time?

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Republic of Ireland once had Best, Long, Cox upfront 

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At last a new signing and not in loan too. Look like s good keeper tells hope he turns out be

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Our first recruit from the much vaunted European scouting network, let's see how it pays off. At least he doesn't seem less promising than any of the other names that's been floating around. 

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Seems like a good signing. But then most of us said that about Walton last year so just need to see how it goes.

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Tony Mowbray couldn't hide his delight after making his first move in the summer transfer window with the capture of experienced goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski.

The stopper touched down in the UK to pen a two-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months, to become the first ever Belgian to represent Rovers.

With a glittering CV that has seen the 27-year-old play in both the Champions League and Europa League, the capture of Kaminski looks something of a real coup for Rovers.

 

Arriving from KAA Gent, who finished runners-up in the top tier of Belgian football last term, Kaminski has twice won the Belgian Pro League with Anderlecht before lifting the Danish Superliga during a season on loan with FC Copenhagen.

Kaminski appeared in all 14 of Gent's Europa League outings in 2019-20, which ended in a narrow defeat to Italian giants Roma over two legs.

And speaking after finally landing his man, Mowbray was understandably thrilled that the hard work had paid off for Rovers.

“I'm very happy after what's been a tough week or two to get everything done," the beaming boss admitted to iFollow Rovers.

“He's been a prime target of ours in that position for quite some time, we've worked hard to try and make it happen, and here he is.

“He's coming from a foreign country, he'll need to relocate with his wife and young child, he doesn't know any of our players or how we play, but he has all the attributes and assets to be a very successful goalkeeper for our football club.

“There's lots of aspects I like about Thomas. His experience is very pertinent, he's played in both the Champions League and Europa League, he's won leagues with Anderlecht and came very close with Gent, and he's played a lot of football.

“He's a good size, a good stature and is a modern goalkeeper who distributes the ball really well.

“As he knows, his first job is to keep the ball out of the net, as it is with all goalkeepers, but with the way we want to play, he certainly fits the criteria of what we want from our goalkeepers moving forward," Mowbray added.

“We're hoping that Thomas will come and do the job for us, and although the little complications of moving to another country and acclimatising will take some time, I'm very confident that the experienced he has will help our team.

“I had long chats with him on the phone before he flew over to England. I've watched a lot of him and we just hope he can bring everything from what we've seen to our team.

“Hopefully he starts well, hopefully he grows in confidence and can help the team keep lots of clean sheets and win games.

“He's mature, he's a nice guy and seems very relaxed and assured in his own abilities, so let's hope he can take that onto the pitch for us. We'll be supporting him all the way."

Despite the fact that Kaminski will be unavailable for the short-term, the boss is certain that the new stopper will prove to be a big part of the furniture for Rovers for the long-term.

“The world we're living in, we need to abide by the rules," Mowbray admitted.

"He's here for hopefully an extended period of success with this football club, so we won't worry about a couple of weeks where he'll have to quarantine.

“That period will be gone before we know it and he'll be in training with the team and be a big part of life in our squad and in our culture.”

https://www.rovers.co.uk/news/2020/august/boss-beaming-to-land-prime-target/

 

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Happy with this one, can’t pretend I know much about him but decent pedigree, good age and he’s ours rather than a premier league loan 

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Credit where credit’s due. This appears to be a very good signing. Ok, anybody would be an upgrade on Walton but at 27 years of age, as a keeper, he should still be a year or two off his peak. Let’s hope he turns out to be the real deal. 

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