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« Reply #33075 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:23:56 »

36 isn't that old for a keeper anyway.
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« Reply #33076 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:29:13 »

There's a lot of GK talent and depth in u23s football bottom end of the Prem and top end of the Championship (basically any club playing in PL2) - lads in their early 20 who are very much ready for League football but can't get in.

Ramsdale at Bournemouth last year went on loan to AFC Wimbledon in Jan, got player of the year and is now first choice. Same with Roos at Derby.

I've no idea about Benda, but 21 next month, 4 inches taller than LMc, decent pedigree... He'll be number 1 within weeks.
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« Reply #33077 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:33:47 »

Barry Roache on Saturday in goal for Morecambe was 37, most 1st choice keepers in thie league are well over 30 TBH with only a few exceptions. Carlisle, Cheltenham, Orient, Grimsby, Crawley, Port Vale etc all 1st choice keepers well over 30.
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« Reply #33078 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:33:49 »

On Grant from a Shrewsbury fan -

"Good signing. He was my favourite player last season by a mile, did his job quietly but effectively and an absolute master of shit-housery and winning fouls. No idea what went on for us to banish him from the squad but he'd still get in our side as a DM this season as we've not replaced him with a better play that's for sure."
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« Reply #33079 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:36:40 »

I presume this Grant fella isnít match fit, so thatíll probably be a couple of weeks.

Looking forward to seeing DJ and whether Sidi is actually a STFC player.

My sole concern is when/if Doyle and/or Yates get injured/suspended. If it comes to pass that both arenít able to play weíre fucked up front.
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« Reply #33080 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:37:34 »

Benda has height so hopefully he can claim high crosses/corners in the box as Big kenny Allen did under Macari, a keeper bought for his claiming of crosses and quick good distribution above his shot stopping ability.

Perhaps thats what Wellens sees in Benda....when we play teams like Cheltnumb who put long throws/corners into the 6 yard box all the time, if a massive keeper can claim the ball at its highest all the time then that lowers the chances of us conceding from set peices, something we have done a few times so far as claiming catches is not LMc's strong point.

Maybe we will see Benda playing against teams notorious for doing that, as Newport and Lincoln did especially well last season.

He does not seem to have played a game at u23 level since about March for Swansea so will probably be a bit rusty for a while.
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« Reply #33081 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:40:21 »

My sole concern is when/if Doyle and/or Yates get injured/suspended. If it comes to pass that both arenít able to play weíre fucked up front.
I agree, I am disappointed we didn't get one more striker in, as back up at least if any injury/suspension affects Yates/Doyle (Doyle especially) then we could be weakened.

Grant sounds exactly the type of player as Toums at almost exactly the same age, certainly what Toums has shown when fit. Sits in front of the back 4 breaking up play and passing short to the creative midfielder to do his stuff.

Toums is actually 6 days older than Grant!
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« Reply #33082 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:51:57 »

It is surprising Wellens did not get a young striker looking to make a name for himself willing to come on from the bench and cause problems, maybe he run out of budget with Toums still sitting here.

It is a shame on Toums as from what we have seen he looks more than a capable player but for whatever reason Wellens does not seem him playing, it was also suggested we circulated a couple other names as being available but nobody left.

Wellens talked about a squad of 20 players...looks like he changed his mind
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« Reply #33083 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:57:22 »

Havenít we already got 6 loan players?
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« Reply #33084 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:08:46 »

We have shown that we can play (and win) with 1 up front. When Doyle joined there was even debate as to whether or not we would play with 2 or if 1 would be benched. While we are a bit short, I doubt we have suddenly lost the ability to play with just 1 again if needed.
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« Reply #33085 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:18:15 »

Havenít we already got 6 loan players?
Nope, Ballards loan was cancelled after he got a bad injury.
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« Reply #33086 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:19:50 »

Just catching up as was out yesterday, have we signed a player called Benda??
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« Reply #33087 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:21:48 »

Just catching up as was out yesterday, have we signed a player called Benda??

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« Reply #33088 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:22:27 »

Just catching up as was out yesterday, have we signed a player called Benda??
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« Reply #33089 on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 13:46:08 »

Logic suggests Benda has been signed with a view to displacing McCormick, in the coming weeks if not straight away.  There would be little point in Swansea loaning a keeper to a team to sit on the bench when he can do that with them, and with only one spot up fro grabs, it;s not like sending an outfield player to a club who might be in and out of the first team.

We have given away goals from two sources - mistakes or balls crossed into the box (either from normal play or set pieces).  Maybe Wellens has seen enough in this lad that he thinks he can improve over McCormick in controlling that area of play more?  Luke actually does a pretty good job on crosses when he comes, most of the time, but he doesn't always come which may well be due to his size.  On Saturday he was getting flak for missing one, but I think that was where Iandalo got in his way - maybe Benda is more likely to flatten Iandolo in that situation and he'd get out of the way, having confidence in the keeper.

Anyway, I doubt any of us have seen him play, so who knows.
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