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New Keeper For Next Season

New Keeper For Next Season

Imavillan asked, and you voted and the results are.....

A resounding vote of no confidence for the keepers currently on our books is probably the polite way of saying how the results went.

Scott Carson 11%
Stuart Taylor 2%
Tommy Sorensen 1%
Jussi Jaaskelainen 8%
Ben Foster 25%
Brad Guzan 5%
Paul Robinson 17%
Boaz Myhill 5%
Artur Bourac 25%
Somone else 1%

So if money allows our first choice goalies would be Ben Foster and Artur Bourac who each took between them 50% of all votes cast.

Interesting that 5% went for former youth and reserve keeper Myhill. I remember eyebrows were raised when he was let go.

But it looks like the days, in fans eyes at least, of Sorensen (too much whinging and not enough performance), Taylor (never really did too badly but failed to establish himself as first choice) and Scott 'the new Calamity' Carson are over.

Fair enough Carson received 11% of the vote, 4th highest but I wonder how many people would've voted in his favour IF the fee talked about had only been £2-3 million and not the rumoured £10 million?

Anyway, I'll stop rambling.

New Poll which will go up shortly is simply:

Villa v Bolton will:
win
lose
draw
who knows this is Villa!

I'm going for option 5.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday April 3 2008
Time: 3:11PM

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I went for Boaz, cause Ben Foster is Man Utd's number one next season, Robbo will probably stay at Spurs, Jussi is too old now and as for Guzan and Boruc they have not played in a league of this quality, whereas Boaz has played in the English leagues albeit all but the top division and has been fantastic in an overachieving side. Plus he still owes me that fiver!!!
young_jonah
03/04/2008 15:28:00
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From what I have seen, the truly world-class keepers are all somewhat crazy. They all have that supreme confidence in themselves that they are 10 feet tall and bulletproof, even if they just let in a soft goal. They all think that they are bigger and badder than John Wayne and cooler and Steve Earle. I don't think this mindset is teachable, some are just born with it. That said, I don't think any of our current keepers have it.
attila11101
03/04/2008 16:19:00
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Who is west hams or tottenhams reserve keeper...that is who we will end up with. :(
tylervilla
03/04/2008 16:55:00
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...and signed on the last day of the window for that last minute suspense thriller.
tylervilla
03/04/2008 16:57:00
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I read that Arsenal are looking at Guzan now.
SuperTommyJohnson
03/04/2008 20:34:00
0
Me too
Bosko-Macedonia
03/04/2008 22:14:00
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on the topic of keepers. if MON isn't in for Carson come summer, why does he still play him? Taylor has to be worth a run, eh? the gooners apparently r looking at Guzan as well.
leftfoot
04/04/2008 03:55:00
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I think Carson has it written into his loan contract that if he's available, he has to play. I don't think MON could drop him even if he wanted to
Geordie_Villa
04/04/2008 08:08:00
0
if thats true geordie, that is a phenomenally stupid thing to do
ric112
04/04/2008 12:09:00
0
All our keepers aren't good enough. We do need a keeper of quality.
lukemarson
04/04/2008 13:13:00
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