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26 minutes ago, valeparklife said:
56 minutes ago, philmpv said:
What had Alnwick done before he came here?

Played Premier League football and capped for England U17 and U18.

Covalan has been capped for Brazil U20s.

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"Adams will also be looking to add more creativity and unpredictability to the team in the final third, and it’s been reported that Bradford are ‘leading the chase’ to sign Ben Whitfield, who has starred for Torquay in non-league.

With Swindon and Exeter also credited with an interest, signing the player would be a coup for Adams and it would also see Whitfield link up with the club he was at as a youngster."

Bradford certainly doing some business. Good luck with his ego.

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13 appearances (6 for Newcastle) over 4 years is hardly proven though is it, which is my point. He could be as good as Alnwick for us, he could be as bad as Boot. We won't know until he plays.

Played Premier League football and capped for England U17 and U18.

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8 hours ago, Wrex said:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/sport/ebbsfleet-v-whitehawk-100818/

"But then came a moment of real controversy at the other end.

Covolan claimed a cross from the Fleet right but then jumped into Deering, knocking the little midfielder to the floor. Referee Alan Dale pointed to the penalty spot and, after a moment's deliberation, sent the goalkeeper off."

Can't find the match report of the other game but fair enough, seems he probably got two red cards in a season. At least one of them seems like a controversial one.

so he comes for crosses. good.

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50 minutes ago, darren1810 said:

Is a keeper from approx 15 places below us in the pyramid a gamble ?

Not for me. 

I don't think so. He's been a key part of a promotion campaign that fell at the last hurdle, in a competitive league.

Though Ryan Boot did keep more clean sheets than him last season.....

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1 hour ago, The French Connection said:

"I remember the 3 keepers we had between the sticks in the 2nd half of the 2016/17 season after Jak Alnwick left, it was scary and one of those was unproven with a Championship club."

Was one of them Roos? He has spent a lot of time since then as Derby's first choice keeper.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/sport/football/41818849.amp

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13 minutes ago, 1 said:

I don't think so. He's been a key part of a promotion campaign that fell at the last hurdle, in a competitive league.

Though Ryan Boot did keep more clean sheets than him last season.....

Im not sure being in a promotion chasing side in that league matters. We signed Fitzpatrick and whitehead both regulars in sides that gained promotion and look how they worked out. Imo we should have signed an established proven keeper at this level. This guy may be great he might not, but I don’t think we should be risking it in that position. 

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16 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

Im not sure being in a promotion chasing side in that league matters. We signed Fitzpatrick and whitehead both regulars in sides that gained promotion and look how they worked out. Imo we should have signed an established proven keeper at this level. This guy may be great he might not, but I don’t think we should be risking it in that position. 

If a keeper was established & proven he probably wouldn’t be available. 

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40 minutes ago, philmpv said:

13 appearances (6 for Newcastle) over 4 years is hardly proven though is it, which is my point. He could be as good as Alnwick for us, he could be as bad as Boot. We won't know until he plays.

 

Ryan Boot has spent the last three seasons as Solihull Moors number one in the league below, winning Player of the Season last year, and playing under Tim Flowers who presumably knows a decent goalie when he sees one.

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6 minutes ago, jeffers said:

If a keeper was established & proven he probably wouldn’t be available. 

Brown was available when we signed him and he was established and proven, as was chris neal. There are keepers out there who are proven and out of contract. I think we have missed out on our number 1 target personally. 

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8 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

Brown was available when we signed him and he was established and proven, as was chris neal. There are keepers out there who are proven and out of contract. I think we have missed out on our number 1 target personally. 

Point taken

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I'm not disputing that. But he was God awful for us. I personally don't care what a player has or hasn't done before he comes to us, nor after. It's what they do when they're in the Vale shirt that counts

Ryan Boot has spent the last three seasons as Solihull Moors number one in the league below, winning Player of the Season last year, and playing under Tim Flowers who presumably knows a decent goalie when he sees one.
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9 minutes ago, TJHValiant said:

Brazil notoriously have always been notably weak when it comes to goalkeepers, compared to the greatness of their outfield teams. 

Yes, it is not like the two of the best keepers in the world are currently Brazilian.

It's a completely pointless argumentt , but the original point was 'Alnwick had better pedigree than Covalan due to his caps with England U17', which is a flawed point.

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33 minutes ago, Wrex said:

Lawrence Vigouroux is available

The bloke had a very public fall out with Flitcroft who called him unprofessional and his behaviour inexcusable.

I can’t see it.

Plus we have a new number 1… the Tunstall Taffarel.

There were reportedly a number of league clubs after him so he isn’t a cheap option. Spending big on 2 keepers doesn’t seem like a good use of a budget. Young understudy with potential and move on to signing some more outfield players. 

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