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    This one a done dealallo then?


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    I really think with any potential signings, the first question should be:

    do they improve the 1st X1?

    If the answer is no, then move on

    We're just bloating an already bloated squad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stantonred View Post
    I really think with any potential signings, the first question should be:

    do they improve the 1st X1?
    If Diallo provides Samba with competition for the first team spot then I'd say he does


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by stantonred View Post
    I really think with any potential signings, the first question should be:

    do they improve the 1st X1?

    If the answer is no, then move on

    We're just bloating an already bloated squad.
    And yet...last years problems started when we had to bring in players from outside the first 11 that weren’t good enough.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Lets get him moved...


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Three 'keepers are necessary.

    Good prospect though he undoubtedly is, in the event of a goalkeeper injury crisis, relying on George Shelvey to step-up would be a big gamble in my opinion.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Thought this last season when we signed Brice which proves that I knew nothing... But really, do we need another keeper?

    Sabri clearly doesn't see Smith as competition for Brice, despite having just extended him.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Let's hope we don't Diallo M for Murder




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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by stantonred View Post
    I really think with any potential signings, the first question should be:

    do they improve the 1st X1?

    If the answer is no, then move on

    We're just bloating an already bloated squad.
    .....or do they provide adequate cover the first X1 or better than our current cover, if not then move on.

    Not recruiting based entirely on if they are better than the first X1 won't improve the squad.

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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Thought this last season when we signed Brice which proves that I knew nothing... But really, do we need another keeper?

    Sabri clearly doesn't see Smith as competition for Brice, despite having just extended him.
    Not necessarily. As I remarked earlier, three reasonably experienced 'keepers are now a prerequisite. Peter Shilton was 16 when he was ready to step into men's football. We don't have a modern-day equivalent in our academy.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    Not necessarily. As I remarked earlier, three reasonably experienced 'keepers are now a prerequisite. Peter Shilton was 16 when he was ready to step into men's football. We don't have a modern-day equivalent in our academy.
    I can see the reasoning, it simply means that SL thinks that neither Smith nor Shelvey are ready to be either competition for Brice or to replace him in the first team if needed.

    I haven't seen Shelvey and he's still young but to be honest agree on Smith.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    I can see the reasoning, it simply means that SL thinks that neither Smith nor Shelvey are ready to be either competition for Brice or to replace him in the first team if needed.

    I haven't seen Shelvey and he's still young but to be honest agree on Smith.
    As with most young developing 'keepers, a loan spell for Shelvey to gain experience would do him a lot of good.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Let's not forget Brice was carrying a knock last season, and it's only been a short pre-season to recover. So that may factor in this move.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Otis Redd'un View Post
    As with most young developing 'keepers, a loan spell for Shelvey to gain experience would do him a lot of good.
    yes it would but no lower than the division below. If we have any designs on going up this year he might need to play in the PL.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Not that there is anything wrong with this, we now have more black players in our first team squad than white. Looking at first team profiles on website, we have 14 black and 13 white. Benelouane was a tricky one, if left him in the grey zone, it would be even. like I say nothing wrong with that just an observation.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Diallo is a solid and, by the look of it, relatively inexpensive signing.

    As Alf has said, there may be concerns that Brice is a long-term concern who may have to be rested sometimes so it would make good sense on that level.

    Having someone pushing Brice daily is a good thing in my book and this arrival should allow us to get Shelvey out on loan too (with a recall option in case of a full-on biscuit attack of course).


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    We can try him out in the Carab.. oh


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    If both our senior keepers got injured then we could still get an emergency loan

    Not sore of the point of this guy - just seems like another unnecessary drain on the wage bill to me.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Strange choice and strange career. In 18/19 he was first to second choice at Rennes, until a long injury. Then he went to Turkey where he started as first choice and was soon relegated to third.

    I suspect he's not coming to provide competition for Samba, but for Smith for the place on the bench. He looks like a third choice keeper, and I know that many managers want three regular keepers (I don't).

    Regarding Shelvey, I don't know how talented he is, but if he is indeed a good prospect, then maybe a loan to League One team would do him more good at 19 than being second to third choice for your first team.

    We've chosen a different path, incidentally. Tzolakis (he'll be 18 in November) played in the cup final, will start in the first league games and will probably be our second choice keeper this season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Bristol View Post
    Not that there is anything wrong with this, we now have more black players in our first team squad than white. Looking at first team profiles on website, we have 14 black and 13 white. Benelouane was a tricky one, if left him in the grey zone, it would be even. like I say nothing wrong with that just an observation.
    Erm, ok...


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Flashback to Samba’s own arrival when the consensus opinion was “why do we need this guy when we’ve got Muric?”


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by congo_red View Post
    Flashback to Samba’s own arrival when the consensus opinion was “why do we need this guy when we’ve got Muric?”
    Yes but we all knew after the first game that Muric was utter squat toilet.


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Bristol View Post
    Not that there is anything wrong with this, we now have more black players in our first team squad than white. Looking at first team profiles on website, we have 14 black and 13 white. Benelouane was a tricky one, if left him in the grey zone, it would be even. like I say nothing wrong with that just an observation.
    Maybe 15 it becomes a problem though ?


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    Default Re: Abdoulaye Diallo

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Bristol View Post
    Not that there is anything wrong with this, we now have more black players in our first team squad than white. Looking at first team profiles on website, we have 14 black and 13 white. Benelouane was a tricky one, if left him in the grey zone, it would be even. like I say nothing wrong with that just an observation.
    I'm not a racist but ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Bristol View Post
    Not that there is anything wrong with this, we now have more black players in our first team squad than white. Looking at first team profiles on website, we have 14 black and 13 white. Benelouane was a tricky one, if left him in the grey zone, it would be even. like I say nothing wrong with that just an observation.
    What a strange observation.

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