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Old 12-03-20, 10:12 AM   #321
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Needs a fuck up free performance v Everton for me to even look at him again. He’s sleeping on the couch.
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Old 12-03-20, 10:16 AM   #322
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Needs a fuck up free performance v Everton for me to even look at him again. Heís sleeping on the couch.
Or a 3 hour drive through a blizzard
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Old 12-03-20, 10:17 AM   #323
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Or a 3 hour drive through a blizzard
Yeah, his Twitter team have no idea what it’s like.

Ended up a 5 hour drive. Snow pretty much from Penrith over all the higher ground, whilst Adrian would have been tucked up in bed! Not a sign of snow this morning here.

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Old 12-03-20, 10:26 AM   #324
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In the summer we say thanks for the memories now gerrrr outttt!!! Can't be attempting to carry that in the cups or if Alisson is injured. Obviously we won't be getting Ter Stegen to come and sit on the bench behind the best goalkeeper in the sports history but we might be able to get someone who can pass the ball and dive properly.
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Old 12-03-20, 10:35 AM   #325
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Karius is coming back in the summer.
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Old 12-03-20, 10:38 AM   #326
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He fucked up but odd as it may seem if he had been busier all night I dont think he would have. One major difference between him and indeed most other keepers and true world class keepers is concentration - he was out of the game for such long periods he kinda switched off which may have led to his mistake for the first. Not that i am giving him a free pass on that one, it was still his fuck up that gave them the chance and the shot was saveable, but if he had been more involved and switched on then i dont think that happens.

And i agree with the sentiment here - he is No. 1 at probably 14/15 of other clubs in the Premiership.
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Old 12-03-20, 10:42 AM   #327
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He doesnít sweep like Alisson does and you can see heís not fully synced to the way we play. Itís difficult for him and I think heís probably better than what heís shown last night.
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Old 12-03-20, 11:13 AM   #328
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He seems a bit out of his depth in terms of the level he is being asked to perform. It seems that given the pressure he is operating slightly out of his comfort zone. Could we have a better number 2? After the last 2 games that doesn’t feel impossible.

I’d love to have seen a monitor on Andy Lonergan's heart rate when Adrian went down after he made hard work of that save in the second half
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Old 12-03-20, 11:23 AM   #329
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There is no doubt he fucked up badly last night and has had a few ropey moments lately. However he has been really good at times, especially filling in for Allison early season and is probably as good a back up keeper as we need. We were just unlucky Allison wasnt available for one of our biggest games of the season.

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Old 12-03-20, 11:41 AM   #330
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We have Kamil Grabara to come into the mix next year.

Adrian cost us the game last night, I watched the Barcelona game last night. He saved us from Alba on the stroke of half time and countless times in the second half.

The goalkeeper position was the difference last night. But they had a worldie and we had a journeyman second.
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Old 12-03-20, 12:04 PM   #331
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Early part of the season I felt he played well

Last couple of games hes been poor for me yesterday his mistake cost us big time

If Alisson was in goal I think we go through
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Old 12-03-20, 12:25 PM   #332
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If Alisson was in goal we go through, end of.

he wouldn't be No1 at 14/15 prem clubs or he wouldn't have been training in spain on his own before the start of the season.

Definatley a step too far from him; i agree it appears to be a concentration thing.

There were a couple of examples 2nd half when we were pushed up & they hoofed the ball forward, it took both Virg & TAA to shout at him to come out & get the ball rather than those players having to run another 30 yds to collect the ball.

thanks & goodbye at season end
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Old 14-03-20, 04:29 PM   #333
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In the summer we say thanks for the memories now gerrrr outttt!!! Can't be attempting to carry that in the cups or if Alisson is injured. Obviously we won't be getting Ter Stegen to come and sit on the bench behind the best goalkeeper in the sports history but we might be able to get someone who can pass the ball and dive properly.


He's much better than his recent performances (I think!) but think he's just more comfortable with the defence on his lap. Stick 40 yards between him and the centre backs and he shits a brick. Get a keeper better suited to our style
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Old 14-03-20, 04:43 PM   #334
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I think he's been figured out. He's great at point blank reaction but keeps getting done from distance.
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Old 14-03-20, 09:06 PM   #335
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You'd have to ask if we know his weaknesses, like distance mentioned, why dont our defenders change the way they play to help with that? Usually tactics are modified to support problems. While he wasnt too stellar in the athletico game, hes arguably had far more better games for us than bad. And how often can you say that about a backup keeper of ours, let alone a first choice keeper? I also dont think theres a keeper alive who hasnt passed it straight to an opposition player by accident. Pretty sure Allison's done it too. It was just unfortunate they scored when Adrian did it. Mind you I was screaming at the defenders for letting Lloriente advance with it as far as he did without a challenge.
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