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Author Topic: Bruce out?  (Read 316469 times)

Offline Clampy

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2445 on: May 09, 2017, 10:22:09 PM »
Johnstone got better as the season went on I thought. He made a shaky start but seemed to settle down after a while. I'm happy to have him back next season.

Offline cdbullyweefan

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2446 on: May 09, 2017, 10:23:13 PM »
Yeah, I've no problem with Johnstone staying. I'd sign him if possible.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2447 on: May 09, 2017, 10:27:54 PM »
He's been perfectly competent as a mid-table second division keeper, but he's about as likely to find himself in an England squad in the near future as Steve Bruce is.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2448 on: May 09, 2017, 10:45:03 PM »
Agreed.  Why can we not stop arsing around with the goalkeeper position and sign a proven one.  Why not Robert Green for example?

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2449 on: May 09, 2017, 10:48:18 PM »
Agreed.  Why can we not stop arsing around with the goalkeeper position and sign a proven one.  Why not Robert Green for example?

Because he's about 47 years old?

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2450 on: May 09, 2017, 10:50:44 PM »
No stop it he is 44 and 3/4's.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2451 on: May 09, 2017, 10:50:54 PM »
No travel costs with Green though as he's got a free bus pass.

Offline olaftab

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2452 on: May 09, 2017, 10:51:39 PM »
He's been perfectly competent as a mid-table second division keeper, but he's about as likely to find himself in an England squad in the near future as Steve Bruce is.
You mean a bit like Ryan Mason?

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2453 on: May 09, 2017, 11:10:35 PM »
Johnstone is better than Stockdale. Everytime I've seen them play he's been chucking it in his own net.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2454 on: May 09, 2017, 11:17:15 PM »
I think Stockdale is massively overrated aswell, no way is he the best keeper in this league as voted for in the PFA team.

I'd still probably take McGregor from Hull tbh, he did well on loan at Cardiff second half of the season.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2455 on: May 09, 2017, 11:27:46 PM »
What should give everybody hope is how universally diabolical this league is. I started watching it on Sky in the year of the Doom, in preparation for what was to come. I thought it was poor then, but seeing it week in week out, it's mind bendingly poor.
Last season Reading finished 17th, Huddersfield 19th and Fulham 20th.
This league is not like the PL with the predictability of final placings. If we are not in the top 6 after 10 games Bruce is in trouble, however if we hit the ground running we can stay in the the top 2 or 3 all season. This division is wide open.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2456 on: May 09, 2017, 11:29:50 PM »
Agreed.  Why can we not stop arsing around with the goalkeeper position and sign a proven one.  Why not Robert Green for example?

Because he's about 47 years old?

need to offer him a 5 year contract to tie him down then

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2457 on: May 09, 2017, 11:30:30 PM »
Agreed.  Why can we not stop arsing around with the goalkeeper position and sign a proven one.  Why not Robert Green for example?

Because he's about 47 years old?

Don't 'keepers reach their peak at this age?

Offline Des Little

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2458 on: May 09, 2017, 11:33:41 PM »
Shay Given is available. I bet he quite fancies another 10 years here doing fuck all.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #2459 on: May 09, 2017, 11:34:18 PM »
Great shout Des.