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Matt Turner: Head Turner or Head Scratcher?

Entropics

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Player: Turner
Turner is a lot better than Runarsson, don't let the European bias cloud your judgment

Is he an extreme downgrade over what we have currently? Absolutely, but he's still better than Runarsson
 

Garrincha

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i dont really mind a **** backup if the #1 an established star (although why not HG?)

its a bit odd after seeing Ramsdale post Jan + his lower midtable vibes 🤷‍♂️
 

Tir Na Nog

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i dont really mind a **** backup if the #1 an established star (although why not HG?)

its a bit odd after seeing Ramsdale post Jan + his lower midtable vibes 🤷‍♂️

Lack of competition is a huge problem tho, it's necessary for keepers. I think it's also a contributing factor as to why Ramsdale was so flawless for his first few months because he just came in and took the spot of someone who had it for about 3 years or so. It's also why Leno responded with that excellent performance vs Villa. Ramsdale subconsciously will know it'll take a lot for Turner to take his position.
 

14Henry

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He's had 1 stinker and you lot are already killing him.

Give him more minutes and judge him based on that.
Think most are just concerned that we spent 7-8m on a player we could have found in the championship or league 1 for half the price.

Hopefully he turns out OK but wouldn't hold much hope for it. MLS or whatever to PL is some jump. Much more than moving from lower English football or Scotland even.

Probably like signing for Arsenal from Linfield.
 

Batman

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Player: Saliba
Think most are just concerned that we spent 7-8m on a player we could have found in the championship or league 1 for half the price.

Hopefully he turns out OK but wouldn't hold much hope for it. MLS or whatever to PL is some jump. Much more than moving from lower English football or Scotland even.

Probably like signing for Arsenal from Linfield.
True but plenty of guys, particularly GKs have managed it. Keller, Friedel, Howard and Guzan all had pretty long, respectable PL careers. This kid might just suck unfortunately. Or maybe hopefully it was just nerves. :lol:
 

14Henry

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True but plenty of guys, particularly GKs have managed it. Keller, Friedel, Howard and Guzan all had pretty long, respectable PL careers. This kid might just suck unfortunately. Or maybe hopefully it was just nerves. :lol:
Yeah but the odds would suggest picking players from the MLS later in their careers (yes 28 isn't exactly old for a keep but isn't young either) isn't going to yield much success. The first 3 keepers you mentioned were knocking around 20 years ago. In the last 10 years how many have made the jump from MLS to PL?

Hopefully he does provide a decent back up option and anyone can make a mistake. But if he's doing that in friendlies wouldn't want him with 60,000 fans depending on him.
 

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Player: Saliba
Yeah but the odds would suggest picking players from the MLS later in their careers (yes 28 isn't exactly old for a keep but isn't young either) isn't going to yield much success. The first 3 keepers you mentioned were knocking around 20 years ago. In the last 10 years how many have made the jump from MLS to PL?

Hopefully he does provide a decent back up option and anyone can make a mistake. But if he's doing that in friendlies wouldn't want him with 60,000 fans depending on him.
I totally agree. Like that Steffen kid at City is I believe rated higher within the USMNT setup than Turner and he's nothing special so no earthly idea why he's just been handed the backup role with no experience against proper competition but we are run by ****. Maybe he'll shock everyone and come good or maybe next summer we'll be looking for another replacement.
 

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