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July 28, 2018, 07:19:52 PM
Reply #60


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I think it all depends on price. Timing and the circumstances you have mentioned may even push the price up.

He's not irreplaceable.

He could be irreplaceable if we sell him and don’t have enough time to get a suitable replacement.

July 28, 2018, 07:30:24 PM
Reply #61


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Everton wont sell him without at least a transfer request. I can guarantee, if Brands is good at his job as his CV proves and suggests, he won't sanction a move. That's how good the lad is. I've seen his faults, but they get ironed out with experience. Silva won't want him going anywhere, and it's too late in pre-season to be messing about with such an important position. This is the new management crew on duty.
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July 28, 2018, 07:53:12 PM
Reply #62


Farming Karma like the Dalai Llama

July 28, 2018, 07:58:36 PM
Reply #63


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A previous reply suggested he was the next best we've had to Southall.

The word used was potential.
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July 28, 2018, 08:28:42 PM
Reply #64


Replacing a keeper is actually pretty difficult. It's such a specialist position that as soon as you start to show interest in throwing a decent amount of cash at it, everybody knows that the rumours about your existing first choice are probably true and the price shoots through the roof for his replacement. If we quoted Chelsea a price of say £60m, you can bet your life that figure would be all over Sky Sports news within 24 hours and any keeper that we were bidding on to bring in before he went would suddenly have their price hiked up accordingly. If you try to replace after the event, the selling club already knows what you have to spend and adjusts the price accordingly, so it's a bit of a catch 22. You can play it a little cooler with outfield players, as just because you are bidding for a midfielder or a defender doesn't neccessarily mean that any rumours about a player leavung are neceasarily true. You could be just looking to strengthen your squad, rather than replacing a key player that you are set to lose.
Tottenham went out and spent money just before Gareth Bale left for Madrid. Every man and his dog knew Madrid were sniffing, but yet they still got a few players in before finally agreing to let him go. Keepers are a little different though. You would never get a Jack Butland here to be Pickford's understudy, so as soon as the enquiry goes in, Stoke know that there is some legs in the reports that Pickford is off to Chelsea for £50m+ and Butland's price becomes pretty close to that figure because they know we're desperate.

July 28, 2018, 10:46:32 PM
Reply #65

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Playing out a transitional year, with an unsettled attack and an outright bad defense...and putting a new/possibly shit keeper on top?  I don't think so.  Not at any price this window.
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July 29, 2018, 05:47:11 AM
Reply #66

Bob Sacamano

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If you think a goalies peak price is when he’s 23 you’re off your head lolol lolol