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by WoodleyRoyal » 09 Jan 2019 13:50

being lined up for a loan move to preston - perhaps we could swoop https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... sfer-news/

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by Stranded » 09 Jan 2019 14:00

Even if we were interested, I doubt he'll want to move south. He'll move to Preston if anywhere as he doesn't have to move house for 6 months.

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by windermereROYAL » 09 Jan 2019 14:03

Oh dear :shock:

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by Basildon » 09 Jan 2019 14:09

His career absolutely fell off a cliff didn't it? England and City no.1, a year in Italy and an unsuccessful spell at West Ham, now struggling at Burnley and might be dropping down to the Champ.

If he were to come here he would at least fit in with the rest of our confidence-shot bunch.

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by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2019 14:12

I think if Gomes wants to play out from the back then Joe Hart isn't what we need, Pep got rid of him at City for that.


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by WoodleyRoyal » 09 Jan 2019 14:36

Old Man Andrews wrote:I think if Gomes wants to play out from the back then Joe Hart isn't what we need, Pep got rid of him at City for that.


whilst i don't disagree with the sentiment, I think not being able to play out from the back for manchester city is slightly different to not be able to play out from the back for Reading. I am sure he is more than adequate in that department for our needs.

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by From Despair To Where? » 09 Jan 2019 19:10

I think that keeping it out from the back of the net might be more of a problem.

Don't get me wrong, he's a very good keeper and we do have previous for reviving a keeper's career by taking him on loan but no, not the right deal at this time.

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by Denver Royal » 09 Jan 2019 19:25

Don't know what keeper options they are looking at, but given where we are, if this happened (which I doubt), it would be fine with me. Better than what we have, and would upgrade a (crucial) position.

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by RoyalBlue » 09 Jan 2019 20:02

Old Man Andrews wrote:I think if Gomes wants to play out from the back then Joe Hart isn't what we need, Pep got rid of him at City for that.


My thoughts the moment I read the name. I would be shocked if we willingly signed yet another keeper who isn't comfortable with the ball at his feet.


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by Denver Royal » 09 Jan 2019 20:17

Ok, but right now, if we're unable to find and sign such a keeper at this time, then Hart on loan would still upgrade the position and may help keep us up, imo, and we could then address getting a long term ball-playing keeper later.
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by Old Man Andrews » 09 Jan 2019 20:19

Denver Royal wrote:Right, but right now, if we're unable to find and sign such a keeper at this time, then Hart on loan would still upgrade the position and may help keep us up, imo, and we could then address getting a long term ball-playing keeper later.

On his wages though? Is Jaakkola that bad of a shot stopper? That's what Hart is known for. If we are going to get a new keeper we may as well go for one that fits the style the manager is trying to play.

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by AthleticoSpizz » 09 Jan 2019 20:27

(hi and welcome back etc etc)

I know nothing about football, I never watch Reading etc etc, but I’d prefer us not to even need a GK at all. But until that day AJ is fine

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by Denver Royal » 09 Jan 2019 20:35

Old Man Andrews wrote:
Denver Royal wrote:Right, but right now, if we're unable to find and sign such a keeper at this time, then Hart on loan would still upgrade the position and may help keep us up, imo, and we could then address getting a long term ball-playing keeper later.

On his wages though? Is Jaakkola that bad of a shot stopper? That's what Hart is known for. If we are going to get a new keeper we may as well go for one that fits the style the manager is trying to play.

Andrews, sure, if you don't think Joe Hart is an upgrade over Jak (or Walker), then obviously it would be a non-starter for you. Wages, yeah, I imagine that might be an issue. But hey, I don't get to balance the books, or even have much knowledge of them :wink: But yes, they would have to sort all that out and it would need to be a consideration, I'm sure.
Do you have any specific keepers in mind that you like out there at this point?


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by WoodleyRoyal » 09 Jan 2019 20:40

If Preston can afford his wages...

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by AthleticoSpizz » 09 Jan 2019 20:43

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by WoodleyRoyal » 09 Jan 2019 20:44

He’d be head and shoulders above our current crop of keepers

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by From Despair To Where? » 09 Jan 2019 21:38

I don't think the issue is whether Hart would be an upgrade (clearly he would be) but more that we have more pressing areas of the team to strengthen.

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by AthleticoSpizz » 09 Jan 2019 21:45

Agree and already said (reluctantly having to agree with the poster otherwise known as OMA)
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by Snowflake Royal » 09 Jan 2019 21:46

Denver Royal wrote:Ok, but right now, if we're unable to find and sign such a keeper at this time, then Hart on loan would still upgrade the position and may help keep us up, imo, and we could then address getting a long term ball-playing keeper later.

I can't see Joe Hart being up for being in a Championship relegation fight at Reading. To have fallen so far from grace to end up here, so quickly, he can't be playing anywhere near well enough to be worth the cost given we still have three senior keepers on our books and a host of promising youth talent.

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by Denver Royal » 09 Jan 2019 22:18

From Despair To Where? wrote:I don't think the issue is whether Hart would be an upgrade (clearly he would be) but more that we have more pressing areas of the team to strengthen.

I hear you. I actually wasn't one of those that identified GK as a need. But since some did, and Harte's name came up in a thread, I said I'd be ok with it (even tho I also said, I doubt it will happen). Given where we're at, if a position can be improved then it should be, generally speaking. Also, not sure to what extent that signing Harte on a short term loan would preclude us from then still improving other positions, too. You can't always find players/get deals done in order of your needs. If an opportunity arises, maybe you take it, no matter where it was on your list of things to get done (or even if it was never on your original list at all). And this assumes, we are right in knowing what those needs are in here, and that it jives with the club hierarchy's view of our needs. And, it's only Jan 9th.

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