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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by S-H » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:44 am

Georgee Paris wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:41 am
Is there a record under threat for time played by one of our keepers without conceding?
Probably already beaten..

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Danny's Dyer Acting » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:05 am

BigFatSam wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:19 am
It’s 4, he played against Manchester United.
Areola didn't play in Zagreb.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:35 am

BigFatSam wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:19 am
It’s 4, he played against Manchester United.
It’s 3. Manchester Utd (Carabao Cup) and the last 2 Europa League games. Fabianski was in goal against Dinamo Zagreb.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by BigFatSam » Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:49 am

funky chicken wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:35 am
It’s 3. Manchester Utd (Carabao Cup) and the last 2 Europa League games. Fabianski was in goal against Dinamo Zagreb.
Whoops. Nothing worse than saying something with confidence and being wrong is there :crylol:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:38 pm

BigFatSam wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:49 am
Whoops. Nothing worse than saying something with confidence and being wrong is there :crylol:
I can see how you thought that was the case though. As it is strange Areola didn’t play against Zagreb, but has played in every Cup competition since then.

I guess one thing Areola will find differently here compared to Fulham is we probably play less defensive football than what Fulham did. And when playing for PSG and Real Madrid he probably didn’t have to make too many saves.

One thing I will say in Areola’s favour is it can’t be easy to settle into the team and get use to how our centre halves play when 1 game he’s in the team and the next he’s out of it. It’s bound to have an effect on him like coming for crosses. It’s why you never underestimate having a settled defence and goalkeeper.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:48 pm

I think he is a better keeper than Fabianski, but it will probably be a while before he becomes first choice. He will get his chance when Fabianski gets a niggle and has to sit out a match. Even then, he will have to turn in a top performance in such a scenario.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by goa127 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:59 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:48 pm
I think he is a better keeper than Fabianski, but it will probably be a while before he becomes first choice. He will get his chance when Fabianski gets a niggle and has to sit out a match. Even then, he will have to turn in a top performance in such a scenario.
not on last nights performance he isn't

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by hammer1975 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:35 pm

I’m not in a rush for him to replace Fabianski, but I do think some of the desire to see him play in other games is because people want to see if he is the genuine replacement (as opposed to just wanting the new shiny player automatically to play) and know Fab won’t be number one next season either way.

I think he may be over-trying at the moment in order to make an impression despite limited things to do when he’s played. he seems to have gone for a punch from a high cross in a couple of games when he didn’t need to…that wasn’t something I saw him do for Fulham last year.

As a positive - i liked that he came off his line and shut down the ball over the top in the first half - that seemed to almost stop that tactic from Genk from that point.

Still got a horrible feeling we’ll not play him enough and he’ll leave to be replaced by Sam Johnstone on a free next summer…a vastly inferior goalkeeper in my opinion (but also a Salthouse client).

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by bubbles1966 » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:42 pm

It's true that he doesn't really seem to be getting tested.

He seemed to be an outstanding shot-stopper last year, but he rarely has a shot to save when playing for us (words i never thought I'd type).

He does appear a bit impetuous with crosses, but probably more comfortable as a sweeper-keeper type than Fab.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by CarltonColesLeftFoot » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:11 pm

Superb :fire:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by hammer1975 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:14 pm

Erm, not bad :lol:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by DasNutNock2 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:14 pm

He must be absolutely buzzing right now.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by bengaliron » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:15 pm

bubbles1966 wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:42 pm
It's true that he doesn't really seem to be getting tested.

He seemed to be an outstanding shot-stopper last year, but he rarely has a shot to save when playing for us (words i never thought I'd type).

He does appear a bit impetuous with crosses, but probably more comfortable as a sweeper-keeper type than Fab.
I think he's been tested enough today to safely say he is a decent shot stopper as least.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Bond Holder 59 » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:17 pm

Clean sheets, it’s what he does.

Really well done that man. You can do no more. You have improved the squad.

Motm in my opinion.
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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Diogenes » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:18 pm

He was excellent tonight. We have a first class keeper to replace Fabianski when the time comes. How lucky we are.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Chadwell Chief » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:34 pm

Brick ****ing wall this lad :muscle:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by OFT » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:36 pm

Superb MOTM performance tonight.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by bonzosbeard » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:52 pm

Superb

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Vic_Watson » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:57 pm

Gutted he didn't take the fifth pen. :winker:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Daytonahammer » Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:59 pm

Good performance tonight. Top shelf.

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