✍ Alphonse Areola

The Forum for all football-related discussion, including West Ham United FC. Our busiest Forum and the place to begin if you're new to KUMB.

Moderators :  chalks, Gnome, last.caress, Wilko1304, Rio, bristolhammerfc, the pink palermo

Post Reply
User avatar
prophet:marginal
Posts: 36018
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:54 pm
Location: Hot dogs and seat for Mr. Hogg
Has liked: 86 likes
Total likes: 73 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:19 pm

Ironing Board wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:55 pm
Might he get a chance of a league start this weekend?
I think Watkins might expose a weakness in coming for crosses, to be honest.

Fabianski for me.

User avatar
Ironing Board
Posts: 10738
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:11 am
Has liked: 28 likes
Total likes: 27 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:27 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:19 pm
I think Watkins might expose a weakness in coming for crosses, to be honest.

Fabianski for me.
I guess you balance his much quicker reflexes up against the cross ball weakness. I would like to see him get a start just to test him.

User avatar
DublinDave
Posts: 1190
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:13 am
Location: Dublin
Has liked: 19 likes
Total likes: 4 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by DublinDave » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:30 pm

I like him, only stumbling block for me is the fact he's on a €175k a week wage at PSG... (£150k ish)
We're only paying half his wages, (I assume), while he's
on loan...
He was great against Man City mid week & I hope to see more of the same but unless he's willing to sign for us on 75/80k pw tops I'd move on to other targets tbh...

User avatar
Ironing Board
Posts: 10738
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:11 am
Has liked: 28 likes
Total likes: 27 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ironing Board » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:45 pm

DublinDave wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:30 pm
I like him, only stumbling block for me is the fact he's on a €175k a week wage at PSG... (£150k ish)
We're only paying half his wages, (I assume), while he's
on loan...
He was great against Man City mid week & I hope to see more of the same but unless he's willing to sign for us on 75/80k pw tops I'd move on to other targets tbh...
I would imagine that would have been discussed before he came on in a loan to buy deal.

User avatar
Korea Hammer
Posts: 8730
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2003 4:23 pm
Has liked: 49 likes
Total likes: 6 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Korea Hammer » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:47 pm

I think Moyes has told them that Fabianksi gets the league games and Areola gets the cups. The way we're going, I'm not sure who's coming out best with that though.

User avatar
Vienna
Posts: 2409
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:11 pm
Location: Coufal for President
Total likes: 1 like

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Vienna » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:06 pm

Having a great goalkeeper is so important and I think he is very very good, in the Ederson and Allison mould. It is a real coup to have him.

User avatar
Puff Daddy
Gone for a Burton
Posts: 32519
Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:08 pm
Location: Westham Way
Has liked: 14 likes
Total likes: 15 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Puff Daddy » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:18 pm

Vienna wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:06 pm
Having a great goalkeeper is so important and I think he is very very good, in the Ederson and Allison mould. It is a real coup to have him.
He is. He is not just a shot stopper, like so many goalkeepers. That's what most people, including a great managers and coaches see when in the market for a keeper, him leaping and diving around his goal, blocking shots. Adrian, is the perfect example of a shot stopper, but the rest of his goal keeping, decidedly dodgy

User avatar
Metal Hammer
Posts: 2984
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: The Beast from the East is Rising
Has liked: 50 likes
Total likes: 10 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Metal Hammer » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:20 pm

The position is Fabianski's to lose. To fair he seems to have upped his game in response.

User avatar
Vic_Watson
Posts: 6345
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:25 pm
Location: Brazil
Has liked: 10 likes
Total likes: 16 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Vic_Watson » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:21 pm

Vienna wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:06 pm
Having a great goalkeeper is so important and I think he is very very good, in the Ederson and Allison mould. It is a real coup to have him.
He's good but come on!

User avatar
funky chicken
Posts: 3852
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:36 pm
Has liked: 9 likes
Total likes: 27 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:42 pm

I’d stick with Fabianski in the League for now. In the last 2 games he hasn’t done a lot wrong. And I don’t like changing a settled defence, which we have with 2 consecutive League clean sheets.

Areola’s time in the Premier League will come. With the injuries Fab has picked up in the past 2 seasons he’s bound to pick up another injury. And I don’t think Areola will be too fazed with the lack of Premier League minutes. You know what Moyes is like. He probably told Areola what the situation would be like and how he’d have to fight for his place. Areola will equally know Fabianski isn’t getting any younger. So has a better chance of playing here then he ever did at PSG.

User avatar
carnage
Posts: 21006
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:22 pm
Location: KFC

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by carnage » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:43 pm

Has it come from one missed attempt at a cross that he is crap at crosses?

Is he really on 175k a week? Fck me.

Gsbgsb
Posts: 3171
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:43 am
Has liked: 1 like
Total likes: 10 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Gsbgsb » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:53 pm

It is more than just one attempt. Very similar v Man Utd as Genk. Concede either of those and the game changes. He does look susceptible at present to the high ball in a way Fab does not, I very much doubt you would have seen him claiming that cross 16 yards out v Spurs that Fab did and settled the crowd down.

Areola has had one good game and a couple not so good, see no reason to change at present absent a Fab injury.

User avatar
carnage
Posts: 21006
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:22 pm
Location: KFC

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by carnage » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:25 pm

Didn’t Fabianski basically throw the ball in to the net unopposed at Newcastle last season?

wildkard
Posts: 2274
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:55 am

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by wildkard » Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:24 pm

Areola was the best keeper in the PL last season.

User avatar
Vic_Watson
Posts: 6345
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:25 pm
Location: Brazil
Has liked: 10 likes
Total likes: 16 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Vic_Watson » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:01 pm

carnage wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:25 pm
Didn’t Fabianski basically throw the ball in to the net unopposed at Newcastle last season?
No. He spilt a corner in a crowded 6-yard box.

User avatar
carnage
Posts: 21006
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:22 pm
Location: KFC

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by carnage » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:39 pm

Vic_Watson wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:01 pm
No. He spilt a corner in a crowded 6-yard box.
I exaggerated re throwing it in to his own bet but it was a regulation catch.

GPW
Posts: 249
Joined: Thu May 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Total likes: 2 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by GPW » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:13 pm

prophet:marginal wrote:
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:19 pm
I think Watkins might expose a weakness in coming for crosses, to be honest.

Fabianski for me.
Strange comment as Fabinaski pretty much doesn’t come for crosses. He’s been a good keeper for us but his generally rooted to the line approach is a big weakness.

HammerAl
Posts: 3380
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Total likes: 17 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by HammerAl » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:40 pm

We must have one of, if not THE strongest goalkeeping depth in the league. I can’t think of too many teams who have as good options as Fabianski and Areola?

User avatar
funky chicken
Posts: 3852
Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:36 pm
Has liked: 9 likes
Total likes: 27 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:53 am

So, what was everyone’s thoughts on Genk’s opening goal last night? Should Alphonse have saved it? Or was he a little bit unlucky with his positioning?

I personally thought he should’ve saved it. And it was a shame. As other than that I thought for the 2nd game running he had a very good game. He pulled off some great saves in the 1st half and I thought he even handled the crosses a little bit better. He stayed on his line for any he believed he wouldn’t get to and managed to punch out the crosses he could reach.

User avatar
sendô
Posts: 37045
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: in the pessimistically optimistic camp.
Has liked: 53 likes
Total likes: 63 likes

Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by sendô » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:33 am

It's funny, when he first came in many were calling for Fabianski to be dropped immediately, but if anything Fab has improved whilst Areola isn't quite looking 100% yet. He certainly should have done better with their first goal.

Post Reply