Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Johnny_C WHU » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:50 pm

The Green Man wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:37 pm
Boro fans seem to be gutted and think he's been on of their best players, a thrifty signing but an okay one given the circumstances..

Hopefully this will allow us to use the rest of the transfer kitty on a new CM and RB :lol:
I know you are joking with the transfer kitty but I would swallow the signing better if I knew other funds would be available to be spent elsewhere, but we all know the truth eh!

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Burnley Hammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:51 pm

Welcome again Darren.

Hope you're a bit more of a success this time around although I think the amount of mistakes you made the last time around has been greatly exaggerated in peoples memories.

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Post by k-r-c » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:57 pm

Previuos level stuff.

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Post by Haarlemammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:02 pm

Swimming against the tide here perhaps, but I felt he was harshly criticised in his previous stint. Both he and Adrian dropped the odd goolie. Have a look at his save versus Jordan Henderson on youtube for a bit of balance.
Also seem to recall hearing that he was popular within the team too. For me, a reasonable level of keeper as the reserve and I wish him luck whenever he’s called upon.

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Billy Hunt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm

My only problem with this signing is if he is not fit enough to start on Saturday.

Other than that, Randolph is perfectly fine as a back up keeper, I really do not get the hysteria from some

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Post by @TFSH_WHUFC » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:09 pm

:thup:
Happy with this, should not have left in first place, good second choice keeper.

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:12 pm

Ozza wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:58 am
errrrr yeah welcome back (I think), can you give the all night benders a rest though?

It's ok his drinking buddy is now in Newcastle.

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Fairly ambivalent towards Randolph.
It isn't easy getting a back up keeper, esp when we have such a clear first choice in Fab

The very best prospects are not going to come and sit on the bench for an average Premiership side

He was hit and miss in his first spell, prone to an error now and again. Spurs away when we lost 3-2 and the Man U cup QF at Old Trafford spring to mind (he might hAve been fouled but he should hAve been stronger)

However, he was deemed good enough to be our back up keeper in what many consider our best season since 1986, so based on that he is probably good enough / experienced to be our back up now. If anything, he seems to have improved since then and become more consistent (if his Boro and Ireland exploits are anything to go by)

Also, he was in goal for some of our most memorable games in that 2015/16 season. The win at Anfield, the last minute cup win at home to Liverpool and also the last ever home game v Man U

Is he fit for Saturday?

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Billy Hunt wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
My only problem with this signing is if he is not fit enough to start on Saturday.

Other than that, Randolph is perfectly fine as a back up keeper, I really do not get the hysteria from some
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Post by SCoxy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:14 pm

Good luck to him. Starts with a clean slate as far as I am concerned. His second stint here is (hopefully) quite literally in his hands

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Cockneyboy311 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:16 pm

I reckon Martin will be in goal and Randy will be on the bench.

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Post by Hammerite » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:17 pm

Demonstrates a distinct lack of ambition on his part.

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Post by westham,eggyandchips » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm

IIRC he was of a similar standard to David Martin. I wish him all the best in his second stint at the club. :crest:


*can we have a sweep as to what time Saturday he'll get injured?

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Post by Cockneyboy311 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm

Hammerite wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Demonstrates a distinct lack of ambition on his part.
Probably got a pay rise. Will play in the cups. Not a bad life :)

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Post by Aceface » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:19 pm

Billy Hunt wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Randolph is perfectly fine as a back up keeper, I really do not get the hysteria from some
He's not a back-up keeper now, he'll likely be starting the next 4 games.

And given Fabianski has gone down twice already doing the same routine movement – i.e. not an injury from a freak occurrance that is unlikely to be repeated – it would be foolish to think it can't happen again before season's end.

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Gormalysis » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:24 pm

The way we are run as a club isn't funny anymore, it's just sad :fsake:

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Re: Welcome (again), Darren Randolph

Post by Billy Hunt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:25 pm

Aceface wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:19 pm
He's not a back-up keeper now, he'll likely be starting the next 4 games.

And given Fabianski has gone down twice already doing the same routine movement – i.e. not an injury from a freak occurrance that is unlikely to be repeated – it would be foolish to think it can't happen again before season's end.
Sure, as back up for Fabianski.

And whilst you may well be right about Fabiabski and his injury happening again, Randolph is a massive step up from both Martin and Roberto as cover.

As above, my only concern is his own fitness and if he is not ready and able to start Saturday it makes the signing a bizarre one

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 pm

westham,eggyandchips wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:18 pm
IIRC he was of a similar standard to David Martin. I wish him all the best in his second stint at the club. :crest:


*can we have a sweep as to what time Saturday he'll get injured?
He is miles better than David Martin as his career achievements would prove

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Post by Estuary » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 pm

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 pm

Hammerite wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Demonstrates a distinct lack of ambition on his part.
What are his other options though? Staying at Boro? They have the son of an old Boro keeper as back up snapping at his heels so he might feel his days are numbered there anyway

Maybe he thinks he can oust Fabianski, if not now, but Fab isn't getting any younger

Your post does, in a way, encapsulate why it is hard to get a back up keeper in if you are a mid table (and lower) Premiership club with no guarantee of lots of cup games to provide game time

Does anyone in the Premiership have a really good back up keeper?

Personally I think Gazzanigga at Spurs is decent but there is almost always a big drop off between first and 2nd choice

At least we now have one who has some pedigree in the British game
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