✍ Alphonse Areola

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by BigFatSam » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:20 pm

Ozza wrote:
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He’ll be our league cup and FA cup keeper
Highly doubt it, he’ll 1st choice by jan imo.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Noble's Claret Army » Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:21 pm

Fab has done nothing to merit being dropped yet. This new guy looks like he will be great but no reason to humiliate our number one (who's also the best keeper we've had for a long time). Let areola have the domestic cups and when fab inevitably picks up an injury that's when the switch will happen.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Billydinho » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:15 pm

hammer1975 wrote:
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Wonder if there is an obligation after a set number of games? Appreciate you normally hear about that at the time of the deal - but not always. I have a fear that we string Areola along all season and then try and sign Johnstone on a free. Don’t rate Johnstone personally.
You wouldn't throw Areola in straight away, when he'd be replacing our most consistent performer for the past five years.

I agree with everyone that he should be starting but I don't think it's a conspiracy that he isn't.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ozza » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:19 pm

BigFatSam wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:20 pm
Highly doubt it, he’ll 1st choice by jan imo.
So you’re not expecting him to start tomorrow?

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Diogenes » Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:20 pm

I have never had a problem with Fabs shot stopping ability and a couple yesterday were top drawer (again). However, crosses and command of his area is not his forte and his distribution is wanting. Im not sure if these are talents the new guy has, but if affirmative then that's a big plus for me.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by hammer1975 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:33 pm

Billydinho wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:15 pm
You wouldn't throw Areola in straight away, when he'd be replacing our most consistent performer for the past five years.

I agree with everyone that he should be starting but I don't think it's a conspiracy that he isn't.
Not saying we throw Areola in now Bill. I would, however, be interested if there is an obligation after a certain number of games that would ensure that we’re committed to Areola rather than ending up with Johnstone (as i don’t rate him) next summer.

In a funny kind of way, if there is some certainty about us signing him perm then showing loyalty to the keeper he’s ultimately going to take over from could come across positively to him.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ozza » Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:09 pm

Totally convinced he’s been given the cup games and fab the league and Europe, of course this changes if form / injuries dictate it.

Moyes is generally loyal to the bloke wearing the shirt

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by BigFatSam » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:48 pm

Ozza wrote:
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So you’re not expecting him to start tomorrow?
No, he will definitely start on Wednesday. But you seem to believe that he’s going to be our fa and league cup keeper this season full stop. He’s 100% been signed to take over fab at some point this season. All in my opinion of course.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by stu1 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:20 am

Ozza wrote:
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:09 pm
Totally convinced he’s been given the cup games and fab the league and Europe, of course this changes if form / injuries dictate it.

Moyes is generally loyal to the bloke wearing the shirt
I was quite surprised not to see Areola play in the Europa, particularly given it's likely we lose on Wednesday meaning no more games in the League Cup.

If that happens and Areola doesn't play in Europa whilst Fab keeps his place in the Prem, then Areola will only play 2 games for us in 2021.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:07 pm

First start tonight and first clean sheet.

Well done, Alphonse. :newthumb:

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by S-H » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:11 pm

Debut clean sheet at Old Trafford.

I like him, a lot.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by stu1 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:54 pm

He looked a bit nervous early, firstly with the corner he flapped at and then when he chose to punch when there wasn’t a Man U player within 5 yards. He settled down after that, but I don’t think it was a performance that added any further pressure to Fab’s starting spot.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Albie Beck » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:04 pm

Commanded his area mostly, apart from the unnecessary punch, and looked very athletic when called upon. His kicking was a bit Jaaskelainen though...

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:06 pm

Debut cleansheet at Old Trafford. Not bad.

Am I right in thinking Randolph's debut was a clean sheet at Anfield?

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by HammerMan2004 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:08 pm

Bubbles Fortuna wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:06 pm
Debut cleansheet at Old Trafford. Not bad.

Am I right in thinking Randolph's debut was a clean sheet at Anfield?
Don’t forget Martin’s at Chelsea!

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Bubbles Fortuna » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:19 pm

HammerMan2004 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:08 pm
Don’t forget Martin’s at Chelsea!
We just need to sign new Goalkeepers every season.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Rust » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:32 pm

Lad was class.

I like Fabianski, but it's time for him to Adrian the f*ck out of Jussi.

If you know what I mean...

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by SullySpecial » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:33 pm

Some good saves, kept a clean sheet. Looked a bit flappy at times.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Ironing Board » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:24 am

SullySpecial wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:33 pm
Some good saves, kept a clean sheet. Looked a bit flappy at times.
Sounds like a young Fab :lol: :lol:

Seems much more agile, with the big man losing a step or two. Might be time to ease him in.

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Re: ✍ Alphonse Areola

Post by Shabu » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:40 am

I still can't believe he's Filipino. I know he's French but Filipino parents. I know loads and loads of Pinoys and they usually never break 5'7".

I reckon his granddaddy may have been a Yank G.I., either white or black.

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