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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by neathiron » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:30 pm

Thought we would have learnt our lesson by having a bit of a tit in goal with Roberto! :wink:

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by funky chicken » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:33 pm

Jacob Steinberg from The Guardian was hinting our Keeper coach Xavi Valero also had a say on this signing. Not the first time Moyes has taken advice from his coaching staff with a signing, after Dawson with Irvine and Pearce. I'm not sure if Valero was working at Real Madrid at the same time Areola was there. But if so that explains a lot.

I don't know how fit he is, or whether he has still taken part in pre-season at PSG. I suspect he will be lacking in match sharpness as he surely wouldn't of played in any games. So I reckon he'll possibly play in the Brentford game and Fabisanki will start against Atlanta and will start the new season too.
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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:35 pm

I think he is probably the tallest player we have - for that reason I think this is a good move. We were a little short.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Daytonahammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:35 pm

neathiron wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:30 pm
Thought we would have learnt our lesson by having a bit of a tit in goal with Roberto! :wink:
I think in this instance Fabs needs to bring him in under his bosom, and show him the ropes. Hopefully under his tutelage we can start adding some silverware to our......chest.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Jumby » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:38 pm

The headache for Moyes will be who to play in the Europa League Final if one has had league games and the other the cup games.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by smuts » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:39 pm

Fantastic bit of business. Looked very good at Fulham behind a shaky defence and could be our number 1 for at least the next 5 years.

Good to have 2 top quality keepers and one very good one in the squad (although I would imagine Randolph will be off).

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by YorksHammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:41 pm

smuts wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:39 pm
Good to have 2 top quality keepers and one very good one in the squad (although I would imagine Randolph will be off).
As you rightly point out, we have 2 top quality keepers in Areola and Fabianski, and one very good one in Martin - absolutely no need for Randolph to stay.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Felixstowesfinest » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:42 pm

A great addition and I’m sure we will take up
the offer to get him long term ..

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by stammer » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:44 pm

wunderbra

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by sendô » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:46 pm

Fingers crossed he doesn't drop any boobs.

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Post by Het-Field » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:47 pm

stammer wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:44 pm
wunderbra
Plenty of support for this signing.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by HammerMan2004 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:48 pm

Jumby wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:38 pm
The headache for Moyes will be who to play in the Europa League Final if one has had league games and the other the cup games.
This is excellent levels of confidence. Straight up European final.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by S-H » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:52 pm

Awesome.

Welcome Harry Ola


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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by -DL- » Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:59 pm

I know I'm not a mod anymore, but as it seems there isn't one on duty, I'll do my bit for the KUMB community.

Can we not do all the breast puns again? It was very painful the first time, and we really don't need to be subjected to it again.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Ffs

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by larryberyl » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:02 pm

pleased with this bit of business. time to sell randolph 2m ? to celtic ?

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Tristan Shout » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:02 pm

Excellent signing, I don't like loan's, I would rather a player commits fully to the club but if it was the only way we can get a world class talent then it's better than not having him,
Good start to the window

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Billydinho » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:03 pm

Very important signing.

A competent replacement for Fabianski and also means we shouldn't see Randolph feature much again.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by davids cross » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:05 pm

So, we have a very good keeper, whose contract ends at the end of the season when he will be 47 years old

And now,

We have bought another very good keeper (7ft 10 inches) who will challenge the current very good keeper (47)......in a keeping contest....to see who is the very best at keeping.

And when the current keepers contract expires next year, we can officially sign the other keeper (7ft 10 inchs) who is currently the serious challenger to the very good keeper (47)...and can take over the mantle as the current keeper outright.

If not before.

Looks like a plan.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by S-H » Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:06 pm

-DL- wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:59 pm
I know I'm not a mod anymore, but as it seems there isn't one on duty, I'll do my bit for the KUMB community.

Can we not do all the breast puns again? It was very painful the first time, and we really don't need to be subjected to it again.

:thup:

Well said!

Nip in the bud early!

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