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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by bonzosbeard » Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:56 pm

Good signing. Build from the back.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by prophet:marginal » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:14 pm

simonpaulthomas wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:44 pm
If he’s taking the number 13, and his surname begins with an “A”, it can only be a good sign, right?
AA13 to Aveley?

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Post by Cockneyboy311 » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:16 pm

bonzosbeard wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:56 pm
Good signing. Build from the back.
George Graham is that you?




I make you right though tbh[/size=50]

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by bonzosbeard » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:56 pm

From Fulham site last year....

"First a combination of Alphonse Areola and Ola Aina blocked Arthur Masuaku’s angled drive, before the Fulham ‘keeper palmed over Aaron Cresswell’s moving effort from the edge of the box seconds later.

Then a wicked Jarrod Bowen volley was heading in until Areola’s reflex save – one all the more impressive considering it had deflected off the head of Aleksandar Mitrović. Sebastien Haller clipped the bar with his header from the subsequent corner."


I do remember he was decent that night.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by bonzosbeard » Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:59 pm

Cockneyboy311 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:16 pm
George Graham is that you?




I make you right though tbh[/size=50]


Lol I thought someone might call me Sam.

Total confidence in a keeper allows defenders to concentrate on the attacking side more.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:17 pm

Just looking at his Instagram profile - he has 1.4 million followers… :shock:
Deccers has 900k Antonio and Ogbonna about 200k

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Post by Georgee Paris » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:18 pm

And just to add - his Mrs… sheesh kebabs - she’s a stunner.

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Post by Croydon » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:26 pm

Welcome Areola.

A view from my Fulham friend:

"Bit flappy / punchy at times
Started slow but was arguably our best player last year
But I think most relegated clubs seem to say that as it’s the busiest player in the pitch for them lol
If a team has 30 shots in a game, your likely to pull off a few Worldy saves"

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Post by wormley » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:40 pm

The best keeper we could have signed for the least possible initial outlay.

Sensible signing considering the other gaps in our squad that require investment.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by smuts » Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:55 pm

Croydon wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:26 pm
Welcome Areola.

A view from my Fulham friend:

"Bit flappy / punchy at times
Started slow but was arguably our best player last year
But I think most relegated clubs seem to say that as it’s the busiest player in the pitch for them lol
If a team has 30 shots in a game, your likely to pull off a few Worldy saves"
He does seem very punchy when it comes to saves...not a bad thing to be honest most of the time.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by Ethanadict » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:58 am

Welcome Alphonse!

The long wait for a proper signing this Summer is finally over. And this is a proper signing. Suddenly we look like a club thinking five years ahead.

I'm sure both him and Fab will get plenty of game time this season with the League, Europe and both domestic Cups. Beds him in for a season and I can only see him being our number one for quite a while after.

I thought he looked great for Fulham last season. Chuffed.

Now... Striker, please.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by MB » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:57 pm

smuts wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:55 pm
He does seem very punchy when it comes to saves...not a bad thing to be honest most of the time.
That is just a modern keeper thing, especially abroad.

As you say, with the newer balls it is the safer option most of the time but it will annoy a fair few of our fans after the more old school Fab

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by b0x » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:11 pm

MB wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:57 pm
That is just a modern keeper thing, especially abroad.

As you say, with the newer balls it is the safer option most of the time but it will annoy a fair few of our fans after the more old school Fab
fab does it because he's skilled, not because he's old school

if you can hold onto the ball it is the safer option, the question is - can the keeper hold onto it or is he likely to fumble it

fab simply has a higher skill threshold when it comes to this particular skill which is why he tends to do it

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by MB » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:21 pm

b0x wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:11 pm
fab does it because he's skilled, not because he's old school

if you can hold onto the ball it is the safer option, the question is - can the keeper hold onto it or is he likely to fumble it

fab simply has a higher skill threshold when it comes to this particular skill which is why he tends to do it
It isn't how goalkeepers are coached now. You won't find many keepers under 30 who look to catch the ball as standard. It isn't how they are trained. Get as much on it as you can is seen as the safer option with the new balls that spin and move in the air like a b*stard.

You will also forgive me doubting your assessment of Fab's skills when you classed Randolph as "excellent"... Fab also didn't get the nickname he did before due to his higher skill threshold catching a ball...

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Post by fjthegrey » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:28 pm

Goalkeepers are trained to punch the ball.

Buffon is the most famous example of a regular puncher.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by b0x » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:37 pm

MB wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:21 pm
It isn't how goalkeepers are coached now. You won't find many keepers under 30 who look to catch the ball as standard. It isn't how they are trained. Get as much on it as you can is seen as the safer option with the new balls that spin and move in the air like a b*stard.

You will also forgive me doubting your assessment of Fab's skills when you classed Randolph as "excellent"... Fab also didn't get the nickname he did before due to his higher skill threshold catching a ball...
incorrect

catching the ball is still trained, significantly, it's a judgement call on the keeper whether to catch or punch it, if they can do the former and without mistakes then that is ideal

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by rigoberts song » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:41 pm

Dont want to be the party spoiler but on his highlights
He seems to punch back into the danger zone rather than wide or a distance out .I can see quick forwards pouncing on these hopefully he'll get it coached out of him.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by norse » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:01 pm

Boo the **** out of him at the first chance for being a modern keeper who punches instead of holding

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Post by Chrissieboy » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:08 pm

norse wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:01 pm
Boo the **** out of him at the first chance for being a modern keeper who punches instead of holding
And for being named after the area around nipples.

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Re: Alphonse Areola

Post by sussexhammer74 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:33 pm

https://www.football.london/west-ham-un ... r-21183827

Don't know how true the figures are in the above link.

Loan fee of £1.7 m
We have the option to buy after Loan deal next summer unless
he plays an un-named amount of games then we have to buy expected to be £10m to £11m

Salary is currently between £120k to £160k a week and we will cover most of it during the loan period

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