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Fraser Forster

Discussion in 'Ex Players' started by JC Anton, Jan 13, 2016.

Discuss Fraser Forster in the Ex Players area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Scott smyth

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    According to the reports the loan for a season then transfer fee at the end of it , wages had been agreed and Foster pulled out having second thoughts. So either, as media have said, he's got a better offer or been told he's going to get a chance. Either way if he's not signing in the next 2 weeks then we need to move on. This season is the biggest in the clubs recent history and the neccesity to get to the CL is also massive given the money lost due to the pandemic. So we need to get the players in quickly. Probably 3 weeks to the start of the season so the clock is ticking
     
  2. Scott smyth

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    I would hope that the Recruitment Dept have keepers in mind, and not put all our eggs in one basket. FF is a very good keeper but even he had his faults, kicking not his strongest suit. There's good keepers out there waiting to get a chance we just need to find them. So we move on get the best we can in and get behind however it is.
     
  3. Scott smyth

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    Just had a look at FF at Southampton and he was 1st choice under Puyol and at first under Pellegrini then his form went down big time. So really when the current manager arrived he was right out the picture and according to reports his confidence was shot to bits. So after playing so well for us it's no big surprise that he may get a chance down there. But reports seem to differ on what's the truth. Is it that he doesn't want a loan again then a signing next year or is he got other offers. It's a strange one and according to Celtic sources it was a done deal.
     
  4. Dan Breen

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    True but problem is, they will likely not commit till near the end of transfer window, which is too late for us.
     
  5. Scott smyth

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    Imo Celtic are seen by players from lesser leagues as a massive club that can enhance their career. They know moving to us gets them more publicity and more exposure, VVD, Hooper, Wanyama all more or less unknown to most Celtic fans. My point was that there's plenty players out there and surely the recruitment Dept haven't just had Foster as their only target. As I said earlier the likes of Artur no one had heard of yet he went on to be, arguably, in 2008 the best goalkeeper at the Euro Championships.
     
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  6. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    I’m not talking about a team signing someone based on their performances up here.

    I’m talking about a team changing their mind about their own player based on their performances up here.
     
  7. celtic warrior

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    Our recruitment of goalkeepers has been pretty shoddy ever since Forster first arrived.

    Since Forster first left our scouts have failed to earmark an equal, no disrespect to Bain because he's been a solid keeper but he isn't close to Forster's level at all.

    The fact we could only replace Forster with Forster suggests to me, our scouts are up to much in the way of finding goalkeepers.
     
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  8. Lilac Wine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Could be it's just such a specialised position compared to every other one that there's so few to choose from.

    Did he really disable his Twitter? Can't help thinking the rags should be more responsible because their mendacious reporting winding fans up can cause a lot of grief for players.
     
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    We are being be linked with the Aek Athens keeper today. According to McGowan its been left up to Woods and Hammond to find a goalie.
     
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    Aye, he saved us so many times when the odds were against him. Gordon was good for us and also made some great saves but he was a lot less assured than Forster, and his distribution was the stuff of nightmares.
     
  11. Scott smyth

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    Don't see what the difference is to be fair. If they buy him originally and he's played well when he went down originally then out the team because of lack of form. But he's rediscovered the form that he's capable of why wouldn't they change their mind. Also worth bearing in mind that the current manager didn't buy him and when he joined he was actually 3rd choice. He also had a bad Injury as well so he's not had his troubles to seek Every manager goes into a club and evaluates players. The problem with goalies is there's only 1 place to get and generally managers don't swap keepers about.
     
  12. MacEwan23 My Balls Was Hot Gold Member

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    The difference is it’s a different level.

    If a player drops down the pecking order in the Premiership then comes up here and does well, clubs don’t automatically relate that form to their own league. A lot of players all over the place in the English game come up here on loan, do well, then the following year are sold or on loan again.

    He’s good enough to be their number one. That’s obvious. But I don’t think they will do it.
     
  13. john2061

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    The goalkeepers position is the most important position and what's the situation with foster .
    I hear that foster wants a permanant transfer and I hear the price is £5 million or just above and if true it's a no brainer and fork the money out then .
    The board I feel are doing their usual again every penny a prisoner and this is our biggest season in years I just hope the board gives Lenny the money for the players he needs .
     
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    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl admits "we have not decided" what to do over Fraser Forster's future.

    The goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Celtic, helping them to win a ninth title in a row.


    Boss Neil Lennon was keen to bring the England international back, and the two clubs had reached an agreement on a loan with option to buy.

    However, Forster has opted to stay and fight for his place at Saints - but his manager has intimated his future is far from secure.


    Asked about the goalkeeper Hasenhuttl said: "We have not decided what we do next season with our plans in this direction.

    “Of our loan players, some did a very good job there and it’s also clear that loan players don’t want to go again on loan.


    Normally they want to go permanently somewhere and we will find the right solution for every player in the summer. When the right moment is to discuss it, then we do it.”


    Forster's decision has left the Hoops looking for a new man between the sticks next season.

    Joe Hart is one concrete option, while the Premiership champions have also been linked with Manchester City's Claudio Bravo.
     
  15. JC Anton Here we go... Gold Member

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    Tbf, given the current crisis its just as well every pound has been a prisoner.
     
  16. john2061

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    I take it you didn't look at the bank balance when we went into lockdown it was £38 million .
    I don't want the board to shaft the supporters and give the lockdown as a excuse not to spend money .
    Foster should be our number one signing even if it takes 7 or 8 million to get him .
     
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    We have been losing about 6 million a month since lockdown apparently
     
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    Aye but Raman the Hun and his pals in the media said he was officially no coming back..

    Then his teammate said on the same evening that it wasn't set and stone and now his manager a day later :56:
     
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  19. JC Anton Here we go... Gold Member

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    I'm glad you're no in charge of the finances.

    No way we're paying 5m+ for a player with zero sell on value and rightly so.
     
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    Just waiting for next week to announce Him.


    Big man walks out in the new kit
    :fear: