- 6 Dec 2017
would be great to see some of them come on for 10 minutes or so for the experience in addition to us finishing strongly and as high up as possible
We're safe. Since 1990, only Fulham in 1993-94 have been relegated with 52 points. Whilst nothing is certain in football, I can't see us picking up no points whatsoever from our remaining games. Even if that unlikely scenario emerges, I still think we're there.
No team in the last 25 years has gone down with 52 points.
I dont know enough about the other keepers, but I've been lucky to see Stevens 6 or 7 times and I dont think he is anywhere near division 1 standard. This is why kr acted so quickly when Eastwood was injured. We need a genuine back up.Hope Stevens finally gets a game in goal - I think we've been overly reluctant to give our young keepers a game when opportunities arise for a number of years now, not even in Chrewckatrade or League cup. It didnt have to be an extended run, but not sure Eastwood has HAD to play as many games as he actually has over that time.
We have a number of young keepers at the club stuck behind this logjam - STevens, Agboola, Clayton, Harris.... and Crocombe before them, so we are not going to be able to keep all of them as they graduate, but we need to get to a stage where we are confident in one of them to step into the seniors for a spell/game if required, rather than blooding someone else's youngster on loan instead...
I know Clayton has been released today, but the point still stands
Malachi Napa is under contract until 2021. Not sure any other clubs would be wanting to match whatever wage we're paying him, however meagre.I dont know enough about the other keepers, but I've been lucky to see Stevens 6 or 7 times and I dont think he is anywhere near division 1 standard. This is why kr acted so quickly when Eastwood was injured. We need a genuine back up.
Perversely, very disappointed to see Little released. Of all the youngsters I've seen, he genuinly seemed the real deal. If it is a money decision, letting Napa go would seem to have been an alternative.
And Napa may well push on next season. Hopefully he has fully recovered from his illness and has a good, solid pre-season.Malachi Napa is under contract until 2021. Not sure any other clubs would be wanting to match whatever wage we're paying him, however meagre.
It may be a bit of an "out of sight, out of mind" scenario.And it's perverse to me to suggest that Napa gets released ahead of him when Napa has first team minutes to his name, including a game changing performance at Charlton, while little hasn't got close to the match day squad.