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2 hours ago, meanderson93 said:

I'm absolutely baffled by takes like this.

It's taken him a while to get himself going but I'd say he's comfortably looked out most dangerous and consistent attacking threat for a while now, it's a huge miss, especially considering the alternatives we currently have at our disposal. 

I certainly won't be one defending Evatt at the minute, but not really sure the use of attacking players is a point that you can criticise him for. 

Have to agree about kachunga , had my doubts at first but his class was starting to show in his last few games.

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Agree we could do with a more experienced keeper than Trafford, his record doesn't look great either. I'll reserve judgement until I see him play however.

What's Evatt's obsession with baby-faced GKs. Looks like Thogden

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Dixon looked so small in net yesterday compared to the Wycombe players. On his wikipedia it says he's 6'4 he really doesn't look it. Trafford 6'6. Not that height determines how good a goalie is but need someone who has a bit more presence in goal.

Hopefully he's a bit more vocal than Dixon. Was like Chalk & Cheese the amount of instructions he barks out compared to Gilks.

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3 hours ago, TrickyTrotter said:

ffs. Evatt has some blind spots but his most obvious one is at goalkeeper.

After the Crellin debacle, having to get an aging but capable coach reserve up to speed, loaning the Burnley lad & never once playing him, signing a 'better-than-Crellin Dixon, and now looking at loaning anothing ameoba wtf is going on in his head ?

Get a capable, competent, experienced one for God's sake. They are available & everywhere. It's actually a position that gains you points. It's worth the expense. If it puts Dixon's nose out of joint ... good. Let him fight for his place.

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16 minutes ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Just to be clear I'm not writing him off, far from it....but on that note, the 4th goal here doesn't fill me with confidence.  

 

last two were both the types we concede

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Think we need to leave it to Evatt, it’s been a mixed bag so far but he created a team from nothing and in the end got us promoted. He has stayed loyal to players from last year that are clearly no good enough, some have gone, others seem to be on the way out. My main concern is how many soft tissue injuries we seem to collect. That really needs looking into.

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2 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Evatt said he wanted someone as backup to Dixon, so on that basis it makes sense- I don't see the lad replacing him.

I know there are concerns over Dixon, but it appears that IE has no intention of bringing in someone better, and letting Dixon develop off him.

 

With his penchant for not having a keeper on the bench signing Trafford would seem stranger still. 

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2 hours ago, kent_white said:

An experienced keeper is probably going to want £1500 a week+ 

Doubt we'll be paying anywhere near those wages for this lad. 

Imagine Evatt feels that salary can be better spent elsewhere?

Anyway - can I be the first to say 'booooo' to all our new signings so that I can look clever if they don't turn out to be world class? 

Yep, can't be anything other than financial reasons imo why we're signing a kid, plenty of quality keepers available on loan no doubt, looks like Dixon is going to stay number 1 for the forseeable.

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3 hours ago, kent_white said:

An experienced keeper is probably going to want £1500 a week+ 

Doubt we'll be paying anywhere near those wages for this lad. 

Imagine Evatt feels that salary can be better spent elsewhere?

Anyway - can I be the first to say 'booooo' to all our new signings so that I can look clever if they don't turn out to be world class? 

It might be that Trafford offers us what we need, I hope he does and I'll obviously back him when he gets his opportunity. 

I think I'd prefer us to spend that money on a goalkeeper though really. It's a pivotal position and I'd rather we didn't cut corners in favour of signing a better player elsewhere.

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4 hours ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

ffs. Evatt has some blind spots but his most obvious one is at goalkeeper.

After the Crellin debacle, having to get an aging but capable coach reserve up to speed, loaning the Burnley lad & never once playing him, signing a 'better-than-Crellin Dixon, and now looking at loaning anothing ameoba wtf is going on in his head ?

Get a capable, competent, experienced one for God's sake. They are available & everywhere. It's actually a position that gains you points. It's worth the expense. If it puts Dixon's nose out of joint ... good. Let him fight for his place.

I agree its a position we havent filled in 2 years. I wouldnt say its easy at all to get someone. 
Think we need someone like a Scottish prem keeper who is out of contract soon.

Tough to fill.

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5 minutes ago, kent_white said:

Didn't work out then? There were a few sides higher up the leagues sniffing around him weren't there?

A bunch of Scottish ones, which is hardly a recommendation and, mysteriously, Bournmouth ... but they didn't follow up.

Hey, he may become the next Gordon Banks but it's not what we need in the here & now.

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Wasnt jussi 21 when making his debut for us.    He turned out to be not that bad.    I,ll give this city lad a chance (he maybe a cocky shit ) which would be nice. 

Dixons confidence looks shot 

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