Liam Roberts - Good enough?

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:smile::smile:

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#182

I personally wouldn’t keep Roberts now unless as a back up, we are in the bottom division now and need a keeper to come in and hit the ground running, Roberts cost us way too many points last season, how can you be a keeper for that long and still not be able to kick a ball

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#183

He showed real promise under cuts, I don’t think he is a bad keeper, I just think he has gone backwards under this regime. Bring in a better goalkeepers coach and I think he will come good again.

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#184

Sureley you should know how to distribute a ball a 24yrs of age, even without coaching

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#185

He’s crap, show him the door!

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#186

He’s getting slaughtered on Instagram. He badly needs a mentor: it’s a shame that neither Dunn nor Oakes seem up to it.

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#187

Not being funny it’s not like he’s 18, needs to move on or will cost us next season, don’t want us to do an Notts county

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#188

Worth persevering with. Will hopefully have a better defence (team) in front of him next season and we will see a more confident Roberts.

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#189

Last season all players underperform, so new start for him would be a good thing. I see he has one year of contract, so with possibly better players in defence and probably better goalie coach, he can be a good goalie. He already played more than 60 games in third league, so he is experienced, but still relatively young, for goalkeeper.

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#190

Double standards here, let’s persevere with a keeper who has played a big part in our relegation.

But everyone else can go?? How’s that work.

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#191

Agreed. Especially when he cost us just as many points as anyone else. Sorry, he’s one of our own though🙄

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#192

But Devlin who gave everything can do one :joy::joy:

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#193

With Liam, isn’t it more a case of he’s contracted for this season so it will be more difficult to jettison?

Wouldn’t be surprised if serious competition for between the sticks was signed, or we get vastly improved performances from Robbo when he’s no longer playing behind a sheepish defence :crossed_fingers:

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#194

There are loads of decent keepers already available, and the FA Cup Final hasn’t even been played yet: Lee Burge, Lawrence Vigiroux, Adam Smith, Sam Slocombe, and Aaron Chapman are five that just spring immediately to mind.

Liam is contracted, but should start the new season as he ended the last: fighting for his place back. Financing this will probably mean both Dunn and Slinn would be jettisoned, but there was a good reason Richard Money made Clayton Ince his first signing.

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#195

There’s not a lot we can do about Roberts realistically. He’s contracted for another season so it’s pretty mute who stays and who goes compared to Liam Roberts. And nobody is going to want to buy him.

Best we can hope for is development as a number 2 to a better keeper. Who knows it might be the kick up the arse he needs. If not we cut our losses at the end of next season.

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#196

If Dunn and Roberts are both contracted for next season we will not be looking for another keeper on our budget.

We’ll go in withe players we have, not the players we want. Same for everyone else unless we can offload them, and it’s going to be hard to push players from a relegated side, especially with the highlights reel most of them have.

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#197

Dunn is out of contract. As is Joe Slinn.

Roberts has a year left though.

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#198

Interesting choice for our new manager then.

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#199

Not really.

There is usually a drill of some kind. Walking around lumping it in the air doesn’t really suffice these days does it, clearly.

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#200

Like the ones I just listed? There’s not a lot more you can do a few minutes before kick off than the things I listed.

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