20 Jun 2018 18:49:09
As far as I know, Alisson is still of interest as is Thomas however I haven’t herd that a deal has been struck more than likely to hear something at the end of World Cup rather than in the middle of it.

1.) 20 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018 20:06:58
How can a keeper be 90mil? Is Alison 18 times better than karius. Its mental but I seem to say something like this every year. If we spent 40mil on a keeper he would have to be damn good and I don't think he would concede more than twice as many goals as Alison.

I don't really know what I'm chatting about. I'll shut up.

2.) 20 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018 21:28:38
Karius was signed before the transfer world went crazy. Good keepers are in short supply like centre halfs so it's simply supply and demand.

3.) 20 Jun 2018
20 Jun 2018 22:45:57
It’s mad money. Agree with you ph about Karius. I just hope we stick with the lad and he proves most of the footballing world wrong.

4.) 21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018 00:14:17
Good keepers are very hard to find these days. Depends what you want from a keeper - the number of them who can dominate their area, communicate, deal with crosses, that kind of stuff, are low. Other things like the difference between stopping a shot and directing it away to a safe zone.

Also it seems keepers are a lot less mental these days, which tended to make them tougher.

Plus coaches have been trying to turn keepers into outfielders and a lot of EPL clubs are so obsessed with height they're now asking about grandparent height as part of whether or not they'll take a kid on. The ideal keeper for some of them seems to be a 6'6 centre back not a keeper. And I'd guess results driven business means a keeper suffering a dip in form is way less tolerated than an outfield player where it can be easier to cover. Which might also account for how many these days seem to be less confident, which then leads to less capable on crosses, dominating area, etc and around and around it goes. So generally why wouldn't a world class keeper cost 80m when there's only a handful of top level ones around anywhere.

5.) 21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018 02:00:40
I think Alisson is a bit over rated to be honest.
He’s good but not great. There are better keepers available in my opinion.

6.) 21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018 10:52:37
Didn't we put 7 past him?