Craig Gordon available on a free....?

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  1. 666 Tash 666

    666 Tash 666 Well-Known Member

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    He said he's open to any offer, and sounds like he wants to stay in the top tier of English football.

    He's a cracking keeper, would you sign him as 2nd choice?

    We need a better 2nd choice keeper IMO.

    Foster is SPL level, he's never going to be PL level. For such a big bloke he's very uncomfortable in the air, and crumbles under pressure.

    Elliot is definitely not PL level for me. I've seen him play a few times and in training he looks like a good shot stopper but sloppy in the air and not the best positionally.

    Gordon is a great keeper.

    He could be useful in a Europa League campaign, especially since Krul has been getting these little back problems recently.

    And we can't play Krul every game. I know it's a bit different for a keeper in terms of physical performances, but mentally it can be very draining, and at his age I think it would be hard on Krul to potentially ask him to play 50+ games in a season.

    We don't need our best players in every game, but we should field a strong team, and Gordon would be a great 2nd choice. He would get some game time.
     
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  2. Rafa's Championship Party

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    Never fit, the fact that Sunderland are probably going to release him after paying so much for him, says a lot.
     
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    He might be better than Elliot but I wouldn't say he was great. We've got Elliot till 2016 too, and probably paying him a lot less than Gordon would want.
     
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    Always injured, personally I think its funny that Sunderland broke the British record for a goalkeeper to sign him.
     
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    Foster is a better goalkeeper than Krul , I also noticed Ruddy got third choice in the England squad and you want Gordon as your back up goalie . Maybe spl level is better than you thought it was even Krul found his level there !!'
     
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    Scotland aren't renowned for producing quality keepers are they?
     
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    I think he'd be a cracking signing for any pl team really but I can't see him wanting to sit on the bench. He will want first team football.

    I'm gutted we are not offering him a new deal because when fit he is top class.
     
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    If you want a good goalie going on the cheap , try Rangers they've got a good one !!!
     
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    Don't know where Foster comes into things, he plays for West Brom. Forster on the other hand..
     
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    Maybe Motherwell could sign him they will need a better keeper for the Champions League.
     
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  12. MagpieMuzz

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    I think Gordon will end up at Celtic if they don't get Forster
     
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    I think it's likely he will end up at Celtic, he is a great keeper, potentially Shay Given good before his injuries, but it looks like he's long term crocked, which is actusu a shame.

    Forster is not a premier league keeper. He has the agility of a rock and is worse at coming out than Tom Cruise.
     
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    Warm Pouch Better than JPF

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    Won't sit on the bench so its a complete non starter. Good keeper though and great free transfer for someone.
     
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