Friday, 8 June 2018

Split standout to be sold for six-figure sum - reports....



Breaking news this morning has Jak Alnwick on the verge of a permanent move out of Ibrox.

The 24-year old goalkeeper has mostly impressed when given a chance in goal, but found his opportunities limited with (former?) number one Wes Foderingham given preferential treatment, and some fans had hoped/expected Wes would be for sale given the signing of Allan McGregor.

But it appears the ex-Port Vale man instead is the one to move on, with a six-figure sum reportedly changing hands over the deal to shift him to Shrewsbury.

This news will come as a disappointment to many fans who were extremely impressed with Alnwick over the final few matches of the season, and who hoped he would be McGregor’s deputy, but with the departure of Liam Kelly already confirmed, it appears Steven Gerrard has plumped for McGregor and Foderingham as his one two.

In truth again we can’t say we’re completely in favour of this call – Foderingham divided fans non-stop these past few seasons, while Alnwick just didn’t, but like with the signature of Ovie Ejaria we put our faith in the manager to get these things right.

11 comments:

  1. Never been a fan of Foderingham kinda hope he moves on too.

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  2. Looks like he probably asked to leave, he's good enough to be a number 1 and probably seen shagger signing as an indication he wasn't going to get it with us. Shame as i could easily see him being our number 1 in 2/3 years

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  3. Have to agree I would rather Wes went, hopefully he still will and Robbie can step up as back up to McGregor

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  4. Me neither. Fods was inconsistent and made poor judgement calls, once too often, for me.

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  5. Totally agree with the two top comments.

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  6. They'll probably both be sold, and another no.2 brought in.

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  7. We can not pay all there wages some must move on or be paid off this is SG time and his team we want to give this the best shot we can get for him,if this goes ass up then where will we be,we must hit the ground running and never stop win win win nothing less will do,bring it on.

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  8. The position of goalkeeper is a thankless task, to be sure..requiring a high level of consistency over a lengthy period of time.
    It also demands a strong mentality. Most clubs employ three keepers, but two of those three might not actually play more than a few times over a season, despite getting stripped every saturday.
    In the case of Wes, it could be argued that performance levels suffered through a brutal lack of protection from the defenders in front of him.
    My instinct would be to start with McGregor, as he is more than likely
    to treat this contract opportunity as his 'swan song '.
    If he can rekindle the form shown throughout the UEFA cup final run, he could yet prove to be the shrewdest signing of all.
    I would agree that Jan is too good to play second fiddle and deserves to further his career elsewhere.
    It should also not be forgotten, of course, that Robby McRorrie is waiting in the wings.
    I firmly believe that in a couple of years down the line, he, and his brother will be regulars in the line-up for anything up to a decade.

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  9. Disappointed to say the least if it is true, l would have got rid of Wes seasons ago, utter fucking garbage but always liked Jak, would have made a great number 2

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  10. Its a massive loss!
    ...woukd have sold Kelly & Fod

    Had Jak as McGregors No.2 and then when he Retires in a year or two, Make Jak No.1
    ...Jak is a Far better Keeper than Foderingham

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  11. Never rated Foderingham. He screwed up too many times. In my opinion. Jak is a better Keeper.

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