What's new

Player Watch - Fraser Forster

Bluto Blutarsky

Well-Known Member
Mar 4, 2021
14,591
68,595
I am happy to keep Forster as the back-up keeper. But we need someone who is going to step in as the number 1 next season.
 

ButchCassidy

Well-Known Member
Jul 12, 2012
3,985
15,832
Would be happy for Forster to be #1 moving into the 2023/24 season.

Providing we sign a younger keeper with a view to them transitioning into the #1 the following season.

Much like we did with Lloris.
That’s not really what we did with Lloris, he just didn’t go straight in because Friedel was in solid form and had the record for consecutive PL games so dropping him was more consequential than it would have otherwise been. Lloris was the expected starter and playing every match by November.
 

yido_number1

He'll always be magic
Jun 8, 2004
8,631
16,788
Respect to Forster for that performance last night. First couple of games I thought we had an absolute lemon but he's been really good.

That one on one save was really special and generally he did pretty well last night.
 

TPdYID

Well-Known Member
Jul 18, 2003
1,260
3,430
Noteworthy shout out to FF. Doing his job with aplomb.

A back-up keeper who doesn't need a dogs-age to "get up to speed".

Comes in; steady away and looks to be for the betterment of the team.
 

Wig

Well-Known Member
May 23, 2018
2,781
10,983
I've got so much respect for Lloris and the service he's given us over the years as our club captain, however I really hope Forster keeps his starting position for the rest of the season. He's such a reliable calming presence behind our defence.
 

TPdYID

Well-Known Member
Jul 18, 2003
1,260
3,430
I've got so much respect for Lloris and the service he's given us over the years as our club captain, however I really hope Forster keeps his starting position for the rest of the season. He's such a reliable calming presence behind our defence.
And doesn't look like he's got a sore-foot when distributing. LLoris strikes the ball like he's wearing flip-flops.
 

Tucker

Shitehawk
Jul 15, 2013
30,843
144,932
I love Hugo, I really do. I think a lot of the stick he gets in uncalled for. However, I think it made a huge difference having someone fairly calm on the ball when passing around the back. It’s never been Hugo’s strength and he’s always made me nervous when watching. Forster isn’t exactly Ederson with his passing, but he seems a lot less panicked.
 

Archibald&Crooks

Aegina Expat
Admin
Feb 1, 2005
55,459
204,264
I am happy to keep Forster as the back-up keeper. But we need someone who is going to step in as the number 1 next season.
Assuming Hugo does leave, we're going to need another goalkeeper for sure. But in the event that a suitable one cannot be signed then having him as No1 for the season, whilst not ideal, wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. the other issue might be, that we need a number of players elsewhere on the pitch so keeping him on as No1 for a season could be seen by the club as a solution of sorts
 
Last edited:

CookieYiddo

Well-Known Member
Aug 26, 2019
782
2,347
Is his deal just for 12 months? If so we really should extend. Excellent 2nd choice keeper
 

A Bit Much

Well-Known Member
Apr 28, 2012
732
1,814
It all depends on the market doesn't it? If we have the opportunity to get a top class replacement for lloris then yeah, but I'm comfortable with Forster otherwise. I'd sooner our funds be directed at defenders, an attacking mid etc.
 

Spursmatty87

Well-Known Member
Jul 7, 2016
1,911
5,040
If it’s a choice of getting two top class CBs this summer and keeping him in goal for another season or 1 CB and a new keeper I think I’d be happier with the two new CBs options.
 

Aleks

Well-Known Member
Aug 18, 2012
1,307
6,852
I really like him

His Shmeichel like save last night was incredible
 

Rosco1984

Well-Known Member
Aug 31, 2012
1,733
6,982
Any danger of not flopping on the floor to your right like a salmon having a stroke on maybe just one of the 5 penalties wtf was that
 

Joshua

Well-Known Member
Jan 31, 2015
2,213
12,952
Any danger of not flopping on the floor to your right like a salmon having a stroke on maybe just one of the 5 penalties wtf was that
Genuinely one of the worst performances from a keeper I’ve ever seen in a shootout. Got done by feint about 4 times.
 

Montalbano

Well-Known Member
Jan 29, 2018
3,889
18,622
He was good aside from the pens shootout. I’m fine with him being our number 2 this season, we likely won’t need him for another penalty shootout anyways lol
 
Top