Writer: Tom CTID
Date:Tuesday April 27 2010
Tom CTID sent Vital Manchester City the following.
So we lose Shay Given to injury and realise we have no adequate goalkeepers left. Reasonably we ask the FA if we can bring another keeper in on an emergency loan to cover (if we can't have Joe Hart back). After all everybody knows that a goalkeeper is a specialist position and the rules state that they can be traded outside the normal transfer window subject to FA approval.
At such a critical time in the season our nearest rivals, allegedly, have kicked up a fuss about us going down this path, but I suggest that they tread carefully.
Aston Villa fans, cast your mind back to 2006. Do I recall a similar situation where your then first choice goalkeepers Thomas Sorensen and Stuart Taylor were both injured and you took advantage of the rules and brought in Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly? I think you did.
To be specific, he made his debut in a 1-0 defeat against Bolton at Villa Park on 16th December, appeared a further four times and his last match was in an FA Cup third round 2-1 defeat to Man Utd on 7th of January where his last minute error gifting them the win. He returned to Crystal Palace on the 12th of January 2007. So you can't complain.
Before Liverpool fans can argue they too must cast their minds back to the 2004 season where once again injury struck the goalkeeping department. It was Jerzy Dudek and Chris Kirkland this time so once again they took advantage of the rules and drafted in Paul Jones from Southampton who made two appearances before leaving to join Wolves.
Chelsea too was hit with this problem in 2008 when Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini were both injured. They signed up Magnus Hedman and I don't recall Man Utd or Arsenal kick up a fuss. So if Villa or Liverpool do try and appeal against us signing a goalkeeper cast your minds back and remember, fair's fair.
Date:Tuesday April 27 2010
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