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    Ryan is more mobile (probably his only asset over Stockdale) but we are not Man City. We will not be defending from the half way line this season. We will be defending mostly in the final third. I don't believe that our team management is naive enough to think we have the ability to play high enough up the pitch for Ryan to play as a sweeper. We bought Ryan because individuals at the club think he is a better all round keeper. I suspect this is a mistake similar to the Murray/CMS situation. I hope I am wrong.
    Wasn't it said when we got him that he was an excellent sweeper which was needed in the EPL and that was why we had bought him? I really hope he turns it round. At the moment i cant help thinking we might well have got a point at Leicester if Stockdale had been in goal. And every point is precious.
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      People saying we need a sweeper keeper but personally I would prefer one who stops the shots even if he has to punt the ball upfield afterwards.
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      Its a bit of a sweeping statement to say you are sure the handling errors will stop. How long before expectation changes to hope?

      All that said - I'm on your side!
      His handling will improve or he will be dropped is the point I think. As the previous post has pointed out, he has done some good work that has not been mentioned, things that Stockdale would likely not have managed. The problem is people judge on what is plainly obvious, that his handling has been very poor thus far.
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      Stockdale normally made a couple of top notch saves in every game. Ryan has made a couple of decent saves but his errors outweigh the good saves in the two games I've watched. He is a liability at the moment but of course he deserves time to settle in, just like Stockdale did.

      At the risk of repeating myself his parrying of shots needs looking at, he is knocking them straight to an opposition player.
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      He'll be fine, once our coaches have taught him how to angle his fingers properly. Until then, he seems to be the new escape goat
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      Stockdale normally made a couple of top notch saves in every game. Ryan has made a couple of decent saves but his errors outweigh the good saves in the two games I've watched. He is a liability at the moment but of course he deserves time to settle in, just like Stockdale did.

      At the risk of repeating myself his parrying of shots needs looking at, he is knocking them straight to an opposition player.

      That is his major weakness that needs working on urgently.
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      I'm not one to get after players especially this early but I'd be a liar if I didn't say he worries me...
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      I'm not one to get after players especially this early but I'd be a liar if I didn't say he worries me...
      All goalies are a cause for concern. As the last line of defence, any ricket gets magnified 200%.....or 123.4% depending how much you've had to drink. Stockdale had it in him to have the crowd holding their breath, given time, skippy will justify his position as I think he'll come good
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      All goalies are a cause for concern. As the last line of defence, any ricket gets magnified 200%.....or 123.4% depending how much you've had to drink. Stockdale had it in him to have the crowd holding their breath, given time, skippy will justify his position as I think he'll come good
      I hope you're right. I think it's partly his stature which I hate saying as I'm a proper shortarse myself, but he just doesn't seem to command his box at all. Hopefully just acclimatisation and he will come good.
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      Simples really,if his form drops......He gets dropped ! ( He is not at that point at the moment IMO ) No time for sentiment. (We will need that third keeper ! )

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