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Ben Foster (Sold to Watford)
« on: May 25, 2011, 12:26:01 PM »
West Brom are ready to rival Tottenham in the battle for Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster - Daily Mirror

http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Transfer-news-West-Brom-to-battle-Tottenham-for-Birmingham-keeper-Ben-Foster-article740432.html
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 12:31:40 PM »
Certainly wouldn't surprise me if we asked about him but I would be extremely surprised if he didn't get a move to somewhere like Spurs to be honest.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 12:43:27 PM »
Yeah, I'd expect us to enquire about him but we would never pay the money Birmingham want which is why he will probably go to someone like spurs.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 12:43:55 PM »
He will go to Villa...
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 12:53:30 PM »
If he goes to Villa that will be a proper slap to the blue noses, thus, i will laugh.

As said above, i'd expect us to ask, but we won't get near to him i don't think. That being said, i'd love him to sign. Properly top level keeper.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 01:06:29 PM »
I personally think we will have a sniff.. but he will go to tottenham.. they seem to having a lot of the top relegated players dont you think? but yeah 8m tottenham.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 01:19:24 PM »
Very good keeper in my opinion,but the world his is oyster.be a great coup but i can't see it happening.

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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 01:20:24 PM »
I personally think we will have a sniff.. but he will go to tottenham.. they seem to having a lot of the top relegated players dont you think? but yeah 8m tottenham.

The only advantage to us is that he wouldn't have to move house (assuming he lives in the midlands).

I can't see us paying the money blues would want for him.

Let's be honest, we are in a similar position to blues were last year in the fact we've had a good season and going into our second season.  Why would he want to do that again.

I think Spurs is a good shout.

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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 01:26:09 PM »
The only advantage to us is that he wouldn't have to move house (assuming he lives in the midlands).


He's from Leamington Spa so I'd guess he does live in the Midlands, perhaps somewhere in Warwickshire.

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 01:30:36 PM »
Definitely worth an enquiry. He has been very impressive this season.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 01:38:12 PM »
You gotta speculate to accumulate  ;)

Ben Foster must be worth at least a bit of speculation :-P

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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2011, 01:52:55 PM »
I wouldn't want him. Makes far too many mistakes, his kicking is poor and we don't need a great shot stopper.

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2011, 02:23:38 PM »
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 02:28:59 PM »
I think it would be very disloyal on Foster's part moving to a local rival so i don't think he'd join us, he's still young so has plenty of years to get back to the prem, it would be pretty much a sidewards move for him. Perhaps a cheeky 5 mil bid and give 'em Myhill to test the waters but nah no chance.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 02:30:39 PM »
I wouldn't want him. Makes far too many mistakes, his kicking is poor and we don't need a great shot stopper.

Agreed, I don't rate him. Seems to be error prone.

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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 03:22:10 PM »
Agreed, I don't rate him. Seems to be error prone.
We already have one of them !

He should be careful about Spurs though, this season is a flash in the proverbial pan. Same old teams for the Champions league at the end of next season, Manure, Arse and all, Chelski and either Man Citeh or the Scouse :(
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2011, 03:36:43 PM »
He's no more error prone than the majority of goalkeepers in the Premier League, only the likes of van der sar don't seem to make many. Goalkeepers all make errors and they are highlighted because they almost always lead to goals being conceded, Foster has at least proven that he can bounce back from his errors immediately.

I would be more concerned about his past injury record than error rate personally.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2011, 06:35:00 PM »
I wouldn't want him. Makes far too many mistakes, his kicking is poor and we don't need a great shot stopper.

I agree that he is very overrated as people for some reason seem to forget the amount of mistakes he actually makes. However i do think he would be worth a sniff, would make for great competition for the number 1 next season with him and scotty
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2011, 06:39:45 PM »
He's no more error prone than the majority of goalkeepers in the Premier League, only the likes of van der sar don't seem to make many. Goalkeepers all make errors and they are highlighted because they almost always lead to goals being conceded, Foster has at least proven that he can bounce back from his errors immediately.

I would be more concerned about his past injury record than error rate personally.

He made three mistakes against us alone this season

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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2011, 07:15:55 PM »
He made three mistakes against us alone this season

How many other games did you see him play?

Every time I saw him he made some fantastic saves and kept Birmingham in numerous games, how many games can we say Carson kept us in as it wouldn't be half as many.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2011, 07:21:28 PM »
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2011, 07:55:23 PM »
I see Foster as a keeper who runs around his goal abit too make himself look better. For instance, the Wolves game at St Andrews a few weeks ago, no need to come running out that far and take down the man. Although he is a decent shot stopper, I don't see much between either of him or Scott Carson. If anything I'd prefer Scott Carson as the latter has a much better kicking. For all the hype which surrounds Foster, I don't think he is brilliant. Probably been behind a very stable Johnson and Dann has helped him alot. When the Blues defence fell apart in recent weeks with the likes of Martin Jiranek featuring we saw a few cracks appear in Foster's game.

As for the fee, I'm sure Blues are asking for a hefty fee, something which we're not looking to give, especially as we have two goalkeepers on our books with one being quite similar to Ben Foster.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2011, 08:05:38 PM »
As for the fee, I'm sure Blues are asking for a hefty fee, something which we're not looking to give, especially as we have two goalkeepers on our books with one being quite similar to Ben Foster.

You are spot on with the fee but in all honesty if one of our goalkeepers is similar to Foster then the other one is too, not much to pick between the two we already have except much better controlled distribution from Carson.

I certainly agree that Foster is nothing special and I wouldn't want to waste big money on him but I doubt we will get much better unless it is someone most of will never have heard of from abroad.
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2011, 08:17:35 PM »
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Re: Ben Foster
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2011, 08:21:30 PM »
Ben Foster is as class goalkeeper, I'm not sure who some of our fans expect us to get  :-\