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Andy Lonergan Signs
« on: January 07, 2021, 06:00:54 PM »
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"WEST BROM SEAL LONERGAN MOVE

West Brom have signed goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

The 37-year-old has come in to provide backup to Sam Johnston and David Button.

Lonergan joins from Stoke City, where he signed a short-term deal in December and played in the EFL Cup defeat to Tottenham.

The Baggies will be the 14th club of the ex-Liverpool ‘keeper’s career. "
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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 06:01:33 PM »
GUess Bond might be off then as he's not mentioned.

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 06:02:55 PM »
Wasn’t this the chap who was absolutely awful at Wolves?

Not sure why we’ve signed another keeper unless there’s a chance we may accept a bid for Johnstone late in the window.
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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 06:03:51 PM »
You maybe right, if they get 10m+ for SJ they will probably take it to restrengthen elsewhere and run with Button.

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 06:04:17 PM »
As I said on the transfer forum, this is a pointless signing that has the real stench of an agent being done a favour. We habe 3 goalkeepers, we will not need Lonergan this season and we don't need a goalkeeper coach either. The only reason the club wpuld want him is because of footballs nepotism culture.
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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 06:05:18 PM »
Sounds like Bond is off more than anything to me.

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 06:07:39 PM »
"Joe Chapman
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Albion are indeed close to signing Andy Lonergan, though the deal isn't completed yet - though have been told that Sam Johnstone isn't going anywhere. #wba"

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2021, 06:09:07 PM »
My despair is turning into incredulity !
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 06:12:02 PM »
Perhaps we are going to field a team with the highest combined age ever recorded in premier league history? Lonergan in goal with Ivanovic in defence and Charlie Austin up front is the spine. Bring in Snodgrass and maybe at the end of the season we can put the side out to grass!

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 06:15:23 PM »
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"As per below, understand Albion are close to signing Andy Lonergan to bolster the goalkeeping department. He hasn't signed yet. But will soon, possibly tomorrow. Highly likely one of Button or Bond (not Johnstone before anyone panics) will be moving on... #wba"

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2021, 06:16:08 PM »
Perhaps we are going to field a team with the highest combined age ever recorded in premier league history? Lonergan in goal with Ivanovic in defence and Charlie Austin up front is the spine. Bring in Snodgrass and maybe at the end of the season we can put the side out to grass!

First in the vaccine queue though! 

Perhaps thats the plan, when all the others are fielding their 3rd teams, our codgers will run rings .........   where me sedatives , nurse, nurse, please make it stop !
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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2021, 06:21:25 PM »
Go on someone tell me this is a good idea go on I dare you double dare you.  :(
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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2021, 06:24:31 PM »
I posted this a couple of days ago, just saying,

I bet he knows how many shekels / dinar / lev his agent friends can "earn" representing their clients interests though.

He will be keen as mustard to get some transfer business concluded to "strengthen the team", I'm sure.

Please Note:-  for the avoidance of doubt, those are 2 separate  paragraphs and no linkage is inferred !!


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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2021, 06:26:56 PM »
Eh?  why?

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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2021, 06:27:16 PM »
Wasn’t this the chap who was absolutely awful at Wolves?
Wouldn't be surprised. He had a number 1 in 1960 with My Old Man's a Dustman so he must be getting on  ;D

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2021, 06:29:19 PM »
Bond is off

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Saves a few grand a week i'd imagine so makes sense

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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2021, 06:30:12 PM »
Lads, when a signing is officially announced THEN it goes on the main board until then it stays in the transfer forum. You've all been on here long enough to know these things
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2021, 06:42:41 PM »
First in the vaccine queue though! 

Perhaps thats the plan, when all the others are fielding their 3rd teams, our codgers will run rings .........   where me sedatives , nurse, nurse, please make it stop !
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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2021, 06:51:41 PM »
One word....... Why?

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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2021, 06:52:10 PM »
With the apparent signing of Rob Snodgrass that gives these two a combined age of 70!

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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2021, 07:00:01 PM »
One word....... Why?


Bond is off so need a number 3. Now personally i'd say run with the 2 and put Bonds wages towards someone else instead. SJ aint missed a game but guarantee if we run with 2 keepers only then SJ will end up crocked.

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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2021, 07:22:56 PM »
Man City have just had two keeprs go down with covid, so I would run with three

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2021, 07:29:16 PM »
Man city signed Scott Carson as a no 3
These things happen all the time
Good cover and better than Bondy
Same age as Ben Foster
No issues for me
More experienced players the better to go with our inexperienced squad

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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2021, 07:30:04 PM »
Man city signed Scott Carson as a no 3
These things happen all the time
Good cover and better than Bondy
Same age as Ben Foster
No issues for me
More experienced players the better to go with our inexperienced squad

Same reason why we signed Al Habsi couple of years ago.
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2021, 07:34:15 PM »
Didn't Citeh sign Carson just so they could make up their quota of UK players in their squad?
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Re: Andy Lonergan
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2021, 07:53:18 PM »
How do we know he's better than Bond?  Whenever I've seen Lonergan play he's not actually been any good.  This seems like a crazy signing.

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2021, 08:08:24 PM »
Maybe Johnstone can take a bit from his experience. If Bond is going it's wise with Covid and all. Don't really have much of an issue with this. Bond, Lonergan...both very unlikely to play.
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2021, 08:12:02 PM »
How do we know he's better than Bond?  Whenever I've seen Lonergan play he's not actually been any good.  This seems like a crazy signing.

We all thought Johnstone was rubbish last season  ;D

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Re: Andy Lonergan signed
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2021, 08:15:05 PM »
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"As per below, understand Albion are close to signing Andy Lonergan to bolster the goalkeeping department. He hasn't signed yet. But will soon, possibly tomorrow. Highly likely one of Button or Bond (not Johnstone before anyone panics) will be moving on... #wba"

Wasn't remotely panicking and would welcome the injection into the coffers...
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« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2021, 08:27:31 PM »
Considering the response of our fans can only imagine the total meltdown on Liverpool's forums when he joined them

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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2021, 08:57:54 PM »
Lonergan has been a guest on Undr the Cosh. Comes across as a decent enough pro and I think has nearly signed for us before.

I think in his interview he said in hindsight he should have thrown his toys out the pran for the good of his career to come to us.

If it’s a cheep swap with bond for number three I don’t see an issue.


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« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2021, 10:37:55 PM »
Wasn't remotely panicking and would welcome the injection into the coffers...

Most now accept he’s massively improved and would be a major loss. I’ve eaten my dose of humble pie.

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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2021, 03:29:21 PM »
Has he officially signed? Not seen anything on the OS

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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2021, 06:33:00 PM »
Has he officially signed? Not seen anything on the OS
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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2021, 07:01:24 PM »
Has he officially signed? Not seen anything on the OS
looks like he has, official statement should be tomorrow.

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2021, 08:04:35 PM »
Even they cannot get their heads around it !

Don't think it's that hard to get heads around personally.  Bond is leaving and  Andy Lonergan is joining.

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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 10:06:32 AM »
Is it me or does he look just like Snodgrass these days?

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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2021, 10:31:24 AM »
Confirmed on the official website now.
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« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2021, 11:07:46 AM »
Most now accept he’s massively improved and would be a major loss. I’ve eaten my dose of humble pie.

I'm hoping for a dose of vaccine at some point. As for humble pie I'm not hungry. In the meantime I think it's genuinely great Sam's currently doing the basics on a more consistent basis. More of the same please lad.
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Re: Andy Lonergan Signs
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2021, 10:34:35 PM »
I guess hes a cheaper third choice. Money saved again
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2021, 11:02:13 PM »
I guess hes a cheaper third choice. Money saved again

YEah id imagine Bond was on around 8-10k per week with his flex up. Longergans probably less than 5k