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Slav gets a Randolph warning

RandolphIrons boss Slaven Bilic has been warned he will only be able to keep Darren Randolph happy for a certain period of time.

Former Hammers goalkeeping hero Phil Parkes – speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh – reckons there could be a problem looming for the manager unless he can solve the dilemma of having two quality keepers on his hands.

Phil believes the presure on the boss has grown with Randolph’s impressive Euro 2016 but believes Adrian will start the season.

But he warned: “You don’t get much higher than a European Championship and he is clearly an ambitious guy. I can’t see him being happy with playng the srt of role he did last year.

“It’s a problem for the manager as we have an international goalkeeper as our No 2  and he will want to play. It’s simple really. I certainly can’t see him settling for run outs in Cup games.

“H has moved on from that and is as good as any keeper in the Premier League and better than many of them. I don’t know how Slav sorts it out but I don’t see a lack of interest from clubs.

“Whn I scouted him for David Sullivn I thought he was an outstanding Championship keeper. Now the same can be said of his PL  performances.”

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4 comments on “Slav gets a Randolph warning

  1. Put in the best performances and you become number 1 and the it’s up to Adrien to put in better performances,that’s how the world should work,
    We had years of players like Nolan getting the team with poor performances,
    This goes for the younger players as well,
    We need competition for players to win the right to play,no more giving players playing time for the sake of it,
    IE last year with Moses and Emineke,
    Last year Noble had to raise his game to get back to form and he proved me and so many wrong with some great performances,
    But others like Obiang who never got a fair shake and was dropped for no reason after having good games,
    No more Elite players that don’t perform,

  2. Competition for a goalkeeper is good.Too often one is far superior to the other & they can become stagnant & know the place is theirs apart from total regular calamities.I always remember the England goalkeepers of the day.What a selection.I believe Spain world cup we had Shilton,Clemence & Corrigan.What a trio that was!!!

  3. Well, I was going to ask why not rotate them?
    I do think that Adrian is better, especially with lightening reflexes. I think Randolph can be a bit suspect…I said a bit!
    I’ve often thought he could have done better for some goals he let in, esp positioning, e.g. for Martial goal in the FA Cup at Upton Park. Maybe I am being unfair, and Adrian has made a few blunders too…what goalie hasn’t?
    But I reckon Slav should look to play Adrian 2 out of 3, and Randolph 1 out of 3…. But that flies in the face of the above comments, and is pushing water uphill, I know…

  4. Do you not think that defenders feel more comfortable with a regular no1.I don’t know,i have never been in their position but the defence seem to prefer a regular no1 behind them.Some form of consistency between the sticks.

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