Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

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Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by cblantfanclub » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:01 pm

I've heard gossip and no more that Pope hasn't returned to form since his injury and isn't playing particularly well.
I don't necessarily believe it but would like to hear the opinion of anyone who's seen him play as I haven't and was curious what board members thought.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Longside4evr » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:03 pm

Hes an England international what you suggesting Willis

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by cblantfanclub » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:09 pm

Just soliciting an opinion from people who have seen him play rather than what could be uninformed rubbish like a lot of comment on football sites. Like all Clarets I hope it is rubbish.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Falcon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:12 pm

Watched him when we played Barnsley in the cup. He was solid although didn't have much to do.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Goobs » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Probably the same people who saw Tom Heaton play in a 6 - 0 defeat for the U23's and decided he shouldn't get back in the team. It's a different game playing in those Development team games so not really possible to judge him fairly until / IF we get to see him playing for the 1st team again.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by California Colner » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:47 pm

Burnley will listen to offers for 26-year-old goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested, while another England keeper, 31-year-old Joe Hart, could also leave the Clarets.
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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Quicknick » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:32 pm

California Colner wrote:Burnley will listen to offers for 26-year-old goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested, while another England keeper, 31-year-old Joe Hart, could also leave the Clarets.
Daily Mail
Okay as long as we have a replacement lined up for Billy Mercer to work on.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Commy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:58 pm

People might disagree, but, I think he is our best goalkeeper. He commands his area, makes catching crosses look easy and is a good shot stopper. He is only 26 so should get even better. He could easily be England's number 1 for years. Why sell someone like that and keep ones that only have a limited number of years left? As much as I like Heaton I think Pope is our future.
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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:17 pm

cblantfanclub wrote:I've heard gossip and no more that Pope hasn't returned to form since his injury and isn't playing particularly well.
I don't necessarily believe it but would like to hear the opinion of anyone who's seen him play as I haven't and was curious what board members thought.
Only played twice, had little to do against Barnsley but didn't play well against Manchester City.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by boatshed bill » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:29 pm

California Colner wrote:Burnley will listen to offers for 26-year-old goalkeeper Nick Pope, with Bournemouth among the clubs interested, while another England keeper, 31-year-old Joe Hart, could also leave the Clarets.
Daily Mail
I guess the club would listen to offers for any of our players. it's hardly news.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by paulatky » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:03 pm

Wasnt brilliant at Man City ,how many other games has he played apart from those cup games.
Like all players after a long illness needs proper game time.
Out on loan next season to gain fitness and regain his reputation would be my perferred option.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Dark Cloud » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:17 pm

I'd really like to see him stay (and let Hart go), but tbh I can't see it. He'll want first team footy and won't readily settle for another season on the bench, which means we'll probably reluctantly cash in whilst the going is good. Like many on here I actually think he's the best all round of the keepers and he gives me the most confidence, especially on crosses, but he won't be dislodging Heaton any time soon and having barely seen anything of him since his injury it's always possible he just won't ever be quite the same and the coaching staff have seen it.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by paulatky » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:41 pm

A loan deal is the answer

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:10 am

paulatky wrote:A loan deal is the answer
I think it is far more likely that he will move on - don't expect him to go on loan.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:23 am

We have more goalkeepers than we have centre midfielders.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Bop » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:34 am

I think he’s our best keeper. But he’s not our Captain. Heaton has done a tremendous job coming back in the team.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by SGr » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:44 am

Not buying this one. Heaton was rubbish against Burton Albion upon his return from injury. One or two cup games mean nothing - I refuse to believe he’s no longer a good keeper.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Iloveyoubrady » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 am

Honestly I think Heaton is the best keeper we have, but Pope is 5 years younger so has a longer future.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by jojomk1 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 am

Should at least be on the bench instead of Hart
He is still young enough to have a very good future at this club

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by MACCA » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:49 am

In my opinion, he should be number 1.

His attributes suit our set up far more than Heaton, he's younger, and if back playing pre injury form, would be arguably up there with the top half a dozen keepers in the league.
That at his age could command an even bigger fee should we sell on, but why can't he be the settled keeper here for 5+ more seasons.

Selling now, would only imo see us looking for another number 1 in 12 months time, probably for more money than we receive for Hart and Pope combined this summer.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Siddo » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 am

Our staff see him in training every day. If they thought he was the better keeper he would be in the team.
Its as simple as that.

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by summitclaret » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:55 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:We have more goalkeepers than we have centre midfielders.

It doesn't half make me laugh does that. Image
There really is nothing to laugh about. We got our priorities completely wrong. Hopefully we can win today and correct the errors in the summer .

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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Bosscat » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:58 am

He's aged a bit :roll:
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Re: Who's seen Pope play since his injury ?

Post by Hipper » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:16 am

If Pope becomes as good as we think he will then we won't be able to retain him. Heaton on the other hand has a good few years left.

To me if one of the has to go it is Pope.

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