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ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:35 am

Lee Grant signs new deal at Man United

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https://www.uptheclarets.com/new-deal-f ... eper-grant

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by randomclaret2 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:47 am

He was certainly an upgrade on Jensen at the time but not a patch on the keepers weve had since. I bet he cant believe his luck how his career is ending.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:05 am

randomclaret2 wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:47 am
He was certainly an upgrade on Jensen at the time but not a patch on the keepers weve had since. I bet he cant believe his luck how his career is ending.
Totally agree with that, but incredibly some thought Jensen was better. Heaton & Pope have undoubtedly been an upgrade although Grant, it has to be said, had an outstanding season at Stoke in what was his only Premier League season. Alongside Heaton & Pope, he'd definitely come third.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Lord Beamish » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:10 am

Old Parry Grant. An utter liability when it came to palming shots back into the danger area.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by CaptJohn » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:18 am

Good luck to him!

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by tim_noone » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:22 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:05 am
Totally agree with that, but incredibly some thought Jensen was better. Heaton & Pope have undoubtedly been an upgrade although Grant, it has to be said, had an outstanding season at Stoke in what was his only Premier League season. Alongside Heaton & Pope, he'd definitely come third.
He saved a penalty against Man utd in our first home game/season in the premiership that ensured a 1.. 0 victory. Though your take would probably be it was a badly taken penalty. Good Luck to Grant.
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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Steve1956 » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:18 am

Probably end up on the coaching staff at United when his career ends,there is a lot worse places to work....good luck Lee.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Cleveleys_claret » Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:27 am

Obviously has the right personality to be a 3rd keeper. Probably a good influence on keepers around him and if he is involved with the U23s then they must appreciate an old head being behind a team of inexperienced kids

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:26 pm

Peoples dislike for Jensen is hilarious. Top keeper for us who played a huge part in giving us the belief to be where we are today.

And had some good games in some of the matches that will live long in the memory. Chelsea. Man Utd. Wembley. The best of the bunch.

He had some off days. But who doesn’t. Grant certainly did. But good luck to grant. Decent keeper. But I’d say Jensen had a better career.
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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Devils_Advocate » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:29 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Peoples dislike for Jensen is hilarious. Top keeper for us who played a huge part in giving us the belief to be where we are today.

And had some good games in some of the matches that will live long in the memory. Chelsea. Man Utd. Wembley. The best of the bunch.

He had some off days. But who doesn’t. Grant certainly did. But good luck to grant. Decent keeper. But I’d say Jensen had a better career.
You'll give someone a heart attack with posts like that!!!

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ecc » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:36 pm

Grant was the best we'd had for years but in my humble opinion Tom and Nick are light years ahead of him. We had to wait 40 years for a good keeper and then like the proverbial London buses two came along within the space of three years.It was a crying shame for the manager to have to choose between two top keepers.

But fair play to Grant. He's obviously a very good professional.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by claretblue » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:42 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:26 pm
had some good games in some of the matches that will live long in the memory. Chelsea. Man Utd. Wembley. The best of the bunch
also Reading at home in promotion season kept a clean sheet with a least 6 great saves (won 1 - 0 Blake) - a game we didn't deserve to win.

Arsenal in the cup!

still embarrased with 'injury' in home loss to Wigan...but a great servant for Burnley!

Lee did have a habit of palming chances to opposition forwards but overall was an improvement...and, thankfully, that's how we'll develop improving on former players!

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Quicknick » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:42 pm

Some rubbish written on here about Grant over the years. Not in the same league as Heaton and Pope, or Joe for that matter, but he was a lot better than what we'd had.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:40 pm

claretblue wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:42 pm
also Reading at home in promotion season kept a clean sheet with a least 6 great saves (won 1 - 0 Blake) - a game we didn't deserve to win.

Arsenal in the cup!

still embarrased with 'injury' in home loss to Wigan...but a great servant for Burnley!

Lee did have a habit of palming chances to opposition forwards but overall was an improvement...and, thankfully, that's how we'll develop improving on former players!

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Was brilliant in the ruin in generally and the start of the following season. After the amazing turnaround against Palace (4-2) in March when we went 6th he didnt let another league goal in at Turf Moor from march until the 3-1 win against Sunderland in September. And kept a clean sheet in every play off game!

That run included Sheff Utd in the league, all three play off games, Man Utd and the penalty save, Everton and a few others.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by IanMcL » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:22 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Peoples dislike for Jensen is hilarious. Top keeper for us who played a huge part in giving us the belief to be where we are today.

And had some good games in some of the matches that will live long in the memory. Chelsea. Man Utd. Wembley. The best of the bunch.

He had some off days. But who doesn’t. Grant certainly did. But good luck to grant. Decent keeper. But I’d say Jensen had a better career.
So would I. Jensen did more for the club than Grant even considered. Grant was off at the first opportunity. No time for him.
Better than Gabor though!

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by Bosscat » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:53 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:22 pm
So would I. Jensen did more for the club than Grant even considered. Grant was off at the first opportunity. No time for him.
Better than Gabor though!
Although Gabor did have a long international career that only ended 3ish years ago... so some people thought a lot about him :lol:

Remember Beast in that cup game v Wolves where he saved loads of Pens including a retaken one ....
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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by deanothedino » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:08 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Peoples dislike for Jensen is hilarious. Top keeper for us who played a huge part in giving us the belief to be where we are today.

And had some good games in some of the matches that will live long in the memory. Chelsea. Man Utd. Wembley. The best of the bunch.

He had some off days. But who doesn’t. Grant certainly did. But good luck to grant. Decent keeper. But I’d say Jensen had a better career.
Jensen has some good games, yes. But on the whole he was an average keeper and Grant was better.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by IanMcL » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:27 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Although Gabor did have a long international career that only ended 3ish years ago... so some people thought a lot about him :lol:

Remember Beast in that cup game v Wolves where he saved loads of Pens including a retaken one ....
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Post by superdimitri » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:01 am

Jensen and the ball was either in the back of the net or in the stand (sometimes the receiving player too).

Grant the ball was either in the back of the net or conveniently at the oppositions feet. At times it was so bad that I thought he was being paid off.

As a Derby fan said when Grant went back there... They have a very good goalkeeper coach who will improve him. A wise move financially but being 3rd choice at Manchester United doesn't deserve the same merit as playing week in week out for even a championship team and tells you everything you need to know about his character and ability.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretAndBlue94 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:22 am

I still have Grant down as one of the worst goalkeepers I have ever seen.

I remember him having a shocker at Blackpool (possibly a final day of a season) and he got some stick from the fans. Never thought would see him again and he started first game of the season after !

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:26 am

ClaretAndBlue94 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:22 am
I still have Grant down as one of the worst goalkeepers I have ever seen.
You can't have seen so many goalkeepers then

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretAndBlue94 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:06 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:26 am
You can't have seen so many goalkeepers then
20-25 years worth give or take when I can really remember.

Great shot-stopper but I personally dislike keepers who don't come for crosses/command.

All personal opinions of course.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am

ClaretAndBlue94 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:06 am
20-25 years worth give or take when I can really remember.

Great shot-stopper but I personally dislike keepers who don't come for crosses/command.

All personal opinions of course.
Which includes such as Crichton, Beresford, Michopoulos, Jensen - can't believe anyone would have Grant behind any of them

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Post by Fretters » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:05 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
Which includes such as Crichton, Beresford, Michopoulos, Jensen - can't believe anyone would have Grant behind any of them
You're forgetting - none of those were signed by Brian Laws.

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Post by ClaretAndBlue94 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:06 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
Which includes such as Crichton, Beresford, Michopoulos, Jensen - can't believe anyone would have Grant behind any of them
As I say - All personal opinions. I thought Jensen was a big part of our successes.

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Post by Sproggy » Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:10 pm

Oooo, now hang on. Beresford had some amazing games for us. Huddersfield away on their old ground sticks in the memory. Quick Google brings back this, but why I trailed over there for a Worthington Cup game is beyond me.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/2281368.stm

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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 pm

Sproggy wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:10 pm
Oooo, now hang on. Beresford had some amazing games for us. Huddersfield away on their old ground sticks in the memory. Quick Google brings back this, but why I trailed over there for a Worthington Cup game is beyond me.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/2281368.stm
All goalkeepers have amazing games - the Worthington Cup game was at the new stadium by the way.

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Post by Sproggy » Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:36 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 pm
All goalkeepers have amazing games - the Worthington Cup game was at the new stadium by the way.
It wasn't that one then. Thought it was 0-0 but it's a long time ago. We got battered but Beresford kept us in it.

I definitely have fonder memories of Beresford than I do of Grant though. Different times and different levels I suppose.

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Post by ClaretTony » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:40 pm

Sproggy wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:36 pm
It wasn't that one then. Thought it was 0-0 but it's a long time ago. We got battered but Beresford kept us in it.

I definitely have fonder memories of Beresford than I do of Grant though. Different times and different levels I suppose.
Very much different levels - Marlon was embarrasing when he moved up a level, both times.

Can't place any game in the cups other than the 1-0 extra time win at the new ground in 2002/03 when Papadopoulos scored the winner.

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Post by Fretters » Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:49 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Very much different levels - Marlon was embarrasing when he moved up a level, both times.

Can't place any game in the cups other than the 1-0 extra time win at the new ground in 2002/03 when Papadopoulos scored the winner.
I'd just started uni at Huddersfield and couldn't believe my luck with the draw. I dragged my new flat mates along to show off my team and they never forgave me. They didn't even get to see a penalty shoot out in the end :lol:

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Post by Sproggy » Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:22 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Very much different levels - Marlon was embarrassing when he moved up a level, both times.

Can't place any game in the cups other than the 1-0 extra time win at the new ground in 2002/03 when Papadopoulos scored the winner.
I've had to take a look. Definitely at Leeds Road and definitely Beresford playing so that means it had to be one of the 1-1 draws in 92/93 or 93/94. As well as not remembering the score, I have no idea who I was with or how I got there and back. Beer may have been involved. Marlon was MotM though.

Anyway, I think I've sidetracked this thread for long enough. Congratulations Lee Grant. Good, but never worthy of a fanzine being named after him.

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Re: ARTICLE: New deal for goalkeeper Grant

Post by IanMcL » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:43 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:33 am
Which includes such as Crichton, Beresford, Michopoulos, Jensen - can't believe anyone would have Grant behind any of them
Close for bottom place.

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