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Title: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Mince n Tatties on November 09, 2019, 06:38:42 PM
Scotty bringing him back in preference to Betts.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Slaphead in Qatar on November 09, 2019, 06:40:40 PM
Definitely the number 1 choice at the moment and played well today
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: FFC1987 on November 09, 2019, 07:06:09 PM
Just such a shame with the red card as, by today's performance, he's very good but could of lost out due to one silly error. Be interesting to see what happens now!
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Statto on November 09, 2019, 07:48:10 PM
Today must be the first time our GK has played better than the opposition's GK, and look what happens - we win an otherwise very close game
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Whitestone on November 09, 2019, 10:25:44 PM
Bettinelli should have been dropped weeks ago. Parker should have seen that based on performances but chose to stick with him. I had my doubts that Rodak would be recalled after the sending off incident even though it was a no brainer. Fair play to the manager it must have been a tough decision but the correct one. The position is surely Rodak’s to lose now.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: The Rational Fan on November 10, 2019, 04:59:15 AM
Today must be the first time our GK has played better than the opposition's GK, and look what happens - we win an otherwise very close game

Great day for the club in terms of the squad depth, there are signs that one of Rodak and Christie can be a first XI player, preventing our winter transfer budget being spread among too many positions (eg GK & RB).

The money saved in Hector delay (a blessing and a curse) means we definately have enough money for at least one top player (eg RB), two average players (eg GK & RB), or four crap players (GK, RB, backup LB & backup CF).

The more players that can step up, the more focused our investment can be. Rodak, Christie, MLM and Reid need to prove that we are better using any budget in positions they don’t play.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Mince n Tatties on November 10, 2019, 06:15:31 AM
I think by bringing him back today after what happened, shows Scotty thinks Rodak is his No 1.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: SG on November 10, 2019, 07:01:57 AM
I think by bringing him back today after what happened, shows Scotty thinks Rodak is his No 1.

Agreed. Although I was surprised to see him start that was a massive statement of intent by the manager. Good luck to the lad.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: colinwhite on November 10, 2019, 08:19:39 AM
Scott is his own man . Backs his own judgemnet. A brave decision to bring back Rodak .it worked
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Stoneleigh Loyalist on November 10, 2019, 09:36:38 AM
I have only seen the highlights but Rodak looked very positive in what he expected of his defenders and let them know it.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: fulhamben on November 10, 2019, 09:40:46 AM
You can’t drop a keeper after a clean sheet, so imo the shirt is his till he does something to lose it
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: One Martin Thomas on November 10, 2019, 09:53:33 AM
You can’t drop a keeper after a clean sheet, so imo the shirt is his till he does something to lose it

 Agreed ! Especially with our defence ! We would not have won with Betts in goal yesterday
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: @jolslover on November 10, 2019, 10:31:11 AM
Top performance by Rodak today .. after his two previous starts I was not sure he was an improvement on Betts but he came in today and had a class game
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: filham on November 10, 2019, 10:56:33 AM
Great performances by both Rodak and Christie today that suggest both the RB and and GK positions may be sorted for the second half of the season. As we have a new centre back waiting in the wings any available transfer mony can now be concentrated on a back up goalscorer.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: LittleErn on November 10, 2019, 12:42:39 PM
I have only seen the highlights but Rodak looked very positive in what he expected of his defenders and let them know it.

Absolutely. It was noticeable how he bawled them out after any defensive lapse - and from what I saw, he was generally right!
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: ..FOF.. on November 11, 2019, 05:40:56 AM
I have only seen the highlights but Rodak looked very positive in what he expected of his defenders and let them know it.

Absolutely. It was noticeable how he bawled them out after any defensive lapse - and from what I saw, he was generally right!

Watching the Birmingham game, I don't have that usual extreme nervousness whenever we were being attacked.

Hopefully that is down to the improved communication between our keeper and the defence.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: RaySmith on November 11, 2019, 06:56:05 AM
He shouldn't have been dropped because of the sending off, when he actually did well to make the  decision to come off his line so quickly, but was unlucky the ball hit his arm.

Great performance  against  Brum anyway.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: toshes mate on November 11, 2019, 07:24:52 AM
Not so fussed about who is nominal number one, but more interested in watching the differences that Rodak makes to defenders as compared to Bettinelli.  After our opponent's first shot on target it was good to see Rodak communicating with Odoi about why the shot became possible without yelling.  I didn't mark the sending off as a fault against Rodak - I still believe he was unfortunate to be judged to have handled the ball - and so I felt his return on Saturday was expected.  He is playing well and deserves his spot.  If a young player shows potential and appears to be better than the competition for the place then they merit inclusion regardless.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Woolly Mammoth on November 11, 2019, 09:23:07 AM
Rodak is wearing the Goalkeeper Shirt now, and it is his to lose, it’s up to Betts to win it back if he gets the opportunity.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: Jim© on November 11, 2019, 09:46:01 AM
Today must be the first time our GK has played better than the opposition's GK, and look what happens - we win an otherwise very close game

I don't think this can be underestimated- it's huge and if it'd happened just a couple of times this season, I'm sure we'd be looking at a top 2 place. Betts is Mr Fulham and I like the fella, but he's been under performing all season.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: KeenCottager on November 11, 2019, 01:21:26 PM
His shirt to lose now.

Well done Marek
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: WindyCity on November 12, 2019, 05:30:44 PM
You can’t drop a keeper after a clean sheet, so imo the shirt is his till he does something to lose it

 Agreed ! Especially with our defence ! We would not have won with Betts in goal yesterday

Agree with all of this.  Rodak's job, his to lose at this point.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: filham on November 12, 2019, 05:46:55 PM
I too think Rodak was unfortunate with with the red card and would not blame him.
Early days but Rodak is looking like an improvement over Betts which must help the team for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Rodak No 1?
Post by: davew on November 12, 2019, 06:06:56 PM
His shirt to lose now.

Well done Marek
+1