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Mendy has been class since we got him.  I can't believe there was actually discussion at one point that we need someone "world class" after he had a stretch of 3 average games or something. Hones

Whether Mendy is truly the real deal for us in the long run remains to be seen but he's not the problem right now. There are problems further ahead of him.

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Mendy vs recent first choice keepers in their first season:

Cech - 28 clean sheets in 48 games
Courtois - 16 in 39
Kepa - 23 in 54
Mendy - 19 in 31 ***

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TT keeps his formation and play and we are attacking our very own defensive record from 2004-05 😄

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Mad Mendy 

blessing you Lampard

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57 minutes ago, Special Juan said:

Can't fault him he's done well, but he is tragic with the ball at his feet. People keep craving a CB and CF but we need a top class keeper.

You can possibly make a case for a GK after a LCB and a CF but I am not too sure if it will come in before a non-funsized CM/No.6. 

At the moment, Mendy is doing the most important thing which is save shots, control his six yard area and keeping clean sheets. I get why people don't like him, I for instance have heart palpitations virtually everytime he has the ball at his feet. However, if it means have a sweeper keeper who cannot deal with high balls as well, or save as well, then I rather just keep Mendy. 

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Mendy is living proof that popularity and trends matter in football. If a 22 year old twink had the record he has he'd be hero worshipped but because Edou did it the unfashionable way, came from an unfashionable club and was cheap he's not going to get the credit he deserves regardless of what he does.

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7 hours ago, milka said:

Mad Mendy 

blessing you Lampard

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And most of those games he failed to get clean sheets was in the period the whole team collapsed.

Pre collapse Lampard and Tuchel his record reads 23 games 17 clean sheets 6 goals conceded.

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7 hours ago, NikkiCFC said:

Cech and Lollichon. Frank has nothing to do with Mendy.

not quite true. Cech was opposed to buying a new keeper in the first place and actually wanted Kepa to be given another chance. When the board granted Lampard his wish to bring a new keeper, Cech and Lollichon did a great job and scouting Mendy tho

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7 hours ago, NikkiCFC said:

Cech and Lollichon. Frank has nothing to do with Mendy.

Frank had the sense not to oppose the advice of those two. In fact he enthusiastically embraced it.

We do not know for sure how the responsibility for transfers breaks down inside the club so we do not know whether Frank would have been able to veto the move for Edu even if he had wanted to. The tale which emerged is that Frank identified the need for a new keeper, which is clear enough from his selections, and that he gave the task of identifying the target to Petr who then involved Christoph. That all sounds exactly the right way to go about things.

What we do know is that if Frank did not support the signing he could simply have selected a different keeper but he immediately installed Edu as the starter. There are many facets to leadership. How, when, and to whom to delegate is among them. Knowing which decisions to make yourself, and in which you should defer to others, is high on the list. Frank handled this correctly and should be praised for it.

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5 hours ago, Magic Lamps said:

not quite true. Cech was opposed to buying a new keeper in the first place and actually wanted Kepa to be given another chance. When the board granted Lampard his wish to bring a new keeper, Cech and Lollichon did a great job and scouting Mendy tho

Are you sure it was Cech and not Marina? 

From the stories that were reported, Cech did his best to support Kepa - not opposed against signing a new keeper - while Marina wanted to make things work because of the fee paid for him. She even supposedly took time out from her summer break last year to support him and try and plot a path forward. 

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On 14/03/2021 at 07:41, Jason said:

Are you sure it was Cech and not Marina? 

From the stories that were reported, Cech did his best to support Kepa - not opposed against signing a new keeper - while Marina wanted to make things work because of the fee paid for him. She even supposedly took time out from her summer break last year to support him and try and plot a path forward. 

Not sure if Magic Lamps knows but I certainly don't. :) What I can say, is that the way you break it down here would all be pretty logical. Different people in the organisation each have slightly differing views informed by slightly differing responsibilities but can see each other's perspectives and ultimately accede to the manager's fears that the season will go down the tubes if they don't pull the trigger.

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7 hours ago, Styl1994 said:

Don’t think we need Donnarumma we just need a competition goalkeeper someone like Areola if Fulham go down. 

Not a bad shout but Areola has done some pretty dumb shit whilst playing for Fulham.

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Great spot by Cech, Lollichon. Not many big clubs in Europe who considered him for a starting GK role last summer.

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