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Title: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:52:39 AM
Joining, apparently.


http://www.transfermarkt.com/martin-dubravka/profil/spieler/74960
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:53:22 AM
Just a striker now and what a window eh?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Si on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:53:48 AM
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Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:54:08 AM
Is he actually any better than Sels?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:54:14 AM
Hoo f***ing ray.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Klaus on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:54:33 AM
A goalkeeper :lol: priorities
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:55:52 AM
Was never too bothered about a goalkeeper, but whatever. They can dangle this 29-year-old unknown in front of us when a striker doesn't arrive.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:56:29 AM
Feel so sorry for Rafa.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:57:00 AM
Feel so sorry for Rafa.

He wanted him. List N.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Nexumaster on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:57:07 AM
I think Rafa might be semi-pleased with this. He doesn't seem to trust Darlow or Elliott greatly. If this lad doesn't go straight into the team then we'll know it's a token-gesture type of signing which Rafa hasn't had any say in.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:57:51 AM
Joining, apparently.


http://www.transfermarkt.com/martin-dubravka/profil/spieler/74960
Agreed terms, so this is a permanent transfer?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:58:45 AM
Joining, apparently.


http://www.transfermarkt.com/martin-dubravka/profil/spieler/74960
Agree terms, so this is a permanent transfer?

Everywhere other than Ryder suggests a loan.

I presume he means agree terms with his club.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:00:06 AM
Darlow can't jump and Elliot isn't the most agile of stoppers. I have no qualms us bringing someone else in, however I have absolutely zero idea whether this lad is any cop.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: junkhead on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:01:18 AM
Even if he's a talented keeper, he'll need time to adapt to the league, to the way we defend etc.. Can't see him being first choice.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:02:07 AM
Even if he's a talented keeper, he'll need time to adapt to the league, to the way we defend etc.. Can't see him being first choice.

Neither Elliot or Darlow have managed to adapt yet mind.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Chicane on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:03:10 AM
He'll be at Swansea by lunchtime.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: hoppaz on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:05:21 AM
Even if he's a talented keeper, he'll need time to adapt to the league, to the way we defend etc.. Can't see him being first choice.

Neither Elliot or Darlow have managed to adapt yet mind.

This is the thing with bringing this lad in. It'll mean more competition for their place might make them up their game and stop allowing a few more goals in that everyone thinks they should be saving.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Ndegwa on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:06:45 AM
Soooo...who?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sugoinufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:07:37 AM
He played for Esbjerg in the Danish league some years ago. I remember his name and "some hype" but nothing more.

Im not excited at all about this...
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sugoinufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:09:08 AM
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still the best gif ever
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: James on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:10:43 AM
This is all about having a third keeper so that we can loan out Woodman give him the games he needs so he can break into the NUFC first team next season and then sell him to Liverpool in 2.5 years for £37m
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:11:37 AM
Consider my socks blown off.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:13:31 AM
Darlow has been decent recently, a substantially better goalkeeper would be welcome but it doesn't seem like anyone believes this guy is.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:14:23 AM
A goalkeeper :lol: priorities

Neither Darlow or Elliott is good enough though. Maybe this guy is, maybe he's not. At least he brings competition.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:14:44 AM
Huge moment for this great club.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Kasper on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:15:37 AM
Doubt he's even gonna play a game for us.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:16:31 AM
Darlow can't jump and Elliot isn't the most agile of stoppers. I have no qualms us bringing someone else in, however I have absolutely zero idea whether this lad is any cop.
As long as he doesn't have any glaring deficiencies he'll be better than all of our current options, each of whom is dodgy as f*** in some key area. All round competence would be quite a step up imo.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Flip on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:16:48 AM
So excited.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: James on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:17:13 AM
Darlow has been decent recently, a substantially better goalkeeper would be welcome but it doesn't seem like anyone believes this guy is.

It’s all about Woodman and maximising his potential IMO. Pay £1m loan fee, for this guy then be in a position to command an 8 figure sum for Woodman in a few years. Win win

(Perhaps Rafa’s business argument but really he wants Woodman here as a top quality keeper)
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:18:05 AM
He's class. We're ganna win tha leeeeeeeeeg.

Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Altamullan on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:19:05 AM
This guy has been bought to play.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:20:03 AM
He's class. We're ganna win tha leeeeeeeeeg.

He can save a header, f***ing hell, snap him up.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Kasper on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:20:23 AM
This guy has been bought to play.

This guy hasn't been bought, and wont be bought.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: shakey jake on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:20:40 AM
Wow, cheers mike
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Incognito on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:21:16 AM
He's incredible Dooby Dooby Dooby Doo
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Altamullan on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:22:16 AM
This guy has been bought to play.

This guy hasn't been bought, and wont be bought.
Ok, Miss Brodie. We have paid money for this guy, and I believe he will get a game/chance to secure the position and fairly sharpish. 
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:24:53 AM
This guy has been bought to play.

This guy hasn't been bought, and wont be bought.

Is he reserve keeper at Sparta?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:27:31 AM
He's class. We're ganna win tha leeeeeeeeeg.

He can save a header, f***ing hell, snap him up.

And it looks like he can catch, come off his line and throw the ball canny far.

A few more boxes ticked than our current bunch.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:37:12 AM
Don't give a flying f***.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Chris_R on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:48:31 AM
What a time to be alive.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:52:10 AM
Well smother me in butter. This is exactly why I love transfer deadline day for this kind of wow.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: RobS on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:09:04 PM
Apparently Bucharest have doubled their asking price for this kids replacement so Sparta might not be. Using anymore meaning this and woodmans transfer will collapse. Love some deadline day drama haha
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:11:24 PM
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Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: BlueStar on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:21:42 PM
What's our obsession with keepers each window?  We know we can only play one on the pitch at a time, aye?

Wonder if it's just cos they have longer careers so we think we're more likely to sell them on later.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:22:35 PM
My guess is Rafa probably wants one that isn't s***
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Teasy on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:23:26 PM
Benitez just doesn't rate any of our keepers, can't blame him.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:26:18 PM
My guess is Rafa probably wants one that isn't s***


Let's hope this one isn't then.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: St1pe on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:29:55 PM
Darlow has been better of late but both of our keepers have directly contributed to us losing points this season so any upgrade on dodgy af has got to be a good thing.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:35:15 PM
 He'll be our second Slovakian after we sigh Hamsik later tonight
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TRC on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:42:15 PM
Will this be just so Woodman can go out on loan? 3rd choice back up?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Disco on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:43:16 PM
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
(Limbs)

Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:49:30 PM
He actually looks quite good after a bit of youtube scouting. I find it's hard to judge a keeper without seeing the presence he brings to a match though, not just his saves.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:55:50 PM
Was hoping we’d sign Pau Lopez but im good with this.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Norseman on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:57:52 PM
He actually looks quite good after a bit of youtube scouting. I find it's hard to judge a keeper without seeing the presence he brings to a match though, not just his saves.

I'm sure most keepers can make a good highlight reel. They don't show when they f*** up though :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 12:59:40 PM
He actually looks quite good after a bit of youtube scouting. I find it's hard to judge a keeper without seeing the presence he brings to a match though, not just his saves.

I'm sure most keepers can make a good highlight reel. They don't show when they f*** up though :lol:

It's true, a highlight reel just showing sprawling saves can be very misleading. We'll see - I'm happy about the potential of this coming off though  :)
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Norseman on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:01:09 PM
He actually looks quite good after a bit of youtube scouting. I find it's hard to judge a keeper without seeing the presence he brings to a match though, not just his saves.

I'm sure most keepers can make a good highlight reel. They don't show when they f*** up though :lol:

It's true, a highlight reel just showing sprawling saves can be very misleading. We'll see - I'm happy about the potential of this coming off though  :)

Yeah. Hopefully he can improve on what we have in the position currently.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:03:14 PM
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:07:30 PM

Quality aye, mint at reading Czech like.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:08:44 PM
"Martin Dúbravka disconnected from the team after the morning training and is currently on his way to England. The club is about relaxing and working on the arrival of another goalie. We will continue to keep up with the situation."
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:09:08 PM
We needed another keeper. Darlow hasn't been awful, so if he's better it's a bonus.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:09:41 PM
"Martin Dúbravka disconnected from the team after the morning training and is currently on his way to England. The club is about relaxing and working on the arrival of another goalie. We will continue to keep up with the situation."

'another goalie'

They must have the Czech Alan Pardew as their coach.  :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:24:14 PM
My guess is Rafa probably wants one that isn't s***


Let's hope this one isn't then.

thats the dream
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 01:29:44 PM
I still think we will go for Reina on a free in the summer if we stay up.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: John P on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 03:25:28 PM
Looks 10x more agile than Blob based on his Youtube compilations. Having said that, I'm probably 5x more agile.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: nufcmichael on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:04:55 PM
Horrible signing, one of the most unambitious signings i've seen in this club. He was horrible when playing here in Denmark, ended up on the bench at the end.

Hope this is just as a 3rd choice. The Slovakian Matz Sels.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:09:58 PM
Horrible signing, one of the most unambitious signings i've seen in this club. He was horrible when playing here in Denmark, ended up on the bench at the end.

Hope this is just as a 3rd choice. The Slovakian Matz Sels.

 :ructions:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Sima on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:12:46 PM

Quality aye, mint at reading Czech like.

I've found I'm alreet at hearing it if it has the subtitles at the bottom like.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Kasper on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:17:53 PM

Quality aye, mint at reading Czech like.

I've found I'm alreet at hearing it if it has the subtitles at the bottom like.

Learned from the streets.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Charlies on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:32:46 PM
Be landing in 10 min :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:33:36 PM
Be landing in 10 min :lol:

Who? Elliott after throwing himself to save a shot?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 04:36:27 PM
Be landing in 10 min [emoji38]

Who? Elliott after throwing himself to save a shot?
[emoji38] Excellent.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Collage on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:04:31 PM
Horrible signing, one of the most unambitious signings i've seen in this club. He was horrible when playing here in Denmark, ended up on the bench at the end.

Hope this is just as a 3rd choice. The Slovakian Matz Sels.

Hold kæft mand
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:05:28 PM
Be landing in 10 min :lol:

Who? Elliott after throwing himself to save a shot?
:lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:08:16 PM
Elliott defies physics. That extra weight should pull him down quicker.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:13:20 PM
Benitez just doesn't rate any of our keepers, can't blame him.

Aye, happy about this for that reason alone.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:31:53 PM
No flight tracker or creep shots from a bush a mile away? I don't believe this one's happening
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:33:59 PM
Hope Rafa has actually seen this one play (can only assume he never saw Sels)
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 05:42:05 PM
"He's nervy and not good in front of big crowds, say people who know him" - the Newcastle commentator on the radio

class
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:19:00 PM
Quote
Prague-based journalist Jan Vacek - who writes for Denik Sport - has followed Dubravka’s Sparta career over the past six months, and he gives NUFC Writer Chris Waugh the lowdown on the Magpies’ new goalkeeper...

Question: What are Dubravka’s main strengths? What type of goalkeeper is he?

Dubravka is a complete goalkeeper. He has great reflexes, he has good feet and he is very quick off his line. Dubravka is a modern-day goalkeeper, in the sense that he is very good one the ball, he likes to play it out from the back, and he can really help out his defenders by doing that. He did have shaky start to the season, when he performed poorly in his first game as Sparta were knocked out of Europa League qualifying by Red Star Belgrade. After that match, he initially lost the No 1 spot to Tomas Koubek. However, it didn’t take Dubravka long to adapt to life at Sparta, and he quickly learned how to play with his new tea-mates and won back his place in the starting line-up. A regular run in the team gave him confidence, and he was definitely one of Sparta’s best players during the first half of the season. He will be a miss for them.

Q: Why were Sparta willing to sell him?

From my point of view, the only reason Sparta have agreed to sell Dubravka is because they received a very interesting offer from Newcastle. Sparta were very happy with Dubravka’s performances during the first half of the season and would have been keen to keep him. But, once Newcastle returned with a financially-acceptable offer, and Dubravka made it clear he was tempted to leave, Sparta agreed to let him go if a replacement could be signed.

Q: Does Dubravka have any weaknesses?

I don’t think he has any glaring weaknesses, no. Maybe you could argue that sometimes he is a little bit indecisive. He sometimes hesitates when a cross comes in and stays rooted to his line. He definitely can improve his reading of the game in general too, and his decision-making, but he has got better in that respect over the last few months.

Q: What type of character is he off the field?

Dubravka is a very nice guy, who is very hard working. He is very calm, quiet and unassuming - sometimes his team-mates forget he is in the dressing room he can be so quiet! But he is a true professional and he is always very kind in terms of giving up his time to fans and the Press.

Q: Do you expect Dubravka to succeed in England? And, if so, why?

Yes, I think he can perform very well and succeed in England. He is a highly-skilled ‘keeper, but someone who still has plenty of room for improvement. His first few days in Newcastle will be very important. He has to start well, keep himself calm - and then I think he will be OK. But my one concern is when I look back at that exit from the Europa League against Red Star Belgrade. There were 30,000 supporters at that game, fires in the stands, and an absolutely insane atmosphere. There was huge pressure on Sparta as the away team, and it seemed to get to Dubravka. He did not play well; he looked nervous and made a few mistakes. It will therefore be interesting how he handles the pressure from Newcastle fans at a big stadium. If he starts well and they give him their support, however, I believe he will deliver some great performances.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: 1964 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:22:13 PM
Quote
Prague-based journalist Jan Vacek - who writes for Denik Sport - has followed Dubravka’s Sparta career over the past six months, and he gives NUFC Writer Chris Waugh the lowdown on the Magpies’ new goalkeeper...

Question: What are Dubravka’s main strengths? What type of goalkeeper is he?

Dubravka is a complete goalkeeper. He has great reflexes, he has good feet and he is very quick off his line. Dubravka is a modern-day goalkeeper, in the sense that he is very good one the ball, he likes to play it out from the back, and he can really help out his defenders by doing that. He did have shaky start to the season, when he performed poorly in his first game as Sparta were knocked out of Europa League qualifying by Red Star Belgrade. After that match, he initially lost the No 1 spot to Tomas Koubek. However, it didn’t take Dubravka long to adapt to life at Sparta, and he quickly learned how to play with his new tea-mates and won back his place in the starting line-up. A regular run in the team gave him confidence, and he was definitely one of Sparta’s best players during the first half of the season. He will be a miss for them.

Q: Why were Sparta willing to sell him?

From my point of view, the only reason Sparta have agreed to sell Dubravka is because they received a very interesting offer from Newcastle. Sparta were very happy with Dubravka’s performances during the first half of the season and would have been keen to keep him. But, once Newcastle returned with a financially-acceptable offer, and Dubravka made it clear he was tempted to leave, Sparta agreed to let him go if a replacement could be signed.

Q: Does Dubravka have any weaknesses?

I don’t think he has any glaring weaknesses, no. Maybe you could argue that sometimes he is a little bit indecisive. He sometimes hesitates when a cross comes in and stays rooted to his line. He definitely can improve his reading of the game in general too, and his decision-making, but he has got better in that respect over the last few months.

Q: What type of character is he off the field?

Dubravka is a very nice guy, who is very hard working. He is very calm, quiet and unassuming - sometimes his team-mates forget he is in the dressing room he can be so quiet! But he is a true professional and he is always very kind in terms of giving up his time to fans and the Press.

Q: Do you expect Dubravka to succeed in England? And, if so, why?

Yes, I think he can perform very well and succeed in England. He is a highly-skilled ‘keeper, but someone who still has plenty of room for improvement. His first few days in Newcastle will be very important. He has to start well, keep himself calm - and then I think he will be OK. But my one concern is when I look back at that exit from the Europa League against Red Star Belgrade. There were 30,000 supporters at that game, fires in the stands, and an absolutely insane atmosphere. There was huge pressure on Sparta as the away team, and it seemed to get to Dubravka. He did not play well; he looked nervous and made a few mistakes. It will therefore be interesting how he handles the pressure from Newcastle fans at a big stadium. If he starts well and they give him their support, however, I believe he will deliver some great performances.

He’s gonna be s*** isn’t he?  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Twinport53 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:25:25 PM
Quote
Prague-based journalist Jan Vacek - who writes for Denik Sport - has followed Dubravka’s Sparta career over the past six months, and he gives NUFC Writer Chris Waugh the lowdown on the Magpies’ new goalkeeper...

Question: What are Dubravka’s main strengths? What type of goalkeeper is he?

Dubravka is a complete goalkeeper. He has great reflexes, he has good feet and he is very quick off his line. Dubravka is a modern-day goalkeeper, in the sense that he is very good one the ball, he likes to play it out from the back, and he can really help out his defenders by doing that. He did have shaky start to the season, when he performed poorly in his first game as Sparta were knocked out of Europa League qualifying by Red Star Belgrade. After that match, he initially lost the No 1 spot to Tomas Koubek. However, it didn’t take Dubravka long to adapt to life at Sparta, and he quickly learned how to play with his new tea-mates and won back his place in the starting line-up. A regular run in the team gave him confidence, and he was definitely one of Sparta’s best players during the first half of the season. He will be a miss for them.

Q: Why were Sparta willing to sell him?

From my point of view, the only reason Sparta have agreed to sell Dubravka is because they received a very interesting offer from Newcastle. Sparta were very happy with Dubravka’s performances during the first half of the season and would have been keen to keep him. But, once Newcastle returned with a financially-acceptable offer, and Dubravka made it clear he was tempted to leave, Sparta agreed to let him go if a replacement could be signed.

Q: Does Dubravka have any weaknesses?

I don’t think he has any glaring weaknesses, no. Maybe you could argue that sometimes he is a little bit indecisive. He sometimes hesitates when a cross comes in and stays rooted to his line. He definitely can improve his reading of the game in general too, and his decision-making, but he has got better in that respect over the last few months.

Q: What type of character is he off the field?

Dubravka is a very nice guy, who is very hard working. He is very calm, quiet and unassuming - sometimes his team-mates forget he is in the dressing room he can be so quiet! But he is a true professional and he is always very kind in terms of giving up his time to fans and the Press.

Q: Do you expect Dubravka to succeed in England? And, if so, why?

Yes, I think he can perform very well and succeed in England. He is a highly-skilled ‘keeper, but someone who still has plenty of room for improvement. His first few days in Newcastle will be very important. He has to start well, keep himself calm - and then I think he will be OK. But my one concern is when I look back at that exit from the Europa League against Red Star Belgrade. There were 30,000 supporters at that game, fires in the stands, and an absolutely insane atmosphere. There was huge pressure on Sparta as the away team, and it seemed to get to Dubravka. He did not play well; he looked nervous and made a few mistakes. It will therefore be interesting how he handles the pressure from Newcastle fans at a big stadium. If he starts well and they give him their support, however, I believe he will deliver some great performances.

Seems he will fit right in. At least he's agile.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: shakey jake on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:37:11 PM
Quote

Q: Does Dubravka have any weaknesses?

I don’t think he has any glaring weaknesses, no. Maybe you could argue that sometimes he is a little bit indecisive. He sometimes hesitates when a cross comes in and stays rooted to his line. He definitely can improve his reading of the game in general too, and his decision-making, but he has got better in that respect over the last few months.


So most things then  :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: James on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:40:00 PM
Don’t think he is coming, haven’t heard or seen anything for ages now
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:40:52 PM
Quote

Q: Does Dubravka have any weaknesses?

I don’t think he has any glaring weaknesses, no. Maybe you could argue that sometimes he is a little bit indecisive. He sometimes hesitates when a cross comes in and stays rooted to his line. He definitely can improve his reading of the game in general too, and his decision-making, but if you can’t handle him at his worst, you don’t deserve him at his best.

Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 06:42:42 PM
So he does have weaknesses then :lol:
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Rich on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 07:02:49 PM
"He's nervy and not good in front of big crowds, say people who know him" - the Newcastle commentator on the radio

class

He had a blinder at Hampden in front of 47,000 or so. Maybe the extra 5,000 will prove to be too much.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 08:45:31 PM
guess this isn't happening.
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 09:48:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f3LtorF.gif)
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TK-421 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:17:38 PM
Just seen Woodman to Aberdeen confirmed, so guess this must be announced shortly?
Title: Re: Reports: Martin Dúbravka set to join on loan
Post by: TK-421 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:23:07 PM
Having 2nd part of medical now according to Downie.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: afar on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:32:00 PM
Highly doubt either him or Slimani will not sign, after being brought over, unless they fail a medical or have work permit problems.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:48:19 PM
Invalid Tweet ID
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:48:50 PM
Good luck to him. Hope he's absolutely loads better than our existing goalies.
Title: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: Pons Alias on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:49:04 PM
Done according to Twitter


Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: St1pe on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:49:52 PM
Get him straight in the first team!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:50:38 PM
his thigh is swollen
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:51:15 PM
As long as he’s better than those two absolute jokers we’ve got in goal atm, brilliant.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka undergoing medical ahead of loan move
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 10:52:27 PM
Invalid Tweet ID
his shorts are s****
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Unbelievable! on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:02:28 PM
Sky: It looks as though Newcastle have squeezed another one in; the agent of Martin Dubravka, the Slovakia goalkeeper, has posted a picture of Dubravka in a Newcastle tracksuit top after his medical.

We're just waiting on confirmation from the club.
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:03:47 PM
His agent has deleted that tweet! :lol:
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:09:11 PM
:lol: too bad the pic is out there

(https://i.imgur.com/vJBO8ZI.png)
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:11:54 PM
Suspect he's been signed as a No. 1.
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:12:45 PM
Suspect he's been signed as a No. 1.

Surely can't be worse than what we have.
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:13:35 PM
Feeling a chant based on Kate Bush's Babooshka. Dubravka, Dubravka, Dubravka ya yaa...
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Numbers on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:42:32 PM
Hes got big lugs like.
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:54:21 PM
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:55:05 PM
wahey
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:55:53 PM
Option to buy in the summer.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:56:12 PM
Hes got big lugs like.

Why on earth are you looking at another man's ears? You pervert.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: Numbers on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:57:03 PM
Hes got big lugs like.

Why on earth are you looking at another man's ears? You pervert.

Sticking out aint they. Sorry.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: KaKa on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:57:19 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 31 January 2018, 11:59:23 PM
Boss Rafa Benítez added: “Dúbravka is a Slovakian international goalkeeper, and he is someone with some experience. He will need to settle down quickly as he is a player coming from abroad, but he is very agile and he can play with his feet.

“He will give us some competition in goal, and that is what we are looking for.”
Title: Re: Unofficial: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan for rest of the season
Post by: mighty__mag on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:05:09 AM
:lol: too bad the pic is out there

(https://i.imgur.com/vJBO8ZI.png)

Looks like Darlow with bum fluff
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: prefabtoon on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:10:31 AM
Newcastle United sign Martin Dubravka on loan
Newcastle sign Martin Dubravka on loan© SilverHub
     

By Barney Corkhill, Assistant Editor
Filed: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 23:56 UK
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 00:04 UK
Newcastle United have completed the signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old joins the Magpies on a temporary basis from Czech side Sparta Prague, with the option to turn the move into a permanent one at the end of the campaign.

The Slovakia international only joined Sparta last summer, but he will now compete with Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot for the number one spot at St James' Park.

"I feel amazing. This is a big step in my career and also in my life," Dubravka told the club's official website.

"You can feel the energy of the people around the club. I will try to work hard, and show that I deserve to be here."

Manager Rafael Benitez added: "Dubravka is a Slovakian international goalkeeper, and he is someone with some experience. He will need to settle down quickly as he is a player coming from abroad, but he is very agile and he can play with his feet.

"He will give us some competition in goal, and that is what we are looking for."

Dubravka could make his debut for Newcastle during Sunday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: toontownman on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:10:53 AM
Welcome Martin. Don't be s***, like my social skills.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: afar on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:23:58 AM
Could be a vital signing really, Darlow has been ok lately but we've needed a true number 1 for a while, if this lad fits that description, it really could be a signing that can keep us up.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: 54 on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:27:03 AM
https://www.nufc.co.uk/nufc-tv/latest-videos/dubravka-the-first-interview

Speaks English well.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Paulie Walnuts on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:27:13 AM
Sels looked good on paper, but for whatever reason it didn't work.  Fingers crossed this lad will be good.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: 54 on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:29:58 AM
He mention in that interview that he was aware of interest from Rafa in December.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: loki679 on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:32:05 AM
Elliott defies physics. That extra weight should pull him down quicker.

Galileo disagrees.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:35:38 AM
https://www.nufc.co.uk/nufc-tv/latest-videos/dubravka-the-first-interview

Speaks English well.
He's very curious
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:36:09 AM
Elliott defies physics. That extra weight should pull him down quicker.

Galileo disagrees.

:lol: Somebody didn't pay much attention in first year physics.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Willow on Thursday 1 February 2018, 12:53:33 AM
Seems like a nice bloke, I really hope he does well here. I'd throw him straight in, he has the experience and seems well up for the challenge.
Good luck Martin :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 February 2018, 01:02:17 AM
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
(Limbs)

Make it happen. Don't let it drown in a pool.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Chicane on Thursday 1 February 2018, 01:23:37 AM
Please be good
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: themanupstairs on Thursday 1 February 2018, 08:50:31 AM
https://www.nufc.co.uk/nufc-tv/latest-videos/dubravka-the-first-interview

Speaks English well.

Probably one of Rafa's first conditions of looking at an emergency keeper at this stage of the season.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 1 February 2018, 08:55:50 AM
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
Let Dúbravka save the ball
(Limbs)

Make it happen. Don't let it drown in a pool.
Very good.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: afar on Thursday 1 February 2018, 02:03:32 PM
Really needs to start right away, I think Rafa hinted that he would in his comments about the signing needing to adapt very quickly. Hard on Darlow but we've brought this lad in for a reason and if we are looking to "try before we buy" he needs an opportunity to do that.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Thursday 1 February 2018, 06:23:14 PM
Just watched his interview and he looks absolutely buzzing to be at the club.. hopefully we get to see him play in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: ponsaelius on Thursday 1 February 2018, 06:32:09 PM
I really can't see him playing until Rafa has at least seen him in training for a bit. Think this is 50% a punt on a player, 50% a way to allow Woodman out on loan for much needed gametime.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:09:23 PM
As much as some of our players aren’t world beaters, they all seem to be genuinely happy to be here and are generally all great professionals. A world away from some of the mercenary t***s we’ve had before.

If we could have that character, and an owner who would pay for better quality, we’d be absolutely set.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:24:01 PM
As much as some of our players aren’t world beaters, they all seem to be genuinely happy to be here and are generally all great professionals. A world away from some of the mercenary t***s we’ve had before.

If we could have that character, and an owner who would pay for better quality, we’d be absolutely set.

Wonder if that has something to do with the manager and more positive atmosphere from the fans (due to the manager).
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:32:13 PM
Or the fact they're s*** and can't believe their luck that they're playing in the Premier League at a club like Newcastle.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:39:00 PM
Was going to say it must be ages since we've acquired a senior player (not Vuckic, Satka) from a team playing in a European league in 'Eastern Europe' ( I guess Czech Republic isn't really classed as Eastern Europe but it's more East than the bigger central European leagues, like Germany if that makes sense). But then I remembered we loaned Ferrerya not that long ago.

Not sure who it would have been before that. Maybe Maric but I'm sure I'm missing someone really obvious as that seems a big gap between him and Ferrerya
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:41:21 PM
Doumbia?
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:42:17 PM
Came from Roma
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:42:34 PM
Came after him.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:43:23 PM
Came from Roma

Ahh course, he was on loan at Moscow prior to us wasn’t he?
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:46:36 PM
Aye he was. I completely forgot about him 'playing' for us just like Ferrerya
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:48:35 PM
We got Kadar from Hungary, that was my other guess.

Not a senior player though.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:51:57 PM
I forgot about Kadar too tbf, he's carved out a good career for himself. Feels like we rarely buy players from Eastern Europe or even Scandinavia.

Guess Modric would have changed that :(
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 1 February 2018, 07:52:46 PM
Think you have to go back to Ketsbaia, Georgiadis & Dabizas who were before Maric.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 1 February 2018, 08:04:11 PM
Or the fact they're s*** and can't believe their luck that they're playing in the Premier League at a club like Newcastle.

That’s not very optimistic.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 1 February 2018, 08:04:30 PM
Just checked and apparently we signed Lamine Diatta after he bought out his contract at Besiktas. Not sure if that counts
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Sean on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:36:32 PM
Theres a video showing him in action on youtube - Martin Dúbravka - Welcome to Newcastle United

Some hilarious saves in there, guy seems to fly around his goal limbs all over the place a lot  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Sho'Time on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:44:34 PM
Wew, watching that video he looks just like Sels. Constantly 'saving' the ball into the danger area and putting the team under pressure. If that's a compliation of his best bits, then he doesn't really look that good at all. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Bimpy474 on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:46:45 PM
Good with his feet aye, it's the diving about he's gonna need like.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:50:50 PM
Theres a video showing him in action on youtube - Martin Dúbravka - Welcome to Newcastle United

Some hilarious saves in there, guy seems to fly around his goal limbs all over the place a lot  :lol:

That's a great video, the slo-mo replays of him tipping the ball over the bar :lol:

The last save on the video is fantastic though
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:55:33 PM
How much of it is down to the quality he's up against I don't know, but it's hard not to just think that a good save is a good save, and he appears to make a fair amount of good saves.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 3 February 2018, 12:59:42 PM
I really can't see him playing until Rafa has at least seen him in training for a bit. Think this is 50% a punt on a player, 50% a way to allow Woodman out on loan for much needed gametime.
I don't think he would had joined if he wasn't guaranteed game time.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Cclay on Saturday 3 February 2018, 01:26:13 PM
Theres a video showing him in action on youtube - Martin Dúbravka - Welcome to Newcastle United

Some hilarious saves in there, guy seems to fly around his goal limbs all over the place a lot  :lol:

The one he kicks over the bar is as mad as f***.
There’s no evidence he can kick a ball out to a player, of course ... which, alone, would be something we haven’t seen for years.
Seems to save a lot with his feet, as well.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Skeletor on Saturday 3 February 2018, 01:51:40 PM
If he can get down to shots quickly that'll do. Nothing like seeing Blobby diving in slow motion.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 3 February 2018, 02:33:13 PM
Love a mad b****** keeper like. Hopefully he’s decent, know f*** all about him other than those YouTube clips but I guess we’ll soon find out.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 3 February 2018, 02:48:53 PM
If he can get down to shots quickly that'll do. Nothing like seeing Blobby diving in slow motion.

(https://i.imgur.com/GiuECXi.gif)
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 4 February 2018, 01:04:00 AM
Just watched his Welcome To Newcastle compilation on YouTube. What a blast of a video. The guy throws himself about like a right lunatic, :laugh: can't wait to see him between the sticks.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 4 February 2018, 07:33:30 AM
If he can get down to shots quickly that'll do. Nothing like seeing Blobby diving in slow motion.

(https://i.imgur.com/GiuECXi.gif)
That is an Elliott dive, minus the ball passing just under his feet at the start.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: loki679 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:04:58 PM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: STM on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:05:46 PM
Sign him up.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:05:47 PM
Sexy results so far.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Parky on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:07:05 PM
Wowser. A real goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka joins NUFC on loan with option to buy in the summer
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:07:58 PM
Stick his heed in the trophy cabinet and pretend we've won a competition lol
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TBG on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:08:56 PM
Probably are greatest ever player with the surname Dúbravka
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jill on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:12:34 PM
Strong first half, hope he keeps it up. Love seeing a goalkeeper catch a cross instead of flapping/punching.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:13:51 PM
Lovely to see a keeper actually barking out instructions to the defence, looks very good.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Si on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:14:15 PM
Talking/shouting at the defence constantly. He's definitely got something about him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:15:05 PM
Probably the best goalkeeper in the world.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:15:53 PM
Probably the best goalkeeper in the world.
Ever
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:16:41 PM
There was a really dangerous cross he came out and claimed above a crowd of players, with Darlow or Elliot in goal they'd be rooted to their line and we'd probably have conceded. Also seems to have a high starting line and to be confident and capable with his feet. Good stuff and makes a refreshing change.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:16:51 PM
Strong first half, hope he keeps it up. Love seeing a goalkeeper catch a cross instead of flapping/punching.

Such confident catches as well. He just towered over everyone.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:18:12 PM
I was amused when he played it short from a goal kick and the defender (forgotten who it was, possibly Lejeune) instantly lumped it long. :lol: He was probably thinking 'well I could've done that'.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:19:22 PM
Love the way he's always ready to sweep up balls in behind. Lets our defence step up a bit higher and we can find it easier to keep the ball and gain a foothold in the game
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Darth Crooks on Sunday 11 February 2018, 03:23:39 PM
The Luggernaut, bitch.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Flip on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:08:19 PM
Wow. Some excellent saves.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: La Parka on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:08:24 PM
God
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TBG on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:09:10 PM
Better than Pele
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:09:13 PM
Just when you need a f***ing hero man  :lol: :love:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LRD on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:09:18 PM
That's the difference a calm and assured goalkeeper that instills confidence in his defence and team does. The two clowns are not fit to lace his boots.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:09:31 PM
Brilliant performance.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:09:46 PM
That's the difference a calm and assured goalkeeper that instills confidence in his defence and team does. The two clowns are not fit to lace his boots.

Exactly, unbelievable that so many didn't see that.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:10:01 PM
suck iz off
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: timeEd32 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:10:40 PM
Do we actually have a goalkeeper?

That scouting report about him mentioned how he lacked confidence at one point, but was good once he settled. Bodes well if that’s the start.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jdckelly on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:10:45 PM
so he seems rather good
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:10:54 PM
He's class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ElDiablo on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:11:14 PM
Big fan of this fella already.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:11:38 PM
Instant hero
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jayson on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:11:50 PM
So assured, outstanding
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Parky on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:11:51 PM
He looks world class. Buy him whatever the cost.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:04 PM
This guy.. what a keeper.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:20 PM
Perfect debut.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Zero on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:20 PM
f***ing hell. That's really unexpected from a keeper with such a low reputation.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:35 PM
Ill say it now as I've had a few beers but his style reminds me of De Gea, good sweeper, good with his feet, saves one on ones with his feet  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:38 PM
The second incarnation of Pav.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:39 PM
Best player ever to pull on the shirt.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sempuki on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:12:48 PM
Looks class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:32 PM
I usually don't jump on one performance from a player but he did the basics of 'keeping really well. The distribution and quick saves were an added bonus.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:38 PM
There has never been a better keeper
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:42 PM
I want his babies.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: CPL on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:42 PM
Was his footwork that was impressive as well as his saves, don’t think he sliced once kick.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:45 PM
https://giphy.com/gifs/silicon-valley-siliconvalleyedit-8mFKxTl2VIjVS
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: number9shirt on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:52 PM
After half an hour he was already better than any goalkeeper since Shay Given, then he got better and better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:58 PM
He's like a cat.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:13:58 PM
I don't want to give him back. Can we kidnap him?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Si on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:14:01 PM
I have inappropriate feelings towards him. What a debut, shows what a difference a bit of quality makes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:14:08 PM
No nerves whatsoever, f*** off now blob.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:14:17 PM
throw all the money at him/his club.  buy buy buy
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Parky on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:14:35 PM
Special.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pata on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:14:36 PM
My all time starting eleven

Dubravka
Enrique
Colo
Woodgate
Beye
Solano
Speed
Tiote
Robert
Shearer
Ben Arfa
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:15:23 PM
Brilliant.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:15:28 PM
throw all the money at him/his club.  buy buy buy

This. This this this.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: afar on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:15:43 PM
Love him already, you could see early on the difference he made, he was so vocal and decisive.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: toontownman on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:15:47 PM
Football God.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: OoOGazOoO on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:15:56 PM
His deal is with an option to buy isn't it?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:16:05 PM
Don’t we have an option to buy here?  Exercise it now
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: SSFC on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:16:24 PM
What a debut  :drool:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:17:02 PM
To think some on here thought Elliot was a decent GK.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:17:06 PM
Oh my god what a human
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: thomas on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:17:15 PM
I don't want to give him back. Can we kidnap him?
My degree is only in bird law but I'm going to okay this.

What an upgrade :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TBG on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:17:32 PM
He's like a cat.

Cause he's puuuurrrrfect
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Willow on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:17:45 PM
Outstanding debut, against a full strength Man Utd no less
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Carlito on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:18:30 PM
Chuffed for him. Sounded absolutely brilliant. Can't wait to see the highlights later on  :frantic:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: James on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:18:41 PM
From looking like he was going to spend his career in the Central European Leagues to keeping a debut clean sheet against Man Utd

Unbelievable
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:19:06 PM
He Will have every chance to bang my future girl and give me twins to join my future family and our dog Duba.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:19:11 PM
I refuse to accept the loan condition. The deal is permanent.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Si on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:19:41 PM
He's like a cat.

Cause he's puuuurrrrfect
[emoji38]
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: peder on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:19:41 PM
Do we have an option to buy or not?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:19:48 PM
Carries on like that, £4m is an ridiculously bargain price.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:20:10 PM
Do we have an option to buy or not?

Yep and £4m apparently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:21:02 PM
After years of Blob and other lacklustre keepers all I can say is...

Marry us Martin.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Si on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:21:29 PM
Do we have an option to buy or not?

Yep and £4m apparently.
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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:22:00 PM
When he saw Jelliot

(https://media.giphy.com/media/HRJI03r8NMRXi/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Amir_9 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:22:07 PM
f***ing Colossus. Well f***ing played
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:22:10 PM
Buy him now! New favourite player  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LRD on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:22:12 PM
Looking at his videos, I was expecting a nervous gk flying at every ball. He was so calm in his debut against Man Utd instead. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Astroblack on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:22:25 PM
Commanding, agile, good on crosses, can kick the ball. Early but ticks all the boxes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Joe_F on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:23:20 PM
Decent enough debut like  :D
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ketsbaia on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:23:50 PM
Out-f***ing-standing debut.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: afar on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:23:53 PM
Do we have an option to buy or not?

Yep and £4m apparently.

Based on one performance that is an absolute steal and we need to exercise it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:24:30 PM
Very impressive debut, good saves, kicking and seemed vocal from the off. :thup:

Only one match though so there's no point getting carried away. :lol: Darlow had an unreal match a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: M1tche on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:24:33 PM
What a start from him, seems like a very solid all round keeper. Something we've lacked for a very long time. Let's hope that's his standard level of performance..
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:24:55 PM
I don't know who he is but i think i am in love.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: buzza on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:25:17 PM
On one game: streets ahead of blobby and darlow
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: buzza on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:25:41 PM
Tin hat... but what the f***
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:25:49 PM
Some f***ing debut that :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: hakka on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:26:21 PM
Good debut. Seems a solid keeper. We've been crying out for a competent one like this for ages.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:26:22 PM
Very impressive debut, good saves, kicking and seemed vocal from the off. :thup:

Only one match though so there's no point getting carried away. :lol: Darlow had an unreal match a few weeks ago.

Aye difference with this was, no nerves and he didn't seem to make the players in front of him nervous either. Too early as you say but boy what a start.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:26:33 PM
Best debut vs Man U since Gutierrez  :smitten:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Si on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:28:18 PM
Very impressive debut, good saves, kicking and seemed vocal from the off. :thup:

Only one match though so there's no point getting carried away. [emoji38] Darlow had an unreal match a few weeks ago.
Howay Dave, he's the greatest  [emoji38]



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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jackie Broon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:28:27 PM
If Darlow or Elliot had played today we would have conceded one or more.

So many matches this season we've lost or drawn on fine margins with those two conceding goals or putting us under pressure with poor command of the box, weak kicking and weak hands. On that performance he will tip the balance in our favor in a lot of the remaining games.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:30:21 PM
 :clap: couldn’t have asked for anything more from him. All round great debut. Well done Martin :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:32:38 PM
A massive improvement on Elliot and Darlow. Brilliant debut.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BlueStar on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:34:34 PM
Great to see the players going straight to him at the whistle, what a debut
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: OoOGazOoO on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:35:36 PM
Seemed very commanding of his box too which was good and from memory, got all of the decisions right.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: tinoasprilla on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:38:52 PM
Very impressive loved the calmness he brought to the team. Looks a huge upgrade on Darlow
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Varadi on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:42:08 PM
Rafa: He can buy the lottery and win today. He was composed and that gave confidence to the team. All the players worked hard, so it is not fair to say just the goalkeeper played well

:lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:43:46 PM
 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: High Five o/ on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:50:34 PM
Brilliant match. Looked really assured.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Sunday 11 February 2018, 04:52:27 PM
Rafa: He can buy the lottery and win today. He was composed and that gave confidence to the team. All the players worked hard, so it is not fair to say just the goalkeeper played well

:lol:

Fair :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: duo on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:01:28 PM
A massive improvement on Elliot and Darlow. Brilliant debut.
This  :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shak on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:03:32 PM
Someone get this man a crown immediately.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Cronky on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:04:24 PM
This lad has filled me with hope.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:06:25 PM
The biggest thing is that I now no longer fear that any time someone gets a shot away from the edge of the box that it will end up in the back of the net :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: duo on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:07:34 PM
Is it a loan with option to buy?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Numbers on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:07:37 PM
His smile when he finally got the ball in his hands at the end after his save.  O0
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:08:30 PM
Very confident on Crosses. Don't think I've ever seen that from our Keepers.

Darlow tried to be, but he came for too much he could never get to.

Shay was a fantastic keeper but his lack of height counted against him in the air. Dubravka must be about 4-5 inches taller than him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:20:11 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:20:40 PM
We should send him a card imo
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: summerof69 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:22:00 PM
Very good. Consistency is key though
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:24:01 PM
Is it a loan with option to buy?

It is.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:27:04 PM
We should send him a card imo
And some flowers for his missus, I understand that’s pretty classy
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Willow on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:28:27 PM
BBC gave him motm :)

(https://i.imgur.com/ICvUz2w.png)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Menace on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:30:02 PM
Look at Lascelles looking in awe. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:30:09 PM
Hopefully he can continue. What a difference a proper damn keeper can make! If only Rafa had got it his way during the summer..
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BlackandWhite on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:31:52 PM
aye if that is Darlow or Elliot in goal today it’d have been a draw at best.

Good goalkeepers are taken for granted but always do make a massive difference.

Really hope he can play this well consistently now.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: bigfella on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:40:02 PM
My word this lad looks the business! Best goalkeeping debut I can remember in my 40 odd years of supporting the toon.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:42:21 PM
Krul v Palermo was special like. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Peppe on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:43:50 PM
We should send him a card imo
And some flowers for his missus, I understand that’s pretty classy

"Thanks for the saves."
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: reefatoon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:43:59 PM
Loved the way he was constantly talking and pointing. You really need your keeper to be vocal like that. Looked so commanding. Well done lad.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:46:43 PM
Loved his first few involvements, first with a good bit of positional play to clear a decent through ball, and second to come a long way and collect a cross at it's highest point in the box with absolutely calmness and confidence. Invaluable really. And that's not to mention the simply heroic save at the end of the game, he looks a keeper who can literally win you points. Hope he can keep that up and I don't see any reason why we wouldn't end up signing him. He must have loved that atmosphere today like. Love this game when things go so right as they did today.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: bigfella on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:48:25 PM
Krul v Palermo was special like. :lol:

Aye, fair enough, that was a good'un.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:55:02 PM
Lad looks a player. :thup: Was top class today - even my old man said so, and he doesn't give out praise easily!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:57:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/cW9in5p.png)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:58:36 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Beren on Sunday 11 February 2018, 05:59:30 PM

"We'll give you £300,000. Final offer."
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Scoot on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:04:20 PM

"We'll give you £300,000. Final offer."

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:10:55 PM
He sounds like an instant hero, looks like he absolutely revels in it. Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:13:58 PM

Literal 'I can get used to this'. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: chopey on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:14:42 PM
When he first came out before the game he looked very nervous and didnt even make his way to the goal he just stopped with the rest of the players near the center circle but as soon as the game started he looked so cool, could be top quality this lad.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:17:25 PM
Needs a song by the next game.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:17:42 PM
Did he not wait near the centre circle because he knows we have a huddle before the game? Plus we swapped ends after the coin toss
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:18:35 PM
Needs a song by the next game.
And a statue while we’re getting carried away
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:18:42 PM
Needs a song by the next game.

Someone already suggested Kate Bush's "Babooshka", run with that.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:19:09 PM
Needs a song by the next game.

Someone already suggested Kate Bush's "Babooshka", run with that.

It was me  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:20:00 PM
Needs a song by the next game.
And a statue while we’re getting carried away

Just the one? Deserves 4 I reckon, one at each side of the ground.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 1964 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:21:05 PM
Needs a song by the next game.
And a statue while we’re getting carried away

Just the one? Deserves 4 I reckon, one at each side of the ground.
And a testimonial
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dr. TC on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:24:57 PM
Needs a song by the next game.
And a statue while we’re getting carried away

Just the one? Deserves 4 I reckon, one at each side of the ground.
And a testimonial

(http://4c2lgc59e181vuma1n9bmo1c-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/assets/Shola-Ameobi-Bike-Apple-NUFC.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:26:47 PM
Dub be good to me
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:29:07 PM
Dub! Dub dub da dub da dub! That's the way, you gotta go, put your hands in the air and save the ball!  :lol:

https://youtu.be/MbTpzFRN5TQ (https://youtu.be/MbTpzFRN5TQ)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:36:08 PM
I know “being tall” isn’t the be-all, end-all of what constitutes good goalkeeping, but he has at least a few inches on Elliot and even more then so on Darlow and that’s gotta count for something.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:36:31 PM

Literal 'I can get used to this'. :lol:

:aww:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:44:44 PM
We've got Martin Dubravka
This boy's gonna be a star
Number 1 from Slovakia
And baby I love you...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sempuki on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:48:21 PM
Got a 10 from Mr Ryder. Don't disagree.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 11 February 2018, 06:49:48 PM
I know “being tall” isn’t the be-all, end-all of what constitutes good goalkeeping, but he has at least a few inches on Elliot and even more then so on Darlow and that’s gotta count for something.
Apparently, he’s 1.87m. 2cm taller than Darlow and 3cm shorter than Elliot.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:00:56 PM
I know “being tall” isn’t the be-all, end-all of what constitutes good goalkeeping, but he has at least a few inches on Elliot and even more then so on Darlow and that’s gotta count for something.
Apparently, he’s 1.87m. 2cm taller than Darlow and 3cm shorter than Elliot.
Can only assume they were measuring Elliot's height when he was lying down.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:09:56 PM
Aye, I'm surprised Blob is taller than Dubravka if that's true
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:12:26 PM
nufc site has both Elliot and Darlow at 190. Transfermarkt has Dubravka at 191
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sima on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:12:37 PM
Got a 10 from Mr Ryder. Don't disagree.

I miss the days on Alan Oliver giving Laurent Robert a 4 tbh.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ujpest doza on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:20:18 PM
Brilliant, gives the back 4 confidence as well having such a good keeper behind them.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Sunday 11 February 2018, 07:41:28 PM
No way is he 1.87, has to be taller
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 11 February 2018, 08:01:19 PM
Thought he had an excellent game, though I must say that apart from the save in the first half most of what he did is what you would expect a goalkeeper at this level to do.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 11 February 2018, 08:03:19 PM
Thought he had an excellent game, though I must say that apart from the save in the first half most of what he did is what you would expect a goalkeeper at this level to do.

Exactly the point people are making? We look like we have a Premier League keeper based on today. Darlow & Elliot are nowhere near this level.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 11 February 2018, 08:47:21 PM
What a difference having a proper keeper makes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BlackandWhite on Sunday 11 February 2018, 08:53:03 PM
Same height as Elliot apparently.

Must be just the fact that he looks more physically fit (by miles) that makes him looks the stronger, taller presence.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 11 February 2018, 08:56:10 PM
Darlow's not really fat though and Dubravka looks taller than him too.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:02:07 PM
What a difference having a proper keeper makes.
Competent
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Scotty66 on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:02:32 PM
Don't think he did a single thing wrong,excellent debut.

His kicking was class,nailed it straight to the player which is crucial for a counter.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sempuki on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:17:03 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/stevewraith/status/962796216902914049

Is that true? I thought he moved there relatively recently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:19:52 PM
Unsurprisingly he's talking s****.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:20:34 PM
Love the catch seconds after the first Martial save
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: shakey jake on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:22:20 PM
What a f***ing find this guy is, is he Slovakia’s number 1?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:22:21 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Benwell Lad on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:31:03 PM
Respect to the Czech league but how can someone come from there and look so good against a top PL side with most people not even knowing who he is ?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:32:20 PM
Love how quick he was off the line. Means we can push our defensive line up a bit higher
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:34:06 PM
Respect to the Czech league but how can someone come from there and look so good against a top PL side with most people not even knowing who he is ?

It was just one game tbf.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:38:07 PM
The most refreshing thing to see was him organising the defence for 90 minutes.

Didn’t shut his mouth once, telling players where to go and where the danger was. Unsurprising we defended so well with him in the nets.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Benwell Lad on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:39:59 PM
Respect to the Czech league but how can someone come from there and look so good against a top PL side with most people not even knowing who he is ?

It was just one game tbf.

Really? That makes it even better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ponsaelius on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:44:26 PM
Not that I can remember it but apparently he had good games against England and Scotland last year.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: cubaricho on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:45:25 PM
Respect to the Czech league but how can someone come from there and look so good against a top PL side with most people not even knowing who he is ?

I think it's probably the easiest position to go unnoticed in, tbf. You're not out on the pitch showing off skill and flair regularly like a winger should be doing for example. And the basics are still the same across all leagues when it comes to goalkeeping as well, you're not a center mid jumping from the Czech league into a match against a top PL side who would be just burning by you.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:48:24 PM
16th top trend on Twitter UK.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gdm on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:54:43 PM
Not that I can remember it but apparently he had good games against England and Scotland last year.

He was outstanding against Scotland
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Sunday 11 February 2018, 09:56:48 PM
Aye, I'm surprised Blob is taller than Dubravka if that's true

He looks quite tall tbh, problem is he's not in a professional footballer shape to say the least.

Something that doesn't seem an issue with Dubravka.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gdm on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:00:02 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:00:44 PM
Why is it so hard to nail down exactly how tall footballers are? :lol: not really an issue in any other sport.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:02:18 PM
Not that I can remember it but apparently he had good games against England and Scotland last year.

He was outstanding against Scotland

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41423559
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:02:55 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare

:lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:04:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-OLBx_gNd8
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:05:20 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:06:20 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare


Surely it just means this Dan coached him ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gdm on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:06:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-OLBx_gNd8

That save at 1:27
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:07:32 PM
Hope he can convince Hamsik to join in the summer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gdm on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:08:54 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare


Surely it just means this Dan coached him ffs. :lol:

Also dunno who Denis Martin is but the kiss seems inappropriate from Wraith :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:10:18 PM
Imagine putting a kiss at the end of your message, to a guy no less.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:11:57 PM
That save at 1:27

Banks from Pele. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:18:30 PM
Surprised there was no "tb" before the x, tbh.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:27:43 PM
His save at the end, man. Wow.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wullie on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:28:09 PM
He's doubled down on it even after being told the bloke's Slovakian. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: chopey on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:28:38 PM
His save at the end, man. Wow.

Didnt realise at the match how good it was
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Benwell Lad on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:31:22 PM
Respect to the Czech league but how can someone come from there and look so good against a top PL side with most people not even knowing who he is ?

I think it's probably the easiest position to go unnoticed in, tbf. You're not out on the pitch showing off skill and flair regularly like a winger should be doing for example. And the basics are still the same across all leagues when it comes to goalkeeping as well, you're not a center mid jumping from the Czech league into a match against a top PL side who would be just burning by you.

 :thup:  Spot on. He just looked so comfortable in what was probably a big step up for him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: madras on Sunday 11 February 2018, 10:31:35 PM
Not like Steve Wraith to spout bullshit  :rolleyes:

He has since tweeted to clarify (back track) and say Pav trained him for Czech National team not Prague, problem is he’s Slovakian :lol:

Wraith has had a nightmare


Surely it just means this Dan coached him ffs. :lol:

Also dunno who Denis Martin is but the kiss seems inappropriate from Wraith :lol:
Sure we had a Dennis Martin as a player late 70's signed from Crarlisle but an NUFC fan.

Anyhoo....great debut, seemed to grow massively in confidence after blocking the one on one in the first half.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Sunday 11 February 2018, 11:09:34 PM
At last, a decent goalkeeper!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: SEMTEX on Sunday 11 February 2018, 11:11:58 PM
:lol: he did well.

Darlow has done well on occasion. Hopefully he's the next Buffon, but imma keep calm on this one.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 11 February 2018, 11:12:54 PM
Best debut I've seen since Sissoko's.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: George Bailey on Sunday 11 February 2018, 11:27:15 PM
(Let's hope he doesn't go the same way then.)
Thought we really had a player in Sissoko after that debut.

Lad did excellent today and seems thrilled to be here!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 12 February 2018, 12:24:03 AM
:lol: he did well.

Darlow has done well on occasion. Hopefully he's the next Buffon, but imma keep calm on this one.

I completely agree it's best to not get carried away. However, neither Darlow or Elliot have given that much of a composed and all round goalkeeping display this season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: louistoon on Monday 12 February 2018, 12:27:34 AM
:lol: he did well.

Darlow has done well on occasion. Hopefully he's the next Buffon, but imma keep calm on this one.

I completely agree it's best to not get carried away. However, neither Darlow or Elliot have given that much of a composed and all round goalkeeping display this season.

The thing that really impressed me was early in the game when he came for that cross. We haven't had a goalkeeper with that presence for so long i forgot they were allowed to do that.  :lol:

Makes me think he'll do well, his mentality is to command the box. We don't let opponents have too many shots so I'm more bothered about someone whose going to throw his weight around rather than pull of blinding saves every week
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Monday 12 February 2018, 12:30:35 AM
:lol: he did well.

Darlow has done well on occasion. Hopefully he's the next Buffon, but imma keep calm on this one.

I completely agree it's best to not get carried away. However, neither Darlow or Elliot have given that much of a composed and all round goalkeeping display this season.

This is it, for me. He wasn't flying around making loads of mega saves and whatnot, something that can't be replicated every week. He simply went about things in a calm and professional way. He made a couple of really decent stops too, of course, but it was mainly his positioning, collection and distribution that made me excited.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 12 February 2018, 12:35:58 AM
Aye it's the assurance when coming out for the one-on-ones and the handling of crosses which really gives you the hope. The vast majority of goalies can pull off a decent save or two; his performance was just excellent all-round today. It was all sensible, well-executed stuff, too; he looked a bit mad on the Youtube vids.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nufcjb on Monday 12 February 2018, 04:03:19 AM
That first shot he saved, I think from Linggard. Would have been a goal if it was Blob trying to get down that quickly to dive
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:38:30 AM
He's a keeper, this one. :coat:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:41:03 AM
To think we're potentially going to sell Matz Sels for more than we're going to sign this guy for :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:41:21 AM
I bet he feels great this morning. And deservedly so. Welcome to Newcastle, Martin. Sometimes, just every now and again, it’s a special place to be. :clap:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:46:39 AM
To think we're potentially going to sell Matz Sels for more than we're going to sign this guy for [emoji38]
Are we?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: SteveMc on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:49:51 AM
Potentially
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:57:23 AM
The fact that it's even a possibility is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pons Alias on Monday 12 February 2018, 08:58:55 AM
Best debut I've seen since Sissoko's.

Dragged back down to Earth there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 12 February 2018, 09:12:03 AM
Some debut from the boy. Looks a find based on that.

One dodgy moment on that disallowed goal mind, he'd been coming for everything but shat the bed there for some reason.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Monday 12 February 2018, 10:30:50 AM
Sure I read somewhere that he was suspect in big matches.

No worries, chuck him in as we aim to end an interminable poor home stretch against Man Yoo.

Rafa is clearly a Jedi Master.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mbemba Youre A Womble on Monday 12 February 2018, 12:56:48 PM
Snip
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Monday 12 February 2018, 01:00:22 PM
Unfortunately you're going to have to remove that mate.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pons Alias on Monday 12 February 2018, 01:31:49 PM
Did I miss the porn?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 13 February 2018, 09:18:26 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Tuesday 13 February 2018, 09:22:42 PM
 :lol: good on him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 13 February 2018, 09:45:24 PM
Didn't know we had the option at that price, good stuff
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:02:01 AM
Why does he have a ? in his twitter bio?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kasper on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:08:26 AM
Why does he have a ? in his twitter bio?

Because he's not very professional.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:11:23 AM
Painted over the Sparta Prague badge on his gloves. Wonder if he'll have new gloves for the next game.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV2PzChX4AEPjbK.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:13:15 AM
:lol: Weird, must be lucky ones.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:14:15 AM
Ashley's promised him a new pair. When the next round of TV money clears.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: steve_69 on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:18:59 AM
Ashley's promised him a new pair. When the next round of TV money clears.

Sondico ones - 75% off
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:22:41 AM
He'll probably get a pair of Sports Direct stickers. /Love, Mike
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:32:48 AM
Painted over the Sparta Prague badge on his gloves. Wonder if he'll have new gloves for the next game.

Spoiler
[close]
:lol: Noticed that during the game but thought it was some brand that for some reason wasnt allowed to be seen. class
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 12:59:04 PM
Lovely keeper gloves them like, bless him for thinking he needed to scribble the Prague badge out though  :lol: I'm sure nobody would have minded with him putting in a performance like that.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BONTEMPI on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 01:16:29 PM
Needs to keep those gloves always. Even when his fingers are poking out the end like a hobo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 01:39:23 PM
The thread title with the 'a' separate from the rest  :lol: :lol: :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 01:59:18 PM
The thread title with the 'a' separate from the rest  :lol: :lol: :thup:

What's the joke?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 02:04:23 PM
The thread title with the 'a' separate from the rest  :lol: :lol: :thup:

What's the joke?

(http://i64.tinypic.com/t8p2mr.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 02:12:34 PM
:lol: Of course.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:03:02 PM
Didn't realise he's only the 12th keeper to represent us in the PL
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:04:33 PM
Didn't realise he's only the 12th keeper to represent us in the PL

Sounds a low number but when you factor in Given, Harper & Krul it makes sense.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:27:36 PM
Painted over the Sparta Prague badge on his gloves. Wonder if he'll have new gloves for the next game.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV2PzChX4AEPjbK.jpg:large)

He did the same at Palace, with a different pair of gloves.

(https://res.cloudinary.com/jpress/image/fetch/w_700,f_auto,ar_3:2,q_auto:low,c_fill/https://www.shieldsgazette.com/webimage/1.9007755.1518089722!/image/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: gdm on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:27:40 PM
Krul, Given, Harper, Srnicek, Perez, Hooper, Elliott, Darlow, Dubravka, Hislop

Who’s the 2 I’m missing?

Edit Alnwick. Only 1 I can’t get
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:28:47 PM
Alnwick and Karelse
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:30:01 PM
Perez didn't play for us in the PL. The other one is Tommy Wright
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: gdm on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:33:14 PM
Perez didn't play for us in the PL. The other one is Tommy Wright

Ah good knowledge
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:34:47 PM
God, Alnwick was s***. Would struggle to catch a cold.

(I appreciate this was in the dark days of licky lips and that fat waster Woodman, however.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:35:03 PM
Perez didn't play for us in the PL. The other one is Tommy Wright

Ah good knowledge

Stole it off .com :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: gdm on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:39:55 PM
Perez didn't play for us in the PL. The other one is Tommy Wright

Ah good knowledge

Stole it off .com :lol:

Haha :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 07:46:36 PM
Kid?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 08:01:30 PM
Other than Given it's not much of a list like.  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 08:06:34 PM
In terms of a song for this lad (as it's clear he needs one), Babooshka might be a bit hard for the majority to catch on to, so what about re-using the Debuchy song with Dubravka in place?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Stifleaay on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 08:43:02 PM
Krul, Given, Harper, Srnicek, Perez, Hooper, Elliott, Darlow, Dubravka, Hislop

Who’s the 2 I’m missing?

Edit Alnwick. Only 1 I can’t get
What about Caig, didn't he get a game for us once?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 08:43:47 PM
No.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:47:01 PM
Someone mentioned Karelse too. He played and was utter s****. We have had some real crap keepers either side of Given and Harper
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:56:07 PM
Harper wasn't a great GK tbh.  Solid but that's it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:57:39 PM
At that time though we were pretty blessed with keepers with those two and Krul coming through.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 09:59:07 PM
I think people are forgetting Jose Enrique who went on to become a great goalkeeper for Liverpool.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: The Bard of Byker on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:41:00 PM
In terms of a song for this lad (as it's clear he needs one), Babooshka might be a bit hard for the majority to catch on to, so what about re-using the Debuchy song with Dubravka in place?

It's got to be Agadoo, like...

Duuu brav ka ka ka
Keeps the ball out of the net
Duuu brav ka ka ka
Has he got some new gloves yet?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: The Bard of Byker on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:43:54 PM
Duuu brav ka ka ka
Keeps the ball out of the goal
Duuu brav ka ka ka
Denies Blob and Karl a role
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 14 February 2018, 11:07:26 PM
In terms of a song for this lad (as it's clear he needs one), Babooshka might be a bit hard for the majority to catch on to, so what about re-using the Debuchy song with Dubravka in place?

It's got to be Agadoo, like...

Duuu brav ka ka ka
Keeps the ball out of the net
Duuu brav ka ka ka
Has he got some new gloves yet?

 :lol:

I like it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sugoinufc on Friday 16 February 2018, 12:05:17 PM
 How highly is Woodman rated...?

Ok - good - special - worldclass?

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sugoinufc on Friday 16 February 2018, 12:06:19 PM
btw - Blob has played his last game for us...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 16 February 2018, 12:19:20 PM
In terms of a song for this lad (as it's clear he needs one), Babooshka might be a bit hard for the majority to catch on to, so what about re-using the Debuchy song with Dubravka in place?

It's got to be Agadoo, like...

Duuu brav ka ka ka
Keeps the ball out of the net
Duuu brav ka ka ka
Has he got some new gloves yet?
Sorta reminds me of the end of the Colo song "I want curly hair toooooo"
Martin Dubravka fits Oh Coloccini too
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 1964 on Friday 16 February 2018, 02:23:35 PM
I want massive lugs too..............
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: yplasterer on Friday 16 February 2018, 05:05:56 PM
How highly is Woodman rated...?

Ok - good - special - worldclass?



Didn't look out of place as Kilmarnock number one at the back end of last season. He's looked alreet in his two games for Aberdeen so far, although not as good as the usual 'keeper he's covering (Joe Lewis, ex-Peterborough & Cardiff) and his kicking has been a bit nervy.

It's always difficult to tell given the standard of the league/inexperience, but I remember Krul looking more impressive when he was on loan at Falkirk as a kid. Until he dislocated his shoulder against Aberdeen.

The important thing is we tied an onion to our belt, which was the style at the time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Friday 16 February 2018, 06:18:20 PM
Oh My Du Brav Ka, you are the love of my life
Oh My Du Brav Ka, I'd let you shag my wife
I want massive lugs toooooo....

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 16 February 2018, 06:27:56 PM
To the Lovenkrands song.

Martin Dubravka
Martin Dubravka
Number 1 keeper
From Slovakia
Martin Dubravka
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: loki679 on Saturday 17 February 2018, 07:01:45 AM
Kind of fits with 'take on me'

Duuuuubraaaaavkaaaaaa, du brav ka, Duuuuubraaaaavkaaaaaa, du brav ka, Duuuuubraaaaavkaaaaaa, Duuuuubraaaaavkaaaaaa

Thousands of p*ssed Geordies trying to hit that high note would be lulz. Scousers would be alright with it, like.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 17 February 2018, 07:16:17 AM
Notts Forest fans used to sing 'You'll nev-er, beat, Des Walk-er'. Dubravka would fit in just as well.

Not original, but with the virtue of simplicity.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: NEEJ on Saturday 17 February 2018, 10:12:14 AM
Martin Dubravka, will never be defeated. Repeat for infinity.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Sho'Time on Saturday 17 February 2018, 10:13:41 AM
To the Lovenkrands song.

Martin Dubravka
Martin Dubravka
Number 1 keeper
From Slovakia
Martin Dubravka

Quite like that actually.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 1964 on Saturday 17 February 2018, 10:35:32 AM
Notts Forest fans used to sing 'You'll nev-er, beat, Des Walk-er'. Dubravka would fit in just as well.

Not original, but with the virtue of simplicity.
But also the blight of inevitability. Will look a bit daft when they score
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Cronky on Saturday 17 February 2018, 02:09:43 PM
Notts Forest fans used to sing 'You'll nev-er, beat, Des Walk-er'. Dubravka would fit in just as well.

Not original, but with the virtue of simplicity.
But also the blight of inevitability. Will look a bit daft when they score

what about - 'you'll seldom beat Dubravka'?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Saturday 17 February 2018, 02:27:54 PM
To the Lovenkrands song.

Martin Dubravka
Martin Dubravka
Number 1 keeper
From Slovakia
Martin Dubravka

Quite like that actually.

I cant seem to get it to fit properly.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: YankeeToon on Saturday 17 February 2018, 02:48:28 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 17 February 2018, 02:53:22 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by: Disco on Saturday 17 February 2018, 03:06:21 PM
Like that. Still think Drowning Pool Bodies is the way to go though.
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Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 17 February 2018, 03:07:12 PM
Like that. Still think Drowning Pool Bodies is the way to go though.

You love that song.
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Post by: Si on Saturday 17 February 2018, 03:14:48 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

 [emoji38] [emoji38] [emoji38]
Yes!
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Post by: La Parka on Saturday 17 February 2018, 04:52:23 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

Yes
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Post by: Collage on Saturday 17 February 2018, 04:53:40 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

Winner
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Post by: ZeRoE on Saturday 17 February 2018, 05:01:44 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3q8Od5qJio
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Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 17 February 2018, 06:00:31 PM
I'd love to hear more chants coming from metal songs, like. Not sure how you'd replace the riff before going back to the chant with Du Hast though. [emoji38]

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Post by: Klaus on Saturday 17 February 2018, 11:04:59 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

:thup: incredible
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Post by: themanupstairs on Sunday 18 February 2018, 01:37:31 AM
Have to be doing the main guitar part though!
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Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 18 February 2018, 09:56:32 AM
I'd love to hear more chants coming from metal songs, like. Not sure how you'd replace the riff before going back to the chant with Du Hast though. [emoji38]



Train the strawberry corner, Thursday night classes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7AblTjKTHk

0:27-0:40
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Post by: joeyt on Saturday 24 February 2018, 10:22:28 AM
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Martin Dubravka is a reluctant goalkeeper but the early indications are that Rafael Benítez’s loan signing from Sparta Prague could prove a key component in Newcastle’s struggle to stay in the Premier League.

“I like to play as a right‑winger,” said the Slovakia international whose stunning display in his debut at home against Manchester United helped to consign them to a 1-0 defeat. “Sometimes I play outfield in training and the coaches say: ‘Why are you a goalkeeper, maybe you could change to being a midfielder?’ But it’s too late – my father and grandfathers were keepers and I’m tall.”

Dubravka’s outstanding footwork represents a big reason why Benítez has transplanted this quintessential sweeper-keeper to Tyneside. “In modern football the keeper’s almost like a libero. You need to play with the ball, not just kick it long,” the 29-year-old said as he prepared for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth. “When I get possession the manager wants me to try to play football.”

After a combination of fancy footwork and some stunning saves – including one with his left foot to divert an Anthony Martial shot – had seen off Manchester United, Benítez was suitably delighted. “He told me I should buy a lottery ticket and I’d win,” Dubravka said. “He spoke to me a lot before the game to help me. He knew it was a big debut. We knew nobody believed we could take three points but I said to everyone: ‘You can always beat the best teams if you fight for each other.’ That’s why we won.”

It was a confident statement from a newcomer but, after a decade largely spent under the radar in Slovakia, Denmark and the Czech Republic, Dubravka is determined to seize the moment. “This has completely changed my life. Suddenly there are new possibilities. Everyone around this city has the feeling for football.”

Benítez has an option to sign him for around £5m in the summer. “I hope I’ll stay,” Dubravka said. “It’s amazing here. Everybody in Slovakia knows about Newcastle; it’s a big name in my country. I know many people talk about the top six in England but, in Slovakia, Newcastle’s one of the most famous clubs. Everyone wants to be a hero of a club like Newcastle but I have to take this step by step. If you think things are going to go well, then they won’t.”

Nonetheless Benítez does not need a shrinking violet during a critical period when Islam Slimani, his loanee striker from Leicester, will miss at least three more games with a thigh injury. “He wants me to be loud and to talk to people, to help them and be confident on crosses,” Dubravka said. “I don’t want to look like I’m arrogant, just like I have enough confidence to help the guys. If I can see a striker three metres behind my defender, I’ll tell him. We need to know we’re all equal on the pitch. I don’t care if someone’s been here for five years, we have to fight together for the points.”

Dubravka’s confidence is laced with both a certain humility and something approaching a sense of wonder. “Petr Cech’s a hero. I had his picture on my locker door but we’re now in the Premier League together. It’s a big step in my life. When we play Arsenal in April we’ll be against each other.”

He also had immense admiration for the former Newcastle and Czech Republic keeper Pavel Srnicek, who died in December 2015 aged 47. “Pavel gave me a trophy 10 years ago for best goalkeeper and told me very nice things like: ‘Just work hard and one day you’ll play in the best league in the world.’ After that Pavel sent me a few positive messages. He was amazing to me.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/23/martin-dubravka-goalkeeper-newcastle-bournemouth
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 24 February 2018, 11:02:41 AM
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Martin Dubravka is a reluctant goalkeeper but the early indications are that Rafael Benítez’s loan signing from Sparta Prague could prove a key component in Newcastle’s struggle to stay in the Premier League.

“I like to play as a right‑winger,” said the Slovakia international whose stunning display in his debut at home against Manchester United helped to consign them to a 1-0 defeat. “Sometimes I play outfield in training and the coaches say: ‘Why are you a goalkeeper, maybe you could change to being a midfielder?’ But it’s too late – my father and grandfathers were keepers and I’m tall.”

Dubravka’s outstanding footwork represents a big reason why Benítez has transplanted this quintessential sweeper-keeper to Tyneside. “In modern football the keeper’s almost like a libero. You need to play with the ball, not just kick it long,” the 29-year-old said as he prepared for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth. “When I get possession the manager wants me to try to play football.”

After a combination of fancy footwork and some stunning saves – including one with his left foot to divert an Anthony Martial shot – had seen off Manchester United, Benítez was suitably delighted. “He told me I should buy a lottery ticket and I’d win,” Dubravka said. “He spoke to me a lot before the game to help me. He knew it was a big debut. We knew nobody believed we could take three points but I said to everyone: ‘You can always beat the best teams if you fight for each other.’ That’s why we won.”

It was a confident statement from a newcomer but, after a decade largely spent under the radar in Slovakia, Denmark and the Czech Republic, Dubravka is determined to seize the moment. “This has completely changed my life. Suddenly there are new possibilities. Everyone around this city has the feeling for football.”

Benítez has an option to sign him for around £5m in the summer. “I hope I’ll stay,” Dubravka said. “It’s amazing here. Everybody in Slovakia knows about Newcastle; it’s a big name in my country. I know many people talk about the top six in England but, in Slovakia, Newcastle’s one of the most famous clubs. Everyone wants to be a hero of a club like Newcastle but I have to take this step by step. If you think things are going to go well, then they won’t.”

Nonetheless Benítez does not need a shrinking violet during a critical period when Islam Slimani, his loanee striker from Leicester, will miss at least three more games with a thigh injury. “He wants me to be loud and to talk to people, to help them and be confident on crosses,” Dubravka said. “I don’t want to look like I’m arrogant, just like I have enough confidence to help the guys. If I can see a striker three metres behind my defender, I’ll tell him. We need to know we’re all equal on the pitch. I don’t care if someone’s been here for five years, we have to fight together for the points.”

Dubravka’s confidence is laced with both a certain humility and something approaching a sense of wonder. “Petr Cech’s a hero. I had his picture on my locker door but we’re now in the Premier League together. It’s a big step in my life. When we play Arsenal in April we’ll be against each other.”

He also had immense admiration for the former Newcastle and Czech Republic keeper Pavel Srnicek, who died in December 2015 aged 47. “Pavel gave me a trophy 10 years ago for best goalkeeper and told me very nice things like: ‘Just work hard and one day you’ll play in the best league in the world.’ After that Pavel sent me a few positive messages. He was amazing to me.”

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/23/martin-dubravka-goalkeeper-newcastle-bournemouth


Refreshing read. Elliott would probably think Libero was a country.
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Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 24 February 2018, 11:11:31 AM
This guy is my favourite player. :lol:
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Post by: toontenacity on Saturday 24 February 2018, 04:03:27 PM
This guy's composure is already making our defenders look so much more comfortable when in possession
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Post by: LV on Saturday 24 February 2018, 04:40:33 PM
Howey saying he was at fault for their goal. That right?
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Post by: a random player who doesn't even play for us any more on Saturday 24 February 2018, 04:56:55 PM
Howey saying he was at fault for their goal. That right?
No.
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Post by: ujpest doza on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:04:04 PM
Howey saying he was at fault for their goal. That right?
I thought he could have done better for the 1st one mind, ball didn't move or hit anyone either.
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Post by: hoppaz on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:04:13 PM
Howey saying he was at fault for their goal. That right?

Definitely not the first was a worldie moving all over the shop which I doubt no keeper could save and the second was Ake passing the ball to Gosling who just used the pace to pass towards the top corner away from our keeper.
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Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:04:51 PM
Excellent again today. Was really worried when he went down injured so it was good to see him get back up and continue. Feel so assured with him at the back, wonderful signing.
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Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:19:32 PM
Howey saying he was at fault for their goal. That right?
He's saying he took a gamble taking a step to his left, which he's right on tbf

(https://i.imgur.com/SwjDBQu.png)

Image is just after the shot was hit and his weight is going left cause he gambled. Ball goes in the top right (on the pic) which he should have had covered


Had the shot gone left and he saved it we'd all be singing his praises and saying it's an amazing save. Just one of those things I'd say
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Post by: sh74 on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:21:13 PM
He's not De Gea FFS.
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Post by: Amir_9 on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:23:40 PM
Excellent today, can't fault him much.
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Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:29:37 PM
He's not De Gea FFS.
Of course, just highlighting what Howey said. Not a big error for me, is way way down the list of reasons we didnt get 3 pts today..
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Post by: Zero on Saturday 24 February 2018, 05:32:00 PM
Keeper needs to gamble.  He is just unlucky to be in that situation.  People should blame Ritchie instead
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 24 February 2018, 06:05:26 PM
This guy's composure is already making our defenders look so much more comfortable when in possession
Yep
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Post by: hvuge on Saturday 24 February 2018, 10:15:20 PM
It’s not really a gamble. The shot passes above his head. His positioning is right, the shot is just too hard too stop or reflexes to slow to stop. He is a great goalie tho, I want us to tie him up longterm.
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Saturday 24 February 2018, 10:19:58 PM
It’ll have to be before April.
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Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 25 February 2018, 08:41:26 PM
Probably one for the daft questions thread, but it’s about Dubravka:

Where a team has an option to buy, would anything stop another team matching the bid and getting an offer accepted and stealing the player?
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 25 February 2018, 08:45:41 PM
Guessing the transfer would be honoured but nothing stopping them selling straight away?
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Post by: 1964 on Sunday 25 February 2018, 08:53:22 PM
In 2 games he has gone down and stayed down like he was shot. He needs to get that out of his system, neither time was he badly hurt.

Massive upgrade though
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Post by: joeyt on Sunday 25 February 2018, 08:56:45 PM
Didn't he get clattered by one of our players yesterday  hence why he stayed down?

I'd rather he stayed down than carry on if he's hurt.  Breaks up the momentum of the game too. Seems a strange criticism of him
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Post by: 1964 on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:00:26 PM
Aye but not all refs will stop the game
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Post by: joeyt on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:01:59 PM
 Of course they would if our keeper was just lying on the floor with the game going on around them
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Post by: 1964 on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:10:43 PM
You have more faith in our refs than I do
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Post by: Fatwax on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:22:00 PM
One of their players tried to help him up and he was like a rag doll FFS. Hardly did it cynically.
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Post by: Nattfare on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:38:15 PM
In 2 games he has gone down and stayed down like he was shot. He needs to get that out of his system, neither time was he badly hurt.

Massive upgrade though

Shelvey smashed right into his chest right after he had saved that header.
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Post by: 1964 on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:40:21 PM
Really?? Like a rag doll? But carried on and finished the game with no problems.  Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

I said he is a massive upgrade but twice in two games he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying.  Just to reiterate I think he has been really impressive so far. 
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Post by: wormy on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:45:34 PM
[Really?? Like a rag doll? But carried on and finished the game with no problems.  Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

I said he is a massive upgrade but twice in two games he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying.  Just to reiterate I think he has been really impressive so far. 

Jesus f***ing Christ this kind of argument is starting to make this place intolerable at the moment.
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Post by: Dave on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:50:39 PM
Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

What the f***? :lol: :lol:
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Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 25 February 2018, 09:59:23 PM
Didn't he get clattered by one of our players yesterday  hence why he stayed down?

I'd rather he stayed down than carry on if he's hurt.  Breaks up the momentum of the game too. Seems a strange criticism of him

Aye. Can't remember who it was against (Swansea at St James' maybe?) but Darlow hurt himself in one game earlier in the season and got up and the other team scored within like 30 seconds.  Makes sense to stay down for a GK (this case with Dubravka doesnt even need discussing ffs, he was clearly very badly winded :lol: )
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Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 25 February 2018, 10:06:24 PM
Honestly, what's going on man? If anyone disagrees with my opinion that disagrees with yours, you're oppressing me?
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Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 25 February 2018, 10:08:15 PM
There was a close up on Dubravka after that save and he tried to get up straight away but collapsed into a heap [emoji38]
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Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 25 February 2018, 10:24:38 PM
Bloody soft forrin.
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Post by: QuakesMag on Sunday 25 February 2018, 10:39:16 PM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Pq8Lc6QuKgo/WV29DEmXGBI/AAAAAAAAE2s/Y3SxHVdR6igsH3cX3x_FxFysqXW8_p2oACLcBGAs/s1600/dance%2Bcostume%2Bcharacters.gif) = (https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/time-100-2017-kim-jong-un.jpg?w=720&quality=85)
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Post by: Zero on Sunday 25 February 2018, 11:13:45 PM
Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

What the f***? :lol: :lol:
Hi Kim.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 26 February 2018, 01:07:15 AM
Didn't he get clattered by one of our players yesterday  hence why he stayed down?

I'd rather he stayed down than carry on if he's hurt.  Breaks up the momentum of the game too. Seems a strange criticism of him

Aye. Can't remember who it was against (Swansea at St James' maybe?) but Darlow hurt himself in one game earlier in the season and got up and the other team scored within like 30 seconds.  Makes sense to stay down for a GK (this case with Dubravka doesnt even need discussing ffs, he was clearly very badly winded :lol: )

Other keeper. Elliot at Old Trafford. Manquillo wiped him out and he was clearly limping but said he was fine, two minutes later it was clear he wasn't and they were level
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Post by: Pandamninator on Monday 26 February 2018, 05:39:01 AM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Pq8Lc6QuKgo/WV29DEmXGBI/AAAAAAAAE2s/Y3SxHVdR6igsH3cX3x_FxFysqXW8_p2oACLcBGAs/s1600/dance%2Bcostume%2Bcharacters.gif) = (https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/time-100-2017-kim-jong-un.jpg?w=720&quality=85)

Gif Version of that photo is required to make a more accurate comparison.
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Post by: themanupstairs on Monday 26 February 2018, 06:24:02 AM
Really?? Like a rag doll? But carried on and finished the game with no problems.  Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

I said he is a massive upgrade but twice in two games he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying.  Just to reiterate I think he has been really impressive so far.

An elbow to the head and a knee to the chest will keep anyone down for a bit of time ffs :lol: Do you actually think he waits around for the right contact/moment to go down and stay down?
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Post by: James on Monday 26 February 2018, 07:34:02 AM
You have more faith in our refs than I do

Even so has any goal ever been scored in the history of the Premier League whilst the keeper has been lying on the floor injured?
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 26 February 2018, 08:18:59 AM
Jesus this place is getting like North Korea, anything said that isn’t on message is intolerable.

What the f***? [emoji38] [emoji38]
Hi Kim.
[emoji38]
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Post by: Wilson on Monday 26 February 2018, 10:23:19 AM
he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying. 

He got wiped out by Shelveys knee to the chest :lol: It's not like he's done a Stevie Taylor whilst trying to hide a handball.

I thought he had dived into the post at first.
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Post by: Slim on Monday 26 February 2018, 05:33:34 PM
he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying. 

He got wiped out by Shelveys knee to the chest :lol: It's not like he's done a Stevie Taylor whilst trying to hide a handball.

I thought he had dived into the post at first.

Think was knee to the head and was he not knocked out?
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Post by: sbnufc on Monday 26 February 2018, 08:58:06 PM
he has stayed down while the game went on around him.  He can’t do that every game, that’s all I am saying. 

He got wiped out by Shelveys knee to the chest :lol: It's not like he's done a Stevie Taylor whilst trying to hide a handball.

I thought he had dived into the post at first.

Think was knee to the head and was he not knocked out?
nah he was just winded
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Post by: thenige on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:30:08 PM
Missed a punch, sliced a kick and let one go through his legs.

Quick, better hound him out of the club.  :frantic:
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Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:35:31 PM
Where?
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Post by: Jordan on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:42:39 PM
Not having a good game.
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Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:54:50 PM
He’s doing fine imo, he’s cost us f*** all unless you consider the Salah goal to be a mistake in which case I would strongly disagree.
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Post by: KaKa on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:56:27 PM
Really like him and have confidence in him.

Dealing with tough opposition today that's all.
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Post by: geordie_b on Saturday 3 March 2018, 06:57:31 PM
However he has played today (and ive no problem with it) we look a much calmer solid defensive unit with him there. He is clearly in the mould of keep that Rafa wanted and we finally got his 5th or 6th choice
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 3 March 2018, 07:15:52 PM
He’s doing fine imo, he’s cost us f*** all unless you consider the Salah goal to be a mistake in which case I would strongly disagree.

If it's a mistake, its Dummett and Lascelles both leaving the most dangerous man in the league free.
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 3 March 2018, 07:31:04 PM
Not at fault for either goal, a few iffy moments, but he’s a huge upgrade on our other ‘keepers.
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Post by: Sean on Saturday 10 March 2018, 04:58:19 PM
This guys living up to the highlight reels from before he signed, quality and mental at the same time  :lol:
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Post by: sbnufc on Saturday 10 March 2018, 05:07:11 PM
This guys living up to the highlight reels from before he signed, quality and mental at the same time  :lol:
love how he chucks himself at absolutely everything :lol: Any other GK would be calmly walking past the post with their arms out wide if a shot is clearly going a mile over.  Meanwhile Dubravka is mid flight in a full stretch dive
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Post by: samptime29 on Saturday 10 March 2018, 05:10:02 PM
2 clean sheets from 4. Solid start.
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Post by: Exiled in Texas on Saturday 10 March 2018, 05:22:31 PM
So glad that we didn't panic and sign Joe Hart.  Love how cool and calm this guy is.

Even chuckled at him giggling when he fluffed the throw up field and had to get bailed out by Lejeune
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Post by: Sima on Saturday 10 March 2018, 06:49:42 PM
We must sign him.

I feel way more confident with him in nets.
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 10 March 2018, 06:52:06 PM
Came for and won almost every cross. I was p*ssed off with his kicking out wide right in the first half mind, it went straight to a Saints head every time. Second half he threw the ball out more or passed it out. One minor heart in the mouth moment, but he’s been a big plus for us and I hope we sign him permanently.
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Post by: 1964 on Saturday 10 March 2018, 06:54:00 PM
Best keeper we’ve had in a while
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Post by: HTT on Saturday 10 March 2018, 06:54:54 PM
He looks a mad b****** as well :lol:
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Post by: SuperFlat on Saturday 10 March 2018, 08:32:58 PM
Noticed today just how much he talks to his defenders. Never stopped in the second half. Must be a reassuring presence. Made a huge difference.
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Post by: Disco on Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:06:52 PM
Guess the only thing we've got left to see with this lad is how he recovers when he inevitably hoys one in eventually. Looked the real deal so far. Late bloomer.
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Post by: Dave on Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:08:06 PM
Guess the only thing we've got left to see with this lad is how he recovers when he inevitably hoys one in eventually. Looked the real deal so far.

Wasn't far off doing that today with that aborted throw that went straight into the turf. :lol:
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:40:31 PM
I love him.
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Post by: toontownman on Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:44:09 PM
I love him.

This...swoon.
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Post by: Collage on Saturday 10 March 2018, 09:58:21 PM
Yeah, he’s looked very good so far. Confident, calm, good at claiming crosses, good with his feet, good reflexes.

GOOD
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Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 10 March 2018, 10:04:00 PM
Guess the only thing we've got left to see with this lad is how he recovers when he inevitably hoys one in eventually. Looked the real deal so far.

Wasn't far off doing that today with that aborted throw that went straight into the turf. :lol:

Was going to say, managed to miss how that happened, think my brain had looked where the throw was going and then was like wtf. Bit dodgy hope doesn't repeat  :lol:
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Post by: Pilko on Saturday 10 March 2018, 11:50:05 PM
Decisive as f*** claiming every high ball (apart from one slight rick he got away with) and made the regulation save he had to.

The confidence he gives the back four is invaluable. He's a very good keeper and it's mental he's been fannying around in the Eastern League for so many years.
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Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 March 2018, 12:47:39 AM
How good must Prague's other goalkeeper be to have kept Dubravka out to the point of letting him leave is what I want to know.

Absolutely love the guy  :smitten:
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Post by: LRD on Sunday 11 March 2018, 02:56:44 AM
How good must Prague's other goalkeeper be to have kept Dubravka out to the point of letting him leave is what I want to know.

Absolutely love the guy  :smitten:

He was their regular no. 1, I thought.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: FinnMag on Sunday 11 March 2018, 07:20:04 AM
Imagine if we had Dubravka in squad from day 1. How many more points could we have now, 10-15? Hopefully NUFC has option to buy, quality keeper with right attitude.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Sunday 11 March 2018, 07:35:58 AM
Sign him, no brainer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: morla84 on Sunday 11 March 2018, 07:47:45 AM
Regularly smothered the danger, snap him up
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 11 March 2018, 07:50:53 AM
Thing is, he's probably just an average Premier League level keeper but it's been 4-5 years since we've had a keeper (peak Krul) even at that level, it's like we're being spoiled. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 11 March 2018, 07:53:37 AM
He makes me feel so much more calm when the opposition put balls in the box.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Menace on Sunday 11 March 2018, 08:01:16 AM
Thing is, he's probably just an average Premier League level keeper but it's been 4-5 years since we've had a keeper (peak Krul) even at that level, it's like we're being spoiled. :lol:

Definitely not average.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 11 March 2018, 08:03:50 AM
Average to me is mid-table level. If he turns out top 6-7 standard then fantastic.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 March 2018, 12:33:36 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: abertoon on Sunday 11 March 2018, 01:03:08 PM
How good must Prague's other goalkeeper be to have kept Dubravka out to the point of letting him leave is what I want to know.

Absolutely love the guy  :smitten:

He was their regular no. 1, I thought.
Yup. They had to find a replacement first choice keeper when we went in for him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 11 March 2018, 01:11:03 PM
It's too early to cast a thorough judgement over him but the signs are very promising. He's looked fine/strong in every department so far; shot-stopping, communication, footwork, handling...

You're made to wonder if there's a catch (:pow:) somewhere, given how he capable he looks. He's not a youngster and Liberec and Sparta Prague are hardly unknowns... decent goalies are a commodity in the Premier League so you wonder why no one's snapped him up before now.

But, needless to say; really high hopes for the lad and a permanent signing seems like a no-brainer at the moment.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 11 March 2018, 01:12:31 PM
Also I'd wager that he's a really good goalie because he can hear the shots coming before the striker's even kicked the ball.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 March 2018, 01:15:47 PM
It's too early to cast a thorough judgement over him but the signs are very promising. He's looked fine/strong in every department so far; shot-stopping, communication, footwork, handling...

You're made to wonder if there's a catch (:pow:) somewhere, given how he capable he looks. He's not a youngster and Liberec and Sparta Prague are hardly unknowns... decent goalies are a commodity in the Premier League so you wonder why no one's snapped him up before now.

But, needless to say; really high hopes for the lad and a permanent signing seems like a no-brainer at the moment.

His distribution has also been very good barring his little blunder yesterday which we can forgive  :)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: CPL on Sunday 11 March 2018, 02:28:00 PM
Anyone got a video of his dodgy throw? What's class as an average keeper these days? Obviously De Gea is the top stopper in the league but he seems to have excellent all-round ability to succeed at this level. I love how he orders the defence around and commands his area really well, that's something what stopped Given being world class and joining a bigger team when we started to decline.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Tiresias on Sunday 11 March 2018, 02:33:31 PM
Favourite thing that de gea does that would be infuriating for a worse keeper is how often hedoesn't move and lets shots fly very narrowly wide as if he's much more sure it's off target than anyone else in stadium
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Dave on Sunday 11 March 2018, 02:57:09 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Sunday 11 March 2018, 02:59:50 PM
I've seen nothing about his game that worries me. Given Pickfords fee, he will be a bargain.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Heake on Sunday 11 March 2018, 03:39:54 PM
The only real save of note that he made was when he pushed an effirt wide when our previous incumbents would have more than likely spilled it to the centre forward for a tap in. This guy rocks
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 11 March 2018, 04:20:15 PM
I've seen nothing about his game that worries me. Given Pickfords fee, he will be a bargain.

Granted Pickford is fairly young and looks a real prospect, from what I've seen of the two Dubravka looks more assured and complete as a goalkeeper (albeit it's still early days) where as Pickford has much learning still to do. If we can really sign him for 4 million or so, it's an unbelievable deal.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: George Bailey on Sunday 11 March 2018, 04:43:27 PM
The lads made a cracking start to his spell with us.
Long may it continue.

he seems to be enjoying his stint here.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: TRon on Sunday 11 March 2018, 04:51:38 PM
Thing is, he's probably just an average Premier League level keeper but it's been 4-5 years since we've had a keeper (peak Krul) even at that level, it's like we're being spoiled. :lol:

There's not that many good keepers in the Premier, Arsenal struggled to find a decent one for a long time. Even Liverpool have been making do with mediocre Mignolet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LRD on Sunday 11 March 2018, 05:06:30 PM
Early days but the 4 or 5m it would take to sign him is peanuts in this financial climate. Goalkeepers could also play well into their 30s.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Interpolic on Sunday 11 March 2018, 05:40:20 PM
£1.5m will be our final offer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Sunday 11 March 2018, 05:57:12 PM
His finding is also a reminder of how big a win getting a good player from a smaller league can be. Obviously we need more proven quality too, but I think we could have done with casting the net a bit wider in the past. We've never gone as far east as the Czech republic lately.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HawK on Sunday 11 March 2018, 09:52:50 PM
His finding is also a reminder of how big a win getting a good player from a smaller league can be. Obviously we need more proven quality too, but I think we could have done with casting the net a bit wider in the past. We've never gone as far east as the Czech republic lately.

Well we did get Cisse from that obscure Bundesliga competition in Germany, but yeah we have previously generally only bought off agents that were known to the club and one would assume could hide their fees well judging by the transfer policy we seem to have been following for the past decade or so.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: jimmymag on Sunday 11 March 2018, 10:07:36 PM
We should definitely sign him, but he did look very nervous v Liverpool and his distribution yesterday was average.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: afar on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:34:44 AM
For the fee, it's a no brainer, assuming we stay up. His age is probably something the owner doesn't like, but he's still a good age for a keeper and perfect really for Woodman to understudy for. There may be other options though in the summer, Hart (please god no), Butland (if Stoke drop, others though will surely be in for him and pay way more than our 5 million :), could cause a ripple effect though, making other keepers looking for new homes, and Rena I'm sure will be back on the rumour mill again.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 12 March 2018, 06:57:36 AM
Much rather Dubravka than Reina.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Menace on Monday 12 March 2018, 09:21:23 AM
Sell Darlow, buy Big Dub. Sorted.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Monday 12 March 2018, 09:28:22 AM
We haven't had a keeper that can command his area like this in an absolute lifetime. It's not very Newcastle United.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Monday 12 March 2018, 09:32:48 AM
He hasn’t really been tested yet in terms of shot stopping, but he commands his box fairly well and he’s a talker and organiser which is a huge element of being a ‘keeper. Given the nature of his game in that he wants to come for everything and is quite lively, he is going to drop a clanger every now and again and I accept that because unless you are buying the very best, most ‘keepers will drop a clanger here and there. He is such a big upgrade on what we have. He fills you with confidence when it comes to crosses in the box and when the ball is at his feet. I like what I’ve seen and hope we sign him permanently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Monday 12 March 2018, 10:47:25 AM
Made 1-2 great stops in all 3 matches he's played for us man. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 12 March 2018, 12:13:49 PM
Sell Darlow, buy Big Dub. Sorted.
Not Elliott?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 12 March 2018, 02:08:37 PM
Get more cash for Darlow. Elliot's more likely to be prepared to hang around as 2nd/3rd choice.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Dokko on Monday 12 March 2018, 02:12:04 PM
Sell them both, put Woodman on the bench & make a profit...

GWWA?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Paully on Monday 12 March 2018, 02:58:41 PM
He literally never shuts up!

Very impressed so far and for the fee, he is going to be an absolute bargain!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sadnesstan on Monday 12 March 2018, 03:03:04 PM
He's been absolutely solid so far. Demonstrated by the reaction to his howler on Saturday.

If that had been Darlow in his 4th consecutive game, I think the sky would have fallen in.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:01:49 PM
Made 1-2 great stops in all 3 matches he's played for us man. :lol:

4 matches and little to do in either, I’m not questioning his shot stopping btw, just saying he can’t really be judged on that at the moment, not that anyone is. I’m just talking s**** aren’t I :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:03:28 PM
 He had plenty to do in the Man Utd game
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:04:17 PM
Shot saving I’m talking about.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:06:56 PM
Shot saving I’m talking about.
He made two excellent saves against Man United, the one right at the death, and the one on one with Martial.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ChrisMcQuillan on Monday 12 March 2018, 04:46:15 PM
Apart from Anfield (which I didn't see), the only time he's conceded has been at Bournemouth (and only after he was nearly knocked out by Shelvey, and I'm convinced wasn't moving freely).

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Twinport53 on Monday 12 March 2018, 05:26:07 PM
Shot saving I’m talking about.
He made two excellent saves against Man United, the one right at the death, and the one on one with Martial.

Made a class one against Bournemouth anarl.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Tuesday 13 March 2018, 11:41:01 PM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 07:18:47 AM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.

Correct.

Annoying to think where we'd be if we'd signed an upgrade on a GK and CF last summer like Rafa desperately wanted!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 07:42:11 AM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.

Were you not defending Elliot earlier in the season?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Menace on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 08:03:08 AM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.

Correct.

Annoying to think where we'd be if we'd signed an upgrade on a GK and CF last summer like Rafa desperately wanted!

At least 10 points higher imo
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: jackyboy on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 08:14:24 AM
He brings so much confidence to our defense, constantly marshaling them
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 11:02:21 AM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.

Correct.

Annoying to think where we'd be if we'd signed an upgrade on a GK and CF last summer like Rafa desperately wanted!

At least 10 points higher imo

I honestly agree with this
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 11:24:14 AM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 11:24:57 AM
If we had Darlliot in goal, we’d easily have 3-4 less points than we do now.

Superb signing, sign the f***er up for the nominal fee.

Were you not defending Elliot earlier in the season?

In the sense that Elliot was being blamed for goals that weren’t necessarily his fault and people wrongly assuming Darlow would do any better, aye.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 11:41:59 AM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.

When you think of some of the clangers (Soton (a) Burnley (h) Stoke (h) Leicester (h) to name a few) where we could have picked up points it's actually mental, we could be free from any real danger and have one hell of a platform. Even the takeover might well have happened in Jan.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 01:03:00 PM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.

When you think of some of the clangers (Soton (a) Burnley (h) Stoke (h) Leicester (h) to name a few) where we could have picked up points it's actually mental, we could be free from any real danger and have one hell of a platform. Even the takeover might well have happened in Jan.

It's indicative of the general s***-ness of the teams outside the top sides and just how good of a manager Rafa is with this crop of players.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 01:49:05 PM
Absolutely, to think theoretically with a decent goalkeeper from the start of the season this team could potentially be 7-8th in the league is just unbelievable. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 02:09:45 PM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.

When you think of some of the clangers (Soton (a) Burnley (h) Stoke (h) Leicester (h) to name a few) where we could have picked up points it's actually mental, we could be free from any real danger and have one hell of a platform. Even the takeover might well have happened in Jan.

Darlow dropping the ball at Rooney's feet was a good one. There's one point.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 02:23:38 PM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.

When you think of some of the clangers (Soton (a) Burnley (h) Stoke (h) Leicester (h) to name a few) where we could have picked up points it's actually mental, we could be free from any real danger and have one hell of a platform. Even the takeover might well have happened in Jan.

Darlow dropping the ball at Rooney's feet was a good one. There's one point.
I think we go on and win that game without that mistake. We were by far the better team in that first half, their goal meant that they could just sit back and kill the game off.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Benwell Lad on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 02:38:39 PM
On the basis of the, admittedly, limited amount I've seen of Jordan the rave and this guy since he arrived, he looks the more assured of the two.
Seriously 26M difference in price ???
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 04:04:37 PM
That’d put us on 42, fighting for 7th place and potentially European football.

When you think of some of the clangers (Soton (a) Burnley (h) Stoke (h) Leicester (h) to name a few) where we could have picked up points it's actually mental, we could be free from any real danger and have one hell of a platform. Even the takeover might well have happened in Jan.

Darlow dropping the ball at Rooney's feet was a good one. There's one point.

Darlow saving a header onto the cross bar, then it bounces and he hits it back into our net. Lejeune needlessly fouling Shane Long in the box away from home. Ayoze bubbling an own goal versus Leicester at the death.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 14 March 2018, 07:25:23 PM
Dubravka, Kennedy and a goal scorer in the summer and Lascelles playing every game and we would be comfortably safe by now. I think we would have conceded fewer goals too which is already decent at 40 as it stands right now. But Ashley knows best. Mind all he cares about is staying up, 17th will do...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Sunday 1 April 2018, 10:21:18 AM
3 clean sheets in 5 since he showed up.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 1 April 2018, 10:24:51 AM
He's so sexy. Watch the fat c*** haggle over the price despite already having an agreed fee.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 1 April 2018, 10:27:12 AM
He's class like.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 1 April 2018, 10:35:26 AM
Dubravka, Kennedy and a goal scorer in the summer and Lascelles playing every game and we would be comfortably safe by now. I think we would have conceded fewer goals too which is already decent at 40 as it stands right now. But Ashley knows best. Mind all he cares about is staying up, 17th will do...

Even without Lascelles we'd have been top half Imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: samptime29 on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:14:19 AM
https://www.nufc.co.uk/news/features/martin-dubravka-programme-interview-in-full-1718

Canny read. Not conceded at home yet  :cool:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:35:05 AM
anyone think rafa will make him number one next season then, or he might want a more established name? 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:40:26 AM
anyone think rafa will make him number one next season then, or he might want a more established name?
I don't that Rafa gives a single s*** about names, as long as the keeper does what he wants which I'd imagine Dubravka is doing exceptionally.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:43:58 AM
anyone think rafa will make him number one next season then, or he might want a more established name?
I don't that Rafa gives a single s*** about names, as long as the keeper does what he wants which I'd imagine Dubravka is doing exceptionally.
I'm tempted to agree. Just wondered, I would certainly be looking to spend any money elsewhere and have him number one with Woodman add backup. He's a good age as well Dubravka.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Monday 2 April 2018, 12:41:50 PM
Like how he’s at the edge of the box always shouting and talking to the defenders and team.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: frankpingel on Monday 2 April 2018, 01:10:30 PM
Seems like a really good addition to the group, fitting in with the team spirit ECT. Noticed he posed for photos with a few fans behind the goal after he'd completed his pre match warm up routine, some might say he should be totally focussed on the match ahead at that stage but I liked it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Twinport53 on Monday 2 April 2018, 10:34:13 PM
Rafa signs players like Andriy Voronin, he doesn't give a toss about big names as long as they do the job.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 April 2018, 10:46:14 PM
anyone think rafa will make him number one next season then, or he might want a more established name?
I don't that Rafa gives a single s*** about names, as long as the keeper does what he wants which I'd imagine Dubravka is doing exceptionally.
I'm tempted to agree. Just wondered, I would certainly be looking to spend any money elsewhere and have him number one with Woodman add backup. He's a good age as well Dubravka.

Woodman needs to be playing. You're just killing the lad if he sits on the bench for us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:07:27 PM
anyone think rafa will make him number one next season then, or he might want a more established name?
I don't that Rafa gives a single s*** about names, as long as the keeper does what he wants which I'd imagine Dubravka is doing exceptionally.
I'm tempted to agree. Just wondered, I would certainly be looking to spend any money elsewhere and have him number one with Woodman add backup. He's a good age as well Dubravka.

Woodman needs to be playing. You're just killing the lad if he sits on the bench for us.

Better than sitting on the bench for Aberdeen.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:12:46 PM
Both are equally useless. He needs to be out playing every week.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:15:51 PM
By 22 Pickford had played 121 games spread fairly equally across Conference, League Two, League One and Championship.

Woodman is only a year behind and he's played 35 in League Two and SPL. It's really poor on the club's behalf and risks killing his development years. Another full season next year on the bench anywhere would be disastrous.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:18:52 PM
Both are equally useless. He needs to be out playing every week.

Aye, I completely agree. I just meant that if he’s sitting on the bench anywhere I’d prefer it to be here because we undoubtedly have a better manager than anywhere he’d be.

He should be getting games in that league though, who is their #1? Why did we sanction a move to a club who seemingly already have a #1? Send him wherever, as long as he is going to play.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:21:04 PM
He's been playing every week. Only back on the bench Saturday now Joe Lewis is back.

It's obviously daft that we loaned him out to cover an injured player who would soon return though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:25:32 PM
His senior figure for the U21s in Angus Gunn has been out on loan at Norwich this season. Played every game for them. It's a serious problem that we struggled to get him out on loan somewhere decent to be honest.

Is there a problem with his stature?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Monday 2 April 2018, 11:30:12 PM
His senior figure for the U21s in Angus Gunn has been out on loan at Norwich this season. Played every game for them. It's a serious problem that we struggled to get him out on loan somewhere decent to be honest.

Is there a problem with his stature?

I can only presume because the Dubravka deal was done so late, we were rushing around trying to find somewhere for him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Greg on Tuesday 3 April 2018, 12:49:34 AM
His senior figure for the U21s in Angus Gunn has been out on loan at Norwich this season. Played every game for them. It's a serious problem that we struggled to get him out on loan somewhere decent to be honest.

Is there a problem with his stature?

I can only presume because the Dubravka deal was done so late, we were rushing around trying to find somewhere for him.

Getting 'keepers decent loan deals in January is often difficult as most teams will have an established number one, there will only be a few in the market. Even more difficult last minute on deadline day. Need to get him out on loan at a Championship side (if there is a willing taker) early in the summer transfer window before clubs move on to other targets.

Re Gunn - worth noting at the age Woodman is Gunn had played a grand total of 0 games of professional first team competitive football.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 3 April 2018, 02:12:45 AM
Aye it's a fair point. It just means we really need to get Woodman out on a decent loan next year.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LRD on Tuesday 3 April 2018, 02:22:23 AM
Gunn seems to have ties to Norwich, having come through their academy and his father being a former player and manager. Maybe those are factors in them giving him a good chance.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 3 April 2018, 06:39:11 AM
Both are equally useless. He needs to be out playing every week.

Aye, I completely agree. I just meant that if he’s sitting on the bench anywhere I’d prefer it to be here because we undoubtedly have a better manager than anywhere he’d be.

He should be getting games in that league though, who is their #1? Why did we sanction a move to a club who seemingly already have a #1? Send him wherever, as long as he is going to play.

think that's fair tbh yeah, loan him out then but i'd rather not see darlow or elliot as backup if it could be helped
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Greg on Sunday 8 April 2018, 01:15:35 PM
Thought he mad a mistake for their goal but he still put in a good performance and it makes such a difference to how we play having a 'keeper the defenders can trust. Some great handling on crosses during the two spells when they put is under a little bit of pressure, really makes a difference.

Get him signed up permanently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Figures 1-0 Football on Sunday 8 April 2018, 01:49:57 PM
He absolutely loved having his name sung like. I love him I do.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Sunday 8 April 2018, 01:52:17 PM
Came for like 5 crosses and got them all. Who was he bollocking following a corner? Sorry but shitty stream so couldn’t quite tell.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 8 April 2018, 02:10:58 PM
Thought he mad a mistake for their goal but he still put in a good performance and it makes such a difference to how we play having a 'keeper the defenders can trust. Some great handling on crosses during the two spells when they put is under a little bit of pressure, really makes a difference.

Get him signed up permanently.

What exactly could he have done differently? I was trying to figure out if he could have realistically won that ball if he went for it; however I'm of the line of thought he assumed PD and would be able to handle Okazaki in the air easily.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Greg on Sunday 8 April 2018, 02:30:31 PM
Thought he mad a mistake for their goal but he still put in a good performance and it makes such a difference to how we play having a 'keeper the defenders can trust. Some great handling on crosses during the two spells when they put is under a little bit of pressure, really makes a difference.

Get him signed up permanently.

What exactly could he have done differently? I was trying to figure out if he could have realistically won that ball if he went for it; however I'm of the line of thought he assumed PD and would be able to handle Okazaki in the air easily.

He got caught under the ball, started coming then changed his mind. If he had stayed but in a good position he might pick up Okazaki's header before it reaches Vardy. Like I said he had a great game and came for 5 or 6 crosses brilliantly and has made a massive difference since he arrived.
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Post by: Heron on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:11:00 PM
Their goal was Dubravkas fault. Undoubtedly...and I rate Dubravka
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:16:16 PM
I thought quite a bit of it was Atsu's fault for playing Okazaki onside
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Post by: YNGLEGIONNAIRE on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:16:18 PM
Mark of a good keeper that he made an error of judgement but didn't let it affect the rest of his game. Looks like a cracking find by Rafa
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Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:18:22 PM
Everyone turned and looked at Dummett after it went in like, there's no reality where he should have been beaten in the air by Okazaki. I'm not sure he knew he was there.
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Post by: Jill on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:25:39 PM
Just heard yesterday that my friend met him when he'd just signed. He was lost and needed directions to the training ground, he was panicking about being late so she ended up leading him there in her own car (from Holystone). After they got there he thanked her profusely only for her to reply with ".... So who are you?" :lol: Autographs and pictures for her kids after though. She said he was lovely apart from initially asking her to get into his car to direct him there as she thought he might be a murderer.
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Post by: xLiaaamx on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:25:47 PM
Atsu played him onside needlessly, Dummett lost both the flight of the ball in the air and the man, and Dubravka started to come then ducked out. Blame's probably equal as had any of them fixed their error it doesn't go in.
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Post by: joeyt on Monday 9 April 2018, 07:30:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PU7wkkA.jpg)

I thought it was close at the time, looks like it could have been given offside
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Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 12 April 2018, 09:27:49 AM
Quote
Newcastle hopes safe in hands of Dubravka

Adrian Clarke looks at how on-loan goalkeeper has helped Magpies ease their fears of relegation

The arrival of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on loan from Sparta Prague in January has proved to be an important moment of Newcastle United's season.

Four wins in six matches since the Slovakia international came into the side have taken the Magpies up to 10th place.

Now only two points shy of 40, Rafa Benitez’s men must believe a home win over Arsenal this Sunday would all but secure their Premier League status.

Replacing Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, who had shared goalkeeping duties across the first 26 matches, Dubravka immediately stamped his mark.

He had an impressive debut at home against Manchester United, as Newcastle won 1-0, and has since produced a string of assured displays while keeping two more clean sheets.

Confident and commanding

One of Dubravka’s great strengths is his command of his penalty area.

When crosses are sent into into the box, the 29-year-old is much more confident than his goalkeeping team-mates at claiming the ball.

This was an area that Elliot particularly struggled with. On average he makes half the number of catches, while in 16 starts he failed to claim four crosses that he came out for.

Statistically, Dubravka is in fact the most prolific taker of crosses in the competition. This strong presence and assertiveness has helped relieve pressure at key moments.

(https://i.imgur.com/tQoZuB6.png)

He has not been overworked but, when called upon, Dubravka has made a number of fine reaction saves.

Three stand out. On his debut he sensationally denied Anthony Martial in a one v one, and he has made spectacular stops to thwart Steve Cook and Dejan Lovren from set-pieces.

His speed and decisiveness as a "sweeper keeper" must also have attracted Benitez in recruiting him.

Dubravka’s willingness to come out of his area and clear danger has allowed Newcastle to push forward and play further up the pitch.

Reliable shield

It should also be noted that the Slovak has benefited from consistent team selection. Benitez's back four has been unchanged across the last six PL matches.

Paul Dummett, Florian Lejeune, Jamaal Lascelles and DeAndre Yedlin have formed a solid rearguard that appears to offer their goalkeeper better protection than at any other stage of the season.

Dubravka averages 1.5 saves per appearance, compared with 3.5 for Darlow and 2.8 for Elliot.

Interestingly, neither of the current back-up goalkeepers have made a single appearance in 2017/18 behind the current back four.

Free-scoring Arsenal will certainly not find it easy to break down Newcastle's defence, or beat Dubravka, on Sunday.

https://www.premierleague.com/news/661801
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Post by: Rich on Thursday 12 April 2018, 09:37:28 AM
Big fan of this fella. Pretty amazing find.
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Post by: Varadi on Thursday 12 April 2018, 09:41:35 AM
F365 had him in their top 10 keepers of the season despite only playing 6 games :lol:
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Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 12 April 2018, 09:51:12 AM
Catching is such an underrated thing and we have one of the best in the business - can go on to be a Newcastle legend.
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Post by: Hughesy on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:00:35 AM
It seems weird that a keeper that seems so proficient in pretty much every department managed to get to 29 without a big move or people really noticing him.
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Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:08:20 AM
It seems weird that a keeper that seems so proficient in pretty much every department managed to get to 29 without a big move or people really noticing him.

Sometimes it happens with GK's. Schmeichel was 28/29 before moving to Man U. Navas got his move to Real Madrid when he was 28.
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Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:11:05 AM
We absolutely need to sign him up on a 5 year deal ASAP.
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Post by: Hughesy on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:14:46 AM
It seems weird that a keeper that seems so proficient in pretty much every department managed to get to 29 without a big move or people really noticing him.

Sometimes it happens with GK's. Schmeichel was 28/29 before moving to Man U. Navas got his move to Real Madrid when he was 28.

True, but I'd say Schmeichel was of a slightly different era where knowledge of foreign footballers, even among journalists, wasn't nearly as good as it is now.
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Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:22:39 AM
I think maybe considering most teams only have one space for a top class GK, there is much more of a chance of being overlooked until you're further into your career.

Strikers and attacking talent can be hoovered up because they are much more interchangeable in systems etc.

I think also Dubravka had a bit of a reputation for being a bit fragile mentally.
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Post by: Dave on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:23:53 AM
Catching is such an underrated thing and we have one of the best in the business - can go on to be a Newcastle legend.

Christ. :lol:
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Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 10:52:35 AM
His catching reminds me a little of how Reina commanded his box at Liverpool, might be what rafa spotted in him.
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Post by: Kasper on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:05:55 AM
Just look at how much we've improved as a squad though:

Saves/90:
Elliott 2.8   
Darlow 3.5   
Dubravka 1.5

If I'm not mistaken that 1.5 is the lowest of all keepers.
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Post by: Varadi on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:10:38 AM
Just look at how much we've improved as a squad though:

Saves/90:
Elliott 2.8   
Darlow 3.5   
Dubravka 1.5

If I'm not mistaken that 1.5 is the lowest of all keepers.

Definitely helps having a consistent, solid defence in front of him, but another reason he's facing less shots is because he's so good at coming and claiming crosses - cuts the danger out at source.
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Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:12:38 AM
Just look at how much we've improved as a squad though:

Saves/90:
Elliott 2.8   
Darlow 3.5   
Dubravka 1.5

If I'm not mistaken that 1.5 is the lowest of all keepers.

Definitely helps having a consistent, solid defence in front of him, but another reason he's facing less shots is because he's so good at coming and claiming crosses - cuts the danger out at source.

He's also much quicker and comfortable for coming off his line and sweeping up.
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Post by: Odear on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:28:21 AM
So was a price agreed already for him before the loan deal was done? I would imagine his value has skyrocketed over the last 2 months.
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Post by: 54 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:29:45 AM
So was a price agreed already for him before the loan deal was done? I would imagine his value has skyrocketed over the last 2 months.
Yeah £4 Million :lol:
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Post by: Disco on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:43:18 AM
Still a lot of money to Sparta. Be their 5th biggest sale ever.

Wonder if they've got any other gems we could get in.
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Post by: Odear on Thursday 12 April 2018, 11:57:36 AM
So was a price agreed already for him before the loan deal was done? I would imagine his value has skyrocketed over the last 2 months.
Yeah £4 Million :lol:

That’s outstanding! Little weasels like Jack Colback just being off the wage bill should be more than enough to cover that.
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Post by: samptime29 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 12:08:07 PM
Class loan deal, we have to sign him.

I've been to watch a Sparta Prague game few years ago. Loud fans, cheap beer, it was a cracking night  :lol:
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 01:29:39 PM
it's a no brainer for 4m like, love owt like that me as well he's just come from nowhere (relatively) and seized his chance at the big time
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Post by: Tiresias on Thursday 12 April 2018, 01:58:25 PM
Remember the first time he came to catch a cross, part of me was thinking oh hell here we go and then he just confidently got it, then did it again. Makes such a difference.
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Post by: aussiemag on Thursday 12 April 2018, 02:11:55 PM
He’s no Matz Sels though is he.
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Post by: sleazy on Thursday 12 April 2018, 02:19:28 PM
Class loan deal, we have to sign him.

I've been to watch a Sparta Prague game few years ago. Loud fans, cheap beer, it was a cracking night  :lol:

I did about 10 years ago - their ultras had the poor opposition keepers life.

But aye, cheap as chips it was, even the big ass gun toting security were up for a laugh.
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Post by: afar on Thursday 12 April 2018, 02:26:51 PM
We absolutely need to sign him up on a 5 year deal ASAP.

Totally agree, the one thing though that worries me is that if Ashley is still in charge, he's not the right age even though he's a goalkeeper, he's rarely sanctioned the purchase of any players that has no resale value and he'll think that is the case with Dubravka, he might be right but he would be a hugely important signing if we made it permanent.
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Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 02:45:13 PM
He’s no Matz Sels though is he.

f*** me he's still on our books as well :lol:
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Post by: samptime29 on Thursday 12 April 2018, 02:57:28 PM
Class loan deal, we have to sign him.

I've been to watch a Sparta Prague game few years ago. Loud fans, cheap beer, it was a cracking night  :lol:

I did about 10 years ago - their ultras had the poor opposition keepers life.

But aye, cheap as chips it was, even the big ass gun toting security were up for a laugh.

Police were NOT f***ing around. Some guy was misbehaving and he got twatted quickly and fairly harshly.

Really enjoyed it tho, massive hot dog and a beer was like £3. Loving watching footie abroad.
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Post by: Disco on Friday 13 April 2018, 04:38:30 PM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/13/martin-dubravka-interview-hyperactive-ice-hockey-goalkeeper/?WT.mc_id=tmgliveapp_iosshare_Aqf5KPn7DRrw
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Post by: Twinport53 on Friday 13 April 2018, 04:41:55 PM
Martin Dubravka was hyperactive as a child, a tiny tornado of pent up energy and constant chatter - a small boy who made a lot of noise. Other than his height, not much has changed.

You may not have heard much of Dubravka - that he has been a revelation on Tyneside, that he is yet to concede a goal at St James’ Park and has, without any real credit, been Newcastle United’s best signing of the season.

Dubravka was January’s mystery man, a 6ft 3in Slovakian signed, initially on loan, without fanfare. He had impressed against both England and Scotland in the World Cup qualifying campaign, but still flew in under the radar.

When he signed from Sparta Prague, few understood why Rafa Benitez had made him a priority target. He already had two senior goalkeepers, Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow jostling for places in his first XI, as well as England Under-19 World Cup winner Freddie Woodman waiting behind them.

Indeed, it was Benitez’s obsession with signing another goalkeeper that caused friction with those above him in the summer. Men in suits, without a coaching badge between them, still felt they were justified in questioning his judgement filling one of the team’s most important positions.

Dubravka knows nothing about that six-month power struggle, but he is the reason Benitez has won the argument. Since making his debut in a win over Manchester United, Newcastle have won four, drawn one and lost only once, away to Liverpool, to move well clear of relegation danger.

A jittery defence has been becalmed by his sizeable presence, to the extent that tomorrow's meeting with Arsenal is now blissfully stress-free.

“When I signed in January, I didn’t think for one second that I was joining a club that would be relegated,” said Dubravka, who, along with his partner Lucia, has already fallen in love with the city and is desperate to make his loan move permanent.

“I was joining a club with a huge history and crazy fans, as soon as I got here I knew we would not go down. When you beat Manchester United in your first game, I knew we would do everything we needed to stay up.

“This a club that deserves to be higher, to be in Europe again, but we have to take small steps. We need the manager to stay, he is the boss, he is the most important person. The manager and the owner, they have to work together and get Newcastle back to the level they should be at.

“I’m desperate to stay here, I know that already. The fans, they have been amazing, everywhere we go, they stop and talk. This is a proper football city, I love that, you feel it as soon as you get here.”

At the age of 29, Dubravka is entering his prime as a goalkeeper, but he retains many of the same traits that led to his grandmother, driven to breaking point in a small apartment in Zilina, pushed him into football after a freak accident brought a swift end to his interest in ice hockey.

“I come from a family of goalkeepers,” Dubravka, who once had a poster of his opposite number this weekend, Petr Cech, on his bedroom wall, explained. “My father was a goalkeeper, my grandfather was a goalkeeper also, but I wanted to play in a different position at first. I liked to play football with my feet, but I don’t know, things happen, it was probably my destiny.

“I was really small when I was young, probably the smallest in my class and my mum said: “why do you want to be a goalkeeper?” but things happen for a reason.

“The first person to bring me to football was my grandmother. We were really close, but I was hyper active as a child. I don’t think I stopped talking. I drove her mad one day, bouncing around her apartment, leaping from sofa to sofa. I don’t think she could take anymore.

“I was too active, I had too much energy, it had to be burned off. She said “you need to go and do something outside. It was a small city, she knew some of the coaches and even though I was too young to play with that age group, she insisted.

“I didn’t always listen when I was younger. I might have gone into ice hockey, but when I was five years old, I hurt myself really badly. It was a family BBQ and I was chopping some wood with a machete. My parents were saying, stop that, stop that, you are going to hurt yourself, but…. I put it in my leg. My parents had told me 100 times. It was a bad injury and I still have a big scar.

“If it was a few millimetres higher the doctors said I would have had trouble walking and there would have been no chance of me becoming a goalkeeper. I was unlucky, but lucky at the same time. You know, maybe this was meant to be.

“I probably would never had played football. The thing is, I could not skate for a while, so I played football instead.”

It has not just been Dubravka’s ability as a goalkeeper that has made a difference, it is, according to Benitez “the way he communicates with the defenders” that is so important. Even on his debut against Manchester United, Dubravka was confident and outspoken enough to cajole and guide those in front of him, something he learned from his idol, Cech.

Dubravka speaks English fluently, language skills picked up while playing for Esbjerg in Denmark and the chatter that once drove his grandmother to distraction is now put to better use.

“I don’t think you have to be crazy to be a goalkeeper, I don’t do anything that is not natural for me,” he added. “I’m not aggressive, but I have a lot of energy. I talk a lot, I always try to speak to my defenders, I think that is the way it should be.

“I don’t think they get annoyed… they are glad I say things to them. If I don’t speak to them, they look at me like something is wrong. I guess that is what they expect from me. As I said, I was hyperactive as a child….”

Newcastle will, if Benitez has his way, be extremely active in the transfer market again this summer, but the Spaniard will not be looking for another goalkeeper. That position has already been filled.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Friday 13 April 2018, 04:44:33 PM
"5 years old, chopping some wood with a machete". Ha. in this country 5 year olds can't be trusted with plastic scissors.

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Post by: Menace on Friday 13 April 2018, 07:13:40 PM
Love Big Dub, can't wait till he signs on permanently.
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Post by: Collage on Friday 13 April 2018, 07:53:06 PM
Yeah, can't remember when I last liked a goalkeeper this much.
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Post by: louistoon on Friday 13 April 2018, 07:59:32 PM
"5 years old, chopping some wood with a machete". Ha. in this country 5 year olds can't be trusted with plastic scissors.

Well it didn't exactly end well did it
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Post by: Ian W on Friday 13 April 2018, 11:10:28 PM
We really have some top lads at the moment :thup:
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Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 14 April 2018, 01:51:16 AM
"5 years old, chopping some wood with a machete". Ha. in this country 5 year olds can't be trusted with plastic scissors.

Well it didn't exactly end well did it

How not? He's playing in the prem, for Rafa. Most people would cut off their left nut with a rusted tin can for that.
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Post by: Cronky on Saturday 14 April 2018, 08:49:50 AM
Enjoyed reading the article. It really looks like he has embraced the challenge, and spread confidence through the whole of the team.

I was going to say that his arrival was the stroke of luck we needed, but in Rafa's case, there's the old adage that the harder you work, the luckier you get.
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 15 April 2018, 11:27:56 PM
For all the injuries to Dummett & Lascelles hurt during our poor run, or not having a Premier League quality striker most of the season, even if we'd just had this guy instead of Darlow for the Leicester & Everton games we'd be 8th with those two draws.
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Post by: madras on Sunday 15 April 2018, 11:38:30 PM
So who's old enough to remember Jon Dahl Tomasson ? Remember how he never seemed to recover from that one on one on his debut ? Did the opposite happen for Martin ? The first thing he was really called on to do on his debut was that one on one and he won, grew in stature and the confidence that goes with it.

Hoping this is a sealed deal.
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Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 15 April 2018, 11:50:56 PM
So who's old enough to remember Jon Dahl Tomasson ? Remember how he never seemed to recover from that one on one on his debut ? Did the opposite happen for Martin ? The first thing he was really called on to do on his debut was that one on one and he won, grew in stature and the confidence that goes with it.

Hoping this is a sealed deal.

Most of this forum :lol:
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Post by: Shak on Sunday 15 April 2018, 11:51:06 PM
Tomasson looked class in preseason, he’d have been a cracking partner for Shearer if Shearer hadn’t buckled himself.

I resent the implication that remembering him makes me old though. :lol:
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Post by: Collage on Monday 16 April 2018, 08:59:41 AM
So who's old enough to remember Jon Dahl Tomasson ?

Wtf :lol:
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Post by: jackyboy on Monday 16 April 2018, 09:04:34 AM
Tomasson was a really intelligent player and a perfect No 10. Unfortunately because of Shearers injury he was pushed into playing as a No 9 so we never really saw the best of him
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 16 April 2018, 02:19:51 PM
To be fair, Tomasson was 20 years ago now. If someone in 2009 asked me if I could remember Frank Pingel then I'd know the name but couldn't exactly say I remember seeing him play like.
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Post by: George Bailey on Monday 16 April 2018, 03:03:45 PM
To be fair, Tomasson was 20 years ago now. If someone in 2009 asked me if I could remember Frank Pingel then I'd know the name but couldn't exactly say I remember seeing him play like.
It's for the best and your lucky to have blocked him from your memory. Utter horse s****.

JDT was a cracking wee player who sadly was the wrong fit for the position he was needed to play, would be perfect #10 now for us (if he wasn't 74).
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Post by: wyn davies on Monday 16 April 2018, 05:37:43 PM
Tomasson did well once he left us
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Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 16 April 2018, 05:45:12 PM
So who's old enough to remember Jon Dahl Tomasson ? Remember how he never seemed to recover from that one on one on his debut ? Did the opposite happen for Martin ? The first thing he was really called on to do on his debut was that one on one and he won, grew in stature and the confidence that goes with it.

Hoping this is a sealed deal.

Most of this forum :lol:

You cheeky young scamp, away with you.
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Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 21 April 2018, 01:33:28 PM
Similar to what Arsenal fans do for Ospina on goal-kicks, we should do for Dubravka but more in the style of Vic Reeves on Shooting Stars with Ulrika Jonsson, so "Duuubraaaaavkakakakakaaaaaaa".
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Post by: mickthemagpie on Saturday 21 April 2018, 02:59:31 PM
Similar to what Arsenal fans do for Ospina on goal-kicks, we should do for Dubravka but more in the style of Vic Reeves on Shooting Stars with Ulrika Jonsson, so "Duuubraaaaavkakakakakaaaaaaa".

You had to mention Ulrika man, i need to go somewhere private!
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Post by: James on Saturday 21 April 2018, 03:50:01 PM
Similar to what Arsenal fans do for Ospina on goal-kicks, we should do for Dubravka but more in the style of Vic Reeves on Shooting Stars with Ulrika Jonsson, so "Duuubraaaaavkakakakakaaaaaaa".

You had to mention Ulrika man, i need to go somewhere private!

There is an obvious solution to that - remind yourself that Sven was there!
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Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Friday 11 May 2018, 02:37:46 PM
Surely even Mike Ashley won't block the signing of Martin Dubravka? NUFC have a £4m option and the loan fee was around £1.7m so he'll have cost £5.7m in fees. He's worth a lot more than that now after performing in the Premiership.
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Post by: Stottie on Friday 11 May 2018, 04:28:59 PM
I seem to remember Luque rounding the keeper and hitting the post in his first game. It might be old age though.
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Post by: Dokko on Saturday 12 May 2018, 07:11:52 AM
Deal will already be done, if not then by the end of the month but in typical Ashley regime fashion it'll not be announced till July.
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Post by: sh74 on Saturday 12 May 2018, 09:43:37 AM
Wonder if the deal depends on Rafa staying?
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Post by: Elliottman on Saturday 12 May 2018, 09:46:43 AM
Wonder if the deal depends on Rafa staying?

I very much doubt it.
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Post by: taxfree on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:20:25 PM
Give this man whatever he wants.
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Post by: Sean on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:33:28 PM
He's had such a positive impact on the defence as well as being a massive upgrade between the sticks.

Coincidentally, I can't remember him spooning the ball out of play deep in our half once, he's so good with his feet and calm under pressure. Almost unquantifiable how much pressure we've been relieved of from that. Such a contrast to our other options. 
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Post by: Ian W on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:33:55 PM
Give this man whatever he wants.

Probably a contract to play football will do it.
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Post by: Willow on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:57:16 PM
f***ing awesome.
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Post by: alijmitchell on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:57:58 PM
He is a fantastic keeper like, possibly the best we've had in a while
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Post by: Greg on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:58:00 PM
Get it done Penfold.
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Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 13 May 2018, 04:59:10 PM
He's had such a positive impact on the defence as well as being a massive upgrade between the sticks.

Coincidentally, I can't remember him spooning the ball out of play deep in our half once, he's so good with his feet and calm under pressure. Almost unquantifiable how much pressure we've been relieved of from that. Such a contrast to our other options.

It's such a difference. Shelvey was using him like a sweeper today.
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Post by: Twinport53 on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:00:54 PM
Well the additional prize money for finishing 10th should allow us to atleast sign this guy and half a Kenedy.
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Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:02:18 PM
Best since Given for me. Feel even more confidence in him than I did with Krul at his best those couple of years.
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Post by: Zero on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:02:31 PM
We probably could finish above Burnley if we got him last summer.
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Post by: sempuki on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:04:28 PM
Inspired signing.
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Post by: Varadi on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:11:18 PM
Best since Given for me. Feel even more confidence in him than I did with Krul at his best those couple of years.

Aye. If he maintains this kind of form he's possibly got a better all round game than Shay even.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 13 May 2018, 05:26:30 PM
This guy and Kenedy revolutionised us as a team, like. So good.

Imagine if we'd had them at the start of the season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: number9shirt on Sunday 13 May 2018, 06:02:20 PM
So good he is a serious candidate for player of the season
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Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 13 May 2018, 06:14:56 PM
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Post by: STM on Sunday 13 May 2018, 06:31:45 PM
Get this done ASAP.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Elliottman on Sunday 13 May 2018, 06:34:49 PM
Rafa and his scouting network...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Sunday 13 May 2018, 07:44:48 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: huss9 on Sunday 13 May 2018, 07:47:19 PM
his save from giroud was just so important. 1-1 and they build up a head of steam and we s*** our pants.
instead we go up the other end and finish them off.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: afar on Sunday 13 May 2018, 07:49:32 PM
I can't recall a more simple decision in terms of transfers in the club history, for the fee mentioned it's the no brainer of no brainers, stupid that it's not already done tbh.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Skeletor on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:02:43 PM
That save from Giroud.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Wallsendmag on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:32:47 PM
Had 2 things to do today and done both of them brilliantly.

He's class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:33:34 PM
Sign him up, fully earned a full transfer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: CPL on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:33:46 PM
Barkley should definitely have scored unfortunately we have Dubravka!! Amazing save
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Pons Alias on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:54:27 PM

I note Rafa says in his interview that loan players are going back now. We need this guy....
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Nobody on Sunday 13 May 2018, 08:55:55 PM
That save from Giroud.
That finish from Giroud was f***ing class as well mind.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 13 May 2018, 10:16:57 PM
his save from giroud was just so important. 1-1 and they build up a head of steam and we s*** our pants.
instead we go up the other end and finish them off.
Literally paid for his own transfer fee with that save.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: OCK on Sunday 13 May 2018, 11:14:06 PM
I love the first page of this thread, I'm not going to quote anyone as frankly we all felt the same way - who is this guy..?! What a find and what a way to prove to others you've always had the ability.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 14 May 2018, 12:20:31 AM
Love big Dub, our signing of the season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Monday 14 May 2018, 12:34:19 AM
Been a good four years at least since we’ve had this level of performance at the position.

Just remembered Alnwick :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kanji on Monday 14 May 2018, 01:28:56 AM
That guy :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LRD on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:09:53 AM
How did this guy go under the radar and not play in a big league before us?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: afar on Monday 14 May 2018, 04:15:43 AM
How did this guy go under the radar and not play in a big league before us?

It's a bitof a surprise like, look the qualities you need from a keeper:

Shot Stopping
Command of your area/coming for crosses
Communication
Distribution

He's excelled at every single one of these. At one point in the second half Chelsea had some decent possession, the crowd was a little quiet for a while, and you could clearly hear over the effect mic him bellowing out instructions, he immense and I'm just baffled why it's the end of the season and we've not already signed him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Monday 14 May 2018, 12:50:00 PM
his save from giroud was just so important. 1-1 and they build up a head of steam and we s*** our pants.
instead we go up the other end and finish them off.
Literally paid for his own transfer fee with that save.
Aye, literally.

He's only conceded 2 goals at home which is impressive
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:02:33 PM
his save from giroud was just so important. 1-1 and they build up a head of steam and we s*** our pants.
instead we go up the other end and finish them off.
Literally paid for his own transfer fee with that save.
Aye, literally.

He's only conceded 2 goals at home which is impressive

Great stat. Not like he hasn't been tested either, kept out a point blank effort against Man Utd towards the end of the game. And his two saves yesterday from Barkley & Giroud were top drawer. There'll be more I'm forgetting off the top of my head too.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sugoinufc on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:10:42 PM
That save from Giroud.
That finish from Giroud was f***ing class as well mind.

top class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:12:45 PM
Would definitely sign him for the money. Not sure he's going to be a world beater, but when you look at the glaring flaws of the rest of our army of goalkeepers, it's a no brainer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: SEMTEX on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:13:32 PM
Of course Mike will no doubt have some arbitrary policy about getting rid of 2 keepers, 3 youth players, a janitor and a tea lady before he'll sanction a goalkeeper signing.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:22:26 PM
How did this guy go under the radar and not play in a big league before us?

Maybe he shares agents with Andy Millman.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: nufcjb on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:35:45 PM
remembered when we watched youtube videos of him when he joined, we noted how good he was saving with his legs. That save  from Barkley was superb.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 14 May 2018, 02:49:03 PM
his save from giroud was just so important. 1-1 and they build up a head of steam and we s*** our pants.
instead we go up the other end and finish them off.
Literally paid for his own transfer fee with that save.
Aye, literally.

He's only conceded 2 goals at home which is impressive

Great stat. Not like he hasn't been tested either, kept out a point blank effort against Man Utd towards the end of the game. And his two saves yesterday from Barkley & Giroud were top drawer. There'll be more I'm forgetting off the top of my head too.

The penalty save v Watford (plus he saved the rebound) was canny as well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Tiresias on Monday 14 May 2018, 05:44:53 PM
Seen a few 'signings of the season' articles and no sign of this guy. Obviously Salah deserves best signing awards etc but Rafa went and bought this guy who immediately, into a new league, in his first f***ing game for us turned us from relegation fodder to having one of the best defences in the league. Obviously other factors too, but panic turned to calm at the back.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: taxfree on Monday 14 May 2018, 05:51:56 PM
Would definitely sign him for the money. Not sure he's going to be a world beater, but when you look at the glaring flaws of the rest of our army of goalkeepers, it's a no brainer.

:lol: It's a no brainer because he's been absolute class, more like.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Heron on Monday 14 May 2018, 07:23:42 PM
Think I need to watch that save like 100 times now.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 11:42:02 AM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sempuki on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 11:55:31 AM
Bargain:

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11373467/newcastle-set-to-sign-martin-dubravka-permanently
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 01:29:16 PM
Doubt even Ashley would stop it because he could turn an instant massive profit on him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 01:35:16 PM
Yeah this is a classic Ashley transfer, I'm sure this will go through.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 02:18:24 PM
This will be the bargain of the summer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LV on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 03:35:51 PM
We wouldn’t be spending if Rafa wasn’t looking likely to stay surely.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 03:36:13 PM
Why?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 03:37:20 PM
We wouldn’t be spending if Rafa wasn’t looking likely to stay surely.

Thoughts?

It's agreed upon price through the loan deal for next to nothing.

It means absolutely nothing as it attains to Rafa's future.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 15 May 2018, 06:44:22 PM
Would definitely sign him for the money. Not sure he's going to be a world beater, but when you look at the glaring flaws of the rest of our army of goalkeepers, it's a no brainer.
I'm the same. Seen a few cracks in his overall game as time has gone on but he's streets ahead of the other fools and basically good enough for the level we'll be looking at next season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 08:00:13 AM
I'll be f***ing foaming if we don't sign him especially at that agreed price. Had he been at another club and replicated that form over just one season I'd be happy to see him linked for at least double the price.

I'd also be canny gutted for him as well as us. Seems the right fit of character and ability.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 09:20:57 AM
We need to sign him, we have nobody anywhere near his level right now and probably won't for the money we could get Dub for.

Add on top he's completely bought into the club, the defence already know and trust him, he speaks good English as well so had no major issues adapting, we'd be mental to leave him and look elsewhere.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Rich on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 03:56:37 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 04:33:09 PM
Mike Ashley is on holiday in Barbados at the moment. I wonder if that will slow things down?

It all depends on when the option to buy for £4m expires. I can see NUFC going to the last minute of that option if it saves paying his wages during the Summer down time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Eddy Chibas on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 04:49:32 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.

Go after Barnes. Charnley (whilst out of his depth) just signs the cheques these days imo. Barnes reportedly is MA's deal breaker/delayer/blocker et al.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 04:53:15 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.

Go after Barnes. Charnley (whilst out of his depth) just signs the cheques these days imo. Barnes reportedly is MA's deal breaker/delayer/blocker et al.

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/secondary/alan-barnes-257509.jpg)

U wot m8?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Eddy Chibas on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 05:00:49 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.

Go after Barnes. Charnley (whilst out of his depth) just signs the cheques these days imo. Barnes reportedly is MA's deal breaker/delayer/blocker et al.

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/secondary/alan-barnes-257509.jpg)

U wot m8?

Rafa had no issues (with deals being stonewalled & delayed) during his first transfer window, preceeding Barnes' arrival in Dec '17 (the Jan transfer window, in the Champo). The last three windows have been clusterfucks, which even saw Rafa plead for funds to be released to acquire Murphy's signature.

Surely it's no coincidence :)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Anderson on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 05:04:08 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.

Go after Barnes. Charnley (whilst out of his depth) just signs the cheques these days imo. Barnes reportedly is MA's deal breaker/delayer/blocker et al.

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/secondary/alan-barnes-257509.jpg)

U wot m8?

Rafa had no issues (with deals being stonewalled & delayed) during his first transfer window, preceeding Barnes' arrival in Dec '17 (the Jan transfer window, in the Champo). The last three windows have been clusterfucks, which even saw Rafa plead for funds to be released to acquire Murphy's signature.

Surely it's no coincidence :)

(https://i2-prod.chroniclelive.co.uk/incoming/article8960013.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/JS60346457.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 05:10:20 PM
He’s been brilliant for us and is solid in every aspect of his game. He obviously loves it here and this is his big chance. His reaction to the fans singing his name at the weekend was class, he was clearly blown away by it. I do love a random journeyman/foreigner/meh signing coming in unnoticed and suddenly looking the part and becoming a key player for us. I’d happily settle for a few more like that coming in. Yes we need to spend money and invest good money, but we do t need to spend silly money or much money on every player, there are bargains to be had and players that are underthe radar who just need a chance and to be coached right. Love how he looks across to Rafa sometimes as if to say is it OK to hoof it or just play it out nice and simple. Rafa patting his hands down towards the ground means play it simple, waving them forward means kick it long. That shows me he just wants to do the right thing at all times. It’s a similar pattern with a lot of our players. Man we are f***ed if Rafa leaves like :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Eddy Chibas on Wednesday 16 May 2018, 05:11:10 PM
If he's not a permanent member of the squad by this time tomorrow I'm going to burn Lee Charnley's house to the ground.

Go after Barnes. Charnley (whilst out of his depth) just signs the cheques these days imo. Barnes reportedly is MA's deal breaker/delayer/blocker et al.

(https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/1/590x/secondary/alan-barnes-257509.jpg)

U wot m8?

Rafa had no issues (with deals being stonewalled & delayed) during his first transfer window, preceeding Barnes' arrival in Dec '17 (the Jan transfer window, in the Champo). The last three windows have been clusterfucks, which even saw Rafa plead for funds to be released to acquire Murphy's signature.

Surely it's no coincidence :)

(https://i2-prod.chroniclelive.co.uk/incoming/article8960013.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/JS60346457.jpg)

lol........... I'm not ableist, but nice try.

Edit: and yeah, you can fire a Whoooshhhh my way.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Twinport53 on Saturday 19 May 2018, 04:00:26 PM
Martin Dúbravka | AMAZING Saves & Goalkeeping Skills 2018

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Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 20 May 2018, 05:26:53 PM
Martin Dúbravka | AMAZING Saves & Goalkeeping Skills 2018

Check the forum rules, no pornographic material allowed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 20 May 2018, 05:54:28 PM
This c*** signed yet?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Anderson on Sunday 20 May 2018, 06:06:45 PM
This c*** signed yet?

Barnes is taking the p*ss again going through the fine print of the contract.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/0DwrsBLIIeg/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 20 May 2018, 06:12:52 PM
I could see a scenario where we have to get rid of Sels before we confirm Dubravka. Otherwise we'd have 5 pro keepers on our books which I doubt MA would be happy about
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 09:54:57 AM
This should have been done already.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10:01:49 AM
Might just be waiting for June 8th for window to open.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: healthyaddiction on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10:44:16 AM
Might just be waiting for June 8th for window to open.

I thought the transfer window had already opened? It had to open very early this year due to it closing so much earlier.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Nobody on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10:47:03 AM
Might just be waiting for June 8th for window to open.

I thought the transfer window had already opened? It had to open very early this year due to it closing so much earlier.
Aye, it's already open.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kasper on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 11:40:09 AM
That's for domestic transfers. Any international transfers can't take place until June 8.

Source?

Doesnt every country have their own dates so that June 8th seems weird.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Collage on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 11:46:04 AM
Opens on the 9th of June according to this: https://www.fifatms.com/itms/worldwide-transfer-windows-calendar/ (https://www.fifatms.com/itms/worldwide-transfer-windows-calendar/)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: GideonShandy on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 04:02:51 PM
Opens on the 9th of June according to this: https://www.fifatms.com/itms/worldwide-transfer-windows-calendar/ (https://www.fifatms.com/itms/worldwide-transfer-windows-calendar/)

Good date.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 04:55:30 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transfer_window

Quote
Transfer Window 17 May – 9 August

Premier League clubs in England voted to end the summer window on the Thursday before the start of the season - on August 9 in 2018, instead of August 31. Because FIFA demands the window must be open for 12 weeks, the window will open around May 17, shortly after the final games of the season on May 13. Clubs will be able to sell players until August 31 but not buy replacements after the deadline of August 9.

Although, in England, transfers between clubs in the same league can take place as soon as the last competitive fixtures for the season have been played, many transfers will not be completed until 1 July because many players' contracts expire on 30 June. International transfers into the English leagues (including the Premier League) cannot be made until the window has opened on 17 May.

Transfer window opens Thursday 17th of May.

Player contracts usually expire on the 30th of June.

The World Cup begins on Thursday the 14th of June and runs until Sunday the 15th of July.

12 weeks to get transfer business done with the World Cup taking place in the middle.

Transfer window closes on Thursday 9th of August.

2018/19 Premier League season is due to start on Saturday 11th August.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 05:31:50 PM
Even if it could be done it likely won't, literally nobody is making transfers in f***ing May.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 05:33:14 PM
Even if it could be done it likely won't, literally nobody is making transfers in f***ing May.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 05:39:37 PM
Leicester signed someone for 20odd mil the other day too.

Leon Balogun is a great name for a Nigerian international born in Germany
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 07:36:08 PM
Classic NO bringing up the 1 or 2 isolated cases for no reason whatsoever :lol:

Most people won't do anything in May and nobody should expect otherwise.

Taking everything super literal gets incredibly old.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ikon on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 07:38:04 PM
Classic NO bringing up the 1 or 2 isolated cases for no reason whatsoever :lol:

Most people won't do anything in May and nobody should expect otherwise.

Taking everything super literal gets incredibly old.

True, but people kept saying last summer that there was tons of time on our side all the way to deadline almost :lol: Despite us having the need to do lots of business.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Kasper on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 07:40:07 PM
Well if you would sign anyone in May it would be the loan player who played brilliantly and for whom you've already agreed a fee :lol:

A bargain fee that is...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 07:40:31 PM
Classic NO bringing up the 1 or 2 isolated cases for no reason whatsoever :lol:

Most people won't do anything in May and nobody should expect otherwise.

Taking everything super literal gets incredibly old.

Well don't use the word 'literally' in your posts then I guess :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Unbelievable! on Tuesday 22 May 2018, 08:33:20 PM
:lol:

Even if it could be done it likely won't, literally nobody is making transfers in f***ing May.

Gets proven wrong inside two minutes

Classic NO bringing up the 1 or 2 isolated cases for no reason whatsoever :lol:

Most people won't do anything in May and nobody should expect otherwise.

Taking everything super literal gets incredibly old.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 09:42:09 AM
:lol: Gerld
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Rich on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 09:43:03 AM
I’m a Mole man, but that’s just glorious.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Rich on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 09:43:51 AM
Did we get to the bottom of the transfer window thing? Need to know if I’m allowed to be p*ssed off that Dubravka isn’t signed up yet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 09:48:36 AM
I'm no fan of the #wait craic but it is actually May. I'm sure the club could have had this done by now but at this time of year most football people are on holiday.

If we want him, we will sign him soon enough. Rafa's been looking at other keepers by all accounts.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: ToonTastic on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 09:57:42 AM
And why pay their wages through the month of May when we can hang on and save a couple of months.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10:03:31 AM
I think even for us it’s too early to expect us to get some deals done despite our obvious need to do so, I imagine the likes of him will be on holiday at the moment. I’m confident we will get him signed permanently, although that probably depends first on shifting Sels and maybe one of or both Darrow and Elliot.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10:09:16 AM
I know in Rafa we trust and all that, but if he really wants a different keeper to Dubravka I think it would be a huge mistake.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 10:10:38 AM
I know in Rafa we trust and all that, but if he really wants a different keeper to Dubravka I think it would be a huge mistake.

Is there any suggestion he does?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 11:27:15 AM
Apparently Sels is as good as gone to Anderlecht. Dubravka coming in will almost certainly follow this in my opinion.

Daft considering we will probably losing no money for the swap, or very little.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: bowlingcrofty on Thursday 24 May 2018, 02:52:28 PM
Martin Dubravka (as reported by Sport.sk):

“My loan lasts until 31 May and by then everything should be sorted [one way or anther].

“Everything is based on whether or not coach Rafa Benitez will stay or go.

“All potential transfers will begin after this at the club.

“This week will show whether Rafa Benitez will remain.

“Then we will see how my own situation develops.

“The people at the club told me that they were happy and would like me to stay.

“As I said, everything depends on Rafa Benitez.
“I firmly believe my chance [of staying] is high and over the next few days it will definitely be sorted.”
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sh74 on Thursday 24 May 2018, 03:24:42 PM
Wonder if the deal depends on Rafa staying?

I very much doubt it.
Looks like it does.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 24 May 2018, 06:45:08 PM
He'll sign and Rafa will see the season out.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 24 May 2018, 06:53:21 PM
Surely Rafa won’t sign a contract before the window though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 24 May 2018, 06:54:52 PM
Surely Rafa won’t sign a contract before the window though.

Nope, he should do it as late as possible, if at all.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 24 May 2018, 07:29:35 PM
He might not sign a contract but he might confirm he's not walking out.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Scotty66 on Thursday 24 May 2018, 09:00:56 PM
Cannot understand why the club aren't snapping the hands off that are offering to take what £4M for Dubravka?

Clear as day he is worth more than that and regardless of the Rafa situation it screams transfer profit to Ashley.

Why risk losing out?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Ikon on Thursday 24 May 2018, 09:02:34 PM
Maybe doesn't want to stay if Rafa doesn't? Like many other of our players I imagine. Dubravka wont find it hard to find another club if he wants to.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Rich on Friday 25 May 2018, 10:18:14 AM
So it should feasibly be done on 1st June, then? Here's hoping!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Monday 28 May 2018, 11:28:40 AM

EDIT: Article doesn't tell us anything we didn't already know. Should probably have read it before posting it
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: afar on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 01:38:18 PM
When does the option expire ? Don't we need to get a move on ?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 01:53:35 PM
When does the option expire ? Don't we need to get a move on ?

:yao:

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 05:42:54 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 05:44:16 PM
It was good knowing you, Martin.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: sempuki on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:15:20 PM
Very happy for him to be our keeper.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: nufc4eva on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:18:49 PM
Good, hopefully 1 of many. Would be nice to know what the f*** is going on.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:26:54 PM
Still can't believe we found this bloke.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Twinport53 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:37:20 PM
Neither can Blob. He thought he was going to be our first choice :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 06:44:37 PM
Neither can Blob. He thought he was going to be our first choice :lol:

Blob would've kept a clean sheet in the Champions League final though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 1964 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:00:29 PM
We are ‘monitoring’ clearly.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: STM on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:03:02 PM
Fair play, getting this done ASAP was a priority. Give him the number 1 shirt and a 5 year deal. Great signing.

Now we can focus elsewhere.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:04:07 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:05:28 PM
Super :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:06:45 PM
Woop.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:08:20 PM
Super dooper pooper.... :frantic:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:08:40 PM
Good news, probably for several reasons.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: joeyt on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:09:33 PM
Quote
"It has been very good business for the club and we now say congratulations to Martin and look forward to having him with us for the long term at Newcastle United"

Pls never leave Rafa
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Sima on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:09:45 PM
Get in.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Infinitely Content on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:09:48 PM
 :smitten:

Best case scenario really, signing a player already adored by the fanbase. We have definitely experienced two ends of the spectrum of loan deals in recent times.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: STM on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:10:30 PM
Such a no brainer. Love him.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:11:13 PM
Good stuff. :thup:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: astraguy on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:11:30 PM
Surely means rafa is staying  :aww:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Scoot on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:15:44 PM
Great news. Hopefully Rafa is staying and signing a contract extension.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Ameritoon on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:18:46 PM
Crazy that he had a middling career in Northern and Eastern Europe and Rafa just plucked it out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:18:53 PM
 :D Get in!
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Charlies on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:21:13 PM
Great news this, also makes me believe Rafa is staying.

Kennedy liking the NUFC post on IG too, get him next & let the wankethon commence.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:24:03 PM
Great signing.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: SEMTEX on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:31:07 PM
Great signing.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xWBxhW4Xjjw5nmjXL8/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:33:05 PM
It was so f***ing obvious what we were doing - no need for the OTT negativity.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: toon25 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:33:33 PM
Hopefully will take the No1 jersey from Blob - who will hopefully be peddled this summer.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Ketsbaia on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:33:38 PM
An easy one but good nevertheless.

Now to crack on with Kenedy and a striker.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:36:40 PM
Hopefully will take the No1 jersey from Blob - who will hopefully be peddled this summer.

Think it'll be Darlow who goes, can't see him wanting to hang around waiting for injuries/howlers to get some game time.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: TheHoob on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:37:50 PM
Hurrah.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:49:34 PM
Spot on. Very happy. Let’s hope he doesn’t turn to s*** for some weird reason  :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: reefatoon on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:51:05 PM
Great news.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:54:40 PM
Great news, he will only get better under Rafa’s tutelage. I’m happy enough with our defence now, although we could do with an experienced player who can cover at CB if we have injuries, someone who is a steady eddy and not too young to demand first team football. Basically someone who will be happy to play when needed. Obviously our full-backs aren’t the best, but they are capable.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dokko on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 07:55:17 PM
Just think if Liverpool had signed him this season.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:01:12 PM
Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: OCK on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:03:54 PM
I keep thinking KI's signiture is some stupid 5-a-side team versing each other, and I'm screaming out "WHY HAS HE GOT RONALDO IN GOAL FFS"
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:04:44 PM
Canny.  Show me a striker next.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:04:49 PM
I keep thinking KI's signiture is some stupid 5-a-side team versing each other, and I'm screaming out "WHY HAS HE GOT RONALDO IN GOAL FFS"

He'd cover the whole goal tbf.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:08:35 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Heco30/posts/10156702646317835
Quote
I feel proud, honoured and reliefed by decision to make the move to Tyneside permament. It's fantastic moment and I am glad to stay with you Toon Army. It's been exciting few months and I hope we will build on our performances in next season. Thank you for the unbelievable reactions throughout this period and after the season, it's just feel right and I will continue to work hard for Newcastle and for gaffer! Thank you for everything!
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Twinport53 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:10:52 PM
For Gaffer, For toon, For cloob, For sqwad <3
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:12:38 PM
Good news! Next!
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: xLiaaamx on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:15:47 PM
Think with this Permanent we now have a solid first 11 to start with and now we just focus on improving bit by bit
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: afar on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:15:52 PM
This is excellent news, I complete no brainer but glad it's sorted. Never felt as confident of a keeper in my whole time supporting the club.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Tiresias on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:18:53 PM
Excellent
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:23:24 PM
Get 2 of of the other 4b out asap then hopefully. Sels and Darlow I'd imagine, can't see anyone wanting Elliott.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:29:22 PM
https://twitter.com/HecoDubravka
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: HawK on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:32:16 PM
s*** I forgot to get in the good Radox in preparation for my transfer bath  :rant:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Tiresias on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:36:09 PM
Just went back to watch the man u game highlights, one of the best debuts performances I've seen
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:36:52 PM
Feels good to have someone competent at keeper again.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Klaus on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:36:59 PM
Can he play up front?
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Raconteur on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 08:44:53 PM
Think with this Permanent we now have a solid first 11 to start with and now we just focus on improving bit by bit

At the moment we're starting with Gayle up front and either Murphy or Atsu on the left.

We're a solid 9 at the moment
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: taxfree on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:10:25 PM
Brilliant stuff. Should be a given of course.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:17:50 PM
Brilliant stuff. Should be a given of course.

If he's 75% as good as Given I'll be chuffed.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: afar on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:21:02 PM
Brilliant stuff. Should be a given of course.

If he's 75% as good as Given I'll be chuffed.

Given was a great shot stopper but this lad has a much more well rounded skill set.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Rich on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:22:56 PM
Get the f*** in.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: afar on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:27:33 PM
Get the f*** in.

The kids are saying GTFI, stop showing your age man :)
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:32:45 PM
Cracking. :thup:

Kenedy, a striker, and a RB to go. Anything else on top of that* is a bonus.

*
:yao:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: WarrenBartonCentrePartin on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:36:57 PM
Hopefully will take the No1 jersey from Blob - who will hopefully be peddled this summer.

:thup:

With Stephen Yaxley-Lennon locked up, this is hopefully a nail in the coffin for the other EDL.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 09:44:12 PM
http://www.rafabenitez.com/web/in/whats-on/martin-dubravka-stays-with-us/233/

"COME ON TOONS!!!"

:lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Greg on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10:08:36 PM
Toons Toons Black n White Army.

The cloob is my cloob, made out of two cloobs, to form United, of what a great cloob...
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Si on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10:10:25 PM
YES you magnificent shouty b******
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Shearergol on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10:15:41 PM
Kenedy incoming.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Heron on Wednesday 30 May 2018, 11:57:29 PM
Chuffed with this signing. Absolute bargain.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: GavMcEl on Thursday 31 May 2018, 12:03:14 AM
His loan signing  along with Kenedy completely  changed our season from Relegation  battle to top  half finish.... chuffed to bits tbh hope we get Kenedy now
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Ian W on Thursday 31 May 2018, 12:38:10 AM
Pleased we've not completely forgotten how to sign someone.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Collage on Thursday 31 May 2018, 07:29:35 AM
Pleased we've not completely forgotten how to sign someone.

He was already with us tbf, guess it helped.

Charnley: Right Martin, so I’m just going to fax you the contract...
Dubravka: What? I’m right here!
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Collage on Thursday 31 May 2018, 07:30:02 AM
Get in btw
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: LV on Thursday 31 May 2018, 09:05:01 AM
Sweeeeeet
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 31 May 2018, 09:16:06 AM
:) Great news
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: 54 on Thursday 31 May 2018, 10:04:54 AM
Martin Dúbravka has spoken of his pride after signing for Newcastle on a permanent basis.

The Slovakia international goalkeeper initially joined the Magpies on loan from Sparta Prague in January and kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Manchester United on his debut.

He went on to make 12 Premier League appearances as the Magpies finished tenth in the top flight, and Newcastle this week took up an option to sign him.

Dúbravka, 29, has agreed a contract until the summer of 2022 and told nufc.co.uk: "I'm very proud and very pleased to be a part of the club and I'm very happy that I have my future here.

"It's hard to put it into words because it's something special. It means a lot.

"When I arrived on loan in January, I already knew Newcastle United was a great club with amazing fans.

"The first game helped a lot in a new team. Nobody knew who I was and then suddenly I was playing against Manchester United with my teammates.

"I really appreciate the way the fans supported us, home and away. I've never seen anything like that before.

"They give us energy and that helps us to play well and give 100 per cent. I'm happy that I can be part of that relationship."

Dúbravka is currently on international duty with Slovakia, who face the Netherlands on Thursday before taking on Morocco on Monday.

But he signed off the 2017/18 campaign with another clean sheet as United beat Chelsea 3-0 on the final day of the season, with his name regularly chanted by supporters both during and after the game.

"The last game against Chelsea, I've never had that feeling," he said. "It was something special. I didn't want to walk away, I wanted to stay and enjoy it.

"I'm very excited for next season. It is a great dressing room with great players who helped me a lot.

"I'm looking forward to the new season, to sticking together and having the fans with us."
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: TRon on Thursday 31 May 2018, 12:30:09 PM
Always felt this one would go through mind, much easier to do than the Kenedy one. Still chuffed though, he's a top keeper.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: HawK on Thursday 31 May 2018, 12:38:00 PM
Martin Dúbravka has spoken of his pride after signing for Newcastle on a permanent basis.

The Slovakia international goalkeeper initially joined the Magpies on loan from Sparta Prague in January and kept a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Manchester United on his debut.

He went on to make 12 Premier League appearances as the Magpies finished tenth in the top flight, and Newcastle this week took up an option to sign him.

Dúbravka, 29, has agreed a contract until the summer of 2022 and told nufc.co.uk: "I'm very proud and very pleased to be a part of the club and I'm very happy that I have my future here.

"It's hard to put it into words because it's something special. It means a lot.

"When I arrived on loan in January, I already knew Newcastle United was a great club with amazing fans.

"The first game helped a lot in a new team. Nobody knew who I was and then suddenly I was playing against Manchester United with my teammates.

"I really appreciate the way the fans supported us, home and away. I've never seen anything like that before.

"They give us energy and that helps us to play well and give 100 per cent. I'm happy that I can be part of that relationship."

Dúbravka is currently on international duty with Slovakia, who face the Netherlands on Thursday before taking on Morocco on Monday.

But he signed off the 2017/18 campaign with another clean sheet as United beat Chelsea 3-0 on the final day of the season, with his name regularly chanted by supporters both during and after the game.

"The last game against Chelsea, I've never had that feeling," he said. "It was something special. I didn't want to walk away, I wanted to stay and enjoy it.

"I'm very excited for next season. It is a great dressing room with great players who helped me a lot.

"I'm looking forward to the new season, to sticking together and having the fans with us."

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TTj1t_LgdeI/UK4WlAPcB3I/AAAAAAAADNI/84LLKxM3yDA/s1600/Sadness.jpg)
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Interpolic on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:21:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBjtOuD8KU
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Twinport53 on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:28:08 PM
Was waiting for Nobby to walk in.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: LRD on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:31:54 PM
Thank God his childhood incident didn't take away his fingers.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: David Icke - Son of God on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:38:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBjtOuD8KU
Bet he owns a wallet on the end of a massive chain.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:45:31 PM
Was waiting for Nobby to walk in.

He's got Rafa on loudspeaker.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: NEEJ on Thursday 31 May 2018, 04:46:36 PM
Rafa's statement on his website. Come on toons! It'll never not be funny. :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: gdm on Thursday 31 May 2018, 07:11:57 PM
Starts tonight v Netherlands
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: STM on Thursday 31 May 2018, 07:59:51 PM
Starts tonight v Netherlands

On tv?
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: gdm on Thursday 31 May 2018, 08:09:05 PM
Starts tonight v Netherlands

On tv?

Don’t think so
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 31 May 2018, 08:15:46 PM
Bet he owns a wallet on the end of a massive chain.

 :lol: :lol:

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravk a
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 31 May 2018, 11:28:34 PM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3q8Od5qJio

Been three months and I end up saying his name like this every time :lol:
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Nobody on Thursday 31 May 2018, 11:30:25 PM
Starts tonight v Netherlands
Conceded in a 1 all draw. Get rid.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: chopey on Friday 1 June 2018, 06:25:40 AM
Starts tonight v Netherlands
Conceded in a 1 all draw. Get rid.

The entire Netherlands team held him down as the ball boy chucked the ball into the net with his hands, can't believe it wasn't picked up by VAR.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Paully on Friday 1 June 2018, 07:46:37 AM
Absolutely brilliant signing at an unbelievable and I can't believe that we've managed to get it done so early!

Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: gdm on Friday 1 June 2018, 08:16:12 AM
Had a great game last night apparently
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Si on Friday 1 June 2018, 08:19:38 AM
Anybody remember Rammstein's 'Du Hast'?

Du!
Du-Brav!
Du-Brav-Ka!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3q8Od5qJio

Been three months and I end up saying his name like this every time [emoji38]
Same [emoji38]
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Magpie on Friday 1 June 2018, 09:02:13 AM
Had a great game last night apparently

Flash Score had the Dutch battering them, 18 attempts, 7 on target, 7 off. Had him down as making six saves so the one he didn't save was the goal.

Ecstatic to have got the deal sewn up so quickly.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Friday 1 June 2018, 12:20:25 PM
NUFC's option probably expired on May 31st which will have been why the transfer was done before June.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 1 June 2018, 02:46:34 PM
Probably sell him to Liverpool for £12m in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Official: Martin Dúbravka signs permanent deal from Sparta Prague on 4-year deal
Post by: Paully on Friday 1 June 2018, 03:18:56 PM
NUFC's option probably expired on May 31st which will have been why the transfer was done before June.

If that was true then we would have signed him yesterday to save on one day’s wages!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 1 September 2018, 08:44:24 PM
Shocking this hasn't been bumped for a while. Very good today!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 1 September 2018, 09:20:22 PM
Brilliant goalie.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Heron on Saturday 1 September 2018, 09:53:55 PM
Love this guy
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 1 September 2018, 09:59:24 PM
When you think 4th choice Liverpool and City keepers are going for 3x what we paid for him, he’s mint.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 1 September 2018, 10:00:49 PM
Fantastic player. Our best goalkeeper since Shay, sorry Tim.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 2 September 2018, 01:06:39 AM
Probably best GK i have seen for us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 2 September 2018, 01:17:43 AM
Keeps it up and we’ll be able to fetch quite a bit of coin for him :fwap:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mike on Sunday 2 September 2018, 01:21:38 AM
This guy was unbelievable today.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: loki679 on Sunday 2 September 2018, 02:03:00 AM
Great game. It makes such a huge difference to us actually having a competent keeper for a change. We haven't really had that since Krul's form dropped off a cliff.

Reckon we would have shipped four or five if Darlow or Blob had been in nets yesterday.  £3.5m for this guy is a steal.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nufcjb on Sunday 2 September 2018, 02:31:50 AM
Probably best GK i have seen for us.
Keeps it up and we’ll be able to fetch quite a bit of coin for him :fwap:

Probably still Shay for me but getting there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: CPL on Sunday 2 September 2018, 06:57:57 AM
That triple save in the second half! From what I've seen, his overall game is better than Given.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:09:10 AM
Love him. Gutted for him having to face those two goals. The fact he even got as close as he did to each of those shots was impressive in itself.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:13:59 AM
Can't wait till we sell him for double what we paid. Fantastic business.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: toon25 on Sunday 2 September 2018, 12:36:27 PM
Such a massive gulf in class between this guy and the other two wasters.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Sunday 2 September 2018, 01:10:53 PM
Think he should have done better for walkers goal personally.

Good apart from that. His treble save were saves he should have been making, but still did well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Sunday 2 September 2018, 08:55:01 PM
Think he should have done better for walkers goal personally.

Good apart from that. His treble save were saves he should have been making, but still did well.

It was pretty much a perfect shot, through traffic, with significant pace. Very little Dubravka could've done.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Inferior Acuña on Sunday 2 September 2018, 09:00:17 PM
Think he should have done better for walkers goal personally.

Good apart from that. His treble save were saves he should have been making, but still did well.

Disagree, perfect bullet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 3 September 2018, 12:21:24 AM
He actually looked disappointed that he didn't save it, and I think he's so good that on another day he gets a better view of it and does save it. Not a criticism of him at all more just how much I think of him. Was a hell of a shot though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 3 September 2018, 12:41:18 AM
Think he should have done better for walkers goal personally.

Good apart from that. His treble save were saves he should have been making, but still did well.

Disagree, perfect bullet.

Venomous shot, and one of those where it looks like it's about to swerve to the right but then straightens up and dips towards the left slightly. Like the faintest of Juninho knuckleballs.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Willow on Monday 3 September 2018, 01:34:56 AM
Such a massive gulf in class between this guy and the other two wasters.

This guy will keep us up this season, pray he doesn't get injured
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Monday 3 September 2018, 07:58:48 PM
Didn't get down fast enough IMO, if it was Elliot everyone would say that same I reckon.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: KaKa on Monday 3 September 2018, 08:07:09 PM
Didn't get down fast enough IMO, if it was Elliot everyone would say that same I reckon.

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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: thenige on Monday 3 September 2018, 08:08:11 PM
Given it went through about four defenders and could have easily deflected don’t think he did much wrong.

Also to be fair it was Kyle Walker from 35 yards. Don’t think I’d have wasted the time diving.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Monday 3 September 2018, 08:21:51 PM
Didn't get down fast enough IMO, if it was Elliot everyone would say that same I reckon.

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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Monday 3 September 2018, 08:24:54 PM
Ganghanded brutes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Saturday 15 September 2018, 09:37:22 PM
I like him, I think he's great...but he should've saved both goals today
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Saturday 15 September 2018, 09:43:24 PM
He was quite soft for both goals, i thought he was positioned well enough to save the free kick and should've got more on Ozil's shot.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 15 September 2018, 10:09:50 PM
This guy has been so good for us he is due a bad game, he is still in credit for the points he's saved us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: summerof69 on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 03:32:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLi9V5eozCw
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: brownie21390 on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 03:46:26 PM
Where would you rank him in terms of Rafa signings? Has to be top 3 surely especially for the price paid.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LRD on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 04:04:53 PM
Probably his most important signing, with huge consideration given to the fact that the other options are trash.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 04:10:38 PM
Absolutely love having a keeper who can actually kick it as well.  Makes such a difference.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 04:14:51 PM
He nearly dropped a rick which cost us a point on Saturday, totally misjudged that cross at the end which left the open goal for the header. I mean he's obviously great for the money we've spent to keep it in context, but there's been the odd mistake creeping in.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: brownie21390 on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 04:34:55 PM
Probably his most important signing, with huge consideration given to the fact that the other options are trash.

I was thinking that maybe he has been the best signing but can argue Gayle's goals in the Championship and Ritchie's influence over the last two seasons outweigh him so far. I remember when we signed him and had people saying have to stick with Elliot or Darlow for now and without ever seeing him play I said you've got to stick him in as he can't be any worse than what we had.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 26 September 2018, 05:55:16 PM
Ritchie's had the most influence imo, particularly at the back end of the last two seasons.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:05:17 AM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Thursday 27 September 2018, 10:50:42 AM
He nearly dropped a rick which cost us a point on Saturday, totally misjudged that cross at the end which left the open goal for the header. I mean he's obviously great for the money we've spent to keep it in context, but there's been the odd mistake creeping in.

Like virtually all of our players, his form isn’t where it was at the end of 17/18.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: OCK on Thursday 27 September 2018, 10:55:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLi9V5eozCw

1. This makes our defence look s****
2. He parries a lot, so I'm thankful that he's got great recovery saves too
3. I think there'll be a lot of back post tap ins from parries incoming at some point however if opposition pay attention
4. I still love him and his hair
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 27 September 2018, 11:21:16 AM
He nearly dropped a rick which cost us a point on Saturday, totally misjudged that cross at the end which left the open goal for the header. I mean he's obviously great for the money we've spent to keep it in context, but there's been the odd mistake creeping in.

Like virtually all of our players, his form isn’t where it was at the end of 17/18.

He’s kept two clean sheets and played 4 of the top 6 clubs from last season conceding 8. That’ll compare favourably with the majority of keepers this season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 27 September 2018, 11:35:36 AM
Most important and best signing Rafa has done.

The other good signings hes done are still signings that needs to be improved at some point or are getting on age wise. Dubravka has many years left and is the second last player that needs to be replaced in the squadability wise after Lascelles.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: brownie21390 on Thursday 27 September 2018, 11:57:09 AM
Still amazing to think he was plying his trade in the Czech league at 28
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:07:19 PM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.

Clark? Gayle? Over Lejeune?

For me it goes Ritchie > Dubravka > Lejeune without doubt
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 27 September 2018, 01:53:23 PM
I think he’s the most vital. I think we’d have gone down without him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Thursday 27 September 2018, 02:03:36 PM
He nearly dropped a rick which cost us a point on Saturday, totally misjudged that cross at the end which left the open goal for the header. I mean he's obviously great for the money we've spent to keep it in context, but there's been the odd mistake creeping in.

Like virtually all of our players, his form isn’t where it was at the end of 17/18.

He’s kept two clean sheets and played 4 of the top 6 clubs from last season conceding 8. That’ll compare favourably with the majority of keepers this season.

He's one of the better keepers in the Premier, if you take value for money, probably the best. Even the top keepers will make the odd mistake.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 27 September 2018, 05:52:03 PM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.

Clark? Gayle? Over Lejeune?

For me it goes Ritchie > Dubravka > Lejeune without doubt

We wouldn't have even been in a position to sign Lejeune if it wasn't for Gayle's goals in the Championship. And Clark was vital at the back. Lejeune did well in the second half of last season and has a lot of potential but I wouldn't put his contribution above the likes of Diame and Kenedy.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Conjo on Thursday 27 September 2018, 06:55:08 PM
Guess it depends how you define best buy. I don't f.ex see Clark as a good buy as he was nothing special, and Rafa could easily have gotten a similar solid but unspectacular player in without much problems. Same goes for Ritchie and Gayle. They were the right players for the job at the time, but nothing to build upon once PL survival was secured.

Try finding as good a keeper as Dub for the same price.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 27 September 2018, 06:58:10 PM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.

Clark? Gayle? Over Lejeune?

For me it goes Ritchie > Dubravka > Lejeune without doubt

We wouldn't have even been in a position to sign Lejeune if it wasn't for Gayle's goals in the Championship. And Clark was vital at the back. Lejeune did well in the second half of last season and has a lot of potential but I wouldn't put his contribution above the likes of Diame and Kenedy.

My question would be, would we be in the Premier League still without the partnership established by Lascelles & Lejeune last season? Flo was probably better than our captain for large periods, where as Clark was largely surplus and Gayle not good enough. Due to the higher level of the Premier League, I would deem Lejeune one of Rafa's top buys.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 27 September 2018, 07:00:41 PM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.

Clark? Gayle? Over Lejeune?

For me it goes Ritchie > Dubravka > Lejeune without doubt

We wouldn't have even been in a position to sign Lejeune if it wasn't for Gayle's goals in the Championship. And Clark was vital at the back. Lejeune did well in the second half of last season and has a lot of potential but I wouldn't put his contribution above the likes of Diame and Kenedy.

My question would be, would we be in the Premier League still without the partnership established by Lascelles & Lejeune last season? Flo was probably better than our captain for large periods, where as Clark was largely surplus and Gayle not good enough. Due to the higher level of the Premier League, I would deem Lejeune one of Rafa's top buys.

:thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 27 September 2018, 07:03:06 PM
Guess it depends how you define best buy. I don't f.ex see Clark as a good buy as he was nothing special, and Rafa could easily have gotten a similar solid but unspectacular player in without much problems.

I don't agree with that, I thought he was fantastic in the Championship, a lot better than what Lascelles was.

Compare him to someone like Hanley who we bought for more money and was extremely average
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Thursday 27 September 2018, 08:18:51 PM
Eh. I still think you could have given Hanley the nod and with the way Rafa sets his team up we would have been exactly the same.

Clark only looked "better" than Lascelles when Lascelles played through injury anyway.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 27 September 2018, 08:24:07 PM
I disagree, Clark was good on the ball in the championship and it helped having a left footed centre back who was good on the ball rather than Hanley and Lascelles all season.

He's been poor for us in the PL but I think we forget that he was really good in the championship. Lascelles didn't even start our first game back in the PL when he was fully fit. I thought Clark was better throughout that season than Lascelles
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LFEE on Thursday 27 September 2018, 08:43:28 PM
I disagree, Clark was good on the ball in the championship and it helped having a left footed centre back who was good on the ball rather than Hanley and Lascelles all season.

He's been poor for us in the PL but I think we forget that he was really good in the championship. Lascelles didn't even start our first game back in the PL when he was fully fit. I thought Clark was better throughout that season than Lascelles


This.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Thursday 27 September 2018, 09:09:28 PM
Ritchie > Gayle > Dubravka > Clark, then you're onto Diame and the rest.

Clark? Gayle? Over Lejeune?

For me it goes Ritchie > Dubravka > Lejeune without doubt

We wouldn't have even been in a position to sign Lejeune if it wasn't for Gayle's goals in the Championship. And Clark was vital at the back. Lejeune did well in the second half of last season and has a lot of potential but I wouldn't put his contribution above the likes of Diame and Kenedy.

My question would be, would we be in the Premier League still without the partnership established by Lascelles & Lejeune last season? Flo was probably better than our captain for large periods, where as Clark was largely surplus and Gayle not good enough. Due to the higher level of the Premier League, I would deem Lejeune one of Rafa's top buys.

This.

I appreciate what Clark did in that Championship season but Lejeune basically did the same thing a league above. But for his injury I think he would've shown it for a lot longer than the second half of the season too imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: brownie21390 on Thursday 27 September 2018, 09:35:41 PM
I agree about Clark's impact in the Championship. When he came in I thought he always looked a liability during his Villa and Republic days but was surprised at how good he was (albeit at Championship level). Definitely say he was our best centre-half during that season (again how much Lascelles hernia affected him is up for debate) and was comfortable in position. Now he just reminds me of Williamson at how bad he is on the ball, and just seems to lump it aimlessly whereas Lejeune proved he was comfortable in possession against Premier League opposition and gives the team another dimension with his accurate cross field passes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HTT on Thursday 27 September 2018, 09:58:36 PM
Clark looked good as a footballer in the Championship due to the standard, Lejune as someone else stated, was that player for us in terms of the football and what he brought to the side, but in the Premier League. That’s his level. The Championship is Clark’s.

Dubravka seems to me to be a very good all-round ‘keeper, but he fills me with nerves on free-kicks and when it comes to his walls.

I spoke to an old mate of mine the other week who has been a goalie coach of kids for years (strictly grassroots kids’ footy) and we were talking about the standard of ‘keeping in the game today and he said foreign ‘keepers will always have the upper hand (no pun intended) because kids these days here in England often play on hard surfaces at school or in local parks and not fields. As such a lot of kids don’t want to play in goal and when they do they can’t dive about as they will hurt themselves.

We talked about how much Dubravka has improved us and he said it’s not because he’s a great shot stopper or commanding or even that good compared to say Shay, but because he’s confident and is proactive rather than reactive, and that fills others with confidence and can make all the difference. I could only agree.

Thus far, he’s been arguably Rafa’s best signing and along with Lascelles and Shelvey is our best player or most important, someone who makes us that much more stringer and better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Friday 28 September 2018, 08:15:19 AM
Thus far, he’s been arguably Rafa’s best signing and along with Lascelles and Shelvey is our best player or most important, someone who makes us that much more stringer and better.

Work it,
Make it,
Do it,
Make us,
Harder,
Better,
Faster,
Stringer
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: loki679 on Friday 28 September 2018, 10:42:45 AM
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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Saturday 29 September 2018, 10:12:39 AM
He nearly dropped a rick which cost us a point on Saturday, totally misjudged that cross at the end which left the open goal for the header. I mean he's obviously great for the money we've spent to keep it in context, but there's been the odd mistake creeping in.

Like virtually all of our players, his form isn’t where it was at the end of 17/18.

He’s kept two clean sheets and played 4 of the top 6 clubs from last season conceding 8. That’ll compare favourably with the majority of keepers this season.

He's one of the better keepers in the Premier, if you take value for money, probably the best. Even the top keepers will make the odd mistake.

Both of these comments are true, but it doesn't change the fact that he's not the same Schmeichel-esque player he was last year. He's conceded goals and dropped ricks that are surprising going on last season's form. It doesn't mean he's not an excellent keeper, and well worthy of the discussion about Rafa's "best buy".
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 11:36:58 AM
Quote
Martin Dubravka hopes to start changing Newcastle’s fortunes for the better by airing some home truths at what promises to be a brutally honest players’ meeting this week.

Rafael Benítez’s side travel to Manchester United on Saturday having collected only two points all season and their Slovakian goalkeeper has initiated what he regards as a potentially watershed get-together.

“I’ve said to Jamaal [Lascelles, Newcastle’s captain] that we need to arrange a meeting with all the players,” Dubravka said in the wake of Newcastle’s bitterly disappointing 2-0 home defeat by Leicester City on Saturday.

“I believe we have enough quality to beat teams like Leicester but we need to change something – we need to analyse everything and be honest with each other. I don’t think we’ve done that until now. If we want to be successful, we need to change. You always have to give 100% because this is the Premier League; so I expect to see us putting in more. We have to react differently to going behind. Sometimes a players’ meeting can help the team.”

With Mike Ashley, the club’s owner, also said to be planning an unexpected, and unprecedented, “clear the air” dinner with Benítez and the first-team squad this week it seems likely a lot of talking will be done on Tyneside in the coming days.

Dubravka has been one of Newcastle’s better performers but several teammates are underacheiving and the former Sparta Prague goalkeeper acknowledges morale is low. After all, Benítez’s side have lost their past four home games, scored four goals all season, never taken the lead, had the fewest shots in the Premier League and failed to assume more than 49% possession in any fixture.

“Confidence is not high right now,” said Dubravka. “We have to sit down, all together and speak about which direction we need to go. We have to go in the same direction, every player. Everybody has to know which kind of system we play. Rafa has told us many times how we should do things but, against Leicester, we were a little bit confused in a few moments and we did not react well.”

Old Trafford is not always the ideal place for bright new dawns and Dubravka knows that, despite José Mourinho’s present travails, Manchester United are unlikely to be pushovers. “It will be a tough game,” he said. “But we have to bring the same attitude as when we beat them [at St James’ Park] last season and do the same things.

“It’s no good just talking about things again and again. … If we want to change, we have to start it off by doing it ourselves. It is down to us, no one else. We need to be honest with each other. Of course, we need to stick together as a team but let’s have this meeting and talk.”

Ashley is sufficiently concerned to have attended the past two matches in person – after an absence of more than a year – and is proposing the bridge‑building dinner. He has met Benítez – who is refusing to extend a contract which runs out in the summer in the wake of the owner’s transfer market parsimony – only three times and had also been engaged in a long-running dispute with the squad over bonuses.

It appears that the contract issue is exerting a debilitating all-round effect. Matt Ritchie looked distinctly unimpressed and asked his manager “What for?” as he walked off following the decision to replace him with fellow winger Jacob Murphy during the Leicester game. Newcastle fans seemed equally puzzled and took the step, hitherto unconsidered, of booing Benítez’s decision.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/01/dubravka-newcastle-players-meeting-winless-start
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 11:38:19 AM
Hopefully a meeting where everyone says ‘we’re not good enough for this league lads’ will be more helpful than it initially sounds.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Zero on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 11:43:33 AM
I don't think a players meeting is something nice under Rafa.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 06:41:04 PM
Surely when one or two players are out of form or having a bad patch then that happens, but when the entire team seem to be under performing and can't see to string two passes together then they have to look further, to themselves and the coaching staff and manager also need to shoulder blame as to how its become like this.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 06:46:01 PM
I don't think a players meeting is something nice under Rafa.

Pretty sure Rafa doesn't mind the players doing this sort of thing, not something to worry about imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: OCK on Tuesday 2 October 2018, 08:22:04 PM
Sounds more like the players getting things off their chests with each other "You're not working hard enough to track back." "You're holding the ball too long." etc. The kind of s*** that used to happen all the time at half-time and full-time between players in the dressing room.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:15:09 AM
Surprised this hasn't been bumped. He was outstanding, the best goalkeeper we've had in my lifetime (& I'm a Shay Given fanboy) and alongside Shelvey our best player.

The spine of Dubravka, Lascelles & Shelvey is what will keep us up this season if all 3 can play like they did today. Tremendous from the trio.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 7 October 2018, 11:24:56 AM
He’s a very good keeper but disagree he’s better than Given. And for me the freekick last night and martial’s goal he didn’t cover himself in glory. But he did also make some excellent saves
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 7 October 2018, 11:54:30 AM
Given was awesome pretty much from the ricks he dropped against Troyes & Chelsea in the same week up to when he left.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Heron on Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:15:41 PM
Fantastic keeper and an absolute bargain. Really like the chap.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:46:37 PM
Good keeper, great signing, nowhere near the level of Given though. Shay was outstanding for years.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: chopey on Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:55:34 PM
I'll feel so proud when he's playing for Spurs next season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: thenige on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:19:04 PM
Has done well for us, but realistically is only the kind of standard all our first choice players should be. The fact he looks so much better than a lot of his teammates and the keepers we've had over the last few years is a damning example of the club.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:44:03 PM
he was class yesterday, wasn't a fan of his positioning on the free kick though tbh
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:45:06 PM
He always seems to offer loads of the goal on direct free kicks like.

He's superb really, but it's canny irritating conceding so many goals that way.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:47:43 PM
He's been great, very solid, very vocal, I really like him. Daft to bring Given into it though, he's a club legend.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Heron on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:57:43 PM
Tin hat here - but I don't think Shay Given was that great as an all round keeper. World Class shot-stopper like. Dubravka commands his box better and uses his feet better. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 7 October 2018, 01:58:24 PM
He always seems to offer loads of the goal on direct free kicks like.

He's superb really, but it's canny irritating conceding so many goals that way.

Aye, they showed a behind the goal angle of the freekick and he really should have got to it, its a great height. And for the martial one, I'd have to watch it again but near post from there is not great. However he is a very good keeper, and miles above anything we had previously
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 7 October 2018, 03:29:19 PM
Tin hat here - but I don't think Shay Given was that great as an all round keeper. World Class shot-stopper like. Dubravka commands his box better and uses his feet better. 

Completely correct.  Given was a top class shot stopper but thought over parts of his game were poor.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 7 October 2018, 04:30:56 PM
He's been great, very solid, very vocal, I really like him. Daft to bring Given into it though, he's a club legend.

How's it daft? It's my opinion that he's a better all round goalkeeper than Given, as much as I love Given and he's probably still my all-time favourite NUFC player (I even got my hair cut like him when I was like 12/13 - as I thought his receding hairline was just his style  :lol:). I personally don't see the problem with comparing two players of the same position, with the utility of showing how much I rate Dubravka.

Given's shot stopping was second-to-none at the time, but Dubravka has the whole package. Feel so confident with him in goal.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Sunday 7 October 2018, 04:52:21 PM
He's been great, very solid, very vocal, I really like him. Daft to bring Given into it though, he's a club legend.

How's it daft? It's my opinion that he's a better all round goalkeeper than Given, as much as I love Given and he's probably still my all-time favourite NUFC player (I even got my hair cut like him when I was like 12/13 - as I thought his receding hairline was just his style  :lol:). I personally don't see the problem with comparing two players of the same position, with the utility of showing how much I rate Dubravka.

Given's shot stopping was second-to-none at the time, but Dubravka has the whole package. Feel so confident with him in goal.

Mainly because it's 9 months of playing well vs 12 years of being one of the very top goalkeepers in the league.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Sunday 7 October 2018, 06:35:03 PM
Tin hat here - but I don't think Shay Given was that great as an all round keeper. World Class shot-stopper like. Dubravka commands his box better and uses his feet better.
:thup: loved Shay, but totally fair comments.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:05:43 PM
Given was often rooted to his line tbh. He wasn't that great at distributing the ball either.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tsunami on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:12:44 PM
Should have put a man on the post for Mata’s goal. From where it was any shot that beat the wall was likely to go in; still shaking my head at Diame for conceding the free kick.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:18:38 PM
I had an irrational hatred of Given's complete lack of penalty saving skills. We conceded enough of the f***ers and I can only remember like 2 pen saves in 9 or 10 years :lol:

(Baros against Villa at home, Nolan against Bolton at home)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:20:58 PM
Saved one v Birmingham (h) and they scored the rebound I think. Remember it because Speed was playing left back
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:43:24 PM
Greening & Ravanelli during the 2001/2 season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 7 October 2018, 07:46:48 PM
My memory is canny turd like, knew I'd missed some.

Wonder how his % of saved pens stacked up against other keepers of the era? Still willing to say it'd be s****.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:08:22 PM
I remember as a kid that when setting the wall you would stand far post and set the wall to cover the near side of the goal. Thinking was that it's harder to get the ball up and down to the near side.  I'm sure that keepers set the wall the other way round now or even stand near the centre of the goal. I'm sure there's been a bit of a glut of average free kicks going in because the keeper is nowhere near.

Might just be me.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:17:18 PM
Shay given would 1000% be in my all time toon team
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Heron on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:18:18 PM
I remember as a kid that when setting the wall you would stand far post and set the wall to cover the near side of the goal. Thinking was that it's harder to get the ball up and down to the near side.  I'm sure that keepers set the wall the other way round now or even stand near the centre of the goal. I'm sure there's been a bit of a glut of average free kicks going in because the keeper is nowhere near.

Might just be me.

I was always taught, you stand on your near post, arrange your wall and then move to the far post ready for the free kick to be taken. You'd have one man in the wall facing you to organise and he'd move the wall accordingly.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HTT on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:20:51 PM
Goalkeeping has kind of changed or the art of it has since Shay was in goal for us. For me, his job is to stop shots hitting the back of the net and he was truly world-class at that. His kicking was poor and he wasn’t the most commanding, but he inspired confidence because he was so hard to beat and he was an important character in the dressing room. He was for us in goal what Shearer was for us up front. Dubravka looks a decent all-round ‘keeper and has been a very good signing up to now, but comparisons with Shay are daft IMO because Shay was great for us and one of the best ‘keepers of his generation and the Premier League has seen.

That performance at home to Liverpool prevented a record Premier League win and defeat statistic for the league and an all-time record defeat for us as he must have pulled off about 4 or more world-class saves and just as many other saves of note.

I was p*ssed off when he left and considered him a traitor because we would have stayed up if he had of stayed IMO, that and because he was the last remaining figurehead at the club from Bobby’s time and someone who was a hero, but in retrospect he is no different to Keegan leaving Ashley’s NUFC. He had had enough and I now don’t blame him or hold any grudge against him. I’ve done the same leaving by now not going to games.

Getting back to the new ‘keeper, he doesn’t fill me with confidence when it comes to free kicks.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:31:02 PM
Remember when Given used to stand way over on one side so the taker had no choice but to aim in the empty side, and Shay would just run over and catch them. I think he'd stopped doing it when he joined us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HTT on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:31:47 PM
Shay given would 1000% be in my all time toon team

Best ‘keeper we’ve ever had in the club’s history. Just a shame we didn’t have the same quality of team as he was or when we did it wasn’t for very long. Typical of NUFC. We’ve had some great players that have been good enough and did the business to win things.

We’ve never quite had the right owners or managers and more often than not the two have went hand in hand. When we have had good managers we tend to do well and when we had a board and manager like KK we did very well.

 It’s not rocket science, if Ashley was to support Rafa 100% and let him build the club there would be no limits to how far we can progress and grow and it doesn’t even need to be financed by sovereign state budgets. Just having the right type of people in key areas for a start can make all the difference.

As can having the wrong ones...

We have just one man Rafa and he has only a few months left on his contract. When he goes we have no-one.

Me, I hope he does go, we go down and we stay down. Until Ashley goes. f*** the lot of them.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: magorific on Sunday 7 October 2018, 08:51:10 PM
Shay would have saved Mata's and Xhaka's free kicks. He might also have conceded goals to headers that Dubravka has prevented by coming off his line. Swings, roundabouts.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Sunday 7 October 2018, 09:52:16 PM
He's been great, very solid, very vocal, I really like him. Daft to bring Given into it though, he's a club legend.

How's it daft? It's my opinion that he's a better all round goalkeeper than Given, as much as I love Given and he's probably still my all-time favourite NUFC player (I even got my hair cut like him when I was like 12/13 - as I thought his receding hairline was just his style  :lol:). I personally don't see the problem with comparing two players of the same position, with the utility of showing how much I rate Dubravka.

Given's shot stopping was second-to-none at the time, but Dubravka has the whole package. Feel so confident with him in goal.

Mainly because it's 9 months of playing well vs 12 years of being one of the very top goalkeepers in the league.

Still a reasonable enough amount of time to make judgements & comparisons on attributes shown in their respective spans of time. Don't think it's daft.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ManDoon on Sunday 7 October 2018, 09:53:01 PM
Shay would have saved Mata's and Xhaka's free kicks. He might also have conceded goals to headers that Dubravka has prevented by coming off his line. Swings, roundabouts.

Agree
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 8 October 2018, 01:01:44 PM
Shay was so consistent as well for such a long period of time.

I personally think Krul for maybe 12 / 18 months was better than anything i've seen from our GK but he quickly went the other way.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 8 October 2018, 01:04:26 PM
Krul's fall from grace was borderline Adriano-esque on our own smaller scale tbh. The injuries seemed to just end him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Monday 8 October 2018, 01:12:56 PM
Krul's fall from grace was borderline Adriano-esque on our own smaller scale tbh. The injuries seemed to just end him.

Seems to be picking up a bit of form again in the championship
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: tmonkey on Monday 8 October 2018, 01:40:06 PM
Personally thought Shay was a little overrated. Good keeper overall, thought his shot stopping was good as opposed to great, and the main positive with him was his consistently/reliability/confidence over a long period of time. But overall had too many weaknesses in his game, and as harsh as this is I always felt like his size was a disadvantage compared to other (better) keepers, those extra few inches make a big difference.

Dubravka looks a better keeper imo, although has a long way to go to be considered in the same calibre or higher as Shay. Plenty of tests yet to come, especially if he makes a big mistake. That's sometimes when you know what a keeper is made of mentally as many start off alright but then it's downhill as soon as the confidence takes a knock and the criticisms/being a laughing stock starts impacting on them, and/or teams start targeting the weaknesses that led to the errors - Given had his big f*** up early on with us iirc, the Dion Dublin sneaking up on him from behind like a leopard incident, but seemed to get mentally stronger and more assured from it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 8 October 2018, 01:45:09 PM
Best save I've ever seen live was one of Given's like.

1-0 home F.A Cup win vs Spurs around 2005. The ball looped up to Defoe who absolutely blasted it right towards the top corner. In my mind, Given appeared from nowhere to save it, completely horizontal, and his entire body above the heads of the other players. :lol: It looked impossible, it was a fantastic save, I'm sure Defoe was certain that he'd scored.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Monday 8 October 2018, 02:11:21 PM
Can't determine if Dúbravka sets himself too far away from the area the wall is protecting or if we're just unfortunately getting f***ed by brilliant free kicks.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 8 October 2018, 02:15:39 PM
In the case of Juan Mata, I reckon it's the...latter.

His conversion rate is ridiculous. 25% I think.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Monday 8 October 2018, 02:38:25 PM
Personally thought Shay was a little overrated. Good keeper overall, thought his shot stopping was good as opposed to great, and the main positive with him was his consistently/reliability/confidence over a long period of time. But overall had too many weaknesses in his game, and as harsh as this is I always felt like his size was a disadvantage compared to other (better) keepers, those extra few inches make a big difference.

Dubravka looks a better keeper imo, although has a long way to go to be considered in the same calibre or higher as Shay. Plenty of tests yet to come, especially if he makes a big mistake. That's sometimes when you know what a keeper is made of mentally as many start off alright but then it's downhill as soon as the confidence takes a knock and the criticisms/being a laughing stock starts impacting on them, and/or teams start targeting the weaknesses that led to the errors - Given had his big f*** up early on with us iirc, the Dion Dublin sneaking up on him from behind like a leopard incident, but seemed to get mentally stronger and more assured from it.

Agree with this - Given was a very good keeper, but his real strength was his shot-stopping.  His command of the box, coming for crosses etc was pretty average.

With Dubravka superior distribution and ability to come off his line, he could become a better keeper than Given in time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Monday 8 October 2018, 08:47:13 PM
Given was also really athletic and quick off his line (particularly when it came to closing down the attackers in the penalty area) and makes the sort of saves that were pretty much nailed on to go in, therefore saving us countless points over the years.

Realistically there weren't better keepers that we would have got during his time here.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 8 October 2018, 09:04:56 PM
Of course the other thing with Shay was that for a lot of his time here he had Harper breathing down his neck who could come in and stake a claim to be number 1 keeping him on his toes

We've not had competition for our number 1 since then which has led to complacency from our custodian(s).
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 8 October 2018, 09:40:40 PM
Best save I've ever seen live was one of Given's like.

1-0 home F.A Cup win vs Spurs around 2005. The ball looped up to Defoe who absolutely blasted it right towards the top corner. In my mind, Given appeared from nowhere to save it, completely horizontal, and his entire body above the heads of the other players. :lol: It looked impossible, it was a fantastic save, I'm sure Defoe was certain that he'd scored.

And immediately repositioned himself to acrobatically block the rebound. Unreal saves.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Monday 8 October 2018, 10:36:52 PM
Of course the other thing with Shay was that for a lot of his time here he had Harper breathing down his neck who could come in and stake a claim to be number 1 keeping him on his toes

We've not had competition for our number 1 since then which has led to complacency from our custodian(s).

Harper was such a weird one for us.  He could easily have been a PL No.1 at his peak and arguably would have been a shout for England, noting that David James was England keeper for a time.

He was too good to be a second choice keeper, but ultimately, we had the best pair of keepers in the league for a period.  I think you may be onto something saying that Harper pushed Shay.  In the same way that Krul was perhaps pushed by Forster.

Bit tragic that we now have Blob doing the pushing.  Dubs must know that as long as he doesn't get injured, the shirt is his.  Wonder if/when Woodman will emerge as a contender...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sugoinufc on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 06:42:36 AM
He has been outstanding. Can´t rellay remember any mistakes he has done here...

When watching him in the Danish league some years back nothing indicated this would be his future.

I was not happy when we signed him. But everything (atm) is just perfect.  O0
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10:19:26 AM
Of course the other thing with Shay was that for a lot of his time here he had Harper breathing down his neck who could come in and stake a claim to be number 1 keeping him on his toes

We've not had competition for our number 1 since then which has led to complacency from our custodian(s).

Harper was such a weird one for us.  He could easily have been a PL No.1 at his peak and arguably would have been a shout for England, noting that David James was England keeper for a time.

He was too good to be a second choice keeper, but ultimately, we had the best pair of keepers in the league for a period.  I think you may be onto something saying that Harper pushed Shay.  In the same way that Krul was perhaps pushed by Forster.

Bit tragic that we now have Blob doing the pushing.  Dubs must know that as long as he doesn't get injured, the shirt is his.  Wonder if/when Woodman will emerge as a contender...

With hindsight, Harper should have moved when he got dropped by Robson after that good spell he had.  Could easily have picked up some England caps in the early-mid 2000s if he had.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10:58:57 AM
I remember Lineker saying he should be a shout for the England World Cup squad in 2010 just because he was used to sitting on the bench and knew what it was like to be thrown on at the deep end in a game. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 11:30:14 AM
I remember Lineker saying he should be a shout for the England World Cup squad in 2010 just because he was used to sitting on the bench and knew what it was like to be thrown on at the deep end in a game. :lol:

There is an argument to have such a keeper in a World Cup squad where you take 3. Mentally having someone who is used to needing to be ready at any time makes sense rather than having 3 keepers who are used to starting games.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: John P on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 12:26:39 PM
Given was great, but I always thought one of his weaknesses was rushing out to a player one-on-one. In my mind there seemed to be so many goals that would go through his legs, unless I'm remembering this completely wrong :lol: Whereas Dubravka is very good at saving close range shots with his legs / feet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 01:15:44 PM
Given was great, but I always thought one of his weaknesses was rushing out to a player one-on-one. In my mind there seemed to be so many goals that would go through his legs, unless I'm remembering this completely wrong :lol: Whereas Dubravka is very good at saving close range shots with his legs / feet.

I always thought 1on1s was one of his strongest attributes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 05:52:39 PM
Best save I've ever seen live was one of Given's like.

1-0 home F.A Cup win vs Spurs around 2005. The ball looped up to Defoe who absolutely blasted it right towards the top corner. In my mind, Given appeared from nowhere to save it, completely horizontal, and his entire body above the heads of the other players. :lol: It looked impossible, it was a fantastic save, I'm sure Defoe was certain that he'd scored.

:thup:

Always remember him pulling off some bizarre reaction saves with his head too, from close-quarters headers. His ability to react and his agility set him apart for me. Another one that sticks in my memory is a ridiculous tip over the bar from a lovely shot by Kevin Phillips. Given was well off his line as well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 07:56:58 PM
That was stunning save (my favourite) - I remember raising my hands to my head saying "Sh.." as the ball left Phillips' foot.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Tuesday 9 October 2018, 09:10:09 PM
Can't determine if Dúbravka sets himself too far away from the area the wall is protecting or if we're just unfortunately getting f***ed by brilliant free kicks.

Mata’s was close to perfect - he didn’t just get it up and down, but the ball was only a foot or two above the ground when it scraped inside the post. Even if Dubravka could get across, he was never going to get down in time.

The wall was set properly. A wall isn’t perfect - it’s a risk mitigation tactic. When Juan Mata is twenty yards out, it’s a huge risk to reduce.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 08:52:48 AM
Can't determine if Dúbravka sets himself too far away from the area the wall is protecting or if we're just unfortunately getting f***ed by brilliant free kicks.

Mata’s was close to perfect - he didn’t just get it up and down, but the ball was only a foot or two above the ground when it scraped inside the post. Even if Dubravka could get across, he was never going to get down in time.

The wall was set properly. A wall isn’t perfect - it’s a risk mitigation tactic. When Juan Mata is twenty yards out, it’s a huge risk to reduce.

i'm not convinced his positioning was perfect, google it there's a YT vid a fan took from behind the goal and you can see how open he's left the near post with the angle
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 08:57:38 AM
If Shelvey jumped about 1/10th of a second later he probably deflects it for a corner. Looks like he was at the same height as the ball when he jumped but was already on way down when it reached the wall.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jonny1403 on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10:15:12 AM
Can't determine if Dúbravka sets himself too far away from the area the wall is protecting or if we're just unfortunately getting f***ed by brilliant free kicks.

Mata’s was close to perfect - he didn’t just get it up and down, but the ball was only a foot or two above the ground when it scraped inside the post. Even if Dubravka could get across, he was never going to get down in time.

The wall was set properly. A wall isn’t perfect - it’s a risk mitigation tactic. When Juan Mata is twenty yards out, it’s a huge risk to reduce.

i'm not convinced his positioning was perfect, google it there's a YT vid a fan took from behind the goal and you can see how open he's left the near post with the angle

That's bollocks to be fair. A free kick that close you have to cover the right side of the goal. When it is subsequently hit that well you simply aren't going to get across to the left in time. If it was 25-30 yards out, fair enough, but Dubravka did nothing wrong there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 11:54:13 AM
Can't determine if Dúbravka sets himself too far away from the area the wall is protecting or if we're just unfortunately getting f***ed by brilliant free kicks.

Mata’s was close to perfect - he didn’t just get it up and down, but the ball was only a foot or two above the ground when it scraped inside the post. Even if Dubravka could get across, he was never going to get down in time.

The wall was set properly. A wall isn’t perfect - it’s a risk mitigation tactic. When Juan Mata is twenty yards out, it’s a huge risk to reduce.

i'm not convinced his positioning was perfect, google it there's a YT vid a fan took from behind the goal and you can see how open he's left the near post with the angle

That's bollocks to be fair. A free kick that close you have to cover the right side of the goal. When it is subsequently hit that well you simply aren't going to get across to the left in time. If it was 25-30 yards out, fair enough, but Dubravka did nothing wrong there.

bollocks :lol:

find the video i'm talking about, you'll see...and i didn't say he did anything wrong either, i said his positioning wasn't perfect

if you watch that vid you'll see he starts bang in the middle of the goal trying to hedge his bets, takes a step to his right thinking of covering the top corner, then steps left again so he's starting dead centre of the goal when the ball is kicked and he just misses it by fingertips

it was an awkward spot it came from as well tbh
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HTT on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 12:00:50 PM
Given was one of the original sweeper ‘keeper types as well. He would see danger and come out and either head it away or kick it away. He did that a lot for us. Harper was a decent ‘keeper too. Shay was a consummate professional, he never seemed to get injured. We had a great spine in him, Woodgate, Speed and Shearer at one point.

What I used to love about Shay and Shearer as well is that each season they would implore the board to strengthen the team with quality which often, IIRC, didn’t sit well with people on here and other forums who thought they should get on with their jobs and shouldn’t be coming out complaining that the squad wasn’t good enough.

Contrast that with today... give me a player who challenges the club to bring in better players and to demand better over those that are just happy to collect their pay packet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ManDoon on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 12:02:06 PM
That freekick was saveable no doubt. I love Dubs but he's obviously going to have flaws in his game being the price he is.  Man watching it back Shelvey barely jumps, he could have headed that
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 12:12:16 PM
If Shelvey jumped about 1/10th of a second later he probably deflects it for a corner. Looks like he was at the same height as the ball when he jumped but was already on way down when it reached the wall.

Cheers, Rafa.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Wednesday 10 October 2018, 03:42:20 PM
I'm sorry, the goal was entirely down to Diame. As soon as he gave that FK away, I was 99.9% certain it was a goal. Fernandez also did the same at home, it seems our players are too thick to understand how they shouldn't foul right at the edge of the box in the PL. You get punished with the quality around.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: frankpingel on Saturday 13 October 2018, 02:17:52 PM
Playing for Slovakia on Sky now.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Thursday 1 November 2018, 11:11:22 PM

Quote
‘Of course we hear the fans talking about the owner and the team but I am not interested.

‘I have quit the English channels on my TV because if you are not careful these things can get really deep inside your head. Then it’s hard. So I don’t listen to it. Mike Ashley is not my business. Here we just need to do our jobs.’

What other players need to be saying when asked about this.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Thursday 1 November 2018, 11:13:09 PM
Didn’t he nearly lose his hand as well? Bloke needs to stop indoors.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 2 November 2018, 12:13:27 AM
Ah so he's binned the TV. Wonder if that's what's happened with Captain Sell-Out,and why he hadn't realised Rafa was off at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 3 November 2018, 05:53:13 PM
4 clean sheets in 11 given the situation we’re in and the teams faced is decent. Only 3 goals conceded in 6 against the teams we should be competing with.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Saturday 3 November 2018, 05:56:04 PM
Our best player.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Saturday 3 November 2018, 06:05:54 PM
Our best player.

It’s not even debatable. He’ll be gone in summer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BrickTop on Saturday 10 November 2018, 06:43:46 PM
The save just before the disallowed goal was fantastic. Saved us at the end.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: SteveMc on Sunday 11 November 2018, 09:12:11 AM
Brilliant yesterday. He always is mind and it’s telling that we now barely comment. What a buy :)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 11 November 2018, 09:27:51 AM
Best all-round goalkeeper i've seen at this club.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Sunday 11 November 2018, 09:36:04 AM
Best all-round goalkeeper i've seen at this club.
Except against free-kicks
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:32:40 AM
Still can't understand why he had no player(s) on the post like for their goal.  A corner in the 2nd half Yedlin was on the front post at least so something must have been said at HT
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:33:32 AM
I'd imagine that's a management decision rather than goalkeeper decision
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:36:19 AM
Obviously, but the comment doesnt fit in the Rafa thread :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ennyoueffsea on Monday 12 November 2018, 11:48:52 PM
Given had his big f*** up early on with us iirc, the Dion Dublin sneaking up on him from behind like a leopard incident, but seemed to get mentally stronger and more assured from it.

Aye. Shay the only Irishman who didn’t know where Dublin was.

A knaa a knaa. The owld ones are the best.

 :p
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 07:15:07 AM
The games where Given was most at risk was after the Chelsea 1-1 and Troyes 4-4 where he dropped a couple of clangers. The talk was Harper would be in for the derby but Bobby stuck with Shay and he was immense.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 08:12:12 AM
The games where Given was most at risk was after the Chelsea 1-1 and Troyes 4-4 where he dropped a couple of clangers. The talk was Harper would be in for the derby but Bobby stuck with Shay and he was immense.

Er, didn’t Given threaten Bobby with a transfer request after Harper got a spell of more games than Shay liked?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 08:22:58 AM
Season before I think he did. It was almost 50-50 between them in the 99/01 seasons.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: STM on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 08:29:20 AM
What annoyed me most about Given was that he was too quiet. He didn't have any sort of presence in goal. Incredible shot stopper at times though.

Love Dubz.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Menace on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 08:52:35 AM
This guy is probably my favourite player for Newcastle, he shouts his head off every game and actually commands the back 4. Solid buy.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Odear on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 12:04:15 PM
He’s building back to his form of last season. Superb at his best.

It was a shaky start for the whole squad which can’t have been helped by all the turmoil over the summer.

Hopefully the international break isn’t coming at the wrong time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Altamullan on Tuesday 13 November 2018, 03:45:00 PM
This guy is probably my favourite player for Newcastle, he shouts his head off every game and actually commands the back 4. Solid buy.
I’d love to know who scouted him for us and whether there is somebody in particular responsible for ‘defensive’ scouting. We’ve done well with Lejeune, Fernandez, and Schar as well. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Thursday 15 November 2018, 02:20:46 PM
Just seen a stat that he's made more saves (7) from shots in the 6 yard box than any other keeper this season. He's just so good.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 08:17:12 AM
interesting listening to them talking about his positioning for the goal last night, on the surface it looked off but in the lead up to the goal they'd been winning the first header quite a lot and looking for knockdowns into the box from vokes to wood to run onto...they almost connected not long before and i think he was looking to be higher up to get the jump on any knockdowns

vokes just happened to nail the header :/
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 09:09:09 AM
The ball is played in from nearly halfway, and Dúbravka is on the six yard line at that point. As the ball comes in he retreats a yard as he comes across - there’s nothing wrong with his positioning or footwork here. Sometimes, goals get scored.

Having said that, I thought Clark could have challenged better, but there you go.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 09:12:18 AM
sky were quite critical of his positioning which is why i mentioned it, i can see why he was wanting to be further up tbh as vokes was winning a fair few first balls and looking for wood in the box
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 09:13:50 AM
That's a GK error.  The header doesn't even go into right the top corner.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10:04:08 AM
The ball is played in from nearly halfway, and Dúbravka is on the six yard line at that point. As the ball comes in he retreats a yard as he comes across - there’s nothing wrong with his positioning or footwork here. Sometimes, goals get scored.

Having said that, I thought Clark could have challenged better, but there you go.

Poor all round, I thought.  Dubravka looked flat footed and perhaps the positioning wasn't the best.  Clark dropped off to go with Vokes, yet let him get a run on him and out-jump him.  Schar had dropped to play him onside, regardless.

That said, it's not often someone scores a header like that from the edge of the box :lol: so we might just be being overly critical as it was so undeserved.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 10:14:09 AM
Brown-nosing Joe Hart on his Instagram.  Disgusting
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 12:47:01 PM
Not sure their goal can go down as a goalkeeper 'howler'. Sure when the shot comes in he was too far off his line - but who is reasonably expecting a player to score from there & in that situation? Vokes had no right and it was a great header, I feel like Dubravka's starting position was in anticipation of a ball into the box and 9 times out of 10 nothing comes of that bit of play.

His save from Wood 5 minutes later was brilliant :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:06:37 PM
Totally at fault for the Burnley goal.  Don't try to kid yourselves it was a great header!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Elliottman on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:07:34 PM
Totally at fault for the Burnley goal.  Don't try to kid yourselves it was a great header!

Explain
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 01:24:25 PM
It's already been covered.  Poor positioning and flat footed.  I think the bloke is a very good keeper by the way, however he was at fault for the goal.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 03:36:09 PM
Great header.

Bad goalkeeping.


Cane be conceding goals from headers nearly outside the damn box. He was in no mans land
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 03:41:58 PM
He's known for his confidence in coming for crosses, he obviously adjusts his positioning for that purpose. Just unlucky on this occasion.

Defence should be expected to put more pressure on. Clark was at fault more than Dubs. But then maybe it was just smart play by the forward.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Tuesday 27 November 2018, 04:26:12 PM
it wasn't bad positioning in the sense that he got it wrong though, that's the point, he positioned himself where he needed to be to get the jump on the knockdowns vokes was winning imo but vokes just happened to loop this one over him
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Sunday 2 December 2018, 09:54:57 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Sunday 2 December 2018, 09:58:57 PM

Dat profit
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 2 December 2018, 11:04:52 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/2o00cn.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/2o00cn) (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: geordie_b on Sunday 2 December 2018, 11:08:02 PM
has he been sitting on that ball?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 2 December 2018, 11:18:09 PM
has he been sitting on that ball?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:31:17 PM
MOTM. (maybe Digne)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10:33:25 PM
Was boss today, the save at the end of the first half - who was the last keeper we had who could pull that off?

Loves a good time waste, which I'm not a fan of, but it's clearly a tactic w use and he is effective at it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: johnny36 on Thursday 6 December 2018, 12:06:54 AM
This guy has been a bargain for us.. The difference between him and Darlow/ Elliott is scary..
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Thursday 6 December 2018, 01:12:28 AM
Simply being fit most of the time puts him ahead of both but a mile against good guy Blob. A so called professional who is a genuine joke and only conning a wage because he’s Pardew’s mate.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Thursday 6 December 2018, 01:47:17 AM
He has saved us many a point.

It's an excellent signing by Rafa.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Thursday 6 December 2018, 06:44:23 AM
He's an outstanding shot stopper, i think the GK position is the one we have to worry about the least.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: David Edgar on Thursday 6 December 2018, 06:54:13 AM
He really has saved us a few points already. 

He does a few weaknesses, but almost all keepers do.   Quality player for our club.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Thursday 6 December 2018, 08:52:20 AM
Commands his box really well
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Collage on Thursday 6 December 2018, 09:09:06 AM
He's an outstanding shot stopper, i think the GK position is the one we have to worry about the least.

Imagine that, eh? Not long ago we had to put our trust in Elliott and Darlow :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:11:45 AM
Pure love him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 7 December 2018, 09:04:54 AM
He's an outstanding shot stopper, i think the GK position is the one we have to worry about the least.

supporting for nearly 30 years, can't remember a time when we had a defensive group like it


rafa knows
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:12:22 PM
Be sad times when he leaves in the Summer

(https://i.imgur.com/oFb1HUG.gif)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:15:57 PM
Be sad times when he leaves in the Summer

(https://i.imgur.com/oFb1HUG.gif)

I get what you mean and I agree with you, but we'll have much more to worry about than one of our better players leaving.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fugazi on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:17:45 PM
Be sad times when he leaves in the Summer

(https://i.imgur.com/oFb1HUG.gif)

I get what you mean and I agree with you, but we'll have much more to worry about than one of our better players leaving.

:thup: Wouldn't begrudge him leaving under the current regime
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:36:11 PM
Remember when Blob was starting. Or Alnwick :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:37:11 PM
'Nice guy' Blob infuriates me. One of the best things about how well Dubravka has done is showing him up for the mad fraud he is.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:37:30 PM
Remember when Blob was starting. Or Alnwick :lol:

Blob was starting earlier this year.  :anguish:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Friday 7 December 2018, 07:38:10 PM
Blob is thankfully completely finished at the club, his own stupid fat fault as well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Friday 7 December 2018, 11:29:03 PM
Remember when Blob was starting. Or Alnwick :lol:

Ye gods, did you have to revive that trauma?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Saturday 15 December 2018, 12:03:02 PM
Feature on Dubs in about 25 mins on Football Focus.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Saturday 15 December 2018, 12:28:43 PM
Sure we'll hear all about him nearly hacking his limbs off
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LoveItIfWeBeatU on Saturday 15 December 2018, 01:43:28 PM
Blob is thankfully completely finished at the club, his own stupid fat fault as well.

How so?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 15 December 2018, 01:53:57 PM
Blob is thankfully completely finished at the club, his own stupid fat fault as well.

How so?

Turned up p*ssed for training in February last season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 15 December 2018, 02:07:37 PM
:lol: How'd you come to know that, Nees?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Saturday 15 December 2018, 02:13:18 PM
Blob would be a decent championship keeper if he looked after himself a bit. A keeper who gets injured every few weeks
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 15 December 2018, 02:14:51 PM
:lol: How'd you come to know that, Nees?

Sauces.

Also, he's know 4th choice at the club as can be seen by Woodman making the bench.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Saturday 15 December 2018, 02:28:15 PM
Feature on Dubs in about 25 mins on Football Focus.

He was on Sky earlier in the week and they showed some knacker singing the "Abra, Abra Dubravka" song. He loved it. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Amir_9 on Saturday 15 December 2018, 09:38:01 PM
The charisma and talent on this lad

As been said before miles better than any of the others we have. Its a disgrace to even compare. I apologise Dubz
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 15 December 2018, 09:40:00 PM
So weird how he's spent most of his footballing career in pretty poor divisions. He's been a brilliant find
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Saturday 15 December 2018, 09:47:28 PM
So weird how he's spent most of his footballing career in pretty poor divisions. He's been a brilliant find
Imagine dat profit
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:00:05 PM
In a way it's hard to get away from the level we bought him from. I keep expecting his form to dip or for him to drop a clanger and think 'ahhhhh okay, that's why he was at that level' but it never happens, he's class.

Daft way to think as well when you remember that Guardiola plucked Busquets and Pedro from a similar level.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:03:27 PM
Didn’t we get him from Sparta Prague? Hardly lifted him from the Tanzanian second division.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:04:23 PM
I'm not sure what level Busquets and Pedro were at but they wouldn't have been in their late 20s when they were plucked like Dubravka. They seem odd examples
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:06:27 PM
He was their second choice though iirc, still a very left field choice.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:06:58 PM
Didn’t we get him from Sparta Prague? Hardly lifted him from the Tanzanian second division.
European powerhouse Sparta Prague. He played 15 games for them. His history actually makes very interesting reading
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:10:54 PM
I'm not sure what level Busquets and Pedro were at but they wouldn't have been in their late 20s when they were plucked like Dubravka. They seem odd examples

I struggled to think of any others tbh, you're right though, Dubravka's a bit different. Vardy maybe?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:20:04 PM
Yeah Vardy is the only one I can think of.

Usually players at that age have played in one of the other top divisions in Europe
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:21:43 PM
Mind, Peter Schmeichel was a similar age when he joined Man Utd
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: summerof69 on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:23:35 PM
Luca Toni
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: covmag on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:24:02 PM
He was magnificent today
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:24:07 PM
I'm not sure what level Busquets and Pedro were at but they wouldn't have been in their late 20s when they were plucked like Dubravka. They seem odd examples

Pep also played with Busquets's Dad, so I doubt the existence and progress of his mate's son was a total surprise to him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:33:26 PM
Luca Toni

Of course! I'm sure he was mentioned as THE late bloomer on The Totally Football Show recently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lenny on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:36:37 PM
I swear he loves leaving it as late as possible when being chased down to finally stick a boot through the ball. Our ineptness over the years has made me nervous every time he does it :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nemtizz on Saturday 15 December 2018, 10:38:35 PM
Diego Costa, too. Well in terms of being a late bloomer anyway.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Heron on Saturday 15 December 2018, 11:48:21 PM
Absolute hero this bloke. PL signing of the season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiotes Witch Doctor on Sunday 16 December 2018, 12:06:50 AM
Just such a good signing!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Zero on Sunday 16 December 2018, 03:00:06 AM
Genuine question. Who is better, Dubravka or Given?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 16 December 2018, 08:27:57 AM
Bierhoff too, Drogba..
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: St1pe on Sunday 16 December 2018, 09:16:35 AM
Genuine question. Who is better, Dubravka or Given?

Still Given for me but I don’t know if that’s because he was so prominent for us during our more successful period while I was growing up. So much so that when the announcer is reading the team sheet out and and says “number 1” part of me expects a booming “Shay Given” to follow.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: YNGLEGIONNAIRE on Sunday 16 December 2018, 01:26:16 PM
Genuine question. Who is better, Dubravka or Given?

Still Given for me but I don’t know if that’s because he was so prominent for us during our more successful period while I was growing up. So much so that when the announcer is reading the team sheet out and and says “number 1” part of me expects a booming “Shay Given” to follow.
Dubravka is the better all round keeper by a long way for me like . I trust him more with high crosses into the box , and he commands his box better than Given . I'd say they were pretty equal as shot stoppers but Dubravka is more vocal than Given when organising his defence. I seem to remember Given used to go through periods of dodgy distribution , although I stand to be corrected on that .
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 16 December 2018, 05:37:29 PM
Genuine question. Who is better, Dubravka or Given?

Still Given for me but I don’t know if that’s because he was so prominent for us during our more successful period while I was growing up. So much so that when the announcer is reading the team sheet out and and says “number 1” part of me expects a booming “Shay Given” to follow.
Dubravka is the better all round keeper by a long way for me like . I trust him more with high crosses into the box , and he commands his box better than Given . I'd say they were pretty equal as shot stoppers but Dubravka is more vocal than Given when organising his defence. I seem to remember Given used to go through periods of dodgy distribution , although I stand to be corrected on that .

Fully agree. Think you also have to realise that goalkeeping has changed a lot in the time since Given was at his best, especially in terms of distribution and being comfortable with the ball at your feet, and thats not meant to put Shay down as he was great for us, just praise of Dubravka and recognising how good his all round game is.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: CPL on Sunday 16 December 2018, 08:24:58 PM
Genuine question. Who is better, Dubravka or Given?

Still Given for me but I don’t know if that’s because he was so prominent for us during our more successful period while I was growing up. So much so that when the announcer is reading the team sheet out and and says “number 1” part of me expects a booming “Shay Given” to follow.
Dubravka is the better all round keeper by a long way for me like . I trust him more with high crosses into the box , and he commands his box better than Given . I'd say they were pretty equal as shot stoppers but Dubravka is more vocal than Given when organising his defence. I seem to remember Given used to go through periods of dodgy distribution , although I stand to be corrected on that .

Fully agree. Think you also have to realise that goalkeeping has changed a lot in the time since Given was at his best, especially in terms of distribution and being comfortable with the ball at your feet, and thats not meant to put Shay down as he was great for us, just praise of Dubravka and recognising how good his all round game is.

Agreed. Peter Schmeichel is considered the best keeper in the premier league era but his kicking was shockingly bad. Wouldn't get away with it these days. Much like how Cech probably won't get back in the Arsenal team if Leno is fully fit.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 16 December 2018, 08:27:21 PM
These keepers would have trained differently though so you can’t compare.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Sunday 16 December 2018, 09:05:02 PM
He made up for his kicking with his quick long throws though (PS)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Monday 17 December 2018, 04:08:06 PM

Voted.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Monday 17 December 2018, 05:22:24 PM
He's currently better than some of those listed goalkeepers. No doubt in my mind.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Monday 17 December 2018, 10:14:20 PM
He's currently better than some of those listed goalkeepers. No doubt in my mind.

That's a bold claim. Lloris, maybe.

Unless you mean currently in better form? Even then, Dubs was a bit scratchy at the start of the season and is only now back at the standard he set last year.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Monday 17 December 2018, 10:48:58 PM
He's currently better than some of those listed goalkeepers. No doubt in my mind.

That's a bold claim. Lloris, maybe.

Unless you mean currently in better form? Even then, Dubs was a bit scratchy at the start of the season and is only now back at the standard he set last year.

Kepa is probably the weakest of those 4 to be honest.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Tuesday 18 December 2018, 01:30:52 AM
Dubs is the absolute find of our last few seasons.  I hope the FCB doesn't try to cash in on him in Jan - he's our only player who is good enough in their position to see us challenge for top 7 (if we ever see new investment...)

*And maybe Fernandez and Schaar if they keep showing the promise they have
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 18 December 2018, 07:57:51 AM
Our best value signing of recent years.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 18 December 2018, 08:02:04 AM
https://www.premierleague.com/players/6451/Martin-Dubravka/stats

1 error leading to a goal in 29 games, with 9 clean sheets in that time. Solid.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 18 December 2018, 08:48:13 AM
There's not much money to be found in selling goalkeepers really (despite obvious evidence to the contrary), I doubt we're looking to sell him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 20 December 2018, 05:50:18 PM
There's not much money to be found in selling goalkeepers really (despite obvious evidence to the contrary), I doubt we're looking to sell him.

It'll be darlow that's off imo.  Leeds and Villa interested in him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Thursday 20 December 2018, 07:21:54 PM
There's not much money to be found in selling goalkeepers really (despite obvious evidence to the contrary), I doubt we're looking to sell him.

It'll be darlow that's off imo.  Leeds and Villa interested in him.

He can go. He's s****.  One step up from Jak 'Crisp Packet Wrists' Alnwick.  Blob is fine as a backup.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Thursday 20 December 2018, 11:20:29 PM
He's currently better than some of those listed goalkeepers. No doubt in my mind.

That's a bold claim. Lloris, maybe.

Unless you mean currently in better form? Even then, Dubs was a bit scratchy at the start of the season and is only now back at the standard he set last year.

I'd argue he's better than Lloris and Kepa on this and last season's evidence. So yeah, I guess I'm speaking of form and not career achievements.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 22 December 2018, 01:19:02 PM


What do we make of this?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: toon25 on Saturday 22 December 2018, 01:22:35 PM
It’s nice to like our goalkeeper again.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Saturday 22 December 2018, 02:33:46 PM
It’s nice to like our goalkeeper again.

We were spoilt rotten for years with Given/Harper and then pre-injury Krul/Forster.  Having to watch some of the utter s**** like Alnwick, Sels and Darlow play was painful.  Dubravka is sweet, sweet relief.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: geordiemonster on Saturday 22 December 2018, 07:35:50 PM
I like Dubravka but he needs to cut out the crap like nearly giving a goal away today!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ElCid on Saturday 22 December 2018, 08:24:56 PM
At home there is far too much attempted ball retention between the back 4/5 and the goalkeeper - put ourselves in trouble a few times which resulted in last ditch hoofs to get the ball clear.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Stifleaay on Saturday 22 December 2018, 08:38:27 PM
As much as he’s been an improvement on our previous goalkeepers, he’s always looked like he’ll eventually make a mistake. Lately and today in particular he looks to be trying to make the mistake. Under pressure from opposition attackers and he takes his time in getting the ball away, seemingly looking to do it as late as possible.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 22 December 2018, 09:31:11 PM
Ummm, i'm sure he's not trying to make a mistake.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Saturday 22 December 2018, 09:52:27 PM
Love Dubs.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Saturday 22 December 2018, 09:58:15 PM
Terrible today.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Saturday 22 December 2018, 10:14:42 PM
Well, you know you've got a good goalkeeper when his "terrible" performance includes keeping a clean sheet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: STM on Sunday 23 December 2018, 06:59:40 AM
Terrible today.

  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Newbies ffs.

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Sunday 23 December 2018, 07:14:25 AM
Real Mike Hooper performance :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ikon on Sunday 23 December 2018, 07:54:16 AM
Some people :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jackyboy on Thursday 27 December 2018, 12:01:00 PM
That save from Shaquari's free kick yesterday was world class
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sixx on Thursday 27 December 2018, 12:11:00 PM
Our best goalkeeper since Given I'd say.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Thursday 27 December 2018, 12:12:40 PM
Our best goalkeeper since Given I'd say.

Easily.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Monday 31 December 2018, 11:13:33 AM

The comments :smug:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 31 December 2018, 11:31:05 AM
They have another one for goal of 2018 and Bale's overhead kick isn't there, but Ronaldo's is. :lol: Absolutely laughable.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Monday 31 December 2018, 11:37:28 AM
How is Lloris on that shortlist? Or Pickford
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 31 December 2018, 11:49:35 AM
Because they're clueless so just picked the goalkeeper that won the world cup and the one that was arguably the best at the world cup. The world cup is still inexplicably classed as the highest level to some people I guess.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 31 December 2018, 12:14:37 PM
Pickford over Dubravka?  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 31 December 2018, 12:37:12 PM
The media is always going to back England's goalkeeper after a World Cup semi. 

Dubravka just not high profile enough to be considered no matter if he literally has been a top 4 performer.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Monday 31 December 2018, 12:57:00 PM
Pickford over Dubravka?  :lol:

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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 2 January 2019, 09:29:28 PM
Mistake for the goal, but mistakes happen and the the first he's made this season, and ultimately he's gained us a fair few points this season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bowie on Wednesday 2 January 2019, 09:31:00 PM
(https://www.irishtimes.com/polopoly_fs/1.3344056.1514998235!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/box_620_330/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Wednesday 2 January 2019, 10:15:34 PM
Feel for him, horrible error. We might well have got beat anyway but we were doing pretty well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Wednesday 2 January 2019, 10:32:36 PM
Went through his hands and hit his left leg initially, so could have been an even bigger howler if it went straight through. He'll  come back from it though, he's class
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Thursday 3 January 2019, 08:18:47 AM
Terrible bit of goalkeeping.  But we can't say anything negative can we?  This board would be up in arms.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mickthemagpie on Thursday 3 January 2019, 08:31:46 AM
Terrible bit of goalkeeping.  But we can't say anything negative can we?  This board would be up in arms.

Course you can, it's a statement of fact. Keepers make mistakes that are at risk of being more costly than other players. This guy is well in credit when it comes to poins saved/lost. Just needs a bit of perspective which you chose to ignore.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Thursday 3 January 2019, 08:31:48 AM
Awful mistake. Could well have cost us a point.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Thursday 3 January 2019, 08:37:08 AM
First blatant error he's made in just under a year. The rate our mob f*** things up that's pretty good.

Rest him for the cup and he'll come back raring to go.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fugazi on Thursday 3 January 2019, 05:03:41 PM
Terrible bit of goalkeeping.  But we can't say anything negative can we?  This board would be up in arms.

Literally the 4 posts above yours say it was an error, doylum.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sho'Time on Thursday 3 January 2019, 05:15:40 PM
Unfortunate mistake, but he's class. I'm sure he'll get over it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Friday 4 January 2019, 01:03:55 AM
All keepers make errors. He’ll be fine. He’s the least of our worries.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 4 January 2019, 06:27:43 AM
I bet yesterday in training they’d have had Shelvey and Ritchie belting shots over the bar in an attempt to replicate these types of free-kicks to try and help him get over it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: wormy on Friday 4 January 2019, 06:38:12 AM
Terrible bit of goalkeeping.  But we can't say anything negative can we?  This board would be up in arms.

Literally the 4 posts above yours say it was an error, doylum.

Shut up and let him tell it like it is.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Cronky on Friday 4 January 2019, 06:47:37 AM
A mistake, but not that bad a one. The ball was swerving and bounced right in front of him.

He's a great shot-stopper, but not always sure of himself when coming for crosses. That's his usual weakness, but still our best keeper for some time, as others have said.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Friday 4 January 2019, 01:23:19 PM
Always felt he was great at commanding the box.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 4 January 2019, 01:29:51 PM
:lol: Aye I think the main reason he's good is his command of his area and being quick out to close things down.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 4 January 2019, 04:00:15 PM
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 4 January 2019, 04:27:54 PM
Seems happy about it there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Darth Crooks on Friday 4 January 2019, 04:28:11 PM
Smilie it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AsprillasShinPad on Friday 4 January 2019, 05:37:56 PM
Our best goalkeeper since Given I'd say.

Pre-Injury Krul was better, but Dubs is very good, and may well still get better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 20 January 2019, 06:20:09 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: covmag on Sunday 20 January 2019, 06:49:57 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.


We hardly move out at pace though, we 100% have everyone back on corners too.

Nee f***er to release it too 9/10
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 20 January 2019, 07:19:45 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.

This is Rafa's instructions to him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Sunday 20 January 2019, 07:40:42 PM
This lads just gone up in my estimation
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gorilla on Sunday 20 January 2019, 07:47:25 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

He is probably the best in my lifetime yes I am a 92er as I was born in 82 and can't remember that much from before Keegan taking over other than the odd thing but hard to say.

I am sure we have had better keepers before my time but he is probably the best I have seen but it is early days.  Him, Schar and Lejeune for what - 15 million is f***ing awesome.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: tonygreen on Sunday 20 January 2019, 07:57:24 PM
I'm 63 and have been watching the toon for 55 years.He is the best nufc keeper I have seen
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Sunday 20 January 2019, 08:31:36 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.

This is Rafa's instructions to him.

Not just dubravka. Elliot did exactly the same. Maybe coaches are a bit laboured in their thinking.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Stifleaay on Sunday 20 January 2019, 08:35:34 PM
As it’s been said it’s not Dubs problem. The problem is on corners or defensive set pieces we have everyone back and no one further out as an outlet.
It’s frustrating because you are relying on the keeper catching it, or then wasting a chance and it going out of play, and hoping no one from the opposition from outside the box picks up the 2nd ball.
The coaches will say that it allows you to be more solid defensively though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Sunday 20 January 2019, 08:38:57 PM
Been a great buy. Can improve but has done well overall.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Sunday 20 January 2019, 08:39:23 PM
We concede loads from corners too
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Doctor Zaius on Monday 21 January 2019, 10:52:11 AM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: huss9 on Monday 21 January 2019, 01:17:03 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.

aye Pav was canny - the most likeable of all the keepers we had but he wasnt close to Given's class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Monday 21 January 2019, 02:23:33 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.



Aye that’s spot on.  Pav was a canny keeper but he was a level below what we needed.  I’ve always said Schmeichel was the difference between us winning the league and not winning the league.  If we’d had David Seaman or Tim Flowers i think we could’ve won it comfortably in ‘96.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ManDoon on Monday 21 January 2019, 04:20:13 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.



Aye that’s spot on.  Pav was a canny keeper but he was a level below what we needed.  I’ve always said Schmeichel was the difference between us winning the league and not winning the league.  If we’d had David Seaman or Tim Flowers i think we could’ve won it comfortably in ‘96.

100% right
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Baldygash and Spittle on Monday 21 January 2019, 05:23:45 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.

This is Rafa's instructions to him.

When he first came he would often release it early. It was a real breathe of fresh air, and potentially an overlooked aspect of our upturn in form last Feb. It's definitely been knocked out of him now mind.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: steve_69 on Monday 21 January 2019, 05:30:14 PM
Great keeper.

But....

He point blank refuses to release it early. Few times yesterday he could easily have released it to players already running. He didn't. He waited til all their players got back into position.He does it almost routinely now. For a counter attacking team it's utterly stupid he doesn't release it asap.

This is Rafa's instructions to him.

When he first came he would often release it early. It was a real breathe of fresh air, and potentially an overlooked aspect of our upturn in form last Feb. It's definitely been knocked out of him now mind.

I'm guessing its coincided with Shelvey being out of the team. He was the guy that was always there to collect the quick release
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 21 January 2019, 05:41:30 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.



Aye that’s spot on.  Pav was a canny keeper but he was a level below what we needed.  I’ve always said Schmeichel was the difference between us winning the league and not winning the league.  If we’d had David Seaman or Tim Flowers i think we could’ve won it comfortably in ‘96.

That's probably right, but Cantona too. In hindsight there are a couple of other changes that I'd have made as well. I'd have kept Ruel Fox and he'd have probably given us more width on the right when Gillespie was injured, I'd have had a better striker than Kitson to back up Ferdinand, I'd have gone for a better 'keeper than Shaka, and I'd have gone for Colin Henry at the same time as buying David Batty. Massively looking a gift horse in the mouth though obviously.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 21 January 2019, 06:29:31 PM
He's f***ing class. Hard to rate him amongst our keepers as most have always had issues. Given was an amazing shotstopper and had a reasonable all round game. Pav was good but he wasn't amazing he was a loveable b****** though.  Krul had all the potential in the world but Pards f***ed him.

I think we've been pretty lucky with keepers over the years. Given seems to have been underated more and more as time goes on. He was absolutely class for ages like. There wasn't many better than him in the league during his time here. Harper was more than competent too, very lucky to have him as a backup. Krul was good for the majority of his time, though sadly went off the boil later and now Dubravka is very good. The last few years of Sels, Darlow, Elliot has been a bit of an anomaly.

I understand there is a lot of nostalgia with Srnicek, I never seen him play in his first spell but reading behind the lines, he was largely inferior to his rivals at the time and a blatant weak link in the best of the 90's sides that we had.



Aye that’s spot on.  Pav was a canny keeper but he was a level below what we needed.  I’ve always said Schmeichel was the difference between us winning the league and not winning the league.  If we’d had David Seaman or Tim Flowers i think we could’ve won it comfortably in ‘96.

100% right

Even a Bosnich or Martyn imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: David Edgar on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:35:22 PM
Appalling error.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: STM on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:38:35 PM
Still love him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:39:03 PM
Had a great game otherwise.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:40:01 PM
Gonna happen now and then
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:40:23 PM
Didn’t look as bad live as it did on the replay, it was a really fierce shot.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:42:39 PM
Best keeper we've had for a while. Should have saved it, but great otherwise.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:43:30 PM
Not mad at him. Wished he saved it. But s*** happens.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LRD on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:43:36 PM
Yeah, good pace on the shot and a bounce.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: hoppaz on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:45:04 PM
I can't blame him too much the ball was rising fron Son's shot but it dipped last minute and he was obviously expecting it to hit his hands. Real time it would be impoosible to correct himself properly when it started to dip.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:50:30 PM
He’d had such a good game up to that point too. Bugger.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:54:31 PM
Tend to agree with those who felt he was a little unlucky. He should obviously save it but Son really walloped it and Lascelles had come across his line of sight.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:58:06 PM
I think he’s probably been our best and most consistent player since signing. But I don’t think he was unlucky. Any keeper at this level should be saving that and it’s an absolute howler. It may have dipped and been struck well. But it is straight at him. The odd f*** up has creeped in the last few months, but I still think he’s superb overall.

Ultimately he’s cost us a point. But seems harsh to put the loss on him, though. Spurs missed some right sitters.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:58:51 PM
I think he’s probably been our best and most consistent player since signing. But I don’t think he was unlucky. Any keeper at this level should be saving that and it’s an absolute howler. It may have dipped and been struck well. But it is straight at him. The odd f*** up has creeped in the last few months, but I still think he’s superb overall.

Ultimately he’s cost us a point. But seems harsh to put the loss on him, though. Spurs missed some right sitters.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Saturday 2 February 2019, 02:59:18 PM
Very poor goalkeeping for the goal.  Otherwise he played well.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Saturday 2 February 2019, 03:00:35 PM
He should have saved it ultimately, but it was hardly an absolute howler. I've seen plenty of those late dippers beat keepers before.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Slim on Saturday 2 February 2019, 03:00:40 PM
Happens to the best of keepers
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: James on Saturday 2 February 2019, 03:20:15 PM
On the plus side it helps keep him under the radar and stops the media trying to sell him to Arsenal for next season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:23:29 PM
He should have saved it ultimately, but it was hardly an absolute howler. I've seen plenty of those late dippers beat keepers before.

It's a howler by the standards in the PL.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: STM on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:39:04 PM
He should have saved it ultimately, but it was hardly an absolute howler. I've seen plenty of those late dippers beat keepers before.

It's a howler by the standards in the PL.

Aye, short of throwing the ball to the opposition, it was bad.

He's in credit though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: huss9 on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:40:18 PM
poor, but the like of Lloris have made more howlers this season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Menace on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:40:51 PM
Disappointing but he's the least of our concerns tbh
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: STM on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:41:31 PM
poor, but the like of Lloris have made more howlers this season.

Liverpool's keeper has made a few and I think De Gea did one.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 2 February 2019, 04:58:53 PM
Really bad technique as well. His body wasn't behind the shot. His legs should've been behind the ball incase it went through his hands.

He's got these howlers in him. But generally he's been very good.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Minhosa on Saturday 2 February 2019, 05:10:11 PM
He's got plenty of credit in the bank imho.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 2 February 2019, 05:13:19 PM
I wouldn't call today a howler. He's done what many on here are doing. He under-estimated the quality of the strike. It was very deceptive. Looked like a simple gathering job, but then it moves, 3ft in front of him. It would have taken a great reflex save at that point. Disappointing yes. But a howler is letting in a back-pass.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Saturday 2 February 2019, 05:22:54 PM
Really bad technique as well. His body wasn't behind the shot. His legs should've been behind the ball incase it went through his hands.

He's got these howlers in him. But generally he's been very good.

The ball was hit like a rocket, he didn't exactly have time to adjust his position to get his body behind the ball, then it dipped sharply as well. He should have saved it no doubt, but I've seen plenty of good keepers get beat by late movement recently. Most top keepers these days are making mistakes these days.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Saturday 2 February 2019, 05:45:07 PM
TCD is right. It goes under his hands and then under/through him. As he’s not behind it. It’s poor whatever way you want to dress it up.

People are being kind on him as he has been so good and he is so likeable. If that was Darlow or Elliot chucking that in. Then people would rightly be calling it a howler.

He f***ed up. We lost. He’s still class. We move on.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Saturday 2 February 2019, 06:10:48 PM
Aye, it was a really poor mistake from Dubravkasy. Seems to struggle a bit with shots from distance
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fugazi on Saturday 2 February 2019, 06:20:11 PM
No defending that today, it was a shocker. He's been brilliant for us though so i'm not going to chastise him over it
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: nemtizz on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:59:24 AM
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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 3 February 2019, 05:40:35 AM
Mad that last one like.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 3 February 2019, 09:43:36 AM
Are you telling me the architects of this such an expensive stadium like Wembley didn't take this into consideration when designing it?

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 3 February 2019, 09:43:49 AM
He was at fault for the goal, btw; not sure how anyone can say he wasn't.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 3 February 2019, 10:37:58 AM
He was at fault for the goal, btw; not sure how anyone can say he wasn't.

:|
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:06:42 AM
He was at fault for the goal, btw; not sure how anyone can say he wasn't.

:|

I don't know what was worse: Son 'walloping' it or Lascelles apparently impeding his view!? :lol:

Anyway, both are funny excuses for a favorite player of yours.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:14:32 AM
Are you on the wind up?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:30:48 AM
Are you on the wind up?

Erm, no. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:33:35 AM
It was a mistake, bur its not as bad a some a making out, he should save it, but he was unsighted and it was a powerful shot, can see why it went in.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Greg on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:36:04 AM
Give over, it's an absolute shocker that every 'keeper in the league should save. His technique was all wrong. Despite it being his second major error like that he's still got plenty of positive work in the bank.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:39:19 AM
Give over, it's an absolute shocker that every 'keeper in the league should save. His technique was all wrong. Despite it being his second major error like that he's still got plenty of positive work in the bank.
I mean, its definitely a mistake, I just don't think its as bad as people are saying, and I can see as to why it was made. Its a mistake I can see most keepers in the Premier League making once or twice a season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:44:44 AM
Aye basically with a poor error he lost us a point we didn't expect to get yesterday. But he's won us umpteen more that we didn't expect to get over the last year. Still think he's class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 3 February 2019, 11:58:17 AM
Are you on the wind up?

Erm, no. :rolleyes:

Did you just not read the first part of the sentence of mine you referenced, then? Where I said he should obviously save it?

You insinuated that people were saying he wasn't at fault for the goal, which is entirely false and a bit bizarre, but tbh does ties-in with your apparent inability to read.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:17:15 PM
If it was Elliot people wouldn't be saying it wasn't that big of a mistake. Love Dubs and think he's been top class for us, but it was definitely a howler.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:23:55 PM
Are you on the wind up?

Erm, no. :rolleyes:

Did you just not read the first part of the sentence of mine you referenced, then? Where I said he should obviously save it?

You insinuated that people were saying he wasn't at fault for the goal, which is entirely false and a bit bizarre, but tbh does ties-in with your apparent inability to read.

:lol:


No, you read my posts again - you will not find anything directed at you saying or implying whether he should have saved it or not. Only that your excuses for him were crap.

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You insinuated that people were saying he wasn't at fault for the goal, which is entirely false and a bit bizarre

I read the posts last night but I only replied this morning as I was in hurry; so this likely to have played a part in distorting my memory about the consensus on here. In any case, reading it back again, you're right, no one was saying that it wasn't his fault. So I accept that I was wrong here.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:40:10 PM
Fair enough.

No excuses, just reasons for why I think it wasn't as terrible a clanger as others. But a clanger nonetheless.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Nattfare on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:49:55 PM
Had a good game yesterday.

Sadly that mistake was enough to lose the match. It happens to everyone though, even the best keepers in the world has howlers in them from time to time.
Would be a bigger concern if he did it every match, which he doesn't.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jackyboy on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:53:12 PM
He's won us a lot more points than he's lost and I think he is great. He has transformed our defense  just by his presence
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: chopey on Sunday 3 February 2019, 12:56:39 PM
My biggest shock yesterday was my Dad (who thinks a keeper should catch every shot and look like John Burridge) who had a lot of sympathy for Dubravka and said it was an awkward bounce.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Sunday 3 February 2019, 01:01:02 PM
If it was Elliot people wouldn't be saying it wasn't that big of a mistake. Love Dubs and think he's been top class for us, but it was definitely a howler.
Agreed. Darlow or Elliot got pelters for lesser mistakes. Still our best keeper by a distance
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 3 February 2019, 02:42:49 PM
He's won us a lot more points than he's lost and I think he is great. He has transformed our defense  just by his presence

Yep.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Sunday 3 February 2019, 02:55:39 PM
If it was Elliot people wouldn't be saying it wasn't that big of a mistake. Love Dubs and think he's been top class for us, but it was definitely a howler.
Agreed. Darlow or Elliot got pelters for lesser mistakes. Still our best keeper by a distance

They get pelters because they’re s*** AND make errors. Dubravka is a good goalkeeper who’s made a couple of mistakes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Sunday 3 February 2019, 07:30:12 PM
If it was Elliot people wouldn't be saying it wasn't that big of a mistake. Love Dubs and think he's been top class for us, but it was definitely a howler.
Agreed. Darlow or Elliot got pelters for lesser mistakes. Still our best keeper by a distance

They get pelters because they’re s*** AND make errors. Dubravka is a good goalkeeper who’s made a couple of mistakes.

Soft hands Karl and can’t dive low Rob made mistakes or simply didn’t save the stuff Dubvraka does 95 out a 100 times.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sho'Time on Monday 4 February 2019, 09:56:06 AM
I doubt it will and all goalkeepers can have mares, but after the Man U one and this one I really hope it doesn't affect his confidence and this doesn't become a 'thing'.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Colo's Short and Curlies on Monday 4 February 2019, 10:06:38 AM
Every player makes a mistake in every game. The equivalent mistake made by a winger results in a throw in, unfortunately for keepers when they make a mistake it is more likely to result in a goal and they therefore look worse.

Dubs gets worked harder than most keepers in the league and its inevitable that mistakes will happen. He's still more likely to save us points than cost us them so I won't lose sleep over it
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Monday 11 February 2019, 09:58:15 PM
Big fan but he’s f***ing killing me atm.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The Prophet on Monday 11 February 2019, 09:58:44 PM
That's three points in two games he's cost us. Hope he gets his consistency back sharpish.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:00:10 PM
he's won more for us than he's lost in total but that's a f***ing s*** mistake tonight.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: David Edgar on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:01:16 PM
Not entirely surprised he's f***ed up again. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:02:42 PM
Not sure what i would make of him at the moment, he makes some great saves but his mistakes are really costing us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:04:21 PM
Thats a foul imo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzKAu1IXQAMh-ec?format=jpg&name=medium)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:05:05 PM
?s=21

Whether he could have been stronger, punched it away...he’s still fouled.

?s=21
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pata on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:05:43 PM
He was fouled. Should have punched it but the reason it goes through his arms is Boly hitting his right arm followed by the aerial choke hold.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:07:24 PM
He was fouled. If he isn't fouled, he catches it. Saying he should punch it is just hindsight talking.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: AY on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:07:50 PM
Made some good saves in the game too. Few good catches that he really had to make. Shame it ended like that but surely thats a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:08:57 PM
i hate boly with a passion now
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:12:07 PM
Awful piece of goalkeeping.  We all know he's a decent keeper but there are more and more of these comments being aimed at him.  Worrying.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:13:01 PM
Not entirely surprised he's f***ed up again. 

You’re a f***ing prick you.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:13:20 PM
He's cost us 4 points in 2 games, so it's probably about 16-4 in terms of points he's won for us vs points he's dropped.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:13:29 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:13:31 PM
Awful piece of goalkeeping.  We all know he's a decent keeper but there are more and more of these comments being aimed at him.  Worrying.

It’s a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:13:50 PM
Love him. Probably should have punched it, but hey, he was either going to catch the ball or be fouled. We've been f***ed over, again.

I see it as the same as the Rafa situation, he's quality, but some people can't look at the bigger picture and lose their head if we're not winning.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:14:09 PM
Grumpy c*** bang on cue. This board is the pits.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Decky on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:14:25 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Bet you're delighted tonight. Probably cheered more for their goal than ours.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Menace on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:15:39 PM
I don't understand why some people even support this team, let alone post here on cue every moment something tragic happens. Baffling.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:15:42 PM
Here come the patriots!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:15:48 PM
Can't be arsed. He was actually impeccable for the most part. He should have punched the ball so that was a bad call, but he's catching that without the foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The Prophet on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:16:04 PM
Love him. Probably should have punched it, but hey, he was either going to catch the ball or be fouled. We've been f***ed over, again.

I see it as the same as the Rafa situation, he's quality, but some people can't look at the bigger picture and lose their head if we're not winning.

:lol:

It's literally nothing like the Rafa situation. He was playing well, but silly errors are starting to creep into his game.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:16:22 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rich on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:16:29 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Toodle pip.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sh74 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:16:47 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 
what a cock.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:17:08 PM
I don't understand why some people even support this team, let alone post here on cue every moment something tragic happens. Baffling.

They just have the courage to tell it how it is, despite the persecution.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tribesman on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:17:27 PM
Not entirely surprised he's f***ed up again. 

You’re a f***ing prick you.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:17:45 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 
Honestly, what joy do you get out of continually being an asshole on an internet forum?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rompe on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:18:31 PM
Did he even know Boly was there? Why is our defence allowing him to get so close to Dubravka without challenging him?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Decky on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:18:44 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Toodle pip.

I hope this means what I think.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: 54 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:19:01 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Toodle pip.

I hope this means what I think.
Same.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:19:03 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Toodle pip.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:19:25 PM
IMO he was fouled.
IMO he should have punched it.
IMO the whistle should have blown.

I still love Heco.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Disco on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:21:11 PM
Did he even know Boly was there? Why is our defence allowing him to get so close to Dubravka without challenging him?

Think this is why Dubravka and Lascelles were shouting at each other.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:21:48 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 

Toodle pip.

I hope this means what I think.
Same.

Say it ain't so.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:23:23 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 
what a cock.
how's this c*** still posting here ffs? :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:29:00 PM
Breaks my heart that this guy has cost us so badly twice in a row. He was tremendous tonight until the f***-up; bet he's devastated.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:32:34 PM
It was terrible goalkeeping AND a foul.  The referee is a t***!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tribesman on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:33:42 PM
Benitez thinks Dubravka should have punched it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:35:15 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:37:52 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:39:01 PM
Love him. Probably should have punched it, but hey, he was either going to catch the ball or be fouled. We've been f***ed over, again.

I see it as the same as the Rafa situation, he's quality, but some people can't look at the bigger picture and lose their head if we're not winning.

:lol:

It's literally nothing like the Rafa situation. He was playing well, but silly errors are starting to creep into his game.

 :lol:

Like being fouled?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:40:33 PM
Has he got a case for conceding only the second worst goalkeeping error of the night? Tryna make myself feel better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:41:03 PM
I don’t think it’s a foul. The still image makes it look like one. Slow mo and real time, I don’t think it is at all.

Boly gets there first and doesn’t pin or push him. His hands come down a bit on his shoulders at the last second. Never a foul if it is an attacker vs defender. Is there different laws when it is a keeper? I mean, it does seem like it’s non-contact when it comes to challenging a keeper. But I’m not having that as a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hughesy on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:41:09 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Spot on.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The Prophet on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:42:47 PM
Love him. Probably should have punched it, but hey, he was either going to catch the ball or be fouled. We've been f***ed over, again.

I see it as the same as the Rafa situation, he's quality, but some people can't look at the bigger picture and lose their head if we're not winning.

:lol:

It's literally nothing like the Rafa situation. He was playing well, but silly errors are starting to creep into his game.

 :lol:

Like being fouled?

It probably is a foul, but he also should have punched it. You're also forgetting Spurs and Man United.

I like hin and happen to think he's been very good overall, but it doesn't mean the bloke is immune from criticism.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: chopey on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:43:02 PM
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Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:44:01 PM
People saying it didn't look a foul in real-time, go back and listen to the commentary. They were pretty sure it wasn't going to be a goal for a second or 2.

It looked a blatant foul in real-time to me as well. Replays just confirm that.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:44:33 PM
Love him. Probably should have punched it, but hey, he was either going to catch the ball or be fouled. We've been f***ed over, again.

I see it as the same as the Rafa situation, he's quality, but some people can't look at the bigger picture and lose their head if we're not winning.

:lol:

It's literally nothing like the Rafa situation. He was playing well, but silly errors are starting to creep into his game.

 :lol:

Like being fouled?

It probably is a foul, but he also should have punched it. You're also forgetting Spurs and Man United.

I like hin and happen to think he's been very good overall, but it doesn't mean the bloke is immune from criticism.

Well we can agree on that, but it's still a foul.

Can't even remember Man Utd tbh, hardly that recent is it.

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: polkaDot on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:44:43 PM
Martin Duhowler? Anyone? 
Honestly, what joy do you get out of continually being an asshole on an internet forum?

It’s the same sort of joy he gets when he wears ladies underwear under his jeans at the match.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:44:54 PM
I don’t think it’s a foul. The still image makes it look like one. Slow mo and real time, I don’t think it is at all.

Boly gets there first and doesn’t pin or push him. His hands come down a bit on his shoulders at the last second. Never a foul if it is an attacker vs defender. Is there different laws when it is a keeper? I mean, it does seem like it’s non-contact when it comes to challenging a keeper. But I’m not having that as a foul.

Except that it is in the goal area, which will always by the rules favor the keeper.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:45:07 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tribesman on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:45:07 PM
Has he got a case for conceding only the second worst goalkeeping error of the night? Tryna make myself feel better.

https://streamja.com/1pLP (https://streamja.com/1pLP)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:46:39 PM
I don’t think it’s a foul. The still image makes it look like one. Slow mo and real time, I don’t think it is at all.

Boly gets there first and doesn’t pin or push him. His hands come down a bit on his shoulders at the last second. Never a foul if it is an attacker vs defender. Is there different laws when it is a keeper? I mean, it does seem like it’s non-contact when it comes to challenging a keeper. But I’m not having that as a foul.

Except that it is in the goal area, which will always by the rules favor the keeper.

Is that a rule?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:47:32 PM
Has he got a case for conceding only the second worst goalkeeping error of the night? Tryna make myself feel better.

https://streamja.com/1pLP (https://streamja.com/1pLP)


Lovely build up.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:48:01 PM
I don’t think it’s a foul. The still image makes it look like one. Slow mo and real time, I don’t think it is at all.

Boly gets there first and doesn’t pin or push him. His hands come down a bit on his shoulders at the last second. Never a foul if it is an attacker vs defender. Is there different laws when it is a keeper? I mean, it does seem like it’s non-contact when it comes to challenging a keeper. But I’m not having that as a foul.

Except that it is in the goal area, which will always by the rules favor the keeper.

Is that a rule?

Challenges are treated differently in the goal area, which generally favor the keeper.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:49:24 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:50:58 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:51:06 PM
The law is focused on protecting the goalkeeper. So body challenges most often will favor the keeper. I remember this much from a refereeing course.

Hands around the face will certainly be considered illegal in the six yard box, no matter how accidental.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:51:16 PM
Still class.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:53:21 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.

No, you judge every challenge on their individual merit. Unfortunately GK's are protected more than they should be, you see GK's come out all the time with their studs showing and no foul for dangerous play ever given.

Imo the laws aren't being applied properly, and i say that as someone who does, well did do it but injury has stopped me now. You just protect GK's more than you should do, not sure why, it just happens.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:53:28 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:54:03 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.

No, you judge every challenge on their individual merit. Unfortunately GK's are protected more than they should be, you see GK come all the time with their studs showing and no foul for dangerous play ever given.

Imo the laws aren't being applied properly, and i say that as someone who does, well did do it but injury has stopped me now. You just protect GK's more than you should do, not sure why it just happens.

Actually I stand corrected. Been awhile.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pata on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:54:09 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

Nope, it would've been a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:55:17 PM
Cheers Bimpy and Quakes. Sums it up, sort of :lol:

Always thought keepers get away with coffin tackles and flying about like loons. But if you so much as look at one when a cross comes in. Then it’s a foul. Always seemed odd, to me.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:56:02 PM
Cheers Bimpy and Quakes. Sums it up, sort of :lol:

Always thought keepers get away with coffin tackles and flying about like loons. But if you so much as look at one when a cross comes in. Then it’s a foul. Always seemed odd, to me.

Don't 'cheeers' me. I am actually wrong on this one, because there is a difference between law and practice. Bimpy is right.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:56:05 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.

No, you judge every challenge on their individual merit. Unfortunately GK's are protected more than they should be, you see GK come all the time with their studs showing and no foul for dangerous play ever given.

Imo the laws aren't being applied properly, and i say that as someone who does, well did do it but injury has stopped me now. You just protect GK's more than you should do, not sure why it just happens.

Actually I stand corrected. Been awhile.

Honestly mate you're basically right, you would think there are different rules for GK's the way games are refereed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Cf on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:56:43 PM
The law is focused on protecting the goalkeeper. So body challenges most often will favor the keeper. I remember this much from a refereeing course.

Hands around the face will certainly be considered illegal in the six yard box, no matter how accidental.

The thing for me was Boly was up there first. Dubravka went up second and was back pedalling as he did so.

Yeah it’s bullshit in that 90% of the time they just benefit of the doubt the keeper in that spot, and the time it happened was sickening. And the fact wolves have preivious this season makes it worse.

But that doesn’t make it the wrong decision imo :(
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Raconteur on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:56:48 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.

No, you judge every challenge on their individual merit. Unfortunately GK's are protected more than they should be, you see GK's come out all the time with their studs showing and no foul for dangerous play ever given.

Imo the laws aren't being applied properly, and i say that as someone who does, well did do it but injury has stopped me now. You just protect GK's more than you should do, not sure why, it just happens.

Boly does that to De Gea or Ederson it's a free kick.

The commentators on my feed were saying it wasn't a foul. Clean missing the catch with a decent view of it is pretty disappointing. Not sure VAR would have saved us there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:58:31 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:58:39 PM
Oh Marty, what are we going to do with you.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 10:59:29 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

Nope, it would've been a foul.

You're wrong.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:00:43 PM
Is that actually a law, though? Like depending what box you’re in and who’s going for the ball, has some sort of bearing? That sounds ridiculous. But happy to be corrected if that is the case.

No, you judge every challenge on their individual merit. Unfortunately GK's are protected more than they should be, you see GK's come out all the time with their studs showing and no foul for dangerous play ever given.

Imo the laws aren't being applied properly, and i say that as someone who does, well did do it but injury has stopped me now. You just protect GK's more than you should do, not sure why, it just happens.

Boly does that to De Gea or Ederson it's a free kick.

The commentators on my feed were saying it wasn't a foul. Clean missing the catch with a decent view of it is pretty disappointing. Not sure VAR would have saved us there.

Aye i get that, not to defend the ref but he gets one look in a split second, this is why VARS should have been in place, it's utterly pathetic the MLS, leagues in Germany, Italy, Poland (i think) Netherlands etc use it and we don't.

OK it might still have been given but to not have the option of VARS in the richest league in the world is ridiculous.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tribesman on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:00:55 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I think he did do it against Ederson this season.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:01:38 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:02:49 PM
He's a good goalkeeper making a few errors, unless we want to spend £30m+ on one then he's the best we've got by a mile.

Still think he was more let down by his defence on the goal tonight.  Wolves player was left unchallenged.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:04:15 PM
He's a good goalkeeper making a few errors, unless we want to spend £30m+ on one then he's the best we've got by a mile.

Still think he was more let down by his defence on the goal tonight. Wolves player was left unchallenged.

Aye, Schar should have blocked Boly off imo, foul or not.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:04:24 PM
"Pressure" "beaten to the ball"  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:04:25 PM
He's a good goalkeeper making a few errors, unless we want to spend £30m+ on one then he's the best we've got by a mile.

Still think he was more let down by his defence on the goal tonight.  Wolves player was left unchallenged.

This is something people have totally ignored for some reason.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:06:32 PM
Only seen the freeze frame but looks a clear foul to me. Any touch on a keeper in the box is given as a foul for every other team.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kasper on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:06:33 PM
Didnt think it was a foul live and dont think it was after watching it multiple times now.

Very poor decision not to punch that away.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pata on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:06:56 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:07:24 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

:thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:08:07 PM
What a lovely subjective game football is.  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pata on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:08:51 PM
I mean it would never go through his hands if he wasn't fouled. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ElDiablo on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:09:04 PM
Of course that c*** Traore f***ing spoons one and it lands right there btw.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kasper on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:09:39 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

Boly is up in the air first and in a completely natural heading movement. He's playing the ball not Dubravka. I dont think there's a rule in place that says the keeper cant be touched at all.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:10:59 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

Boly is up in the air first and in a completely natural heading movement. He's playing the ball not Dubravka. I dont think there's a rule in place that says the keeper cant be touched at all.

No but there’s a rule saying you can’t impede an opponent by sticking your forearm in their face. It’s called a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:11:05 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

Nah. He just needs to put his fists behind it and we don't need to have this conversation. He was slow getting up, the Wolves player had the run on him (and therefore could get up higher) and put it away.

You would be raging if we had a goal disallowed for that and you know it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:11:17 PM
What a lovely subjective game football is.  :lol:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: FustinoSolano on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:13:17 PM
It's poor goalkeeping AND a foul -  People seem obsessed with it being one or the other, it can be both things at once.

Could Dubravka have done better, punched it, been stronger... yes. Did Boly impede him... yes.

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:13:50 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

Boly is up in the air first and in a completely natural heading movement. He's playing the ball not Dubravka. I dont think there's a rule in place that says the keeper cant be touched at all.

• It is an offence to restrict the movement of the goalkeeper by unfairly impeding him
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:17:57 PM
They also jump at the exact same time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:19:38 PM
It was weak and that’s why it wasn’t given as a foul.  I don’t think Boly pins him in. He challenges for the ball pretty fairly, if that was a defender jumping it’s nowhere near a foul.  He doesn’t barge into Dubravka.  Also Dubravka doesn’t get anywhere near the ball.

It’s weak.

You hope it’s a foul but eve with VAR I reckon it stands.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:22:02 PM
Poor decision to try and catch it under pressure. Just punch it away ffs. Don't think he was fouled. Had a good game before that, same as last week.

Agree with this. He looked assured bar the odd time he came for it and then backtracked. Handling was really good. Then that in the 95th minute.

He’s trying to relieve the pressure. They were getting a flurry of corners and crosses in, he’d been taking everything. If he’s not fouled he’s catches it, falls on top of the ball, launches it and it’s game over.

Wasn't a foul though.

Should have been though.

If we're 1-0 down in the 95th minute and that happens down the other end of the pitch with Rondon and the goal gets disallowed everyone would be up in arms and saying it's a perfectly legitimate goal, which it was.

If that happens down the other end, the foul WOULD be given.

I don't think so. There's not a foul there to give. He gets up earlier than Dubravka and the Keeper makes a poor decision to try to catch it under pressure and is beaten to the ball.

:lol: He's beaten to the ball because it goes through his hands due to Boly hitting his right arm and then leaving it on his face.

Boly is up in the air first and in a completely natural heading movement. He's playing the ball not Dubravka. I dont think there's a rule in place that says the keeper cant be touched at all.

• It is an offence to restrict the movement of the goalkeeper by unfairly impeding him

I'll just add 'in the opinion of the merry whistle blower' who is in charge.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:23:16 PM
It was weak and that’s why it wasn’t given as a foul.  I don’t think Boly pins him in. He challenges for the ball pretty fairly, if that was a defender jumping it’s nowhere near a foul.  He doesn’t barge into Dubravka.  Also Dubravka doesn’t get anywhere near the ball.

It’s weak.

You hope it’s a foul but eve with VAR I reckon it stands.

It's debatable on both viewpoints. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:24:26 PM
It was weak and that’s why it wasn’t given as a foul.  I don’t think Boly pins him in. He challenges for the ball pretty fairly, if that was a defender jumping it’s nowhere near a foul.  He doesn’t barge into Dubravka.  Also Dubravka doesn’t get anywhere near the ball.

It’s weak.

You hope it’s a foul but eve with VAR I reckon it stands.

The way they seem to use slo-mo, I’m more inclined to think they’d sway towards the foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Monday 11 February 2019, 11:31:18 PM
It was weak and that’s why it wasn’t given as a foul.  I don’t think Boly pins him in. He challenges for the ball pretty fairly, if that was a defender jumping it’s nowhere near a foul.  He doesn’t barge into Dubravka.  Also Dubravka doesn’t get anywhere near the ball.

It’s weak.

You hope it’s a foul but eve with VAR I reckon it stands.

The way they seem to use slo-mo, I’m more inclined to think they’d sway towards the foul.

Very good point like.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sugoinufc on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:21:33 AM
doing a lot of good..but cost us today and against Spurs  :dave:

too weak!

Haydens goal was also a drop
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:25:51 AM
Anyway, Boly proved last time we played that the natural way for his arms to move when he jumps are with his arms bent so his elbow is at a point. If he does the same in this instance his arm doesn’t end up on Dubravka’s shoulder and it’s a simple catch.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: LV on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:44:50 AM
Rafa thinks he should have punched and not tried to catch. Carragher said he brought Reina in at Liverpool because he knew how to punch and that scared opposition forwards because they didn’t want to take a punch in the face. Probably explains why he liked Sels, who loved to try a punch.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: xLiaaamx on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:47:17 AM
He'll be fine. He's still been making great saves and keeping us in things, and claiming a lot of crosses. Mistakes happen but I'm not worried. He's not a problem.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ExiledGeordie on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:50:00 AM

He’s been quality and he’ll continue to be quality but he has to do a lot better there. Poor goal keeping.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 06:34:27 AM
Rafa thinks he should have punched and not tried to catch. Carragher said he brought Reina in at Liverpool because he knew how to punch and that scared opposition forwards because they didn’t want to take a punch in the face. Probably explains why he liked Sels, who loved to try a punch.

In hindsight it was a bad decision to try to catch it, but the ball was floated up in the air a long time and I think he thought that's one he can catch. He's generally a keeper who does like to claim the ball when the cross comes high tbf, very difficult to change your instincts because it's the last few seconds of the game.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: CPL on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 06:38:23 AM
Rafa thinks he should have punched and not tried to catch. Carragher said he brought Reina in at Liverpool because he knew how to punch and that scared opposition forwards because they didn’t want to take a punch in the face. Probably explains why he liked Sels, who loved to try a punch.

In hindsight it was a bad decision to try to catch it, but the ball was floated up in the air a long time and I think he thought that's one he can catch. He's generally a keeper who does like to claim the ball when the cross comes high tbf, very difficult to change your instincts because it's the last few seconds of the game.

Was thinking the same thing. If he didn't make that mistake, he had a solid game overall.  He made some quality saves particular in the first half when it went between Schar's leg. Our other keepers wouldn't have saved that in my opinion.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 06:43:20 AM
After watching that goal now, the ball goes through his hands before the player has arms on him like. Definitely a clanger from the keeper.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 06:53:36 AM
After watching that goal now, the ball goes through his hands before the player has arms on him like. Definitely a clanger from the keeper.

?s=21

There is not a chance that in the 1/100th of a second where the ball passed through his hands that Boly could have moved his arms into that position AFTER it went through his hands.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Cronky on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 06:54:21 AM
His shot-stopping is his strength. He can be a bit unsure of himself with crosses unfortunately. There's no way I'd drop him though.

He was criticised a bit unfairly for the goals against Man U and Spurs, because in those instances the ball dipped and bounced right in front of him, and that can be tricky. However, this one was a bit of a howler.

ON - interesting photo. Most refs automatically give a foul when the keeper is challenged in the goal area. But he still should have punched and not taken any chances.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: loki679 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:10:54 AM
100% a foul, absolutely ridiculous the goal wasn't disallowed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:18:28 AM
After watching that goal now, the ball goes through his hands before the player has arms on him like. Definitely a clanger from the keeper.

Fourth one is the best angle yet that shows you’re wrong.

?s=21
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:20:45 AM
We get it nut, you think it's a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:23:02 AM
I’ve yet to see a photo or replay to suggest anything else. Surprised it’s even a debate.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: cp40 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:41:34 AM
Theres not a chance that goal would have stood if the roles were reversed- not a hope/ not surprised given the ref was local to Wolverhampton.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:52:56 AM
I can see a foul, and I can see it given.
 
The thing that annoys me, is there's no way, we'd get the decision if the roles were reversed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tsunami on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:53:11 AM
If an outfield player impedes the leg of an opponent before getting to the ball it’s a foul. If an outfield player impedes the arms of a keeper before getting to ball then it has to be a foul. Dub’s doesn’t cover himself in glory but he’s clearly impeding in his efforts to get his arms up to the ball.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Pilko on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:02:31 AM
I’ve yet to see a photo or replay to suggest anything else. Surprised it’s even a debate.

Aye. Nearly everyone I was texting after the match said it wasn't a foul, absolutely baffled by it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Begbie on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:04:47 AM
Thats a foul all day long, but we are Newcastle and we cant rely on the ref.
Dubravka need to start use his elbows and knees more when he catches the ball. I bet players will try to bully him whenever they can.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:09:25 AM
All this talk of the Dubravka foul/non-foul, I swear the one on Almiron shortly before was less contentious.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Infinitely Content on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:12:36 AM
After watching that goal now, the ball goes through his hands before the player has arms on him like. Definitely a clanger from the keeper.

Fourth one is the best angle yet that shows you’re wrong.

?s=21

Not too sure what Lascelles and Schar are doing there mind, Boly is obviously the target - he should have been marked tightly given there was just seconds remaining.

Still gets given as a foul 9/10 imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:21:39 AM
I think you can make all tackles look like fouls on stand alone images of them.  At the time I didn't think it was a foul, Dubravka looked like he was moving back and the ball just went through his hands. The player jumped straight up and it looked like Dubravka went back into him/his arms more than the player going into or grabbing Dubravka.  It was the timing of it that is the sickener
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:28:43 AM
It's the fact that it's a foul that's a sickener tbh.

All the 'he'll be fine' comments etc are pissing me off :lol: I would imagine he will be fine, he was quality last night until he was fouled, pulled off a couple of great saves, plucked a fair few crosses out of the air and relieved the pressure.  If anything, he'll be gutted at the amount of people who don't see it as a foul.  The pictures are pretty damning evidence no matter how people are trying to view it, none more so than that last pic on the above tweet.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:43:35 AM
I think you can make all tackles look like fouls on stand alone images of them.  At the time I didn't think it was a foul, Dubravka looked like he was moving back and the ball just went through his hands. The player jumped straight up and it looked like Dubravka went back into him/his arms more than the player going into or grabbing Dubravka.  It was the timing of it that is the sickener

There’s a photo that shows he’s already in the air with his hands ready to catch it. ‘At the time’ I didn’t think there was a problem until I saw the photos and replays to show otherwise. The first view we had was from about 80 yards away too, not from where the officials were.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:06:59 AM
It’s weak. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:13:15 AM
I think it's more of a foul on 2nd viewing but in real time I didn't give it much thought.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wallsendmag on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:13:39 AM
Weak goalkeeping and made the wrong decision to try and catch it although I understand why he'd do that as that would have been the last action of the game. I still don't say that's a foul but others will. It's one of those that can go either way and unfortunately for us it's gone against us. The foul on Almiron in the corner just before the goal looked far more obvious.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:14:14 AM
It’s weak. 

Yeah, you've said. Lots.

It's still a foul.

It's an absolute bullshit decision, yet again. Every single match.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: polkaDot on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:17:30 AM
It looks weak due to him being fouled. He isn’t fouled, he takes it confidently.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tyne81 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:17:43 AM
I really like the player and he has definitely brought alot to our team, goes without saying he is a world apart from the other options, but these clangers are creeping in and costing us. Maybe it's because of the sheer volume of pressure he faces week in week out the odd slip up is more likely to happen.

I don't think it was a foul but can't shake the feeling if that happened to a "big" club at that time in a game the ref would have pulled it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:18:35 AM
I really like the player and he has definitely brought alot to our team, goes without saying he is a world apart from the other options, but these clangers are creeping in and costing us. Maybe it's because of the sheer volume of pressure he faces week in week out the odd slip up is more likely to happen.

I don't think it was a foul but can't shake the feeling if that happened to a "big" club at that time in a game the ref would have pulled it.

So do you think players should be allowed to put their hands on the keeper when they're about to catch the ball? Should that be part of the game?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:25:03 AM
It looks weak due to him being fouled. He isn’t fouled, he takes it confidently.

Weird how many people don't see that tbh.

'clanger' ffs

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:26:57 AM
Its a clanger and a foul
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Papavasiliou on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:26:57 AM
I really like the player and he has definitely brought alot to our team, goes without saying he is a world apart from the other options, but these clangers are creeping in and costing us. Maybe it's because of the sheer volume of pressure he faces week in week out the odd slip up is more likely to happen.

I don't think it was a foul but can't shake the feeling if that happened to a "big" club at that time in a game the ref would have pulled it.

So do you think players should be allowed to put their hands on the keeper when they're about to catch the ball? Should that be part of the game?

It's not even the arms on the shoulders I have an issue with, it's the big f***ing hands waving right in front of his face as Dúbravka is trying to keep his eye on the ball.

If that's all good and legal I have no idea why Steven Taylor stopped at jumping up and down in front of the opposition keepers, being a tit. He should have just gone all the way and chucked a potato sack over their heads.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:28:28 AM
Of course it was a clanger. He needs to be stronger in that situation, he should be either punching that or taking everything with it. He was to soft in trying to catch it, not sure if he thought he had more time than he did or if he didn't get a call, but he needed to be dealing with that a lot stronger than what he did. Saying that. I totally rate him and just think it was a lapse and I am sure he will make sure of getting that ball no matter what next time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tyne81 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:29:55 AM
I really like the player and he has definitely brought alot to our team, goes without saying he is a world apart from the other options, but these clangers are creeping in and costing us. Maybe it's because of the sheer volume of pressure he faces week in week out the odd slip up is more likely to happen.

I don't think it was a foul but can't shake the feeling if that happened to a "big" club at that time in a game the ref would have pulled it.

So do you think players should be allowed to put their hands on the keeper when they're about to catch the ball? Should that be part of the game?

Leverage init, goes on all the time with attackers and defenders vying for headers unpunished. Part and parcel of the game albeit when it happens to keepers the ref normally calls for a foul, wrongly. Officials though, eh?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: James on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:33:20 AM
He was fouled, but punch it and we win the game

He’s still a good keeper
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ohmelads on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:34:15 AM
If it's not a foul then we've obviously missed a major change in reffing which we need to exploit. I'd now be telling my strikers to jump before the keeper so that they can get their arms around his neck and use him as leverage and try to block his jump/arms/view. Considering this is now legal, I'd be putting Rondon on the keeper every chance we get and just loading constant high balls into the box.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:34:42 AM
The 'being stronger' argument could be true if he was challenging fairly for the ball, he's got a hand in his face pulling him back :lol: That's going to impede anyone no matter how hard he tries.  It's only a clanger if it's 100% his fault, which it isn't.  I'm sure he will try to make it his next time, but if he's got hands round his face again he'll probably not get it.

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tyne81 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:42:38 AM
The rage kind of blinds my memory but I can't remember the players including the keeper complaining for the foul and Dubravka definitely had that 'I f***ed up' look on his face afterwards.

Didn't hang around for the post match interviews but Rafa looked raging at the time but after seeing a replay, I'm assuming, he didn't call it a foul in his comments I've read.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:45:05 AM
The relative merits of it being a foul or not are irrelevant for me. Dubravkasy got himself into a bad position, failed to jump, was trying to catch the ball at its lowest point, and generally just didn't deal with the danger before Boly even had a chance to get involved. Like Rafa said in his post-match presser, if he gets up high early and punches it we aren't having this conversation. Boly also barely touched him, and we'd be raging if we scored that goal and it was disallowed.

He's still a good keeper and had a great game until that point
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: reefatoon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 09:55:07 AM
Nobody complained because they didn't think it was a foul, including Dubravka. Keepers normally roll around at anything like that trying to win something from the ref. All that happened was Lascelles and Dubravka had a go at each other. That speaks volumes about the incident really as players will appeal practically anything.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:00:09 AM
The rage kind of blinds my memory but I can't remember the players including the keeper complaining for the foul and Dubravka definitely had that 'I f***ed up' look on his face afterwards.

Didn't hang around for the post match interviews but Rafa looked raging at the time but after seeing a replay, I'm assuming, he didn't call it a foul in his comments I've read.

Rafa at first said he wasn't clear whether it was a foul as he couldn't see it.

Then later on said there was hands on his face, and that 'in England they do not know the rules'.  Assuming this was after he had seen a replay.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ujpest doza on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:21:32 AM
I think it's a foul but also think he got zero protection from our defenders who allowed Boly to run 10 yards unhindered to score.

Why was he allowed to get so close to Dubravka in the 1st place?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:23:56 AM
I really like the player and he has definitely brought alot to our team, goes without saying he is a world apart from the other options, but these clangers are creeping in and costing us. Maybe it's because of the sheer volume of pressure he faces week in week out the odd slip up is more likely to happen.

I don't think it was a foul but can't shake the feeling if that happened to a "big" club at that time in a game the ref would have pulled it.

So do you think players should be allowed to put their hands on the keeper when they're about to catch the ball? Should that be part of the game?

Leverage init, goes on all the time with attackers and defenders vying for headers unpunished. Part and parcel of the game albeit when it happens to keepers the ref normally calls for a foul, wrongly. Officials though, eh?

Literally in the rule book:

• It is an offence to restrict the movement of the goalkeeper by unfairly impeding him
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: JCONA on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:28:56 AM
He could of done better for the goal, despite being fouled, but still thought he had a great game on the whole
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: thenige on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:38:22 AM
Part of what makes him such a solid keeper is how commanding he is from crosses. Really takes the pressure off when he makes catches.

That's why he tried to catch it rather than punch it. If the player didn't impede him, weak or not he'd have taken the catch. Don't really have a problem with this. What I do have a problem with is the lack of perspective by the pundits (never seems to be a goalkeeping pundit) and the host of god-awful Newcastle pundits they seem to be using these days on Sky.

Kluivert, Ameobi, Bellamy, Souness. Christ.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:40:00 AM
It looks weak due to him being fouled. He isn’t fouled, he takes it confidently.

:thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mattoon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:40:44 AM
He had his eye on the ball and had made a decision to catch it, he was in place to catch. If it wasn't for Baly wrapping his arms around Dubravkas neck that's saved. The only clanger was the refs decision.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:42:50 AM
Of course it was a clanger. He needs to be stronger in that situation, he should be either punching that or taking everything with it. He was to soft in trying to catch it, not sure if he thought he had more time than he did or if he didn't get a call, but he needed to be dealing with that a lot stronger than what he did. Saying that. I totally rate him and just think it was a lapse and I am sure he will make sure of getting that ball no matter what next time.

Unless he’s got the ability to jump 2 metres high and catch the ball earlier, or could foresee Traore mishitting a looped cross and start pedalling backwards earlier, it’s definitely not this.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: BlueStar on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:48:05 AM
Should have punched it, was also fouled.  If it hadn't gone in or had been disallowed in you might have muttered "should have punched it there" but we wouldn't be talking about clangers the next day.  But that's life.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: St1pe on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:59:02 AM
Don’t know if it’s because enough time has passed but I think the few I’ve seen calling for him to be dropped have forgotten how bad both Elliot and Darlow were in the first part of last season and at times in the Championship. Woodman has looked very vulnerable in the games too.

Hopefully he calms down and has a solid game v Huddersfield because him regaining form will be essential to us staying up.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 11:22:32 AM
In real time I thought it was a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 11:26:32 AM
The relative merits of it being a foul or not are irrelevant for me. Dubravkasy got himself into a bad position, failed to jump, was trying to catch the ball at its lowest point, and generally just didn't deal with the danger before Boly even had a chance to get involved. Like Rafa said in his post-match presser, if he gets up high early and punches it we aren't having this conversation. Boly also barely touched him, and we'd be raging if we scored that goal and it was disallowed.

He's still a good keeper and had a great game until that point

Err, well I for one would be expecting it to be disallowed if we scored that goal as it was a clear foul. I dare say the last player to score a goal like that for us was probably Shearer back in the 2000's.


Also, I don't think "barely touched" is an apt description somehow.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 11:53:16 AM
Don’t know if it’s because enough time has passed but I think the few I’ve seen calling for him to be dropped have forgotten how bad both Elliot and Darlow were in the first part of last season and at times in the Championship. Woodman has looked very vulnerable in the games too.

Hopefully he calms down and has a solid game v Huddersfield because him regaining form will be essential to us staying up.

Jesus.  He made one mistake against Spurs.  Last night he was quality until he was fouled in the last seconds, hardly bad form.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:04:49 PM
Made one at home to Man United as well. Not that I disagree with you, mind.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:08:44 PM
Drop him. :lol: A worse goalkeeper would've spilled that low shot in the first half and could easily have been flummoxed by the one that ricocheted off Schar.

I can't deny I'm worried about his form after 12 months of being very consistent but there's absolutely no point in dropping him. Darlow and Woodman are both absolutely miles behind him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shelvey's Hair on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:10:53 PM
If that had of been the Liverpool keeper the goal wouldn't have stood. You only have to look at the penalty's we have been given (or in our case havn't) over the years or opponents (Not) getting red cards to see there is something a little bit off when it comes to our club.

Maybe it's a subconscious decision on the part of the refs, but it seems almost too easy for them to give a decision against us.

Should Dubravka have punched it? probably, he made a mistake against Spurs and one against Man City (which could have been a foul.)

Still our best keeper by miles.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:11:14 PM
The issue is our super fine margin team who can only muster 1 goal needs to kill off games. Rafa has been saying it for ages now. We either can’t get this second goal or we cant just simply clear the ball or hold it. We panic late and when it’s always that tight for us - compounding what seems like reffing decisions always going agianst us - we are prone to this type of s***.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:12:12 PM
Weak goalkeeping and made the wrong decision to try and catch it although I understand why he'd do that as that would have been the last action of the game. I still don't say that's a foul but others will. It's one of those that can go either way and unfortunately for us it's gone against us. The foul on Almiron in the corner just before the goal looked far more obvious.

There's nothing unfortunate about it, if we were Liverpool or Arsenal it would be given as a foul but we aren't. Fortune has nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:16:43 PM
Just as bad keeping at the other end for our goal and he didn't have a players arm in his face.

Wouldn't drop him for the next game, but another costly mistake and he's got to sit it out until his head is right.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: HaydnNUFC on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:17:16 PM
The issue is our super fine margin team who can only muster 1 goal needs to kill off games. Rafa has been saying it for ages now. We either can’t get this second goal or we cant just simply clear the ball or hold it. We panic late and when it’s always that tight for us - compounding what seems like reffing decisions always going agianst us - we are prone to this type of s***.

Aye. Was f***ing fuming at us in the first 3 minutes of the time added on, ball was like a f***ing hot potato. Just keep a hold of it for f*** sake. Given the amount of swearing I've noticed I'm still quite livid. :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: shakey jake on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:28:51 PM
Dubravka is an exceptional goalkeeper. The Man United one was a really awkward one (you see those types of goals all the time) i Think Sons was fairly tricky too, bounced right before him, but yeah he could’ve done better. Last nights was just a blatant foul, how can he catch and keep hold of the ball with Bolys arms around his face ffs. Would continue to be the first name on the team sheet for me.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:36:16 PM
Looking at the body shape of boly as well - hes using Dub as leverage to climb and drop his upper body back to connect with that header.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mole_Toonfan on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:39:02 PM
In real time I thought it was a foul.

It was no? i've only seen it once mind. Besides it shouldn't matter as the game should have been over long before then. Not sure where the ref got the extra near minute from.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: OoOGazOoO on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:43:32 PM
...Or where they got 4 minutes from in the first place. I couldn't believe it when the commentators were saying "there should be 4-5 minutes of extra time", for what exactly?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12:45:11 PM
5 subs, one goal, Hayden was down for a while.  Equals about 4 mins
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:09:08 PM
I thought 4 was a bit too much.  Our management at closing the game out was poor though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:12:22 PM
In real time I thought it was a foul.

It was no? i've only seen it once mind. Besides it shouldn't matter as the game should have been over long before then. Not sure where the ref got the extra near minute from.
Our sub
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The Prophet on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:13:28 PM
I don't think anyone has said he should be dropped have they?

They're just pointing out some errors are starting to creep into his game.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jonny1403 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:17:42 PM
Can people stop going on about the added time? It's already been pointed out the goal was scored on 94 mins 34 seconds. There was 4 minutes of added time plus we made a sub in that period which adds another 30 seconds. There wasn't a problem there.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The Prophet on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:18:24 PM
I must admit I do have a bit if sympathy with the ref in that it was a tough call in real time.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: loki679 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:26:54 PM
Can people stop going on about the added time? It's already been pointed out the goal was scored on 94 mins 34 seconds. There was 4 minutes of added time plus we made a sub in that period which adds another 30 seconds. There wasn't a problem there.

It is when no f***er else gets that time added on.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 01:38:13 PM
Can people stop going on about the added time? It's already been pointed out the goal was scored on 94 mins 34 seconds. There was 4 minutes of added time plus we made a sub in that period which adds another 30 seconds. There wasn't a problem there.

It is when no f***er else gets that time added on.
They do if there's been a sub
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:05:44 PM
The relative merits of it being a foul or not are irrelevant for me. Dubravkasy got himself into a bad position, failed to jump, was trying to catch the ball at its lowest point, and generally just didn't deal with the danger before Boly even had a chance to get involved. Like Rafa said in his post-match presser, if he gets up high early and punches it we aren't having this conversation. Boly also barely touched him, and we'd be raging if we scored that goal and it was disallowed.

He's still a good keeper and had a great game until that point

Err, well I for one would be expecting it to be disallowed if we scored that goal as it was a clear foul. I dare say the last player to score a goal like that for us was probably Shearer back in the 2000's.


Also, I don't think "barely touched" is an apt description somehow.
Did you notice none of our players ran to the ref to protest the awarding of the goal? Dubravkasy and Lascelles started shouting at each other, not the ref.

It looks far worse in slow motion, but I still think he barely touched him
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:12:22 PM
I must admit I do have a bit if sympathy with the ref in that it was a tough call in real time.

It's acceptable if the ref hasn't seen it as a foul, although given Dubs had comfortably caught about 8 similar crosses, I'd like to think the ref seen at least something out of the ordinary that was worthy of consideration. I can't get away with people who have seen the replay claiming it isn't a foul.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Papavasiliou on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:15:11 PM
The relative merits of it being a foul or not are irrelevant for me. Dubravkasy got himself into a bad position, failed to jump, was trying to catch the ball at its lowest point, and generally just didn't deal with the danger before Boly even had a chance to get involved. Like Rafa said in his post-match presser, if he gets up high early and punches it we aren't having this conversation. Boly also barely touched him, and we'd be raging if we scored that goal and it was disallowed.

He's still a good keeper and had a great game until that point

Err, well I for one would be expecting it to be disallowed if we scored that goal as it was a clear foul. I dare say the last player to score a goal like that for us was probably Shearer back in the 2000's.


Also, I don't think "barely touched" is an apt description somehow.
Did you notice none of our players ran to the ref to protest the awarding of the goal? Dubravkasy and Lascelles started shouting at each other, not the ref.

It looks far worse in slow motion, but I still think he barely touched him

Doesn't matter how much he touched him, he's waving his hands around in front of Dúbravka's face.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:16:21 PM
I must admit I do have a bit if sympathy with the ref in that it was a tough call in real time.

It's acceptable if the ref hasn't seen it as a foul, although given Dubs had comfortably caught about 8 similar crosses, I'd like to think the ref seen at least something out of the ordinary that was worthy of consideration. I can't get away with people who have seen the replay claiming it isn't a foul.


That's because a lot of people refuse to admit they made a mistake. For more examples, via any debate about Brexit.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:21:09 PM
I must admit I do have a bit if sympathy with the ref in that it was a tough call in real time.

It's acceptable if the ref hasn't seen it as a foul, although given Dubs had comfortably caught about 8 similar crosses, I'd like to think the ref seen at least something out of the ordinary that was worthy of consideration. I can't get away with people who have seen the replay claiming it isn't a foul.


That's because a lot of people refuse to admit they made a mistake. For more examples, via any debate about Brexit.

Carragher being the prime example of this.  So much cringe him trying to justify it not being a foul :lol:

'but...but...but...it only looks like a foul when it's slowed down'
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:44:51 PM
From Hardy;
@mhardysport 3m3 minutes ago
Martin Dubravka, 2018/19, in numbers:
CLEAN SHEETS:
7 (5th highest in Premier League)
GOALS CONCEDED:
34 (9th best)
SAVES:
77 (6th best)
PUNCHES:
10 (8th best)
HIGH CLAIMS:
25 (2nd best)
SWEEPER CLEARANCES:
12 (6th best)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Jimburst on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:50:28 PM
2nd best at high claims, very good. He's definitely brought a command of the penalty box we've been missing for years.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 02:53:32 PM
He was fouled by Boly when he attempted to catch it - he should have punched it - but he's also one of the best at high claims so was confident he'd catch it. Makes sense to me.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 03:40:29 PM
From Hardy;
@mhardysport 3m3 minutes ago
Martin Dubravka, 2018/19, in numbers:
CLEAN SHEETS:
7 (5th highest in Premier League)
GOALS CONCEDED:
34 (9th best)
SAVES:
77 (6th best)
PUNCHES:
10 (8th best)
HIGH CLAIMS:
25 (2nd best)
SWEEPER CLEARANCES:
12 (6th best)

Can’t wait to see David Edgar’s star graphs proving why Darlow is even better.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 03:43:15 PM
Aye he's made an error or two but he's by far the best GK we've had for a long while.

He's not suddenly a crap keeper, stick by him imo, he's mint.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 03:43:59 PM
seeing via stats he's literally one of the best at high claims, i'm less mad about not punching it tbh.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Paully on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 04:07:27 PM
He was blatantly trying to catch it and fall down with the ball to kill the game off but he was clearly impeded by Boly – definite foul! He could have punched it and it went to straight to their player for a tap-in or out for a corner which they may have scored from and he’d have got slated for not catching it! I don’t understand why no defender blocked Boly’s run too – he had a free run at the ball. He’s a fantastic keeper and that Ronniegill article questioning whether or not he should be dropped is an utter joke!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: khay on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 04:12:08 PM
I mean the issues is we let them have 22 shots and we failed to get a second goal or a first goal the week before. Someone is going to make a mistake the more he gets tested. Hopefully Almiron gives the team that outlet over the rest of the season. 
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 04:43:40 PM
No need to look at stats to understand why he thought he could catch it. I see Rafa's point, of course. But that was his all day, without the impedance.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 05:50:28 PM
The relative merits of it being a foul or not are irrelevant for me. Dubravkasy got himself into a bad position, failed to jump, was trying to catch the ball at its lowest point, and generally just didn't deal with the danger before Boly even had a chance to get involved. Like Rafa said in his post-match presser, if he gets up high early and punches it we aren't having this conversation. Boly also barely touched him, and we'd be raging if we scored that goal and it was disallowed.

He's still a good keeper and had a great game until that point

Err, well I for one would be expecting it to be disallowed if we scored that goal as it was a clear foul. I dare say the last player to score a goal like that for us was probably Shearer back in the 2000's.


Also, I don't think "barely touched" is an apt description somehow.
Did you notice none of our players ran to the ref to protest the awarding of the goal? Dubravkasy and Lascelles started shouting at each other, not the ref.

It looks far worse in slow motion, but I still think he barely touched him

Irrelevant really, it's a foul regardless. Dubravka has every right to catch that ball or be impeded, either way we should win the game.

He was impeded, the officials didn't do their jobs.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Away Toon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 05:51:16 PM
For the level we are at and the lack of ambition from the club he's okay starting for us. Wonder if Rafa will look again at Sels when he comes back, he bought him (presumably) and he's having a good season in France.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 05:51:41 PM
From Hardy;
@mhardysport 3m3 minutes ago
Martin Dubravka, 2018/19, in numbers:
CLEAN SHEETS:
7 (5th highest in Premier League)
GOALS CONCEDED:
34 (9th best)
SAVES:
77 (6th best)
PUNCHES:
10 (8th best)
HIGH CLAIMS:
25 (2nd best)
SWEEPER CLEARANCES:
12 (6th best)

Can’t wait to see David Edgar’s star graphs proving why Darlow is even better.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 05:53:02 PM
For the level we are at and the lack of ambition from the club he's okay starting for us. Wonder if Rafa will look again at Sels when he comes back, he bought him (presumably) and he's having a good season in France.

What the actual f*** man?  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tribesman on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 05:55:04 PM
Luke Edwards writing an article saying he has gone from our biggest strength to one of our major weaknesses.

Just f*** off with that s****.  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:50:30 PM
For the level we are at and the lack of ambition from the club he's okay starting for us. Wonder if Rafa will look again at Sels when he comes back, he bought him (presumably) and he's having a good season in France.

What the actual f*** man?  :lol:

:lol: Sels. That dude was whack.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: joeyt on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 07:53:26 PM
Sels left permanently too
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 08:00:34 PM
Aye he's made an error or two but he's by far the best GK we've had for a long while.

He's not suddenly a crap keeper, stick by him imo, he's mint.

Yep.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Away Toon on Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:32:18 PM
Sels left permanently too

Didn't realise we had sold Sels, where did the money go?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Paully on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 11:36:44 AM
Bellends

?s=21
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: SteV on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 12:02:34 PM
I think the headline was sort of intended to mean"give him a break", as in 'lay off the criticism of him', but it hasn't really come across like that.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 03:14:31 PM
I think the headline was sort of intended to mean"give him a break", as in 'lay off the criticism of him', but it hasn't really come across like that.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/support-martin-dubravka-explaining-chronicle-15824856

The Chronicle try to explain it here.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gav24 on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 03:18:12 PM
He's still mint.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Bimpy474 on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 03:32:10 PM
He's still mint.

Aye  :snod:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 04:01:07 PM
the paper editor who went with that - for whatever reason needs to be reprimanded. that is bull s***.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: The College Dropout on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 04:18:32 PM
It’s weak. 

Yeah, you've said. Lots.

It's still a foul.

It's an absolute bullshit decision, yet again. Every single match.

Refereeing decisions can go against you.

Stuff like fouls on defenders and goalkeepers are fatal. This one isn’t 100% a foul. Even Rafa doesn’t think it’s a foul.  In these instances you need your player to be strong and only be beaten by a massive foul/incident. 

Some arms on him.  No body.  No push.  Boly wanted it more and he did so fair enough imo.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 04:33:14 PM
It’s weak. 

Yeah, you've said. Lots.

It's still a foul.

It's an absolute bullshit decision, yet again. Every single match.

Refereeing decisions can go against you.

Stuff like fouls on defenders and goalkeepers are fatal. This one isn’t 100% a foul. Even Rafa doesn’t think it’s a foul.  In these instances you need your player to be strong and only be beaten by a massive foul/incident. 

Some arms on him.  No body.  No push.  Boly wanted it more and he did so fair enough imo.

Your post is fundamentally wrong man.

1) Rafa said the refs don't know the rules in England, implying he felt it was a foul. He even motioned it as such after the match.
2) Dubravka went up with 2 hands to catch and Boly went up and used the face/shoulders of Dubravka to gain leverage to get higher and move his head back and body back. Look at pictures if you didn't already. It wasn't some arms, arms change just as much leverage as anything else, he climbed on him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 08:18:06 PM
It’s weak. 

Yeah, you've said. Lots.

It's still a foul.

It's an absolute bullshit decision, yet again. Every single match.

Refereeing decisions can go against you.

Stuff like fouls on defenders and goalkeepers are fatal. This one isn’t 100% a foul. Even Rafa doesn’t think it’s a foul.  In these instances you need your player to be strong and only be beaten by a massive foul/incident. 

Some arms on him.  No body.  No push.  Boly wanted it more and he did so fair enough imo.
I'm with you man
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 08:24:15 PM
‘Boly wanted it more’. What a pile of w***. Dubravka was backtracking because of a ridiculously mishit cross that favoured Boly’s starting position. Dubs was almost dead centre of his goal, Boly was running on to it from deep so was always going to have leverage. Throw in the fact he’s clearly fouled him and to say ‘he wanted it more’ is pure bollocks.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 08:26:31 PM
:thup: nut
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 13 February 2019, 10:12:49 PM
Rafa said he had hands on his face and that 'they don't know the rules in England'....not sure how that comes across as him not thinking it's a foul, unless hands in the face is allowed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Tyne81 on Thursday 14 February 2019, 09:35:52 AM
As mentioned by myself and a few others in this thread, the players and Dubravka didn't even call for a foul at the time. You just had Lascelles shouting at him and Dubravka's face told the story afterwards. He knew he f***ed up.

He will learn from it, we move on chaps.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 14 February 2019, 09:42:55 AM
Hands were on his face mate, foul. Whether he shouted or not.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 14 February 2019, 09:44:26 AM
It’s weak. 

Yeah, you've said. Lots.

It's still a foul.

It's an absolute bullshit decision, yet again. Every single match.

Refereeing decisions can go against you.

Stuff like fouls on defenders and goalkeepers are fatal. This one isn’t 100% a foul. Even Rafa doesn’t think it’s a foul.  In these instances you need your player to be strong and only be beaten by a massive foul/incident. 

Some arms on him.  No body.  No push.  Boly wanted it more and he did so fair enough imo.

De Jong wanted it more.

(http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Sports/GTY_soccer_controversial_2010_kick_kab_140625_4x3_992.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: jackyboy on Thursday 14 February 2019, 09:54:14 AM
If Dubs catches it he can then waste vital seconds, if he punches it it probably comes straight back at him
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: magorific on Thursday 14 February 2019, 09:55:32 AM
It WAS a foul AND a cock-up by Dubravka (who should have punched it).
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 14 February 2019, 10:04:33 AM
Without the foul there is no 'cock-up'.

Without the foul he catches it like he had done so many times in the game.

I still don't agree with people saying it's a cock-up/howler/clanger because without the hands in his face, it's a straight forward catch.

Wish I could stop replying in this thread :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Thursday 14 February 2019, 10:13:56 AM
Without the foul there is no 'cock-up'.

Without the foul he catches it like he had done so many times in the game.

I still don't agree with people saying it's a cock-up/howler/clanger because without the hands in his face, it's a straight forward catch.

Wish I could stop replying in this thread :lol:
Bang on :thup:

"He should have punched it" is another one. 
Why? He has like 95% high ball catch rate or whatever, and catches those for fun. It was landing right in his hands, and literally went through his hands (because of Boly's hands in his face impairing his vision at the last moment) where he would have made the routine catch.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Thursday 14 February 2019, 12:28:18 PM
Ok I will say it again.  It was poor goalkeeping AND a foul.  Do some of you lot not know the rules of football?  99 times out of a 100 the referee gives a foul on the goalkeeper.  Incredibly, we get the arsehole referee who happened to do the 100th game.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Thursday 14 February 2019, 12:32:23 PM
When Solskaer brought down Rob Lee, it was a foul but it was also an error by Lee because he should have already scored by that point.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Thursday 14 February 2019, 01:17:23 PM
Ok I will say it again.  It was poor goalkeeping AND a foul.  Do some of you lot not know the rules of football?  99 times out of a 100 the referee gives a foul on the goalkeeper.  Incredibly, we get the arsehole referee who happened to do the 100th game.

Harsh to call it poor goalkeeping when he had hands over his face, preventing him from making the easy catch. 

If he doesn't catch it without being impeded = poor goalkeeping.

If he doesn't catch it while being fouled = foul....prevented from doing his job.

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Thursday 14 February 2019, 01:47:49 PM
When Solskaer brought down Rob Lee, it was a foul but it was also an error by Lee because he should have already scored by that point.

Dubravka couldn’t have already caught the ball before he was fouled though.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Shearergol on Thursday 14 February 2019, 05:36:05 PM
When Solskaer brought down Rob Lee, it was a foul but it was also an error by Lee because he should have already scored by that point.

OGS wanted it more, it’s fine
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Kanji on Thursday 14 February 2019, 05:38:58 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: tmonkey on Thursday 14 February 2019, 06:01:37 PM
If you watch the replay from the sideline camera you see both of Boly's arms come down on Dubrava as they're both jumping, and both of his arms are wrapped around Dubravka's head/shoulders and making full contact on Dubravka before the ball arrives. His arms are holding Dubravka down, they allow Boly to hang in the air a little longer (leveraging himself), and obstructing Dubravka's vision/mobility. If VAR was operating, 1000000000% the goal is ruled out.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Thursday 14 February 2019, 08:48:48 PM
If you watch the replay from the sideline camera you see both of Boly's arms come down on Dubrava as they're both jumping, and both of his arms are wrapped around Dubravka's head/shoulders and making full contact on Dubravka before the ball arrives. His arms are holding Dubravka down, they allow Boly to hang in the air a little longer (leveraging himself), and obstructing Dubravka's vision/mobility. If VAR was operating, 1000000000% the goal is ruled out.

You'd like to think that, but if Jamie Carragher can say there is nothing wrong with it then what's to stop the official in the studio thinking the same?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Thursday 14 February 2019, 10:59:12 PM
Please, can we just move on.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still seething but we will eventually see retribution.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Thursday 14 February 2019, 11:04:18 PM
I like Jamie Carraher by the way but you could see him slowly but not completely retracting his initial statement of an ok goal.  He knows it was a foul but tried to save face.  Christ, I can't let it go!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Thursday 14 February 2019, 11:06:05 PM
Please, can we just move on.  Don't get me wrong, I'm still seething but we will eventually see retribution.

Why will we?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Rod on Thursday 14 February 2019, 11:11:02 PM
I'm trying to let it go remember.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Thursday 14 February 2019, 11:18:05 PM
I'm trying to let it go remember.

That's fine but doesn't mean we will get retribution, i keep thinking we are due a decision (or 100) yet they keep going against us.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Paully on Friday 15 February 2019, 12:27:29 PM
?s=21
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 16 February 2019, 04:42:32 PM
Was quite looking forward to watching that then 30 seconds in I decided I couldn't really be arsed listening to loud background conversations, banging and chattering of plates for 16 minutes.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 16 February 2019, 08:56:29 PM
Aye. Magpie channel's pretty good but he does choose some odd locations for interviews.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gallowgate End on Saturday 23 February 2019, 06:14:49 PM
Loved the support we gave him today :smitten:

Can’t think of a fanbase that would give him the amount of love we gave him today after the last 2 matches well done everyone :clap:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Saturday 23 February 2019, 06:15:53 PM
It was good for him to get a couple of good catches early on and get some cheers. Looked fine today, though obviously not really tested.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gallowgate End on Saturday 23 February 2019, 06:17:16 PM
It was good for him to get a couple of good catches early on and get some cheers. Looked fine today, though obviously not really tested.

Aye took all the high balls really well :thup:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Saturday 23 February 2019, 06:18:03 PM
Made at least 3 clean catches when a punch would have sufficed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Hhtoon on Saturday 23 February 2019, 08:18:28 PM
Made at least 3 clean catches when a punch would have sufficed.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: covmag on Saturday 23 February 2019, 08:20:47 PM
Never put a foot wrong today  O0
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: morla84 on Saturday 23 February 2019, 08:23:19 PM
The man is a absolute sheriff x
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sadnesstan on Saturday 23 February 2019, 09:12:50 PM
The man is a absolute sheriff x

Elliot is the Fatman.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: bigfella on Saturday 23 February 2019, 11:06:34 PM
The man is a absolute sheriff x

Elliot is the Fatman.

He's not far off a hundred tons.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: GeordieDazzler on Sunday 24 February 2019, 07:33:02 AM
Was great at near the end when there was a break in play and the whole stadium sang his name. It clearly meant a lot to him.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Sunday 24 February 2019, 12:08:58 PM
Made at least 3 clean catches when a punch would have sufficed.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: ToonArmy1892 on Sunday 24 February 2019, 12:13:03 PM
Was great at near the end when there was a break in play and the whole stadium sang his name. It clearly meant a lot to him.

Love that sort of stuff.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:23:33 PM
'ANDS
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: TRon on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:25:30 PM
Backed him at Wolves and he showed why. Without some clod fouling him he takes those all day long.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Lush Vlad on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:25:35 PM
Outstanding tonight. Didn’t really make a mistake. Heaton is a decent keeper and well thought of. Didn’t have a bad game or anything, but looked unsure and shaky in comparison.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Ian W on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:29:12 PM
He’s back.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Anderson on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:30:28 PM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:31:04 PM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!
Should have punched them all tbf
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10:31:58 PM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!

Exactly. He’s great at taking crosses so why on earth should he change.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: themanupstairs on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 05:04:15 AM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!

Exactly. He’s great at taking crosses so why on earth should he change.

Yup :lol: It's one of his biggest strengths and people still want to convince me he wasn't fouled at Wolves by that great big heap.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 05:11:43 AM
Can you imagine if we still relied on Elliot and Darlow this season? :lol: The man is great.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 07:14:49 AM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!

Aye, felt like saying this a few times during the match last night, then remembered all the back and forth about it and thought f*** that :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Gallowgate End on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 07:18:36 AM
Mental how he catch a ball without a 6ft+ lump of a centre half hanging off him. Who'd have thought it?!

  :thup:  :lol:

Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: gazza ladra on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 07:35:32 AM
Can you imagine if we still relied on Elliot and Darlow this season? :lol: The man is great.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: samptime29 on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 08:06:58 AM
Excellent on crosses. Very solid performance.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: YNGLEGIONNAIRE on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 08:23:07 AM
Needs to up his game.... there was a dodgy kick🙄
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Wilson on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 08:46:48 AM
Needs to up his game.... there was a dodgy kick🙄

Should have punched it tbh
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Newcastle Fan on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 08:48:34 AM
superb yesterday, he is mentally very strong, didn't let those mistake get to him, hopefully he'll keep this up.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: adamjk007 on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 08:59:29 AM
Top class keeper have never doubted him, solid in all departments. Best keeper since Given by a mile, long may it continue.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sho'Time on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 09:03:40 AM
There's a lot of keepers who can crumble mentally after high-profile mistakes and completely fall off from where they used to be, but with a mentality like Dub's and Rafa as his manager I don't think it's going to be an issue. What a performance.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: NobbyOhNobby on Wednesday 27 February 2019, 09:26:25 AM
He was really good last night
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: sbnufc on Friday 1 March 2019, 10:50:06 PM
Pickford :lol:

(https://i.redd.it/avjtsrkqxkj21.jpg)
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Mattoon on Friday 15 March 2019, 12:31:49 PM
See his agent touting him in hope of an improved contract in the summer. Tbf he probably does deserve a pay rise as he's mostly been solid this season but the tone of the agent just sounds greedy and why go to the press?
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: mrmojorisin75 on Friday 15 March 2019, 12:41:06 PM
probs on buttons
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Paully on Friday 15 March 2019, 12:49:27 PM
See his agent touting him in hope of an improved contract in the summer. Tbf he probably does deserve a pay rise as he's mostly been solid this season but the tone of the agent just sounds greedy and why go to the press?

I can't imagine that he'll be on much coin and he's arguably our most important player so deserves to be up there with the top earners!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dinho lad on Friday 15 March 2019, 07:45:26 PM
Great timing personally for him!
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 16 March 2019, 09:38:49 AM
He’s good and I like him, but not seen anything this season to suggest he deserves an improved deal. He’s at the same level he was when he signed his last one, but actually making more errors.

Longstaff has a genuine case, Hayden if he was willing to stay, possibly Schar as well. The rest are playing at the same level when they signed or renewed.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: triggs on Saturday 16 March 2019, 09:55:57 AM
He’s good and I like him, but not seen anything this season to suggest he deserves an improved deal. He’s at the same level he was when he signed his last one, but actually making more errors.

Longstaff has a genuine case, Hayden if he was willing to stay, possibly Schar as well. The rest are playing at the same level when they signed or renewed.
He signed as a keeper coming from the Czech league like, doubt he’ll be on much comparatively
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Dokko on Saturday 16 March 2019, 09:57:39 AM
He’s good and I like him, but not seen anything this season to suggest he deserves an improved deal. He’s at the same level he was when he signed his last one, but actually making more errors.

Longstaff has a genuine case, Hayden if he was willing to stay, possibly Schar as well. The rest are playing at the same level when they signed or renewed.
He signed as a keeper coming from the Czech league like, doubt he’ll be on much comparatively

He signed as someone with a few month in this league on loan making a name for himself. He’ll have got a decent wedge. I’d agree if he came straight from the Czech league, but he didn’t.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Saturday 16 March 2019, 10:56:28 AM
He is one of the top keepers in the league, and that should be reflected in his pay tbh.

Might be hard for some people to evaluate if a keeper is good or useless going by some reactions whenever we concede a goal though  :lol:
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: godzilla on Saturday 16 March 2019, 11:25:09 AM
He is one of the top keepers in the league, and that should be reflected in his pay tbh.

Might be hard for some people to evaluate if a keeper is good or useless going by some reactions whenever we concede a goal though  :lol:

He has cs us goals due to a few mistakes, but to balance this out there have been a few howlers by keepers this year including the top ones. Unfortunately as we all know mistakes by keepers 9.5/10 times result in goals.
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: Sean on Saturday 16 March 2019, 11:27:25 AM
He is one of the top keepers in the league, and that should be reflected in his pay tbh.

Might be hard for some people to evaluate if a keeper is good or useless going by some reactions whenever we concede a goal though  :lol:

He has cs us goals due to a few mistakes, but to balance this out there have been a few howlers by keepers this year including the top ones. Unfortunately as we all know mistakes by keepers 9.5/10 times result in goals.

Yeah so if the "top" keepers are making mistakes that lead to goals...
Title: Re: Martin Dúbravka
Post by: godzilla on Saturday 16 March 2019, 11:31:45 AM