Laurie Walker

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becbee
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368673Post becbee »

The club must be aware of the speculation. If Laurie is injured, why not tell us? But tbh it sounds unlikely that someone who (apart from an injury in the warm up v Oldham last season) was an ever present until he was suddenly replaced by Keeley would be injured for over a month and nothing be said.

The other thing is that we currently have 5 loan players - Keeley, Maguire-Drew, O'Donkor, Thompson, Hartigan. So with Keeley taking up a place, there's no point in us signing any more loan players because we're only allowed to have 5 in a matchday squad.
djhdjh
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368680Post djhdjh »

john dockers shorts wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 14:58
djhdjh wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 12:58
john dockers shorts wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 11:12 We all love Laurie and his antics.

I don't remember the lovin for Gorman when he lost his place.

Gormo hadn't put a foot wrong imo
Gorman was in and out of the side and coming off the bench when he wasn't starting. Bit different (inevitably for a goalkeeper to some extent) to Walker's situation.

And Walker was significantly better than Gorman last season (not that Gorman wasn't good) so complaining that there's a "love-in" for Walker seems a bit odd.
Point is Gormo was first on team sheet, Hartigan comes in and he loses his place.

I don't really care either way, a GK is always above dropping compared to outfield.
Well that's not the point is it - there are obvious differences in the situation, hence the different reaction.
Jdk103
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368681Post Jdk103 »

I thought Laurie was great for us, but I trust the managers judgement. Haven’t thought about it much beyond that.
Beesting
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368688Post Beesting »

Jdk103 wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 18:39 I thought Laurie was great for us, but I trust the managers judgement. Haven’t thought about it much beyond that.
You don’t think much beyond anything it seems.
11bee717
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368689Post 11bee717 »

Haven’t seen the same level of interest towards Ben Wynter for example. Realistically if he wasn’t a fan favourite there wouldn’t be as much talk
becbee
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368690Post becbee »

11bee717 wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 21:37 Haven’t seen the same level of interest towards Ben Wynter for example. Realistically if he wasn’t a fan favourite there wouldn’t be as much talk
Ben Wynter was dropped because he wasn't playing well enough.
Jdk103
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368691Post Jdk103 »

Beesting wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 21:26
Jdk103 wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 18:39 I thought Laurie was great for us, but I trust the managers judgement. Haven’t thought about it much beyond that.
You don’t think much beyond anything it seems.
Come out of hiding now your old pal spodo isn’t around?
11bee717
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368692Post 11bee717 »

becbee wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 21:42
11bee717 wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 21:37 Haven’t seen the same level of interest towards Ben Wynter for example. Realistically if he wasn’t a fan favourite there wouldn’t be as much talk
Ben Wynter was dropped because he wasn't playing well enough.
I’d argue that neither was Walker for a long period of time prior to Christmas. Despite the results for me we’ve looked much better at the back with Keeley and much less vulnerable, and will be better for it in the long term.
chesbee
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368790Post chesbee »

Has he been seen at training ?
Big Bondz NGala
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368898Post Big Bondz NGala »

Harry Burgoyne
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368903Post beew »

chesbee wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 12:08 Has he been seen at training ?
On the pre game video Connor said that Laurie has had his injection and is back in contention?
Big Bondz NGala
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Re: Laurie Walker

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Liam O’Brien
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368917Post jamiefrbees »

:hi:
beew wrote: 16 Feb 2024, 18:22
chesbee wrote: 13 Feb 2024, 12:08 Has he been seen at training ?
On the pre game video Connor said that Laurie has had his injection and is back in contention?
Interview was very very odd in that area. An awkward edit and an abrupt end to the interview suggests there is definitely more to the LW situation than meets the eye (as many have already speculated on here)
becbee
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Re: Laurie Walker

Post: # 368920Post becbee »

I appreciate that Connor Smith can only say what he's been sent out to say but the final question at the end of every pre match interview is about injuries. In no previous interview has he ever mentioned LW. Now out of the blue he mentions "his injection".

He last played on 30th December. Why was he on the bench for the next 2 matches other than if he'd been dropped? Why has it taken about 6 weeks since he last played to get an injection?

Keeley is on loan until the end of the season. Unless he is unavailable we all know he won't lose his place.
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