There doesn’t seem to be a way back for David Stockdale if Garry Monk’s latest words on the goalkeeper are anything to by.
Talking to Tom Ross in an interview for his podcast Goalzone, the manager said there were various reasons for why players such as Stockdale have been asked to leave. You can listen to the full interview below (start at 3:32 to hear him talk about the goalkeeper):
— Tom Ross (@thegoalzone) August 30, 2018
Fans on Twitter are frustrated that our no.13 will not be considered even he does stay beyond tomorrow’s deadline:
I can’t help but feel that’s a mistake, particularly when Camp is our only senior keeper.
— Kaje (@KajeKaje123) 30 August 2018
Old poppadom hands is gonna cost us a few games me think truly the worst keeper we’ve had for some years ????
— One Team In Brum (@Gazza_BCFC) 30 August 2018
He’s played like 3 games ffs, and he was great against Bolton
— AJ (@ClinicalAJ) 30 August 2018
I ain’t jumping in blame everything in Camp bandwagon but he was hardly great against Bolton. Made 2/3 saves all keepers should and most likely could make
— JS (@JSBluess) 30 August 2018
If someone from the club actually explained the situation with these players in plain english to the fans then perhaps people would stop asking. The silence at board level is deafening!
— Mark Jarratt (@shizz1960) 30 August 2018
Exactly, that’s all we want is an explanation because once Camp let’s a few more in it will take all the positivity from the club if we don’t know why he has to play
— Ranting Rodger (@RantingRodger) 30 August 2018
Personally still think stocks has something to offer but I’ll bow to Garry’s views
— Mark Walter (@WalWalt) 30 August 2018
Somes fans agree with Monk’s approach:
The club won’t pick them because by doing that you are giving mixed messages. If they have made it clear they want them off the wage bill any selection in the first team would disincentive their necessity to look elsewhere. There’s no way Monk will go back on that
— Guy Maxwell (@GuyMaxwell4) 30 August 2018
I accept Monks stance but play @CJTrueman then at least we have seen him make a save this season. I don’t think I have seen camp make a save yet that hasn’t cost us a goal
— Matt (@bb8317) 30 August 2018
Personally, I do think that finances are part of the equation here. The way Monk skirts away the question to say that there could be footballing reasons, but also ‘club’ considerations in play suggest that his sizeable wages could be a major problem.
Still, if he does stay, it seems that he will only be picking Connal Trueman or Lee Camp, at least until the January window opens.