Date: 28th August 2018 at 5:00pm
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Lee Camp had a rough time of it against Nottingham Forest. I won’t say he was directly at fault for either goal, but on both shots, I felt that a more talented keeper would have done better.

The frustrating thing is most fans believe we have at least two better shot-stoppers in the squad already. It doesn’t seem likely that Garry Monk will recall either Stockdale or Kuszczak anytime soon though.

When I polled supporters yesterday about keeping faith with Camp, the vast majority feel the 34-year-old just isn’t good enough to retain his place in the side:

It’s a delicate situation. Monk has told both Stockdale and Kuszczak that they have no futures, and with that being the case, he has looked to other options. However, if their replacements are costing us points, you would hope the manager may revisit it in the future.

For the time being, perhaps recalling Connal Trueman would be the best bet? He didn’t do a lot wrong in the first two games of the campaign, and he may save a few more shots than Camp as well.

 
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6 Replies to “These Birmingham Fans Are Calling For Monk To Drop New Signing From Starting Eleven”

  • Are we also to drop the defence who failed to properly clear the free kick which led to the first goal and the strikers who can’t score? All goalkeepers over the years have made mistakes leading to goals. It is unfair to blame one man for dropping 2 points in the way we did. It seems that too many people have been making judgements based on what Sunderland supporters think. I wonder who was in goal for them when they got relegated from the Premier League the previous season. Did he get the same blame I wonder?

  • He’s the best available. Its as simple as that. Can’t pay the other two. End of! I could list stockdale’s howlers but there is not enough room.

  • We can’t blame Camp for the 2 points dropped. It was collective mistakes a team issue. The hole team need to cutout the mistakes obviously there will always be the odd 1 or 2 but keeping them to a minimum will help. KRO

  • Best available. Monk needs to bite the bullett we are paying probably 50k+ per week on 2 keepers who arent even getting on the bench. bad business sense and although monk is god, its not doing the team any good. BCFC generally have always had decent keepers. camp is very average and id rather trueman play

  • The fact that the ball (twice) came out to Lolley and on both occasions there was no one within 2 yards of him, was the making of their goals.
    Okay, you can say that Camp was to blame for the 2nd goal, as he parried the ball into the path of Murphy and then got beat inside the post.

    But maybe the defence and midfield were guilty of falling asleep in last 12 minutes and thought that we had done enough to win the game? Allowing gaps and free spaces for their danger men to punish us.

    Just glad we hung on to a point in the end, to be honest.

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