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A Daily Mail Headline Is Really Very Harsh On Darren Randolph

A Daily Mail Headline Is Really Very Harsh On Darren Randolph

The Daily Mail are evidently of the view that West Ham playing Darren Randolph in goal for a Premier League game represents an appalling state of affairs.

Robert Green is being pursued by West Ham, but his apparently exorbitant wage demands, being satisfied at QPR, are putting the brakes on the deal.

The Mail reference both this, and Adrian's injury, in an article which is headlined 'Rob Green's 50,000 a week wage demands force Slaven Bilic to play Darren Randolph'

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The paper are much concerned with Randolph's unfortunate record against Bournemouth last year, when he was playing for Birmingham City. In St. Andrew's, Bournemouth beat Birmingham 8-0. While Randolph was at fault for the second goal, blaming him solely for a managerless team collapsing on it's stool would be a bit harsh.

At the return fixture in Bournemouth, Birmingham only conceded a comparatively respectable four goals.

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Unlike the Mail, Slaven Bilic is sanguine about the prospect of Randolph in goal.

Every serious goalkeeper that has more than 100 games under his belt, whether it’s Real Madrid or Hajduk Split, he’s got a few of those games. Randy is a very experienced goalkeeper, he is very calm. He is confident. He knows we are backing him up and there for him.I see absolutely no problems for him to be in goal on Saturday. I am happy.

Read more: Jon Walters Is At The Centre Of A Premier League Transfer Tug Of War

Conor Neville
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