Ellery Balcombe - (June 2025) - On Loan to Doncaster Rovers (3 Viewers)

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It's surprising we've let Gunnarsson go out again if Balcombe is heading out on loan. Unless we feel one of the B team keepers is good enough to be 3rd choice in an emergency?
 
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Thats a big move for him and we will really get an idea on where he stands with his future development.
 

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New contract suggests he is more highly rated now than he was under the last GK coach. Interesting to see how he gets on.
 

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Bit surprised at the length of the deal given he has never really got close to the first team squad let alone starting 11 - assuming this means Daniels will leave when his contract expires and Gunnarsson/Balcombe fighting it out for number 2.

Good move for him though - Doncaster like to play football and are going well so should suit him.
 

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Bit surprised at the length of the deal given he has never really got close to the first team squad let alone starting 11 - assuming this means Daniels will leave when his contract expires and Gunnarsson/Balcombe fighting it out for number 2.

Good move for him though - Doncaster like to play football and are going well so should suit him.
I’d be surprised if Daniels goes. I get the impression he’s a very important figure in the dressing room. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s part of the B team coaching setup in the future.
 

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Bit surprised at the length of the deal given he has never really got close to the first team squad let alone starting 11 - assuming this means Daniels will leave when his contract expires and Gunnarsson/Balcombe fighting it out for number 2.

Good move for him though - Doncaster like to play football and are going well so should suit him.
Think Gunnarsson will be our number 2.
 

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I’d be surprised if Daniels goes. I get the impression he’s a very important figure in the dressing room. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s part of the B team coaching setup in the future.
I can't see us having 4 keepers next season to be honest - the fact that the 2 youngsters have signed long term deals and are out on loan would suggest they are being primed to be part of the first team squad on a regular basis similar to Mads and Marcus last season
 

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Think Gunnarsson will be our number 2.
I wouldn't be surprised if the option on Daniels' contract is taken up, so PG and EB can go out on loan again. Assuming Raya doesn't go anywhere, the best PG and EB can hope for is cup matches, which is not what they need at this stage of their development.
 

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Great move for him. Surprised to see a league one club up for it, particularly one challenging at the top. Hope he can get regular starts and prove his worth. He's looked very good for the B team since coming back from injury, has improved massively on his distribution which was his one major weak point.
 

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We also have 20 year old B team keeper Simon Andersson.
 

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I think it was suggested (possibly by Rebus) that he didn't get on with the previous goalkeeping coach, and that may have stalled his development. If the new one has made the garden rosy again, it may have played a big part in convincing him that his future is here.

Doncaster is a big move for someone with little experience, but hopefully it will work out! Let in a couple of penalties aye though Ellery 🙂
 

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I think it was suggested (possibly by Rebus) that he didn't get on with the previous goalkeeping coach, and that may have stalled his development. If the new one has made the garden rosy again, it may have played a big part in convincing him that his future is here.

Doncaster is a big move for someone with little experience, but hopefully it will work out! Let in a couple of penalties aye though Ellery 🙂
Let's see if he can help us fans make it even and keep them down but put in performances to make himself better...
 

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We also have 20 year old B team keeper Simon Andersson.
Who has barely had a game...so far this season the B team goalkeeper pecking order has been Balcombe, Thompson, Andersson. Shepperd will replace Balcombe and reclaim his no. 1 spot for the B team and third place in the overall hierarchy.
 

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Great move for him. Surprised to see a league one club up for it, particularly one challenging at the top. Hope he can get regular starts and prove his worth. He's looked very good for the B team since coming back from injury, has improved massively on his distribution which was his one major weak point.
England Under 21 setup obviously rate him
 

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I’d be surprised if Daniels goes. I get the impression he’s a very important figure in the dressing room. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s part of the B team coaching setup in the future.
Agree with the dressing room bit, but I also am sure I remember reading that his family still live up north. Kids are at school up there etc.

Doesnt sound like he wants to move them down any time soon so unless this has changed I’d have thought his plan would be to move back up there once his time at the Bees comes to an end.

Could be wrong though!
 

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Who has barely had a game...so far this season the B team goalkeeper pecking order has been Balcombe, Thompson, Andersson. Shepperd will replace Balcombe and reclaim his no. 1 spot for the B team and third place in the overall hierarchy.
It’s weird, this is his third season now. Why did they get Thompson back. Unless he is also been injured.
 
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It’s weird, this is his third season now. Why did they get Thompson back. Unless he is also been injured.
Balcombe and Shepperd were injured at the start of the season. Which meant only Andersson was available for B team. As Gunnarsson was loaned out too. So that left the B team short. Therefore Thompson came back to assist.
 

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It’s weird, this is his third season now. Why did they get Thompson back. Unless he is also been injured.
Thompson was never our player. When Jared played for us a couple of years ago he was a Chelsea youth player on loan to Chippenham Town. I believe last year he was on Swindon Town's books.
 

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Agree with the dressing room bit, but I also am sure I remember reading that his family still live up north. Kids are at school up there etc.

Doesnt sound like he wants to move them down any time soon so unless this has changed I’d have thought his plan would be to move back up there once his time at the Bees comes to an end.

Could be wrong though!
Perhaps the money he's on here makes it beneficial for him to stay down South?!
 

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just started off the move for doncasters goal with a brave pass , good move from doncaster
Poor mistake from the Blackburn keeper, who should have saved it.
 

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Yep, they played it out nicely from balcombe though, definitely abit of a howler though
You can tell that Balcombe has been coached at Brentford, always looking to start an attack quickly, from his own box.
 
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Not been that assured..... one poor pass nearly deflected in. Not confident at corners. Plus a couple of nervous moments in the first half too.
 

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Poor clearance almost at the start of the 2nd half nearly gifted Blackburn a goal, then stayed rooted on the goal line from a corner and Blackburn nearly scored, Adam Armstrong now coming on, Ellery will have to be at his best now.
 

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Amazing double save from Balcombe, reminded me of the one that David Button pulled off at Norwich.
 
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Still can’t have his own wiki page yet!! 🎣

A good end. That’ll give him some confidence going into the league programme, if it’s still going ahead!? 😉
 

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I'm sure Ellery will be a star but a bit of commentating excess there, the first shot was almost straight at him.
 

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I think he was a little unsighted my the initial shot but the follow up was world class.. Well done Ellery.
 

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Like any new signing needs time to settle down and get to know his defence. Great double save but also made some mistakes. Give him 10 games before judging.
 

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