Matthew Cox

Les Beeavinu

Administrator
Joined
5 Aug 2002
Messages
60,293
Reaction score
9,193
Location
Sandhurst
 

BFC1997

Well-known member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
11,346
Reaction score
5,203
Location
Osterley
Three years + a club option of an extra year for someone just turned 18. We must like him
 

wanderer paul

https://brentfordfcmemorabilia.wordpress.com/
Joined
28 Oct 2002
Messages
52,397
Reaction score
4,677
Location
Brentford
Three years + a club option of an extra year for someone just turned 18. We must like him

Similar to what Brentford gave to Balcombe. 🤷‍♂️
 

hatfieldbee

Once a Bee always a Bee, but not a fake one
Joined
13 Dec 2007
Messages
5,622
Reaction score
431
Location
Hatfield, Herts
From that Dons article, didn't realise Ashley Bayes was their 1st team GK Coach.
 

Mikey Bee

Not entirely serious
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
4,397
Reaction score
2,120
Location
Ruislip
Just watched the latest club video. No chewing gum in sight. Comes across well.

 

Beat Poet

Tubthumping
Joined
12 Sep 2003
Messages
8,271
Reaction score
809
Location
Hertfordshire
The fact he's been given squad number 41, the departure of Gunnarsson on loan and the signing of Rees tells me Cox is now third-choice/first team training support.
 

Mr Cynical

Well-known member
Joined
1 Jul 2000
Messages
18,035
Reaction score
8,957
Location
London
The fact he's been given squad number 41, the departure of Gunnarsson on loan and the signing of Rees tells me Cox is now third-choice/first team training support.
looks that way.. wonder whether Shepherd is off in some shape or form?
 

ChertseyBee

Member
Joined
29 Aug 2012
Messages
955
Reaction score
410
The fact he's been given squad number 41, the departure of Gunnarsson on loan and the signing of Rees tells me Cox is now third-choice/first team training support.
Hope not, based on the B team game I watched.

Shepperd is streets ahead of him at the moment. It’s a strange decision.
 

homerbees

Formerly known as.
Joined
1 Jan 2004
Messages
2,621
Reaction score
260
Location
Location: Location
Hope not, based on the B team game I watched.

Shepperd is streets ahead of him at the moment. It’s a strange decision.
If NS is streets ahead of MC, he's presumably more in need of experiencing first team football.

A loan move for NS before Cox would surely make more sense by that reckoning? So he can kick on and play. Over being our 3rd choice and playing b team football.
 

TadB

Active member
Joined
5 Sep 2013
Messages
3,683
Reaction score
987
Location
Tadworth, Surrey
If NS is streets ahead of MC, he's presumably more in need of experiencing first team football.

A loan move for NS before Cox would surely make more sense by that reckoning? So he can kick on and play. Over being our 3rd choice and playing b team football.
I am beginning to wonder if NS is fully recovered from his horrendous injury, or suffered a relapse. The signing of another B team goal keeper has added to my concern.
 

BFC1997

Well-known member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
11,346
Reaction score
5,203
Location
Osterley
Hope not, based on the B team game I watched.

Shepperd is streets ahead of him at the moment. It’s a strange decision.

I’m not sure Shepperd is “streets ahead of him”.

He might be further along in his development given he is 21 (and three years older than Cox).

But he hasn’t been given a squad number and he’s not been involved with the first team (even in pre-season) whereas Cox has.

I expect we feel Cox has a much higher ceiling.
 

ChertseyBee

Member
Joined
29 Aug 2012
Messages
955
Reaction score
410
I’m not sure Shepperd is “streets ahead of him”.

He might be further along in his development given he is 21 (and three years older than Cox).

But he hasn’t been given a squad number and he’s not been involved with the first team (even in pre-season) whereas Cox has.

I expect we feel Cox has a much higher ceiling.

Don’t disagree with that, but surely for this season, as a third choice and possibly on the bench for a cup tie, you’d want a keeper who could at least step up in an emergency situation. As you say, Shepperd is further in his development and when I’ve seen him he looks confident and dominant. Cox may well be seen as the better long term prospect, but he scared the life out of me when I saw him at Southend.

Purely for this season, I’m very surprised Shepperd hasn‘t got the nod. Otherwise, I don’t really see the point of keeping him.
 

Mikey Bee

Not entirely serious
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
4,397
Reaction score
2,120
Location
Ruislip
Catching up on articles on The Athletic and found this snippet in relation to Cox:

1636910252549.png
 

BFC1997

Well-known member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
11,346
Reaction score
5,203
Location
Osterley
Little late but an update from the International break, appears he’s doing well in the England setup, as first choice in the U19s (and having already been called into the U20s in the previous camp).

Being part of our first team set up this season so consistently (due to Raya’s injury) will hopefully serve to fast track his development.

He’s contracted until 2024 which is a pretty long deal for a B team player of his age.

 

TadB

Active member
Joined
5 Sep 2013
Messages
3,683
Reaction score
987
Location
Tadworth, Surrey
Don’t disagree with that, but surely for this season, as a third choice and possibly on the bench for a cup tie, you’d want a keeper who could at least step up in an emergency situation. As you say, Shepperd is further in his development and when I’ve seen him he looks confident and dominant. Cox may well be seen as the better long term prospect, but he scared the life out of me when I saw him at Southend.

Purely for this season, I’m very surprised Shepperd hasn‘t got the nod. Otherwise, I don’t really see the point of keeping him.
Perhaps we won't.
 

Brentford77

Member
Joined
12 Jul 2017
Messages
840
Reaction score
2,100
Location
Salisbury
Guessing this thread is about to become much more active. Is he still officially part of the B team if he ends up starting a senior game in the near future?
 

BFC1997

Well-known member
Joined
12 Feb 2011
Messages
11,346
Reaction score
5,203
Location
Osterley
Guessing this thread is about to become much more active. Is he still officially part of the B team if he ends up starting a senior game in the near future?
Yeah, officially he would be still be a B team player.

But he’s been training up as the third first team GK all season, and been on the bench every week since Raya’s injury. Now he is in line to start on Saturday. So, although unofficial, he’s very much been a regular part of the first team group since he joined.

Hopefully from January onwards he can go back to playing regularly for the B team.
 

AB

Well-known member
Joined
12 Apr 2000
Messages
17,916
Reaction score
10,447
Location
'Sunny' Leeds
Yeah, officially he would be still be a B team player.

But he’s been training up as the third first team GK all season, and been on the bench every week since Raya’s injury. Now he is in line to start on Saturday. So, although unofficial, he’s very much been a regular part of the first team group since he joined.

Hopefully from January onwards he can go back to playing regularly for the B team.
Or even better, if he has to start he performs spectacularly and keeps a series of clean sheets through December!
 

Brentford77

Member
Joined
12 Jul 2017
Messages
840
Reaction score
2,100
Location
Salisbury
For what reason ?
If the rumours on the Man U game thread have any substance…namely that Alvaro is rumoured to have Covid, that as we have used all 25 squad places we cannot sign a keeper…and as we have a squad keeper available, we cannot get an emergency loan…

might be a case of 2+2 = 5. But might not be…
 

brighton bee

Active member
Joined
15 Jan 2001
Messages
4,322
Reaction score
305
Location
London
Has it actually been confirmed anywhere that Alvaro is out?

Anyway, throwing in an 18 year old with not a single first team game worries me. Hopefully we get approval for Gunnarsson.
 

wanderer paul

https://brentfordfcmemorabilia.wordpress.com/
Joined
28 Oct 2002
Messages
52,397
Reaction score
4,677
Location
Brentford

Invipai

Active member
Joined
29 Jul 2011
Messages
8,375
Reaction score
2,064
Location
Ealing, London
'Highly rated' and 'ready for Premier League action' aren't the same thing...I would be nervous if an 18 year old with zero professional appearances played in goal against Ronaldo...

I don't mean to sound too cynical, but I don't think it would be absolutely fine if he played.
 

Brentford77

Member
Joined
12 Jul 2017
Messages
840
Reaction score
2,100
Location
Salisbury

HantsBee

Member
Joined
22 Jan 2011
Messages
660
Reaction score
683
Location
Hampshire
I know it was earlier yesterday but Thomas Frank said on Sky that there were no more Covid cases in the team and we haven't heard anything to the contrary since.
Can anybody substantiate the rumours regarding Alvaro having Covid ?... Just asking like....
 

beebopalula

Well-known member
Joined
14 Jul 2006
Messages
12,237
Reaction score
931
Location
Surbiton
'Highly rated' and 'ready for Premier League action' aren't the same thing...I would be nervous if an 18 year old with zero professional appearances played in goal against Ronaldo...

I don't mean to sound too cynical, but I don't think it would be absolutely fine if he played.
He's in the squad. There's no alternative. Time to relax☺. I remember watching a teenage Pat Jennings playing for Watford against us in the early 60s.
 

WARFIELD BEE

Active member
Joined
14 Aug 2011
Messages
5,731
Reaction score
1,416
Or even better, if he has to start he performs spectacularly and keeps a series of clean sheets through December!
The B team don't seem to keep many clean sheets whoever plays in goal.
 

hobbsy

Optimist
Joined
23 Apr 2005
Messages
19,862
Reaction score
4,132
Location
KT3 New Malden

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom