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Surely a goalie getting covid is exceptional reasons...imo we can't be playing a PL game with cox in goal it's suicide
 

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Surely a goalie getting covid is exceptional reasons...imo we can't be playing a PL game with cox in goal it's suicide
If we had no squad goalkeeper available, maybe we would have grounds. But we do. I don't agree it's suicide. He may surprise a lot of us! And the team we can put out is capable of restricting the amount of chances Southampton have on our goal...
 

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If he does play who is the next in line to be on the bench, Shepherd or Winterbottom?
 

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If he does play who is the next in line to be on the bench, Shepherd or Winterbottom?
Assume one of those. Unless we have an outfield player that is competent between the sticks. Back in the day before g/k subs, Glenn Hoddle was Spurs' nominated payer to take over and used to do fairly frequent keeper training!
 

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If he plays can we sing “Cox On” to the tune of “Rocks Off” by Primal Scream?
 

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Can't wait for the commentary...

"And the Southampton players continue backing into Cox at every set piece"
 

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We don’t want to be giving any free kicks away on the edge of the box - Ward Prouse has got to be one of the best free kick takers in the premier league.
 

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I have every confidence in the lad. Yes it's a hugely undesirable situation but I remember some young Polish lad we had called Szczęsny who didn't do so badly. Different circumstances and different level I know but the bravery of youth might just see him through with a little help from those in front of him. If he does play I reckon his team mates will all raise their game, the one thing you can't question in this squad is the unity and sense of purpose and that will help young Cox enormously.
 

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I’d suggest we don’t want to put him under too much pressure by playing it around on the edge of our box. Appreciate he would’ve played that way in front of one man and his dog for the B team, but a prem game is a different matter.
 

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If we are that concerned about playing Cox, he could always test positive to a lateral flow ;) and then the game would have to be called off, surely?
 

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If we are that concerned about playing Cox, he could always test positive to a lateral flow ;) and then the game would have to be called off, surely?
PL Teams are supervised in their tests.
 

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What are the rules for close contacts? In South Australia, the Australian cricket captain is in self-isolation.

I think and god knows if im right as it changes all the time.

If you are double vaccinated you dont have to self isolate (that bits correct). But you have to take a daily lateral flow now. Although there arent enough lateral flows to go round.
 

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Well Frank has just confirmed we have 9 positives.......maybe the rumours about Alvaro are true :(
 

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Where was this?
Jay Harris from the Athletic has just posted this:


Mid-press conference Thomas Frank has been told that #BrentfordFC now have 13 positive cases across players and staff at the club.

Co-director of football Phil Giles rang him and the press officer to confirm the news.

#BrentfordFC #SOUBRE
 

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Jay Harris from the Athletic has just posted this:


Mid-press conference Thomas Frank has been told that #BrentfordFC now have 13 positive cases across players and staff at the club.

Co-director of football Phil Giles rang him and the press officer to confirm the news.

#BrentfordFC #SOUBRE
Got to be off surely.
 

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Really feel for him, 18 years old and probably began the week expecting to start 2 Premier League games. His chance has probably gone now.
 

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I suspect that he's a very relieved young man!
Bit of both really, would’ve been very nervous but the prospect of starting a Premier League game in goal at that age must’ve been very exciting as well. Hopefully he gets a chance vs Port Vale.
 

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If we are that concerned about playing Cox, he could always test positive to a lateral flow ;) and then the game would have to be called off, surely?
Or keep doing them until you get one that states you are positive.
 

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Really feel for him, 18 years old and probably began the week expecting to start 2 Premier League games. His chance has probably gone now.
I reckon he would have been sh*tting himself and relieved he’s not facing Man U with a weakened team
 

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Where the f*(k do the reporters get their info from, Cox to replace Fernandez for Man U game, no mention of Covid, but just that Fernandez has only kept one clean sheet in 9 games, utter b”’ocks lazy reporting in my opinion. Do you really think Thomas would make that change!!!
Lazy reporting it might be, but you missed out a bracket )
 

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Was that when he rushed out of his goal to kick a clearance, only to miss the ball compleatly ? The 'face-saving story' being that the ball bobbled just before he was about to kick it !
Preston wasn't it?
 

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It’s worked out quite nicely really; whilst not having actually had the pressure of being thrust in net for a Premier League game, he’s had articles about him in the national newspapers and The Athletic, written about as an 18 year old goalkeeper we were prepared to play in the PL.
 

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It’s worked out quite nicely really; whilst not having actually had the pressure of being thrust in net for a Premier League game, he’s had articles about him in the national newspapers and The Athletic, written about as an 18 year old goalkeeper we were prepared to play in the PL.

He has been through the cold shock of the feeling of being called up for a debut as well, which can only help him better prepare "hisself" mentally for whenever it does come up.
 

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If Cox was deemed too young, I reckon Mads B would do a shift.
 

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Depends when he tested positive, the Athletic article today on Cox would suggest Monday, the day before United game.
Which would mean he wouldn't be available on Wed.. I guess the question then is whether Gunnarsson is available for the cup games?
 

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He should be clear by now I would have thought.
Actually being available would depend on being asymptomatic or actually having symptoms so a negative test (or maybe 2 consecutive being cautious) allowing him to return to training some days before playing.
 

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