Jim Blyth's comments on Oggy...

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  1. higgs

    higgs Well-Known Member

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    They were already gone keepers they were well coached before they came here

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    Well that's a different point, I would argue Westwood, Kirkland and Fullop all improved here. Konstantopolopus went on to better things too.

    You then have to ask is it oggy's coaching or is Burge and RCC just not good enough? Is the whole recruitment / academy coaching etc not good enough in the keeper department? Whilst I wouldn't be upset if oggy left, I don't get why everything is always his fault.

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    Burge has the same weaknesses as Oggy kicking and crosses but now seems to have developed the ability to save nothing.
     
  4. skyblue2k

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    Blyth was the goalkeeper coach when Kirkland was here and left Coventry after Kirkland was sold
     
  5. Hadji's_Goatee

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    I used to think Oggy was good at crosses - he used to come and catch them all the time?
     
  6. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I remember too.

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    Not from my memory but I did hate him so may be a bit blinkered, I actually stopped going at the end of his career until they picked Hedman
     
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    Really , have you seen the highlights of the Sutton 89 and 87 Wembley games !!! :facepalm:
     
  9. higgs

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    We haven't developed and sold a keeper since kirkland

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  10. olderskyblue

    olderskyblue Well-Known Member

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    Ha. He came for a few, but usually came 1/2 way to the ball, and then stopped and tried to get back leaving him stranded.

    Any time you see highlights of old games, there's usually a clip of oggy doing just that.
     
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    Kirkland wasn't one of Oggys, westwood was a fantastic keeper but I felt improved miles AFTER he left the City! And Murphy was average at best. Only improved/looked better when we were relegated and he was playing league 1 football. Always looked out of his depth in the championship to me. Shown by the fact he left us for a championship club and in 3 seasons has made less than 20 league appearances and is now on loan back in league 1

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    It might be because of my age but I assumed Blyth was dead. In my mind he's part of city's brilliant past that I wasn't a part of and had long since deceased. He's even more of a legend now that he hates Burge.
     
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    I get it that players lose confidence but Burge has been around the first team for four seasons now and has consistently been utter dog shit so it can't be confidence its simply lack of ability.
     
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    Agreed -has lasted long in my memory - a keeper getting chaired off IIRC, having let in 4 goals!!
     
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    Oggy was the same as Burge with crosses looks good on the ones he comes for without a challenge but the rest is the same when he didn't come out. But overall Oggy is by far so superior to Burge
    Oggy good but well behind BIll Glazier

    Not fit to wipe his boots as they say
     
  16. Otis

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    Most definitely. Glazier was far, far superior. Oggy was a great shot stopper, but his kicking was poor and he wasn't brilliant on crosses, quite often flapping a lot.

    Glazier by far the best keeper I have ever seen.
     
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    Huge mistake letting Marshall go. He would've been a really good asset as a coach. Turned up at academy training some nights off his own back to help out with the keepers from U8s, all the way through to youth.
     
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    15 years? Marshall, Westwood, Murphy?
     
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    Oggy was about the best in the league at taking crosses. Not sure why anyone would think otherwise.
     
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    I know it is just an opinion and I loved Bill Glazier but whatever his shortcomings as coach should not deflect from Oggy's excellence as a keeper for a long period of time.
    Yes his distribution was poor but you must remember the back pass and kicking rule changes came during Oggys career.
    As much a my favorite goalkeeper was Glazier and always will be, the best was Oggy.
     
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    The valid comparison for Burge and RCC is Reg Matthews. Made 111 appearances for City from 1950 to 1956 and is one of only five post-war players to be capped while playing for a Third Division club. I think he was still only 22 when he left to play for Chelsea. George Curtis made his debut as a 16 year old when Matthews was our No. 1 keeper. And we make excuses now because our team is so young.
     
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    this is why all covkids are now a load of cunts because nobody remembers the good times.......sisu out nopm ........fisher is trying to divide ue .............apparently worked
     
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    I heard Reg Matthews say that Oggy was a shit keeper. And that was in a year when Oggy was in his prime (mid-1980s)! It seems that our former goalies do not like each other much.
     
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    Or maybe they are better judges than us.
     
  25. Otis

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    Well all I can say is that I had an ST in the M&B Stand for a number of years and round by me Oggy's nickname was 'Flapper' and it's a tag he had for quite some time.
     
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    That was some game. Penalties,disallowed goal, bicycle kick. Bank holiday game? They were my Sky Blue years.
     
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    I think RCC will play today.
     
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    Totally useless at crosses - corners were a nightmare to watch
    Sound familiar?
    He was a shot stopper
     
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    We nicknamed him Dracula......scared of crosses.
     
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    As I have said before when Hedman came in instantly the goalkeepers situation improved... he could kick straight which was a revelation in itself
     
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    Didn't Oggy take it off him??? im sure he was the GK coach when Strachan was the manager!
     
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    Take that back Oggy could kick it straight , straight out of play;)
     
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  33. higgs

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    He was in goal in 87 but time for a change now give him a role in the community but we need a new goal keeping coach we are leaking goals we need someone who can inspire a keeper and coach him to command his area. Would like to see kirkland back in some capacity if he's interested in a career in coaching

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  34. Otis

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    Yeah, give him a job in the community, or just wheel him out at Halloween. Think we need a clean sweep. New regime, fresh start.
     
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    Or he could just retire or get a real job, as a club we owe him nothing he has been paid for over thirty years he hasn't done it out of the goodness in his heart
     

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