Chelseakid08 wrote:While I won't deny he needs a increase, what your suggesting is ridicoulous, do you really think he as good as joe lewis and keiren westwood, the best keepers outside of the top flight?
In all honesty - yes I do.
Please also bear in mind that as a long time Norwich supporter I've seen a hell of a lot of Joe Lewis whilst he was here with us, and have also followed his career with interest during his loan time at Morecambe and his transfer to Peterboro.
Forster could walk into virtually ANY Championship side based on his performances for us, and whilst I fully agree that League 1 strikers are not the equal of Prem, or often CCC players, they're not total garbage either, and I've seen some truly impressive saves from very high quality strikes which if you'd seen without knowing the players involved, would have assumed was at a higher level than League 1.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to make Forster into some superstar keeper, or claim that League 1 football is great, but just because that's where he's playing, it doesn't mean that he's not better than the league.
All young players have to start somewhere, and this is often very difficult for young keepers.
As for a comparison to Fabianski, why shouldn't we compare L1 to Prem players if we believe there is enough parity to make it a viable comparions? Sticking with Norwich, Doherty was once a prem player with Spurs and us, just because we're now in L1 does that mean that Doherty has automatically become crap and can no longer be compared with players at his previous level?
I stand by my rating of Forster but obviously the rest of the PSD members will hopefully vocalise their own opinions to get a value we're all happy with.