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Welcome - Tomasz Kuszczak


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Feb 13, 2012
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Wolves today announced the signing of Tomasz Kuszczak until January and the goalkeeper revealed how pleased he was to arrive at Molineux.


Ikeme injured, or just in case?
We have Ikeme and Flatt available. Just need some more depth to the squad.
Good signing. He's got a vast amount of experience in English and European football, something that should hopefully rub off on the other players
Presume this is as cover till McCarey is recovered.

Won't be ousting Ikeme in the short term though, but gives us experience if there's an injury
Welcome to Molineux Tomasz. Hopefully you do better than the last few Poles to play for Wolves.

Should allow Flatt to focus more on his development in the U21's and McCarey could now go out on loan when he's fit.
Pfft..... Albion reject! (via Manchester United) ;)

Good to have some real experience as back up with McCarey injured
Tomasz will provide strong competition for Ikeme. This is good news.
No idea. Did ok at Brighton but was released at the end of his contract
From what I've read on NSC in the past he wanted to follow Poyet, Buckley and Bridcutt back to the Premier League but nothing ever came of it. I remember him doing well for them so hopefully that transfers itself to Wolves.
How come he hasn't got a club?

Dangerous stuff going into the murky world of free agency as a keeper. By default most clubs already have an established number one they're pretty happy with. They don't view it as a priority in the market but will happily collect 8 central midfielders or 6 strikers. No-one wants to be paying big money for a keeper who hardly or never plays if they can help it.

Look at Pepe Reina's career trajectory over the last five years. Look at the awful back up keepers Liverpool, Everton and Sunderland have at the moment, cheap and non-complaining wins the day.
Good signing, he did well at Brighton and we now have two proven goalkeepers. It will only help us, Ikeme will have to continue working hard and if he did suffer a dip in form or as has been the case with him before get injured we have a safe pair of hands to come in.
Tom Starke is never realistically going to displace/provide meaningful competition to Manuel Neuer and neither will Pepe Reina. There are many players who we could name who have made a career out of being a second choice goalkeeper. In his 20 years at Newcastle, Steve Harper made a mind-bending 157 competitive appearances. Hilario made 20 appearances in 8 years for Chelsea and Turnbull only 7. These players are cheap and cheerful at best.
Dorus De Vries has earned an awful lot of money doing very little since 2011.
I hate signing keepers like this. Would prefer to sign one if and when required.

Although the benefit is it allows McCarey to get games elsewhere when he's fit
I hate signing keepers like this. Would prefer to sign one if and when required.

Although the benefit is it allows McCarey to get games elsewhere when he's fit

He is only here until McCarey is fit at the moment (January). No difference between this and bringing in a loan player for a few months. We would have loaned a keeper anyway as the loan window closes at the end of this month and we couldn't risk going a month or so with the very very inexperienced Flatt being one punch of the tactics board away from being number 1.
I guess the key is the fact that the loan window closes, and the risk isn't worth it. But as long as it's only until January and not a complete waste of money like Basso was.