AFC BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc v Begovic, and Federici and Ramsdale

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Being a goalkeeper is a unique position in any team. There is only position to play for.

How many goalkeepers do you know that can play in more than one position? It’s not like Tyrone Mings who can play left or in central defence. A goalkeeper can play in goal and if he is not first choice then the only option is the bench.

But who will be sitting on the bench when we take on West Brom on Saturday? The general consensus seems to be that Begovic will start and Boruc will be on the bench. But, will Eddie Howe dump his number one keeper from last season just like that? Begovic is undoubtedly a talented keeper and we think will be our number one choice, but we are not sure that he will go straight into the team. Howe is loyal to his players, but at the same time he is keen to play his expensive new signings? Remember Jordon Ibe.

There is the possibility that Adam Fedrici or U19 England international keeper Aaron Ramsdale could squeeze in ahead of Boruc or Begovic. But, let’s be realistic the only way that is going to happen if is one of them get injured. And, if one of them did we would go with Ramsdale.


Boruc did little wrong towards the end of last season and the arrival of a serious contender for his position, may push him to find his very best form. When Boruc is on form he is good, even though he might make the odd mistake. We remember Begovic making a howler back when he was on loan. The other consideration is that Begovic has hardly played any competitive football, making less than 20 League appearances in his two seasons at Chelsea.

We think if Boruc is on form it will be a difficult decision for Eddie Howe to decide who will start against West Brom. We can’t make our mind up, so we tossed a coin and Boruc won. Wonder if Eddie will do the same 🙂

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