Originally Posted by AndreBaker
Apparently we (Norwich) are in for Blackburn reserve keeper Mark Bunn for £1 million. I was impressed with him when Blackburn played at Anfield and Old Trafford last season. It would be a good deal seeing as we have two promising but inexperienced young keepers as back up to Ruddy. We wouldn't want to repeat the Bryan Gunn/Mandy Arsehole situation from back in 94/95.
Yeah he's a good keeper. I expected him to be number one this season when we got relegated. It seemed inevitable that Robinson would leave and give Bunn the chance to be first choice with Jake Kean as back-up. I was hoping that would happen as Robbo's form has started to drop and Bunn's always played very well when he's deputised. Given it's a new start for us and we had strong keepers in reserve, it would've been sensible to sell Robbo and get him off the wage bill. It's one position where we're fine to lose someone.
The only strange thing about this story is that Bunn has handed in a transfer request because he wants first team football every week. Surely he doesn't think he'll displace John Ruddy. If he does go to Norwich I'm sure he'll end up on the bench where he would be in the same position if he stayed, which unfortunately doesn't look like being the case with nobody wanting to take Robinson off our hands.
If you do get him you'll be getting a good keeper.