Cherries: Allsop could be on Howe's radar

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GOALKEEPER Ryan Allsop has today left Leyton Orient, fuelling speculation he could be set for a move to Dean Court.

The 20-year-old joined Orient on a six-month contract in July and impressed for the London club during the first half of the season.

He performed well during Orient’s 2-0 defeat at Dean Court in October and is understood to have caught the eye of Eddie Howe – who was unveiled as Cherries manager before kick-off.

The former Millwall and West Brom stopper has turned down three contract offers from Orient and is available on a free transfer.

As a result of his contract impasse, Allsop was dropped to the bench following a 3-1 home defeat by Scunthorpe last month and was an unused substitute as Orient bowed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Hull City last night.

Birmingham-born Allsop progressed through the ranks at West Brom and was capped five times by England under-17s during his time at the Hawthorns.

He joined Millwall in May 2011 but did not feature in the first team at the Den before moving to Brisbane Road after making 10 appearances for Icelandic club Hottur.

He made his English debut in Orient’s League Cup penalty shootout victory over Charlton in August, saving a spot kick from Johnnie Jackson as the Os progressed to the second round.

And after winning his place in the starting line-up for Orient’s trip to League One rivals Crawley at the start of September, Allsop went on the make a further 22 appearances before he was relegated to the bench.

Cherries boss Howe has continued to politely decline to comment on any transfer speculation, a stance he has kept throughout the January window.

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4:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mike Oxbig says...

Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim? Mike Oxbig
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4:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Frankiesbackfromhollywood says...

Yes we do, we have two keepers out of contract in the summer and Howe is building for the future. We will get this young talent on a free transfer and he sounds a very good prospect.
Yes we do, we have two keepers out of contract in the summer and Howe is building for the future. We will get this young talent on a free transfer and he sounds a very good prospect. Frankiesbackfromhollywood
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4:35pm Wed 16 Jan 13

O'Reilly says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
.....or Austin from Burnley ;-).
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?[/p][/quote].....or Austin from Burnley ;-). O'Reilly
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4:41pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

O'Reilly wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
.....or Austin from Burnley ;-).
McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL...
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?[/p][/quote].....or Austin from Burnley ;-).[/p][/quote]McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL... Afcbpete
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4:54pm Wed 16 Jan 13

BENNY7 says...

Mike Oxbig wrote:
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
Well his age is good, If we go up we will have Jalal as no.1 and Allsop as no.2 with Flahavan reserves maybe. James will retire I would of thought unless we do not go up.
McGoldrick?? The ex-Saint :-) To be fair I havent been following him but if you say we need him then I trust you...

Side note: So proud of how the boys played last night an excellent performance & well done to the fans for filling the stadium.

I go to a lot of games but happily avoid the argument of plastic/glory fans as it all brings money in & hopefully a 20,000 stadium in years to come. (i'm allowed to dream aren't I??
[quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?[/p][/quote]Well his age is good, If we go up we will have Jalal as no.1 and Allsop as no.2 with Flahavan reserves maybe. James will retire I would of thought unless we do not go up. McGoldrick?? The ex-Saint :-) To be fair I havent been following him but if you say we need him then I trust you... Side note: So proud of how the boys played last night an excellent performance & well done to the fans for filling the stadium. I go to a lot of games but happily avoid the argument of plastic/glory fans as it all brings money in & hopefully a 20,000 stadium in years to come. (i'm allowed to dream aren't I?? BENNY7
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6:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

Afcbpete wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
.....or Austin from Burnley ;-).
McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL...
As much as i like Austin, i wouldn't want to sign him and put money in Swindle's pocket. Sell on clause.!!!!!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?[/p][/quote].....or Austin from Burnley ;-).[/p][/quote]McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL...[/p][/quote]As much as i like Austin, i wouldn't want to sign him and put money in Swindle's pocket. Sell on clause.!!!!!!!. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
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6:40pm Wed 16 Jan 13

abc100 says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
Afcbpete wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
Mike Oxbig wrote:
Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?
.....or Austin from Burnley ;-).
McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL...
As much as i like Austin, i wouldn't want to sign him and put money in Swindle's pocket. Sell on clause.!!!!!!!.
You're obsessed with Swindon,
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mike Oxbig[/bold] wrote: Do we really need another goalie? Can't we poach McGolrick from Coventry please, Maxim?[/p][/quote].....or Austin from Burnley ;-).[/p][/quote]McGoldrick is now at Ipswich, but Austin is a good shout LOL...[/p][/quote]As much as i like Austin, i wouldn't want to sign him and put money in Swindle's pocket. Sell on clause.!!!!!!!.[/p][/quote]You're obsessed with Swindon, abc100
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7:10pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ifordcherry says...

mental
mental ifordcherry
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