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Swans Offer Oakes 1 Year Contract

Swansea City have offered former Walsall goalkeeper a 1 year contract after a successful trial with the club.

The 29 year-old is available on a free after Walsall released him this summer.

He also played 45 minutes in our first pre-season friendly against Carmarthen. He played in the second half and managed to keep a cleansheet. The match ended in a 3-3 draw with Trundle, McLeod and Knight on target for the Swans.

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Date:Thursday July 20 2006

Time: 6:04PM

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yay we gor unuva goalkeeper
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20/07/2006 18:18:00

We Got another goalkeeper****
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20/07/2006 18:28:00

Hope he's good!!
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20/07/2006 18:32:00

Oakes is nor gd, i no this cause is team went dwn last season and that says it all!!
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20/07/2006 18:32:00

The defence would have played a part in their relegation as well. When we nearly got relegated from the whole FL, who was in goal? Roger Freestone! You can't just base it on that. He hasn't even signed the contract yet either!
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20/07/2006 18:46:00

swansea gal and Swansboichrsplease stop using text language . I just hope he can shake willy into improving , I hope that he will be agood addition to our side and also will be able to communicate effectivly.
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20/07/2006 18:51:00

"I just hope he can shake willy into improving" haha lol!
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20/07/2006 19:23:00

Hes a goalkeeper. Not a great one. he'll do as back up.
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20/07/2006 19:57:00

I suppose he'll do as backup, but we want a keeper that can compete with Gueret for the no.1 spot, not sure Oakes can do that.
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21/07/2006 00:04:00

No Kev. Nor am i. But i dont think theres much else about. Never know tho, he might suprise us all.
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21/07/2006 06:30:00

yup i very much hope he is decent cover. Kenny can bring the best out of player .
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21/07/2006 09:14:00

" i rate him, allways thought he was decent- good luck to him"
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21/07/2006 09:22:00

he shud be good enough 4 cover hope e plays a couple ov games gd lck 2 im nxt season
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21/07/2006 09:46:00

He was good enough at Hull for Derby to fork out nearly 500,000 for him. He's been released by Walsall mainly because they can't afford to renew his contract. Seems like a decent enough stopper, and hopefully can return to the level he was at Hull.
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21/07/2006 10:12:00

Gueret let in 3 goals against Carmarthen with Monk and Austin in the middle of the back four. Second half Oakes had Izzy and Watt in front of him (my first choice pairing) and a clean sheet, may be he had nothing to do. A sound defence can give a Goalkeeper greater confidence. Gueret does need to boss and shout to control his area effectively.
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21/07/2006 13:03:00

He's not a bad keeper at all. Swindon had probably the second best keeper in the league last year and went down. Always remember, the ball has to get past ten outfield players before the keeper!!
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21/07/2006 15:56:00

I guess we dont really know how good he is yet...maybe he can really challenge Willy and crack his way into the team!! If he joins us!!
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21/07/2006 17:28:00

Maybe going to a better club than walsall will let him shine a bit.
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26/07/2006 09:03:00


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