Quite if David James will EVER complete his move to Stoke remains unknown?
Twice this has 'fallen through' and looks as though it could fall through again as he has now picked up another injury that will keep him out for a week or 2, which would seriously threaten his chances of a move to Stoke - if that is even what he wants?
Whatever though, and even if he does not go could he get back in ahead of Asmir Begovic, by right, with or without an extension clause as the youngster continues to show fantastic form, as Avram Grant told The News: 'I think he did well. He is a young goalkeeper who is doing well. He made two great saves.
'They came at moments when we were controlling the game, so it was even more difficult.
'He is doing well and is a good goalkeeper.'
To be fair I think Grant is right, until his save from Frank Nouble, who should have scored when clean through, and the follow up from Alessandro Diamanti we were in control but that is when we lost our heads and went nuts as a result and were then all over the shop.
His best of the night was saved to deny Jack Collison when he turned his effort around the post for what looked a truly outstanding save. He also denied Nouble in the 2nd half as well and his handling and command of his box is improving ALL the time - his distribution needs some working on, at times he waits too long to get a move going but at 22 he still has plenty of time ahead of him.
I would say without a doubt Begovic was the man of the match for those saves alone so I would expect him to be announced at the 'official Air Malta man of the match' sometime today...
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