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January 8, 2010 Articles by Dale Moon

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Charles Joseph John “Joe” Hart has most certainly arrived. After securing his services on a season long loan, Birmingham City has prospered from the money machine in Manchester. Man City have arguably the best goal keeper in the premier league in Shay Given and could afford to let their young second keeper go out and gain some valuable first team experience. Since arriving at the blues, Joe Hart has shown outstanding ability to deny some of the league’s elite. A regular run of games for the young former England U21 goal keeper has given him stability and confidence, something which Man City could not.

At 6 foot 3, Hart is one of the most agile keepers in the league and his shot stopping ability is next to none. Upon joining blues, there was debate over whether Maik Taylor would be left out to pave the way for the fresh faced Hart but very few could predict the way he has exploded on the scene at St Andrews. In the most recent games, Joe Hart has been nothing short of outstanding. Stoke and Chelsea both were frustrated by the inform keeper as Hart’s heroics earned blues another valuable 4 points. Hart has another element to his game that very few young keepers can emulate. He has one hell of a gob. The back four are constantly assured by their keeper with a series of bellows and roars. It is an element to his game that many young players lack the confidence to do which only cements the thoughts that he is a very confident player.

Since making his first professional debut at 15 years young, Joe Hart has been catching the eye of premier league scouts. Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal were said to be keeping tabs on the young keeper but it was only when he joined Man City was the premier league properly introduced to Joe Hart. With 50 Man City caps to his name, he was allowed to join Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool on loan but it has been his short opening spout for Blues that has really captured the pundit’s attention. Such attention that has linked him with a place in the England squad for their quest for World Cup Glory in South Africa. Currently there are very few English keepers who have shown the consistency that Hart has. Week after week he pulls off saves that look certain to nestle in the back of the net and with this kind of form he looks certain to join the three lions this summer.

As for blues, McLeish has tested the water with Man City but was given a resounding “No” as to signing Joe Hart in the January transfer window. No doubt when his loan expires McLeish would love to make Hart a permanent player at St Andrews but the decision lies with his employers in Manchester. That’s not to say Hart has no say in the matter. He has been pretty vocal in expressing his enjoyment at Blues which is encouraging to hear and the more he performs well and enjoys the best spell of form in his career then it bodes well for a summer signing.

Dale Moon

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  2. Joe Hart will be going back to Man City…That’s a Given!, he will go either at the end of this season or we may loan him you for another year.
    Joe likes to keep people happy, he’s bound to say he’s enjoying it..however, his ambition is to make the Man City no.1 shirt his own…and that’s from the horses moth.
    Given is on borrowed time as Mancini is not convinced by the way he stays in his 6 yard box.

  3. Jenks, Bobby MAnc has already said he thinks shay is easily one of the best 5 keepers in the world, he’s absolute class but I really think Big Joe has the potential to be better, he’s doing well at Brum and I think we should give him to them for another year as he’s clearly benefitting from his time there. One things for certain though, Joe wants to stay at City(man) but that’s no disrespect to Birmingham, good luck boys.

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