Kuszczak open minded about future

Tomasz Kuszcak is out of contract at the end of the season

Tomasz Kuszcak is out of contract at the end of the season

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion No. 1 Tomasz Kuszczak is keeping an open mind about his future but expects to have talks with the club once the challenge for the play-offs is completed.

Kuszczak is one of 11 first team squad members out of contract at the end of the season.

The Polish keeper, signed from Manchester United two years ago, said: "I haven't spoken to the club yet because we're all so focused on the play-offs and trying to get into the Premier League.

"I'm sure when the season ends I will have the relevant discussions. This is a great club and I've enjoyed the last two years here - I've got close to the club, the people and the fans.

"When I signed I said I wanted to help this club get into the Premier League and that remains the case. If we don't manage it this year, there's no doubt in my mind that this club will get there sooner rather than later."

Kuszczak, quoted by the onet.sport website earlier this month, said his agent was negotiating with several clubs.

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7:58am Sat 26 Apr 14

farside says...

Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.
Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone. farside
  • Score: 6

8:42am Sat 26 Apr 14

MrHove says...

To be fair hes the best keeper in the league, hes kept us in games at times andi wouldnt begrudge him another shot playing in the premiership. Good luck and thank you Tomo!
To be fair hes the best keeper in the league, hes kept us in games at times andi wouldnt begrudge him another shot playing in the premiership. Good luck and thank you Tomo! MrHove
  • Score: 6

9:01am Sat 26 Apr 14

Sheil says...

Here we go making something out of nothing Farside!

2 weeks ago he left the ground after a "bust up"...honestly! Far too much surmising it's a joke........let's wait & see.

Did you notice Kaz didn't wave to the fans on the walk around the pitch after the match? Nice touch to see the players being just "natural".

My God what a relief when we scored.....took a lot of anxiety away....but patience paid off. UTA
Here we go making something out of nothing Farside! 2 weeks ago he left the ground after a "bust up"...honestly! Far too much surmising it's a joke........let's wait & see. Did you notice Kaz didn't wave to the fans on the walk around the pitch after the match? Nice touch to see the players being just "natural". My God what a relief when we scored.....took a lot of anxiety away....but patience paid off. UTA Sheil
  • Score: 1

12:37pm Sat 26 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

farside wrote:
Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.
If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement.
Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level.
If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season.
I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced.
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.[/p][/quote]If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement. Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level. If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season. I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:13pm Sat 26 Apr 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
farside wrote:
Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.
If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement.
Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level.
If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season.
I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced.
I like TK, but is he that good? Cue the thumbs down!
There is probably half a dozen keepers in the championship as good as him, Green, Schmeichel, Mcarthy, Kean, Bogdan, Camp, possibly others. Who in the prem will think he is better than what they have already?
Perhaps his best option is to stay with us! I would be happy with that because if not, who could we go after! Only time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.[/p][/quote]If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement. Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level. If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season. I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced.[/p][/quote]I like TK, but is he that good? Cue the thumbs down! There is probably half a dozen keepers in the championship as good as him, Green, Schmeichel, Mcarthy, Kean, Bogdan, Camp, possibly others. Who in the prem will think he is better than what they have already? Perhaps his best option is to stay with us! I would be happy with that because if not, who could we go after! Only time will tell. To baldly go
  • Score: 0

2:28pm Sat 26 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

To baldly go wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
farside wrote:
Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.
If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement.
Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level.
If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season.
I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced.
I like TK, but is he that good? Cue the thumbs down!
There is probably half a dozen keepers in the championship as good as him, Green, Schmeichel, Mcarthy, Kean, Bogdan, Camp, possibly others. Who in the prem will think he is better than what they have already?
Perhaps his best option is to stay with us! I would be happy with that because if not, who could we go after! Only time will tell.
It's almost a requirement for prem level clubs to have two first choice keepers so I think it possible that he would fit into a mid order club. I would not be surprised if Speroni moved in the summer, that might open a door. If Norwich survive the drop they might see TK as a good option. Villa have told Shay Given that he can go, aged 38 that may not be so surprising, but another possible open door.

Who do we go for, I haven't got a clue but my guess would be one from the second tier in UK or same level from abroad, helps to keep the costs down whilst still picking up a decent keeper.
[quote][p][bold]To baldly go[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.[/p][/quote]If TK goes, well he goes and that is that, we then have the task of finding his replacement. Tk's desire to play at the top level will trump anything we can offer him, I don't think that this is about money. With his desire to get back to the top flight being the only issue, even if we were to get there this year, he probably would still go as his next thought will be about staying at the top level. If one of the existing regular middle of the table clubs comes in for him, he might think them a better proposition than staying with, or going to, a club that has just got promoted. It's really hard to get to the top flight and just as hard to survive your frst season. I think it highly likely that he will go, no matter what, and we will all wish him well, and then we will sit back and wait to see who we bring in to replce him. Wayne Bridge was a hard act to follow, but Ward has done it well, the same for Bridcutt and Ince, TK will be replaced.[/p][/quote]I like TK, but is he that good? Cue the thumbs down! There is probably half a dozen keepers in the championship as good as him, Green, Schmeichel, Mcarthy, Kean, Bogdan, Camp, possibly others. Who in the prem will think he is better than what they have already? Perhaps his best option is to stay with us! I would be happy with that because if not, who could we go after! Only time will tell.[/p][/quote]It's almost a requirement for prem level clubs to have two first choice keepers so I think it possible that he would fit into a mid order club. I would not be surprised if Speroni moved in the summer, that might open a door. If Norwich survive the drop they might see TK as a good option. Villa have told Shay Given that he can go, aged 38 that may not be so surprising, but another possible open door. Who do we go for, I haven't got a clue but my guess would be one from the second tier in UK or same level from abroad, helps to keep the costs down whilst still picking up a decent keeper. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:33pm Sat 26 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

TBG.
How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.
TBG. How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Sat 26 Apr 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
TBG.
How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.
A guy I know nothing about other than his stats, Carlo Pinsoglio, plays for Modena in Serie B.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TBG. How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.[/p][/quote]A guy I know nothing about other than his stats, Carlo Pinsoglio, plays for Modena in Serie B. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

5:11pm Sat 26 Apr 14

To baldly go says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
TBG.
How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.
A guy I know nothing about other than his stats, Carlo Pinsoglio, plays for Modena in Serie B.
Yeah, you forget about the greedy prem clubs wanting 2 top keepers, would TK be happy as second choice? don't think he would, but then again if it's double the money to sit on your arse who could blame him, think you are right regarding who we will go after, someone from the lower leagues or abroad with potential, Casper and Brez, is there better options out there then these 2 or do we go with one of them plus young Walken, summer will be fun either way.
Reading nicked it at the end, b****** s! still all to play for next week! UTA
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TBG. How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.[/p][/quote]A guy I know nothing about other than his stats, Carlo Pinsoglio, plays for Modena in Serie B.[/p][/quote]Yeah, you forget about the greedy prem clubs wanting 2 top keepers, would TK be happy as second choice? don't think he would, but then again if it's double the money to sit on your arse who could blame him, think you are right regarding who we will go after, someone from the lower leagues or abroad with potential, Casper and Brez, is there better options out there then these 2 or do we go with one of them plus young Walken, summer will be fun either way. Reading nicked it at the end, b****** s! still all to play for next week! UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 2

5:31pm Sat 26 Apr 14

angmeringseagull says...

If TK wants to go and be a second string keeper in the Premiership, so be it.
He's certainly not the best in the Championship any more, although I would be
sorry to see him go.
If TK wants to go and be a second string keeper in the Premiership, so be it. He's certainly not the best in the Championship any more, although I would be sorry to see him go. angmeringseagull
  • Score: -1

9:01pm Sat 26 Apr 14

challster says...

This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA
This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA challster
  • Score: 5

1:16pm Sun 27 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

farside wrote:
Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.
Not that great a keeper sadly better than Ankers& Brez both who should go ASAP Walton should have been on bench in latter matches if TK goes it will be a poor situation as we will stuck with two very poor keepers + Walton
[quote][p][bold]farside[/bold] wrote: Sadly, he was waving the fans goodbye at the end. Unless we make it through the play-offs I think he will be gone.[/p][/quote]Not that great a keeper sadly better than Ankers& Brez both who should go ASAP Walton should have been on bench in latter matches if TK goes it will be a poor situation as we will stuck with two very poor keepers + Walton tinker111
  • Score: -1

1:24pm Sun 27 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
TBG.
How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.
IF he costs money forget it this club is tight it's ******* squeaks 3 extra dots for the Three B SSSSS
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: TBG. How about someone like Peterborough's Olejnik, if they miss out on promotion.[/p][/quote]IF he costs money forget it this club is tight it's ******* squeaks 3 extra dots for the Three B SSSSS tinker111
  • Score: -2

1:39pm Sun 27 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

challster wrote:
This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA
What do North Stander's know only " OOO **** ARRR .
As for OG think he will go at end of season do hope we get Manager/Coach who is not a cardboard cut out ?? someone who can SHUT UP Asst coach ( W/WISARD) and other hangers on getting into TECH AREA.
Great news GUS & Sunderland look like they are out of bottom 3 IN PREM 3 UP HOW GREAT do wish we had a live Manager .
[quote][p][bold]challster[/bold] wrote: This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA[/p][/quote]What do North Stander's know only " OOO **** ARRR . As for OG think he will go at end of season do hope we get Manager/Coach who is not a cardboard cut out ?? someone who can SHUT UP Asst coach ( W/WISARD) and other hangers on getting into TECH AREA. Great news GUS & Sunderland look like they are out of bottom 3 IN PREM 3 UP HOW GREAT do wish we had a live Manager . tinker111
  • Score: -2

2:14pm Sun 27 Apr 14

tinker111 says...

tinker111 wrote:
challster wrote:
This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA
What do North Stander's know only " OOO **** ARRR .
As for OG think he will go at end of season do hope we get Manager/Coach who is not a cardboard cut out ?? someone who can SHUT UP Asst coach ( W/WISARD) and other hangers on getting into TECH AREA.
Great news GUS & Sunderland look like they are out of bottom 3 IN PREM 3 UP HOW GREAT do wish we had a live Manager .
Great GUS & Sunderland now 4 UP NO Don't live in MID/ NORTH OF UK
But a big GUS Fan this club SHAFTED HIM & Fans who have been served up with poor perforrmence play this season
[quote][p][bold]tinker111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]challster[/bold] wrote: This is quite possibly Tomasz's way of saying he is very much interested in staying with us! I sincerely hope so as he has a good few years left as a top quality keeper, the way we are building as a club, I see no reason why he should want to leave ? As he said, 'options are open', so let's not make any assumptions. For now 'super Tom' is ours. The support for the big man from the Northstand last night was great to hear. I'm staying positive and firmly behind the 'keep Tomasz' campaign. C'mon the suits, make an offer to match the skill. If we don't get the playoffs this year.. It will be a near miss, but my money's on auto promotion next season. Look how Leicester stuck together and did it. With Oscar at the helm over a full transfer window and a season under the belt we will have strength and depth next year, to build on the quality we have already, whether it's in the prem or championship, let's start with super Tom. After all, our back four, are the best from the league ! Get behind Tomasz, give this post a good thumbs up for the man! UTA[/p][/quote]What do North Stander's know only " OOO **** ARRR . As for OG think he will go at end of season do hope we get Manager/Coach who is not a cardboard cut out ?? someone who can SHUT UP Asst coach ( W/WISARD) and other hangers on getting into TECH AREA. Great news GUS & Sunderland look like they are out of bottom 3 IN PREM 3 UP HOW GREAT do wish we had a live Manager .[/p][/quote]Great GUS & Sunderland now 4 UP NO Don't live in MID/ NORTH OF UK But a big GUS Fan this club SHAFTED HIM & Fans who have been served up with poor perforrmence play this season tinker111
  • Score: -3

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