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Gills Keeper Holy at Town for Medical and to Finalise Deal
Friday, 24th May 2019 11:24

Gillingham’s Czech keeper Tomas Holy is at Portman Road today to undergo a medical and to finalise the details on what would be a Bosman free transfer to the Blues.

News of Town’s interest in the 27-year-old first broke last Saturday with Holy having been offered terms by the Blues. The deal is not yet done but we understand is close to completion.

Rychnov nad Kněžnou-born Holy, believed to be the world’s third-tallest keeper, came through the ranks at Sparta Prague but featured only for their B team - having spent time on loan at Graffin Vlasim, Viktoria Zizkov and Fastav Zlin - before joining the Gills in the summer of 2017.

Holy, who has won caps with the Czech Republic at U16, U17 and U18s levels and who was linked with Arsenal last summer, was an ever-present for the League One Gills during 2018/19 and in total made 107 appearances for the Kent club.

Town have spoken to a number of out-of-contract keepers since the end of the season - Exeter’s Christy Pym and QPR’s Matt Ingram among them - with Championship clubs having already shown interest in Bartosz Bialkowski and with Dean Gerken having been released at the end of the season.

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AlexGreen added 11:28 - May 24
Who is the second tallest in the world?

BaddowBlue1 added 11:28 - May 24
Good news, I was starting to worry about this one getting over the line as things had suddenly gone quiet. Please give him the #1 shirt

ShropshireBluenago09 added 11:29 - May 24
Welcome, Holy the Goalie. Should be easy to make a song for him.

WeWereZombies added 11:33 - May 24
Has already played against all but five of the opposition teams Town will be facing during the 2019/20 season so at least has an idea of what he will be facing.

Wallingford_Boy added 11:34 - May 24
Not heard great things about him from my Gills mate, awful at stopping low shots apparently, which kinda makes sense seeing as he has so far to get down! Hopefully only as back up to Bart.

boroughblue added 11:37 - May 24
well in town, good start. I presume the Norwood deal will move quickly after the play off final tomorrow...

ForeverBlueSince1996 added 11:39 - May 24
Nice to see we are doing business early for once. Hopefully the Norwood deal will be done in the next few days as well!
Feeling positive for next season!

Essexnblue added 11:41 - May 24
Wallingford boy, Bart will be off that's nailed down, Gerken has gone, this guy will be No1 Keeper, I expect another keeper to arrive and Harry Wright to be loaned out for more experience.

That's why Holy is signing and by the way Gillingham message boards were on overload when it was announced that he was going, all wanting him to stay.


BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 11:45 - May 24
Makes sense due to Barts imminent departure. This guy will be No 1 keeper with Wright likely to be back up.

hoppy added 11:49 - May 24
He'll be popular with the Churchmans!

SonOfSpock added 11:50 - May 24
Somebody who can command the box, result.

Like having Mr.Tickle playing for us.

brendenward35 added 11:56 - May 24
Show PL and ME meaning business getting this nail asap, Bart not good enough last year but like I've said before for a goalie to win player of the year it means the defence has been poor. Well done PL and ME lets see what happens next

clint_eastwood added 11:59 - May 24
World's 3rd tallest keeper!! can we have world's smartest football club owner.

atty added 12:12 - May 24
WallingfordBoy - not on the lengthy video l saw he didnt.

Wallingford_Boy added 12:15 - May 24
Watch a non highlights video and you'll see what he means!!

Seems to be the near post where his problem is.

Hopefully he'll raise his game though at a better club and prove the doubters wrong!

midastouch added 12:21 - May 24
I like the look of Holy from what little I've seen of him on his YouTube highlights video. Got a good feeling about this one.

BlueSwede added 12:32 - May 24
Don't care much for highlights- or not highlights videos. You could make Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look like crap if you wanted to in a video. And anyone with two left legs in the Sunday league look like a worldbeater if he played enough games.
It's what any player does over 90 minutes, over and over, thart matters.

alfromcol added 12:34 - May 24
Complete change of subject, but how do I stop this access to information box popping up every 2 clicks of the mouse????

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ITFCsince73 added 12:43 - May 24
Is leaving an ok side in the Gills, as far as a L1 team goes.
A bit concerning he missed no games at all last season. And conceded 80ish goals, only 3 or so more teams conceded more....

spanishblue added 12:50 - May 24
Will this be the earliest signing made in recent years for a player,could be a busy boy next year let's hope he's a bystander for the most part

blues1 added 12:55 - May 24
Wallingford boy. Having seen a video of him he seems pretty good at low shots. Like de Geary uses his feet well. Think ur gillingham mate must be the only one who doesn't rate him. Certainly mistvofvthrm seem gutted hes leaving. Itfcsince73. Surely ur not suggesting he was at fault for all the goals they conceded? Sure there were a few maybe but I would suspect he had a poor defence in front of him

Blue_Armee added 13:00 - May 24
To the tune of Pablo's old song, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY HOLY

ITFCsince73 added 13:12 - May 24
Blues1. As I said, they wasn’t a bad team. Spent a lot of the season in the top half. But conceded a hell of a lot of goals, it seems luckily scored more to compensate.
As for blame....the team put out I’d say?

JimmyJazz added 13:13 - May 24
Holy Cr*p, a new keeper

terryf added 13:13 - May 24
Looking at the video he certainly saved a variety of shots but can't say there were too many times when he actually held the ball.

Would imagine if Bart goes they will also be looking at another keeper, possibly Christy Pym who seem to well thought of.

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