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John Ruddy

29-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Norwich City  Premier


Birthdate:  October 24, 1986    Birthplace:  St Ives, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  212 lbs    
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2015 Proj. Norwich City 3240 135 59 7

April 30, 2016    John Ruddy News

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Ruddy made two saves and conceded once in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Ruddy wasn't really tested much as Norwich did a strong job for the opening hour of keeping the Gunners mostly at bay. However, when Danny Welbeck got some space, Ruddy had no chance to keep him off the scoresheet. Ruddy will need to take a step up if Norwich is to remain in the Premier League, sitting two points from safety with three matches—home against Manchester United and Watford and then a trip to Everton—remaining.

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April 10, 2016

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Ruddy made four saves in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.

Ruddy did everything he could to help his rejuvenated team continue their successful run to salvation. He had a few good saves but was helpless and capitulated at the Jason Puncheon's fantastic strike that settled the game. Despite the Canaries' surge of late they're still porous at times in defense and the keeper's fantasy upside isn't very high. If Timm Klose's injury turn out to be serious that could also affect the whole defense badly. Ruddy will try to do better in a pivotal home game against survival rivals - Sunderland next Saturday.

April 7, 2016

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Ruddy conceded two and made three saves in Norwich City’s 3-2 home win against Newcastle on Saturday.

Norwich’s stopper didn’t have much to do in the game, apart from picking the ball out of the net twice, but when he did he was called upon to make a stunning late one-handed save that paved the way for Norwich to record a crucial win against fellow relegation battlers, Newcastle. Having said that, Norwich concede too many goals and, therefore, it is hard to recommend Ruddy with no easy games on the horizon.

March 20, 2016

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Ruddy made no saves during Saturday's 1-0 win over West Brom.

The Baggies were the more active team for the most part of the game but could never really test Ruddy. That's the keeper's second consecutive clean sheet and after an absolutely dreadful season, somehow he and the fighting-for-survival Canaries have found some defensive form. Next up for him, in a fortnight, would be a huge relegation battle at home against Newcastle.

March 12, 2016

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Ruddy made three saves while keeping a clean sheet in Saturday's scoreless draw with Manchester City.

Ruddy was strong throughout, with the balance of play shifted heavily toward the visiting Citizens. Ruddy lost the starting job from Dec. 5 through Feb. 6, an 11-match spell on the sidelines before being installed back into the starting XI. This was his second clean sheet of the season, but this is likely more of an aberration than the start of a trend. With that being said, Ruddy will need to be strong if the Canaries want to avoid relegation.

March 5, 2016

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It was another tough outing for Ruddy (two saves) and Norwich, who lost 1-0 at Swansea. Norwich have lost their last two road matches by a 1-0 score line.

Ruddy is a cheap goalkeeper, but he only has one clean sheet on the season and won't have much value until Norwich figures out how to improve their defense.

March 1, 2016

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Ruddy conceded two goals in Tuesday’s loss to Chelsea.

Ruddy was hung out to dry during stoppage time in the first half when the linesman missed a blatant offside call and Chelsea’s Diego Costa chipped the ball into the goal. Ruddy’s next match will come Saturday against a Swansea City squad that has only scored 13 home goals, second worst in the Premier League. Ruddy is not a viable fantasy option as Norwich City has not sustained a clean sheet since January 2nd, when Declan Rudd was in net. This is Ruddy's third straight start over Rudd.

February 27, 2016

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Ruddy made two saves while conceding once in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Utilizing a five-man back line, Ruddy and the Norwich defense held strong for nearly the entire match, smartly parrying a Jamie Vardy shot away and another from Marc Albrighton. However, it was the substitute Leonardo Ulloa who managed to push the only goal of the match past Ruddy on a night when they surely deserved a point. After a lengthy spell outside the starting XI, a five-match losing streak saw him returned to the starting lineup. While they may have lost, Ruddy likely played well enough to retain his spot in the starting XI.