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Title: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 19, 2018, 08:33:06 PM
Seemingly on the verge of signing. We need a GK badly along with other defenders but hopefully this is a start.

Inevitably biased YouTube video included. Aside from being massive encouraging he catches the ball on occasion. That's a forward step.

Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: TheMalandro on December 19, 2018, 08:41:47 PM
Stevie Wonder, Isnít he Lovre?

Maybe not.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SheffieldVillain on December 19, 2018, 08:47:55 PM
Is he the one we wanted to sign when Garde was here (maybe not Garde, I can't be sure) but was refused a work permit for dodgy reasons?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Risso on December 19, 2018, 08:58:49 PM
Is he the one we wanted to sign when Garde was here (maybe not Garde, I can't be sure) but was refused a work permit for dodgy reasons?

Yes. Blocked by that nonce-defending director at Sunderland.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 19, 2018, 09:08:34 PM
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: wozwebs on December 19, 2018, 09:12:08 PM
From the YouTube clip I just watched seems to like to palm it away a lot. Played in one World Cup game for Croatia but is now their first choice apparently. Got to be better than Nyland anyway.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: VinnieChase84 on December 19, 2018, 09:15:26 PM

He never has a sniff with any of those
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Damo70 on December 19, 2018, 09:23:45 PM
I think Nyland has improved since the start of the season. It has been a number of games now since I last 'soiled my pants' whilst watching him keep goal.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: CpF on December 19, 2018, 09:31:23 PM
One thing about Nyland is his distribution is really pretty good. I'd say the best of any Villa keeper since maybe Friedel or before. He still might turn into a good keeper in a couple of years, once he develops a bit of manly authority about him. For now his confidence is probably shot, and he needs replacing, but a loan out or a time on the bench is maybe the way to go with him.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: curiousorange on December 19, 2018, 09:38:10 PM
I presume we're going for the 'he's going to be our first choice for years or until somebody pays stupid money for him' approach, because even only on loan I'd much rather bring Heaton in.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 19, 2018, 10:04:43 PM
Thought this thread had been bumped up from three years ago for a second!

Which media is reporting this? Guess someone from our scout team was clearing a drawer and found his name.

He's done alright in Belgium I think.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 19, 2018, 10:06:25 PM
Did he play in either game v England recently as their first choice retired after world cup.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: ExclDawg on December 19, 2018, 10:11:42 PM
Which media is reporting this? Guess someone from our scout team was clearing a drawer and found his name.

Just saw it today: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/11586164/aston-villa-interested-in-lovre-kalinic
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Sexual Ealing on December 19, 2018, 10:33:40 PM
I hope this signing isn't just a cynical ploy to cash in on the post-Brexit narrowing of horizons, particularly in regard to mass cultural participation. Hate Music, Lovrecism.

I must apologise.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Dave P on December 19, 2018, 10:45:49 PM
Did he play in either game v England recently as their first choice retired after world cup.

He played at Wembley but not the away game.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SheffieldVillain on December 19, 2018, 11:05:49 PM
One thing about Nyland is his distribution is really pretty good. I'd say the best of any Villa keeper since maybe Friedel or before. He still might turn into a good keeper in a couple of years, once he develops a bit of manly authority about him. For now his confidence is probably shot, and he needs replacing, but a loan out or a time on the bench is maybe the way to go with him.

He's 28 and a half years old, not a kid. He doesn't have a couple of years to develop into a good keeper. If he's not good enough now, get rid. I do agree about his distribution though.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Legion on December 19, 2018, 11:33:58 PM
I would Love Nyland to be on the bench and replaced by someone decent.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: adrenachrome on December 20, 2018, 01:58:08 AM
ToryGraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/12/19/aston-villa-close-signing-croatia-goalkeeper-lovre-kalinic-7m/)

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Aston Villa close to signing Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for £7m

John Percy
19 December 2018 ē 8:12pm


Aston Villa are close to signing Ghent goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for £7 million in an ambitious move by head coach Dean Smith.

Kalinic is expected to have a medical at Villa's training ground on Thursday with the two clubs in advanced talks over a permanent deal.

A Croatia international, Kalinic almost joined Villa nearly three years ago when Remi Garde was in charge but he is poised to finally complete a move to the Championship club in the next few days.

Villa have targeted a new No 1 amid doubts over summer signing Orjan Nyland and believe Kalinic, 28, will provide the experience required in Smith's bid for promotion. It is understood Ghent are seeking between Ä5-10 million.

Kalinic flew into Birmingham on Wednesday and should complete the formalities of his move before this weekend's game against Leeds. He will not be eligible to play until the January transfer window opens, however.

Smith is also targeting a centre-half and a left-back next month after guiding Villa towards the play-off places.

Tammy Abraham's future remains uncertain with Chelsea considering whether to sell the England international. Villa are relaxed about the situation and could still have Abraham on loan for the remainder of the season if they remain in contention for promotion.

Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: mr underhill on December 20, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
surely if this happens one or two of our   keepers have to leave?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: PeterWithe on December 20, 2018, 07:14:07 AM
We certainly need at least one new keeper but I think Iíd prefer a player who has already played in England.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Exeter 77 on December 20, 2018, 07:45:53 AM
surely if this happens one or two of our   keepers have to leave?
I would guess Moreira's loan would end.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2018, 09:28:09 AM
The most pointless loan of all time and proof, if it were needed, that Bruce is a fucking idiot. Any six year old with access to Football Manager could have told him how many loan players you could name in a squad, FFS.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: dicedlam on December 20, 2018, 09:30:31 AM
ToryGraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/12/19/aston-villa-close-signing-croatia-goalkeeper-lovre-kalinic-7m/)

Quote
Aston Villa close to signing Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for £7m

John Percy
19 December 2018 ē 8:12pm


Aston Villa are close to signing Ghent goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic for £7 million in an ambitious move by head coach Dean Smith.

Kalinic is expected to have a medical at Villa's training ground on Thursday with the two clubs in advanced talks over a permanent deal.

A Croatia international, Kalinic almost joined Villa nearly three years ago when Remi Garde was in charge but he is poised to finally complete a move to the Championship club in the next few days.

Villa have targeted a new No 1 amid doubts over summer signing Orjan Nyland and believe Kalinic, 28, will provide the experience required in Smith's bid for promotion. It is understood Ghent are seeking between Ä5-10 million.

Kalinic flew into Birmingham on Wednesday and should complete the formalities of his move before this weekend's game against Leeds. He will not be eligible to play until the January transfer window opens, however.

Smith is also targeting a centre-half and a left-back next month after guiding Villa towards the play-off places.

Tammy Abraham's future remains uncertain with Chelsea considering whether to sell the England international. Villa are relaxed about the situation and could still have Abraham on loan for the remainder of the season if they remain in contention for promotion.


Lovre Jubbly.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2018, 09:31:46 AM
This keeper sounds good to me. Get it done, please Villa.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: andyh on December 20, 2018, 09:36:19 AM
The most pointless loan of all time and proof, if it were needed, that Bruce is a fucking idiot. Any six year old with access to Football Manager could have told him how many loan players you could name in a squad, FFS.
Not wanting to defend Bruce in anyway, but I suspect he had no involvement in the the loan of that goalie.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: darren woolley on December 20, 2018, 09:52:46 AM
I would be happy with this signing it's an area we badly need to get right.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: garyshawsknee on December 20, 2018, 10:03:16 AM
Seems like a very smart move, will add quality and help the whole defence look more solid.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: chrisw1 on December 20, 2018, 10:18:30 AM
Anyone know what his distribution is like?

Hopefully he will be fantastic, but Heaton sounded like the sensible option to me?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Risso on December 20, 2018, 10:22:26 AM
Anyone know what his distribution is like?

Hopefully he will be fantastic, but Heaton sounded like the sensible option to me?

Are we allowed to loan any more players? 

Even if we are, buying our own now seems more sensible to me.  Otherwise we end up with the position Bruce left us in where we have to replace half a team again in the summer.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Clark W Griswold on December 20, 2018, 10:22:48 AM
Presumably if the deal gets done today it will be an official unveiling/ availability to play from the start of Jan? Good that we're not pissing about and we're getting the deals done beforehand if so.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: chrisw1 on December 20, 2018, 10:30:52 AM
Anyone know what his distribution is like?

Hopefully he will be fantastic, but Heaton sounded like the sensible option to me?

Are we allowed to loan any more players? 

Even if we are, buying our own now seems more sensible to me.  Otherwise we end up with the position Bruce left us in where we have to replace half a team again in the summer.
Well I presumed Burnley would be happy to sell and he would be pretty keen to get game time.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: pauliewalnuts on December 20, 2018, 11:18:35 AM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 20, 2018, 11:41:12 AM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

Please, don't encourage them.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Villafirst on December 20, 2018, 11:47:35 AM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

Lovely to read all the bitter and twisted comments on their crappy forum!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: sid1964 on December 20, 2018, 12:49:21 PM
They must have found the scouting report for this Goal Keeper at the back of filing cabinet!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Jon Crofts on December 20, 2018, 12:59:06 PM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

They have a lot of lawyers posting in that thread.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Richard E on December 20, 2018, 01:02:29 PM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of sh1t really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

They have a lot of lawyers posting in that thread.

Any lawyer who supported Small Heath would have been struck off long before now.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 20, 2018, 01:09:51 PM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

Quote
That slimy bastard Purslow invented FFP. He probably knows every trick in the book.

Probably why he's there.

Hahahahaha
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: adrenachrome on December 20, 2018, 01:16:14 PM
£7m on a keeper? A good sign of spending intent.

I bet that kind of shit really annoys Small Heath. Bonus.

EDIT: It does:  https://www.that lot.com/read.php?1,2603577,page=1

They have a lot of lawyers posting in that thread.

It is a spawning ground for vexatious litigants. Very bad!

Drain the swamp. Build a wall. 

All #H&V posters should send £66 to fund my Boarder Wall.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Iamkmkm on December 20, 2018, 01:22:01 PM
According to his wiki he has already signed

Aston Villa
On 1 January 2019, Kalinic signed for Aston Villa citing his hatred for Birmingham City as a reason for penning a 10 year deal. He was quoted as saying "I hate Blues, they are skint thieves from Bordesley Green." He became an instant Villa hero.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: berneboy on December 20, 2018, 01:33:19 PM
According to his wiki he has already signed

Aston Villa
On 1 January 2019, Kalinic signed for Aston Villa citing his hatred for Birmingham City as a reason for penning a 10 year deal. He was quoted as saying "I hate Blues, they are skint thieves from Bordesley Green." He became an instant Villa hero.
Well, there's a thing. Truth will out.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: VinnieChase84 on December 20, 2018, 03:06:28 PM
Telegraph reporter John Percy has tweeted saying this is now complete
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: andyh on December 20, 2018, 03:10:34 PM
Ä6m.
Would have been better value if not for fucking Brexit !

Welcome Lovre. Looking forward to seeing you against QPR.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: ozzjim on December 20, 2018, 03:57:53 PM
I like a big keeper. Hopefully he will be more reliable than Nyland, who I have to say makes be shit myself every time a shot comes in. If he was half decent we would have about 8 more points at least right now and be right in the automatic mix. If this fella can come in and shore it up, we will see the benefits.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: achilles on December 20, 2018, 04:41:57 PM
Would have preferred Heaton or any goalkeeper who has experience of playing in the English leagues.

A bit risky to me, still I trust Smith.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: West Derby Villan on December 20, 2018, 04:47:17 PM
Would have preferred Heaton or any goalkeeper who has experience of playing in the English leagues.

A bit risky to me, still I trust Smith.

Agree and Agree
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2018, 04:50:08 PM
McGinn hasn't done too bad. Stick your English leagues experience. You're not gonna get a goalkeeper of his quality for that money over here, and you're not gonna get the first choice goalkeeper for a team that just played in a World Cup Final for any money unless we can find £100 million to tempt Spurs to part with Lloris.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: XXVilla on December 20, 2018, 04:51:29 PM
6í7Ē. A big fucker even for a keeper
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2018, 04:54:22 PM
Is Pires our only previous World Cup finalist? I checked and Kalinic played against Iceland in the Group Stage so he definitely counts.

Fully expect McGinn to become our third World Cup finalist in 2022, and our second winner.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 20, 2018, 05:18:28 PM
Would have preferred Heaton or any goalkeeper who has experience of playing in the English leagues.

A bit risky to me, still I trust Smith.

The top keepers in the world arenít English. And weíve had plenty of reallly good non English keepers in our history. Just because the current batch arenít good enough doesnít mean all foreign keepers are poor. And Iíve seen enough of Joe Hart fuck things up and Pickford in the Merseyside derby drop a bollock to know thereís no guarantees at all with any keeper you get irrespective of nationality.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: KevinGage on December 20, 2018, 05:21:19 PM
I wanted Heaton as well.

But unless there was an option there for a permanent deal, such a move effectively only parks the issue for a few months.

We've probably done too much of that in recent seasons.  Loanees do sometimes develop an affinity for the club (as per Snodgrass last year) but more often than not they know they're not hanging around and act accordingly.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: VinnieChase84 on December 20, 2018, 05:57:36 PM
Think weíve simply decided to not wait on Burnley to make up their minds about TH. last reports suggested they had not decided whether to let him go or not until they see how well Pope has recovered
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Villafirst on December 20, 2018, 05:59:45 PM
Strange no official confirmation from Villa. I hope this doesn't turn into another Joe Bryan situation......?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Richard E on December 20, 2018, 06:34:40 PM
Is Pires our only previous World Cup finalist? I checked and Kalinic played against Iceland in the Group Stage so he definitely counts.

Fully expect McGinn to become our third World Cup finalist in 2022, and our second winner.

Is his granddad Brazilian then?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Legion on December 20, 2018, 06:47:55 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48375852_2570161183011424_8822163254651387904_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=ea19466b08ff29b67755587cce292819&oe=5CD82944)
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Ads on December 20, 2018, 07:01:06 PM
You'll do for me.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Tayls_7 on December 20, 2018, 07:07:43 PM
Gent? Gent?
We bought some big lumbering idiot from Genk who we'd never heard of a few years back and look what happened there.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Newby on December 20, 2018, 09:03:04 PM
Gent? Gent?
We bought some big lumbering idiot from Genk who we'd never heard of a few years back and look what happened there.

Same price too apparently.  He wasn't too shabby from what I recall.  We are acting quickly and will steamroller the division in the second half of the season.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 20, 2018, 09:35:41 PM
I like a big keeper. Hopefully he will be more reliable than Nyland, who I have to say makes be shit myself every time a shot comes in. If he was half decent we would have about 8 more points at least right now and be right in the automatic mix. If this fella can come in and shore it up, we will see the benefits.

In fairness to Nyland, you can lay some blame on him but more often than not the defence has been dreadful.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: manic-road on December 20, 2018, 09:49:25 PM
I would have loved Heaton here, but if Kalinic signs I hope he's an upgrade on Nyland.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 20, 2018, 09:57:53 PM
I'd rather have a long-term solution in goal than yet another loan signing. If we can get a player who is first choice at a team above Portugal, Spain, Argentina and Germany in the World Rankings why ever would you not want to do that?

All you need is Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: four fornicholl on December 20, 2018, 10:01:31 PM
Villa I reckon? See what I've done there? ;)
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: footyskillz on December 20, 2018, 11:58:12 PM
Would have preferred Heaton or any goalkeeper who has experience of playing in the English leagues.

A bit risky to me, still I trust Smith.

Agree and Agree

Yes 101 on this several prem gk who would be decent at this level, already in English football, who have no or few minutes and aperances .
I think these would be lovely and been going to waste.

Heaton
Adrian West ham
Boruc Bournemouth
Mignolet Liverpool
Smithies Cardiff (qpr last season)
Darlow Newcastle
Forrester Southampton
Gomes Watford
Ruddy Wolves

Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: KevinGage on December 21, 2018, 12:06:28 AM
They are all lovely.

Particularly the Ruddy bald bloke.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 21, 2018, 12:18:04 AM
Think weíve simply decided to not wait on Burnley to make up their minds about TH. last reports suggested they had not decided whether to let him go or not until they see how well Pope has recovered

Rumour is Heaton is going to Leeds as they're short of keepers themselves.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: ozzjim on December 21, 2018, 01:51:36 AM
Leeds have some child in goal don't they?

Geographically I guess it is a bit less of an upheaval for him. The other thing is at his age and having had a long time out with serious injury, you don't know if he is the same keeper. To be left out completely by the manager who once had ultimate faith in you behind a former Charlton reserve (I know Pope did well but that is what he is) and a very, very dodgy Hart poses some questions about where Heaton is at in training.

And as for the defence being awful in front of Nyland argument, yes, shocking at times I agree, but I can think of 7-8 goals off the top of my head that a competent keeper doesn't concede this season. He has been woeful most of the time with the odd splutter of a spectacular save.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: darren woolley on December 21, 2018, 08:55:52 AM
In Dean Smith we trust seems a good buy to me.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: oldtimernow on December 21, 2018, 09:13:16 AM
Does Ruddy Wolves bring the same opprobrium as Stupid Woman?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: ktvillan on December 21, 2018, 09:28:16 AM
Doesn't look like he would command his area like a morris dancer so a welcome move from me.  Better to secure a perm move than a loan surely.  I do wonder how Brexit will affect work permits etc. in the long run though.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 21, 2018, 09:53:50 AM
Won't make much difference in his case as Croatians still needed work permits anyway. I would imagine any players already here will be exempt from further restrictions but who knows.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: jwarry on December 21, 2018, 12:06:08 PM
Confirmed
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SamTheMouse on December 21, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
He'll do.

Welcome Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: manic-road on December 21, 2018, 12:09:50 PM
Good to see Deano sign a player for a position that was a definite area to strengthen
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Smoke on December 21, 2018, 12:11:57 PM
when was the last time we signed/announced a player before the transfer window opened?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: SaddVillan on December 21, 2018, 12:12:12 PM
Impressive work by all concerned - DoF,  Deano and the Board to get this signing done and dusted before the window opens.

It gives me confidence that:
a) he club has identified suitable reinforcements for the other positions that need strengthening and
b) they'll get the deals done

Another step on the road to becoming a properly organised and run club.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: dave.woodhall on December 21, 2018, 12:18:42 PM
when was the last time we signed/announced a player before the transfer window opened?

Brett Holman?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: JUAN PABLO on December 21, 2018, 12:19:41 PM
Lovre we have got a goalie

Nyland No2 will do ...   he has cost us a few points this season .. decent keeper now and another good LB and stop leaking silly goals Villa will march up this league..

Lovre it ...
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on December 21, 2018, 12:20:32 PM
https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2018/12/21/kalinic-to-join-aston-villa

Quote
Aston Villa can confirm that Croatian international goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic has agreed to join the club.

The 28-year-old will officially join Villa from Gent on 1st January when the transfer window opens, signing until 2023.

A member of the Croatian squad that finished runners-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kalinic has spent the majority of his career in his homeland with Hajduk Split but for the past two seasons has played in the Belgian top flight.

Head Coach Dean Smith said: ďWe are delighted to be signing someone of Lovreís experience and quality.

"He is an outstanding goalkeeper and we are looking forward to welcoming him when he joins at the beginning of January.Ē


Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Villafirst on December 21, 2018, 12:32:14 PM
Goalkeeper sorted. I hope JT is now on the phone to Chelsea to secure Cahill's signature!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: The Charmer on December 21, 2018, 12:42:19 PM

Leeds have some child in goal don't they?

It always sounds to me like Leeds have got a firm of Solicitors playing in goal.




 
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: UK Redsox on December 21, 2018, 12:44:59 PM
Goalkeeper sorted. I hope JT is now on the phone to Chelsea to secure Cahill's signature!

Despite the potential influence of Terry, there's bound to be some Premier League teams interested in Cahill.

It might be different if Villa were pushing for automatic promotion but that's unlikely to be the case.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 21, 2018, 12:57:54 PM
Excellent, good to see doing business early.

I find the FFP stuff interesting, we must be comfortable with our position.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: exigo on December 21, 2018, 01:40:56 PM
Excellent, good to see doing business early.

I find the FFP stuff interesting, we must be comfortable with our position.

Hearing Purslow talk about, I think we're playing it as 'new owners means the slate is wiped clean'. In which case, probably an idea to take down the Chinese flag on top of the Witton Lane stand before the new year.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 21, 2018, 02:12:48 PM
I'm sure someone said on here that new owners DON'T mean that the slate is wiped clean? Anyway, this sounds like an exciting story. Be ace, please, Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic
Post by: Drummond on December 21, 2018, 02:28:16 PM
Goalkeeper sorted. I hope JT is now on the phone to Chelsea to secure Cahill's signature!

Despite the potential influence of Terry, there's bound to be some Premier League teams interested in Cahill.

It might be different if Villa were pushing for automatic promotion but that's unlikely to be the case.

6 month loan wouldn't be bad though. He'd get game time, with the option to sign for us if promoted/felt he was good enough. He knows he'd almost certainly play for us too.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: VinnieChase84 on December 21, 2018, 02:29:48 PM
Cahill out of contract in the summer also
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Villafirst on December 21, 2018, 02:32:21 PM
Goalkeeper sorted. I hope JT is now on the phone to Chelsea to secure Cahill's signature!

Despite the potential influence of Terry, there's bound to be some Premier League teams interested in Cahill.

It might be different if Villa were pushing for automatic promotion but that's unlikely to be the case.

I think if we sign Cahill top two would be realistic !
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 21, 2018, 02:34:05 PM
Get him in. Make him captain, buy a new LB.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on December 21, 2018, 02:35:43 PM
All you need is Lovre.

Thanks for the earworm.

Delighted with the signing, every serious team needs a top quality goalkeeper.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Clampy on December 21, 2018, 02:44:41 PM
Don't know much about him but welcome. Let's hope he makes a difference.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on December 21, 2018, 04:25:35 PM
Apparently he is really laid back and is a big Phil Collins fan ......... that's right, he's an Easy Lovre
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Des Little on December 21, 2018, 04:46:50 PM
Apparently he is really laid back and is a big Phil Collins fan ......... that's right, he's an Easy Lovre

Bit early for the Christmas crackers VCTM
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Risso on December 21, 2018, 04:51:11 PM
Apparently he is really laid back and is a big Phil Collins fan ......... that's right, he's an Easy Lovre

Winner!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 21, 2018, 05:42:07 PM
Iím hoping given our recent goalkeeping challenges from high balls and crosses weíre all happily singing ďLovreís in the airĒ
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: dave shelley on December 21, 2018, 06:47:23 PM
Welcome, please be good.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 21, 2018, 06:57:11 PM
He might be a window to our future.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: FrankyH on December 21, 2018, 07:12:29 PM
Iím hoping given our recent goalkeeping challenges from high balls and crosses weíre all happily singing ďLovreís in the airĒ

Love it.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on December 21, 2018, 07:39:49 PM
The club had to decide which Croatian to buy  - the under 21 keeper with the same first name was also considered - we were torn between two Lovres
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: ktvillan on December 21, 2018, 09:29:21 PM
Won't make much difference in his case as Croatians still needed work permits anyway. I would imagine any players already here will be exempt from further restrictions but who knows.

Croatia have been in the EU since 2013 or 2014 so no work permit needed until Brexit possibly
.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Newby on December 21, 2018, 09:38:58 PM
Well done Villa.  No fannying about.  One position sorted before the window even opens. I Lovre it.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 22, 2018, 12:40:32 PM
I might try and get down to Bodymoor Heath to watch the Lovre train, the Lovre train.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Iamkmkm on December 22, 2018, 01:08:42 PM
I thought that the transfer window opened in january?

How can we sign him already?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 22, 2018, 01:12:32 PM
Won't make much difference in his case as Croatians still needed work permits anyway. I would imagine any players already here will be exempt from further restrictions but who knows.

Croatia have been in the EU since 2013 or 2014 so no work permit needed until Brexit possibly
.

Not true. Unlike the rest of the EU, Croatians require work permits as Britain decided to deny them free movement. Hence why we didn't sign him in 2016.

Edit: this is no longer true. As of June this year Croatians are treated the same as the rest of the EU, so no work permit required.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: paul_e on December 22, 2018, 01:35:41 PM
I thought that the transfer window opened in january?

How can we sign him already?

We can sign him any time, just can't transfer the registration until the window.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: The Moose on December 22, 2018, 06:06:51 PM
So he could play v QPR?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 22, 2018, 06:38:10 PM
So he could play v QPR?

No. Swansea
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: paul_e on December 22, 2018, 09:51:58 PM
So he could play v QPR?

No. Swansea

Yeah, registration has to be completed by a set time for each round of fixtures, so friday lunchtime for all weekend games, for example. I can't remember the exact time though.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Dave P on December 23, 2018, 05:47:36 AM
Iím hoping given our recent goalkeeping challenges from high balls and crosses weíre all happily singing ďLovreís in the airĒ

Lovre it.

Fixed it for you
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Bad English on December 23, 2018, 06:07:54 AM
Love Clinic at Villa Park.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 23, 2018, 12:03:56 PM
Can he train with us before he officially signs?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: dave shelley on December 23, 2018, 12:45:02 PM
Can he train with us before he officially signs?

I'd say he can, I don't know of any reason why not. 
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 23, 2018, 04:09:03 PM
We need him ASAP.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: darren woolley on December 24, 2018, 09:48:35 AM
Welcome Lovre to Aston Villa we really need him.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Ads on December 24, 2018, 11:35:38 AM
We're all out of Lovre, we look so lost without him.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Villa in Denmark on December 24, 2018, 12:24:41 PM
At 6'7" I can only say, "What whole lot of Lovre"
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 24, 2018, 08:24:02 PM
Will we go from New Street to Witton on the Lovre train.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 24, 2018, 08:41:06 PM
Will we go from New Street to Witton on the Lovre train.

Yellow card, see previous page. Bang ootay order.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 24, 2018, 09:02:43 PM
Will we go from New Street to Witton on the Lovre train.

Yellow card, see previous page. Bang ootay order.
l
Referee! I was nowhere near the previous quote.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 24, 2018, 09:31:42 PM
Will we go from New Street to Witton on the Lovre train.

Yellow card, see previous page. Bang ootay order.
l
Referee! I was nowhere near the previous quote.

It was a reckless post that endagered the ego of your opponent
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 24, 2018, 09:52:32 PM
Will we go from New Street to Witton on the Lovre train.

Yellow card, see previous page. Bang ootay order.
l
Referee! I was nowhere near the previous quote.

It was a reckless post that endagered the ego of your opponent

We all know the standard of refs in the Championship leaves much to be desired!
Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 24, 2018, 10:16:43 PM
And you sir.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Risso on December 25, 2018, 08:56:57 AM
We're all out of Lovre, we look so lost without him.

ďOooh, what are you thinking of?Ē

A clean sheet.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: andyh on December 28, 2018, 02:06:11 PM
Available for the QPR game according to Percy
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 28, 2018, 03:13:29 PM
He's a big unit, but I worry about his reactions in a crowded box, because apparently Lovre can't turn around.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Mister E on December 28, 2018, 03:59:49 PM
Apparently, there's been some emotional reaction to his leaving Gent, because 'Lovre don't live here any more'.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 28, 2018, 04:15:43 PM
He is looking for a house near Brum but until then is content to stay in a Lovre shack.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Risso on December 28, 2018, 04:18:31 PM
The Burnley keeper Joe has written to him saying what a great club we are.

Lovre letters straight from the Hart.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Border villan on December 28, 2018, 04:22:12 PM
When he goes on holiday he stays in a .................


Wait for it ...............



Caravan of Lovre
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: SashasGrandad on December 28, 2018, 04:24:01 PM
He might be a bit slower than Nyland getting rid of the ball.

After all - "you can't hurry Lovre" - you just have to wait.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: four fornicholl on December 28, 2018, 04:39:13 PM
His youtube highlights video, you guessed it,  Lovre Action.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 28, 2018, 04:52:14 PM
A free transfer because Money canít buy you Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: SashasGrandad on December 28, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
A free transfer because Money canít buy you Lovre.

I assume that's what we are telling EFL to avoid problems with FFP
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: eamonn on December 28, 2018, 05:20:22 PM
Lovre Action?  This is Phil talking, I want to tell you what I found to be true.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: manic-road on December 28, 2018, 05:21:49 PM
The Burnley keeper Joe has written to him saying what a great club we are.

Lovre letters straight from the Hart.

Best one so far.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: CT on December 28, 2018, 05:34:29 PM
Very strong in all departments.

That's the power of Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Pvb1968 on December 28, 2018, 05:40:21 PM
I need to cut back on alcohol, wonder what legal high I could try?
Ah, Lovre is the drug I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: dave shelley on December 28, 2018, 06:20:58 PM
A couple of good saves will have the crowd singing 'Lovre Is A Many Splendid Thing'.  One for the old 'uns.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on December 28, 2018, 06:26:56 PM
A couple of good saves will have the crowd singing 'Lovre Is A Many Splendid Thing'.  One for the old 'uns.
Hopefully he'll be the one that we want!  ;)
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Richard E on December 28, 2018, 06:34:44 PM
Iím a bit worried about the disruption signing him will cause to our very united dressing room. I fear Lovre will tear us apart again.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: CT on December 28, 2018, 06:43:24 PM
ōrjan Nyland got a bit touchy when asked about the incoming keeper today and just replied...

What's Lovre got to do with it?

Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: four fornicholl on December 28, 2018, 06:48:50 PM
After Villas first training session with Kalinic in attendance, throwing his weight around, Alan Hutton was quoted as saying "Lovre hurts!"
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 28, 2018, 06:58:39 PM
ōrjan Nyland got a bit touchy when asked about the incoming keeper today and just replied...

What's Lovre got to do with it?

In fairness Dean Smith took him to one side for a chat about it, he said to Nyland, now that we found Lovre what are you gonna do about it.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: CT Villan on December 28, 2018, 07:03:56 PM
Sitting somewhere in Heaven on her claret and blue cloud, Whitney is singing...

Lovre will save the day

...and I hope she is right.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Newby on December 28, 2018, 08:44:58 PM
John Percy tweeting that Lovre can play on NYD against QPR?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Dave P on December 28, 2018, 10:35:44 PM
Well Iím in lovre. Hopefully heís a keeper.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 28, 2018, 10:52:36 PM
John Percy tweeting that Lovre can play on NYD against QPR?

I keep running this through my head but can't place the song? It better not be the Irish band.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Dave P on December 28, 2018, 10:57:03 PM
John Percy tweeting that Lovre can play on NYD against QPR?

I keep running this through my head but can't place the song? It better not be the Irish band.

I can scan ďLovre can he play, on New Yearís Day?Ē to the Pogues Christmas song.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Dave P on December 28, 2018, 10:59:05 PM
John Percy tweeting that Lovre can play on NYD against QPR?

I keep running this through my head but can't place the song? It better not be the Irish band.

Unless you mean B*Witched and your substituting ďCíest La VieĒ with ďNYDĒ?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Dazvillain on December 28, 2018, 11:30:38 PM
ōrjan Nyland got a bit touchy when asked about the incoming keeper today and just replied...

What's Lovre got to do with it?



Was there an echo in the room ? .....Ē got to do, got to do with it ?
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on December 28, 2018, 11:35:08 PM
I need to cut back on alcohol, wonder what legal high I could try?
Ah, Lovre is the drug I'm thinking of.

Maybe you've got a Lovre Hangover.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on December 28, 2018, 11:45:34 PM
I think I just saw Lovre in an elevator in The Mailbox
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: footyskillz on December 29, 2018, 12:34:34 AM
6'8
Big lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Havencheese on December 29, 2018, 02:35:18 AM
I came to this thread having never heard of the bloke before, sifting through pages and pages, still have no idea and ultimately I want to know what Lovre is.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: robbo1874 on December 29, 2018, 06:08:41 AM
I saw reported that in a 5-aside training match at Bodymoor, he was just passing the ball around to Hutton and Taylor in a bizarre lovre triangle.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: jwarry on December 29, 2018, 07:33:05 AM
I came to this thread having never heard of the bloke before, sifting through pages and pages, still have no idea and ultimately I want to know what Lovre is.

Itís because this is not s Lovre thread
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: geolex on December 29, 2018, 08:12:55 AM
Its amazing how many people don't understand why we are so pleased to have signed a  new keeper, i guess its   A Lovre thing
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: CT on December 29, 2018, 08:14:50 AM
ōrjan Nyland's been slagging him off again.

He's trying to give Lovre a bad name.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on December 29, 2018, 08:41:22 AM
I saw reported that in a 5-aside training match at Bodymoor, he was just passing the ball around to Hutton and Taylor in a bizarre lovre triangle.

I think Iíll pop down to Bodymoor to watch The Lovre train.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Chris Smith on December 29, 2018, 08:49:36 AM
Apparently he has had an Unsworth like change of heart and will now be re-signing for Hajduk Split, Lovre donít live here anymore.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Fred Crump on December 29, 2018, 08:54:27 AM
I know not everyone Lovres it when a punathon gets going but this guy has already inspired some quality puns , this one excepted...
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Fred Crump on December 29, 2018, 08:55:24 AM
Just missed yours Chris, thatís probably one of the best so far...
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Ads on December 29, 2018, 08:59:56 AM
I know not everyone Lovres it when a punathon gets going but this guy has already inspired some quality puns , this one excepted...

That's the power of Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Rigadon on December 29, 2018, 09:16:10 AM
Apparently his old club is getting rid because he isn't the right kind of keeper for a relegation battle.  He's a Lovre not a fighter.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Newby on December 29, 2018, 10:32:27 AM
Apparently his old club is getting rid because he isn't the right kind of keeper for a relegation battle.  He's a Lovre not a fighter.

Like!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: gabbythelegend on December 29, 2018, 10:40:36 AM
See, for me, Alan Wright was a very underrated leftback. What we would give for him now... Ah, I see that I have posted in the wrong thread - what's Lovre got to do with it...
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Risso on December 29, 2018, 10:50:01 AM
He's a keeper, he's a grinner, he's Lovre, and he's a winner.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: curiousorange on December 29, 2018, 10:54:32 AM
I read that the reason he can't play before the QPR game is because he's gone on a short holiday to get some sun. When he returns, we'll all see that Lovre is a wonderful colour.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: footyskillz on December 29, 2018, 12:46:21 PM
Kalinic really rates himself he's a highly confident man . Just the way he talks about his own belief that he's like a  Muhammad Ali,  Zaltan Ibrahimovic , Christan Ronaldo..


Maybe that just him talking as his agent said he's always been like that


I think Lovres himself




Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: algy on December 29, 2018, 02:21:20 PM
His former team mates reckoned whatever their problems, they could always talk to Kalinic. Lovre is an open door ...
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: geolex on December 29, 2018, 02:59:15 PM
obviously a Smith signing..so that makes it
lovre is a deano spending thing
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: kieron on January 02, 2019, 02:27:26 PM
Kalinic interview.

Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: UK Redsox on January 02, 2019, 02:33:27 PM
He's a bit tentative on the shirt stretching.

(https://d3ix52z2istd7h.cloudfront.net/~/media/AstonVilla/Lovre%20Kalinic%20arrives/Kalinic12.ashx?h=720&la=en&mw=1280&w=1280&vs=1&d=20190102T104124Z&hash=9D926FEF1AAD696F0435B38B4164E3A2EF6A4ADF)
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 02, 2019, 03:57:27 PM
He's a bit tentative on the shirt stretching.

(https://d3ix52z2istd7h.cloudfront.net/~/media/AstonVilla/Lovre%20Kalinic%20arrives/Kalinic12.ashx?h=720&la=en&mw=1280&w=1280&vs=1&d=20190102T104124Z&hash=9D926FEF1AAD696F0435B38B4164E3A2EF6A4ADF)

It's a good thing. All of those previous signings who have stretched the threads out of the shirt have been largely shit.

And I knew he was big but fuck me he's massive. Taller than the training complex.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: dorsetvillian on January 02, 2019, 06:14:49 PM
This could be a massive signing for Villa ( no pun intended) Its gone slightly under the radar with all the games over Xmas, but he will hopefully make a massive difference.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Drummond on January 02, 2019, 07:47:35 PM
The little snippet on the Official twitter feed makes him look like a monster! He'll have no problem taking out everything in front of him to get the ball.

Perfect.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Matt Collins on January 05, 2019, 05:02:58 PM
Hmm

Didnt see the first goal

For the other two I thought he lacked a bit of presence

Wonder if steer will keep the shirt
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Ads on January 05, 2019, 05:15:09 PM
Fuck all he could do about two. Slow getting there for the first.

Diabolical defending though.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: dorsetvillian on January 05, 2019, 05:23:16 PM
After a nervy first 15 mins, his handling and quick distribution was good. Playing behind that defence will give him plenty of practice!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 05, 2019, 05:25:16 PM
His kicks and throws were very good.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: wittonwarrior on January 05, 2019, 05:26:30 PM
Difficult to judge with a defence playing so poorly
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: achilles on January 05, 2019, 05:31:30 PM
No reason to drop Steer on that performance though!
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 05, 2019, 06:27:55 PM
Being thrown under the truck already on avfc on Facebook

💪💪💪👍👍👍
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Risso on January 05, 2019, 06:36:52 PM
Like the rest of the team, he wasn't very good, especially for the first. Pretending he wasn't is just being dishonest with yourself. When Lovre breaks down, the things you do, to stop the truth from hurting you.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: TheMalandro on January 05, 2019, 06:37:56 PM
With hindsight, that was a dumb game to give as a debut, nearly as dumb as not lettting Super John have a wee break.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: olaftab on January 05, 2019, 06:39:29 PM
Lovre was all over the park.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Richard E on January 05, 2019, 06:39:42 PM
We need to keep our faith in him. Iím sure Lovre can turn around.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 05, 2019, 06:44:47 PM
Like the rest of the team, he wasn't very good, especially for the first. Pretending he wasn't is just being dishonest with yourself. When Lovre breaks down, the things you do, to stop the truth from hurting you.

*applause*
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 05, 2019, 06:48:08 PM
I have no funny puns, but he was at fault for the 1st & 3rd goals, can we please get a decent keeper
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: frank black on January 05, 2019, 06:51:25 PM
I hope this was a blip and just one of those games. As debuts go that was a stinker. He went down in installments with those low shots.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 05, 2019, 07:02:46 PM
I hope this was a blip and just one of those games. As debuts go that was a stinker. He went down in installments with those low shots.

Yep 100%
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: PeterWithe on January 05, 2019, 07:07:26 PM
With hindsight, that was a dumb game to give as a debut, nearly as dumb as not lettting Super John have a wee break.

Yes, should have give him a few more training sessions to get acclimatised. You canít hurry Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Richard E on January 05, 2019, 07:09:52 PM
Weather conditions werenít right for him today. You canít have Lovre in a cold climate.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on January 05, 2019, 07:14:53 PM
I see tbe critics are out in force. What do they want? Lovre to spread his arms, and wait there for the nails?

Jesus.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: CT on January 05, 2019, 07:17:18 PM
He dÓdnt even acknowledge the fans when he ran up to the Holte.

Show us some Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: PeterWithe on January 05, 2019, 07:25:04 PM
Just watched and whilst he could have done better for the first he would have been mightily impressive to have stopped either of the others.

Donít blame it on lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 05, 2019, 07:27:37 PM
Our new club song.

Lovre hurts
Lovre scars
Lovre wounds and marks
Any heart not tough or strong enough
To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain
Lovre is like a cloud, it holds a lot of rain
Lovre hurts
Ooh Lovre hurts
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: LeeB on January 05, 2019, 07:27:52 PM
He may not have been at fault, but I'm still disappointed.

I was led to believe that Lovre, Lovre changes everything.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 05, 2019, 07:29:33 PM
He came for the ball, for the 3rd that he was never going to get and was therefore completely out of position, not a good start to his Villa career
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: PeterWithe on January 05, 2019, 07:30:11 PM
He didnít have a physical defence in front to protect him.

Lovre really hurts without Tu- anzebe.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: curiousorange on January 05, 2019, 07:45:45 PM
After today, don't talk to me about Lovre.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 05, 2019, 07:54:21 PM
Not the greatest Villa debutant .........just when we thought we were  stemming the tide . Let's hope he improves and any other signings this January have a more positive impact
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: berneboy on January 05, 2019, 10:41:59 PM
He came for the ball, for the 3rd that he was never going to get and was therefore completely out of position, not a good start to his Villa career
Agreed, sir.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Nunkin1965 on January 05, 2019, 10:47:42 PM
Maybe we should have two keepers.
Louvre plus one
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: nigel on January 06, 2019, 10:13:02 AM
Goals aside, and I don't think he had much chance with any, I thought he was pretty good.
Certainly looked calm, even with the defence leaking like a sieve.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Richard E on January 06, 2019, 10:13:57 AM
He came for the ball, for the 3rd that he was never going to get and was therefore completely out of position, not a good start to his Villa career
Agreed, sir.

The defending for the third goal was just a complete horror show all round.
Title: Re: Lovre Kalinic - Signed
Post by: Roysmert on January 06, 2019, 11:31:40 AM
He wasn't great yesterday, let's hope it was nerves. The scene was set with their first attack though. From where I was in the Witton Lane the fans around me - whom I admit are amongst the most tiresome and negative in the game - didn't rate him from thereon in.
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 06, 2019, 05:14:04 PM
Looked like a Lovre Hangover to me
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Post by: Mister E on January 06, 2019, 05:23:43 PM
The first goal was down to Hogan losing the ball on the edge of our box.
Kalinic had the misfortune to be behind a very poor defence.
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Post by: LeeB on January 06, 2019, 06:05:32 PM
The first goal was down to Hogan losing the ball on the edge of our box.
Kalinic had the misfortune to be behind a very poor defence.

I thought it was McGinn that lost it? It can't have been Hogan as he's yet to have possesion of the ball since he joined from Brentford.
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Post by: Ads on January 06, 2019, 06:10:34 PM
Yeah it was Hogan.
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Post by: wittonwarrior on January 06, 2019, 06:38:48 PM
We could have Gordon banks behind our defence and he would look jittery
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Post by: Dave P on January 06, 2019, 06:45:13 PM
I saw enough in Nylands debut v Wigan that there was signs that we may have a bit of a dud. I saw enough yesterday to make me think heíll do ok.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 06, 2019, 07:18:46 PM
We could have Gordon banks behind our defence and he would look jittery

Well, he is knocking on a bit, to be fair.
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Post by: Matt Collins on January 06, 2019, 08:25:58 PM
Yeah I think he looked quite assured and technicallu sound

Bit slow tho

Let's see
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 07, 2019, 08:27:27 AM
BREAKING NEWS
after a less than SUPREME performance at the weekend ,new Villa keeper is to be drug tested to determine if he was a "Stoned Lovre "
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Post by: GarTomas on January 07, 2019, 08:28:57 AM
He wasn't great yesterday, let's hope it was nerves. The scene was set with their first attack though. From where I was in the Witton Lane the fans around me - whom I admit are amongst the most tiresome and negative in the game - didn't rate him from thereon in.

There was a woman near me who caused much amusement during the game with her verbal outbursts
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Post by: Matt Collins on January 07, 2019, 11:15:15 AM
My god some people in the Witton and the trinity really are the most tiresome depressing eeyores going
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Post by: stuart445 on January 09, 2019, 06:52:00 PM
The first goal was down to Hogan losing the ball on the edge of our box.
Kalinic had the misfortune to be behind a very poor defence.

This, Kalinic had initially punched the ball and it was a good punch but before he could settle himself the ball was right back at him and he was having to go to ground with a player sliding in on him. Didn't see much of the 2nd and 3rd as I was too busy trying not to die from the Flu but I thought he got better as the fame went on.
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Post by: Roysmert on January 17, 2019, 09:32:21 PM
He wasn't great yesterday, let's hope it was nerves. The scene was set with their first attack though. From where I was in the Witton Lane the fans around me - whom I admit are amongst the most tiresome and negative in the game - didn't rate him from thereon in.

There was a woman near me who caused much amusement during the game with her verbal outbursts

With a stick? Probably true Villa stalwart Lin.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on January 19, 2019, 06:56:38 PM
Iím becoming more and more certain that the defence is making our keepers look much worse than they are. Iím sure that having our defence in front of you completely kills any decisive decision making and confidence.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on January 19, 2019, 06:58:38 PM
Iím becoming more and more certain that the defence is making our keepers look much worse than they are. Iím sure that having our defence in front of you completely kills any decisive decision making and confidence.

Agreed. It must be chaos in front of him and Nyland before that. Not that both havenít made errors but balls are flying in from all over the place and they just donít know where the next mistake is going to come from. He made a superb save today to offset the goal he should have stopped.
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Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 19, 2019, 07:01:17 PM
Jury's out on Kalinic at the moment. Doesn't look like an upgrade to me.
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 19, 2019, 07:01:25 PM
Curtains for Lovre ? A poor window (so far)
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Post by: achilles on January 19, 2019, 07:32:00 PM
He is 6ft 7in and is a pussycat, dominate your f**king area, rather have Steer to be honest!
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Post by: SoccerHQ on January 19, 2019, 07:36:00 PM
With his size I was fully expecting a keeper dominating his box.

So far it seems he's as indecisive as Nyland on crosses. Not good. Does he speak much English?
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Post by: Ads on January 19, 2019, 07:40:17 PM
Disagree. Felt he comes for the ball a fair bit, even when he actually can't get the punch. He was right to stay where he was at the death and for their free header first half.

Slow getting down for the first, but with Taylor, Chester, Elphick, Hutton and Hourihane defensively, he's the last concern.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on January 19, 2019, 07:46:54 PM
Heíll be fine.
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Post by: wittonwarrior on January 19, 2019, 09:01:13 PM
He reads the game well but his hands are hit and miss   He pulled off a couple of great saves last week but was poor today as were the defenders, the midfield and our starting wide players
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Post by: PaulWinch again on January 19, 2019, 09:06:52 PM
If they can sort out the defence, huge and critical ask, I think heíll be good.
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 19, 2019, 10:06:35 PM
Ok, all welcome to your opinion. I really donít think he is very good, regardless of who is in front of him. Looks a keeper who is scared & keeper who is scared is a bloody liability
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Post by: oldhill_avfc on January 19, 2019, 10:07:50 PM
stays on his line more than Burridge.

worrying
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 19, 2019, 10:13:34 PM
stays on his line more than Burridge.

worrying

Never saw Burridge, Rimmer was my 1st keeper, Jimmy, Jimmy. Why canít we have a decent keeper 😫
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Post by: LukeJames on January 19, 2019, 10:14:59 PM
3 games and his Villa career has been decided already. Atleast he got longer than Hause.
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Post by: CT on January 19, 2019, 10:17:21 PM
stays on his line more than Burridge.

worrying

I was hoping this was an area where he'd be far superior to Nyland. Hmmm.
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on January 19, 2019, 10:20:11 PM
3 games and his Villa career has been decided already. Atleast he got longer than Hause.

Not really fair, he was at fault for 2 v Swansea & 1 today, only my opinion. Havenít written his Villa career off. He doesnít fill me with confidence.
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Post by: walsall villain on January 19, 2019, 10:28:03 PM
3 games and his Villa career has been decided already. Atleast he got longer than Hause.


Not really fair, he was at fault for 2 v Swansea & 1 today, only my opinion. Havenít written his Villa career off. He doesnít fill me with confidence.
He has to get used to the calamity going on in front of him, he came here probably expecting the defenders could defend.
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Post by: Clampy on January 19, 2019, 10:34:43 PM
If they can sort out the defence, huge and critical ask, I think heíll be good.

Me too. He made a good save to keep us in it at 2-2. Let's give him a chance shall we?
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Post by: brontebilly on January 19, 2019, 10:58:49 PM
Strange signing at this time of year. Always going to take time for a keeper to settle coming in from the Belgian league. Steer would have been fine until the end of the season.
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Post by: QuintonVilla on January 20, 2019, 08:05:56 AM
We paid £7m for a keeper who is no better than Nyland. We've got five keepers at the club and they're all shit.
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Post by: Ads on January 20, 2019, 08:24:53 AM
He's not shit.
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 20, 2019, 08:30:13 AM
He's not shit.
But he would be if he played for Hull? ;)
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Post by: tomd2103 on January 20, 2019, 11:25:09 AM
We paid £7m for a keeper who is no better than Nyland. We've got five keepers at the club and they're all shit.

The goalkeeping situation at the club this season just sums up the kind of muddled thinking that has plagued the club for years now.  'Buy a player for a position and put them on good money, oh he's crap, let's buy another one and put him on good money, oh he's crap as well, let's just keep buying players until we find a decent one'. 

First viewing of Kalinic yesterday and was far from convinced.  I still can't quite understand why Steer was not given a chance at the start of the season, as he has looked the best of the bunch in the two games he has played.
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Post by: VinnieChase84 on January 20, 2019, 11:58:56 AM
Kalinic will be fine long term for us. Will help once we actually have something of a defence in front of him
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Post by: tomd2103 on January 20, 2019, 12:30:12 PM
Kalinic will be fine long term for us. Will help once we actually have something of a defence in front of him

Not having a go at you or anyone else on here, but I'm not sure how having a decent defence in front of them stops keepers from making the kind of mistakes he did yesterday.  He didn't really have a lot to do yesterday in terms of making saves (but did make a very good one at the end), so it wasn't like he was under a lot of pressure.  I'm certainly no goalkeeping expert, but he is a big guy and from the goals he has conceded so far, he does look a bit slow to get down.

As you say though, he needs to be judged in the long term, so we will see how he progresses.
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Post by: Ads on January 20, 2019, 12:45:35 PM
A shot got under him. It happens. Of more concern was Bowen, 10 yards out and where you'd expect a player to score, utterly unmarked.

If you're letting the opposition have a free hand like that you're going to concede.
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Post by: tomd2103 on January 20, 2019, 01:09:33 PM
A shot got under him. It happens. Of more concern was Bowen, 10 yards out and where you'd expect a player to score, utterly unmarked.

If you're letting the opposition have a free hand like that you're going to concede.

As long as it doesn't happen too often though Ads!!  Agree about the marking though, we were all over the place for both goals.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on January 20, 2019, 02:57:13 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.
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Post by: wittonwarrior on January 20, 2019, 03:02:42 PM
Heís an upgrade on Nyland but has made some simple mistakes time will tell
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Post by: sirlordbaltimore on January 20, 2019, 03:35:02 PM
Heís an upgrade on Nyland but has made some simple mistakes time will tell

Not at all. Nyland's distribution is far better and a real big miss at the moment, and his shot stopping is also at the very least on par
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Post by: LukeJames on January 20, 2019, 04:03:33 PM
Absolutely no goalkeeper is going to come into this club, play infront of that defence and look assured straight away, Johnstone looked dodgy for the first few weeks and he played infront of a settled back four including John Terry and a team prime tactic was not to conceed.
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Post by: Tuscans on January 20, 2019, 04:26:39 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.
My thoughts exactly, apart from you thinking Andrew Townsend played along side Chester in the past.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on January 20, 2019, 04:29:40 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.
My thoughts exactly, apart from you thinking Andrew Townsend played along side Chester in the past.

Haha. I would absolutely love us to have Townsend right now.
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Post by: tomd2103 on January 20, 2019, 04:46:37 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.

Agree to a point TV, but it can also work the other way where an unreliable keeper can unnerve defenders.  Doubts start to creep in and that indecision can be very costly.  To be honest, we've probably had the worst of both worlds this season where the keeper can't trust the defence and vice versa.
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Post by: Mister E on January 20, 2019, 05:00:11 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.

Agree to a point TV, but it can also work the other way where an unreliable keeper can unnerve defenders.  Doubts start to creep in and that indecision can be very costly.  To be honest, we've probably had the worst of both worlds this season where the keeper can't trust the defence and vice versa.
Exactly. Weíre quick to criticise but we have a clusterfuck of a back five right now.
As others have said, it will take another close-season to get traction.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on January 20, 2019, 05:21:27 PM
Sam Johnstone would look no different than Kalinic behind that defence.

We are all over the place at the back. That starts with Chester who needs a solid defender and organizer next to him. Chester is an ok number two, but between having lost a partner in AT he was developing a relationship with, playing on the left, trying to be captain, having his own form issues, injuries and having to contend with two of the worst full backs imaginable is it any wonder heís regressed along with our defence overall.

Agree to a point TV, but it can also work the other way where an unreliable keeper can unnerve defenders.  Doubts start to creep in and that indecision can be very costly.  To be honest, we've probably had the worst of both worlds this season where the keeper can't trust the defence and vice versa.

No doubt. But itís harder to establish command when he looks in front of him and heís got any combination of Chester, Elphick, Elmo, Hutton, Taylor, Bree. And then throw in give the ball away experts like Bjarnason, Whelan or Hourihane.
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Post by: Dazvillain on January 20, 2019, 08:33:32 PM
He hasnít won me over yet, far from it, but letís not forget the point blank save he made yesterday too
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Post by: Brassneck on January 20, 2019, 09:24:24 PM
When I looked back at Swansea's first, the player got a touch on the ball to change direction.  I can understand why he let it slip although I'm not convinced that it was impossible to have held though.  Their third goal saw him charge out, become isolated and then fail to get back into position.  Not the best of starts.

At Wigan, he was not at fault for any of the goals.

Yesterday, there is a slight possibility that he could have got down quicker but he's a big lad and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on that one.

Not yet commanding his box like a bloke his side could but it's very early days & he's made a couple of good stops as well.

Not hit the ground running like I'd hoped and like Daz, he hasn't won me over but I certainly haven't lost faith in him, like I had with Nyland.
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Post by: LukeJames on February 04, 2019, 04:45:53 PM
Seeing him come for a cross in the 93rd minute, punching it 25 yards away and taking out 2 of our defenders and their attacker was fucking brilliant.
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Post by: colin69 on February 05, 2019, 09:15:40 PM
I hope he comes good but he doesnít fill me with confidence. Hopefully I will be proved wrong.
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Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 05, 2019, 09:35:07 PM
Seeing him come for a cross in the 93rd minute, punching it 25 yards away and taking out 2 of our defenders and their attacker was fucking brilliant.
I said something similar on the match thread.

It's what I expected from him from day 1.
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Post by: Newby on February 05, 2019, 10:18:24 PM
Seeing him come for a cross in the 93rd minute, punching it 25 yards away and taking out 2 of our defenders and their attacker was fucking brilliant.

This sort of thing will create confidence throughout the side and can only be a good thing.  Breed confidence and make clean sheets a regular thing. 
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Post by: Three Spires Villa on February 07, 2019, 12:31:38 PM
I thought he looked quite shaky for a couple of crosses at Reading. He did however make a good save. Not completely convinced.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on February 07, 2019, 12:49:25 PM
Any keeper is reliant on the relationship he has with the defence, especially the CH's and lets face it our have mostly been a car crash this year.

Give them time to be settled and understand each others strengths and weaknesses then I am sure we will have a very sound foundation to build from

I would imagine the hurley burly of the Championship is far removed from what he has been used to up till now
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Post by: paul_e on February 07, 2019, 12:59:31 PM
Any keeper is reliant on the relationship he has with the defence, especially the CH's and lets face it our have mostly been a car crash this year.

Give them time to be settled and understand each others strengths and weaknesses then I am sure we will have a very sound foundation to build from

I would imagine the hurley burly of the Championship is far removed from what he has been used to up till now

I agree, I think this holds true for Nyland as well. It doesn't matter how good a goalkeeper is, put them behind a poor defence and they'll look hesitant and leak goals. Johnstone has struggled all season but most on here thought he was an excellent keeper (for this level).
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Post by: footyskillz on March 30, 2019, 08:46:25 PM
Left out of squad today ?
What's going on here ?
Maybe a rest after international break.
I say bring him back Steer has a go but by all accounts not convincing and isn't in same class.
No one pays 7 million for a keeper in championship and international Croatian and have him on bench .
Think it's ridiculous and I won't come here till Norwich and may I off from here or maybe only when  Lovre comes back in ! Just to give thoughts !
I hope others get to see sense in that steer shouldn't be keeper!

Good night ! Up the villa cya
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on March 30, 2019, 08:56:33 PM
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Post by: SoccerHQ on March 30, 2019, 09:02:00 PM
Who is number 4 keeper, Sarkic?

Edit: Was speaking to a Croatian fan on another forum and he said Kalinic was really poor for them in the two games. No mention of an injury.
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Post by: adrenachrome on March 30, 2019, 09:33:21 PM
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Nearly choked on my Cognac, you bad bastard!
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Post by: Legion on March 30, 2019, 10:04:12 PM
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Reply of the month/year.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on March 30, 2019, 10:24:45 PM
Left out of squad today ?
What's going on here ?
Maybe a rest after international break.
I say bring him back Steer has a go but by all accounts not convincing and isn't in same class.
No one pays 7 million for a keeper in championship and international Croatian and have him on bench .
Think it's ridiculous and I won't come here till Norwich and may I off from here or maybe only when  Lovre comes back in ! Just to give thoughts !
I hope others get to see sense in that steer shouldn't be keeper!

Good night ! Up the villa cya

Goodbye then. Again. Nobody is going to beg you to stay.
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Post by: LeeB on March 30, 2019, 10:25:43 PM
Jaysus.
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Post by: ChicagoLion on March 30, 2019, 10:40:10 PM
I love you footy, please donít go donít go away.
Please donít go
Donít go
Iím begging you to stay.
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Post by: West Derby Villan on March 31, 2019, 12:13:41 AM
I love you footy, please donít go donít go away.
Please donít go
Donít go
Iím begging you to stay.

Ok ok a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do
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Post by: mr underhill on March 31, 2019, 09:35:43 AM
is Skillz taking another sabbatical? I thought he dropped off the radar a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Clark W Griswold on March 31, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
Baby if you've got to go away
I don't think
I can take the pain
Won't you stay another day
Oh don't leave me alone like this
Don't say it's the final kiss
Won't you stay another day
Don't you know
We've come too far now
Just to go
And try to throw it all away
Thought I heard you say
You love me
That your love was gonna be here to stay
I've only just begun
To know you
All I can say is
Won't you stay just one more day
Baby if you've got to go away
I don't think
I can take the pain
Won't you stay another day
Oh don't leave me alone like this
Don't say it's the final kiss
Won't you stay another day
I touch your face while you are sleeping
And hold your hand
Don't understand what's going on
Good times we had return
To haunt me
Though it's for you
All that I do seem to be wrong
Baby if you've got to go away
I don't think
I can take the pain
Won't you stay another day
Oh don't leave me alone like this
Won't you stay another day
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Post by: Clark W Griswold on March 31, 2019, 10:04:33 AM
Actually, ive been thinking about it for the last couple of minutes and ive changed my mind...

At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinkin' I could never live without you by my side
Then I spent so many nights Just thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along
And so you're back from outer space
I just walked in to find you here, with that look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second you'd be back to bother me
Go on now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no not I, I will survive
For as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give
I'll survive
I will survive
Hey hey
Hey hey
(I, I will survive)
Every day
(I, I will survive)
Oh yeah
It took all the strength I had not to fall apart
Just trying hard to mend the pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry, but now I hold my head up high
And you see me, somebody new
I'm not that chained up little person still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free
But now I'm savin' all my lovin' for someone who's lovin' me
Go on now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
You're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no not I, I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give
I'll survive
I will survive
Hey hey
Go now, go walk out the door
Just turn around now
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no not I, I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give
I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive
Hey
(I, I will survive)
Every day
(I, I will survive)
Yeah yeah
Oh
(I, I will survive)
I will survive
(I, I will survive)
I've got all my love to give
(I, I will survive)
I've got all my life to live
(I, I will survive)
My loving is not in vain, oh no
I will survive
(I, I will survive)
I will survive
(I, I will survive)
Hey
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Post by: in exile on March 31, 2019, 02:52:54 PM
Fuck him
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Post by: Tayls_7 on March 31, 2019, 02:55:54 PM
Fuck him

Happy Mother's day.
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Post by: danno on March 31, 2019, 11:18:49 PM
Anyway...
Kalinic not even on the bench, injured?
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Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on April 01, 2019, 08:32:56 AM
Or given a rest after two internationals?
Deano said he watched both of his games!! Wonder what he saw?
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Post by: Risso on April 01, 2019, 08:54:06 AM
Since when do goalies ever need a rest so much that theyíre not even on the bench?
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Post by: UK Redsox on April 01, 2019, 09:01:54 AM
Or given a rest after two internationals?
Deano said he watched both of his games!! Wonder what he saw?

That he looks the part but doesn't perform as well
That he doesn't command his area
That he's very slow to get to ground when diving

Is Bunn still around ? I was wondering why Sarkic was on the bench rather than him.
Another lad was performing third-keeper duties during warm up, so maybe Bunn has left
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Post by: KRS on April 01, 2019, 09:34:37 AM
I think Smith knows weíve signed a dud. Wouldnít at all be surprised to see both Kalinic and Nyland shipped out in the summer.
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Post by: sickbeggar on April 01, 2019, 12:48:40 PM
Personally i wouldn't write him off. Steer's done okay since coming back but then the re-inforcements in defence were gonna take time to settle in and make a difference. Possibly a bit of a loss of confidence playing behind such a terrible defence - bottom line is we were leaking loads of goals before Kalinic even signed for the club
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Post by: colin69 on April 03, 2019, 09:10:41 PM
I don’t think any of our keepers are the answer long term but Kalinic is the worst of the lot imo.
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Post by: brontebilly on April 04, 2019, 12:15:45 AM
Let's learn from the recent Hause experience eh guys? Kalinic needs a full pre-season to get up to speed, let's judge then. Early signs have not been promising admittedly..
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 04, 2019, 01:15:08 AM
I'd rather judge him after a spell playing behind a half-decent defence. He came in at a time when our defence was as much use as a salad at a Scottish buffet, if we can keep Hause and Mings there's no reason to think he can't improve.
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Post by: KRS on April 04, 2019, 02:52:44 AM
He also plays in front of an international defence but still looks awkward and completely out of place. I think he's managed to somehow carve a career as a goalkeeper based on his size and being the shit kid put in goal rather than actually having any natural skill as a footballer. I'll be more than happy for Kalinic to prove me wrong, but I wouldn't at all be surprised if he was shipped straight back out again in the summer.
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Post by: Clampy on April 04, 2019, 07:09:59 AM
I think Smith knows weíve signed a dud. Wouldnít at all be surprised to see both Kalinic and Nyland shipped out in the summer.

I wouldnt claim we've signed a dud just because he was left out of the last squad. That could have been for any number of reasons really. Let's see how things pan out for him.
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Post by: London Villan on April 04, 2019, 07:39:37 AM
I love how we write players off so quickly.
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Post by: brian green on April 04, 2019, 07:47:40 AM
There is a long and illustrious list London Villan going in my time right back to Danny Blanchflower.  The He's Shit Get Rid roll call.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on April 04, 2019, 07:14:41 PM
Writing him off is absolutely bonkers.
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Post by: Newby on April 04, 2019, 07:36:09 PM
He will be a good keeper but needs more than three months to adjust for goodness sake.
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Post by: sirlordbaltimore on April 04, 2019, 08:08:54 PM
He will be a good keeper but needs more than three months to adjust for goodness sake.

I thought exactly the same about Nyland. And still do.
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Post by: Legion on April 04, 2019, 08:22:24 PM
He is a good goalkeeper already.
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Post by: adrenachrome on April 04, 2019, 08:27:32 PM
He will be a good keeper but needs more than three months to adjust for goodness sake.

I thought exactly the same about Nyland. And still do.
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Me too. Excellent distribution, which is a big part of the game these days.

Dean Smith has some tough decisions to make, and I think he is the best man to get them right.
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Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 04, 2019, 08:46:50 PM
Let's learn from the recent Hause experience eh guys? Kalinic needs a full pre-season to get up to speed, let's judge then. Early signs have not been promising admittedly..

I agree with you re Kalinic, he needs time, but surely Hause as an example doesn't work, as he's a player who sorted himself out in the space of a couple of games (and very well, too) rather than needing a pre-season.
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Post by: KRS on April 04, 2019, 09:00:27 PM
We obviously need to give both Kalinic and Nyland the benefit of the doubt and see how they fair with a preseason, however they are professional footballers for a reason and a ball is still a ball so we can only judge them on what we've seen so far, and what the coaches see of them in training. It's fair to say they both still have to prove themselves at this stage and they have the chance to do so.

Has there been any news on either of their injuries lately?
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Post by: Toronto Villa on April 04, 2019, 09:14:05 PM
If Steer had the clown defending that both Nyland and Kalinic had to deal with heíd look even worse. There is a reason Jed Steer is a career back up. Itís because heís a back up level keeper. Better than Bunn who is another example. Kalinic is an international level goalkeeper who while had some shaky moments, so not giving him an entire pass, has had a lot more to contend with in his short Villa career.
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Post by: Damo70 on April 04, 2019, 09:16:38 PM
David De Gea struggled in his first six months in English football. Even with his size and ability it took him half a season to adjust.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on April 04, 2019, 09:26:50 PM
The current England goalkeeper has had a number of disastrous moments this season. Neither Kalinic or Nyland, while they have made errors, combined have not done anything as pronounced.
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Post by: KRS on April 04, 2019, 10:06:01 PM
To be fair to De Gea and Pickford, whilst they have better defenders in front of them, they are also up against considerably better players than Kalinic and Nyland on a weekly basis. I'd rather not contemplate how most Premier League strikers would fair against either of them...and corners or crosses would give me nightmares.
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Post by: Risso on April 05, 2019, 12:23:02 PM
We'll see if he's back on the bench tomorrow.  If not, then I'd suggest something is amiss, and he'll be off in the summer.
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Post by: JUAN PABLO on April 05, 2019, 12:31:19 PM
Hugo Lloris and Pickford have had some very shaky moments recently behind a better defence than Kalinic as had.
Id wait see him behind a proper defence like we have now and Im sure he will look a lot better and improve. .
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Post by: in exile on April 06, 2019, 02:52:49 PM
We'll see if he's back on the bench tomorrow.  If not, then I'd suggest something is amiss, and he'll be off in the summer.

He's not on the bench today
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 06, 2019, 03:01:35 PM
Injury: Knee

Details: Kalinic picked up a slight knee problem on international duty and missed the win over Blackburn Rovers. Matija Sarkic has taken his place on the bench in his absence.

What Smith said:

He had a bit of a knee problem. He has done a couple of days training but is still feeling it slightly, so we will have a look at him ahead of Saturday's game at Sheffield Wednesday.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on April 06, 2019, 03:07:16 PM
Injury: Knee

Details: Kalinic picked up a slight knee problem on international duty and missed the win over Blackburn Rovers. Matija Sarkic has taken his place on the bench in his absence.

What Smith said:

He had a bit of a knee problem. He has done a couple of days training but is still feeling it slightly, so we will have a look at him ahead of Saturday's game at Sheffield Wednesday.

Ok thatís good news. I donít want us giving up on an international keeper. Heís not remotely as bad as some have made out.
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Post by: colin69 on April 06, 2019, 05:39:58 PM
Injury: Knee

Details: Kalinic picked up a slight knee problem on international duty and missed the win over Blackburn Rovers. Matija Sarkic has taken his place on the bench in his absence.

What Smith said:

He had a bit of a knee problem. He has done a couple of days training but is still feeling it slightly, so we will have a look at him ahead of Saturday's game at Sheffield Wednesday.

Ok that’s good news. I don’t want us giving up on an international keeper. He’s not remotely as bad as some have made out.

He is....
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Post by: Toronto Villa on April 12, 2019, 12:25:35 AM
This should settle why Kalinic hasnít been playing

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1116457321851432960?s=12
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 12, 2019, 01:18:39 AM
Wake up sheeple. He's been deported for smoking.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 20, 2020, 03:15:16 PM
We are selling him to Bordeaux. No idea what the fee would be.
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Post by: LeeB on January 20, 2020, 03:17:49 PM
I saw him play. In years to come it will be worn as a badge of honour.
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Post by: Des Little on January 20, 2020, 03:56:03 PM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?
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Post by: old man villa fan on January 20, 2020, 04:01:09 PM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?

Sorry, no prize unless you saw Ivo Stas play for us as well!
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 20, 2020, 04:06:25 PM
He came, he fumbled, he left.
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Post by: Dazvillain on January 20, 2020, 04:34:16 PM
Club site confirms heís left on loan to Toulouse
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 20, 2020, 04:37:48 PM
Sure they said Bordeaux on Sky. Are you sure they didn't say "Kalinic is going to lose?"
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Post by: Border villan on January 20, 2020, 04:45:07 PM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?

Sorry, no prize unless you saw Ivo Stas play for us as well!
I claim that prize (nearly) as I saw Ivo on the pitch in a Villa shirt in a youth friendly at Shrewsbury Tech. Whether he played in the 20 odd minutes before he held his hamstring and walked off is a matter of conjecture.
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Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 20, 2020, 04:52:33 PM
He came, he fumbled, he left.

I wonder who bought him ?
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Post by: Border villan on January 20, 2020, 05:06:47 PM
He came, he fumbled, he left.

I wonder who bought him ?
Ivo went back to Banik Ostrava.
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Post by: eamonn on January 21, 2020, 12:21:14 AM
On-loan? Pity we couldn't sell the fecker. The only player in the squad Smith rated less than Kodjia.
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Post by: tomd2103 on January 21, 2020, 12:44:57 AM
He came, he fumbled, he left.

In a golden decade for terrible signings at the club, he has to be one of the more bizarre ones.  It was as if they found a file on him left in a drawer somewhere from when we tried to sign him before and got shafted by that woman from Sunderland. 
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 02:30:52 AM
By my reckoning, since we were relegated we've used 9 different goalkeepers in the first team, which is some going.
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Post by: Damo70 on January 21, 2020, 02:46:33 AM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?

Sorry, no prize unless you saw Ivo Stas play for us as well!
I claim that prize (nearly) as I saw Ivo on the pitch in a Villa shirt in a youth friendly at Shrewsbury Tech. Whether he played in the 20 odd minutes before he held his hamstring and walked off is a matter of conjecture.



I saw Ivo play for and score for Villa in a pre season friendly at Witney Town. Possibly the first game under BFR. I think Big Ron had gained some coaching experience at Witney whilst still playing for Oxford. There were no stands so we were all stood around the touchline like a parks game. I think we won 6-0 and Ivo was credited with one of the goals, even though he actually hit the side netting and the ball went in through/under the net.
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Post by: purpletrousers on January 21, 2020, 03:18:11 AM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?

Sorry, no prize unless you saw Ivo Stas play for us as well!
I claim that prize (nearly) as I saw Ivo on the pitch in a Villa shirt in a youth friendly at Shrewsbury Tech. Whether he played in the 20 odd minutes before he held his hamstring and walked off is a matter of conjecture.



I saw Ivo play for and score for Villa in a pre season friendly at Witney Town. Possibly the first game under BFR. I think Big Ron had gained some coaching experience at Witney whilst still playing for Oxford. There were no stands so we were all stood around the touchline like a parks game. I think we won 6-0 and Ivo was credited with one of the goals, even though he actually hit the side netting and the ball went in through/under the net.

You definitely get 100 I Spy points for that. Well done.
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Post by: eamonn on January 21, 2020, 08:38:17 AM
The fact that Ivo scored a "ghost goal" in an obscure friendly game is kind of fitting. Man or myth?
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Post by: Luke8 on January 21, 2020, 08:40:00 AM
He came, he fumbled, he left.

In a golden decade for terrible signings at the club, he has to be one of the more bizarre ones.  It was as if they found a file on him left in a drawer somewhere from when we tried to sign him before and got shafted by that woman from Sunderland. 

Didnít we try to sign him three years prior and he got denied a work permit at the time too? Obviously transfers sometimes end up not working for all sorts of reasons, but giving that background to signing him, his pedigree as an international goalkeeper, us paying a fee when we clearly didnít have much money at the time and then him being outcast with a couple of months it really has been a bizarre signing.
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Post by: LeeB on January 21, 2020, 08:54:36 AM
He left because he had a technical flaw in his game.

Lovre can't turn around.
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Post by: KevinGage on January 21, 2020, 09:06:02 AM
Hope it's a loan to buy. 

He might not have been great for us but he came with decent pedigree and we shouldn't be in a situation where we just take any loan to get him off the wage bill. Esp with FFP considerations and all those fun things.
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Post by: GarTomas on January 21, 2020, 09:08:43 AM
An odd signing - a signing agreed under Bruce maybe? 
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Post by: old man villa fan on January 21, 2020, 01:17:08 PM
Wasn't he brought in as an experienced keeper after Nayland was injured when we were down to one keeper.
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Post by: Hookeysmith on January 21, 2020, 01:26:44 PM
An odd signing - a signing agreed under Bruce maybe? 

That is my understanding of the situation
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Post by: brian green on January 21, 2020, 01:33:24 PM
Yeah, but did you see David Unsworth play against Wycombe?
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 21, 2020, 02:33:50 PM
I saw him and Moreira play.  Do I win?

Sorry, no prize unless you saw Ivo Stas play for us as well!
I claim that prize (nearly) as I saw Ivo on the pitch in a Villa shirt in a youth friendly at Shrewsbury Tech. Whether he played in the 20 odd minutes before he held his hamstring and walked off is a matter of conjecture.



I saw Ivo play for and score for Villa in a pre season friendly at Witney Town. Possibly the first game under BFR. I think Big Ron had gained some coaching experience at Witney whilst still playing for Oxford. There were no stands so we were all stood around the touchline like a parks game. I think we won 6-0 and Ivo was credited with one of the goals, even though he actually hit the side netting and the ball went in through/under the net.

You definitely get 100 I Spy points for that. Well done.
How many I Spy Points would I get for this one PT?

ÖÖ..Pre season friendly away at Bedford Town circa 1968 - featuring Oscar and Hector Arce, which we lost 0-2 if my memory serves me  correctly 
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Post by: darren woolley on January 21, 2020, 02:41:18 PM
He was a moody keeper he was the only one who very rarely sign autograph's for people which when you think about it kids and people shouting him and he just walks off.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2020, 03:17:55 PM
Did anyone see George Best play for us? That would be the winner I think.
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Post by: dave.woodhall on January 21, 2020, 03:23:35 PM
Did anyone see George Best play for us? That would be the winner I think.

There were about five thousand there. I saw that, plus Ivo Stas three times, plus Doug Ellis all playing for us.
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Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 21, 2020, 03:25:53 PM
Did anyone see George Best play for us? That would be the winner I think.
That's a good call :) 
With regard to Unsworth.... I saw him walking his dog down my road more times than him wearing a Villa shirt (that's Unsworth, not his dog)
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Post by: Drummond on January 21, 2020, 03:34:20 PM
Did anyone see George Best play for us? That would be the winner I think.

There were about five thousand there. I saw that, plus Ivo Stas three times, plus Doug Elis all playing for us.

Did he score with a bicycle kick?
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Post by: Risso on January 21, 2020, 07:04:01 PM
My faith that Kalinic was going to be the new Cech was shattered somewhat in the 3-0 away blasting at Wigan.  I've never seen a goalie so slow to get down to the ball, it really was like he went down in instalments.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 07:05:51 PM
Actual footage from that Wigan game

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/NWlBEcDW5evFS/source.gif)
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Post by: dcdavecollett on January 22, 2020, 07:19:54 PM
I saw him play at Brentford, where he did well.

Next game, he got concussed and Jed took his place and kept it.

Such are the fine margins.
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Post by: colin69 on January 22, 2020, 07:46:01 PM
Actual footage from that Wigan game

(https://media0.giphy.com/media/NWlBEcDW5evFS/source.gif)
Made me laugh....
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Post by: mr underhill on January 23, 2020, 07:25:01 AM
His very first game gave us a taste of things to come- Alpine glaciers move with more speed.
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Post by: sid1964 on January 23, 2020, 07:48:25 AM
Strange signing, hopefully he will do well on loan and earn himself a permanent move.
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Post by: TheMalandro on February 13, 2020, 04:38:05 PM
Injured in his last match, the report says ďtorn thighĒ.
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