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Title: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 10, 2020, 09:32:00 PM
Percy thinks its happening.

More on Villa signing of Pepe Reina: club view the signing as crucial for Reina's leadership qualities, winning mentality and his character. He has one more year on contract at AC Milan and is expected to go back in the summer #avfc
Twitter 11 mins ago
#avfc are signing former #lfc goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan until the end of the season. Medical early next week
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: West Derby Villan on January 10, 2020, 09:32:56 PM
Makes sense
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 10, 2020, 09:34:11 PM
Meh.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brontebilly on January 10, 2020, 09:36:11 PM
Meh
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 10, 2020, 09:39:32 PM
He's a very experienced goalkeeper. Only leaving us with Nyland, Sarkic if Kalinic is leaving would have been nuts. Question is will he come in as a starter because I hope not and he has to win the shirt off Nyland who has been excellent.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: TheMalandro on January 10, 2020, 09:42:26 PM
Great bit of business.

If he can do half what Friedel did - it will be enough.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Havencheese on January 10, 2020, 09:42:33 PM
I almost read that as: the question is, will he come in as a striker.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Dazvillain on January 10, 2020, 09:44:05 PM
Can he play as a false no9 ?!
Regarding the summer situation when we could all see we were Left lightweight  upfront
Come on villa
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: not3bad on January 10, 2020, 09:45:32 PM
Good stuff. Experienced midfielder and goalkeeper. Striker next.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 10, 2020, 09:47:03 PM
Well, good luck Pepe.

We have to spend actual money on two forwards now, hurry up please.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 10, 2020, 09:48:29 PM
Well, good luck Pepe.

We have to spend actual money on two forwards now, hurry up please.

Yup.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Villan For Life on January 10, 2020, 09:51:44 PM
I think this is a sensible move, Heaton is our number one but hes out so signing an experienced keeper is the right thing to do. Whether Smith picks Reina or Nyland remains to be seen but having that experience in our squad is huge.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Newby on January 10, 2020, 09:52:45 PM
Seems a bit of a strange signing with Steer almost back but I guess you can't always sign players in the order that you want them. 
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 10, 2020, 09:57:12 PM
Brilliant move as have to understand there is no premier league experienced keeper at the club.
Reina comes in with a track record and proven .
Ability wise he will be fine and has the authority and class that is good to have in squad.
A man who has been involved at highest level both internationally and at major clubs .
Its a real coup and I think was only a move down to Heaton being injured.
Basically it's wise and good football club sense in situation in to have him come in.
Welcome Reina

Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Matt C on January 10, 2020, 09:57:48 PM
Hopefully Nyland continues to get a fair chance but this seems like a sensible insurance policy.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on January 10, 2020, 10:03:45 PM
Seems a bit of a strange signing with Steer almost back but I guess you can't always sign players in the order that you want them. 

I dont think Steer is almost back. Pretty sure Dean said late February.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Smirker on January 10, 2020, 10:07:31 PM
No complaints from me. Welcome Pepe.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 10, 2020, 10:08:29 PM
Welcome Pepe. Can you play up front?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 10, 2020, 10:09:11 PM
Is this confirmed? Or just Twatter/Instatwat speculation?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Villan For Life on January 10, 2020, 10:16:24 PM
Is this confirmed? Or just Twatter/Instatwat speculation?

Signed subject to a medical & agreeing personal terms according to da Beeb, both of which are considered to be formalities.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 10, 2020, 10:19:05 PM
I go with Percy hes normally spot on.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on January 10, 2020, 10:19:18 PM
Good deal. Experience.

If Nyland got injured on Sunday we'd have been left with Kalinic and Sarkic...
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Nev on January 10, 2020, 10:42:27 PM
Just been on 5Live. Stopped my weeping about Neil Peart.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Rudy65 on January 10, 2020, 10:51:14 PM
Lets hope he can dive and move a bit quicker than Shay Given
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Tom_Mc9? on January 10, 2020, 11:00:02 PM
When did people become so assured of our brilliance that they could turn their nose up at the prospect of signing Pepe Reina on loan? Who you hoping for? Alisson?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 10, 2020, 11:03:22 PM
When did people become so assured of our brilliance that they could turn their nose up at the prospect of signing Pepe Reina on loan? Who you hoping for? Alisson?

How many of his 3 league starts in the last 18 months have you seen and what did you see in those games that makes him the best choice?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 10, 2020, 11:06:31 PM
When did people become so assured of our brilliance that they could turn their nose up at the prospect of signing Pepe Reina on loan? Who you hoping for? Alisson?

How many of his 3 league starts in the last 18 months have you seen and what did you see in those games that makes him the best choice?

No-one is turning their nose up, either. He would potentially be a great acquisition if it came to fruit but as PWS points out he is not exactly prolific in appearances just recently.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 10, 2020, 11:08:59 PM
I hope he joins, Nyland's in good form until the end of the season and Reina goes back without ever playing for us.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Tom_Mc9? on January 10, 2020, 11:15:12 PM
Id say the people commenting Meh have turned their noses up at the deal.

Yep, Ive watched all three and hes been meticulously brilliant.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 10, 2020, 11:25:16 PM
I don't think you did  :P
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Gary Penrice on January 11, 2020, 12:22:22 AM
Might as well of got Budgie back!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 11, 2020, 12:26:09 AM
Gabor!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on January 11, 2020, 01:08:37 AM
I hope he joins, Nyland's in good form until the end of the season and Reina goes back without ever playing for us.

Quite.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 11, 2020, 02:02:16 AM
I looking forward to people acknowledging Reina ability and how he kept villa in premier league.
The lack of respect to such a great keeper seemingly based on Reina age and nyland doing ,finally ,some decent goal keeping,  is staggering.

Think Friedel for Reina
David James for Nyland

Now which keeper is more secure?!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 11, 2020, 02:06:03 AM
When did people become so assured of our brilliance that they could turn their nose up at the prospect of signing Pepe Reina on loan? Who you hoping for? Alisson?

How many of his 3 league starts in the last 18 months have you seen and what did you see in those games that makes him the best choice?

Naive to think that just because played a handful of games Reina is now no good.
Also I never saw Lev Yashin play but he was undoubtedly brilliant.
Reina is a class act and we should be celebrating!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 11, 2020, 02:26:11 AM
It's naive to base how good a player is now on what he could do a few years ago. None of us really know how good he is now, we all hope he's great but we've seen how hit and miss it can be signing a player at the tail end of their career can be, especially when they haven't been playing much.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Axl Rose on January 11, 2020, 03:26:13 AM
I looking forward to people acknowledging Reina ability and how he kept villa in premier league.
The lack of respect to such a great keeper seemingly based on Reina age and nyland doing ,finally ,some decent goal keeping,  is staggering.

Think Friedel for Reina
David James for Nyland

Now which keeper is more secure?!


Footy, didn't you promise that you wouldn't be back until we signed a striker?

Have I missed something?

Oh, and Reina is past it and shit. I'm looking forward to gorging myself on humble pie.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Nev on January 11, 2020, 08:21:45 AM
I would've been more than happy to go into the season with Steer but we bought Heaton. I would've been more than happy to continue this season with Nyland but now this.
It's clear in both cases that experience is as important as goalkeeping ability to the management but it was harsh on Steer and might well be for the current custodian.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 11, 2020, 08:24:01 AM
I looking forward to people acknowledging Reina ability and how he kept villa in premier league.
The lack of respect to such a great keeper seemingly based on Reina age and nyland doing ,finally ,some decent goal keeping,  is staggering.

Think Friedel for Reina
David James for Nyland

Now which keeper is more secure?!


Footy, didn't you promise that you wouldn't be back until we signed a striker?

Have I missed something?

Oh, and Reina is past it and shit. I'm looking forward to gorging myself on humble pie.
About as reliable as Davis
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AV82EC on January 11, 2020, 08:24:50 AM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Mister E on January 11, 2020, 08:37:37 AM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.
You could apply the same logic about Heaton's arrival: why did he come in as No.1 when he couldn't get near to the Burnley team in the previous season, and when Steer had proved himself to be competent?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: leylandalbion on January 11, 2020, 08:57:02 AM
Just hope Sarkic goes back on loan somewhere, best development he can get
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 11, 2020, 08:59:49 AM
At least Reina will be well rested having only played 3 games in the last 12 months and getting a red card in one of them. Welcome indeed.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Luke8 on January 11, 2020, 09:08:50 AM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.
You could apply the same logic about Heaton's arrival: why did he come in as No.1 when he couldn't get near to the Burnley team in the previous season, and when Steer had proved himself to be competent?

Heaton was their number one keeper. Pretty sure he played nearly every game for Burnley from January onwards (he was injured before wasnt he?) - a period that coincided with a big upturn in their form.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 11, 2020, 10:48:28 AM
 saw him play in 2017 when I went to the Napoli  V Cagliari.  He did nothing for 90 minutes.  Primarily on account of Cagliari being awful.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: aj2k77 on January 11, 2020, 11:50:46 AM
This isn't really something to get worked up about is it? The main crux of this window is the forward line. Get it wrong and it's likely we go down.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 11, 2020, 01:30:29 PM
It's a safety signing, which is fine.  I don't expect it'll make any difference as to whether we'll stay up.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 11, 2020, 02:08:08 PM
It makes a difference in that we can't loan anyone else. I expected us to sign a forward and loan one. Now I think we will just sign one and gamble on him being great and not getting injured. We've already seen what a foolish assumption that is.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 11, 2020, 02:11:43 PM
It makes a difference in that we can't loan anyone else. I expected us to sign a forward and loan one. Now I think we will just sign one and gamble on him being great and not getting injured. We've already seen what a foolish assumption that is.

It's not clear if overseas loans are different to PL loans, most of the loan rules state PL club to PL club which is the 2 loan limit.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 11, 2020, 02:20:46 PM
https://www.premierleague.com/news/464747

Seems clear to me. No more than two loans.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 11, 2020, 02:31:15 PM
https://www.premierleague.com/news/464747

Seems clear to me. No more than two loans.

And yet the first part is what confuses it.

"Find out how Premier League clubs are limited in the number of players they can bring in on loan from English clubs"

"Loans between Premier League clubs and other English counterparts are officially called temporary transfers."
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 11, 2020, 02:39:36 PM
I found this quote from Warnock when the new rules were bought in.  Seems to indicate overseas players arent affected.

It's scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?

"Who has invented these rules? It's a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League."
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: paul_e on January 11, 2020, 02:46:38 PM
in Jan 2018 Newcastle loaned in Kenedy, Slimani and Dubravka. That's 2 from English clubs and 1 from abroad. Nothing has changed in the rules since so the 2 seems pretty clearly to only apply to loans within England.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 11, 2020, 02:49:50 PM
I found this quote from Warnock when the new rules were bought in.  Seems to indicate overseas players arent affected.

It's scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?

"Who has invented these rules? It's a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League."

He's right, to be fair. A rule that actively encourages you to get foreign players in rather than home grown ones. I can't see the logic in it, but if we can get a loan forward in and he scores a dozen goals, I won't complain.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 11, 2020, 03:08:29 PM
in Jan 2018 Newcastle loaned in Kenedy, Slimani and Dubravka. That's 2 from English clubs and 1 from abroad. Nothing has changed in the rules since so the 2 seems pretty clearly to only apply to loans within England.

Norwich (https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/norwich-city/leihspielerhistorie/verein/1123) kicked off this season with 3.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 11, 2020, 04:36:06 PM
Ah, good research lads. Fuck it then, go get Aguero. By tomorrow at 4pm, if possible.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 11, 2020, 10:00:10 PM
I looking forward to people acknowledging Reina ability and how he kept villa in premier league.
The lack of respect to such a great keeper seemingly based on Reina age and nyland doing ,finally ,some decent goal keeping,  is staggering.

Think Friedel for Reina
David James for Nyland

Now which keeper is more secure?!


Footy, didn't you promise that you wouldn't be back until we signed a striker?

Have I missed something?

Oh, and Reina is past it and shit. I'm looking forward to gorging myself on humble pie.

Hey we don't play with strikers!
Came when we signed Drinkwater as he could mean an existing player could be played up front
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 11, 2020, 10:05:15 PM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

We ll see who really knows summation come Brighton next week.
I'm prepared to hold hands up but Reina is number 1 as he wouldn't move otherwise .
As well as the obvious that he's in a different league to what we have.
But you keep counting will see in a week.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AV82EC on January 12, 2020, 08:40:13 AM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

We ll see who really knows summation come Brighton next week.
I'm prepared to hold hands up but Reina is number 1 as he wouldn't move otherwise .
As well as the obvious that he's in a different league to what we have.
But you keep counting will see in a week.

Arrant nonsense mate. Hes not number 1 at his current club and he certainly isnt in a different league to either Nyland or Steer. He was a bloody good keeper back in the day, hes coming to the end of his career and I think will be a happy back up to the others whilst offering some decent experience.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: JJ-AV on January 12, 2020, 08:44:08 AM
If Nyland plays well today he keeps the shirt, for me
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on January 12, 2020, 04:09:36 PM
If Nyland plays well today he keeps the shirt, for me

I have never been his biggest fan but he has done well in the last few games.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 12, 2020, 04:37:13 PM
Aston Villa's new signing Pepe Reina is watching on in the stands in a flat cap.

It has taken him 24 hours to go full Tommy Shelby
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Bad English on January 12, 2020, 04:58:23 PM
He'll be back on a plane to Milan after the game by the look on his the face of his missus.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Dazvillain on January 12, 2020, 05:35:08 PM
Return flight tonight or more overtime money requested due to how busy hell be ?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 12, 2020, 05:37:26 PM
Hell be asking for a bonus for every ball he picks out of his own net.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: TheMalandro on January 12, 2020, 06:22:02 PM
Welcome Pepe!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 12, 2020, 06:24:07 PM
Better get practising picking the ball out of the net.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ads on January 12, 2020, 07:04:00 PM
I think it was clear today why Nyland isn't up to it.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 12, 2020, 07:15:14 PM
I don't think many keepers are saving any of those today.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Brassneck on January 12, 2020, 10:53:13 PM
Just forced myself to re-watch the goals.

Apart from the first and possibly the last, there was nothing Nyland could have done.

Probably opens the door for Reina to start next week though.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: LukeJames on January 12, 2020, 10:55:08 PM
I haven't seen any of the goals back but from were I was it looked like the 3rd went straight through his hands.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 13, 2020, 12:40:38 AM
Was little different to Heaton being exposed in the Leicester game. He could've easily let in six that game despite being little at fault for the four that did go past him.

Thought Nyland should've tipped the first round the post and probably could've done better for the sixth but the others were too well placed.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Monty on January 13, 2020, 01:04:58 AM
Just forced myself to re-watch the goals.

Apart from the first and possibly the last, there was nothing Nyland could have done.

Probably opens the door for Reina to start next week though.

Experienced keepers like Heaton and (hopefully) Reina are about more than saves, the they control their areas and by extension the defensive line, and furthermore the shape of the whole team if they're really good. Nyland made some very good saves, which is great, but I didn't see any of that kind of leadership.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: adrenachrome on January 13, 2020, 02:01:40 AM
Just forced myself to re-watch the goals.

Apart from the first and possibly the last, there was nothing Nyland could have done.

Probably opens the door for Reina to start next week though.

Experienced keepers like Heaton and (hopefully) Reina are about more than saves, the they control their areas and by extension the defensive line, and furthermore the shape of the whole team if they're really good. Nyland made some very good saves, which is great, but I didn't see any of that kind of leadership.

Good point.

Heaton was exceptional in this respect.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: frank black on January 13, 2020, 07:22:03 PM
Welcome Pepe
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clampy on January 13, 2020, 07:33:00 PM
Now official. Welcome.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ads on January 13, 2020, 07:39:51 PM
Good signing.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 13, 2020, 07:51:48 PM
Dont be shit.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 13, 2020, 07:53:42 PM
Save us Pep.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on January 13, 2020, 08:11:23 PM
Just forced myself to re-watch the goals.

Apart from the first and possibly the last, there was nothing Nyland could have done.

Probably opens the door for Reina to start next week though.

Experienced keepers like Heaton and (hopefully) Reina are about more than saves, the they control their areas and by extension the defensive line, and furthermore the shape of the whole team if they're really good. Nyland made some very good saves, which is great, but I didn't see any of that kind of leadership.

I think that's exactly why he's here and why Nyland can take a back seat.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: KRS on January 13, 2020, 08:49:05 PM
Nyland has improved significantly but hes still young and learning his trade...hopefully Reina will provide some much needed leadership and organisation at the back, and command his area like a boss spreading much needed confidence throughout the team.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Border villan on January 13, 2020, 08:52:17 PM
Three at the back may now mean goalkeepers.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 13, 2020, 08:53:43 PM
Great.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on January 13, 2020, 08:55:31 PM
Meh
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Pete3206 on January 13, 2020, 09:06:09 PM
Excellent signing.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on January 13, 2020, 09:07:57 PM
Welcome Pepe.
Hope you won't be busy!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: West Derby Villan on January 13, 2020, 09:23:56 PM
Shrewd signing
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Mellin on January 13, 2020, 09:57:50 PM
If we can get a striker of equivalent quality on a similar deal we'll have done well. Good signing.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 13, 2020, 10:12:57 PM
Welcome. Please don't be shit.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 13, 2020, 10:13:30 PM
Is this another loan?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on January 13, 2020, 10:35:41 PM
Until the end of the season yes.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: postal on January 13, 2020, 10:40:14 PM
Hopefully his experience will lift the rest of the team & squad, and give some positiveness back to them.
Oh and maybe not start with Drinkwater again... just yet
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brontebilly on January 13, 2020, 10:48:46 PM
I really rated Reina when he was at Liverpool, though in his last season he certainly showed signs of decline. Obviously did well at Napoli but 5 appearances in last 18 months suggests a match fit keeper he certainly isn't. It's a huge ask to throw him straight into a team fighting relegation conceding more shots on goal, Norwich aside, than anyone else in the division. In summary, I don't see this being a successful signing.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Bad English on January 13, 2020, 10:50:41 PM
Welcome Pepe! Hopefully you can chip in with a few goals too.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Goldie.7 on January 14, 2020, 12:52:57 AM
Signing interview (https://streamable.com/upu8a).
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 14, 2020, 12:55:15 AM
Nyland has improved significantly but hes still young and learning his trade...hopefully Reina will provide some much needed leadership and organisation at the back, and command his area like a boss spreading much needed confidence throughout the team.

Although he looks a lot younger Nyland is 29.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: TheMalandro on January 14, 2020, 03:48:40 AM
Signing interview (https://streamable.com/upu8a).

After Sunday's game, I feel a little better watching that. Just what we need (well, other than a striker)
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: KRS on January 14, 2020, 05:18:43 AM
Seems like a really nice bloke...lets hope his performances are as good as how well he talks, and his experience rubs off on the players in front of him.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Duncan Shaw on January 14, 2020, 08:10:36 AM
Sounds good, I too would worry about match fitness to throw straight in.  Milan have signed Begovic to replace Reina on the bench - I wonder if Bournemouth wouldn't loan him to a rival or whether we have done it this way to save one of our Premier League loans, as he'd have been as good if not better a shout I'd have thought?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: eamonn on January 14, 2020, 08:32:41 AM
Signing interview (https://streamable.com/upu8a).

After Sunday's game, I feel a little better watching that. Just what we need (well, other than a striker)

Just can't cope with Woodward trying to feed him answers in case a 37 year-old well-travelled professional doesn't have his own opinions, had to turn off after a couple of minutes.

"Just how amazing is Villa Park?  How great is it to be back in England with another European Cup winning club? Just how much of a dick am I..?"
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clampy on January 14, 2020, 08:34:40 AM
Signing interview (https://streamable.com/upu8a).

After Sunday's game, I feel a little better watching that. Just what we need (well, other than a striker)

Just can't cope with Woodward trying to feed him answers in case a 37 year-old well-travelled professional doesn't have his own opinions, had to turn off after a couple of minutes.

"Just how amazing is Villa Park?  How great is it to be back in England with another European Cup winning club? Just how much of a dick am I..?"

He might not be everyone's cup of tea as a commentator (I've heard better) but he's not a dick.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Flamingo Lane on January 14, 2020, 08:35:32 AM
Is this the bloke who stood still with his arm in the air as Paolo di Canio bore down on him and tapped the ball into the goal?  Or was that some other bloke from long ago?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 14, 2020, 08:42:51 AM
Fine, now for the strikerS please!!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Luke8 on January 14, 2020, 09:00:01 AM
Is this the bloke who stood still with his arm in the air as Paolo di Canio bore down on him and tapped the ball into the goal?  Or was that some other bloke from long ago?

Think you are thinking of Barthez for Manchester United.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: darren woolley on January 14, 2020, 09:07:14 AM
Welcome to Aston Villa Pepe he's an experienced keeper won the World Cup I reckon he will be a good loan signing.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: eamonn on January 14, 2020, 09:12:56 AM
Signing interview (https://streamable.com/upu8a).

After Sunday's game, I feel a little better watching that. Just what we need (well, other than a striker)

Just can't cope with Woodward trying to feed him answers in case a 37 year-old well-travelled professional doesn't have his own opinions, had to turn off after a couple of minutes.

"Just how amazing is Villa Park?  How great is it to be back in England with another European Cup winning club? Just how much of a dick am I..?"

He might not be everyone's cup of tea as a commentator (I've heard better) but he's not a dick.

Sorry, he seems harmless and a nice man. Decent singer too if memory recalls - an old video of him doing Christmas carols while Gabby and "Youngy" sniggered in the background. I just struggle with his interviews significantly.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clark W Griswold on January 14, 2020, 10:34:06 AM
I don't find his commentary too bad, but the interviews with new players couldn't be any more banal if he tried.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 14, 2020, 10:48:17 AM
I think he is awful.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 14, 2020, 11:50:24 AM
We need a striker and we sign someone who's never scorted a goal in his entire career. Typical Villa.


(https://i.ibb.co/X7H6R0Q/pepe.png) (https://ibb.co/X7H6R0Q)
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clark W Griswold on January 15, 2020, 11:33:18 AM
I'm fine with this one, welcome Pepe. Would still keep Nyland in though.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 15, 2020, 12:01:23 PM
Wonder how long before he gets a beach ball chucked at him?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on January 15, 2020, 12:19:12 PM
Oh god. Someone mentioned last time he played was away at Genoa so I YouTubed it...... 40 seconds into the clip  ....


Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 15, 2020, 12:21:33 PM
Oh god. Someone mentioned last time he played was away at Genoa so I YouTubed it...... 40 seconds into the clip  ....




Fucking hell. Imagine if Nyland had been responsible for one of those for us.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Neil Hawkes on January 15, 2020, 12:58:48 PM

Fucking hell. Imagine if Nyland had been responsible for one of those for us.
And he saved a penalty.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 15, 2020, 01:07:26 PM

Fucking hell. Imagine if Nyland had been responsible for one of those for us.
And he saved a penalty.

He did. After giving it away in the first place. All about narrative isn't it?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: supertom on January 15, 2020, 01:11:24 PM
Harsh on Nyland, who wasn't given much chance by the 10 in front allowing Man City unfettered access to our penalty box, but Reina goes straight in for me. We need all the experience we can get right now. Just hoping Drinkwater comes up to speed sharpish too in midfield, because that's the area fucking us up more than anything right now. It's non-existent.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ads on January 15, 2020, 03:45:56 PM
Nyalnd was very poor against City. He should have done better with 3 of the goals.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: chrisw1 on January 15, 2020, 06:16:07 PM
Personally I'd play Nyland against Brighton.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Flamingo Lane on January 15, 2020, 06:31:39 PM
Is this the bloke who stood still with his arm in the air as Paolo di Canio bore down on him and tapped the ball into the goal?  Or was that some other bloke from long ago?

Think you are thinking of Barthez for Manchester United.

Aah, yes, thanks.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 15, 2020, 09:47:21 PM
Personally I'd play Nyland against Brighton.

Think I would too mate.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on January 15, 2020, 10:03:56 PM
I think he is awful.

I think most clubs in house media is awful.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: FatSam on January 15, 2020, 10:46:43 PM
Oh god. Someone mentioned last time he played was away at Genoa so I YouTubed it...... 40 seconds into the clip  ....

It looked like that got a deflection on the way through.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: kieron on January 17, 2020, 08:11:12 PM
https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1218259005480603650

If Pepe isn't getting the lads going from the back like this tomorrow I'm going to be bitterly disappointed.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 18, 2020, 11:51:22 AM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

We ll see who really knows summation come Brighton next week.
I'm prepared to hold hands up but Reina is number 1 as he wouldn't move otherwise .
As well as the obvious that he's in a different league to what we have.
But you keep counting will see in a week.

Arrant nonsense mate. Hes not number 1 at his current club and he certainly isnt in a different league to either Nyland or Steer. He was a bloody good keeper back in the day, hes coming to the end of his career and I think will be a happy back up to the others whilst offering some decent experience.

Go back to school for your maths. Reina is number 1
The quotes below explain why such a keeper was signed.
I already have an understanding of the intricacies of top level football clubs .
Those who advocate some second rate keeper like Nyland ,chocolate wrists as souness called him v Man city, don't really get it in my opinion.

Dean Smith on new signing Pepe Reina
He has settled in fine straightaway, which is what Id expect.

With Tom Heaton getting injured, I think everybody knew at the start of the season I was looking for a goalkeeper with Premier League experience.

Tom has been a big plus for us this season already, unfortunately he got injured.

We then only had two recognised senior goalkeepers. It was important we moved quickly and were very fortunate to get someone so vastly experienced who has got leadership qualities within the dressing room as well.

Were really pleased to have Pepe in the building.

Hes vastly experienced, a leader, he will be a voice in the dressing room that we need as well.

That is all
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Pete3206 on January 18, 2020, 11:56:04 AM
We need older heads and leaders in the team for the current situation. This why for me, he goes straight in the team this afternoon.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Axl Rose on January 18, 2020, 12:42:30 PM
Why is everyone automatically jumping to the conclusion that hes being bought to replace Nyland? In my view hes been bought as an experienced back up to Nyland and Steer and nothing more. People really are adding 2 and 2 together and getting 5.

We ll see who really knows summation come Brighton next week.
I'm prepared to hold hands up but Reina is number 1 as he wouldn't move otherwise .
As well as the obvious that he's in a different league to what we have.
But you keep counting will see in a week.

Arrant nonsense mate. Hes not number 1 at his current club and he certainly isnt in a different league to either Nyland or Steer. He was a bloody good keeper back in the day, hes coming to the end of his career and I think will be a happy back up to the others whilst offering some decent experience.

Go back to school for your maths. Reina is number 1
The quotes below explain why such a keeper was signed.
I already have an understanding of the intricacies of top level football clubs .
Those who advocate some second rate keeper like Nyland ,chocolate wrists as souness called him v Man city, don't really get it in my opinion.

Dean Smith on new signing Pepe Reina
He has settled in fine straightaway, which is what Id expect.

With Tom Heaton getting injured, I think everybody knew at the start of the season I was looking for a goalkeeper with Premier League experience.

Tom has been a big plus for us this season already, unfortunately he got injured.

We then only had two recognised senior goalkeepers. It was important we moved quickly and were very fortunate to get someone so vastly experienced who has got leadership qualities within the dressing room as well.

Were really pleased to have Pepe in the building.

Hes vastly experienced, a leader, he will be a voice in the dressing room that we need as well.

That is all


Pompous.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 18, 2020, 12:56:02 PM
Well I'm not fickle - not saying you are. I don't say anything about you tbh as you're entitled to your football views

Don't get me started on the absolute horrific views and comments in the formation of a Dean Smith out thread.
I think go after those people who will be critical of Dean Smith as Smith is brilliant in my view.


Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Axl Rose on January 18, 2020, 01:03:58 PM
Well I'm not fickle - not saying you are. I don't say anything about you tbh as you're entitled to your football views

Don't get me started on the absolute horrific views and comments in the formation of a Dean Smith out thread.
I think go after those people who will be critical of Dean Smith as Smith is brilliant in my view.




I like Smith too, Footy. But I can accept the views of people that don't and want him out.

Anyway, three points today would be be nice.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 18, 2020, 05:06:44 PM
Great save at the end.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: manic-road on January 18, 2020, 05:09:20 PM
Great save at the end.
Looked assured today, made a good save from Maupay and his distribution was good.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 18, 2020, 05:34:32 PM
Reina started v Brighton and put in an assured and commanding display.
Top agility for saving Maupay overhead kick.
Won't be best pleased conceding as was bit too close to near post for Trossard goal baiting him to shoot across from tight angle.
Other than that Villas number 1 goal keeper had little of real note to do
Was vocal throughout and in distribution was communictating to defenders what's around them to help them not get caught in possession.
Reserve keeper Nyland was watching on from the bench as he's a back up .
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Axl Rose on January 18, 2020, 05:37:44 PM
Reina started v Brighton and put in an assured and commanding display.
Top agility for saving Maupay overhead kick.
Won't be best pleased conceding as was bit too close to near post for Trossard goal baiting him to shoot across from tight angle.
Other than that Villas number 1 goal keeper had little of real note to do
Was vocal throughout and in distribution was communictating to defenders what's around them to help them not get caught in possession.
Reserve keeper Nyland was watching on from the bench as he's a back up .


That last line...pompous. You're a sad bastard, Footy.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 18, 2020, 05:43:10 PM
Reina started v Brighton and put in an assured and commanding display.
Top agility for saving Maupay overhead kick.
Won't be best pleased conceding as was bit too close to near post for Trossard goal baiting him to shoot across from tight angle.
Other than that Villas number 1 goal keeper had little of real note to do
Was vocal throughout and in distribution was communictating to defenders what's around them to help them not get caught in possession.
Reserve keeper Nyland was watching on from the bench as he's a back up .


That last line...pompous. You're a sad bastard, Footy.

Less of that.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 18, 2020, 05:50:44 PM
Good save at the end I though. Was good on the crosses aswell. Solid debut in that Heaton style manner.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: MorrisNielson on January 18, 2020, 09:45:15 PM
Oldest first team debuts:
37 years & 245 days - Peter Schmeichel - 2001-02 - Slaven Belupo - 21/7/2001
37 years & 140 days - Pepe Reina - 2019-20 - Brighton & Hove Albion - 18/1/2020
37 years & 88 days - Brad Friedel - 2008-09 - FH Hafnarfjardar - 14/8/2008
37 years & 23 days - Robert Pires - 2010-11 - Blackburn Rovers - 21/11/2010
36 years & 241 days - John Terry - 2017-18 - Hull City - 5/8/2017
35 years & 115 days - Shay Given - 2011-12 - Fulham - 13/8/2011
34 years & 259 days - James Paton - 1889-90 - Stoke - 17/3/1890
34 years & 72 days - Colin Calderwood - 1998-99 - West Ham United - 2/4/1999
34 years & 20 days - Les Sealey - 1991-92 - Everton - 19/10/1991
33 years & 279 days - Dick Roose - 1911-12 - Bradford City - 2/9/1911
33 years & 231 days - Bob Roberts - 1892-93 - Preston North End - 26/11/1892
33 years & 225 days - Chris Sutton - 2006-07 - Fulham - 21/10/2006
33 years & 207 days - David Ginola - 2000-01 - Leicester City - 19/8/2000
33 years & 204 days - Glenn Whelan - 2017-18 - Hull City - 5/8/2017
33 years & 189 days - Cyrille Regis - 1991-92 - Sheffield Wednesday - 17/8/1991
33 years & 160 days - Peter Broadbent - 1966-67 - Sheffield United - 22/10/1966
33 years & 130 days - Christopher Samba - 2017-18 - Hull City - 5/8/2017
33 years & 117 days - Tom Heaton - 2019-20 - Tottenham Hotspurs - 10/8/2019
33 years & 93 days - Ronny Johnsen - 2002-03 - Charlton Athletic - 11/9/2002
33 years & 58 days - Luc Nilis - 2000-01 - Marila Pribram - 22/7/2000
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 18, 2020, 09:50:02 PM
Top stuff. Thank you.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: darren woolley on January 20, 2020, 10:44:34 AM
I like him that save at the end was brilliant he will be the experienced head we need in the run in he looks like he's never been away from the Premier League.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: OCD on January 21, 2020, 10:13:10 PM
Looking like a great bit of business.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ger Regan on January 21, 2020, 10:15:05 PM
Is there an option to buy? Looking at his age compared to friedel's when he joined, it must be worth a punt to bring him in for a couple of seasons.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: TheMalandro on January 21, 2020, 10:22:49 PM
What a fine start.

He's going to be very important.

When he came out and patted Guilbert on the back for his crucial slide tackle, it was obvious that the inexperienced players need that reassurance.

Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: LukeJames on January 21, 2020, 10:26:05 PM
His distribution is very good, wether its short to one of the center backs, bringing the center midfielders into play or hitting it out wide to the wing backs, most of his passes went to their intended targets.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 10:27:02 PM
For the first one he actually palmed it out straight to their player but followed it up with two brilliant saves.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 10:28:12 PM
Hes so much better I expected. Leadership and experience were a given but his reaction saves tonight kept us in it. Great bit of business.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:35:24 PM
He's been very good so far.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Demitri_C on January 21, 2020, 10:39:27 PM
Those saves.  I love him already.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: ldavfc4eva on January 21, 2020, 10:40:49 PM
Very calming influence on the back line, still got the reflexes too and good distribution. A food signing a just what we need, another leader and plenty of experience too.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 21, 2020, 10:41:48 PM
I think he might be the leader we need in the dressing room, as well as being still a very good goalkeeper.

It must be hard to look around the dressing room and not be inspired by Reina.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on January 21, 2020, 10:43:00 PM
I think he should take all the set pieces as well;)
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: nigel on January 21, 2020, 10:43:36 PM
Inspired signing
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on January 21, 2020, 10:58:56 PM
A little gem.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Luke8 on January 21, 2020, 11:51:54 PM
I think he might be the leader we need in the dressing room, as well as being still a very good goalkeeper.

It must be hard to look around the dressing room and not be inspired by Reina.

He was always talked of as a brilliant/vital character and person within those brilliant Spanish squads, which much be as good a reference as any.

As much as his general goalkeeping his distribution and composure is going to be so, so vital. Seems simple, but Im not sure Id trust any of our other keepers to pick out Hauses head at the end.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithe on January 21, 2020, 11:54:35 PM
He was better with the ball at his feet than some of our outfield players have been, very impressed with his composure and weight of pass.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: tomd2103 on January 21, 2020, 11:56:22 PM
He was better with the ball at his feet than some of our outfield players have been, very impressed with his composure and weight of pass.

That was the thing that struck me watching him tonight.  Very composed with the ball at his feet and passed out with both feet. 
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Rudy65 on January 22, 2020, 12:07:58 AM
Thought he had come in as back up to Nyland, but have been v impressed with his composure and experience so far. Gives the rest of the defence some confidence as well. We shouldnt underestimate his influence in the dressing room either
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Diablo on January 22, 2020, 12:38:03 AM
What a great performance! Crucial saves at 1-0 and he then goes and sets up the winner - awesome!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 01:22:14 AM
Thought he had come in as back up to Nyland, but have been v impressed with his composure and experience so far. Gives the rest of the defence some confidence as well. We shouldnt underestimate his influence in the dressing room either
Yep I felt it was Nylands shirt to lose, but the decision vindicated by distribution, quality saves so far and a wise experienced head marshalling from the back. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Monty on January 22, 2020, 03:11:37 AM
Very much seems to still have it, and loved his celebration on the winner. One of those no brainers that actually turns out to be a no brainer. Good stuff to all involved.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Smirker on January 22, 2020, 06:36:28 AM
We should keep him for next season too. Really hope if he continues like this the club cna sort something with Milan.

Love his bald head and his leadership. Good at football too.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: old man villa fan on January 22, 2020, 06:39:45 AM
Clearly the manager /Club recognise the importance of a PL experience keeper in this team.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Gerrin on January 22, 2020, 07:21:10 AM
I feel some much more confident of us staying up now we have this guy. If we do stay up I'd definitely say he deserves a12 month contract at least, from what I've seen so far. He's far too good to be sitting on the bench. We just need Mings to make sure he doesn't lose his cool and get sent off at any point between now and the end of the season.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 22, 2020, 07:37:06 AM
Love his body language, oozes confidence. A real presence.
Another massive save. Could turn  out to be very good business.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: KRS on January 22, 2020, 08:16:53 AM
Who was it that said he was fat and out of shape? I said to a friend the other day that if I was in as good as shape as he is when Im his age Id be delighted...then I had a shock when I realised that Im actually older than Reina. How the fuck did that happen?!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on January 22, 2020, 08:22:15 AM
I don't know how much football he has played lately and how match sharp he is but he has certainly impressed me so far.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: West Derby Villan on January 22, 2020, 09:12:34 AM
Class act, great signing and a great free kick
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Diablo on January 22, 2020, 09:30:01 AM
Gives you an insight into why Liverpool fans are still so fond of him. Long may it continue.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 10:03:23 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on January 22, 2020, 10:10:56 AM
Who was it that said he was fat and out of shape? I said to a friend the other day that if I was in as good as shape as he is when Im his age Id be delighted...then I had a shock when I realised that Im actually older than Reina. How the fuck did that happen?!

I still find it hard to admit that I'm old enough to be most of our squad's dad.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ditton33 on January 22, 2020, 10:26:39 AM
Reina coming in just proves there is so much more to the keeper position than just shot stopping. Confidence and a cool head is crucial, it transfers through the whole team, giving every player a lift. Having someone between the sticks who knows what they're doing, been there done that etc. You need experience in a team and the keeper position is not a bad place to have it. I just hope he can keep it up and we push on now and get well out of that bottom 3. Just need West Ham to fail in their 2 games in hand and we might just pull it off. 
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on January 22, 2020, 10:29:52 AM
Agree with that.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: colin69 on January 22, 2020, 07:37:32 PM
I felt it was a bit harsh for Nyland to lose his place but I have to say I was very impressed with Reina last night.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 22, 2020, 07:49:33 PM
Hes done well so far.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 07:59:25 PM
That punch he made second half to take the ball of Deeneys head was worth every penny.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 22, 2020, 08:26:08 PM
He's got to be our 'biggest' acquisition in a long time, a player of global renown. Here, I suspect, as much for his character as his ability. He was excellent last night, and in that photo on the post-match thread of the immediate aftermath of the winner, he's turned to the crowd and joining in.
Any team worth its salt needs a strong spine. I like him already.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 22, 2020, 08:29:48 PM
Very impressed with him. Doesn't stop talking and looks fully committed to everything he comes for.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Hillbilly on January 23, 2020, 01:45:14 AM
I wonder if he knows he's living Gianluca Pagliuca's dream?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Axl Rose on January 23, 2020, 02:53:21 AM
Reina coming in just proves there is so much more to the keeper position than just shot stopping. Confidence and a cool head is crucial, it transfers through the whole team, giving every player a lift. Having someone between the sticks who knows what they're doing, been there done that etc. You need experience in a team and the keeper position is not a bad place to have it. I just hope he can keep it up and we push on now and get well out of that bottom 3. Just need West Ham to fail in their 2 games in hand and we might just pull it off. 

I think we play West Ham on the final day, too.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ditton33 on January 23, 2020, 10:04:50 AM
Reina coming in just proves there is so much more to the keeper position than just shot stopping. Confidence and a cool head is crucial, it transfers through the whole team, giving every player a lift. Having someone between the sticks who knows what they're doing, been there done that etc. You need experience in a team and the keeper position is not a bad place to have it. I just hope he can keep it up and we push on now and get well out of that bottom 3. Just need West Ham to fail in their 2 games in hand and we might just pull it off. 

I think we play West Ham on the final day, too.

Lets hope we're well out the bottom 3 by then and we can enjoy it. Maybe even put them down as a bonus. Only room for one claret and blue team in the Premiership ;D
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 23, 2020, 10:06:59 AM
I'm hoping we are safe by then, play the reserves at West Ham and send Arsenal down.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on January 23, 2020, 10:37:29 AM
Who was it that said he was fat and out of shape? I said to a friend the other day that if I was in as good as shape as he is when Im his age Id be delighted...then I had a shock when I realised that Im actually older than Reina. How the fuck did that happen?!

I still find it hard to admit that I'm old enough to be most of our squad's dad.


I remember somebody giving me a copy of Claret & Blue magazine in the mid to late nineties which listed the date of birth of each member of the squad and feeling old because I was older than most of the players. Now I am very well aware I am old enough to be the father of most of our players.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: rougegorge on January 23, 2020, 12:56:02 PM
So far he's had relatively little to do from a pure goalkeeping perspective; a decent save from Maupay and an excellent one from Deeney, although he did inadvertently set him up before the save.

However, as has already been said, I think it's more his presence, composure and 'man management' that has benefited us most so far. So I now get why he was brought in even though Nyland had done quite well since Heaton's injury.



Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: john e on January 23, 2020, 01:34:37 PM
top signing

goalkeeper is the most important position in the team imo

never agreed with those who were happy to go with what we had and didnt see it as a priority
our back up keepers are ok to be honest but you really need a top end goalie with authority on the pitch and Reina is exactly that
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on February 15, 2020, 11:42:56 AM
Being interviewed on SKY now.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on February 17, 2020, 05:12:52 PM
I think he has been an excellent signing and could even be the difference between us going down or staying up.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Demitri_C on February 17, 2020, 05:56:43 PM
He is brilliant. I think we should try get him in the summer for 12 months.

Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: JUAN PABLO on February 17, 2020, 06:20:56 PM
His distribution is very good.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: CT on February 17, 2020, 06:21:00 PM
He is brilliant. I think we should try get him in the summer for 12 months.



I've not seen a keeper so cool with a ball at his feet. Doesn't matter if it's in his own six yard box with an opposing striker incoming.

In fact, he could easily be a replacement for DD in midfield.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: West Derby Villan on February 17, 2020, 06:23:54 PM
Class act
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 17, 2020, 07:10:56 PM
He hasnt put a foot wrong since getting here. Aside from his ability which he clearly still has in abundance his attitude has been superb. Proper player and leader. Just superb yesterday and you can see how personally he takes it all when hes beaten.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: exigo on February 17, 2020, 07:21:02 PM
He is brilliant. I think we should try get him in the summer for 12 months.



I've not seen a keeper so cool with a ball at his feet. Doesn't matter if it's in his own six yard box with an opposing striker incoming.

In fact, he could easily be a replacement for DD in midfield.

We joked yesterday that at Wembley we should play Nyland in goal and Reina at the base of midfield.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: eamonn on February 17, 2020, 07:54:39 PM
Felt sorry for him yesterday, he kept us in it, saved a penalty and his teammates still fucked it up.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: mrfuse on February 17, 2020, 07:59:16 PM
Agree about the comments regarding Reina.

I was just a little surprised he choose to kick the ball so quickly which led to the goal. I thought he might have took a yellow to run the clock down a little. Only a small criticism as he has been excellent.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Brassneck on February 17, 2020, 09:21:46 PM
Agree about the comments regarding Reina.

I was just a little surprised he choose to kick the ball so quickly which led to the goal. I thought he might have took a yellow to run the clock down a little. Only a small criticism as he has been excellent.

Good point.  So many ifs buts and maybes.

It still hurts.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on February 17, 2020, 09:30:35 PM
He is certainly more of a Friedel than a Given when it comes to signing an older keeper.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: KRS on February 18, 2020, 04:07:21 AM
Hes been excellent for us so far, and would be a good move to sign him permanently on a 2 year deal if the price is right in the summer.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clark W Griswold on February 18, 2020, 10:04:35 AM
He's clearly superb, having him and Heaton for the next couple of seasons would be brilliant although i'm not sure how you'd keep them both happy.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Madferret62 on February 18, 2020, 10:38:30 AM
Fantastic shot stopper. Hes kept himself in good shape and brings huge experience to the side. He was a bit let down by the defence after saving the Penalty. Will be worth a couple of points at least on the run-in.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: spartacuss on February 18, 2020, 12:47:38 PM
He's clearly superb, having him and Heaton for the next couple of seasons would be brilliant although i'm not sure how you'd keep them both happy.
Villa win the League Cup gain entry into the Europa League = plenty of games for Reina and Heaton. Sorted.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: olaftab on February 18, 2020, 08:54:49 PM
I am not or wasn't at all sure about Reina starting ahead of Nyland. My view was that he is ok to sit on bench after Heaton's injury but we should stick with the youngster. However I was very impressed with his distribution and defence management at corners and free kicks. His distribution was the bedrock of most of our effective attacks.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: London Villan on February 18, 2020, 09:29:19 PM
Did he sign an 18month deal?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on February 18, 2020, 09:36:14 PM
Season-long I think.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 23, 2020, 01:52:22 AM
Exclusive footage of Reina trying to get back after the corner

(https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oKIPh5eg7lc2pHtgQ/source.gif)
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: mr underhill on February 23, 2020, 07:20:23 AM
The man with the model looks deserves his chance between the sticks against City.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dorsetvillian on February 23, 2020, 10:09:52 AM
Definitely Nyland for the final. Two good saves from Reina yesterday, but otherwise terrible.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brontebilly on February 23, 2020, 01:04:13 PM
Dreadful yesterday. Seemed like Mings and himself had met just before the game.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Flin5tone on February 23, 2020, 05:24:28 PM
Old has been who we didn't need , wastevof money
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on February 23, 2020, 06:24:59 PM
Think Reina has been good apart from yesterday. And everyone was rubbish yesterday.

I wondered if his tending to distribute via shortish kicks (very badly) was him trying to keep it away from Hause and Konsa who can't play out of defence.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SheffieldVillain on February 23, 2020, 06:49:08 PM
Old has been who we didn't need , wastevof money

He's played very well apart from yesterday.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on February 23, 2020, 07:51:01 PM
Some of the goals he's let in.....just think he could have got a hand on them.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: N'ZMAV on February 23, 2020, 08:47:20 PM
Some of the goals he's let in.....just think he could have got a hand on them.
he seems to dive for things without fully stretching his arms out
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Sexual Ealing on February 23, 2020, 08:58:40 PM
The man with the model looks deserves his chance between the sticks against City.

McGinn is injured, and a bit small IMHO.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: LeeB on February 24, 2020, 03:33:35 PM
The man with the model looks deserves his chance between the sticks against City.

McGinn is injured, and a bit small IMHO.

I've not been registered in time to play.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on March 09, 2020, 10:59:14 PM
For all his experiences and his admirable qualities in distribution (though at times questionable) what the heck was he paying at for that goal.
My gosh that summed up the lack of confidence in the defence. (Particular that defender Guilbert)
Though that was Reina choice alone and he's the one at fault.
If he stays on line or at least somewhat nearer to goal it's far harder for Barnes to score but no he does some walkabout
Now I was questioning of Nyland when he made errors so Reina has to be really take into account of his fuck up .
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: ChicagoLion on March 09, 2020, 11:01:10 PM
Its like the last bloke with the big Liverpool connection, acts like he is doing us a favour.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on March 09, 2020, 11:02:31 PM
Nyland for me from now on.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on March 09, 2020, 11:05:31 PM
When's Jed Steer fit?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Risso on March 10, 2020, 12:04:13 AM
Hopefully this idiot doesn't play for us ever again.  I'd rather invest the time into getting Nyland ready for a long, hard season in the Championship.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on March 10, 2020, 12:07:48 AM
After tonight, I hope the FA/PL look into players betting on games. I can't think of any other reason for his performance tonight.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brontebilly on March 10, 2020, 12:13:23 AM
Hopefully this idiot doesn't play for us ever again.  I'd rather invest the time into getting Nyland ready for a long, hard season in the Championship.

Agreed 100%, send him back. Nyland has some potential and worse case scenario we might be able to sell him for a few quid. This pot bellied clown made 5 league appearances in the last two seasons at Milan. Is it any surprise his decision making is miles off.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 10, 2020, 12:16:13 AM
He played well for us at the start and I could see the logic in the signing (given I constantly call for more proven players to be signed I'd look a bit of a hypocrite)

Difficult to argue he isn't becoming a liability now though.

Would be amazed if he starts on Saturday.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Risso on March 10, 2020, 12:17:13 AM
He rivals Drinkwater in the fitness stakes.  He's got a right belly on him.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Des Little on March 10, 2020, 12:31:46 AM
There is no way hes playing on Saturday. Hes a fucking clown.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on March 10, 2020, 12:37:15 AM
This is Suso fault.
Jobs for the amigos
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: manic-road on March 10, 2020, 06:50:36 AM
Two games on the trot now he has been awful, Nyland has to start the next game.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: in exile on March 10, 2020, 07:22:39 AM
I'd rather invest the time into getting Nyland ready for a long, hard season in the Championship.
If he stays
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Risso on March 10, 2020, 09:36:38 AM
I wouldn't even have him in the squad for the last run of games.  Nyland first choice, Sarkic as back up.  Build for the future, and don't think that having a flabby, once decent keeper is going to help, because it plainly isn't.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ian J on March 10, 2020, 01:12:06 PM
I'm with you Risso. Drop him and play Nyland.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Jon Crofts on March 10, 2020, 01:15:09 PM
That has to be the last we see of the bald clown. Against Spuds you could see why we brought him in, but he's turned to utter shit just like so many before him with our excellent coaching.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: hilts_coolerking on March 10, 2020, 01:16:56 PM
Am I right in saying Reina has won one game since he's been here and kept no clean sheets?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: chrisw1 on March 10, 2020, 01:18:16 PM
In the Jan window I didn't want us to waste a loan spot and wages on him - I wanted us to stick with Nyland who was in good form.  But in fairness he started excellently and I admitted I was wrong - he brought a real assurance and great distribution to the team.

Now?  I think I was right and wrong thinking I was wrong.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Clark W Griswold on March 10, 2020, 01:18:45 PM
It was a cock up but lets not go overboard, he's been pretty good overall. That said, i see no reason why we shouldn't play Nyland instead, it's possible he could be our number 1 next season if we go down.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on March 10, 2020, 01:28:23 PM
He's cost us points since he arrived. Looks laboured for every goal conceded
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: hilts_coolerking on March 10, 2020, 09:53:21 PM
David Squires mentions Reina in his latest cartoon.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2020/mar/10/david-squires-on-british-footballs-reaction-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak (https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2020/mar/10/david-squires-on-british-footballs-reaction-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak)
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on March 10, 2020, 09:55:50 PM
Nicked.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: colin69 on March 10, 2020, 09:57:54 PM
David Squires mentions Reina in his latest cartoon.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2020/mar/10/david-squires-on-british-footballs-reaction-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak (https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2020/mar/10/david-squires-on-british-footballs-reaction-to-the-coronavirus-outbreak)
Class...
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithe on March 10, 2020, 09:59:44 PM
Terrible mistake for the first goal but I think hes been impressive overall. I dont think the change of formation will suit him as the full backs wont push up so much do give him space to pick passes.

Id stick with him for the duration.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on March 10, 2020, 10:00:29 PM
Nyland for me.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: colin69 on March 10, 2020, 10:03:35 PM
Nyland for me.

And for me, he seems to have come on leaps and bounds under Neil Cutler and it was harsh dropping him imo.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Mister E on March 10, 2020, 10:05:43 PM
In the Jan window I didn't want us to waste a loan spot and wages on him - I wanted us to stick with Nyland who was in good form.  But in fairness he started excellently and I admitted I was wrong - he brought a real assurance and great distribution to the team.

Now?  I think I was right and wrong thinking I was wrong.
This is where I was in January
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brian green on March 10, 2020, 10:12:09 PM
Jed Steer for me.  Spend the saving in the midfield.  If there is any money left over spend it in the midfield.  Without John McGinn our midfield is so wank it makes the attack and the defence fall apart. 
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Legion on March 10, 2020, 10:14:39 PM
Yes to Steer, but no idea when he is expected to return from injury.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on March 11, 2020, 11:57:44 PM
I would like steer if he was fit . Return to those championship glory days
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Drummond on March 12, 2020, 09:46:55 AM
Jed Steer for me.  Spend the saving in the midfield.  If there is any money left over spend it in the midfield.  Without John McGinn our midfield is so wank it makes the attack and the defence fall apart.

His energy, drive and goal threat have been a far bigger miss for us than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: supertom on March 12, 2020, 12:45:27 PM
We've played four keepers this season. By a distance Pepe has been consistently the worst. I see the logic in having signed him, but it's not paying off in any way and unlike Big Brad back in the day, it's clear Pepe should call it a day. Pepe was always a bit mental as a keeper, but in youth you're quicker, you have a bit more agility, and he had decent players in front of him to cover for those mental moments. He has none of that now. Brad always played as simply as a keeper can (and effectively). That's why he could play till 40.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithe on March 12, 2020, 12:57:00 PM
The memory isnt what it was but the Leicester first aside, has Pepe made any other errors that have led to goals?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: supertom on March 12, 2020, 01:05:52 PM
The memory isnt what it was but the Leicester first aside, has Pepe made any other errors that have led to goals?
Nothing that direct but the second against bournemouth, the first against Soton was poor, the second, I may be harsh but he's not exactly a huge keeper, and at his age, coming up for a corner when you know you can't run back is too risky. I think generally, his handling has been suspect and as per always with Reina, he's a bit too punch happy for me. I think he's rusty and well past his best and ultimately a liability. He's deciding on things his legs won't back him up on. 10 years ago he might have marauded out and got that ball before Barnes. I've never particularly seen the fuss about Reina, that being said.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brontebilly on March 12, 2020, 01:49:10 PM
The memory isnt what it was but the Leicester first aside, has Pepe made any other errors that have led to goals?

Very slow down to the Brighton goal on his debut. Definitely at fault for at least one v Bournemouth. No understanding or communication with his defence.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Mister E on March 12, 2020, 01:53:51 PM
I would like steer if he was fit . Return to those championship glory days
The impatience of youth!
Wait a couple of months, lad!

Nyland has to be first choice right now.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Brazilian Villain on March 31, 2020, 10:01:34 PM
Hasn't been well it seems.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8171067/Pepe-Reina-reveals-endless-minutes-fear-contracting-coronavirus.html
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on March 31, 2020, 10:22:19 PM
The memory isnt what it was but the Leicester first aside, has Pepe made any other errors that have led to goals?
Nothing that direct but the second against bournemouth, the first against Soton was poor, the second, I may be harsh but he's not exactly a huge keeper, and at his age, coming up for a corner when you know you can't run back is too risky. I think generally, his handling has been suspect and as per always with Reina, he's a bit too punch happy for me. I think he's rusty and well past his best and ultimately a liability. He's deciding on things his legs won't back him up on. 10 years ago he might have marauded out and got that ball before Barnes. I've never particularly seen the fuss about Reina, that being said.

It was last 10 seconds so was worth the risk. Yes we might go down (eventually) on GD but I'd rather be looking at the last minute one conceded to Spurs as far more fateful.

Reina was decent enough in that Spurs game and the ones before but Southampton and Leicester were really poor so he'd have probably been dropped for Chelsea game and he certainly won't be here for our next game given all the keepers on our books could well be fit by then, certainly Steer will be.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on May 05, 2020, 04:57:42 PM
Hasn't been well it seems.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8171067/Pepe-Reina-reveals-endless-minutes-fear-contracting-coronavirus.html

I missed this. I hope he and his family are all safe now. He might be one of the players Dean Smith referred to as not going to be available.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on May 05, 2020, 05:40:43 PM
In his short time with us Reina pulled out a few 'worldy' saves but dropped a few bollocks when he went walkabout. For me he was an old style keeper. Good at making saves but not particularly good with his feet.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 05, 2020, 06:52:31 PM
I thought passing (with feet) was supposed to be one of his strengths?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: N'ZMAV on May 05, 2020, 06:54:13 PM
I thought passing (with feet) was supposed to be one of his strengths?
It was  -  it just wasn't strong enough
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithe on May 06, 2020, 07:16:37 AM
I thought passing (with feet) was supposed to be one of his strengths?

I thought he was excellent with the ball, apart from the Leicester horror show I was pretty impressed. Maybe crowd nerves given our league position made many prefer a keeper who wasnt so focussed on keeping possession.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: sid1964 on May 06, 2020, 09:49:37 AM
in a few seasons time most (including me) will have forgotten that he ever played for us!
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Richard E on May 06, 2020, 09:58:11 AM
in a few seasons weeks' time most (including me) will have forgotten that he ever played for us!

FTFY
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Risso on May 06, 2020, 12:41:09 PM
All in all a bit of a disaster.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: mr underhill on May 06, 2020, 02:30:36 PM
We seem to have had more than out fair share of goalkeeping fuckwits in recent times.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: LeeB on May 06, 2020, 02:32:19 PM
He did play well in that win at home to Watford.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dave.woodhall on May 06, 2020, 02:57:16 PM
He was an emergency loan signing, and as such he did alrightish. 
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Damo70 on May 06, 2020, 03:07:17 PM
in a few seasons time most (including me) will have forgotten that he ever played for us!


The list of players from the last decade that will be forgotten would probably be a long list. The turnover from MON's appointment to the present day has been the most prolific thing about us.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: sid1964 on May 07, 2020, 06:32:53 AM
You can add Managers / CEO's into the high turn over as well as players - in truth it has been a disaster, the money we have wasted over the last 10 years is incredible.

It is easy to see why we continually struggled and eventually got relegated and our struggles after that.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: old man villa fan on May 07, 2020, 01:05:37 PM
You are always going to waste money when you are thinking short term.  Fans want things quickly and put pressure on their club to spend money.  The clubs put pressure on themselves chasing few positions in competition with others.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 07, 2020, 02:37:59 PM
Games he played:

Brighton-Arguably could've done better for the goal but made really good late save to get us the point.

Watford- Pretty good. Made a key double save at 1-0 down.

Bournemouth- At fault for one of the goals. We were terrible for an hour anyway.

Spurs- MOTM.

Southampton- one reckless charge outside his box that got a yellow. Out of position for second but we needed a goal so had no issue with him going up for the corner.

Leicester- O.k not arguing this one!

It's pretty rare you get the first two keepers injured at same time (last time it happened we got in Gabor Kiraly of course) so had no issue with the club getting him in unlike Drinkwater given his pedigree.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: villainabroad on May 24, 2020, 06:11:28 PM
I understand players sometimes speaking out about things that upset them. I understand everyone is entitled to their own political views. But right now - getting overshadowed by the sh*tshow in London - Pepe is tweeting some stuff which I don't particularly like being associated with our club. The sooner he leaves Villa the better.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ger Regan on May 24, 2020, 06:31:02 PM
What's he said?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: N'ZMAV on May 24, 2020, 07:05:34 PM
Not a lot.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: villainabroad on May 24, 2020, 07:33:52 PM
What's he said?

It's his tweets of support for a party in Spain which is not the sort of party that values the kind of diversity and acceptance that Villa stand for as a club. I wonder how Pepe would feel about wearing rainbow laces?

As a club, we're clear where we stand.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/12/05/rainbow-laces
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 24, 2020, 08:34:28 PM
Which party? I can't see that he has said anything except for a post about people being out and about (I can't tell whether he is condemning them or supporting them) and a load of Liverpool stuff.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ger Regan on May 24, 2020, 10:44:16 PM
Just checked there, and the party is apparently called Vox. He was criticised by a spanish rapper for tweeting in support of their anti-lockdown campaign, which itself is fucking moronic from someone who seems to have suffered pretty severely from the disease.
I don't know if his views extend to the sort of bigotry suggested by villainabroad, but if they do then, yes, he would deserve a lot of criticism and I wouldn't want him playing for the club.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 24, 2020, 11:00:34 PM
Thanks, I couldn't tell if he was having a go at people for breaking lockdown or celebrating them doing so, and Google Translate didn't help.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: villainabroad on May 25, 2020, 02:43:34 PM
Thanks Ger Regan - yep, that's the party. Really controversial for many in Spain, and this organising a demo which broke the lockdown (which Pepe was supporting in one of his latest tweets) is arguably a lot less controversial than other stuff they're going on about. They want to stop equal rights (e.g. stop gay marriage, which has been legal there for about 15 years) and also want to get rid of a law supporting women who suffer from domestic violence - difficult to overstate how much of a problem domestic violence is in Spain.

I say 'controversial for many', but of course there are thousands and thousands (probably millions) who don't consider it controversial, and Pepe's entitled to his opinion. He doesn't need to broadcast it so blatantly though. It p1sses me off to see him doing that on the same page where there's a pic of him wearing a villa top. If Jack or someone had tweeted the kind of support Pepe's done for a leader of a party like Vox in Britain he'd have been slapped down by everyone. But Pepe seems to have got away with it because it's all in Spanish.

Tyrone tweeted something vaguely political the other day you could argue, but that has got nothing on the people Pepe's supporting. He gives out a really dodgy vibe to me by doing so.

Not too keen on all the scouse love either!!

Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: geolex on May 27, 2020, 06:59:24 AM
Games he played:

Brighton-Arguably could've done better for the goal but made really good late save to get us the point.

Watford- Pretty good. Made a key double save at 1-0 down.

Bournemouth- At fault for one of the goals. We were terrible for an hour anyway.

Spurs- MOTM.

Southampton- one reckless charge outside his box that got a yellow. Out of position for second but we needed a goal so had no issue with him going up for the corner.

Leicester- O.k not arguing this one!

It's pretty rare you get the first two keepers injured at same time (last time it happened we got in Gabor Kiraly of course) so had no issue with the club getting him in unlike Drinkwater given his pedigree.

so to sum up 2 good games  and 4 dodgy ones ... as for sending him up when we needed  goal at Soton his record is 623 league apps  0 goals
 
Premier league alone its  291 apps 0 goals and 4 assists  1 own goal.... clutching at straws at bit
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: VinnieChase84 on May 27, 2020, 09:44:49 AM
Any player that doesnt have a future with us post summer should not be playing in our survival bid. I have to question how much Reina actually gives a toss. Were probably a shop window for him to get a few year deal at someone in the summer.

Stick to Nyland
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on May 27, 2020, 05:18:45 PM
Well yes, but surely if hes wanting to put himself in the shop window hes going to be motivated to play well?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Richard E on May 27, 2020, 08:24:48 PM
Shouldnt his own self respect, and the fact hes being paid to do a job, be the only motivation he requires to play well?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PaulWinch again on May 27, 2020, 08:30:52 PM
Well either way, but Ive seen nothing to suggest he wont try.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brentastonb6 on May 28, 2020, 12:32:49 AM
Well either way, but Ive seen nothing to suggest he wont try.
I just prefer Nylands version of trying to his. Hes come back mentally and physically stronger and he has a career in front of him not behind him.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: chrisw1 on May 28, 2020, 10:17:49 AM
In his first few games Reina did bring a calmness to the defence and his distribution brought another dimension to our game.  I initially thought he was a wasted signing but the Watford game convinced me it was shrewd business.  But as others have said, he then went downhill pretty quickly.

For me Nyland has been excellent most times he played this season - he kept a fantastic attitude despite expensive keepers being bought to play ahead of him.  I really like him and would be happy for us to see out the season with him as our No 1.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: eamonn on May 28, 2020, 11:02:06 AM
Games he played:

Brighton-Arguably could've done better for the goal but made really good late save to get us the point.

Watford- Pretty good. Made a key double save at 1-0 down.

Bournemouth- At fault for one of the goals. We were terrible for an hour anyway.

Spurs- MOTM.

Southampton- one reckless charge outside his box that got a yellow. Out of position for second but we needed a goal so had no issue with him going up for the corner.

Leicester- O.k not arguing this one!

It's pretty rare you get the first two keepers injured at same time (last time it happened we got in Gabor Kiraly of course) so had no issue with the club getting him in unlike Drinkwater given his pedigree.

Extra mention for the (indirect) assist against Watford. Might seem obvious but it takes a confident, experienced keeper to wave everyone up into the opponent's box for a last minute effort. Not sure Nyland for example, would have done the same.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: mamuu on May 28, 2020, 12:06:39 PM
Vox featured heavily in Ed Balls' mini series about the rise of populism across Europe. They're typical right wing everymen, trying to be all things to anyone with a grievance - whether it's campaigning for bull fighting or a perceived threat to Flamenco dancing. It's the same old story - it's the "others" fault. Them over there, trying to come over here and take your heritage away. The usual crap.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: AsTallAsLions on May 28, 2020, 02:02:16 PM
Vox featured heavily in Ed Balls' mini series about the rise of populism across Europe. They're typical right wing everymen, trying to be all things to anyone with a grievance - whether it's campaigning for bull fighting or a perceived threat to Flamenco dancing. It's the same old story - it's the "others" fault. Them over there, trying to come over here and take your heritage away. The usual crap.

Xenophobic opportunistic c***s, in other words
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 28, 2020, 02:07:36 PM
Games he played:

Brighton-Arguably could've done better for the goal but made really good late save to get us the point.

Watford- Pretty good. Made a key double save at 1-0 down.

Bournemouth- At fault for one of the goals. We were terrible for an hour anyway.

Spurs- MOTM.

Southampton- one reckless charge outside his box that got a yellow. Out of position for second but we needed a goal so had no issue with him going up for the corner.

Leicester- O.k not arguing this one!

It's pretty rare you get the first two keepers injured at same time (last time it happened we got in Gabor Kiraly of course) so had no issue with the club getting him in unlike Drinkwater given his pedigree.

so to sum up 2 good games  and 4 dodgy ones ... as for sending him up when we needed  goal at Soton his record is 623 league apps  0 goals
 
Premier league alone its  291 apps 0 goals and 4 assists  1 own goal.... clutching at straws at bit

Every team would send up a keeper in that situation and pretty much all of them have never scored a goal either so not sure what your point is.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: chrisw1 on May 28, 2020, 03:14:02 PM
It's more the confusion they cause can create space and potentially a goal.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: geolex on May 29, 2020, 04:09:05 AM
Games he played:

Brighton-Arguably could've done better for the goal but made really good late save to get us the point.

Watford- Pretty good. Made a key double save at 1-0 down.

Bournemouth- At fault for one of the goals. We were terrible for an hour anyway.

Spurs- MOTM.

Southampton- one reckless charge outside his box that got a yellow. Out of position for second but we needed a goal so had no issue with him going up for the corner.

Leicester- O.k not arguing this one!

It's pretty rare you get the first two keepers injured at same time (last time it happened we got in Gabor Kiraly of course) so had no issue with the club getting him in unlike Drinkwater given his pedigree.

so to sum up 2 good games  and 4 dodgy ones ... as for sending him up when we needed  goal at Soton his record is 623 league apps  0 goals
 
Premier league alone its  291 apps 0 goals and 4 assists  1 own goal.... clutching at straws at bit

Every team would send up a keeper in that situation and pretty much all of them have never scored a goal either so not sure what your point is.

The point is  as far as Reina is concerned  it never works so it was /is  futile.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 29, 2020, 04:25:27 AM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: geolex on May 29, 2020, 04:36:25 AM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.

How can it be worth a try if as you say it virtually never works?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 29, 2020, 05:01:24 AM
Because you are going to lose anyway so why not? If it doesn't work, you've lost nothing. If it does, Jimmy Glass-style hurrah. Just seems a very odd thing to criticise. Of all the things to have a go at a goalkeeper for, I don't think I've ever heard anyone moaning about their lack of goalscoring prowess before. That's a new one on me.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: SoccerHQ on May 29, 2020, 02:14:40 PM
He would've needed the o.k from the manager aswell, plenty of times a keeper wants to go up for corner in injury time but is told not to (presuambly to protect the GD although 4-0 defeat to Leicester rendered that a bit meaningless).
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 29, 2020, 07:10:57 PM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.

How can it be worth a try if as you say it virtually never works?

Because it ocassionally does, would be my guess.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 29, 2020, 07:25:25 PM
And it is occasionally, as far as I know only 2 keepers in the PL era have scored when going up for a corner/free kick, and both have a Villa connection.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: LeeB on May 29, 2020, 07:27:27 PM
And it is occasionally, as far as I know only 2 keepers in the PL era have scored when going up for a corner/free kick, and both have a Villa connection.

I was just walking out of Goodison when Schmeichal scored, we'd been utter garbage all game and we'd had enough.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on May 29, 2020, 08:20:48 PM
And it is occasionally, as far as I know only 2 keepers in the PL era have scored when going up for a corner/free kick, and both have a Villa connection.

I was just walking out of Goodison when Schmeichal scored, we'd been utter garbage all game and we'd had enough.
I did exactly the same Lee even though I only live a few miles from Goodison - I was about a couple of hundred yards away when the cheers from the Villa fans was audible - we were poor that day
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: in exile on June 01, 2020, 11:23:55 AM
Heard rom a reliable source (the wife, so it's probably been posted on a Facebook group) that Reina has gone. Any truth in it?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Ads on June 01, 2020, 11:25:28 AM
He had certainly gone somewhere at the crisp bowl.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 01, 2020, 02:34:11 PM
Has it been confirmed anywhere that Heaton and Wesley are allowed to play, if fit?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dave.woodhall on June 01, 2020, 02:40:38 PM
Has it been confirmed anywhere that Heaton and Wesley are allowed to play, if fit?

It's ambiguous but they won't be fit in time, anyway.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: dcdavecollett on June 01, 2020, 06:44:35 PM
What about Jed?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: CT on June 01, 2020, 08:32:03 PM
What about Jed?

Havent seen anything of him. He should be well over his injury by now.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: geolex on June 07, 2020, 09:02:12 AM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.

How can it be worth a try if as you say it virtually never works?

Because it occasionally does, would be my guess.

occasionally?  only 4 goalkeepers have scored during PL  (10000+games) i think you mean very very rarely
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Meanwood Villa on June 07, 2020, 09:38:02 AM
And it is occasionally, as far as I know only 2 keepers in the PL era have scored when going up for a corner/free kick, and both have a Villa connection.

I was just walking out of Goodison when Schmeichal scored, we'd been utter garbage all game and we'd had enough.
I did exactly the same Lee even though I only live a few miles from Goodison - I was about a couple of hundred yards away when the cheers from the Villa fans was audible - we were poor that day

I was there and saw the goal. A collector's item if nothing else. I think we had another corner after it or am I imagining that?
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: brian green on June 07, 2020, 09:15:35 PM
Nigel Sims missed an absolute sitter against Bolton.  He injured his hand and because there were no subs in those days and we had an international goalkeeper playing centre half he stayed on as a makeshift striker.  All 18 stone of him.  He had a Villa shirt under his green jersey but it was tattered and torn.  Years later I saw an Incredible Hulk film and it all came flooding back.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: PeterWithesShin on June 08, 2020, 12:46:03 AM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.

How can it be worth a try if as you say it virtually never works?

Because it occasionally does, would be my guess.

occasionally?  only 4 goalkeepers have scored during PL  (10000+games) i think you mean very very rarely

Considering I said how many had 1 post later I know exactly what I meant.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: chrisw1 on June 08, 2020, 09:40:36 AM
The point is irrelevant as it virtually never works for any goalkeeper. Still worth a try when you are going to lose anyway. Seems an utterly bizarre thing to criticise for.

How can it be worth a try if as you say it virtually never works?

Because it occasionally does, would be my guess.

occasionally?  only 4 goalkeepers have scored during PL  (10000+games) i think you mean very very rarely

Considering I said how many had 1 post later I know exactly what I meant.
To really assess it you would need to know how often a team has scored when the keeper goes up (as oppopsed to just the keeper scoring) - as it  always causes some confusion in the defence and has therefore contributed to the goal.  You would then need to compare this against how may times a keeper has gone up for a corner in total.  For a true reflection you would then need to compare this with the scoring ratio from corners in the last minute when keepers haven't gone up.

For me, given the confusion is causes and there's usually nothing to lose, I think it's worth a try.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on June 17, 2020, 11:42:04 PM
I have him back in next game v Chelsea please
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 17, 2020, 11:45:51 PM
No gracias.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on June 17, 2020, 11:56:25 PM
I think I would go Heaton then  Steer with Reina and Nyland to fight for 3rd choice.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on June 17, 2020, 11:57:24 PM
Heaton must be fit come July maybe he can save us.
Dont think this squad registration is an issue because it's a different situation with the restart.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 18, 2020, 12:23:45 AM
Heaton must be fit come July maybe he can save us.
Dont think this squad registration is an issue because it's a different situation with the restart.

Regardless of his eligibility, Heaton himself doesn't think he'll be fit enough to play this season.
Title: Re: Pepe Reina
Post by: Vill I An on June 18, 2020, 12:36:23 AM
Heaton must be fit come July maybe he can save us.
Dont think this squad registration is an issue because it's a different situation with the restart.

Regardless of his eligibility, Heaton himself doesn't think he'll be fit enough to play this season.

Oh great more discouraging news..why did they bring this season back !

Anyway don't get me totally wrong . All can do a job as keeper just find Nyland especially but also now Reina have shown some poor errors and form and its frightfully concerning.

However if we keep more  clean sheets than not and now to rest of season and have that bit of luck then villa can survive by a few wins and draws .

Will look at the points thing again..
I'm sure it's just a few more wins and several draws that would do it historically.
Say we get more draws than wins. Just means it's a bit longer to when we can announce survival.

Up the villa !
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