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Heroes & Villains => Heroes Discussion => Topic started by: Matt C on January 17, 2022, 08:37:45 PM

Title: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: Matt C on January 17, 2022, 08:37:45 PM
Robin Olsen medical tomorrow, apparently.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 17, 2022, 08:45:53 PM
Robin Olsen medical tomorrow, apparently.



Always great watching the dramatic stuff. No idea if he does the simple things well. But seems that Jed is looking for some first team action so good to have a bit of experience backing up Emi.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Dave on January 17, 2022, 08:55:38 PM
Split from the main transfer thread, as it's clearly happening.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 17, 2022, 08:56:59 PM
has he been as sheffield united?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 17, 2022, 08:57:03 PM
Welcome Robin. In the nicest way I hope youíre not required in the first team!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: OCD on January 17, 2022, 09:04:09 PM
Hopefully keeps Martinez on his toes.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Brazilian Villain on January 17, 2022, 09:04:49 PM
Our last two Swedish players did okay so he'll be fine (although hopefully only required as a back-up).
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Ian. on January 17, 2022, 09:34:32 PM
I was hoping he was the elusive midfielder destroyer weíve been searching for. Iíve never been too good on players who play for a team other than ours.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: TheTimVilla on January 18, 2022, 09:14:41 AM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: brian green on January 18, 2022, 09:41:24 AM
Worse
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Risso on January 18, 2022, 09:42:56 AM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: LeeB on January 18, 2022, 09:47:51 AM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.

Did he make his debut in the cup? Seem to remember a 'Kays catalogue' attempted save, where he went down in several installments to a routine save, and, well, didn't save it.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: eamonn on January 18, 2022, 10:14:35 AM
Kalinic is on-loan in Croatia earning more than the rest of the defenders and goalkeepers in their squad combined.

I'm suprised we're not in for Scott Carson. Gerrard must have played with him at England. Time to come home Scott. Get the band back together - you, Ash...just need Gabby to come off the Talksport mic and get fit again.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Risso on January 18, 2022, 10:17:57 AM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.

Did he make his debut in the cup? Seem to remember a 'Kays catalogue' attempted save, where he went down in several installments to a routine save, and, well, didn't save it.

Yep, conceded 3 on his debut in the cup. Then 3 in the league debut away at Wigan, then 2 in the next game. 3 games, 8 goals. Terrible.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Dave on January 18, 2022, 11:08:00 AM
Kalinic is on-loan in Croatia earning more than the rest of the defenders and goalkeepers in their squad combined.

I'm suprised we're not in for Scott Carson. Gerrard must have played with him at England. Time to come home Scott. Get the band back together - you, Ash...just need Gabby to come off the Talksport mic and get fit again.

Get Curtis Davies off the Derby County sinking ship.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: darren woolley on January 18, 2022, 12:41:23 PM
He will be a good back up to Emi.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Drummond on January 18, 2022, 01:05:12 PM
Medical completed according to The Athletic.

Has previously been on loan at Sheffield United until injury saw hime replaced. Loan at Everton and Lange knows him from FC Copenhagen.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 18, 2022, 01:29:28 PM
Big impressive unit

Difficult position to fill when you have such a regular top keeper already in place. Time for Jed to say goodbye i think
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: TheTimVilla on January 18, 2022, 01:42:04 PM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.

Haha, ok. I seem to also remember a goalie (Moreira?) who didn't even manage a save in the warm ups! Perhaps I have mixed them up.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: LeeB on January 18, 2022, 02:10:49 PM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.

Haha, ok. I seem to also remember a goalie (Moreira?) who didn't even manage a save in the warm ups! Perhaps I have mixed them up.

He played in the league at Yeovil was it? Was fucking hopeless but saved a penalty. Jesus we had a run of comedy keepers, let's not forget Fruit T. Bunn the Baker too.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen
Post by: Dave on January 18, 2022, 05:48:02 PM
Now signed until the end of the season.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: darren woolley on January 18, 2022, 06:14:50 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clark W Griswold on January 18, 2022, 06:16:35 PM
Indeed. Welcome Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 18, 2022, 06:21:20 PM
Does this make Emi Batman?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: johnny from donny on January 18, 2022, 06:27:49 PM
Sheffield United fans are highly delighted with this!
Hopefully Emi stays fit.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: dave shelley on January 18, 2022, 06:32:28 PM
Welcome Robin, don't let us down.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 18, 2022, 06:34:14 PM
Sheffield United fans are bitter pricks still believing we only stayed up because of "that incident". I'll take anything they say with a pinch of salt. They had their moment in the sun.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: eamonn on January 18, 2022, 07:06:29 PM
Forgot about Curtis, it's weird when a pundit is still playing, as he crops-up on 5Live quite a bit and is well-spoken. He seems to be doing well for them.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Legion on January 18, 2022, 07:23:38 PM
Never heard of him. Better than Steer?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Goldenballs on January 18, 2022, 07:51:06 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Drummond on January 18, 2022, 07:57:55 PM
53 caps for Sweden.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on January 18, 2022, 08:08:17 PM
Is Kalinic *that* bad?!

Gabor Kiraly in his pyjamas wins that competition for me....


Yes, yes he is.

I was there for his league debut away at Wigan. Absolute horror show.

Haha, ok. I seem to also remember a goalie (Moreira?) who didn't even manage a save in the warm ups! Perhaps I have mixed them up.

He played in the league at Yeovil was it? Was fucking hopeless but saved a penalty. Jesus we had a run of comedy keepers, let's not forget Fruit T. Bunn the Baker too.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: andyh on January 18, 2022, 08:08:27 PM
Hopefully weíll never get to see him play
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dave on January 18, 2022, 08:23:03 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!

He's the guy who Roma brought in to replace Allison when Allison went to Liverpool.

So at one point he was very highly rated.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Astnor on January 18, 2022, 09:51:49 PM
Olsen is a high level international keeper, Steer isnt.
Welcome for your half a year loan stay Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Steve67 on January 18, 2022, 09:56:26 PM
Welcome Robin. Another upgrade in the squad. On Jed, who must be off on loan?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 18, 2022, 10:15:20 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: rougegorge on January 18, 2022, 10:19:14 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!

He's the guy who Roma brought in to replace Allison when Allison went to Liverpool.

So at one point he was very highly rated.
Yes, it's really quite surprising some people have never heard of him. He played against England in the last World Cup and has acquitted himself very well for his country. I remember him thwarting Spain in the Euros last summer as well.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dazvillain on January 18, 2022, 10:48:37 PM
Welcome Robin. Another upgrade in the squad. On Jed, who must be off on loan?
Agree. Short term deal to give Jed some much needed game time on loan somewhere youíd think
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clark W Griswold on January 19, 2022, 09:15:43 AM
Welcome Robin. Another upgrade in the squad. On Jed, who must be off on loan?
Agree. Short term deal to give Jed some much needed game time on loan somewhere youíd think

Iíd imagine Steer has pushed for it leaving us needing our own loan and Olsen was available with experience and a good pedigree. Maybe Sheff Utd have a half decent keeper of their own who gave them no reason to be dropped.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Pete3206 on January 19, 2022, 10:32:00 AM
Good move to get in a decent keeper, just in case Martinez picks up any injuries or infections in the Jan/Feb and March internationals.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: LeeB on January 19, 2022, 11:17:52 AM
Read a comment that he's a good shot stopper but struggled with the hurley-burley of the championship, and the first thing that came into my head was 'Nyland'.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Risso on January 19, 2022, 11:28:31 AM
Seems an odd one. Sheff U fans seemed delighted to see the back of him.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Drummond on January 19, 2022, 01:25:13 PM
Seems an odd one. Sheff U fans seemed delighted to see the back of him.

Yeah, Well they're an odd bunch.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 19, 2022, 01:43:12 PM
He was at Everton last season and played a couple of games.

Looked solid for Sweden but saw him a bit for Roma a few years back and he made loads of errors so miles off Martinez standard.

As others said let's hope he just performs backup role. Would've just kept Steer for another couple of months personally.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: cdward on January 19, 2022, 02:00:55 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!

He's the guy who Roma brought in to replace Allison when Allison went to Liverpool.

So at one point he was very highly rated.
For £12Million, so he must be half decent
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: eamonn on January 19, 2022, 02:58:02 PM
Didn't we spend £7m on Kalinic ?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 19, 2022, 03:01:51 PM
Didn't we spend £7m on Kalinic ?

we seemed to have owned him forever at this rate he will have a testimonial
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Damo70 on January 19, 2022, 03:47:44 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!

He's the guy who Roma brought in to replace Allison when Allison went to Liverpool.

So at one point he was very highly rated.
For £12Million, so he must be half decent


He only played 27 games for Roma. The only longish spells he has had at any clubs were 71 games for Copenhagen and 53 games for Malmo.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: jwarry on January 19, 2022, 04:42:08 PM
Pretty obvious SG doesnít rate Steer and I canít blame him. Good shot stopper but thatís it
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Pat Mustard on January 19, 2022, 05:06:56 PM
Pretty obvious SG doesnít rate Steer and I canít blame him. Good shot stopper but thatís it

What exactly is it that so many people dislike about Steer?  He might not be as good as Martinez, but there is nothing he has done in his time with us that makes me think he isn't a perfectly respectable second choice keeper, and from some of the Olsen clips he definitely seems much more steady. 

That's without the contribution he made to getting us promoted, which given he was 3rd or 4th choice for much of the time until Smith took over was pretty remarkable.  Frankly, he was the first goalkeeper we'd had in about 6 years who didn't give me the shits anytime the ball went near him.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Risso on January 19, 2022, 05:14:17 PM
Pretty shit by all accounts. And by all accounts, I mean twitter. I've never heard of him, hopefully never have to see him play either.

Welcome!

He's the guy who Roma brought in to replace Allison when Allison went to Liverpool.

So at one point he was very highly rated.
For £12Million, so he must be half decent

Aly Cissokho went for Ä15m once upon a time!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Damo70 on January 19, 2022, 05:20:06 PM
Pretty obvious SG doesnít rate Steer and I canít blame him. Good shot stopper but thatís it

What exactly is it that so many people dislike about Steer?  He might not be as good as Martinez, but there is nothing he has done in his time with us that makes me think he isn't a perfectly respectable second choice keeper, and from some of the Olsen clips he definitely seems much more steady. 

That's without the contribution he made to getting us promoted, which given he was 3rd or 4th choice for much of the time until Smith took over was pretty remarkable.  Frankly, he was the first goalkeeper we'd had in about 6 years who didn't give me the shits anytime the ball went near him.


I think Martinez is an excellent keeper but I also appreciate the job Steer has done for us.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Astnor on January 19, 2022, 05:22:05 PM
Pretty obvious SG doesnít rate Steer and I canít blame him. Good shot stopper but thatís it

What exactly is it that so many people dislike about Steer?  He might not be as good as Martinez, but there is nothing he has done in his time with us that makes me think he isn't a perfectly respectable second choice keeper, and from some of the Olsen clips he definitely seems much more steady. 

That's without the contribution he made to getting us promoted, which given he was 3rd or 4th choice for much of the time until Smith took over was pretty remarkable.  Frankly, he was the first goalkeeper we'd had in about 6 years who didn't give me the shits anytime the ball went near him.
His "length of reach" isnt up to standard for the level we are heading for IMO
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 19, 2022, 05:29:21 PM
Irrespective of not being particularly rated by our new manager, which may or may not be the case, doesn't Steer want away anyway? I'm sure I heard that somewhere. He'll never displace Martinez, but we're offering him about one game a season, and I think he's good enough to stake a claim for the No.1 jersey somewhere.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: dave shelley on January 19, 2022, 06:29:48 PM
We owe Jed Steer a deep debt of gratitude, for his penalty saves and mind games against the Albion in the play-off semi second leg.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Footy-Vill on May 22, 2022, 03:31:18 PM
Good luck to Olsens today vs Manchester City could do with two like Mary Kate and Ashley
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Footy-Vill on May 22, 2022, 03:41:35 PM
Certainly should get a good look at how he is today with Man City attack, expect him to be busy. Robin Olsen will be keen to impress and at least he's experienced so have to look at the positives as tough ask to keep a clean sheet.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: paul_e on May 22, 2022, 03:43:35 PM
I can't recall every seeing him but 56 international caps for a team that usually has decent keepers is a decent indicator that he shouldn't be a huge liability.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dave P on May 22, 2022, 06:19:14 PM
Good luck to Olsens today vs Manchester City could do with two like Mary Kate and Ashley

Whoís the one that plays Wanda Vision? Sheís stunning.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Legion on May 22, 2022, 07:14:43 PM
https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/22/aston-villa-goalkeeper-robin-olsen-attacked-by-man-city-fan-during-pitch-invasion-16689070/
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: N'ZMAV on May 22, 2022, 07:16:18 PM
Pitch invasions and flares are really getting on my fucking nerves.
Too many coked up arseholes at football these days. Including our own fans.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: PaulWinch again on May 22, 2022, 07:46:48 PM
This pitch invasion stuff needs stop if people canít behave. Fucking disgraceful, hope Olsen is ok.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 22, 2022, 07:47:23 PM
Video of the incident. Iím sure little if anything will happen. This is becoming a problem.

https://twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1528446097504485381?s=21&t=Wco1i3lcyhkClxGa57uj2g
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 22, 2022, 07:53:47 PM
There's three different people having a pop at him there. Absolutely disgusting.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: BC Villain on May 22, 2022, 07:55:12 PM
Yet was dismissed by Martin Tyler as "jubilant scenes spilling over"
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: dave shelley on May 22, 2022, 07:59:43 PM
A heavy fine (pointless in the case of some clubs) and a hefty points deduction is a starting place for league games. 

Ditto fines, disqualification for cup competitions and reinstatement for defeated club and anything from two to five years banning from future cup competition. 

One thing you can guarantee is if something like this is implemented the first club to bear the brunt of it will be...Aston Villa!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Flin5tone on May 22, 2022, 08:02:15 PM
Just jubilant scenes according to some at sky.
Back to the dark ages when it was at Villa Park
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: PhilVill on May 22, 2022, 08:03:27 PM
Forget fines, straight points deduction, or cup disqualification (including no champs league for the big boys). This is now getting ridiculous
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Villafirst on May 22, 2022, 08:08:22 PM
They should be docked points!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dave on May 22, 2022, 08:10:29 PM
Deduct the coked up little scum two points. All sorted.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Jon Crofts on May 22, 2022, 08:20:25 PM
Looks like he gets something sprayed in his face by the second assailant.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Jon Crofts on May 22, 2022, 08:24:47 PM
Nailed in absolutely nothing will come of it other than a fine for the tramps.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: PaulWinch again on May 22, 2022, 08:25:09 PM
Deduct the coked up little scum two points. All sorted.

Yes thatíd nice. They really need to start making punishments meaningful before someone gets seriously hurt.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Ad@m on May 22, 2022, 08:31:08 PM
If fans invade the pitch, for the first offence close the first ten rows of every stand for a match. Second offence, close the lower tiers. Third offence close the ground for a match.

If that was the penalty system you wouldn't need stewards - anyone trying to get on the pitch would get a shoeing from their fellow fans before they got close!
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Ads on May 22, 2022, 08:46:05 PM
Smoke bombs came raining down near us too. Those labs outside want sacking.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: PeterWithe on May 22, 2022, 10:26:58 PM
Heís got to save the second one?

Cant say i was impressed with him overall.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Legion on May 22, 2022, 10:30:56 PM
I didn't think he was all that much either. Neither is Sinisalo. We need a decent, proven back-up GK for next season.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Legion on May 22, 2022, 10:32:24 PM
Hope he is OK after his treatment from the classless Manchester City fans. No-one should have to go through that.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Flin5tone on May 22, 2022, 10:34:19 PM
I was ridiculed on here for saying we need THREE top shotstoppers back in the summer .

Looks like Robin will be no.3 and we will bring in a new number 2 , although I don't think he done too bad after a very shaky first 20 minutes
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Steve67 on May 22, 2022, 10:34:53 PM
I thought he grew into the game after a shaky start. The second goal, I think he was slightly wrong footed but perhaps Emi might have got to it.  He did ok but after making an early mistake, I didn't have as mush faith in him as he possibly deserved.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: PeterWithe on May 22, 2022, 10:35:39 PM
I dont think that was the reason youíve been ridiculed.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 22, 2022, 11:48:31 PM
I was ridiculed on here for saying we need THREE top shotstoppers back in the summer .

Because it was absolute bollocks, and is now.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Rory on May 23, 2022, 02:17:30 AM
Video of the incident. Iím sure little if anything will happen. This is becoming a problem.

https://twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1528446097504485381?s=21&t=Wco1i3lcyhkClxGa57uj2g

Assaulting an opposition player as they celebrate something they bought. Shame their scumbag owners can't use their ill-gotten money to buy some class. Nothing club, nothing supporters.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: sid1964 on May 23, 2022, 06:23:09 AM
Thought he was poor for an international quality goal keeper, his kicking was also awful - not good enough, hopefully we are looking for better in the summer

Needs to be something done with regards to the pitch invasions, maybe temporary fencing at all grounds for the final home matches of the season, this is a society issue not just football and this type of behaviour happens most weekends in pubs and clubs throughout the country.

My wife works for WMP and the amount of drugs that are seized every day is unbelievable, if the people who are taking these drugs realised what they were actually snorting then they would stop immediately (who wants to be snorting oven cleaner and other products that they mix with the cocaine?)
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: simboy on May 23, 2022, 07:16:44 AM
Thought he was poor for an international quality goal keeper, his kicking was also awful - not good enough, hopefully we are looking for better in the summer

Needs to be something done with regards to the pitch invasions, maybe temporary fencing at all grounds for the final home matches of the season, this is a society issue not just football and this type of behaviour happens most weekends in pubs and clubs throughout the country.

My wife works for WMP and the amount of drugs that are seized every day is unbelievable, if the people who are taking these drugs realised what they were actually snorting then they would stop immediately (who wants to be snorting oven cleaner and other products that they mix with the cocaine?)


I have to say, it's the thought of some of the bodily orifices where it's been to transport the stuff that rather puts me off... amongst other things.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dave on May 23, 2022, 07:39:31 AM
I was ridiculed on here for saying we need THREE top shotstoppers back in the summer .

I think anyone using the phrase "top shotstopper" deserves ridicule.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: chrisw1 on May 23, 2022, 12:52:01 PM
I'm no goalkeeper exprert but I thought he was ok to be honest, particularly as he hasn't had any match practice.  He was decent under the high ball and commanded his box pretty well.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Breezeblock on May 23, 2022, 12:56:07 PM
 Bastard cost me 200 quid yesterday. Still spitting feathers over it! >:(
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: exigo on May 23, 2022, 01:16:12 PM
Caught pretty much everything that was crossed in.
Would have added an assist if Ollie knew how to finish a one on one Ė and on a similar point, knowing that Man City's only real weak point is their central defence and keeper, I'm surprised we didn't go route one more often when they had more players committed forward.

First goal would have expected a bit more from him. Second goal he has to stop. Third goal he has a right to ask where his defenders were.

Was disappointed in the ref restarting the game when there was pyro everywhere on the pitch. If a keeper gets hit by pyro, he has every right to go to ground and demand to be treated Ė so maybe we could have been a bit cuter with our game management. It was getting thrown from every tier as well, so could have been far worse in terms of injury to players or fans Ė did see one dad who'd taken a picture of his two daughters covered in blue pyro on their arms  Ė when that burns at 2500c, that could be a life-changing injury.

Lastly, if you're a steward who's been told to rush onto the pitch to protect a player, surely just standing by and watching three fans attack your man is pretty bloody remiss?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clark W Griswold on May 23, 2022, 01:41:25 PM
We need Martinez, a really solid back up and a very promising youngster.
I donít think you could read too much into whether Olsen is going to be the Ďreally solid back upí from yesterday but if Gerrard makes the deal permanent weíll find out in time.
The dirty manc bastards that assaulted him should have lifetime bans.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Somniloquism on May 23, 2022, 02:03:22 PM
Anyone got links to the video, intial twitter link is now dead.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: darren woolley on May 25, 2022, 09:07:46 AM
It was disgraceful what those Man City fans did to him.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: VILLA MOLE on May 25, 2022, 09:18:37 AM
It was disgraceful what those Man City fans did to him.


Can you imagine doing that after you just won the league ,  my god what creatures
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: jwarry on May 29, 2022, 02:50:30 PM
It was disgraceful what those Man City fans did to him.


Can you imagine doing that after you just won the league ,  my god what creatures

Of course when we win the league our knucklehead minority wonít do that will they?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 03:05:42 PM
Don't recall Villa fans ever attacking opposition players to be honest. I remember one or two going on the pitch, seemingly to confront Savage before, thankfully, bottling it.

Off the top of my head I remember full scale pitch invasions against Coventry (1989), Tranmere, Liverpool and Inter Milan (1994), Arsenal (1996), Blackburn (2010), West Brom (2015), Middlesbrough (2018) and Leicester (2020).
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Dave on May 29, 2022, 03:44:39 PM
Don't recall Villa fans ever attacking opposition players to be honest. I remember one or two going on the pitch, seemingly to confront Savage before, thankfully, bottling it.

Off the top of my head I remember full scale pitch invasions against Coventry (1989), Tranmere, Liverpool and Inter Milan (1994), Arsenal (1996), Blackburn (2010), West Brom (2015), Middlesbrough (2018) and Leicester (2020).

At the West Brom one I remember being surprised at how there wasn't anyone acting the twat and how everyone completely ignored their players.

There was one fan who ran past one of their defenders at full-time, the clogger stuck his leg out, tripped the fan up, and he just got up and kept on running.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: wittonwarrior on May 31, 2022, 10:17:58 PM
His performance at City was underwhelming - Foster apparently is a free agent at Watford, would take him any day as back up to Martinez
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Post by: Clark W Griswold on June 01, 2022, 10:10:24 AM
Well, that Romano journalist guy who seems to be always correct is saying weíre close to completing a permanent deal for 3.5m euros.
Itís always hit and miss with reserve keepers, but itís a Ďwhy notí for me. If heís happy to sit on the bench in the main, he has a decent pedigree with the Sweden caps and the varied club experience.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: darren woolley on June 01, 2022, 11:14:55 AM
Well, that Romano journalist guy who seems to be always correct is saying weíre close to completing a permanent deal for 3.5m euros.
Itís always hit and miss with reserve keepers, but itís a Ďwhy notí for me. If heís happy to sit on the bench in the main, he has a decent pedigree with the Sweden caps and the varied club experience.

It's also a yes from me.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: OCD on June 01, 2022, 11:40:48 AM
Ben Foster has said he would be open to being our second choice keeper behind Martinez and he would want to push him and make him better. I would go with him tbh.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on June 01, 2022, 11:45:07 AM
That would do for me. Frees up an extra non-Home Grown spot in the 25 man squad, too.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Brazilian Villain on June 01, 2022, 11:51:35 AM
That would do for me. Frees up an extra non-Home Grown spot in the 25 man squad, too.

For Mbappť?
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Post by: cdbearsfan on June 01, 2022, 12:05:36 PM
Sounds good to me.
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Post by: LeeB on June 01, 2022, 12:10:16 PM
I reckon if we went in with £1,000,005 per week in wages we'd get him.
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Post by: paul_e on June 01, 2022, 12:41:16 PM
I thought he got better as the game went on, at the start he looked very nervous, and a ferw dodgy kicks didn't help him, but his command of the box was good and all 3 goals  would be harsh to blame him for. For the price I don't see any real downsides to this, and his age means we can give the younger keepers a couple more years to develop and then phase them in to replace him. i think he's an upgrade on Steer who  I like but just don't trust to stay fit.
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Post by: Mister E on June 01, 2022, 12:49:15 PM
I thought he got better as the game went on, at the start he looked very nervous, and a ferw dodgy kicks didn't help him, but his command of the box was good and all 3 goals  would be harsh to blame him for. For the price I don't see any real downsides to this, and his age means we can give the younger keepers a couple more years to develop and then phase them in to replace him. i think he's an upgrade on Steer who  I like but just don't trust to stay fit.
What worried me in his, admittedly, first and only game was the apparently-poor communications that seemed to be contributing to the problems; most obviously in the first half but also perhaps with Cash for the Gundojan far-post header. He's been training with us since January, but it didn't look like he had.
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Post by: cdbearsfan on June 01, 2022, 12:57:46 PM
I reckon if we went in with £1,000,005 per week in wages we'd get him.

I'll chip in the fiver, Woodhall can pay the rest. Job done.
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Post by: Risso on June 01, 2022, 01:30:05 PM
It was a big game to come in and make your debut. He looked understandably nervous early on, and his kicking was especially atrocious. He seemed more confident later on, although I think he could have done much better for one of the goals.
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Post by: sid1964 on June 01, 2022, 01:51:51 PM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
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Post by: Neil Hawkes on June 01, 2022, 02:30:49 PM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?
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Post by: PaulWinch again on June 01, 2022, 02:50:08 PM
I think itís pretty hard to judge from one game. If we can get him in relatively cheaply I canít see the issue.
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Post by: eamonn on June 01, 2022, 04:21:00 PM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?

Yes, and route-one'd it for Coutinho's silky finish.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Neil Hawkes on June 02, 2022, 11:29:57 AM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?

Yes, and route-one'd it for Coutinho's silky finish.
So kicking definitely improved after the earlier mishaps, thanks Eamonn
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 03, 2022, 01:27:00 AM
Well done Robin. Clean sheet in your UEFA Nations League win vs Slovenia. A solid 24 hours for our two keepers following on from Emi picking up his own clean sheet and a trophy for Argentina vs Italy.
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Post by: Ian. on June 03, 2022, 06:52:23 AM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?

Yes, and route-one'd it for Coutinho's silky finish.

Two lucky punts, some would say.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clark W Griswold on June 03, 2022, 10:03:40 AM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?

Yes, and route-one'd it for Coutinho's silky finish.

Two lucky punts, some would say.

Maybe. But if heís in the team for a little stint next season and it happens with some regularity then perhaps not !
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 03, 2022, 10:04:52 AM
There was some fair distance on those kicks, lucky or otherwise.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clampy on June 04, 2022, 10:13:58 AM
Now signed properly like.
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Post by: Joe S on June 04, 2022, 10:19:45 AM
All done
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Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Clark W Griswold on June 04, 2022, 10:20:22 AM
Welcome Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: N'ZMAV on June 04, 2022, 10:21:21 AM
won't get many games unless Martinez is injured or suspended.
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Post by: Gareth on June 04, 2022, 11:24:57 AM
He is an international goal keeper, I would of thought that he had played in bigger games.

His kicking for a premier league goal keeper was poor, did okay with the catching of the ball from crosses etc..
Didn't he launch one that resulted in Ollie having a free run on goal?
Or am I dreaming?

Yes, and route-one'd it for Coutinho's silky finish.

Two lucky punts, some would say.
If we make excuses for things going well then no wonder we get so down on mistakes :-)
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Gareth on June 04, 2022, 11:26:25 AM
Think itís a solid signing, if it means we havenít got to race Martinez back from South America to play less than 2 days after internationals then very solid.
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Post by: darren woolley on June 04, 2022, 12:53:15 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed on loan
Post by: Toronto Villa on June 04, 2022, 12:53:54 PM
Someone change the title. Bloke is signed permanently. Bloody mods
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Post by: Steve67 on June 04, 2022, 12:57:24 PM
Welcome Robin. Another solid signing.
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Post by: Mister E on June 04, 2022, 02:05:55 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa Robin.
Have you brought Batman with you, Robin?
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Post by: N'ZMAV on June 04, 2022, 02:25:00 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa Robin.
Have you brought Batman with you, Robin?
I am The Batman.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on June 04, 2022, 02:25:40 PM
Welcome back Robin.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on June 04, 2022, 03:21:38 PM
won't get many games unless Martinez is injured or suspended.


Or until Martinez is "leaving for a bigger club" or "Has to be in the champions league now" which are lines always dropped out
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: N'ZMAV on June 04, 2022, 03:22:07 PM
won't get many games unless Martinez is injured or suspended.


Or until Martinez is "leaving for a bigger club" or "Has to be in the champions league now" which are lines always dropped out
one hundred million required for that.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: wittonwarrior on June 04, 2022, 08:39:05 PM
Going to get daggers for this but he's not good enough.  I certainly don't want him in front of the goal in a first team game again.  Has the reactions of Bunn and the kick of Johnston - sorry not for me.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 04, 2022, 08:39:55 PM
How many times have you seen him play?
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on June 04, 2022, 08:46:51 PM
Welcome.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: wittonwarrior on June 04, 2022, 09:06:54 PM
How many times have you seen him play?

Once and he was bloody awful if you want the truth - had signs of being George Weah's relative.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: SaddVillan on June 04, 2022, 09:07:22 PM
Martinez - Argentina numer 1 no 1
Olsen - Sweden number 1 no 1
Sinisalo - Finland U21 number one no 1.

Big Cuts must be doing something OK.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 04, 2022, 09:09:07 PM
How many times have you seen him play?

Once and he was bloody awful if you want the truth - had signs of being George Weah's relative.

He wasn't that bad, and once is nowhere near enough to judge a player. On that basis we would have ditched Bosnich after his debut.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: Lsvilla on June 04, 2022, 09:10:51 PM
Congratulations Robin on your FA Cup winners medal 2023. We have wanted it longer than you have but will allow you to treasure it just like us.
Title: Re: Robin Olsen - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on June 04, 2022, 10:33:34 PM
One thing I will say is that if we're paying £3 million for a player we'll probably never see, isn't wanted by his club and will be unused on the bench most weeks than we should still be getting decent fees for the likes or Trez and Anwar.


Oh and welcome Robin
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Post by: Drummond on June 04, 2022, 10:45:02 PM
Rockin Robin
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