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Author Topic: Pepe Reina: Signs for Lazio  (Read 27516 times)

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #240 on: March 11, 2020, 11:57:44 PM »
I would like steer if he was fit . Return to those championship glory days
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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #241 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #242 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #243 on: March 12, 2020, 12:57:00 PM »
The memory isnít what it was but the Leicester first aside, has Pepe made any other errors that have led to goals?

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #244 on: March 12, 2020, 01:05:52 PM »
The memory isnít 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.
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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #245 on: March 12, 2020, 01:49:10 PM »
The memory isnít 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #246 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #248 on: March 31, 2020, 10:22:19 PM »
The memory isnít 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #249 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #250 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.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #251 on: May 05, 2020, 06:52:31 PM »
I thought passing (with feet) was supposed to be one of his strengths?

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #252 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

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #253 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 wasnít so focussed on keeping possession.

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #254 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!

 


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