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Author Topic: Pepe Reina  (Read 11549 times)

Offline Luke8

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #150 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 Iím not sure Iíd trust any of our other keepers to pick out Hauseís head at the end.

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #151 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.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #152 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. 

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #153 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 shouldnít underestimate his influence in the dressing room either

Offline Diablo

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #154 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!

Offline purpletrousers

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #155 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 shouldnít underestimate his influence in the dressing room either
Yep I felt it was Nylandís shirt to lose, but the decision vindicated by distribution, quality saves so far and a wise experienced head marshalling from the back. Good stuff.

Offline Monty

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #156 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.

Offline Smirker

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #157 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.

Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #158 on: January 22, 2020, 06:39:45 AM »
Clearly the manager /Club recognise the importance of a PL experience keeper in this team.

Online Gerrin

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #159 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.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #160 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.

Offline KRS

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #161 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 Iím his age Iíd be delighted...then I had a shock when I realised that Iím actually older than Reina. How the fuck did that happen?!

Offline Damo70

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #162 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.

Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #163 on: January 22, 2020, 09:12:34 AM »
Class act, great signing and a great free kick

Offline Diablo

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Re: Pepe Reina
« Reply #164 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.