[REPORTED] Robin Olsen

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  2. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Lots of Howlers. Sounds terrific! File this in the Agent is short of cash cabinet
     
  3. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Back up for when Gomes signs up to the priesthood.

    Which has a certain irony in it as I used to do an awful lot of praying every time he would come out for crosses.
     
  4. We already have a Swedish keeper who hasn't had any game time - were reportedly looking at another, younger one last week and now this?

    Why?
     
  5. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes yes yes he's crap, yes yes yes he keeps dropping the ball, but is he cheap and does he have a Belgian agent ?
     
  6. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Good God no. So overrated. Made some big mistakes for Roma this season looked bang average against the mighty Norge.
     
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  7. hornetboy1

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  8. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

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  9. RookeryDad

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  10. Arakel

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    I don't think he would be a reserve keeper. He'd be replacing Foster as number 1.

    Foster is only a little bit younger than Gomes; he's at the end of his career too. Olsen is much younger than both of them and old enough to be the club's number 1 for years, until Dahlberg is ready.
     
  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes but he's rubbish ? Foster has 2-3 years left as our #1.
     
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  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Least he'd get on with Dahlberg and Sema ...

    Fellow Swedes .
     
  13. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I wouldn't have thought replacing Foster is the priority.
     
  14. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    He's been dropped for the last 5 games. Before that he was Roma's number 1.

    His stats are poor though. 27 games played, only 4 clean sheets and 42 goals conceded.

    I can't see him going from Roma's first choice to Watford's back up keeper.
     
  15. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Well, ability is a different matter. I haven't watched Roma at all so can't speak for his ability. Regardless, there's no way Gino would blow 8 million euros on a bench keeper. If we get him either we're paying less than that or he's intended as the number 1. The club simply can't afford to tie up 8 million on a backup keeper.

    Personally, I wouldn't be so quick to assume Foster has 2-3 years left in him. In 3 years he'll be 39. While some keepers sustain through to that age without losing ability, most don't. How gracefully Foster ages remains to be seen.
     
  16. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    I've said before that I don't really rate him. He's had a horrible time in Rome as his record says. But reports are escalating big time. Gomes came with a dodgy rep but playing for a club who showed him the respect he deserved he flourished with us. Hopefully Olsen could follow the same path. The problem for keepers is you remember the errors more than any other position. Would no doubt be good for Pontus and great competitor for Foster. Got a feeling this will happen once Gomes leaves.
     
  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Sounds like the type of deal we’d try to structure as a loan with an option to buy.
     
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  18. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Perhaps as Foster is 36 now and seemingly starting to make increasing numbers of errors, the club are already thinking about getting a replacement for him as well for the not too distant future.

    Elton would be happy if so.

    As for Olsen, I thought he looked pretty good at the World Cup., certainly it showed that the talent is there. Clearly not had the best of times at Roma, but at 29 he's still got time to develop as a goalkeeper. It could be a good move.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
  19. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Well, I suppose one is an increase on zero.
     
  20. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben didn’t start mooning out the coach window during pre season.
     
  21. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    The start of an exponential Fibonacci sequence of errors.
     
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Could Olsen play centre half?

    A kind of utility centre half/left back?
     
  23. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Yeah, but he'd play centre-half and his twin would play left back.
     
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  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I can think of one, which has nothing to do with age
     
  25. ek uncle

    ek uncle Academy Graduate

    Denmark were keen to have him as their keeper. His parents are Danish and they actually wanted that he should stay true to his origin.
     
  26. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    There's also the two penalties he stupidly gave away on Vardy and Hazard in winter.

    I'm sure there have been one or two other additional goals he should have done better on in the second half of the season, but I'm not going to watch them all back.
     
  27. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    We can now add today to the ones above as well.
     
  28. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Reservist

    If Dahlberg isn't ready next season we certainly need a younger GK. Possibly even a new No.1.
     
  29. Ray Knight

    Ray Knight First Year Pro

    Nick Pope at Burnley would be worth it or Rico from Fulham.
     
  30. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Shades of Holebas if so lol
     
  31. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Where does this leave Dahlberg? Surely he'd want to play in the first team some time soon? Is the fact that they're both Swedish relevant at all?
     
  32. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Like Gomie was Richie Boy’s unofficial dad?
     
  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Well then I hope Gracia doesn't have a Swedish granny and is planning to take them both to Chelsea then
     
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Javi off to Chelsea?!
     
  35. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! First Year Pro

    Been a few rumours doing the rounds anyway
     

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