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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #100 on: July 05, 2019, 07:50:39 PM »
Welcome Filip, hoping you turn it on for us, COYB!

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #101 on: July 05, 2019, 08:00:08 PM »
Come on Phil show us what you can do
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #102 on: July 05, 2019, 08:14:28 PM »
Welcome Filip my Mukka, you are filling in a spot that has needed filling for a long time so heres to you having a great season.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #103 on: July 05, 2019, 08:18:19 PM »
Welcome Filip my Mukka, you are filling in a spot that has needed filling for a long time so heres to you having a great season.

Great news. Welcome on board Filip

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #104 on: July 05, 2019, 08:50:22 PM »
Let's hope this is the real deal

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2019, 10:10:53 PM »
no option to buy, but no January recall either.

Yeah I presume they want him back at the end of the deal, hence the extra payment if we don’t play him enough

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2019, 10:13:38 PM »
Looks like a decent signing, let's hope we can sort the mf out once and for all.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #107 on: July 06, 2019, 01:38:52 AM »
Welcome Filip!

Just been watching a few videos and he seems to be both footed which is great. He's not bothered which foot he uses, they are both as good as each other!  8)
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #108 on: July 06, 2019, 08:11:30 AM »
Seen barely anything of him. Watched one video for a couple of minutes which appeared to show him having a load of shots but the majority of them being saved  ;D

Lets just hope he has a similar impact to that of Harvey Barnes rather than the impact of Jefferson Montero.
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2019, 09:22:18 AM »
Seen barely anything of him. Watched one video for a couple of minutes which appeared to show him having a load of shots but the majority of them being saved  ;D

Lets just hope he has a similar impact to that of Harvey Barnes rather than the impact of Jefferson Montero.

how can you have impact if you don't play?

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #110 on: July 27, 2019, 10:19:26 AM »
How good is this man! He's going to be the best midfielder in the championship this season. Got my first look at him last night, looked real quality.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #111 on: July 27, 2019, 10:25:11 AM »
How good is this man! He's going to be the best midfielder in the championship this season. Got my first look at him last night, looked real quality.

Agree, first half I thought the ball was glued to his foot.
Looks a class above
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2019, 10:41:59 AM »
How good is this man! He's going to be the best midfielder in the championship this season. Got my first look at him last night, looked real quality.
He'll be in for a kicking then.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2019, 10:49:38 AM »
I try to stay balanced on incoming transfers neither praising or damning them too quickly. But I have to say I am struggling to curb my enthusiasm regarding Krovinovic. One look at his background will tell you he is technically at least above the Championship norm but then again so is Leko and that is still very much a work in progress.

He has rightly drawn plaudits for his performance last night but I have to temper that in if you were going to showcase a player with technical ability then a pre season friendly on a warm July evening  would be the game to choose  Players aren't snapping into challenges the pace is probably around 80% and given time and space he is going to flourish.

Looking forward to seeing his competitive debut next week.


 
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2019, 05:22:11 PM »
Seen barely anything of him. Watched one video for a couple of minutes which appeared to show him having a load of shots but the majority of them being saved  ;D

Lets just hope he has a similar impact to that of Harvey Barnes rather than the impact of Jefferson Montero.
Montero is a very good footballer, pace and skill, he just never had the opportunity with us
People talk about being on 30k a week and should be able to switch it on immediately, but it really doesn't work like that
Last year our management made some very strange decisions and the players suffered
Gayle out wide
Harper starting, then bombed, then starts
Edwards starts , scores bombed
Last year we should and could have walked that league, Montero and others are being judged on an ineffective management team
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #115 on: July 27, 2019, 05:39:50 PM »
Montero is a very good footballer, pace and skill, he just never had the opportunity with us
People talk about being on 30k a week and should be able to switch it on immediately, but it really doesn't work like that
Last year our management made some very strange decisions and the players suffered
Gayle out wide
Harper starting, then bombed, then starts
Edwards starts , scores bombed
Last year we should and could have walked that league, Montero and others are being judged on an ineffective management team

Agree with some of what you say but Montero was never good enough. Couldn’t get a game for his club. He is an older version of where Burke has been - all pace but no awareness.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2019, 05:55:17 PM »
Montero's pace is a thing of the past. Not been seen for 4 seasons. Clever enough player but relied entirely on his former speed when in his pomp.
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2019, 06:57:56 PM »
Montero's pace is a thing of the past. Not been seen for 4 seasons. Clever enough player but relied entirely on his former speed when in his pomp.
Towards the end of season (I think vs sheff utd) he came on and was mustard down the channel..
He can't do anything from the bench...and our management did even less from there
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #118 on: July 27, 2019, 11:04:34 PM »
This guy, pure and simple, is a footballer
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #119 on: August 05, 2019, 09:23:48 AM »
Reminds me a lot of Robert Koren; busy, diligent, tenacious, eye for a pass and can take it past a player. He will be good for us this year, especially with Sawyers having the ability to feed him in dangerous positions.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2019, 06:02:26 PM »
He looks able to turn on the ball and deliver slide rule forward passes (although arguably he failed to spot Edwards making a run on Saturday). I think with Sawyers, they  can help transform our midfield, giving us alot more control, possession and ultimately setting up more chances.
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #121 on: August 14, 2019, 05:31:31 PM »
Last night was the third time i've seen him play, so it is still very, very early days, but while I think he is a class above on the ball, very good operating in tight spaces and works hard to cover lots of ground, I am still waiting to see him actually do anything of note (I should add I wasn't at the Milwall league game, have seen him vs B'mouth and Forest priorto last night).

He picks the ball up from deep, runs with it, then lays it off to the player next to him, or plays one twos on the edge of the box. As of yet though, for our most advanced midfielder I can't think of a time he has found an opening for the striker or broken the line when a team is defending. The only time he came close was opening day vs Forest where he ultimately fluffed his pass to Edwards on the break while 2 v2.

He also operates in the same spaces as Pereira, as seen last night, so that could become an issue unless they can adapt their games when playing together (as I can't see Bilic going with Pereira over Krov - he was his flag ship signing).

It might be with a more balanced side he is exactly what we need, but it would be good if vs Luton he could show us his ability to create some solid chances, as so far he has summed up Bilic's early games at Albion. Lots of nice football, but lacking any killer edge.
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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #122 on: August 14, 2019, 06:12:05 PM »
Last night was the third time i've seen him play, so it is still very, very early days, but while I think he is a class above on the ball, very good operating in tight spaces and works hard to cover lots of ground, I am still waiting to see him actually do anything of note (I should add I wasn't at the Milwall league game, have seen him vs B'mouth and Forest priorto last night).

He picks the ball up from deep, runs with it, then lays it off to the player next to him, or plays one twos on the edge of the box. As of yet though, for our most advanced midfielder I can't think of a time he has found an opening for the striker or broken the line when a team is defending. The only time he came close was opening day vs Forest where he ultimately fluffed his pass to Edwards on the break while 2 v2.

He also operates in the same spaces as Pereira, as seen last night, so that could become an issue unless they can adapt their games when playing together (as I can't see Bilic going with Pereira over Krov - he was his flag ship signing).

It might be with a more balanced side he is exactly what we need, but it would be good if vs Luton he could show us his ability to create some solid chances, as so far he has summed up Bilic's early games at Albion. Lots of nice football, but lacking any killer edge.
I noticed he was trying to one-two his way through the Millwall defence (league game) which is very difficult if you are trying to work the ball through a compact 8 man defence.  But alot depends on his teammates though. if players are not on the same wavelength in making runs into space then his options are limited.

Maybe in games where defenders are compactly packed in like v Millwall,  the best option is combining effectively with players out wide. Krovinovic is good enough to set them up.  But again that needs wide players making the runs and getting accurate crosses in.

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #123 on: August 14, 2019, 07:42:20 PM »
Last night was the third time i've seen him play, so it is still very, very early days, but while I think he is a class above on the ball, very good operating in tight spaces and works hard to cover lots of ground, I am still waiting to see him actually do anything of note (I should add I wasn't at the Milwall league game, have seen him vs B'mouth and Forest priorto last night).

He picks the ball up from deep, runs with it, then lays it off to the player next to him, or plays one twos on the edge of the box. As of yet though, for our most advanced midfielder I can't think of a time he has found an opening for the striker or broken the line when a team is defending. The only time he came close was opening day vs Forest where he ultimately fluffed his pass to Edwards on the break while 2 v2.

He also operates in the same spaces as Pereira, as seen last night, so that could become an issue unless they can adapt their games when playing together (as I can't see Bilic going with Pereira over Krov - he was his flag ship signing).

It might be with a more balanced side he is exactly what we need, but it would be good if vs Luton he could show us his ability to create some solid chances, as so far he has summed up Bilic's early games at Albion. Lots of nice football, but lacking any killer edge.

Agree with much of this. He did however find the back of the net in the league game v Millwall. Sadly chalked off because Zohore from memory strayed offside

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Re: Filip Krovinovic Joins Albion on loan
« Reply #124 on: August 14, 2019, 08:15:59 PM »
It just begs the question of whether he might be more suited to the role Sawyers plays, with somebody with a bit more cutting edge playing further up the pitch.
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