Welcome to the LTLF Forest Forum.
Page 2 of 26 FirstFirst 123412 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 632

Thread: Nikolas Ioannou

  1. #26

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    The obligatory caution about YouTube highlight videos has to exercised.
    Cypriot football is nowhere the level of Championship football.
    However, he started off at ManUre so should have some awareness of what footie is like in England.
    Absolutely, Think you have to watch the player in isolation, away from the standard. Look at touch, mobility, speed, control over the ball, movement... Rather than how easily he slices through the opposition from deep, scores from LB... etc

    He has also played in the Europe group stages so good experience there.


  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many

  3. #27
    Impressive member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Arkham Asylum
    Posts
    14,112

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Lenin likes this post.
    Neil?

    Sent from my SM-A920F using Tapatalk


    Last edited by Cortez the Killer; 15-08-20 at 14:36.

  4. #28
    Upper Decker
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    In acres of space
    Posts
    42,373

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    John?

    THE TRUTH IS THERE AND WITH IT I GO TO THE END OF THE WORLD .

  5. #29
    Viv Anderson
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    14,300

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Aaron?


  6. #30
    Shoot to Thrill
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    South London
    Posts
    6,788

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Bed?


  7. #31
    Wally Ardron
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    On the Brexit Border
    Posts
    1,677

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Bed?
    You have to be Northern Irish to know what “bed Lenin” is.


  8. #32
    First Team
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    8,123

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    I suppose this one's off now that you signed a player also playing both as LB and as CB.


  9. #33
    Viv Anderson
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    12,607

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I suppose this one's off now that you signed a player also playing both as LB and as CB.
    The report seemed to say that developments came in late on Friday. So it doesn't look like it.

    Basically Blackett and Ioannou replace Robinson/Chema ?


  10. #34

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    I suppose this one's off now that you signed a player also playing both as LB and as CB.
    Nick'm'on'a Loan-now perhaps?


  11. #35

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy View Post
    The report seemed to say that developments came in late on Friday. So it doesn't look like it.

    Basically Blackett and Ioannou replace Robinson/Chema ?
    My thoughts are 1 of 3.

    - Yuri is going and we'll have Blackett and Ioannou for it

    - One is seen as a CB for us and the other LB to compete with Yuri

    - We want to have 3-5-2 as an option for us


  12. #36
    Nigel Clough
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    6,212

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    My thoughts are 1 of 3.

    - Yuri is going and we'll have Blackett and Ioannou for it

    - One is seen as a CB for us and the other LB to compete with Yuri

    - We want to have 3-5-2 as an option for us
    I doubt either Blackett or Ioannou as seen as replacements for Ribeiro; the former is more of a centre back than a left back and the latter would probably take a while to adjust to this league (given the gulf in quality between the Championship and the league he currently plays in).


  13. #37
    Nigel Clough
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,237

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    I doubt either Blackett or Ioannou as seen as replacements for Ribeiro; the former is more of a centre back than a left back and the latter would probably take a while to adjust to this league (given the gulf in quality between the Championship and the league he currently plays in).
    I wouldn’t be so sure about Ioannou needing time to adapt. The top Cypriot teams didn’t really disgrace themselves in the Champions League last few years and he’s used to English football having grown up here


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  14. #38

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    I doubt either Blackett or Ioannou as seen as replacements for Ribeiro; the former is more of a centre back than a left back and the latter would probably take a while to adjust to this league (given the gulf in quality between the Championship and the league he currently plays in).
    You maybe right. Although didn't Blackett play LB mostly for Reading last season? Yuri had to pretty much slot right in too, as Robinson was pony prior to his departure.

    I hope he isn't going. It's just one idea based off the notion mentioned somewhere that Mendes was removing his clients from here and Oly.


  15. #39

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRed85 View Post
    I wouldn’t be so sure about Ioannou needing time to adapt. The top Cypriot teams didn’t really disgrace themselves in the Champions League last few years and he’s used to English football having grown up here


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    He is half-English, so I don't think it would be a culture shock for him, taking his Man Utd education into consideration.


  16. #40
    Nigel Clough
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    6,212

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Playing for Man United's youth team and the odd European game once in a blue moon is a world away from playing regular first team football at a decent level.

    He might end up being a great player for us for all I know, but I think it's very optimistic to think he'd come here and slot in as Yuri's replacement straight away.


  17. #41

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Playing for Man United's youth team and the odd European game once in a blue moon is a world away from playing regular first team football at a decent level.

    He might end up being a great player for us for all I know, but I think it's very optimistic to think he'd come here and slot in as Yuri's replacement straight away.
    I'm not suggesting for a second he'd come here and be at Yuri's standard. But players do get signed and chucked straight in, regardless of where they've come from.

    He may even be seen as a CB here if he comes.

    Just speculating mate


  18. #42
    Best served cold
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Cliftonia
    Posts
    25,423

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by BryanRoy View Post
    This looks to be happening : https://themasports.tothemaonline.co...-toy-marinaki/

    Nottingham is approaching N. Ioannou




    “Extreme defender.”

    "I've been blessed with many things in this life: an arm like a damn rocket, a c**k like a burmese python, and the mind of a f**king scientist" - Kenny Powers

  19. #43
    Nigel Clough
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    6,212

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    I'm not suggesting for a second he'd come here and be at Yuri's standard. But players do get signed and chucked straight in, regardless of where they've come from.

    He may even be seen as a CB here if he comes.

    Just speculating mate
    He sounds like an interesting player and I hope we sign him (our record at signing defensive players from abroad is solid after all), neither he or Blackett strike me as starters for the coming season though.


  20. #44

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    He sounds like an interesting player and I hope we sign him (our record at signing defensive players from abroad is solid after all), neither he or Blackett strike me as starters for the coming season though.
    I have no idea what our focus is, whether it's wanting cover at LB and a left-footed CB, or if we do want to go 3-5-2 at times, or maybe even someone would be leaving. But I like the notion we might sign players now, who can grow into the side and be afforded time to dip in when we need them and be ready to go should someone leave.

    Sadly Chema wanted to go home, because I think he's someone who, if an injury struck Toby, would have slotted in alongside Worrall, and probably not have given his spot up.

    Hopefully that's something that can happen with these lads.


  21. #45
    Viv Anderson
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12,099

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Sinister View Post
    The obligatory caution about YouTube highlight videos has to exercised.
    Cypriot football is nowhere the level of Championship football.
    However, he started off at ManUre so should have some awareness of what footie is like in England.
    Apoel regularly qualify for the CL group stages & reached the Qtr final a few years ago


  22. #46
    Nigel Clough
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    6,237

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Yuri had only played 25 games in the Portuguese top flight before he came here, with a further 47 for Benfica B in the second tier, and he was pitched in pretty early here


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


  23. #47
    Viv Anderson
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    12,607

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    https://www.kerkida.net/eidiseis/a-k...-na-ypograpsei

    Since when is Dawson retiring ? A bit odd.



    Typical is the reference to a Twitter account with news for Nottingham Forest where it is noted that the Cypriot international will be a very good stopper of the team and now 36-year-old Michael Dawson will retire, a player with a full career and a long career especially at Tottenham.

    However, there are many who insist that the deal will be made and in fact very soon NIK will sign for the English team.





  24. #48

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Is that meant to be his signature? Looks a bit superimposed on the first one. Although who'd go to those lengths...

    Wonder if that's just wrong information on Dawson? Unless they know something we don't and he's decided he doesn't want to go through pre-season... etc and have a season of mostly being on the bench? Could do some coaching instead and his SSN stuff?


  25. #49
    Viv Anderson
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    12,607

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Stone's Mullet View Post
    Is that meant to be his signature? Looks a bit superimposed on the first one. Although who'd go to those lengths...

    Wonder if that's just wrong information on Dawson? Unless they know something we don't and he's decided he doesn't want to go through pre-season... etc and have a season of mostly being on the bench? Could do some coaching instead and his SSN stuff?
    I was hoping one of you lads would give a clearer picture on that signature. Why include it if it isn't ?

    Just would seem so strange to sign the deal and then retire. Might as well stick around as 5th choice and mainly coach. This is the part that makes me doubt this.


  26. #50
    First Team
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    7,661

    Default Re: Nikolas Ioannou

    i imagine dawson could take a more backroom role this seasson ,learning from, sabri.


 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •