Gabriel ("Gaga") Slonina at KAS Eupen (olf Chelsea)

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes

    When VAR isn’t used the game does not stop.

    What’s your point?
     
  2. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eupen loses 3-1. This match was a must win to finish first in the Relegation group. They still have a chance to avoid the bottom two, but the window is very small now.
     
  3. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eupen loses one of their key defenders as Jason Davidson out for the rest of the season. The slim hopes for Eupen just became harder, as their defense was already porous.
     
  4. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slonina has a strong match, but his team loses 1-0 to Charleroi. That combined with Molenbeek's win over Kortrijk mean that Eupen is almost assuredly relegated. They would need to take the final 9 points from the three matches, and still hope that things went their way to avoid relegation.
     
  5. LouisianaViking07/09

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  6. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    Strausburg hopefully.
     
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  7. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If by Strausburg you mean Strasbourg, that would make me happy.
     
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  8. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think that any chance that he were to stay in Belgium is gone with Eupen's relegation. He has seen tons of shots this season, so if that was the goal, it was accomplished. The next stage for his development would to see if he can take a team in the lower tier, who actually is decent, and push them into the upper tier of the league.

    Teams in that category:
    Las Palmas
    Rayo Vallecano
    Celta Vigo
    Marsailles
    Lecce
    Vernoa
    Bremen
    Wolfsburg
    Union Berlin
    Strasburg
    Nantes

    These are just examples. The key is that a top team is normally not going to take a loaned keeper.
     
  9. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
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    Manchester United FC
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    United States
    Well this why I think Strasbourg as they are also owned by Chelsea.
     
  10. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Started today. They are down 0-2 in the 2nd half. Eupen will be officially relegated after the Kortrijk-Molenbeek match later this weekend.
     
  11. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Molenbeek hosts Charleroi today. If the home team wins, Gaga is officially relegated.
     
  12. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is still a chance as Molenbeek loses.
     
  13. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    They MUST beat Kortrijk away tomorrow.
     
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  14. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Something that might really hurt Molenbeek in the last few matches, their captain was hit in the face and was on the field for 10 min. There is a fear that he might have bleeding on the brain.
     
  15. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Eupen goes down a player in 29th. Two yellow cards in 2 min.
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Down 1-0 with 10 to play. Eupen are goners, and Slonina is relegated.
     
  17. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FT 1-0. Eupen drops to Challenge League. They only scored 27 goals all season.
     
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  18. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Saw the goal - great header from a free kick, zero chance for Slonina.

    Three saves, two of them diving, 1.76 xGOT against. Seems like a decent match personally.

    Decent chance they give another keeper the last match, and that he's done until the Olympic prep. Pretty unlikely he'll play for Eupen next year.
     
  19. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    He's going back to Chelsea where I'd be surprised anyone remembers him.
     
  20. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Slonina plays the entire match in a 2-0 win. This was a strong match for Slonina and with the win, they relegate Molenbeek along with them.

    At this point, I think Slonina earned lots of playing time and that should benefit him in the long run. He had 7 saves.
     
  21. McKenniesWeah

    McKenniesWeah Member

    New England
    United States
    Feb 12, 2024
    My hope is he returns to Belgium with a mid table side or makes his way to the Eredivisie. He didn’t dominate at Eupen, but shows to be capable of taking another step up.
     
  22. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Wussconsin
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    IDK if his performance earned an opportunity at Belgium's top level. He was among the weakest keepers. They could project improvement, but his rep is he & the team were relegation-level.

    Maybe Westerlo would give him a shot because their keeper was around as poor as him, and almost twice his age. They've also had a good experience w/ Americans.

    I've heard suggestion USS should showcase him between their two major comps this summer. But if you're trying to win, he doesn't deserve to play in either. Maybe as backup & #3.

    As is, maybe his destination is a random Austrian Bundesliga club or to have him back up a tenuous starter in the Championship, and just hope for his shot.
     
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  23. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am not denying that he had a tough year, but the owners of the club prior to the season made a decision to not invest in a club that lost on the last day of the season last year by 6 goals and only avoided relegation due to another team losing as well. So the team was not strong and no investment was made. I am not sure where he will end up, Westerlo could be an interesting location, but I still think that in about 4 years time, he will be a solid keeper. We still need to remember that he is only 19 years old.
     
  24. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen


    I'd love this he could convince enough to get the No.1 job there.
     
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