Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Eric Joseph Lichaj - Profile

Eric Joseph Lichaj - Profile

Nottingham Forest have today announced their first new summer signing in Eric Lichaj, signing a 2 year deal. We would like to welcome him to the club & here we take a look at his career to date and what to expect from him.

Lichaj started his professional career in his native Illinois with Chicago Fire making 4 appearances before moving to the UK with Aston Villa in 2008. The versatile defender has won plaudits from the fans of not only Aston Villa where he made over 40 appearances (including 23 in all competitions last season) but also on loan at Lincoln, Leyton Orient & Leeds where he`s made a further 31 appearances.

He has made appearances for the U.S.A National team while also representing his Country at under 17 and under 20 level. Fortunately he holds a Polish passport meaning a work permit wont be necessary.

Lichaj is a right footed full back, more confident on the right hand side of defence & has been referred to as an all action player who possesses a great long throw though but can occasionally be caught out of position, a trait that Billy Davies will no doubt help him eradicate from his game.

Though his defensive game is much stronger than his attacking traits, this is exactly the kind of signing Forest are needing. Young, strong & talented with top flight experience and a very bright future ahead of him.

All indications show Lichaj is a likable young man, a full blooded heart on your sleeve player and while his goals will be a rarity, his goal celebrations will be worth keeping an eye on.

Welcome to Nottingham Forest Eric, we looking forward to seeing your career develop here.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Galaxy42
Date:Wednesday June 19 2013
Time: 11:07AM

Comments

0
You have a decent player there, never let Villa down when he got a game. Good full back.
The Fear
19/06/2013 11:14:00
0
Bloody hell Galaxy! That was quick work fella.
Kev Finnegan
19/06/2013 11:16:00
0
Good player. Didn't often play on the right for us where he should have been but always worked hard and looked a decent player. He was unlucky lambert uncovered Lowton the boy wonder otherwise I think we wouldn't have let him go.
plastic villan
19/06/2013 11:35:00
0
Best of luck Eric from another Villa fan. Sorry to see you go, but at your age you need to be playing regularly. Given a run in the Forest team he will become a top player.
Nat999
19/06/2013 16:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Staged or Real?

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Vital View - Championship, 1st-3rd December 2016

Another Newcastle defeat opened the Brighton but Albion could only draw so closed to within a point of the leaders. Cardiff, Wigan and rock bottom Rotherham make up the bottom three.

Montanier On Patience After Newcastle

Head coach Philippe Montanier has praised the Nottingham Forest players for their patience in Friday evening's victory over Newcastle United.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stojkovic5%
Mills1%
Perquis2%
Mancienne2%
Cash1%
Lansbury26%
Kasami12%
Lam2%
Lichaj22%
Osborn4%
Bendtner5%
Sub - Assombalonga2%
Sub - Carayol1%
Sub - Vellios15%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.da fuq64
2.Sniffer Dog64
3.Apollyon44
4.radfordinlondon36
5.Jimmy Gordon35
6.orbitalforest33
7.Our Kids Dad28
8.ZedRed27
9.mao tse tung25
10.LyttleByLyttle24
The Vital Football Members League