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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Yea Why Not on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 pm

Don't think I've ever posted on this thread but are people honestly touting that as a good performance from Kouyate?! I thought he was bang average myself and think he is probably the player in that team who'd be most easily upgraded in the transfer market. We seem to have legs now and need someone to play a bit in midfield
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby kevino on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:28 pm

I can't say I was overly impressed with him today. Looked very one paced and often reluctant to put in any sort of tackle. That said, he played an excellent early ball out of defence to set up a quick break for the 3rd (or was it 4th?) goal.

He can however perform like that every week if we win in that manner though!.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Times reckons Kouyate was "the heart of the visitors’ midfield domination" today. Seems... a touch generous, I'd say, though that was the best he's played in a while.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby happydaystoytown on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:37 pm

Better today but still less than impressed with him.

Wasteful in possession, terrible positional play, tracks runners when he fancies it.

My heart sinks when we're in a promising position and he gets on the ball.

We seriously need to upgrade him.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Diogenes on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:55 pm

I thought he played much better today and gave a bit more effort. Needs to still improve on this but if does then we all benefit because Kouyate on form is an assett.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby norse on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:56 pm

He was better, but that's not saying much.
Still think Rice should start ahead of him regardless of his age.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Adam 'The Smudge' on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:56 pm

That ****ing bandage pisses me off.
Keith Lemon syndrome.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Lincolnhammer92 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 pm

He still has absolutely no footballing ability whatsoever, regardless of how much he runs or puts himself about. I suppose its no bad thing being the worst player in a 4-1 away win, but there we go.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby johnnyb on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:30 pm

Adam 'The Smudge' wrote:That ****ing bandage pisses me off.
Keith Lemon syndrome.


Agree. Not our player but I also hate Cech's headgear. Makes him look a right tosser.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby HammerMan2004 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 pm

Adam 'The Smudge' wrote:That ****ing bandage pisses me off.
Keith Lemon syndrome.


I thought he had the surgery in the summer to fix whatever was wrong with his wrist. Wonder if he’s just wearing it for no reason now.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:50 pm

johnnyb wrote:Agree. Not our player but I also hate Cech's headgear. Makes him look a right tosser.


Bit harsh, given that he nearly died from a skull fracture playing for the rents.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Bamber Gascoigne on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:00 am

DasNutNock wrote:Times reckons Kouyate was "the heart of the visitors’ midfield domination" today..


I didn't know David Blunkett was doing football reports for the papers? :o
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby kayahammer on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:37 am

His work rate improved a lot today. Must have seen the gifs of him mincing about in other games
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby ironilunga on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:14 am

Bamber Gascoigne wrote:I didn't know David Blunkett was doing football reports for the papers?


Abley assisted by his newshounds
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby ShanghaiHammer on Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 am

When we went 2-1 up and they gave up, he looked very good as athleticism counted.

Before that, he was making bad decisions every time he got the ball.

He's a great squad / rotation / sub player to have but we need a better first option if we want to win more games.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Korea Hammer on Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:16 pm

Due to have an operation after the window, according to Mega Ron, which could explain some of the performances lately.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby MB on Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:50 pm

Moyes slowly turning him into our Fellani? Not much can be done about his all round game, but made some key contributions yesterday. Then you watch him two minutes later and cannot believe he is a professional footballer!
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby hammer1975 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:57 pm

I posted in the summer (and still hold the same view) that we potentially see the ‘world cup reverse effect’ with Kouyate.

Many players are looking to play well to retain their international team position - or perhaps force their way in. This isn’t the case with Kouyate. He’s absolutely hero worshipped in Senegal and an absolute shoe-in as starter and captain. It will be the absolute pinnacle of his career by a long way, and Senegal will go football crazy this summer - especially as they consider this to be something of a ‘golden’ generation.

I very much doubt he would want to get injured to miss any of it. I don’t think he’s the type to let it consciously affect his game but you do have to wander if it’s at the back of his mind somewhere.

I also agree with others in previous posts that his best position is that of CB but Senegal are well stocked there.
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby westlondonhammer on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:58 pm

MB wrote:Moyes slowly turning him into our Fellani? Not much can be done about his all round game, but made some key contributions yesterday. Then you watch him two minutes later and cannot believe he is a professional footballer!


Completely agree...
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Re: Kouyate Thread

Postby Bernie_Lama on Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:02 pm

he was better. popped up in the right places at times but he still can't pass a football, and shouldn't be starting if we get another midfielder.
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