(39) Edo Kayembe

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by simpleMASH, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    He won their player of the season in his one full season down there didn’t he?
     
  2. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Seem to recall he won the prestigious Kent branch of the Stoke Supporters Trust PotS or something random like that lol
     
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  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    An early assist for him on International duty .
     
  5. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    BUMP
     
  6. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Anyone got an assessment of this chap last night? Seen some say he was decent, some say he was crap. Saw he had the most tackles for us, also most passes (assume mostly backwards?) and 90% success rate?
     
  7. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    His work rate was decent, but he's not that good to be fair. Back up at best, even in the Championship. Shouldn't be anywhere near a Premier League squad.
     
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  8. Bubble

    Bubble Wise Oracle

    Well out of his depth at this level, will probably be ok next season but not in a forward passing/progressive team.

    Started well first few games, regressed massively since. Confidence probably as there's a player in there somewhere.
     
  9. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Seemed to give the ball away any time Everton pressed him. Not convinced he’s any good, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he’s just not a 6.
     
  10. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Another totally pointless buy. Would’ve been better to have not spent the money and just had nobody in his place.
     
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  11. jackwfc

    jackwfc Academy Graduate

    Or just spent the £1.5m we spent on him on Etebo’s £2m buy out fee. Seems a more reasonable use of the money even in the short time we’ve seen him.
     
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  12. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Utter garbage buy. Hate to say I told you so on this one...
     
  13. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Bayat is priority. All other considerations rescinded.
     
  14. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Didn't even seem to be playing week in / out for Eupen.

    Nothing more than a way to move money around, though he did get himself a spectacular 4.5 year contract out of it.

    Expect him to head off on a series of loans, winding up with a final season at CSKA Sofia.
     
  15. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford Reservist

    Hang on, before anyone else says it. Imagine all the loan fees.
     
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  16. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Can't really work out what type of player he's supposed to be. Did mop up quite a few loose balls but has a horrible habit of dallying on the ball just in front of the back four and getting it pinched by an attacker. Seemed more attacking from the highlights when he signed so maybe we've just done a classic Watfordy thing and signed him only to play him out of position and he should be further up the pitch.

    Not overly impressed so far but given he cost us actual money and isn't in his mid 30s guess he'll be in the squad next season.
     
  17. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    What you call his dallying, I call trying to figure out how to contort his body in order to get it on his left foot, whatever the cost.

    He’ll need a hip replacement before his contract is up. RSI is going to wreck his joints.
     
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  18. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I really think he will be a pleasant surprise this season.

    He isn’t an eye-catcher. He’s not an 8 or 9 out of 10 kind of player.

    But he’s tidy. Efficient. Does what he’s there to do.

    I think he will have a big part to play this season.
     
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  19. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Had his moments mopping up, and even played a really nice pass to put Sarr through, and it wasn't his fault that he was overmatched in the midfield with only Tom Cleverley next to him, but my God, he is one-footed isn't he?
     
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  20. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Looking OK at DMF, but needs a better partner than Cleverly to help him out. Get well soon Louza!!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2022
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  21. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Ideally 2 better partners than Cleverley!
     
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  22. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    He’s rubbish, bought to help us stay in the PL and he’s not even good enough for the championship. Classic Transfermarket wizardry from Gino.
     
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  23. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    He should partner Cleverley on the bench
     
  24. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Slows everything down so much because he turns like an oil tanker.
     
  25. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Real inability to open his body up and look the way he isn't facing. Obviously a big problem for a midfielder...
     
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  26. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Because he is so one fitted so has to wait and put everything onto his left foot ?
     
  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I thought he'd be ok at this level but I was gravely mistaken. His limitations are not of the sort that can be improved with good coaching (not that we have any good coaches).

    Absolute dog droppings.
     
  28. Hulk Hoban

    Hulk Hoban Academy Graduate

    I think he'd be alright in a midfield 3 where his limitations are less exposed. Being stuck with Cleverley in a 2 with non existent support is gonna make a lot of players look awful.
     
  29. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Looking okay as a defensive midfielder despite him not playing at all as a defensive midfielder?
     
  30. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Said similar after the Sheff Utd game, by far his biggest weakness. If he was more agile I think he'd be much much better, sadly that's not something that he's likely to gain as time goes on.
     
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  31. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Kayembe is our version of Derek Zoolander thumb_i-cant-turn-left-memegenerator-net-i-cant-turn-left-49479643.png
     
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  32. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    We have far too many players that would have 10-12 for every attribute in FM.
     
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  33. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Unfortunately Kayembe would be about 6 for weaker foot
     
  34. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Think it's unlikely he'll ever thrive at the top level due to his one-footedness, but honestly think he's excelling in the Championship.

    Long passing is hit and miss but he's a decent ball winner, and starting to show signs of a Doucoure-like ability to drive forward with the ball.
     
  35. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Some great at skill at times in the first half.
     

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