(39) Edo Kayembe

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

  1. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    Think someone slipped a shot of Vodka in his water - there was a 5 minute spell where he thought he was Ronaldinho and it was great to watch. Looked a bit hungover second half.
     
  2. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    A Doucoure-esque performance from him tonight.

    Needs to be part of a 3 man midfield rathe than 2
     
  3. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Had a good game tonight, he showed some excellent skills IMO.
     
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  4. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    For someone like me who thinks he’s absolutely gash, he was superb tonight.
     
  5. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I did say I thought many had written him off too early, but I’ve said that about other players too who I wrote off too late.
     
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  6. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    It was mental. When he pulled off that slick little nutmeg in the centre circle, I think I laughed like a little girl for about 3 minutes. It was glorious, even if he passed it straight to their central defender after. I’ve never seen a player become so randomly inspired and up their game so many levels, with no rhyme or reason.
     
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  7. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    Even saw a right foot through ball second half
     
  8. Mogi Bayat does it again.
     
  9. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    He’s had his Kucka vs Villa first game of the season game.
     
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  10. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    For about 20 epic first half minutes, yeah. Back to being a dud either side of that though and frankly didn't show up at all in the second half.
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Kayembe did some good skill but is so one footed and physically a bit light weight at times .
     
  12. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    Apart from setting up the winner of course
     
  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That's a stretch!

    You're talking about a long and unchallenged ball forward, two passes and half the pitch removed from the goal itself, which if it came to almost anyone other than Pedro was pretty much unplayable and would have resulted in safe Boro possession. Not many members of our squad can control a ball on their chest in the air while on the turn. Lucky Joao can.
     
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  14. fuzzy73

    fuzzy73 Reservist

    In that respect, he also set up the equaliser
     
  15. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    You're right, on closer inspection his 60 yard inch perfect pick out of Joao's run that left their centre half scrambling had absolutely nothing to do with the goal itself
     
  16. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    While it was an outstanding take from JP, it was still a very very good pass. Even if JP didn't back himself to bring it down first time, it was probably good enough to run onto.
     
  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Wasn’t ‘inch perfect’ really. Good ball nonetheless.
     
  18. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    I'm happy to concede I was harsh on him and he did in fact turn up for approximately 4 seconds in the second half by showing some good vision to set us off on the move that lead to the winner. Top work Edo!
     
  19. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    To buy a player good with two good feet costs at least £10m. We have cut our cloth..
     
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  20. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    I'm not going to pretend Kayembe is going to be a top class player, but I think used correctly he will be an excellent player for us.

    I don't think he's a natural holding midfielder, and I think he's had to hold back a lot of facets of his game to do a job for the side.

    He wasn't perfect last night, but those deft touches and his pirouette weren't some total fluke. He played his best football in Belgium as an advanced midfielder, and I reckon with Louza returning next month he'll have license to get forward like that more
     
  21. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    He's been used as a defensive shield for much of his time here and he's been...OK, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but his best moments last night were when he was trying to drive forward a la Doucoure (who, lest we forget was a great box to box midfielder, but not good as a #10 for us in the relegation season!)
     
  22. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Maybe that disallowed goal against QPR has given him some confidence he previously lacked. He looked like an asset last night.
     
  23. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Looks a snip at £3m. Well done Mogi
     
  24. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    If you just made a highlights video of all the good things he does he look unbelievable. Wins the ball well, can anticipate interceptions quite effectively and when he's feeling confident can glide past people and look pretty classy.

    Unfortunately he still makes several basic errors per game but he's one of the more enjoyable things of this season so far for me.
     
  25. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Squad Player

    He wasn't good yesterday but really good midweek. Inconsistent is a fair assessment of him atm.
     
  26. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    I ******* hate watching him play. Every game it's the same 'he's going to play the simple ball into space, oh no he's checked back, he'll knock it into someone else now, nope he's turned again, now he's running around the ball to get it on his left foot, oh great he's passed it back to the centre back again'.

    Although having said that, at least we keep the ball that way. Today we had a rare break on with Asprilla demanding the ball in space on the left ahead of Kayembe who ignored him for ages then blasted it straight to their keeper from inside his own half. Happy days.
     
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  27. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    It's almost hard to believe how shyt he is at this level - obviously he was shyt a level above, but to seemingly be no better whatsoever playing against teams recently in League One with an annual budget of £50 and a Nandos black card is quite the feat. And, of course, as ever, we bought him halfway through a historically disastrous season in the Premier League, with the supposed aim of helping us survive.

    Words like 'risible', 'comedic', and 'laughable' just don't do the situation anywhere near justice at this point.
     
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  28. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Hold on. I’ve been clearly told Kayembe is a “beast” at this level and not a transfer purely to lubricate Bayat?

    Where are these cowards now?
     
  29. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    I genuinely think we’ll look back on that mad 10 minute spell a few games ago when he suddenly became prime Moussa Dembele, wriggling through challenges and striding into space that simply didn’t exist before he was able to bamboozle the opposition with a nifty turn and nutmeg, as probably the most bizarre thing that happened in this car crash of a season.

    Which is saying something.

    He’s absolute shyte.
     
  30. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    It was Boro, the one league game I've been to this season.

    Makes you think...

    [​IMG]
     
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  31. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    Brain moves far, far too slow. Unbelievable someone thought he was what was needed in a dogfight.

    It’s even more baffling because it hurts Gino’s pockets not recruiting properly?? Weird!
     
  32. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's abundantly clear he's just being used incorrectly. Namely, by coaches who keep putting him in the team.
     
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  33. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    He should be fifth or sixth choice. Hopefully with Louza and TDB now fit he'll be seeing a lot more of the bench.
     
  34. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Certainly if the others can use 2 feet ..
     
  35. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    More of the same please Edo
     

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