(12) Ken Sema

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by ek uncle, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. ek uncle

    ek uncle Academy Graduate

    Ken is in the team playing for Sweden in their next matches which are in a friendly against Austria and against Turkey in the Nations League. The Swedish coach says he picked Sema because he has a powerful style of playing.
  2. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

  3. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    He is what he is. A budget Pozzo punt from a backwater league. Has absolutely no business near the first team.
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  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I like him. Ok, he probably should not be a regular first teamer, but he certainly has something to offer the team from the bench.

    Big, strong, great team ethic, and has a little bit of skill. He needs to adjust to the pace of the Premier League, and this is why he looks a little out of place, but for £1m, he's a fantastic signing. A useful squad player for virtually nothing.

    It annoys me a little when people moan about bargain signings as if they are crap. I believe our threshold is around the £20m mark, so you can see it's a tough market to work in if that's your limit.
  6. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    I'm all for a bargain signing. However, in this case my view is Sema is pretty awful. Just a personal opinion. I guess you have to have a scatter gun approach with these type of signings, but I've no idea why he is near the first team. He's dreadful.
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  7. Should be at Leeds or Forest or somewhere towards to top of the championship, but no where near our first 11.
  8. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    I rather like Ken. He's certainly better than someone like Amrabat for example. He's big and strong, has pace, has a decent cross on him and also some decent tricks.

    I particularly enjoyed him leaving Marcus Alonso for dead yesterday.

    I'd agree that I wouldn't see him as a regular first team starter, but I reckon he has more than enough about him to be a competent and useful squad member.
  9. Vicarage Road

    Vicarage Road Reservist

    Agree he’s better than Amrabat. Don’t agree he has a decent cross on him
  10. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    The verdict is in from this pundit: he's dog droppings.
  11. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    RC,can you name a starting 11 of players you DO rate?
    Apart from Marco G that is!
  12. Like when?
  13. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever WFC Forums Last Man Standing Winner 2018/2019

    I'm pretty sure that statement is more a reflection of you?
  14. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Ugh. Rising inflection. How loathsome.

    You're either Australian, a teenage girl from Southern California or just a thick cun t.

    Which is it?
  15. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Not sure how you came to that conclusion...assume you got hammered again and it was the voices in your head.
  16. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    Plenty to take your pick from, but how about v Everton away in the first half?

    The one where he turns 14-cap Brazil international Bernard inside out and leaves him for dead, before sending over a peach of a cross for Pererya, which the latter unfortunately glanced wide.

    I do think it's pretty unfair to describe him as rubbish. He hasn't played that many games and he's shown some real quality at times, for me at least.
  17. One example in 3 games says it all.

    No he’s not rubbish, and maybe if he were on the left wing he might deliver more crosses, but top half of the prem, where the club has said it wants to be, requires players with more talent.

    I just don’t see anything in him remotely special.
  18. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Where is this pace some people are seeing? I wouldn't say he's particularly fast at all.
  19. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    That one time, at band camp.
  20. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I don't think he has been much good but when he does do something really good, like turn Spanish International and Chelsea full-back inside out the other night the attackers are not moving for him. See 11 mins 5 secs into the highlights from the Chelsea game.


    There he is belting into the box and Deeney wanders forward a bit then stands still with two centre backs next to him. The cross would have had to be absolutely inch perfect and then Deeney would have been beaten in the air anyway. Pererya and Dele aren't moving for him either. Chance gone.

    Amrabat suffered in the same way, the lack of movement in the box has been, and is still pathetic.

    The same happens at corners when Holebas mishits 80% of his corners into the near post, and our players are all go further back waiting for the pin point perfect delivery.

    The one time Deeney went to the near post against Chelsea, he gets a great chance. It is particularly annoying as he has not been lazy this season, he chases and harries pretty effectively and puts a full shift in, but he just hasn't got the ability intelligence or instinct in the box.

    In my view, wider players look better when the forwards actually help them by providing a viable target for crosses.
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  21. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    On his way to Udinese on a season loan.

    I like Sema…...crap player, but top bloke.
  22. AndrewH63

    AndrewH63 Reservist

    Never met him, so can't comment on his personality. Not the best, but he scored more goals than Amrabat and i think had more assists. Maybe even our poor buys are getting better
  23. carboy98

    carboy98 Reservist

    I'm sure he'll go on and have a decent career somewhere... just didn't seem up to it in the Prem. Gave it a good go though.
  24. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

  25. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Scored more goals on his own last season than we have this season. A huge loss.
  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It be like the Apprentice House at Udi this week.

    After the meeting in Lord Pozzo's boardroom, flanked by Dux & Emma.

    Who's coming back? Big Stef? Gotta be Big Stef?


    Normal sized Ken!
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  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Udinese is truly the terd that wont flush.

    You can imagine the scene in the boardroom.

    2017: "Behrami's leg's just fallen off? To udinese with him! Ciao stronzos!"

    2018: "Merda! they stayed up?? Right, Okaka has piled on 5 stone and his lungs explode on 35 minutes...surely that will see them down"

    2019: "Figlio di puttana! those ****s stayed up again!! There's only one thing for it, fire up the Calamity Ken signal..."
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  28. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Graham Potter seems to get the best out of him or maybe it was just the standard Ken was playing at..?
  29. wfc_TR

    wfc_TR Academy Graduate

    success worse?
  30. Yes but he's a striker. It's ok to continue to carry carp strikers and defenders.
  31. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Alas poor Cuddly!
  32. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Ken Sema, Sema
    Whatever will be, will be
    He's going to Italy
    Ken Sema, Sema.
  33. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Would probably be extremely productive in the championship and a player that would stick around so not a bad fellow to keep in the back pocket!
  34. The Recluse

    The Recluse Reservist

    Last edited: Aug 22, 2019
  35. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Does this suggest a narrow 4-4-2 is here to stay if as soon as one wide player comes in, the only one we already had is allowed to leave?

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