(12) Ken Sema

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

  1. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina First Team

    Don’t disagree with you first paragraph and nothing against Ken, but we already have him for 2 more seasons after this. And if we don’t got up we are told there may be a fire sale of our saleable assets.

    People wouldn’t be smashing down the door to take him with a year left on his contract so why not re-evaluate in the summer of 2022? Why give such an average player a 5 year deal when we don’t even know how this year will play out?
  2. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

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  3. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    We only have 2 'Ken Sema in a top league' seasons to judge him on. 1 good, 1 not good. The one good was when he was afforded consecutive starts. The one not good was where he was limited to cameo appearances and the odd start, in his first season out of Sweden.

    If he were to have a decent-to-good season in the PL next year, he'd have 1 year on his deal, and we'd be in a tricky situation. That may not happen, but with him unlikely to be on huge wages, I think it's probably a small risk worth taking.
  4. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    He's created more chances to score (47) than anyone else in the side.
  5. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Because he's coming up 28 and has proven himself nothing more than a decent Championship player. We seem to have an obsession with offering out 5 year deals to anyone and everyone that wants an extension.

    By the end of his deal he's going to be almost 33. Wingers are not in their prime at 32/33. It's yet another ridiculously long contract that will take him into, most likely, well past his peak.
  6. põder

    põder First Year Pro

    Watch the (Russian) Estonian cloggers break his ankle now.
  7. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    Maybe he can just coast it and treat it as a warm-up/glorified training session? Maybe as it's a friendly they'll also make lots of early subs?
  8. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Well since Xisco has come in and started the 4-3-3 he's got 5 goals in 10 and is showing amazing consistency.Tbh we might still be in the Championship next season, if we are he's showing his worth.
    Premiership is different he had Gerri owning that position last time out and had come from a very inferior league.

    As for his age it doesn't really bother me, he's an athlete and a total professional and could be more than capable into his early 30's and considering he has the ability to play multiple positions makes him even a better option for the squad.
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  9. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    So... we needed to give him a huge, 5 year deal because?

    No matter what you think of him as a player it's a ridiculously, unnecessarily long deal at his age.
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  10. PotGuy

    PotGuy Forum Fetishist

    If we stop using him he will go to udinese

    No risk really
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  11. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

  12. wingco

    wingco First Year Pro

    HH had something similar. His wife was an absolute banger though so obviously didn't hinder him
  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

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  14. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    We should base the whole team around Ken when we get promoted. He is absolute class
  15. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Love the bloke but he looks like he needs dropping for a match or two.
  16. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    He's badly run out of steam this season. He's making bad decisions and doesn't look able to beat his man anymore. No harm in starting him on the bench vs the scummers and playing Gray, Success or Hungbo.
  17. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Yeah, he looks like he's needed a rest for a while now. Hopefully this 8 day break will do him good
  18. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    I'd prefer to see Zinckernagel there and have Cleverly back in midfield.
  19. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Terrible trolling.
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  20. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Reminds me a little of Ikechi Anya in our promotion season.

    Versatile player who is usually OK in a number of positions but never very good in any of them. Seems to have a great character and workrate/commitment.

    Also has the odd great game in him too.

    Should be a good back-up option next season but would like to hope we can strengthen in his position.
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  21. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    Sema at full fitness is a very good player to have. Even when he's clearly exhausted he still puts in a massive defensive shift if nothing else even on an off day. Fantastic attitude and player to have around whether starting or impact.

    I get the comparison to Anya but he's of a much higher quality than him as well.
  22. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    I get what people say on Ken but we need players like him. Adaptable and seems very happy to be here. No doubt he will be more of a squad player next season. Yes we need an upgrade on the left maybe Pedro or Cucho will push wider if we hopefully get in a goalscoring striker.
  23. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Yeah! I think we should keep him whether we go up or not as he would be a decent squad player in the PL and he is more than good enough for The championship, because he is a versatile utility player who can put in a decent shift in most positions.
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  24. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    I may be feeling a lot more positive now but Sema is still poo and nowhere near good enough to even be a squad option in the Premier League.

    He's like a crap Amrabat.
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  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    I think more than anything he's a good personality, which is important, we all know how damaging even just one bad apple can be. Will be lucky to be 2nd choice LW/LWB next season, but if need be could also step into the midfield
  26. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I think he is worth a squad place in the PL as he is so versatile and can slot into most positions as a backup.
  27. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Maybe he could be...


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  28. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Why not, he can score goals ;)
  29. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Naturally I was terrified that him not leaving it to Sarr was gonna cost us, but it was irrelevant in the end! Thought he's played well last two games, so much hard work he's got through!
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Hopefully we will swap him for some ace udinese player, if they have any.
  31. Only the ones we gave them.
  32. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I'm not sure about King Ken, but he should probably be retained for backup and bench.
  33. barely1egal

    barely1egal Reservist

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  34. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

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  35. “No problemo” is the Italian.

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