[REPORTED] Samuel Kalu

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by hornetboy1, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Wallosh10

    Wallosh10 Academy Graduate

    I will be happy to keep Sema here till the end of the season if it means we get a good defensive midfielder.

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  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    I’d rather lose Sema even if we don’t get one.
     
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  3. Wallosh10

    Wallosh10 Academy Graduate

    Talented but too young. Can't improve our team right now.

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  4. So why so few first team games for Bordeaux this season per earlier posts ? Was he injured ? Incorrect appearance stats quoted ?
     
  5. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    That’s what Koln fans said about Dennis
     
  6. Wallosh10

    Wallosh10 Academy Graduate

    I watched him more when he pleyed in the Belgian league and the Europa league, and he looks a very good player. At Bordeaux, the manager might not really likes him coupled with the fact he collapsed recently. But the few times I have seen him play for Bordeaux, he still looks very good. And I believe if he comes here, Ranieri will get the best out of him. And besides, if King ever gets injured and we have to play Dennis as a striker. We will still have a good option on the wings with Cucho and Pedro.
    If this will be our last signing in this transfer window, it wont be the best move for us except Kayembe is actually a good defensive midfielder.

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  7. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Prepare for the barrage.
     
  8. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    I think he means 'except if Kayembe is actually a good defensive midfielder', as in if he turns out to magically be one, because Kayembe himself has just listed the positions he can play in an interview with the club and even he didn't include 'defensive midfielder'.
     
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  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    It’s surely not meant how it was written and was meant in a different manner?!
     
  10. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Yep. Another one with the exact same profile of the ones we already have. Just probably not even as average as they are.
     
  11. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    Didn’t he say he can play as a 6?
     
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  12. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Yeah fairplay, my brain was not computing/translating that - he did say it nestled in amongst being a box-to-box and in a 'more offensive position', though, so it's pretty business as usual there.
     
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  13. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I do agree with your overall point though that he’s not quite the right profile for what we need.
     
  14. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    I wasn't even saying it as a particular complaint in this instance (though, obviously, it's a legitimate complaint), just as what seemed like further evidence that the poster we were conjecturing about had missed out a word, rather than strongly come out against all received wisdom to date out of nowhere and confidently stated Kayembe is, in fact, a great defensive mid!
     
  15. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Still not what we need. Capoue was not a 6.

    If we are going by numbers, we need a No.4 - an out and out DM.
     
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  16. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I believe on the continent they call a DM a 6. So that is what he’s saying, I’d imagine.
     
  17. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Why is it not called a Central Defensive Midfielder considering numbers 1-11 are very rarely if ever used in a match these days?
     
  18. HeiaWatford

    HeiaWatford First Year Pro

    Well said. Numbers of position are almost irrelevant these days.
     
  19. LouOrns

    LouOrns Academy Graduate

    Because there’s no such thing as a central defensive midfielder. Managers/head coaches refer to players as a number regarding their position
     
  20. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Is 6 not far more traditionally a centre backs number anyway? Most first choice centre backs will be 5 and 6.
     
  21. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I don't see the point in using numbers to define a role when you can just use the actual role. It's more specific and completely removes any confusion.
     
  22. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    As the old song goes:

    'I would do anything for love, but I won't play as a central defensive midfielder.'
     
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  23. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    Doesn’t change the fact that isn’t what he is or has ever been.

    Chris Wood could say ‘I know people think I’m a big No.9 but I actually like drifting out to the right-wing and do a really solid job there. Toon fans can look forward to just how fluid a player I am…’

    Doesn’t make it any less b0llocks.
     
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  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Ok, a defensive midfielder then, why not call it that? Do you call a goalkeeper the 1, the right back a 2? Nope, you call them a keeper or a right back.
     
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  25. He sounds like a 12 to me.
     
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  26. RS2

    RS2 Reservist

    Well Ranieri says he can play the deeper role. I wouldn't necessarily say Louza has been a defensive midfielder but he has the most interceptions and the second most tackles (Fletch bizarrely the first) per 90 out of the whole squad. If Kayembe can hit those numbers and add a bit more physicality to the role then I'll be more than pleased. His numbers in Belgium this season are more comparable to someone like Sissoko though, but I'm not entirely sure how Eupen have been using him. I should say more comparable to Sissoko for tackles and interceptions, I couldn't be bothered to look into it any further!

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  27. LeedsOrn

    LeedsOrn Reservist

    I see your point but it sounds from his interview like he played in a deeper role at Anderlecht and in his first season at Eupen. Also I think that there is less of a difference between a deep lying midfielder and an 8 than there is between a 9 and a nimble winger. But I agree clearly he is not primarily/currently a deep lying midfielder.
     
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  28. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    She’s a 10
     
  29. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Who is? Gillian Anderson?

    I concur.
     
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  30. LouOrns

    LouOrns Academy Graduate

    The difference is there’s only one of them — midfielders there’s different roles within a position. Which is why in interviews — Klopp/Guadiola etc say he’s a 6/8 or 10, and why they don’t really use the concept of formations
     
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  31. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Yep. Best to ignore the hipster ********
     
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  33. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Replacement for Dennis when we sell him for £50m in summer.
     
  34. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Looks like Dennis mk2.
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Colin Foster always wore 4
     

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