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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14640 on: November 27, 2022, 06:38:36 am »
I think the whole effort of signing up Keita to a new contract is to prove his existence. Do his signatures on the old and new contract match?...

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14641 on: November 27, 2022, 08:42:04 am »
He will go back to Germany next season and play every game for his new team and be boss.

That’s how it be sometimes.

Wouldn’t be surprised, best imo to let him go and move on .

Never got the impression especially lately he is happy at the club .

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14642 on: November 27, 2022, 10:23:37 am »
Wouldn’t be surprised, best imo to let him go and move on .

Never got the impression especially lately he is happy at the club .

How did you get that "impression"? Can't be body language as nobody has seen the guy on the pitch for months and he has not done interviews?

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14643 on: November 27, 2022, 11:52:47 am »
How did you get that "impression"? Can't be body language as nobody has seen the guy on the pitch for months and he has not done interviews?

Someone saw him in the Asda looking hangdog as he sadly perused the offers aisle.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14644 on: November 27, 2022, 12:13:36 pm »
Someone saw him in the Asda looking hangdog as he sadly perused the offers aisle.

To be fair though, Asda is a bit shit these days.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14645 on: November 27, 2022, 12:51:47 pm »
To be fair though, Asda is a bit shit these days.

Yeh. He walked out empty handed and got the bus to the Aldi.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14646 on: November 27, 2022, 03:18:45 pm »
Terrible, albeit some of that was due to not being selected.

Probably wasn't selected as hes coming back from an injury (or nursing a niggle). Otherwise when fit, he'd more likely be starting

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14647 on: November 28, 2022, 10:26:06 am »
One of the most disappointing and frustrating signings by the club in recent years, really good player when fit, but when is he ever fit nowadays?

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14648 on: November 28, 2022, 12:11:59 pm »
And that’s the reason he was continued to be paid whilst injured.

I'm talking about a renewal. Clearly we have to pay him whilst under contract.
I think the same, can't stand him, but if you could have a £1million pound cheque or steve bruces head hollowed out and filled with pound coins which would you have?

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14649 on: November 28, 2022, 12:40:30 pm »
Does it really make sense to pay someone £150k p/w for 3 years when you know he's not going to play for the majority of that contract? No one has a crystal ball, but Keita getting injured is about as close to a sure thing as you can get. Abundance of talent, but sadly not built for the PL. . . . . or we need a new doctor or something.

Time to move on, I think.

Well, if that is what we are offering him, then that is a total expenditure of £23.4 million, £7.8m a year.  So the question should be - "do we think we can sell him for more than whatever fraction of that expenditure has elapsed by the time we sell him?".  So if we keep him one more year, then can we sell him for £8m or more.  If we can, unless we have an immediate replacement lined up (both in the CM sense, as well as a foreign member of the squad), then it can be financially prudent to make that deal - as it would then give us more money to spend on new transfers a year down the line, say.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14650 on: November 30, 2022, 10:59:37 am »
Well Scotty, looks like we dont need a replacement for him right now, with Elliot being actually good. Our first team starters are Fabinho/Thiago/Elliot/Henderson, supplemented by James Milner, Curtis Jones, Carvalho and Bajectic.

Thats a lot of players. Its wiser to get him off the books, same with Ox. The real replacement we need to be doing is Henderson (RCM). He's not getting any younger, and hopefully he's got Bellingham's ear in the England camp.

If Curtis Jones doesnt make significant strides this year, we should look for an athletic player for LCM. Rumours are Brighton's Caicedo. Though I still think Jones has a high ceiling.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14651 on: December 22, 2022, 09:58:22 pm »
The guy can no longer run,he makes Fabinho look quick.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14652 on: December 22, 2022, 10:00:58 pm »
The guy can no longer run,he makes Fabinho look quick.

It called lack of match fitness. You know what happens after not playing for a while. If you need a detailed explanation let me know. Remember no stupid question, just
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14653 on: December 22, 2022, 10:02:03 pm »
He's alive. Interesting.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14654 on: December 22, 2022, 10:02:45 pm »
It called lack of match fitness. You know what happens after not playing for a while. If you need a detailed explanation let me know. Remember no stupid question, just
what you did before........................

He is slow though!

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14655 on: December 22, 2022, 10:06:45 pm »
He is slow though!

That he is! That was the one thing that always surprised me when he came here from RBL - I was sure he seemed faster - but not so.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14656 on: December 22, 2022, 10:07:08 pm »
It called lack of match fitness. You know what happens after not playing for a while. If you need a detailed explanation let me know. Remember no stupid question, just
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Lack of match fitness makes him slow?Ive heard it all now!He came on as a sub and couldn’t run ffs.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14657 on: December 22, 2022, 10:08:41 pm »
Yeah and I think he has lost a little bit too. Which given how brutal injuries have been for him wouldn't be a surprise. We know it happens because we saw what happened to Sturridge.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14658 on: December 22, 2022, 10:08:54 pm »
That he is! That was the one thing that always surprised me when he came here from RBL - I was sure he seemed faster - but not so.
He was never as slow as he is now..if he gets offered a new contract then we deserve all we get.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14659 on: December 22, 2022, 10:09:22 pm »
Lack of match fitness makes him slow?Ive heard it all now!He came on as a sub and couldn’t run ffs.

Umm yes, you will be slower than normal working your way back from injury/lack of match fitness. Are you new/ignorant/genuinely unaware/just dense.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14660 on: December 22, 2022, 10:15:12 pm »
Umm yes, you will be slower than normal working your way back from injury/lack of match fitness. Are you new/ignorant/genuinely unaware/just dense.
I think you will find you are dense or maybe you are another one of these strange Keita fc fans.Lacking match fitness makes you rusty and late into the tackle but it doesn’t mean you can’t move…the Ox seemed to be able to run despite lacking match fitness.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14661 on: December 22, 2022, 10:23:53 pm »
Lack of match fitness makes him slow?Ive heard it all now!He came on as a sub and couldn’t run ffs.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14662 on: December 22, 2022, 10:30:13 pm »
Tell me you've never played football without telling me you've never played football
Yes played at a shit level…so you go along with the view that coming back from injury means you can’t run?
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14663 on: December 22, 2022, 10:30:24 pm »
I don't really know what to expect from him. Hopefully he gets a good run in the team now.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14664 on: December 22, 2022, 10:32:28 pm »
Yes played at a shit level…so you go along with the view that coming back from injury means you can’t run?

Yes, and if you're telling the truth that you played then you should know this.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14665 on: December 22, 2022, 10:33:29 pm »
Well least he made it onto the pitch, never thought that would happen.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14666 on: December 22, 2022, 10:34:29 pm »
I thought he looked alright considering he's been out for ages and who he was up against

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14667 on: December 22, 2022, 10:35:22 pm »
I don't really know what to expect from him. Hopefully he gets a good run in the team now.

He came on in a makeshift side chasing the game. I thought he looked keen and confident and i just hope he stays fit as he is an asset.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14668 on: December 22, 2022, 10:35:27 pm »
Yes, and if you're telling the truth that you played then you should know this.
Seriously go and have a look at his cameo appearance tonight and him trying to track back,he can barely move ffs.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14669 on: December 23, 2022, 01:25:40 am »
The guy can no longer run,he makes Fabinho look quick.

His astonishing lack of mobility out of possession is definitely something the Keita fanatics have always been keen to gloss over. He's not alone in that regard though. We are remarkably one-paced in the engine room now and we're not going to make giant strides forward again until that changes.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14670 on: December 23, 2022, 01:43:36 am »
Hopefully he plays a few games between now and end of the season when he leaves.  We really can't be stupid enough to offer him a new deal.  :D

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14671 on: December 23, 2022, 07:20:54 am »
His astonishing lack of mobility out of possession is definitely something the Keita fanatics have always been keen to gloss over. He's not alone in that regard though. We are remarkably one-paced in the engine room now and we're not going to make giant strides forward again until that changes.

Really? I’m about as positive as anyone re Keita on here but I don’t gloss over that, see above!

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14672 on: December 23, 2022, 08:02:28 am »
His astonishing lack of mobility out of possession is definitely something the Keita fanatics have always been keen to gloss over. He's not alone in that regard though. We are remarkably one-paced in the engine room now and we're not going to make giant strides forward again until that changes.

It's why he's never first choice. He plays when Henderson or Thiago is injured or needs a rest.and was always behind Gini.

That being said he's still one of our best midfielders.
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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14673 on: December 23, 2022, 01:18:34 pm »
He actually moves with the ball well and his low centre of gravity means he can cover short distances quite quickly but he's always been slow over longer distances. Same with Thiago. They are not going to catch many players in a 50 yard dash. Same with Fabinho actually. God our midfielder has become so pedestrian!

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14674 on: December 23, 2022, 01:20:50 pm »
His astonishing lack of mobility out of possession is definitely something the Keita fanatics have always been keen to gloss over. He's not alone in that regard though. We are remarkably one-paced in the engine room now and we're not going to make giant strides forward again until that changes.

Completely agree with this about our midfield. We must have the most immobile midfield going. Been painful watching teams run through and then away from our midfield this season. Really hoping we do something about that in January (and straight away in Jan, none of this hanging around until deadline day bollocks!)

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14675 on: December 23, 2022, 01:29:03 pm »
His astonishing lack of mobility out of possession is definitely something the Keita fanatics have always been keen to gloss over. He's not alone in that regard though. We are remarkably one-paced in the engine room now and we're not going to make giant strides forward again until that changes.

Not sure what you mean by "Keita fanatics". There are those who see him as not worth a place in the team and blame him for his injuries, are they fanatics? Most people seem to think that he's a decent player, popular with his team mates who has just had incredibly bad luck with injuries, some caused by being mishandled at international level. I don't see any blind to reality and think he is world class everytime he laces a pair of boots. They would be 'fanatics' I guess.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14677 on: December 24, 2022, 02:53:57 am »
https://mobile.twitter.com/SamanthaQuek/status/1606039256975097858

I have 2 jerseys with his name on it that are basically worthless now that I’d love to send her.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14678 on: December 24, 2022, 04:17:43 pm »
I have 2 jerseys with his name on it that are basically worthless now that I’d love to send her.

The obvious question - TWO jerseys? I'm hoping you bought them both at the same time in his first season.

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Re: Naby Keita Watch
« Reply #14679 on: December 24, 2022, 07:27:40 pm »
The obvious question - TWO jerseys? I'm hoping you bought them both at the same time in his first season.

Yep, first season. I only bought one. My dad got the 2nd as he misunderstood that I already had one, thought I was saying I wanted one. Funnily enough it’s the one I wore the most out of all the NB jerseys as it’s long sleeved. Wish Nike sold them like that.