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Ox

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Too inconsistent and a constant injury concern. Should we admit he was Klopp's biggest mistake in the transfer market? If we get an offer of £40m I would sell.
     
  2. Mystic

    Mystic Moderator Moderator

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    Considering a ban for this.
     
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    Peatcheo Well-Known Member

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    Stop smoking meth.
     
  4. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    You can say what you like. He might click in to form and give him 5 games then he will without a doubt be injured again and be out for weeks if not months
     
  5. Mystic

    Mystic Moderator Moderator

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    How dare he have a single year long injury.

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  6. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    A bigger mistake than Keita ?
     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    By all accounts Keita wasn't particularly injury prone. I think Ox was a known quantity in that respect. Maybe?
     
  8. bluebell

    bluebell Very Active Member

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    Then gets injured and is out for a season
     
  9. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I wouldn't have bought him in the first place, not for £40m anyway, because I never rated him that highly and he had a terrible injury record.

    That said, he did look good in a few games before he was injured for a year, and while I don't think a short run of games where he played well is enough for the "I told you so"s, neither do I think it's really fair to make any judgement in the few games he has played since he was injured FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.

    We should be able to make a fairer judgement if he stays fit.
     
  10. Rosco

    Rosco Worse than Brendan Honorary Member

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    Maybe not , but players get more prone to injury as time goes on and we seem to believe that Keita is 23. Despite him coming for a country that didn't register births and having a conviction for using false identity documents in Germany.

    He's the new Essien.
     
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    ibromurph Well-Known Member

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    He's the only midfielder we have that can actually dribble and shoot from range.

    I'd like to see him used more often to hopefully get back to the form he was at pre-injury.
     
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  12. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    I wish. Essien was the best CM in the league for a season or two, at least.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    If we get our money back for him (plus a profit), id sell.  On the flip side, its worth keeping him to boost up the amount of English players we have in the squad.
     
  14. FoxForceFive

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    Ha. I was going to say, I'll be well happy if he's the new Essien.

    He could be an absolute star, he showed all the attributes needed to be a phenomenonal player before he came here, but until he gets a prolonged spell in the side, we've no idea if he actually will be for us.

    I suspect we may see Chamberlain tonight for an hour, then Keita for the last half hour. I think it's becoming clear Keita needs a confidence boost & starting him against genk at Anfield as opposed to away makes more sense in that regard, & Klopp has proven to be very choosy about when he brings players back into the side, & tbf, his judgement is usually pretty good on that front.
     
  15. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Obviously Essien was used as an example of a player purportedly older than his passport claimed and whose career was ended by a series of bad injuries, rather than any direct comparison of playing style
     
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    Ditto.
     
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    Raz Very Active Member

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    Yet another Ox thread. And no is the answer. Klopps biggest mistake... grief!
     
  18. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    Aha. You thought he spoke about Michael?
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-essien-158b64163?originalSubdomain=ng
     
  19. Mystic

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    Exactly, proper judgement on Ox comes this summer.
     
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    Silver Sean Well-Known Member

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    Christ there are some know-nothing cunts following this club.
     
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