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View Vincehair's Profile Vincehair Flag London 08 Sep 20 9.09am Send a Private Message to Vincehair Add Vincehair as a friend

Seems like Dann is no.1 centre back at the minute but playing a midfielder as his partner when Kelly and Dann form a good partnership, with their Liverpool connections form a better pairing

All though stats can be slightly misleading but I'd be happy to wager that Dann/Kelly partnership is more successful, than a Dann/Kouyate

 

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View Aray's Profile Aray Flag South London 08 Sep 20 9.29am Send a Private Message to Aray Add Aray as a friend

I'm not the first to say this, Kouyate is a better defender than midfielder. He plays the former for his country...unfortunately for us he prefers midfield.

 

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View Vincehair's Profile Vincehair Flag London 08 Sep 20 9.47am Send a Private Message to Vincehair Add Vincehair as a friend

Originally posted by Aray

I'm not the first to say this, Kouyate is a better defender than midfielder. He plays the former for his country...unfortunately for us he prefers midfield.

I don't know what his best position is, or where he prefers to play, but don't think he is better than Kelly.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 08 Sep 20 10.02am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by Vincehair

Seems like Dann is no.1 centre back at the minute but playing a midfielder as his partner when Kelly and Dann form a good partnership, with their Liverpool connections form a better pairing

All though stats can be slightly misleading but I'd be happy to wager that Dann/Kelly partnership is more successful, than a Dann/Kouyate

The only Liverpool connection Dann has is that he was born there and supported them. Not sure how that helps on the pitch particularly, but if Kelly is fit I would prefer Kelly to be playing ahead of both Kouyate and Dann. As to who plays together I would base that on who we are playing. Kouyate is quicker, Dann is better in the air.

 

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View coulsdoneagle's Profile coulsdoneagle Flag London 08 Sep 20 10.08am Send a Private Message to coulsdoneagle Add coulsdoneagle as a friend

Kelly is the best out of the 3 for me. Last year itís a fact that our most successful pairing was Kelly and Cahill. I like Kouyate a lot more at CB than I do in midfield. For a midfielder he is poor on the ball and has an atrocious touch, but for a CB he is solid defensively and can use his physicality more effectively. I still think Kelly and Dann make the best pair out of the 2, but I donít mind seeing Kouyate there because I feel like he is a Roy favourite and if he isnít there he will probably be in midfield which makes us weaker IMO.

 

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View pstrutt's Profile pstrutt Flag Busselton, WA 08 Sep 20 11.11am Send a Private Message to pstrutt Add pstrutt as a friend

Originally posted by coulsdoneagle

Kelly is the best out of the 3 for me. Last year itís a fact that our most successful pairing was Kelly and Cahill. I like Kouyate a lot more at CB than I do in midfield. For a midfielder he is poor on the ball and has an atrocious touch, but for a CB he is solid defensively and can use his physicality more effectively. I still think Kelly and Dann make the best pair out of the 2, but I donít mind seeing Kouyate there because I feel like he is a Roy favourite and if he isnít there he will probably be in midfield which makes us weaker IMO.

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Get well soon Tomkins and Cahill.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 08 Sep 20 11.26am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

AS I've posted before, I don't think it is necessarily a case of which is the best pairing but which is the best way to use the 3 CBs we have so as to minimize further injuries. Dann is getting on and Kelly has suffered injuries in recent months.

I wonder whether it will be a case of Kouyate plus one of the others two, with the third player coming on as a substitute. I'm not sure that Dann can hack it week-in week-out without risking a Sakho/Cahill/Tomkins type injury.

Hopefully RH will give us an update on the sick note situation at the pre-match interview. I'm not expecting to see Cahill, Tomkins or Sakho back for quite some time, hence the need to manage our existing 'fit' CBs carefully.

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 08 Sep 20 11.50am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Aray

I'm not the first to say this, Kouyate is a better defender than midfielder. He plays the former for his country...unfortunately for us he prefers midfield.

I agree, been one of best players in the friendlies in my view.

 

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View coulsdoneagle's Profile coulsdoneagle Flag London 08 Sep 20 12.13pm Send a Private Message to coulsdoneagle Add coulsdoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

I agree, been one of best players in the friendlies in my view.

We have played poorer teams than we would ever face in the league. I think he has played okay but CB against Millwall in pre-season is a very different level to PL football.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 08 Sep 20 12.49pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by coulsdoneagle

We have played poorer teams than we would ever face in the league. I think he has played okay but CB against Millwall in pre-season is a very different level to PL football.


As I recall Kouyate played at CB for us in the PL last season. He also happens to play there for his national team. He seems adequate in the CB role.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 08 Sep 20 2.40pm Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Seems it is time to upgrade our central defence. Our sicknote trio (Cahill,Sakho and Tomkins) are all great, but way too injury prone.
Kouyate, Dann and Kelly will do, but with 50% of our central defenders out before the season has even started - some bells should ring for Freedman & Co.

 

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View Vincehair's Profile Vincehair Flag London 08 Sep 20 2.55pm Send a Private Message to Vincehair Add Vincehair as a friend

We're Dann and Kouyate the centre back partnership for the last 7 games of the season? Slightly worrying to think Danny Ings will be coming on Sat

Didn't he rob Kelly at the home game last season, and Kelly has not really featured since?

 

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