Lejeune suffering from knee knack

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Colly » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:29 pm

He's a centre half. If he wasn't doing much we would have conceded a hell of a lot more goals...

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by omegaprimevkm » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:21 pm

Colly wrote:
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He's a centre half. If he wasn't doing much we would have conceded a hell of a lot more goals...
On that basis can we assume the same for Dummett?

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Colly » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:26 pm

I'm not sure what you're saying now. Are you suggesting our defenders don't do much, because that's not a phrase I'd ever associate with this club?

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by omegaprimevkm » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:52 am

No, what I am saying is that historically people complain about Dummett and give him no credit, and as he returned to the team later in the season around the point at which form improved, could we not also credit him for the upturn?

The same applies with dropping Merino, incidentally.

My point was that I didn't see anything specifically done (as opposed to not done) by Lejeune to suggest he was the linchpin in the upturn in fortunes. Whilst I accept that he didn't do anything wrong, and it could all be him, I won't be panicking when he's unfit. It's different if it was someone like Shelvey or Lascelles who it is clear they are very influential on the style of play and performance respectively.

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:57 am

I think a lot of it was a combined effort of Lejeune, Dummett, Shelvey, Diama and Perez (as well as the new loan signings) really kicking it up a gear which lead to our end of season form.
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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Colly » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:20 pm

I think there's little doubt that going to a consistent team rather than the far too random squad rotation helped us in the second half of the season, and yes I absolutely would credit Dummett along with Diame's improvement in form along with Lejeune with our upturn, but surely you can see the difference he made in the middle of defense? Of course it's not all him, and Schar might be decent as an alternative, but Lejeune just looks like a player. Not one of these stop gap alright ones we've had over the years (the Rozehnals, the Bassongs, the Yanga-Mbiwas etc), but an actual proper footballer.

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:25 pm

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Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:20 pm
I think there's little doubt that going to a consistent team rather than the far too random squad rotation helped us in the second half of the season, and yes I absolutely would credit Dummett along with Diame's improvement in form along with Lejeune with our upturn, but surely you can see the difference he made in the middle of defense? Of course it's not all him, and Schar might be decent as an alternative, but Lejeune just looks like a player. Not one of these stop gap alright ones we've had over the years (the Rozehnals, the Bassongs, the Yanga-Mbiwas etc), but an actual proper footballer.
Got his name on the back of one of our shirts when we signed him, thought he was going to be class <laugh>

Now it just looks like someone's vomited a load of random scrabble letters over my back.
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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by TBC » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:37 pm

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by originallad » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:49 pm

f***! That'll be him gone for most of the season. Operation, physio, training, match practice etc. Can forget about seeing him until Feb at the very earliest.

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:50 pm

s***. Maybe we should test Leicesters resolve to keep Maguire <roll>
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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Scalabrine » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:09 pm

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by omegaprimevkm » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:28 pm

Rafa better look at left back options, sharpish. Dummett can cover Lejeune but we're down to 6 senior defenders to choose from for 2/3 of the season.

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am

omegaprimevkm wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Rafa better look at left back options, sharpish. Dummett can cover Lejeune but we're down to 6 senior defenders to choose from for 2/3 of the season.
It'll be Clark or Schar partnering Lascelles, but definitely need LB cover for Dummett. We also have no RB cover other than Sterry who is completely unproven.
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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by ALF » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:31 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am
omegaprimevkm wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:28 pm
Rafa better look at left back options, sharpish. Dummett can cover Lejeune but we're down to 6 senior defenders to choose from for 2/3 of the season.
It'll be Clark or Schar partnering Lascelles, but definitely need LB cover for Dummett. We also have no RB cover other than Sterry who is completely unproven.
Manquillo does still exist...

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:32 am

ALF wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:31 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am


It'll be Clark or Schar partnering Lascelles, but definitely need LB cover for Dummett. We also have no RB cover other than Sterry who is completely unproven.
Manquillo does still exist...
Oh yeah <laugh>

Let's hope it never comes to that...
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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Colly » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:35 am

ALF wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:31 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:42 am


It'll be Clark or Schar partnering Lascelles, but definitely need LB cover for Dummett. We also have no RB cover other than Sterry who is completely unproven.
Manquillo does still exist...
Does he have to?

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Chappy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:48 am

He's out for the best part of the season. He needs surgery. Read it on his instagram this morning.
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Post by overseasTOON » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:12 pm

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Re: Lejeune suffering from knee knack

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:21 pm

On first glimpse I thought Shelvey's head was some sort of gym ball.
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