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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am

Love Beckford, there's a lot of him in Roofe but he was a 442 striker would he have been as effective as a 451 winger?

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by lufc1304 » Thu May 10, 2018 1:04 pm

I'm with faaip and Hector on this one, Roofe is a good, intelligent player who looked inconsistent when he was asked to play wide or as a lone front man. Neither of which he is. Play him with an attacking partner and I think we'll see the best of him. Personally think he needs to work a little on his strength, but that's easily remedied with some gym work.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Thu May 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Functional strength and fitness is a coaching thing. I also think he was begining to develop as our left winger late in the season. He and Pearce together looked quality

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by danhirons » Thu May 10, 2018 1:59 pm

Decent bench material imo, grabs the odd goal but as others gave said not good enough or suited to playing as a winger or as a lone striker. Probably would be worth selling if we aren't going to play with two upfront

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:31 pm

Looks like he may stay although whispers of Blackburn interest according to Phil Hay.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:05 pm

Hope not, don't want to half support Blackburn

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:33 pm

Theres others id sell before Roofe.

But he is one of the few i think we could get a decent fee for.

If we can get £7mil plus then he can go.

If that helps fund Vydra then thats a good deal.

54 games 14 goals 10 assists incidentally are Roofes league stats.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:36 pm

Just going to sit here and feel smug ....

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by John in Louisiana » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Just going to sit here and feel smug ....
As well you should.

The way Roofe was dragging bodies all around the field, Bamford could find himself in lots of open space if the two of them play up top together.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by weasel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:20 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Just going to sit here and feel smug ....
He is the new Ekuban, runs around, tries hard, puts a shift in, couldn't finish a funsize bag of maltesers. Seriously though he has flattered to deceive in his time at the club and hopefully he can be the player we all thought he could be when we signed him, even if Bamford at some point replaces him in the no.9 position I think we need both of them firing in the goals throughout the season.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 pm

weasel wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:20 pm
He is the new Ekuban, runs around, tries hard, puts a shift in, couldn't finish a funsize bag of maltesers. Seriously though he has flattered to deceive in his time at the club and hopefully he can be the player we all thought he could be when we signed him, even if Bamford at some point replaces him in the no.9 position I think we need both of them firing in the goals throughout the season.
Sorry stopped reading end of sentence one...I'm a fan of Roofe, you're not, that's fine.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by weasel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:28 pm

faaip wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:12 pm
Sorry stopped reading end of sentence one...I'm a fan of Roofe, you're not, that's fine.
Perhaps you should have just quoted the sentence you had read then as that was the only part relevant to your reply - the rest of my post was about how Roofe could be a crucial part of whether we are successful.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Norm » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:47 pm

I think we need Bamford and Roofe as a partnership. First time I've had a chance to watch Roofe and he's very good. So much energy and skill - didn't score but made the others look good by dint of his selflessness. I can see why people would think he wasn't influential but he is - an unsung heroI

It took Bielsa to bring him out, or at least bring him to mainstream conciousness..
He's responded and needs to be used. Can you imagine Roofe/Bamford as a Vardy/Mahrez or Kane/Alli/Ericksen - I can!

It excites the hell out of me.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Norm » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:54 pm

Consider me the 3rd Kemar supporter on here, just in case you hadn't guessed!

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by hector » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:49 am

I am sure I was the 2nd one

:) :)
:tup: “Always ensure it is an original HECTOR post and not a cheap immitation” :wink:

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Norm » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:24 am

Kudos Hector old fruit!

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:28 pm

Credit to him yesterday.

He was excellent and finished really well.

Big worry about Roofe imo was he wasnt clinical.

Always had good movement and intelligence but finishing was a bit off.

Yesterday he did brilliantly.

Wonder if knowing Bamford could take his place and wasnt brought in to sit on the bench is motivation for him?

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by 1964white » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Roofe looks like a Spanish/Argentine striker this season

His confidence must be sky-high right now

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