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Author Topic: [News]Koeman backtracks on Niasse  (Read 20787 times)

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September 25, 2017, 11:28:46 AM
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I took it at face value that he was not good enough, but he kept scoring in the U 23's. I guess it did not matter as we had Rom who never got injured last season. He obviously is not the most elegant footballer and everyone loves a silky stylish player, but there have been many very average players with impressive goal records as they just have that sort of unteachable knack of being in the right place and doing the right thing at the right time, also his slight unpredictability helps.

Made up for him and us, it's shame I wont see him on Thursday night due to another balls up from the club regarding his career. I love his can do never give up attitude it's like he knows how lucky he is to be doing what he does. Most other pro players should take a leaf from the book of Oumar on how to conduct yourself when not getting in the team.

Bit of a fairy tale and I hope it continues as he twats it in the top corner at Anfield for the winner in the 89th minute.


September 27, 2017, 08:12:28 PM
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There is also the fact that Niasse might have improved in the last 18 months to take into consideration too. When he first joined he was falling over his own shoelaces and looked like a comedy act and granted he might not be great technically but he also might have been nervous, younger, new environment, not played at this level before, just not up to speed....

On Saturday he didn't look like the same player who couldn't control a football when he played in that joke of a game against West Ham at home. Maybe just maybe he's learnt a lot in the past 18 months and now understands what he has to do in this country to make an impression; his tracking back, dispossessing, passing and getting on his bike into the area for his goal showed a sign that if nothing else maybe Unsworth has instilled some good habits into him.

This isn't to say we should necessarily expect good things from him but as a replacement for the Valencia-type role last season he may just prove useful over a long season.

Good point 18 months is a long time to evolve as a player. Just hitting his peak years as a striker. You got to love the guy. I hope he becomes a great player for us.

September 28, 2017, 02:23:32 PM
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Echo podcast reckon Niasse was reintroduced to first team affairs under the request of the board.

Interesting, does that suggest the board are not fully on board with the good ship Koeman? It appears the board are a better judge of a striker than him.