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October 21, 2017, 10:29:33 PM
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Keane is a good player on bad form.  He's too young for this to be permanent.  Writing him off the likes of Shane Fucking Duffy is laughable.
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October 21, 2017, 11:16:15 PM
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Even in an inflated market, I find it hard to believe Duffy ever goes for more than 10m
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October 21, 2017, 11:41:57 PM
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He has a similar path to Michael Keane in several ways. Didn't get much game time at big club, loaned out lots, left at 21 and found a starting place to develop further down the food chain. Both are more typical old school defenders.

I'd say 20m+ would be needed to make Brighton even entertain the idea. I'd rather have Dunk and Duffy than any pairing of our centre backs currently.

You hit on an interesting point, in that I think the pairing, or at least the overall shape of our back four might be more of the problem than Keane individually.  He's just not capable of carrying us, and has fallen into a rut.
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October 22, 2017, 01:06:37 AM
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He's suffered with a lack of consistency next to him. He's had Jags and Williams rotating next to him and then Martina, Holgate and Kenny all randomly playing on the right side. It's hard to build up a level of form as a new player with a shifting defence. He's also had to play in a 3 and a 4. I think every single defender deserves a little bit of slack right now but Keane maybe moreso than anyone else.

It's hard to imagine, but maybe Funes Mori really would work well next to him?  They seems fairly complementary.
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November 14, 2018, 08:00:53 PM
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That is remarkable quality and depth, fixed within such a short time period.  Build the foundation first.
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April 02, 2019, 08:33:27 PM
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Sell Keane - buy Zouma

Simples

If this is an option, then absolutely.
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April 03, 2019, 05:34:07 AM
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Like the people say, everyone but Real and Barca are "selling" clubs.
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May 22, 2019, 06:43:40 PM
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And the commentators on TV


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There was a "way too early Top 6" thing on ESPNFC here that put Leicester 6th because "I really like the Brendan Rodgers appointment."  I guess this will be the new talking point.
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December 29, 2019, 06:04:43 PM
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We'll not have more than a game per week (in all likelihood) again this season.  I really want a centre-half, but more because we need to bed them in and be insured against injury.

Holgate and Mina start every match if they stay fit.  Keane is not unplayable anymore, it seems.  Just not someone you want to rely on heavily.

Midfield is priority #1.
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February 27, 2020, 09:18:31 PM
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How much more would we have to pay for Zouma, than we'd get back from Keane?
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February 28, 2020, 03:32:05 AM
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I think Zouma would at least be capable of pushing Mina for a spot.  Keane is purely depth.

If we could pull that off for less than 10m net - I'd do it.
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March 10, 2020, 02:25:40 AM
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Mina had a bad game v Arsenal, so I think he was dropped.

Was a bad game, indeed.  But Keane is shite 9 times out of 10.
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March 10, 2020, 09:22:45 PM
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I'm just struggling to see how we cost-effectively bring in another CB that is BETTER (at least right away) than Mina.  With a FFP-tight budget, and gaping needs in midfield (and maybe RB).
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