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GreenStreetPlayer 11:35 Thu Dec 15
Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Was used as emergency defender previously, but has become a permanent choice to shore up our defence.
Although not the most technical of players, personally prefer him back in midfield running box to box adding some fight around the pitch and chipping in with some goals.
There was doubt on occasions how well he plays alongside certain players and formations which needs to be addressed.
I think he was a threat though and added to our firepower, something else we are lacking in and relying on too few.
Are we strong enough at the back now to cope if he did move upfield.

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camel-with-3-humps 10:35 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
If Ogbonna could improve his concentration, he'd be twice the player.

As an aside, is he gay?

zebthecat 10:10 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Defender definitely. He is ok in midfield but does tend to charge up field and then wonder about looking lost while the opposition counter attack.

normannomates 9:46 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
He similar to that cunt Sissoko at the yids .
One worldy.. followed by utter dogshit for a month or so.
Dont rate him at all

Lertie Button 9:40 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
He can look superb one game. and fucking useless the next in either position.
But we desperately need him playing well, where ever he plays.

Takashi Miike 12:10 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Reid clearly enjoys playing alongside him at the back so I'd be happy for him to stay in the back three. I'd love him to be paired with obiang in the middle but theres little chance of Nobel being dropped

Russ of the BML 12:04 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Alex V 12:00 Fri Dec 16

Stop trying to score points.

And where did you say "Ogbonna was having a dreadful season" a couple of months ago???

Alex V 12:00 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
It seems to be acceptable now to admit that Ogbonna is having a dreadful season. When I said it on here a couple of months ago it was heresy.

Russ of the BML 11:56 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Eerie Descent 9:08 Fri Dec 16

You are right. Kouyate is a nuisance in the opponent box and he does get goals from bullying his way in and picking up a loose ball to score.

But I don't think I have ever seen him hit a long range shot.

Jam rock Ammer 10:56 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Better defender but can do a decent job in midfield.

Eerie Descent 9:08 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
I just don't see this goalscoring threat thing. He is a threat from set pieces, but from open play? I don't think I have ever seen him hit a good long range shot, let alone score a long range goal. I think people see things that aren't there with some players.

As for presence, sometimes when he's in midfield you forget he is even playing, such is his tendency to hide and go missing. We will not progress if we see him as a long term option in the middle of the park.

eusebiovic 1:23 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
We miss his presence in midfield and goalscoring threat

Does a competent, tidy job in defence but I see him there as a stopgap until we get a better central defensive partnership...when Ogbonna gets done for pace it looks like he is touching cloth!

camel-with-3-humps 1:08 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Agree with Chedylan 2

Kouyate looks better than Ogbonna who is a ball watcher and timebomb full of blunders.

fraser 12:43 Fri Dec 16
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Staffs-Hammer 11:13 Thu Dec 15

Think he would be a good option there, would like to see him try.

jimbo2. 11:47 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
I wish we had two of him, for both positions!

Staffs-Hammer 11:13 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Can he play right back?

stomper 10:55 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
He is better for us as a defender.

Sir Alf 10:48 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Eerie Descent 5:26 Thu Dec 15

Agree with most of that. Not technically good enough (passing and control) to be a midfielder IMO. He will catch the eye at times but out of possession would be another liability as he does not do enough pressing etc... Much better with the ball in front of him (again IMHO).

He's the slightly richer man's Mo Diame. ;-)

cornish 5:26 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
He's a midfielder who can play in defence.

Eerie Descent 5:26 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
He was shit for a good period last season as well, but people seem to erase that from their memories.

He only looks good in midfield when we have our backs to the wall, and he makes some lung bursting runs. However, he's not a great passer, not great technically, and doesn't score or create enough to be the midfielder with licence to go forward.

We should go to 4 at the back, and have him alongside Reid.

Willtell 5:10 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
I'm glad you said it first El Scorchio and you're right. I think people remember the previous season when they think about him...

El Scorchio 4:34 Thu Dec 15
Re: Kouyate - Midfield or Defender
Before this season I'd have said midfielder, but he was absolute gash there this season until we switched him to defence.

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