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Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:15 pm

Eventually will do one for every 1st team member. :-D

Today, its Kemar Roofe.

Great excitement greeted his arrival, unfortunately its been a bit meh. :cry:

Glimmers of talent, but ultimately those are few and far between.

Best in a number 10 role or as a main striker, Kemar has been used mainly as a winger, a position he doesnt have the work rate or pace for.

So, where do people stand on Kemar Roofe?

Potential match winner in the making, or over priced flop, a league above his level.

Personally, think there is a decent player there, but not a starter.

Saiz and Lasogga are a class above Roofe, so main striker and number 10 is out, and he isnt a winger so, sub role for me.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby gessa » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:47 pm

Feel for him a little, hes not a winger but mozt of his starts have been there. Problem for him is in his 2 favoured positions last year Wood and Hernandez and now Lasogga and Saiz are better but I'd prefer him to come on up front rather than Grot.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby hector » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:23 pm

Ditto

I like him... needs to be used where he is most effective.... as a striker
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Ratscoot » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:39 pm

hector wrote:Ditto

I like him... needs to be used where he is most effective.... as a striker

Ditto
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby 1964white » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:19 pm

You know my opinion of playing players out of their natural position

Even so I'm still unconvinced Roofe is a championship striker

As for his playing position at Leeds, he is too small to play the No.9 role as he is easily knocked off the ball. Saiz & Hernandez have a bundle of quality between them for the No.10 spot. Kemar doesn't even come close for me !

£3m for Saiz :clap2:

£3m for Roofe :roll:

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby 1964white » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:22 pm

After saying all that I would have pushed Roofe upfront alongside Lasogga & not brought Grot on as a sub v Derby

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby hector » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:59 pm

that is the role I see him in....

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:40 pm

gessa wrote:Feel for him a little, hes not a winger but mozt of his starts have been there. Problem for him is in his 2 favoured positions last year Wood and Hernandez and now Lasogga and Saiz are better but I'd prefer him to come on up front rather than Grot.

I'm a Grot fan, feel very sorry for him also, being branded a flop based on 15minute cameos.

But i would agree, for the time being Roofe to get those cameos and Grot to get some u23 starts.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:42 pm

1964white wrote:You know my opinion of playing players out of their natural position

Even so I'm still unconvinced Roofe is a championship striker

As for his playing position at Leeds, he is too small to play the No.9 role as he is easily knocked off the ball. Saiz & Hernandez have a bundle of quality between them for the No.10 spot. Kemar doesn't even come close for me !

£3m for Saiz :clap2:

£3m for Roofe :roll:

This is my issue with him, he hasnt the pace to be an over the top sort of forward and he doesnt seem to have the strengths to hold it up :duno:

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby gessa » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:45 pm

Cjay wrote:I'm a Grot fan, feel very sorry for him also, being branded a flop based on 15minute cameos.

But i would agree, for the time being Roofe to get those cameos and Grot to get some u23 starts.


Not slating Grot, I'm sure he has a part to play in the future but think Roofe is better equipped presently

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby 1964white » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:53 pm

gessa wrote:Not slating Grot, I'm sure he has a part to play in the future but think Roofe is better equipped presently


Agree Grot is far from ready yet, shouldn't be even on the bench :tup:

I feel sorry for him as he has been thrown in the lion's den & is much younger than Roofe

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby faaip » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:48 pm

You know my thoughts on Roofe, you also know I'm seldom wrong.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:32 am

faaip wrote:You know my thoughts on Roofe, you also know I'm seldom wrong.

He is a starter for you?

Know you praise quite a bit, just want to be sure.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:34 am

gessa wrote:Not slating Grot, I'm sure he has a part to play in the future but think Roofe is better equipped presently

Think we shall see less of Grot once Ekubans back tbf.

Roofe has a role to play for sure, showed good form as a number 10 actually at times, maybe an option if Saiz gets a bit jaded.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby faaip » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:30 am

Cjay wrote:He is a starter for you?

Know you praise quite a bit, just want to be sure.



He's not atm because he's a 442 forward ....good player though imo
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:09 pm

faaip wrote:He's not atm because he's a 442 forward ....good player though imo

442 may be the role that suits him actually.
Cant see us playing that unless its diamond though, or Saiz has to be dropped, or moved out wide.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Cjay » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:11 pm

Did ok today, movement was good tbf, Lasogga is better imo but comparatively today, Roofe was better.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby faaip » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:13 am

Prefer Roofe' work rate, the fact he makes it difficult for defenders and has good football IQ even if he still struggles to put that into practice. Got in more scoring positions in 5 minutes than Lassoga did all game. Then seemingly banished to the wing once Grot came on.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby Ratscoot » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am

faaip wrote:Prefer Roofe' work rate, the fact he makes it difficult for defenders and has good football IQ even if he still struggles to put that into practice. Got in more scoring positions in 5 minutes than Lassoga did all game. Then seemingly banished to the wing once Grot came on.

Agree Faaip, Roofe needs to be given a run in the team, he puts in more of a shift than Lassie and gets into the box before the opposition defenders not after the ball has left, perhaps we should be looking at a 442 with Roofe playing off of Lassie or Grot
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Postby 1964white » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:15 pm

Not Roofe's biggest fan but Kemar starts upfront v Boro' for me


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