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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by 1964white » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:18 pm

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.
Yes Roofe did :tup:

Then TC struck again with his policy of playing players out of their natural position

Our tactical genius lost the game for us in the end :x

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 pm

Brilliant.

Lovely playfor the 2nd, never stopped moving, worked your butt off.

Deserve to start vs wolves

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by weasel » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:35 pm

The trouble with Roofe is that he isn't really naturally suited to any position in the current formation and this was the same last year. For me he would be best employed in a 2 man frontline alongside a player in the Wood/Lasogga mould. I just don't see him scoring enough goals as a lone frontman (contrast to Lasogga who has scored 5 despite all the over the top criticism).
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:25 pm

I'm biased I know he's good

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Post by 1964white » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:07 am

weasel wrote:The trouble with Roofe is that he isn't really naturally suited to any position in the current formation and this was the same last year. For me he would be best employed in a 2 man frontline alongside a player in the Wood/Lasogga mould. I just don't see him scoring enough goals as a lone frontman (contrast to Lasogga who has scored 5 despite all the over the top criticism).
Love his energy & enthusiam in the striker role but I'm with you I can't see Roofe scoring a hatful of goals as he isn't a natural goalscorer at this level. However I would start Roofe in the No.9 role v Wolves as I tipped up on the Boro' match thread. With Saiz, Hernandez & Alioski around him & our two young kids doing the business in our engine-room we should be able to play to Roofe's strengths even when playing a big physical team as we did yesterday v Boro'

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:50 am

Wolves stats.
Touches-10
Passes-4
Pass accuracy -50%
Shots-1
Shots on target-1

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:10 pm

Ekuban has more touches and passes in his cameo then Roofe, says it all and we had 10 men when Ekuban came on.

Not much service but no excuse.

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Post by Cjay » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:37 pm

Superb attacking play today.

The movement for the 1st and 2nd was class.

Bit fortunate with the 3rd maybe, but deserved his hattrick.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:46 pm

Most complete performance I’ve seen from Roofe today, linked up play, was strong with the ball and got his goals - real top notch today, looked to have moved up a level.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:57 pm

I think he's looked this good most of the season, just today he was forced by circumstance into playing his favoured role. His movement has always been excellent but often missed, he can finish and he's always been a clever footballer with very quick feet.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:24 pm

faaip wrote:I think he's looked this good most of the season, just today he was forced by circumstance into playing his favoured role. His movement has always been excellent but often missed, he can finish and he's always been a clever footballer with very quick feet.
Thought he did well out wide today as well, was our best player first half when we didn’t play so well. Don’t disagree with any of the comments but he influenced the game for 90 mins today, been a bit more patchy for me before. - really pleased for Keemar- always applies himself and gives his all and just does his best wherever he’s asked to play.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Gandalf » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:46 pm

Didn't watch the game, but just seen the highlights and he took his goals well. I'm not his greatest fan, but fair do's to him today.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by 1964white » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:16 pm

Top class finishing from Roofe today

Didn't think Kemar had it in him to score a brace or a hat-trick at this level, had some great service but wow he took his chances of an accomplished striker.

Really pleased for him :-D

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by 8ballali » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:24 pm

Finally got back to being played as striker again. How many goals has he got to score from that position to prove its his best position?
Got to wonder how good we'd be with Roofe and Ekuban playing as a front pair?
But has Christiansen got the balls to play three at the back to accommodate ?
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by weasel » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:30 pm

Hopefully he can prove a few people, myself included, wrong and keep scoring in that position. Full credit to him he took his chances very well.
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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:04 am

The concern is Roofe has shown he is capable before,but then he has been awful next game.
Boro game-superb
Wolves game-awful.

His stats vs Wolves were pathetic (Ekuban bettered them in much less time)

Dont expect him to score every game, but do expect him to be involved positively.

Good strikers make an impact somehow, Ekuban has and he hasnt scored, Lassie has done nothing before in games but has found a goal or an assist.

This is what Roofe must do, make an impact on a consistent basis, be it link up like Ekuban or goals and assists like Lassie.

As the lone front man you have to be contributing positively and consistently

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:26 am

Cjay wrote:The concern is Roofe has shown he is capable before,but then he has been awful next game.
Boro game-superb
Wolves game-awful.

His stats vs Wolves were pathetic (Ekuban bettered them in much less time)

Dont expect him to score every game, but do expect him to be involved positively.

Good strikers make an impact somehow, Ekuban has and he hasnt scored, Lassie has done nothing before in games but has found a goal or an assist.

This is what Roofe must do, make an impact on a consistent basis, be it link up like Ekuban or goals and assists like Lassie.

As the lone front man you have to be contributing positively and consistently
You know what I think about stats...he was probably one of the better players v wolves.

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by faaip » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:27 am

I've personally have never seen him play badly when playing up front

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by Cjay » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:59 am

faaip wrote:You know what I think about stats...he was probably one of the better players v wolves.
Without sitting down and counting his touches and passes vs wolves myself cant be sure there accurate, but these websites are trusted so i trust them.

We shall agree to disagree on stats :-D

He is however an intelligent footballer as you said somewhere, lets hope he can perform similarly to today next weekend :-D

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Re: Kemar Roofe

Post by hector » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:05 am

What the stats don't show is how much he moves in and around the box,. drawing away the defenders and thus leaving space for the other attacking players... We seem to have more shots at goal when he is playing, even if they are not by him....
His work rate and ethic is to be applauded... Strange how well he can play when in his natural position and not on the wing......
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