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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:49 pm

Think Caleb will get quite a few chances as he is a TC sort of player.

If you look at his last club they had Pieros Sotiriou, similar to Ekuban, big lad but not a bulldozer, intelligent and quick.

Decent record, in TCs season he really kicked on. Im sure TC will have had a hand in that.

Ekuban was a TC buy undoubtedly.

Similar to the strikers he saw at Barca (not that level of course). But more intelligent and quick then battering rams, but not afraid of a battle.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Norm » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:45 am

I like him - when he gets on his own roll I can see him taking off, if he is given the chance, and really doing us proud.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:08 pm

Our most effective attacking player.
He occupied the Villa back line well, his pace and movement was excellent and some of his link up play was first class.

Just needs a goal.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Apparently left the stadium on crutches with a protection boot on.

Thought he may have the same injury as before.

Awful if true.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by faaip » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:58 pm

Bad news, Roofe may have played himself into starting up front but would have been nice to have on the bench. Bad loss if out for a while
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by NorfolkWhite » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:03 pm

He looked pretty upset with something prior to going off, didn’t show it again on stream I was watching.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by weasel » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:43 pm

faaip wrote:Bad news, Roofe may have played himself into starting up front but would have been nice to have on the bench. Bad loss if out for a while
Hopefully Lasogga will be back so that at least we have options - also with Cibicki showing promise it hopefully means we won't be fully stretched squad wise.
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by faaip » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Certainly start Roofe over Lassoga. Personally don't believe Lassoga is injured he's in the dog house with Klich, the one Vierra managed to escape from so there maybe hope
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by 1964white » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:45 pm

A suspected foot injury

An ambulance was outside the players entrance so I wonder if Ekuban had to be hospitalised

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by rab_rant » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:35 pm

Phil Hay says:
Bad news for Ekuban - on crutches and in a protective boot. Christiansen fears it’s the same injury. #lufc
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by 1964white » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:12 am

rab_rant wrote:Phil Hay says:
Bad news for Ekuban - on crutches and in a protective boot. Christiansen fears it’s the same injury. #lufc
That's Ekuban out for the season then as I feared when he went down got back up & immediately went to ground again

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:18 pm

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/ ... -1-8914117

Shame for him, but 6 weeks, maybe sooner, not as bad as feared, good luck Caleb.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:13 pm

https://www.footballinsider247.com/chri ... eam-boost/

good news.

something atleast.

Back roughly for the Bristol CIty or Derby games. Similar to Saiz

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:56 pm

Pleased to see him back.

Hopefully he can stay fit till the end of the season.

Made a decent impact vs Sheffield United.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by weasel » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 pm

Seems to come back quickly from nasty injuries and hope he gets a good run of games, even as sub, now so we can really get to see how good he can be. Definitely looked promising with a bit of pace and strength about him just gotta hope he isn't a Sacko clone as the question mark is about his end product.
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Cjay » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 pm

Thought he did ok myself.

Movement was good, touch let him down occasionally, but we know he has excellent link up play so put that down to rustiness.

Just dont know i he will score.

Wouldnt mind seeing him keep his place against Wednesday.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Cjay wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Thought he did ok myself.

Movement was good, touch let him down occasionally, but we know he has excellent link up play so put that down to rustiness.

Just dont know i he will score.

Wouldnt mind seeing him keep his place against Wednesday.
Grew into the game, much better in the 2nd half

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by Richard » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Lasogga can get us a goal with one turn and shot, he has certainly got a foot on him but CE makes the opposition defence think more. When the opposition play the ball out they know they have an extra second to think about what they are doing as Lasogga has no pace, he huffs and puffs without really putting any pressure on the defence. I quite like CE but he needs to start finding the back of the net soon.

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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by weasel » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 pm

For me at this stage he is better as an impact sub to utilise his pace against tired defenders. He may grow into the sole striker role but to be a sole striker he needs goals on a consistent basis. Bringing him on around the hour mark, possibly as a 2nd striker or winger without defensive responsibility will lessen the pressure and necessity on him to score. Certainly think there is a good player in there and if he can score goals then we could have a really good player on our hands.
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Re: Caleb Ekuban

Post by radebe88 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:51 pm

Awful player. League two standard at best

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