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Post by Don't call me James on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:33 am

Way overdue. What a *bleep* player. Most important Leicester player by a mile. Imo main reason why they are top of the table, not Mahrez and Vardy, though of course their contribution has helped.


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Post by Firenze on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:35 am

calma, goals win matches. mahrez has been goat. kante is unreal though. can't wait to sign him.
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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Kaladin on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:53 am

He's surprisingly agile and quick with the ball, my expectations before was that he's your run off the mill DM

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by RealGunner on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:54 am

Next Lassana Diarra
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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Mr Nick09 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:58 am

Reminds me more of Matuidi than Lass if we are not looking at the size. Lass technically way more accomplished. Good player

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by free_cat on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:01 am

@Don't call me James wrote:Way overdue. What a *bleep* player. Most important Leicester player by a mile. Imo main reason why they are top of the table, not Mahrez and Vardy, though of course their contribution has helped.


Absolutely. The new Makelele.
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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Valkyrja on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:04 am

he's more of a B2B than a DM

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:07 am

He looked like crap as soon as we put some pressure on him mind Laughing

As great as he looked i'm not particularly convinced he would excell for a top team who dominates possession.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Mr Nick09 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:08 am

@free_cat wrote:
@Don't call me James wrote:Way overdue. What a *bleep* player. Most important Leicester player by a mile. Imo main reason why they are top of the table, not Mahrez and Vardy, though of course their contribution has helped.


Absolutely. The new Makelele.
dont be ridiculous

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Valkyrja on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:09 am

Who said that he will go to a top team that dominates possession ? Laughing

he might go to a top team that plays on the counter. he would be massive in atletico's midfield for example. but only bayern and barca are top teams, they dominate possession et al Laughing

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Art Morte on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:09 am

Mole says after seeing Kante for one game.

This guy is legit, we'll see if Leicester can hold onto him.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:17 am

@Art Morte wrote:Mole says after seeing Kante for one game.

This guy is legit, we'll see if Leicester can hold onto him.


You know damn well i'm more likely to be right than this new Makelele and New Essien crap though.

Dunno it just struck me as someone who excells for a team which plays on the counter and is very back to front.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by farfan on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:19 am

@free_cat wrote:
@Don't call me James wrote:Way overdue. What a *bleep* player. Most important Leicester player by a mile. Imo main reason why they are top of the table, not Mahrez and Vardy, though of course their contribution has helped.


Absolutely. The new Makelele.

That's Nampalys Mendy actually . hmm
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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Guest on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:35 am

One season wonder. Even Matic looked good for a season, and he's awful now.

Lets see if he can do it on a cold Tuesday night in Russia. Matic couldnt.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by M99 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:17 pm

New Capoue.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by CBarca on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:09 pm

Great for Leicester. Massive for them.

I also have concerns about his ability to play on a bigger team who don't regularly concede 70% of the ball to the opponents. He may very well be able to, but I'm just not sure.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by FennecFox7 on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:14 pm

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:He looked like crap as soon as we put some pressure on him mind Laughing

As great as he looked i'm not particularly convinced he would excell for a top team who dominates possession.


Because sissoko outmuscled him a couple times?

You do realize kante is much smaller and those things will happen in a game? Again, start watching games instead of watching 20 minutes and flipping the channel

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Art Morte on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:32 pm

Kante has looked good on the ball for a DM. I don't know is he good enough for a CM pivot for a big team, but as a DM, certainly. Let's put it this way that I don't think he's any worse on the ball than Coquelin, Schneiderlin, Fernando or Matic.
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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:54 pm

"watch more games" so bitter lmao.

Ironic thing is the same people who say watch more games are the same people acting like they watch all 38 games in full of every relevant team.

GTFOH, I don't need to watch very much to analyse a player tbh. Been watching this sport longer than some of you have been alive and it doesn't take very long for me to understand what a player can and can't do.

Also just so you know it wasn't just Sissoko it was multiple players, I actually like him tbh and for most of the game he was very impressive but tbh my 2nd post in this thread is how I feel about him.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by free_cat on Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:18 pm

I don't think I'm kneejerking much if I say he is the new makelele. Makelele was a monster recovering balls and was good on the ball. Kante is also great at recovering balls and quite a good passer and especially quite good at keeping the ball and dribling.
He is definitely much better than Lassana Diarra, not because he is better tactically or physically, but simply because he has more brains and doesn't believe himself to be Maradona. He knows his limits and keeps it simple. That's what makes him similar to Makelele too.

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Post by Nishankly on Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:02 pm

I agree he's more B2B than a DM. He manages to run 12 kms every game i've been noticing.

Certainly up there alongside Vardy and Mahrez, Probably the reason why Leicester are so solid.
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Post by Curtinho on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:12 am

Kante more important than Mahrez. Laughing

But yeah he's great. He's no Joe Allen but he's putting in some good performances for Leicester.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by FennecFox7 on Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:14 am

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:"watch more games" so bitter lmao.

Ironic thing is the same people who say watch more games are the same people acting like they watch all 38 games in full of every relevant team.

GTFOH, I don't need to watch very much to analyse a player tbh. Been watching this sport longer than some of you have been alive and it doesn't take very long for me to understand what a player can and can't do.

Also just so you know it wasn't just Sissoko it was multiple players, I actually like him tbh and for most of the game he was very impressive but tbh my 2nd post in this thread is how I feel about him.


Like I said; you didn't really see the game :coffee:

Mahrez, Kante, and to an extent Albrighton were being man marked. This is why drinkwater and vardy had such a poor game imo. They had all the space in the world and they couldn't make a difference. But it happens.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by Valkyrja on Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:40 am

Would walk into any team in the world at the moment. He is absolutely everywhere during games winning the ball back and starting counter attacks unleashing Vardy and Mahrez. Running, tackling, passing, good on the ball, mutant stamina.

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Re: N'Golo Kanté Appreciation

Post by farfan on Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:23 am

@Curtinho wrote:Kante more important than Mahrez. Laughing

But yeah he's great. He's no Joe Allen but he's putting in some good performances for Leicester.


Knowing you , i bet you actually believe this . Laughing
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