Kent will tear you apart again

Davie Weir

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Absolutely buzzing to watch him play back in blue again.

I really think he is what we’ve been missing and will be massive for us this season. He really can make a difference for us as we challenge for 55. The way he runs at defenders and fights for every ball is exactly what we have needed.

He might have cost us £7 million but if he plays to his full potential he will be worth a lot more than that in the future.


 

Vince

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I really wish people would get a bit more realistic about Kent. They seem to forget that Kent - like all players of this type - has a lot of anonymous games. This is not directed at the OP but a lot of people are having unrealistic expectations of this being the difference between winning the league or not.

Sure he will be the best creative option for us and a good player - but he is not a league winning messiah. We never won anything with him in the team last season - as all the other parts were not right. So if the defence is right, the midfield is right then, Morelos stay fit and sane, and we have good tactics and belief, then Kent could be the icing on the cake for sure.
 
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Tugay83

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I really wish people would get a bit more realistic about Kent. They seem to forget that Kent - like all players of this type - has a lot of anonymous games. This is not directed at the OP but a lot of people are having unrealistic expectations of this being the difference between winning the league or not.

Sure he will be the best creative option for us and a good player - but he is not a league winning messiah. We never won anything with him in the team last season - as all the other parts where not right. So if the defence is right, the midfield is right then, Morelos stay fit and sane, and we have good tactics and belief, then Kent could be the icing on the cake for sure.
You'll get very few people with time for that sort of realism. He needs to kick on significantly to justify the fee and the hype on here. He came onto a game last season but wasn't in our top 3 or 4 most important players. I worry he does well again but expectations have been raised to the level that doing well is a disappointment.
 

rangersfc_51

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You'll get very few people with time for that sort of realism. He needs to kick on significantly to justify the fee and the hype on here. He came onto a game last season but wasn't in our top 3 or 4 most important players. I worry he does well again but expectations have been raised to the level that doing well is a disappointment.
I think he was, who are these players ahead of him?
 

gerrard32

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I might be in the minority but the thing I love about Kent is his skill, the way he turns a man, ghosts past players, his twists and turns, get bums of seats.
Yes that does not win you trophies but it can lead to assists and goals at the entertainment value is top drawer. Players like him, Gazza, Laudrup is why I love football
 

Davie Weir

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I might be in the minority but the thing I love about Kent is his skill, the way he turns a man, ghosts past players, his twists and turns, get bums of seats.
Yes that does not win you trophies but it can lead to assists and goals at the entertainment value is top drawer. Players like him, Gazza, Laudrup is why I love football
When you watch his assist for Ryan Jacks goal against the tims his skill and explosive pace is brilliant
 

Arkanoid

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I know he will have gone through an intensive pre season at Liverpool but after being banished a bounce game this week wouldn't go amiss, start the wee man and hope hits the ground running Saturday. So excited to see him take his talents above last year, this could be very special
 

Blueranger45

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not to be negative but how much match sharpness does he have?

did he play for Liverpool during the pre-season or their U23s (or whatever squad he's in)?
 

Davie Weir

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not to be negative but how much match sharpness does he have?

did he play for Liverpool during the pre-season or their U23s (or whatever squad he's in)?
Played some of the under 23 matches I think as well as friendlies with the first team.

But he also went through a proper pre season with Liverpool’s first team squad
 

bLuE PirAtE

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I really wish people would get a bit more realistic about Kent. They seem to forget that Kent - like all players of this type - has a lot of anonymous games. This is not directed at the OP but a lot of people are having unrealistic expectations of this being the difference between winning the league or not.

Sure he will be the best creative option for us and a good player - but he is not a league winning messiah. We never won anything with him in the team last season - as all the other parts were not right. So if the defence is right, the midfield is right then, Morelos stay fit and sane, and we have good tactics and belief, then Kent could be the icing on the cake for sure.
People are expecting far too much from Ryan Kent. It's a pressure he doesn't need.
 

The Royal Standard

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Absolutely buzzing to watch him play back in blue again.

I really think he is what we’ve been missing and will be massive for us this season. He really can make a difference for us as we challenge for 55. The way he runs at defenders and fights for every ball is exactly what we have needed.

He might have cost us £7 million but if he plays to his full potential he will be worth a lot more than that in the future.


Seriously enjoyed that
 
People are expecting far too much from Ryan Kent. It's a pressure he doesn't need.
I can’t say I necessarily agree with this. I don’t think people are expecting him to come in and single-handedly carry the team through every game a-la Ronaldo for Portugal. We just want him to come in, continue to do what he done last season, perhaps even show a little bit of progress (which is natural given his age and his experience of playing in our league last season), and I’m sure every one of us will be delighted. We’ve certainly missed him in the league matches so far this season, and I think we’re excited to have a genuine class playmaker in the team to split teams open and create more chances. It doesn’t mean we’re going to blame him for not winning the league or praise ONLY him for winning the league
 

Ter

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I think Kent will thrive with better quality around him and I'm excited to see how he links up with Aribo. Both can take the ball in tight situations and take it past a player so it adds a real threat to our left hand side when we've often been too reliant on our main threat coming down the right.
 

dudzo

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I think Kent will thrive with better quality around him and I'm excited to see how he links up with Aribo. Both can take the ball in tight situations and take it past a player so it adds a real threat to our left hand side when we've often been too reliant on our main threat coming down the right.
If we can get barasic firing as well and providing aribo plays on the left of the centre three then our left side could be the best we had for a number of years
 

DylanGer

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I really wish people would get a bit more realistic about Kent. They seem to forget that Kent - like all players of this type - has a lot of anonymous games. This is not directed at the OP but a lot of people are having unrealistic expectations of this being the difference between winning the league or not.

Sure he will be the best creative option for us and a good player - but he is not a league winning messiah. We never won anything with him in the team last season - as all the other parts were not right. So if the defence is right, the midfield is right then, Morelos stay fit and sane, and we have good tactics and belief, then Kent could be the icing on the cake for sure.
A lot of older Bears who've watched the game for years are with you on this and to be frank a lot question spending 7M on him. Nobody doubts the potential but a lot are unsure just how big an impact it's reasonable to expect from him.

The support are desperate for a hero but they've backed a few heavy losers over the last few seasons and whilst Kent may well be a level or two above those players as you point out we need a whole team if not squad improvement.
 

Davie Weir

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I think Kent will thrive with better quality around him and I'm excited to see how he links up with Aribo. Both can take the ball in tight situations and take it past a player so it adds a real threat to our left hand side when we've often been too reliant on our main threat coming down the right.
We’ve got a very exciting team this year for the first time in a long while
 

Quijibo

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I think Kent will thrive with better quality around him and I'm excited to see how he links up with Aribo. Both can take the ball in tight situations and take it past a player so it adds a real threat to our left hand side when we've often been too reliant on our main threat coming down the right.
This for me!

Kent is one of the most two footed players we've had in a long long time and with a decent creative left sided plAyer behind him then I think he will do very well.
 
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