Yes or no? Dave Mac saying we have an option to either complete the deal or send him back. Its a yes for me - good age, offers something different to our more 'cultured' options and could be invaluable next season. Been unlucky with injuries but thats got to be just that, bad luck and nothing more.
Our best option in the centre of the three. Utterly commanding in the air at this level. Also better on the deck than Cameron. Offside trap better when he plays. Wages probably not an issue.
Pace - he has just average pace, no worse than Dickie or Barbet, and certainly better than Cameron. Hull - why wasn't he playing for them? Personality, luck, bad judgement on their part, or... Injuries - I'm torn on this. If a player has a repetitive injury then you have to worry, he doesn't seem to have one. But you might also worry about a player who picks up so many small injuries. There's a few questions here: is he soft? Why did he leave the field with a broken nose, but Dieng played on with his broken nose? Is he so musclebound that flexibility is an issue?
I'd take him in a heartbeat, but only if the medical people passed him. We know him, so we have the facts.
"The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference."
He is a good player when fit but his fitness does nag me a bit. Missed an 8 game period last season with Hull and was injured a fair bit the previous season. Also has missed a fair few for us. Maybe a lower basic wage but higher appearance fee could be the answer. Certainly better than Cameron, Masterson and Kakay at CB.
He does seem slightly injury prone but after getting himself going the blow he took, which broke his nose, looked like a mighty straightforward nut on the nose so the club may be, rightly, following concussion protocol whereas Seny's might not have affected much more than the nose area? Certainly our system has worked well with him so Im definitely in favour of a permanent signing if club feel he's capable of enough games. Has to be said that he's followed a pattern where new signings who weren't playing regularly have been eased in. Other than Charlie I think that's pretty true but Albert probably needs to get in the office and clarify his signing date...
A definite yes. He is someone you would not knick his pint on a Saturday night! But like Brian you see when he plays what he brings to the team... a physicality and not too shabby on the ball. So how was he not getting into the Hull team?
We cannot afford a key player who is only fit for five and a half games in half a season. If they think he's just been unlucky, will be alright after a pre-season, etc then yeh it might be worth going for, but if he's going to be unavailable as often as he has been then it's got to be a no.