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Salernitana is one of the most active teams in Serie A on the transfer market front . The arrival in Campania of Troost Ekong is very close. Watford, owner of the ex Udinese's card, verbally accepted the loan offer with an obligation to buy. The player is expected in Salerno tomorrow for medical visits and to sign the contract.
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Step up move but relegation battle here we come.
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He waved goodbye to the Watford fans after today's match against Rotherham
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packerland wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm Step up move but relegation battle here we come.
Better than pining away in Watford at this point, he's in the twilight of his career so this is as good as it could get for him
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Tobi17 wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:08 pm
packerland wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm Step up move but relegation battle here we come.
Better than pining away in Watford at this point, he's in the twilight of his career so this is as good as it could get for him
I haven’t followed Watford games in a while but someone said he has been getting game time lately. If so, I still think that’s better than warming the bench in Italy. Our young players should aim to play in better clubs while our veterans like Ekong should aim to be playing regularly to be active.
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packerland wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:32 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:08 pm
packerland wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm Step up move but relegation battle here we come.
Better than pining away in Watford at this point, he's in the twilight of his career so this is as good as it could get for him
I haven’t followed Watford games in a while but someone said he has been getting game time lately. If so, I still think that’s better than warming the bench in Italy. Our young players should aim to play in better clubs while our veterans like Ekong should aim to be playing regularly to be active.
He's going straight into starting XI in Salernitana. They have a defensive crisis which was compounded on Saturday with another injury to a key central defender.
The Salernitana coach was Ekong's coach at Udinese and sought him out personally
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Dammy wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:37 pm
packerland wrote: Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:32 pm
Tobi17 wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 11:08 pm
packerland wrote: Sat Jan 21, 2023 5:49 pm Step up move but relegation battle here we come.
Better than pining away in Watford at this point, he's in the twilight of his career so this is as good as it could get for him
I haven’t followed Watford games in a while but someone said he has been getting game time lately. If so, I still think that’s better than warming the bench in Italy. Our young players should aim to play in better clubs while our veterans like Ekong should aim to be playing regularly to be active.
He's going straight into starting XI in Salernitana. They have a defensive crisis which was compounded on Saturday with another injury to a key central defender.
The Salernitana coach was Ekong's coach at Udinese and sought him out personally
Good for him.
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English football with its intensity is not for everyone like Ekong found out. Even the great Khoulibaly is struggling just like Thiago Silva suffered at the beginning.
Ekong's profile is high in Italy because of his good stint at Udinese. I believe he will be in the shop window during the loan period and his performance could get him a better club in June. Players with experience in the EPL have always done well in Serie A and I'm hoping Skippo will do well at Salernitana. It good to be playing week in week out against the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atalanta, Roma, Lazio, Torino, Napoli etc beats playing against the Milwalls, Lutons, Rotherhams, Readings etc of this world
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Dammy wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 8:29 am English football with its intensity is not for everyone like Ekong found out. Even the great Khoulibaly is struggling just like Thiago Silva suffered at the beginning.
Ekong's profile is high in Italy because of his good stint at Udinese. I believe he will be in the shop window during the loan period and his performance could get him a better club in June. Players with experience in the EPL have always done well in Serie A and I'm hoping Skippo will do well at Salernitana. It good to be playing week in week out against the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atalanta, Roma, Lazio, Torino, Napoli etc beats playing against the Milwalls, Lutons, Rotherhams, Readings etc of this world
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Good move for Ekong, all the best to him in Italy
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Chei !! Molue Driver is not gonna like this
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Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he plays with his heart for Nigeria and I appreciate it. However, I think we need to start looking at the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
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maceo4 wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:16 pm Completed https://www.instagram.com/p/CnzIGt7sSUS ... MyMTA2M2Y=
Alright! Let's see what our guy will do there. With his English premier league experience/exposure, I think he will do very well in his new club
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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
That has always already been in play book but you don’t yank a stalwart like a tooth or you would be exposed stack naked & found wanting. His experience and hustle in critical situations are not taught in any school but molue driver is in hiding
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EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
Una no dey hear word. None of the players you listed can clean the boots of Ekong even at his lowest.
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Lolly wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:14 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
Una no dey hear word. None of the players you listed can clean the boots of Ekong even at his lowest.
Ndah, Tosin and Bassey are definitely players with high ceilings, not sure what your criteria is for even assuming Ekong is that indispensable
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Lolly wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:14 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
Una no dey hear word. None of the players you listed can clean the boots of Ekong even at his lowest.
Bros if what you said is true, the our defensive problems are even worse than I imagined. I like Troost, plays with heart, nice personality, but he reminds me of some of the rather substandard defenders I've watched in the Eagles over the years with Fury and the bandana wearing chap amongst others that come to mind. He is average in the talent department but no denying his heart, but he remains among the best we have and it is indictment of how poor we are that he rates so 'highly'.

Good luck though to his new endeavours in Italy, I truly wish him great success. I'd never knock a fellow Nigerian in his legitimate hustle.
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hestonap wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:42 pm
Lolly wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:14 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
Una no dey hear word. None of the players you listed can clean the boots of Ekong even at his lowest.
Bros if what you said is true, the our defensive problems are even worse than I imagined. I like Troost, plays with heart, nice personality, but he reminds me of some of the rather substandard defenders I've watched in the Eagles over the years with Fury and the bandana wearing chap amongst others that come to mind. He is average in the talent department but no denying his heart, but he remains among the best we have and it is indictment of how poor we are that he rates so 'highly'.

Good luck though to his new endeavours in Italy, I truly wish him great success. I'd never knock a fellow Nigerian in his legitimate hustle.
The good news is that what he says is not true.
We respect Ekong but in recent years, he hasn’t been that great.
Like you said, he’s what we have right now but I suspect not for long.
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Troost marshals the Salernitana defence as they win 2-1 away to Lecce on his debut.
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Dammy wrote: Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:55 pm Troost marshals the Salernitana defence as they win 2-1 away to Lecce on his debut.
I hope the guys who responded to me above are reading this. Ekong might not be pretty on the eye but he is a good defender. He just needs to play with the right partner and a good goalkeeper behind him.

Meanwhile our Bassey is getting slaughtered at Ajax for being so poor. And he has been really poor of late.
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Damunk wrote: Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:43 am
hestonap wrote: Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:42 pm
Lolly wrote: Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:14 am
EMIR KONGI JAFFI JOFFA wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:25 pm Congrats to Troost. He has served us well over the last few yrs, he playsbwith his heart fir Nigeria and I appreciate. However, I think we need to start looking the younger players for the future. Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey need to form the core of the new SE defense. Troost can still be a squad play but I think his days as a starter is done unless we have injuries.
Una no dey hear word. None of the players you listed can clean the boots of Ekong even at his lowest.
Bros if what you said is true, the our defensive problems are even worse than I imagined. I like Troost, plays with heart, nice personality, but he reminds me of some of the rather substandard defenders I've watched in the Eagles over the years with Fury and the bandana wearing chap amongst others that come to mind. He is average in the talent department but no denying his heart, but he remains among the best we have and it is indictment of how poor we are that he rates so 'highly'.

Good luck though to his new endeavours in Italy, I truly wish him great success. I'd never knock a fellow Nigerian in his legitimate hustle.
The good news is that what he says is not true.
We respect Ekong but in recent years, he hasn’t been that great.
Like you said, he’s what we have right now but I suspect not for long.
What is untrue? Which one of these new boys in town like Adarabioyo, Akpoguma, Awazien, Ndah, Bassey is better than Ekong? Give reasons and stats of possible.
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