14 Feb 2018 09:26:00
Enough has been said about the Sam future for or against, Here's something else. A lot of media talk about off loading Keene at the end of the season. Having spent so much money on him and still being on the young side and England fringe player I would keep him at least to see how he develops over another season and preferably in a settled partnership with A N Other CB.
To let him leave would create a situation where we are looking for 3 new CB this summer considering Jags and Williams could also depart. Isn't that too much disturbance in one important area, where if it happened most of next season would again be swopping CB around to find best combination.

1.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 10:23:50
I do think Keene is a good player, think there to something or someone upsetting players behind the scenes, happening to often.

{Ed025's Note - as part of a duo with mee he looked good, we may have picked the wrong half stig..

2.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 11:23:15
It’s difficult to really know if any of our summer signings should be moved on. Apart from Pickford and maybe Rooney/ Sigs, nobody has been given a fair chance to settle.

3.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 12:10:35
Agree with ed25 on this lads, as much as i like keane i think playing alongside ben mee made him look even better than he is. Top player mee, think he will end up at 1 of the big boys soon, hopefully us!

4.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 13:04:21
I like the lad he needs a leader next to him as he's a bit timid. More playing time will bring consistency. This could be said of all of them.

5.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 15:24:26
We seemed to target young up coming kids over the last few seasons. From home and a couple from abroad. But we seemed to lose sight of the fact we needed players to go straight into the fisrt team ED025. Williams only had a season or 2 left and Jags was coming to the end so adding Williams was a mistake. Mee is still only 28 so we would have got 4 or 5 seasons out of him. Keane is still in the right age group and might come good but I have seen too many mistakes from him for my liking. And Burnley don't seem to be missing him.

6.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 18:43:27
Burnley's demands of a centre back are different. Their style and relative success is built on thriving on limited possession. They need "no nonsense" centre backs. Under Koeman we aspired to a possession based approach. Ball playing centre backs were what he was looking for. On that basis Keane would have seemed a better option than Mee. The change of emphasis from the new manager has changed that.