Oh my God! Kenny Saief at RSC Anderlecht

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  1. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

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    It’s also much older than the Eredivisie in terms of average age
     
  2. isengrim

    isengrim Member

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    Minimum salary for non EU inhabitants in Belgium is somewhere around 80k per annum. Which is very low. There have been talks about raising this, but no action thus far.

    Average age in the Netherlands: https://www.transfermarkt.nl/eredivisie/altersschnitt/wettbewerb/NL1
    Average age in Belgium:
    https://www.transfermarkt.nl/jupiler-pro-league/altersschnitt/wettbewerb/BE1

    Différence doesn't seem to be that big to me. What strikes me is that among the five youngest teams in the Belgian league there are three top Belgian teams.
     
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  3. freisland

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    Dunno if this was posted, but Anderlecht plays HSV on July 20 in a summer friendly...
     
  4. freisland

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    It used to be around 60k Euro, back in the mid-2000's Did they get rid of it? They were always threatening to raise it back then, but never did.

    (just saw insengrim's post. Has gone up, but not by much.)
     
  5. TheFalseNine

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  6. cyberthoth

    cyberthoth Member

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    What position did he play?
     
  7. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

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    hopefully left back...I always thought he could be an option there for USMNT
     
  8. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

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    There will be player turnover, but there could well be coaching turnover as well. There will certainly be turmoil, and hiring a former hero who has zero coaching experience but does have a history of struggling to stay fit for his first coaching gig - and as a player-coach at that - is the kind of desperation move an under-pressure newbie owner makes. It appeases the fans, for a while, but it doesn't address fundamental issues and the end isn't pretty: not for the coach, the sporting director, the suits or the players who get caught up in it.

    Better buckle up.
     
  9. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
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    Oct 16, 2017


    Tough to say, but it kinda looked like he was playing deeper (he's no. 3). Anderlecht lost 5-2.

    Also, Kenny did not make the squad for the friendly vs Benfica 3 days ago...
     
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  10. BostonRed

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  11. ArsenalMetro

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    Seeing Samir Nasri at Anderlecht is so bizarre.
     
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  12. KicksNgiggles

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    Not as bizarre is seeing Kompany as the player manager.
     
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  13. BostonRed

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  14. VBCity72

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    Hopefully he can stay healthy and find some of that pre-injury magic.
     
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  15. The Irish Rover

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    FYP
     
  16. BostonRed

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    Played 1st half of friendly:

     
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  17. Gorando

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    He's unlikely to play much this season. Vincent Kompany apparently not a fan of his.
     
  18. ArsenalMetro

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    I think it's less that Kompany isn't a fan, more that he isn't good enough for Anderlecht. He couldn't even lock down a starting spot for Cincinnati.
     
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  19. m vann

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    Or was is more that Cincy is/was a shit show? It could be argued either way. I wasn't impressed with Saif but then again it was had for me to decipher it was actually him or the mismanaged team.
     
  20. ArsenalMetro

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    They absolutely are a disaster, but he wasn't good enough for Anderlecht before he went to Cincinnati either.*

    My point is that it's not a Kompany preference thing; he's just at a club that's too big for him. He tried to make a step up, full credit to him for trying, but it didn't really work out. Now he's in a bit of a rut, to the point that he wasn't doing well in Cincinnati. He's better than that, and could use a move to a smaller club in a better situation to push himself forward again.

    * - I know he played a bunch for them before the loan, but he has 1 goal and 4 assists in 2,000 minutes there.
     
  21. wixson7

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    It was fun while it lasted.
     
  22. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Kenny has yet to make bench through first four games of the season. Not good. Needs to find another loan.
     
  23. zlatan_but_a_car

    Botswana Meat Commission FC
    United States
    Oct 16, 2017
    Kenny played in Kompany's testimonial, subbing in for Gary Neville after 35'.



    I think that's his first appearance since the start of Anderlecht's season...
     
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