Ezri Konsa

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Maupay's conduct is hardly a surprise. However, in terms of how they did at Brentford, Maupay will be remembered very fondly for last season. Konsa will be remembered for being alright and earning the club a load of money.
 

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The Twitter comments are the best - Villa fans thinking they’ve got in Neils head, he does that to everyone they’re not special!
And who’s Konsa anyway to be hiding behind his staff, the old pretending game “hold me back or I’ll get him, honest”
 

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The Twitter comments are the best - Villa fans thinking they’ve got in Neils head, he does that to everyone they’re not special!
And who’s Konsa anyway to be hiding behind his staff, the old pretending game “hold me back or I’ll get him, honest”
Konsa steps forward and Neal gets pushed away.
Ezri can look after himself I reckon.
 

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Konsa obviosly says something, but from the long camera view it was kicking off before.
 

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I never really warmed to Konsa. Decent enough player but seemed completely devoid of any personality and was clearly just passing through which worked out well for everyone. Very much the epitome of a modern day footballer.
 

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Think this was previously on the Neal Maupay thread but there was a story doing the rounds a couple of years ago when we played QPR away in the League Cup when Neal scored a couple of goals. Apparently his girlfriend had come over from France to watch the game and after the game he asked Dean Smith if he could meet his GF and get the train straight into London to show her the London lights rather than go back with the team on the official coach.

He was advised by club staff that getting on the tube at White City, with his GF in tow, with him in his full club tracksuit might not be the smartest idea with RaRa fans also making their way home. His response "Boss, you haven't seen me fight!"

My money's definitely on Neal still lol lol lol
 

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Think this was previously on the Neal Maupay thread but there was a story doing the rounds a couple of years ago when we played QPR away in the League Cup when Neal scored a couple of goals. Apparently his girlfriend had come over from France to watch the game and after the game he asked Dean Smith if he could meet his GF and get the train straight into London to show her the London lights rather than go back with the team on the official coach.

He was advised by club staff that getting on the tube at White City, with his GF in tow, with him in his full club tracksuit might not be the smartest idea with RaRa fans also making their way home. His response "Boss, you haven't seen me fight!"

My money's definitely on Neal still lol lol lol
rofl
 

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Think this was previously on the Neal Maupay thread but there was a story doing the rounds a couple of years ago when we played QPR away in the League Cup when Neal scored a couple of goals. Apparently his girlfriend had come over from France to watch the game and after the game he asked Dean Smith if he could meet his GF and get the train straight into London to show her the London lights rather than go back with the team on the official coach.

He was advised by club staff that getting on the tube at White City, with his GF in tow, with him in his full club tracksuit might not be the smartest idea with RaRa fans also making their way home. His response "Boss, you haven't seen me fight!"

My money's definitely on Neal still lol lol lol
lol
 

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I never really warmed to Konsa. Decent enough player but seemed completely devoid of any personality and was clearly just passing through which worked out well for everyone. Very much the epitome of a modern day footballer.
:imwith:
 

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Scores last minute winner v Watford this evening.
 

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Looking like Villa could have done with EK today.... plus the XI who are already out there!!! lol
 

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Looking like Villa could have done with EK today.... plus the XI who are already out there!!! lol
Surprised that he didn't get on, as the so called experts said that Smith should have switched to five at the back.
 

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Long interview with EK in yesterday's Sunday Times, no less:
Leader, legend, mentor: how John Terry raised Ezri Konsa’s game
(Need subscription)

Anyhow, it says hardly anything about his time at Brentford (though it might have been edited out?), a bit more about Dean Smith, but mostly about how John Terry has helped him.

Anyhow, what caught my eye was the fact that he is also a "graduate" of the famous Senrab youth team, same as eg Terry, Ledley King, Ugo Ehiogu and Sol Campbell - and that's only their England Centre Backs! Senrab also produced loads others, including Ray Wilkins - the most "non-Centre Back footballer" ever:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senrab_F.C.

P.S. Above list of Senrab Old Boys also includes Terry Hurlock, though with the warning "Citation needed". Anyone?
 

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Interesting he name checks Jeanvier.
Personally, I always though Konsa had everything to be an excellent CB and was extremely disappointed that he was persuaded to want to move on so quickly. I can also see why he name-checked Jeanvier as he was a player who's focus was on defending, more-or-less at the expense of everything else.
 

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Playing him and Mepham together was a mistake. Too similar and not a lot of experience. Barbet, though older, is not always a calming influence as a defensive partner.
Would loved to have seen a Bjelland Konsa partnership!
 

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It would take a £60m offer for Aston Villa to sell England Under-21 defender Ezri Konsa, 23, who has been linked with a move to Liverpooland Tottenham. Former Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor said it would take "five times" the £12m that Villa paid Brentford for Konsa in 2019 to now prise him from Villa Park
This is from football insider doesn’t answer you question though
 

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Weird really, he never looked that good IMO for us, but that's why I'm not a football scout :)
He reminded me a bit of a centreback we had on loan from Chelsea about 10-15 years ago. He was quite nimble, reasonably skilful, not very tall or powerfully built for a centreback. Started well and played maybe 10 games for us before disappearing back to the Blues. Anyone remember his name?
 

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He reminded me a bit of a centreback we had on loan from Chelsea about 10-15 years ago. He was quite nimble, reasonably skilful, not very tall or powerfully built for a centreback. Started well and played maybe 10 games for us before disappearing back to the Blues. Anyone remember his name?
Joel Kitamirike?
 

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That's the one. Thanks... I was going to go mad trying to remember who it was. Longer ago (2003-4) and more appearances (25) than I thought. Doesn't time fly, etc?
That was the high point of his football career. 5 years later he got sent down for dealing Class A drugs.
 

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He reminded me a bit of a centreback we had on loan from Chelsea about 10-15 years ago. He was quite nimble, reasonably skilful, not very tall or powerfully built for a centreback. Started well and played maybe 10 games for us before disappearing back to the Blues. Anyone remember his name?
Yes I get that comparison
 

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Yes I get that comparison
I seem to remember having a few Chelsea loanees during those times, Kitamirike among them but Keenan and Tillen as well. None of them seemed any good and were only marginally better than what we had at the time.
 

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