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Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Z175 » 09 Dec 2015 15:22

Does anyone know if both these two are still unemployed? If so, I 'd imagine they won't be for much longer...

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by John Smith » 09 Dec 2015 15:29

Leigertwood retired

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by paddy20 » 09 Dec 2015 15:34

Z175 wrote:Does anyone know if both these two are still unemployed? If so, I 'd imagine they won't be for much longer...


Jimmy is not playing. Think he would be a good player coach under Macadee. He was interested in returning to Reading at the beginning of the season but Clarke said he was not interested as he wanted to change everything!

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Royalwaster » 10 Dec 2015 14:45

paddy20 wrote:
Z175 wrote:Does anyone know if both these two are still unemployed? If so, I 'd imagine they won't be for much longer...


Jimmy is not playing. Think he would be a good player coach under Macadee. He was interested in returning to Reading at the beginning of the season but Clarke said he was not interested as he wanted to change everything!


On what grounds would he be a good player coach - think he could hardly speak English when he was here ...

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by RoyalJack » 10 Dec 2015 14:52

Jimmy now plays poker as a profession/hobby. Can be spotted playing big stakes at London Poker Room in Edgeware Road most days.


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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by paddy20 » 10 Dec 2015 16:18

Royalwaster wrote:
paddy20 wrote:
Z175 wrote:Does anyone know if both these two are still unemployed? If so, I 'd imagine they won't be for much longer...


Jimmy is not playing. Think he would be a good player coach under Macadee. He was interested in returning to Reading at the beginning of the season but Clarke said he was not interested as he wanted to change everything!


On what grounds would he be a good player coach - think he could hardly speak English when he was here ...


Probably speaks better English now that most English people. True a couple of years ago he wasn't that fluent. Brian rates him and once described him as one of the most intelligent players he knows. He also loves Reading FC

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Armadillo Roadkill » 10 Dec 2015 16:30

Don't get me wrong, Jimmy is one of my all time favourite Reading players. But you'll have to come up with some pretty convincing evidence to demonstrate he "loves" RFC.

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by melonhead » 10 Dec 2015 17:41

RoyalJack wrote:Jimmy now plays poker as a profession/hobby. Can be spotted playing big stakes at London Poker Room in Edgeware Road most days.


he folds when he wants

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by SCIAG » 10 Dec 2015 17:42

Royalwaster wrote:On what grounds would he be a good player coach - think he could hardly speak English when he was here ...

He pretended he couldn't speak English whenever Tim Dellor was around.

But yeah, there's no reason to believe these two would be good coaches. I think McDermott would only appoint one inexperienced coach.


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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Hoop Blah » 10 Dec 2015 19:13

The last thing you'd want at a club is a coach with Kebe's history of inconsistency, poor technique and a penchant for going on strike when he doesn't fancy playing.

paddy20 wrote:.....Brian rates him and once described him as one of the most intelligent players he knows. He also loves Reading FC


Brian, like most people in football, used to say a lot of things that were complete rubbish.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by genome » 10 Dec 2015 19:21

Armadillo Roadkill wrote:Don't get me wrong, Jimmy is one of my all time favourite Reading players. But you'll have to come up with some pretty convincing evidence to demonstrate he "loves" RFC.


Jimmy Kebe @JKebe 24 Jan 2013
Oups i thought if you're french and play football u just pop in to Newcastle and sign a contract
Not a chance of leaving
#LoveReadingFc#

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Armadillo Roadkill » 10 Dec 2015 19:56

I've seen players kiss the badge. It was never enough to convince me they loved the club.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by arthurfondrelli » 10 Dec 2015 21:12

melonhead wrote:
RoyalJack wrote:Jimmy now plays poker as a profession/hobby. Can be spotted playing big stakes at London Poker Room in Edgeware Road most days.


he folds when he wants


Saw Kebe in Vegas this summer, funnily enough. He was wearing Crystal Palace shorts.


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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by RoyalJack » 10 Dec 2015 21:38

Currently in Prague playing on European Poker Tour.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by paddy20 » 10 Dec 2015 21:38

Armadillo Roadkill wrote:Don't get me wrong, Jimmy is one of my all time favourite Reading players. But you'll have to come up with some pretty convincing evidence to demonstrate he "loves" RFC.


Offered to come back and play for nothing at the start of the season but was turned down by Clarke.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Nameless » 11 Dec 2015 02:34

Kebe played just 15 games after he left us. As a 31 year old you'd suspect he's lost some pace and is nowhere near fit.
Rather than offer to return was it more like he begged us to take him ?

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Hopeful » 11 Dec 2015 16:13

Nameless wrote:Kebe played just 15 games after he left us. As a 31 year old you'd suspect he's lost some pace and is nowhere near fit.
Rather than offer to return was it more like he begged us to take him ?


Great to watch in his prime, but Kebe without his pace is just a bloke. Not sure what he would add to the team anymore.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by paddy20 » 12 Dec 2015 11:21

Hopeful wrote:
Nameless wrote:Kebe played just 15 games after he left us. As a 31 year old you'd suspect he's lost some pace and is nowhere near fit.
Rather than offer to return was it more like he begged us to take him ?


Great to watch in his prime, but Kebe without his pace is just a bloke. Not sure what he would add to the team anymore.


Was fit after pre season training with Mallorca and decided not to join them - think he could have played a part for a season Sure he would have played for 6 months for nothing, how many players would do that?? Think Clarke didn't want anything to do with previous regime which in part I think led to his downfall

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Nameless » 12 Dec 2015 11:37

In what way was Kebe part of the previous regime ?
And what job could an unfit, unemployed Kebe have done ?
Players only play for free if they can't find anyone who thinks they are worth paying.
He had a great season for us but that was a long while ago and no one in their right mind would take on a player that would not have got close to the first team.

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Re: Mikele Leigertwood and Jimmy Kebe

by Platypuss » 12 Dec 2015 12:55

paddy20 wrote:
Hopeful wrote:Great to watch in his prime, but Kebe without his pace is just a bloke. Not sure what he would add to the team anymore.


Was fit after pre season training with Mallorca and decided not to join them


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