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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #875 on: January 21, 2021, 05:44:06 PM »
Should have gone out in the summer as a I was moaning about back then, but glad he has gone now.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #876 on: January 21, 2021, 05:51:39 PM »
Good luck Rekeem hope you do well.

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« Reply #877 on: January 21, 2021, 08:08:13 PM »
Fingers crossed for the lad! It's a big half season for him which could boost the career with us. Certainly hope so.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #878 on: June 09, 2021, 09:46:08 PM »
https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/40428/town-close-in-on-west-brom-midfielder-harper

Not sure if there is any truth in this as not seen anywhere else.

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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #879 on: June 09, 2021, 09:51:21 PM »
Good luck to him, I don’t think he ever looked good enough and the hype around him when he broke through was unwarranted.

Should be good in league one though, wouldn’t be a surprise to see Edwards join him.

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« Reply #880 on: June 09, 2021, 10:02:19 PM »
He’s got all the attributes but somethings missing.

I think 46 games in league one would do him the world of good though. There’s a solid championship player there in the future.

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« Reply #881 on: June 09, 2021, 10:17:53 PM »
He’s got all the attributes but somethings missing.

I think 46 games in league one would do him the world of good though. There’s a solid championship player there in the future.

It’s almost like he needs a rocket up the backside or for something to click in mentally. As you said he was the ability to make a decent career, think a perm move to a league 1 team could really kick start his career. Looks like another squad position needs filling.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #882 on: June 09, 2021, 10:20:54 PM »
Fee rumoured to be £0.5m only one year left on his contract and going to a League 1 club think that's about as good as it gets I'm afraid.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #883 on: June 09, 2021, 10:34:30 PM »
Fee rumoured to be £0.5m only one year left on his contract and going to a League 1 club think that's about as good as it gets I'm afraid.

We currently have sawyers and Livermore left as centre midfielders.

And potentially Snodgrass depending on his return to fitness and where we see his future.

Time to get recruiting!
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #884 on: June 09, 2021, 10:36:03 PM »
There was an interview with him only two days ago about how he wants to estanlish himself this year in the West Brom midfield  ::)
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #885 on: June 09, 2021, 10:44:01 PM »
Another one we’ve wasted when he should have been out playing regular football..
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #886 on: June 09, 2021, 11:17:15 PM »
Scratching my head here? Surely worth a look at for the new gaffer?

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« Reply #887 on: June 09, 2021, 11:20:01 PM »
I never really felt that he has the level of application required to play even at Championship level, so I can't imagine gegenpressing being his thing at all. All things considered, I think it's right to move him on.

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« Reply #888 on: June 09, 2021, 11:30:21 PM »
Stagnated here. Take the .5m, get the 10k pw off the books. Thats another 1m in the mighty warchest

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« Reply #889 on: June 10, 2021, 12:10:52 AM »
Perhaps worth a cheeky look?

But if were serious about promotion and progression then he's not going to make it with us.

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« Reply #890 on: June 10, 2021, 12:13:57 AM »
Stagnated here. Take the .5m, get the 10k pw off the books. Thats another 1m in the mighty warchest

That plus a sell on % i agree.

If we could get Livermore out the door this summer we would be laughing
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« Reply #891 on: June 10, 2021, 12:16:06 AM »
That plus a sell on % i agree.

If we could get Livermore out the door this summer we would be laughing

I don't think anyone is going to match the 20k per week we will be paying him sadly.

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« Reply #892 on: June 10, 2021, 12:18:51 AM »
That plus a sell on % i agree.

If we could get Livermore out the door this summer we would be laughing

Given the penny-pinching feel of the club thus far I fear he me be a starter!

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« Reply #893 on: June 10, 2021, 12:28:20 AM »
Given the penny-pinching feel of the club thus far I fear he me be a starter!

I'd also agree that he will likely be starting  :(

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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #894 on: June 10, 2021, 01:01:24 AM »
Maybe Brunt can out of retirement  ;)

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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #895 on: June 10, 2021, 06:35:59 AM »
The problem is that we are desperate for one of our own young lads to show promise and do well, that when they do break into the first team we as fans expect more from them than they are able to give.
Harper had a few good games for us but looked, in the main, that he didn't have a lot of stamina or the heart when the pressure was on.
Hope he does well wherever he ends up.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #896 on: June 10, 2021, 07:45:42 AM »
We currently have sawyers and Livermore left as centre midfielders.

And potentially Snodgrass depending on his return to fitness and where we see his future.

Time to get recruiting!
None of those 3 is suitable for a high tempo pressing game supposedly favoured by incoming head honcho . Its alright trying to save a few bob but make sure you have a team/ squad first
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #897 on: June 10, 2021, 08:02:06 AM »
Harper's is a sad tale really and one we need to put right if we want to keep our best academy players. Premier league debut at 17, breakthrough season at 19 but we failed to help him kick on with irregular football and a lack of loan opportunities.

A move to league 1 under Cook could be perfect. He has a lot of attributes that could make him a midfielder England lack. A deep lying, athletic player, with a great range of passing and who can chip in with goals (2 great finishes while here).

He needs to work on his application - no good only playing 20 minutes and then missing the next 70, or putting in one great performance and then going AWOL for the next 2 or 3 games.
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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #898 on: June 10, 2021, 08:08:30 AM »
Good luck to Harper, he's the latest in a long line of potentially good players who for one reason or another have failed to break into the team/ game substantially. Maybe none of them were good enough or maybe the structures at our club failed them - bit of both I think.


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Re: Rekeem Harper
« Reply #899 on: June 10, 2021, 09:02:16 AM »
There is talent there but its pretty damning that you would have to say that Harper is not a better player now than he was when he came into the side at 17/18. Has technical talent but he's one of the worst off the ball players i've ever seen - either doesn't want to, or cannot develop that side of his game so he's a total passenger without the ball, and generally did not show for the ball much either - he was consistently our midfield with the least touches and passes whenever he played.

Maybe a lower level will help him develop into the player he might be, but as with Field, it was increasingly difficult to see it ever happening here.