Laurent Koscielny (6)


#101

Holding should have played him out of the team at that point anyway :laughing:.


#102

Great stuff! Not only does it mean we get to keep him until his best days are past him, but also when he begins to lose his pace and timing for natural reasons he will still be here teaching manliness to young CBs every day in practice. Awesome.


#103

Great news, pretty much means he sees out his days here then probably a token year or 2 before retirement back at Lorient.


#104

Need to give this bloke a shout out before I go to bed, he was top quality again today.


#105

Yellow for attempting to head the ball?

I’m outraged.


#106

Was a ridiculous yellow card. As was Mustafi’s which is how they got their goal.


#107

Da Boss! :giroud2:


#108

Are these quotes real and in what context have they been said?

I’m going too barf outside for a minute.


#109

Those quotes are real.


#110

Kos is a hugely likeable man isn’t he.


#111

Cannot believe how we absolutely fell to bits the minute he went off the pitch.

We are not worthy.


#112

You can’t believe it ? I know it’s sad but I wasn’t surprised with what eventuated following his departure.


#113

Tbh mate I don’t think any of us were that surprised lol


#114

I’ve seen Kos play in more than enough games that we’ve shipped 4/5+ goals in so I’m not convinced his departure played any role in our collapse. We collapsed because we lost our shape and tried to win a game we never should have tried to win.

I’m not saying he’s obviously not important. But the collapses have happened with him and without him, and tonight’s collapse was because of shambolic game management from our manager.


#115

Gibbs replaced him as captain? Was there a less vocal player on the pitch?


#116

So he is our most important player? He didn’t look badly injured though. Just overplayed :xhaka:


#117

Any confirmation on the length of his injury?


#118

We would have lost over two games regardless, but yesterday his departure did hurt us. Koscielny was the one who hold us together in the latter part of the first half and we lost our shape because of his departure.


#119

I’m not saying his departure wasn’t a loss but we’ve shipped 4-6 goals in plenty of games he’s played so I’m not entirely convinced him staying would have changed anything.


#120

There’s nothing like giving the captains armband to your second choice left back is there?