Jonjoe Kenny: 2018-19 scout report

Saturday, 13 July, 2019 8comments  |  Jump to last

This summer, Jonjoe Kenny completed a loan move to FC Schalke 04. This tactical analysis and scout report looks at Kenny's performances up until this point, and what he can bring to Schalke.

The report concludes that Kenny should benefit immensely from a regular starting role, although he has some major tweaks to make in his game. He will hope he can return to England ready to contribute to an Everton side still trying to gatecrash the top six.

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 13/07/2019 at 20:32:22
Who is David Seymour who made the scouting report? What are his credentials?
Michael Kenrick
Editorial Team
2 Posted 13/07/2019 at 20:42:43
Bit like me, Dave, he's a guy who contributes stuff about footie to an internet website.

I wouldn't take it too seriously, Dave. I thought it might be of interest to some to see that kind of in-depth assessment of the player's apparent qualities and foibles. Or not. I presume you didn't like what he had to say?

Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 13/07/2019 at 20:59:32
Michael, I just wondered who he was, I disagreed with some things he said but agreed just as much with other points he made, he is certainly entitled to have an opinion about players, does he make a living out of it?Or does he have another job?
Michael Kenrick
4 Posted 13/07/2019 at 21:09:18
He's a bit heavy on the stats, rather than subjective assessment and balanced evaluation, but I agree, there's some truth in what he says...

I have no information on the personal circumstances of the author, sorry.

Jay Wood

5 Posted 13/07/2019 at 21:38:33
A light-hearted read to fill 5 minutes Dave, but as Michael says, nothing to be taken too seriously from a bloke who writes stuff on a footy blog.

Using the very same data as he presents, you could do a full hatchet job on Kenny or present him as the next Dani Alves.

There is no context offered on the stark numbers presented. For example, under 'Lack of Progress', he quotes how his interceptions and clearances fell last season in comparison to the previous season.

No consideration given to the fact that the 'better' numbers were compiled under a defensive coach - Allardyce - who set his sides up to soak it up under the cosh (so he would have been busier defensively, intercepting and clearing the ball), whilst last season he played for Silva, a more expansive coach who prefers a high press in the opponents half. Less opportunities for defenders to be intercepting and clearing.

Or flagging up how his passing has improved from his loan period three years ago at League Two Oxford. Well, der! How many lower league teams play a PL pass and possession game, rather than whack and hope?

It sounds as if JJK has little or no competition for his position at Schalke and that Wagner is a good fit for his style of play.

I for one will certainly keep my eye on his numbers next season.

Kevin O'Regan
6 Posted 14/07/2019 at 12:24:41
Just reading a newspaper article over here recently (in German) on the loan, and questioning the sense of it from a Schalke point of view... the jist of it was : "Everton must be rubbing their hands on this one.. if Kenny plays well for Schalke, gets good game time surely EFC will want him back.. or if not his value will have increased so that Schalke will not be able to afford to buy him full time - if he doesn't fit in or play well then it gets Schalke nowhere.." - so the author was questioning the sense of it other than being just a quick and cheap solution for a team that doesn't have a big cash flow after a poor showing last year.
Si Cooper
7 Posted 18/07/2019 at 03:54:46
Seems like a fair assessment to me.
Frank McGregor
8 Posted 30/07/2019 at 16:24:05
I believe the move will help Jon Kenny and his career.

The point I wish to make is that I believe the Premier League clubs should be looking at giving English (UK) talent the opportunity to develop like Alex Ferguson did at Manchester United even though he was told you will not win anything with kids playing.

I am totally frustrated with clubs chasing all over the world for talent that in lots of cases turns out to be no better than home gown talent.

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