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  1. I follow @Genkie123 in his reaction. Benteke was younger and still missed his chances. Most supporters couldn't believe he moved to the premier league and that he would make it there. Samatta is more a finished product, because he's almost 5 years older. Benteke played 1 year for us, Samatta 4 and won the league. So ofcourse he made a bigger impact for us. And in the meanwhile you'll comprehended that he's pure cult.
  2. This says it all, how popular he was in Genk.
  3. We're going to bloody miss him...
  4. Mali needed some time and Trossard is injury prone, but they'll both get there. We weren't always consistent in our national league because of our business model. But the last 10 years we produced some great academy players (Courtois, De Bruyne, Casteels, Benteke, Origi, Fereira Carrasco, Castagne, Trossard) and bought and sold big talents (Ndidi, Bailey, Kabasele, Milinkovic-Savic, Koulibaly). The next one will be Berge probably. So, it's in our best interest Samatta succeeds, so we can keep attracting young talent and selling them. Prefereably after we won the league.
  5. Yeah well, it's pretty much our business model to buy young(er) talent, filled with our own academy players, mold a team for 3-4 years and compete for a price. With Samatta and probably Berge leaving, it's the end of a cycle (Trossard, Aidoo and Malinovskyi already left this summer). We're sad he's leaving, but everyone is happy for him, he really deserves it. And ofcourse we hope he succceeds. Every transfer is a gamble and I understand there are doubts. But he has certain qualities, it all depends how quickly he picks up the higher level. I'm repeating myself, he won't be the best transfer you ever did, but will be usefull if you use him right. However, he'll undoubtely be by far the nicest person you ever transfer.
  6. I already gave some comments earlier
  7. Those last 20 seconds of the second movie are the whole reason we're gutted he's leaving. Absolute cultfigure.
  8. Last (and previous seasons) we played in a 433/4231 formation with Samatta as a lone striker. I think you could best describe him as a pressing forward. We pressed high on the pitch with him as our first defender. In posession he tends to search space: in the corners of the field, behind defense, in between lines. Always making a running action. We played technical, posession football but against bigger teams, we could also counter attack (like our goal against Besiktas https://m.hbvl.be/cnt/dmf20181026_03877683/video-smullen-in-europa-league-bekijk-hier-de-wereldgoal-van-krc-genk-en-het-prachtige-vluchtschot-van-renaud-emond). In the league, we mostly had to break down defense, but we also found a gap with often Samatta as finisher. This season we played some matches in a 442, with Samatta in front with Onuachu (Wesleyesque player) . Some went very well (Liverpool at home), but most were very poor. It seemed he had less space to roam in with two strikers. But to be fair, this is probably because of our poor tactics. We have a new coach and quite a fallback in the league Wesley dominated our league physically with his strenght and was someone who made others play better. Samatta can create his own chances more often. Like I said, I think he'll do what he's supposed to do for you. But he isn't a miracle worker. He won't score 20 goals in the Premier League. But in the summer, we thought he could aim at a higher (no offense) mid table club. We know we're just the Belgian League, but we're not the club that delivered you Wesley. We 're the club that delivered you Benteke in the past. But if he performs on the pitch, you' ll have a fan favorite in no time. And the whole country of Tanzania will spam your Facebook account.
  9. Hi, visiting KRC Genk and (biased) Samatta fan. Is Samatta good enough a striker for Villa and the Premier League? I think he will be sufficient for your needs. He isn't a clinical finisher, but I'm sure he'll score his goals. He's a fairly good allrounder. He's quick, a good header, pretty much two-footed. His biggest attribute is his work ethic. He's a very dynamic striker, in games he doesn't score or he isn't efficient, he's a constant threat for defenders. He always will do his defensive work and never hides in games. Last season he had a big amount in our league titel. With his goals, work amount and leadership. He will be missed, not only for what he did on the field, but especially outside of it. He's an absolute fan favoriete. He's always positive, always smiling, a great teamplayer and a leader on the pitch. In Genk he already has his song on the tune of KC and the Sunshine band - give it up. Nanananananana Sama-goal, Sama-goal, Sama Sama goaaal. Please keep this in honour
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    I'm a visiting KRC Genk fan, wanting to discuss the transfer of Samatta
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