Author Topic: The "How can Kenny Achampong be 45 years old" / Happy birthday Kenny thread  (Read 9046 times)

Offline LBNo11

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...blimey, I now feel old, Kenny Achampong is 45 years old today, that evening game when he made his debut, scored a goal, a few days later then scored two and we all thought we had a wonderkid! So much potential never reached. Nevertheless, thank you for the days and Happy Birthday Pongo...


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Achampong would be our greatest ever player. He would play for England one day. If we could keep hold of him he would delight us for years. People would rememeber him in the same breath as Marsh and Best and all the greats.

Oh well, just a few more things I was wrong about. But he was a player worth going to see for a short time. A player whose true potential was never realised.

Happy Birthday to a player who could have been great.

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I'm going back here but didn't he have a row with Ray Lewington once and walk off during a match at home?


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Good skilful player but worst headerer(is that even a word?) of a ball I've ever seen, happy birthday kenny

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I once rode to a game on the District Line with Kenny. He was very approachable, affable and happy to talk. But he was fabulously indiscrete. This was on the day that Jimmy Hill took over the club and we played Chesterfield (Happy Days Are Here Again). He told me hown he wanted to go and play in the indoor league in the US and that he didn't like or rate Ray Lewington. Fair enough if that's how he felt but he really shouldn't have been sharing these thoughts with a 19 year old fan he's just met on a tube train.

But just looking at him as a player. It's a shame he didn't emerge a couple of years earlier so he could have been part of the MacDonald side. He  was a hugely talented player who had the misfortune to emerge into a side that was already being asset stripped my Ernie Clay.

Football is full of "wht ifs" and Kenny is a classic example.

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I once rode to a game on the District Line with Kenny. He was very approachable, affable and happy to talk. But he was fabulously indiscrete. This was on the day that Jimmy Hill took over the club and we played Chesterfield (Happy Days Are Here Again). He told me hown he wanted to go and play in the indoor league in the US and that he didn't like or rate Ray Lewington. Fair enough if that's how he felt but he really shouldn't have been sharing these thoughts with a 19 year old fan he's just met on a tube train.

But just looking at him as a player. It's a shame he didn't emerge a couple of years earlier so he could have been part of the MacDonald side. He  was a hugely talented player who had the misfortune to emerge into a side that was already being asset stripped my Ernie Clay.

Football is full of "wht ifs" and Kenny is a classic example.
I saw him outside of Walsalls old ground in a gaame he didn't play in. When we asked why he let rip about Jimmy Hill. Sure i read something not long ago he lives in North London (Holloway rd) but cant remember what he's up to
To be fair he probably wasn't all that, but just had a bit of skill in a very poor side so stood out a bit. Perhaps a  bit of the Collins John about him?


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I once rode to a game on the District Line with Kenny. He was very approachable, affable and happy to talk. But he was fabulously indiscrete. This was on the day that Jimmy Hill took over the club and we played Chesterfield (Happy Days Are Here Again). He told me hown he wanted to go and play in the indoor league in the US and that he didn't like or rate Ray Lewington. Fair enough if that's how he felt but he really shouldn't have been sharing these thoughts with a 19 year old fan he's just met on a tube train.

But just looking at him as a player. It's a shame he didn't emerge a couple of years earlier so he could have been part of the MacDonald side. He  was a hugely talented player who had the misfortune to emerge into a side that was already being asset stripped my Ernie Clay.

Football is full of "wht ifs" and Kenny is a classic example.
I saw him outside of Walsalls old ground in a gaame he didn't play in. When we asked why he let rip about Jimmy Hill. Sure i read something not long ago he lives in North London (Holloway rd) but cant remember what he's up to
To be fair he probably wasn't all that, but just had a bit of skill in a very poor side so stood out a bit. Perhaps a  bit of the Collins John about him?

Spot on. A classic case of youthful naiveity. But we'll never know how he would have developed in a better side where there wasn't a huge pressure/expectation on his shoulders.

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Bored people on here enough times I know but my abiding memory of the real King Kenny was the nonchelant little back heel that set up our second goal at Ninian Park way back yonder.........Chelsea had smashed up the ground the week before and Fulham inflicted further pain with a 2-0 victory........might wear my 'Kenny Achampong Kilburns finest ever Fulham player t shirt on Thursday by way of celebration for the great mans birthday.

Wonder wear he is now.

We are the whites

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Over 46 and a half now.

What a player.

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awwwwww Kenny kenny...    Kenny Kenny kenny kenny ACH am PONG....

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You know mate

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Thought he was class..so talented...



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I remember he had this unique type of shuffle with both  feet he used to get past players from an almost standing start, normally on the touchline before getting a cross in.

 

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Made his debut against, i think,Oxford, then played a blinder the next Saturday against,i think, Carlisle.

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I loved him, but ended up as 'what a waste of talent', I don't know what went wrong but he should have been one of the best ever.


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Achampong would be our greatest ever player. He would play for England one day. If we could keep hold of him he would delight us for years. People would rememeber him in the same breath as Marsh and Best and all the greats.

Oh well, just a few more things I was wrong about. But he was a player worth going to see for a short time. A player whose true potential was never realised.

Happy Birthday to a player who could have been great.
I too saw Achampong in that light and it remains a mystery to me to this day why he never made the grade, he had so much talent.
Surely there must have been some neglect by our management/coaching staff in not controlling such a promising young player.
Happy Birthday Kenny.

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From what I have been told and has been documented he became disinfranchised (you know what i mean) with the tactics of the management at the club....went to a fans forum at walton casuals recently where ray lew was one of the speakers with that jonathan pearce and TG and was gonna ask RL his opinion of our King Kenny but people were far more interested in hearing about how Roy would perform as our national manager.

Add to the above the general thuggery at the time when kenny was plying his trade as they say meant that players as gifted as him were not allowed to flourish...might wear my 100% kilburns finest ffc player in recognition of the great man tomorrow.

the umbro shirt in the pic...does it get much better?

stupid question

coyw
« Last Edit: October 26, 2012, 08:04:45 PM by Travers Barney »

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According to Dembele's wikepedia thingimyjig our current 1st team Manager reckons Moussa (the glider...oh how beautiful was he) is the best player he  (MJ) has ever seen.....(of course i am aware of the different levels fofers) but imagine what he would have made of pongo?

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Nice article about him in the match day programme yesterday...his lad is training at Fulham.....apparently he's more talented than the real King Kenny...the boy must be good.

coyw

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You beat me to it.

awwwwww Kenny kenny...    Kenny Kenny kenny kenny ACH am PONG....