Talk:Kevin De Bruyne

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Orphaned references in Kevin De Bruyne[edit]

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Possible Transfer to Manchester City[edit]

When I got to the page a moment ago, it listed him as playing for Manchester City already. While there is a possible transfer that may go through this week, nothing has been confirmed thus far. Should this page be locked from editing for the time being? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:41, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 August 2015[edit]

He just moved clubs, from Wolfsburg to Manchester City.

HelloMynameiseditornumber2 (talk) 21:11, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Paul  Bradbury 21:20, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 August 2015[edit]

kevin is a manchester city player now Shreyam1008 (talk) 04:07, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. (talk) 08:08, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Note: his move has now been confirmed. On 29 August De Bruyne flew to Manchester to finalise his move to Manchester City, with Allofs expecting De Bryne to complete the switch that day: [1] (talk) 17:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Ok, he flies over and everyone expects a smooth transfer now, but his signature still needs to stand on the contract. Kareldorado (talk) 18:05, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Why is article protected until 13 September? Is he going to change his mind? (talk) 09:24, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Persistent vandalism and violation of WP:BLP not just transfer related. Paul  Bradbury 09:50, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Manchester deal amount[edit]

BBC first said £58m [2] but now says £55m [3]. Which is correct? Also there is no source for de Bruyne's birthplace of Drongen. (talk) 15:42, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

German language ability[edit]

He can understand German and can give interviews in German, but it's not "his strongest langauge" as mentioned here. Martinevans123 (talk) 11:36, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

No that's not really the case. He may understand much, but he is practically unable to express himself. I've never seen him answering a reporter's question in German. "Not his strongest langauge" is only a polite way of saying he cannot. At the occasion of what is your article is about, he only repeated the interviewer's words. DrunkenGerman (talk) 12:37, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Agree that was a "tricky" example. But take a look on YouTube (or maybe all the interviews I've seen there are dubbed?!) Martinevans123 (talk) 12:47, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I have to correct my judgement. To some extent he really is able to speak German. DrunkenGerman (talk) 17:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
I would have thought that, compared with many, if not most, Premier League stars, his linguistic skills are quite well developed. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:01, 7 October 2015 (UTC)


Why don't the goal totals add up properly? Martinevans123 (talk) 16:54, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

I saw the mistake within five seconds, take a look at Genk or Gent (I'm too lazy to look that up now) ;) DrunkenGerman (talk) 17:35, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
I did take care of it. Guess the problem is that the Belgian league has extra play-offs after the regular season to determine the champion etc. and that has of course a lot potential to cause irritation for some editors. DrunkenGerman (talk) 10:54, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Looking at the table: I can see 13 Genk goals, but the total is given as 15. I can see 41 League goals but the total is given as 40. I can count 54 total goals, but the total is given as 41?? Martinevans123 (talk) 11:01, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it was absolutely a mess. Now I have put some work in it and checked every figure, I think now everything is fine. DrunkenGerman (talk) 14:15, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
That's great, DG. Well done. Martinevans123 (talk) 14:33, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

His own pronunciation[edit]

Looking at this video: he is not pronouncing the y/ij sound in Bruyne.

Maybe we should change the phonetics to [də ˈbrœ(y)nə]? — Preceding unsigned comment added by MasahiroHayamoto (talkcontribs) 21:02, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

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