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Chris Smalling | Match Discussion thread 2017/18

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Sideshow Bob, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Sideshow Bob

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    Chris Smalling Statistics 2017/18

    Appearances
    Total 1
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 1

    Goals
    Total 0
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 0

    Assists
    Total 0
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 0

    Clean Sheets
    Total 0
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 0

    Yellow Cards
    Total 0
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 0

    Red Cards
    Total 0
    Premier League 0
    FA Cup 0
    League Cup 0
    Champions League 0
    Super Cup 0

    Previous Seasons
    Chris Smalling | Match Discussion thread 2016/17

    Chris Smalling | Match Discussion thread 2015/16

    Chris Smalling | Match Discussion thread 2014/15
    Chris Smalling | Match Discussion thread 2013/14
    Chris Smalling | Match Performance Thread
     
  2. Sideshow Bob

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    Super Cup: Real Madrid 2-1 Manchester United - 8th August 2017

    He played well.
     
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    Had a good game.
     
  4. Sideshow Bob

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    Champions League: Benfica 0-1 Manchester United - 18th October 2017

    He played well.
     
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    Champions League: Benfica 0-1 Manchester United - 18th October 2017

    He played well.
     
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    Solid tonight looked after Lindelof and never really looked trouble.
     
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    Premier League: Huddersfield 2-1 Manchester United - 21st October 2017

    He's one of the few who shouldn't be criticised after yesterday's performance. He's been absolutely fine this season and is criminally underrated. In Smalling, Jones, Bailly and Rojo we have great options and depth at centre back.
     
  8. boothstownred

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    The only problem is tbey are all injury prone.
     
  9. Sideshow Bob

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    Jones is injury prone. Not sure about the other three.
     
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    They are all injured quite a lot. Maybe injury prone is a bit strong but i dont think any of them are reliable.
     
  11. jsp

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    Rojo picks up a lot of injuries before his knee injury last season in his first 2 seasons he missed a lot of football, Jones misses about 1/2 the season every season & Bailly gets quite a few niggly 2-3 week injuries which can be a bit frustrating.

    Smalling is alright solid defender but he's poor with the ball in possession is where his lack of academy coaching shines through his passing is way below the necessary level which can be a problem if you have the ball a lot but in a Jose side it's not a huge issue.
     
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    Data from transfermarkt:

    Bailly missed 8 games through injury in 2016/17.

    Smalling has missed 50 games since 2011/12.

    Prior to the injury sustained in April, Rojo has missed 41 games since 2014/15, which included 18 games for a shoulder injury.

    Jones has missed 101 games since 2012/13.
     
  13. boothstownred

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    I think that's a fairly high amount.
     
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    Based on an average of 50 games per season assuming the totals are prior to this season.

    Rojo 41 games in 3 seasons (150 games) 27%.
    Jones 101 games in 5 seasons say 250 games is 40%.
    Bailly 8 games out of 60 last season 15% (I know last season we had a lot of matches with cup runs)
    Smalling 50 games in 6 seasons (300 games) 17%

    These aren't exact figures but Jones & Rojo are unavailable for roughly 1 in every 3 games due to injury which is quite poor the others are 1 in 6 which is better and probably consistent with what you'd expect most pro footballers average, if you time it wrong a 6 week absense could cost you 10 games in a season.

    Smalling is probably the least talented but you can at least rely on him being fit most of the time which makes him a useful guy to have in the squad but it feels like to win a league you need to have a settled partnership, the Utd defence is constantly changing especially when you chuck in the 4 man rotation we have going on at LB between Darmian, Blind, Young & Shaw.
     
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    Premier League: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur - 28th October 2017

    He played well.

    He's been very good so far this season.
     
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    Been solid so far feel he’s better protected but next up Chelsea away was a real horror show for him last season.

    Feels like he’ll be part of a back 3 there as well can he put last year behind him.
     

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