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Anthony Martial 2018-19 Performances

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5.7 Average rating
36 Appearances
12 Goals
3 Assists
2 Yellow cards
  1. Feb 11, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Why would he think he's the finished article? Thata just making up assumptions based on nothing. In few interviews already he sppke how OGS is helping him and the others work to sniff out more chances and score more tap ins. It's not about wanting or not wanting. Probably you're reading too much into it. like one of those body language things again
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  2. Feb 11, 2019

    yfoFC Full Member

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    Exactly, and then one remembers a certain Arjen Robben who made a career out of repeating one particular skill most of the time to great effect and the argument that players must constantly add new facets to their game to be relevant just goes straight out the window.

    Not saying Martial shouldn't improve but adding "left leg usage, heading, going outside, inside and on top" is just plain nonsense.
  3. Feb 11, 2019

    Raven Full Member

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    You'll notice that I insulted nobody and that I've actually stated where I think he can improve. The reason I said what I said is because, you have, at every turn, shat on Martial. Yesterday he scored one of our goals of the season and got a nice assist and you come in here, questioning his mentality.
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    yfoFC Full Member

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    You see, that's where the issue emanates from and why it forever confuses you how the French lad can have the level of support he currently has.

    Your complete inability to acknowledge that Jose mishandled him and putting all the blame for his poor form on "not getting his head down" is just plain laughable at this point and worse as you now have hindsight to aid you.
  5. Feb 11, 2019

    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Oop here's one. Everyone watch. Twisted words, made up narratives and mental gymnastics in true style. This is one of the fellas Martial FC was about.

    I think Jose mishandled everyone, and regularly said so. I always wanted Martial to do well, and continually said as such. Now what's your argument when you can't make stuff up?
    You can't handle that anyone was frustrated with him for a while and for some reason can't see that that can happen AND someone want him to do well at the same time. You have to resort to nonsense.
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    yfoFC Full Member

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    Great post.

    Especially the bolded, Martial himself has alluded to that in the press conference

  7. Feb 11, 2019

    Kapardin Full Member

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    Let's drop the arguments, we have a fecking player on our hands, and more importantly, he wants to stay at the club for quite awhile as he is settled from the looks of it. Good times ahead.:drool:
  8. Feb 11, 2019

    Pace Abuser Full Member

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    Martials biggest problem is lack of development and that's down to coaching and tactics. He really needs a manager who believes in him and has the knowledge to extract maximum out of him

    The lad is talented but is a certain type of character that needs nurturing. Ole in my opinion is doing that. The way he tapped the badge with his finger at the Emirates after scoring shows a confidence and positive mentality that has been absent for a while.

    Why are folk arguing? He's been wildly inconsistent because of many variables and everyone has some truth to their opinion of why he's been up and down.
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    yfoFC Full Member

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    Sure, but you also said this

    The bolded part is the issue, Martial allowed his off the field issues affect his game in Jose's first season and no one complained when he was dropped from the team then.

    From the second season on, it was mostly Jose's fault for his bad form especially after he had shrugged off Rashford's competition to become first choice LW and then the Sanchez debacle. This is where you and "MartialFCers" don't see eye to eye.

    I would not want to start doing a minute by minute chronicle on how Jose was being especially unfair to Martial but it played a bigger role in his bad form than "Martial not getting his head down."
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    yfoFC Full Member

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    Fair enough, barring any unforeseen circumstance then the above will be my final response to the discussion... not argument :wenger:
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    yfoFC Full Member

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    True enough.
  12. Feb 11, 2019

    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    What can't he do?
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate

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    You are correct and he doesn't mind being pushed by the coach, something that LVG loves to do and Mourinho seemingly hates. At the risk of upsetting a few, from the little I have seen of him at Molde, he seems to be like LVG on the training pitch, pushing players and being very direct/honest.
  15. Feb 11, 2019

    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    Tbf plenty of players had the talent to be comparable to Ronaldo though, but you have mentality being the one stumbling block (Quaresma) or injuries (Robben) preventing that from fruition.

    Would I love it if Martial wins a Balon d’Or one day? Yes. Would I lose any sleep if he doesn’t? No. As long as he is consistently good and help delivering us trophies, all is well.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    If he's half as good I'll be very happy with him to be honest.
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    Neptyk New Member

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    In the next season i see him getting the golden boot.
  21. Feb 11, 2019

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    Yeah without a doubt right wing is the area in need of the big investment this summer. It will change the whole structure and balance of our team.

    At the minute we are predictable as our left side is so dominant and our right side is so narrow (either Jesse or Juan) that it floods the middle of the pitch.

    If we can spread teams out to defend the whole pitch we will see even more gaps for Pogba/Martial/Rashford.

    One other thing that doesn’t get spoken about in regards to this opinion is the fact we have the biggest pitch going so by maximising the space helps all our attacking players.

    When we have a right winger who cuts in and basically becomes a number 10 it floods the area in which we are at our strongest.

    Let’s just buy Sancho and call it a day!! Can just change the ‘Ole at the wheel’ song from Sanchez to Sancho

    Sorry Alexis
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    I would be happy with a Henry level to be honest. Ronaldo and Messi are on a different league .
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    Still ill Fantasy Football Champ 2018

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    I am excited with this guy at the moment. I think things are starting to fall onto place with him. He's about to take off.
  24. Feb 11, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Psg aint ready for the sauce.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    I imagine this is the reaction he gave Jose when he was asking him to play as a LB.
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    I presume it’s been pointed out a million times already but I immediately thought of Ronaldo’s goal against the same opposition when Martial scored.
  28. Feb 12, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    I remember so many people saying he hasn't been much better and didn't show anything different these games.
    The stats clearly show otherwise.
    https://www.skysports.com/football/...-gunnar-solskjaer-effect-at-manchester-united

    Some fans only measure improvement on goals+assits but if we look deeper martial was very involved and contributing even without scoring.

    Didn't stop things like "he needs workate" "lacked intensity" or " needs to affect the game more"
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  29. Feb 12, 2019

    Santoryo ripping the reward

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    Good piece from sky. People who have kept going on about him not scoring or assisting weren't watching our games properly or were just being bias(probably in order to fit their agendas).

    Things like goals and assists, especially in small samples like 5 and less games could also be determined by luck which was a bit of a case with Martial in his first few games since Ole took over. He was unlucky to not have grabbed more goals and assists. People should have looked at his chances created because things like assists are a consequences from those.

    He created the most chances and was unlucky not have bagged more goals. His overall play was clearly good but unfortunately some people only likened good games with goals and assits.

    Like mentioned Martial was unlucky to not have had more goals and assits but things would have always eventually evened out and that's what we're seeing lately from him bagging goals and assists again.
  30. Feb 12, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    That's why stats will always be overrated in football.

    You can watch a match and sometimes it tells a completely different story to how the stats look at the end.

    Compare the stats against Fulham recently, we completely dominated them but in the end the stats look fairly equal.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    That's why was scratching my head reading posts like this even after we had just come out from win and another good performance.

    The team playing well is more important than any one player but when it comes to Martial specifically people's don't analyse his games rationally and just repeat lazy stuff they heard from somewhere else.
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    JohnnyKills Full Member

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    He started poorly under Solskjaer but he's picked up in the last couple of games. In fact his performances are probably better now than they were under Mourinho - although he was already improving sharply when Mourinho was sacked.

    The main thing is that his off-the-ball stuff is getting better. He's staying with the opposition full-back when he overlaps, winning the ball back in deep areas, and most importantly he's making those killer runs when the ball's in the middle of the pitch or on the side. He's challenging the shoulder of the right-back all the time, which he wasn't doing before.

    He's got all the skills, so as long as he's working at the ugly stuff he'll be a top player.
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    Majima Full Member

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    Got a feeling he is going to smash it tonight. PSG ain't ready for it. Come on Anthony! :devil:
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    Santoryo ripping the reward

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    See that's where you're wrong. He might not have been scoring left and right but in no way was he poor.
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    Feb 12, 2019

    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    Probably lucky to go off at half time in many respects because that first half was shocking.
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    Wade3 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Poor showing, it’s still too easy to limit him by just adding a second defender. He really needs to master playing off the ball in those situations more. Touching it deep, he’ll always see a second defender and won’t be able to have the impact he can have on a game.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    He was hardly involved in the match before getting subbed so using his sub as excuse is weird. Poor today.
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    Mcking Full Member

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    I feel he usually struggles against any decent side, any decent full back.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Yeah, let’s hold the Cristiano comparisons for a bit.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Hope he's fit for Newcastle. He's had too many muscle problems this season.