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Chris Smalling 2015-16 Performances

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6.3 Average rating
55 Appearances
2 Goals
1 Assist
24 Clean sheets
13 Yellow cards
1 Red card
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  1. Jul 17, 2015
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    Cooksen The Millennium Falcao

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    He had a good season and now we hope that he shall continue on his development and become the best CB in the league.

    One of our most important players you would think.
  2. Jul 17, 2015
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    Mali_Zeus Banned

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    I hope he'll continue his good form from last season, avoid injuries. Whoever we bring as a new CB he'll partner Smalling.
  3. Jul 17, 2015
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    Getsme Full Member

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    I still think LVG prefers Jones.
  4. Jul 17, 2015
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    iBoss i-ttack the space

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    The way he spoke about Rafael and Darmian, I doubt it.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Me too.
  6. Jul 17, 2015
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    Skills Snitch

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    This is the season where the #SmallingPlusOne campaigns moves onto #SmallingForCapain @Rozay
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    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Definitely!
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    shamans Hoser

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    All those years of Anderson have made me hesitant to say this but is this the season where he really can step it up to the next level?
  9. Jul 17, 2015
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    Nighteyes Another Muppet

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    He the man!
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    Glanville95 Full Member

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    He is the undisputed leader in our defence now and has grown in stature and influence over the course of last season. I'm really excited to see his progression next season, as he will be playing alongside a defender a level above Jones and Rojo if we do sign Otamendi.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Seconded! This is the new movement people! #SmallingForCaptain
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    m1y2 Banned

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    he already stepped up, he needs to maintain it. If he stays injury free he will be great. Having someone as tough as Schneidelrin in front of him will massively help too
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    Dr Baltar Full Member

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    Same plan as last year then? Close our eyes, keep calling him a great defender & hope it actually comes true?
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    shamans Hoser

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    I think he's been in good form. Stepping up would be one whole season being the heart of our defense (which personally I am expecting him to do this season)
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    Giggsy92 Full Member

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    Hopefully having a proper right-back next to him and a more reliable partner than Jones will make his job easier. Is he going to be vice-captain now or is it Carrick?
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    Still Carrick, he'll be third in line I reckon.
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    Rooney in Paris Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down Scout

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    If you open them, his performances will indicate that that claim is justified.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    Controversial suggestion right there!
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    Getsme Full Member

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    The massive overrating of Smalling continues I see.
  20. Jul 17, 2015
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Baffling post.
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    Dr Baltar Full Member

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    He's done nowhere near enough to warrant the superlatives thrown his way by people on here.
    Years of poor play followed by 6 months of adequate performances doesn't equate to greatness. I want him to do well & keep improving but the way people speak on here you'd think he's already one of the best defenders in the world.

    People need to reign it in......or they could just close their eyes & think the sun shines out of his ass regardless of how he actually plays.
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    SteveW Full Member

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    Rubbish
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    sizzling sausages Thinks TBP is a soft tagline whore Scout

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    :drool:
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    I know you hate it. Are you going to throw the weight of your support behind Jones this season then?
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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    That was a bit of a silly post now wasn't it?
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    Getsme Full Member

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    You know I hate it?
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    I don't think I'd exchange him for any centre back in the league.
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    Skills Snitch

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    He was never poor. Comfortably the third best CB at the club from the moment he joined after Rio & Vidic. Just always lacked game time and a bit of experience - mostly due to injuries.

    For example his rookie season for us is still better than anything Evans and Jones have produced so far. The following two seasons he was tragically wasted at right back or injured, and he's been our best defender for the last 2 years now.

    Ability wise he's still the same player - there's been no mythical improvement in his defending apart from the leadership he displayed last season, and that's because he's just a lot more confident now thanks to finally getting a run of games. The rest of the package was there since he was 21- aerial ability, ground defending, pace, strength and decision making.
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    Jul 18, 2015
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    Mali_Zeus Banned

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    Dr Baltar is having a mare here.
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    ZDwyr Full Member

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    Thought he looked a bit rusty. Got the armband though :drool:
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Captain Chris is a go.
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    Blue always red Full Member

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    Years of poor play? He was solid as a rock in the 10/11, 11/12 and 12/13 seasons. Had a semi-shite 13/14 like everyone else and suddenly he's always been bad??
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Glad we have Smalling think he will be top drawer this year.
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    His passing is embarassing at this level.
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    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Its been said before and said again, when played at CB, Smalling has always looked solid. Fergie really didnt do him (or Jones) any favours by insisting on playing them both out of position for what felt like about 5 years. He handled the transition from Rio/Vidic really poorly it has to be said (same can be said about midfield), and both Smalling's and Jones' development were likely hindered a bit by that.

    Now that he has started to get consistent gametime, Smalling has looked like our best defender and always has done. The argument that he is poor on the ball is valid, but it is worth noting that in his first couple of seasons at the club, passing and ball-playing was considered a big strength of his, and he was compared Rio in that regard (with Jones as the Vidic of the pair). Whether it was due to confidence, being played out of position or some other factor, we will likely never know why his on-the-ball ability seemed to deteriorate a bit, but the ability is definitely there.

    I think that with the responsibility he appears to be given of being our leader in defence and potentially even getting the captain's armband at some point, it will hopefully spur him on and give Smalling the confidence to really step it up another notch. He (still) has the potential to be a really complete defender (including passing etc).
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    Sammyjunn Banned

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    Hope you arent saying that based on the match, he literally misplaced one pass. Which was a good interception too.
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    Pure fiction.
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    Godfather Full Member

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    I love the lad. Dr Baltar is on a WUM I suppose.
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    Rooney in Paris Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down Scout

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    His demeanour gives the impression he's not as good on the ball as he is. He's not Nesta but he's very capable with the ball at his feet.
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