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Chris Smalling 2018-19 Performances

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5.9 Average rating
26 Appearances
1 Goal
8 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
  1. Mar 10, 2019

    Bobski Full Member

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    Quite possibly/probably , players are almost always playing with some little niggle or knock to protect.
  2. Mar 10, 2019

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    Solid performance.

    Should have chinned the cnut who ran on the pitch and shoved him.
  3. Mar 10, 2019

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    Good performance. Had to babysit Lindelof all game.
  4. Mar 10, 2019

    Based Adnan New Member

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    It's so painful watching him build up from the back when we're chasing the game

    Done alright defensively
  5. Mar 10, 2019

    Cabin Clown New Member

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    Not this shite again. What did Lindelof do better exactly? In fact, what did the Arsenal defenders do that was so better with the build up? Sick of reading these miserable ill-informed posts.

    I've zero complaints with Smalling again today. Solid.
  6. Mar 10, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    Can't really comment on him defensively as he really didn't have much to do (in terms of their two goals or chances)

    When he did, he made it look good.
  7. Mar 10, 2019

    Rossa Full Member

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    If it was pretty much any other centre back in the league up against Aubameyang in the first half footrace, we would be one down early. He snuffed out quite a few dangers today, and that with Lindelof having a stinker.
  8. Mar 10, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    Oh that's what I mean, they didn't have chances cos he cleaned up nicely and their two goals were actual stinkers where he couldn't really influence it
  9. Mar 10, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

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    Very good again.
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    Mcking Full Member

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    He's got pace in abundance. That moment when he slipped in the first half and Kolasinac played in Aubameyang, but Smalling recovered and easily matched him for pace. Let down by his teammates today.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    But then we agree:)
  12. Mar 11, 2019

    Adnan Full Member

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    Another very good performance from Smaldini..
  13. Mar 11, 2019

    Steerpike Full Member

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    Spot on here. Smalling was arguably our best player today despite his defensive partner having a poor game.
  14. Mar 11, 2019

    Bwuk Full Member

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    Should of slapped the idiot who came on the pitch and pushed him.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    He's a vegan - they are far too friendly for that!
  16. Mar 11, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

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    Whilst thats the obvious reaction, I think if he did that he probably gets sent off.
  17. Mar 11, 2019

    MadMike Full Member

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    I didn't see any of that when he was all over Kolasinac like he wanted to give him an offspring.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  18. Mar 11, 2019

    Ekeke Full Member

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    Too professional. That guy wanted headlines
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    I know. Just hate how these idiots feel like they have the right to assault players.

    Smalling is a professional athlete, and I think he's a black belt in Judo. Would of loved him to rag doll the tw@t.
  20. Mar 11, 2019

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    You just know the headlines if he had done that. England reject attacks innocent bystander.

    The guy should be and probably will be banned for life (the fan, not Chris. I know how defensive some of you get :) ).
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    Rossa Full Member

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    "You hit like a vegetarian" - Arnold Schwarzenegger - has to be something in it, mate:D
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    A lot of vegans are self righteous assholes who aggressively tell people what they should be eating. I take it you've never come across a militant vegan :lol:
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Agreed.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    The 'a lot' part is just from personal experience. Most vegans I know are fine people until someone brings up meat :lol:
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I've honestly never come across this mythical self-righteous militant vegan character that everyone seems to know of, and I've a number of friends and family who are vegan and have been for over a decade. My sister and her fella are vegan, I 2 vegan housemates for 3 years when I was in my early 20s. 1 of whom loved the smell of bacon. He just didn't wanna eat it.

    I know way more precious omnivores who seem outraged by veganism, your Piers Morgan types pissing the bed over a sausage roll, and whenever anything about veganism crops up on social media they start punching their keyboards with some rudimentary guff about "bUt wE hAvE cAnInE tEeTh". They seem to all have a story about preachy vegans, which I'm sure the majority of are made up.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Chances are that if Smalling had made any contact with the guy anywhere near the box, posters on here would be claiming that he was lucky not to give away a penalty and that VAR will be the end of him
  27. Mar 11, 2019

    ash_86 Full Member

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    Very good defender but very horrible with ball at his feet. Very easy to judge he'll just pass it to left and right of him when he receives it.
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    Cabin Clown New Member

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    +1 here with that. I know a couple of vegans and apart from sharing the odd video about it on Facebook they're fine and don't judge. I was walking up a busy street in the city I live and there was vegan freedom fighters (whatever you call them) showing videos of pigs being slaughtered and there was kids walking by. Glad I don't know them type of vegans.
    That's what about 90% of defenders in the PL do. What do you want, Pirlo back there?
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    I'd strongly advice you to come back to 2019 from which ever year you're stuck at. Defenders at top clubs are expected to do much more than defending. They need to be be able to distribute balls when pressured upon. This is the minimum requirement.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Good thing he meets it then. I never recall him unable to distribute under pressure or worse, giving away possession to an attacker.

    Now if your requirement is someone who starts dribbling and running with the ball, like Maguire, while being consistently shite at defending... then I don’t know what year that became cool but I couldn’t care less either.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    He does, you said it yourself. He passes the ball left and right, thats distribution
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Yeah but he has to look cool while doing it bruh! Like try some no-look passes, or passing with the wrong foot, or some backheels maybe. You know... show some pizazz and flare!
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    Great. Literally every top club should be queuing up to snatch him if we let him go tomorrow. I mean , which top club does not want a defender who can distribute the ball to the adjacent guy left or right of him. 100m bid incoming , watch out!!
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Who cares if other clubs want to sign our CB?
    Why would we want a CB thats going to leave us?

    I'd much prefer one whos going to stay at the club and can captain it like Smalling.
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    Adnan Full Member

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    I can't believe he's still being criticised after yet another good performance. Mind boggling..:houllier:
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    ash_86 Full Member

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    Then Pogba is going to leave one day, we might as well give up and start Pereira for rest of the games. Chances are Pereira won't leave us if we give him a 6 yr contract.

    The quality standards needs to be set by the club.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Its amazing how many players Ole and Phelan have improved since they came in.
    Smalling is certainly one of them.
    he was magnificent v PSG. Certainly was not at fault for teh goals v Arsenal.
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    Ekeke Full Member

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    Is he? What are next week's lottery numbers?