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Eric Bailly 2017-18 Performances

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6.3 Average rating
18 Appearances
1 Goal
11 Clean sheets
3 Yellow cards
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  1. Dec 15, 2017

    Axkiko New Member

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    Big miss. Our two best central defender Bailly and Jones always got injured this season. Both of them got the injury from NT which is the most outrageous.

    Hope Tuanzebe will get the chance to fills the spot. Great talent but not much opportunity.
  2. Dec 15, 2017

    MadMike Full Member

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    Yeah, he quite often loses his head and lunges into unnecessary tackles or picks up silly cards. He’s a very good defender with an aggressive style, but cool is not one of his qualities far from it.
  3. Dec 15, 2017

    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    No idea how easy/difficult the set of fixtures being compared here were but these stats definitely reflect well on his contribution. He’ll be missed.
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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    Ibra caused the injury.
  5. Dec 15, 2017

    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Excellent :mad:
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    They are some very interesting statistics actually. Although, part of the reason I feel we may have conceded more without him is not having a consistent and settled back four since his injury, Smalling has been the only constant with his partner changing fairly regularly and more recently switching from 3 at the back to 4.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Crimson King Full Member

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    Didn't he get injured playing for the Ivory Coast?
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    melatonin New Member

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    the joke is i previously told him that but he still got the length of time correct despite being completely wrong about the injury
  12. Jan 11, 2018

    shahzadi Full Member

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    When is he coming back?
    Is he going to walk in straight into the team?
    Are we going to play Jones in Holding Midfield alongwith Matic while Bailly and Rojo as Center Backs when we play in Europe?
  13. Jan 11, 2018

    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    End of the season and probably not no.
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    Could be something like


    --------------DeGea----------
    ---Lindelof----Bailly----Rojo--
    Valencia--Jones-Matic----Shaw
    -------Pogba-----Lingard----
    ------------Lukaku-----------

    or


    --------------DeGea----------
    ---Lindelof----Smalling----Rojo--
    Valencia--Jones-Matic----Shaw
    -------Pogba-----Lingard----
    ------------Lukaku-----------
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Yeah could be No.
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    Jones is getting extended time at centre back and only centre back for the longest time in his career here. Throwing him into midfield would be an absolute disaster. He's not a midfielder. Never has been.
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    Back 4 or Back 3, I think Mourinho will play with 2 holding Midfielders in Europe or either Play Pogba a little back...
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I see, interesting thoughts No
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    Why out of nowhere you are so obsessed with Jones in midfield, he's a centre back! It only work in 2012/2013 because we had Carrick next to him who can bring the ball forward with his passings. Jones & Matic in there isn't a good idea.
  20. Jan 12, 2018

    eat_grass Full Member

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    Yep. The ankle injury cleared up, but he suffered a groin injury with the national team, and that's what's kept him out.
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    shahzadi Full Member

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    I just have the feeling that if Bailly is fit and back in defense, we might play with 2 holding midfielders when we play in Europe and there is no one else better to hold it other than Jones.
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    What concrete proof do you think that a centre back is a better holding midfielder than Herrera & McTominey? I don't remember Jose has ever play him as a holding midfielder.
  23. Jan 18, 2018

    peridigm Full Member

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    Apologizies if already posted. It’s so fitting he is our #3 with all the wacky shit he does. Can’t wait until he’s fit again.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Need to see us lift a trophy again soon so we can see him fall off from somewhere, becoming a tradition.
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    He’s abit like Evra isn’t he? Crazy, plays with passion, and does silly things sometimes that make you laugh.
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Absolute nutter
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    You take for granted just how good this guy is when he's not available. His aggression, his ability to push out of the defensive line and win balls initiating counter-attacks, his speed and strength. We don't have another defender with as high a ceiling as him. Only area he really needs to improve on is his heading. I think Lindelof and him could be a great partnership for us going forward.
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    eat_grass Full Member

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    Mourinho certainly likes them a bit crazy.

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    Globule signature/tagline creator extraordinaire

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    I'll probably sound like a prat, but the first sentence is wrong. You take him for granted when he is available. It's when he's not available that you appreciate what he brings.

    Sorry, it just bugged me and I couldn't help myself.
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    eat_grass Full Member

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    Appreciated.

    And while we're at it, proper grammar is "could have" and "should have," not "could of" and "should of." I see it a lot on this forum. Also, "alot" is not a word.

    Thanks, Caf. :)
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    Globule signature/tagline creator extraordinaire

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    Phew! For a second I thought I'd committed that cardinal sin in my post. :lol:
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    eat_grass Full Member

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    :lol: Sorry about that. It just seemed like a good opportunity to get it off my chest.
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    AndersB New Member

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    He's starting to remind me a little of Kompany. Aggressive, always gives all he's got great ball winner, but gets injured all the time, partly because of how he throws himself into situations
  35. Jan 23, 2018

    TheReligion Abusive

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    How long is he out for now? Will we see him again this season?
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    So Axel’s off on loan. Which must mean his rehab is going well. Excellent.
  37. Jan 25, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Can't wait to see Bailly back in action. Some reports suggest he could be back for the first leg against Sevilla which isn't too far away. Either way he'll be a big boost for us.
  38. Jan 25, 2018

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    Yeah Tuanzebe's loan confirmation gives me hope we'll get to see Bailly's no nonsense defending and positive distribution again very soon.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    How long left?
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Anyone know when he's due back?

    Press say fit by Sevilla game.
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