Jonny Evans

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    Cheesy Full Member

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    At the start of the season, I think he would have been. If Rafael had been fit all the time, then he would've been in at right back, meaning that Smalling and Jones would've also been ahead of Evans in the pecking order. Jones is debatable, but I think it's a fact that Smalling was ahead of Evans.
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    forevrared Full Member

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    Jonny's career path (including the treatment he gets from the 'fans') seems to be directly paralleling Darren Fletcher's.
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    Seems to have struck up a real understanding with Rio, which is bringing the best out of Rio too, despite his slight loss of pace due to age etc. A great combination.

    When Vidic comes back next year, great to have rotating 2 from those 3 and of course with the excellent Smalling on the edges too.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    I hope so minus the injuries of course, happy to say I've always rated both.
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    Really good today
    The two CBs were fantastic, as I thought Adebayor and Saha were excellent, they held the ball up so well at times, which allowed them to attack us quote often.
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    Raven Blade Dull

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    Outstanding defensive work with Rio. He's definitely in the team on merit at the moment and long may that continue. It will benefit the whole team to have such consistency at the back.
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    girish I too love women...for their shoes.

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    That tackle on Lennon was class.
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    kiristao Full Member

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    Spot on mate.

    It cant be a co-incidence that Rio's performances have been top notch since Evans has shown his class.
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    kiristao Full Member

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    There was this one moment when Evra let Lennon open out wide and instead of trying to go block the cross, he passed the responsibility to Young (72nd min).
    United cleared the cross after which Evans had a right go at Evra. His performance the last few weeks has made him confident enough to question other players.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    There's similarities, although Fletcher never had the outstanding debut season Evans had. Which makes the lack of patience shown to Evans even more ridiculous.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    His class was always going to shine through. He is every bit a talented the departed Pique.
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    Uzz Full Member

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    No. Pique has been outstanding for almost 3 seasons. Evans has 3-4 decentish games.
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    JayWalker Ball Spotter

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    Eh?
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    BAMSOLA Has issues!

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    Oh dear, looks like you convenient forgot his first season for us a first teamer where he was mostly very good.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    No. That's just nonsense. He's had a good season so far now with some excellent displays and his debut season was also brilliant.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Clueless post of the year 2012 is already sealed up.
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    Im not a big fan of Evans ( well i prefer Smalling) but feck me - he was fantastic yesterday and very, very good of late.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Remember last season when he was torn apart by any lump in the league ? I think he is fitter and mentally stronger. The only problem with Evans is that he seems to lose his concentration sometimes. He's been one of the best defenders in the league really, and he can be the best in the world in the next few seasons.
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    I must say, Evans has made me eat my words. He's been fantastic and is showing maturity second to none. He's shown that his 1st season was not a blip on the radar but rather that he was just off form during his rough patch. He's soften the blow of losing Vidic and I hope he carries on in this vein till the end of the season.
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    He's never played badly while having an extended run in the team. Most CBs struggle coming into a defence only every now and again, especially young ones like Evans.

    I think we all fail to recognise how important a run of games is to a player of any position. You can say players need to take their chances but there's very few individuals in our team that can come in and perform straight away.

    Thankfully, the manager is a lot more patient that the fans
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    RedSky Matt Smith's sinister twin

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    I'd go check out the teamsheets when we made the current premiership record of amount of games without conceeding.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    He improved in that aspect but it's still his one big weakness; Andy Carroll had the best game of his season against us (and he was still shite but that's what 35 million buys for Liverpool).

    But overall, Evans has been very good this season. Calling him the player of our season is a bit over the top though, not least because of the 1-6.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    What ?

    Apart from their second goal, Jonny got the better of him every fecking time.
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    Good run of form for Evans ATM. He has looked much less vulnerable in the air against some decent physical strikers of late. it will be interesting to see if he keeps his place with Smalling and Jones both fully fit.

    On the subject of Piqué, when both were at the club, Evans was the more consistent performer and they both seemed to be on a similar level. But there is no doubt that Piqué has matured and developed into one of the world's top centre halves for Barca. Evans on the other hand has struggled at times and been in and out of the side. To say he's had '3 or 4 decentish games' is ridiculous, but he still has a long, long way to go to match Piqué.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    He has done well against Holt and Adebayor in consecutive weeks. Let's bury the "He gets bullied by the strong strikers" thing now.
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    Jonny has been great this year, and it's nice to see the majority of fans starting to support an academy produce rather than taking every opportunity to bash them
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    Oh, and *** for this!
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    giggs-beckham Clueless

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    He's improving all the time which is great to see. Baulking up a bit could help him further too, not that he's struggling or anything. Evans and Smalling will be a good partnership in the near future for us.
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    Irwinwastheking Gimpier than Alex and Feeky

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    Yep.

    You've got to be wary that next season could potentially be Rios last at top level first choice, so one of these guys will have the chance to be Vidics partner.

    IMO Vidic and Smalling are very similar types of players and I think that Evans would compliment Vidic more in the long run.
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    evra Full Member

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    He's quality, I've always said so. Could be a future utd captain if he keeps working hard.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner

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    I'm always hesitant to praise any one other than Vidic when alongside Rio, simply by the fact Rio is one of the finest defenders pretty much ever. But Evans like most lads at this club come in for un-due stick and he's a very good young player.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Agree completely, the common opinion is that Smalling is Rio's replacement (because of physical similarities, I guess) but he's much more Vidic's replacement with his aerial dominance. Evans is a lot closer to Rio in his use of the ball and his style of defending, for me.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Evans is a bit like Vidic as well. He's got similar pace and likes to press the strikers at the moment he's receiving a pass. With the ball Evans is usually one of the smartest but he gives it more away in dangerous positions.
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    Adam-Utd Full Member

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    What can i say, ive always been one of Evans biggest haters in the last year or two, his form was shockingly poor and looked so unconfident i could not understand how he was getting games.

    But since his remarkable turn around he has looked strong, brave and has made some excellent last ditch tackles too which has saved us.

    Jonny looks like a different player in the last 2/3 months and i cant understand where he dissapeared too for all that time!.

    I suppose the run of games and the confidence instilled in him by SAF has helped hugely, but i think rio guiding him through the games also helps him alot, he clearly needs a bit of instruction in defence but he has certainly responded admirably.

    One thing i noticed most was how many headers he was winning against saha and adebayor. They are 2 of the strongest / most powerful forwards in the league and he was bullying them around - something that has been his biggest weakness in recent times.

    Great to see the lad finally showing his worth, and im now pleased i dont see him as a weakness anymore.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    That's why Evans is such a useful player. Can form a good partnership with any of our other central defenders. Was class with Vidic during his debut season and looks very at home alongside Rio this season.

    I actually think Smalling is similarly flexible.
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    RedRonaldo Full Member

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    He's in good run of form, but best defender in the league? Every bit as good as Pique? Come on.

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