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Matteo Darmian 2018-19 Performances

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5.2 Average rating
7 Appearances
2 Clean sheets
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  1. Jan 10, 2019

    RedTiger Full Member

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  2. Jan 31, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Much as I dislike seeing his name on the team sheet, I'm not sure he could do any worse than Young at the moment. If he'd not leaving in the window then give him a few games to see if he can grab the spot for the rest of the sesson.

    Then buy a new right back ffs
  3. Feb 15, 2019

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    Ahhhhhh, peace and quiet, bliss
  4. Mar 2, 2019

    -Supreme- New Member

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    We need to give this man some game time and he should be rotated with Dalot.

    At least Darmian will give us that defensive stability unlike Young who gives away a goal or two each game
  5. Apr 12, 2019

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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    Look at us, coming crawling back to Darmian :lol:
  8. Apr 12, 2019

    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Do you guys believe everything?
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    Nick7 Full Member

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    Same as always. People believe negative stories and don't believe positive ones.
  10. Apr 14, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    I'd be happy to see him back in the team for a bit. If nothing more its one less position we have to worry about costing us goals.
  11. Apr 14, 2019

    Holocene New Member

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    Wouldn't mind seeing him either. He's good defensively.
  12. Apr 14, 2019

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    He's wasted a big part of his career here really. Can't see him playing even with our suspensions.
  13. Apr 14, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    If he's fit and we're playing a back four then I'd pick him against Barca. Young can't keep possession, Dalot can't defend and I don't know what the situation is with Valencia any more.
  14. Apr 14, 2019

    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    We're actually in a position where we'd prefer Darmian to play against Barcelona because our other options are that bad :lol:
  15. Apr 14, 2019

    Carl has permanently erect nipples

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    Darmian really isn't that bad. Opinion of him seems to get lower and lower each passing week.
  16. Apr 20, 2019

    Full bodied red Full Member

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    Agreed. It's how the Caf is - there's always one, often two players who who get everyones' frustrations dumped on them for, as in Darmian's case, reasons which are really nothing to do with them but calling out Darmian is fashionable.

    FFS, he's played just four times this season plus two sub appearances and not at all since January.... We lost just one of those six - at Anfield.

    Five defeats in our past seven matches, including as poor a performance as we've had all season on Wednesday in Camp Nou is hardly Darmian's fault.
  17. Apr 21, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Unless he's not fit then it seems strange to split a functioning centre back partnership by shoving one out to right back.
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    Apr 24, 2019

    NewMember New Member

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    Absolutely hilarious on that second goal. Who was he running towards?
  19. Apr 24, 2019

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    So many are quit to cite his pure existence as some sort of ‘everything that is wrong with the club’ example but I don’t see it. Bought relatively cheap, will fetch relatively little, and rarely plays anyway. Today he came in and was very impressive. Confident on the ball, passed out from the back well and made tackles.
  20. Apr 24, 2019

    Based Adnan New Member

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    Thought he done well considering it was his 7th app of the season at this stage vs Man City

    Some lucky Italian side is going to pick up a decent player who played very well in that league for cheap this summer. Fantastic personality as well. You've never heard him moaning about lack of game time in the press and you never come away thinking he could have done more effort wise.
  21. Apr 24, 2019

    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Did okay I thought. Quite like him even if he’s not the best
  22. Apr 24, 2019

    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Could have done more to block that sane shot .
  23. Apr 24, 2019

    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    Considering how infrequently he plays, he always comes in and puts in a fairly solid performance! Wonder why he doesn't play more?!
  24. Apr 24, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    Surprise surprise when asked to actually defend he's pretty damn good at it.
  25. Apr 24, 2019

    Aloysius's Back 3 New Member

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    Better RCB than Bailly
  26. Apr 24, 2019

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    Is he gonna stay on the basis that he's less shit than others ?

    Still, that was not too shabby from him in some moments.
  27. Apr 24, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    I like him, great pro who basically gets brought in from the cold randomly after 3 months without a game to play one of the hardest games on the fixture list, and for the most part he did fine, he could have been quicker to Sane but that goal is all on Dave. I'm not saying we should keep him but I have time for him as a person in terms of his solidness and his attitude.
  28. Apr 24, 2019

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    Slightly better than shit.
  29. Apr 24, 2019

    FootyGirl88

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    He was better than Smalling which begs the question why didn't he start against Everton?
  30. Apr 24, 2019

    Bobski Full Member

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    He played well considering how few games he has had, then for some reason did multiple questionable things for the Sane goal.
  31. Apr 24, 2019

    Sigma Full Member

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    He was horrific for the second goal.
  32. Apr 24, 2019

    Chairman Steve Full Member

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    Why was he played? To gather a few hundred more euros of value before finally someone takes him? :lol:
  33. Apr 24, 2019

    T_Model101 Full Member

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    I don't understand how he never makes the squad tbh. Best squad player pro I've seen since Quinton Fortune
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    Think he did fine.

    Tell him to only defend and he'll do a fine job.

    But him losing vs Sane once showed where his level is -- squad player.
    I think that's the only "fault" he did today, so no complain from me.
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Serious?

    5-defenders system to negate City's attacks.
    I rather have Darmian play than Rojo and Jones tbh.
    Darmian is usually more reliable in defend.
  36. Apr 24, 2019

    bond19821982 Full Member

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    This. We started Lindeloff against Bernard who is very skilled and pacy. Dalot was covering a physically imposing Richardson :houllier:
  37. Apr 24, 2019

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    Neville: When was the last time he played? Three months ago
    Keano: There’s a reason for that

    :lol:
  38. Apr 24, 2019

    MadMike Full Member

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    "Why did play"?

    - Jones injured. again
    - Bailly injured and shit anyway
    - Rojo a worse defender than my deceased granddad. post-death
    - Dalot has been really underwhelming on his defensive side

    ...that's why. We have a couple of dead weight CBs and shit RBs, lads. He might be shite too, but he's arguably marginally better than the other dross sitting on the bench today.

    If you think Dalot wouldn't have been skinned by Sterling and later on Sane, you've been watching a different player to me.
  39. Apr 24, 2019

    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    I thought he played well today for the most part. The only thing that stands out is he got caught chasing the wrong man on Sane's goal. Both him and Smalling went after Aguero's run and that should have just been Smalling and Darmien should have stayed with Sane. With that being said, De Gea has to make that save...
  40. Apr 25, 2019

    SparkedIntoLife Full Member

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    I don't get this situation. I've felt there's a way better player in Darmian than we've been allowed to see. Could it be that his lack of performances this season might be due to some sort of clause where we pay significantly more of his transfer fee as a future instalment based on appearances? If we know we want to sell him, maybe the club don't want to risk triggering that future instalment. I could be way off base. Considering how poor we've looked at RB this season, I don't see how Darmian hasn't had more chances. Another possibility could be that he's had some sort of personal issue. Odd.
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