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Smalling and Jones

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by podurban2, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jan 31, 2018
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    They are not good together are they? We really need to sort out the defense in the summer...
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    Niclas New Member

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    They don´t bring the best out of each other, that's for sure!
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    Dir Wangem Banned

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    Smalling should stay. He's got the most important skills down. I can forgive the occasional misplaced pass and lack of creativity.
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    The defensive shape/positioning has been shambolic this game. Not sure how much of it is due to Smalling & Jones versus coaching but it's definitely something that needs to be sorted out.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    It's 2018 and we're starting them as a CB pairing. Wow just wow.
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    LARulz Full Member

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    I'm petty sure they were a good partnership before
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    izec Full Member

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    Both could be upgraded. I dont think both are starting material, but that is me.
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    Niclas New Member

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    Kind of agree, how ever he seems to always put other players under pressure as he doesn't really show himself available OR misplacing passes. We always seem to have a bit of a messy build up when he plays.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Haven't they had quite a few games together this season and looked alright? I guess against a top team they're prone to some really stupid mistakes, especially when there's no support from midfield.

    We just miss Bailly.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    I have no words.
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    Rightnr Full Member

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    fecking idiot.

    Jones that is.
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    Raw Full Member

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    Okay yeah they've been horrific today.
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    No technique at all
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    Yagami Full Member

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    I've defended Smalling in the past but he just isn't good enough. His ability on the ball causes so many problems.

    Jones I don't rate much but he's shown he can be useful when fit.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Laurel and Hardy
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    Dans Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Neither are good enough. How I miss Bailly.
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    MrMourinho#7 New Member

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    This thread will be popular tonight i reckon :lol:
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    Both of them are Yeovil level, we should have left them there.
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    Skills Snitch

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    Don't get why smallings getting shit. Blocked Alli's shot when Jones lost a regulation header, and now Jones just smashes in an own goal. He's the only one defending competently.
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    JoaquinJoaquin Full Member

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    How many chances together are these two going to get? Been a complete liability for years.
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    Kapardin Full Member

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    They are not consistent enough at this level. But we can't have WC players in every position, and we are likely going to buy players for other positions in the summer. So we are stuck with them for another season or two.
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    Bailly needed asap
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    We'll concede at least 2 more if our defense doesn't step up.
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    They do not work. Jones looks half the player he is when Smalling is playing alongside him. I don't know why.
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    Smalling is our most experienced CB, but he couldn't even lead a Congaline. The one thing we need the most is a leader in the backline
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    I wish Mou will give up this 4-2--3-1 bullshit.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    We need someone like Godin or Chiellini - a defender with a lot of experience. Play him next to Bailly and we'd be good.

    Those two can have their moments but they shit themselves more often than not.
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    Kane bullying both of them easily.
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    Robaldo New Member

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    Strange that people are specifying these two when Young and Valencia are playing as wingers and there's no midfield defending them. What a bizarre gameplan...
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    Dumb and dumber
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    ha_rooney Full Member

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    Kane is making them look like pub players. Useless.
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    worcesterred Banned

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    They are pretty awful but they aren't being protected by the midfield two.
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    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    Never been a fan of this combination but we've been excellent recently at the back.
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Laurel and Hardie blinking shocking. Said a million times on here Jones has football iq of a lamppost and Smalling is like a baby giraffe on ice.
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    The Chuckle brothers.
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    Smalling is dirt

    Jones is actually not bad today’s mistake is stupid but been playing well

    No surprise Jose has bought bailly and lindelof tho. Don’t think he trusts either of them
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    izec Full Member

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    They are unreliable and will cost us time and time again. For every few good games comes an absolute shocker
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    Kag Full Member

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    They're very good defenders that play regularly in a side that barely concedes goals and doesn't score enough. Go figure. Or go knee jerk.
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    marjen Desperately wants to be like Noodle

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    Schooled by Kane. Both of them having shockers.

    I've been complaining about how poor and slow our CB's are on the ball all season. It's really dragging us down as a team.

    TBF our midfield today is a shambles as well.