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Tahith Chong 2018-19 Performances

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4.9 Average rating
4 Appearances
1 Yellow card
  1. Mar 10, 2019

    Tony247 Full Member

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    He might have a talent but he has few years of development still in him. Experience of competitive league will help his development.
  2. May 2, 2019

    Adnan Full Member

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    A regular observer of the youth team gives his opinion on Tahith Chong's chances of making the first team.

  3. May 3, 2019

    luke511 Full Member

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    If he isn't breaking into the side when we're so starved of options on the right then there's not much hope for him. His frame isn't built for top flight football on the wing either, he needs to gain a lot more muscle to make up for his lankiness. That hair isn't doing him any favours either.
  4. May 3, 2019

    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Not sure how Chong is ready, but Gomes is not. He's paper thin and with a style that relies on shoulder to shoulders, he will be outmuscled. His finishing is quite poor as well. I like Chong, but he should get a loan outside of England to let his body catch up to his game. I will say that he's a spark plug and so if he's given a chance to impress from the bench, I wouldn't put it past him to make his mark over others.
  5. May 3, 2019

    Ashish Negi New Member

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    Also in recent U23 games Chong is playing on left and Greenwood on Right.
  6. May 3, 2019

    haram Full Member

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    What’s his hair got to do with anything?
  7. May 3, 2019

    Kostov Full Member

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    Aerodynamics maybe...?
  8. May 3, 2019

    luke511 Full Member

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    It's not really viable if you plan on being a top level athlete. You think Usain Bolt would get away with having hair like that? Also you can see how often it gets in his face when he's playing, I'm surprised he hasn't already been told to shave it off to be fair.
  9. May 3, 2019

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    What?! Gomes is a playmaker that likes to dribble. He in no way gets involved in challenges of muscle unless he's tackled.

    Height really isn't as important as it used to be.
  10. May 3, 2019

    Adnan Full Member

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    He's talking about Chong I think..
  11. May 3, 2019

    flappyjay Full Member

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    Has to ponytail it or plait it during the season instead of keeping it as an afro
  12. May 3, 2019

    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Not much said in that video that most fans don't already know, cheers for sharing anyway though
  13. May 3, 2019

    SS Full Member

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    All he needs is a headband (which he uses). Sane manages alright.
  14. May 3, 2019

    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
    agreed a couple of years on loan wouldnt be a bad idea - not sure what level that would be at the moment but needs to go somewhere he will get games - probably not the championship
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    P-Nut fan of well-known French footballer Fabinho

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    Bundesliga is the most similar in speed to the premier league, so a lower level side there could be good.
  16. May 3, 2019

    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
    provided he would get games that would seem logical - especially if the team wasnt too far from Holland and friends / family etc - afterall he is an 18 year old kid ... leverkusen (presuming they loose brandt and bailly this summer anyway they could do with a couple of wingers?)
  17. May 3, 2019

    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Yep. I was talking about Chong. Gomes doesn't like to dribble his way past defenders at every opportunity. Gomes likes to be patient and doesn't force the issue. He'll dribble when there is space in front of him or he'll do it when it isn't a stand still moment. Chong is a winger so naturally will dribble on the by line.
  18. May 3, 2019

    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    He just needs to bulk up in the gym like CR7 purposely did
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    Adnan Full Member

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    If you forward the vid to 2.32. Chong actually does well to go shoulder to shoulder with a defender that is physically stronger than him. The Stoke player ends up blatantly fouling him to stop him.

  20. May 3, 2019

    elnorte Freaky fly day

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    So the general consensus is that Chong probably won't make it in terms of him being good enough for the first team? Sad to see as we've had a few disappointments in this respect over the last few years.
  21. May 3, 2019

    BlahRules Full Member

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    Chong will be fine. If sterling can make it at a tender age of 18 with a smaller phisque than Chong then I am sure he can.

    Chong beeds to given minutes to shine, otherwise no point. Too bad he is not English otherwise he would had the minutes.
  22. May 3, 2019

    Adnan Full Member

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    I personally rate Chong and think he can make it.
  23. May 3, 2019

    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    Sterling has a low centre of gravity though, totally different. It's not only about strength, it's also about how you use your body. At the moment Chong is fairly weak and pretty tall and is only OK at using his body to shield the ball. He needs to improve both strength and the way he uses his body in order to make it IMO, but that isn't necessarily a huge task, he's only young.
  24. May 3, 2019

    Red00012 Full Member

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    This excuse has been used for years but times have changed.

    Just look at Bernardo Silva he is one of the best wingers in the PL at the moment. Raheem Sterling is another prime example of if you’re good enough it doesn’t matter what height or upper body strength you have.

    I’m not saying Chong is going to be as good as them but size doesn’t matter much if you have the ability.
  25. May 3, 2019

    luke511 Full Member

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    Height has everything to do with it, Sterling and Bernardo Silva may be thin as well but they're small, their mass and muscle is more proportionate therefore they have a much better centre of gravity compared to Chong so they get away with it.
  26. May 3, 2019

    izec Full Member

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    Would be surprised if he made it at United, i rate some above him. Think he needs a lot of game time at senior level to see how he really does. Then again if Lingard made it, so can he.
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    TwoSheds More sheds (and tiles) than you, probably

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    Plus they have better touch and passing than Chong so they are naturally going to find it easier to maintain possession even against physical teams. Just totally different styles of player all round really.
  28. May 3, 2019

    friendlytramp More full of crap than a curry house toilet

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    May 5, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Looked twice the player he did in previous appearances. Not a lot to be happy with today but he did well.
  30. May 5, 2019

    Acquire Me Full Member

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    I agree. He looked very good. I look forward to see him again.
  31. May 5, 2019

    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Good cameo from Chong today. Looked much better than he did in his previous appearances.
  32. May 5, 2019

    Zoo Full Member

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    Must start against Cardiff.
  33. May 5, 2019

    BringNaniBack Leaves a bullshit trail behind him

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    Better than the rest of the garbage out there. Should start ahead of Rashford.
  34. May 5, 2019

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    He's promising but not ready just yet
  35. May 5, 2019

    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    Not ready for this level but he was the only one who played with any urgency even though you were

    a) drawing against Huddersfield
    b) fighting for CL qualification

    Deserves some credit and unlucky with his attempt on goal.
  36. May 5, 2019

    lsd Full Member

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    How good do you have to be to make it in this team ?
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Showed a few flashes of talent and you can't expect much more for kids coming in to this team. The experience will do him good.
  38. May 5, 2019

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    The only thing I enjoyed from today I think besides our goal.
  39. May 5, 2019

    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Next game should be a chance for Ole to look at some of our younger players. If nothing else a good performance will encourage clubs to offer loan spells for them and a poor performance isn't any different at this stage. Give Chong and Gomes a start.
  40. May 5, 2019

    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I’ve seen him fall over almost more than any other first team professional footballer in about 3 appearances