Tahith Chong

Discussion in 'Reserve/Youth Forum' started by KM, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Jun 8, 2018

    Dolf Full Member

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    Nah mate, this is Messi's and Gullit's lovebaby.
  2. Jun 8, 2018

    lysglimt Full Member

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    we could sign Shane Long and Gaetan Bong - and the commentator would probably be sued by quite a few asians for mocking them! :)
  3. Jun 8, 2018

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Sign Dong
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Give him some of Fred the PED's supplements. With the lack of RW's out there we need him soonish.
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    Festive Sandvich New Member

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    Just catching up on the thread and saw this beauty, worth promotion to first team just for this :lol:
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    I'd prefer Dong coming from the back
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    MUFC OK Full Member

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    Can't we source some of the sh*t Messi was on and make him the greatest player of all time?

    seriously though, I'd love to see him as part of the first team this year and for us to actually play him. Pre-season tour will be interesting but I'd be surprised if he gets more than about 150 mins of football for us next season.
  8. Jul 12, 2018

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    In the Pre-Season Squad.

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    SuperiorXI Full Member

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    Good news, looking forward to see what he can do.
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    TheFlagStaysDown New Member

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    Seeing his hair in the first photos made me excited already about him, hope he stays fit and inpresses in the preseason, think he’s got potential to be amazing winger, better than Rash
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Have high hopes for him this season and expect him to make an impact on the team from pre-season.
  12. Jul 13, 2018

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    As do I. Very little competition, so far, on his favoured wing could really give him a great opportunity to break into the first team.
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    Oldgiggsfan New Member

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    Would love to see him to get a few minutes on the wing over the next month, especially with injuries happening thick and fast.
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Problem is there's about 15 players competing for the forward positions already. Might get a run out in the FA Cup 3rd round.
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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    Mr PG New Member

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    My assessment having watched him live is ...ability wise he has it all... mental wise he needs improvement as in timing of his runs. Rashford for instance times his runs and stops perfectly. Chong doesn’t and does everything at 100m/hr which is easier for a good defender to deal with.
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    Thiagoal Full Member

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    I think in a couple of years he could become a beast... needs to fine tune a few things and certainly strengthen before that happens. Great potential though
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    Kostov Full Member

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    The kid is quality, we must do our best to integrate him in our first team squad. One thing I love about him the most, is his willingness to take defenders on and try to beat them. If he manages to transform that to senior level football, we will at least have a RW who does not go backwards and shies away from defenders.
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    Trizy New Member

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    Only this season, really. He was a headless kick the ball past the defender and try out sprint him up until this year.

    I'd imagine it has a lot to do with his international coaching because he definitely didn't learn it from Jose.

    Anyway, Chong will get that with experience.
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    He's ready for a loan away. Hoffenheim or Derby or something would be good
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    I watched the under 23's last night against Fulham, (3-1 to Fulham) and Chong was the star man. He got a lot of hard treatment but just got up and got on with it. Gomes has great close control and can pick a pass and for his size, can look after himself also.
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    Maagge enjoys sex, doesn't enjoy women not into ONS

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    To be honest most on the caf' could deal with that. ;)
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    Agree. Bundasliga seems like the place a top young talent will be able to apply his trade. If reports are correct, Marco Rose will be managing Hoffenheim next year, so if they’d accept someone like Chong, it would be great.
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    RedMachine03 Poster of Articles

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    RexHamilton Gumshoe for hire

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    Despite getting a few minutes this season, he'll still likely get minutes in only the League and maybe FA cups if he stays next year. A loan to a lower PL/Championship club could be great for him.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Means we've got plans to sign a winger in the summer? Surely we're not going to rely on Mata an Sanchez on the wings for another season and not sign anyone
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Would love if Chong gets a loan to the Eredivisie. He's really skinny so I would think it would benefit him more to go to a league that protects its attacking players more than England. That's only for next season though. I'm sure he'll fill out after that and should start playing in England from that point on.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    I think if he goes on loan to Eredivisie it would be a retrograde step. I'd prefer Germany
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    Kostov Full Member

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    Sending him on loan would be a very good decision. But finding a proper club I have very little confidence in our management. Good club in Germany could do wonders for Chong, he has got bags of potential.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I don’t think a loan is the right move for all players. Look at Rashford’s development.

    We have got the capacity for his type of player in the squad right now which means that even if he is not playing actual matches, he will be getting minutes in training games with first team players.

    I think he is a real talent and our set of coaches are the best ones to help him realise that potential.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Think he needs a loan for sure. Certainly as much for mental development as physical. He can’t show what he can do if he continually gets stage fright whenever he gets on the pitch.
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Sending attacking players like Chong on loan is very tricky. Can do more harm than good imo.
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    SSSSnake Full Member

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    I don't see any harm in a loan. Will build character and give him a platform to show his abilities. He's better off getting game time rather then just training with the first teams squad.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    It could be that keeping him here is better for his talent development but he's gonna need some experience sooner rather than later. Rashford was starting for us when he was 18, Chong at 19 doesn't yet look ready.

    I think what's more worrying for him is that he seems to have been leapfrogged by Greenwood who's a couple of years younger and getting minutes in Chong's natural position. I mean he might be talented but there's only that many team spots available for youngsters especially when Lingard and Sanchez return to action.

    Speaking of Lingard, he was same age when he started going on loan and he developed fine. He certainly reached his potential. So it's not all doom and gloom, going on loan. There are risks of course too, but there's also risks attached with being perennially protected yet not played.

    I'm not saying he should go on loan, I'm saying it's not as clear cut that staying is best for him.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    If we're bringing in more attacking forwards then it can't hurt, he's already 3rd/4th choice so a loan spell will do more for his development than sitting on the bench here. Look at how much Sancho has progressed since playing regular first team football.
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    MadMike Full Member

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    Sancho's move was permanent, not loan. Big difference. Clubs that own you are invested in your development as player because they'll also see value out of it. They'll be more patient. If you're a loanee, they want you to perform and if you don't, there's nothing in it for them to persevere with you.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Yep. Only way to curb that is 2 year loans because the first year could be a preparation for the 2nd season.
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Reiss Nelson is on loan and doing well
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    I hope we dont pull another Januzaj with him
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    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    He started off well when a few of Hoffenheims first teamers were injured but got benched in favour of their normal starting players (despite scoring 5 goals in 5 games) and there lies the problem with loans.