Recent content by A-man

  1. Smalling loan watch

    The difference is bigger than that. These are the 15 players that have most PL minutes this season, in the order of played minutes: DDG, Maguire, Lindelof, AWB, James, Fred, Martial, Rashford, McT, Pereira, Shaw, Matic, Young (has left) Lingard, Williams This is how it looked two seasons ago...
  2. Smalling loan watch

    He didn’t want to be the bench option and I don’t think that has changed. But @MikeKing is right, the troop is thin when it comes to CBs due to all the injuries. There were times this season where they played through smaller injuries because no other CB was available.
  3. Smalling loan watch

    There is hardly any player left from that season, so the difference is more than Smalling being shipped. Why not compare to last season? There is a project to rebuild the team. If it will be succesful or not we’ll have to wait and see, but it has looked good lately. Defence has been very solid...
  4. Smalling loan watch

    He was good in Roma at start, but made many mistakes and poor performances lately. Doesn’t matter if he’s good or bad, because he doesn’t fit the way Ole has set up his team to play. Makes no sense to ruin the whole rebuilding project just to accommodate Smalling.
  5. Who’s the penalty taker when/if Bruno, Pogba and Rashford are all fit?

    It will be tough for Rashford to come back and not take any free kicks nor penalties, but that is probably what will happen.
  6. Eric Bailly | 2019/20 Performances

    He has the creativity, unpredictability and spontaneity that the midfield has been missing before Bruno arrived.
  7. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    I fully agree with that observation, but I see it a bit differently (as always :smirk:) There are many defenders at the same level as Lindelof who are much better individually, but football is not an individual sport. What other defenders at same level have individually, he make up for in terms...
  8. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    Sorry my mistake. I think it is a little bit a matter of taste and how you believe football should be played. I personally believe, that with the intense pressure on the ball holder and especially on the 4 at the back, it is necessary that they all are good with their feet. It has been...
  9. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    In theory it sounds smart to have two CBs who can cover for eachothers weaknesses. Hiowever, some of Bailly's deficiences is not good match with Maguire. One of Maguire's best features is to clear the ball high up with his head. Bailly also likes to move high up and attack the ball, just not in...
  10. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    Evans is like 10 years older so for me I would chose Soyuncu any day. But based only on performance, I will be honest, I haven’t watched them enough to evaluate who is the best. When I watch certain teams I pay extra attention to certain players. Soyuncu is not such a player. If you say he is...
  11. Eric Bailly | 2019/20 Performances

    My main issue with him is that he has the whole skill set I would love to see in basically every other position, but not with a CB. You never know what he will do next.
  12. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    If you look strictly from a defensive POV (goals and chances conceded) it is basically Liverpool that is much better and no other team. There have also been many goals from silly mistakes which I hope can be avoided in the future. Some of them are brain fart kind of mistakes like DDG agaisnt...
  13. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    There is unfortunately very little to indicate that any of Tuanzebe or Bailly would do it better than Lindelof, both in terms of offensive or defensive work. United have conceded 30 goals. Doubt it would have been any dramatic improvement even if Bailly or Tuanzebe had the fitness to stay away...
  14. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    If you compare their stats from whoscored side by side: Soyuncu has slightly better passing percent. Soyuncu is also better in the air while Evans’ ability in the air is the same as Lindelof’s. Soyuncu tackles more. Both Evans and Soyuncu has are fans of clearing the ball. Soyuncu fouls much...
  15. Victor Lindelöf | 2019/20 Performances

    According to those stats, Evans is the worst CB in Leicester.