Daley Blind | Ajax Performances | being treated for a heart condition

MyOnlySolskjaer

Creator of Player Performance threads
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
16,556
Location
Player Performance Threads


Full Name:

Daley Blind
Date of Birth:
Mar 9, 1990 (28)
Nationality:
Netherlands

Height:
1,80 m
Foot:
Left

 

JMack1234

Full Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2017
Messages
1,191
Ajax & Manchester United have reached an oral agreement on a transfer for Daley Blind. €16 million + €5m potential add ons. He will become the most expensive Ajax signing ever. (De Telegraaf)

I'll be amazed if he goes on the US tour looks like he's gone.
 

criticalanalysis

Full Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2015
Messages
2,156
:(.

Think he's a class player that can very well for Utd in a squad and even first team role depending on the manager.
 

Bwuk

Full Member
Joined
Feb 29, 2012
Messages
12,400
I really rate Blind but it’s clear he doesn’t feature in Jose’s plans so it’s for the best.

Great player imo.
 

Dolf

Full Member
Joined
May 27, 2016
Messages
2,314
Location
Amsterdam
Gave everything he could for us and never complained. Great guy to have at your club. Wish him the best, im sure he will teach those youngsters at Ajax some valuable lessons
 

Ashley R1+O

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Oct 3, 2016
Messages
2,174
16+5 is really a sorcerous price for a player who physically is worth a quarter of that and cerebral probably worth just over half of that. Jose confirmed a wizard if he ends up leaving for that price.
 

Cassidy

No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser
Joined
Oct 2, 2013
Messages
18,930
16+5 is really a sorcerous price for a player who physically is worth a quarter of that and cerebral probably worth just over half of that. Jose confirmed a wizard if he ends up leaving for that price.
He is worst the money, he is a good player
 

Gianni Infantile

New Member
Newbie
Joined
May 23, 2017
Messages
4
Supports
AFC Ajax Amsterdam
Thanks for bringing him home in one piece! Bit expensive though ;)

There's a nice welcome home video on the Ajax-youtube that I cant post because of forum-rules.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

FujiVice

Full Member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
5,663
Really liked Daley Blind. He's a player that we'll probably look back on with fond memories during a bad time at the club. Mourinho gave him some high praise in his send off. He's in the prime of his career, so he doesnt want to be waiting around hoping for the odd game here and there.
 

golden_blunder

Site admin. Manchester United fan
Staff
Joined
Jun 1, 2000
Messages
94,344
Location
Dublin, Ireland
16+5 is really a sorcerous price for a player who physically is worth a quarter of that and cerebral probably worth just over half of that. Jose confirmed a wizard if he ends up leaving for that price.
That is just riddles

Didn’t we ban you before?
 

Tomuś

Nani is crap, I tell you!
Joined
Oct 17, 2011
Messages
4,997
Location
Świdnik
Proven international and a good squad player with noticeable technique and passing ability who can play 3 position to a decent level. Consumate pro in the best possible age to be signed. The only reason he isn't going for somewhere between 20 - 30m is lacking a bit of pace perhaps. People who say we got a miraculous deal are probably those used to seeing us letting our players for peanuts only to lambast the board afterwards. Moment we actually got a fair price is seen us wizardry.. from the manager, of all people.
 

Ashley R1+O

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Oct 3, 2016
Messages
2,174
That is just riddles

Didn’t we ban you before?
I'm not sure what you mean. He ended up going for that price, which is a fantastic achievement from Jose for a player he couldn't even punt out the brown door at the start of the year.

I don't believe I've been banned from any threads before? No idea, let alone the Blind thread. But this one will close won't it? More than happy to close the book on having to talk about Blind, frankly. A poor player and a torturous and bizarre experience of having to watch his calamitous efforts at playing CB are now over, we're a better team for it.

No hard feelings for the lad, gave it his all and any United player that does that is worthy of respect in my book.
 

Acole9

Outstanding
Joined
Feb 17, 2013
Messages
9,951
He was decent, no more no less. Seemed to be a jack of all trades player, master of none. We bought him to play in midfield and he was hopeless, looked good at centre back but when Mourinho was appointed the writing was on the wall for him really.
 

Aloysius's Back 3

New Member
Joined
May 21, 2018
Messages
2,770
I'm not sure what you mean. He ended up going for that price, which is a fantastic achievement from Jose for a player he couldn't even punt out the brown door at the start of the year.

I don't believe I've been banned from any threads before? No idea, let alone the Blind thread. But this one will close won't it? More than happy to close the book on having to talk about Blind, frankly. A poor player and a torturous and bizarre experience of having to watch his calamitous efforts at playing CB are now over, we're a better team for it.

No hard feelings for the lad, gave it his all and any United player that does that is worthy of respect in my book.
Dear oh dear - calamitous efforts at playing CB:lol: - to this day him & smalling have been the best defensive partnership post Rio & Vidic. Only striker that particularly got the best out of him were City players like aguero.
Our boy Lukaku struggled under him too & now we have to deal with his torturous & bizzare first touch instead :wenger:


Also 'fantastic achievement by Jose for selling him for profit' - Jose fanboys assume he was dealing with the prices like a damn video game :D
 

Nick7

Full Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2011
Messages
12,049
Location
Ireland
Dear oh dear - calamitous efforts at playing CB:lol: - to this day him & smalling have been the best defensive partnership post Rio & Vidic. Only striker that particularly got the best out of him were City players like aguero.
Our boy Lukaku struggled under him too & now we have to deal with his torturous & bizzare first touch instead :wenger:


Also 'fantastic achievement by Jose for selling him for profit' - Jose fanboys assume he was dealing with the prices like a damn video game :D
You're embarrassing.
 

Lordyfw

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
129
Location
Amsterdam
Supports
AFC Ajax
Blind got injured during a friendly with VFL Wolfsburg today.

After ajax keeper Lamprou bumped into Blind trying to stump an incoming ball away, Blind went of the pitch with a seemingly hurtful back.
The club nor the player has made any statement about the injury yet, so hopefully it's just precaution or at least nothing major.
 

Micky Targaryen

Full Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2017
Messages
775
Location
Malaysia
Spoke very highly of Mourinho in a recent interview.

http://global.espn.com/football/manchester-united/story/3597985/manchester-united-manager-jose-mourinho-a-true-winner-daley-blind

"I've really had a great time with lots of beautiful moments. I am very thankful for the fans there that was great. I am very thankful to Mourinho. It was nice working with him. He is a true winner and he is the best in transferring that to the group."

Even though he barely featured during Mourinho's reign, he remained professional until the end. I still maintain that Blind is a good squad player and shouldn't be the first to go.
 

Aloysius's Back 3

New Member
Joined
May 21, 2018
Messages
2,770
Spoke very highly of Mourinho in a recent interview.

http://global.espn.com/football/manchester-united/story/3597985/manchester-united-manager-jose-mourinho-a-true-winner-daley-blind

"I've really had a great time with lots of beautiful moments. I am very thankful for the fans there that was great. I am very thankful to Mourinho. It was nice working with him. He is a true winner and he is the best in transferring that to the group."

Even though he barely featured during Mourinho's reign, he remained professional until the end. I still maintain that Blind is a good squad player and shouldn't be the first to go.
Was a player not given a chance on his best position that he found at United by Jose. Considering we have 352 on our DNA - I'd put Blind as one of the best players we could have played as a central ball playing CB taking the ball up to DM.

Shame.
 

Devil81

Full Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2014
Messages
4,578
Read the game far better than any of our current CB's, he must wonder why he was sold when he looks at the jokers we've kept.
 

KirkDuyt

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
11,344
Location
Dutchland
Supports
Feyenoord
He's not had a great start at Ajax at all to be honest. Most of the Ajacieden I know are already moaning that they overpaid and that he adds nothing in the league.

I think Blind is a player that can adapt to the squad he's in. If he's in a strong squad (United, Holland in 2014) he can fit in nicely, but if the level of his team drops, he drops with them.
 

Dolf

Full Member
Joined
May 27, 2016
Messages
2,314
Location
Amsterdam
He's not had a great start at Ajax at all to be honest. Most of the Ajacieden I know are already moaning that they overpaid and that he adds nothing in the league.

I think Blind is a player that can adapt to the squad he's in. If he's in a strong squad (United, Holland in 2014) he can fit in nicely, but if the level of his team drops, he drops with them.
Really? That's not what i've heard at all, except that he was expensive. I think he definitely adds a lot to Ajax.
 

Johan07

Full Member
Joined
Sep 19, 2017
Messages
1,928
Really? That's not what i've heard at all, except that he was expensive. I think he definitely adds a lot to Ajax.
I was at the game here in Kyiv yesterday and I thought he and De Ligt were very impressive together. That said; Dynamo is not the team it was even a couple of years ago. De Ligt looks the real deal btw.
 

Wednesday at Stoke

Full Member
Joined
Feb 11, 2014
Messages
15,290
Location
København
Supports
Time Travel
He's not had a great start at Ajax at all to be honest. Most of the Ajacieden I know are already moaning that they overpaid and that he adds nothing in the league.

I think Blind is a player that can adapt to the squad he's in. If he's in a strong squad (United, Holland in 2014) he can fit in nicely, but if the level of his team drops, he drops with them.
I think being the Dutch captain, bringing him back to Amsterdam and making sure he plays regularly is part of the motivation as well. He'll get better though, looks like he returned from an injury.
 

KirkDuyt

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
11,344
Location
Dutchland
Supports
Feyenoord
Really? That's not what i've heard at all, except that he was expensive. I think he definitely adds a lot to Ajax.
I admit the Ajacieden I know are a bit moany. They make the caf look balanced :p
 

OverratedOpinion

Full Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2017
Messages
1,683
He's not had a great start at Ajax at all to be honest. Most of the Ajacieden I know are already moaning that they overpaid and that he adds nothing in the league.

I think Blind is a player that can adapt to the squad he's in. If he's in a strong squad (United, Holland in 2014) he can fit in nicely, but if the level of his team drops, he drops with them.
Really? Wasn't he the stand out player and a level above for a year or two before he left Ajax?

I don't know because I don't watch football, I am genuinely asking.
 

KirkDuyt

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
11,344
Location
Dutchland
Supports
Feyenoord
Really? Wasn't he the stand out player and a level above for a year or two before he left Ajax?

I don't know because I don't watch football, I am genuinely asking.
He was fantastic for Ajax before United. Voted player of the year. Talking about the start he's had domestically this season. Ajax Drew at hom against Heracles and barely beat VVV in the first two games.
 

OverratedOpinion

Full Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2017
Messages
1,683
Better players have left but I find it so frustrating with Blind because he was clearly a technically solid player, could play in multiple positions, seemed to have a good attitude and the fee we sold him for is not going to change the clubs ability to do anything or sign anyone.
 

Aloysius's Back 3

New Member
Joined
May 21, 2018
Messages
2,770
See the thing with Blind was - for me; he was the ideal 3rd centre back who plays in the centre.

Whilst there is players like David Luiz that goes bombing forward not knowing when to keep still - someone like Blind would have had the ability to stay with the other defenders but dictate play forward as a midfielder would & significantly better than just a traditional ball playing CB can.

Blind was the midfielder that could play in defence & against spurs; Jose played Herrera. I had been saying to play Blind like that for ages - they would give players like Bailly, Rojo, Smalling, Lindelöf & many more the stability whilst in reverse; they would provide the balance that Blind would need due to his lack of pace.


Anyway - whilst I know Frenkie De Jong is a midfielder; he has also had games at CB. Whilst it may be absurd - do you think if a team allowed him to develop; that he could play as a midfielder who occasionally plays in between defenders?

I just think that the 3 at the back system is in need of a false CB - the same way that 433 had a false 9.
 

Red4Life_#7

Full Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2014
Messages
730
See the thing with Blind was - for me; he was the ideal 3rd centre back who plays in the centre.

Whilst there is players like David Luiz that goes bombing forward not knowing when to keep still - someone like Blind would have had the ability to stay with the other defenders but dictate play forward as a midfielder would & significantly better than just a traditional ball playing CB can.

Blind was the midfielder that could play in defence & against spurs; Jose played Herrera. I had been saying to play Blind like that for ages - they would give players like Bailly, Rojo, Smalling, Lindelöf & many more the stability whilst in reverse; they would provide the balance that Blind would need due to his lack of pace..
I agree with a lot of this as I loved Blind. His only problem and it's a big Jose problem is that he is too easy to go past, doesn't stop the opposition enough, plus also struggled with aggressive players. Technically he was incredible, I'm surprised Barcelona didn't buy him.
 

Henrik Larsson

Still logged in at RAWK (help!)
Joined
Sep 13, 2013
Messages
4,995
Location
Swashbucklington
He's not had a great start at Ajax at all to be honest. Most of the Ajacieden I know are already moaning that they overpaid and that he adds nothing in the league.

I think Blind is a player that can adapt to the squad he's in. If he's in a strong squad (United, Holland in 2014) he can fit in nicely, but if the level of his team drops, he drops with them.
Yeah, he hasn't been ridiculously poor or anything but definitely nothing spectacular either. Part of the problem I think is that he played mostly in midfield in his last season at Ajax when he was voted player of the year.

Now they have four or five midfielders already while other than De Ligt they have no proper centre halves, so it looks like he will spend the rest of the season in defense. And he might've been a bit rusty of course. Makes for a pretty decent pairing with De Ligt, who looks and plays like a 25 year old despite having just turned 19 years of age.

I think being the Dutch captain, bringing him back to Amsterdam and making sure he plays regularly is part of the motivation as well. He'll get better though, looks like he returned from an injury.
I think Virgil van Dijk is captaining the national team and De Ligt is the Ajax captain.