- Dec 19, 2012
Tried to give them a goal three times and then decided nah feck it, I'll save the clean sheet.
Agree. Smalling should have been his partner.I been saying for a long time that once Bailly is back we need to drop Lindelof because Maguire needs a strong partner who is physical, a defender who jumps both defensively and offensively whilst covering the spaces that maguire takes up.
I really hope now Lindelof doesn't come in as long as Bailly maintains some good form.
This is why Smalling shouldn't have been sold.
Zonal marking was not the problem, it was because Lindelof was never jumping at anything or anyone in defence or attack so maguire was doing everything himself.
Well done Bailly.
He has the tools to be a good CB. If he wasn’t injured so often/for so long, I feel like he would have progressed in regard to polishing those concentration lapses, but alas, I hope he kicks on now.This guy terrifies me.
He can pull off the most amazing of goal stopping tackles but will fall asleep at unexplainable moments.
And aside from all that, he really was tremendous.He didn't win 100% of his aerial duels, unless Statman Dave isn't counting the two that he mistimed and jumped underneath in textbook Bailly fashion. He is so shit in the air, it is hilarious.
Had a 2 or 3 brainfarts where he lost the ball in his own half and had us scrambling back towards our own goal in very avoidable circumstances.
Did a stepover in his own penalty area.
He also did one of those slide tackles where his feet end up in the air and he's just sliding on his arse.And aside from all that, he really was tremendous.
So yeah, the most Bailly performance ever. Even included a limp at the end according to Kostov.
Yeah it's a shame really. Could be a lot further along in his development by now.He has the tools to be a good CB. If he wasn’t injured so often/for so long, I feel like he would have progressed in regard to polishing those concentration lapses, but alas, I hope he kicks on now.