Eric Bailly image 3

Eric Bailly Ivory Coast flag

2020-21 Performances


View full 2020-21 profile

5.3 Season Average Rating
Appearances
4
Clean sheets
2
Goals
0
Assists
0
Yellow cards
1

Acole9

Outstanding
Joined
Feb 17, 2013
Messages
10,445
He makes me nervous, he's so erratic.
 

AshRK

Full Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2017
Messages
7,715
Location
Canada
He doesn't have any brain. He is too rash and his game awareness is poor.
 

arthurka

Full Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2010
Messages
12,960
Location
Rectum
Bailly is getting all the blame, only 1 was his fault, and that's as De Gea passing the ball to him in the 6 yard box, Not at fault for first, De Gea was, he never comes out, Maguire for second, he hit it at Bailly who recovered and hit it safely back to him, hes been blamed for not getting to left hand post, when he was on the right, and again, look at De Gea, Bailly tries to run behind him, to block it, but De Gea stands still again. De Gea is the reason for these defence errors for us and this makes the defence look hopeless and panicked...good shot stopping ended 10 years ago as the only goalkeeping assest needed.
Not based on this game. He has is all over the shop and erratic. He hasn't got the quality to play there.
 

acnumber9

Full Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2006
Messages
16,031
Bailly is getting all the blame, only 1 was his fault, and that's as De Gea passing the ball to him in the 6 yard box, Not at fault for first, De Gea was, he never comes out, Maguire for second, he hit it at Bailly who recovered and hit it safely back to him, hes been blamed for not getting to left hand post, when he was on the right, and again, look at De Gea, Bailly tries to run behind him, to block it, but De Gea stands still again. De Gea is the reason for these defence errors for us and this makes the defence look hopeless and panicked...good shot stopping ended 10 years ago as the only goalkeeping assest needed.
You could have typed this with your eyes closed and using just your cock and come out making more sense than this.
 

Foxbatt

Full Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2013
Messages
7,284
Good heavens. I have said many times that he switches off. During his last game he did the same after a brilliant sliding tackle the ball went into touch and he switched off.
The first goal people are blaming Maguire. It's Bailly's job to look after Son. He switched off. He then very comically passed the ball to Matic who had two Spurs players on him. He doesn't have a brain.
He makes Lindelof look like Baresi.
 

Andersonson

Full Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2013
Messages
1,275
Location
Trondheim
So, maybe the Bailly fans are now seeing he aint the answer? He never was and never will be. Terrible centreback. Sadly, so is the rest of them
 

UnitedFan93

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Oct 24, 2018
Messages
254
What fans see in Eric Bailly to rate him like they do I don't know.

Apart from his pace, he's pretty much everything you don't want in a defender.

Absolute gash.
 

Chief123

Full Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2013
Messages
2,183
Location
Wumming Gym
Supports
Knee Jerk Reactions
I posted this in the match thread before kick off:


I love Bailly but I’m always so nervous when he plays in a big game. Always feel like there’s going to be that one moment...
I think we saw once again today, he is not the long term solution for us. He is an incredibly frustrating player because he has every attribute you would want in a defender. But his weaknesses have always been his decision making, mentality and positioning.

We’ve been through this cycle with him a number of times now where he feels a better player when he’s not playing than when he is. Lindelof and Maguire are not the solution either. We really do need an overhaul of the centre backs. The rest of the team actually has quality.
 

R.N7

Such tagline. Wow!
Joined
Dec 25, 2007
Messages
35,326
Location
Eating a meal, a succulent chinese meal
Supports
a wife, three kids and Eboue
The pages after the league cup games :lol:

Bailly boom bust cycle:

Starts off the season well against easy opposition and suddenly he's the best defender at the club and should dismantle Lindelöf or whoever the scapegoat is at the moment. It doesn't take long until he's gifting goals/gets red carded and finally injured for the rest of the season. Repeat ad nauseam.
 

SadlerMUFC

Full Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
3,364
Location
Niagara Falls, Canada
Lies, Maguire and Shaw were the worst culprits today.
Shaw? Not sure where that comes from.

Maguire was at fault for the first goal. He tried to head it back to DeGea and missed his header. Then he literally fouled Shaw to try and clear it when Shaw was about to clear it :lol: :lol: :lol:

Bailly fell asleep for the second goal. Just watched Son go past him and then reacted after the free kick was taken. He should have already been over but reacted instead of anticipated. I don't have to say anything about the 3rd goal. Much like Maguire on the first, it was a bonehead play with a poor pass straight to Tottenham. And for the 4th goal, he just watches Son again as he runs across the field. He reacts too late and beats DeGea through his legs. That's 3 goals that can be put on Bailly's shoulders. He is not a good defender. He is fast and he will put himself on the line for the team. Other than that, he is horrible. The other two goals were both on Pogba. One for letting Aurier (his man) go behind him and get a free shot on goal, and the other for the stupid attempt at a slide tackle that was never going to result in anything but a penalty...
 

SadlerMUFC

Full Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
3,364
Location
Niagara Falls, Canada
Maguire was worse than everyone present at Old Trafford including Woodward.
No chance. Maguire is at fault for 1 goal. Bailly at fault for 3 and Pogba for 2. The only reason anyone can possibly say Maguire was worse was because he wears the armband so higher expectations are on him. But expectations aside, there was no worse player on the pitch than Bailly, followed closely by Pogba and AWB
 

pratyush_utd

Full Member
Joined
Aug 30, 2017
Messages
2,180
No chance. Maguire is at fault for 1 goal. Bailly at fault for 3 and Pogba for 2. The only reason anyone can possibly say Maguire was worse was because he wears the armband so higher expectations are on him. But expectations aside, there was no worse player on the pitch than Bailly, followed closely by Pogba and AWB
Maguire went after Kane and fouled him. Then went to sleep. He was the one who left his position. Bailly was slow no doubt about that. Bailly was at fault for 3 but that's about it. 4 th was lazy defending by Maguire who didn't stop the cross.
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
13,285
Only if you are watching with an agenda against Maguire. he was at fault for the first goal while Bailly was at fault for the next 3...
If you really think that then maybe this isnt the sport for you. Maguire was the worst player the OT pitch has seen in about 10 years tonight. Bailly was merely as bad as everybody else.
 

MikeKing

Full Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2017
Messages
4,285
Supports
Bournemouth
This certainly wasn't on Bailly. He didn't have the worst game.
 

sammsky1

Pochettino's #1 fan
Joined
Feb 10, 2008
Messages
32,198
Location
London
So, maybe the Bailly fans are now seeing he aint the answer? He never was and never will be. Terrible centreback. Sadly, so is the rest of them
Not sure you can call people "bailly fans". We all know we need a fast centre back, and given no new incomings, and we saw his speed in recent games, we hoped he was perhaps a solution. Not sure what else one can do!
 

JB7

Full Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2008
Messages
5,294
Location
TRA
If you really think that then maybe this isnt the sport for you. Maguire was the worst player the OT pitch has seen in about 10 years tonight. Bailly was merely as bad as everybody else.
I’m presuming you didn’t see Luke Shaw on the pitch then.
 

SadlerMUFC

Full Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
3,364
Location
Niagara Falls, Canada
Maguire went after Kane and fouled him. Then went to sleep. He was the one who left his position. Bailly was slow no doubt about that. Bailly was at fault for 3 but that's about it. 4 th was lazy defending by Maguire who didn't stop the cross.
Maguire was with his man...Kane. He should have stepped in front and not let Kane take a quick free kick, but Bailly is just standing there as he watches Son go past him on the inside. It wasn't until after the ball was kicked that he finally reacted. That is basic stuff but he doesn't anticipate. He's a defender who is reactionary but often gets away with it because of his speed. But this time he was chasing Son and his speed isn't going to help him there...
 

SadlerMUFC

Full Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
3,364
Location
Niagara Falls, Canada
If you really think that then maybe this isnt the sport for you. Maguire was the worst player the OT pitch has seen in about 10 years tonight. Bailly was merely as bad as everybody else.
Just because Goldbridge and everyone else with an agenda against Maguire told you he was the worst doesn't mean he was. And if you don't know why Bailly was at fault for 3 goals, then perhaps this game isn't for you...
 

Ali Dia

Full Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
3,620
Location
Souness's Super Sub/George Weahs Talented Cousin
Supposedly the last time himself and maguire started together we beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge. It’s a confidence and fitness thing more than anything. The whole team bottled it. Bailly isn’t better than Lindelöf, they are both flawed and good at different things, so is maguire. In reality any of them could be much better beside a really good centre back but none of them are good enough to be the main man at a club of our size. Bailly will end up getting injured soon anyway so we will be seeing lots of Lindelof again either way.
 

MyDevil

New Member
Newbie
Joined
Sep 29, 2018
Messages
207
Just when he has the chance to stake his claim as starter, and he blew it with that stupid pass.
 

11101

Full Member
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
13,285
Just because Goldbridge and everyone else with an agenda against Maguire told you he was the worst doesn't mean he was. And if you don't know why Bailly was at fault for 3 goals, then perhaps this game isn't for you...
Agenda :lol:

Yeah, ok. Everybody from players to pundits was on his back. Maybe we all see something you dont? Maguire was at fault on the 1st, 2nd and 4th goals, and he wasnt exactly brilliant on the 5th either.
 

A-man

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2017
Messages
2,789
Supposedly the last time himself and maguire started together we beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge. It’s a confidence and fitness thing more than anything. The whole team bottled it. Bailly isn’t better than Lindelöf, they are both flawed and good at different things, so is maguire. In reality any of them could be much better beside a really good centre back but none of them are good enough to be the main man at a club of our size. Bailly will end up getting injured soon anyway so we will be seeing lots of Lindelof again either way.
How can that awful pass leading to a goal be a confidence and fitness issue? Or sleeping at the quick freekick?
 

Ali Dia

Full Member
Joined
May 10, 2013
Messages
3,620
Location
Souness's Super Sub/George Weahs Talented Cousin
How can that awful pass leading to a goal be a confidence and fitness issue? Or sleeping at the quick freekick?
oh no I mean he’s got bad concentration. All the defenders have a pretty major flaw in their game. Bailly is fast, aggressive and a good tackler usually. He’s always prone a brain fart or to do something horrible or get injured. Very disappointing today
 

Pogue Mahone

Poster of the year 2008
Joined
Feb 22, 2006
Messages
104,527
Location
"like a man in silk pyjamas shooting pigeons
He’s just not very good. Brave (to the point of recklessness) and a good athlete, who is good at instinctive defending. All the other stuff he would need to be CL quality central defender: positional sense, anticipation, decision-making and concentration is just piss poor.
 

A-man

Full Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2017
Messages
2,789
oh no I mean he’s got bad concentration. All the defenders have a pretty major flaw in their game. Bailly is fast, aggressive and a good tackler usually. He’s always prone a brain fart or to do something horrible or get injured. Very disappointing today
Today there were some brain farts but most negative is that his speed didn’t really help us at all, because he is poor at reading the game.
 

RedNed77

Full Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2014
Messages
2,658
Keeping this guy and selling Smalling for peanuts. Makes sense :houllier:.

Can somebody talk me through what him and Lindelöf offer that Mike doesn’t? I’m all up for defenders who don’t make cock ups or who are good at playing it out from the back, but neither Bailly or Victor can claim that. They’re no better than Smalling at it, clearly worse defenders and much more error prone.
 

Eddy_JukeZ

Full Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2012
Messages
11,871
He saw Lindelof's shocker vs Palace and decided to outdo it.

I said Lindelof's performance vs Palace was one of the worst CB performances for us I've ever seen.

Bailly's was even worse today.
 

Pogue Mahone

Poster of the year 2008
Joined
Feb 22, 2006
Messages
104,527
Location
"like a man in silk pyjamas shooting pigeons
Keeping this guy and selling Smalling for peanuts. Makes sense :houllier:.

Can somebody talk me through what him and Lindelöf offer that Mike doesn’t? I’m all up for defenders who don’t make cock ups or who are good at playing it out from the back, but neither Bailly or Victor can claim that. They’re no better than Smalling at it, clearly worse defenders and much more error prone.
Potential. That’s it. Smalling had his chance, over a much longer period of time than either of them. Plus they’re both younger. Looks like none of them will ever be good enough but that’s something that’s only recently being established.
 

RedNed77

Full Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2014
Messages
2,658
Potential. That’s it. Smalling had his chance, over a much longer period of time than either of them. Plus they’re both younger. Looks like none of them will ever be good enough but that’s something that’s only recently being established.
Well quite, but potential implies they have a higher ceiling. Which they just don’t, they’re both just not great. I’m going to avoid hyperbole and call them shit, they’re not shit, but are both objectively less good at actual defending than Smalling.
 

Pogue Mahone

Poster of the year 2008
Joined
Feb 22, 2006
Messages
104,527
Location
"like a man in silk pyjamas shooting pigeons
Well quite, but potential implies they have a higher ceiling. Which they just don’t, they’re both just not great. I’m going to avoid hyperbole and call them shit, they’re not shit, but are both objectively less good at actual defending than Smalling.
I know what potential implies. And they both had it when Smalling went to Roma. The potential to be a better CB than him. That was why we signed them ffs.
 

SadlerMUFC

Full Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
3,364
Location
Niagara Falls, Canada
Agenda :lol:

Yeah, ok. Everybody from players to pundits was on his back. Maybe we all see something you dont? Maguire was at fault on the 1st, 2nd and 4th goals, and he wasnt exactly brilliant on the 5th either.
I never said he was brilliant. What I said was that Bailly was the worst. of course the pundits are on him. He's a marked man. He wears the arm band and has a 85m price tag hanging over his head. But if you strip that all away and just compare performances then it is clear that Bailly is just not good enough. Maguire was at fault for the first goal. He had a brain fart doing what he normally does very well. Heading the ball. Bailly however was at fault for the next 3 goals as he is too reactionary as opposed to anticipating a play happening. Funny thing is, I can forgive him for the bad pass. That's just a mistake that happens to the best of us (much like Harry's missed header). But I can't forgive poor marking. He just watches Son go for both of his goals. He is not a good defender. He gets away with his poor marking because he can often make up for it with his speed. But this was unacceptable. We need a left footed central defender to play in Harry's position and then Harry can shift to right central defense in place of Lindeloff/Bailly....