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Phil Jones 2018-19 Performances

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5.0 Average rating
24 Appearances
1 Assist
6 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
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  1. Apr 13, 2019

    AJ10 Full Member

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    Bar one mistake each He and Smalling did well i thought, it was the 2 around them who were shocking.
  2. Apr 13, 2019

    stubie Full Member

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    Can he please just feck off as he’s becoming an embarrassment to himself!
  3. Apr 13, 2019

    Ban Full Member

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    Surely not..
  4. Apr 13, 2019

    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    He's not good enough, I've said it over and over.

    He was good today though, made some crucial clearances
  5. Apr 13, 2019

    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    I hope so too, but earlier he was gimping because he landed on his foot the wrong way and then his head exploded with blood.

    Just a typical day for him, I guess.
  6. Apr 13, 2019

    Harry190 Full Member

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    He can actually pass the ball. Was a nasty gash that one.
  7. Apr 13, 2019

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Really good again. Deserves some credit
  8. Apr 13, 2019

    Ace of Spades Full Member

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    I generally don't crap on Jones as much as some others do, as I think that while he is not the quality we need, he does put his body on the line when he plays, and is not afraid to get hurt. Maybe that is why he is injured so much, he is probably the same in training as well.
  9. Apr 13, 2019

    Art Art the artist

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    This post is embarrassing. He played very well today.
  10. Apr 13, 2019

    dogwithabone Full Member

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    Good game today. His desire and commitment can’t be questioned.
  11. Apr 13, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    He wasn't6 good or bad, he was ok, got his Terry Butcher on at the end there.
  12. Apr 13, 2019

    Kostov Full Member

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    I can never question his heart, he puts himself on the line but fecking hell Phil, use your brain more often.
  13. Apr 14, 2019

    Dve New Member

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    I wonder if Lindelöf was just rested today, or if there is a chance that Jones will start against Barcelona. Jones was good today, as he was in his last match, while Lindelöf of late has been under par.
  14. Apr 14, 2019

    Loublaze ATLien

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    I think he was just rested. Its happened before this season.
  15. Apr 14, 2019

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    He was good again. He's a good defender.
  16. Apr 14, 2019

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    Decent on the ball but he was in the middle of almost everything West Ham did, from their goal that should have stood to their actual goal, and them forcing a wonder save from DDG.
  17. Apr 14, 2019

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    How many times has he completed a match with a bandage round his head? I think it's at least 3
  18. Apr 14, 2019

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    :lol: I thought he'd get wiser when he gets older. But man..
    I wonder how well he can play as RB, thus Shaw can attack more?
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    Kostov Full Member

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    I’d rather he plays at RB and Dalot LB when Shaw is out, I trust him more than Rojo.
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    Apr 16, 2019

    Bobski Full Member

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    Solid game, that run by Messi will be internet meme for a while but he battled throughout, and was probably our best player.
  21. Apr 16, 2019

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Our motm by a mile
  22. Apr 16, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Thought personally he didn't nearly do enough for the first goal, stood off Messi far too long.
  23. Apr 16, 2019

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    Not his fault but he is just out of his depth at that level. Made lots of strong challenges as usual but too passive and slow for both Messi's goals.
  24. Apr 16, 2019

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Played really well and was really good with the ball again. Tried to drive forward and make something happen. People talk about ball playing defenders and Phil Jones is one when he gets into form.

    Got destroyed once by Messi, but did well against him for the rest of the game.

    Hard to fully judge performances though since after 2-0 barca played for fun and it looked like we had given up.

    I would start with Jones against Everton. Although I expect Jones to be dropped and Young to start again.
  25. Apr 16, 2019

    Amar__ Incredibly Nasty Man

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    Had few good moments I thought, and didn't do anything crazy which is more than enough to praise him. He played next to Young which is not pleasant for anyone I reckon.

    Had his moment against Messi when he embarassed him though, and if we are harsh on him you can say he should close him down sooner for at least one goal. But that criticism is reserved for Smalling.
  26. Apr 16, 2019

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    He was probably the player in our side that looked most up for this level in this game. Maybe Pogba too.

    Not sure what he should do for messis goal really. Young gives the ball away and there is little time to react. Maybe try to stop him going one side and then Messi goes the other and you would blame him being too agressive. Best way to stop Messi is to attack him before he got the ball which we did early in the game.
  27. Apr 16, 2019

    Zoo Full Member

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    He did well.
  28. Apr 16, 2019

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    Indeed, if you see the replay from Jones angle, Messi just drops that shoulder so quickly, it’s basically his signature move before scoring in the bottom corner.
  29. Apr 16, 2019

    11101 Full Member

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    Well what you don't do is give him space to run at you, which Jones did twice. Everyone in the stadium knew what was going to happen for the first goal but Jones stood off him and let him pick his spot. Like i say he had an ok game but hes simply not quite at the level we need.
  30. Apr 16, 2019

    A-man Full Member

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    Overall ok but at the same time involved or uninvolved in most of their chances.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    He already got the space from Young giving the ball away and Fred not doing enough to stop him. After that both Jones and Smalling can't really rush at him. They try to cover the shoot and there is not much more they can do.
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    Jones actually backed off him. Smalling hesitated but then tried to get out to him. It's Messi, he will probably score anyway, but a good defender makes it a bit harder for him.
  33. Apr 16, 2019

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    If they had gone after him people would complain about that though. When Messi gets time and space he will be hard to stop. Trying to press him then often don't work since he will just trick you.

    It is a brilliant goal.
  34. Apr 16, 2019

    Irwin99 Full Member

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    Did good, our MOTM i think and brought the ball out of defence very well.
  35. Apr 16, 2019

    bdecuc Full Member

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    It's the Suarez run which unbalances both Jones and Smalling to give Messi the space. It's just top level football. The issue was Young making about 5 mistakes in 5 seconds to put them all in trouble.
  36. Apr 16, 2019

    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    Messi scored two goals while Jones was around him. Yes it is Messi but we are in the mess just because our standard is that he played good game because he did nothing wrong.
    That goes for all other player. He runs, he fights, he does this and that. You know why Barca or City are one class above us? Because they raised their standards for players high.
  37. Apr 16, 2019

    Art Art the artist

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    My post was about the game against West Ham.

    EDIT : But your point still stands imo.
  38. Apr 16, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

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    I gave him MOTM, the feckery was spread out for the 1st Messi goal but he had the mentality we needed and tried to bring the ball out with some intent.
  39. Apr 17, 2019

    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    I don't thnk he was MotM at all - he made a small error for the first goal, and he was quite easily roasted by Messi 1v1. Yes, that happens to everyone, but when it happens more than once in a game you can't then be motm.
  40. Apr 17, 2019

    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    He wasn't bad to be honest.
    At times he was the only one in midfield willing to drive the ball forward, which was weird.
    He's not really good enough to be at United, but most people know that by now anyway.
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