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  • Apollo
    16227 posts World Class
    ViVaWhom wrote: »
    some good news in transfer market
    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan for a €3m (£2.7m) fee, according to Sky in Italy.

    Think the posts not showing up as new today has made people miss the original tweet, scroll up
  • Adrian095
    34071 posts National Team Captain
    Apollo wrote: »
    ViVaWhom wrote: »
    some good news in transfer market
    Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is close to joining Roma on a season-long loan for a €3m (£2.7m) fee, according to Sky in Italy.

    Think the posts not showing up as new today has made people miss the original tweet, scroll up

  • Snugglebites
    1222 posts Professional
    Actually getting money for Smalling is up there with the best deals this summer.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...
  • MarkFromNorwich
    3124 posts National Call-Up
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.
  • El_Nino
    3899 posts National Call-Up
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    I seriously doubt you’ve ever watched a football match reading through your posts.
  • Sellish
    9514 posts League Winner
    edited August 29
    El_Nino wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    I seriously doubt you’ve ever watched a football match reading through your posts.

    It's amazing how he always is wrong about absolutely everything.
  • MarkFromNorwich
    3124 posts National Call-Up
    Sellish wrote: »
    El_Nino wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    I seriously doubt you’ve ever watched a football match reading through your posts.

    It's amazing how he always is wrong about absolutely everything.

    I mean, Smalling is better in the air, he is quicker, and he is better 1v1. He has the ability on the ball of a Sunday League player, though.

    Lindelof is an okay passer, certainly nothing special, he rarely breaks the lines with passes or dribbles like Maguire does. I guess he's good positionally? He's pants in the air and not particularly fast.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    edited August 29
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.
  • Sellish
    9514 posts League Winner
    Sellish wrote: »
    El_Nino wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    I seriously doubt you’ve ever watched a football match reading through your posts.

    It's amazing how he always is wrong about absolutely everything.

    I mean, Smalling is better in the air, he is quicker, and he is better 1v1. He has the ability on the ball of a Sunday League player, though.

    Lindelof is an okay passer, certainly nothing special, he rarely breaks the lines with passes or dribbles like Maguire does. I guess he's good positionally? He's pants in the air and not particularly fast.

    Lindelöf is quicker then Smalling. He is 4x better positionally then Smalling. He is a great passer for a CB. Probably better then Maguire even.
    More or less never give fouls.

    He doesn't break line because he have had Smalling beside him most of the time.
    Lindelöf is better 1v1 also.

    Lindelöf have one massive weakness and that's in the air.
    Smalling is worse in every other department.
  • MarkFromNorwich
    3124 posts National Call-Up
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Not really a garbage argument is it though? Shouldn't he be really good at a few things if he was really good? Lindelof is basically just an above average centre back that is being lauded because fans want to cling to some sort of positive, and because he doesn't make catastrophic errors every week, it means he's brilliant. Defenders like Lindelof are ten-a-penny, he's nothing special and not terrible either.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    Sellish wrote: »
    Sellish wrote: »
    El_Nino wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    I seriously doubt you’ve ever watched a football match reading through your posts.

    It's amazing how he always is wrong about absolutely everything.

    I mean, Smalling is better in the air, he is quicker, and he is better 1v1. He has the ability on the ball of a Sunday League player, though.

    Lindelof is an okay passer, certainly nothing special, he rarely breaks the lines with passes or dribbles like Maguire does. I guess he's good positionally? He's pants in the air and not particularly fast.

    Lindelöf is quicker then Smalling. He is 4x better positionally then Smalling. He is a great passer for a CB. Probably better then Maguire even.
    More or less never give fouls.

    He doesn't break line because he have had Smalling beside him most of the time.
    Lindelöf is better 1v1 also.

    Lindelöf have one massive weakness and that's in the air.
    Smalling is worse in every other department.

    Yeah Lindelof has pushed forward several times this season now that he’s got someone reliable next to him. Lindelof has a much better tackle success rate than Smalling while conceding less fouls.

    Smalling still manages to lose his fair share of headers.
  • TakeItSlow
    7916 posts League Winner
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.
  • Tornado31619
    17822 posts World Class
    The only thing that Smalling can do better than Lindelöf is shirt-tugging.

    There’s a reason that we call him and Jones the Chuckle Brothers.
  • Tropicaz XBL
    4369 posts National Call-Up
    no Martial or Lacazette in the French squad, Ikone preferred :D Deschamps is a ****
  • Apollo
    16227 posts World Class
    Valencia gone.
    Sanchez loaned out.
    Lukaku gone.
    Smalling move imminent.
    Darmian move in the pipeline.

    Matic not playing, overtaken by McTominay.
    Tuanzebe brought into the senior team, overtaken all our backups as 3rd choice.
    Young demoted to backup.
    Greenwood brought into the senior squad.

    AWB, Maguire and James brought in.

    Still work to do, but Ole's rebuild has started. B)

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  • Apollo
    16227 posts World Class
    no Martial or Lacazette in the French squad, Ikone preferred :D Deschamps is a ****

    Could be because of Martial's injury? We still don't know how bad it is.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.

    Lindelof was one of the best CB’s in the league last season :joy:
  • Tropicaz XBL
    4369 posts National Call-Up
    Apollo wrote: »
    no Martial or Lacazette in the French squad, Ikone preferred :D Deschamps is a ****

    Could be because of Martial's injury? We still don't know how bad it is.

    That's true, forgot about that
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    no Martial or Lacazette in the French squad, Ikone preferred :D Deschamps is a ****

    Genuinely don’t get his issue with Lacazette.
  • MarkFromNorwich
    3124 posts National Call-Up
    Lingard a regular
    Rashford a regular
    Shaw a regular
    McTominay a regular
    James looks like he'll be a regular
    Pereira looks like he'll feature often

    Not very hopeful, personally.
  • Apollo
    16227 posts World Class
    Lingard a regular
    Rashford a regular
    Shaw a regular
    McTominay a regular
    James looks like he'll be a regular
    Pereira looks like he'll feature often

    Not very hopeful, personally.

    :D
  • MarkFromNorwich
    3124 posts National Call-Up
    edited August 29
    Van Dijk
    Laporte
    Alderweireld
    Matip
    Rudiger
    Boly
    Maguire
    Zouma

    just a few who were better than Lindelof last season,
  • ViVaWhom
    8291 posts League Winner
    to me Tuanzebe compliments Maguire the most and i feel he will be the long term partner
  • TakeItSlow
    7916 posts League Winner
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.

    Lindelof was one of the best CB’s in the league last season :joy:

    One of the best CB’s in the league, one of the best Gk’s in the league... but conceded more goals than Arsenal? Who’s defence was apparently disgraceful.

    That doesn’t add up to me.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    Van Dijk
    Laporte
    Alderweireld
    Matip
    Rudiger
    Boly
    Maguire
    Zouma

    just a few who were better than Lindelof last season,

    Given that you judge players off what's appealing to your eye and your overall agenda with slating everything United does.... I find this list the least bit surprising coming from you.
  • Apollo
    16227 posts World Class
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.

    Lindelof was one of the best CB’s in the league last season :joy:

    One of the best CB’s in the league, one of the best Gk’s in the league... but conceded more goals than Arsenal? Who’s defence was apparently disgraceful.

    That doesn’t add up to me.

    It's not exactly rocket science. Stick anyone in a defence with Phil Jones and Ashley Young and the team will concede goals. Hence why we addressed those positions this past summer.
  • XxRichiexRichxX
    32175 posts National Team Captain
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.

    Lindelof was one of the best CB’s in the league last season :joy:

    One of the best CB’s in the league, one of the best Gk’s in the league... but conceded more goals than Arsenal? Who’s defence was apparently disgraceful.

    That doesn’t add up to me.

    We've already established that DDG was not the best in the league last season. No United fan is arguing that. We've all said he had one of his worst seasons.

    hahaha wait... so 1 CB just gets his individual performances negated because the other 4 individuals in the backline weren't good enough?
  • TakeItSlow
    7916 posts League Winner
    Apollo wrote: »
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    TakeItSlow wrote: »
    Smalling is arguably better than Lindelof. Better in the air, 1v1 defending and much quicker. Has to rotate round the ball when he passes it though. Big mistake letting him go as the current batch of defenders are so bad in the air.

    wow...

    Lindelof is like the Luke Shaw of CBs. Looked competent because he was surrounded by garbage, but then you realise he doesn't really excel at anything? Even for a supposed ball playing CB, he rarely plays killer passes from the back or carries it forward.

    On Smalling, his clumsiness means he's a little error prone when he has to move his feet quickly, but he is really quick, built like a fridge, rarely gets beat 1v1 and is great in the air.

    Again with the whole “excel at anything” garbage argument. God forbid Lindelof is a pretty well rounded CB with 1 overall real weakness.

    Your opinions and nitpicking are truly incredible.

    Are they though? None of your players are worthy players for a title challenge except AWB, DDG, Pogba and Maguire.

    I think it’s the context he’s talking about. For the level you aspire to be Shaw and Lindelof aren’t anywhere near good enough. They’re 6th-4th players at best. Neither excel at anything.

    I think united fans are stuck in the thoughts of challenging for 4th thus thinking the players they have are good enough, but they aren’t. So I don’t see how negative comments can be bitten at so easily.

    However it is a rebuild, so you have to accept the likes of McMarmite, Shaw, Lindelof, Rashford etc will never be good enough for the elite level but are okay for now to try and get back into top 4.

    Lindelof was one of the best CB’s in the league last season :joy:

    One of the best CB’s in the league, one of the best Gk’s in the league... but conceded more goals than Arsenal? Who’s defence was apparently disgraceful.

    That doesn’t add up to me.

    It's not exactly rocket science. Stick anyone in a defence with Phil Jones and Ashley Young and the team will concede goals. Hence why we addressed those positions this past summer.

    I’m not buying that one. Mark is right, Lindelof stood out because he was amongst that, but he’s still fairly average. The mistake against palace proves that.
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