John Stones - 2017/18 performances

Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by ADegenerate, 21 Jul 2017.

  1. Neville Kneville

    Neville Kneville

    Joined:
    26 May 2008
    Location:
    Chorlton
    I think you are correct.

    He has turned the corner now & takes responsibility as a defender, & his defending will most likely get better & better.

    Edit: can we all leave out the Beckenbauer stuff, he just isn't.

    Stones is a defender who is decent on the ball, Beckebauer was Pep Guardiola playing deeper, the will never be any chance of Stones being anywhere near him in that regard, but he is already a better cb.
     
  2. Marvin

    Marvin

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2006
    And coming out of defence....knowing when to do it. He'll probably get more confident at that. Always risky, but as a team we'll know when to cover him etc. We are just the right team for him. Made for each other. Could he be City''s POTY? At the moment it's KDB, but he isn't far off
     
  3. Neville Kneville

    Neville Kneville

    Joined:
    26 May 2008
    Location:
    Chorlton
    I think he will have to produce some matchwinning defensive performances, to catch the eye to the level the attackers do, in order to be poty & the way City play, matchwinning defensive performances will be hard to come by.
     
  4. manchester blue

    manchester blue

    Joined:
    7 May 2008
    He's chipping in with goals too. I think a lot of the criticism was unjust, especially from those outsiders who wanted him to flop for coming to City. POTYS so far.
     
  5. adrianr

    adrianr

    Joined:
    21 Nov 2010
    And yet I still see other fans want Jones in defence ahead of him. England in a nutshell that.
     
  6. Marvin

    Marvin

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2006
    There's a commentator on ITV, I forget who it was, who every time Jones touches the ball regurgitates a quote from Southgate that Jones is best English defender. Two clowns.

    Stones is going up in the world.

    See this. A best Premiership XI with Stones in defence

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/10/premier-league-all-star-young-energetic

    I would have Sterling and Sane wide, and either Jesus or Morata up front. Can't really argue too much with his team.
     
  7. malg

    malg

    Joined:
    16 Apr 2010
    Location:
    111 this time around
    Not a bad player really is he. Kompany will struggle to get back into the team when he's fit.
     
  8. Blue Til Death

    Blue Til Death

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    City Fan - Job For Life
    Location:
    Sat on the Blue Moon looking down at the rags
    He's come through a tough time and now he's like a modern day Dave Watson, awesome player, cool under pressure and commands the defensive space supremely well.... Just like Sterling, he's come through and with a bit of Pep magic and more experience playing with such talented players, he's producing and proving his transfer fee was a snip and a coup for City despite the media crap spouted about him ... his nickname should be The Rock ...!
     
  9. Marvin

    Marvin

    Joined:
    9 Jan 2006
    Combination of confidence and mental strength.

    Dax777 said in reply to one of my many posts in the Summer saying we needed to buy a central defender not a forward that replacing the full backs would work wonders for the centre-backs. He was right. That must be part of it too. It's easier to play central defence for City. Otamendi has improved too

    The one game where Ota struggled was early doors when Salah was doing him every attack until he got sent off.....indicates the importance of protection offered by full backs.
     
  10. Wreckless Alec

    Wreckless Alec

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2009
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Gone fishin'
    I see in his alternative Best XI he has Rashford twice for added emphasis. Lest we should forget.
     

Share This Page