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rooney
27-01-2010, 01:49 AM
Chris Smalling
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Chris Smalling
Personal information
Full name Christopher Smalling
Date of birth 22 November 1989 (age 20)
Place of birth Greenwich, London, England
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 31⁄2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Fulham
Number 26
Youth career
Millwall
Maidstone United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2007–2008 Maidstone United 12 (1)
2008– Fulham 3 (0)
National team‡
2009- England U20 1 (0)
2009– England U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 26 January 2010 (UTC+1).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:08, 26 January 2010 (UTC+1)
Christopher "Chris" Smalling (born 22 November 1989 in Greenwich, London, England) is an English football defender, currently playing for Fulham. He will join Manchester United prior to the 2010–11 season after signing a pre-contract agreement with the club on 26 January 2010.
Contents [hide]
1 Career
1.1 Early career
1.2 Fulham
1.3 Manchester United
2 International career
3 References
4 External links
Career

Early career
Smalling started playing football at the age of 9 for Walderslade Boys. After failing to settle at any football league academy, Smalling opted to continue his education at Chatham Grammar School for Boys whilst playing for Isthmian League side Maidstone United. At the age of 17, Smalling made his competitive debut for 'The Stones', starting against Canvey Island in the Isthmian League Cup. Two months later he made his league debut, playing the whole match in a 2–1 loss against Heybridge Swifts. Smalling went on to play eleven more times for Maidstone, his final appearance coming in a 4–2 win at East Thurrock United, a game in which he scored his only senior goal for the club.
During the 2007–08 season, Smalling was also selected to represent his county (Kent), and the Kent Schools' Football Association then nominated him for trials for the English Schools' Football Association's Under 18 international squad. He was selected to represent the ESFA in the programme of fixtures in the Centenary Shield, including the game against Scotland Schools at Wembley in April 2008.
Fulham
In June 2008 Smalling signed for Premier League side Fulham.[1] He was made captain of the club's Development Squad by manager Billy McKinlay.[2] On 24 May 2009, Smalling made his Premier League debut for Fulham, replacing Aaron Hughes in the 77th minute in the final game of the 2008-09 season, a 2-0 home loss to Everton.[3] Smalling made his first start for Fulham in on 17 September 2009, in an away tie with CSKA Sofia in the UEFA Europa League with the match ending 1-1.[4] On 28 December 2009, Smalling made his first league start for Fulham, in a 2-1 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in Fulham's final game of 2009. Smalling scored an 'unfortunate' own goal to give Chelsea the win.[5]
Manchester United
On 26 January 2010, Manchester United announced that they had signed Smalling, with the player staying at Fulham for the remainder of the season before joining the Reds for the 2010–11 season.[6]
International career

Smalling made his debut for the England under-20 team in April 2009, playing 45 minutes against Italy at Loftus Road. On 11 August 2009, four months after his under-20 debut, he made his Under-21 debut in a friendly fixture against the Netherlands, coming on as a substitute in the 58th minute of a 0-0 away draw.[7] On 14 December 2009, Smalling made first start for the Under-21's in a 2011 U21 European Championship qualifier against Portugal at Wembley Stadium in a 1-0 win.[8]

B4YU
27-01-2010, 09:29 AM
mudanya lucu juga yah

http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/squad/images/0708season/chrissmalling.jpg

Chris Smalling - The Next Manchester United Star

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rooney
27-01-2010, 11:32 PM
MU Gaet Bek Muda Fulham
Kris Fathoni W - detiksport
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Manchester - Manchester United berhasil mencapai kesepakatan dengan Fulham untuk merekrut pemain mudanya, Chris Smalling. Sebelumnya, bek Inggris U-21 itu konon juga diminati oleh Arsenal.

Meski kesepakatan sudah terjalin, Smalling sendiri baru akan datang ke Old Trafford pada musim panas nanti. Artinya, saat ini pemain berusia 20 tahun itu masih akan bermain di Fulham.

"Manchester United sudah bersepakat untuk transfer Chris Smalling dari Fulham. Chris telah menyetujui kesepakatan pribadi dengan klub dan akan bergabung di awal musim 2010/2011. Dia akan tetap di Fulham sampai akhir musim ini," terang juru bicara MU kepada situs resmi klub itu.

Smalling bergabung dengan Fulham 18 bulan lalu setelah direkrut dari klub non-liga, Maidstone. Setelah tampil apik di tim cadangan, Roy Hodgson memberinya kesempatan perdana untuk tampil di tim senior Fulham pada laga akhir musim 2008/09.

Kali pertama Smalling tampil sedari menit awal terjadi pada September 2009 ketika Fulham melawat ke markas CSKA Sofia di ajang Piala UEFA. Saat itu dia tampil 90 menit dalam kedudukan akhir 1-1.

"Jika Anda menganalisa penampilannya, dia bermain dengan kematangan yang tidak saya harapkan muncul dari pemain semuda dirinya," analisa Hodgson saat itu.

Penampilan apik Smalling tak ayal menarik perhatian sejumlah klub. Arsenal yang ditukangi oleh Arsene Wenger dikabarkan jadi salah satunya, terlebih karena preferensi Wenger terhadap pemain muda berbakat.

"Ya, dia (Smalling) adalah pemain yang kami ketahui, tapi saat ini belum ada apa-apa," ucap Wenger suatu ketika.

adie_7
27-01-2010, 11:43 PM
PEMBELIAN YANG CERDAS.....:happy:

red_devilz
28-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Mukanya mirip ama Magic Johnson . mantan pemain basket NBA ..... :D

B4YU
28-01-2010, 01:58 PM
udah ikutan party tuh keknya...=D>

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derry07cantona
28-01-2010, 02:23 PM
mudanya lucu juga yah

http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/squad/images/0708season/chrissmalling.jpg

Chris Smalling - The Next Manchester United Star

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hehehe...kan emang masih muda bro

:peace:

B4YU
28-01-2010, 02:31 PM
^^ maksudnya waktu rambutnya masih kek kembar giring :D :D :D

Red Army
28-01-2010, 04:33 PM
belum pernah denger sebelumnya, mudah2an pembelian yg sukses deh...

rooney
29-01-2010, 02:21 AM
udah ikutan party tuh keknya...=D>

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ini party di ruang ganti kmrn yah?
abis lawan city

Supernan
29-01-2010, 07:25 AM
2 tahun lalu masi main di liga amatir, sekarang udh direkrut UNITED!!!! Gila pencapaian singkat, harus cepet berkembang nih jgn karbitan,mumpung umur masih muda dan badan segede gaban hahahaha

Yoi kemarin doi udh terihat berada di vip box OT hehehe mantapss

Supernan
29-01-2010, 07:27 AM
Setelah Arsenal juga mengklaim bisa dapetin Smalling, Confirm doi move ke OT :ui2:

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28/01/2010 19:00, Report by Nick Coppack
Smalling to make big move
manutd.com

Manchester United is delighted to announce that Fulham defender Chris Smalling has agreed terms and passed a medical examination. He will join the club in July 2010 on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

An England Under-21 international, Smalling has made 10 first-team appearances for Fulham, who signed him from non-league Maidstone 18 months ago.

Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Chris is an extremely talented young defender, who we have been monitoring for some months. He’s very quick and reads the game well. He will be a great asset to the club, playing alongside some of the best defenders around and we’re delighted to have secured his signature."

Smalling, 20, described the move as an "unbelievable opportunity".

"My time at Fulham has been great and I have learned a lot about the game from Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff," he said. “But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down. I’m excited about working with Sir Alex and the fantastic players in the squad.

"I’ve played a few times in the Europa League this year, but the thought of making the step up to the Champions League next year is great. I can’t wait.”

fredrian.seven
29-01-2010, 09:02 AM
Bakau muda yang sangat potensial. padahal sebelumnya nggak pernah kedenger seperti halnya Kjaer, Cahill, dan shawcross tapi tiba2 langsung aja ada berita transfer.

Selamat datang (meski datengnya masih musim depan) di Theatre of Dream...

rooney
29-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Setelah Arsenal juga mengklaim bisa dapetin Smalling, Confirm doi move ke OT :ui2:

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28/01/2010 19:00, Report by Nick Coppack
Smalling to make big move
manutd.com

Manchester United is delighted to announce that Fulham defender Chris Smalling has agreed terms and passed a medical examination. He will join the club in July 2010 on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

An England Under-21 international, Smalling has made 10 first-team appearances for Fulham, who signed him from non-league Maidstone 18 months ago.

Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Chris is an extremely talented young defender, who we have been monitoring for some months. He’s very quick and reads the game well. He will be a great asset to the club, playing alongside some of the best defenders around and we’re delighted to have secured his signature."

Smalling, 20, described the move as an "unbelievable opportunity".

"My time at Fulham has been great and I have learned a lot about the game from Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff," he said. “But the chance of coming to the biggest club in the world is something I just couldn’t turn down. I’m excited about working with Sir Alex and the fantastic players in the squad.

"I’ve played a few times in the Europa League this year, but the thought of making the step up to the Champions League next year is great. I can’t wait.”
dia lebih tertarik masuk tim asuhan opa
daripada tim yang bermarkas di emirates staditon

B4YU
29-01-2010, 09:55 AM
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We are family: Chris, aged eight, with younger brother Jason at Ridge Meadow Primary School

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Booted and suited: Chris turns out for Walderslade Boys at the age of nine

hendiplast
03-03-2010, 09:55 PM
Smalling ready for United
New boy looking forward to challenge

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Chris Smalling admits he expects to be star-struck when he pitches up at Old Trafford but is determined not to be nervous around his new Manchester United team-mates.

The Fulham defender's meteoric rise from Maidstone to one of the world's biggest clubs was sealed in January when Sir Alex Ferguson paid a significant sum to lure him from Craven Cottage, while allowing him to stay in the capital until the end of the season.

Smalling, who starts for England U21s on Wednesday night against Greece, is touted by many to be a full international in the future.

Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand is a world away from that which he occupied just 18 months ago, when he was earning £5 an hour as a waiter while studying for his A-Levels.

While his move to United has come sooner than anyone could have anticipated, Smalling concedes there was only ever going to be one answer once Ferguson came calling.
Whirlwind

"It has been a whirlwind and things are happening very quickly," admitted Smalling. "It is very exciting.

"My move to United came out of the blue. I was just concentrating on doing well for Fulham and linking up with the Under 21s, then suddenly it came up and it is a fantastic opportunity for me.

"When you have one of the biggest clubs in the world even considering you will be good enough for them, it is a massive compliment.

"I think at times I'll be star-struck, but I'm not nervous. When I started to play for Fulham I got a few nerves, but I've played now and have started to get used to it."

Sky Sports

Jak_Ilcapitano_11
04-03-2010, 12:08 AM
walo belum lihat aksi aslinya dilapangan (Kususnya pas nih anak harus berjibaku meladeni striker2 mumpuni macam BibirGrobak.. eh Didier Drogba mksut saya, dan FernandoToples.. eh Fernando Torres maksut saya :devil1:

tapi tetap berharap.. ini anak bakalan jadi the NEXT BIG THING di sektor pertahanan United setelah Vidic (mengingat berita kedatangannya yg terlalu dibesar2kan)..... AMIIIIEN

hendiplast
04-03-2010, 11:58 AM
Smalling Tak Sabar Duet dengan Ferdinand
Muhayati Faridatun - Okezone

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LONDON - Bek Fulham FC Chris Smalling siap bergabung dengan Manchester United, awal musim 2010/2011. Bek muda Inggris tak sabar segera merumput bersama bek andalan United Rio Ferdinand.

Smalling mengaku sangat mengagumi kapten anyar Timnas Inggris. Saking mengidolakan, bek kelahiran Greenwich, 20 tahun silam, sampai meniru gaya permainan Ferdinand.

“Saat Anda muda dan ada seorang pemain seperti Rio bermain di posisi Anda, dimana dia sudah banyak bermain untuk Inggris dan Manchester United, pasti Anda selalu mencoba meniru sebagian gaya permainannya,” aku Smalling.

Beberapa waktu lalu, bek Timnas Inggris U-21 dinyatakan lolos dari tes kesehatan dan siap hijrah ke Old Trafford awal musim depan. Saat menjalani tes, dirinya sempat bertemu dengan Ferdinand dan kebahagiaannya saat itu tak terbendung.

“Saya bertemu dengannya saat menjalani tes kesehatan. Ya, hebat sekali bisa bertemu langsung dengannya,” ujarnya antusias, seperti dilansir Tribalfootball, Rabu (3/3/2010).

fredrian.seven
04-03-2010, 05:21 PM
walo belum lihat aksi aslinya dilapangan (Kususnya pas nih anak harus berjibaku meladeni striker2 mumpuni macam BibirGrobak.. eh Didier Drogba mksut saya, dan FernandoToples.. eh Fernando Torres maksut saya :devil1:

tapi tetap berharap.. ini anak bakalan jadi the NEXT BIG THING di sektor pertahanan United setelah Vidic (mengingat berita kedatangannya yg terlalu dibesar2kan)..... AMIIIIEN


Aku juga berharap hal yang sama. Harga 10jt pound menurutku harga yang mahal untuk ukuran bek (Vida aja nggak sampe segitu dulu belinya) tapi aku berharap pembelian ini akan sukses meski jangka panjang.

Sempet khawatir juga coz dalam pertandingan 6 terakhir fulham Smalling nggak maen 5 pertandingan (1 pertandingan baru masuk akhir pertandingan). Rinciannya :
tgl 28/02/10 vs sunderland --> cadangan nggak maen
tgl 25/02/10 vs shakhtar donetks --> cadangan nggak maen
tgl 21/02/10 vs birmingham --> cadangan baru turun menit 90+3
tgl 18/02/10 vs shakhtar donets --> sorry nggak ada reportnya jadi nggak tau.
tgl 14/02/10 vs notts county -->cadangan nggak maen
tgl 09/02/10 vs burnley --> cadangan nggak maen
sumber
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/results/default.stm

Udah itu begitu turun maen langsung bikin blunder saar membela inggris U-21 vs yunani U-21 yang berakhir 1-2 untuk inggris.

England Under-21 1 Greece Under-21 2: Smalling blunder leaves Pearce in a big hole
By John Edwards Last updated at 1:55 AM on 04th March 2010 - dailymail

England lost their unbeaten record in Group Nine and are in danger of missing out on next year's European Under 21 Championship after a glaring error by Manchester United-bound Chris Smalling at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium last night.

Trailing to a first-half goal, England were trying to claw their way back when Smalling allowed a loose ball to trickle past him into the path of Ioannis Papadopoulos, who accepted the invitation to fire his side into what proved a winning lead.

It was a misjudgement ill- befitting a player who will cost United £10million when he finally leaves Fulham in the summer, but the blame for England malaise was hardly his alone.

While there was a purpose and cutting edge to much of group leaders Greece's endeavours, England looked sluggish and were beaten to the ball too easily and too frequently. Nathan Delfouneso pulled a goal back on his debut, but England now trail Greece by five points and will have their work cut out bridging the gap in the two games they have left.

Micah Richards marshalled the England defence in decisive fashion on a bitterly cold evening in South Yorkshire.

There were uncomfortable moments from the start for Pearce's side, but they might have proved even more problematic without a reminder of the sureness that earned the versatile City defender his first senior England cap at the age of 18.
A last-ditch sliding tackle on Vasileios Koutsianikoulis had to be timed to perfection, just as the Greece winger set his sights on goal in the 15th minute, and even when Elin Dimoutsos looked to have escaped Richards' attentions three minutes later, the England skipper recovered brilliantly to regain possession.

There was nothing Richards could do in the 28th minute, though, as Greece went in front.

Dimoutsos' header from an Ioannis Papadopoulos corner was cleared off the line by Tottenham full back Kyle Walker, but centre back Kyriakos Papadopoulos rammed home the loose ball to spark delirious scenes in the visitors' technical area.

Pearce stood stony-faced and could hardly have been enamoured with the sight of his side failing to muster an attempt on goal until the 36th minute, when Tom Cleverley had a shot deflected on to the roof of the net.

Smalling's lapse came in the 48th minute. Richards appeared to have cut out the danger with an outstretched boot that halted a weaving run from Koutsianikoulis, only for Smalling to undo all the good work by somehow failing to heed the lurking presence of Ioannis Papadopoulos just behind him.

By the time he switched on, the Greek midfielder was already setting his sights and drawing back his boot for an unchallenged finish.

Pearce had to make changes, and the introduction of Delfouneso had the desired effect. The Aston Villa forward's debut was barely six minutes old when he forced home a close-range chance, after keeper Asterios Giakoumis failed to hang on to a stinging volley from Walker.

Pearce admitted he was bitterly disappointed at the manner of his first competitive home defeat in three years but claimed qualification was still in England's hands.

'If we win our two remaining games, we will be on 17 points, and that should be good enough to go through as runners-up,' he said. 'But we will have to do a lot better, particularly in our next game, away to Portugal. We were poor and did not play to a standard acceptable to us.'


Tapi ya Smalling masih 20 tahun dan masih banyak waktu untuk bertahan. Semoga ntar dibawah asuhan Fergie dia bakalan makin jago. seperti kata bro Jak_Ilcapitano_11, "the NEXT BIG THING di sektor pertahanan United".

Supernan
04-03-2010, 05:22 PM
haaha semalam blunder lwn Yunani u-21 nih kalah lg kekeke

masi bnyk waktu untuk berbenah Chris :P Bisa" doi dijadiin seperti patern Evans nih (amin) :)

Jak_Ilcapitano_11
04-03-2010, 05:36 PM
haaha semalam blunder lwn Yunani u-21 nih kalah lg kekeke

masi bnyk waktu untuk berbenah Chris :P Bisa" doi dijadiin seperti patern Evans nih (amin) :)

Jiaahh.. iya nih perlu banyak waktu kayanya.. tapi mudah2an waktu yg bisa diambil anak ini sama kaya waktu Vidic ngambil beberapa waktu utk penyesuaian sampai akhirnya jadi Bek paling tangguh di dunia saat ini.. Amiien lg lah

btw.. klo gasalah debutnya nih anak lawan Australia lgs dikartu kuning yah,, klo menurut penilaian banyak pengamat sana.. karena kakinya terlalu panjang maka seringkali terlambat tackling ato menarik kakinya sendiri setelah melakukan tackling (yg seharusnya bersih, wasit jd melihat itu sebuah pelanggaran) NAH LOH !!??

C'mon SMALLING keep trying to be the best like our Vidic!! DON'T GIVE UP SOON BOY!!! :beer:

hendiplast
06-03-2010, 11:41 PM
Chris Smalling takes his first steps towards a very big future

An FA Cup run with Fulham is a taste of things to come for the impressive centre-half for Manchester United

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Chris Smalling at Fulham's Motspur Park training ground as he prepares for the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur. Illustration: Tom Jenkins

Chris Smalling grew up in a household that in footballing terms was quite a battleground. His mum, Theresa, followed Tottenham. He supported Arsenal. His father, Lloyd, and younger brother Jason plumped for Manchester United. Little did this young Gunner know that one day he would be playing at White Hart Lane, about to meet Sir Alex Ferguson, and that his world would spin upside down in the most thrilling way imaginable.

Sitting in the wintry sunshine at Fulham's training ground, Smalling gives the impression that he is remarkably calm about the recent turn of events that led him to sign for Manchester United. He will move to Old Trafford in the summer, just two years after he left Maidstone in the Isthmian League, six tiers below the top flight. Those promising feet are grounded. There is enough apprehension mixed in with the excitement to prevent any sudden swagger. "It's been a really crazy couple of years," he says, bashfully.

The craziness peaked last month. His career was progressing steadily at Craven Cottage, and Smalling had been selected for his second Premier League start for an away match at Tottenham Hotspur. Nobody said a word before kick-off as Fulham's management team wanted him to be concentrating fully, but afterwards he was pulled aside and informed that Ferguson had come to watch him and wanted to talk to him. Considering that it was the eve of the Carling Cup semi-final second leg, with United preparing to play City at Old Trafford, Smalling was bowled over to discover that the manager of the Premier League champions would make such an effort. Just for him. Up until that point he had played 239 minutes of Premier League football.

"For him to come down the day before a big game was a huge compliment," he says. "That made it feel incredible. I went up the next day to the Manchester derby and got to meet some of the players afterwards. I went to see the training ground, did the medical, and everyone was very welcoming."

The 20-year-old found himself chewing the fat with one of his role models, Rio Ferdinand, a fellow south London boy who told him about moving north at a young age to further his career. "He told me I would very much enjoy it up there," adds Smalling, who returned to London enthusing about how he might pick up some tips from the main man next season and hopefully even play alongside him in the centre of defence.

That treatment worked. The player had been torn when it emerged that his boyhood club, and one much closer to home, was also in the chase. But Arsène Wenger did not put in the personal effort that Ferguson did, a reversal of what happened when Aaron Ramsey was the prize they fought over.

"When Sir Alex came and met me and I went to go up and visit, I had the gut feeling this was the place for me to continue my football education," Smalling says. "My brother was just over the moon. Being a Man United fan he is going to want a few tickets. My mum and brother are so proud of me."

So they should be. Few players make the leap from non-league to Champions League within a couple of years. Not so long ago Smalling was making plans for a life where the idea of football as a career was a hope rather than an expectation. He worked hard at school, and his A-level passes in economics, business studies and media secured him a university place. "I would have gone to Loughborough to study business management and was looking forward to that very much," he says.

While studying for his exams at 17 he was also playing for Maidstone United. He trained twice a week and played matches at the weekend, experiencing a side of football he appreciates for giving him perspective. "My team-mates had different jobs," he recalls. "A few worked in the city, some did building and carpentry, a lot of them had played in the league at a higher level but dropped down for whatever reason, whether they were coming to the end of their career or had an injury and struggled to get back," he says. "That makes you value the opportunity you have."

Thankfully, once he reached the first team at Maidstone he did not have to take his kit home for mum to deal with, but he still had to get himself to matches and cadged lifts from his friends. "Some games would be a bit of a nightmare if there was traffic and you'd be rushing for kick-off. Not the sort of thing you do in the Premier League."

Naturally, as a teenager, he was targeted by the gnarled veterans of the Isthmian League. "Their game is geared to sort of roughing you up if they see they are up against someone who has played a handful of times. That gave me a grounding in the less pretty side of the game. I like to get the ball down and play, but I can always get stuck in and hold my own."

He was picked for England schoolboys, a selection that opened the door to trials with a couple of Premier League clubs, and it was Fulham who felt right in the summer of 2008. "After playing a reserve game Roy Hodgson took me into his office and complimented me on my game. We had a general chat, he was telling me about when he played for Maidstone back in the day, so it all felt very nice to be at the club. They gave me a chance, they saw some raw ability and it has been a joy working here every day."

Smalling is hopeful he can experience some tangible success with his team-mates before he bids them farewell. Fulham has got under his skin, and he would dearly love some cup success, with Tottenham in the FA Cup quarter-finals today and Juventus in the Europa League on the horizon. "The chance of getting to Wembley, and playing against the likes of Juventus, shows how far we have come as a group."

In the meantime, he is juggling plates again. When not focusing on Fulham, he is planning for Old Trafford. He has already started the search for a place to live, and wants to get sorted before the summer so he is ready to hit the ground running in pre-season.

Overall, he could hardly be more sensible. Ferguson knows his £10m has been spent on a player who does not just have the talent to go far, but the work ethic and level-headedness as well. He even wants to continue his studies while he is at Manchester United. "I'd like to pick it up as there is obviously quite a bit of spare time after training, to get a few qualifications for after football."

Smalling has another thing going for him. As he gets up from his seat when our conversation draws to a close, he seems to go on forever. Some footballers are not as big as you expect in the flesh, but Smalling towers. It is necessary to crane your neck to say goodbye and apparently all 6ft 4in of him is yet to fill out. Manchester United just might have bought themselves a very big player for the future.

Guardian

Supernan
29-03-2010, 07:52 PM
Fulham's Chris Smalling getting bloopers out of the way before joining Manchester United

By Sportsmail Reporter
Last updated at 10:47 AM on 29th March 2010

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Chris Smalling will be a few months short of his 21st birthday when he joins Manchester United but Fulham boss Roy Hodgson insists the youngster will be close to the finished article.

The centre-half will move to Old Trafford in the summer after the two clubs agreed a £10million fee earlier in the season.

And Cottagers boss Hodgson joked that Smalling is getting all of his mistakes out of his system with the west Londoners after he endured a miserable 90 minutes on Saturday as his side crashed 2-0 to Hull.

He'll cope with the pressure of playing at Old Trafford. I'm doing Alex a favour, letting him get his mistakes out of the way at Fulham,' said Hodgson.

'Had he not been signed by United then the criticism would be quite different. But now all eyes are on him.'

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Setiap diturunin doi buat blunder nih, pas di timnas u-21 dan Fulham. :-t

Semoga ga overated nih bocah, 10 juta pound gila!!! Buat seorang pemaen yg 2 musim lalu masi maen di klub Non Liga!! hahaha

Oncy
29-03-2010, 08:00 PM
Iya lihat highlight nya Fulham vs Hull, Smalling bermaiin mengcewakan... Benar kata agan Obet, moga2 SAF ga menilainya overrated. Tp waktu maiin di U-21 England vs Portugal dia bermain solid. Tp benar Wenger sih jg minta bgt sblm lsg ditikung sm SAF, mungkin mainnya terlalu mikirin disorot oleh football pundit apalagi fans United jd grogi tingkat tinggi ga bs lepas... hahaha......

zeavhere
29-03-2010, 08:53 PM
Fulham's Chris Smalling getting bloopers out of the way before joining Manchester United

By Sportsmail Reporter
Last updated at 10:47 AM on 29th March 2010

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Chris Smalling will be a few months short of his 21st birthday when he joins Manchester United but Fulham boss Roy Hodgson insists the youngster will be close to the finished article.

The centre-half will move to Old Trafford in the summer after the two clubs agreed a £10million fee earlier in the season.

And Cottagers boss Hodgson joked that Smalling is getting all of his mistakes out of his system with the west Londoners after he endured a miserable 90 minutes on Saturday as his side crashed 2-0 to Hull.

He'll cope with the pressure of playing at Old Trafford. I'm doing Alex a favour, letting him get his mistakes out of the way at Fulham,' said Hodgson.

'Had he not been signed by United then the criticism would be quite different. But now all eyes are on him.'

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Setiap diturunin doi buat blunder nih, pas di timnas u-21 dan Fulham. :-t

Semoga ga overated nih bocah, 10 juta pound gila!!! Buat seorang pemaen yg 2 musim lalu masi maen di klub Non Liga!! hahaha

iya nih bikin deg-deg an aja, bisa-bisa kalau gabung united kalau tiap kali mainnya gini terus dapet semprot terus dari fergie nih, semoga aja penampilannya semakin baik lah .

fredrian.seven
22-04-2010, 10:03 AM
England Under-21 Boss Stuart Pearce: Chris Smalling Can Meet The High Expectations At Manchester United
Fulham man must play to his strengths when he moves on...
By Alex Dimond Apr 21, 2010 3:40:00 PM - goal.com

England under-21 manager Stuart Pearce believes Fulham defender Chris Smalling has the ability to live up to expectations when he moves to Manchester United in the summer.

The 20-year-old has put in some mixed performances since the announcement in January that he would be moving on to Old Trafford at the end of the season, making a few notable mistakes and struggling to dislodge Brede Hangeland and Aaron Hughes in Roy Hogdson's side.

But Pearce, who has worked closely with Smalling, believes that the player will do a fine job for Sir Alex Ferguson — as long as he maintains the same attitude that saw him come to Fulham's attention in 2008 while playing for non-league Maidstone United.

"The main thing is for Chris to remain the same lad he was at Maidstone United," Pearce told BBC Kent.

"I've worked with him in the under-21s and he's level-headed and intelligent.

"The important thing for him now is to take the opportunity he's been given."

It is believed Manchester United paid Fulham £7 million for Smalling when they signed him on a four-year contract, and consequently the expectations of joining one of Europe's most successful sides will be high.

But Pearce believes the youngster has shown already in his career that he has the ability and mentality to cope with such pressure.

"Chris came on to the radar when he signed for Fulham, but now he's gone to Manchester United even more will be expected from him," he said.

"He'll still have his talent, he just needs to fulfil the expectation of him."

hendiplast
26-04-2010, 09:14 PM
Smalling Langsung Jadi Starter MU Musim Depan

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VIVAnews - Manchester United hampir pasti mendatangkan pemain muda Fulham FC, Chris Smalling untuk musim 2010-2011. Sang pemain sangat yakin karena telah berbicara langsung dengan Manajer MU, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fergie, kata Smalling, bahkan sudah menjanjikan satu tempat di tim inti. "Saya pasti siap bersaing untuk mendapat tempat di tim inti," kata Smalling seperti dikutip dari Sport UK, Senin 26 April 2010.

"Sir Alex mendudukkanku dan menjelaskan posisiku, juga kemana aku akan pergi," tuturnya lagi.

Smalling yang berposisi sebagai defender dipastikan mendapat saingan dari Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic dan Jonny Evans. Itu belum termasuk dua nama besar lain yaitu Wes Brown dan John O'Shea.

Namun, Smalling yang pernah memperkuat timnas Inggris U-21 menyebut persaingan itu sebagai 'sanjungan.' "Itu adalah pujian yang menunjukkan kalau Anda bernilai dan mudah-mudahan saya bisa membayarnya," kata Smalling. (one)
• VIVAnews

SEndArising
27-04-2010, 06:12 PM
I've seen little of Smalling, only the Chelsea game which was before the transfer to us was announced. Thought he had a decent game apart from the own of course :sad:

Have people on United Indonesia seen more of Smalling than me? What are your opinions?

rondwisan
11-05-2010, 10:27 AM
Smalling living the dream
Premierleague.co.uk

Chris Smalling cannot believe his rapid rise in the game
"If you had told me that I'd be in a European final back when I was at Maidstone then I wouldn't have believed you"
- Chris Smalling

Fulham defender Chris Smalling admits he is struggling to come to terms with his meteoric rise.

The big centre-back has gone from non-league footballer to Europa League finalist in the space of two years. Smalling's strong displays for Fulham have also paved the way for a big-money move to Manchester United this summer after he caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson.

He is set to travel out to Hamburg with the squad for Wednesday's Europa League final against Atletico Madrid, although he is likely to start on the bench, with Brede Handeland and Aaron Hughes preferred.

It is all a world away from where the 20-year-old was two years ago when he was turning out for Isthmian League side Maidstone United.

Great Journey

"If you would have told me that I'd be in a European final back when I was at Maidstone then I wouldn't have believed you," the England Under-21 defender said. "This is the sort of thing that I used to dream of when I went to bed at night back then. This has been a great journey for us. We just have to kick on now and come away with a winners medal.

"Atletico have been regulars in the Champions League over the last few years and they have been up there in the top half of the Spanish league, but I think some of the teams that we have knocked out have been very much elite in their own countries so we have no fear.

"The management have put that belief into us that whoever we play and whoever is in our path we can get past them."

Oncy
11-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Did he play on weekend against Arsenal? Fulham back surely was humiliated. I dont know alot about hes performance, but once i saw him play on England U-21 vs Potugal he was solid. Hope he can deliver a success with United...

rondwisan
11-05-2010, 01:58 PM
wkwkwk ... :))

actually he played 90 minutes, but i think Fulham got lack of consentration since they have to play againts Atletico Madrid by tomorrow, UEFA League final
agree that Fulham keeper and defender played some jokin' yesterday .... =))

Redsbusby
11-05-2010, 06:08 PM
wkwkwk ... :))

actually he played 90 minutes, but i think Fulham got lack of consentration since they have to play againts Atletico Madrid by tomorrow, UEFA League final
agree that Fulham keeper and defender played some jokin' yesterday .... =))

Vote for Fulham, to keep the hegemony of Premier League, WHere a biggest and scariest team ever competes. He Goes by The Name Manchester United

rondwisan
08-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Profile Chris Smalling udah masuk aja nih di ManUtd.com ... :shakehand::thumbup:
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Little more than 18 months after arriving at Fulham from non-league Maidstone, defender Chris Smalling agreed to terms that would make him a Manchester United player from 1 July 2010.

A quick, clever central defender, Smalling played cameo roles for Roy Hodgson’s Fulham in both domestic and European competitions during 2009/10. Those fleeting performances were enough to earn him call-ups at England Under-21 level, and catch the eye of United scouts who identified him as a talent too good to miss out on.

The Reds agreed terms with Fulham for Smalling’s signature in January 2010, although the
Greenwich-born defender remained at Craven Cottage for the remainder of the season.

At the time, Sir Alex described Smalling as “an extremely talented young defender who we’ve been monitoring for some months”.

“He’s very quick and reads the game well. He will be a great asset to the club, playing alongside some of the best defenders around and we’re delighted to have secured his signature.”

hendiplast
13-07-2010, 08:36 AM
Smalling tipped for success with United

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Chris Smalling will grow at Old Trafford under Sir Alex Ferguson's guidance, according to Bill Williams.

However Maidstone United's general manager, a former professional goalkeeper, believes the England Under-21 defender would have benefited further from another season with Fulham.

Smalling, 20, set off for Chicago with the rest of Manchester United's 22-man squad at the start of their summer tour.

It was the latest leg in a remarkable journey that has taken the player from non-league football to the top end of the Barclays Premier League inside two years.

Smalling's move to United was confirmed in January and he ended the season by making 13 league appearances for Fulham.

Williams, 67, who wore the colours of Portsmouth, Queens Park Rangers and West Brom among others, said: "I had a meeting with Alex at Old Trafford and he felt he had got a little gem in Chris.

"He said he was someone with a few rough edges that needed to be smoothed off. I am sure Manchester United have the knowledge and expertise to polish him as a player."

Smalling arrived at Maidstone after leaving Millwall's academy and quickly began to realise his potential.

Williams said: "He needed the experience of playing at a different standard. He did that and has now gone through this rapid movement along the pathway.

"I have been in the game since I was 15 and seen many players come through. If I am being honest I would have liked Chris to have played 40-50 league games for Fulham before making a move.

"I feel that would have done him a power of good. He has not played enough Premier League football and United will have to be patient with him."

Smalling looks assured of a place in the United team at some stage of their five-match tour with Rio Ferdinand injured and Nemanja Vidic on holiday after playing for Serbia in the World Cup.

Williams believes Smalling has a number of admirable qualities as a player and as a person.

He said: "Chris has a good physique, is very sharp across the ground and a good reader of the game with a good touch.

"Not only that, he is very intelligent boy, a nice lad and quick learner. I know he is excited about the challenge."

NME

Supernan
16-07-2010, 08:58 PM
Perdana nih bocah besok(kalo diturunkan) :P

16/07/2010 10:13, Report by Nick Coppack
New boy keen for action
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Summer signing Chris Smalling is itching to be involved in United’s first pre-season clash, against Celtic in Toronto.

The Reds take on the Scottish giants on Friday night (00:00 BST) and the former Fulham defender admits he’d love to be named in Sir Alex’s starting XI.

“I can’t wait to pull on the shirt for first time,” he told ManUtd.com. “I’m working hard in training and hopefully I’ll get some game time. I’m just really looking forward to getting out there and doing my best for the club.”

The 20-year-old say’s he’s settling in well and has already made a couple of friends since returning from his summer break.

“The tour’s been a really enjoyable experience so far. It was great to meet everyone, initially at Carrington and then on tour. It’s been good to get away and spend time getting to know the lads.

“I’ve spent quite a bit of time with Wes [Brown] and Jonny [Evans], my fellow centre-backs. And I’ve also been chatting to a lot of the younger lads. It’s just great to get to know everybody and be part of such a great club.

“I can’t quite believe how things have changed for me in the last few years. Going out to Australia with Fulham last summer on tour was a big experience, but to be out here now with the most famous club in the world is fantastic and I’m just looking forward to the games now.”

zeavhere
16-07-2010, 09:00 PM
berharap dia tampil menawan pada penampilan perdananya :D
biar bisa menghembuskan nafas positif ke kita-kita
hehehe :D

Ucup Carrick
16-07-2010, 09:48 PM
feeling ane nih anak bakal jadi bek timnas inggris yang handal...

tumpal_oneunited
16-07-2010, 10:16 PM
feeling ane nih anak bakal jadi bek timnas inggris yang handal...

Setuju Bro Ucup... :)
Mudah2an segera terealisasi secepatnya..
Pengennya si terry tuh yg digantiin... :D

Redsbusby
17-07-2010, 12:08 AM
Kalo diliat sih lebih flamboyan dibandingkan Ferdinand. Mirip Terry lah :army:
Kayaknya feeling saya, sama seperti om Ucup, dy bakal jadi bek andalan yg tangguh buat timnas Inggris....

theater of dream
17-07-2010, 10:29 PM
Debut yang lumayan bagus dari Smalling, cuma sedikit gugup aja keliatan nya dikit..

Hilman-Bukan-Superman
17-07-2010, 10:33 PM
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Calon Penerus Rio Ferdinand neh..

sellamanyaunited
17-07-2010, 10:52 PM
pemain baru united musim ini ya?

theater of dream
17-07-2010, 10:54 PM
pemain baru united musim ini ya?
Tapek bana uni sella... :P

Redsbusby
17-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Tapek bana uni sella... :P

Apaan neh?? :crazy:

Smalling, meskipun kesan pertama td setelah ngeliat 7 menit hilite di YT, tp cukup bagus jg tuh speednya. Spertinya The next Steve Bruce neh:mudance:

sellamanyaunited
17-07-2010, 11:48 PM
Tapek bana uni sella... :P

cako ino bamain di tur pramusim? bamano mainno si smalling ko? onde wak den indak mancaliak tipi , indak batayangan no ditv one haha :muflag:
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sellamanyaunited
17-07-2010, 11:50 PM
Apaan neh?? :crazy:

Smalling, meskipun kesan pertama td setelah ngeliat 7 menit hilite di YT, tp cukup bagus jg tuh speednya. Spertinya The next Steve Bruce neh:mudance:

itu bahasa padang om hehehe ah kaga nonton, kaga ditayangin sih ditipi lokal-_- gak bisa liat deeh ://
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hendiplast
18-07-2010, 12:34 AM
Fergie satisfied with Smalling
Defender concedes penalty on first appearance for United

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Sir Alex Ferguson was pleased with Chris Smalling's first outing in a Manchester United shirt during the 3-1 win over Celtic.

Smalling linked up with United from Fulham at the end of last season and was paired with Jonny Evans for the club's opening match of their pre-season tour of North America.

Although the centre-half conceded a penalty in the second half for a foul on Joe Ledley, his performance drew praise from his manager.

Ferguson said: "I was pleased with Chris. We know he is good footballer, we know he is quick and is a good passer of the ball.
Great purpose

"There was a period after half-time when he had two fantastic headers with great purpose and showed his aerial ability.

"He got caught a little bit with the penalty kick. The player ran from his blind side in behind him. But he is only young, he is only 20."

With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic not on the tour, Smalling and Evans were given the chance to impress and the Northern Ireland international was happy to play alongside his new team-mate.

Evans said: "It was good to play alongside Chris - we just tried to keep things simple between us.

"He is a great lad, he has trained hard and hopefully he can do well for us."

Sky Sports

sellamanyaunited
18-07-2010, 12:52 AM
wiss fergie puas ama smalling hehe ini debutnya diunited bukan sih?
wah baru masuk udah jadi pengeksekusi pinalti hehe
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Redsbusby
18-07-2010, 12:54 AM
Pengeksekusi Penalti? :crazy:
penyebab penalti mah iya baru bener ;))

Masih belum cukup klo nonton hi lite doank, hrus ntn full time neh, kalopun bagus semoga itu ngga terjadi di tur doank, lanjutin di Musimdepan bos!:army:

sellamanyaunited
18-07-2010, 01:22 AM
Pengeksekusi Penalti? :crazy:
penyebab penalti mah iya baru bener ;))

Masih belum cukup klo nonton hi lite doank, hrus ntn full time neh, kalopun bagus semoga itu ngga terjadi di tur doank, lanjutin di Musimdepan bos!:army:

ooooh penyebab pinalti? berarti dia dilanggar dong haha ane kaga baca artikelnya cuman baca judulnya doang, bahasa inggris sih ribet hahaha iya nih ah kaga ditayangin ditipi padahal pengen nonton, bsk terpaksa liat diberita walaupun gapuas-_- :(
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ferly_Liemz
18-07-2010, 01:26 AM
ooooh penyebab pinalti? berarti dia dilanggar dong haha ane kaga baca artikelnya cuman baca judulnya doang, bahasa inggris sih ribet hahaha iya nih ah kaga ditayangin ditipi padahal pengen nonton, bsk terpaksa liat diberita walaupun gapuas-_- :(
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justru dia yg bikin celtic dapat penalty sis hehehehe
kan yang dapet penalty itu celtic,bukan united:mudance:

hummm smalling...masih banyak hal yang harus dia pelajari..mungkin bisa dimulai dari reserve dulu...

sellamanyaunited
18-07-2010, 01:33 AM
justru dia yg bikin celtic dapat penalty sis hehehehe
kan yang dapet penalty itu celtic,bukan united:mudance:

hummm smalling...masih banyak hal yang harus dia pelajari..mungkin bisa dimulai dari reserve dulu...

eh buset pertama debut udah bikin kesalahan gitu, payah payah payah kirain ane dia yg dilanggar tautaunya dia melanggar :devil1::beer::
berarti om kalo pemain baru beli itu kl gak main ditim utama berarti main direserve ya om? ooh baru tau ane :hammer::
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theater of dream
18-07-2010, 01:48 AM
kalo liat dari tayangan nya gak murni kesalahan smalling, lini tengah jga lambat menutup pergerakan pemain celtic yg dijatuhkan smalling.. Cmiiw
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Hilman-Bukan-Superman
18-07-2010, 03:55 PM
SAF pun puas dengan penampilan perdana Chris Smalling..

Sir Alex Puas Dengan Debut Chriss Smalling

Bola.net - Sir Alex Ferguson menyatakan dirinya puas dengan penampilan perdana bek mereka yang baru, Chris Smalling saat ia menyaksikan Manchester United mengalahkan Celtic 3-1 dalam tur 5 pertandingan mereka.

Dengan absennya Rio Ferdinand yang masih dirundung cedera serta diperpanjangnya masa berlibur Nemanja Vidic dari Piala Dunia, membuat Smalling dipasangkan dengan Jonny Evans di lini pertahanan United.

Sir Alex berujar, "Saya senang dan puas dengan Chris. Kita semua tahu dia adalah pemain sepak bola yang hebat dan kita tahu dia sangat cepat dan pengirim umpan yang baik."

Mantan pemain Fulham ini juga mendapatkan pujian dengan kemampuan duel udaranya dari pelatih itu. "Ada momen bagus saat di babak kedua, dia memiliki dua sundulan fantastis dengan arah yang tepat, dia menunjukkan kemampuannya dalam duel udara," kata Ferguson.

"Dia hanya sedikit kurang teliti saat di kotak penalti, dia tidak fokus dengan pemain yang berlari dibelakangnya. Tetapi dia masih muda, dia masih 20 tahun," jelas manager Red Devils mengenai sedikit kelemahan yang dimiliki Smalling. (goal/fjr)

sellamanyaunited
18-07-2010, 05:05 PM
kalo liat dari tayangan nya gak murni kesalahan smalling, lini tengah jga lambat menutup pergerakan pemain celtic yg dijatuhkan smalling.. Cmiiw
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ooh begitu ya om TOD? hehe mungkin celtic nyerangnya tiba2 jadi lini tengah ama lini belakang kaga siap menutup pergerakan pemain celtic. ah kaga ditayangin ditivi sih-_-
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hendiplast
18-07-2010, 09:39 PM
Evans Ikut Puji Smalling

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TORONTO – Chris Smalling banjir pujian. Kali ini hal itu diungkapkan bek Manchester United Jonny Evans.

Penampilan apik diperlihatkan saat mantan bek Fulham saat pasukan Sir Alex Ferguson menggasak Celtic 3-1 dalam ajang pramusim di Rogers Centre di Toronto, Sabtu (17/7/2010) kemarin.

Evans memang baru pertama kali berduet dengan Smalling. Sayang, bek 20 tahun itu membuat kesalahan dengan memberikan penalti kepada Celtic. Namun, Evans yakin dengan masa depan yang dimiliki rekan baru itu.

“Sangat menyenangkan bermain bersama Smalling dan kami berusaha bermain sederhana mungkin,” puji Evans. Smalling merupakan rekan yang jebat, dia berlatih keras dan saya berharap dia bisa tampil gemilang bersama kami.”

Tiga gol kemenangan Setan Merah masing-masing berhasil dicetak Dimitar Berbatov, Danny Welbeck dan Tom Cleverley. Evans mengaku pasukan Setan Merah senang bisa kembali bertanding kembali.

“Sangat menyenangkan bisa kembali bermain,” tandas Evans kepada ManUtd.com, Minggu (18/7/2010). “Latihan sangat tegang, semua pemain berlatih keras dan senang bisa memulai pertandingan dengan kemenangan.”

Okezone

Redsbusby
19-07-2010, 12:30 AM
kalo liat dari tayangan nya gak murni kesalahan smalling, lini tengah jga lambat menutup pergerakan pemain celtic yg dijatuhkan smalling.. Cmiiw
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Kalo menurut gw sih, Smalling OK2 aja, dan penalti jg karena emang kecepatan pemain Celtic, dan respon si Smalling wajar aja sih, cuma emang keliatan agak grogi, baik itu setelah penalti, maupun sebelum penalti (bermain)... Keliatan dr ekspresi wajahnya, terutama pas samaras berhasil eksekusi penalti, SO "Guilty Feeling" face :D

red_girl_mia
19-07-2010, 08:47 AM
grogi wajar bro..gag inget apa Obertan yg control bola sndiri aja bisa kluar lapangan...
kuat bgt gw ingetnya,,, :hammer:

musti ditambah jam terbang dulu neh...
sering2 diturunin... but jangan sampe di loan..[-O<;))

Supernan
31-07-2010, 08:48 PM
mantap 1 gol debut di pre season, menaikan mental ini bocah :)

sellamanyaunited
31-07-2010, 10:13 PM
mantap 1 gol debut di pre season, menaikan mental ini bocah :)

yoi om naikin mental biar dia pede pas main berikutnya heheheh dia dimainin gak sih pas peraturan liga inggris yg terbaru ama fergie?

fredrian.seven
31-07-2010, 10:36 PM
yoi om naikin mental biar dia pede pas main berikutnya heheheh dia dimainin gak sih pas peraturan liga inggris yg terbaru ama fergie?

pertanyaannya kok mbingungin sis? Ya jelas bisa dimaenkan, kan dia masih 21 tahun jadi sesuai aturan baru dia ndak perlu masuk kuota 25 pemaen. Jadi fergie bisa bebas maenin smalling. Btw,nyambung nggak ya sama pertanyaannya sis sella? Asal jawab aja nih.

Moga penampilannya makin meningkat setelah balik ke manchester. Ntar bisa ditentor langsung sama rio dan vida.
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rondwisan
03-08-2010, 07:53 PM
03/08/2010 08:06 - ManUtd.com, Adam Bostock
Smalling can end defender drought



United fans could be forgiven for forgetting that two new players were on the club's pre-season tour, such was the excitement about Javier Hernandez's goalscoring start to life as a Red.

But at six feet five inches tall, Chris Smalling is not used to being overshadowed and there were signs that he could too emerge as a great acquisition. United legend Paddy Crerand kept a close eye on the former Fulham defender during the tour and noted his contributions at both ends of the pitch.

"If Smalling does play in the first team, he will be a threat at corner kicks because he is six feet five tall, he's good in the air. He's quite willing to go and put his head in there," said Crerand on his weekly programme for MUTV.

The new centre-back notched his first goal for the Reds with a brave header against Chivas in Mexico, a goal that cancelled out Chicharito's poetic opener for the home side. He enjoyed the moment and will hope for more as his United career moves on.

"I was more surprised than anything, I didn't have a mad celebration," Smalling told MUTV.

"It was great to get a goal and hopefully I can chip in over the season. The manager has stressed that centre-backs chipping in from corners can be a real bonus to the team."

Goals from defenders were all too rare last season, with only three registered in 56 league and cup games. John O'Shea was playing at right-back when he scored away at Stoke City, Rafael was operating from the same position when he netted in the 5-0 thrashing of Wigan while Nemanja Vidic was the only centre-back to score, in the 3-0 home win over Wolves.

Any additions from Smalling would therefore be welcome but first he will have to concentrate on the day job - and climb the pecking order for places.

"He's only 20, so he's a kid really," continued Crerand, " and it was a big step up for him to play all the games on tour at United's standard. I think Sir Alex gave Smalling all those games on tour to get his confidence up and try and fit him into the team.

"Sometimes when you go into the first team at a young age and you don't know any of the players, you can be a little bit shy at times and not want to say anything. But when you've played a few games, you have to speak, particularly if you're a central defender. You have to take responsibility.

"Smalling did alright on tour but Jonny Evans is obviously ahead of him, as are Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic of course."

sellamanyaunited
03-08-2010, 10:10 PM
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iya iya bener dia bek tuh jadi harus belajar ama vida dan rio pasti kan dia masih minim pengalaman masih harus banyak belajar hehe
makasih om jawabannya hehe
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drivemein
06-08-2010, 11:32 AM
Chris Smalling sets sights on more than 20 appearances for Manchester United this season
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Moving forward : Chris Smalling's rapid rise has only served to enhance his appetite for the big games

From non-League Maidstone to the Theatre of Dreams within the space of two seasons, Chris Smalling could be forgiven for resting on his laurels but Manchester United's newest defender has no such intentions.

Just eight months ago, the 20-year-old was making his first Premier League start for Fulham against Chelsea. Now, he is preparing for the new season at Old Trafford and aiming to make over 20 appearances for his new club.

'Last year, I played 20 odd games for Fulham, but I'd like to build on that and play as much as I can. But I know it won't be easy as we have so many top defenders.'

With Rio Ferdinand's ongoing injury problems it may not be an unrealistic goal and Sir Alex Ferguson recently informed Smalling he will see a lot of game-time in the upcoming season.

'There are a lot of games over the course of the season, so I should get a few chances to play. When I do, it is then up to me to prove that I can stay in the team.

'The manager just told me to have a good pre-season, get my fitness levels up and be ready for when he calls on me,' Smalling told Sportsmail.

'He said that I should get a good few games, but nothing is guaranteed.'

Having started his career at non-league Maidstone United, it has been quite a journey for Smalling to be in the position of challenging Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic for a first-team place.

Of course, he doesn't expect to waltz starting into the starting XI, but it may be difficult for United to keep him in reserve if he continues to develop at the rate that he currently is.

The 6ft 4in player is quite an imposing figure as he towers over most of his opponents. Although, it is his ability to react quickly to danger and cover ground at lightning pace that makes him stand out.

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Eye on the ball : Smalling has targeted more than 20 appearances for United this season

While there are still plenty of areas that he needs to work on Smalling is ahead of schedule in many ways as he possesses a maturity that belies his age.

It is that level-headedness that has allowed him to ease into United's star-studded dressing room without causing too much fuss and he insists that he is starting to feel at home as a United player.

'With the move coming about in January, I've basically had six months to sort everything out. That has been good as it hasn't been rushed, like so many transfers are,' he revealed.

'I've been able to sort out where I'm living and get familiar with the city. And then there is the training and everything connected with the club – just easing into it all really.

'I feel comfortable now at the club and the pre-season has helped to get to know the lads a lot better. The idea was for me to get to know everyone and get a few games, so it has been very worthwhile for myself.'

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Comfortable : The defender feels at ease in his new surroundings

Even though he was brought in to play a part in United's future, Smalling could be very much part of the present too as Ferguson attempts to wrestle the Premier League trophy back from Chelsea.

John O'Shea has been impressed with what he has seen so far from the youngster and believes he will is ready to fight for Ferguson's side on a number of fronts in the upcoming season.

'Chris will be a fantastic addition to the squad. He's a natural athlete and composed on the ball as well. Competition is what we need to get our title back and challenge again for the Champions League,' he said.

abe
06-08-2010, 11:38 AM
Chriss Smalling punya potensi besar jadi bek yang tangguh...
:muflag::muflag:

Andi Istiabudi
08-08-2010, 10:12 PM
Fergie: Smalling, The Next Ferdinand
Benediktus Gerendo Pradigdo

Pelatih Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, memuji penampilan pemain muda baru MU, Chris Smalling, sebagai sosok yang tepat menjadi penerus Rio Ferdinand dalam mengawal lini pertahanan Setan Merah.

Smalling yang didatangkan dari Fulham dengan nilai 10 juta pound atau sekitar 142 miliar rupiah, bisa jadi akan melakukan debutnya bersama Setan Merah dalam pertandingan Comumunity Shield, menghadapi Chelsea, nanti malam (8/8).

Dengan kondisi Ferdinand yang masih harus terus beristirahat karena masalah cedera yang ia alami, pemain berusia 20 tahun itu akan menjadi bagian penting di lini pertahanan MU musim ini.

Ferguson mengatakan: "Chris adalah pengumpan bola yang sangat baik. Ia cepat, tinggi, dan memiliki potensi besar. Ia perlu mengembangkan fisik tubuh bagian atasnya, tetapi itu akan segera terlihat. Ia seperti Rio muda dan saya yakin ia akan melakukan yang terbaik bagi kami."

Sementara itu, Smalling mengaku gugup dengan prospeknya untuk mengisi tempat Ferdinand. Mantan pemain Fulham itu mengatakan: "Mungkin saya bisa memperoleh kesempatan di awal musim ini. Manajer telah mengatakan, 'bersiaplah'. Ia juga mengatakan saya akan menjadi bagian di tim utama. Tetapi, Rio adalah pemain besar untuk digantikan. Ia adalah pemain bertahan terbaik di dunia."

Ferguson juga percaya dirinya telah melakukan langkah tepat dengan mendatangkan Javier Hernandez dengan kesepakatan senilai tujuh juta pound atau sekitar 99 miliar rupiah dari Guadalajara sebelum pemain muda Meksiko itu menjadi bintang di Piala Dunia 2010.

Source : http://www.bolanews.com

hendiplast
10-08-2010, 08:03 AM
Smalling hails Ferguson inspiration

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Chris Smalling intends to seek inspiration from Sir Alex Ferguson as he takes his first tentative steps on the Manchester United career ladder.

Smalling picked up his first winners' medal at Wembley yesterday as United overcame Chelsea 3-1 to clinch the Community Shield.

For the former Fulham man it was a special moment as it confirmed his status as a member of the Red Devils squad.

But the 21-year-old realises for others it was a more familiar occasion.

Ferguson was collecting the trophy for a record ninth time for example. Yet Smalling was struck by just how much the occasion meant to the veteran Scot.

"The manager is a real inspiration," said Smalling.

"It is credit to how much he wants to win things.

"He stressed to us all before the game that he still has the joy each day to come in for training. Now he is looking to us to give something back to him in terms of winning trophies."

Smalling is quickly getting used to his new surroundings, a process aided, he believes, by the absences of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic from United's pre-season tour of North America.

It provided Smalling with the opportunity to feature in the five tour games more often than he might have expected.

And while he accepts life at first will consist of back-up appearances to United's first-choice centre-half and automatic deputy Jonny Evans, who slotted into Ferdinand's position for Sunday's game as the England skipper remained sidelined by a knee injury, he is setting his standards high.

"You have to show the manager what you are capable of in training and in the games you do get," he said.

"It is going to be hard and I have noticed a step up in standard.

"In terms of the general tempo and training it has been a real improvement but it has been a real joy so far."

NME

drivemein
17-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Smalling : I Get On So Well With Everyone Here
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Chris Smalling is loving life at United and the response to the players in our pre-season in America has made him realise just how big the club is.

“It’s been really exciting,” Smalling said.

“When you join a new club you have to get to know everybody and I think I’ve surprised myself with how I’ve got on with all the players. I’ve played five or six games over pre-season so hopefully that has bedded me into the squad. I’m really enjoying it. The stature of the club is such that when we went over to America we were playing in front of 50 or 60,000 fans – it’s wowed me in terms of how big the club is. Hopefully I can take my chance and show that I belong here.”

drivemein
19-08-2010, 10:52 PM
Smalling's giant step with United
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New Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hopes he can become a trailblazer for non-League players hoping to hit the big time.

Meteoric rises from the amateur game to the upper echelons of the professional world are few and far between these days.

The path has dried up since Les Ferdinand, Stuart Pearce, Stan Collymore, Ian Wright, John Barnes, Peter Davenport and Garry Birtles were fast tracked through to the top flight.

Smalling’s rapid progress chart from playing Isthmian League football two years ago with Maidstone to United via Fulham is a rare rags-to-riches tale with clubs ready to plunder the world market rather than discover hidden gems on their own doorstep.

The 20-year-old defender was a shock purchase last January by Sir Alex Ferguson for £10m.

He stayed on at Craven Cottage until the end of the season before officially becoming a Red in the summer.

Now he wants to prove the non-League avenue is still worth mining.

“It doesn’t happen a lot these days where a non-League player comes through to professional football,” said Chris.

“There is a lot of money being thrown around to buy players. But there are examples for young players in those divisions that if you work hard and take your chance the chances are still there.

“You have to have that goal to drive on. The opportunities are there to be had. I hope I can make a real success of life at United.”

Smalling will return to Craven Cottage on Sundaywith a number of hands to shake as a thank-you for picking him out as a Maidstone teenage rookie.

“Fulham gave me my chance and I owe them a debt of gratitude,” he added.

“When I finished school they gave me the chance to develop. I was in the reserves and then broke into the first team squad last year. I made a lot of friends there. It will be a bit weird going back but I hope it will be an enjoyable day.

“Roy Hodgson gave me my chance but there are a lot of coaches still there who helped me. Billy McKinlay gave me a lot of support over the last couple of years and it is all credit to them. I owe them a lot.”

Smalling’s education is now being furthered by United’s established seniors who are feeding his appetite.

“When you go out on the training field there are a bunch of players who have played the game to the highest level and that spurs you on,” says Chris.

“I am just starting out in my career and you see the players here who have established themselves and had the consistency to play at this level for so many years that has to be an aim for myself.

“There is also a crop of youngsters here looking on and the manager has great faith in them. He gives youngsters chances and as the season goes on it is nice to have his faith and I hope I can take my opportunity when it arrives.

“When I arrived in pre-season I surprised myself how well I got to know the other players and they have made me feel very welcome. I am really enjoying it in terms of building up my training schedule.”

Reds’ boss Fergie has a four-strong senior central defensive unit in place but Smalling hopes the marathon campaign will throw up chances.

“Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand have a very solid relationship and then there is Wes Brown and Jonny Evans. They have all played many games over the years.

“The competition is fierce but it is a challenge. There are many games in a season to be able to work on different partnerships so hopefully I will get some first-team minutes to prove my worth.”

Andi Istiabudi
20-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Smalling Terinspirasi Giggs dan Scholes
Arien Prihayuti Purmarai - Okezone

MANCHESTER – Mampu tampil apik bersama skuad Manchester United, Chris Smalling mengaku terinsipirasi oleh pemain hebat seperti Ryan Giggs dan Paul Scholes.

Smalling menunjukkan aksi yang impresif saat debut pertamanya bersama Red Devils menghadapi Celtics Juli lalu. Wajar jika sang pelatih Alex Ferguson melayangkan pujian kepada mantan pemain Fulham itu.

Smalling merasa sangat senang bisa bermain bersama skuad United yang mempunyai pemain-pemain hebat dan bakat yang luar biasa, diantaranya adalah duo senior Scholes dan Giggs.

Tentu Smalling berharap bisa membuktikan perfoma terbaiknya bersama pasukan Ferguson lainnya. Bahkan, dia tak segan mengaku terinsipirasi untuk menjadi pemain yang hebat seperti Scholes dan Giggs.

“Ketika Anda berada di lapangan saat latihan, ada beberapa pemain yang bermain dengan level yang sangat tinggi. Saya rasa hal itu bisa menjadi pemacu,” ujarnya kepada manutd.com, Kamis (19/8/2010).

“Saya hanya memulai karir saya dan melihat pemain disini yang membangun diri mereka dan mempunyai konsistensi bermain untuk beberapa tahun. Tentunya itulah menjadi tujuan saya,” tambah bek 20 tahun itu.
(fmh)

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rondwisan
02-09-2010, 01:58 AM
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Smalling needs a little time

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Ex-Reds defender Gary Pallister has been impressed by the glimpses of new signing Chris Smalling but says that the defender must be given time to adjust to life at United before his ability is properly judged.

Smalling, who is now on England Under-21 international duty for their games against Portugal and Lithuania, made his home debut for the Reds as a second-half substitute against West Ham at the weekend.

"On the pre season tour of America I thought he looked strong, quick and good on the ball," said Pally. “But it is still hard to judge at this early stage.

"Players sometimes come to Old Trafford and go into their shell as they are overawed by the expectation. But I'm confident that he has what it takes to make it here."

Gary acknowledges that Smalling has a long way to go before reaching the level of performance achieved week in, week out by the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

But he says that going off first instincts, the Reds may have found a diamond in the rough. "We have seen him play regularly at Fulham and he doesn’t look daunted by the Premier League. So hopefully when he is given a good run in the side he will prove that the manager has still got a good eye for a top-class defender!"

hendiplast
16-09-2010, 08:18 AM
I normally watch Champions League on the telly! Manchester United defender Chris Smalling reveals his excitement after turning out against Rangers

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admitted he was delighted to make his Champions League debut, rather than watching the big games from his living room.

Smalling, who officially joined Manchester United from Fulham in the summer, impressed alongside Rio Ferdinand in the disappointing 0-0 draw against Rangers.

'It’s one of the biggest competitions a player can play in and I thoroughly enjoyed it,' he said.

'I’ve watched so many of these games on television so to be part of one at a club like United is fantastic.'

Smalling added on MUTV: 'Unfortunately, we just couldn’t break them down and everyone is disappointed with the result.

'The next game against Valencia is going to be very important now. Hopefully we can move on quickly from this result, take the positives from it and score a few more goals in our next few games.'

United great Ryan Giggs also voiced United's frustration after the game, as the 2008 European Cup winners failed to find a way past the Scottish champions.

'It was a frustrating night,' Giggs said. 'Rangers got everyone behind the ball and it was up to us to break them down, but we didn’t manage to do that.

'We couldn’t get our rhythm going in the first half and we were giving the ball away. It’s tough when teams get ten men behind the ball - we’ve usually found a way past in the end, but tonight we just didn’t have that bit of quality in the final third.'

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rondwisan
16-09-2010, 11:05 AM
hayuu Smalling ...
semangat semangat .... !!!
jangan sia-siakan kepercayaan Opa semalem ... :hammer::hammer:

Oncy
16-09-2010, 11:58 AM
A comfortable performance. Love to see the young lad plays a role in quality match.

Supernan
16-09-2010, 12:44 PM
tough strong alongside Rio!! good nite beside the final score for us!

Potential be United Centreback future!

Kenny Miller mati kutu.... :P

arson pelipus
16-09-2010, 12:49 PM
satu lagi pemain defender akan lahir d OT.....
sosok pemain yg tangguh, taktis dan mempunya visi yg sama baiknya dgn Rio ferdinand.......
mudah2an dia bisa diberikan kesempatan bermain yg lebih banyak lagi...

good Luck SMAILLING.....:poys::poys:

Ucup Carrick
16-09-2010, 01:13 PM
sekarang Johnny Evans yang harus deg2an dikit...
sering dia lengah kayak vs everton dan fulham...
siaplah digeser Chris...

sellamanyaunited
16-09-2010, 02:03 PM
sekarang Johnny Evans yang harus deg2an dikit...
sering dia lengah kayak vs everton dan fulham...
siaplah digeser Chris...

iya bener nih evans sering lengah banget gol everton terjadi karena dia lengah.

chris smalling bakal jadi kayak rio-vida neh jadi center back yg tangguh, berdoa buat smalling
amijn
regenerasi udah muncul

hendiplast
12-10-2010, 01:34 PM
Manchester United starlet Chris Smalling: I'll follow hero Rio's path to success

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Chris Smalling is ready to follow Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand's route to the top.

The 20-year-old centre-half now benefits from playing with the England star day-in day-out after his £10m move from Fulham in the summer.

And Smalling admits he is already reaping the benefits of Ferdinand's wealth of experience.

He said: 'The stature of the guy is something to look up to and he has been a real joy to be alongside.

'Rio has built up that presence over the years. He is just very commanding. On the ball, he just gives you that composure.

'Whether he puts on that captain's armband or it is just in training, he is leading the team. I have had to pick up along the same way, because I am the eyes of the central midfielders and that is something I have been working on, and he has been helping me.

'Rio is great to play with, so is [Nemanja] Vidic, so I cannot be in a better atmosphere to be learning my trade.'

Meanwhile, Smalling feels England Under-21s have given themselves a solid base from which they can progress to next summer's European Championships by overcoming Romania at the Municipal Stadium in Botosani tomorrow.

Stuart Pearce yesterday saw his travelling squad reduced to 19 players after winger Marc Albrighton returned to Aston Villa for treatment on a minor groin complaint, while Arsenal youngster Jack Wilshere had joined up with the senior squad ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley.

Manchester United centre-back Smalling scored his first goal for the Young Lions, which secured a slender 2-1 lead to defend from the first leg at a capacity Carrow Road on Friday night.

The 20-year-old believes Pearce's youngsters have what it takes to get another positive result against a well-organised Romania side, who had topped their qualifying group.

'We are only halfway through what is hopefully going to be that road to Denmark,' Smalling said.

'They haven't conceded many goals lately, but we haven't either. I have played alongside Micah (Richards) for a few of the games and Jonah [Phil Jones] has come in and done really well.

'That was the first time we have conceded a goal since we have been playing together, and it was a bit fortunate too.

'But hopefully we can get that solid base going again and keep a clean sheet in Romania.'

Smalling continued: 'In the last four or five games the team has really come together and the manager has stressed that. We have bonded well and stayed consistent.

'Hopefully that will pull us together as we're all striving for that end goal.

'A lot of us are trying to progress into our clubs, but playing in a pressure game like these is definitely going to stand us in good stead and hopefully we can play in that tournament in the summer, because that will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a lot of us young lads.'


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badBOY57
12-10-2010, 03:32 PM
besar harapan kami padamu SMALLING http://laymark.com/i/m/m177.gif

K3nny_11
14-10-2010, 04:56 PM
wuah potensi-ny gede neh bek satu.. a pacy defender, it's a rarity to be seen these days...

hendiplast
23-10-2010, 10:04 PM
Smalling hoping for chance

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Chris Smalling would love a chance to face Stoke's battery of aerial power tomorrow.

After continuing his impressive start to life at United with an effective performance in Wednesday's Champions League triumph over Bursaspor, Smalling could be forgiven for wanting to swerve a date with Kenwyne Jones.

A trip to the Britannia Stadium hardly represents a nice day out for defenders, especially when Rory Delap is winding up to take one of his notoriously long throws.

But for Smalling, it would represent an opportunity to relish. And he is certain Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand feel exactly the same way.

"I played at Stoke last year with Fulham," he recalled. "You get knocked about a bit and there is an aerial bombardment.

"Those long throws are an obvious danger but I relish that type of challenge.

"If Delap is going to put it into the box, any of the centre-backs we have here will want to go and attack it.

"You want to be the dominant force over your striker. You don't want to let them get one over on you."

A bit of turbulence in the Stoke attack should be coped with easily compared to the disturbance that has had to be encountered off the field at United this week.

Now Wayne Rooney's future is assured for the next five years, some clarity and certainty has been brought to the situation.

For Smalling, it was a first experience of what life at Old Trafford is all about.

The ripples as the saga took each dramatic turn were felt all over the world, with Ferguson remaining in control throughout.

One of the attractions of United when he left Fulham was the opportunity to work under the Scot's wing.

And Smalling has not been disappointed.

"Sir Alex is a real joy to work with," said the England Under-21 star.

"He doesn't rest on his laurels. He has won more trophies than any other manager there has been but he is still there, out on the training field every day.

"Just to see him driving on like that gives real enthusiasm to the young lads. It emphasises to us that we must keep going and never give up until we get to the top.

"Even in team-talks he gives us the drive and motivation to play for this club. It shows what Manchester United is all about."

The other thing United are all about is winning trophies.

It was a commitment Rooney doubted when he first expressed concerns about his future, and it took an intervention from the Glazer family to put those fears aside.

Smalling is not experienced enough, or important enough, to seek such audiences just yet.

He gets his guidance from the men alongside him on the training ground, plus the history books that are littered with Manchester United successes.

"United have won trophies under Sir Alex virtually since the day he came here," said Smalling.

"He has assembled a squad I am sure are capable of continuing that trend.

"Even when we are playing little boxes in training, the competition is high and everyone is really enjoying their football.

"Everyone here expects to pick up at least two medals every year.

"That is the goal for a club of this stature and shows everyone what we need to do.

"With the players we have, I am sure we are capable of that.

"Who knows how many games I will end up playing this season? I just want to contribute in any way I can."

NME

Redsbusby
27-10-2010, 11:01 PM
United stopper enjoying cup experience

Smalling: Enjoying cup experience
"For a lot of us new boys who don't play that often it's great to be part of a cup run. It's great experience and we don't want it to end."



Defender Chris Smalling hopes to help Manchester United go all the way in this season's Carling Cup.

Smalling, who joined the Red Devils from Fulham in the summer, has made two of his six outings for the club in the competition, most recently against Wolves on Tuesday night.

United triumphed 3-2 in that clash, ensuring them a spot in Saturday's quarter-final draw.
Experience

The result also takes Sir Alex Ferguson's men within three games of a third consecutive Wembley final, and Smalling is relishing the experience.

"After the last round, when so many big teams went out, we knew we had a good chance (to go all the way)," Smalling told the club's official website.

"For a lot of us new boys who don't play that often it's great to be part of a cup run. It's great experience and we don't want it to end."

Smalling says he expected a tough Wolves encounter, and was pleased to see United snatch a win.

"As soon as we saw the Wolves team-sheet was full of a lot of regulars we knew it would be a good test and I enjoyed it," he said.

"In the first half we had to keep our concentration levels high. You know that one lapse of concentration is all it takes and it's a completely different game. We stuck it out and we didn't concede any goals.

"The emphasis in the second half was to create a bit more and try and play cutting-edge balls in the final third and I think we did that."

Winner

The match was heading for extra-time until in-form forward Javier Hernandez came off the bench on 81 minutes to grab a late winner.

And Smalling was not surprised to see the Mexican seal the victory, adding: "It had to be him. He's on fire at the moment.

"When he came on we knew that (we just had to) get him a chance. Gibbo (Darron Gibson) played a great ball and then Chicha ran on through and finished. With that shimmy he did I think he faked all of us.

"It's great to go through to the next round because now we're only a couple of games away from Wembley."

Redsbusby
28-10-2010, 11:58 PM
Jika anda mau belajar menjadi orang yg besar, belajarlah dr orang besar ;)


United starlet: Tony Adams & Rio were the ones I used to watch
Author: Ben Moss | Sport.co.uk

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits he is relishing every opportunity to play alongside Rio Ferdinand at Old Trafford, because the England captain and Arsenal legend Tony Adams were his heroes growing up.

The former Fulham youngster, who was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in the January window but remained at Craven Cottage for the remainder of the season, suggests he is relishing the opportunity to learn from Ferdinand on a daily basis.

Along with the 31-year-old Manchester United stalwart, Smalling also cited Arsenal hero Tony Adams as someone he used to watch closely as a youngster, lauding the duo as “two of England’s greatest ever defenders”.

The Manchester United starlet told the club’s official website: “Rio is definitely someone any young centre-back should look up to if they want to become a top player.

“Along with Tony Adams, he was one of the people I always used to watch growing up – they’re two of England’s greatest ever defenders.

“All the opportunities I get to train and play with Rio will only help me.”

Smalling believes he is at the ideal club to learn his trade, with Nemanja Vidic, Ferdinand and Jonny Evans all happy to pass on their advice.

He continued: “It’s just good to watch how they (Ferdinand and Vidic) deal with different situations and I want to bring the composure they show on the ball into my game.

“They’ve already given me a lot of advice and confidence and it’s been good to play alongside both of them and Jonny [Evans] – I’m learning off everyone.”

rondwisan
29-10-2010, 04:00 PM
28/10/2010 08:47 - ManUtd.com, Gemma Thompson
Smalling eager to excel



Not so long ago Chris Smalling was preparing to study a business and economics course at university. Fast forward just over two years and the England U21 international is enjoying an education of a different kind at the biggest club in the world. And, after fearing a football career might remain a distant dream, he's determined to make the most of the opportunity…

Firstly, how much are you enjoying life at Old Trafford and are you happy with how the first few months have gone?
It’s been great so far. I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everybody which has really helped. Going on tour in the summer was key in terms of the settling in process as I got to know a lot of the lads well. It’s a real family club with a great atmosphere.

What’s impressed you most about the club?
I think the will to win. Even the senior players who have been here for years and won countless trophies always want to win, even if it’s just a training game. They never lower their standards and they’re a great example for us young lads the way they are so driven. Striving for success is what this club is all about.

Just over two years ago you were playing non-league football - can you believe how far you’ve come in that time?
Well, I always hoped I’d get a chance to prove myself at the top level because I believed I could do it, but making your way up the football ladder is tough and not everyone can make it. When I went for my trial at Fulham I’d already applied to Loughborough University to study business management with economics. I’d have been happy to go to Uni, but obviously it was my dream to play football. Joining United was a real shock but a great surprise.

How did it feel to play at Old Trafford for the first time against West Ham?
It was quite surreal. The game was won when I came on which it made it a bit easier and the fans gave me a great reception. Starting against Rangers was a great feeling. I’d been used to watching Champions League football on TV and I almost had to pinch myself when I was lined up with the famous anthem echoing round the ground.

How has playing and training alongside Ferdinand and Vidic helped you progress so far?
It’s just good to watch how they deal with different situations and I want to bring the composure they show on the ball into my game. They’ve already given me a lot of advice and confidence and it’s been good to play alongside both of them and Jonny [Evans] – I’m learning off everyone.

A lot of people, including the boss, say you remind them of a young Rio…
[Smiles] Rio is definitely someone any young centre-back should look up to if they want to become a top player. Along with Tony Adams, he was one of the people I always used to watch growing up – they’re two of England’s greatest ever defenders. All the opportunities I get to train and play with Rio will only help me.

On a personal note, what are your hopes for the rest of the season?
Just to be involved as much as I can and help the team be successful. When I was at Fulham I played about 20 or so games and I’d like to think I could get at least that amount under my belt. I’ve been given a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m determined to make the most of it.

hendiplast
02-11-2010, 08:30 AM
Fergie hails Smalling
United chief pleased with defender's progress

http://img.skysports.com/10/10/218x298/Chris-Smalling-Manchester-United_2520161.jpg

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the progress being made by Chris Smalling.

Ferguson has opted to rest Rio Ferdinand for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash at Bursaspor, instead deciding to give Smalling another run-out in the first team.

Since arriving from Fulham in the summer, the big defender has featured in six matches, and Ferguson is delighted with his form.

"Rio has come on very well in the last few weeks but the form of Chris Smalling makes it very easy for me in that respect," said Ferguson.

"Some players come to Old Trafford and take time but fortunately for the lad he has taken to it very quickly.

"He has adapted. He is receptive to training. He is intelligent. He has the physical part, is tall and quick and a good passer of the ball.

"The stage we are at with him is to give him as much experience as we can."

Sky Sports

fredrian.seven
03-11-2010, 10:34 AM
Vida sings Smalling's praises
02/11/2010 23:46, Report by Steve Bartram, Gemma Thompson

Chris Smalling's impressive start to life at United continues to catch the eye, not least of one of the world's finest defenders.

Nemanja Vidic flanked the England under-21 international in the Reds' comfortable victory over Bursaspor - Smalling's third game in the Champions League, and his third clean sheet - and the Serbian international was again left impressed by the youngster.

"Chris did very well tonight, but he’s not only been good today he’s done well over the last few games," Vidic told ManUtd.com. "He’s proved the boss was right to give him his chance tonight.

"Rio has obviously had trouble with injuries over the last year and we also have important games to come so it was a good chance for Chris. He has good players around him to learn from and he has the ability, physique and intelligence to do well."

At the other end of the field, 21-year-old Gabriel Obertan and 20-year-old Bebe both bagged late goals to clinch an important victory, and Vidic was delighted to see the Reds' youngsters on song.

"Gabby scored a good goal and he showed the ability he has and the pace and energy he has," said the United skipper. "It was an important night for him and it will give him a lot of confidence. I think it was a great performance from him tonight.

"Bebe as well came on and scored a good goal. We know he has goals in him, he’s target man and has great potential. It’s a good night for the young players and it will give them confidence to work even harder and fight for a place in the team."

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Setelah Fergie, kini duetnya semalem Vida yang beri pujian. Sempet aku ragukan saat dia masih di fulham (saat dah deal dan dalam masa peminjaman) tapi kini dia makin membuktikan potensinya. Tinggi tapi tidak kaku dan cepat dan tenang untuk ukuran seumuran dia.

Sir Alsep Ferguson
04-11-2010, 10:59 AM
http://www.premierleague.com/page/Headlines/0,,12306~2207054,00.html

Smalling hails Ferdinand and Vidic

Chris Smalling has thanked Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic for the way he has settled at Manchester United.

With Ferdinand rested at home, Smalling seized another opportunity to impress as United registered a 3-0 win over Bursaspor that takes them to within a single point of a place in the Champions League knockout stages.

It was the Red Devils' fifth clean sheet in eight matches, a dramatic improvement on their early season problems. Smalling can take his share of the accolades.

But he wants to ensure Ferdinand and central defensive partner Nemanja Vidic get the praise they deserve too.

those words

"The likes of Rio and Vida have been brilliant," said Smalling. "They help guide you through games and I am learning from them all the time.

"They deserve credit too. They have really helped me to settle in and my confidence is sky high at the moment."

Little wonder Smalling is feeling so good about life.

Having accepted the most testing of challenges when he quit Fulham for Old Trafford despite having barely a dozen senior matches under his belt, Smalling could not have wished for a better start.

He seems already to have leapfrogged ahead of Jonny Evans and Wes Brown in the United defensive pecking order, earning lavish praise from Sir Alex Ferguson along the way.

"It has been great to hear those words from the manager," he said.

"For him to be saying things like that feels brilliant. Hopefully I can repay the faith. I just want to get more games under my belt and kick on from here."

Supernan
04-11-2010, 12:55 PM
Yaq Jonny Evans dibuat ketar-ketir sm performa Smalling nih. :))

Ucup Carrick
04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
oke...lawan wolves ini anak turun aja deh...
gak papa duet ama evans...
biar dia yang ngajari evans...

fredrian.seven
04-11-2010, 02:54 PM
Yaq Jonny Evans dibuat ketar-ketir sm performa Smalling nih. :))

Ya klo gitu evans ngikutin o'shea aja jadi spesialis wingback. Beberapa kali dia musim in maen jadi wingback kan dan rasanya tidak terlalu buruk,he.. Tapi ya mungkin evans butuh waktu buat makin matang. Mungkin juga progresnya smalling yang terlalu pesat sehingga progres evans jadi ketutup.
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

red_devilz
04-11-2010, 11:15 PM
Evans jadi wing back ??? OMG , it will be O'Shea part II . Nanggung abis . Kecepatan kurang , skill standard , crossing biasa . So , apa yg bisa diharapkan dr seorang Evans ketika dia menempati pos sbg wing back ? :-w

fredrian.seven
04-11-2010, 11:33 PM
Ya daripada jadi bek tengah nanggung juga :D. OOT nih...

red_devilz
05-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Ya daripada jadi bek tengah nanggung juga :D. OOT nih...

Eh , ini thread nya si Smalling ya ? Hehehe . Kirain kamar nya si Evans :think:

BTT , ah ... :D

Smalling progressnya luar biasa . Semenjak debut di pre season vs Glasgow Celtic dan langsung memberikan "kontribusi" berupa penalti kpd lawan :nohope: , skrg dia sudah layak mendapat tempat ketiga stlh Rio dan Vidic .

Mirip Rio di waktu muda , plus wajah yg innocent \:D/ :))

fredrian.seven
05-11-2010, 05:46 AM
Eh , ini thread nya si Smalling ya ? Hehehe . Kirain kamar nya si Evans :think:

BTT , ah ... :D

Smalling progressnya luar biasa . Semenjak debut di pre season vs Glasgow Celtic dan langsung memberikan "kontribusi" berupa penalti kpd lawan :nohope: , skrg dia sudah layak mendapat tempat ketiga stlh Rio dan Vidic .

Mirip Rio di waktu muda , plus wajah yg innocent \:D/ :))

Setuju banget Bro... Malah aku sedikit berpikir klo level Smalling dah nyaris setara sama Vida dan Rio hanya kalah pengalaman aja (dikit lebay,he...). Tapi progresnya emang pesat banget... Kayaknya dah resmi jadi bek ke-3 setelah Vida Rio. Klo dilihat progres saat ini dan seandainya dia bisa mempertahankannya selama 2 musim lagi bisa jadi nanti musim ke-4nya di United dah jadi worldclass. Semoga dia bisa mempertahankan level permainannya dan tetap rendah hati.

RedRob
05-11-2010, 05:59 AM
Smalling is as solid as rock... hebat juga nih anak, bukan sebuah pembelian yang salah dari Fergie.. dia punya ketenangan dan bisa ngebaca serangan dengan cukup baik.. bener juga kalo ada yang bilang Smalling bahkan lebih meyakinkan dari Evans.. tinggal ngeliat konsistensinya dan apa dia punya naluri bikin gol juga ga ya...

Mahesa_Jenar
06-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Setidaknya ada harapan baik kalau salah satu dari duet menara kembar United kagak bisa main ada yang mengisi slotnya dengan baik. Satu lagi pembelian cermat dari Opa Alex.
Sorry Evans, tempatmu udah saatnya digusur...

Ucup Carrick
06-11-2010, 03:03 AM
setidaknya terjawab sudah keraguan banyak khalayak saat nih anak direkrut fergie...
dan emang sama ahlinya keluar kelebihan nih anak yang sebenarnya...
hehehe....

hendra101
15-11-2010, 05:09 PM
Smalling d panggil Capello bwt lawan France ya?
keren mak jang, blom dapat tempat di tim reguler United aja, udah d panggil timnas,
apalagi klo udah masuk tim inti. Keren...keren..........

Bravo Smalling.....


:thumbup:

dqbullin
15-11-2010, 09:32 PM
Smalling d panggil Capello bwt lawan France ya?
keren mak jang, blom dapat tempat di tim reguler United aja, udah d panggil timnas,
apalagi klo udah masuk tim inti. Keren...keren..........

Bravo Smalling.....


:thumbup:

mantepp tau smalling, kan dia starter kalo maen di UCL.
oya, perhatiin aja di setiap match UNITED pasti ada fabio capello. :happy: :happy:

Sheyro_07Seven
16-11-2010, 05:44 AM
Chris Smalling Klo Gak Salah Saat Bermain Menjadi Pengganti Vs Villa Kemaren di Plot Jadi Gelandang Bertahan Sama Mbah Fergie Yach,.????;));))
Tapi Ciamik Tuch MainNya,.:-bd:-bd

ario adi nugroho
16-11-2010, 05:55 AM
mantepp tau smalling, kan dia starter kalo maen di UCL.
oya, perhatiin aja di setiap match UNITED pasti ada fabio capello. :happy: :happy:

iya nih,,ane lupa
kmaren" pas capelo nonton,,itu mngeliat siapa ya??
masa carrick doank??kan roo blom maen
eh iya ternyata di United masih ada smalling ya
hehehe

Sir Alsep Ferguson
16-11-2010, 09:50 AM
wawancara di ambil dari manutd.com

Smalling : My Road to Old Trafford

When Inside United caught up with Chris Smalling, the 20-year-old spoke with clarity and insight, revealing he had a university place lined up if he didn’t make it in football. Thankfully he did, and is relishing playing and developing at United...

You’re new to United fans; how would you describe yourself – person and player?
I’m a quiet lad off the pitch, but on it I’m trying to speak up more. The other players are helping me with that and I feel I’m getting more confident as I settle in. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far

What’s impressed you most about the club?
The will to win. Even the senior players who have been here for years and won countless trophies always want to win, even in training. They never lower their standards and they’re a great example for us young lads in the way they’re so driven. Striving for success is what this club is all about.

You seem to have settled in very easily…
I’ve been made to feel very welcome by everybody which has really helped. Going on tour in the summer was key in terms of the settling in process as I got to know a lot of the lads well. It’s a real family club with a great atmosphere. All the players get on well – there are obviously a lot of different nationalities here, but there’s great camaraderie amongst everyone.

Two years ago, if somebody had said to you, “You’ll be playing for Manchester United in a couple of years,” what would your response have been?
[Smiles] Well, I always hoped I’d get a chance to prove myself at the top level because I believed I could do it, but making your way up the football ladder is very tough. Thankfully I’ve been lucky enough to do that and I’m really pleased to have been given such a great opportunity.

You were spotted by Fulham when you were at Maidstone – how did that come about?
It was soon after I’d been selected for the England Schoolboys Under-18 squad. I’d heard a few clubs were watching me, and I went on trial for a week at Middlesbrough before going to train at Fulham for a couple of days. I played in a practice game and straight afterwards Roy Hodgson said that the club would like to sign me.

Had a part of you given up making it at the top level prior to that?
I always hoped I’d get an opportunity and, in a way, I had nothing to lose at that trial because I was all set to go to university if it didn’t work out. I’d done my A-levels and had applied to Loughborough to study Business Management with Economics. It was nice to have the back-up of the uni option, and it’s something I’ll probably pick up later in my career because we have a lot of free time and it would be nice to do the degree.

We’re guessing a typical day as a non-league player is very different to that as a Red…
[Laughs] Yes definitely! When I was at Maidstone I would have got up about 8.30am every day for school. We trained on Tuesdays or Thursdays in preparation for the weekend match and sometimes had a midweek game. I also had a part-time job at a hotel in the evenings so it was a busy time. It’s strange to have gone from that to being a United player and having a lot of free time on my hands because rest is so important. You train intensely for maybe an hour-and-a-half a day, and you’ve also got your gym work. But when you’re not training, much of the time is spent resting.

When did you first hear that United were interested in you?
It came really out of the blue and everything happened very quickly. I was on my way to Blackburn with Fulham and Roy Hodgson said to me that Sir Alex was coming to our hotel to see me later that night. I was really nervous beforehand, but we had a good chat. I remember sitting there afterwards just trying to take everything in – the whole thing was a real shock, but a great surprise.

What did the manager say to you?
He said the club had been watching me for a while and that he saw me as part of the long-term future of the club. He also told me I’d play a few games in pre-season, which I did, and it’s been good to get a few more under my belt since then. I’m learning from some quality players and couldn’t be in a better environment to grow as a player. Hopefully I can take my chances when I get them.

You met your new team-mates early in the year, soon after your transfer was agreed, when United beat Manchester City in the Carling Cup semi-final; what do you remember about that night?
It was an amazing occasion and a great game to be at. There’s always something special about night games, but to be in a full house at Old Trafford with the fans making so much noise, and to see a game like that was brilliant. The manager took me down to the dressing room afterwards and I met all the players and Sir Bobby Charlton, and everyone was very welcoming. Witnessing a game like that just made me want to work really hard in order to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I’ve been given.

In Chicharito and Bebe, you had two other young players joining the club at the same time as you. Did that help?
Yes, definitely, it was nice that I wasn’t the only new player in the squad. I actually met Chicharito a couple of months before we joined as we were both in London on international duty. We had a good chat and were both excited about playing for the club.

How much have you enjoyed playing and training alongside Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, and what have you learnt from the duo so far?
I’m learning from them every day. They’ve got such a great partnership and the consistency they’ve had together over the years has been fantastic. It’s just good to watch how they deal with different situations in matches and I want to bring the composure they show on the ball into my game. They’ve already given me a lot of confidence and it’s been good to play alongside both of them, and also Jonny [Evans] – I’m learning things off everyone.

What are your ambitions and goals for the rest of the season?
I just want to keep improving and make a big contribution to the team. I played about 20 games at Fulham, including a few in Europe, and I’d like to think I could get at least that amount under my belt this season. Playing for England Under-21s has been great in terms of getting more minutes on the clock, and it was nice to help the team secure qualification for Euro 2011 [next June]. United have got lots of games coming up in different competitions and hopefully I can play my part in helping the team do well in all of them.

Redsbusby
16-11-2010, 08:52 PM
Nasihat dari Sang Legenda... 'I dont see "Rio in the making", but yet he will....' be "The Next Rio Ferdinand"

Ohhh gary.. gary..
gary..Gary..gary pallister!
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Pallister advice for United starlet Smalling
Stuart Mathieson | MEN | November 16, 2010

New England recruit Chris Smalling has been offered a simple message of advice from former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister: “Be yourself.”

The Reds’ surprise £10m buy from Fulham has won another promotion – this time from the Under-21s into Fabio Capello’s senior squad for the Wembley friendly against France on Wednesday.

It represents another huge step in the 20-year-old’s astonishing meteoric rise.

Just over three years ago the centre-half made his debut in the Isthmian League Cup for Maidstone United against Canvey Island.

He was snapped up from the non-league outfit in 2008 by Fulham and made just 13 appearances before Sir Alex Ferguson added him to his youthful stock in the transfer window last January.

After just eight appearances since being added to the Old Trafford payroll – and just a week short of his 21st birthday next Monday – Smalling is part of the England manager’s plans.

The elegant style of the tall Greenwich-born defender has seen him labelled ‘the new Rio Ferdinand’.

But former Reds centre-back Pallister, who won 22 caps for England, has warned Smalling to discount the comparisons.

“Rio Ferdinand is one of the classiest defenders I have ever seen,” Pallister told M.E.N. Sport.

“He has great technique – almost like a midfielder player – and is confident on the ball.

“Chris Smalling does have confidence in possession but at the moment I don’t see a Rio in the making. It might happen eventually but at the moment I don’t see it.

“And I think Chris should ignore all those comparisons as well. It would be fatal to become obsessed with that. He shouldn’t try to be what others think he could be.

“I know from experience that can be dangerous. When I was in my early days at Middlesbrough people were likening me to Alan Hansen.

“I read it all and took it on board. I thought maybe I should start playing like him.

“But all of a sudden that can catch you out if you are not being natural.

“You can get carried away with it all and try and play up to it. It took a couple of mistakes to bring me back down to earth.

“I remember one in particular I was playing for ‘Boro against United and I tried to be Mr Cool and shepherd a ball out on the byline.

“But Brian McClair robbed me and crossed the ball for Mark Hughes to score. It taught me a big lesson.

“It is an easy trap to fall into when people are bigging you up and comparing you to the top stars. You forget sometimes what you are best at.

Pitfalls

“It is one of the pitfalls he has to be careful about. Chris mustn’t do the same as me. He must concentrate on what has got him to where he is in such a quick time.”

Smalling’s rapid progress chart almost mirrors that of Pallister’s own career path.

At 19 years old, Pally was playing non-league in the Northern League for Billingham Town before being picked up by Middlesbrough.

He was five years at ‘Boro before his £2.3m switch to Old Trafford in 1989.

“It is a similar route Chris has taken but he has reached United a lot quicker than I did,” Pallister added.

“I remember Sir Alex Ferguson saying to me when I arrived aged 24 that I was still serving my apprenticeship because I hadn’t had the professional coaching in my early years and I hadn’t had the fitness and strengthening part of working in a professional environment as a youngster.

“Even though Chris Smalling is even younger than I was at that time, from what I have seen he seems to be in good shape and have the power and strength. He is more athletic than I was.

“He looks the part as a centre-half already and will need all that power for when he is getting kicked about in the Premier League by the likes of Newcastle’s Andy Carroll and Didier Drogba at Chelsea."

Pallister believes Smalling’s elevation to the England full squad by Capello is a clever move by the Italian.

“I remember when I was in the England squad under Terry Venables and he called up Rio and Joe Cole from West Ham at the time to just get a feel of the set-up,” he added.

“They trained with us as teenagers and they had a look around and got the feel of what it is like being in the set-up.

“It was great for them to be blooded like that because when they were eventually called up to play for England the nerves wouldn’t have been as bad.

“I am sure both those players would tell you it put them in good stead. Capello seems to have taken on the idea of bringing new young faces in to the fringe of the team and have a look at them around the place.

“It is a great idea and one that can only benefit Chris.”

zudomiriku
18-11-2010, 06:05 PM
Smalling's a good sport

Chris Smalling is making a name for himself as a new United player but, as he tells us, football isn’t the only sport he excels at...

How does a day as a non-league player compare to that as a Premier League one?
It’s definitely different! I was still at school when I was at Maidstone, so I’d be up early every day. We trained on Tuesdays or Thursdays and sometimes we had a midweek match as well. I had a job at a hotel in the evenings, so it was busy. I have more free time now. We do an intense hour and a half on the training pitch and then gym work. But a lot of time is spent resting.

What are your interests away from the pitch?
I like golf, although I’m not as good as some of the boys here. I’m a big tennis fan, too. I went to Wimbledon a few years ago and had a great day. I like table-tennis, too - there’s a competition between the lads and I’m ready for any challenger.

Have you any hidden talents?
[Pauses to think] I was a national judo champion when I was younger. I started when I was about six or seven and quit just before I joined Fulham. I’ve got medals somewhere

Which TV shows do you record?
The Inbetweeners and Entourage. When I was with the England U21s this month in Romania we were all trying to download The Inbetweeners. It’s one of the funniest things on TV.

What music do you like?Usually R&B. I like Jay-Z and Kanye West, and Tinchy Stryder has done good stuff.

Who are you closest to in the squad?
I get on well with everyone, but I’ll say it’s probably Wes Brown, Kiko Macheda and Jonny Evans.

Who’s the toughest player to face in training?
I’d say Nani. He’s not the biggest, but he’s strong on the ball and quick – two qualities centre-backs hate.

http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={B4CEE8FA-9A47-47BC-B069-3F7A2F35DB70}&newsid=6653320&page=1

rondwisan
10-12-2010, 02:41 PM
09/12/2010 15:00 - ManUtd.com, Nick Coppack
Smalling: Willing and able



Chris Smalling accepts he’s unlikely to feature against Arsenal on Monday night, although the young defender says he’s more than ready to step in if required.

“Rio and Vida are the first-choice central defenders, but I have to be ready if called upon,” the 21-year-old said. “I’ve been watching on from the sidelines and learning from both of them in training.”

Against Valencia on Tuesday evening, the former Fulham and Maidstone United man was introduced on 50 minutes after Ferdinand felt his hamstring tighten and was removed from action as a precaution. Smalling slotted almost seamlessly into the Reds back four and helped keep Valencia’s forwards quiet until the final whistle.

It was his fifth Champions League appearance this season, a figure that goes some way to illustrating how well he’s taken to life at Old Trafford since arriving in the summer.

“I’m really happy with the way [my United career] has gone so far,” Smalling said. “The manager has shown faith in me and given me, and a lot of the other younger lads, a chance.

“This is going to be a hectic time. There are a lot of games to be played over Christmas so the manager will want to use his whole squad.”

And even though Ferdinand and Vidic will almost certainly get the nod against Arsenal, Smalling has been doing his homework on the current Barclays Premier League leaders.

“Samir Nasri has definitely shown that [he’s one of the best players in the league]. He’s a key player we will have to watch out for. He is so comfortable on the ball. I admire him greatly but you cannot just single one player out when you’re talking about Arsenal.

“We don't have any need to fear them, though. We’ll have more than 70,000 fans cheering us on. They should be intimidated more than we are.

“Monday is a massive game and we want to send out a statement. Now it’s time for us to kick on.”

Redsbusby
21-12-2010, 08:26 PM
United 'trying not to mention' invincible run - Smalling

ESPNsoccernet staff, December 21, 2010

Defender Chris Smalling admits it would be "tough" for Manchester United to go through the whole Premier League season unbeaten but that the team is focusing on keeping the dream alive.

Arsenal managed to go through the 2003-04 campaign without a loss and United are the only team in the Premier League yet to to suffer a defeat, having won nine and drawn seven of their 16 matches.

With 38 matches in the campaign, that means United aren't quite half way to emulating Arsenal's "Invincibles" but Smalling said the thought of doing so is firmly in the back of the players' minds.

"We're trying not to mention it," Smalling said in The Sun. "We're happy that we're going quietly and staying unbeaten. So many teams have lost points already this season that it would be tough to keep it going as Arsenal did. I'm not sure we'll ever see that again. But we are the only ones who can do it this season, so who knows? If we can get through Christmas still unbeaten, it will be a good sign."

United's 16-game run is commendable but Smalling admitted they have rarely hit the heights in individual matches, something he is eager to see set straight.

"We haven't really hit top form - except maybe against Blackburn - so it's time to send out a bit of a message. We take pride in the fact we are unbeaten. In the last 10 or 15 minutes of games, we put in that bit extra to make sure the run keeps going. We are getting stronger."

Redsbusby
06-01-2011, 03:18 PM
Bukan untuk pertandingan melawan Stoke kemarin, tp dari setiap penampilannya kala menjadi starter maupun pengganti, I SAY, YES!!!

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Is Smalling, not Evans, Ferdinand’s natural successor?

By Ed. Wed, Jan 5, 2011 | UnitedDrant

Whatever the travails of Jonny Evans this season – it has been the worst campaign of the Irishman’s short career – the greatest stumbling block to the 22-year-old’s progress might be close to home. Indeed, Chris Smalling drew praise from Sir Alex Ferguson, declaring the player as the “club’s future” following an assured display against Stoke City last night.

Smalling’s performance was another confident step by the 20-year-old former Fulham defender in a career that has progressed rapidly from the player’s days in non-league football at Maidstone United. And while the defender has started just eight games this season, mostly in Europe and the Carling Cup, he has looked increasingly at home among more illustrious company.

“Chris Smalling was excellent,” said Ferguson today. “At 20 years of age he is doing very well. I am pleased with his improvement. He is certainly the future of the club.”

It’s a long way from the jitters Smalling suffered in the second half of last season with Fulham, when the proposed move north seemingly affected the players form. Then Fulham manager Roy Hodgson was moved to joke that Smalling was “getting all his mistakes out-of-the-way” before he officially joined United on 1 July.

However, the 6′ 5″ giant began pre-season in the United States in similar fashion, prompting one writer on this website to dub, with tongue firmly in cheek, the player ‘Appalling Smalling’.

That Ferguson was moved to defend the player after Smalling conceded a penalty in United’s 3-1 pre-season defeat to Celtic was evidence to some of the Scot’s folly in paying £10 million for the player.

Ridiculously, one prominent writer moved to declare Smalling “poor”, and claim England Under-21 central defensive partner, Blackburn Rovers youngster, Phil Jones as “twice the player”.

No longer so, with the £10 million signing improving with each outing and visibly growing in confidence. Ferguson’s praise is empty perhaps but the promise of a player who has plenty of pace, a strong touch and potentially outstanding passing skills is strong.

Moreover, the London-born defender sports a humble down-to-earth nature that will serve him well under the intense Old Trafford spotlight.

“It is nice to hear some positive words from the manager,” said the England Under-21 international.

“At the start of the season I got to play every other week but I haven’t had a game for the last few weeks. Hopefully I can make my presence felt and get many more.

“For the time being, it is all about concentration and consistency.

“That will improve the more I play. I know Vida and Rio are the first choices, I just have to make sure I do equally well when I come in, so I know I am playing my part.”

By contrast Evans would probably commit murder for a decent performance in a United shirt. He might even settle for just a partially incompetent one, such has been the defender’s utterly woeful form this season. Repeatedly out-muscled and often targeted by physical opponents, Evans has suffered the worst season in his time with United.

All is not lost but for now Evans might even benefit from a loan spell away from Old Trafford. After all, he is unlikely to feature much for Ferguson’s outfit in the coming months bar an unforeseen defensive injury crisis. It’s unlikely to happen with Ferguson not boasting enough central defenders – with Wes Brown out-of-favour and John O’Shea injured – to feel comfortable with a reserve departing.

Yet, the Irishman’s problems are not insurmountable. Physically the 22-year-old is bullied at times, with opponents quickly clocking the intimidation that Evans tends to wilt under. Mentally, low confidence has shown in an increasing positional uncertainty.

Neither lack of confidence or intimidation phases Smalling now, whose physical presence alongside Nemanja Vidic last night did much to negate Kenwyne Jones’ influence. Indeed, it was the United captain who strayed from his position to allow Stoke’s headed equaliser shortly after half-time.

And yet the decision on Ferdinand’s succession is not that far away. The 32-year-old England captain has seemingly shed the injury problems that plagued him for more than 18 months but age is no friend. Vidic too will pass 30 before the year is out.

Of course Paolo Maldini played at the very highest level into his 40s. Ferdinand’s composure might enable the Dagenham-born player to match his erstwhile hero. The player’s back might not.

In the meantime Smalling appears both willing and able to step into the beach.

finza_13
23-01-2011, 08:50 AM
22/01/2011 18:06, Report by Ben Hibbs

Smalling eyes Blackpool outing

Chris Smalling hopes to retain his place alongside Nemanja Vidic for Tuesday’s trip to Blackpool – as much for a front row seat for United’s array of attacking stars who took Birmingham City apart at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Smalling stepped in for Rio Ferdinand, out with a groin injury, and it was a relatively easy afternoon as a defender as United hit five past the shell-shocked Blues.

“There were lots of goals, but if we’d been more clinical there could have been a lot more,” he told MUTV. “Overall it was a really good performance. We defended well and we attacked really well and always looked dangerous on the break.

“I felt like I did well today. It’s the manager’s decision [whether I play on Tuesday], but I have train well and make sure I’m ready. It’s nice to play in front of 75,000 fans. I’m enjoying it. I’ve had a few games alongside Vida, it’s a real joy. We train together, we’re always talking to each other. As long as we keep that together I think there’s nothing that can get past us. That showed today.”

But it was the performances of Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs in particular who ensured plenty of goals to entertain the crowd.

“Berba was brilliant,” added Chris. “The ball is played up to him and it just sticks to him. He turns and runs at defenders, that’s the thing, and it’s really causing a threat. He’s got the runners around him with Nani and Wazza running off him. It gives defenders a nightmare and makes it easier for us at the back.

“The link-up play with Wazza is brilliant and I think they’re enjoying playing together. Hopefully there’s more of that to come.”

Giggs this week pledged to play on next season, taking him beyond his 38th birthday, and Smalling admits it’s a privilege to play alongside a United legend. “It’s brilliant to hear that he wants to carry on. Everybody here knew he would because his performances in games and training – he lights up the pitch. He’s getting at players and taking them on. It’s great to see one of the great players of Manchester United.”

Victory at Bloomfield Road in midweek would extend United’s lead at the top of the table, and Smalling hopes he’ll be involved as the Reds aim to keep the team’s unbeaten league run going.

“I’m not sure how much longer it will go on. The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and we want to kick on with the next game. We’ve got the drive and positivity to go out and attack teams. That’s really paying off at the moment.”

zeavhere
23-01-2011, 08:51 AM
mainnya smalling semalem manteb kok
taktis mengawal pertahanan :thumbup:
semoga bisa ditingkatkan lagi kualitasnya

novafajaraditya
23-01-2011, 09:35 AM
mainnya smalling semalem manteb kok
taktis mengawal pertahanan :thumbup:
semoga bisa ditingkatkan lagi kualitasnya

asal sering dapet kesempatan aja :D:D
evans bisa2 kalah nihh ama doi :ngacir:

Oom Panda
23-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Liat Smalling kaya ngeliat Rio muda maen... Cocok jadi pelapisnya Vida, cuman harus lebih ati2.. Masih suka ngasih foul yg ga penting...

Win lot of header semalem.. Good Job!
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marsel david
23-01-2011, 10:58 AM
ga nyangka liat permainan smalling yg overall bagus banget diluar beberapa foul yg ga penting..

dari cara bertahannya yg rapih and selalu unggul untuk sundulan
setidaknya semalem bisa ngasih rasa tenang di tengah maennya o shea di kanan

Mahesa_Jenar
23-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Asli ni anak main ajib banget.. ketenangannya sangat bagus untuk ukuran bek muda, terlepas dari beberapa kesalahan yang dibuatnya, dia sudah layak menjadi pelapis utama twin tower kita. Much better than our Evans...

Teruskan semangatmu..!!

Redsbusby
04-02-2011, 04:26 AM
Smalling happy at United start
Youngster feeling at home at Old Trafford

Last updated: 3rd February 2011
Skysports

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is happy at how he has settled into life at Old Trafford.

The 21-year-old was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in a surprising £10million transfer from Fulham one year ago, and the player moved to the North-West last summer.

Smalling had made just 19 appearances for the Cottagers after they plucked him from non-league club Maidstone in 2008, but the Scot saw enough from the tall centre-back to persuade him to pay such a substantial amount.

The stopper has shown maturity in his role and managed to gain a place in England's under-21 squad, as well as overtaking Jonny Evans in the pecking order at United as deputy to first-choice pair Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

Surprised

"A lot of the young lads have been here for a long time," he said.

"I only came here in the summer and I wasn't at Fulham for too long, so I have surprised myself how settled I have become.

"Manchester is quite different to London. It is a bit more chilled out up here and I only live five minutes from the training ground, so everything is nice and easy.

"A lot of my family come up quite often too, so on a personal level I feel really at ease.

"And the more games I play in, the more I feel like I belong here. I really feel good at the moment."

Smalling has appeared 16 times for the club so far this season, including three consecutive games in January, two of which saw him partner Vidic, who has been in outstanding form for the Red Devils this term.

"Vidic has had the biggest impact this season on us," said Smalling.

"That is why we have been so solid at the back so to have the chance to play with him is a massive boost for me.

Chance

"He is one of the world's best central defenders so to get the chance to learn my trade next to him is invaluable.

"He is always talking to me, which makes my job a lot easier when I step into the team.

"His partnership with Rio Ferdinand is something I admired from afar so that chance to train with them each day and interact with them allows me to pick up bits and pieces of information, which is a real bonus."

"It is a big step for me. I am still improving but am trying to learn from all those experiences and kick on."

adi_Giggsy
04-02-2011, 06:53 PM
smalling emang bagus mainnya walaupun beberapa kesalahan dibuat, tapi memang masih muda dan kurang pengalaman. dengan lebih banyak pengalaman lagi maka dia adalah penerusnya Rio Ferdi 5

VaDLi
09-02-2011, 10:22 AM
Learning from the best

Chris Smalling has credited United’s centre-half pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand as the main inspiration behind his impressive start to life at Old Trafford.

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Last summer's arrival from Fulham has been a revelation for the Reds considering his lack of experience at the highest level. And although Jonny Evans played ahead of him at Wolves, Smalling has still made 11 starts so far in his first season - the majority of these as Vidic's partner in Ferdinand's absence. It's a baptism of fire that's brought the best out of the former Maidstone United man.

“It is a massive boost for me to play with Vidic. He is one of the world's best central defenders so to get the chance to learn my trade next to him is invaluable," says Chris. "He is always talking to me, which makes my job a lot easier when I step into the team.

“Vidic has had the biggest impact on the team this season. That is why we have been so solid at the back. He has been an ever-present, which just shows how formidable he has been this season.

“His partnership with Rio Ferdinand is something I admired from afar even before I came here. To be able to train with them each day, interact with them and pick up bits and pieces is just a bonus.”

Smalling also admits his surprise at how quickly he has settled in to life at United, considering he made the formidable jump from non-league to Barclays Premier League and onto UEFA Champions League football in just three years.

The defender admits: “A lot of the young lads have been here for many years, I only came here in the summer and I wasn't at Fulham for too long. I have surprised myself in how settled I have become. A lot of my family come up quite often. I feel really at ease.

“Manchester is quite different to London. There is more hustle and bustle in London. It is a bit more chilled out up here. I only live five minutes from the training ground. It is nice and easy. Nothing is too far.

“Each game that you play in makes you feel like you belong here. Hopefully there are many more to come. I really feel good at the moment.”

One thing he can’t get used to is the expectation and pressure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world football, although the England Under-21 international says he is quickly learning the United way.

“It is all new for me being heavy favourites for so many competitions. A lot of the lads have been through this. They pass on their experience of getting through to the latter stages of games. They give you little pointers in terms of things like coming back at Blackpool. Wins like that help you to kick on and learn what this club is all about.

“Everyone becomes a lot more focused when you come towards the critical stages of the season. A lot of these players have been through it every year. A lot of other clubs have not been through that. The experience in our squad really helps.”

Chris was talking to PA Sport, BBC Radio, Magic 1152 and ManUtd.com.

renandez
09-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Pokoknya dr pada evans emank lebih milih smalling yg jd palang pintu,lebih lugas+punya power
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adi_Giggsy
09-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Pokoknya dr pada evans emank lebih milih smalling yg jd palang pintu,lebih lugas+punya power
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musim ini evans mengalami penurunan permainan, pilihan bijak saat ini adalah Smalling. ane stuju bro! permainannya lebih tenang dalam bertahan, tinggal diasah lagi dan diberikan kesempatan lagi.

renandez
10-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Gaya permainan smalling ini emank mirip kyk vidic tp disitu justru keuntungannya jd dia bisa jd opsi tandem buat rio ato vidic kalo salah satunya lg absen
Sayang opa SAF kayaknya kurang ksh kepercayaan ke pemain2 kyk smalling dan lebih milih "anak emasnya":hammer: kyk evans
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hendiplast
12-02-2011, 02:05 PM
United hand Chris Smalling chance to show he is Rio Ferdinand's heir
Manchester United are without their first-choice defender against Man City and must rely on an inexperienced youngster instead

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From Sir Alex Ferguson, there was acclaim for Chris Smalling and the sense of a young man increasingly comfortable in his own skin, acclimatising to life as a Manchester United player and demonstrating the gifts that have elevated him from non-league football to the top tier of his profession in two and a half years.

But there was one significant drawback as Ferguson contemplated the 159th Manchester derby and what threatens to be the most challenging assignment of Smalling's career to date. It was that the 21-year-old was being discussed only because Rio Ferdinand's injury problems have flared up again. The England captain is facing another fortnight out and, as Ferguson will be acutely aware, there is hard evidence that can have serious ramifications.

It is when you analyse the statistics that it becomes clear how Ferdinand's absence can rob United's defence of its poise. With him in the side alongside Nemanja Vidic the team have conceded an average of 0.67 goals in their league games this season. When the pairing is broken up, it balloons to 1.4. In short, United are more than twice as likely to concede when they are without their first-choice defensive partnership.

As Ferguson noted: "They don't always play together but, in the main games, it's a fantastic partnership. They have the experience and quality behind them of going for championships." For United there are immediate dangers, particularly if Manchester City are emboldened to play with more ambition than they volunteered in the reverse fixture last November.

Ferguson talked up Smalling but the £10m signing from Fulham has started only three league matches and it has not been a flawless introduction judging by the way he was sucked out of position in allowing Tuncay Sanli to cross for Stoke City's goal at Old Trafford last month.

Smalling has never faced a striker as accomplished as Carlos Tevez when it comes to wearing down opponents and forcing his personality on to a game of football either and, in essence, he is in the team only by default given Jonny Evans's confidence issues, irrespective of the ankle injury the Northern Ireland international suffered this week.

Wes Brown, once described by Ferguson as the best natural defender in the country, has almost vanished from the radar, now the club's fifth-choice centre-half. The options, to be blunt, are not great.

The medical diagnosis also makes Ferdinand doubtful for the first leg of the Champions League tie against Marseille on Wednesday week, although United's staff can be encouraged that the calf injury he suffered in the warm-up at Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday is not linked to the back problems that restricted him to only 12 starts in the league last season.

"It's nothing to do with his back," Ferguson said. "That was our main concern. It'll just be a couple of weeks. You have to remember Rio's been in first-team football since he was 17 years old. That's a long time so he will pick up these little strains – but I'm sure this isn't a long-term thing."

As for Smalling, Ferguson believes a player who was on Maidstone's books as recently as 2008 will be challenging Ferdinand for a permanent place in a year to 18 months. "He may lack a bit of big-game experience but he's quick – he's a good user and passer of the ball. The boy's been terrific training-wise, and in the games he's played I've been very pleased with him."

Increasingly, however, there is the sense at Old Trafford that if United are to have a successful end to the season Ferdinand will have to stay fit. A goal has gone in every 51 minutes when Evans has been on the pitch. For Vidic it is 97 and for Smalling 104.

Ferdinand brings an extra insurance – a goal conceded every 135 minutes – because of the way he reads the game, his anticipation and the positional sense that makes it rare to see him diving into tackles. Behind the scenes it is not seen as a fluke that he has not been booked since a late tackle on Fernando Torres in the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in March 2009. Without his trusted partner, Vidic can overcompensate at times and make uncharacteristic errors.

Still, the fact United have conceded only eight goals at Old Trafford this season provides an essential piece of perspective, though Roberto Mancini has noted their vulnerability in the air recently, with two headers conceded against Wolves and at Blackpool. "Every set piece is going to be important," the Manchester City manager said.

For Smalling, this is the match that could tell us the most yet about his credentials to be viewed as the heir to Ferdinand.

Guardian

hendiplast
12-02-2011, 02:11 PM
The unlikely story of United centre back Chris Smalling
Manchester United are expected to name Chris Smalling in their starting eleven for tomorrow's Manchester derby, an incredible progression for the defender who was playing for Maidstone United three years ago.

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Smalling, now 21, was still at school in Chatham, Kent when playing for Maidstone in the Isthmian League Premier Division, six tiers below the Premier League. After making his debut at 17 Smalling spent a season excelling with the Stones, also managing to produce the finest ever tribute to a 1970s football sticker.

Fulham spotted the defender and paid £10,000 up front for his services, with £10,000 more coming after every 10 league appearances he made for the club. Smalling did not sign a contract at Maidstone as this would have precluded him from playing in the England Schoolboys team, which does not select any players signed to professional deals.

When Manchester United beat off interest from Arsenal and paid £10m for Smalling in January 2010 after just three Premier League appearances for Fulham, Maidstone sought more money, appealing to Mohammed Al-Fayed's compassionate side. With no formal sell-on clause in place, Al-Fayed turned them down.

The £10m price tag suggested United had seen something very special. Such a transfer fee for a player of his age with so little experience can only be an admission of guilt that the major club's collective scouting networks have let one slip through the net.

After being immediately loaned back to Fulham for the remainder of the 2010 Smalling made his United debut in a pre-season game against Celtic in Canada, and scored his first goal two weeks later on the same tour in a 3-1 win over Chivas Guadalajara. He has already started three Premier League games for United this year.

Smalling has a similar playing style to Ferdinand, with an elegant, unhurried manner on the ball that is at odds with his imposing physical presence. At 6'4" he is three and half inches taller than the England captain. But Smalling has been at pains to point out his ability to scrap in central defence.

He names Tony Adams as his idol, and told Mark Ogden that his time at Maidstone taught him the grit to go along with his natural talent: "Every young centre half picks up different traits and I like to bring out the ball like Rio does. But I started out at Maidstone United, so I had to grind out some games physically. Hopefully I’ve still got that in my locker.

“My career has moved at such a rate and hopefully it can just keep on going. I’m very much excited at being a part of this," he said last summer. He is on the verge of being thrown in at the deep end.

Telegraph

renandez
12-02-2011, 05:25 PM
Rasanya memang duet vidic-smalling yg saat ini paling bisa diandalkan ketika rio sedang absen membela united
Semoga dgn kepercayaan ini smalling bisa membuktikan kemampuannya dan bahwa dia pantas berada di OT :beer:
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hendiplast
12-02-2011, 11:28 PM
Class performance from Smalling this night, keep on movin Smalling :beer:

Mahesa_Jenar
12-02-2011, 11:34 PM
Smalling bermain sangat perkasa lawan City. Dingin dan nyaris tanpa kesalahan
Bloody fantastic.. benar benar layak menjadi pelapis Rio, dan bukan tidak mungkin suatu saat akan menjadi suksesornya...

Keep the spirit Lad...!!!

arson pelipus
12-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Defender masa depan Inggris dan United........pertahankan CS12 performamu agar bisa menjadi tulang punggung buat pasukan SETAN MERAHKU......:muscarf::muscarf:

hendiplast
13-02-2011, 06:15 PM
Joe Royle: Chris Smalling shows he can step into Rio Ferdinand's shoes

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Joe Royle was part of the last Manchester City team to finish higher than United in the league, in 1977, and went on to manage the club between 1998 and 2001 when they won two promotions before getting relegated from the Premier League.

He faced Sir Alex Ferguson twice in the dugout in Manchester derbies, losing 1-0 to a David Beckham free-kick at Maine Road but earning a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson is the best in the business at looking ahead.In Chris Smalling, he has the next Rio Ferdinand

We know about his composure on the ball, as seen in one run out of defence, but Sir Alex will be more impressed with his defending yesterday - that is his primary job.

When City were going for it in the closing stages, looking for an equaliser, Smalling stood firm and his finest moment came when he made a great tackle in the final moment.

Nani looks more and more like the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, Smalling is the equivalent for Ferdinand.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

Redsbusby
13-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Smalling happy with derby debut

Sunday 13th February 2011 13:18
TeamTalk

Chris Smalling has admitted he could not have had a better introduction to the frenzy of a Manchester derby.

The 21-year-old performed superbly as Rio Ferdinand's replacement in the Manchester United defence.

Matchwinning hero Wayne Rooney claimed Smalling deserved the man-of-the-match prize for the manner in which he subdued Carlos Tevez and Sir Alex Ferguson also heaped praise on the youngster afterwards.

It was a marvellous feat considering he was making only his fourth Premier League start since a £7million summer move from Fulham.

And he loved every minute.

"I knew I was going to be playing earlier in the week so I had a lot of time to prepare," he said.

"People have been telling me just what a massive game this is.

"Once I got my first touch it was a case of enjoying it and playing like any other game.

"It was a great occasion and I really enjoyed myself. To win it and play my part is a real joy."

Considering he was at Maidstone three years ago, Smalling has grown up pretty quickly.

And the Londoner is starting to get used to the demands of being a United player.

"We all saw the table before the game and knew how crucial this game was," he said.

"It had been emphasised to us all week, every time we stepped on the training field.

"In the end, we got our just desserts. Their goal was pretty jammy and it would have been a travesty if they had taken anything out of that game."

That Manchester City did not collect a point from their Old Trafford visit was down to the magnificence of Rooney's overhead kick, a goal Smalling is happy to watch over and over.

"We saw it on TV in the dressing room," he said.

"It has come right out of the middle of his foot and flew into the top corner. There is no better way to win the game. Wazza worked tirelessly all game. It was a fabulous occasion."

dyan_giggs
14-02-2011, 12:49 AM
kalo rio mau pensiun sekarang
kaya'nya ga akan pusing lagi nyari penggantinya
teves mati kutu di buatnya

Redsbusby
14-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Rahasia cemerlangnya sang defender dr london untuk mengawal tevez - yg uda terbiasa menghadapi rio d setiap derby... hingga filosofi dan perkembangan smalling sejak berada di OT.


Rio Ferdinand chat the secret of Chris Smalling success

Stuart Mathieson, February 14, 2011
MENMedia

Chris Smalling was pinpointed as Manchester United’s Achilles heel in the derby – but he proved to be a defensive Trojan for the Reds.

The 21-year-old derby debutant kept the lid on 22-goal marksman Carlos Tevez to help United secure a 2-1 success and press home their title advantage.

Smalling was drafted in to replace calf victim Rio Ferdinand.

Ferdinand’s United experience dwarfs his junior of 11 years by over 300 appearances for the Reds but the young deputy made it a seamless transition as Nemanja Vidic’s sidekick.

But the £10m capture from Fulham told M.E.N. Sport his derby triumph was down to a chat with Ferdinand and drawing on his own experiences at Fulham last season.

“There was an emphasis on me coming into the team because Rio has been so solid, so to play my part in such a massive game and a big title match was brilliant,” Smalling said.

“The players around me make it so much easier. They are always talking to me. When I had my first touch I just felt like one of the other lads who play regularly every week.

“I was talking to Rio on Friday and he was giving me little pointers. He has played with and against Carlos Tevez for many years and seen him in training every day for a couple of years so he was giving me little bits of advice on how to play him.

Touch

“He was making the point that Carlos likes to feel the defenders at his back. So you let him have his touch before you move in and go for him. It was great advice because he is a tricky player. It was a really good challenge for me.

“To have that knowledge to tap into is incredible. You get so much feedback with players you are playing with, players who are injured like Rio and the many coaches we have. It really puts me at ease and allows you to enjoy the occasion.

“It is great to have that pre-match advice but you also cannot beat first-hand experience. You can watch as many videos as you want but until you face them it is different.

“I faced Carlos for Fulham last season and I did really well in one match and then another time he got the better of me. So to be able to re-test myself against a world class striker was good

“We played City in the Carling Cup and I did well against him but then we played at Craven Cottage in the league and I was turned too easily and he scored.

“Rio and the coaches were telling me not to do anything rash. Their comments, coupled with what I knew from last season’s experience, helped me. It paid off and I hope it showed.

“I was able to be calm before this massive occasion because I had also learnt from last season at Fulham.

“I have learnt a lot to calm down. At Fulham I think I hyped myself up too much at times and got a bit tense and then I made mistakes. Playing centre back is all about being calm and that is sinking in now. Now I feel I can relax and play my normal game.

“I am on a high now. I want to finish the season strongly. I hope I can prove to the manager that I can play a part. I am feeling really confident at the moment.”

Reds boss Sir Alex Ferguson added his own tribute to Smalling.

Improving

“Chris Smalling has been exceptional since he came here. There is no doubt about that. He is improving all the time. All the training sessions, he does extra all the time. He wants to be a player. He likes defending. That is the best thing about him,” he said.

Ferguson also expressed sympathy for Portuguese winger Nani, whose own excellent strike to break the deadlock was over-shadowed by Wayne Rooney’s wonder hit.

“All the talk will be about the winner, and quite rightly so, because I have never seen a goal like that in my life. It was absolutely magnificent,” said Sir Alex.

“Nani was fantastic. I thought he and Ryan Giggs gave us fantastic width in the game. Nani has that special thing – Ryan had it 15 years ago – he threatened all the time.

“He was going by players. He had a shot from outside the box. People will forget Nani’s goal because of Rooney’s. But his goal, the control and first-touch and then sliding it into the corner of the net was a great goal. Unfortunately for him, all the talk will be of Wayne’s goal.

“Some of our football was fantastic. There was great confidence and composure in our game. It is a great result. City had some moments when they caused us a bit of trouble. But that is what you expect. They are in the top four and they are challenging. They are a force. This was a fantastic result.

“I don’t think they are out of the title race. In this league, with 12 games to go, games can be won and lost.”

renandez
24-02-2011, 11:11 AM
Penampilannya yg lugas,tenang,dan disiplin waktu maen semalem bisa bikin dia jd andalan kalo seandainya rio ato vida lg cedera ato under perform
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

Redsbusby
25-02-2011, 11:35 PM
Manchester United's Chris Smalling: I'm Ready To Prove Myself To Sir Alex Ferguson
Centre-back believes he can fill Rio Ferdinand's shoes

By Stephen Bridle
Goal.com

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has admitted that Rio Ferdinand’s shoes are big ones to fill, but that he is going to prove to manager Sir Alex Ferguson he is ready to be considered for regular first team football.

The 21-year-old knows he’ll have to bide his time with a wealth of talent in the squad, having to battle for a place with the likes of Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, but is prepared to be patient.

"When Rio got injured, it was time for me to step up to the plate," Smalling told the Daily Mirror. "They're big shoes to fill, but hopefully with my performances, and the sort of games and massive occasions I've been playing in, I can get the manager's faith in me and he can justify playing me.

"When you get the shirt and a position in the team, you don't want to give it up. But I understand that Rio is the main man. I just have to make sure that, whenever an opportunity arises, I keep taking them.

"I know I'll have to bide my time. But I'm always going to be ready, because no player wants to be sitting on the bench.

"It's possibly more than I expected this season. Not so much in terms of the number of games, because I hoped to be given a few, but the types of games I've been involved in. But I'm enjoying it."

Smalling played during United’s 0-0 draw with Marseille in the Champions League this week and received much praise from Ferguson, who proclaimed his performance as “excellent”.

"I played in Europe with Fulham last year, but they were smaller stadiums than this one," said Smalling.

"I had a few jitters, but I like these sort of occasions. A lot of my games have been at Old Trafford, where I have the fans on my side, but I do like these occasions when a lot are against you and we stick together.”

Taking part in some of the bigger games of the season is something that Smalling notes as being a big step in his career.

"Playing in the Manchester derby definitely helped me. The bigger games and occasions are coming to me now and hopefully I can lay the foundations in other competitions, but to play at this level is really good for me,” he said.

"I didn't expect to get games of this nature [Champions League] yet. I hoped to play some Premier League games and other cup competitions but in terms of the knockout stage of the Champions League, to get this chance at this stage of my career is great.

"There's a lot riding on the biggest competition in the world for this club, so to have the manager's faith in me for these kind of games is great and hopefully I can repay that faith.

"After playing against City in the derby and having an away game of this magnitude behind me, now I just look forward to games. It's not daunting.”

The young defender says that United have reached the season’s tipping point now, but have the strength and team spirit to push on in the Premier League and make the top spot their own throughout.

He added: "We have a pivotal period now. We've been at the top of the table for a while now and it's time to kick on and put a bit of space between us and the rest. We have the togetherness to do that."

renandez
26-02-2011, 02:02 PM
Ujian buat smalling saat laga nanti malam lawan wigan,dilanjut chelsea midweek,terakhir liverpool
Semoga penampilannya tetap konsisten seperti 2 laga terakhir
Smalling layak jd first team :thumbup:
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ario adi nugroho
01-03-2011, 06:13 PM
Smalling Tak Gentar Drogba Atau Torres

Bek Manchester United Chris Smalling menyatakan siap menjalankan tugasnya dengan baik siapa pun lawan mereka.

Masih belum pulihnya Rio Ferdinand membuat Chris Smalling memiliki kans besar untuk kembali mendampingi Nemanja Vidic di jantung pertahanan Manchester United kala menghadapi Chelsea dinihari nanti.

Itu artinya Smalling akan berhadapan dengan bomber-bomber kelas wahid Chelsea, seperti Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres atau Nicolas Anelka.

Diakui pemain belakang berusia 21 tahun ini, striker Chelsea merupakan sekumpulan striker dengan kualitas terbaik di dunia saat ini. Tapi ditegaskannya tak ada rasa takut dimilikinya.

"Kami tahu mereka memiliki striker kelas dunia seperti halnya kami. Tapi siapa pun yang jadi lawan kami, kami akan siap," katanya, Selasa (1/3).

"Melihat catatan sebelumnya di mana kami bisa menjaga clean sheets, kami bisa memberikan percaya diri kepada pemain di depan untuk mengoyak gawang lawan," tandas Smalling.

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1108/sepakbola-inggris/2011/03/01/2373764/smalling-tak-gentar-drogba-atau-torres

fredrian.seven
03-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Party's over! Celebrity hotel bans defender Smalling hours after United defeat to Chelsea

By Sportsmail Reporter
Last updated at 1:19 PM on 3rd March 2011

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has been banned from the May Fair Hotel in London after hosting a wild all-night party with a group of allegedly drunken girls - just hours after Tuesday's defeat to Chelsea.

The 21-year old conceded a penalty which led to Frank Lampard's late winner at Stamford Bridge.

But hours late he checked into a £2,000-a-night suite at the London hotel popular with celebrities such as Lady GaGa and Paris Hilton, and partied until 4.30am.

A spokesman for the hotel confirmed that Smalling had been banned, saying that guests who behave in such a way 'are not welcome'.

Furious guests repeatedly complained as the footballer's friends loudly celebrated into the night - damaging a wardrobe in the suite in the process.

The group were said to have ran up an incredible £2,400 room service bill including bottles of vodka and Amaretto and burgers and chips.

The seventh-floor suite also has a state-of-the-art sound system from which guests were said to have been subjected to blaring music.

Hotel managers eventually brought the party to a halt and decided to ban Smalling from staying there again.

The former Fulham footballer's friends are said to have abused hotel staff as they were confronted.

A Manchester United spokesman refused to comment on the hotel episode. A spokesman earlier denied that Smalling had thrown a party but admitted he had friends in his room.

'The suite was damaged but that wasn't the main concern,' A source from the hotel told The Sun.

'He was banned over the guests he brought back. These were not the sort of women who are welcome and some of the men were aggressive.'

The May Fair has been dubbed London's top celebrity hotel, with regular guests including Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole, Peaches Geldof and Paris Hilton.

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Yah... mulai. Mulai neko2... Ayo Smalling, fokus! Fokus... saat ini masa2 krusial buat United. Fokus!!!

zeavhere
03-03-2011, 09:49 PM
Party's over! Celebrity hotel bans defender Smalling hours after United defeat to Chelsea

By Sportsmail Reporter
Last updated at 1:19 PM on 3rd March 2011

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has been banned from the May Fair Hotel in London after hosting a wild all-night party with a group of allegedly drunken girls - just hours after Tuesday's defeat to Chelsea.

The 21-year old conceded a penalty which led to Frank Lampard's late winner at Stamford Bridge.

But hours late he checked into a £2,000-a-night suite at the London hotel popular with celebrities such as Lady GaGa and Paris Hilton, and partied until 4.30am.

A spokesman for the hotel confirmed that Smalling had been banned, saying that guests who behave in such a way 'are not welcome'.

Furious guests repeatedly complained as the footballer's friends loudly celebrated into the night - damaging a wardrobe in the suite in the process.

The group were said to have ran up an incredible £2,400 room service bill including bottles of vodka and Amaretto and burgers and chips.

The seventh-floor suite also has a state-of-the-art sound system from which guests were said to have been subjected to blaring music.

Hotel managers eventually brought the party to a halt and decided to ban Smalling from staying there again.

The former Fulham footballer's friends are said to have abused hotel staff as they were confronted.

A Manchester United spokesman refused to comment on the hotel episode. A spokesman earlier denied that Smalling had thrown a party but admitted he had friends in his room.

'The suite was damaged but that wasn't the main concern,' A source from the hotel told The Sun.

'He was banned over the guests he brought back. These were not the sort of women who are welcome and some of the men were aggressive.'

The May Fair has been dubbed London's top celebrity hotel, with regular guests including Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole, Peaches Geldof and Paris Hilton.

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Yah... mulai. Mulai neko2... Ayo Smalling, fokus! Fokus... saat ini masa2 krusial buat United. Fokus!!!
:nohope:
masak habis kalah lawan chelsea, besok mau lawan pool malah pesta-pesta
dasar anak muda

awas aja kalau besok mainnya jelek :hajar3:

Redsbusby
03-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Aduh sayang banget,,,
mungkin karena uda ngerasa jadi bintang mulai deh si SMalling...

Ayo lad! jangan menjadi beckham part 2...
FOKUSS!!!!

bucay deathbat
03-03-2011, 10:15 PM
Malah party ne Smalling . .
gk ngajak2 juga . . :D

Ayo Smalling,kembali kejalan yg benar . .
United Road :D

Fokus buat partai vs Liverpool . .
:kuda::kuda::kuda:

hzent
03-03-2011, 10:26 PM
Waduh....anak muda satu ini...
Diharapkan bermain bagus waktu lawan pool...
lets back to the field

neoradtz
03-03-2011, 10:45 PM
Aduh sayang banget,,,
mungkin karena uda ngerasa jadi bintang mulai deh si SMalling...

Ayo lad! jangan menjadi beckham part 2...
FOKUSS!!!!

Malah party ne Smalling . .
gk ngajak2 juga . . :D

Ayo Smalling,kembali kejalan yg benar . .
United Road :D

Fokus buat partai vs Liverpool . .
:kuda::kuda::kuda:

Waduh....anak muda satu ini...
Diharapkan bermain bagus waktu lawan pool...
lets back to the field

Mungkin pelarian dari tekanan batin.. :) Masih labil, n sedikit banyak pasti ada rasa bersalah soal keputusan penalti lebay waktu lawan chelsea..
Ayo buktikan kemampuan mu di kandang bango! :D

:beer:

Redsbusby
12-03-2011, 12:22 AM
Ferguson heaps praise on Smalling

Fourfourtwo - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has lavished praise on his young defender Chris Smalling, after his performances in the absence of Rio Ferdinand have earned rave reviews this season.

The 21-year-old has partnered Nemanja Vidic at the heart of United's defence in recent weeks, as Red Devils skipper Ferdinand battles to shrug off a calf strain.

Many pundits were surprised with Ferguson's decision to plunge the ex-Maidstone United player in at the deep end, with the former Fulham star still learning his trade at the highest level, having only made the move into professional football two years ago.

But Smalling's rapid rise to stardom comes as no surprise to the Old Trafford supremo, who feels his England Under-21 international will only get better with experience.

“We are very pleased with his performances”, Ferguson told Inside United. "It's an outstanding contribution he has made. But, do you know, I expected him to do well. I had no doubts about him.

"He's done really well for us and he is improving all the time. He is developing all aspects of his game because he wants to learn and improve. He likes defending, he enjoys it. So he's a real bonus.

"We started him against [Manchester] City with Rio being out and it's not easy coming in for your first derby at 21 years of age, having only been with us nine months. But I thought he would do well."

And Ferguson believes Smalling and Jonny Evans could prove to be the bedrock of United's defence in the future.

"They're young, but Evans for example has already played a lot of games for us. He played almost three quarters of the matches last season. His time will come."

By Matt Maltby

finza_13
12-03-2011, 08:19 AM
SMALLING SET FOR GUNNERS TIE

Chris Smalling believes hard graft on the training ground could pay dividends for United, as Sir Alex Ferguson's men bid to bounce back from two defeats with victory over Arsenal.

The young defender experienced the toughest period of his Reds career so far when an away loss to Chelsea - in which he was unfortunate to concede the Blues' match-winning penalty - was followed by a disappointing 3-1 reverse at Liverpool. He's now hoping time will be a healer, especially as the time was well spent preparing to face the Gunners who were busy in midweek, also losing, against Barcelona.

"Obviously, everyone was really gutted immediately after the Liverpool game," Smalling told ManUtd.com. "Last week was disappointing but this week we've got back out onto the training pitch and worked hard. It's all about getting refocused and it's good to have another big game around the corner."

As Smalling himself says, "Games don't come much bigger than an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal. The FA Cup is a massive competition and we want to kick on. The manager spoke earlier in the season about the importance of it, especially as it's been a while (seven years) since the club last won the Cup.

"The manager really wants us to go out there and perform. Hopefully we can get the result we want on Saturday."

adi_Giggsy
12-03-2011, 02:20 PM
Smalling is great...semoga tahun ini menjadi sebuah pengalaman buatnya dan tahun2 berikutnya menjadikannya seorang yang bermain bagus sebagai defender.

marsel david
13-03-2011, 08:27 PM
Smalling confident of CL progress
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team talk.com

Chris Smalling is convinced the Old Trafford factor can help steer Manchester United into the Champions League quarter-finals next week.


Although the Red Devils produced a disappointing performance in Marseille, a goalless first leg does give them the advantage, even if Sir Alex Ferguson's men are vulnerable to the away goal.

They remember all too well they were eliminated by such a narrow margin last term, when Arjen Robben struck for Bayern Munich.

However, with the home fans in full voice, Smalling is confident United will avoid a similar scenario.

"We have been pretty immense at Old Trafford all season," said the England Under-21 star.

"So, while we were disappointed not to get that away goal we will approach our task full of confidence."

With Ferguson confirming on Friday that Rio Ferdinand is not due to return to training until the beginning of next week, Smalling is set to resume his central defensive partnership with skipper Nemanja Vidic.

It will be Smalling's seventh Champions League game out of eight this term and, although he did gain some European experience last year as Fulham charged to the Europa League final, the 21-year-old accepts the standard this term has been far higher.

"I played in Europe with Fulham last season but that was in smaller stadiums with smaller crowds," said the Londoner.

"It was one step but the Champions League is the biggest competition. Hopefully I can get many more games because as each game passes I am getting more confident.

"Experiences like that are the only way you can improve.

"I do have a few jitters but I like these sort of occasions."

On the first-leg performances, United do have the quality required to claim a quarter-final berth.

However, Marseille are dangerous opposition on the break and in Gabriel Heinze have someone well versed in United's ways.

Although the Argentina star's time at Old Trafford ended acrimoniously in 2007, Heinze has since made his peace with Ferguson and is full of admiration for the way the Red Devils are run.

"It is down to the person in charge, the person who keeps the club at the highest level - Alex Ferguson, plus all the players they have in the squad," Heinze toldUEFA's website.

"The top players there are very important. Players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes command the squad and support it.

"I experienced that when I was there, the way they act before and during a match. To have named Ryan Giggs as the club's best-ever player says it all.

"My first big moment at Old Trafford was when the fans and my team-mates voted me player of the season.

"To hear the fans singing 'Argentina, Argentina' was very emotional; my family was there as well. It's something I'll never forget for the rest of my life.

"To go on to win the domestic league title with Manchester United (in 2007) - my first - was unforgettable too."

ario adi nugroho
15-03-2011, 02:04 AM
Smalling: Fans United Kunci Kalahkan Marseille

Smalling menilai United selalu tampil luar biasa bila bermain di bawah dukungan suporternya.

Bek Manchester United Chris Smalling yakin bahwa dukungan penuh fans United akan membawa klub kebanggaan mereka meraih kemenangan atas Marseille pekan ini.

United akan melakoni laga leg kedua menghadapi Marseille, setelah keduanya bermain imbang tanpa gol di pertemuan pertama di Prancis.

"Kami telah menjadi klub yang sangat luar biasa apabila tampil di Old Trafford musim ini. Jadi meskipun kami kecewa gagal mencetak gol di kandang lawan, kami akan tetap tampil dengan penuh percaya diri."

"Saya bermain di Eropa bersama Fulham musim lalu, tetapi itu di stadion yang lebih kecil dan suara suporter yang lebih kecil."

"Saya telah melangkah ke depan, tetapi Liga Champions adalah kompetisi terbesar. Saya harap saya dapat bermain di lebih banyak pertandingan karena setiap pertandingan yang saya lalui, saya menjadi lebih percaya diri."

"Pengalaman seperti itu adalah cara satu-satunya yang membuat anda berkembang. Saya memang sedikit grogi tapi saya senang dengan kesempatan ini."

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1364/liga-champions/2011/03/14/2393569/smalling-fans-united-kunci-kalahkan-marseille

ario adi nugroho
16-03-2011, 02:50 AM
Ferguson Puas Performa Smalling

Sejauh ini, bek Manchester United Chris Smalling telah menunjukkan penampilan yang mengesankan pelatihnya.

Sejak bergabung dengan Manchester United, Chris Smalling dinilai Alex Ferguson telah memenuhi ekspektasi dan standar yang ditetapkannya.

Smalling bergabung dengan United sebelumnya dengan diproyeksikan sebagai pelapis Rio Ferdinand atau Nemanja Vidic. Kini saat sudah mendapat tempat utama di tim, Ferguson malah mempertimbangkan untuk mempertahankan posisinya itu.

Diakui pelatih Manchester United asal Skotlandia itu, Smalling telah menunjukkan perkembangan yang luar biasa.

"Ia adalah pemain muda yang datang dan menjadi harapan di Eropa juga di kompetisi liga," kata Sir Alex, Selasa (15/3).

"Kami membawanya pertama kali sebagai pemain di masa mendatang, tapi perkembangannya jauh lebih cepat dari yang kami perkirakan."

"Ia menikmati bagaimana cara bertahan, yang mana hal ini sangat penting dan kami puas dengan bagaimana ia menjalankan tugasnya sejauh ini," tandas Ferguson.

Smalling sendiri juga mengaku semakin percaya diri setelah mendapat kepercayaan dari Alex Ferguson untuk menjadi andalan di lini belakang Manchester United.

"Saya beruntung bisa bermain di laga-laga besar melawan lawan-lawan hebat dalam beberapa bulan ke belakang. Saya merasa di rumah sendiri di jantung pertahanan United dan saya berharap hal itu bisa terus berlanjut," tukasnya.

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1108/sepakbola-inggris/2011/03/15/2395047/ferguson-puas-performa-smalling

goodfron
16-03-2011, 10:34 AM
ndak lama lagi kita semua bakalan segera membiasakan menyaksikan Smalling pake' jersey timnas Inggris :D

MUFC1878
16-03-2011, 01:34 PM
mdh2an next sisen bisa tampil reguler, dan menjadi tandem sempurna buat vida :devil1:

HenryRooney07
16-03-2011, 02:06 PM
He.he. kliatan masih sungkan buat negur Wes Brown...:peace:

Redsbusby
16-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Sliding nya bagus...
karena memang kakinya yg panjang cukup mendukung ;))

Panji
16-03-2011, 03:55 PM
postur bagus....semoga musim depan reguler dampingi vidic...

Reddevils_7
16-03-2011, 04:01 PM
bek yang bagus , mungkin bisa jadi pengganti ferdy d masa mendatang kalo terus d kasih pengalaman tanding 1st team .
kalo d FM2011 sih dia termasuk wonderkid MU :D

hendiplast
19-03-2011, 09:02 AM
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling relishing leadership duties amid injury crisis at Old Trafford
Chris Smalling says he has been forced to “step up” because of the injury crisis at Manchester United that has put Owen Hargreaves on standby for a surprise return to the squad against Bolton Wanderers.

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Hargreaves, whose comeback from injury in November ended with a torn hamstring five minutes into the Premier League win against Wolves, has trained all week with the United first team and could start on the bench should he report no side-effects from Friday’s practise session.
With captain Nemanja Vidic leading a list of defensive absentees that includes Rio Ferdinand, John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva, however, Smalling is due to partner Wes Brown in central defence against the physical threat of Bolton's Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander.
Smalling admits he must accept greater responsibility. “It [the injury crisis] has made me step up,” Smalling said. “The coaches say you need to get out there and organise in terms of marking and be aware of the people around you. It’s a massive test but I’m enjoying it and hopefully I can keep things going. I don’t want the season to end.
“We are down to the bare bones in the defensive department, but being at home today will be a massive help because the fans can get behind us.”
Smalling, a £12 million signing from Fulham in the summer, concedes that the loss of Vidic to a calf strain is a huge blow. “Nemanja is a focal point of our defence and, being the captain, he’s a massive loss.” he said. “But we’ve got experienced players that can come in, like Wes Brown. Bolton will be a physical challenge but we played against Stoke earlier in the season.
“If they want to kick the ball up in the air, I will challenge all day long. Bring it on.”

Telegraph

wazza
19-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling relishing leadership duties amid injury crisis at Old Trafford
Chris Smalling says he has been forced to “step up” because of the injury crisis at Manchester United that has put Owen Hargreaves on standby for a surprise return to the squad against Bolton Wanderers.

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Hargreaves, whose comeback from injury in November ended with a torn hamstring five minutes into the Premier League win against Wolves, has trained all week with the United first team and could start on the bench should he report no side-effects from Friday’s practise session.
With captain Nemanja Vidic leading a list of defensive absentees that includes Rio Ferdinand, John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva, however, Smalling is due to partner Wes Brown in central defence against the physical threat of Bolton's Kevin Davies and Johan Elmander.
Smalling admits he must accept greater responsibility. “It [the injury crisis] has made me step up,” Smalling said. “The coaches say you need to get out there and organise in terms of marking and be aware of the people around you. It’s a massive test but I’m enjoying it and hopefully I can keep things going. I don’t want the season to end.
“We are down to the bare bones in the defensive department, but being at home today will be a massive help because the fans can get behind us.”
Smalling, a £12 million signing from Fulham in the summer, concedes that the loss of Vidic to a calf strain is a huge blow. “Nemanja is a focal point of our defence and, being the captain, he’s a massive loss.” he said. “But we’ve got experienced players that can come in, like Wes Brown. Bolton will be a physical challenge but we played against Stoke earlier in the season.
<B>“If they want to kick the ball up in the air, I will challenge all day long. Bring it on</B>.”

Telegraph

Just Focus with your game smailing, with the rest of the Defender we have there's no choice but patience. u did great last couple weeks

VaDLi
21-03-2011, 04:55 PM
dapet ginian di fb, semoga ga ripos

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/190284_153320934727029_113660312026425_319157_1067 80_n.jpg
smalling waktu masih bocah, juara judo + dapet sabuk kuning, tapi ga dilanjutin waktu sign kontrak ama fulham
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

fredrian.seven
22-03-2011, 10:03 AM
dapet ginian di fb, semoga ga ripos

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/190284_153320934727029_113660312026425_319157_1067 80_n.jpg
smalling waktu masih bocah, juara judo + dapet sabuk kuning, tapi ga dilanjutin waktu sign kontrak ama fulham
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

Nambahin info dari thebusbyway

PHOTO: A young Chris Smalling gets a yellow

Chris Smalling has been a revelation in his inaugural season at Old Trafford.

Having signed from Fulham, nobody expected him to develop as quickly as he has but in Rio Ferdinand’s absence he has earned plaudits from all and impressed enough to earn a call up to the England squad.

Whilst clearly a talented footballer before lacing up his boots he shone at other sports. A keen participant at golf, tennis, table tennis and rugby, Smalling really shone at judo.

He won a national junior championship and only stopped because his professional commitments at Fulham wouldn’t allow him to continue and here he is as a fresh faced youngster:



http://thebusbyway.com/2011/03/20/photo-a-young-chris-smalling-gets-a-yellow/

VaDLi
22-03-2011, 09:49 PM
Chris Smalling finding his voice with Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson has already expressed his delight at Chris Smalling's introduction to life at Manchester United. Now he wants the defender to start shouting at his team-mates.

Smalling started his seventh consecutive game for United at Old Trafford on Saturday when he anchored a beleaguered defence in the 1-0 Barclays Premier League win over Bolton.

It continued an incredible debut season with the Reds for the 21-year-old, who has confounded low summer expectations about the number of games he would play after arriving from Fulham.

However, it is not just the volume of matches that has taken Smalling by surprise. He has also had to assume far more responsibility.

With Rio Ferdinand missing for chunks of the campaign and skipper Nemanja Vidic also falling victim to United's defensive injury curse, Smalling cannot afford to let others dictate to him, which is why Ferguson and his coaching staff are urging the Londoner to let his team-mates know he is around.

"The coaching staff want me to start expressing myself a bit more," said Smalling.

"They think I am a bit quiet on the pitch. But it is starting to come. With more games I am sure that confidence will come across.

"At set-pieces in particular you have to be a figurehead when you are in central defence.

"You have to dictate and make sure people are marking. I have to make sure that comes across."

Not that Smalling is dismissing the value of experience.

He realises the value of having Vidic alongside him earlier in the campaign.

"It is important to have an experienced player with me," he said.

"I have not really faced these kind of strikers before, so having someone around to help has made it a lot easier. It gives you the confidence to cope."

That confidence has already come to the attention of England boss Fabio Capello, who drafted Smalling into his squad for the November friendly against France.

Although the former Maidstone star has since dropped back down, the exposure to senior international level was an eye-opener, even if he is looking no further ahead than this summer's European Under-21 Championships in Denmark.

"I have not thought about England," he said.

"I am very happy with the under-21s and we have the tournament in the summer that I would like to go to because I have helped with the qualifying stages.

"I am just focused on that."

Ferguson will doubtless remind Smalling that there is plenty to occupy his mind for the next couple of months as United chase glory on three fronts.

Smalling has already been indoctrinated in the United mantra of the Premier League being the most important prize of all.

"The more games we have to play the better," he said.

"You want to be in all the competitions right until the end and maintain the excitement.

"I know there are world-class teams from all over Europe in the Champions League.

"But that tournament is about what happens on the day.

"The league is the one I would really like to win. Finishing top after 38 games would be a big achievement.


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hendiplast
09-04-2011, 08:38 AM
Gone but not forgotten: Sir Alex backs Smalling to have long United career despite losing place to Ferdinand

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Sir Alex Ferguson has assured Chris Smalling he is not going to be forgotten but feels Rio Ferdinand proved on Wednesday night why he was immediately drafted back into the Manchester United starting line-up.
Ferdinand had been missing for nine weeks with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up to United's shock Premier League defeat at Wolves. Yet Ferguson still had no hesitation in pitching the deposed England skipper straight into the white-hot atmosphere of a Champions League quarter-final.
It was harsh luck on Smalling, whose performances in Ferdinand's absence had shown a maturity that belied his 20 years. But Ferdinand has the class and experience to make a difference.

And in silencing Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres, he did exactly that.
'It was a terrible for me to explain to Chris Smalling that he wasn't playing given the way he has performed for us this season,' said Ferguson. 'He understood. He is part of the squad and he won't be forgotten. But it's Rio's experience isn't it. He has such composure. He talks to players.
'When Antonio Valencia went to full-back he was talking all the time. He was phenomenal.'

Ferguson was not surprised by Ferdinand's contribution.
'I was waiting for the moment where he might tire a little bit but there was no sign of it,' he said. 'He had done 10 days' physical work before he started football training.
'People might think it was a gamble. My only gamble was if he wasn't really up for it. Whether we had to talk him into it. That wasn't the case. He came to me. He said I am ready. It was great news.'
Ferguson must now decide whether to give Ferdinand a second start in four days against Fulham tomorrow and risk a reaction ahead of Tuesday's second leg with Carlo Ancelotti's men.
With the Manchester derby FA Cup semi-final to follow that, it is a crucial time for United, and their veteran manager realises he must get major decisions correct.
'Picking the right team is always an issue when you have a run of important games,' he said. 'You are dependent on your squad, not on your team.
'Yes, there will be changes of course. We picked a team for obvious reasons on Tuesday but it could be a different team next Tuesday. That is the great value of having a good squad. But a lot of things help us tomorrow.
'The fans were fantastic on Tuesday and they will be again. They know the importance of being united at this time. That will be a really good thing for us.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

VaDLi
12-04-2011, 10:07 PM
Smalling impresses Vidic

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic insists Chris Smalling has enjoyed a great debut season.

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Although the former Fulham stopper is seen as one for the future, he has filled in well when given a chance at the back.

Smalling has made 13 Premier League appearances for The Red Devils while he has also impressed in their UEFA Champions League campaign.

Vidic is a seasoned campaigner and the ex-Spartak Moscow man believes his young team-mate has a big future ahead of him.

Future

"Chris has done very well," the Serbian told United Review.

"He didn't have any trouble stepping into the team and he showed everybody how good a player he is.

"It has been a great season for him and he has a big future in front of him.

"He is only 21, so it is a massive achievement for him to have played so many games at his age for this club."

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6867339,00.html

:beer: salut buat Smalling... untuk sementara posisi CB lumayan aman kalo RF5 atau NV15 absen...

hendiplast
08-05-2011, 09:13 AM
Manchester United won't let title slip now, says Chris Smalling

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Although United had a 15 point lead over Chelsea at one point, the gap has been whittled down to just three.

It will disappear completely should Carlo Ancelotti's men complete their second successive Premier League double over United and pitch the title race into a two-game goal difference shoot-out.

Little wonder a degree of nervousness has settled over the Old Trafford faithful.

According to Smalling, it has not filtered through to the home dressing room though. And the young Londoner is not alone in adopting a bullish stance.

"Fair play to Chelsea," said the 21-year-old.

"They were a long way behind not that long ago and have caught up.

"But we have been top for so long, I can't see us letting it slip away now.

"The title is still in our hands and the fact we can put it to bed by beating Chelsea at Old Trafford sets up what is going to be massive occasion."

There is certainly good reason for United to be confident about their chances of making home advantage count.

After all, they have dropped just two points - to West Brom in October - on home soil all season.

Chelsea were also defeated in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final last month, with Javier Hernandez and Park Ji-sung bagging the goals in the decisive second leg.

"Our confidence at home goes up another level," confirmed Smalling.

Fortress

"We have made Old Trafford a real fortress so, hopefully, we can put the whole thing to bed."

It promises to be another of those occasions when Smalling is struggling to comprehend what staggering improvement he has made this season.

Four years ago, he was starting to make an impression at Maidstone.

Twelve months ago, he was making sporadic appearances at Fulham, having already confirmed he would be leaving for United at the season's end.

There are plenty of experienced football observers within the United Kingdom who felt Sir Alex Ferguson had taken a very big gamble on the Greenwich-born defender, and not all of them felt Smalling had the attributes to succeed at the highest level.

Few have any doubts now.

There were errors in Smalling's contribution to Wednesday's Champions League semi-final triumph over Schalke, his 31st appearance of the season, but not many.

"It's never ending," he said as he laughed.

"To get this experience so early in my career is immense.

"Hopefully, I will be able to sit down in about three weeks time, having won two massive trophies and look back on it all, knowing I still have a major tournament with the England Under-21s to come.

"It has been a season to savour without a doubt and I am enjoying every minute."

The trust Ferguson has placed in Smalling has been impressive, although it is not likely to extend to tomorrow's game, when Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic will be united in central defence.

For Ferdinand in particular, it is a major relief given he spent two months on the sidelines with a calf injury sustained in the build-up to that surprise defeat at Wolves in February.

At one stage, Ferguson even suggested the £29.1million man's season might be over.

Ferdinand was never worried about that. And now the season has reached a stage where the medals are starting to be handed out, the 32-year-old is anxious to play his part.

"This is the point where you want to be there, right in the thick of it," he said.

"Everyone is hoping to do their bit and, fingers crossed, no matter which team the manager picks it will be good enough to do the job required against Chelsea that will enable us to lift the trophy

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World77
26-05-2011, 11:15 PM
cepat berkembang di MU nih orang :muscarf:

VaDLi
14-06-2011, 10:58 AM
Smalling eyes more silverware

Chris Smalling is keen to win more silverware after enjoying Barclays Premier League success with Manchester United.

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The talented young centre-back has enjoyed a rapid rise to the very top of the game having been turning out for Maidstone United in non-league just over three years ago.

And having helped the Red Devils claim their 19th top-flight title in his first season at Old Trafford, the 21-year-old now has his sights set on even more silverware in the future.


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"It has been an epic season for me - and I just want it to continue," he said.

"It is crazy what has happened to me over the last year or so, but once you have had a taste of success you just want it again and again. Hopefully this is what will happen for the rest of my career.

"When I got the chance to become a Manchester United player I knew that it was a massive club and that because they are so used to winning trophies I would have to bide my time and be patient.

"To play a big part in the team's success has been so exciting for me. I expected a few games, but the magnitude of some of them has been amazing.

"I already feel that I am a much better player than I was last year because Sir Alex Ferguson has shown confidence in me and I now feel comfortable whoever I come up against."

Smalling insists he will always remain grounded despite now being at the very pinnacle of the game, with memories of his time with Maidstone still fresh.

He added: "It was only three years ago I was playing non-league for Maidstone United and I've got to say that I didn't even dream of playing in these types of games.

"I know how lucky I am and maybe that's why I will never take anything for granted.

"I still remember having to take home my shorts and socks to wash myself when I was at Maidstone."

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renandez
15-06-2011, 10:24 AM
Akhirnya dia ketemu soulmatenya pas di timnas,penerus twin tower United
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tyquack
10-08-2011, 03:14 PM
dah mulai suka ma performa dia d musim yg kmrn, smg musim ini byk diturunin ma Opa d [-O<

theater of dream
14-08-2011, 06:13 PM
si versatile yg satu ini udah makin nyaman aja di kanan...
sedikit ancaman nih buat si kembar..
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alpben
31-08-2011, 05:13 PM
smailling!!!!
pmain yang akan menjadi king devil :devil3:
hahaha
karna udah bagus tuu
klo dikasih kesmpatan lebih mantap
tapi ga cocok jd bek sayap opa fergie
cocoknya ditengah
mantap tu kalo ditngah
ditunggu duetnya 3 thn kedepan dgn jones!

Redsbusby
31-08-2011, 09:25 PM
smailling!!!!

Smalling mungkin bro maksudnya :D

Nih orang gw rasa gk cocok jd DM, soalnya postur tubuhnya 'kurang ideal' untuk postur seorang DM. Ok lah ada vieira yg terkenal jagkung, tp kalo dibandingin ama smalling, doi lebih ofensif drpda vieira... nggga tau kenapa, ringkih aja rasanya klo ngebayangin doi jd DM...hehehe

tyquack
01-09-2011, 10:21 PM
maap klo OOT,tp jd penasaran d. Smalling dah pny chant blm y?
Smg pertandingan kualifikasi Euro bsk,dia d'turunin ma Capello (>_<)
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GUNGZ-HO
01-09-2011, 11:33 PM
maap klo OOT,tp jd penasaran d. Smalling dah pny chant blm y?
Smg pertandingan kualifikasi Euro bsk,dia d'turunin ma Capello (>_<)
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No Rio...No Vida,No Probleeeemo......!!
We have The great Chris Smalling!!!

Tune:OB-La-Di...Ob-La_da\m/

alpben
02-09-2011, 04:11 PM
Smalling mungkin bro maksudnya :D

Nih orang gw rasa gk cocok jd DM, soalnya postur tubuhnya 'kurang ideal' untuk postur seorang DM. Ok lah ada vieira yg terkenal jagkung, tp kalo dibandingin ama smalling, doi lebih ofensif drpda vieira... nggga tau kenapa, ringkih aja rasanya klo ngebayangin doi jd DM...hehehe

diakan suka tersenyum
jadi kupanggil smailling
kayak smile gituu
kwkwkw

maksunya jadi bek tengah gan (CB)
hhe :D

hendiplast
04-09-2011, 07:53 AM
Smalling prefers life at centre-half, despite Fergie and Capello's right-back insistence

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Chris Smalling insists he is still a centre-half, even though Sir Alex Ferguson and Fabio Capello insist on picking him at right-back.
Meteoric does not quite cover Smalling's rise from non-League football with Maidstone United via Fulham reserves to being first-choice right-back for Manchester United and England, all within three years.
The 21-year-old was collecting his A-level results this time in 2008 - he achieved three B grades at economics, media studies and business studies - and had only just signed his first professional contract with Fulham.

'Things keep happening so quickly that I haven't really been able to take stock of it all,' he said.
'I have no idea why I wasn't picked up by a club at an early age. I was finishing sixth form when I was spotted, so it happened relatively late for me. I didn't expect England to come along so quickly.
'My aim for the season was to play as many games as possible for United and to take it from there. I played a few games at right-back in pre-season, but so did Phil Jones because we had lost players like Wes Brown and John O'Shea.

'It was a case of seeing who would fit in, and I did OK. But my aim is to play in central defence.
'I want to be challenging Rio (Ferdinand) and (Nemanja) Vidic for their places because that's where I feel at my best.'


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hendiplast
04-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Henry Winter: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling makes big impression for England in Bulgaria
Chris Smalling came to the professional game late but the international game early.

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For a player who was turning out in front of 345 people for Maidstone United against East Thurrock United in the Ryman Premier scarcely three years ago, Smalling has taken his remarkable rise to the England right-back position in his measured stride.
Smalling has gone from the Rocks versus the Stones at Rookery Hill (just off the A1014 in Essex) to Bulgaria against England at the Vasil Levski Stadium. And he’s only 21.

Like others who have grown up largely outside the Academy system, Smalling has experienced some of the real world, notably touring with junior England age-group judo teams and gaining good enough A-levels at Chatham Grammar School for Boys (three Bs and a C) to earn a place studying Business Management at Loughborough University.

Instead of heading towards the first-year Dragon’s Den, Maidstone’s promising footballing apprentice was promptly snapped up by Fulham. Soon Manchester United called.

Then an England call-up, now an England cap, impressing with Gary Cahill, the Bolton Wanderers centre-back who also enjoyed a fine first start on a night when England’s defensive strength in depth was underlined.

It’s been a whirlwind period for Smalling yet he remains admirably unfazed.
Even dealing with Bulgaria’s Martin Petrov running at him at the Vasil Levski failed to perturb him. Even the extraordinary sight of a face-painted Bulgarian dressed as a baseball slugger did not distract Smalling as he calmly recounted his career.

“I was playing non-League football just over three years ago,’’ he said. “I have no idea why I wasn’t picked up by a club at an early age. I was finishing sixth form when I was spotted, so it happened relatively late for me. It’s all happened so quickly for me since then that I can’t even remember where I was when the World Cup was being played. I think I was on holiday.’’

Now he is heading towards the European Championship, probably joined by other United tyros like Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley. Neither featured in Sofia, having to kick their heels in their expensive suits in the smart seats, but both are highly rate by Fabio Capello as well as Sir Alex Ferguson. Danny Welbeck would have been in the England squad but for a hamstring injury.

“Ferguson has given all the young lads at United their chance by signing them and playing them early,’’ said Smalling of himself and Jones. United’s manager also put his faith in home-grown players like Cleverley and Welbeck after they returned from successful loan spells. The champions have assumed a more vigorous, youthful glow this season.

“The way we approach games shows that we are enjoying our football and the challenge of playing for Manchester United,’’ continued Smalling. “We all feel that if you are good enough to play for Manchester United then you are good enough for England.

“Fabio Capello has followed Sir Alex in that respect — and long may it continue. I used to look at games like this when I was at home watching on TV, playing for England in a hostile atmosphere. It was something I used to dream of. There is a new breed coming through for England and it’s great that players like myself are being given a chance.

“People might start talking of another ‘golden generation’, but only time will tell whether that is right or not. If the manager keeps picking us and we keep producing results like this, then who knows where it might lead? The finals still seem a long way off.”
Not if his club-mates Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young continue to combine as they did in Sofia.

“It’s great to have Wayne up top,’’ added Smalling. “He scared the living daylights out of opposition defenders and keeps them on the back foot. Ashley Young was in there with ‘Wazza’ as well and they are both in a rich vein of form this season.”

By nature a centre-half, and a schoolboy Arsenal fan who grew up admiring Tony Adams, Smalling’s bright-eyed desire for involvement sees him simply delighted to make his debut in a largely unfamiliar role, although he is ambitious enough to state where he sees his future.

“I played a few games at right-back in pre-season, but so did Phil Jones because we had lost players like Wes Brown and John O’Shea,” said Smalling. Injury to Rafael has meant Smalling continuing there, successfully so.
“To play for United and now England in a position I’m not used to has been difficult. I have never played there before so it’s been a steep learning curve, but I’ll play wherever I’m needed.

“I can do a job at right-back but I see it as a temporary thing. If Sir Alex tells me to play full-back then I’ll try my best to do the job, but I think I am a centre-half. I want to be challenging Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic for their place because that’s where I feel I’m at my best.
"That’s where I have always played. I hope that in the future I’ll get to play there for club and country.”

Captained by John Terry, England enjoy an abundance of options at centre-back. Ferdinand was left at home to regain fitness after recent injury, Jones was in the stands while Cahill started and scored, earning a glowing tribute from his central-defensive partner.
“He’s had a great couple of years, and I’ve played alongside him in training so I know what he can do,’’ said Terry of the Bolton defender. “I think he was very unfortunate not to get a big move this week.”

Cahill was certainly being pursued, initially by Arsenal and then Spurs, before the deals fell through. It was hardly ideal for Capello or any of the international managers to have the cold blast of uncertainty coming through the open transfer window. Fortunately for Capello, Cahill did not let all the speculation about his future distract him.

“The manager didn’t get in touch to ask me whether I was capable of focusing on the game,’’ reflected Cahill. “He just left me to my own devices. We are all professional footballers, and you have to be professional about the situation. You have to be mentally strong. It’s been a crazy week. I tried not to let it bother me.

“In a way there not much you can do about it, but once the window had shut and I was still at Bolton my head was fine. Then it was all about the preparation for this game. Last-minute decisions aren’t always the best and in the end there was no decision for me to make. It was all a bit of a whirl but I’m still employed by Bolton Wanderers so I’ll just carry on.’’
Keep calm and carry on; Cahill certainly was composure personified when striking against Bulgaria, becoming the first Bolton player to score for England since Nat Lofthouse. “What an honour that is,’’ Cahill observed. “If I could turn out anything like that man I’d be over the moon.”

Stratospheric ascents were also occupying Smalling’s thoughts. He found out only late on in Sofia that he was starting. “We had a team meeting before the game and that’s when I was told I was playing. The hotel is only five minutes from the stadium and it was a case of, ’get your boots on, you’re playing’.”
Smalling, like Cahill, was ready.

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theater of dream
04-09-2011, 01:03 PM
bagus sebagai bek kanan tapi Smalling masih berharap akan diturnkan sebagai bek tengah, dan dia akan berjuang untuk itu..
ati2 rio ama vidic :)
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Redsbusby
04-09-2011, 02:38 PM
doi selama ini kyknya emang keberatan dgn posisi right back...
Keliatan dr komentarnya sih.. keep fight, smalling

aldiansyah
07-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Smalling Ingin di MU Sampai Pensiun
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Manchester - Chris Smalling sudah merasa sangat nyaman bersama Manchester United meskipun belum genap dua tahun bergabung. Smalling bahkan berharap bisa terus memperkuat "Setan Merah" hingga akhir kariernya.

Sejak diangkut dari Fulham pada Januari tahun lalu, Smalling telah mampu beradaptasi dengan baik di MU. Hingga kini ia telah tampil sebanyak 37 kali dan menyumbang dua gol.

Smalling menjadi back-up pilihan pertama duo bek senior Rio Ferdinand dan Nemanja Vidic. Berkat kepiawaiannya berperan sebagai bek kanan, Smalling turut kini menjadi pesaing utama di posisi itu.

Usia Smalling memang baru 21 tahun. Tapi karena sudah merasa nyaman baik di dalam dan di luar lapangan, Smalling tak ragu untuk menghabiskan kariernya bersama The Red Devils.

"Aku tidak melihat terlalu jauh tapi aku berharap aku bisa mendapat karier yang bagus dan semoga terus disini sepanjang hidupku," sahut Smalling kepada Inside United.

"Aku ingin terus bermain dan bermain karena aku merasa bagian dari klub ini. Aku sungguh menikmati sepakbolaku saat ini. Manajer punya kepercayaan terhadapku dan aku ingin membalasnya di tahun-tahun mendatang."

Di dalam tiga laga pertama Premier League, Smalling telah menunjukkan penampilan cemerlang. Ia berharap bisa terus dimainkan agar kemampuannya semakin meningkat.

"Ini tentang memanfaatkan peluang seperti yang aku lakukan tahun lalu," lanjut pesepakbola berpostur 192 cm itu. "Aku mulai merasa aku diterima disini dan semakin banyak aku berlaga, permainanku akan semakin baik."

Atas penampilannya yang oke, Smalling dipanggil ke timnas senior Inggris pada 13 November 2010. Ia melakoni debutnya dengan membawa Three Lions mengalahkan Bulgaria 3-0 di laga kualifikasi Piala Eropa 2012.

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tumpal_oneunited
07-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Maju terus Smalling..
Bisa jadi Legenda di United neh.. :)

Redsbusby
08-09-2011, 01:10 AM
Doi nggak komen lg ttg posisi barunya di RB..
Moga aja loyalitasnya sama seperti oshea deh kalo emang mau ditaruh di RB untuk jangka panjang, meski gw berharap itu gk akan terjadi..

Sir Alsep Ferguson
10-09-2011, 12:11 AM
mantan bos smalling menyesal tidak melihat bakat yang ada pada smalling.

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Gillingham boss bemoans missing out on Chris Smalling

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler says it is a shame the club missed out on signing defender Chris Smalling before his move to the Premier League.

The Manchester United and England right-back, 21, played for Kent non-league side Maidstone United before being scouted by Premier League Fulham.

Hessenthaler said: "He's been fantastic. He's one that slipped through the net which hurts very much.

"I don't think he was ever spotted at the time and it's a shame."

Smalling has made a superb start to the season for United, which has now resulted in him receiving his first two caps for England in the recent European Championship qualifiers.

Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent: "Fabio [Capello] obviously feels he can do it at an international level and he's getting better and better every time I see him."

And Hessenthaler hopes his exploits will encourage the next batch of Kent footballers to push on to Premier League and England appearances.

"We're delighted for him being a Kent boy," he continued.

"There's some good players in Kent and it'll be an inspiration to players for what Smalling's done, so fair play to him."

Andi Istiabudi
10-09-2011, 04:03 AM
Usia masih muda, kepribadian tampaknya baik dan kesempatan pun terbuka lebar.
Menurut saya Chris Smalling memang layak menjadi calon legenda Manchester United.

alpben
10-09-2011, 06:32 PM
ayo smalling!
tambah kan otot2 dibodymu
biar kyak puyol
jadi tahan jika adu body dan siap jd legenda!!! \m/

tyquack
16-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Smalling Dipuji Mantan Bek MU

Manchester - Penampilan gemilang Chris Smalling dalam enam laga awal bersama Manchester United menuai pujian dari mantan bek klub tersebut, Chris McGrath. Sir Alex Ferguson juga terkena "imbas" pujian dari hal itu.

"Smalling luar biasa bagi saya, terutama ketika dia melaju bersama bola, ia tampaknya bergerak begitu cepat dan mudah di lapangan," kata McGrath pada talkSport.

Menurut punggawa lini belakang MU di tahun 1982-1989 itu, Smaling mampu menjalankan fungsi sebagai bek tengah dan bek kanan dengan sempurna.

"Kemampuannya membaca jalannya permainan sungguh brilian dan dia juga tenang saat menguasai bola, seperti tidak ada saraf (tegang) di tubuhnya," sambung pria asal Republik Irlandia itu.

McGrath juga memuji Sir Alex atas kejeliannya menggali dan menemukan bakat pemain sekaliber Smalling, sehingga bisa cepat "jadi".

"Tapi akan ada banyak pemain muda seperti ini. (Sir Alex Ferguson) tampaknya akan membawa pemain-pemain ini dan mereka akan jadi. Berlatih bersama pemain senior seperti Rio (Ferdinand) akan membuat mereka terbiasa bermain dengan pemain top dan mereka akan jadi top juga," katanya.


sumber: http://www.detiksport.com/sepakbola/read/2011/09/16/071306/1723720/72/smalling-dipuji-mantan-bek-mu

hendiplast
18-09-2011, 08:32 AM
Smalling backs speedy Mata to liven up Chelsea's 'slow' attack

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling had the shirt off Juan Mata's back the last time they played - but he still thinks the £27million Spaniard has turned 'slow' Chelsea into title challengers.
Smalling swapped shirts with Mata after England drew 1-1 with Spain in the European Under 21 Championship in June and believes he can improve a Chelsea side condemned as 'slow' by their own striker Fernando Torres.

Smalling said: 'People are calling it a two-horse title race but Chelsea will be up there challenging. I know from playing against Mata that he's a great player.
'I think he will do well in the Premier League. He tends to roam and is difficult to mark. 'He has certainly made Chelsea more dynamic with his pace.
'He will definitely speed up the pace of their game.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

tyquack
19-09-2011, 02:08 AM
Yeah!! Pertandingan td m'buktikan dia gk hanya jago bertahan,tp jg b'bahaya d kotak penalti lawan.
Smg cidera'nya gk parah d (>_<)....
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hzent
19-09-2011, 02:14 AM
Yeah!! Pertandingan td m'buktikan dia gk hanya jago bertahan,tp jg b'bahaya d kotak penalti lawan.
Smg cidera'nya gk parah d (>_<)....
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Iya bro, moga aja cideranya ga parah. Bagus-bagus back kita malam ini.
Tp kok mulai banyak yg cidra yah pemain muda kita. hikz..

marsitada
19-09-2011, 04:35 AM
CHRIS SMALLING :mudance:

:muscarf:

Sheyro_07Seven
24-09-2011, 10:53 PM
Jelang Stoke vs MU
Smalling Diragukan

MU akan berupaya meraih kemenangan keenam saat melawat ke markas Stoke, Britannia Stadium, Sabtu (24/9/2011) malam WIB.

Chris Smalling diragukan bisa tampil. Smalling yang masih belum bisa dipastikan untuk tampil pada akhir pekan ini. Bek internasional Inggris ini masih menunggu hasil pemeriksaan lebih lanjut.

"Kami memiliki sedikit keraguan tentang Smalling - kami akan melihat situasinya pada pagi ini. Jika dia kembali tentunya kami akan senang," lanjut Fergie.

http://detiksport.com

rondwisan
09-10-2011, 11:03 AM
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Smalling's big journey

Soccernet, Richard Jolly - October 8, 2011


The journey from the Rymans League to the Champions League took a little over two years. The path from Maidstone United to Manchester United is not a common one and, though Chris Smalling had a stop-off at Fulham, he completed it at startling speed.

Yet, not so long ago, there were doubts over whether he was ready for first-team football: not at Old Trafford, but at the Bourne Park ground Maidstone shared with Sittingbourne.



"It took a lot of persuading for the first-team management to take more of a look at him," Darren Lovell, Maidstone's secretary, said. "They wanted old players with experience and they didn't fancy him against the old-time gnarled centre-forwards who had been around the block a few times."

The unsung hero of Smalling's rise, even if he would not use the phrase himself, is Peter Nott. Now manager of Whitstable, he was then in charge of Maidstone's reserves. Having tracked the emerging defender from the age of ten or 11, he invited Smalling for a trial when the teenager left Millwall, signed him up and repeatedly argued that his protégé should start as first-team manager Alan Walker expressed doubts.

"The Rymans League is a very, very physical league and Chris was always six foot-plus but very, very wiry and had no real muscle on him," Nott said, "and as a centre-half you are up against some big burly players. There were some concerns if he could handle it physically. I had to keep pushing and pushing and pushing his case. I said: 'He will win his fair share of headers and he gives us so much more'."

Once chosen, Smalling's qualities soon became apparent. It is a combination of ability and attitude that accounts for his rise, Nott believes. "Chris has worked exceptionally hard but he was a talent," he said. "He had speed, awareness ... he always had to be careful with his distribution, not the most naturally talented, but he learned to give a simple pass. Nothing ever fazed Chris, from Under-18s to reserve team to first-team football. He didn't get nervous, he never moaned and he never missed training."

At Maidstone, there is a sense of bemusement that Smalling slipped through the net: it was hard to miss him. Chief executive Bill Williams said: "He stood out the first time we looked at him. He had this massive afro, like a larger version of a young Michael Jackson, and he was very tall. Once you watched him you would see he had a good touch, read the game well and was quick."

Lovell added: "I remember one particular game where the ball came down from the sky and there was an opponent closing him down. Chris took it down with one touch and then did a Cruyff turn and left him for dead. Everyone clapped - it was an outstanding piece of skill."

However, it was not his performances for Maidstone that brought Smalling to wider attention. A fine display for England Schoolboys against their Australian counterparts alerted Middlesbrough, who almost signed him, and Reading. Maidstone's most famous old boy then intervened. "Fulham came about by me talking to Les Reed and Roy Hodgson, who used to play for Maidstone," Williams added.

A profitable move for the Cottagers, who subsequently sold the defender on for £10 million in 2010, earned Maidstone rather less. Because Smalling was in full-time education - he completed his A-Levels and, but for his footballing prowess, would have gone to Loughborough University - rather than a contracted player, the non-league club were not entitled to a fee when he left in 2008.

As a goodwill gesture, the Premier League club nevertheless made a discretionary payment. "They didn't have to pay us a single penny, but it was the equivalent of loose change in Bobby Zamora's pocket," Lovell explained.

They do, though, benefit from association with the England international. Smalling still keeps in touch and his presence at the club's end-of-season awards has been appreciated. "He has just sent us a couple of shirts signed by all the United players for our sporting auction," Williams added. "They are like little bits of gold dust."

Smalling's extended contract at Old Trafford is estimated to be worth £50,000-a-week. His past was rather less lucrative, with promise coming at a cost. "Chris was probably getting an expenses payment of £30 a week, if that," Lovell explained. "It was little more than petrol money for two training sessions and a game, but if you weren't playing you didn't get that, and he was away quite a lot of the time with England Schoolboys."

But he bade farewell to the Kent club in distinctly unglamorous surroundings. "His last game was Maidstone Reserves against Ramsgate Reserves after the deal with Fulham had been agreed," Lovell remembered. "I said, 'What if you get injured?' but he said, 'I want to play. These are my friends'. It was little more than a park pitch but it was typical of the guy that he wanted to play."



The rather smoother surface of Old Trafford beckoned before long. Nott said: "You always thought he would go on to better things, but it is unbelievable." The exception can now serve as the inspiration. "In the modern game, a lot of boys get picked up at eight or nine. It proves there is still an opportunity if you put in hard work."

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Smalling made his bow in the Premier League with Fulham
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fey777
09-10-2011, 03:11 PM
Sekilas, kalo liat gaya maennya Smalling, mirip gaya maen Nova Arianto :D

dery pramudito
09-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Sekilas, kalo liat gaya maennya Smalling, mirip gaya maen Nova Arianto :D

beda bro, nova arianto mah blunder mulu hahahaha

Sheyro_07Seven
15-10-2011, 05:54 PM
kali wajahNya mirip si Nova suster ngesot iya,... :-j :))
klo lihat gaya dia main seh msh kaku dlm gocekan menurut ane,..... 8-|
tp mgkin tahun kedpanNya bs lebih meningkat dah,....\m/

tyquack
17-10-2011, 03:16 PM
klo lihat gaya dia main seh msh kaku dlm gocekan menurut ane,..... 8-|
tp mgkin tahun kedpanNya bs lebih meningkat dah,....\m/

yup, setuju. Kmrn brp kali dia passing slalu miss mlulu.
Tp pas bertahan mah....gk usah diragukan lg :-bd

Menurut gw, MoTM kmrn itu de Gea ma Smalling *klo MoTM'nya blh 2 XD*

hendiplast
19-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Good to be back! Smalling loves his role as Manchester United's man in the middle

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Chris Smalling was delighted to get back into the centre of Manchester United's defence in Bucharest.
Handed a starting role alongside skipper Nemanja Vidic for the 2-0 Champions League triumph over Otelul Galati, it was only the second time this season Smalling had begun a game in his favourite position.
Yet his performances at right-back have been so spectacular he got into the England side for last month's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales.

However, Smalling clearly views it as a temporary measure.
'It was nice to be back in central defence,' said the 21-year-old. 'That is my favourite position and I want to play as many games as I can there.
'But if I can contribute in any way, I will just give of my best.'
Smalling may get another opportunity in that role when the Romanian champions head to Old Trafford in a fortnight as Vidic will be suspended thanks to his second-half dismissal for a foul on Gabriel Giurgiu.
The consensus from within the United camp was that it was a debatable call at best from referee Felix Brych.

And Smalling admitted he was shocked when Brych pulled out the red card.
'I saw it from behind,' he said. 'I didn't expect the red card but in Europe they are a lot more harsh.'
It meant United were forced to rely on two Wayne Rooney penalties for an unconvincing victory, although Smalling had detected Otelul were beginning to struggle handling the visitors' attacking stars.
'We had to be patient,' he said. 'We didn't create too many chances in the first half but we kept pressing and it paid off.

'Wayne and Javier were causing problems around the box. The opposition were starting to pick up yellow cards and we were more penetrating close to goal.'
Now United have moved into second spot in Group C, two points behind Benfica, and it would be a major surprise if they did not collect another three points against the same opponents in their next game to leave them well placed to reach the knockout phase.
'That was a massive game and we play them at home next,' said Smalling. 'If we can pick up another three points it will look a lot rosier.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

hendiplast
21-10-2011, 06:38 PM
No Small task: Chris up for 'biggest derby' in football

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Chris Smalling is relishing the build-up to Sunday's showdown against league leaders Manchester City after declaring it the 'biggest derby' in football.
The United defender disagrees with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who last week claimed a United-Liverpool clash is the greatest rivalry in the game, after fully understanding the magnitude of the Manchester derby.

'It is one game I want to win more than any other,' Smalling told the Manchester Evening News. 'I think this is the biggest game and biggest derby we face now.
'City have been investing and growing steadily and have hit some great form this season.
'Straight away when you come here to the city the Manchester derby is something everybody talks about.

'Yes I was an Arsenal fan and loved the derbies I went to see against Spurs. I loved the passion of the occasion. But I am very much United now and this derby has overtaken the north London one in my mind.'
Although the 21-year-old scored when the two teams met in the Community Shield in August he missed out last season after being an unused substitute in both the league draw and FA Cup semi-final defeat.
But this time around Smalling, who made his senior debut for England in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria last month, is sure to feature on Sunday.

Smalling's main task will be in trying to stop City's impressive attacking threat they have shown in recent weeks but admits it is a test he can't wait for.
'City have been very solid the last few years but this year they have gone out and bought some attacking players so they have two sides to their game now.

'The defences on Sunday could be key. It could come down to which is more solid because both sides have got great attacking talent.
'These are the kind of tests I want. It is great to be able to say you have played against some of the best players and have more than matched them.
'I think it is great to have that challenge on your doorstep. A lot of the fans enjoy the rivalry but the players relish it as well. It is a big test.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

Andi Istiabudi
28-10-2011, 12:21 PM
Semoga impian Smalling bisa terwujud :)

Smalling Ingin Tampil di Piala Eropa dan Olimpiade

Bola.net - Keikutsertaan Inggris di "timnas" Olimpiade 2012 mendatang masih menjadi polemik. Sir Alex Ferguson dan Arsene Wenger menjadi dua tokoh yang menentang partisipasi Inggris di ajang tersebut karena dianggap akan mengganggu masa recovery pemain selama musim panas.

Terlebih, Olimpiade bakal digelar tak lama setelah ajang Piala Eropa 2012 di Polandia dan Ukraina, sementara 24 hari setelah awal dimulainya pertandingan sepak bola Olimpiade, Premier League musim 2012-2013 sudah melakukan kick off.

Pelatih timnas Britania Raya di Olimpiade 2012, Stuart Pearce, bisa memanggil tiga pemain senior di luar pemain U-23 untuk turnamen tersebut.

Ketika Olimpiade masih diperdebatkan, bek Manchester United Chris Smalling mengaku siap tampil pada dua turnamen internasional tahun depan, Piala Eropa dan Olimpiade.

Pemain berusia 21 tahun tersebut kini menjadi pilihan utama pelatih timnas Inggris Fabio Capello dan kemungkinan besar bakal dibawa ke Polandia dan Uraina.

Ia juga menjadi pemain andalan Pearce di Piala Eropa U-21 musim panas lalu dan menjadi kandidat salah satu pemain timnas Britania Raya untuk Olimpiade.

"Saya harus mengatakan bahwa saat ini target utama saya adalah United, bukan timnas Inggris ataupun Olimpiade," kata Smalling seperti dilansir Manchester Evening News.

"Tapi saat akhir musim nanti saya akan melihat situasinya dan berharap saya bisa masuk skuad Inggris (di Piala Eropa). Tentu saja saya akan senang di sana,"

"Kemudian juga akan ada Olimpiade. Banyak pemain yang tampil di Piala Eropa U-21 musim panas lalu akan berkesempatan tampil di turnamen tersebut,"

"Entah itu Piala Eropa, Olimpiade, atau keduanya, anda tentu ingin menjadi bagian dari timnas karena kesempatan itu tak datang setiap pekan," pungkas Smalling. (men/zul)

Source : http://www.bola.net

mandra el
29-10-2011, 03:50 AM
Smalling adalah back masa depan inggris, dia d gadang2 akan bisa menggantikan rio ferdinand d masa yg akan dtang. Dengan tandem nya phil jones, yg akan menjaga pertahanan inggris layaknya rio ferdinand dan john terry..
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Redsbusby
14-11-2011, 09:51 AM
Masa kecil Chris Smalling :D

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tyquack
22-11-2011, 12:17 PM
just wanna say:


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHRISTOPHER LLYOD "CHRIS" SMALLING :hb:

Smg cidera-nya bs cpt sembuh, en balik k lapangan!!! We need you!! :muflag:

ncut_lgx
22-11-2011, 12:25 PM
wihh~ WAGs-nya emang apdet
guwe aja baru ngeh kalo inih anak ultah~

:hb: smalling :hb:
<:-P <:-P

semoga makin eksis di lapangan XD

tyquack
30-12-2011, 08:51 AM
dpt info kaya gini di tuiter:
RedMancunia Vik
Chris Smalling could be out for three months with glandular fever. (Daily Mail). Amazingly terrible news, if true.


ini benarkah adanya?!!! Padahal kmrn baru aja pulih dr cidera eh dah kena lg. Sialnya nasibmu nak :(

fadilbedil
30-12-2011, 11:18 AM
gawat stok bek makin tipis aja
siap2 liat carrick lebih sering maen di posisi CB kalo gak ada pembelian bek baru di januari

Demam, Chris Smalling Absen Tiga Bulan
Absennya Smalling menambah panjang daftar pemain cedera Manchester United.

Chris Smalling sebelumnya absen saat Manchester United menang atas Wigan Athletic pada laga Boxing Day. Saat itu tim medis menyebut Smalling mengalami kedinginan. Tapi ternyata sakit yang dialami pemain 22 tahun lebih serius dari prediksi sebelumnya.

Smalling mengalami demam akut --yang dibarengi dengan flu dan keletihan-- yang membutuhkan waktu dua pekan untuk kembali normal, namun penderita penyakit ini tidak bisa melakukan kegiatan berat setidaknya selama dua bulan. Dan untuk pemain profesional, masa pemulihan bisa lebih lama, demikian dilansir Daily Mail.
Jangan Lewatkan

Mantan Fisioterapis Liverpool dan Sunderland Mark Leather yakin pemain yang diboyong dari Fulham ini bisa absen hingga tiga bulan. Kondisi ini menjadi pukulan telak bagi United yang sebelumnya harus kehilangan Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Jonny Evans, Fabio Da Silva dan Micheal Owen.

"Anda bisa kembali dalam dua bulan, tapi mungkin akan butuh waktu tiga atau empat pekan lagi sebelum kembali. Pertama kali dia akan kembali ke laga penuh mungkin butuh waktu hingga tiga bulan," tegasnya.

Rio Ferdinand dan Phil Jones absen di laga kontra Wigan namun keduanya diharapkan bisa kembali melawan Blackburn Rovers di Old Trafford saat malam tahun baru.

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1108/sepakbola-inggris/2011/12/30/2823210/demam-chris-smalling-absen-tiga-bulan

fadilbedil
30-12-2011, 11:23 AM
stok bek makin tipis aja:-/
tiap pertandingan ada aja yg cedera

Demam, Chris Smalling Absen Tiga Bulan
Absennya Smalling menambah panjang daftar pemain cedera Manchester United.

Chris Smalling sebelumnya absen saat Manchester United menang atas Wigan Athletic pada laga Boxing Day. Saat itu tim medis menyebut Smalling mengalami kedinginan. Tapi ternyata sakit yang dialami pemain 22 tahun lebih serius dari prediksi sebelumnya.

Smalling mengalami demam akut --yang dibarengi dengan flu dan keletihan-- yang membutuhkan waktu dua pekan untuk kembali normal, namun penderita penyakit ini tidak bisa melakukan kegiatan berat setidaknya selama dua bulan. Dan untuk pemain profesional, masa pemulihan bisa lebih lama, demikian dilansir Daily Mail.
Jangan Lewatkan

Mantan Fisioterapis Liverpool dan Sunderland Mark Leather yakin pemain yang diboyong dari Fulham ini bisa absen hingga tiga bulan. Kondisi ini menjadi pukulan telak bagi United yang sebelumnya harus kehilangan Darren Fletcher, Nemanja Vidic, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Jonny Evans, Fabio Da Silva dan Micheal Owen.

"Anda bisa kembali dalam dua bulan, tapi mungkin akan butuh waktu tiga atau empat pekan lagi sebelum kembali. Pertama kali dia akan kembali ke laga penuh mungkin butuh waktu hingga tiga bulan," tegasnya.

Rio Ferdinand dan Phil Jones absen di laga kontra Wigan namun keduanya diharapkan bisa kembali melawan Blackburn Rovers di Old Trafford saat malam tahun baru.

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1108/sepakbola-inggris/2011/12/30/2823210/demam-chris-smalling-absen-tiga-bulan

Redsbusby
30-12-2011, 12:42 PM
Waduh, bsia sampe segitu lamanya ya hanya karena demam seakut apapun...
Pukulan telak nih. Mending kalo pemain yg ada diposisi bek ada yg udah mau sembuh, nah ini evans aja msh absen lg... valencia bakal lebih sering maen di RB kyknya :(

fredrian.seven
30-12-2011, 02:00 PM
Kayaknya blom ada rilis resmi dari United ya. Moga aja nggak... Klo iya moga jadi alasan buat Fergie buat beli pemaen baru khususnya bek :P

theater of dream
30-12-2011, 02:25 PM
stok bek makin tipis aja:-/
tiap pertandingan ada aja yg cedera

Demam, Chris Smalling Absen Tiga Bulan
Absennya Smalling menambah panjang daftar pemain cedera Manchester United.


wkwkwk...
demam aja kok udah tahu bakal 3 bulan... :berbusa::berbusa::berbusa:

FDewantara
30-12-2011, 05:28 PM
harusnya nyoba obat cacing kapsulan yang suka ada di toko cina. ampuh banget buat demam.

fadilbedil
30-12-2011, 06:23 PM
wkwkwk...
demam aja kok udah tahu bakal 3 bulan... :berbusa::berbusa::berbusa:

ini cuma berita hoax
Sir Alex Ferguson sudah mengkonfirmasi bahwa Chris Smalling terkena radang amandel [tonsilitis] bukan demam glandular seperti pemberitaan media tadi pagi dan pekan depan lawan Newcastle United diperkirakan sudah fit.

tyquack
30-12-2011, 09:24 PM
ini cuma berita hoax
Sir Alex Ferguson sudah mengkonfirmasi bahwa Chris Smalling terkena radang amandel [tonsilitis] bukan demam glandular seperti pemberitaan media tadi pagi dan pekan depan lawan Newcastle United diperkirakan sudah fit.

fiuh, kirain bakal lama sembuh-nya #:-S
mungkin pas natal kemarin, Smalling banyak makan es krim kali y makanya kena radang amandel ;))

Redsbusby
30-12-2011, 10:39 PM
Ternyata radang amandel..
Alasannya terlalu mengada2 emang kalo cuma demam, kecuali emang gw gk tau kl ada demam sampe segitu lamanya..hohoho

ncut_lgx
31-12-2011, 12:11 AM
^
he eh, lebay tuh gosipnya
untung gak parah-parah amat yaa
nih biar gak HOAX :D #colek tyquack


Boss: Smalling has tonsillitis
30/12/2011 09:47, Report by Adam Marshall

http://www.manutd.com/~/media/7B4246C87BD84B71A7F2998772E91CF5.ashx?h=179&la=ar-SA&w=240&rgn=0,41,578,472

Chris Smalling is suffering from tonsillitis and looks set to only miss Saturday's clash with Blackburn after sitting out the win over Wigan.

It had been reported on Friday morning that the England international could be out of action for three months with glandular fever but Sir Alex set the record straight at his press conference ahead of the game with struggling Rovers.

The cultured defender should be fit to play at Newcastle in United's first assignment of 2012 but is one of several stars sidelined for the New Year's Eve encounter at Old Trafford.

"Chris Smalling has got tonsillitis," confirmed Sir Alex. "I know there are reports about glandular fever but they're off the mark.

"He had glandular fever as a kid but that's not the case here. He should be ready for the Newcastle game, at least definitely the Manchester City game in the FA Cup. He'll be ready for those games."

The other injuries are causing some frustration at Carrington after problems at the back forced a major reshuffle against Wigan.

"We don't have much change," updated the boss. "Obviously injuries to the defenders are quite a concern now, with Jonny Evans taken off at half-time [on Monday]. We're hoping Phil Jones will be fit, there's possibly an outside chance that Rio Ferdinand will get on the bench. Other than that, we're the same."


fiuh, kirain bakal lama sembuh-nya #:-S
mungkin pas natal kemarin, Smalling banyak makan es krim kali y makanya kena radang amandel ;))

oh ternyata WAGs-nya udah standby
nih senpai nih senpai,abis taun baru juga udah bisa maen lagi
*amin*

tyquack
09-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Sumber: dr offweb

Smalling enjoys comeback win

Chris Smalling was delighted to return for United’s 3-2 FA Cup win over Manchester City after missing the bulk of the festive calendar with tonsillitis.

The young defender had not featured for the Reds since beating his old club Fulham in December and was a surprise inclusion at the Etihad Stadium. Having now made his comeback, Smalling is hoping to make up for lost time with an extended run in the team.

“It was a frustrating Christmas and New Year for myself as I was pretty much laid up in bed for the whole time,” Chris told MUTV. “But I‘m fit and well now and I’m back in training so hopefully I’m over it and can play in the rest of the games.”

Two goals from Wayne Rooney and an excellent finish from Danny Welbeck helped United build a convincing lead on Sunday, as Sir Alex’s men bounced back from the disappointment of successive league defeats by laying on an incisive attacking display worthy of winning any game.

The first half performance, arguably the Reds finest this season, helped set up an important win which Smalling believes was the result of a concentrated team effort - though the England international did single Rooney out for praise.

“We really passed the ball around and showed great intent, we played some great stuff and it was a great first half. They were two great finishes from Wayne and his overall game was brilliant.

“I think all eleven players really produced today and despite the second half dip, we stayed resilient and the important thing is that we got the win in the end.”

A turning point in Sunday’s game was the dismissal of City captain Vincent Kompany, who received his marching orders for a two-footed challenge on Nani. The decision prompted much debate in the media, but as Smalling explains, you can have no sympathy when both boots are raised.

“I was a bit far away so I’ll have to see it again. But these pitches are very quick, especially when they’re wet, so if you go in with two feet then you are playing a dangerous game.”

Akhirnyaaa.....dia tampil lagi, dan tanpa cacat dlm menjaga pertahanan IMO
Dipertahankan y Dek, smg dgn kembali-nya di belakang gawang United makin susah dibobol ma lawan *amiiiinnn*

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2012/Jan/Chris-Smalling-glad-to-be-back.aspx?newsid=73A5B1A0-6172-470F-AD16-323EC65BFE52&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed&pageNo=2

Mahesa_Jenar
10-01-2012, 02:33 PM
Sumber: dr offweb



Akhirnyaaa.....dia tampil lagi, dan tanpa cacat dlm menjaga pertahanan IMO
Dipertahankan y Dek, smg dgn kembali-nya di belakang gawang United makin susah dibobol ma lawan *amiiiinnn*


betul tuh.. dari empat defender, cuman dia doang nyang kagak jadi sempaker..
Barangkali emang lebih cocok di tengah ketimbang di kanan, tuker posisi sama Jones aja.. atau nggantiin Rio kelak..

tyquack
14-01-2012, 05:34 PM
yah,smg match ntar malem United bs raih 3 poin en City kalah *amiiinnn*


Smalling: Criticism is valid

Chris Smalling acknowledges fans and journalists are correct to ask questions of Manchester United at present.

Although the Reds lie just three points behind Manchester City and have amassed more points now than at the same stage of last season’s title-winning campaign, the young defender is sympathetic with those demanding more.

“I can understand it,” he told matchday programme United Review. “We’re second in the league and expectations of this club – from both inside and out – are massive. If we’re not on top then everybody’s asking why. Rightly so, too.

“Finishing second with more points than we collected last season won’t make us feel any better about ourselves. The only objective is to win the league.”

That task begins on Saturday when Sir Alex’s men welcome Bolton Wanderers to Old Trafford. And although the Trotters currently languish in the relegation zone, the visitors will be buoyed by United’s last home outing, when bottom-of-the-table Blackburn Rovers beat the Reds 3-2.

Smalling, however, is determined to help United return to winning ways in the league.

“The Blackburn game was a good reminder that you can’t take anything for granted. If we want to win the title we have to beat everybody we come up against, starting today with Bolton. We really need three points and that’s the only thing on our minds today.”

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2012/Jan/chris-smalling-accepts-criticism.aspx?newsid=5AB7A77C-D427-4554-884E-36C0433ECB07&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

ncut_lgx
16-01-2012, 12:53 AM
semoga dedek smalling makin eksis yah di kancah BPL
asal jangan rajin-rajin cedera aja
gak baik buat jantung yang nonton dek

yah,smg match ntar malem United bs raih 3 poin en City kalah *amiiinnn*

amin senpai :P
gila WAGs-nya ampe turun tangan nih
*eh senpainya dink,bukan WAGs-nya*
:kuda:

tyquack
17-01-2012, 12:01 AM
amin senpai :P
gila WAGs-nya ampe turun tangan nih
*eh senpainya dink,bukan WAGs-nya*
:kuda:

duh,jadi malu dibilang WAGs-nya :embarrassment:
gk lah, gw cm suka ngeliat aksi dia di lap doang kok Niz tp klo ada aksi2 di luar lapangan jg diterima dgn senang hati XP

ario adi nugroho
18-01-2012, 12:16 AM
bingung mau komentar apa..
tapi ya semoga CS bisa menjadi pengganti senior" yg lain... senior?? :D

Chris Smalling Pahami Rasa Frustrasi Fans

Chris Smalling menilai perolehan poin lebih banyak dari musim lalu tidak akan berarti apabila gagal memenangkan gelar juara Liga.

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Bek Manchester United Chris Smalling mengaku memahami rasa frustrasi yang dialami oleh fans tim Setan Merah musim ini.

Meskipun raihan poin Manchester United meningkat apabila dibandingkan dengan musim lalu, bek muda United tersebut menyadari bahwa fans tetap menginginkan yang lebih.

"Saya dapat memahami hal tersebut. Kami berada di peringkat kedua di Liga dan ekspetasi untuk tim ini, baik internal dan eksternal, sangat besar. Jika kami tidak berada di puncak maka semua orang akan bertanya mengapa," ujar Smalling kepada matchday programme United Review.

"Berada di peringkat kedua dengan poin yang lebih banyak daripada musim lalu tidak membuat kami lebih baik. Satu-satunya tujuan kami hanyalah memenangkan liga."

http://www.goal.com/id-ID/news/1108/sepakbola-inggris/2012/01/17/2851060/chris-smalling-pahami-rasa-frustrasi-fans

tyquack
19-01-2012, 12:55 AM
ario adi nugroho bingung mau komentar apa..
tapi ya semoga CS bisa menjadi pengganti senior" yg lain... senior?? :D

amiiinnn...smg dan smg deh (><)

btw, kmrn Smalling gk turun yaks? Smg bsk pas lawan Arsenal diturunin deh ma Opa [-O<

ario adi nugroho
19-01-2012, 03:29 AM
amiiinnn...smg dan smg deh (><)

btw, kmrn Smalling gk turun yaks? Smg bsk pas lawan Arsenal diturunin deh ma Opa [-O<

iya abis mau gymana..vidic cedera ampe akhir musim..
musim depan walopun dia bisa bermain tapi kita belum tau performa dia bagaimana..

rio sering cedera kambuhan..dan umur pun menjadi faktor yg tidak bs di pungkiri..

gw berharap banyak sama ni anak muda..duetnya di lini belakang United bersama PJ bisa menjadi comeback pemain kita untuk masuk Timnas Inggris...

Lini Belakang Inggris = Lini belakang United :D

riko_manutd
21-01-2012, 01:46 AM
Hadapi Arsenal, Manchester United Bisa Mainkan Chris Smalling & Phil Jones

http://u.goal.com/139500/139524hp2.jpg
Manchester United mendapatkan kembali sejumlah pemain belakang mereka jelang melawan Arsenal. Chris Smalling dan Phil Jones telah pulih dari cedera dan siap dimainkan untuk laga melawan Arsenal.

Sir Alex Ferguson yang memastikan kondisi kedua pemainnya itu dalam jumpa media hari ini.

"Kami sedikit lebih baik dalam hal cedera pemain. Smalling dan Jones bakal fit," ungkap Fergie, sapaan akrab manajer Manchester United itu.
Selain itu juga ada Tom Cleverley dan Ashley Young yang kondisinya sudah membaik, meski keduanya belum bisa dimainkan dalam laga ini.

"Tom dan Ashley menjalankan program dengan baik dan kondisi fisik mereka di level yang baik," tandas Fergie.

Andi Istiabudi
24-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Ayo Smalling, tetap fokus dan rebut gelar juara musim ini ! :)

Smalling: City Bisa "Hancur"
Annisa Vidiani Manindar | Caroline Damanik

MANCHESTER, KOMPAS.com — Pemain belakang Manchester United, Chris Smalling, mengatakan bahwa Manchester City bisa "hancur" di bawah tekanan Manchester United yang terus mengejar perolehan poin dari City di klasemen sementara Premier League. Manchester United hanya perlu menjaga kemenangan pada setiap laga selanjutnya.

"Kami tahu sebelumnya City mengalahkan Spurs dengan mencetak gol pada menit akhir. Hal itu yang memicu semangat kami untuk meraih kemenangan. Jika kami terus meraih kemenangan pada pertandingan-pertandingan selanjutnya di liga, maka ada kemungkinan hal itu akan membuat mereka (City) hancur," ujar Smalling seperti dilansir The Guardians.

United masih tertinggal tiga poin dari City, setelah mereka memenangkan laga melawan Arsenal dengan skor 2-1, Minggu (22/1/2012). Sementara itu, pesaing mereka lainnya, Tottenham Hotspur, masih mempunyai keinginan untuk meraih gelar juara liga musim ini.

"Ini adalah kemenangan besar (melawan Arsenal) bagi kami. Ketika RVP membalas gol Valencia dan kedudukan berubah menjadi 1-1, semangat kami terpacu untuk meraih kemenangan dengan menunjukkan karakter permainan kami yang sesungguhnya," tambahnya.

Pemain berusia 22 tahun ini juga menganalisis buruknya pertahanan City yang kebobolan dua gol oleh Spurs pada pertandingan itu. Namun, lanjutnya, "The Lilywhites" harus diwaspadai sebagai salah satu pesaing MU dalam meraih gelar juara liga musim ini.

"Jujur saja, kami mengharapkan City untuk menang di kandangnya. Kami hanya perlu memastikan kemenangan pada setiap laga yang kami mainkan, dan tidak membiarkan jarak poin dengan City menjadi jauh," katanya.

"Namun, saya tidak akan memungkiri kalau 'Tim Kuda Hitam', Spurs, akan kehilangan peluang untuk meraih gelar juara musim ini. Tim-tim lain seperti Arsenal dan Chelsea akan sulit untuk bersaing dengan kami. Kalian telah melihat sendiri bagaimana permainan mengancam dari Spurs. Hal ini yang membuat saya berpikir kalau peluang juara hanya untuk ketiga tim, Manchester City, Manchester United, dan Tottenham Hotspur," tandasnya.

tyquack
05-02-2012, 11:25 PM
Smalling: Fans play huge part

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Chris Smalling believes the backing of Manchester United's travelling supporters is vital as the Reds head into some difficult away fixtures such as today's trip to Chelsea.

The champions are bidding to win at Stamford Bridge in the league for the first time since 2002 and Smalling says the fans can help the players achieve this important feat and again eradicate Manchester City's three-point lead at the top.

"The fans have a huge part to play," says Smalling. "When we go into those sorts of places, where the atmospheres can be hostile, it’s a great feeling to hear the United fans singing songs. And they sing right from the warm-up through to the final whistle. It gives us confidence and added motivation to dig deep and pull out a result."

The Reds will have gained confidence from recording a superb 1-0 Champions League win in West London last season when Wayne Rooney scored the only goal and three home triumphs against the Blues have followed since then.

The latest result - 3-1 to United at Old Trafford in September - was one of five defeats so far for Chelsea in 2011/12 and they go into this afternoon's game 15 points off the title-race pace.

"Chelsea have had a few ups and downs, a few poor results, but I don’t think you can ever rule out Chelsea," insists Smalling in the new issue of Inside United.

"They’ve won plenty of titles over the years and they have a strong squad, although they’ve lost one or two players to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. That will make it more difficult."

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2012/Feb/chris-smalling-expects-stern-test-from-chelsea.aspx

amiiinnn....smg match ntar (yg tinggal bbrp menit lg) bs dimenangin ma United [-O<

ncut_lgx
08-02-2012, 11:37 PM
wwoootttssss~
WAGs-nya, #EHH babysitter dedek smalling udah dateng
wah~ kasian yah senpai kmaren gak ada smalling jadi kacau
*sok belain kouhai* smoga aja dedek yg satu ini gak ikut2an bunuh diri DX
semoga bisa bawa clean sheet di sisa match #UNITED
:muflag:

tyquack
09-02-2012, 12:03 AM
wwoootttssss~
WAGs-nya, #EHH babysitter dedek smalling udah dateng

akh, saia kan jd malu Niz :malu:

wah~ kasian yah senpai kmaren gak ada smalling jadi kacau
*sok belain kouhai* smoga aja dedek yg satu ini gak ikut2an bunuh diri DX
semoga bisa bawa clean sheet di sisa match #UNITED

amiiiiinnnn....smg dan smg. Pdhl kmrn pas United tanding, gw smpt heran. Knp Smalling gk diturunin, pdhl kan dia gk ada brita2 ttg cidera. Yah,smg lawan Liverpool diturunin deh syukur2 gol-in y Dek

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http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2012/Feb/chris-smalling-seeks-a-goal-against-liverpool.aspx?pageNo=2

Smalling seeks more goals
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Chris Smalling would love to be passed fit to face Liverpool this weekend - and get a chance to join the list of Old Trafford defenders who've scored against Manchester United's arch-rivals.

The tall and versatile 22 year-old would follow in the footsteps of Wes Brown (2007/8), Rio Ferdinand (2005/06 and 2006/07) and Mikael Silvestre (two goals in 2004/05) if he was to hit the net in a home clash with the Merseysiders, while famously John O'Shea in 2006/07 and Gary Pallister a decade earlier came up from the back to successfully attack at Anfield.

"I’m definitely working hard on my role at corners and free-kicks in order to make an impact," Smalling told Inside United and ManUtd.com.

"When I joined, one or two of the coaches pointed out that they were looking for goals from the centre-halves. Obviously Nemanja Vidic scores a few and if you can add goals to your armoury it’s a massive plus point."

Smalling has already scored against both Chelsea and Manchester City in 2011/12, having opened his goals account for the Reds in a Carling Cup tie at Scunthorpe United during his debut season.

"Hopefully I’ll keep finding the net and contribute a bit more in the future. I don’t want us to be relying all the time on the strikers for goals," he added.

Stopping opposition strikers will of course remain Smalling's priority and he's keeping a keen eye on how his adversaries in English football are evolving.

"I think centre-forwards are changing a little bit. We’re used to defending against either big strong forwards or quick nippy ones. But the likes of Demba Ba [Newcastle] and Bobby Zamora [ex-Fulham, now QPR], as well as a few other strikers in the league, combine elements of both and I think that’s made things a little more difficult for defenders. That could be a reason why we’re seeing a lot more goals."

Smalling has also noted the trend for shorter, skilful players to be deployed up front, such as Liverpool's Luis Suarez, City's Sergio Aguero and of course, the World Player of the Year - Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

"I think you have to give managers a lot of credit for allowing their star players the freedom to roam and get on the ball in advanced areas," Smalling told us.

"It’s the same thing we do with Wazza here at United. Those players are all at their best when they can go out and express themselves and run at opposition defences. And when they also drop deep to collect the ball it makes life even tougher for defenders."


komen gw: hmmm...menarik nih, klo ampe suatu saat dia berhadap2an ma Messi :-?

Andi Istiabudi
22-02-2012, 05:41 PM
Iya, wajib fokus donk !!
Jangan sampai musim ini United cuma dapat gelar domestik saja ....

Smalling: Semua Pemain Serius Buru Trofi Liga Europa

http://klimg.com/bola.net/library/p/headline/0000069613.jpg

Bola.net - Tersingkirnya Manchester United dari Liga Champions musim ini menyusul kekalahan 1-2 di kandang FC Basel, Desember tahun lalu, merupakan pukulan berat bagi pendukung Setan Merah. Padahal 7 bulan sebelumnya tim asuhan Sir Alex Ferguson itu tampil di partai Final Liga Champions meski akhirnya dikalahkan Barcelona.

Kini United meneruskan hidup mereka dengan berlaga di kompetisi kasta kedua Liga Europa, dan menjadi favorit untuk mencapai babak final pada 9 Mei mendatang. Setan Merah selama ini belum pernah dikalahkan tim Belanda di kandang sendiri dan pemain bertahan Chris Smalling mengatakan bahwa semua pemain memiliki komitmen untuk memenangi kompetisi itu.

"Tentu saja kami mengincar tempat Liga Champions tetapi kami menganggap Liga Eropa sebagai kesempatan kedua kami," kata Smalling dalam laman resmi klub.

"Kami akan bermain dan menunjukkan bahwa kami masih punya taji di sepak bola Eropa dan masih dapat meraih piala. Kami ingin mencapai final kendati kami tahu itu tidak mudah. Semua pemain akan mengerahkan kemampuan mereka untuk dapat maju ke final," pungkasnya.. (afp/mac)

wira_ozora
26-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Calon kuat pengganti Rio-Vida di posisi CB. Duetnya dgn Johnny Evans lumayan solid di CB,,wlwpun blm sebaik Rio-Vida.Waktu lwn Ajax untuk p'tama kali liat duet
Chris-Jones di CB. Hasilnya...??Msh kalah kuat dari Chris John....Smalling lbh klop duet sm Evans. Mrka b'dua msh muda,,punya power yg masih prima....msh bs trs berkembang.Mdh2'an Chris-Evans bisa menjelma jd The Next Twin Tower....
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

VaDLi
01-03-2012, 07:49 PM
poto benturan Smalling dan hasilnya :(

:|

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg615/scaled.php?tn=0&server=615&filename=gd8xl.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg741/scaled.php?tn=0&server=741&filename=94141034.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640


(dari @UtdIndonesia)

ANDRE INX
01-03-2012, 10:16 PM
Ijin nyimak om...
Ngilu lah liat potonya.semalam saya ga nonton.. Bisa geger ga tuh?
Cepat sembuh smalling :(
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

giggseleven
01-03-2012, 10:37 PM
Wah iya nih parah bgt..
Katanya geger otak ya ? Mudah2an aja gak..
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AzeesHernandez
01-03-2012, 11:19 PM
smga Smalling baik2 sja...
http://img.kaskus.us/images/kaskusmobile_hp.gif

VaDLi
02-03-2012, 09:15 AM
pic benturan dari angle lain

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108438-11F9EC1D000005DC-120_634x472.jpg


Joe Hart : HELP!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108438-11FA32EF000005DC-98_634x373.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-0-11FA1FB1000005DC-512_634x396.jpg


Joe Hart mo buang bekas darahnya
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108438-11FA2386000005DC-702_634x538.jpg

dudut
02-03-2012, 11:34 AM
pic benturan dari angle lain

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108438-11F9EC1D000005DC-120_634x472.jpg


Joe Hart : HELP!!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108438-11FA32EF000005DC-98_634x373.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-0-11FA1FB1000005DC-512_634x396.jpg


Joe Hart mo buang bekas darahnya
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108438-11FA2386000005DC-702_634x538.jpg

sadis ngeliat benturan nya :(

GWS smalling

smoga g beneran geger otak

christof_ww
02-03-2012, 12:20 PM
Semoga Smalling cepat sembuh..
ane sampe ngeri ngeliat kejadian sama reaksi smalling abis benturan.. :(

Redsbusby
02-03-2012, 03:35 PM
Poor smalling..
untung jones ok tanpa masalah.. gw ngga nonton tp katanya sampe berdarah2 gt yak...

get well soon mate...

tyquack
04-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Poor smalling..
untung jones ok tanpa masalah.. gw ngga nonton tp katanya sampe berdarah2 gt yak...

get well soon mate...

smpt dipost ma United Indonesia di twitter, Smalling dah jatuh en kayanya abis nyentuh kepala-nya. Dan....di tangannya terlihat darah :((

Smg gk parah2 bgt, jd dia bs cpt balik :((

VaDLi
04-03-2012, 05:24 PM
Redsbusby poto2 smalling benturan udah diposting di page 23

tyquack cieeeh ada yg perhatian nih ;p

yg dikabarkan geger otak malah huntelaar...

fredrian.seven
04-03-2012, 08:53 PM
Ngeri juga liat foto2nya. Hanya herannya kok huntelaar sampe makan rumput ya? Di mulutnya ada bekas tanah. Jangan2 yang dibersihin hart itu darah huntelaar.

Blom ada kabar lagi dari smalling ya? musim ini United apes banget ma cedera. ada aja musibah cedera. dukunnya city kuat banget "nyantet" pemaen United :hammer:
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tyquack
05-03-2012, 09:17 AM
tyquack cieeeh ada yg perhatian nih ;p

yg dikabarkan geger otak malah huntelaar...


akh, si Om kan jd ma(l)u :">

dpt info ini dr twitter, smg aja bener [-O<

Stewart Gardner ‏ @stewartgardner

SAF told #mutv that Smalling will be fit for Thurs, Cleverley could return on Sunday and Valencia back for Bilbao away #MUFC

MUFC1878
05-03-2012, 10:12 AM
mdh2an bisa bener2 fit nih smalling pas vs bilbao

serem liat dia ditandu pan match inggris

christof_ww
06-03-2012, 11:51 AM
katanya cederanya ga terlalu parah si smalling,
dan udah bisa maen lawan bilbao nanti..
bener ga tuh? semoga saja benar.. :D

tyquack
09-03-2012, 01:51 PM
astaga....dini hari tadi itu horor bgt (><)
Smalling ditarik kluar ma Opa, en darah ngucur dr "perban" di kepala-nya :((
Smg gk knp2 deh, en dia bs diturunin wiken ini

Ini bbrp gmbr Smalling td malem:
http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lrudwoZL1qg07poo1_500.jpg

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lrudwoZL1qg07poo2_250.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0lrudwoZL1qg07poo3_250.jpg

sumber: http://unitedlads.tumblr.com/post/18991241640/chris-smalling-leaves-the-pitch-with-a-head-injury

Victory
09-03-2012, 02:45 PM
rasanya khilangan darah sebnyak itu dan secepat itu gmn yaah...:-??:-??

Redsbusby
12-03-2012, 09:22 PM
baru aja nemun foto smalling waktu di maidstone...
hohohoho...

http://therepublikofmancunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/chris-smalling.jpg

fredrian.seven
12-03-2012, 09:49 PM
baru aja nemun foto smalling waktu di maidstone...
hohohoho...

http://therepublikofmancunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/chris-smalling.jpg

tampangnya nggak berubah blas dengan ekspresi khasnya.

Smalling pas maen wajahnya juga datar2 aja. Blom pernah lihat dia klo marah. Penasaran...
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dannyboy
13-03-2012, 09:15 PM
baru aja nemun foto smalling waktu di maidstone...
hohohoho...

http://therepublikofmancunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/chris-smalling.jpg

muka khas nya dia ya ,muka lemes hehe mau deh ngeliat dia ngamuk sekali kali kaya gimana

Trezz Kiko
17-03-2012, 12:46 AM
share style baru smalling,
ini versi guru pengajian

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chris+Smalling+Manchester+United+FC+v+Athletic+bse JJx1kuCZl.jpg

yg ini versi Cech atau Chivu :D

http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Chris+Smalling+Athletic+Bilbao+v+FC+Manchester+GR7 pQBvg4Zsl.jpg

tyquack
20-03-2012, 02:16 PM
sdkt telat komen :p
pelindung kepala yg dipake Smalling,bakal permanen macam Cech gk y? Ato itu cm dipake ampe jaitannya dah kuat nahan benturan?
Klo ampe selamanya..............kasihan dia-nya :((

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Btw, ada brita ttg dia di offweb:

http://www.manutd.com/en/News-And-Features/Football-News/2012/Mar/chris-smalling-says-old-trafford-must-become-a-fortress.aspx?newsid=2017A89F-B4A4-45C5-A2CF-DB50FDBB8D06&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed&pageNo=2

Smalling wants an OT fortress

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Chris Smalling insists the Reds must ensure Old Trafford remains a daunting place to come for opposition teams between now and the end of the season.

After a near-perfect home record last term, United have tasted defeat twice on their own patch this season – against Manchester City and Blackburn – have also been held to a draw by Newcastle.

There are just five more home games left – Fulham are next up on Monday night – and Smalling says victories are a must from now on.

“It’s very important to win our last five home games,” he told ManUtd.com. “Last season Old Trafford was a fortress and we need to make sure we get the fans right behind us. The only way we can do that is by putting on a good performance.

“Fulham are very much an established side in the league, but they have had some ups and downs this season. We got a good result when we played them away in December but they’ll very much be hoping that doesn’t happen again. We know we need toperform well.”

The England defender is fighting fit again after a nasty head injury picked up while away on international duty. And with a number of other Reds returning to action after knocks there are plenty of options available to Sir Alex as the season heads towards an exciting climax.

“The manager wants everyone out on that training field and having a good squad to choose from can only be beneficial,” adds Smalling. “Having everyone fighting for a place and raring to go will help us.

“We’ve got a lot of time to prepare between games to make sure we get our job done and hopefully we can do that on Monday.”

hendiplast
25-03-2012, 07:34 AM
Smalling heading into battle! Manchester United defender relishing final push for title

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Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has declared himself fit and ready to launch himself back into the Premier League title battle.
Smalling has spent the last three weeks trying to overcome a head injury sustained in a clash with Klaas Jan Huntelaar during England's friendly with Holland last month.
His first comeback, wearing a Petr Cech-style cap, had to be aborted when the former Fulham defender split his stitches in the Europa League home defeat to Athletic Bilbao.

The 22-year-old has fully recovered now though and came through a midweek reserve-team outing against Aston Villa without a problem.
'I feel good,' he said. 'It was the first time I'd not played with any protection and I came through it well.
'The manager wants everyone out on that field to make sure he has a good squad to choose from.
'That can only be beneficial in the weeks ahead. Having everyone fighting for a place and raring to go will help us.'

Ferguson has made the point on numerous occasions his players tend to recover when the season is reaching its conclusion and the major prizes are being handed out. This season is no exception.
And unusually for United, this time around they only have one match a week ahead of them after being eliminated from every cup competition far earlier than they would normally expect.

That may have a benefit though as they look to hold off Manchester City and claim a record 20th championship.
The order of fixtures may also play a part as United follow their neighbours into action for the next two weekends, which could pitch them into a tense game of catch-up.

'I don't think it makes too much of a difference,' said Smalling. 'City will obviously feel the pressure to try and go ahead of us but we've dealt with that before and I don't think it will matter either way.'
One area where United need to be foot perfect is in their results at Old Trafford. After all, they dropped only two points on home soil last term - to West Brom.
This season there have already been defeats to Manchester City and Blackburn, in addition to a November draw with Newcastle.

With the scrap at the top so tight, the Red Devils cannot afford to slip up in their remaining five games at home, starting against Fulham on Monday.
'It's very important to win our last five home games,' he said. 'Last season Old Trafford was our fortress and we need to make sure we get the fans right behind us.

'The only way we can do that is by putting on a good performance.'
Fulham should not pose that much of a threat. The Cottagers have suffered eight successive defeats in all competitions at Old Trafford, and have not scored on their last four visits.
They were also on the wrong end of a five-goal hammering in London when the two sides met just before Christmas, although Smalling believes that result may trigger significant improvement.

'They're very much an established side, but they have had some ups and downs this season,' said Smalling, an £8million capture from the west London outfit in the summer of 2010.
'We got a good result when we played them away in December but I am pretty sure they will be hoping that doesn't happen again.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/

tyquack
25-03-2012, 10:50 PM
jd bs jd selasa dini hari Smalling turun jd starter y?
Smg bs kembali jadi tembok-nya United, en jadi pilihan pertama Opa bwt di pertahanan deh [-O<

Andi Istiabudi
30-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Ayo Smalling, kamu pasti bisa membawa United juara musim ini !

Smalling Bernafsu Gagalkan City Jadi Juara

Bola.net - Chris Smalling mengakui jika gelar juara Liga Premier akan berarti lebih besar untuk Manchester United musim ini, karena itu sama artinya dengan mengubur ambisi sang seteru, Manchester City.

Kedua tim rival sekota itu sudah menjauh di papan atas klasemen dari para pesaingnya, dan Setan Merah masih merajai posisi puncak dengan keunggulan tiga poin menuju delapan laga terakhir musim ini.

Dan Smalling menegaskan jika United wajib meraih gelar ke-20 mereka untuk membuktikan bahwa mereka masih jauh lebih baik dari sang tetangga.

"Persaingan ini jelas punya arti lebih karena ini adalah City. Tinggal kami berdua sekarang dan ini jadi penting," ujar mantan bek Fulham itu.

"Media sudah membangun situasinya dan sebagai pemain kami tentu ingin memenanginya karena kami kenal dengan beberapa pemain mereka."

"Akan sangat krusial untuk mendapatkan penegasan sebagai yang terbaik di tahun depan," tandas Smalling. (espn/row)

tyquack
21-07-2012, 10:46 PM
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Smalling injury setback

Chris Smalling looks set to be out for around a further 10 weeks after undergoing an operation on a metatarsal injury.

The defender missed out on a possible place in the Great Britain Olympics squad and the DHL tour but Sir Alex Ferguson initially expected him to be ready for the start of the season.

However, the surgery to fix the toe problem means he will now miss the early part of the campaign.

"He got an injury on the Wednesday and, straight away, we decided to have the operation so he's out," the manager revealed to MUTV. "It's difficult to say with a metatarsal but it could be 10 weeks.

"He's not carrying any luck, the kid, but he's young and we've done the right thing in getting it done immediately and getting him back on the road as quickly as we can."

Smalling is expected to compete with Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones for a centre-back slot, along with Nemanja Vidic as soon as the skipper returns to fitness. Evans is already a doubt for the Barclays Premier League opener at Everton while Scott Wootton has played both tour games in the middle alongside Ferdinand.

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Dah lama gk ada brita ttg dia, skalinya ada malah gini :((

Redsbusby
22-07-2012, 01:39 AM
Bahhhhh....
Pukulan telak nih.. Musim krmn gk ada vida, skrg kaga ada smalling dgn jngka waktu cukup panjang. Cobaan diawal musim cuma ada jones, rio, sama vidic di cb diluar Wootton yg sejauh ini impresif dlm tur peamusim..

Get well soon, smalling..