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29 Jan 2020 07:23:02
This is by far and away one of the weakest championships I can remember . With our current points in any normal season we would be in a high play off position not automatic . We are very lucky the other top teams are very mediocre this year . Forest look the main threat now and all they really represent is a boring keep it tight, counter attacking team .

However, this Leeds team still inspire no confidence in me whatsoever, that we will do it this year . Bielsa has us playing pretty football but he has failed to deal with our weaknesses since he first joined . We can't defend set pieces to save our lives and our own corners and free kicks are such a joke that they actually represent an opportunity for the opposition to counter attack us .

Bielsa has not adapted or addressed these issues which are far worse since Pontus left . He has also put far too much faith in the posh boy . Selling Roofe and going into such an important season relying on a striker who needs about eight chances to score one goal is just plain foolish . These weaknesses have exposed the brittle level of confidence players like Cooper have such that our defence is now at sixes and sevens .

They made Jed Wallace look like Ronaldo last night and Milwall cut us open far too easily on a number of occasions . In my view games like Brum and last night merely paper over the cracks exposed since the Cardiff fiasco . I hope Big Kev can quickly integrate into the team and be able to lead the line and finish the numerous chances we create . But the weakness at the back dealing with corners, free kicks and crosses also needs addressing and he has already said we won't be signing anyone else .

He's had 18 months to fix it on the training ground and has failed so I don't see that changing . Such a shame as it puts so much pressure on the team to chase games and undermines confidence . So where does that leave us? Well it leaves me hoping for the best but expecting the worse .

We could just as easily finish in the top two, play offs or even just outside at this point . I think it all turns on Big Kev . If he can finish the chances and gets enough game time, we could still do this . But we will have to do it the hard way like last night as we will continue to leak cheap goals .

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29 Jan 2020 08:09:23
And a Merry Christmas to you, Grinch!
By the way Norwich were second after 29 games with 1 less point than we have now, last season.

29 Jan 2020 08:42:17
West Brom will keep falling
Forest play keep ball. Against us? I don’t think so.
Fulham hot and cold.
Brentford couldn’t beat Forest at home.
So. What we have and what we are doing is enough. Nervey but should be enough.
Nobody else coming through now.

29 Jan 2020 09:03:59
You can only win the league that you’re in surely?
Plus, I don’t think that it’s average, I think all the teams have improved, so it’s simply more competitive. And in that context, we are top. We can’t do more than that.
Plus, Jed Wallace IS a good player.

29 Jan 2020 09:04:02
RHC so what you are saying is sack Bielsa and get a manager like George Grahem who is more defensively minded.
Did you in some way take any joy from last night? I was frustrated like most of us, but that game will be talked about for years, the emotion and passion from the fans and players was incredible!

As for Bamford he has 12 goals and will probably get 20, yes he misses a few, but if you asked for a striker at the start of the season you would want 20 goals.
Maybe the others went chipping in, did you think of that! No mention of Klich last night, even Razor Ruddock would have scored that.

Why don't you take some positives, top of league, playing pretty football and we have just signed a 20 mill striker. you must be a right bundle to have a beer with😜.

29 Jan 2020 09:23:10
Bang right Dougie. Partic re Bam. He will get 20 this season, and while people will say he should have 60, it’s his total game that is so vital. I saw a passage of play last night where he single handedly pinned their CB’s and GK in their own def third with such energy and intensity. I’m surprised he managed to even walk off the pitch last night!

29 Jan 2020 09:45:24
Love him or hate him, Bielsa has Leeds playing the best football in nigh on 20 years, if we can improve certain positions, then I feel we will hold our own in the prem upon promo,

29 Jan 2020 09:57:11
Interesting point Danum.
Nice one Chris!

29 Jan 2020 10:31:02
Guys easy to be positive after a great come back like last night . Much harder to say it like it is . I deliberately stayed quiet after our recent defeats because they hurt like hell and of course I was happy with the result last night and passion to come back . But let’s face it if your lives depended on it would you be confident with Bam through one on one with the keeper or our defence keeping out a corner to the far post?

29 Jan 2020 11:07:57
My comment is based entirely on what we are seeing on the field, Leeds now play football . Let hoofball be someone else's domain, and for me the architect of this is Marcelo, Not saying he's perfect but I know for a fact I certainly not perfect.

The joy last night was incredible.



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