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10 Nov 2020 07:13:28
Noel Whelan making a big story that there’s a rift in the camp concerning a Pablo v Bielsa’s bust up. I’m not sure if this is true, just another pundit trying to make a headline.
It’s not the first time Pablo’s thrown a strop at been subbed. A non story in my opinion.

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1.) 10 Nov 2020 12:26:45
hard to tell with belisa

not long ago he had a bust up with Jansson and we lost our best CB as a result. I stand by belisa and see why he did it but Jansson was a huge loss, meanwhile league one Liam still gets picked.


2.) 11 Nov 2020 20:24:00
I have copyright on Liam's nickname bermo 😂.


3.) 11 Nov 2020 20:25:52
I still get why people see Pontus as a big loss? With him, we stayed down, without we came up. simple really. not exactly doing much better now is he!?


4.) 11 Nov 2020 22:22:28
Agree with Brighty on this one . Jansson definitely not missed certainly not EPL standard.

I do miss Roofe's goals though.

As for Chris and Berm, one could say it is no longer credible calling Cooper ' League one Liam ' . he more than proved he was effective to good Championship standard last season.


5.) 13 Nov 2020 17:23:36
100% agree on all points Baz, particularly the one where you agree with me! 🤔🤔🤔.


6.) 13 Nov 2020 19:55:50
Nice one Brighty you are actually one of the more logical posters.


7.) 14 Nov 2020 03:38:47
Simple facts are that our CB's have played better when partnered with people other than coops. League 1 Liam is harsh, he is Champ standard. Always preferred calamity Cooper because he makes silly mistakes. Pontus + White would have been even better last year imo much like pontus + Bartley (white + Berra looked better too) .
As for the Pablo situation big difference is he was frustrated but he didn't go against Bieslas instructions. He got a public reprimand and apologised, hopefully end of.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 07:13:23
Logic tells me we will most certainly be looking for more cover at the back, especially with Beradi out for another 9 months. Struijk is more of a defensive midfielder replacement so I don’t see him as cover for our CB’s. We will be left too vulnerable at the back if either Koch or Cooper are injured.

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1.) 31 Aug 2020 12:22:27
Yeah we do need another CB but you know Bielsa will likely play Ayling Strujk or Phillips at CB if needed . He has before . However in this league we can afford to put square pegs in round holes so a another CB is a must in my eyes .


 

 

01 Jul 2020 06:02:04
We already know about Bamford’s wastefulness in front of goal, but the the player i'm feeling that should be showing signs of his potential is Costa. He does exhibit some brief moments of his speed and skill but it doesn’t seem to be coming together.

As for the result I’ll take a point, it’s never a good time to be playing a team scrapping for survival and with an upturn in form. There’s going to be some surprise results for the run in, so no need to get too upset about this one.
We’re still in top spot.

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1.) 04 Jul 2020 20:32:29
OP I have Costa marked down as a rotation, sub and Cup player. Useful player to have around squad but only shows his flair in flashes. Alioski, Harrison, Pablo ahead of him. Poveda and Stevens not far behind. Can see him being sold in a couple of years.


 

 

21 Jun 2020 07:30:20
Today’s game there’ll be no surprises in that we’ll have about 65/ 70% possession and Cardiff even playing at home will defend, close us down as much as possible and try to catch us out on a rare counterattack. If we score in the 1st half, the game is ours, if not this could be a draw or worse. Cardiff is not a good hunting ground for us but I’m putting my money on Bamford on scoring the only goal today.
MOT.

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23 Apr 2020 09:03:14
Hope everyone is keeping well.
Wondered what you fellas thought of the rumored link of Man City and Ben White not to mention Manutd and Liverpool.
I think the lad if he has a choice will prefer Leeds in the end. He is not yet proven in the Premiership so any of these big clubs at best would have him as a bench warmer. He’s very young and probably feels he’s going to advance his career better with first team Leeds under Bielsa’s tutelage.
I can’t see Brighton, even if they stay up holding on to him.

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1.) 24 Apr 2020 17:13:40
Agree OP, that if we go up, he would prefer to stay with us. My worry is that his sale would become a bidding war, and we would get battered in those circumstances!


2.) 27 Apr 2020 00:01:25
lets be honest if liverpool or city come calling he would not prefer leeds, however I am not sure a top top club would want him. He is great but is not in joe gomez orvan dyke leagues, mind you maybe he is better than what city have at the moment.


 

 

 

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21 Sep 2021 09:15:47
I think the team I really feel for with the Derby administration, points deduction story is Wycombe Wanderers who were relegated with 1 point less than Derby. Had Morris submitted Derby’s accounts in 2017/ 18 they would had already received points deduction, but somehow devious Morris managed to avoid submitting their accounts for that season.

Rob Couhig, Wanderers owner is now about to take legal action against their own relegation.
Derby meanwhile are likely to end up in league 2 with their points deduction and no money to pay their players plus a hefty 50million quid debt.
Who in their right mind would buy that?
I think Shrek needs to bail out and pretty sharpish.

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1.) 21 Sep 2021 09:32:29
I think it’s a bit naive for rob at wanderers to complain about derby Chairman not fighting for as long as possible.
Not a derby fan but they owe wanderers jacksy.


2.) 21 Sep 2021 10:23:50
Aus - Couhig hasn’t said who Wanderers are to take legal action against, possibly more likely EFL than Derby.


3.) 21 Sep 2021 10:38:04
Why the EFL?


4.) 21 Sep 2021 11:47:35
For their whole handling of the situation, Wanderers may feel EFL let Derby run rings round them, prolonging the process so as to avoid penalty in-season (again) .


 

 

17 Sep 2021 23:05:11
Should have won that game in the first half. Roberts and Firpo obvious negatives also another defender out with Ayling I suspect.
But the positives are we didn’t lose, Rodrigo had an excellent game and Jimmy got his first taste of Premiership football.

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1.) 18 Sep 2021 00:10:06
Yep. we have a) no defence b) a lightweight midfield and c) a poor attack. Other than that, we're alright.


2.) 18 Sep 2021 02:04:54
Roberts did ok. More of a threat than james was.
Finishing was back to championship level. Should have won comfortably. Raph bam klich and rod all fluffed sitters.
Without raph on pitch we have no outlet. I thought he was best player on pitch. Always in space or working for ball back. Would have taken Rodrigo off before him.
Anyway. 2 points lost there.
Stone wall penalty though and two high kicks unpunished.


 

 

16 Sep 2021 09:23:23
It looks very likely that Cresswell and Dremah will be on the bench against Newcastle as they didn’t feature in the U23’s game against Tranmere. Really like to see Cresswell get half a game, Jackson rates him highly. Great opportunity for the lad to show what he’s got and hopefully for him to impress Bielsa.

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1.) 16 Sep 2021 10:47:46
Many of the regular U23s were rested v Tranmere, and yes Cresswell and Drameh will almost certainly be on bench on Friday, along with Summerville, Gelhardt and Greenwood.

Against Tranmere it was mainly u18s stepping up, as against Wigan u23s in the previous cup match. Considering our lads were all aged 15-18, they acquitted themselves very well in possession and for the most part even out of possession. As you might expect against a side with half their outfielders being twice the average age of our lads, plus loan signings from Liverpool and Celtic, their greater experience and physical stature told in both boxes. Unsurprisingly that was reflected in the 4-1 score line.

Of the u23s who played, Sean McGurk, was the standout player, showing great footwork and technique. He would have scored but for a great save by their keeper, one of their Celtic loaners. Nohan Kenneth played at DM (his more natural position) and was mainly solid, though possibly caught out positionally on a couple of occasions, possibly because he’s been played at CB previously this season, and in pre-season, and needs to reorientate himself again.

Towards the end of the game their number 9 took him out, leading with his arms and striking Nohan in the face, causing him to go straight down, but the ref shrugged and motioned that he understood he need to use his arms to get into the air - not even a yellow card. That was not the first time the officials failed to pick up, or punish a dodgy Tranmere challenge. One of their players challenged Max Dean (I think) strongly from behind, delivering a forearm smash in his back. Again no card was given. Amari Miller scored our goal but didn’t shine overall, clearly still getting to grips with what is required in Bielsaball.

It was Archie Gray who was closest to McGurk in terms of performance, showing great composure on the ball for a 15 year old, up against far older and stronger players, turning neatly out of trouble on a number of occasions, and getting the assist for Miller’s goal. Kennan Carole also impressed again, coming off the bench at halftime.


2.) 16 Sep 2021 12:22:38
I could certainly see Cresswell and a few others getting a game against Fulham but would be surprised to see any of them in the Newcastle game, certainly not as starters.


3.) 16 Sep 2021 13:26:51
I would really like to see Drameh/ Cresswell get time on Friday. If not both then one would suffice.


4.) 16 Sep 2021 18:28:18
I picked up on those points against Tranmere. Kennah was poleaxed, a stuntman couldn't have gone down like that . What is it with refs and officials and the Leeds shirt. Archie Grey does indeed look pretty special.


 

 

12 Sep 2021 21:28:07
It wasn’t only Leeds who played poor today, it should also be noted that the refs decision making of the game was pretty awful. Not that we deserved anything from the game. Elliots injury must of been extremely painful and I do hope the young lad makes a full recovery, but it was no way a red card for Struijk, I do hope that the decision will be rescinded by the FA but I doubt it!

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{Ed025's Note - he gave the red for the injury not the challenge OP your right, i hope it gets rescinded mate..


 

 

31 Aug 2021 17:52:32
Btw Alf, connecting with the thread earlier, no apologies needed mate, all good with me, although I will say unlike our owner, I am tight fisted with money or let’s call it cautious, 😉so I won’t be having any £50 bet with you, for a charity or no charity. If I do have bet it will be with people I know personally and I don’t know you so that that.
One thing I do know Alf is if Leeds do finish in 6th you will be ecstatic as I would be, no matter what your opinions are right now.
🍻ALAW.

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1.) 31 Aug 2021 18:24:17
I don't think Dan James was really appreciated at manchester and he was always a stop gap signing by them I hope works out for him with team that really want him mot everyone Wigan whites.


2.) 01 Sep 2021 09:07:53
Absolutely OP, I would love to see your prediction come true mate.


 

 

 

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20 May 2021 07:55:39
Too true Andy, the most irritating and mind numbing part of football journalism today. Why not say something different or original instead of the same old mantra, over and over again and why Leeds Utd? To be honest I’d rather listen to a drunk who’s just had a frontal lobe operation talking about football than these turkeys.
"Don’t be surprised to see Leeds knocking on the door if the top four next season", that’s what they should be saying.

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18 Apr 2021 11:16:35
Bielsa himself has quoted its fake news.

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21 Sep 2021 23:36:18
Fully agree with that Leo, I would say he’s earned his place against West Ham, a very competent young defender. As Bielsa has already commented on the current defensive crises, "a solution always surfaces" well, it just has in Cresswell.

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20 Sep 2021 20:42:59
Bizarrely that same stubbornness got us promoted to the the Premiership and in finishing in 9th place first season up.
I highly suspect there will be a number of U23’s playing tomorrow due to our very heavy injury list.
Also worth noting that Fulham will be missing some key players due injuries.

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20 Sep 2021 07:34:20
Only six points from 6th place and Europe.

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18 Sep 2021 22:35:36
I’m glad you added that extra post Clu, but I can’t believe it’s only blind ambition behind these two men, their self serving greed and lust for more money is more like the truth. They took outrageously irresponsible gambles with their respective clubs.

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18 Sep 2021 16:18:56
Aus it’s about the fans, fat Frank is a nobody as far as coaching is concerned, just used Derby as a stepping stone to nowhere.
It’s not ever likely to ever happen to ManU but would I care? Absolutely and unequivocally not!

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