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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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24 Feb 2021 10:39:56
Born with a silver spoon in my mouth Fat Frank for the Celtic job. My moneys on it.

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1.) 24 Feb 2021 11:15:00
🤣Didn’t know that Ed, might have a re-think on that before parting with my money. You any ideas Ed who might take the position?

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2.) 24 Feb 2021 11:43:03
My Glaswegian mates told me that Steven Gerard’s family are catholic!
They’re telling me they would prefer Eddie Howe as number 1 but, believe or not Fat Frank also.
They’re not convinced be Roy Keane at all and Kennedy is untried as a manager.
Eddie Howe it is.

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3.) 24 Feb 2021 12:11:32
As a rule I totally agree with you Ed.
No need for it in today’s society., sadly society is not perfect.

{Ed001's Note - I don't understand it myself, it is basically the same thing anyway, so why do they bicker so much? Makes no sense to me mate. It is a bit like arguing over whether the flag of England is a red cross on a white background or a white flag with a red cross on it. It makes no blooming difference!!!} Become a Patron!


4.) 24 Feb 2021 14:18:27
Can't see Frankie moving that far away from his beloved London. I half thought he might have surfaced at Bournemouth, just up the road from Uncle Arry.


 

 

23 Feb 2021 23:22:38
Great performance from the boys tonight, second half blew them away. Change of formation. Who said Bielsa is a one trick pony?
Onwards and Upwards.

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1.) 24 Feb 2021 09:01:07
We always play three at back when they have two up front belisa is as easy to predict as my wife (she is always angry and hungry)

I think we always look better within three at back.


 

 

21 Feb 2021 00:43:05
Seeing Liverpool lose to Everton just reminds me how this bizarre no fans season is about.
It’s not a normal season.

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1.) 21 Feb 2021 10:07:17
Everyone winning a game not a normal season.


 

 

20 Feb 2021 00:01:57
These kind of games you just have to take on the chin. Bad luck is all! Neither team should have won but Wolves had a big slice of lady luck on their side tonight.
Thought we played well.
Next game, moving forward.

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16 Feb 2021 11:34:21
If KP is not fit for Wolves game for sure it’ll be the same squad selection. Phillips is the main supplier to the front men and is always very positive with his precision passes. The problem with Struijk I don’t think he’s so confident in making that forward supply, the ball tends to go backwards to often.
If feel the game against Wolves is there for the taking but we must play like we did in the second half against Arsenal if KP is not fit.
The the players showed more individual responsibility in the second half and it made us a much stronger unit in going forward as opposed the poor first half showing.
Im not having a go at Struijk by pointing this out, as I do find him a good CB with a lot of potential.

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1.) 16 Feb 2021 12:00:47
worth noting in the second Hal we played really well. because alying went to right back. his defensive qaulities matched with him bombing forward is a huge plus

kp will be missed against wolves however belisa don't have to make it even harder by playing Bamford at left back and Cooper at CF

in the second half we showed although missed we can create and play well without KP we just need belisa to not go mental with his team selection. no one comes back from a 4-0 head start.


2.) 16 Feb 2021 12:58:41
I actually think Struijk has a habit of going too far forward.
Our system means the 2 full backs are often in the opposition third of the field.
Struijk joins the attack too much leaving too large a hole.
It only takes 10ft out of position to make a huge difference.
Its KPs positioning that Bielsa has improved so much.


3.) 16 Feb 2021 13:26:04
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal February 5 2011.


4.) 16 Feb 2021 13:29:20
can not disagree more, as you all know I think KP is the best with the ball at his feet, world class passing and world class vision but his positioning matched with his chronic lack of pace is our main defensive problem.

when we concede pause the screen and say where is Phillips 9 times out of 10 he is in the wrong position. I am growing on the lad and think he has improved he is a great asset moving forward but an awful liability at the back

I urge you all to do this go on youtube or sky and pause the screen as the ball hits the back of the net. The most obvious examples were the Man Utd game where he was at fault for the goals and then against Fulham where he was mugged in such an obvios way for both goals

we do miss KP but he is not the god and answer to all our prayers defensively and we can score with out him.


5.) 16 Feb 2021 13:54:37
I kind of agree with you Bermo but the stats tell a different story -without KP we lose the majority of the time, with the Villa game being the only exception. He may be at fault for some goals, but how many wold we concede without him? He can't be out of position for every single attack can he?

KP is 14th in the league of midfielders (160+ players) for making interceptions, 14th in the same league for making tackles, 25th for number of passes, 25th for key passes, 11th for clearances and 8th for blocks.

Those say to me that he is a pretty impressive player defensively and without him I think we concede more in like for like games than with him in the team.


6.) 16 Feb 2021 14:05:11
Those stats say it all Alf, I agree with Berm on some things he says but he has always been just plain wrong on KP.

If Bielsa plays the same starting 11 in those same starting positions he is a fool.


7.) 16 Feb 2021 14:44:34
You are not considering how we play.
KP (or anyone) cannot be in the right position to stop 4 attackers he can only stop the most imminent threat. He does this very well with excellent positioning.
His lack of pace does mean if he gets it wrong initially he has limited to no recovery options but considering how when we have the ball we play 2-1-4-3 he does a remarkable job when we lose possession.


8.) 16 Feb 2021 14:52:17
No one knows what’s in MB mind and that includes himself, we lost to Arsenal because he changed things made the wrong decision, didn’t play Pablo when he should have, that’s what you get with him unpredictable so you have to put up with it when we lose, simply really.


9.) 16 Feb 2021 14:56:14
KP was immense in the burley game absolute class but every other game he is always at fault or at least normally at fault.

I would argue with the stats we concede with him and we concede with out him. either way we are the worst or second worst team in the league for every defensive stat and that doesn't change with him in or out of the team.

I think it says a lot that when Cooper doesn't play we seem stronger (statistically) and in my opinion (I don't have any stats to back this up) we seem a lot stronger with Sturijk in CB.

I honestly thought KP was a god against burnley but when in Dm he does cost us defensively which is why we are 19/ 20 in every area. This said against arsenal he was a huge miss and think he will be a huge miss against wolves.


10.) 16 Feb 2021 15:15:16
There are a number of names that could play DM. Not upset the balance. Play to instructions. and not be dragged out of position. However I fear the Bielsa four word mantra "same team again lads. "


11.) 16 Feb 2021 18:15:42
Bermo. did I see you in a pic with Mr Chris jinks to the left Whyte recently?


12.) 16 Feb 2021 20:19:54
yeah Chris was on the set of my latest film the last heist with Terry stone and Perry benson. A top bloke and spent hours talking with me

I have just been commissioned to co-write a film about our very own Albert johanssen which is being backed by the f. a and p. f. a (and hopefully the club) and I was also talking at length with Chris about this project which he was very positive about.

great to meet a legend even if he is an arsenal fan!


13.) 16 Feb 2021 21:11:50
What a quality film that would be Bermo! Really hope you get to make it and it couldn't be in more capable hands.


14.) 17 Feb 2021 12:07:25
Cheers Alf working with a Yorkshire man and life long Leeds fan Richard Clarke on the script. Would be amazing to tie my work in with Leeds and tell this great and important story.

With the greater game we had the pfa fa efl prem leauge and the club behind it. I spoke to fa yesterday and pfa and efl last week and they are all really keen so now just need Leeds and prem leauge to get behind this and think it will be huge

To see the Leeds fan base get behind a blm true story would be amazing could be a huge film and most importantly it will be filmed in Yorkshire so hopefully er and pubs will be open so I can have a drink in gifs county and finally see Leeds win After an 18 year wait.


 

 

 

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26 Feb 2021 11:40:47
Think Whack is a fireman Class?

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26 Feb 2021 08:02:08
We should beat Villa but I hate to admit it, our very own Elland road skating rink could deliver opportunities them and problems for us. The players do complain about it every match, but maybe they’re getting used to it now?

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25 Feb 2021 16:18:55
Villa will defend, a lot. But seriously Villa have some very good weapons in their squad, Ollie Watkins will always be a concern for me when they try to catch us on a break. Think Cash is injured as well but Elmohamady replaces who is a tough defender. They’ll be difficult to break down, but without Grealish, I can only see a win for us, even without our talisman KP.

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25 Feb 2021 10:39:09
Good words axe. Concerning Raph it would be absolute madness to let him go this summer for ”ANY” price. He is a very special player for Leeds United at this moment in time. Whatever money you get for him now you would not replace this player like for like or better. I would even go as far to say there is no player in the world who can replace him for how he slots in seamlessly into Bielsa’s play.
Our Chairman is an extremely ambitious man in what he wants to create for his club, I think Ralph’s ambitions meets the club he plays for. It’s my estimation he’s not going to leave anytime soon.

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24 Feb 2021 17:50:56
Dont think media, pundits and fans praise him, he gets a lot of attention because he is unconventional in his style of football, even himself as a person he does come across as perhaps odd. People in general don’t know what to make of him. Some French media and pundits whilst he was at Marseille described him as autistic. !
For me there’s always a little madness in brilliance and El Loco has it.

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