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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.


 

 

05 Mar 2020 13:33:06
The word out that Castilla leaving in the summer will probably be not far from the mark. It’ll be pretty difficult for him to continue at the club with this conviction hanging over his head.

It’s difficult to know the truth in all this, I’m sure he’s not a racist, but it looks quite possible he’s said something he shouldn’t have. Just hope the young Meslier does well and if he does, then could make the number 1 shirt his for a very long time.

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1.) 05 Mar 2020 13:56:21
Honestly don't think kiko is strong enough for the premiership to be honest. Although his distribution with the ball is quite good he is terrible from crosses and set pieces. Think we would be looking at replacing him as no.1 anyway if we go up.


2.) 13 Mar 2020 15:51:46
Agree cannot see Leeds starting next season with either Kiko or Meslier in Goal if we are promoted. I think we would look for a proven Number 1.
Meslier will go on to be first choice for a long while but not Prem ready yet.


 

 

15 Jan 2020 09:53:54
I think the players burnt themselves out a bit against Arsenal, the tempo that we played was quite extraordinary, Bamford looked knackered at the end of the match, plus Ayling and Dallas took knocks. It might explain our dismal turnout against the Wendies.
I’m hoping there’ll be a big response against QPR.

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1.) 15 Jan 2020 10:20:08
Agreed, wish we had played against a L2 team rather than Arsenal and we had rested the entire first team and played the U23s.


 

 

 

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09 Jul 2020 19:10:29
Absolutely fantastic happy for Bamford but drooled over the lead up to and execution of Pablos goal. Sublime. the Leeds United Juggernaut is tapping on the gates of the Premiership. 😎.

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04 Jul 2020 22:54:12
Excellent result today five shots on target with three goals recorded, think I remember Bielsa stating that we should score at least one in every three attempts on target.

Very nice free kick from KP, it would be nice to see him notch up a few more of those from time to time. It would be great to have another Ian Harte free kick specialist.

Think Brentford will only lose one or draw one in their last games, got a sneaky feeling though that WBA will wobble and lose a few more points.
It’s going to be close and we can I’ll afford to have a soft game like we did against Luton.
Play offs are not an option!

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1.) 04 Jul 2020 23:36:37
OP Mateusz Bogusz adept at FKs.


2.) 05 Jul 2020 00:32:02
What the issue with him George. Had real high hopes but he doesn't seem to be on Bielsas radar.


3.) 05 Jul 2020 00:44:25
Indeed George, but no use when the lad will not get played.


4.) 05 Jul 2020 07:48:41
🇨🇦 I believe he could be part of a matchday 20 but feels he should have received more game time by now and so it's made his attitude and demeanour bad. Bielsa no likey. From the player point of view, it's understandable. I said at the time it was a strange decision not to immediately loan him out to a League One club as then he wouldn't feel that way. I do question some decisions of management.


5.) 05 Jul 2020 11:40:45
Klich thinks very highly of him, I think Bielsa will blood him in next seasons cup games, hopefully we’ll have a better run this time. If he impresses like Meslier did in the Arsenal game he might give himself a chance in the first team.


6.) 07 Jul 2020 00:27:33
Thanks George.


 

 

02 Jul 2020 06:22:10
I think it’s a bit hypocritical and too easy to make condemning comments about our club ( Radz, Orta and players) when we don’t get the result we want and then say, but if we do get promotion I’ll be ecstatic.
Sit on the fence why don’t you.!
Championship football is nothing like the Premiership so don’t compare it.
It’s extremely difficult, unless you’re a Liverpool or Man City to play against a team that will defend only with all eleven players and perhaps will make only two counter attacks in the whole game. Every team in this division apart from Fulham and West Brom will play this way against us, home and away.
In the words of Nathan Jones, “if we had tried to play offensive football against Leeds, they would of murdered us”. Hence Pablos frustrations at teams playing the, Parking the bus tactic against us.
That’s why we have to be more dynamic in our goal scoring attempts, there will be some changes in the personnel when we arrive in the Premiership.
Cheer up fellas, it’s only football! 😉.

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1.) 02 Jul 2020 07:35:00
Total sense, well said opti.


2.) 02 Jul 2020 07:48:45
Some changes? The majority of that team need changing in the premiership or else it's Yo -Yo time .
Be more dynamic, it's great to drop all these buzz words, dynamic, capitalise in front of goal, convert chances, etc etc etc,
But sadly the ABSOLUTE REALITY for 2 seasons now that we have been hoping for promotion is we don't score enough goals for all the stats that tell us we dominate games.
A lot of fans have been saying the same thing for a awful long time now.


3.) 02 Jul 2020 08:20:39
OP and Taddy

I never sit on the fence and there is nothing hypocritical about being deeply concerned about our deja vu second season failure to address the still lack of efficiency in converting chances ( we are 2nd worst in the Championship )

The FACTS are Champions of previous Championships like Newcastle, wolves Brighton, Reading had 10 to 12 points more than us at this stage. and were completely efficient of disposing of teams at the bottom who parked the bus.

but hey keep on being apologists with your heads in the sand for Orta and Radz who have just one striker ( and that being Bamford rather than a prolific or even competent striker) in the first team squad rather than 3 or 4 strikers etc etc etc.


4.) 02 Jul 2020 08:22:11
Where not there yet this is Leeds United we've started inconsistent since the restart as others like Brentford and those in and around playoffs are flying only 6pts from 3rd with 6 to play could be wiped out in 2 games we've seen it all before with Leeds not being able to finish the job off from a good position everyone thinks where there let's see where we are with 2 to play.


5.) 02 Jul 2020 08:38:45
OP just Liverpool and Man City you say

The facts are that previous champions of the Championship such as Newcastle, Reading, Brighton, Wolves had 10.to 12 points more at this stage of the season


They simply were efficient in taking chances and would dispatch teams that parked the bus.


6.) 02 Jul 2020 09:09:25
Ed001 or whichever Ed is currently " editing" this site


why are you not posting (in essence censoring ) my replies .?


they are reasoned points of view. not libellous. without any profanity.

no just cause. at all to censor Ed's. Georgie was right.

{Ed007's Note - I'm just out my bed mate ffs, give me a chance and you're numerous repetitive posts are just clogging things up and slowing me down.}


7.) 02 Jul 2020 09:10:20
100 % agree.


8.) 02 Jul 2020 09:10:21
Excellent post OP. Onwards to the Prem.


9.) 02 Jul 2020 09:14:33
I don't think it is hypocritical or sitting on the fence to say i'd be over the moon if we get up yet I am also fed up with how we more oftn than not stumble against the bottom teams (again picked up in the papers. 'leeds yet again struggle against a championship basement boys') football is about highs and lows, positive and negitive just like life. i love how she makes me coffee in the morning but think she needs to shift a bit of weight. this ain't sitting on the fence this is knowing the good and bad in a situation.


10.) 02 Jul 2020 12:27:27
Love that analogy Bermo; just don’t show the wife! 🤣🤣🤣.


11.) 02 Jul 2020 20:27:55
Absolutely the best post at this time OP👍.


 

 

01 Jul 2020 10:55:12
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’s 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.) 01 Jul 2020 11:18:44
Yep OP Luton have been one the form teams . in the last 8 games losing just once. and beating Brentford. so last night result while very. disappointing is not a disgrace

letting them. score though was gut wrenching and crucial . I was confident we would win 1 nil


keeping clean. sheets is vital with our goalscoring issues which is what we were doing pre Lockdown.


2.) 01 Jul 2020 11:38:56
Good shout Opt, Costa is on the Bamford bus for me.
Teams coming up against us will to open up as draws won't be enough.


3.) 01 Jul 2020 13:33:18
I remember reading online wolves fans totally overjoyed reading that Costa had left, by + large he has been poor for us, no consistentcy.


4.) 01 Jul 2020 13:50:08
Yep, he shows glimpses now and again, such as his determination to win the ball, and then feeding Bamford for the Fulham goal, but like others say, there is no consistency! I don’t recall ever thinking “well he had a blinder today”.


 

 

27 Jun 2020 06:40:47
It’s so vitally important we get that first early goal today, it’s abundantly clear that Bamford is not a consistent goal scorer so players like Harrison/ Klich/ Pablo or Alioski have got to get those goals needed. Win or lose today will not decide whether we will get Auto or not.

However I have a distinct feeling that a victory over Fulham today will be hugely moral boosting and give the players the confidence to see this out and get Leeds United FC promoted to the Premiership.

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1.) 27 Jun 2020 10:33:48
Agreed OP, I think a victory today will do wonders for the teams confidence. Let's hope they can do it. On another point, just seen pictures of the Stadium with all the Crowdies in, it looks spectacular. UTW.


2.) 27 Jun 2020 12:36:33
Really nervous about todays game, come on you whites MOT.


 

 

 

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11 Jul 2020 05:32:47
They said they would only entertain offers around 50Mil which of course nobody would pay that amount, I reckon 20 Mil might do it though, we’ll see.

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10 Jul 2020 20:18:10
Perhaps too risky him pulling a hamstring considering what’s at stake. Pablo is indispensable.

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05 Jul 2020 11:40:45
Klich thinks very highly of him, I think Bielsa will blood him in next seasons cup games, hopefully we’ll have a better run this time. If he impresses like Meslier did in the Arsenal game he might give himself a chance in the first team.

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05 Jul 2020 10:07:27
A senior moment there fella, but your right in the fact playing a Warnock team would of been a big concern for us. However Swansea also have caused us problems in the past, but I don’t think so this time.

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22 Jun 2020 20:03:23
Why! I thought we played very well, It was very disappointing but we can’t win every game, a couple mistakes their goalie has his best game of the season. The players will feel bad about that game but I thought we were unlucky. You’ll see a positive result against Fulham I certain of it. 😉.

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