Leeds Rumours Member Posts

 

jungle2152's Profile

Current Avatar:
No Avatar image uploaded
Correct Score Competition:

Not entered
Correct Score Competition
Flat Out Racing:

Not played Flat Out Racing


No Profile Picture uploaded

Team: Leeds United


Where from: Sydney


Favourite player: Bremner


Best team moment: Anything involving Leeds


Interests: Football


Timezone: (GMT +10:00) Eastern Australia, Guam, Vladivostok




jungle2152's Posts and Other Poster's Replies To jungle2152's Posts

 

 

To jungle2152's last 5 banter posts

 

To jungle2152's last 5 banter replies

 

jungle2152 has no Rumours Posts

 

 

jungle2152's banter posts with other poster's replies to jungle2152's banter posts

 

24 Oct 2020 01:10:15
What a brilliant way to start the day in Sydney. I have been wandering around all morning with a massive smile

I wanted to mention the thing I saw that made me most optimistic about the season ahead and it did not happen in the 90+ minutes of play.

At one stage they showed Pascal with the other players, looking genuinely over the moon at the win. I do not think you would see too many other players replaced after about 20 minutes equally as happy for the team.

This said it all to me. This is a team with a capital T and I believe a team that will do us all proud throughout the season.

jungle2152

 

 

20 Sep 2020 04:46:10
Do I think we have a good premiership squad . NO

Do I think we are going to surprise a lot of teams in the Premiership . NO

I am going to dwell on our weak areas and the shoulda, coulda, woulda signings . NO

What I am going to do is thoroughly enjoy watching a squad of guys, some of whom are journeymen, that have continued where they left off from last season and play to the best of their ability for the full 90+ minutes and do not give up, because they are Leeds and they are playing for each other and for us.

In 50 odd years of following Leeds from afar, I have not seen a squad with this character (if not the ability) since the days of the Don.

Because of this attitude of the squad do you think I am going to spend a season worrying we might be relegated . NO

Leeds until I die, which after 50 years is probably closer than I would like :)

jungle2152

1.) 20 Sep 2020 06:33:02
Their work rate with and without the ball is phenomenal.
Every team we play will know what’s coming and not look forward to it.


2.) 20 Sep 2020 07:39:35
Good post Jungle! That’s how I have felt every time I’ve been at Elland road during Bielsa time. You can see why some players just don’t fit that approach. Very special time to be a Leeds fan, let's enjoy it!


3.) 20 Sep 2020 08:28:37
Spainshleeds/ jungle what are you trying to say we are going to go down in joy the moment the team not good enough to stay up.


4.) 20 Sep 2020 09:14:20
agree with sentiment but you left off wilko's boys who punched well above weight to win league and maybe even graysons team who would of been prem bound if not for bates.


5.) 20 Sep 2020 10:28:42
I am not sure how any. Leeds fan can ' enjoy' the concession of conceding 7 goals in 2 games and the feeling that clean sheets will be very hard for Leeds.

a strong Leeds defence and a 1 nil win every game of season I would much more enjoy.


6.) 20 Sep 2020 12:05:05
Whiteman, As I said this is not a great squad, but with the spirit this team has under Bielsa, although it won't set the world on fire, I believe it is good enough to keep us up and to do it without us having to worry about a relegation battle every week.

Bermo, I am not trying to belittle the achievements of those sides but, personally, I did not get the same feeling of team focus and unity that I have from this squad.

Bazooka, Maybe I am a naive fool, but I am a happy naive fool. I have suffered the pain of having another team in a different football code essentially disappear into oblivion at the stroke of a pen by a bunch of officials every bit as fair and competent as the EFL. So yes, I can enjoy watching them concede 7 goals in 2 games, simply because I am able to still watch them (although I would prefer wins to losses) .


7.) 20 Sep 2020 12:20:28
Fair enough Jungle
Respect.


8.) 20 Sep 2020 14:14:17
Jungle Know where you're coming from with your view which is healthy to have but we still have a side filled with internationals. I agree we don't have a particularly "good" first team but in my opinion an average one for this league. It's by no means a bad first team. As for the squad, it's thickening with "oftf" which is the right move by the club. What I will say is we're much less without Bielsa and sadly Ben White.


9.) 20 Sep 2020 17:38:25
I know mate didn't think you was belittling wilko or the other squads

that is the beauty of football I think the most together squad was wilkos as they over achieved and also O'drearys before he released that soppy book

before my time but I am not sure if dons squad was that together they would fight to the death but often choked. but firstly that is the beatuy of football that people see different things have a different affect for certain eras, squads and players, and I am probably being bit harsh on dons team as before my time. but now looking back I always see them as a great team that massively underachieved as wilkos was decent team that massively over achieved.


10.) 20 Sep 2020 17:39:14
also I agree with BV we know defence will cost us. I don't mind 4-3 when we win but if we lost to teams like West Ham due to poor defence I will not enjoy that at all.


11.) 20 Sep 2020 18:33:59
Bazooka, not sure if you go to the games or watch on the tele, but I love being at Elland road under Bielsa. Yes we concede goals, I was at Cardiff and Millwall, but we play exciting football and you see great games. I much prefer what we’ve done with Bielsa than draws or 1-0 wins every week. And Whiteman we can play like that and stay in the premiership, because the Bielsa style and the never say die attitude will win enough games!

I can understand posters like Bermo who believed that Bielsa was wrong for the club and thought he would be sacked before Christmas, but not posters who like Bielsa but then think he should play with a bigger squad, be more defensive etc . It ain’t going to happen, if you want that type of football, sack Bielsa and get a different manager. He ain’t going to change!


12.) 20 Sep 2020 19:03:02
Spanish

Bielsa has many good points but having a small squad in the premier league is something I wish he would reconsider.


13.) 20 Sep 2020 21:58:26
good point spanish

I am not one for style. could not care less. I like the win, the whole win and nothing but the win. I don't think we on the whole played amazing football under wilko but I loved it. I didn't think bubs was right for championship and love that he proved me wrong, if you are going to go up 10 points clear and do it in style that is a wonderful bonus

now in prem it horrifies me and I can see us getting record goals against and that could cost us top flight football. if that is the case then style needs to change or bubs needs to go. but that said he proved me wrong once before and I have a feeling he might prove me wrong again.


14.) 20 Sep 2020 23:24:23
I too worry about the defence. I agree Koch will mature and do well, but is he tall enough. Out jumped by Van Dijk last week and Mitrovic this week.
Meanwhile at the other end I thought Rodrigo was a bit anonymous, I hope he finds his feet soon.


 

 

29 Aug 2020 03:36:58
I know little about most of the players signed, beyond what I read here and elsewhere, but I think I am beginning to see a strategy.

Limited investment in players "for now", with the aim of it being enough to keep us in the top flight.

Greater investment in younger players that are highly regarded and seem to have a lot of potential. The idea being some may be able to help out this season, but all will form the backbone of a top team in a couple of years.

I actually don't mind this as a strategy.

Maybe I have missed the announcement, but my only concern remains the absence of a signature from El Loco.

jungle2152

{Ed0666's Note - I would try and guarantee premiership status with ready made legit ballers then supplement it with youth. But Biesla knows best and I can’t wait for his post match interviews. He makes Mourinho look dull.


1.) 29 Aug 2020 06:31:11
I think the likes of struik. Shacks. Provedo will prove to be reliable enough as cover for the new ones.
Bamford will start and I admire his work rate but I’m hoping that rods knocks him off his perch with goals. And Koch will go straight in I think.


2.) 29 Aug 2020 06:31:38
Oops. Didn’t mean that. Stephen tut tut!


3.) 29 Aug 2020 07:07:26
I’m with you on that one Aus.
Just wondering if we get a third big signing in after Koch, Rod ? Have a feeling that, that’s all our shopping done for now.


4.) 29 Aug 2020 07:37:53
Would you like Koch to go straight in Aus? Are you getting all excited again?


5.) 29 Aug 2020 07:41:40
I can still see Kent and Watkins arriving Opt.


6.) 29 Aug 2020 07:54:07
You are at it again Aus!


7.) 29 Aug 2020 07:55:06
I think there will be one more opti. Midfielder or winger
Don’t know who though.


8.) 29 Aug 2020 07:59:38
Ollie Watkins would be a solid addition, think Rangers will sell Kent but only for more than he’s worth.


9.) 29 Aug 2020 08:35:39
Banking on young players coming good is fair enough but it is important that they reach their potential. As we showed last year a lot of them don't and that's where the plan can be flawed.


10.) 29 Aug 2020 09:39:20
The youth players we have signed this season are of a better standard and likely to be able to more quickly be able to train and play with the first team.

That said it remains crucial we sign a proven natural goalscorer 20 goal a season guy for us to not only dominate games but more importantly win games

we do not want deja vu of the Arsenal game result of last season.


11.) 29 Aug 2020 09:48:09
With a name like Robin Koch is his agent Lorena Bobbitt!


12.) 29 Aug 2020 09:52:43
We are definitely not finished with those two. Kinnear stated two weeks ago, that we planned to spend between 75 and 100mill this window. Felipe next, and another winger / creative midfielder after. Then, we’ll be the finished article, and not to to “survive” in the PL, but to take some sides to pieces, and show the PL up for what it really is! I’m so optimistic on a hungover Saturday morning! Lol!


13.) 29 Aug 2020 09:55:40
Flawed yes Alf but they’ve got to be bloodied from time to time in first team games or they’ll never come good, risk I know but Bielsa has got us this far I think he knows what he can get out of his young guns.


 

 

19 Jul 2020 06:48:26
I was ecstatic yesterday and I am beside myself today.

Quite a bit has been said about the impact El Loco has had on many aspects of our club, but this only happened because his spirit, passion and professionalism was embraced and adopted by the players and all involved at every level.

That is why I am so proud at what has been achieved. This was a promotion and Championship earnt by Leeds UNITED.

Long may we MOT and look out Europe.

jungle2152

 

 

18 Jul 2020 02:55:10
I never realised how massive promotion was until I saw it mentioned on the local Sydney news this morning. These guys usually think a football has an oval shape and the real game rarely gets a mention. Next step winning the Championship and no time better than the next game.

jungle2152

1.) 18 Jul 2020 06:21:29
Maybe were famous again?


 

 

 

jungle2152 has no Rumour Replies

 

 

jungle2152's banter replies

 

Click To View This Thread

20 Sep 2020 12:05:05
Whiteman, As I said this is not a great squad, but with the spirit this team has under Bielsa, although it won't set the world on fire, I believe it is good enough to keep us up and to do it without us having to worry about a relegation battle every week.

Bermo, I am not trying to belittle the achievements of those sides but, personally, I did not get the same feeling of team focus and unity that I have from this squad.

Bazooka, Maybe I am a naive fool, but I am a happy naive fool. I have suffered the pain of having another team in a different football code essentially disappear into oblivion at the stroke of a pen by a bunch of officials every bit as fair and competent as the EFL. So yes, I can enjoy watching them concede 7 goals in 2 games, simply because I am able to still watch them (although I would prefer wins to losses) .

jungle2152

 

 

Click To View This Thread

25 Jul 2020 03:01:05
Wow, I thought I was old, but even I don't remember seeing Socrates playing. lol.

jungle2152

 

 

Click To View This Thread

13 Feb 2020 17:30:13
Very interesting reading the predictions, but I think the most consistent factor when it comes to Leeds has been overlooked. So my predictions are:

1. Leeds to finish in the one of the automatic qualifying positions

2. FA to penalise Leeds 15 points for bringing the game into disrepute by finishing in the top 2.

jungle2152

 

 

Click To View This Thread

07 Feb 2020 16:23:11
Haha Leo. I may know sod all, but even I know enough not to be that silly.

jungle2152

 

 

Click To View This Thread

31 Jan 2020 09:05:50
Welcome from another newcomer poster.

jungle2152