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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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27 Sep 2021 06:11:05
Michael Owen’s classic punditry work at its best on the weekend with "I remember when Ilan Meslier was playing for the Leeds academy" Oh really Michael that’s fascinating, I could of swore he came from Lorient fc?!
Well you’re the expert.
I heard a comment that, if I was stuck on a dessert island with Michael Owen and a tin of corned beef, I’d eat Micheal and talk to the corned beef. 🤣.

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1.) 27 Sep 2021 13:44:58
He was in the academy for a while after he first arrived while Casilla was still our first choice.


2.) 27 Sep 2021 15:36:06
Indeed he was Alf, but not aged 16.


 

 

26 Sep 2021 16:40:43
I can see Charlie Chreswell if given the chances to play will make himself indispensable to Bielsa. Cooper can work a shift but I would much prefer CC take his place sooner than later.

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1.) 26 Sep 2021 22:31:15
To be honest, when Llorente and Koch are not available I’d prefer to see Cresswell and Struijk in there ahead of Coops. Hopefully Cresswell’s emergence as a trusted option will settle some of the concerns on here re CB cover. Seem to recall someone saying recently that we really should have brought in another CB this summer.


2.) 27 Sep 2021 05:54:58
Agree with you Clu, Chreswell has saved millions for the club and he does slot in seamlessly.
Surely like Costa it must appear to Bielsa that it is like flogging a dead horse to continue with Roberts. I wonder what the other players opinion of him are in private?
Roberts must be having great sessions on the training field because I can’t see how he merits playing.
As for Firpo and DJ, it looks like it will take them a little time to adjust but I’m still confident they will be very good assets.
For Gelhardt, his time will come and soon I imagine. I don’t think Bamford’s injury is serious and he will be back.


 

 

25 Sep 2021 17:17:17
Thought we battled hard today, sadly Lady Luck was with West Ham. Outstanding game by Meslier, pity about Raph, looks like he’s got some hamstring issues?
Most will do the usual Roberts, Firpo and Dallas slagging off but for me it’s was Cooper’s slack naive defending which was our real problem. Well done Cressy 👏🏻.

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1.) 25 Sep 2021 17:29:27
For. me Kal had a hand in Antonio's goal, huge gap coming from midfield which enabled Antonio huge space to run in for his goal.


2.) 25 Sep 2021 20:00:42
Cressy was excellent on debut but this only demonstrates Bielsa's intransigence for not playing him earlier. Baby Shack was reasonable too. Had he been introduced, think we would have witnessed good things from Gelhardt.


 

 

23 Sep 2021 10:48:47
I prefer to be playing the Arsenal of now than before. I know we are not firing on all cylinders at this moment but by the time this match is scheduled we could beat them. I also know it’s in London but didn’t we just deal with that hoodoo against Fulham.
I think it could be a good tie for us.
Mot.

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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) .


 

 

 

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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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27 Sep 2021 05:54:58
Agree with you Clu, Chreswell has saved millions for the club and he does slot in seamlessly.
Surely like Costa it must appear to Bielsa that it is like flogging a dead horse to continue with Roberts. I wonder what the other players opinion of him are in private?
Roberts must be having great sessions on the training field because I can’t see how he merits playing.
As for Firpo and DJ, it looks like it will take them a little time to adjust but I’m still confident they will be very good assets.
For Gelhardt, his time will come and soon I imagine. I don’t think Bamford’s injury is serious and he will be back.

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26 Sep 2021 08:33:18
Thought we were unlucky to loose that game, their first goal was a fluke and losing Raph diminished our chances of scoring a second. Without having half of our team through injury I thought it was a very good performance.
We March on.

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25 Sep 2021 12:28:42
The last time we played them we succumbed to their physicality, they’ll be applying the same tactic this time again, not forgetting refs are more lenient with hard tackling and jostling for the ball. We will have to show more strength and courage and most of all bury the ball in the net with any chance we get.
Doable? Most certainly.

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25 Sep 2021 06:03:58
Baz, i think any team would struggle to replace the amount we have injured right now. Nevertheless I’m still looking at our team to get a positive result against West Ham. I do think Chreswell will start, very impressed with his performance against Fulham. Also don’t be surprised to see Shackleton getting a start, maybe RB or DM alongside KP?
I also think Raph will be fit to play.
I’m not keen on Roberts but with Bam out I can only see Bielsa sticking him up front.
We were unlucky against West Ham last season, a bit of Lady Luck this time even with this depleted squad and we could win.

Baz you’ll never get me to doubt what I want our club to achieve this season, no matter what. I believe in Radz, Orta to sort the money and recruitment out when necessary and I believe in Marcelo Bielsa and the players to achieve the absolute maximum they possibly can this season on the pitch.
I truely enjoy watching the football we play now and am very grateful we have been given the opportunity compared to the crap we we had to endure for many years.
Onwards and Upwards.

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24 Sep 2021 06:49:41
Baz, i think any team would struggle to replace the amount we have injured at the moment. Nevertheless fortune favours the brave, what a perfect opportunity for the youngsters to impress the big man. I was very impressed with Cresswell the other night, I think he’s ready. The others will be hungry to make their claim too.

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