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Bielsa Press Conference: Pre-QPR

Marcelo is here...and Salim of course


On the injuries - do you feel cursed?

I am sure I have done something wrong as God is punishing me.


How much of a test is this now of your coaching?

Now that Dallas can't play Jamie Shackleton will play and this is thanks to the work that the Academy did for the first team. So we solved the absences in one way or another. But of course we are aware of the kind of player we are losing. And the solutions we are finding are solutions we finding that allow us to stay optimistic. The youngsters that are among the first team from no 18 to no 23, the youngster contribute a lot to the resolution of our needs


On the youngsters

I am happy for them, I am happy for the academy as it is in an important part of the club. We are too much demanding with the youngsters and the preparation with a youngster is more flexible than that of an experienced player. The fact that we are very demanding with them and that this allows them to be part of the first team is very positive. The experienced players have a knowledge when it comes to choosing the youngsters they want in the first team and for me the support that the youngsters get from the experienced players is very positive. The youngsters need to have the approval of the experienced players to fit well in the first team.


Have you ever seen anything like it?

This kind of injury - a high level of them are due to traumatic reasons, they are not muscular. In this kind of injuries there is not much to do. Today we can manage and control the level of the work and the intensity of work so with that you can decrease the level of injuries, this is regarding the muscular injuries, regarding the bone ones there is nothing you can do.


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https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/leeds-united-v-qpr-press-conference-live-blog-1-9479703

posted 2 days, 23 hours ago

comment by lufc - Harrogate (U6810)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
Need a 1st choice keeper and have BPF as back up. Some teams in the prem have a 4th choice keeper better than what we have.
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Which 4th choice Prem keepers are better than what we have?

posted 2 days, 23 hours ago

comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by lufc - Harrogate (U6810)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
Need a 1st choice keeper and have BPF as back up. Some teams in the prem have a 4th choice keeper better than what we have.
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Which 4th choice Prem keepers are better than what we have?
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I wonder if Rob Green fancies coming back for a few months??

posted 2 days, 23 hours ago

VOF.. I'd have Greeny back like a shot

posted 2 days, 20 hours ago

JLA

I was at the Bristol City game. Huffer has a lot of potential but would be madness not to at least sign a back up keeper never mind someone to challenge BPF who was about to be dropped.

I can live without any attacking signings but again, we are at the stage where we are having to play a young 20 year old with no experience and a young centre mid at right back.

Now I am hugely in favour of Biesla and I presume part of his comment was to add stability and faith. Be crazy not to sort those 2 positions out if we want to go up

posted 2 days, 19 hours ago

comment by VOF - are we there yet? (U17124)
posted 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by lufc - Harrogate (U6810)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
Need a 1st choice keeper and have BPF as back up. Some teams in the prem have a 4th choice keeper better than what we have.
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Which 4th choice Prem keepers are better than what we have?
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I wonder if Rob Green fancies coming back for a few months??
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"Green signed for Premier League club Chelsea on 26 July 2018 on a one-year contract to provide cover for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero."

Sounds like he is third choice.

posted 2 days, 19 hours ago

comment by Yorkie_116 (U2965)
posted 59 minutes ago
JLA

I was at the Bristol City game. Huffer has a lot of potential but would be madness not to at least sign a back up keeper never mind someone to challenge BPF who was about to be dropped.

I can live without any attacking signings but again, we are at the stage where we are having to play a young 20 year old with no experience and a young centre mid at right back.

Now I am hugely in favour of Biesla and I presume part of his comment was to add stability and faith. Be crazy not to sort those 2 positions out if we want to go up
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I agree with you.

posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 1 day ago
comment by LIW - RAD = BATES WITH A SMILE (U8453)
posted 7 minutes ago
Need a centre half and now a goalkeeper

Be utter madness not to sign someone
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Have you identified those players that:

1) are better than what we have,
2) are reasonably priced,
3) are fit enough to fit into the way MB has us playing,
4) will be a good fit into the existing squad?

I am confident that Victor and his scouts are looking but it isn't a simple thing.
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The message I'm getting JLA is that we are not buying in the window, unless we get someone who improves on what we already have, which is the position most clubs take. He's been pretty consistent with this line, but if he acknowledges the need to replace Blackman, why does he not say we are looking for a central defender? Coops and Gaetano are out for a couple of months and we will have two academy players in the squad today, filling those defensive roles. At what point does he acknowledge that we can get better players for their positions?
One impact of the loss of first choice players is that players like KP have to play a more defensive line, and we lose that break-up play and forward movement he was providing earlier in the season. We have lost a lot of fluency of movement up front and I am sure that's why we are not scoring as freely at the moment. There is only so long you can go winning ugly. If there is one player we need, it's a central defender.

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

I mostly agree with you other than the reason we are not scoring as much.

The chances are being created and the shots taken.

We lack a killer instinct, the clinical finish, efficiency in front of goal;

Championship Ranking

CATEGORY------Rank---Stat

Assists----------------1-------29
Goals------------------4------33

v Sheff Utd - Shots (on Goal) 11 (6)
v Reading - Shots (on Goal) 9 (2)
v Bristol City - Shots (on Goal) 7 (1)

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 1 hour, 38 minutes ago
comment by VOF - are we there yet? (U17124)
posted 3 hours, 58 minutes ago
comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My Dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 36 minutes ago
comment by lufc - Harrogate (U6810)
posted 4 hours, 3 minutes ago
Need a 1st choice keeper and have BPF as back up. Some teams in the prem have a 4th choice keeper better than what we have.
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Which 4th choice Prem keepers are better than what we have?
----------------------------------------------------------------------
I wonder if Rob Green fancies coming back for a few months??
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"Green signed for Premier League club Chelsea on 26 July 2018 on a one-year contract to provide cover for Thibaut Courtois and Willy Caballero."

Sounds like he is third choice.
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I can't say for sure, but I think they have a younger keeper who has been included in the squads ahead of him before.

Green is there to fill up their quota of HG players for the PL squad.

posted 2 days, 17 hours ago

"Green is there to fill up their quota of HG players for the PL squad."

Well then he isn't available, it seems....

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