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Usain Bolt talks with Leeds....

Thought that might grab your attention!

There is always lots of comment by posters on here about pace, usually
the lack of it in the team.
I've gone on record a few times stating pace is not as important as
people think...don't get me wrong pace when used properly can be a
great asset to any team, that's pretty obvious. But the player with
exceptional speed has to be good with all the skill sets on a consistent
basis, otherwise he just frustrates himself, the team and the fans, just
having pure speed is not enough.

The Elland Road pitch doesn't look the biggest expanse of grass to me,
I don't think it suits very pacey players, it's hardly the vast expanses of
for example, the Nou Camp pitch.
Howard Wilkinson reduced the size of the pitch to help his defenders,
cut down space and neutralise pace.
I don't know if the pitch is the same size now as it was then, looks the
same to me but I could be wrong...perhaps someone on here knows
the answer?

Here is an ambigious statement, feel free to challenge:
Many years now in the Championship X. Many players with pace down
the years =. No promotion to Premier.

Average pace players with good technique X good decision making
from average pace players = promotion to Premier?!

By the way Usain Bolt talking with Leeds is fake news! (Oh really!!)

posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

"We need a YEBOAH type of player ..."

He's already scored passed Kiko!.

posted 3 days, 19 hours ago

Not sure what u mean Germany !

posted 3 days, 18 hours ago

comment by CaytonBay White (U21532)
posted 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
I'd rather have a slow sluggish player with a footballing brain rather than a fast 0-60 in 5 seconds leggy player with limited knowledge of reading a game.
So long as you can move around the pitch at a slow to moderate speed & have the intelligence to read the current set play & positions then pace isn't necessary, no is it important.

Oh & five stars from me, good article.
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Disagree, do you know what system destroyed the tiki taka? It was the Bayern pace and power play. Ultimately this is a sport of athletics and those who have athleticism as a backbone do well. Look at City. Yes they have brains and Technique, but they have an abundance of athleticism which always comes up trumps.

posted 3 days, 18 hours ago

Imagine the following, with blistering pace...

Ayling
Alioski
Dallas
Douglas
Harrison
Bamford

We win the league.

comment by NJS (U8272)

posted 3 days, 18 hours ago

comment by 🎤Mike drop🎤 (U15513)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by CaytonBay White (U21532)
posted 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
I'd rather have a slow sluggish player with a footballing brain rather than a fast 0-60 in 5 seconds leggy player with limited knowledge of reading a game.
So long as you can move around the pitch at a slow to moderate speed & have the intelligence to read the current set play & positions then pace isn't necessary, no is it important.

Oh & five stars from me, good article.
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Disagree, do you know what system destroyed the tiki taka? It was the Bayern pace and power play. Ultimately this is a sport of athletics and those who have athleticism as a backbone do well. Look at City. Yes they have brains and Technique, but they have an abundance of athleticism which always comes up trumps.
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Mike the conductors of 'tiki taka' were Xavi, Iniesta
and Messi, they destroyed many teams with slow
momentum, sometimes at walking pace, then the
right pass at the time...their pace or speed of thought
was in the head, an intellectual form of football if you
like not blunt pace, though to be fair they could mix
their game as well.

posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

Messi was/is super quick

comment by NJS (U8272)

posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

He was also super slow!

posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

Ellando, 1v2 in Australia, their goal scorer was called!.

https://www.a-league.com.au/video/full-time-highlights-western-sydney-wanderers-v-leeds-united

Yeboah!..

posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

Thank you Lufc...but nothing compared to our real Yeboah from the past.

posted 3 days, 15 hours ago

You never know, if he played for us he could be the next, if I remember rightly he wasn't at all bad!..

Liked their keeper, he was excellent!..

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