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Leeds Utd v Newcastle Utd Matchday Thread

Nice long break (who knows where this may lead ) a trip to Geordieland for the Lads and a chance to get back to winning ways and make Steve Bruce even more miserable

Venue...St James' Park...Date...26th Jan...Kick Off...1800hrs

Team News
Leeds United
Leeds are boosted by the return of first choice goalkeeper Illan Meslier and Kalvin Philips has served his ban

However, the Whites remain without Robin Koch and Gaetano Berardi, while Diego Llorente is not yet match-fit.

Newcastle United
Newcastle winger Allan Saint-Maximin made his comeback as a substitute at the weekend but it's unclear if he's fit to start after his lengthy Covid-19 absence.

Javier Manquillo is doubtful, while Federico Fernandez, Ciaran Clark and Paul Dummett all remain out.

Links............…...BT Sport ...…….……..
Video....... Hesgoal, usagoals Beinsports ? getting harder to find
(there's also streams on Social media I believe )

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-head
Leeds are looking to complete the league double over Newcastle for the first time since 1975-76.
Newcastle have won eight of the past 12 meetings in all competitions, drawing two and losing two.

Newcastle United
Newcastle are winless in eight league matches, drawing twice and losing six.
They have lost their last four league matches - the longest current sequence in the Premier League.
The Magpies could lose home and away games against a promoted side for just the third time in the Premier League.
Newcastle have won just three of their past 13 matches at St James' Park, drawing four, losing six and keeping one clean sheet.
They have only attempted 82 shots after nine Premier League home games, their lowest tally since Opta records began in 2003.
Steve Bruce has never lost a home league match against Leeds as a manager, winning five and drawing twice. (Time we changed that )


Leeds United
Leeds have lost three successive games in all competitions without scoring.
The Whites are in danger of losing four matches in a row for the first time since November 2017.
They have lost five of their past eight fixtures, winning the other three - 32 goals were scored over that period.
Marcelo Bielsa's side have scored in all but one of their nine away league fixtures.
Leeds have conceded 34 goals, with only West Brom letting in more.
Patrick Bamford scored seven goals from 29 shots in his first eight games this season but has since only scored three goals from 36 shots in 10 matches.

Right, Hopefully the Lads are well up for this and will relish getting our first Premier League double, Newcastle desperate for a win so will be no pushovers, Trusty 1-2 for me with Raph n Rod scoring

Over to You.............................Predictions etc...............................

Come Onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds!!!
MOT

Can we go Live Please Admins

posted on 26/1/21

I'm hoping this result restores confidence and belief because I think the pressure is off slightly with that victory and players like Bamford, Klich and Philips can be more dominant and influential than they were tonight starting against Leicester at the weekend.

posted on 26/1/21

Great result for us but I’m more relieved than triumphant. We needed that win.

posted on 26/1/21

I agree we were lucky tonight as I thought Newcastle played well. Fortunately they are worse than us with their final ball! We needed the points and that’s the main thing at this time.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 26/1/21

Shame about Llorente though. Looks like a few weeks out with a hamstring

comment by tslufc (U12903)

posted on 26/1/21

comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 30 minutes ago
Shame about Llorente though. Looks like a few weeks out with a hamstring
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He is looking like a bad buy so far
Has he even completed a full half of football for us yet?

posted on 26/1/21

comment by tslufc (U12903)
posted about an hour ago
comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 30 minutes ago
Shame about Llorente though. Looks like a few weeks out with a hamstring
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He is looking like a bad buy so far
Has he even completed a full half of football for us yet?
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Yes. He has.

posted on 26/1/21

Lot of players dedicating that win to Rob Price. Not sure what has gone on there, but Phil Hay says personal matters, and condolences have been offered. So thoughts out to Rob for whatever has gone on.

posted on 26/1/21

Llorente appears to be the 2020s Jonathan Woodgate!

posted on 26/1/21

comment by milkyboy (U12731)
posted about 3 hours ago
Well a win is a win. Performance not great but as Karen would say, just delighted to be through to the next round.
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🤣🤣🤣

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 27/1/21

comment by tslufc (U12903)
posted 2 hours, 52 minutes ago
comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted 30 minutes ago
Shame about Llorente though. Looks like a few weeks out with a hamstring
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He is looking like a bad buy so far
Has he even completed a full half of football for us yet?
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Too early to write him off. He reminds me of a certain Mr Woodgate. Injury prone but excellent when playing. Hopefully he will be as good as Woody but time will tell.

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