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Leeds Utd v Stoke City Matchday Thread

Here I am ……...Survived long enough to see another season start, Hope you've all enjoyed the summer


Off we go then, We welcome the newly relegated Stoke City to Fortress Elland Road for the 1st game in what promises to be an eventful season Lets see what "Bomber" Bielsa has lined up for us


Venue ...Elland Road.....Date...5th August.....Kick Off 16:30hrs.

Team News
Leeds United
Leeds are set to be without Pontus Jansson while Adam Forshaw will definitely miss their Sky Bet Championship opener against Stoke.
Defender Jansson only returned to training this week following his World Cup commitments with Sweden while midfielder Forshaw will be out for up to eight weeks with a foot injury.
New head coach Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed Bailey Peacock-Farrell will start the season in goal ahead of new signing Jamal Blackman. Fellow summer arrivals Lewis Baker, Barry Douglas, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford are all in contention to start.

Stoke City
Stoke boss Gary Rowett is set to hand out several debuts at Elland Road. Benik Afobe is expected to start up front with Tom Ince and James McClean on the wings.
Oghenekaro Etebo is Joe Allen’s likely partner in midfield but Adam Federici will have to wait for his Potters bow with England goalkeeper Jack Butland still at the club. Centre-back Ashley Williams, who became Stoke’s sixth summer signing on Thursday, could be on the bench for the club’s first game since their relegation from the Premier League.

Links..........................Sky Sports or....................
Audio... http://leedsunitedshirt.com/leeds-united-news-website/leeds-united-live-radio-streaming/ or http://m.ustream.tv/channel/k-s-sports
Video.........http://leedsunitedfc.co.uk/match-centre/ http://www.usagoals.com/football.html Feel free to post better links if you can find any
(there's also streams on F/book and Twitter I believe )
Might be worthwhile searching "LUFC Live Streams" on YouTube

Opta stats
Leeds United haven't hosted Stoke City at Elland Road since October 2006 - Leeds lost 4-0 under caretaker manager John Carver.
Stoke are unbeaten in their last three league visits to Elland Road (W1 D2), keeping clean sheets in all three games. Their last defeat there was in January 1990, during the last season in which Leeds won promotion to the top-flight.
For the eighth season in a row, Leeds have a different manager in charge in their first league match of the campaign - Simon Grayson in 2011-12, Neil Warnock in 2012-13, Brian McDermott in 2013-14, Dave Hockaday in 2014-15, Uwe Rosler in 2015-16, Garry Monk in 2016-17, Thomas Christiansen in 2017-18 and Marcelo Bielsa this season.

So there we have it, first game of the season always difficult to predict and Stoke have the quality to severely test us, But We Are Leeds and at Home in front of a sell out crowd that famous 12th Man and the New Coach and Players might be just enough to give us a pleasant surprise...…...2-1 for me with Bamford scoring on his debut and wee Pablo getting the other


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

Come Onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds!!!
MOT


Can we go Live Please Admins

posted on 5/8/18

I predict I'll finish on 608

posted on 5/8/18

Bet you don't

posted on 5/8/18

Come Onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds!!!
MOT

posted on 5/8/18

BPF 7
Ayling 8
Berardi 7
Cooper 9
Douglas 8
Phillips 8
Klich 9
Saiz 9
Alioski 8
Hernandez 8
Roofe 9

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 5/8/18

Great game to watch. We were in the East Stand right on the halfway line.

To me the only negative was the first few minutes of the second half. Their goal started from Roofe failing to win the ball when he should have, then once it was in the box we had chances to clear it. I’ve not seen the replays yet though.

My mom based on his first half performance was Klich, followed by both Phillips and Saiz - but they ALL deserve a massive pat on the back!

Awesome performance.

posted on 6/8/18

comment by Stoopo (U4707)
posted about an hour

To me the only negative was the first few minutes of the second half. Their goal started from Roofe failing to win the ball when he should have, then once it was in the box we had chances to clear it. I’ve not seen the replays yet though.
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stoopo, if that’s your only negative, then erase it...it was all a pure con by Ince. Proof here...

https://twitter.com/conrikthefirst/status/1026169013339082754/video/1

posted on 6/8/18

comment by Lubo - Get Excited for Leeds United (U14008)
posted 6 hours, 22 minutes ago
BPF 7
Ayling 8
Berardi 7
Cooper 9
Douglas 8
Phillips 8
Klich 9
Saiz 9
Alioski 8
Hernandez 8
Roofe 9
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i would push saez down to 8

posted on 6/8/18

I would push your comment down to -2 for scoring his name wrong Mont. Everyone forgets the accent but where did the e come from?
Sáiz

posted on 6/8/18

comment by Elsbels (U21658)
posted 17 minutes ago
I would push your comment down to -2 for scoring his name wrong Mont. Everyone forgets the accent but where did the e come from?
Sáiz
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posted on 7/8/18

comment by JonnyLosAngeles (My dad was made in Leeds) (U9756)
posted 6 hours, 49 minutes ago
comment by Elsbels (U21658)
posted 17 minutes ago
I would push your comment down to -2 for scoring his name wrong Mont. Everyone forgets the accent but where did the e come from?
Sáiz
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i usually check so well too.

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