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Leeds v Boro

There is no doubt Bielsa will name an unchanged team for the battle on Friday, unless we get an injury.

Pulis is a wily old goat.

Who from Boro should we be worried about?
Boro fans, who do you believe we should be worried about?

posted on 26/8/18

Outwood, don't get me wrong, they were in control of the match completely. But the football was really poor. Howson was man of the match but only played 28 passes with a 68% completion.

It's effective football but awful to watch was my point.

posted on 26/8/18

comment by Best Fans - Leeds are falling apart again (U2196)
posted 24 minutes ago
Outwood, don't get me wrong, they were in control of the match completely. But the football was really poor. Howson was man of the match but only played 28 passes with a 68% completion.

It's effective football but awful to watch was my point.
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Its getting the balance between both that's what we want.

posted on 26/8/18

Pulis didn’t do too well last time he went up against Guardiola.

It’ll be interesting to see how he copes against the guy Guardiola learned it all from.

posted on 26/8/18

Having a manager like Bielsa who analyses the opposition to the n'th degree and then uses that to formulate a plan is refreshing.

Boro will be our toughest test so far. I can't predict this one - will all come down to fine margins on the night I think.

posted on 27/8/18

I signed in, because I wanted to comment, but when I had completed the sign in, I had completely forgotten what I wanted to say...

Oh; yes... it's all coming back to me now...errr...? yes, I think this was it:

Like with Rotherham, and Swansea I think we will struggle with tall, physical players. Can they cope?
BTW; Ayala is a nasty piece of work.

posted on 27/8/18

I think a lot depends on Samu. He can cause them no end of problems, but he has to be smarter about his final ball. He should also work on his shots, because he gets into fantastic positions, but seems to bottle it at the end. He had an open goal against Norwich and should have made it 3-0 but he fluffed his lines. Still, I wouldn't swap him. Unless Gareth Bale is looking for a job.

posted on 27/8/18

I expect 'Boro to play a similar game to Stoke and Derby. If we play to our strengths I think we'll win by a couple.

They're a good team but so are we.

posted on 27/8/18

Really interesting test this one. Boro have good players all over the park, and being a pulis team some big physical lads. So far we’ve shown how effective we can be against ball playing sides who give us some space, but made harder work of it against Rotherham parking the bus and countering. Last year we had a terrible record against the ‘traditional’ British football sides.

They look like they have the perfect antidote to us on paper and the quality to make their opportunities count if we give them some. The big lumps at set pieces will be a problem.

So we have to dominate possession and get our mobile attackers to pull those big lump centre halves out of position. Over to you Marcelo.

A real clash of footballing philosophies and a teal marker for our season. Can’t wait.

posted on 27/8/18

Most were very apprehensive at the tough start we were presented with but we've come through with flying colours , even battling back away at Swansea.

Boro is a real test, need to do what we did against Stoke be very quick to close their midfield down. - a win is definitely possible.

posted on 27/8/18

They will be wondering how to deal with our midfield. If we are anything like we were on Saturday, we will cause them a lot of problems. They look even less mobile than Norwich at the back.

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