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Interesting that Man City were the first team this season to run further than us (mind you only by 200mtrs and with one extra man for 50mins).

A ManU acquaintance of mine thinks it’s because we run around like headless chickens - then admitted he doesn’t watch us play.

How far off the mark could he be? Everything we do is choreographed. Every move has been played out hundreds of times on the training pitch. Working hard to win the ball back is paramount to our game.

Maybe we have to work harder to close the gap in quality? With a few teams anyway

posted on 13/4/21

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you have lost as many games as you have won this season which would suggest your style isnt as foolproof as you suggest.

your mate is wrong in that you run around like headless chickens, however i would suggest that as good as people claim Bielsa is, with him at the helm and the lack of diversity within his tactics, you will struggle to really push on
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uh? not 1 single leeds fan has ever said our so called 'style' is fool proofwhere did you get that from? making things up lad.......

.....also lacking diversity in tactics beating the best team in the league with 10 men........hmmmmmm....oh ok i get you are clutching at straws lad

people who do not follow a club should not try to tell us about our club cos you can make yourself look very very sill
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one swallow does not make a summer...LAD and the change was more down to necessity than through choice.

if you honestly think that your tactics throughout the season havent been pretty similar then maybe football isnt for you ...LAD.

even against us at old trafford you were 2-0 down within 3 minutes and continued to play your normal way ( which hey.. as a neutral is good to watch, dont get me wrong) and ended up on the wrong side of a drubbing.
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ouch, someones tired lad.....

lad when was the last time you scored 2 goals in the 1 st 3mins? you still look silly

we have had a few drubbings this season i believe the foxes where the 1st to rub our nose init & clearly remember rodgers saying' we won cos we know how to play leeds' then oops we beat them in the return game.

it is 1 thing knowing but winning is different.

not 1 leeds fan thinks we will be ready to push on for top 6 even in the next few years but we have had a cracking 1st season
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well we will differ again, because i think as a team leeds are more than capable of pushing for top 6.


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why? i don't think you've really been watching dunc.
our rise is steady. we need to improve a little each window. our buys last window were to stabilize the cb position. they finally got to play together after being injured most of the season.
most leeds fans would tell you we are not ready for top six. it would just be too much for our small squad.
maybe next year though.
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I have been watching.

weve seen how on their day leeds are more than capable of beating teams.

this goes back to not going gung ho every game though.

city had 29 shots against you guys at the weekend.

yes you were down to 10 men and like i said before, more enforced than through choice but played deeper than you likely would have, but it went to show that you dont have to play the high press and marauding football in every game you play, as the better teams will likely pick you off.

in my opinion all thats needed is tweaks here and there.. youve proven in that one game that you can defend well and hit on the break when it matters.

i just think this tactic in a few more games this season would have resulted in a few more points, because lets be honest.. you are only 7 points away from the top 6 now.
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i think you may be right about the fact we could have had a few more points this year if we changed the way we play. at the same time i have to say its the way we get the most out of this team.
staying on the front foot covers up some of our liabilities.
the game against city was the first we had a full complement of cb's in the team. well until cooper was sent off that is.
while playing 11 aside city had 1 harmless shot on goal and eight or nine over the bar from some distance. they didn't have a clear shot on goal from close range until the goal.
at the end meslier made one great save all game. otherwise he did what you would expect a good keeper to do.
we will see in the next two games how well we have progressed defensively. but i dont see you scoring 6 against us this time.

posted on 13/4/21

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you have lost as many games as you have won this season which would suggest your style isnt as foolproof as you suggest.

your mate is wrong in that you run around like headless chickens, however i would suggest that as good as people claim Bielsa is, with him at the helm and the lack of diversity within his tactics, you will struggle to really push on
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uh? not 1 single leeds fan has ever said our so called 'style' is fool proofwhere did you get that from? making things up lad.......

.....also lacking diversity in tactics beating the best team in the league with 10 men........hmmmmmm....oh ok i get you are clutching at straws lad

people who do not follow a club should not try to tell us about our club cos you can make yourself look very very sill
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one swallow does not make a summer...LAD and the change was more down to necessity than through choice.

if you honestly think that your tactics throughout the season havent been pretty similar then maybe football isnt for you ...LAD.

even against us at old trafford you were 2-0 down within 3 minutes and continued to play your normal way ( which hey.. as a neutral is good to watch, dont get me wrong) and ended up on the wrong side of a drubbing.
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ouch, someones tired lad.....

lad when was the last time you scored 2 goals in the 1 st 3mins? you still look silly

we have had a few drubbings this season i believe the foxes where the 1st to rub our nose init & clearly remember rodgers saying' we won cos we know how to play leeds' then oops we beat them in the return game.

it is 1 thing knowing but winning is different.

not 1 leeds fan thinks we will be ready to push on for top 6 even in the next few years but we have had a cracking 1st season
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well we will differ again, because i think as a team leeds are more than capable of pushing for top 6.


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if we can keep bielsa & get the right players in then keep them fit maybe but not for me yet.

yes city had 29 shots, we had many games like that last season, far too many.

yup a few tweeks & getting good deals

majority of managers make mistakes or they would never be sacked, our tactics are spot on for me atm, bielsa is learning the pl give the man time, you have no idea what he has done for leeds utd lad


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im not saying Bielsa should be fired or he isnt the right man for the job for you guys, ive never said that.

i would expect a manager of his experience though to maybe be a bit more diverse in his approach to certain games.

you say he is learning the pl, but he is an experienced manager who has managed all over the world and at international level, it shouldnt really be taking this long for him to think.. this tactic isnt going to work in ever game.

i remember after the utd game, nearly every pundit said exactly the same thing, they pretty much all said credit to leeds for pushing forward and still looking for goals, but you cant do that against every team you play, and they were right

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you have lost as many games as you have won this season which would suggest your style isnt as foolproof as you suggest.

your mate is wrong in that you run around like headless chickens, however i would suggest that as good as people claim Bielsa is, with him at the helm and the lack of diversity within his tactics, you will struggle to really push on
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uh? not 1 single leeds fan has ever said our so called 'style' is fool proofwhere did you get that from? making things up lad.......

.....also lacking diversity in tactics beating the best team in the league with 10 men........hmmmmmm....oh ok i get you are clutching at straws lad

people who do not follow a club should not try to tell us about our club cos you can make yourself look very very sill
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one swallow does not make a summer...LAD and the change was more down to necessity than through choice.

if you honestly think that your tactics throughout the season havent been pretty similar then maybe football isnt for you ...LAD.

even against us at old trafford you were 2-0 down within 3 minutes and continued to play your normal way ( which hey.. as a neutral is good to watch, dont get me wrong) and ended up on the wrong side of a drubbing.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
ouch, someones tired lad.....

lad when was the last time you scored 2 goals in the 1 st 3mins? you still look silly

we have had a few drubbings this season i believe the foxes where the 1st to rub our nose init & clearly remember rodgers saying' we won cos we know how to play leeds' then oops we beat them in the return game.

it is 1 thing knowing but winning is different.

not 1 leeds fan thinks we will be ready to push on for top 6 even in the next few years but we have had a cracking 1st season
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well we will differ again, because i think as a team leeds are more than capable of pushing for top 6.


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why? i don't think you've really been watching dunc.
our rise is steady. we need to improve a little each window. our buys last window were to stabilize the cb position. they finally got to play together after being injured most of the season.
most leeds fans would tell you we are not ready for top six. it would just be too much for our small squad.
maybe next year though.
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I have been watching.

weve seen how on their day leeds are more than capable of beating teams.

this goes back to not going gung ho every game though.

city had 29 shots against you guys at the weekend.

yes you were down to 10 men and like i said before, more enforced than through choice but played deeper than you likely would have, but it went to show that you dont have to play the high press and marauding football in every game you play, as the better teams will likely pick you off.

in my opinion all thats needed is tweaks here and there.. youve proven in that one game that you can defend well and hit on the break when it matters.

i just think this tactic in a few more games this season would have resulted in a few more points, because lets be honest.. you are only 7 points away from the top 6 now.
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i think you may be right about the fact we could have had a few more points this year if we changed the way we play. at the same time i have to say its the way we get the most out of this team.
staying on the front foot covers up some of our liabilities.
the game against city was the first we had a full complement of cb's in the team. well until cooper was sent off that is.
while playing 11 aside city had 1 harmless shot on goal and eight or nine over the bar from some distance. they didn't have a clear shot on goal from close range until the goal.
at the end meslier made one great save all game. otherwise he did what you would expect a good keeper to do.
we will see in the next two games how well we have progressed defensively. but i dont see you scoring 6 against us this time.
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who knows.... this could end up 1-0 to you guys or we could again put 6 past you, its a strange one to call because you really do play to our strengths

posted on 13/4/21

2 shots 2 goals, what a stat!..

I wonder what'd be if Bielsa was in charge of one of the so called top six!..

He'd play exactly how he is with Leeds, but, when people rave on about Raphinha those teams are full of his sort!..

We've a team that came from the Championship and outside of 4 new players are x-Championship players!..

With some 1st Div players!..

Nowhere near the 600-800 million the top clubs are worth!..

I think a lot of the over paid eggs without shells in the top six would be to scared to go to work under Bielsa, he'd have them working for their money!..

posted on 13/4/21

germany, said a while back bielsa has at last found a club/team/squad he has dreamed of all his life & i don't think he will pass up this opportunity just yet, every single player has bought in & we are reaping the rewards, as we all know just need a few additions.

dunc, sack bielsa? wtf? see you say some sensible stuff then come out with this beauty yes he is learning the pl. there is no league like it in the world, how long did it take old red nose to kick on, how long did it take plop to win the league, come on lad. correct his tatics won't work in every game just like every other manager ever

nope not for me, every team should play to their strengths and we do

posted on 13/4/21

I think a lot of the over paid eggs without shells in the top six would be to scared to go to work under Bielsa, he'd have them working for their money!.

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I think this is true. I'm not sure he'd do as well at a more established Prem side with players with egos and lifestyles. Would they play murderball in training and be willing to run themselves into the ground again on matchday? not sure many would.

posted on 13/4/21

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I think a lot of the over paid eggs without shells in the top six would be to scared to go to work under Bielsa, he'd have them working for their money!.

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I think this is true. I'm not sure he'd do as well at a more established Prem side with players with egos and lifestyles. Would they play murderball in training and be willing to run themselves into the ground again on matchday? not sure many would.
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this 100%

posted on 13/4/21

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posted 34 minutes ago
germany, said a while back bielsa has at last found a club/team/squad he has dreamed of all his life & i don't think he will pass up this opportunity just yet, every single player has bought in & we are reaping the rewards, as we all know just need a few additions.

dunc, sack bielsa? wtf? see you say some sensible stuff then come out with this beautyyes he is learning the pl. there is no league like it in the world, how long did it take old red nose to kick on, how long did it take plop to win the league, come on lad. correct his tatics won't work in every game just like every other manager ever

nope not for me, every team should play to their strengths and we do
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i never said anywhere he should be sacked

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comment by Taki Minamino (U20650)
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The squad rotations helps alot
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It would if we had the players to rotate. We have a small squad because Bielsa likes it that way. We hardly rotate to be fair.

posted 1 month ago

comment by dunc manson... you must follow ole... you must follow ole (U11713)
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comment by kamara's left foot (U21862)
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germany, said a while back bielsa has at last found a club/team/squad he has dreamed of all his life & i don't think he will pass up this opportunity just yet, every single player has bought in & we are reaping the rewards, as we all know just need a few additions.

dunc, sack bielsa? wtf? see you say some sensible stuff then come out with this beautyyes he is learning the pl. there is no league like it in the world, how long did it take old red nose to kick on, how long did it take plop to win the league, come on lad. correct his tatics won't work in every game just like every other manager ever

nope not for me, every team should play to their strengths and we do
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i never said anywhere he should be sacked
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exactly, but you said 'im not saying Bielsa should be fired' .........even to think this suggests the thought

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