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Leeds will now be taken more seriously....

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posted on 24/10/20

It could work in your favour or against.

Teams sitting back and hitting you on the break could be good or bad. If teams start doing that, instead of seeing an easy 3 points, that could work against you. Teams flying at you for 90 mins could also be good or bad. Depends on the tactics.

I get your point but the proof is in the pudding. Bielsa is a great tactician though, will be interesting as a football and Prem fan to see how it goes.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 24/10/20

This is the most open start I’ve seen to the PL. I think we showed the way against Liverpool and with no crowds the players now seem more relaxed.

It’s a bit of a goal fest at the moment and I can’t see it settling down any time soon.

Not many will do a Wolves against us. They met us slightly off the boil anyway and we could and should have blown them away first half.

posted on 24/10/20

The real battle as always will be when injuries start to bite, can the players coming into the side do as well. It has been an odd start to the season though, very open, I expect Leeds will finish top half.

posted on 24/10/20

Good point Striketeam although to some extent we saw that last night with Phillips and Cooper out and the ability of the likes of Shackleton and Alioski to slot into the team. We are particularly well covered in the wide positions but injuries to the goalkeeper or Bamford would be more problematic.

posted on 24/10/20

comment by Striketeam7 (U18109)
posted 11 minutes ago
The real battle as always will be when injuries start to bite, can the players coming into the side do as well. It has been an odd start to the season though, very open, I expect Leeds will finish top half.
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the injuries are biting right now for us

posted on 24/10/20

Yes, good point - we are already suffering from injuries yet are finding ways to play well and win. Bodes well๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ’™

posted on 24/10/20

Llorente Cb
Cooper Cb
Berardi cb
Forshaw mf
Phillips cdm

All missing last night

comment by Jaz63 (U8369)

posted on 24/10/20

Good post Estaremos. Wolves manager is a canny old bird and no mistake, but they only grabbed the three points through a fluke - a draw would have been a fair result.

Still, the disappointment of Monday has been completely erased by last night's performance. Villa really couldn't deal with us second half. I am particularly excited by Raphinha's Hernandez-like pass: great vision, beautifully weighted, on the floor, fast, 100% accurate and opened up the AV defence like slicing into a peach. That reassures me that we now have a suitable replacement for Hernandez.

comment by RJC (U17308)

posted on 24/10/20

At the moment Leeds strength is that they have beaten the teams people have or would have expected to be around the bottom of the table - Villa have been the anomaly thus far but time will tell with them also.

I'd expect the next 4 games against Leicester, Palace, Arsenal and Everton to give a fairer picture but Leeds are scoring and doing so creatively which is good to see.

posted on 24/10/20

comment by Jaz63 (U8369)
posted 49 minutes ago
Good post Estaremos. Wolves manager is a canny old bird and no mistake, but they only grabbed the three points through a fluke - a draw would have been a fair result.

Still, the disappointment of Monday has been completely erased by last night's performance. Villa really couldn't deal with us second half. I am particularly excited by Raphinha's Hernandez-like pass: great vision, beautifully weighted, on the floor, fast, 100% accurate and opened up the AV defence like slicing into a peach. That reassures me that we now have a suitable replacement for Hernandez.
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yup rapha looks awesome, sure he will start infront of costa soon, trhat pass we dreamy. also rods long ball to costa for the 3rd was just a delight

posted on 24/10/20

Don’t think anyone wasn’t taking leeds seriously, not with a coach as brilliant as beisla at the reigns.

posted on 24/10/20

I think leeds and wolves both have exceptional managers and their teams perform better than the individual sum of their parts. Sign of a top coach/manager.

posted on 24/10/20

Don't believe that any serious manager would have considered us 'whipping boys'.

In the end we won the Championship in style and at a canter.

I also believe that towards the end of the season, some of our games had very high ratings and a lot of the football World were watching.

Anybody who watched the Swansea game and the Pablo last minute goal would have seen resilience, spirit, character and the will to win.

posted on 24/10/20

I wouldn't be surprised if even in the Championship other managers were watching Leeds, there were rumours flying around about some bloke called Bielsa!..

They'll have been looking in to see what all the fuss was and I'll bet they've taken notice!..

posted on 24/10/20

comment by Kebablegs (U17699)
posted 10 hours, 12 minutes ago
Llorente Cb
Cooper Cb
Berardi cb
Forshaw mf
Phillips cdm

All missing last night

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Thats teue, although three of those haven’t even played a single minute in the Premier League for Leeds United.

I don’t think it should pass our notice that as Phillips direct replacement for the game Struijk didn’t really get to grips with the task; much as those twenty minutes were fairly positive for the lad, part of the task is to simultaneously keep your tackling clean and avoid picking up a potential red card.

None of us doubt that Bielsa made the right call yesterday and we have seen that with Kalvin, he learned his lessons quickly from those occasions when pulled out of the game early.

Nevertheless, the tactics we employed with his replacement Shackleton on the field won’t always be appropriate, so hopefully Kalvin can take Pascal under his wing and give him the confidence going forward not to take the substitution to heart.

Just my thoughts Kebab in response to your comment.

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 26/10/20

comment by Estaremos Top Four For Real (U21471)
posted 1 day, 17 hours ago
comment by Kebablegs (U17699)
posted 10 hours, 12 minutes ago
Llorente Cb
Cooper Cb
Berardi cb
Forshaw mf
Phillips cdm

All missing last night

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Thats teue, although three of those haven’t even played a single minute in the Premier League for Leeds United.

I don’t think it should pass our notice that as Phillips direct replacement for the game Struijk didn’t really get to grips with the task; much as those twenty minutes were fairly positive for the lad, part of the task is to simultaneously keep your tackling clean and avoid picking up a potential red card.

None of us doubt that Bielsa made the right call yesterday and we have seen that with Kalvin, he learned his lessons quickly from those occasions when pulled out of the game early.

Nevertheless, the tactics we employed with his replacement Shackleton on the field won’t always be appropriate, so hopefully Kalvin can take Pascal under his wing and give him the confidence going forward not to take the substitution to heart.

Just my thoughts Kebab in response to your comment.


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Struijk did ok but against the likes of Grealish he was always going to struggle.

If you look at the first yellow closely you can see he’s late but Grealish new exactly how to make sure he got booked. He could have jumped that tackle but decided to leave his left leg in and fall over like he’d been shot.

He’d already had words with the ref about fouls from Leeds players and new exactly what he was doing.

Bielsa wasn’t falling for it though.

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