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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1245 on: February 21, 2023, 11:23:45 PM »
Interesting to see how he does. I used to cover La Liga for a website back when he was at Malaga. He done really well to keep them mid table at a time when the owner, Sheikh Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani was basically pulling the plug on his investment and was selling anything that he could and replacing with frees. Fingers crossed he keeps us up

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1246 on: February 27, 2023, 10:12:53 AM »
Huge result on Saturday, which moves us (just) out of the relegation zone. From reading reports, the match was low on quality, with Leeds dominating but being relatively ineffectual. There was an element of luck about the goal, with Bazunu (sp?) appearing to be unsighted for Firpo's relatively tame shot. Nevertheless, a very important three points.

Gracia very upbeat after the game - reckoned he'd less than a day with the team and feels they will improve as he gets to put his style of play into action. Reading Phil Hay, he's a pragmatic manager who will do what it takes to meet the needs of the team. Seems to be effective at reading a game too and does not hang back in terms of making quick decisions if things are not going to plan, e.g. Gnonto getting subbed with half an hour to go.

Fulham up next, tomorrow night, in the Cup. 


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1247 on: March 07, 2023, 12:41:04 PM »
The last two matches have shown that Gracia is already putting his imprint on the team and has made Leeds a more difficult side to break down. At Fulham, in the Cup, we dominated but were undone by two brilliant individual strikes. The Chelsea game we were under a lot more pressure but were undone by a set piece goal.

The main issue in both games though was our inability to take our chances and it could become a fatal flaw. Rodrigo is out injured, although is due back in late March. Bamford missed the Chelsea game but in truth has been playing terribly, with no confidence at all. Rutter is getting game time, and whilst showing some nice touches, is very much finding his feet. He was unlucky to see a brilliant header come back off the post against Fulham. Harrison is currently having an absolute mare, and it makes the decision to keep him in the last transfer window, when Leicester were keen on a last minute purchase, look like a bad piece of business. It increasingly looks as though Gracia will have to trust to the youth in the squad.

Brighton up next, and right now, hoping for a point would look to be optimistic in the extreme. These are worrying times.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #1248 on: March 23, 2023, 09:47:55 PM »
According to this website the Leeds player portfolio is worth 318 m. Premiership cash.
 https://www.transfermarkt.com/leeds-united/startseite/verein/399
Some change from the year they were promoted.
The team is unrecognisable from the one that won the championship
Leeds United vs Cardiff (4-4-1-1): Meslier 5; Ayling 6 (Alioski, 62), White 6, Cooper 5, Dallas 6; Harrison 6, Phillips 5 (Alioski,), Klich 6 (Gotts, 84), Helder Costa 6 (Poveda, 77); Roberts 5; Bamford 4
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