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General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Last post by SLIGONIAN on Today at 05:32:20 PM »
As per, for those interested:


Bielsa's press conference starting. On the international break: "We had a group of players who needed to get some rest. Another group needed the opposite thing. The third group were the international players, who we need back."

Bielsa says Roofe, Hernandez and Berardi are all back and available for Blackburn.

Bielsa says Harrison is out of Blackburn. He has a muscular injury and will be back next week. Ayling (banned) and Douglas (hamstring) also missing

Bielsa on whether Pontus Jansson will figure, with his baby on the way: "We'll see what happens.

Bielsa on Jansson's post-match comments about Jeremy Simpson: "I would have preferred that Pontus didn't say that. The referee is a colleague of both teams. His task is very difficult. If we understand the role of the referee, we will help him."

Our role on the bench allows us more serenity. I think if Pontus had had time to think about it, he wouldn't have said the same thing. But I understand players when they make effort on the pitch and they think their treatment isn't fair."

Bielsa says he has been focusing on offensive work during the international break - on ways to open the opposition up. Says Blackburn have a "good balance between skills and being competitive

Asked Bielsa about the donation he's made to help fund a new training facility at Newell's Old boys. Says they're the "club who made me" and it's "me repaying a debt, not giving a donation.

Bielsa on whether Hernandez being back in the team could help Samuel Saiz: "Pablo has a positive influence on all of the team. Saiz is part of the team. They can be independent of each other



Saiz up next. On his form this year compared to last: "I think this season I'm more collective. I'm less of an individual, I work more for the team. I don't score as many goals as I wish but I don't do the individual actions I used to do. I think I've improved on other aspects."

Saiz: "This year all the players are playing better. We combine better with the teammates. We have a different style of play. We always control the game. We want to be the protagonist in each game.

Saiz on whether it's difficult without Hernandez, in terms of creative responsibility: "When Pablo plays, I'm not always the player who receives the first pass. Pablo makes good movements to receive the first ball too. Of course I prefer that Pablo plays. I can have more freedom"

Saiz on the difficulties of last season: "Every year you have good moments and bad moments but when you play at Elland Road and you see all the fans supporting you, it gives you the strength to keep working and do better things.

Saiz admitted his motivation levels dropped last season when the play-offs got out of reach. Says he's been honest with himself about that. "It's a problem I can't have again."

Saiz says that last season, because opposition players didn't know him, he had more freedom. "This season I always have a marker on me. I'm always surrounded. This is football

Saiz: "I feel better because Marcelo made the whole team be more aggressive from a football point of view. We're aggressive playing football. We trust each other more. Thanks to all this is I feel more safe and I'm less aggressive - apart from the football.
GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« Last post by Syferus on Today at 05:25:33 PM »
With eejiteen's record of predictions we won't be making the Connacht Final next year :-\

Says the cowboy who keeps predicting the wrong manager
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by GlenMan on Today at 05:19:24 PM »
Streaming confirmed. Expect to see announcement on social media tonight.

Intermediate game live, Senior game deferred.
General discussion / Anois
« Last post by drici on Today at 05:17:19 PM »

General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Last post by Dire Ear on Today at 05:15:32 PM »
Huddersfield grooming: Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse
GAA Discussion / Re: Would you be in favour of a second tier?
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 05:09:34 PM »
evening before the final along with the minors could be a good show
Elphin still a noted common sense location ;D
Other possibility depending on scheduling -triple header Minor, U20 and the Tier 2 Finals?
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by skeog on Today at 05:09:07 PM »
No streaming Noels unbiased commentary for overseas listeners.
Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Last post by elk on Today at 05:08:14 PM »
They the players who near beat Kilcoo lol
Should be a good representation from the club that did beat kilcoo
GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 05:07:34 PM »
With eejiteen's record of predictions we won't be making the Connacht Final next year :-\
General discussion / Re: What's your relationship with alcohol?
« Last post by BennyCake on Today at 04:56:14 PM »
Fair play, pbat. Full credit to you. I'm sure it wasn't easy. Keep it up.
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