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Mourne Rover

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #645 on: October 01, 2018, 04:27:31 PM »
Apparently every Leeds game on a Tuesday night for the rest of the season is available via the red button. We also have more games on the normal Sky Sports channels than any other side in our division, and quite a few in the premiership as well, proving again the scale of the club if Bielsa  can keep us going in the right direction.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #646 on: October 03, 2018, 08:44:48 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45634936

Hull boss Nigel Adkins:

"We've probably played against one of the best teams in the Championship I've seen in many years.

"They are going to take teams to the cleaners this season. If you think we are on a level playing field, we're not.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #647 on: October 03, 2018, 09:14:43 PM »
What planet's he on? Birmingham beat Leeds for their first win of the season and I can assure you we're no world-beater's.
Wolves last season were the best side I've seen in the Championship for a long time (you don't know how it grieves me to say this).
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #648 on: October 19, 2018, 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

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.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #649 on: October 19, 2018, 05:38:12 PM »
I'm sitting happy, we had a tough run, we reacted well to going a goal down to Millwall compared to last year, Birmingham we didnt play well but did enough to deserve a draw, Hull win was huge but they were poor, for me losing roofe, hernandez, bamford etc.. would of buried us but this year we are pretty much unscathed, id expect us to go on a bit of roll now that roofe and hernandez are back. Ayling and harrison are a loss but berardi back to helps. Hopefully beat Blackburn on Sat, debating whether i get up at 4am saturday morning to watch it. Ironically most early kick offs i spontaneously wake up without an alarm just at kickoff. The wife isn't as impressed as I am with that ;D MOT
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #650 on: October 19, 2018, 09:39:15 PM »
Leeds are apparently due to take 7,000 fans to Blackburn, the biggest away support in the division so far this season. However,  it is a 12 noon kick off and a bus and train strike has been called, so it could be bedlam on the way. Bielsa has a few big calls to make but is always decisive. Alioski could switch to left back with Berardi on the other side if Jansson is available in the middle. Hernandez and Dallas are the probable wide midfielders and there must be a chance that Roberts will be retained up front with Roofe kept on the bench.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #651 on: October 20, 2018, 08:46:10 AM »
I'm sitting happy.......for me losing roofe, hernandez, bamford etc.. would of buried us but this year we are pretty much unscathed,

I hope you don't mind me saying Sligonian but that is a definite 'glass half full' interpretation. Check out the link below which gives a great insight into recent form.

https://www.twtd.co.uk/league-tables/competition:championship/form/matches:6/type:home-and-away

Our recent form has us outside the play off places at the moment. I definitely think the missing players have had a major impact and getting them back is a necessity.




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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #652 on: October 20, 2018, 01:56:09 PM »
Bad day at Blackrock😡

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #653 on: October 20, 2018, 02:11:26 PM »
Was following the live updates on the BBC Sports page and Blackburn seemed worth their win, despite the fact Leeds had something like 68% possession. The Derby match seems a long time ago now.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #654 on: October 21, 2018, 12:40:20 AM »
Rufus was clearly correct to point out in advance that Leeds are on a poor run and we cannot complain about today's result. Leeds were extremely fortunate to be level at HT and, while we improved considerably in the second half, we need to start picking up a couple of wins urgently. The back to back home games coming up against Ipswich and Forest are starting to look crucial.