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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #630 on: September 15, 2018, 05:36:41 PM »
Today was huge for me esp with who we were missing, Roberts missed some great chances and Cooper missed a sitter before we scored, better team for 90 mins but my heart in those last 5 mins was beating fast, every ball into our box looked like a goal, we held on and reacted well after there goal, need roofe and Hernandez back asap, Preston at home next who destroyed us in carling cup hopefully we will have learned alot then, great stuff
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #631 on: September 18, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
This performance against Preston tonight is the best I've seen from a Leeds team in years, high tempo, energy from start to finish, creating amazing chances from amazing football, and bullying them in defence. Outstanding. Missed easy chances the only negative. Unbelievable football at times. 3-0 currently.  :) :) :)
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« Reply #632 on: September 18, 2018, 11:06:48 PM »
It was an outstanding performance, although there is a long way to go and we are probably better to avoid allowing expectations to get out of control at such an early stage in the season. However, the way Bielsa has adjusted to losing both our main strikers and our most creative midfielder, and brought in young replacements without any drop in standards so far, was hugely impressive.  There may still be a doubt about the overall strength of our squad but the manager has done an amazing job to date.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #633 on: September 19, 2018, 07:55:55 AM »
Agree with the comments about the game, although in a strange way I was waiting for it all to go pear shaped, as we seemed to totally dominate, spurn a hatful of great chances, and therefore still only led by a single goal. The high energy and work rate though is something to behold!  :)


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #634 on: September 19, 2018, 09:41:46 AM »
Leeds were top this day last season also.  And then ...
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #635 on: September 19, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »
Leeds were top this day last season also.  And then ...

Correct Billy. Indeed I was amazed to hear last weekend that this time last year we were actually two points better off than the same weekend in 2018.  :o


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #636 on: September 19, 2018, 12:01:16 PM »
It is correct that Leeds were top after seven games last year, with five wins and two draws, but they then went on a shocking run of seven defeats in nine games, and eventually finished among the also-rans. The previous season was far more disappointing, as they looked certain for the play-offs with five games left but then completely collapsed to end up seventh. It is inevitable that the club will hit a bad run at some stage this year, but the evidence is that Bielsa has put together a squad and a system which is more resilient that anything we have seen since relegation from the Premiership in 2004. While there are a mere 38 matches to go, the prospects at this stage are more than decent.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #637 on: September 22, 2018, 04:36:42 PM »
Birmingham ffs😡

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #638 on: September 23, 2018, 10:31:00 AM »
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #639 on: September 23, 2018, 09:38:04 PM »
Yesterday was the first genuinely poor performance of the season from Leeds, but a point could easily have been rescued had it not been for two pretty dreadful errors from the young keeper, Peacock-Farrell. He inexplicably managed to dive the wrong way for the first goal, and he appeared to be unsighted when the second trickled over the line. There must be a fair chance that Bielsa will bring in Blackman, who has been kept on the bench so far, for what will be a massive test in the derby away to Wednesday on Friday night. Leeds are probably surprised to be top of the league at this stage but it is a cut-throat division with only two points separating the top six.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #640 on: September 24, 2018, 07:47:32 AM »
Yesterday was the first genuinely poor performance of the season from Leeds, but a point could easily have been rescued had it not been for two pretty dreadful errors from the young keeper, Peacock-Farrell. He inexplicably managed to dive the wrong way for the first goal, and he appeared to be unsighted when the second trickled over the line. There must be a fair chance that Bielsa will bring in Blackman, who has been kept on the bench so far, for what will be a massive test in the derby away to Wednesday on Friday night. Leeds are probably surprised to be top of the league at this stage but it is a cut-throat division with only two points separating the top six.

Peacock-Farrell has been playing well to date. Apart from Saturday, the only goal I can recall being down to him was the free-kick that beat him at Derby. However he is unquestionably not the best goalkeeper at the Club. That honour belongs to Jamal Blackman and he needs to be starting sooner rather than later.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #641 on: September 24, 2018, 09:58:03 AM »
Wolves lost 7 matches last year and topped the table. 1 in 7 is decent form. 1 in 9 is quite good
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #642 on: September 28, 2018, 11:18:24 PM »
Leeds would probably have taken a draw coming into the game this evening but should have won it pulling up on the night. Wednesday scored a wonder goal out of the blue and Leeds dominated otherwise. While it was a good statement after the Birmingham setback, and proved that the kind of collapse seen at this stage last season is highly unlikely, it was definitely two points dropped. However, we are back on track.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #643 on: October 01, 2018, 01:27:39 PM »
Leeds would probably have taken a draw coming into the game this evening but should have won it pulling up on the night. Wednesday scored a wonder goal out of the blue and Leeds dominated otherwise. While it was a good statement after the Birmingham setback, and proved that the kind of collapse seen at this stage last season is highly unlikely, it was definitely two points dropped. However, we are back on track.

Agreed totally with this. The one concern for me was the lack of squad depth, but even taking that into account, we have been very unlucky to lose both Bamford and Roofe at the same time.

Hull City away next, and I assume available on the 'red button'? 


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #644 on: October 01, 2018, 03:00:30 PM »
8 bloody 'derbies' this season - not healthy for any side, but good for the bank balance, I suppose.
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