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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #870 on: July 05, 2020, 02:52:05 PM »
Hard to see Brentford managing 10  in a row. They went on a run maybe in January and ran out of gas.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #871 on: July 05, 2020, 03:30:20 PM »
Hard to see Brentford managing 10  in a row. They went on a run maybe in January and ran out of gas.

Villa did it last season, having shown no form all season up to that point. And they don't need to win 10 in a row, just 5. The 5 they've already won are already won.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #872 on: July 05, 2020, 04:01:34 PM »
Brentford's programme is Charlton H, Derby A, Preston H, Stoke A and Barnsley H. You never know in the Championship but they have a decent chance of maximum points from four of those and even a win at Derby is far from impossible on present form. Leeds fans will expect Brentford to get five out of five, meaning that three wins, a draw and a defeat during the same period would definitely see us home. There is not a huge margin of error there, so a wobble for Brentford would be welcome.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #873 on: July 05, 2020, 06:48:40 PM »
Leeds United are plotting an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they secure promotion to England's top flight...Stay away Leeds please.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #874 on: July 06, 2020, 09:36:46 AM »
Leeds United are plotting an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they secure promotion to England's top flight...Stay away Leeds please.

Odsonne is destined for bigger things. Leeds would be a stepping stone, like VVD to Southampton, and under Bielsa a good one. Hoping he goes straight to a big team like Bayern or Juve!

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #875 on: July 07, 2020, 03:25:42 PM »
Leeds United are plotting an ambitious move for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard if they secure promotion to England's top flight...Stay away Leeds please.

Talk like this makes me distinctly nervous. At this stage of next season, we could be desperately hoping for a win to take us out of the Championship relegation zone, having lost Bielsa after failure to win the 2019 / 20 play offs and having sold all the family china to make ends meet, with Phillips strutting his stuff with Leicester.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #876 on: July 07, 2020, 05:45:25 PM »
Not trying to make you more nervous, but if Leeds do go up.. have they the dough to invest heavily?
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #877 on: July 07, 2020, 11:27:01 PM »
Not trying to make you more nervous, but if Leeds do go up.. have they the dough to invest heavily?

A good question and I'm not sure I have the answer. Some of the other Leeds' supporters here might have better insight.

At this moment in time though, I would say a resounding 'no'. Radrizzani is rich but not by the standards of other football club owners and his investment in Bielsa - along with some investment in the squad - appears to be very much a major financial gamble to try and get them to the promised land. However it is my understanding that if Leeds don't go up, then a lot of the playing assets will be let go as we cut our cloth, and there is an acceptance that Bielsa - the highest paid manager in the division - will be off.

However behind all of that are the stories that come to the fore every now and then linking Leeds with Qatar Sports Investments, with Radrizzani said to be close friends with very influential / important people in Qatar. These stories include talk of Leeds becoming a feeder club for PSG, with Leeds getting a lot of favourable loan deals for top class players.

It could all be pie in the sky, but the sense I always got was that Radrizzani was desperate to get Leeds to the Premier League and to cash in big time on his investment.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #878 on: July 09, 2020, 11:12:14 PM »
That was an outstanding performance from Leeds this evening, even if Stoke engaged in comical defending for the first two goals. Seven points from the final four games to guarantee promotion is a great prospect until we remember that last year, needing ten points out of the last 12, we only managed one. It is difficult to see a collapse on such a scale again, but it is still a roller coaster league. The pressure was all on Leeds tonight and the squad delivered in a big way. Brentford have no margin for error away to Derby on Saturday so the spotlight moves on to them.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #879 on: July 09, 2020, 11:40:19 PM »
On 44 mins I feared the worst for Leeds. Then the floodgates opened. I think that was the game Leeds needed to see this through.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #880 on: July 12, 2020, 03:37:10 PM »
Swansea 0 Leeds 1

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #881 on: July 12, 2020, 04:44:23 PM »
Hernandez is a gem, pure and simple. Leeds have now taken 28 points out of the last 33, which is magnificent form under the pressure which is out there. No one will have forgotten the late collapse which followed the Wigan disaster last season, so hopefully the players will be calmer than the fans going into the Barnsley game.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #882 on: July 12, 2020, 11:36:13 PM »
A victory that for me brought back memories of the late winner scored by Roofe at Villa Park at Christmas 2018. I was elated then and was elated today.

Some have described today's goal by Pablo as the most important since we got relegated. It's maybe splitting hairs, but for me Beckford's against Bristol Rovers in 2010 slightly shades it. Regardless though, it was a huge goal in a huge match.

We are well placed, yes, but I refuse to count any chickens.  :-X


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #883 on: July 13, 2020, 10:11:20 AM »
I think playing behind closed doors is helping them in that there's no crowd tension.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #884 on: July 13, 2020, 02:51:02 PM »
I think playing behind closed doors is helping them in that there's no crowd tension.

I think they learned some massive lessons about football (and themselves) last season.  Not there yet. 
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