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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #945 on: August 25, 2020, 09:43:28 PM »
Kalvin Phillips named in the England Squad.

Jack Grealish yet to be called up, 4 years after declaring for England.

Could Grealish revert back to Ireland so?

No, he can't change back.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #946 on: August 26, 2020, 11:14:38 AM »
Kalvin Phillips named in the England Squad.

Jack Grealish yet to be called up, 4 years after declaring for England.

Obviously Phillips and Grealish play different positions so there isn't really a comparison between the two selections.  Phillips deserves his call up.

As an Irish Villa fan I still have a wee chuckle that he hasn't got his call up yet but in all honesty it is a disgrace.

Rodrigo Moreno would be a good signing for Leeds.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #947 on: September 12, 2020, 03:05:10 PM »
Great to see Leeds back in the top flight as another season begins.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #948 on: September 12, 2020, 03:31:41 PM »
I agree. Best side to watch in England last season along with Man Utd. Hopefully they liven up what was a drab top-flight last season.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #949 on: September 13, 2020, 01:12:34 PM »
Leeds produced an outstanding display at Liverpool yesterday and were hugely unlucky not to get a point. Most Leeds fans wanted the new signings Koch and Rodrigo to be introduced immediately so it was ironic that they were responsible for three of the four Liverpool goals. However, they will improve when they settle in and the rest of the team was brilliant. If that standard can be maintained, we are in for quite a season.

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« Reply #950 on: September 13, 2020, 01:16:00 PM »
Leeds were a joy to watch,as they have been throughout Bielsa's time in charge. Wouldn't be surprised to see them go straight back down but whatever happens they're guaranteed to be entertaining.

Leeds produced an outstanding display at Liverpool yesterday and were hugely unlucky not to get a point. Most Leeds fans wanted the new signings Koch and Rodrigo to be introduced immediately so it was ironic that they were responsible for three of the four Liverpool goals. However, they will improve when they settle in and the rest of the team was brilliant. If that standard can be maintained, we are in for quite a season.

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« Reply #951 on: September 13, 2020, 02:00:35 PM »
I agree. Best side to watch in England last season along with Man Utd. Hopefully they liven up what was a drab top-flight last season.

Bad defenses make for open high scoring games. Teams that play that way all season won't win titles. Liverpool yesterday reminded me of Klopps early days at Liverpool.

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« Reply #952 on: September 13, 2020, 02:25:25 PM »
I agree. Best side to watch in England last season along with Man Utd. Hopefully they liven up what was a drab top-flight last season.

Bad defenses make for open high scoring games. Teams that play that way all season won't win titles. Liverpool yesterday reminded me of Klopps early days at Liverpool.

Same defense had the best record last year, despite basically switching off after the title was won.

Leeds look like a side who will score a lot of goals.

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #953 on: September 13, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2020/09/12/even-defeat-marcelo-bielsa-proved-leeds-box-office-premier/

Sitting on an upturned bucket, sipping coffee from a disposable cup: perhaps this was always how Marcelo Bielsa envisaged toasting Leedsí first top-flight goal for 16 years. After all, it is at the Costa beside the River Wharfe in Wetherby, just around the corner from his flat, that he likes to map out his teamís tactics in painstaking detail. His dress-down chic has become his trademark, cemented when he turned up to a black-tie dinner at Elland Road in his club tracksuit.

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« Reply #954 on: September 15, 2020, 07:06:04 PM »
First opportunity to comment on the game. What a roller coaster ride that was! I was torn between a sense of pride in the performance and devastation that we didn't get a point from the game.

I don't mind saying that when the third goal went in before half time, I feared an absolute hammering. Lot of positives to take from the game and hopefully the return of Cooper will add a wee bit of solidity at the back. Will be interested to see how devastating Rodrigo is at the other end of the pitch as opposed to our end. I wonder if there is now a case for Pablo to start on the bench and come on in the second half when things have slowed up a wee bit?

Definitely hope for the future!  :) 


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #955 on: September 16, 2020, 09:05:35 AM »
Before Leeds first game back in the Premier League, Eamon Dunphy interviewed Johnny Giles about his time at Leeds, which might be of interest to Leeds fans (or football fans in general):

https://thestandwitheamondunphy.com/episode/862/

(there is a much more detailed interview with Giles about his career in the archives)

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« Reply #956 on: September 16, 2020, 02:58:30 PM »
Thanks Hound - looking forward to that.