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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #510 on: January 05, 2017, 04:43:56 PM »
Sent you the pics by email Rufus, give me a poke if you don't get them. 
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« Reply #511 on: January 06, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
Yeah, a great memory (apart from the result, and the defending). 
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #512 on: January 10, 2017, 09:17:07 AM »
Half-daycent draw after only turning up for 45 mins last night. 
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« Reply #513 on: January 10, 2017, 10:06:16 AM »
Half-daycent draw after only turning up for 45 mins last night.

Correct Billy - I got the impression that they thought they only had to turn up and strut their stuff and were quickly knocked off their stride by Cambridge. To be fair, they must have got a bollocking at half time and came out a different team. Played some nice football, dominated territory and possession and came out deserving winners.

The yellow card for Jansson means that he misses the next two games - Derby and Barnsley - which is a real blow. There seems to be a determination by the Club to reach his target for matches played which then triggers the transfer from Torino.   


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« Reply #514 on: January 10, 2017, 11:00:54 AM »
Half-daycent draw after only turning up for 45 mins last night.

Correct Billy - I got the impression that they thought they only had to turn up and strut their stuff and were quickly knocked off their stride by Cambridge. To be fair, they must have got a bollocking at half time and came out a different team. Played some nice football, dominated territory and possession and came out deserving winners.

The yellow card for Jansson means that he misses the next two games - Derby and Barnsley - which is a real blow. There seems to be a determination by the Club to reach his target for matches played which then triggers the transfer from Torino.

That's very Yorkshire thinking - the kind of thinking that has Leeds where it is.  Jansson is the main reason why they'ye been so good at the back recently, and now they've lost him for two very difficult games.  You'd despair, if it hadn't happened over and over and over for the last 40 years. 
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« Reply #515 on: January 14, 2017, 11:29:30 AM »
Another very impressive performance last night at home to a Derby County side who themselves have been showing good form. Leeds dominated the game for all but the first fifteen minutes of the second half and could (and indeed should) have won by two or three goals.

The win was all the more impressive when the absentees were considered - Pontus Jansson and Charlie Taylor were both missing from the defence. However Leeds were full of energy, aggression and some nice one touch football. The midfield were all excellent - Kemar Roofe, Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Viera and man of the match Pablo Hernandez.

Whilst there is so much to be positive about, there are causes for concern - Rob Green (who had a good game last night, save for an error which saw a goal disallowed) still does not convince, and more fire-power is needed up front - two exceptional displays against Villa and Derby which brought about the sum of two goals, despite many, many chances being created.

Next league match - away to Barnsley - is on live next week ( :)) - say it quietly, but things are looking up!! 


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« Reply #516 on: January 14, 2017, 08:07:52 PM »
Another very impressive performance last night at home to a Derby County side who themselves have been showing good form. Leeds dominated the game for all but the first fifteen minutes of the second half and could (and indeed should) have won by two or three goals.

The win was all the more impressive when the absentees were considered - Pontus Jansson and Charlie Taylor were both missing from the defence. However Leeds were full of energy, aggression and some nice one touch football. The midfield were all excellent - Kemar Roofe, Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Viera and man of the match Pablo Hernandez.

Whilst there is so much to be positive about, there are causes for concern - Rob Green (who had a good game last night, save for an error which saw a goal disallowed) still does not convince, and more fire-power is needed up front - two exceptional displays against Villa and Derby which brought about the sum of two goals, despite many, many chances being created.

Next league match - away to Barnsley - is on live next week ( :)) - say it quietly, but things are looking up!!

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #517 on: January 15, 2017, 09:18:36 PM »
The Derby performance was outstanding against a side with a large budget who are serious play-offs rivals. It is just a pity that two goalkeeping errors cost us the points against both Newcastle and Brighton earlier in the season and have left the gap at the top still fairly large. However, Leeds are now the form side in the division and there can be no doubt that Monk is a hugely impressive young manager.


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« Reply #518 on: January 16, 2017, 09:06:38 AM »
Another very impressive performance last night at home to a Derby County side who themselves have been showing good form. Leeds dominated the game for all but the first fifteen minutes of the second half and could (and indeed should) have won by two or three goals.

The win was all the more impressive when the absentees were considered - Pontus Jansson and Charlie Taylor were both missing from the defence. However Leeds were full of energy, aggression and some nice one touch football. The midfield were all excellent - Kemar Roofe, Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Viera and man of the match Pablo Hernandez.

Whilst there is so much to be positive about, there are causes for concern - Rob Green (who had a good game last night, save for an error which saw a goal disallowed) still does not convince, and more fire-power is needed up front - two exceptional displays against Villa and Derby which brought about the sum of two goals, despite many, many chances being created.

Next league match - away to Barnsley - is on live next week ( :)) - say it quietly, but things are looking up!!

A very impressive performance indeed.  Hayling looks like a star in the making.  And young Viera could be the business.  Almost convinced to be hopeful, but experience tells me otherwise.  Barnsley will be difficult. 
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« Reply #519 on: January 16, 2017, 10:13:14 AM »
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #520 on: January 23, 2017, 11:24:51 AM »
Another very impressive performance last night at home to a Derby County side who themselves have been showing good form. Leeds dominated the game for all but the first fifteen minutes of the second half and could (and indeed should) have won by two or three goals.

The win was all the more impressive when the absentees were considered - Pontus Jansson and Charlie Taylor were both missing from the defence. However Leeds were full of energy, aggression and some nice one touch football. The midfield were all excellent - Kemar Roofe, Liam Bridcutt, Ronaldo Viera and man of the match Pablo Hernandez.

Whilst there is so much to be positive about, there are causes for concern - Rob Green (who had a good game last night, save for an error which saw a goal disallowed) still does not convince, and more fire-power is needed up front - two exceptional displays against Villa and Derby which brought about the sum of two goals, despite many, many chances being created.

Next league match - away to Barnsley - is on live next week ( :)) - say it quietly, but things are looking up!!

A very impressive performance indeed.  Hayling looks like a star in the making.  And young Viera could be the business.  Almost convinced to be hopeful, but experience tells me otherwise.  Barnsley will be difficult.

I feckin' told ye - Leeds were not good.  Hopefully they can pick it up and go again. 
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #521 on: January 23, 2017, 11:45:30 AM »
I feckin' told ye - Leeds were not good.  Hopefully they can pick it up and go again.

Terrible performance with many of those who starred against Derby being completely anonymous - seemed to be caught on the back foot from the start and could never impose themselves despite taking the lead. A couple of the Barnsley goals were very avoidable, whilst their second and third goals were both stunning efforts, which make you feel it is not your day. It is a long season, and all teams drop points on a regular enough basis, so hopefully a quick return to action against Forest can exorcise the demons from this match.  The return of Jansson will be very welcome.


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #522 on: January 23, 2017, 01:00:26 PM »
Gents we are way ahead of where any of us thought we would be, the lunatic cellino has been muzzled by Radriazzini, who looking into his background is the owner we have been praying for, he will buy us 100% in the summer no matter where we finish, there were rumours only for Rad Monk would have been sacked early in the season, Jansson is a big loss and will be back to partner bartley on Wednesday, the forest game will tell us a lot, Sutton utd on the weekend will give the squad members a run out, with mowatt and Phillips getting deserved runs, We have a good young team. Against Barnsley we did not get stuck in enough early on, our set pieces are great with hernandez, we need Charlie taylor back at left back, berardi is good but hes not as potent going forward, Ayling is good but can get caught for pace out wide, and we need back up for Wood, he played very well on Friday and hes got some amount of goals this season, sometimes his touch and hold up play is poor but he can finish, doukara is hit and miss, strong but poor ability at times, 48% pass completion against Barnsley not good enough, Eunan o kane back from injury is a boost,

Rad needs to be held to account and fair play to Leeds fans staying informed enough to see if owner is shafting us or not, I feel positive that cellino will be gone and Rad is in so I feel future is bright.
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #523 on: January 28, 2017, 03:43:00 PM »
Great response to the Barnsley defeat. Team seemed to play with a lot of confidence and on the basis of chances created, should have won by three or four. For anyone who hasn't seen it, check out Doukara's screamer of a volley on youtube.

I see we've let Alex Mowatt go to Barnsley, which I think is very disappointing - great young talent who I thought had a lot to offer. Brings into sharp focuse our transfer dealings as 31 Janaury approaches. Is anyone coming in?  ???


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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #524 on: January 29, 2017, 08:09:07 PM »
I see this thread was 10 years old last week. Is that 10 years of unrelenting depression or would that take in a few good years before it all went pear shaped?