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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #720 on: April 23, 2019, 08:17:25 AM »
2 losses in 4 days . 54 shots and 1 goal.

Derby in the playoff semis per the Telegraph

Born or Bristol are still in with a shout. It would be mad to think that Derby or the likes could end up 14-15 points behind Leeds and beat them in the playoffs and get promoted....though I have to say Id like to see Derby go up as Harry Wilson has had a good season for them and Id like to see him loaned to them again next year if they go up

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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #721 on: April 23, 2019, 08:21:02 AM »
2 losses in 4 days . 54 shots and 1 goal.

Derby in the playoff semis per the Telegraph

Born or Bristol are still in with a shout. It would be mad to think that Derby or the likes could end up 14-15 points behind Leeds and beat them in the playoffs and get promoted....though I have to say Id like to see Derby go up as Harry Wilson has had a good season for them and Id like to see him loaned to them again next year if they go up
Very disappointing for Leeds though to be in the automatic places for over 30 weeks and to lapse right at the end
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #722 on: April 23, 2019, 09:08:22 AM »
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2 losses in 4 days . 54 shots and 1 goal.

And 70% possession in both games.  Making tonnes of chances but not taking them.  Same against Sheffield Wednesday, but got a goal.  They are extremely vulnerable when they lose possession - a Bielsa trademark.  I have officially given up at this stage.   :(
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #723 on: April 23, 2019, 12:28:40 PM »
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2 losses in 4 days . 54 shots and 1 goal.

And 70% possession in both games.  Making tonnes of chances but not taking them.  Same against Sheffield Wednesday, but got a goal.  They are extremely vulnerable when they lose possession - a Bielsa trademark.  I have officially given up at this stage.   :(

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/04/22/brentford-vs-leeds-championship-live-score-goal-updates

"Now, barring a mathematical miracle in Leeds favour, Sheffield United only have to beat relegated Ipswich at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening to return to the Premier League. That would consign Leeds to the play-offs, which have not been kind to them. They have failed to advance through the end-of-season lottery in four attempts and Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa warned that his team must overcome their wastefulness in front of goal to progress.
This is the summary of our season, many chances to score compared to the goals we actually score, he said. If we had normal efficiency we would have 10 or 12 points more. That is not the case so we have to put all our energy in the option we still have."
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Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« Reply #724 on: April 23, 2019, 06:53:08 PM »
Bielsa is a coaching genius who has improved almost every player at  Leeds beyond recognition. He clearly believes in keeping a tight squad in which every member knows his role in a high pressing style, and the result is the club's best season in the last 15 years. The frustration is that a relatively small additional investment could have secured automatic promotion, although he was genuinely unlucky that the deal agreed with Swansea for Daniel James collapsed right on the January deadline leaving no time to find an alternative. While dropping into the play-offs will be mentally tough, Leeds look certain to finish third and then have the advantage of the second leg at home against Derby, Bristol City or Middlesbrough, leaving the tougher pairing of WBA and Aston Villa on the other side of the draw. A place in the final would be massive, although only the best form from the first half of the season would be good enough for the ultimate prize.