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PL Season 2022/23 Commences 6th August

Discussion in 'Leeds United' started by Jammy 07, May 23, 2022.

  1. wakeybreakyheart

    wakeybreakyheart Well-Known Member

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    No reason we can't play well.
     
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  2. Jammy 07

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    Fixtures out tomorrrow morning at 9am.

    Probably be City or Chelsea away for the opening weekend as we always seem to get a top 4 team. Boxing Day is the first round of fixture after the WC so expect us to have another away game there as well.

    Plus don't forget the inevitable tough run of games in April that the powers that be like to give us.

    I'll be hoping for someone like Southampton at home to begin with please <ok>
     
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  3. FORZA LEEDS

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    As we’ll have a few new players in I’d rather play Southampton at home when the new signings have had time to gel.

    Better to get off to a losing start against opposition we expect to lose to than lose a home game we’d potentially win if played later in the season.
     
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  4. Emu

    Emu Firpo is Shit

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    Losing quickly becomes a habit as we saw last season.
     
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  5. Jammy 07

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    Fair point but surely you can't beat getting that first win on the board ? Not saying we'd beat Saints but having a winnable fixture first up would at least give us the opportunity.

    Maybe the middle ground then of an away match at Wolves, Villa or Leicester ?
     
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    Everton lost 21 games last season.
    Villa 19
    Brentford 18 (same as us)
    Wolves 17

    Both a habit and an inevitability really <ok>
     
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    We had a good pick of fixtures last August to open with, a crap man u side, Everton and Burnley and still managed to f**k that up.
     
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  8. wakeybreakyheart

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    It was all those new players bielsa recruited.
     
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    As I said at the time we did fantastically well to come back and secure draws against both Everton & Burnley. Really tough matches and in the end those points proved oh so important in us finishing above Burnley.

    In fact just about every time we drew a match the team were slagged off when the reality is those 11 draws were absolutely vital in keeping us up <ok>
     
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    Emu Firpo is Shit

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    Man Utd were excellent that day. Pogba was on fire.

    Everton were in the honeymoon period with Benitez and had no injuries. They started the season very well.

    The game against Burnley was definitely one we should have won. Rapha missed a sitter, Barnes should have seen red for an assault on Dallas. We were the better side that day.

    Think we played Newcastle away fairly early in a game we dominated and had a stone wall penalty turned down when James was felled.

    I think we have to remember that we had plenty of injuries to our spine. Imagine if we had Phillips, Raphinha, Cooper and Bamford available more. We would have been well clear. Hopefully we avoid the long injury list this season and the additions hit the ground running. Mid table isn't a dream, it's achievable. We just need a bit of luck and a fit squad.
     
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    Wolves at home first game rest look well spread
     
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    Wolves H
    Southampton A
    Chelsea H
    Brighton A
    Everton H

    Happy with that!
     
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    Can’t wait <cheers>
     
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    Yep all good and very happy with how that's worked out for us.

    Home on the first and last days + 2 home games over xmas & NY.

    Plus no nasty runs of fixtures at first glance <ok>
     
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    May fixtures are looking the hardest.
     
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    At the business end of the season it's important to avoid rearranged games due to the FA Cup and it looks like we've done well on that front.

    March 18th; Wolves (a) FA Cup Qtr Final date.
    April 22nd; Fulham (a) FA Cup Semi Final date.

    Unless of course we go on a Cup run ourselves :smiley-finger007::smiley-finger007::smiley-finger007:
     
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  18. Irishshako

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    Flights and Hotel booked<party>
     
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    Good thinking <ok>

    Famous last words but unlikely to be selected for TV you would have thought ?
     
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    Good man we drew corresponding game last season 1-1 let’s see what your support can do this season
     
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