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Discussion in 'Leeds United' started by ellandback, Dec 8, 2020.
Nice to see you on here 64
Botev Bielsa aka White Riot
On the set piece problem, we're not particularly good on anything aerial anywhere on the pitch - on the ground yes, but for example second ball winning it's usually when the ball is back on the grass. A side effect of Bielsaball maybe, hence the lack of defence and attack at corners.
He has made some strange decisions, but he has been our best manager IMO since Wilko and has got us promoted after a 16 year absence. He is not above criticism obviously, but lets be honest, when we aren't winning or picking up points the finger pointing starts. A few weeks ago Alioski, Harrison, Dallas were top of their game, a couple of bad results some supporters think they should be playing Championship football. Again everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Every time we concede a corner or free kick I get nervous. Maybe if we had a bottomless pit of money we could just buy a ready made player for each defensive position. But we aren't in that position unfortunately. Chelsea are and that IMO is why they eventually beat us. But at least we aren't going to play them every week.
Koch’s injury is minor and Rob Price says we will know how long he’ll be out once the surgeon has gone in. Rob hopes its just a clean up which means back in a week, if it needs a bit of tlc Koch will be out for 3 weeks. An ACL is out for 9 months
Yeah, on that theme, I noticed on Saturday that apart from the goal which Bamford took really well, he hardly ever wins an aerial duel and is easily shrugged off. We need to be a bit tougher. If he doesn't hold the ball up its coming right back at us.
Hopefully, The Price is Right
I'm sure I've heard him say stuff like this on numerous occasions and then the fella is keeping his physio bed warm for months e.g. Forshaw, Douglas, Roberts, etc
- good job that wording isn't the other way around....
How's it going campers? You're doing OK up there for the moment - quite impressed actually.
My god Leeds fans are either fickle or stupid. From what I read on here and twitter/facebook I would say that most are both.
So looking back on previous comments we are seeing Bielsa accused of reckless mismanagement. Unbelievable.
My own 70yr old mother is a lifelong Leeds fan and is thick as dog muck when talking about Leeds. I had to seriously bite my lip yesterday when I overheard her telling my sister that we were going through a bad blip at the moment.
It seems very few fans can see past one result at a time. Lose at the weekend and all they want to talk about is all the things wrong with the tea. Win at the weekend and we are the best team since Brazil 1970. It is exhausting.
Thank god for Bielsa who is paid to see the bigger picture.
I see that we're still banging on about needing a creative midfielder. Sorry, but for me, we don't need one. Aren't we creating loads & loads of chances? It's converting the chances into goals that is our problem. And scoring goals should not just be down to one man.
Bamford has scored 8 in 11. I think that's a fantastic effort so far. Klick & Costa have scored 2, & Dallas, Harrison, Rodrigo & Raphinha have scored just the 1.
One thing I have been thinking of for some time is, if it wasn't for Covid 19, would we have still gone up?
Did the 3 or 4 months off do the team good and recharge their engines?
Would there have been enough in the tank to go up automatically come May?
I won’t be sorry to see Pablo leave, I’m probably the only one who would not have offered him a new contract. Was he instrumental last season? Yes but the writing was on the wall that the pace of the PL combined with his age/injury proneness was going to leave him short this season.
Ship him out in January, we can use the wages on someone who will actually play a part this season, when you’re talking £100m+ staying in the PL there is no room for sentiment
So I see now why Sky News and Sky Sports news are unwatchable and why so much of a stink on BlM and Milwall fans
To be fair though Millwall are unwatchable too
You've got far too much time on your hands if you've been thinking of that for some time try selling some houses instead
Hadnt we won 5 in a row before lockdown playing excellent football?
Come on Ell, you are as bad as the lazy sky pundits trotting out the Bielsa burnout rubbish.
Running out of things to say are ya?
Talking of wording... I’ve got to deliver some furniture from someone’s mother on Thursday, her daughter was booking it in and sending me text messages. The following is an exact message on my phone from her today....
“When you get to her house, can you deliver it up the rear entrance and wear a face mask as she’s vulnerable”
Just reading that Koch has set a target of next spring for a return
Yes just in time for another injury in the march internationals.