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06 Dec 2018 15:36:47
I see Lewis Cook is out for 9 months injured. suppose that is Bielsa's fault as well!

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06 Dec 2018 16:02:42
He spent a weekend in Leeds and Bielsa offered him a chance to train with us!

06 Dec 2018 16:03:42
Ideal for a move back to Leeds then. lol.

06 Dec 2018 16:12:41
Hard to see how any of the injuries are down to Bielsa. Joint displacement and broken bones have little to do with training, just bad luck which we are used to. Some are on their way back just hope Shacks does well at right back, KP will sort middle of the park and then go home and iron his England kit.

06 Dec 2018 18:00:49
Perhaps while he is ironing his England shirt he can use it to do the branding, or tattooing! I was only joking about Bielsa, I don’t think he’s responsible at all for the injuries. The Lewis injury shows its fate! Everyone connected with the club is jinxed!

06 Dec 2018 18:06:43
It was a joke! That said, some people on here have blamed Bielsa's football philosophies, and training, for our very unfortunate spate of injuries.

06 Dec 2018 19:55:18
Had all the injuries been of a muscular type then it would probably be something to do with training but none of them are, so, bloody bad luck, sadly.

06 Dec 2018 20:40:54
Wrote that before i saw your response Spanish. As Tew said some have been saying the tough love training is a factor but it aint.

06 Dec 2018 21:22:30
No jokes please, not allowed. Serious banter site!

06 Dec 2018 22:33:43
Al is correct. We have experienced a bad run of contact injuries. That's football. Nothing you can do about it.
The only thing Bub can be held accountable for is inspiring the players so much that they are willing to put their bodies on the line for the sake of the team. I would be happy to blame him for this all season long.

06 Dec 2018 15:36:47
I see Lewis Cook is out for 9 months injured. suppose that is Bielsa's fault as well!

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06 Dec 2018 12:06:21
Hi fellow sufferers or believers. Sorry old brummie got took me 2 attempts to join in but I feel as needs a Sydney offsider but I admit spanishleeds you are on the money and what you speak is where the Aus dollar goes.

Sorry Aus but being a longtime supporter from the fa cup loss against Sunderland for some reason we are faired to fail these days. I have a sneaky gut feeling we are brewing and building something fresh and appealing.

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06 Dec 2018 12:56:13
Eds Deactivation of translation software again? Either that or oneleeds lives. I miss oneleeds.

06 Dec 2018 12:56:53
I’m still deciphering that post.
Get back to you next year mate!

06 Dec 2018 17:52:45
Welcome gray, No sweat i understood all of that, i think.

06 Dec 2018 19:40:28
I understand him perfectly! Good to have at least one Aussie poster making sense!

06 Dec 2018 21:23:15
I understood him after a few drinks.

06 Dec 2018 09:07:20
In the debate about the injury hit squad don't write off the "kids" in the under 23s.

They are playing competitive football every week.

They are exposed to the clubs playing style and playing methods.

They are watched regularly by the Coaching team including Corberan and Bielsa.

We know what they are like, lifestyle and attitude to training.

A first team opportunity means the world to them, their future lives could well depend on it.

We don't always get all of the above from and with players we buy in straight for the first team.

There are a number of players in that squad who wouldn't let us down if they were called into action.

Of course we should always be looking for external talent elsewhere, but at Thorpe arch every day we have 30 plus young players, on show and learning the Bielsa way.

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06 Dec 2018 12:58:06
Agreed, and with Cresswell overseeing everything I have no qualms about any of the young lads coming through.

06 Dec 2018 13:52:33
I do.
There is a time and place for all players and that is not a majority together.
I’m happy with the 4-5 that play their bit now. We need experience too.
Seems like Bielsa has promoted 2 more to first team training which is ok.
I have to ask wether he thinks all the young ones are really ready or is his ego trying to prove a point.
The man is a magician but not convinced he is trying to look good at the expense of what is good for leeds.

06 Dec 2018 16:09:21
Aus, to a certain extent at the moment, he has no choice, has to play 11 and fill the bench. I think the key will be what he does in jan. I’m sure he wants to get us promoted, I think that is what is good for Leeds and if his choices don’t help that to happen he will start to lose support. Until jan, we are not really losing anything by playing the youngsters, after Jan it’s different if we have had the chance to strengthen key positions and not taken them. Important to see how, Clarke, Aapo, Shackleton and now Gotts and Nicell do.

06 Dec 2018 23:23:57
Having see some highly paid players arrive on loan in January and hardly put a shift in I’m with the promote from within philosophy MB has. Hungry and keen u23s to impress and see a pathway to the first team.

06 Dec 2018 08:59:41
Good morning Brothers! Well we are entering the Crucial part of the season so the next 6 games are critical to our season! Marcelo is working miricles with the squad but as we have all said on here we are dangerously thin and obviously the worry is defensively we are short Halme and Shackleton can cover but any more injuries over the xmas period will put a huge spanner in the works so taking into consideration bielsas belief it doesn't need any new signings in my opinion it would be wise for at least a loan or free agent signing someone like a huth whos out of contract and looking for a club would be a great short term answer and maybe recalling coyle would be a good idea too until most our knobled players return in January! Next 6 games QPR, Bolton, Villa, Blackburn, Hull and forrest lots of winnable games and no reason why we can't take at least 14 points from 18! Heres to a successful festive period my fellow leeds brothers 🎄🥅 MOT 😎.

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06 Dec 2018 09:36:33
Good post DJ, on some sites it lists Coyles loan as finishing in Jan, does anyone know for sure? I’m open minded on signings. Bielsa is football mad, imagine he’s been watching games, videos and thinking about possible players. I think we could be surprised but they will have to pass the Bielsa test and that’s going to narrow the field. Merry Christmas .

07 Dec 2018 12:57:05
Right now I would settle for 14 from the next 6 games, be nice to win at Villa and the florist shop though :)

05 Dec 2018 21:01:58
Good job Bielsa likes a small squad because that's what he's got now (and getting smaller) . I think we have a good strong squad when fully fit so no need to spend big in January but a couple of short term crucial loans are called for on Jan 01 because we should have most, if not all, the walking wounded back for the start of Feb.

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06 Dec 2018 08:44:22
One point on injuries, don’t assume that we will ever get all the injured back without others taking their place. 4 plus injured seems to have been pretty much the level since the season started. Bielsa is right to plan for a number of injuries but perhaps U. K. championship football, played in his way, high energy and attracting tackles, needs a higher number! In a way improving the quality of the under 23 team and squad is a great approach. They can adopt the same way of playing, play regular match football and can easily be integrated into the first team if needed.

05 Dec 2018 15:23:22
Cooper and man off the moment Dallas out for 6 weeks with their injuries. Dallas with a fractured boot ⚽️⚽️👍.

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05 Dec 2018 15:57:01
Great. What the we going to do?
Buy is a must now.
I had faith in what we got until now.
Bielsa still Free of injury blame?

05 Dec 2018 16:49:50
I can't remember a run of injuries like this. It is just one after the other and long term ones as well. Wish we could get Coyle back. What an achievement if we get through it and are still in contention.

05 Dec 2018 18:21:42
Think Bielsa will miss Dallas more than people think. He is one of the few players that has been able to slot into several different positions. I know a few on this site don't think that we need to sign anyone in January but unless some of the injured return we may just struggle to keep pace with the top few places.

05 Dec 2018 18:56:02
Jamie Shacks to the rescue.

05 Dec 2018 19:35:34
The minimum requirement is to bring another centre back in during the Jan window. Cooper will be sidelined for at least 8 weeks, probably more likely to be 12 weeks. Halm will fill the void short term but it is a big ask for him to play the rest of the season.

05 Dec 2018 20:26:28
#lackofinvestment. Eh George.

05 Dec 2018 20:46:27
Hasn't Bielsa been a miracle worker with the few ok from last year?

Remember who came in a full Leeds players, none in August and we were all hopeful with lots of names mentioned, some have been awesome elsewhere! .

Lack of investment. If experience isn't important just have a team and a bench full of year-olds.

God I hope I'm wrong. but I'm not!

05 Dec 2018 21:39:13
Wex No. Financially prudent. January window open in 4 weeks and we're 2nd. I said all along if we were this high up the league it would be inexcusable for Andrea not to twist in January. I think he will.

05 Dec 2018 23:51:00
Look at Norwich, not big spenders, not a squad full of expensive stars, some journeymen and youth players. It’s not just about the money, but about the quality and fit of the player to the club. I believe Radz wants to get promoted and can see the opportunity this year and I’m sure Bielsa wants the same. I want us to get promoted this tear because I think the opportunity is there, I trust Bielsa to make it clear what he needs to do the job and I believe the club will back him. Let’s review it end of Jan. But if the kids come in and we carry on doing well, that’s a good thing not a bad thing!

05 Dec 2018 23:55:59
Coyle loan finishes 6 th Jan doesn’t it?

06 Dec 2018 08:19:24
Spanish i think you will find Norwich spent loads last season on most of the squad they got. They lost a couple of players but did buy plenty, they just had a season to bed in. Similar to us, but they spent more.

06 Dec 2018 12:00:22
Mezzer, I think their big spending days were before then, last season they sold players worth over 25 million and spend 20 of it. This year, a few of their performing players have come from the youth side. They weren’t on many people’s lists this year but the blend of coach, existing stars and younger players has delivered. Just trying to say that money spent doesn’t guarantee success it’s a more complicated mix than that. And I think we have a lot of those ingredients in place.

05 Dec 2018 15:16:02
Cooper out until new year, Dallas out until new year. This is getting ridiculous. I'm taking me boots Saturday I might get on the bench. Hold on! I'm left footed I'm starting aliuseless on the bench😀😀 Shackleton to replace Dallas I think. MOT.

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05 Dec 2018 20:06:43
What is the talk. Bielsa loves s small squad?
Been saying this since August. NO STRENGTH IN DEPTH.

The guys have done well, no doubt, a shame to drop away because Radz saved a few £s and the kids got a run out. What about EXPERIENCE?

Good idea to bring your boots.

05 Dec 2018 23:51:03
No strength in depth? and you noted that in August? take a peep at the league table, I'm sure we're second, not too shabby for a far too small squad eh?

05 Dec 2018 10:04:18
I tell ya. It's awesome.
90 min app. Timeout. Scroll down to the 17 yr old vid. I keep showing everybody.

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05 Dec 2018 12:25:33
Please excuse my ignorance Aus, but WTF are you on about? You been eating dodgy mushrooms?

05 Dec 2018 13:10:01
Jeez. It a tweet from futball joe or something of 17 yr old Dutch defender de wigt and the crowd.
It’s on 90 min app in timeout section. Scroll down and it’s there. Check it out. I love it. 17 yrs old!

05 Dec 2018 07:45:00
A few questions for your input.
GK- bring one in to be back up or experienced keeper?
My view is experienced GK like stockdale/ Heaton and let PF learn from them, he good shot stopper but needs to work on coming to collect for balls into box.
Defense- stick with what we have and use young ones or buy CB?
My view, watched foyth have a mare against gunners. Think he may drop to bench, but feel he could be a very good loan to link with PJ. Other defense positions seem good but need ailing back and I would recall coyle if can?
Midfield- Would u invest here? Feel we strong here, I for one wasn't KP biggest fan and upset when vieira sold, but he is playing fantastic, his long passes are superb and adaptable.
Feel Klich, Forshaw, saiz, Pablo and now Clarke are good enough but alioski has to be dropped, I feel we need a pacey winger brought in, all gone quiet re- Marcus Maddison of P-boro, is he out of form? Watching bolaise for villa, need that type winger to run at defenses. Who would u go for or not?
Striker- anyone and who?
I feel we need a quality striker, I would like lorrente if poss? Hoping that Bamford and Izzy can come back strong. MB has done fantastic job and feel just need 3 to 4 quality additions and would be top 2?
Sorry to ramble but interested in what fans think 🤔.

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05 Dec 2018 09:12:23
good post,

GK is a hard one, BPF has been very good overall, i think on crosses he is one of the best i have seen in a long while, good shot stopper but capable of a clanger. Defence depends on how much faith we have in halpe (or whatever his name is) and dallas. midfield is settled although all know my view on needing a ball winning box to box type. up front we have bamford so how much faith do we have in him (i love him)

I think churchill said hope for the best but prepare for the worse, so with that in mind we are in the playoff finals against west brom do we feel confident? what if BPF, Aling, Roofe are injured?

I think heaton is a must if we can get him he was class and in england sqaud before getting injured, i think we need a CF but most of all CB. At Leyton Orient they have maculy boone who is linked with leeds and norwich full of goals and marvin Epexkita who is a young quick powerful CB and a must buy. I know villa have scouted him four times. I would try and get both if we can. Also call coyle back if we are in the playoffs dallas should be knowhere near the team, two good performances doesn't make a summer (or is it a swallow? ) I would also look for a mobile ball winner to replace KP against the more dangerous teams.

05 Dec 2018 09:21:37
Think we need some more pace up front, and some one to put the chances in the back of the net. We do not know how good Bamford or Brown will be but then again if we buy a striker will he fit in straight away. Pacy winger for me who can cross and score. Shad we are top two.

05 Dec 2018 10:41:10
Agree with most of what has already been said. GK Can't decide which way to go here BPF has not done much wrong. The odd goof up but talk to Mr Pickford about those. I would be comfortable with BPF/ / Huffer but also with Heaton etc/ / BPF. Even be ok with a long in the tooth GOOD goalkeeper (Green? ) as cover and teacher for BPF, Just on a one or two year contract.

05 Dec 2018 11:03:35
Think we need a goalie for first team. He has done well in parts bpf but I’m not confident in him when crosses come in.
Ayling was poor before he was injured but we have the berahdi as a replacement and halme or whatever his name is who played well against the blunts. Happy with defence.
Hoping Izzy adds what we need in midfield.
I want a striker to help roofe out as doubt Bamford will cut it.
Just goalie and striker for me!

05 Dec 2018 12:35:11
why would two good performances make a swallow? what kind of movies have you been watching Bermo?

{Ed001's Note - maybe it is some kind of sliding scale of payments for performances?}

05 Dec 2018 13:14:14
Bw doesn’t seem to be making much sense recently.
That’s rich coming from me I know.
But he is like a dog with a bone and well won’t let go.
Maybe speedie dumping him for a younger guy has given him a bone he doesn’t know what to do with!

05 Dec 2018 18:34:34
aus, the pot just called me to let the kettle know it is black. you sure about dog with a bone? yes me that is true, but you ain't far behind with bamford, least kp has played bamford has been injured and when he played he scored.

also BFP not confident on crosses, sorry you are just plain wrong he is great with crosses, commands area and always gets the ball (not great at commanding area in terms of positioning but great with crosses) the only weakness in his game is concertration which is why he makes great saves and then let's in one my nan would save but he will learn.

Alf that is the next play i am writing! casting lucy pinder again for that i think

finally me and speedy's split was of mutual consent and he didn't leave me for a younger guy, that is just one of jeffs rumours and not true!


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