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29 Sep 2017 16:49:06
As far as Sunday is concerned I cannot see TC dropping Felix - might have to at some point but not yet I think. Pennington in for Cooper. Saiz back and O'Kane as well. Roofe to keep his place but not position. Klich, Hernandz and Dallas drop to the bench. Lassoga up front. TC might also fancy bringing Anita back for Beradi. I think it will be a close call.

Dallas is good coming on later in the game, Hernandez is not good away from home and doesn't deal with being roughed up very well. Seems to be always limping. Not bad at home for the most part. Roofe is not what we up front - Too easily isolated.

Alioski needed to learn quickly about championship foot ball as do one or two others. Refs don't take too kindly to players who are always falling down and claiming free kicks. It will be interesting to see if Sheffield join in with the Millwall and Cardiff tactics and if we do what is our response.

I haven't mentioned Vierra. He is more robust and has control but passing let's him down and I think that is important to TC. However, would like to see him starting at some point. I think he would do well with Klich or O'Kane. Not sure about Phillips and him though. Experience says TC will come up with something completely different on Sunday.

Hesslian

1.) 29 Sep 2017 17:57:32
Agree with you apart from Hernandez, he is one of TCs favourites. Also agree he could do with starting from the bench but think he will be in the starting eleven.


2.) 02 Oct 2017 15:07:21
In the post match interview TC made the point that he has 3 goalkeepers to select from - maybe something to read into that but we'll see. Couple of bad results but both away from home against good teams, sure TC will have them working hard and still got to be positive


 

 

14 Aug 2017 23:50:22
In a normal season I would expect Wood to get between 15 and 20 goals in the championship -depending on how many penalties he scores. Last season I think was exceptional and I don't see him doing it again although I hope he does. Let's see in May if he is still here.

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07 Apr 2017 12:51:59
Looking at our performances overall this season it looks clear that we have exceeded what normally would be expected. Most of the games we have won we could have easily drawn or lost.

In view of this I think out of the three most likely outcomes us finishing in the top six and losing in the play-offs is the most likely. This is mainly due to the other top clubs playing each other and dropping points whilst we have our points buffer and not because I think we are going to amass many more points this season. The second most likely option is we finish seventh.

Disappointing but, given I don't think we will win the play-offs, I would be £89 better off and not having the usual disappointment of travelling hundreds of miles and paying for the privilege of losing in the finals - something I have had to do without exception since the 1970's.

The third most likely outcome is we stay in the top six and win at Wembley. This is the best outcome of all but the most unlikely. Interesting to see how we get on against Preston tomorrow. They have hit a bit of form and if they score we will struggle to get the points.

Hesslian

1.) 11 Apr 2017 13:45:31
Just don't go. You clearly don't bring the lads much luck in playoff finals anyway!


2.) 12 Apr 2017 15:32:31
It's about time we managed to win one of them there play-off thingymajigs


 

 

21 Mar 2017 13:49:05
All players go through sticky patches and get 'out of sorts' with the manager. Sometimes they get a bit 'anti'. When they do they need the manager to sort it. sometimes this is a quiet word, sometimes a kick in the pants and sometimes a spell on the bench. I don't know what the issue with Jansson was about but that's irrelevant.

In my opinion its unhealthy for a team to have a player, no matter how good he is, to be seen as irreplaceable. At the moment we do not have a credible replacement for Bartley or Jansson.

However well Cooper plays he always gifts golden chances. He played very well on Saturday, but on another day, we could have easily lost because of his slip ups. We need to replace asap for next season.

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1.) 21 Mar 2017 15:58:25
Completely agree, Cooper just isn't good enough and the clean sheet was down to Green and Murray's poor finishing.


2.) 21 Mar 2017 16:49:00
Disagree, cooper is a decent defender who played very well V Brighton n yes he makes mistakes but so does Bartley n jansson, it's unbelievable that our own fans are now turning on our own players even when we win. please remember jansson and Bartley came to us only on loan because they are a step above what Leeds can outright buy, cooper has done very little wrong when he's played, Bamba was the one who couldn't defend not coops.


3.) 21 Mar 2017 17:05:20
We've moved above Cooper level players now Swadlad, sad but true. We need to be ruthless if we want promotion.


4.) 21 Mar 2017 18:27:50
Not really sg who's above Cooper level then? Oh yea two on loan centre backs. And yes before anyone corrects me I know janson has signed but until the end of season he's still a loanee. There's no guarantee we will get Bartley at end of season but I hope we make the effort to get him and one more top quality centre back then we can say we've out grown Cooper.


5.) 21 Mar 2017 18:58:11
Jansson's not loanee and yes Bartley and Jansson are better than Cooper. Do you think Hudds fans care that Mooy and Brown are loanees and demand lesser players start over them?


6.) 21 Mar 2017 17:26:36
Haven't turned on Cooper just expressing an opinion which I've held for a long time.


7.) 21 Mar 2017 21:02:30
Just don't think it's right that as a Leeds fan your thinking cooper is below our level but if that's your opinion then fair enough, but players like berardi n doukara were in the same boat with a lot of Leeds fans last season but look how they have improved now they have better players around them, cooper along side Bartley V Brighton was as solid as jansson has been, yes people will look at the og he nearly scored but that could have happed to any defender, Brighton had 3 shots on target so that shows how well he played imo


8.) 22 Mar 2017 09:33:17
Brighton had three shots on target but were inches away from a couple of tap ins. Unfortunately for Cooper he is one of those players who repeatedly give chances to the opposition. I've seen him play in most of his games for Leeds. He can be playing a blinder but will then chip in with a couple of chances for the opposition.

If they don’t score from them he is man of the match unfortunately they frequently do. Other players do make mistakes, of course they do, but they don’t usually happen as often as Cooper’s and they are not usually as goal threatening. I'm sure he is a good chap but if we have any thoughts of playing well at a higher level we need better than him.


9.) 22 Mar 2017 09:50:25
Sg janson, s contract starts this summer so technically he's still on loan from torino


10.) 22 Mar 2017 12:17:12
I'm interested on your view on berardi? He started of being a terrible player for us who would get sent of constantly but he's now one of the best in the tank imo, I'm not having ago i just think your judging coops on last season when he had Bamba next to him, when he's played this season with Bartley he's looked very good, look at berardi n how he's improved with better defenders around him, the only players that wouldn't be any good in the premiership would be Grimes, sacko n antonsson n not sure on roofe/Dallas but the rest could do a job in the premiership i believe.


11.) 22 Mar 2017 12:19:03
I never slated Berardi swadlad. I thought he'd be a good player as he was a Swiss international and played for Sampdoria. I always thought Doukara was a good player but lazy and he could be unplayable on his day. Doukara gets slagged off on Twitter so people can get retweets and likes. We've got worse players than him.


12.) 22 Mar 2017 12:38:02
For me, Cooper and Dallas are the two players who haven't improved under Monk, which suggests there's nothing more in them that we haven't already seen. Cooper was at his best with Bellusci, although I think playing next PJ would make Cooper look better than he is, like Bartley.


13.) 23 Mar 2017 09:15:37
So your saying jansson makes Bartley look better than he is? Bartley is the better of the 2 imo, he's one of the best defenders we have had n years.


14.) 23 Mar 2017 09:24:14
Having been to every game, you can't compare Jansson with Cooper. Cooper is excellent when the ball is on the ground but anything in the air (long balls, corners, free kicks) he's very, very poor. In the whole game against Brighton I think I saw him win one header which isn't good enough for a CB. When PJ and KB are playing I'd say 80% of headed clearances from set pieces come from them. I'm not saying Cooper is a bad player, because I don't think he is, but he shouldn't be third choice CB in a team pushing for promotion IMO.


15.) 23 Mar 2017 12:10:33
But then a lot would have said the same about berardi when he first joined, he was awfull but now he's had his chance he's taken it in a better team with better players, cooper has not done a thing wrong when he's been given a chance to play in this stronger team that's all I'm saying, fair enough knock some of the other players like grimes who are no use to us but cooper does a job n has done when he's been playing.


16.) 23 Mar 2017 13:47:57
I see what you're saying Swad but I disagree about Berardi (not sure everyone else's point of view) . He had a bit of a discipline issue but as a player I always thought he was a solid 7/8 out of 10 every game. Cooper, as I put before, is fine the the ball on the ground/tackling etc but anything aerially I'm always a bit worried! Perhaps a bit of an unusual one but I don't see why he couldn't fill in at LB occasionally if Berardi/Taylor were unavailable! ?


17.) 26 Mar 2017 19:23:25
Cooper's had 3 seasons not 10 games. He won't get any better than he is now.


 

 

24 Feb 2017 18:43:20
Absolutely no chance of us scoring more than two. I cannot see us keeping a clean sheet. Rhodes, for one, always seems to score against us. Forrestiere also likes to do the same. On that basis I don't think we will win if they score twice. I hope we win but more like 1-1 draw or it can go horribly wrong.

I still don't see it as a season defining game though. If we can get the midfield working ie controlling the middle but getting forward in numbers we could just do it. I think, however, Monk doesn't have the confidence in the players we have. We play defence in depth, keep our shape for the most part and maintain a cautious approach .

I think he believes that if the midfield does push forward we will be too exposed and could lose it big time. I hoped that the Bridcutt / O'Kane combo would sort the problem but it hasn't. Vierra and Bridcutt is a strong defensive combination but gives us little going forward.

Two wingers and a lone striker is not enough unless Hernandez is on song which he isn't on too many occasions. If Hernandez has a 'blinder' we could win it otherwise score draw or loss.

Hesslian

1.) 25 Feb 2017 15:00:53
I am not particularly good at predictions, but for what it's worth, I don't think eiter Rhodes or Forestieri will score against us, Wood will score and we will win 1-0 ! For good measure, I predict Rhodes will miss a penalty as well. we will see.


2.) 25 Feb 2017 16:06:49
Lucky guess there K man


3.) 27 Feb 2017 21:08:51
I've never made predictions and I never will, .


 

 

 

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18 Nov 2017 17:09:57
Unless TC has done something exceptional during the break I think it's going to be very difficult tomorrow. I think we will score but lose, probably by more than one goal. So let's hope TC has been earning his money.

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1.) 18 Nov 2017 17:35:22
Hess I can see a narrow defeat, a TC dismissal and a David O'leary caretaker managerial appointment from Monday morning.


 

 

14 Nov 2017 12:16:01
Given the pressure on the Leeds goal and lack of creativity and chances up front something of this order might prove beneficial. Lonergan retains his place in the absence of anyone else. Beradi at right back Jansson at centre back with either Pennington or Cooper. (not much to choose between) Dallas at left back with Alioski on the same wing (he does get back reasonably well) Shoughnessy to play just in front of back four. Vierra and O'kane in midfield. Saiz at number 10 and lasagga up front. Bench: Weidweld, Phillips, Roofe, cooper/ pennington, Ayling,, Hernandez, Klich or up and coming U23 Grot, I'm afraid, offers nothing, Checbici- Don't know what he's like. Hasn't shown much so far. I think will have more possession further up the pitch, Saiz will be playing in his preferred position, We should be stronger at the back. I was surprised how well the Dallas Alioski pairing did against Derby. Ayling gets a longer rest. Beradi plays in his preferred position. Lasogga might get the service he prefers balls in and around the box he can run on to. Why we persist in hoisting long balls to him is beyond me. He's not that sort of player and never will be. He's a good finisher given the chance and he has quick feet. His head is just for thinking and to have something on top of his shoulders and for the ball to bounce off occasionally.

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1.) 14 Nov 2017 13:52:07
Which leaves us with what our wide right?


2.) 14 Nov 2017 14:42:52
The price you have to pay for having to play like that. It would better than we have been for the past few games. Playing more through the middle and down the channels might suit Lasogga more. If its not working you could always bring on Ayling and push Dallas forward and switch Alioski. Unfortunately most of our wide men are lightweight so a different approach is needed certainly in the short term


3.) 14 Nov 2017 17:33:15
Have I understood this correctly - we play with a left wing but not a right? That should solve the problem of goals against us coming down that side!


4.) 14 Nov 2017 17:58:43
We should win more ball before opposition can start attacking down the flanks (so there will be less of it) and more cover in the central areas if they do. The object of the arrangement is to control the game and limit the opposition. It might not work but it has some technical credibility and the present system (with two wide men) is just getting us overrun in all areas. Its designed to compensate for us having an iffy keeper, inconsistent central defenders, lightweight wingers, a mid field that can't hold its own against the better teams and a striker who can score when given the chance but can do little else.


5.) 14 Nov 2017 19:54:03
Any team would just set up to constantly play down our right hand side, can't see that working at all Hess. our problem is at times we don't have enough players who want it enough. when the going gets tough they. well. get going literally. o Kane struggled to get around the pitch and has turned into bridcutt (always between the centre backs) . maybe time to give klich a run of games as opposed to just cup games. why not try sacko on the right, can he really do any worse than Alioski? .


6.) 14 Nov 2017 23:04:28
Unfortunately I don't think we have the players. I thought just going with vierra, O'kane and phillips might do it. It didn't. I think we need even more in the mix to compete. Given we can't have twelve on the pitch somewhere has to miss out. We are deficit in the goal keeping dept. In the back four in midfield and wide. on top of that Lasogga is a finisher - that's all.


 

 

13 Nov 2017 12:20:37
Good performance from Stuart Dallas in the qualifiers. Still don't think he is good enough to start on his own merit. He always plays better for his country than his club - just like Robbie Keane of old and he only seems to perform when coming on as a sub. Never seen him play that well from the start. If he does get to start it will be only due to the others playing worse ie it will be who is the best of a bad lot.

Hesslian

1.) 13 Nov 2017 16:08:46
Considering he was carrying a bad ankle injury he got from a shocking tackle on Thursday night. His performance was remarkable. Given TC stil doesn't know his best 11. And stuarty has had niggling injuries and a family bereavement and also playing different positions, maybe he can make the starting 11 in the position he plays for his country. Which is most likely why it seems he performs better. As he is in the position he favours. ⚽️⚽️👍


2.) 13 Nov 2017 17:36:51
He had a good manager behind him, got him playing to his strengths shame we don’t have one, Sorry but true, Go and get him Raz


3.) 13 Nov 2017 21:31:00
Batty mate i'm starting to think you are a Norn Iron lad? Dallas is a proper pro. Wish we had more like him


4.) 14 Nov 2017 16:31:24
You would be correct corkwhite. 👍⚽️😃


 

 

12 Nov 2017 12:45:06
I wish Redfearn would keep his bitter and twisted opinions to himself. I don't care whether he is right or wrong he should mind his own business and stop sniping. He could never make it in grown up football and his insights were often misplaced or ill judged. Not bad with juniors. He may have a point with Orta however. He didn't always cover himself with glory at Middlesborough

Hesslian

1.) 12 Nov 2017 15:07:43
We need Redders to get another job in football but I don't see that happening. This is why Cellino was foolish to not do a deal with him and stop him from spouting his opinions. We may have to endure him for a few decades yet.


 

 

08 Nov 2017 16:09:47
To add to previous posts Phillips and Roofe have been consistent- Consistently reckless and positionally inept for the former and generally anonymous for the latter. Unfortunately they are not the quality to get us promotion. Average at best.

Hesslian

1.) 08 Nov 2017 17:39:43
Hessian, I think is unfair to pick on Phillips and Roofe in a better team they will do ok its a team of 11 players, if they all did they job than they will blend in, as they are not they stand out, think we need to start again for next season,


2.) 08 Nov 2017 23:47:11
They're two of our top scorers, why slag them off, especially Phillips he's one of our own and gives 100% every game unlike others.


3.) 10 Nov 2017 01:26:28
I, for one, am happy to have Phillips take the field. He has improved and is growing into his potential as the season progresses and never lacks for commitment.


 

 

 

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22 Mar 2017 09:33:17
Brighton had three shots on target but were inches away from a couple of tap ins. Unfortunately for Cooper he is one of those players who repeatedly give chances to the opposition. I've seen him play in most of his games for Leeds. He can be playing a blinder but will then chip in with a couple of chances for the opposition.

If they don’t score from them he is man of the match unfortunately they frequently do. Other players do make mistakes, of course they do, but they don’t usually happen as often as Cooper’s and they are not usually as goal threatening. I'm sure he is a good chap but if we have any thoughts of playing well at a higher level we need better than him.

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21 Mar 2017 17:26:36
Haven't turned on Cooper just expressing an opinion which I've held for a long time.

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31 Jan 2017 17:56:04
Would not have played any way. Far too soon.

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16 Jan 2017 18:19:34
MC eventually got it right. He got rid of a lot of the waste, gradually put the ship on the right course and endured the abuse. Without the owner we wouldn't have had Monk. Credit where credit is due. It's not just Monk. Without Cellino we would have been up a creek without a paddle.

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07 Jan 2017 16:06:33
Anytime Lucas but my degree isn't in theology. Will be in the East Stand on Friday.

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14 Nov 2017 23:04:28
Unfortunately I don't think we have the players. I thought just going with vierra, O'kane and phillips might do it. It didn't. I think we need even more in the mix to compete. Given we can't have twelve on the pitch somewhere has to miss out. We are deficit in the goal keeping dept. In the back four in midfield and wide. on top of that Lasogga is a finisher - that's all.

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14 Nov 2017 17:58:43
We should win more ball before opposition can start attacking down the flanks (so there will be less of it) and more cover in the central areas if they do. The object of the arrangement is to control the game and limit the opposition. It might not work but it has some technical credibility and the present system (with two wide men) is just getting us overrun in all areas. Its designed to compensate for us having an iffy keeper, inconsistent central defenders, lightweight wingers, a mid field that can't hold its own against the better teams and a striker who can score when given the chance but can do little else.

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14 Nov 2017 14:42:52
The price you have to pay for having to play like that. It would better than we have been for the past few games. Playing more through the middle and down the channels might suit Lasogga more. If its not working you could always bring on Ayling and push Dallas forward and switch Alioski. Unfortunately most of our wide men are lightweight so a different approach is needed certainly in the short term

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09 Nov 2017 16:59:23
He is not good enough for York never mind Leeds. He might have potential but he is not as good as Lonergan or Weidwald at present. Desperate times get fans grasping at straws. Sort out the mid field and that will improve the defence and take pressure off our fragile keepers. Input in January or major strengthening in Summer ready for next seasons promotion push.

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02 Nov 2017 14:18:44
Alioski? Because you need someone wide, he is our best one at present and he and Dallas did a decent job last time out. Merits another go. Roofe is poor. Sacko ? Cooper is an accident waiting to happen. He has the odd decent game then he defaults to his normal accident prone self. Pennington, as with most of the others, had a bad game against Sheffield UTD he was much better against Derby and will improve. Cooper is at his best I think and it isn't good enough.

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