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11 Feb 2018 23:29:02
Roofe is poor. I thought one of his assets was pace. He hasn't anything like what is needed in the championship. Always regarded Vierra as a very good prospect. He can't pass yet but it is hoped that will improve. Unfortunately the rest of his game has slumped recently - it should recover. Alioski has been good but lightweight and very poor. Maybe he misses Saiz.

Phillips has an all round game that is average at best in the championship. He is reckless and can be hindrance on occasions. Hernandez has class but is inconsistent. I like Forshaw in the midfield. O'Kane is OK but he makes too many mistakes in and around our penalty area. Dallas is not great but is a decent all rounder. Good squad player. Jansson is good. De Bok? I hope he is still settling in. Was found wanting a few times in his first few games.

Ayling and Beradi are fine when they manage to play. Cooper is average at best Goal Keepers? We could do better. Lasogga is a class finisher but needs service. Taylor hasn't played but he's a stiker who couldn't get into an Albion side that can't score goals and was at Walsall. Hope he can step up better than Roofe, Bottom line. We need a keeper, at least one decent winger, centre half and a strong creative midfielder and maybe a striker for starters. Hope Orta can sort it!

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1.) 14 Feb 2018 10:34:13
Hesslian think if we play him in the right place he will be fine, can’t be that bad he our top scorer he did well for Oxford as well.


 

 

26 Dec 2017 20:11:10
Playing long balls to Lasogga is a waste of time. It's unfortunate he is so big as team mates think he can handle it - he can't. He scores goals - that's it. Need a different approach when he is playing.

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1.) 29 Dec 2017 08:31:02
My tactic would be to sub him for someone else.


2.) 29 Dec 2017 10:20:47
Has no one noticed that before Lasogga arrived Leeds were flying high in the league, he starts playing and we fall apart. He gets injured and we're flying again. Get rid of him!


 

 

18 Dec 2017 15:33:38
I just don't understand why Grot looks so poor. He is uncomfortable on the ball, he can't jump, is poor in the air and can't hold the ball up. He is a Dutch under 19 international, cost £700000 + and TC is sticking with him. He must have something to get where he is now. From what I have seen of him he would struggle in the regional amateur leagues. I am hoping playing at Elland Road or for Leeds overall has been too much him at his age and he will get used to it in time. The only other player that has looked as bad was the left back that we brought in from Swansea (Besome I think his name was) - player of the year just before he came to us but looked liked he had never seen a football when he played for us at Barnsley. Maybe some players just can't hack at Leeds

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1.) 18 Dec 2017 18:16:01
Two words hessian, cibiki, alioski It wasn't long ago people slated both these guys and now look after they settled in. Remember he's a kid at 19. A kid away from home in foreign country. Give him time it will click.


2.) 18 Dec 2017 23:48:34
Isn't that what I just said!


3.) 19 Dec 2017 02:56:36
I saw interviews with Drogba and Crouch a few years back, both said they peaked late because rapid growth spurts took them from competent footballers to ungainly, gangling and not in control of their movement. Grot feels the same to me because he is so big physically. Long term project for me that we won't see the best of for 3 or 4 years. At the end of the day though he has attributes you can't teach, worth at least the effort and time to see if he can come good, just not as first team.


4.) 20 Dec 2017 00:30:10
I agree and disagree. I was mad like h. l last Saturday but let's give the boy a chance. Still the best alternative up front when Lassogga not playing.


 

 

18 Dec 2017 13:41:38
I just don't understand why Grot looks so poor. He is uncomfortable on the ball, he can't jump, is poor in the air and can't hold the ball up. He is a Dutch under 19 international, cost £700000 + and TC is sticking with him. He must have something to get where he is now. From what I have seen of him he would struggle in the regional amateur leagues. I am hoping playing at Elland Road or for Leeds overall has been too much him at his age and he will get used to it in time. The only other player that has looked as bad was the left back that we brought in from Swansea (Besome I think his name was) - player of the year just before he came to us but looked liked he had never seen a football when he played for us at Barnsley. Maybe some players just can't hack at Leeds

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1.) 19 Dec 2017 15:10:22
Look at Mo Barrow, played crap when he was with us then we send him back and he’s now at Reading playing really well!


2.) 20 Dec 2017 04:57:38
He had a crap manager when we had him.


3.) 20 Dec 2017 23:39:20
Point taken Ausman and well put 👍


 

 

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.

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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


 

 

 

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10 Mar 2018 13:37:26
The major problem is and has been a lack of quality midfield players. We are not strong enough in that department and certainly not creative enough. The only player in that position that looks like he could play in a promotion challenging team is Forshaw and he only came in the transfer window after not been able to hold down a regular place in the Middlesborough team. Add to that the back four is suspect at corners and free kicks - or should I say Cooper and Pennington are. We cured that problem when Bartley was here but with the return of Cooper the same old problem returned. Pennington is not the answer. Add to that no quality out wide. Some pace but lightweight and no finish. Limited number of Strikers. Lassaoga is a quality finisher but doesn't get the chances very often. Saiz and Hernandez are quality players but don't do enough when not in possession which is a must in this team. If we win any more games that should be seen as a bonus.

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1.) 10 Mar 2018 13:50:21
Lol hess
Rose garden mate. Janson and lassie are crap. How can you use quality and lassoga in same sentence ffs. U mental.


2.) 10 Mar 2018 14:00:01
Totally agree with there Hess been saying myself midfield is very weak and small we need two big guys there with Forshaw, Jansson totally different player when he had Barts at the back with him Cooper is not captain material in my book and no better than squad player, O'kane and Phillips need to be sold I'd only keep Vieira for the time being with him being still young but he needs to start and improve.


3.) 10 Mar 2018 14:10:21
Cant see for the life of me why he has picked Okane today he's been crap last few weeks if he's the best we can do we really are up against it


4.) 10 Mar 2018 14:34:09
So janson useless without bart? Getard?


5.) 10 Mar 2018 16:18:12
Cooper is a liabilty at set pieces. Lassoga will score given the chance anyone who has seen him play knows that but does little else. We have no other strikers of note. Ecuban and Roofe are poor at this level. Don’t think I’m mental but I think I know a bit about football. Of course Jannson is not useless without Bartley but he can't do it all and cover for Cooper as well. That's why we concede it's obvious. Are U mental or something!


6.) 10 Mar 2018 16:57:59
chill out dudes


 

 

10 Mar 2018 13:24:48
Looking at the fixture list, our current form, injuries and bookings I suspect we will struggle to get 6 points from the last 10 fixtures. We will finish with about 55 points give or take a couple.

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1.) 10 Mar 2018 13:37:18
Im going 11 points


2.) 10 Mar 2018 13:57:23
I'm going to be brave and go for 20 pts including today. Think we will blood some of the younger players who have the ability to develop to a higher level and the ey play better than some of the players who have played regular and would never be able to play to play to that higher level. Just like the Taylor, Cooks and Byram's, hope so anyway


3.) 10 Mar 2018 14:35:04
See how your post is tomorrow pa


4.) 10 Mar 2018 17:05:10
Revised down to 18 overnight Aus !


 

 

08 Mar 2018 08:52:53
It is even clearer now. I have previously suggested an 8-12 finish will be the outcome. Could be considerably lower unless big improvements are made quickly. As I have also said, Weidfeld, De Bok, Cooper, Phillips, Roofe, Alioski, Ekuban, Chisbiki, Sacko, O'Kane and Anita are all not good enough. Vierra ok as a prospect. Berardi Great trier (Good but not great) . Ayling (good /v. good) . Jansson, Saiz and Forshaw Good enough to keep in a promotion pushing team but will they stay or be allowed to stay? . Dallas is a good squad player. SO - What do we need for next year . A lot of cash and decent scout/manager to find the following minimum amount of quality players:- A goal keeper; left back; Centre half; two midfielders; at least one winger and a striker. Lassoga is a quality finisher but only in a team that can create chances for him. Its the same for all strikers but we've needed strikers that that can also hold the ball up, win headers against any opposition, score, cross, defend, create chances for others and do anything else the rest of the team can't do. Building the team will be a big ask. It will depend on whether the owners have the ambition, money and knowhow. Not convinced at all.

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1.) 08 Mar 2018 09:10:05
I agree Hesslian. We're now bottom half of the table and based on the performances of the above players, it's where we deserve to be. We're sh*t and we know we are! However, "A lot of cash and decent scout/manager". Not going to happen in my opinion. Orta is going nowhere and will continue to try and 'make it' on the cheap.


2.) 08 Mar 2018 09:51:23
As I said ' I'm not convinced' it's going to happen either. It's a big money game now and we haven't got big money. Money 'Yes' but not 'big money'


3.) 08 Mar 2018 10:23:04
Hesslian, agree he needs to sell to someone with money and knowledge of the game


 

 

06 Mar 2018 08:27:00
Let us be realistic. Paul Heckingbottom's reputation to date is based on getting the best out of average/ mediocre players. The ambition of the owners that have employed him seems to be getting promotion from the lower divisions or avoiding relegation from the championship. We are buying cheap and hoping for the best. WE haven't brought in any managers with any success of getting teams out of the championship with the exception of NW. Orta failed miserably at Middlesborough but is here. PH is a Barnsley level coach. We have very average players which I have been saying for some time. Was it really any surprise that we were over run in mid field last Friday? It happens every week but we have usually got away with it until the new year when we started getting the results we deserved. Not holding out much hope for the rest of the season and next year could be a lot worse. I said a while back that we would need to bring in at least eight very good quality players to make progress. That's probably the very minimum. Name three players in the present squad who fit that description and who are likely to stay next season.

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1.) 06 Mar 2018 11:43:00
forshaw, lasogga, dallas, jansson, saiz, hernandez, ayling, have all been new signings in the last 2 years, keep that and there's a core to work with, and someone is doing something right. admittedly jansson and hernandez were loans who orta just signed up, but forshaw and saiz are his business. if we keep all of these players, and find a striker and a goalkeeper as good as forshaw and saiz, then were on it


2.) 06 Mar 2018 17:23:06
I said name quality three who will be here next season. in your list there is Forshaw who still seems to be getting on well with his Middlesborough team mates. Dallas is a good squaddie. Ayling is ok but had a dip in form before his injury. No one else I think will be here of that list.


 

 

27 Feb 2018 14:44:34
As I have said before if we don't get promoted this year we be starting petty much from scratch and putting a team together like that (in one season0 is nigh on impossible. If Saiz and jansson go along with lassoga the only player good enough to get us up is Forshaw the rest are average at best. We have plenty of midfielders but only one is good enough. That's why we are constantly over run in midfield and we don't create enough. Goalkeepers? Enough said. Back four? Beradi. A great trier good biut not very good. Cooper. Average at best. De Bock. Don't think sdo. Midfield? O'Kane, Phillips, Vierra, Not good enough. He should come on but now average. Wide? Dallas Good average. Alioski - not bad when Saiz is playing but still average. Sacko. Pacy but no finish. Hernandez. Quality player but inconsistent and getting on a bit. Chisbiki. Seems average at best. Up front. - Lassoga. Excellent finisher. Technically better than Wood. Give him the ball in the box and he will score more times than not. Doubt whether he will stay. Ecuban ? Runs around a lot. The team? Overall not much there.

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1.) 27 Feb 2018 15:41:09
Ayling at RB could make it, U23's might throw up a surprise . What you say above about who is good enough is about right, We do have a number of squad players who can act as cove for a number of games . We need to strengthen the spine and a couple of wingers . With the best of what we have it would make a decent squad, 6 or 7 quality additions are needed if we are to be realistic


2.) 27 Feb 2018 17:37:51
Jansson is on a 3 year contract and Saiz on a 4. if they go anywhere it will be on our terms.


3.) 27 Feb 2018 20:51:59
I think (and hope) that both will be here next season for the big push. Like you say Alf, they are tied to contracts that have plenty of time left. Let's see how loyal they can be to a club that has stood by them. I think they will be loyal.


4.) 27 Feb 2018 23:02:33
Not sure how we have stood by jan and saiz but hope they stay. Prob won't but are both $20 mill players. Its a bit unfair criticizing a goalkeeper who I've seen catch the ball at least once in 10-12 games! I take exception about the berahdi being average. Every team needs a player that will leave it on the pitch. We should try him in midfield next to foreshaw. I do fear for next year. As me and the george have said all year. This is a poor league. Next year will be heaps better and harder to get out.


5.) 28 Feb 2018 08:49:14
Why do people keep saying it's going to be harder next season? Two of the three that came down last season are relegation fodder and the other one is not top six, and the teams likely to come down at the end of this season aren't exactly going to set the championship alight are they?


6.) 28 Feb 2018 10:22:39
I see us getting £25-30m if Saiz and Jansson decide to leave. If Radriazzini keeps both and invests £10m in first-team players in the summer then I honestly see us in the play-offs/fighting for promotion. If we can find £4m GK as good as Forshaw is in midfield and a CB the same then I see us there. move out O'Kane and I think we are there if we keep everyone we need to. I'd assess Ideguichi in the summer before a new midfielder is bought, though I feel I'd like an enforcer type to give the defence some protection. I wish we still had Bridcutt tbh as him and Forshaw would have been formidable imo. I'd lose Cibicki too and unless Sacko shows something between now and the end of the season then him too. I see Vieira really stepping up next season and some first team minutes for some of the U23s surely. Don't forget Roberts injury means he will be like a new signing hopefully before the end of the season. Wilks is scoring goals in his loan spells. At a lower level yes but it at least suggests he is worth a proper look in pre-season. Bailey Peacock-Farrell Temenuzhkov, Tom Pearce, Matty Downing, Halme, Struijk, Jack Clarke, and Sam Dalby all sound like players who could be worth a shot between now and the end of the season once/if play-offs become impossible. I feel its really important to gauge the actual first-team readiness of some of the players in the next three months to better ascertain depth.


 

 

 

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18 Dec 2017 23:48:34
Isn't that what I just said!

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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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08 Mar 2018 09:51:23
As I said ' I'm not convinced' it's going to happen either. It's a big money game now and we haven't got big money. Money 'Yes' but not 'big money'

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07 Mar 2018 19:32:51
Roofe and Ecuban? Two 'poors' won't make a good or even an average. Pace and Roofe are not the two words you would expect in the same sentence except if 'lack of it' was also there.

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06 Mar 2018 17:23:06
I said name quality three who will be here next season. in your list there is Forshaw who still seems to be getting on well with his Middlesborough team mates. Dallas is a good squaddie. Ayling is ok but had a dip in form before his injury. No one else I think will be here of that list.

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10 Feb 2018 16:32:17
Billy Sharp is in one way like Robbie Fowler only plays well for one club - in Billy's case its Sheffield UTD. Hasn't done much anywhere else and he likes playing against Leeds.

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18 Jan 2018 15:55:31
As I said it's a 'doubt' it can happen and players can turn it around. Wood wasn't that great when he arrived and aspects of his play remained poor -goals scored obviously improved a lot. He has had one very good season that might be just about it. With reference to the likes of Sanchez et al that's a completely different situation. It's about money and style of play. There is no doubt that they have quality. At our level some of the players just lose it for whatever reason. The secret appears to be identifying those players that can make it back and do a good job. The others just look poor and we've had lots of them.

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