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08 Dec 2018 23:34:32
Bit of a gap and 4 in a row which is very impressive.
Nice to get a penalty but feel roofe should have had 4, missed 2 sitters.


1.) 09 Dec 2018 08:01:28
I agree Shadwell, I think that is why Roofe almost fought Hernadez to take the penalty! He was keen to make his figures look better.

When you look at this group of payers, only one key area to improve on that would make an enormous difference to our ability to close out games. Strike rate of goals from opportunities. We should have got 1/ 2 goals early in that game yesterday. If we can score more, the dynamic of the game changes and we don’t have so many scary moments in the last 10 minutes. Our fitness, hard work and team spirit is still pulling us through, but find a way of scoring more and we will be the finished product.

2.) 09 Dec 2018 12:28:12
Agree Spanish. We look unstoppable in the first two thirds but as soon as we get near goal it starts to unravel. It's not that we play badly. It's just that we do not seem to have a killer touch. Our decision making seems to fail us. Pass when we should shoot etc. I feel maybe a little greedy. We are second and playing with a patched up team (maybe were getting spoiled) but I look at some of the draws and think "if only".

3.) 09 Dec 2018 23:23:49
You’re right, all of you. But if we had that clinical edge in the final third, we’d be winning the champions league. But we are still fighting our way out of the second tier of English football, on a budget. It’s not going to all click at once, but we are getting there! Plus grinding out a result below par like yesterday is a massive positive.

4.) 10 Dec 2018 02:35:32
I'll take a striker that converts 2 chances from 4 any day of the week.

5.) 10 Dec 2018 08:43:01
Bright, honestly not looking beyond the Championship, I think we might need a few more tweaks before the champions league beckons. Just looking at what we need to do to improve this year and ease the worrying! Doesn’t even need to be a new player, because we have brown and Bamford to play with as well. I want us to nail promotion this year, the opportunity is there and we have worked so hard to get it. I’m sure the comments about scoring more are probably what bielsa would say himself.

6.) 10 Dec 2018 14:11:26
This is why we need a fit Bamford, he will be much more clinical I feel.

7.) 10 Dec 2018 15:41:29
Alf, certainly good to have him fit and breathing down Roofes neck, particularly if what Wex is saying is true and he is earning double what Roofe is earning!

8.) 11 Dec 2018 09:18:26
Yes think Roofe should score more but the way we play the attacking midfielders should be as well. Saiz Alioski should have more to their name as well. I am sure the goals will come and no doubt Bielsa will be working on that every training session. The ability is there but we need some one to flip the switch.



08 Dec 2018 02:28:47
Just watched Brom v villa and I wonder if Rodriguez will get stick for hand using like roofe. Great draw result for us though and if can win tonight be a nice gap opening.

I really think villa getting Smith in is impressive, he seems a very good manager and I think villa will be top 2, they do concede a few goals but very impressive forward line with bollasi, Abraham, el hadsi? Their wide men just run at defenses and can go past players, cross and hit the target. Unfortunately alioski can't do any of that, but he try's hard.

I hope bielsa just saying the right things re Jan investing and players not needed, hope rads/ Orta have a small list as we do need 2-3 players. Think roofe done well with 8 goals, but most strikers in this team would hit a few, top scorers in this league now on 14 and feel we still need a forward, hope Bamford can, but not convinced with him. Will Izzy make the bench.


1.) 08 Dec 2018 08:36:24
And spending 10x more than everyone else. Be interesting to see if there breaking fair play rules.



20 Oct 2018 23:13:36
Luckily other results around us went our way and not too damaging, but need to get winning again, too many draws. Last few games we seem to be chasing a late surge to get an equalizer, we do finish strong but need to kill games off.
They caused us problems today, their left winger was very good.

Thought BPF made a few great saves but for me needs to command more at set pieces.
Dallas shouldn't play in any position, he is not good enough and can't understand what MB loves about alioski.
For me it should have been Pearce at Lb and beradi RB, obviously Pearce not rated by Mb.

I would drop alioski for Clarke on Wednesday but don't think it will happen, he looks good and very positive. He should start from now till Jan to see if he can kick on, if not we need to get in a winger like Foden as weak link in our team. Sorry to rant but alioski is terrible, now his crosses are crap and when he gets the ball, never looks like taking a player on. Clarke did more in 15 mins and if good enough should start.

I thought saiz, Phillips and Klich good today, be nice if saiz could score a few, great link up player and pushes us forward. He needs a quality striker to fed, sorry but we won't get promoted with roofe or Roberts.


1.) 22 Oct 2018 16:18:32
Spot on in regards BPF, great distribution, great shot stopper, but also needs to more assertive, look how many times a long ball goes over our defence, he should be on his toes and out to it, beradi header on Sat the same, needs to be more commanding, I know he us only a lad and Pontus and coops strong characters, but needs to bark at them. But i ain't knocking him as a goalie.



23 Sep 2018 00:50:54
Had to be beaten at some stage, just hope it not a repeat of last season, top after 9 games then wheels came off.
Against Preston our midfield were amazing, Klich, saiz and Harrison all looked unplayable and Kp did his job well. Today a different story, maybe down to brum or maybe tiredness?

Even though alioski scored, he not up to the task, how many times offside, works hard but rarely an end product.
I know that MB is a fantastic coach and has done great, this is the same players from last season (except Doug) , but like most of us have said, squad too small and now with our injuries, could hurt us.

I think we will get back to winning on Friday and need to try stay in top 3 or 4 till January and then still think we need to invest.




16 Sep 2018 00:35:07
I watched it live in Melbourne, draw a fair result with injuries and great to still be unbeaten, made better with boro and derby losing.
They were physical and just pumped ball into box, every throw in went long into box too, defense dealt with most of them.
Looked like Phillips playing very deep, 3 CB's, only looked vulnerable in last 3 mins, they went for it and hit post.

As for Roberts, he made some decent runs in behind and had 3-5 chances but like Ekuban, never made great confident contact, but least he got them and a goal will be a help for him.

Alioski was rubbish, no final ball, caught off side constantly, should have gone all out for Foden ( he unused sub again) ?
Missed Hernandez today but Harrison getting better. Surprised Edmundson didn't get a run when Roberts off and maybe not the right game for young Clarke, get him in for alioski against Preston.


1.) 16 Sep 2018 09:10:38
Seems very fair and accurate summary Shadwell, thanks. I’d like to see Roberts getting another crack against Preston and hope he can get a goal so his confidence rises.

I seem to remember Alioski having bad games after the international breaks last year, he’s definately not consistent.

Not sure if he will start with Clarke bu a great Elland Road crowd must be a good place to give Clarke and Edmondson some minutes this week.

2.) 16 Sep 2018 10:56:22
Trust Bielsa to know the right moment for Clarke 😉.




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11 Dec 2018 21:44:01
I know you shouldn't change a winning formula but would anyone like to see a back 3?
This would be my line up
New CB Pontus coop
Ailing Phillips Douglas
Pablo Brown Clarke
Bamford/ new stk
Just a bit of fun.


1.) 11 Dec 2018 22:49:17
Bamford and not roofe?
No Forshaw?
Not my chosen first 11.

2.) 12 Dec 2018 09:32:37
I thought you liked Bamford, Aus?

3.) 12 Dec 2018 10:13:31
Alf mate. He hasn’t proved himself in my eyes. Roofe plays his heart out every week and bags goals in the championship. Bamford has done neither.

4.) 12 Dec 2018 10:46:19
aus doesn't know that bam bam has been injured and when he played for us his record was good, that said roofe has been on fire.

5.) 12 Dec 2018 11:04:41
Bamford record for us good bw? How so?
I do know he was injured. I judge him on what I have seen and that is nought to get excited about.

6.) 12 Dec 2018 11:16:37
I'm confused too berm? Define a good record by him!

7.) 12 Dec 2018 13:26:09
Bamford has started one game and scored one goal. High standards indeed Ausman.

8.) 12 Dec 2018 13:41:01
Bamford looked hungry yesterday. Scored one goal with a classy finish against an England keeper that he could have scored at any level of football. His third goal was also a nice finishing touch where he controlled the ball and shot without it hitting the ground. The second was him being a real striker and getting himself into a dangerous situation, where he really could have injured himself, to poke it home. He admitted after the game that his legs were shattered so still off a full 90 minutes. I think he’ll be good and will no doubt get playing time over Christmas and new year. If think when Bielsa says every player will be used, they will be! I think even the effect of him being on the bench on Saturday focused Roofe a bit!

9.) 12 Dec 2018 00:27:56
How many games as sub notts.
he has done nothing. 1 goal?
Let’s see come what may what we are saying. He won’t have more than 10 and at 10 mill that ain’t enough.

10.) 13 Dec 2018 09:57:53
many on here have spoken about jan singigns needing time to learn Mb style and intensity yet Bamford is not extended this curtisy?

started one and scored one and looked good rthen injured. Sub appreances where just that sub apprances while getting upto speeed.

Judge what you have seen which was promise in a leeds shirt, I also rememebr bamford ripping us to shreds in a borough shirt so judge that which was MOTM performance. like i said with woods Bamford will be decent for us.

11.) 13 Dec 2018 10:00:11
aus also he won't get, ore than ten and at ten mill that ain't enough. the poor sod is inured that ain't his fault and how cabn you judge him on that? what you exoect a goal from the stands while on crutches. sorry but that is just a madness statement. he ain't unfit like brolin he is injured.



11 Dec 2018 21:34:01
I know you shouldn't change a winning formula but would anyone like to see a back 3?
This would be my line up
New CB Pontus coop
Ailing Phillips Douglas
Pablo Brown Clarke
Bamford/ new stk
Just a bit of fun.


1.) 12 Dec 2018 09:33:45
wonder how Roofe would do as a front pair with Bamford?

2.) 12 Dec 2018 13:43:48
Might happen if we are chasing a game! The good thing now is we can think about, Roofe, Bamford, Brown, Saiz, Clarke and Hernández. Each one of those could be a game changer, from the bench or from the off! Imagine being able to bring 3 of those of the bench!

3.) 12 Dec 2018 00:32:08
Agree Spanish.



11 Dec 2018 05:06:43
Born in Leeds in 72, from shadwell. Leeds fan always. Been living in Melbourne for past 12 years. Going to Perth to see game and hope to be home in sept and take in a couple of leeds games in prem?


1.) 11 Dec 2018 08:58:20
let us know nearer the time Shadwell and we can meet up for a few beers round Leeds.

2.) 11 Dec 2018 09:25:18
Sounds good.

3.) 11 Dec 2018 09:40:34
And will see you in Perth for a couple mate.



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 🤔.


1.) 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.

2.) 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.

3.) 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.

4.) 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!

5.) 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?}

6.) 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!

7.) 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!



05 Dec 2018 06:00:07
Watching elf on quest and villa v boro. Villa winger boilasi is a type of player we require. Gets ball and runs at the defense and quality crosses.


1.) 05 Dec 2018 11:08:54
Didn’t he play for palace? Saw him a couple years ago and posted at the time he scared the living daylights out of defences and I think that was prem league if my memory serves me right.

2.) 05 Dec 2018 21:11:30
Yes was at palace, very tricky.




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11 Dec 2018 09:25:18
Sounds good.




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05 Dec 2018 21:11:30
Yes was at palace, very tricky.




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16 Nov 2018 22:02:44
Not too much, think we should have gone for foyth in Liam in summer, missed that boat.




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30 Oct 2018 09:28:56
Definitely a big chance but needs to add 2-3 players in
Jan and hope the return of Bamford and Izzy come good.
We need a winger that can go past a player and cross a ball and a top forward.




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07 Oct 2018 10:27:55
West Brom did well when manager took over from pardew, they ended season well but then started this season poor for first 4 games. Now they playing well and will be the team to beat, have a very good forward line, there defense not as good as ours? think with our full strength side available, we could join them but will need to bring in 2-3 players of quality ( Cb, winger and striker) and hope Izzy comes good.