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22 Dec 2017 09:51:42
Anyone else want to see us play a little more direct? Seems to me that we struggle when other teams take a risk and play balls into dangerous areas where their strikers can gamble. Don't know why we never seem to so the same but want to pass it across the midfield. I get that possession is good but a bit more risk might see us create more chances

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1.) 22 Dec 2017 12:23:58
Been corned at times at how much we square the ball or backpass, but we seem to have moved away from that again.


2.) 22 Dec 2017 13:39:34
To me it's about variety. If we play the same way all the time we become predictable and a plan can be made to stop us. If we can vary our style, nor just game to game but in a game then you keep opponents guessing. To stop a passing game I'd play a tight D leaving less space, this creates space behind the back line so make playing long a viable option. So I agree let's play direct at times as it will create space for us as defence will be too nervous to close down too much.


3.) 22 Dec 2017 13:44:49
There is always room for route one but never to live by it.


4.) 22 Dec 2017 14:44:15
We are unable to be accurate enough generally beyond 10 metres. No point in long ball. We won't find our player. Eh wex! ?


5.) 22 Dec 2017 17:16:15
AUS is right rarely do we win high balls going forward, however at times are passing to wing and from is much better .


 

 

01 Oct 2017 21:12:54
Can anyone tell me what wiedwald actually did in that game? Hate to be negative but he was absolutely shocking. Needs to improve next game

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1.) 01 Oct 2017 22:36:46
His hesitation or pause led to first goal. Experience in English leagues tells you to keep going and claim the ball before it drops in the 6 yard box. He's an average goalkeeper at best. Time for Lonners.


2.) 01 Oct 2017 22:42:12
Think we can question a few today, o Kane and Phillips were very poor, alioski was awful (seems to be getting worse by the game) . maybe we should try him at left back, he did start out as one and has played there for Macedonia, saiz started very bright and looked our only hope of getting something all game. but Ido agree, felix scares the life out of me.


3.) 02 Oct 2017 03:24:43
As well as not attacking the ball I was not impressed to see him punch or event pat away balls he should have caught.


 

 

07 Sep 2017 07:31:17
Long time reader but first time poster. I've been watching this season closely and I really think the club is in a great position to challenge for promotion. If somebody has asked me at the end of last season what needed to happen this summer for us to achieve promotion I would have said, keep chris wood, charlie taylor and Monk, sign bartley and jansson, and sign 1 or 2 more creative players to give our attack a different dimension. I find it difficult to deny that Wood, Bartley and Taylor wouldn't make our team stronger and I would disagree with anyone who thinks otherwise but the money we received and the recruitment done this summer has been fantastic. The obvious standout signings are Alioski and Saiz but I have to say that Anita has looked a great piece of business and he is already a big player for us. I've watched most of the games so far this summer and can't really fault how we've played, we looked lacking in ideas against Preston but that could be put down to their defensive organisation more than anything, they really shut us down. Forest are a very good side but watching that game the defence looked somewhat comfortable and our counter attacking play was great to watch. I think we could struggle against teams like preston who sit deep and defend in numbers because they are really hard to break down, albeit we now have varied options in attack so we might be a bit less one dimensional than we were last season and the first few games of this one. I would also say that TC doesn't really fill me with confidence, maybe just because I hadn't heard of him but you can't argue with results so he clearly knows what he's doing and I'm more than happy to get behind him. Victor Orta was the same but again his recruitment has been great so I can't really argue. All in all, I think we're in for a great season and even if not this season we are definitely on our way back to the premier league. Interested to see if anyone disagrees, this is just my opinion and I'm always interested in others thoughts. Let's get behind the team and see how far they can go.

SouthernLeedsFan

1.) 07 Sep 2017 08:53:58
Good analysis Southern. I was at the Preston game and it was a bit like a chess game. They were frustrating us, we were trying to work it out but struggling until the sending off and then after that had chances but just needed a bit of luck. It was though the attacking threat that their number 4 I think struggled with all game and ultimately got him sent off and I can see that happening again this year. Also in the early games, I was watching Alioski closely and many times he was in space and wanting the ball but we were playing out of the Centre through the other flank with Roofe. As Alioski has become more integrated into the team he has struck up a good relationship with Saiz and we are playing it all over the pitch more, particularly since Woods departure. But I agree with you, we need to find a formula for the home games that works like our away style. Really looking forward to Saturday and how we cope with both Burton and the growing expectation. Finally agree that TC was unknown, but increasingly looks like a great decision. He seems to have a good footballing brain, ability to think and respond during games, change tactics and squad pre games. Bring on Burton!


2.) 07 Sep 2017 09:11:17
I'm really not sure that's Wood would make outback ram stronger, you could see against Preston and Fulham that he didn't fit into the free flowing a attackig football we are playing this season, he missed a couple of very very good chance she against Fulham especially including a one on one with the keeper that he tried to lob and messed it up completely. Don't get me wrong Wood was great last season we wouldn't have been anywhere near without his goals and I thank him for that but it was the right time to move on last season I believe wasn't the best we would see of him goal tally wise. Taylor hmm yes good player would be in the team most weeks but again I love berardi and as you say Anita has done a great job aswell. Bartley I think all would have loved to have seen him back this season with the captains armband but saying that pennington looks a good solid player and cooper is having a great start to the season so I'm happy. Monk can go whistle because yes TC appointment didn't get me thinking the best burn after seeing what he has done to the team and the style of play I can say he fills me with a lot of confidence.


3.) 07 Sep 2017 09:39:13
Welcome southern. Think we are all excited about this season which is a bit of a worry. All agreeing on something is rare. Lol. However. I think wood had his best season with us and would have hindered us this year so we got a good buck for him. Monk unbeknown to us hid he suffered from grayson syndrome until it was too late. Monk was def one of them. When the going gets tough, i lose it type of guys. Glad both have gone. Taylor and bartley i would have kept if poss even with taylors last game dummy spit.


4.) 07 Sep 2017 09:58:26
I agree that we'll be fine without Wood and am really happy with the signings we've made to replace him and I think we look stronger now. I'm by no means looking backwards but I still rate him as a player and think he'll do well in the premier league. An ideal situation would have been to keep Wood and use him when the game suited his style and not sign lasogga for example, but wood would have been expecting to start and that's something we couldn't guarentee if we wanted to have several approaches. Tbh I think Grot could be a similar player to him from what we've seen so far just a lot more raw and won't be expecting to start every game, good hold up play and nice touches, time will tell. He is an absolute unit though and defenders won't like playing against him when they get tired, the ideal impact sub this season I think.


5.) 08 Sep 2017 13:51:12
welcome Southern - i think we have more Southerners than Northerners on here now but were all Leeds aren't we.


6.) 08 Sep 2017 19:25:35
Welcome Southern, and you get the award for the longest post in history. You've certainly made up for your lack of contributions in one go 😂 Good post old boy. To be honest I only read the first bit. Only jesting though bro, looking forward to hearing more from you. DTP UTW MM


7.) 09 Sep 2017 06:45:34
More like an article than a post ;) some good points though mate


 

 

 

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22 Dec 2017 09:48:36
Wouldn't mind him playing just in front of the back 4 to force them to play out wide and put crosses in for pontus to deal with. It's refreshing for a player to be so honest though!

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19 Sep 2017 22:42:56
New rule introduced, if it goes to extra time the teams can make a 4th substitution. Only if the game goes beyond 90 mins.

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20 Sep 2017 08:02:16
Cibicki didn't really do much but worked hard. Grot struggled to make an impact but did a lot of closing down their defenders. Klich looked quality, good reading of the game and really calm and composed on the ball. It was pretty backs to wall but opened up in the second half and we had a few chances. On a different day burnley could have put away a few of their chances and the game could have been very different but we played well and should have had the victory in normal time but the free kick was excellent at the end. Definitely better than the millwall game.

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07 Sep 2017 09:58:26
I agree that we'll be fine without Wood and am really happy with the signings we've made to replace him and I think we look stronger now. I'm by no means looking backwards but I still rate him as a player and think he'll do well in the premier league. An ideal situation would have been to keep Wood and use him when the game suited his style and not sign lasogga for example, but wood would have been expecting to start and that's something we couldn't guarentee if we wanted to have several approaches. Tbh I think Grot could be a similar player to him from what we've seen so far just a lot more raw and won't be expecting to start every game, good hold up play and nice touches, time will tell. He is an absolute unit though and defenders won't like playing against him when they get tired, the ideal impact sub this season I think.

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