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08 Sep 2018 10:25:30
Shaunessy got a full game for the Irish under 21s yesterday which is good news. Against Preston definitely looked rusty. Looks like he played at the back as well.


1.) 10 Sep 2018 11:27:12
Liam Kitching and Paudi also had good games again out on loan. Paudi scored and Harrogate are top of their leaue with Kitching playing every game and two goals for him so far. Know its lower leagues but still experience.



05 Sep 2018 16:43:06
Not sure if I'm the only one but getting a bit fed up with some of Pontus's comments to journalists. I don't really care what happened in the summer regarding a transfer with him, if the club was prepared to sell him for a price, I'm sure that happens with lots of players. I'm sure in the past, pontus himself was sniffing around a possible premiership move. He needs to focus on being a regular in the team again and contributing to the great performances. Perhaps he's miffed he is no longer first pick in the defence, but get your head down lad and contribute to getting the team and yourself into the premiership.


1.) 05 Sep 2018 18:44:26
Agree spanish he is fast going from hero to zero, not done his reputation a great deal of good during the last season or so.

2.) 05 Sep 2018 19:32:49
Disagree Spanish. Pontius telling us the truth were as Angus kinnear lied and and told us they rejectected the offer for him. Why?

3.) 05 Sep 2018 20:11:35
Just not sure Martyn if you ever get to find out what really happens in the murky world of transfers with agents wheeling and dealing. Likewise we never really know how much players try and agitates moves. Just becomes a distraction. Glad he didn’t go and hope he gets his head down and makes himself a regular again.

4.) 05 Sep 2018 20:55:22
Good player he is I've never really trusted the man.
He’s always banged on about how much he loves Leeds but I reckon he’d be gone in a shot if offered higher level football and pay rise. Then again I might be wrong?

5.) 06 Sep 2018 00:27:16
He was offered a higher level of football and a big pay rise in Russian top league cork and said no. If he was lying about turning the offer down kinnear and the board would be jumping up and down to clear their names. It's the board I don't trust on this one I think Pontus has done nothing wrong except expose the board for lying to us.

6.) 06 Sep 2018 12:16:22
Fair enough Martyn! Not sure I’d want to go to Russia! Perhaps he feels a bit miffed about how he was treated. Not sure he fits in 100% with Bielsa, but let’s hope that it’s just a bit of response to whatever happened during the summer. If he is at full form, cooper and Beradi playing well, that eases our worries at centre back!

7.) 08 Sep 2018 08:58:01
Martyn you had a right pop off me for calling out on radz and co telling us lies.

8.) 08 Sep 2018 08:58:39
Big bucks in Russia.



01 Sep 2018 13:14:28
Bloody international break! Flip side is that we have a rest and Bielsa has another two weeks to work with most of the players and to analyse what has gone before.

For me two areas that we need to improve on to make a sustained challenge, our performance against the top six and that against the dirtier, tougher, park the bus type teams.

On the first, last year, I think we got 9 points against the top 6 and 1 win. Always difficult to know how the top six will shake up, but if you take Stoke, Derby, Swansea and Borough, that's 8 points, 2 wins and no losses by the international break. No bad start. Like to see us against Villa, Forest, Brentford and West Brom, but there seems to be progress.

Now on the second, Preston showed how tough we can find it against this type of team, ok the B team but our A teams have struggled in the same way in the past. The difference hopefully is Bielsa, but I think we still need to put this one to bed and guess what, we have Millwall away and then Preston at home and Bielsa has two weeks to think about it. I think, strangely enough that if we can deliver two back to back performances against those two teams and 6 points, then we should start to feel that top six is definitely on!


1.) 01 Sep 2018 18:18:24
On the other side hopefully we could get Forshaw and Izzy settled in .



31 Aug 2018 22:40:37
Just got back from the game. Well I've watched 3 Leeds games this week and we've got 2 points from them! Don't know how it looked on the tele but the atmosphere was electric, great support, 35 k! Losing Hernandez was a gutter. Shows how important he is to the team and how often he had a hand in a goal somewhere along the line.

Harrison had his best game so far and although Ayling was off defensively he and Douglas pinged some really good pases across the park. Solid game for Bailey and you e said it all about Berardi. Lots of times Alioski was in a good position and we chose not to use him, Saiz, tried but struggled to find the space and make the impact.

But it's another point against one of the seemingly better teams and now a rest!




29 Aug 2018 00:06:43
Just got back from the game, not sure my spell in Leeds is bringing the team luck and I have a ticket for Friday!

Positives from the game,

90 mins for Pontus and Dallas and match time for others who we are going to need.

Better to lose this kind of game in a cup and not the league.

Good for the coaching team to see what some of these championship games can be like.

Didn't get any bad injuries or red cards in a game very close to bubbling over at times against a pretty horrible Preston side. Although Pearce was hobbling at the end.

What was disappointing was that the fringe players didn't grab the opportunity. Harrison showed touches as did Shackleton. Roberts looked like he needs to play regularly in the under 23s to get some regular match time. Dallas and Shaunessy just off the pace of the game. Also despite bringing on Saiz, Klich and Alioski with time, we couldn't get control of the game or create enough.

It showed how important Hernadez, Douglas and Roofe are to this team.

I hope it was just one of those nights, absolutely nothing went right and we had no luck . Better for that all to happen in the thingeymejigcup!





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18 Sep 2018 23:41:14
Just got back from Elland Road, wonderful night! So pleased we got Preston back for the cup defeat. They were another good test for us, needed to hang in there and Coopers goal gave us a bit of breathing space.

Great team performance, Saiz, made things happen, Harrison had a superb first half, and Roberts! So pleased, klich´s night to miss a couple. Cooper and Pontus awesome!

Bielsas approach is so straightforward . The players know the roles and where they fit in, so players coming into the team fit into a slot and the plays remain the same.

Let's not forget that Roberts is the third choice striker, and Harrison is deputising for Hernandez.

Clarke and Edmondson never warmed up, so it looked like, Dallas, Forshaw and Baker were the only subs that were going to come on. He's just warming them up and giving them exposure to match day experience.




17 Sep 2018 18:07:15
Under 23 report

2-2 draw creditable performance considering Leeds played with 10 men after Shaunessy limped off. Another very nice goal from Clarke, this time beautifully judge header. I think he just wants to show that he can do everything.

Blackman played the whole game and made 2/ 3 very good saves.

Forshaw came on for the second half and made a difference.

Stevens had a good game. Haalme another full game as centre back and did well as did Diaz again when he came on.

Edmondson played the second half and put himself about well.

So impressed with the coaching set up every time I watch the under 23s. Very well organised.

From what Bielsa said in his press conference, looks like a few that featured today will be on the bench tomorrow, so Forshaw, Baker, Pearce, Clarke, Edmondson .


1.) 18 Sep 2018 14:00:10
I watched the "90 in 90" and the Wendies seemed to have a lot of first-teamers playing, so well done the young guns.



15 Sep 2018 21:38:39
Just watched the highlights on Quest and their views" Millwall were by far the better side". I listened to the game on radio Leeds and until the last few minutes it seemed we had had the better of the chances, so a draw seemed fair overall.

Waiting for Bermondsey to get back from the pub to see how it looked in real life!




15 Sep 2018 16:59:55
Wow! Bermondsey, you must have had a great day and Brown pants at the end! Let us know how it looked. Seemed like a difference performance than last year? The difference between Roofe and Roberts!


1.) 15 Sep 2018 17:22:46
A point will do for me, a (little) bit of clear water, and better, Boro took a beating :)

2.) 15 Sep 2018 18:01:35
Sounds like the performance wasn’t that bad considering the disruption of the week. Feel for Roberts, got into some good positions but lacked the clinical touch, if one had gone in, it would have done his confidence a lot of good. The bosses substitutions were interesting, perhaps thinking about a whole week of football rather than performances in this game. But he pushed Harrison up front and he scored. Good to get Forshaw back playing again. Obviously wanted to protect the youngsters from this kind of game, perhaps they will get some time in a home environment against Preston or Birmingham.

But who would have thought it, we suffer all the grief and Middlesbrough go to Norwich and lose! Now the only unbeaten side in the championship!

3.) 15 Sep 2018 18:48:13
Roberts needs a spell on loan in league one.

4.) 15 Sep 2018 19:18:53
Roberts just needs a few games, and a goal to get going, from what I've read he wasn't that poor.

5.) 15 Sep 2018 20:10:37
It’s his first game, got into spaces and found opportunities, needed one of those to go in. I would imagine that Bielsa will give him another chance against Preston or Birminghamm. Remember it took Roofe time.

6.) 15 Sep 2018 20:59:14
Give him time. It took Roofe a while to find his best for. Roberts will come good in time.

7.) 15 Sep 2018 21:09:13
Also nice to see Zlatan Morison at his best hahaha.



15 Sep 2018 14:06:24
Roberts replaces Roofe, Harrison stays in for Hernadez, Pontus for Beradi, Clarke and Edmondson on the bench with Blackman, Baker, Pearce, Dallas and Forshaw. Actually given the situation, team looks good as does the bench! Good luck to Roberts, and hope Clarke and Edmondson get some time .


1.) 15 Sep 2018 14:17:05
Team looks good enough for me too Spanish. Roberts looked lively in pre season let's hope he can shine today.

2.) 15 Sep 2018 14:26:50
See Lucas and bw? Keep up lads.

3.) 15 Sep 2018 14:49:09
How old are you Aussie? Please grow up and show some maturity like I do 😜.

4.) 15 Sep 2018 14:51:49
I have to disagree about Roberts looking lively in pre-season, as he started late, was behind the pace of the team with abject passing ability. Admittedly he was playing on the wing and not his natural position. I also hope that he has improved whilst on the training ground and I hope he proves me wrong, but I think he requires a season at this level (like Roofe) to get to the standard required. We have limited options and I would have brought another striker in during the window as we only had 2 recognised experienced first team strikers and Roofe has not lasted a season whilst playing for us. Apologies for the negativity but I genuinely feel that we have made a mistake with cover for strikers and these are the players that win you games.




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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.




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07 Sep 2018 02:17:48
I think this is a really important and interesting deal. A club like Chelsea prepared to trust our team to get this highly rated and expensive young player back to peak fitness and playing again. We also seem to have thought it through, getting someone who should be a real asset during the often tough second half of the campaign. It’s like a jan recruit but secured, in place and learning the Bielsa way already. Great move!




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06 Sep 2018 12:16:22
Fair enough Martyn! Not sure I’d want to go to Russia! Perhaps he feels a bit miffed about how he was treated. Not sure he fits in 100% with Bielsa, but let’s hope that it’s just a bit of response to whatever happened during the summer. If he is at full form, cooper and Beradi playing well, that eases our worries at centre back!




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05 Sep 2018 20:11:35
Just not sure Martyn if you ever get to find out what really happens in the murky world of transfers with agents wheeling and dealing. Likewise we never really know how much players try and agitates moves. Just becomes a distraction. Glad he didn’t go and hope he gets his head down and makes himself a regular again.




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30 Aug 2018 21:36:33
You’re right Staford, it’s a lot of cash and for a player albeit with a premiership team, but one doing the rounds for championship teams. It’s another argument for having a leaner squad of better quality.





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19 Sep 2018 12:34:22
Pontus was awsome last night, as was Cooper to be fair. 5 goals conceded in the league, second lowest total. We have had a fair few squeaky moments, and our style means that we are likely to be stretched at the back at times but there is a real commitment and determination to the defending that often saves the day.




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19 Sep 2018 08:39:45
What’s Bermondsey’s favourite group from the seventies?

KP and the sunshine band!

Fave snack? KP’s nuts!

Fave cricketer?

Kevin Pieterson

Have I missed any?




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19 Sep 2018 08:34:43
I like Alioski a lot too! Saw him in his first few games and immediately thought as you. Just wonder if he might need a rest every now and again to freshen him up and show him that there is some competition for his role. I think there are a lot of similarities between Alioski and Jack Clarke, Alioski just has the physical edge and experience at the moment. At the moment we’re comparing them against different opposition, but I think we’ve got cover for the position.




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19 Sep 2018 00:15:19
He was probably the poorest player tonight. He does lots of good stuff, but it’s often let down by the final ball, offside or ball going out of play. He was stronger earlier in the season. I’ve seen Jack Clarke play live three times now and against obviously weaker opposition, he has looked as good a player but with perhaps a more consistent final product. Clarke’s weakness is probably his fitness, he’s still building it up and I’m not sure he could put in a full shift in that position in the way Bielsa wants him to play. I’d like to see him gradually coming in for Alioski and getting some magnets time as the season goes on.

I think from memory that Alioski, struggled a bit last year after the international break, in fact I think he was given a few games off.




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18 Sep 2018 23:32:23
I’m pleased Bermondsey, you seem to be warming to KP. Earlier in the season you were saying we wouldn’t get promoted with him playing, now you seem to have uprated your opinion and now he’s only the worst player in the team.

If we keep on doing what we’re doing, it won’t really matter. There’s always going to be one worst player in any team and as you must know from experience you can never please every reviewer!