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25 Nov 2018 09:54:54
Great result against a poor side. Unfortunately until they went down to ten men we weren't that great. I know we are lacking a lot of players absent injured but we have to collect at least 12 more points before new year to keep in the hunt. No one in this division is a push over three points - even the poor ones.


1.) 25 Nov 2018 10:31:45
It's the result that counts Hess, and at end of the season this result will just be remembered as 3 points. Yes they were a poor team and maybe yes we played them at the right time given our injuries etc and was helped by the sending off. It was important on many levels that we took the 3 points, we need the same again on Tuesday. As you say no one in this division is a pushover, and in the last this is the kind of game we would have or could have lost.

2.) 25 Nov 2018 11:13:37
When is somebody going to credit the team with actually being in the top 6 all season so far? We're there on merit, not because we play poor teams every week, let's have more praise for being up there instead of coming up with "they were poor, we caught them at the right time" rubbish, we beat teams because, on the day, we are better than them.

3.) 25 Nov 2018 19:14:45
I think I’ve been trying to do that Al!

4.) 25 Nov 2018 19:17:09
I think 12 points before new year is doable!

5.) 25 Nov 2018 20:11:12
If we end up with only 12 points before New Year, I'll be disappointed :)

6.) 25 Nov 2018 23:51:20
We’ve got Sheffield away and Villa away both tough games and Blackburn at home. Those will be the key ones on paper but none of them will be easy if the teams aim to stop us playing.

7.) 26 Nov 2018 03:27:24
Villa will be close, we're due a win against the blunts and Blackburn, I predict a riot (of goals because I won't be there) I think we should get 10 - 12 points from the next 4 games anyway :)



02 Aug 2018 23:09:20
After a lot of negativity about Pennington, some fans are seemingly warming to him. This is on the basis he should be given a second chance because the management can see something in him that we cannot. Is this the same management who brought Sacko in on loan then after a season bought him for 2 million, that brought de Bocke in at left back, Ecuban, O'kane, Grot, Cisbicki, etc etc.? Management seem to have the gift of insight that we don't have. Pennington must be great if they say so.


1.) 03 Aug 2018 05:04:04
Might find it's MB not orta Hess.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 08:51:28
I'm not warming to him the first minute against Sheff u when he let the fat lad from Sheffield score proved he will never be a defende.



18 Mar 2018 00:12:09
I have said for some time the players aren't good enough. Heckingbottom is ok but is a relegation saver not a promotion pusher at this level ie he can get mediocre players to play a bit better but is not a high flyer. A few weeks ago I predicted that we would struggle to get 55 points I haven't changed my view. More fans are beginning to see the truth of it. Very poor again today against a very poor team. The back four is suspect, the midfield weak and the attack inept. Anyone still want to disagree?


1.) 18 Mar 2018 07:35:58
No Hess, very much spot on mate. Trouble is most fans see this but the powers to be running the club are failing to see this or closing their eyes and hoping it will go away. She's open AR it wont.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 08:59:00

3.) 18 Mar 2018 11:01:59
Agree re the playing squad Hess. We just don't have enough quality across the whole of the park' or on the bench. We have four or five who are good enough. It's on that basis, that I'm reserving judgement on Heck for now.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 11:37:27
TC had the same group in the top 6 for months. Maybe Heck is just a terrible manager? 19.75% win ratio in just under two seasons in the Championship would suggest so.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 12:21:26
Your wasting your time sg90 brights been hit with stupid cupids arrow and won't have a bad thing said about the footballing genius from barnsley

6.) 18 Mar 2018 15:10:13
Tc started the slide about october. Hows that ph fault?

7.) 18 Mar 2018 15:16:57
His slide started at the beginning of the season with Barnsley aus.

8.) 18 Mar 2018 15:17:28
And it's his job to stop it

9.) 18 Mar 2018 15:37:43
TC won 6/8 from Boro to Burton. Do you actually believe Heckaday could replicate that? 😂

10.) 18 Mar 2018 16:30:07
Victor orta get out of town

11.) 18 Mar 2018 18:21:47
Martyn. Your belligerent personalisation of a difference of opinion is becoming very boring now fella. Save yourself a bit of credibility pal.

12.) 18 Mar 2018 22:28:05
Bet I have the last laugh bright

13.) 18 Mar 2018 22:29:14
See more and more are starting to agree with me. Only you left with any faith or is it just blindness

14.) 18 Mar 2018 22:47:06

15.) 19 Mar 2018 05:44:53
I can't stand Heckingbottom. To rubbish our club, and hate us all his life then take the job managing us. what a joke. $$$ signs, in it for the money. This season is gone and if it wasn't for the fact that I always want us to win, part of me would like to see him crash and burn and sacked at the end of May. I know I will get slated for this but he is not Leeds he's f'ing Barnsley. Did nout with them and will do nout with us, nor any other team. MOT preferably without F'ingbottom

16.) 19 Mar 2018 08:59:10
Well said

17.) 19 Mar 2018 09:42:38
Well said Fred. I wonder if people will still be singing his praises when we're bottom with a team of Barnsley rejects next year?

18.) 19 Mar 2018 09:52:31
That won't happen so. 2 of the three he wants don't even belong to Barnsley. Anyway he won't of said it as Victor hasn't given him permission to speak

19.) 19 Mar 2018 15:59:12
You won't catch me laughing mate, not when we aren't getting results.

20.) 19 Mar 2018 16:00:16
And well done Martyn. you've realised you can like your own posts.

21.) 19 Mar 2018 18:07:15
Bright I don't like seeing Leeds lose. Far from it intact it hurts to see them been run backwards for over 10 yrs. If you read any of my other posts over the last 2 months you'd realise if we was getting results with hecky I'd be over the moon but it wouldn't make me like him. I wouldn't like him if he got us promoted and and then won the premier league in our first season. What I'm trying to say PAL is I love Leeds not him and just find it a waste of 6 months having him in there. That's my oponion and I'm entitled to it. If that's ok with you because I know you don't like it if my opinion is different to yours?

22.) 19 Mar 2018 18:33:45
Martyn. I've been saying for ages now, that everyone is entitled to their opinion, and by all means, respond to my posts where you disagree. just don't go calling me out where I've not posted, call me stupid and blinkered, just because u have disagreed. I don't, and won't do any of that! ALAW?

23.) 19 Mar 2018 18:34:59
And it's me who liked that post of yours, because I agree that you can have your opinion.

24.) 19 Mar 2018 18:54:45
Call me thick but wtf is ALOW

25.) 19 Mar 2018 18:55:05
Agree to disagree

26.) 19 Mar 2018 19:07:57
ALAW is the chant sung for a minimum of twenty minutes per game. All Leeds Aren't We. ALAW. Often sung for ten to 15 mins at a time.

27.) 19 Mar 2018 19:44:18
I can never understand half the words they sing. Think I'm a bit mutton

28.) 19 Mar 2018 20:02:51
And I'm a bit Jeff.

29.) 19 Mar 2018 20:03:36
It's bad enough that our team is poor, but let's not let this site desend into one where we are taking a pop at each other. I know I've not been on here as long as most but one thing I do like is good hearted banter where we can aire our views and opinions regardless. We all love leeds, so we got more that binds us than divides us, hopefully!

30.) 19 Mar 2018 21:01:14
Another thing I agree with Mezz. Hence ALAW. Opinions vary, always, that's life. But the one thing that unites us, is that we all want the best for our team, our club.

31.) 26 Mar 2018 19:53:27
Martyn-g agreed mate 1000% your post are spot on

32.) 26 Mar 2018 20:01:10
Martyn-g we are all boring, some don’t like it unless they said it, still are time will come, and they will see your right, I also can stand bottom he needs to go as soon as possible, and never will.




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27 Nov 2018 16:31:27
This time last season this type of game would be a potential banana skin. I expect us to win but with Leeds nothing is straight forward. As usual I was at the game against Bristol. Until the sending off I thought I was watching two middle of the table teams with Leeds been a few places up. let's see if we can create and score tonight. There is no game in this division where you just have to turn up to win.


1.) 27 Nov 2018 17:00:59
Last sentence is the big one Hess, and so damn true!

2.) 27 Nov 2018 17:17:45
Oh for game over at half time and a no worries second half, but with our injuries a win of any description will still do, then onto Bramall Lane with confidence. Come on Leeds!



25 Nov 2018 12:32:16
Given the players we have, and the ones coming back I think we could manage with a couple of additions. A winger - Gomez maybe and a striker. Roofe is ok but he's not a consistent threat like a Dwight Gayle for example. Bamford is a decent player but he's not the lone striker/ scorer type. He slipped back at Middleborough and has not been as good since he was playing in the midfield or wide. I like Alioski's work rate and tenacity but he is a much better full/ wing back than an out and out winger. I don't rate Dallas as a first choice anything. Ok for the squad that's all. Not too keen on Harrison either. Hope he improves because he certainly isn't good enough at the moment. Might be just a confidence issue. Hope so.
Haven't mentioned the goalkeeper because that's an obvious one. I'm just talking about outfield players.


1.) 25 Nov 2018 13:02:57
Don't know if Halme is the future Hess. Maybe he is but for the short term maybe we should look at recruiting a solid, old head, at the back. From the number of names who are, or will be in January, out of contract.

I hear what you are saying about a striker. Others are making the same call so there must be something in it but with the names already on the payroll I don't believe that is one of our problem areas at the moment. Isn't the return of Bamford (and to a certain extent Brown) just like new signings anyway?

2.) 25 Nov 2018 13:47:40
Bamford? Please provide recent proof he can do it on big stage? Blokes a bottler and lacks everything we need. Complete waste of 10.

3.) 25 Nov 2018 16:46:39
He’s a what?

Based on what exactly?

Please provide your intimate knowledge of the lad

He’s a Leeds player
Leeds ( and I include MB) wanted him at the club
He wanted to join Leeds

Whilst he’s at Leeds ( I hope it’s a long career ) I’ll back him 100%

Now kewell

He’s a **** please stick to deriding those that have actually done damage to the club.

4.) 25 Nov 2018 19:36:05
I’ve got a feeling that the Bamford we see soon, may be a lot better than you think Aus. He’s had a lot of time to recover and take in what is happening around him . He didn’t have that preseason . And obviously Bielsa is seeing what he can do in training which will help him decide if we need someone else.

CBS, given the faith Bielsa has with Cooper, Pontus, Phillips, Beradi in that position and with Aapo, Diaz, Struick and Shaunessy. Not sure that is the priority.

5.) 25 Nov 2018 21:32:42
Well said woody!



11 Nov 2018 12:28:51
In answer to a question -In relative terms, and as the season progresses, Middlesborough, West Brom, Sheffield Utd, Aston Villa, Birmingham, Swansea, Norwich and possibly Stoke all have quality to match ours and will be tough. We need a striker like Gayle, a winger like Ibai Gomez, and much better than Cooper, Dallas, Alioski and Peacock Farrell if we are going to go the distance. I think we are definitely top ten and possibly, with luck, top six but not promotion. We need players coming in with Quality. Bamford and Brown have a lot to prove and I wouldn't bet on them. Ayling and Beradi will help but they haven't been at their best. Bielsa is going to have to earn his money. Players not systems ultimately win in the long run. Systems get found out.


1.) 11 Nov 2018 12:52:33
Good post Hess, got to agree mate. I am happy Bielsa has got us into this position but do feel we are no better than the teams you mentioned. It's a long tough season and we are already struggling with injuries, we just don't have strength in depth.

2.) 11 Nov 2018 13:31:42
Agreed Hess, as I have said before, the starting X1 apart from Douglas we're all there last season, so the Manager has done brilliant, but a bit more quality is a must for me if we are going to be thereabouts.

3.) 11 Nov 2018 13:59:28
100% right. no strength in depth. exactly what I've said since the start of the season.
Have a look at the bench from yesterday. and we fell apart!
This is not about blooding youngsters. it's about players who have experience and "done it ". How many players on the team let alone the bench have won anything?
We need 5 experienced guys in or watch the slide down the table over winter.
Bielsa is a brill coach, period! Look what he's working with from last year and the couple of players who have made a difference.
By the way, NONE of us on this forum have any say what goes on. I never see the likes of Radz or Orta on here.

4.) 11 Nov 2018 14:23:40
Bloody hell, we're 3rd in the league, 3 points off top, we've lost just 3 games and anyone looking in on this board would think that we're bottom of the league. 2 very winnable games coming up at ER with most of the rest having 2 games away. Bring on the champions ALAW?

5.) 11 Nov 2018 14:28:17
That's where we were last season before the wheels fell off. If it happens again it will be for the same reason. We will have been found out.

6.) 11 Nov 2018 16:16:27
Exactly hessian1.

When a wheel starts to wobble you can ignore it, think about it and hope, stop, give it a quick glance and fool yourself it'll be all right or do something sensible about it.

I pray we don't do the first 3.

The season has two thirds still to go and others are looking stronger that us.

Wake up and smell the coffee.



11 Nov 2018 09:18:09
Let there be no mistake yesterday's performance was not just one bad day at the office. We played how we usually play but there is no substitute for quality. Roofe is no Robson Kanu and Roberts is certainly no Dwight Gayle. Neither is Bamford. We have a style of play and energy that can get results from a team with more than its share of average players but once the system has been sussed and/ or we come up against quality we are very suspect. The reason we don't create too many chances is we lack quality. We have Roofe through the middle and Dallas and Alioski on the outside supported by Hernandez and Klich. Dallas is a poor defender and not a great winger. Nothing coming from there then! . Alioski can defend but not a great winger. Not too much from there. We rely on Klich and Hernandez to create. Roofe is Ok through the middle but not great anywhere else. If he has to come back to get the ball he is very average. At the back Cooper makes too many mistakes and cannot cope with pace. Problems then when we play decent a team and/ or those with coaches who can devise ways of matching our system. We have Douglas, Jansson, Hernandez, Klich and Phillips has come on a lot. They are decent. Bailly Peacock, Dallas, Alioski (as a winger) , Roberts, Cooper, Harrison, are liabilities if we are talking seriously about promotion. We should finish in the top ten - higher if we strengthen with quality players in our crucial positions.


1.) 11 Nov 2018 09:54:01
So who are the quality teams we need to watch our for then Hess?

2.) 11 Nov 2018 10:20:17
Any one of seven Corky with the usual dark horses emerging in the spring. Still think that even with no additions we are a good top six bet come May. Although maybe with a few changes to the matchday lineup.

3.) 11 Nov 2018 13:32:00
Sorry Hess but robson Kanu is no better than Roofe. I think you’re right on many occasions but Kanu is pants.

4.) 11 Nov 2018 16:08:01
He scared the death out of our defence last night tho Yebo, and looked quality!

5.) 11 Nov 2018 16:23:44
The guys have done their best, but we have a weak team that will be overtaken and we WILL lose more matches if nothing is done.
The bench is weak and the academy is not the answer.
Money and sensible scouting/ buying is!

Remember if you pay peanuts you get monkeys!

We have the coach now give him the tools or its a 1 season job!



10 Nov 2018 19:28:50
Entirely predictable. Dallas is awful at right back but Bielsa persists in playing him there. At best he is an average winger. Cooper is shown up when up against decent forwards. Alioski is a decent wing back but no winger. West Brom with their players coming back are more than a match for us. They had Gayle coming off the bench and usually scores against us as I said we have Roberts who offers very little.

Roofe is Ok until he meets the sort of class West Brom possess and then nothing. As I have said squad is too thin. We lack quality players and we missed out on bringing decent ones in. Add the goal keeper into the mix and unless something happens to get better players on the pitch it will be ' Leeds are falling apart again'. We have three or four quality players the rest have been punching above their weight.


1.) 10 Nov 2018 20:54:31
Hess agree with most of your post mate but got to say that I was at the match and Cooper played well today, he was pushed out on the left. First half him and pontus delt with with their attackers reasonably comfortably. It was the players charging through the midfield on the counter that did the damage.

2.) 10 Nov 2018 23:52:40
Cooper always does well for the most part but gets things wrong as well. He plays well but also makes mistakes that's his problem. His mistakes prove costly.




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10 Dec 2018 17:10:55
Born in Leeds, Coached junior football in Leeds (including a couple of Leeds players to be) and played Yorkshire league. Work took me to East Yorkshire when I was in my 30's. Still there.




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12 Nov 2018 13:35:15
It was bound to happen. We have been beaten by Birmingham, Blackburn and now West brom. We could have dropped points at Wigan (but for a mammoth goal keeping error-lots of possession no real chances other than the first goal) , We could/ should have lost against Forest, We could have lost against Wedneday. The list goes on. Bielsa is doing a good job with average players. Its not that much different from Christianson. Same continuum just further along the line to the good. There is only so much you can do without the players.




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11 Nov 2018 21:23:06
Even with quality you can always get done over as you say - once or twice maybe three times. Problem is we don't have enough quality and that's why we got turned over yesterday and beaten by Birmingham and Blackburn and got draws where we easily have lost. Leaky defence and not enough going for us in the final third. That's the reality. Optimism and pessimism doesn't come into it.




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11 Nov 2018 21:16:45
Not pessimistic just realistic. I've never believed in blind optimism it gets you into all sorts of trouble. When I see something promising I say so. Unfortunately for the past thirteen years realistically we've had no chance of doing too in the top two divisions. At least now I can say top ten in the championship - yes, top six possible. That's realistic and optimistic. Winning promotion without any changes - well that's a bridge too far.




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11 Nov 2018 17:21:56
'Brom' were missing top quality players when they were beaten. We beat Derby before they sorted themselves out. We won with a style no one was really expecting. They are now.