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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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23 Aug 2018 14:03:25
I am still not convinced we are promotion contenders. The squad is too small and lacks quality in depth. We have beaten teams who were supposed to be promotion rivals but everyone, including Wigan, are beating them. We struggled against Rotherham in the first half and were definitely second best against Swansea - fortunate to come away with a draw. Its interesting how the mind set changes. Not long ago the majority of fans were saying Cooper wasn't good enough, now it's a big blow he's injured. We are not strong enough at centre back yet. Cooper was back to his old tricks against Rotherham with a horrendous mistake which should have cost us a goal. Phillips came back down to earth with a bump against Swansea. Not convinced with Harrison yet and Baker has something to prove, Bailey Peackock-F. produces some very good saves but then makes elementary errors - a sign he is still on a learning curve and needs more time to make the grade. I have a feeling that whilst not as bad as last season we may not have the quality in depth to make a sustained challenge over the season.


1.) 23 Aug 2018 14:32:16
Cracking post Hess.

2.) 23 Aug 2018 14:33:54
Agree Hess 100%.
The diff is. We got a good manager.
All we need now is only for the owner to finish the job and loan a damn good centre back or two an we right!

3.) 23 Aug 2018 14:51:23
You always bring a fair, reserved and cautious view to the table Hessian and that is no bad thing. It’s always easy to get carried away with early points and a good position in the league.

The difference this year is Bielsa and still too early to judge his effect over a long season. I still think it’s too early to make a confident judgement. Even one top quality loan before the window closes could make a big difference. Also the next three league games provide good tests, Norwich away, a team we need to beat, if we want to be up there, Middlesbrough, shaping up to be one of the challengers and then Millwall, always a potential banana skin.

4.) 23 Aug 2018 15:30:08
The team, no doubt due to the Manager, have exceeded expectations up to now and long may it continue. But like you Hess the strength in depth is worry. It has just been on Radio Leeds that Cooper and Jannson are out on Saturday so a make shift defence for another tough away trip. I really hope we bring a bit more quality in before the window cloeses, especially a Centre Back as I would hate to see us struggle due to not speculating a bit.

5.) 23 Aug 2018 15:33:28
You have to bear in mind these are Championship players and will make mistakes more frequently than Premiership quality. I do not understand your comments on Harrison and Baker - they have hardly play but both looked lively if not exactly at match peak - which will come with more playing time. There is very little to choose between any team in this division so there will be weird results week to week and less consistency. Have faith.

6.) 23 Aug 2018 16:09:33
I think I agree with just about everybody Even that the new guys have not instantly impressed but that's just it it they are new guys in a new team, playing a new style with a new manager. I believe as they bed in and they get more playing time "Things can only get better". With the caveat, more players would help.

7.) 23 Aug 2018 18:12:33
Harrison and Baker are yet to prove themselves precisely because they haven't had much game time. They could turn out to be good or not so good. It's these sorts of unknowns that make the our promotion prospects very uncertain.

8.) 23 Aug 2018 18:19:28
Well said Hess, the problem I believe we will face is simply lack of bodies as we spent so much on so many players who are mostly now transferred out or loaned out .
Pre -season we have dithered on coach and players there have been some decent deals on championship players apart from Douglas we seemed to miss the boat .
Tues night not having a c/ b fit the field is just shocking, I'm beginning to get the real hump with AR .
Early signs are add 2-3 players and we could be in for a chance at top six, but I fear we won't.
One thing to add was Beradi on Tues if you watched him, played his heart out for the shirt .

9.) 23 Aug 2018 19:09:20
A great post Hess but I've highlighted these points already and been told I'm too negative. I firmly believe radz thinks the manager he's got is job done. Radz has failed to invest. This league is for the taking. As like last season soon enough we will be figured out and we've very little squad wise for plan b. Already 4 games in and we are threadbare at the back. It also looks like we are short on strikers if we lose either bamford or Roofe what have we got. Radz spent around 5 million which leaves a lot out of the reported 20 million on the shelf.

10.) 23 Aug 2018 19:55:41
Since we returned to the Championship we were in really good positions come January under Grayson and Monk, but the owners at the time failed to invest in the squad and we missed out on the play offs which looked both times to be well in our reach. I hope that if we are in the mix this time Radz backs the Manager because as Wex says this league is there to be won. That's why I would like to see two more come in now as several others on here have said as well.

11.) 23 Aug 2018 20:16:47
Wex Well expressed. A central defender and striker even if journeymen so long as Championship quality wouldn't go amiss.



09 Aug 2018 13:10:24
I was wrong about the game against Stoke although it could have been a lot closer except for the crossbar, Cooper's foot and BPF's instinctive close range save. Having said that I am going to predict we don't spend any money on players today and the Middlesborough's West Brom's, and the like, do the business. Hope I'm wrong again.


1.) 09 Aug 2018 15:40:32
Don't forget Butland and a few reflex saves he made, Roofe just sliding one past the post, Klich not far away with an effort in the second half, so, not really that close.



03 Aug 2018 12:58:59
Forshaw out, Jannson out, Cooper in. Many of the same players as finished last season probably in the 18 in the squad on Sunday. Fortunately Stoke are not known for scoring a lot of goals and Bielsa has been known to work miracles. On that basis I think we can keep them down to 3-1. Losing our first game at home doesn't mean the end of the season though. Jansson and Forshaw will be back and we might get some additional quality in by the end of August. Any thumbs down? We will see on Sunday evening.


1.) 03 Aug 2018 13:07:45
I thought 3-0 or 3-1.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 13:26:39
We look forward to just 2 new-bought players and 3 loanees, a world class manager, a news shop, a new kit and we're certain we'll get beaten.
Who's placing bets on top six or promotion with a depressing start. and who's up next? . Derby. High potential of no points out of 6 so bottom of the league. Thank God there'll be along way to go :-)
Anyone what to predict on here our final position and put money where your mouth is?

3.) 03 Aug 2018 15:46:33
Prutts has us for a 3 - 2 win, Jesus loves us :)

4.) 03 Aug 2018 15:48:20
I honestly don’t know what will happen on Sunday, otherwise I’d be down the bookies with lots of cash! Not bad starting against two clear favourites with the expectations of Hess, Notts white clearly very low. Perhaps we might exceed their expectations. What I am keen to see is how we play, how the new players react and whether this defensive formation has a chance against one of the faves in the division. Bielsa will learn a lot about his players and the championship and we will learn a lot about the team. But come on let’s get behind them, all the players who pull on the shirt on Sunday deserve our support and let’s see what happens. David Prutton is predicting 3-2 to us, clearly more optimistic than our own fans!

5.) 03 Aug 2018 15:53:52
Prob just miss play offs at about 17th I reckon.
Worse than last year anyhow.
That geezer has no idea about the championship.
It could be embarrassing.

6.) 03 Aug 2018 16:30:34
Happy to be proved wrong Spanish.

7.) 03 Aug 2018 17:41:47
With you Spanish. It's going to be an eye opener, not just for all us fans, but Loco, Radz and the rest of the division. Personally don't know what to expect, but like you, I'm looking forward to seeing how things go! On, on, on!

8.) 03 Aug 2018 18:14:55
I predict a riot! ! ! and Leeds to finish in the top 6 (anywhere in the top 6)



03 Aug 2018 08:28:19
I hope its just paper talk that links us with the signing of Pennington. With the likes of Kalas and Denayer potentially available signing Pennington is clearly and indicator of lack of ambition and unwillingness to spend any real money. Our net expenditure so far is relatively small.


1.) 03 Aug 2018 09:17:57
Hess Kalas. What a signing he'd be. I prefer him over Denayer.

2.) 03 Aug 2018 09:42:57
Not paper talk, he will be Leeds again by Monday I think. A prudent decision if he is genuinely happy with Pontus and Cooper/ Berardi. We have paid the boss for his skills so let’s let him use them and see how it goes!



01 Aug 2018 14:55:39
I keep hearing we are looking for a 'backup' CH for Bielsa first choice pairing of Jansson and Cooper. I hope that's not the case. I have said for a long time Cooper isn't nearly good enough to be in a team challenging for promotion to the Premiership. Look at the goals conceded when he plays as when he doesn't. He is poor at set pieces and he makes too many mistakes on top of that. Pennington is no better so I hope he isn't the back up. He just gets out muscled and out jumped in this division. Quality midfielder and centre back needed by the 9th but preferably before Sunday.


1.) 01 Aug 2018 15:41:38
Cooper is a conundrum! Every manager likes him and seems to have faith in him, even to the extent of making him Captain. I assume therefore that he gets the respect of other players. Perhaps it is his honesty, work ethic, willingness to learn, who knows. Bielsa has watched all the games, seen him in preseason and yet he still seems to get the nod. On that basis let’s hope is has a cracking year. He should at least have solid defensive support all around him!

2.) 01 Aug 2018 16:43:27
Can't see the problem with CB Hess. We just need a good CB on loan for a year and after 12 mths Shaugnessy will be a year fitter, Stronger and wiser. So also will Paudie after his loan spell. Both back and fighting for the shirt.

3.) 01 Aug 2018 17:50:43
Totally Leo. Coops has some shoddy moments, but there's obvs somat about him that coaches and players respect.

4.) 01 Aug 2018 19:12:25
To be fair bright his positioning is poor but his distribution is good. Plays the long diagonal pass well.

5.) 01 Aug 2018 20:33:02
Sorry guys but IMO Cooper is rubbish, complete liability, poor discipline and no captain by any means.

When are we signing Maddison or Woods?

6.) 01 Aug 2018 22:25:59
He isn't rubbish, as Bright said he's played under 3 or 4 managers, he was captain last season and voted for by the rest of the team. So obviously he has the respect of the team, considered good enough by more than one manager, show some respect instead of calling people rubbish.

7.) 01 Aug 2018 22:51:04
OK he ain't good then any coach that leaves the captaincy to the players is a sign of weakness Cooper is a liability and can only use one foot whether you like it or not he's not the answer even in attacking positions when he as a chance to score he takes his eye off the ball and heads wide or over his discipline is appalling as well.

8.) 02 Aug 2018 00:01:57
I didn’t say he was rubbish, rubbish was the moderated term. It’s my opinion which I do state! He has done little to impress me and in my opinion we should replace him with better. You can’t tell me you weren’t screaming at him when he was red carded against Cardiff last season before half time. What a good example to the rest of the squad by their captain.
I’ll support the team come he’ll or high water but it doesn’t stop me having an opinion about certain players being good or rubbish. Sorry.




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23 Aug 2018 18:12:33
Harrison and Baker are yet to prove themselves precisely because they haven't had much game time. They could turn out to be good or not so good. It's these sorts of unknowns that make the our promotion prospects very uncertain.




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03 Aug 2018 09:08:04
Not slating players 'before they've kicked a ball'. They have and mis-kicked on numerous occasions. Not making personal jibes just giving a footballing opinion like happens all the time. I'm sure Cooper is a very nice chap I just don't think he is good enough for Leeds for example.




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30 Jul 2018 12:57:20
Just seen that. Interesting considering Forshaw situation etc.




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29 Jul 2018 23:08:11
We will see after the game against Stoke. I might appear a bit negative at the moment but I think is just simple reality. The scoreline will decide.




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29 Jul 2018 15:44:26
Vierra is ok but there are better/ more experienced midfielders in this division. He's a youngster and is inconsistent. He will be excellent but 'ok' for the moment. We were so poor last year and he was head and shoulders above the rest except for Forshaw so all the fans believe him to excellent now. He isn't compared with the rest of the division. We need a Forshaw type otherwise we will do badly in the first month or so looking at the fixtures.