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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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18 Mar 2019 12:27:29
We played well enough but carried on where we left off after half time at Reading. Created chances but didn't take them. It was becoming clear half way through the second that they were going to do to us what we did to them at Bramhall Lane. It's a well known saying 'don't take tour chance when you're dominating your likely to lose' I still think we will be in the top four and I've always thought automatic promotion is unlikely. We are too inconsistent and when the expectations are at their highest we don't produce. The pressure wasn't as great at West Brom. We were just looking to bounce back and give a better performance. No one would have complained if we played well enough and dropped points. Completely different on Saturday where everyone was lashing at shots and getting carried away with the occasion. Still we played well. Can't say we deserved more because if you don't score you deserve exactly what you get. Unfortunately we haven't a natural goal scorer. We have forwards who score from time to time given enough chances but no actual goal scorers. Personally I think we will finish third or fourth and hope our 50ish years hoodoo on winning knockout competitions goes away. Seen too many disappointments.


1.) 18 Mar 2019 14:27:55
We are THIRD


I looked back at a few texts I sent to mates at the beginning of this season and the tone was worried

I hadn't heard of Biesla before. I was gutted that we didn't win the battle to sign Bartley as I thought Coopee wasn't up to the Championship. I was worried that Henandez, Saiz and Alioski were too lightweight for the rough and tumble of the Championship. Bamford had been signed, but I thought he was a wasted talent and a waste of our hard earned money.
I predicted a relegation struggle.

So, my thoughts aren't doom and gloom.

We are THIRD. I never saw that coming.

We have a manager that has taken the same players that dropped off a cliff between January and April 2018 to top spot this season.

We have an U23 squad that is chomping at the bit to get in the first team

We had investment from San Fran 49ers, and they don't back losers.

We were in a legitimate £10m transfer in January. Not some hyped up story to sell season tickets, but really trying to seal the deal

Bloody brilliant

Do you know what, if the unthinkable happens and we don't reach the PL (Premier League or Promised Land) this year then it's not going to ruin my life. My team have made me smile more times than they have made me frown this season. Good Times.

2.) 18 Mar 2019 15:08:49
Hess are you a Blade lol I think there wasn't much lashing at shots, we were very unlucky they blocked loads of attempts and didn't even know they did it. Also I appreciate its a Derby and top 2 3 battle, but the WBA game had its equal pressures, if we had lost where would be be then. I Agree to disagree my friend on some of your points. still MOT.

3.) 18 Mar 2019 16:07:29
Always can agree to differ just my take on events not just the Sheffield game. As I said overall we outplayed them up to eighteen yard line. As for lashing at shots. Lost count at Reading second half then Hernandez, Bamford and Harrison on Saturday. There were also scuffed ones to add to the lashes. Not one shot on target! I've said for some time I think we will finish in top but probably not automatic. Hope I'm wrong - I've seen too many nearlys.

4.) 18 Mar 2019 19:20:32
The shots on target stats are somewhat misleading, blocked shots don't count as shots on target. Hitting the woodwork doesn't count either, even if it goes in, mistifying 🤔.



03 Mar 2019 18:23:46
Absolutely brilliant performance on Friday from start to finish. Both Harrison and Roberts had their best games for Leeds and everyone else pitched in and we scored when we needed to. Best 90 minute performance for many a year. However, having supported Leeds for more years than I can care to remember and being a realist I have to say its just one game as was QPR. Earlier comments were based on performances over several weeks. I really hope this is the start of a winning run into the premiership but it is still just one game as it stands. let's see how we progress until the end of March before we start getting carried away. We still have to show we can do the business when teams sit back and pack the defence. When teams come to take us on like for like we tend to revel in the space and play them off the park eg Derby and WBA. Not quite as good when faced with banks of defenders. eg. QPR, Birmingham, Bolton etc.


1.) 03 Mar 2019 19:26:07
Agree Hesslian but Bamford is clinical in front of goal, we have had too many chances going to other wasteful people. Keep feeding him and let Roberts run at them and we could have a good run in.

2.) 03 Mar 2019 19:30:38
You’re absolutely right Hess; one game at a time, and all will be different. Despite being one of the potentially blind optimists, I’m realistic enough to realise that Friday’s performance might not be reacreated again this season, but it does give us the hope that we are able to bounce back, and our destiny is well and truly in our own hands. It’s fingers crossed time, because anything can happen from here on in!

3.) 03 Mar 2019 21:51:30
Bright is right one game at a time, past performance is no guarantee of future performance whether it is a stunning victory or a 0-1 defeat. One defeat doesn’t mean the season is over and one win doesn’t mean that we will win the championship.

That said, we created well, defended well and finished well. Energy levels high after 3 games in 6 days, key contributions from Roberts, Harrison and Alioski, all players under criticism. These are all good signs and a real confidence boast. Bring on Bristol.

4.) 04 Mar 2019 11:17:58
To see the level at which they performed Friday makes it all the more frustrating to watch such levels as QPR. When you know what these players are capable of it beggars belief that we cannot steamroller QPR.

5.) 04 Mar 2019 20:42:57
Leodis, I think the Hernadez goal was an enormous boost and influence in the game. You could see the collective relief in the stadium particularly as minute by minute it didn’t result in a West Brom response. In another game his kick doesn’t come off and who knows what happens next. The flow of a game isn’t all science and Lady Luck does play a big part in the ebb and flow.



28 Feb 2019 08:54:05
On the basis of a genuine appraisal and not just blind optimism I believe we should finish in top six. To get promotion you need a good system/ coaching, high levels of fitness and quality players in all positions plus good back up players. We have the first two but not the rest. We've done very well so far but are starting to run out of steam. On current form Roberts, Bamford, Harrison Alioski (when playing on wing not defence) , Douglas, Ayling are not that at that level. Hence we are not scoring and we are conceding. We struggled against Bolton and lost against QPR both mediocre teams so saying we have lower order teams coming up is no guarantee of gettingpoints. We are playing like a mid table team at the moment so collecting points is difficult. I think we will need to score three goals against WBA to get a result and similar with Sheffield unless there is a massive improvement. On blind optimism we will win both but I don't think so. With the other games we might get good results we might not. In previous seasons except for the odd blip you knew the promotion teams were going to get routine wins against lower order teams - winning comfortably like Sheffield and Norwich are doing now. We haven't had too many 'comfortable' games lately.


1.) 28 Feb 2019 10:28:16
Agree Hess. Top 6 def but not top 2.
And play offs are a lottery.
On a good day we can beat everybody but they are very few and far between now.

2.) 28 Feb 2019 12:53:00
Think we're almost guaranteed top 6 after last two Derby and Bristol results.

3.) 28 Feb 2019 15:37:48
Beware the tricky trees and the owls.

4.) 28 Feb 2019 17:20:35
I hope you're right about them Owls woody (for their next game only)

5.) 28 Feb 2019 21:43:07
Getting too close to top 6 for comfort

You know what Brucie is like for sneaking up via playoffs.



27 Feb 2019 09:31:16
I think the truth is beginning to dawn. For some time the owners have been searching for a coach who can get the desired results from average players. Christianson managed it for 10 games and Bielsa has been the best of the rest. His system coupled with increased fitness levels have got us to where we are at the moment. Unfortunately when your system is found out fitness alone isn't good enough. When the system can't do it you rely on the quality of the players. There is no substitute for quality in the long term. We have got to that point. Average signings haven't helped either. I pointed out the risk of buying Bamford at the time. Getting a player from a rival particularly when he's slipped down the pecking order and they have thought it necessary to replace him (before he was sold) was worrying. He's had one or two decent seasons but loaned out all over the place . He has had his best years I think. We have a number of players with potential. Potential doesn't get you promoted - quality now does.


1.) 27 Feb 2019 11:29:16
Sounds a bit like Chris Wood. How did that work out? I don't think Bamford is the issue rather than the depth of squad to support a high press style of play and a ridiculous amount of injuries (probably through the high press style of play)

2.) 27 Feb 2019 12:31:29
Agree notts, and the other teams have had time to work out ways to combat our style of play, and a couple of days to work on tactics when they know our team in advance. I know our style does not change but different players alter the dynamics. Roofe-Bamford, Roberts-pablo, Alioski-Clarke, helps when you know who are playing where. Love the way we play but sometimes you have to respect the opposition and tweak things to compete. Our goals to chances rate is poor so to sit back and hope that will get better is a bit naive. Think Bubs is a great manager but he is still learning how this league works. Still think we needed two outfield players in Jan. However our fate is in our own hands, must win games with WBA and SU. If i was told at start of season we would be where we are now i would have been happy. Automatic is still there for the taking now every player needs to step up and show this League what Leeds are about. can't say players are not good enough when we are in the top three in march. Team spirit plays a big part now and everyone needs to be behind the team. We are where we are despite of a small squad and horrendous run of injuries. Get Berardi back as DM with Kp and give the other teams some stick, pretty does not always get you what you want. Onwards and upwards.

3.) 27 Feb 2019 12:49:40
All valid opinions but not going to help with the rest of the season. Useful for a full scale review in the summer if required.

You can either give up or try and make the most of the opportunities that we still have now.

4.) 27 Feb 2019 14:08:27
Well said Spanish but that will not help us with the rest of our season. Maybe getting some bite back with Berardi like i suggested might.

5.) 27 Feb 2019 17:15:09
Be nice to see Berra at No 4 with KP a little further forward, double trouble for Gayle and Rodriguez :) having said that, one will dive and get a penalty and the other one will punch the ball in the net (both have previous but the ref won't care)

6.) 27 Feb 2019 20:20:20
Would love to see Berra at 4! Have said it before. Just don’t think he has the range of passing that Kal does. Those two together in the middle would really mix it up!

7.) 27 Feb 2019 21:56:40
Bamford's 25, and he's had his best years? I don't know where that leaves me ;)



27 Feb 2019 07:33:56
Not doom and gloom but a dose of realism. I am not happy when we lose its just becomes a case of I told you so. We have scraped results in at least have a dozen games when a loss or draw was the most likely. We were poor against Bolton and fortunate against Blackburn, Aston Villa, Middleborough et al. We could easily be 6 o or 9 points worse off based on the quality of our performances. I'm not always totally happy when we win if overall we haven't played well or miserable if we have lost but put in a good performance. I've lost count of the times this season when listening to Noel Whelan on the way home from the game when the general consensus is 'it's the result that counts even if the performance is poor' That's fine on the odd occasion but it doesn't work week in week out eventually you start getting the results that the performance deserves. That's where we are now. The squad isn't large enough and doesn't have the quality. People are looking at Roofe for example of what we have coming back into the squad but he hasn't been that great recently. But that is the case right across the team. We haven't any stand out players that can make a difference. Pablo can on occasion but even he is inconsistent. Not doom and gloom just realistic and in keeping with what I have said for a while. I said fora while ago and consistently - Definitely top ten and probably top six but no automatic promotion. We haven't won a final since the 70's so a play off final win would make a nice change. On a different note I said Bielsa is a miracle worker. He will have to be on Friday - particularly if Gayle plays.


1.) 27 Feb 2019 09:49:26
Top shout hess.

2.) 27 Feb 2019 12:52:58
No it’s not, we won’t know if it works or not until the season ends! “ it doesn’t work week in week out “ for a team in 3rd place, that’s one of the funniest things I’ve read for a time! Hopefully Hess, you hope you are going to be proved wrong or is being proved right more important than us going up?




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18 Mar 2019 16:07:29
Always can agree to differ just my take on events not just the Sheffield game. As I said overall we outplayed them up to eighteen yard line. As for lashing at shots. Lost count at Reading second half then Hernandez, Bamford and Harrison on Saturday. There were also scuffed ones to add to the lashes. Not one shot on target! I've said for some time I think we will finish in top but probably not automatic. Hope I'm wrong - I've seen too many nearlys.




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02 Mar 2019 13:58:47
Harrison had his best game for Leeds and was good. Roberts had his first decent game for Leeds and he was very good.




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01 Mar 2019 09:28:23
Heart says 3-2 win. Head says loss by at least two goals.




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05 Feb 2019 12:50:08
Better than Harrison. His delivery as a winger is not good enough didn't say he didn't score goals.




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04 Feb 2019 09:46:48
We lack wingers who can beat the defenders and put in balls that create difficulties for the defence. We lack a good number 10 as back up for Hernandez. Harrison is not good enough, Roberts is neat and tidy but lacks that killer pass and doesn't create opportunities. ( he has potential) . It was noticeable with Harrison and Roberts starting and Hernandez off his game we struggled. I was not a great supporter of Phillips last season but he's been a different player this year even if he is still reckless at times. We missed him against Norwich who were the better team on the day.