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08 Oct 2019 22:52:05
Bermo did you ever predict Calzaghe would get beat? Just interested as I follow a bit of boxing myself and think he was the best British boxer we have ever had. Mate of mine thought Froch would have done him. I don't think he would have got close.

Josh Warrington! Now that lad is going to take some beating.

LeedsMalta

1.) 09 Oct 2019 12:08:47
Don’t jinx Josh please Malta. Can’t wait til Saturday night! Pablo on the ring walk too!


2.) 09 Oct 2019 20:37:01
Josh is one of my best friends son.


3.) 10 Oct 2019 11:52:10
My mate is one of his main sponsors. Ringside every fight. Josh is a good un.


4.) 11 Oct 2019 16:11:44
jealous!


 

 

 

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It Seems There is Division Between Leeds United Supporters

09 Oct 2019 07:39:05
{Ed's Note - LeedsMalta has posted a new article entitled, It Seems There is Division Between Leeds United Supporters

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1.) 09 Oct 2019 10:22:20
Excellent post Malta, agree with all of that.


 

 

08 Oct 2019 23:48:01
{Ed's Note - LeedsMalta has posted a new article entitled, It Seems There Is Division Between Leeds United Supporters

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1.) 09 Oct 2019 09:15:22
sorry mate don't agree

you say at the start you don't know how leeds fans say . So I don't get how some say Bielsa doesn't see what we see.

yet you later moan about harrision, say costa is wasted on the right and alisko is better left wing than back. now i agree with this but this contradicts what you just said about belisa.

my other problem is you mention the west brom game as proof of belisa in game genius as he made changes to get us the win. now i agree with this. the trouble is this game was the exception not the rule

did he change things against forest, wall, charlton, swans, ipiwich, wigan, hull, blackburn? most of these games are recent and great example of what the moaners are saying. I loved the west brom game, it filled me with pride. trouble is for every west brom game there is 10 forest games, with the same problems haunting us. and there for me lies the problem.


2.) 09 Oct 2019 11:04:35
To be fair Bielsa has worked wonders with a team that were crap a while back. Think the work ethic and type of football he has brought to the club is why we are moaning. Its time to take that next step and put all the good work to use and storm this league. The fact we keep struggling to score and suffer at set pieces, theirs and ours, is the frustrating bit. Think Bubs is too loyal and for him its all about perfecting his style but not happening at the moment and my opinion is it needs changes to first team but will he do it. Players out of position for me is part of our downfall. Dallas and Alioski are playing well and going forward add a lot but when it comes to defending not so great. Wall had 25 minutes with the ball and had 12 chances. Without two good CBs we will struggle. In my opinion calling for Bubs head though is like turkeys looking forward to christmas. Stronger squad is what we needed with a few more defenders but we know that will not happen without selling some one else. We have one of the best managers in this division and i have faith he will see that changes need to be made, question is when. He has improved players immensely but that does not mean they are all good enough now.
Think at end of season we will see our way forward. If he gets us up he will be a legend and all mighty. If not then not sure we will have to call for his head. We do not know what happens with transfers or whether he is happy with them or not. Me i am not happy, 15mill for Costa would have been better spent on a decent striker and a CB. although i do rate Costa. Some decisions are bizarre, JC being one of them. If Harrison is the man why waste money on JC. It must affect players mentality sat on the bench or playing for U23s and only getting in the team as second choice when everyone else is injured. So to sum up i think Bubs has the ability to sort it out and at some point must think right we can not go on like this. However there is every chance his total belief in his system will end up in him walking away.
Good thing we are still in top six and a lot of games to go, for everybody, and way we are playing we have ability to go on a winning run if the goals start going in. Got a lot of worries but still believe we can be up there at end of season maybe not automatic but who knows.


3.) 09 Oct 2019 11:37:14
Division between supporters, Malta? Why of course there is. Everyone of us thinks we could manage the Mighty Whites, better than the incumbents. You, like me, like everyone else have their favourites and knows exactly what is wrong with the others, and, cannot understand why they are being picked week in, week out. That is the lot of a supporter. For any team, in any division. And thanks to the medium of this venerable website we get to vent our anger night and day. As a matter of interest I too agree that Costa is a left winger, end of and Harrison is a significant cause of lack of goals. Don't get me started on Alioski! As for Radz I truly believe his heart is in the right place I only wish he had a few more bob in his pocket. Vive la Division! It's what keep the whole world turning.


4.) 09 Oct 2019 12:00:02
All over it there Leodis that's why i love this site. Radz position is why he gets some flak. I look at like Aser own Leeds, Radz owns Aser. However he pays a lot of money to financial brains within Aser to guide the club to its best position financially. I suppose he could over rule their decisions but why would he. That is why funds are limited. If Radz is a true Leeds supporter i am sure he would love to pump millions into the club, but is advised against it. Yes he will make the final decision but it will be based on the advice of others within his companies.


5.) 09 Oct 2019 13:19:55
very true as supporters it is our job to moan. call for managers heads. slate player. then cheer and love them when we win. no point being a supporter if we can't be fickle. in all seriousness it just because we are passionate and different people show that in different ways. spnaish is the most positive person i think in the world and that is how he shows his love, while i sit there moaning like statler cursing the world to sides of the same loving leeds coin

love the turkeys looking forward to chirtmas line i will be using that.


6.) 09 Oct 2019 13:34:07
Feel free BW. My literary prowess may not be as great as yours but my one liners are worth reading.


7.) 09 Oct 2019 16:30:24
turkeys line soon to be in a play in london coming soon. royatly check is in the post. although my plays don't always make money so you may end up owing me 50 quid.


8.) 09 Oct 2019 20:45:18
Get a room.


 

 

01 Sep 2019 13:19:34
Are we once again in a situation of crisis? Is it Leeds are falling apart again? After the result reading some of the social media from fans it sounds like it, and the season is already over. Makes me want to feel pleased I didn't manage to get back over to England for a season ticket. I must watch a different game to a lot though because so far I am gutted I couldn't get back because every game I have watched has looked worth every penny that would have been spent on a ticket. I'm seriously jealous of those lucky enough to be at Elland Road to see the games, and those at the away matches. The atmosphere has. dare I say seemed to even go up a level from last season.

The quality of football played I think at this early stage has been exceptional. Everyone of course has their own opinion and is entitled to it.

My opinion is we are going up as champions. We are in a situation now where I am starting to feel sorry for Klich and Bamford because Costa and Nketiah are going to come in for them in my opinion. That is a nice dilemma to have that we didn't have last season. For all the stick Bamford gets he has scored 4 I think in 6. Some say tap ins. The goals I have seen Eddie score have been tap ins for us. Bamford doesn't do those tap ins to score against Wigan both goals (one he fought hard to get at) and we don't get the 3 points.

Onwards and upwards. ALAW

Oh and unless White has been deceiving us with performances I wouldn't be surprised if a Man City or even Barcelona don't come in for him next summer. The lad looks class. Barcelona saw the quality in Pique when he couldn't get in the team at Man U. I can see it happening with White. See how the season plays out but at the moment he could be one of the best loans there has ever been.

LeedsMalta

1.) 01 Sep 2019 13:36:02
Love that post Malta!


2.) 01 Sep 2019 13:54:18
Great post Malta, I am back for the football, I have bought a season ticket and it is worth every penny! Love it.


3.) 01 Sep 2019 14:02:03
Cheers bright and Spanish.


4.) 01 Sep 2019 19:34:54
Superb post Malta. Only one thing. I can’t see Eddie getting in ahead of Bamford anytime soon unless we go with two up top as PB is playing extremely well. Absolutely love your post though .


5.) 01 Sep 2019 22:04:03
You might be right, Cork. In fairness I think it would be hard to justify dropping Bamford at this stage with his goals to game ratio. His work rate has really impressed me. I think it is Costa rather than Eddie that needs to be starting now but who gets dropped? Harrison for me is one of the most frustrating players I have seen for a few years. His first touch in my opinion is exceptional but that final killer ball seems to elude him. That comes together and what a player he will be. He just seems to me a lot of the time he is trying to walk it in towards the 6 yard area looking for a simple ball. I'm of the same opinion as I think you are suggesting with Bamford in that neither him nor Harrison will be dropped any time soon.

Going to be a rollercoaster of a season me thinks again. Got to feel good being a Leeds fan. Best in the world.


 

 

18 Aug 2019 01:30:21
Thought an excellent and professional performance today. 5 minutes in I thought Wigan were all about getting stuck in. Hard tackles and never shy about sticking a boot in and I thought a lot of cards would be coming. I think it could have been a straight red for their player not a second yellow?

Pablo was kept quiet. Douglas and Harrison can be frustrating with some great build up play but no end product. That is about all I will be negative about.

Bamford worked hard again and his movement off the ball has improved so much. He really works the channels to create space. The dig about the tap in I actually was sat watching saying to a mate "I think he tried to miss that! " Then laughed, but it is about a striker getting in the right positions. Bambam keeps getting in those positions to score and did.

Foreshaw I also thought was excellent. Phillips did as he does and showed composure. And the keeper never gave me a moment today thinking I need an inhaler or was having a heart attack so all is good.

Bring on Pontus and his team next. All the best. ALAW!

LeedsMalta

1.) 18 Aug 2019 08:34:56
A bit unfair on both Harrison and Douglas I thought. A lot of people saw mOm between Harrison and Foreshaw, think I’d agree. Harrison is taking people on more, getting a lot of the ball, so not everything coming off, but looking much more dangerous and threatening this year. Douglas getting better as well.

I think the amount of action down that side of the pitch is also taking some of the workload and expectation of Hernandez as well.


2.) 18 Aug 2019 09:09:00
Spot on Spanish. Malta, makes a good point about Harrison but as you say, if you play as direct as he does, sometimes things don't come off and ultimately possession is wasted. Much sooner see him play like this and take risks than to play backwards.

As my sister in law says "you can play around with it all you like Mick, but you won't get anywhere without a bit of penetration. "

MM.

{Ed025's Note - love it mick..


3.) 18 Aug 2019 10:09:42
I think Douglas and Harrison are starting to work well together, room for improvement on the final ball in, but definitely getting better.


4.) 18 Aug 2019 11:43:45
i didn't see the game but saw comments about harrision and douglas cutting in rather than crossing which was frustrating

we all know douglas can cross but i don't think this is MB's way and we can't blame a player for doing as told. I don't think we will see a lot of crosses like with corners as it is not our strenght or game plan

i personally like douglas and think like with bambam some can be a bit harsh.


5.) 18 Aug 2019 12:12:46
Not going to play a lot of crosses into box as team is a bit on short side. Shows at set pieces and corners for and against. Think its Bubs way to play it to feet. When we play teams like Millwall who are happy to defend in depth that will cause problems. Quite a few games last season when there were about fifteen players in our oppositions penalty area which does not give you much room to play it to feet. Think we have players capable of taking that shot from 15-20 yards and hope to see more of those.
By the way BW reckon Matt Smith will get quite a few for Wall this season, they found themselves a good target man at last.


6.) 18 Aug 2019 12:21:59
Matt Smith is one of the best headers of the ball in the game, almost as good as Crouchy. He will be a great asset for Milwall and hopefully we'll be able to contain him when we play them.

MM.


7.) 18 Aug 2019 12:28:04
Think there was a mixture between cutting in and crossing of variable quality but the first goal came from a pretty good Dallas cross I think, pinpoint to Foreshaw and Bam Bam picked up the rebound.


8.) 18 Aug 2019 14:15:38
always liked smith at leeds and think he was better than stats showed

know the wall fans love him and he is doing really well. just hope he don't score past us.


9.) 18 Aug 2019 15:53:28
What i meant Spanish was not a lot connecting with their head, both goals ended up as tap ins because no one got a clean head on anything. Crosses come in but set pieces and corners will be a lottery if high balls are just swung in. Good to get the ball in the danger area and i just think what Edmo could do with all those crosses. Hope Eddie is god with his head. Mind you Forshaw managed to get on end of a few.


10.) 18 Aug 2019 16:01:53
Smith may haunt us in the same way Morrison often did. Always rated him too, and was surprised he was allowed to leave at the time. (Smith, that is! )


11.) 19 Aug 2019 12:52:29
I think Smith was another pocket liner for Master Bates wasn't he?


 

 

24 Jul 2019 10:53:49
I'm going to upset, Ausman here with a long one.

Firstly I read the site every chance I get. It is fantastic to read opinions from Leeds fans from so many different areas. I was born in Leeds, but now live in Malta. A little like Spanish I guess that I am lucky enough to travel back to see games when the season starts.

I'm not getting in to any bickering. We all have an opinion; so here is mine after reading a few things.

Bielsa was brought in to coach the players already there. Work with him or out. Shift deadwood. Call the man stubborn or whatever, but, he is paid the wage I wouldn't mind having. I think Radz had his business plan for the club which was through development of young players. A smart thing for a championship club I think, and like it or not that is what Leeds are and have been for a long time now. Would we like to throw a few hundred million to buy our way out of this league? Would I like to go to Elland Road seeing Messi in a Leeds shirt? I doubt many wouldn't.

Ask yourself this.

Unless you watched the under 23's or under 18's how many would have heard of Jack Clarke? Anyone predict he would come on as an impact sub to change games the way he did because I didn't. and I had seen him play. He caught teams and players by surprise with his directness.

Bielsa has a reputation for walking if things are not how he wants. He hasn't walked. Significant investment has been made in Thorpe Arch. All what, Bielsa apparently requested. Cellino cut all costs when chairman including the Ladies team, staff, Thorpe Arch, and a lot more. He walked in saying he would buy Elland Road back for the fans the day after he put pen to paper. Did he? Nope. Radz invested back into the grass roots. Put some pride back into the club in my opinion. Like it or not, and like him or not we finished 3rd in what is one of the hardest leagues in the world to get out of.

Let Bielsa coach. Another year for most of them so expect them all to be improved and on board. As MM would say.

Up the Whites and down them pints.

LeedsMalta

1.) 24 Jul 2019 11:16:27
With yer, man! 🍻🍻🍻.


2.) 24 Jul 2019 11:47:56
good post mate,

love malta as well nearly got married that but opted for dartford wedding blackpool stag as Aus also to upset Aus.


3.) 24 Jul 2019 11:53:13
Good post Malta and agree with all of it but i do not think fans are disappointed in what Radz has done, just what he has not done. Jan window in my eyes, and many others, was a big mistake given our position position in the table at that time. This window time will tell if he has done enough, opinion is we need a CB, will we get one?
I think he has done a good job with the business side of the club. The academy although doing well we let a lot go who for me have not had time to show their potential. Halme, Diaz, Nicell, etc. Although we still have talent in Edmo, Bogus, Stevens etc. will they all be here in a years time or will they be gone also.
You mentioned Cellino in a sort of derogatory way but he was the guy who brought our debt down from 21mill to +1mill in a year thus enabling Radz to build on that.
So no nobody wants 100 million chucking at the club but if we are on top again in Jan and have players running on empty and carrying injuries would not mind some new players in to help us out.


4.) 24 Jul 2019 12:51:12
I think Cellino reduced our operating loss down from 21 million but I think the debt was restructured. The club will still be clearing the debt owed to GFH and therefore will contribute, in part, to the operating losses we currently have.


5.) 24 Jul 2019 13:29:32
Bw. You stylish geezer.
I wouldn’t take my worst enemy to either of those two places mate. Just you and blindfolded wife at wedding were it?


6.) 24 Jul 2019 13:30:45
Good post Malta.
Is there a sequel?


7.) 24 Jul 2019 14:20:16
to be fair it was a hilton in dartford and the church was lovely. they even played marching on together as we left the church
sadly had 250 at the wedding and had a good 25 people at the stag which maybe says a lot about the quailty of people i hang about with more than anything else.


8.) 25 Jul 2019 16:03:34
You are right Notts a lot of it was restructured but for FFP purposes we were +1mill, shows what you can do.


 

 

 

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09 Oct 2019 01:01:42
Some of that made sense Bazooka

But the FFP Rules are what Radz openly stated and other journalists have said restricts the clubs in the league. Like it or not. Parachute payments were put there to prevent clubs falling from the premiere league to championship to support players on the books earning over 50k a week. You can't get rid of that player and you pay his contract up if no club is willing to take him. He can sit at home and train with the kids still getting paid his 50k a week. The agent has a cut! Why do you think agents put players in the window and orchestrate false transfer talk? They get paid! New contract, signing fee or loyalty bonus.

Listen if we all could run Leeds better than Radz we would be and a lot richer than I am. Berm said Radz is a failed businessman because of his TV sports deal and yet the man is a self made millionaire worth over 500 million so if that is failed I wouldn't mind being a penny behind the bloke. I'll fail every week if I have that money in my bank and you can call me a failure.

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09 Oct 2019 00:48:20
I would like to add to that with Bowyer who has done a fantastic job a Charlton which he has played 2 forwards the majority of times, and said it was always how he had known in his playing days the game to be played. I'm not contradicting myself because the difference is Bowyer has the team well drilled and I believe George did mention it about Bowyer's team would be full of energy because as a player he always was. It was never 442 with them though when we played them. They did fantastic to stop us wide and I could never see us scoring. Casillia made the mistake and will make many more. It gave them the goal and I could never see us scoring at all.

I'll give George food for thought and some others. O'Leary had his back four that never conceded a goal but only played 10 games together. That is 10 clean sheets. It was Mills Ferdinand Woodgate Matteo. We had Harte on the bench who was one of the best goal threats from a freekick. So what do you change? For instance I think Douglas is a threat from a set piece but Alioski is at the moment playing as a better defender and managing to put the ball in the net and cross where Harrison doesn't. Despite being kicked every chance anyone gets at him.

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08 Oct 2019 23:29:34
Bermo, honestly I love your mentality. Win ugly is good. Long ball on the counter. A good old scrap in the box. The game is very different now. I have seen at least 30 incidents from corners for and against us from corners with shirt pulling and plain and simple wrestling at times that would be given as a penalty on VAR.

I agree with you with one respect of Janson being a loss in both boxes. He was a threat forward and I don't think we will score from a corner. I would take it short now and have Philips whip it in from the edge of the 18 yard to be attacked. Also think White is a different class. Like you said about Philips not playing prem football or England or whatever I will bare my balls in Harvey Nichols in 2 year if White is not playing both international football and for a top team.

He looks that good to me. Pontus though thought he was the man. Rate Cooper or not, he is the captain and you don't question the manager. I see Pontus as much as I loved him as being that sort of influence. If you have played football before then you do not have your manager telling you one thing and captain then firing you up with the same mentality and instructions to have another player then saying something different as if you have to listen to him!

I think George, Spanish, and Bright toughed on it last season about Pontus being made captain. I in a way agreed. Difference is Pontus sat alone after the Derby loss making it about him. Cooper was injured and came off against Brom and stood giving every player a hug as they came off. That to me is the difference. Cooper wasn't sat crying somewhere he was still all about the team and everyone involved.

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08 Oct 2019 23:52:26
Ausman ask Bermo, he thinks the team and players are more than capable of promotion under another manager. Majority of whom finished midtable before Bielsa. Same manager that identified Dan James when nobody if hand on heart knew about and is now playing for Man U! And if anyone watched the documentary would see the deal was done and it was all Swansea Hugh Jenkins that refused answering calls. I do believe he got relieved of his post as chairman of the club not long after, but people will point the finger at Radz when he employees people at the club to deal with things as simple as a medical, contract signed, and now waiting on. previous employees. Not to be. If they don't answer the phone there is not much you can do. Like an ex girlfriend of mine.

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08 Oct 2019 22:45:13
Sorry, but I don't think 442 can work these days. Fullbacks are no longer fullbacks. They are wingbacks expected to get forward on an overlap. You have say for instance Chapman and Wallace up front with what was the best midfield at the time behind them with Strachan McCalister Batty Speed and it wouldn't work! You look at all the top teams now and they have a 3 forward line. City, Liverpool, Barca, Madrid (Both) Because they can control and dictate play with the extra man in midfield. The wingers as we knew them before turn into inside forwards on the attack. The fullbacks into wingers essentially.

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