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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Gullskjema sesongen 2019/2020
« på: I dag kl. 14:46:47 »
Det vil til utpå nyåret mangle en kamp på 'full tabell'.
I likhet med oss vinner WBA alt for tiden...
Ellers kan Nottingham redusere avstanden til under direkteopprykksplassen til 7 poeng med seier i sin utsatte hamp.


Plassering:

August:
Runde 1   Bristol C (b)           3-1 W      1.plass           
Runde 2   Nottingham (h)      1-1 D       3.plass
Runde 3   Wigan (b)              2-0 W      1.plass
Runde 4   Brentford (h)         1-0 W      1.plass
Runde 5   Stoke C (b)           3-0 W      1.plass
Runde 6   Swansea (h)          0-1 L       3.plass

September
Runde 7   Barnsley (b)          2-0 W      1.plass
Runde 8   Derby C (h)           1-1 D      1.plass
Runde 9   Charlton (b)          0-1 L       4.plass

Oktober
Runde 10  WBA (h)               1-0  W     2.plass
Runde 11  Millwall (b)           1-2  L       5.plass
Runde 12  Birmingham (h)    1-0  W      2.plass
Runde 13  Preston (b)           1-1  D      2.plass
Runde 14  Sheffield W (b)     0-0  D      3.plass

November
Runde 15  QPR (h)               2-0  W     3.plass
Runde 16  Blackburn R (h)    2-1  W     3.plass   
Runde 17  Luton (b)             2-1  W     2.plass
Runde 18  Reading (b)          1-0  W     2.plass
Runde 19  Middlesbrough (h) 4-0  W     2.plass

Desember
Runde 20  Huddersfield (b)    2-0  W     2.plass
Runde 21  Hull (h)
Runde 22  Cardiff (h)
Runde 23  Fulham (b)
Runde 24  Preston (h)
Runde 25  Birmingham (b)

Avstand til førsteplassen

August:
Runde 1   Bristol C (b)           + 0 poeng           
Runde 2   Nottingham (h)       -  2 poeng   
Runde 3   Wigan (b)               + 0 poeng 
Runde 4   Brentford (h)          + 0 poeng         
Runde 5   Stoke C (b)            + 0 poeng
Runde 6   Swansea (h)           - 3 poeng

September
Runde 7   Barnsley (b)            + 0 poeng
Runde 8   Derby C (h)             + 0 poeng
Runde 9   Charlton (b)             - 2  poeng

Oktober
Runde 10  WBA (h)                 - 1 poeng
Runde 11  Millwall (b)             - 2 poeng
Runde 12  Birmingham (h)      - 2 poeng
Runde 13  Preston (b)             - 2 poeng
Runde 14  Sheffield W (b)       - 2 poeng

November
Runde 15  QPR (h)                 - 2 poeng
Runde 16  Blackburn R (h)      - 2 poeng
Runde 17  Luton (b)               - 2 poeng
Runde 18  Reading (b)            - 2 poeng
Runde 19  Middlesbrough (h)   - 2 poeng

Desember
Runde 20  Huddersfield (b)      - 2 poeng
Runde 21  Hull (h)
Runde 22  Cardiff (h)
Runde 23  Fulham (b)
Runde 24  Preston (h)
Runde 25  Birmingham (b)


Avstand til direkteopprykk
August:
Runde 1   Bristol C (b)             + 0 poeng           
Runde 2   Nottingham (h)         - 2 poeng   
Runde 3   Wigan (b)                + 0 poeng     
Runde 4   Brentford (h)           + 1 poeng       
Runde 5   Stoke C (b)             + 2 poeng     
Runde 6   Swansea (h)            - 1 poeng

September
Runde 7   Barnsley (b)             + 2 poeng
Runde 8   Derby C (h)              + 1 poeng
Runde 9   Charlton (b)              - 1 poeng

Oktober
Runde 10  WBA (h)                  + 1 poeng
Runde 11  Millwall (b)               -  2 poeng
Runde 12  Birmingham (h)        + 1 poeng
Runde 13  Preston (b)               + 1 poeng
Runde 14  Sheffield W (b)         -  0 poeng

November
Runde 15  QPR (h)                  - 0 poeng
Runde 16  Blackburn R (h)       - 0 poeng
Runde 17  Luton (b)                + 3 poeng
Runde 18  Reading (b)            + 5 poeng
Runde 19  Middlesbrough (h)   + 5 poeng

Desember
Runde 20  Huddersfield (b)      + 8 poeng
Runde 21  Hull (h)
Runde 22  Cardiff (h)
Runde 23  Fulham (b)
Runde 24  Preston (h)
Runde 25  Birmingham (b)

Avstand til playoff

August:
Runde 1   Bristol C (b)         + 0 poeng             
Runde 2   Nottingham (h)    + 0 poeng   
Runde 3   Wigan (b)            + 1 poeng
Runde 4   Brentford (h)       + 3 poeng       
Runde 5   Stoke C (b)         + 4 poeng     
Runde 6   Swansea (h)        + 3 poeng

September
Runde 7   Barnsley (b)         + 3 poeng
Runde 8   Derby C (h)          + 3 poeng
Runde 9   Charlton (b)         + 1 poeng

Oktober
Runde 10  WBA (h)              + 3 poeng
Runde 11  Millwall (b)           + 1 poeng
Runde 12  Birmingham (h)    + 2 poeng
Runde 13  Preston (b)           + 2 poeng
Runde 14  Sheffield W (b)      + 2 poeng

November
Runde 15  QPR (h)                 + 4 poeng
Runde 16  Blackburn R (h)      + 5 poeng
Runde 17  Luton (b)               + 5 poeng
Runde 18  Reading (b)           +  8 poeng
Runde 19  Middlesbrough (h)  +10 poeng

Desember
Runde 20  Huddersfield (b)     +12 poeng
Runde 21  Hull (h)
Runde 22  Cardiff (h)
Runde 23  Fulham (b)
Runde 24  Preston (h)
Runde 25  Birmingham (b)


Avstand til nedrykksstreken
August:
Runde 1   Bristol C (b)               + 3 poeng     
Runde 2   Nottingham (h)           + 4 poeng
Runde 3   Wigan (b)                   + 6 poeng
Runde 4   Brentford (h)              + 9 poeng 
Runde 5   Stoke C (b)                +10 poeng 
Runde 6   Swansea (h)               + 9 poeng

September
Runde 7   Barnsley (b)                + 11 poeng
Runde 8   Derby C (h)                 + 12 poeng
Runde 9   Charlton (b)                + 12 poeng

Oktober
Runde 10  WBA (h)                    + 14 poeng
Runde 11  Millwall (b)                 + 12 poeng
Runde 12  Birmingham (h)          + 14 poeng
Runde 13  Preston (b)                + 14 poeng
Runde 14  Sheffield W (b)           + 13 poeng

November
Runde 15  QPR (h)                    + 16 poeng
Runde 16  Blackburn R (h)         + 18 poeng
Runde 17  Luton (b)                  + 20 poeng
Runde 18  Reading (b)               + 21 poeng
Runde 19  Middlesbrough (h)     + 24 poeng

Desember
Runde 20  Huddersfield (b)        + 27 poeng
Runde 21  Hull (h)
Runde 22  Cardiff (h)
Runde 23  Fulham (b)
Runde 24  Preston (h)
Runde 25  Birmingham (b)


GULLSKJEMA
August:
Runde 1                + 2 poeng
Runde 2                   likt         
Runde 3                + 2 poeng
Runde 4                + 2 poeng
Runde 5                + 4 poeng 
Runde 6                + 1 poeng

September
Runde 7                + 3 poeng
Runde 8                + 1 poeng
Runde 9                   likt

Oktober
Runde 10                 likt
Runde 11               - 1 poeng
Runde 12               - 1 poeng
Runde 13               - 1 poeng
Runde 14               - 1 poeng

November
Runde 15              - 1 poeng
Runde 16              - 1 poeng
Runde 17              +1 poeng
Runde 18              +3 poeng
Runde 19              + 3 poeng

Desember
Runde 20              + 5 poeng
Runde 21 
Runde 22 
Runde 23 
Runde 24 
Runde 25 

kilde: http://www.footstats.co.uk/index.cfm?task=league_full

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Leeds chants and songs
« på: I dag kl. 14:21:18 »



Leeds fan's song for their Spanish duo, Pablo Hernandez running midfield and Kiko in goal
Lyrics
One, two, three, four,
Pablo Hernandez,
Pablo Hernandez,
Pablo Hernandez,
Plays for United,
Kiko Casilla!
One, two, three, four,
Kiko Casilla,
Kiko Casilla,
Kiko Casilla,
Plays for United,
Pablo Hernandez ...
(Repeated …

https://www.fanchants.com/football-songs/leeds-chants/pablo-and-kiko/

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Mener det ble sagt før kampen i går at Cooper trolig var klar til tirsdag? Fikk ikke med meg noe annet i diskusjonen etter kampen heller.
Bielsa på pressern ETTER kampen:
On Cooper injury. Doesn't sound like he will make the Hull game: "Today it could have been a risk if he played. I don't think this situation will change for Tuesday so we will see for next Saturday

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: 6 strake!!!!!
« på: Desember 07, 2019, 19:44:03 »
Den 6. strake kom i dag. Klarer vi 7?

Sist hadde vi vel 7 strake før vi møtte Hull hjemme. Vil historien gjenta seg med at en Bowen i storform senker oss igjen?

Tipper gutta er revansjelystne i forhold til den kampen og ønsker å vise Elland Road publikumet hvor skapet skal stå!

auren


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Ifølge stats på twitter er rekorden 8, fra 30-tallet. Og, ja, vi begynte vel å skule mot den i fjorårssesongen..,


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6 nå....

Sitat
lufcstats
 not that I’m getting carried away, but what’s the longest winning run in the clubs history?
4:12 PM · Dec 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone


stats ©
@lufcstats
Replying to
@matty_ingham17
8 in the 30s!

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Cowley's here - thoughts?
Felt we did well first half. Played with energy and intensity. Purpose. Got up against a very good Leeds team. Disrupted their rhythm. Had spells of domination in that opening 45 minutes. Needed to find a goal and wasn’t able to. They scored a really good goal with maybe their first shot on target. We will always be critical when we concede. Sometimes you have to congratulate the opponent. Well controlled finish. We chased and that’s dangerous against Leeds. Good chances and wasn’t able to take them. Got too greedy in that moment for the second goal.
Well worked goal. Proud of ours. Tough week. Tough time in 13 years I’ve picked 11 right-footers. Players
 adapted to that change in style.

On the Leeds system
We had a good look at Leeds and understood how they want to play. Everyone talks about them with the ball, but without the ball they play man to man and want to press you very quickly. Went quickly into Steve Mounie. You have to commit to Mounie if you play him. Gave us a point of reference. Tried to play into the space behind him. Good double movements.

On Bielsa
Not many can be classed as pioneers, he is.
Talking about the Chile game as he did pre-match.
Says a lot about the English game someone like him is in the second tier. I am for English coaches of course and those who started at the bottom and worked their way up.


Beren Cross
@BerenCross

Cowley: "They wont fall short this season. Bielsa is an intelligent manager. He understands the league better and the mistakes of last year. He's got a team now, continuity. You look at this team. He's got them on remote control." #lufc

 
Phil Hay
Cowley says Bielsa said to him: "In January you'll be a team on the way up. It was a nice thing to say."

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https://twitter.com/MattyIewis01/status/1203323406923505664?s=20

Sitat
Phil, are we in any risk of being punished for Alioski's badly thought out goal celebration? We never seem to get too far ahead without something bad happening..

if you look at the replay, he's clearly pointing to the crowd rather than saluting. The hand across the face is a gesture to operations manager Matt Grice, who's doing Movember. I know how it looks if you don't have that context but there should be nothing to see here.

@David J. I don't think so. If you freeze it then it doesn't look good but there was a reason behind it and, from what he and Leeds are saying, it absolutely wasn't a Nazi salute.

Alioski’s post-match explanation was very plausible. Though some EFL bureaucratic might choose to make an issue of it.

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Cowley's here - thoughts?
Felt we did well first half. Played with energy and intensity. Purpose. Got up against a very good Leeds team. Disrupted their rhythm. Had spells of domination in that opening 45 minutes. Needed to find a goal and wasn’t able to. They scored a really good goal with maybe their first shot on target. We will always be critical when we concede. Sometimes you have to congratulate the opponent. Well controlled finish. We chased and that’s dangerous against Leeds. Good chances and wasn’t able to take them. Got too greedy in that moment for the second goal.
Well worked goal. Proud of ours. Tough week. Tough time in 13 years I’ve picked 11 right-footers. Players
 adapted to that change in style.

On the Leeds system
We had a good look at Leeds and understood how they want to play. Everyone talks about them with the ball, but without the ball they play man to man and want to press you very quickly. Went quickly into Steve Mounie. You have to commit to Mounie if you play him. Gave us a point of reference. Tried to play into the space behind him. Good double movements.

On Bielsa
Not many can be classed as pioneers, he is.
Talking about the Chile game as he did pre-match.
Says a lot about the English game someone like him is in the second tier. I am for English coaches of course and those who started at the bottom and worked their way up.

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Bielsa om Casey oh Harrison:

Casey - what tells you he is ready for a game like that?
There are players that are weak mentally. Those players need more time. There are other kinds, who are stronger mentally. They are ready to have a good answer in their first matches, but after you can verify this when you put the player in the pitch. I was sure Olly could play today, but I wasn’t sure he would have a performance like today - calm and regular with balance. Players can demonstrate this from match to match. Of course, they need a lot of matches to prove this.

Key to Harrison consistency?
The answer is in the question. He crosses better and he finishes better. In the last season, he used to cross worst and he used to finish worse. He has progressed a lot and it’s down to him. He is a very professional player, he works a lot. He is always looking at every detail.

How do you tell between those mentally strong and weak?
One clear fact is when his team-mates accept him or not. The group has a sixth sense to realise which players they want close to them or not. Of course, good players always are welcome, but in this situation we are talking about players who have to demonstrate they play well.
It’s not the same. You can play well, but after you have to prove it in the pitch.

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Bielsa om Casey oh Harrison:

Casey - what tells you he is ready for a game like that?
There are players that are weak mentally. Those players need more time. There are other kinds, who are stronger mentally. They are ready to have a good answer in their first matches, but after you can verify this when you put the player in the pitch. I was sure Olly could play today, but I wasn’t sure he would have a performance like today - calm and regular with balance. Players can demonstrate this from match to match. Of course, they need a lot of matches to prove this.

Key to Harrison consistency?
The answer is in the question. He crosses better and he finishes better. In the last season, he used to cross worst and he used to finish worse. He has progressed a lot and it’s down to him. He is a very professional player, he works a lot. He is always looking at every detail.

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Phil Hay:
Bielsa is here for the post-match press conference:

On the change in the second half - "In the first half we should have created more chances. We had opportunities to create but we didn't use them well. The first goal from Alioski made it easier to develop the play in the second half and we could have scored more goals. We could have conceded as well."

Did they find it difficult to adjust without Cooper and Phillips? "No. It wasn't about the lack of players. Berardi had to replay Cooper and he had a good game. Alioski did well too. White was in the function of Phillips and the rest of the team was the same players. We resolved the absences."

Bielsa says Oli Casey has developed well in the past month. "He's another player from the academy that allow us to have more solutions. In our time here with Leeds, the academy has been very important."

On Cooper injury. Doesn't sound like he will make the Hull game: "Today it could have been a risk if he played. I don't think this situation will change for Tuesday so we will see for next Saturday."

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Bamford…

Sitat
Loving the podcasts, Phil. Thoughts on Bamford's shithousery today?

 
Phil Hay
STAFF
@Charlie S. thank you. He loves it, doesn't he? Before he signed, what I knew of him made me assume he was the last player who'd play public enemy with such aplomb. But he really is putting in a shift. I noticed that Douglas deliberately ran to give his hand a slap when he came off - it's hard to overstate how much the other players value him.

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Gotts ja...  ;D ;D :o :(

Sitat
Another new debutant in Casey and poor Robbie Gotts wait goes on!

 
Phil Hay
@John M. poor old Gotts. Casey deserves it though. Has been making waves in the Under-23s and I like the fact that Bielsa doesn't just use Gotts out of sympathy for the amount of time he's been an unused sub. His time will come.

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Ayling....

Sitat
Up there with our best wins this season. Ayling was absolutely brilliant, particularly when things were a bit dicey in the first half.


Phil Hay:
He was best player for sure. Really stepped up at CB when we needed him

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Kalvin for ett minutt siden :D

Kalvin Phillips
@Kalvinphillips

1m
I now know how you
@LUFC   fans feel watching from the stands! Nervous wreck! Well done boys. Love to see it








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 ;D ;D ;D

Graham Smyth
@GrahamSmyth

Another break in play.
Huddersfield fans: 'Twenty years you've won **** all.'
Leeds fans: 'A hundred years, you've won **** all.'

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Meget skuffet over Harrisson/Costa, skaper nada
Kantene er noe vi ikke får brukt. Ellers er vel Phil inne på mye her:

Phil Hay
There's a fairly obvious gap between the midfield pair of Hernandez and Klich and the defence behind them. No-one stepping into it and control of the game's been a problem because of it. #lufc

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Spiller: Adam Forshaw
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 23:01:31 »
Frustrerende tider for Forshaw.

Bielsa på dagens presser:
“For three months so far he is not competing. In this period, he didn’t complete his recovery. He is working hard every day, he is very professional, with a lot of attention to his recovery.
The same with the medical staff, but we don’t have a date where he is going to play. Of course, it’s frustrating for him and also for us because he’s a very necessary player. If you see the next match, he could replace Phillips.”

Men etter det Hay hører er han ikke sååå langt unna heller:

Sitat
What will happen first the end of Middle East violence or Forshaw’s return from injury?

Phil Hay
@Kurtis S. bless him, he's ultra close but can't quite get over the final hurdle. Must be deeply annoying, especially considering how well he was playing.

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Under 18's
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 22:03:51 »
U18 fikk en i trynet etter ett minutt men tok mer og mer over.

Cresswell/Kenneh bak syns eg var bare såder i starten da Hull var med på notene.

McKinstry var sentral for oss offensivt i den perioden.
Burlace hadde en aldeles nydelig presis pasning fra krittstreken til høyre til krittstreken til venstre, lenger fremme. Den imponerte.
Jenkins ble skadet halvveis i omgangen og måtte ut ved pause.
Niklas leverer jevnt hele veien, løper enormt. Ble tatt mye i en periode også.

Etter hvert ble det 'bare Leeds' :)


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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Under 18's
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 21:29:10 »
Niklas skaffer straffe - Cresswell scorer :)

3-1

https://twitter.com/LUFC/status/1202686701216419846?s=20

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Under 18's
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 20:50:56 »
2-1 Leeds til pause.

Cresswell

https://twitter.com/LUFC/status/1202676413544964096?s=20

Men var det Hauglands andre assist?

Nope, Det var Burlace som slo corneren.

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Under 18's
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 20:32:12 »
U18 kom tidlig under - men Josh Shergill altså :o

https://twitter.com/FocusOnLeeds/status/1202671706533515265?s=20

1-1 :)

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Under 18's
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 19:45:45 »
U18-kamp LUTV om et kvarter :)

We look at Thursday’s clash.
Leeds United’s Under-18s welcome Hull City to Elland Road on Thursday (7pm) in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.
The Whites have a rich history in the competition, having lifted the FA Youth Cup on two occasions in 1993 and 1997.
Both sides come into the fixture on the back of home defeats last weekend in the Professional Development League, with Leeds beaten 1-0 by Burnley and Hull City losing 3-0 against Crewe Alexandra.
The two sides last met in November, with Hull recording a narrow 3-2 victory at Thorp Arch, which the Whites will be hoping to avenge.
Head coach Mark Jackson has confirmed a number of players who have made the step up to Under-23s football in recent months and are still eligible to play for the Under-18s will be made available for the tie.
The winner of the tie will have a home draw in the fourth round at home to either Luton Town or Sheffield Wednesday.
You can watch the game via our social media channels, on LUTV or follow live updates below:

Leeds stiller med:
Skerry -  Burlace, Cresswell, Kenneh, Shergill - Jenkins, Galloway, Haugland, Gibbon, McKinstry - Kumwenda

Kjenner jo noen via U23 men gjtter mest mht posisjonene...

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Ny låne-spiller: Eddie Nkethia
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 19:35:53 »
Nketiah kommer garantert til å bli henta tilbake til Arsenal i januar. Den evt nye menageren kommer til å se på han, før han tar stilling til videre utlån til andre klubber
Garantert muligens i verste fall.  ;)

Eddies læretid under Bielsa handler naturligvis om mye mer enn spilletid på a- laget. Arsenal var nok godt kjent med at Bielsa stort sett alltid starter med en spiss og at Bamford som ble hentet inn for relativt mye penger, var tiltenkt rollen som nr 1 spiss. Og med 46 kamper er Eddie garantert MYE spilletid utover sesongen hvis han holder seg skadefri.

Jeg regner med at også en ny manager i Arsenal legger disse faktorene inn i vurderingen.

Phil Hay av i dag:

the club's confidence doesn't stop Arsenal making the decision. It's their call. I'm not sure which way this will go but if Nketiah barely plays over the next month, Arsenal will be very tempted to send him elsewhere.

Han skriver også at han hører at Eddie har det OK i Leeds og pusher ikke for å returnere - men han ønsker mer spilletid.

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Spiller: Jordan Stevens
« på: Desember 05, 2019, 19:31:41 »
Litt mer Steven-stoff fra dagens Q&A med Hay:


Sitat
Do you think the club will look to replace Clarke if he goes back to spurs or promote from within?

Phil Hay
@Ryan M. promote from within. Stevens.

Sitat
Afternoon Phil

The club must think a hell of a lot of Jordan Stevens. Well involved with the first team, more appearances seem likely and i'm sure you mentioned he would naturally replace Clarke when he leaves. Do they feel they have a real talent there?

Phil Hay

@Tom H. they do. The new contract is a bonus for him so soon after his betting ban. That sort of thing can set a young player back badly and if Clarke was staying until the end of the season, it's unlikely that Stevens would have had much of a look-in. Missing six weeks of training under Bielsa doesn't do you any favours. But people I speak to tell me Clarke will be recalled.

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Bekrefta av Bielsa at det er White som tar jobben til Phillips mot Hudders

Tre ute - resten ok:

Beren Cross
@BerenCross

Ben White in as the defensive midfielder then. Worked hard on it all week in training, Bielsa says. Shackleton injured again too. That makes three out with Forshaw and Roberts. #lufc

The injury of him and Shackleton is an injury of about two or three weeks recovery and they are in this process of recovery.

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Breaking news i engelsk fotball
« på: Desember 04, 2019, 19:42:27 »
Ikke Breaking News ennå, men kan potensielt bli veldig breaking i Championship-sammenheng:

Phil Hay
@PhilHay_

Loads of detail here about the EFL charges facing Sheffield Wednesday. Discussed it on the podcast we recorded today (out tomorrow) -
some in Championship circles think they could be hit with a 21-point deduction:

Nancy Frostick
@nancyfrostick
The story behind the recent statement from #swfc -
@TheAthleticUK
 understands the club will base their defence against a misconduct charge over the sale of Hillsborough around the belief that it was approved by the EFL

https://twitter.com/nancyfrostick/status/1202278633576030208?s=20

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: LEGENDE: Bobby Collins
« på: Desember 04, 2019, 18:07:21 »
I dag får klubben Freedom of the City Award, de som var i klubben 1968-74.

Blant dem er strengt tatt ikke Bobby Collins.
Likevel er det ham Eddie Gray trekker frem!

Dette er for så vidt ikke noe nytt, Don Revie har sagt han var hans viktigste signering, en såpass perifer person som VG-Svea skriver det samme... Men likevel, blant alle stjernene i Don Revies Leeds, trekkes altså frem en som ikke var med på en eneste av trofèene de vant...
 
When Don Revie's Leeds United men brought glory days to Elland Road they were standing on the shoulders of a giant

Leeds United’s Revie Boys were standing on the shoulders of a giant when they brought the glory days to Elland Road.

By Graham Smyth  Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 8:45 am
 
That giant was just 5ft 3ins tall, wore a size four boot and was supposedly entering the twilight of his career when he arrived at United in 1962 as a 31-year-old.

But Bobby Collins did not leave the Whites for another five years and by the time he departed for Bury in February 1967, he had cemented a place in the club’s folklore by helping them to avoid relegation, captaining them to a Second Division title and leading a charge to second place in the First Division and an FA Cup final.

He also built the foundations for the glorious years to come.

The influence of the Scottish midfielder was felt both during and after his time in the white of United and made him, in Eddie Gray’s eyes, Leeds’ most important player, in an era full of legends.
Collins’ presence made an immediate impact on a 16-year-old Gray.

“When I first came to the club I realised what an inspiration he was,” said the winger, who went on to make 454 league appearances for United.

“Bobby was the main man at the football club.

Don Revie, the manager of Leeds United FC, filming Bobby Collins, the team captain (Pic: Getty)

“It’s no secret, Don has been on record himself, and he signed a few good players including Johnny Giles and Allan Clarke, that he felt Bobby was probably his greatest ever signing.

“Probably one of the best signings made in British football, never mind for Leeds United.
“I played with great players, there were great players even before our time, but I don’t think there’s ever been a more important player who has walked through the gates than Bobby.”


Collins had already been a league title winner with Celtic and played 133 top-flight games for Everton, but he did not come to Leeds to merely see out his final footballing days.


Eddie Gray played over 400 league games for Leeds United in their glory days (Pic: Getty)

“He was supposed to be coming to Leeds in the twilight of his career and he ended up taking the club from the old Second Division into the First, challenging for the title, getting to the ’65 cup final,” said Gray.

His diminutive size was no barrier to bossing a game or dominating an opposition midfield, a burning desire to compete and to win more than making up for what he lacked in stature.


“On the football pitch he was a giant,” said Gray. “He was a fierce competitor. The game was a bit different then, it was a little bit more physical then and Bobby would stand up to everybody.
“There was no way anyone could bully him out of a game.”

The tag of midfield general did not just stem from his combative nature, Collins could play – a fact happily recognised by the other side of one of Leeds’ fiercest rivalries.

“Bobby shirks nothing; they never come too big for him, but it is his football brain that makes him invaluable,” said Matt Busby.


Gray recalls watching in awe with other youngsters as Collins would bend free-kicks into the net.
He was a player who got the best out of others, forming a particularly effective partnership with outside-left, Albert Johanneson.

He brought others into the game and he kept everyone on their toes.
“He never gave us a minute, because he was always telling us to do this, and do that, and do something else,” said Billy Bremner.

Collins was, evidently, the leader’s leader.
By the time Bremner, Gray and Leeds United had won two First Division titles, two European Fairs Cups, an FA Cup and a League Cup, Collins had departed Elland Road, an horrific injury sustained against Torino in 1965 in his own words ‘effectively ending’ his Leeds career.

But the ‘Wee Barra’ had left such a big mark on the club that Gray gives him credit for setting United on the path to glory.
“When he first came to the club they were fighting for survival and once they did that and got the ball rolling, all the players bought into Don’s beliefs and he was a great believer in Bobby.


“He made sure you knew what was expected. He made sure that there was that competitive, winning mentality at the football club.

“I think Bobby was the man who turned them into a winning team.
“Bobby was the man helped get it all started.”
Collins, who passed away in 2014, will receive the same Freedom of the City Award that Leeds City Council will today bestow on the Revie boys, the players of the club’s finest era, in a civic reception.


He will be in the thoughts of his former team-mates.
“It’ll mean a lot to me [to represent players who have passed], especially two of the most inspirational characters in the history of the club, namely Bobby and Billy,” said Gray.
“All of my team-mates will all be thinking about the players who aren’t with us.
“It’s a great honour for all the team.

“There were a few boys brought up as Leeds boys themselves, it’s fantastic for them.
“It means everything from a personal point of view but, more to the point, to the team, the city.
“You look back with fondness at your time with those players, I’m just grateful I had the opportunity to play with them.”
 
 
https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/sport/football/leeds-united/latest-leeds-united-news/when-don-revies-leeds-united-men-brought-glory-days-elland-road-they-were-standing-shoulders-giant-1331783 

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Ordet er fritt / Sv: Ung spiller: Bryce Hosannah
« på: Desember 04, 2019, 15:04:57 »
Glimrende om Bryce Hosannah!



Vi har sett ham på U23 - der han langer fremover fra høyrebacken. Ikke den beste nærteknikken men han avanserer og har lange gode klyv...

Player Profile: All you need to know about Bryce Hosannah!
 
FocusOnLeeds  22 hours ago

There has been plenty of speculation about Bryce, his background and how seemingly from nowhere, he ended up at Leeds United. His journey is evidence that young players develop in different ways and not always at the same pace. Something that not all academies recognise. Additionally, his arrival in the north is a result of the extensive network that the club’s sporting director, Victor Orta, possesses.

Who is Bryce Hosannah?

Bryce is a product of the Afewee Urban Football Club, that has recently received much well-earned publicity. The club is referenced frequently in Michael Calvin’s highly acclaimed book No Hunger in Paradise and the BT Sport documentary of the same name. Founder, Steadman Scott has a philosophy that teaches young players from the minute they start playing to treasure the football. He encourages dynamic attacking play from all over the pitch, which is clearly evident in the way Bryce plays. He is the latest right full back off the Afewee Urban ranks, following in the footsteps of Nathaniel Clyne and Mandela Egbo.

He was educated at private school and first came to prominence playing for Chelsea coach Fiona Armfield’s Croydon district team, that would ultimately reach the national schools finals. This lead to him being scouted by Chelsea, Fulham and Crystal Palace. He and his family opted for him to join the latter as it was both close to home and most importantly his secondary school, Trinity School, part of the renowned Whitgift group of schools, producer of many top sporting talents. Bryce had by then received both sports and academic scholarships, following outstanding 11 plus entrance exams results and his excellence in both football and athletics. Bryce was a highly rated schoolboy 400 metre runner, giving him the ability to work the line and make lung busting runs on the football field.

Bryce’s time at Crystal Palace coincided with his time at Trinity School, where he was a participant in rugby, cricket and athletics, in addition to various school and representative football teams. He also received weekly enhanced private coaching from Anthony Gale, the son of ex-West Ham star Tony Gale, throughout this period. As documented in No Hunger in Paradise, at the age of sixteen, Bryce received 5 A* and 4As in his GCSEs and left Trinity School to pursue a career in professional football. Due to a perceived lack of physical stature, Bryce lacked game time at the outset of his scholar period. However, he received his opportunity to start in October of that season and following outstanding performances in the FA Youth Cup, made the right back position his own by mid-season. At the beginning of his second scholar season, Bryce had still not received a first professional contract offer, despite being at the club for 6 years. He felt his future was elsewhere and this would ultimately lead to his arrival at Leeds Utd. He enlisted the services of the same management company that look after Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama and Chelsea’s US star player, Christian Pulisic among its clients.

After securing his release from Crystal Palace, the plan was to find a club that encouraged a free flowing style of football, which would bring out the best in Bryce. Europe was felt to be the best fit, but contact was also made with Victor Orta, who was then at Middlesbrough FC. An untimely injury meant that Bryce entered the 2017 pre-season still unsigned, but with strong interest being shown in him by F.C. Twente in Holland. After performing well during a short trial period, this appeared to be his likely destination. However, dialogue was had between Bryce’s representative and Orta, who by now had arrived at Leeds. Bryce came on trial and strong performances against Tadcaster Utd and Scarborough in pre-season friendlies led to him securing an initial 2 year contract agreement.





Style of play

Bryce Hosannah is an attacking full back that likes to get up and down the pitch using his pace. He is however, comfortable playing at centre back. Below are his two main positions and his tactical role in them.



What are his key attributes?

Bryce Hosannah has pace to burn and there aren’t many around that can stop him once he gets going. This however isn’t to say that he has just pace and no footballing ability, because that isn’t the case. In his main position, pace is a key attribute to have as it allows him to support the attack but also be able to get back and defend. His dribbling ability for a full back is good which helps him in attacking areas but also when bring the ball out from defence. He is very much a modern day full back that suits the way both Bielsa and Corberan like to set up their teams.

What are his areas for improvement?

Bryce often finds himself in advance positions due to his good running power but at times lacks the final ball. Over the past two seasons he has managed to pick up assists but could have much more if he was more consistent. With game time and more time on the training pitch practicing such situations, I know he has the attitude to improve this area of his game. His defensive positioning will also be an area that Bryce will be looking to improve over the next couple of years. When he plays at full back, it doesn’t have as much of an impact on him as when he plays centre back as he has the pace to get back. The problem comes when he plays centre back. If he is caught out defensively, then because he is the last line of defence, his pace won’t always help him get back and stop the opposition scoring. Like I mentioned early, centre isn’t a position he plays too much and his long term future is definitely at right back or wing back.

One concern of mine is his recent injury record. Since joining Leeds he’s struggled to put a real run of games together and has a number of injures that have sidelined him for months. If he can put his injures behind and start getting a real run go games then there is no reason why he can’t make it at Leeds United. With right back being a position that we have lots of players that are capable of playing there and doing a good job, a loan move for first team experience could be a option both Bryce and the club may think about in January or the summer.

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