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Ordet er fritt / Sv: EX-Spiller: James Milner
« på: April 14, 2021, 22:16:36 »
Ganske fit han der 35-åringen :o
(Champions League kvartfinale)


35-year-old James Milner ran further than anyone on the pitch in the first half Flexed biceps

PS! Eg for min del tror Leedstoget har gått for James nå.
Han trengs ikke...


Eller mener du når vi spilte med tre bak mot City? Han spilte vel først og fremst i midten bak med LLorente og Pascal. Phillips og Dallas spilte sentralt på midtbane og Rahinha og Costa på kantene - vi spilte uten spiss etter at Koch kom inn.

Sant og si er det ikke lett 'live' på tv'en å se hvordan formasjonene er, alltid. Jeg slet i alle fall med det, noen ganger virket det som Koch lå på linje med Phillips, andre ganger var han ved siden av Struijk. Det er nok mannsmarkeringen som gjør at de forflytter seg så mye at det er vanskelig å være bombastisk.

Jeg baserte meg mest på denne her
Koch and Phillips played slightly in front of the back four, taking turns to move out and engage the City man on the ball. Previously, this had been Phillips' sole responsibility but with the introduction of Gundogan and City's man advantage, whenever Phillips pressed the man in possession, he left spaces behind.

Jeg tenker at Leeds nok vil stille med de samme spillerne som har startet i det siste, men altså med Struijk for suspenderte Cooper.

Hva så med Koch?

Han har vært innpå i begge de siste kampene, og bidro såvel sterkt til resultatet mot City.

Jeg tror han fort kan få lignende roller i kampene mot Liverpool og Manchester United.
Det fungerte godt mht det defensive at vi hadde to defensive på midten.
Jeg tror ikke Leeds vil starte med det, men at det kan være aktuelt underveis i kampene mot såpass sterke motstandere som Liverpool, Manchester United og forsåvidt også Tottenham.

Om Guardiola gjorde et bytte som Bielsa utnyttet... :o

Pep Guardiola's naïve Leeds United gamble expertly identified and exposed by Marcelo Bielsa
Pep Guardiola cut a dismayed figure at full-time following Stuart Dallas' late winner at the Etihad Stadium

It is not very often Pep Guardiola is beaten, but if it was going to be any manager to end Manchester City's streak of 27 wins in 28 matches, it would be the one he refers to as 'el maestro'.

Guardiola's pre-match quotes eulogised over Marcelo Bielsa, his influence, philosophy and personality.

He also stressed that he would not go easy on Leeds United due to the 'respect and admiration' he shares for the Whites' manager.

That said, Guardiola named a starting XI without Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez or Sergio Aguero - although he was still able to call on Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus from the start.

City's squad is an embarrassment of riches, and even with Bielsa boasting a near fully-fit squad to choose from, the two sides differed enormously on paper.

That said, the unassuming Stuart Dallas - perhaps the player who epitomises Marcelo Bielsa's coaching ability best - was the man to seal all three points for Leeds with his two strikes.

He and his teammates have come in for fulsome praise after their rugged defensive display, forcing Manchester City into 36 crosses as the champions-elect became increasingly desperate to find a breakthrough.

As ever though, Marcelo Bielsa should also be commended for his approach to the game, and the tactical switch he identified that allowed his Leeds team to exploit Guardiola's men.

In the 58th minute, with Leeds under intense Manchester City artillery fire, Guardiola decided enough was enough, subbing on top scorer Ilkay Gundogan for central defender Nathan Ake.

That meant moving 35-year-old Fernandinho back into central defence alongside John Stones whose marauding runs into Leeds' final third had caused their fair share of issues.

Minutes later, Leeds made a change of their own, one that seemed peculiar at the time.

Bielsa swapped focal point Tyler Roberts for centre-back Robin Koch. At face value, it appeared a huge defensive change, and one which would invite untold pressure for the remaining 25 minutes.

What it allowed Leeds to do was set up with a rigid back six, spread out evenly across the pitch, forcing City wide into crossing areas, with no towering attacking presence to hit in the middle.

Koch and Phillips played slightly in front of the back four, taking turns to move out and engage the City man on the ball. Previously, this had been Phillips' sole responsibility but with the introduction of Gundogan and City's man advantage, whenever Phillips pressed the man in possession, he left spaces behind.

In effect, Leeds took on a 4-2-3 shape, with Stuart Dallas through the middle, Raphinha on the right and Costa on the left of a front three which rarely left Leeds' own half.

Crucially though, this setup was vital to not just preventing City from scoring a second, but also the winning goal.

Stuart Dallas' surging run through the middle, latching onto Gjanni Alioski's perfectly-weighted ball was precisely the moment Bielsa was waiting for.

Fernandinho struggled to deal with opposition counter-attacks last season when the Brazilian was predominantly deployed at centre-back. As soon as Guardiola moved the former Shakhtar Donetsk man back, something was triggered in Bielsa.

The warning signs were there for City. Twice before Dallas' stoppage time winner, Raphinha had been sent through down the right, gliding past Fernandinho who fouled his countrymate in rather unsportsmanlike fashion on the second occasion.

Leeds' victory will be remembered as a famous one, and while there was a healthy helping of luck involved, without Bielsa's decision to try and exploit Guardiola's tactical switch, it is possible the scoreline could have read very differently.

Alltid ting å legge merke til for de som er på stadion:

Bielsa's Roberts anger, Raphinha laughed at, Guardiola explosion and Leeds United moments missed
A round-up of some moments you may have missed during Leeds United's 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Premier League at Etihad Stadium

By Beren CrossLeeds United club writer 11:00, 11 APR 2021

Pep Guardiola had a tough afternoon (Image: Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
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Roberts frustrates Bielsa
Before the joy and ecstasy of the second half and altered game plans, Tyler Roberts was drawing all of Marcelo Bielsa’s frustrations while it was 11 vs 11.

On three separate occasions in the first 25 minutes, Bielsa was visibly annoyed by what Roberts was, or was not, doing.

As early as the seventh minute, Bielsa called goalkeeping coach Marcos Abad to the touchline so he could translate his instructions for the Wales international.

Abad punched his palm to reinforce the need for Roberts to show more intensity, bite and pressure on Manchester City as they built their attacks from the back.

Only three minutes later, Bielsa smacked his knees in frustration on the touchline as he watched Fernandinho, not for the first time, ghost past Roberts like he’ wasn't there.

Then in the 23rd minute, as City broke away from a failed Leeds United attack, Bielsa was angry with how slowly Roberts and Patrick Bamford were coming back to help defend and threw his arms up in the air.

Vocal City bench
The press box was positioned behind the section in the Colin Bell Stand where City’s substitutes were sat watching the match.

We had ringside seats for every cough and splutter from the eight multi-millionaires watching on and in the 58th minute, Eric Garcia was one to catch the eye.

The former Barcelona youth audibly laughed at Raphinha as he went down under a City challenge near the home box and appealed for a foul, but got nothing.

Evidently, Garcia agreed with the referee.

Later, after his withdrawal from the match, Benjamin Mendy, Bielsa disciple, was one of the loudest voices in the stadium.

Every time Illan Meslier even dared to slow down one of his goal kicks, Mendy would immediately bellow at Andre Marriner to draw his attention to the apparent time-wasting.

Ruben Dias was another vocal critic from the stands.

Guardiola explodes
Pep Guardiola saw it coming. He said in his post-match press conference all City had to do was stop Leeds running and there would be no chance of them scoring again.

Pep Guardiola was unhappy
On one of the increasing occasions Leeds broke out of their own half in the final 10 minutes, Guardiola could not hide his anger.

Helder Costa got away down the left and was able to run at the error-prone Joao Cancelo. All the latter had to do was show Costa where to go and not foul him.

The foul, predictably, came in and all that City pressure was wasted, Leeds were able to get up the pitch and give themselves an entirely avoidable set-piece opportunity.

Guardiola turned away from the pitch and screamed in the direction of the dugout before chucking his bottle away in anger.

Hysteria and celebrations
While the away end was not full to celebrate Stuart Dallas’s match-winner, there was still pandemonium among the visiting contingent.

While the United bench and technical staff were all on their feet in the stands, arms aloft, Diego Llorente was seen sprinting to the technical area to embrace Abad.

Bielsa, of course, showed little to no emotion.

Later, with the match going through its final moments, Luke Ayling could be seen sharing a smile and a laugh with Pablo Hernandez and Mateusz Klich as they warmed up. All of them must have been in disbelief at what was happening.

Full-time embraces
While Guardiola did not hang around to give Bielsa too much love on the touchline, there were embraces from the Argentine for two others from the City contingent.

Lorenzo Buenaventura, a long-term acolyte of Guardiola’s and current fitness coach, had a long embrace with Bielsa after the full-time whistle.

Mendy, an aforementioned player for Bielsa at Marseille, also shared a few moments with the Argentine once the whistle had sounded.

Klopp nevnte Leeds allerede i post match pressern lørdag:

Klopp, who's side could arrive at Elland Road sitting seventh in the table if results go against them over the next week, echoed this fear when he spoke after his side's win over Villa.

"Hopefully we’ve turned it around," he said in his post-match press conference.

"But we have tough opponents coming up with their own targets. We have Real Madrid, of course, but then in the league we play Leeds and I think everybody who saw them fighting today against Man City knows that it is not a walk in the park.

"It will be a tough one; I think they are leading in all physical stats in the league, so that means if you want to get something there you have to do a lot and that’s what we will do. For the moment, it feels great and that we turned the game around feels even better."

Blir tøft med poeng her, men ingenting virker umulig for dette Leedslaget. Tipper Bielsa stiller med tilnærmet samme ellever som mot City, og det betyr dermed at Harrison benkes. Cooper må sone, så da kommer nok Struijk inn. Vi blir neppe svekket av det. Blir nok en ny og fartsfull kamp. Sitter forsvaret like godt som sist, har jeg tro på poeng.

Men tipset går til Liverpool foreløpig. 2-0 seier til de helrøde.


Ganske sikker på at det blir Struijk og ikke Koch ja.
Det blir tøft å sette ut Costa etter denne kampen ja, men Cooper kom inn igjen selv om Struijk hadde spilt knall i hans fravær. Bikker mot at Bielsa velger Costa eg også.
Får bare håpe at det Raphinho pådro seg ikke er noe som ødelegger hele treningsuken hans,  ellers kan han henge i en tynn tråd også...

En uke til ny kamp.
Nr to i triologien av tøffe kamper. Den første gikk jo utmerket, mens vi fikk lite betalt i poeng fra serieåpningen mot Liverpool sist. Men sportslig viste vi at vi var fullt på høyde med de.
Liverpool er vel ikke i sin beste form, 3-0-2 på siste fem (Vi har 3-1-1).

Men klarer vi å få marginene på vår side i to kamper på rad???

Jeg har et håp om at vi avslutter sesongen på en knall måte.
Defensivt virker vi solid nå, midtbanen er i bedring, og Bamford netter nok igjen. :)

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Kamper i Premier League sesongen 2020/2021
« på: April 12, 2021, 19:49:52 »
Nesten synd å si det men vi får vel håpe på B&HA i kveld, slik at Everton forblir innen rekkevidde for oss...

...ref forrige post.
Artig å sammenligne. West Ham/Sheffield U var nærme oss i distanse i begge oppgjør, men løp de så mye bare mot Leeds eller generelt mon tro???

Mot Arsenal var det JAMIE SHACKLETON som løp lengst av våre, ellers er det gjengangere som Phillips, Klich, Dallas og faktisk Ayling... :o

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Spiller: Stuart Dallas
« på: April 12, 2021, 18:51:44 »
Sky Sports med flott intervju med Dallas

Stuart Dallas says Marcelo Bielsa gave Leeds United the belief they could win at Man City

Seks minutter ut i andre omgang, og Palace gåtr opp i 1-0 ledelse.

Stoke trenger altså to mål nå for å vinne...

...og nå 2-0 :D

Detta går veien...

15 minutter senere og det står 2-2 :o   (72 minutter)
The endte 2-2.

Palace må da altså ta full pott på resten samt hente 20 plussmål

PS! Ikke helt ajourført tabell

Leeds med tre kamper igjen kan altså ta tittelen på fredag med poeng mot Villa

Seks minutter ut i andre omgang, og Palace gåtr opp i 1-0 ledelse.

Stoke trenger altså to mål nå for å vinne...

...og nå 2-0 :D

Detta går veien...

15 minutter senere og det står 2-2 :o   (72 minutter)

Seks minutter ut i andre omgang, og Palace gåtr opp i 1-0 ledelse.

Stoke trenger altså to mål nå for å vinne...

...og nå 2-0 :D

Detta går veien...

Seks minutter ut i andre omgang, og Palace gåtr opp i 1-0 ledelse.

Stoke trenger altså to mål nå for å vinne...

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Spiller: Raphinha - Raphael Dias Belloli
« på: April 12, 2021, 14:17:06 »
Her er hele (?) det omtalte intervjuet i FourFourTwo.
Litt mer detaljer i det enn dte som hittil er publisert - bl.a. om hvrdan han syns det er å bli coachet av Bielsa. :)

“In a big squad, some guys naturally don’t get as much game time as they’d like, and it would be easy for them to feel a little bit down. But then Bielsa comes to talk to them, explains his reasons and keeps everyone motivated. Some people don’t appreciate the importance of that, but I do. Sometimes players need this attention and the support of their leader.”

“In football, the coach is often a father figure for players – he wants to get the very best out of them, but cares as well. It’s not a cold relationship, and that’s definitely the case with Bielsa. It’s easy to work with him.”

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Det taktiske spillet - mot Leeds
« på: April 12, 2021, 11:02:11 »
The Athletic mener å vite at Bielsa allerede hadde instruert spillerne hvordan opptre mot ti mann.
Dessuten fikk man umiddelbart pausen til å gjenta de viktigste elementene:

KRIS SMITH  @KrisSmith98

Leeds United pulled off one of the shocks of the season by overcoming Manchester City 2-1 at the Etihad at the weekend.

Leeds came into this weekend with the shackles off after back-to-back wins over Fulham and Sheffield United, effectively sealing their safety ahead of a daunting triple-header.

There was still the chance that Leeds could mathematically secure their place in next season’s Premier League table with a win over the league leaders.

Stuart Dallas’ incredible brace clinched three points as his breakaway goals stunned the Champions-elect while the Whites played with 10 men for nearly half of the game.

Shortly after taking the lead, Liam Cooper’s strong challenge on Gabriel Jesus was adjudged to be worthy of a red card by referee Andre Marriner following a VAR review.

It left Leeds with a huge task of defending against arguably the best side in Europe with a man less.

However, the hosts only mustered three shots on target inside the box for all of their dominance and probing, showing how well Leeds maintained shape and concentration for so long.

Marcelo Bielsa was keen to deflect praise in his press conference, but The Athletic are now reporting that the squad have been put through their paces recently to prepare for the eventuality of playing with a man less.

David Ornstein wrote:

Indeed, The Athletic understands that Bielsa has conducted several sessions and tutorials on how his team should play if they are at a numerical disadvantage. This is because his preferred style of play centres fundamentally on a man-to-man approach all over the field. As such, Leeds players were sufficiently well-briefed and prepared to cope and understand how they should play after Cooper was sent off.

In the dressing room at half-time, the coaching staff told their players how, rather than pressing the City centre-backs when they moved forward with the ball, Leeds players should mark the players who could receive possession from them. This had been discussed and coached at their Thorp Arch training ground during the week.

John Stones had a lot of joy in possession for the hosts as that centre-back who the players wouldn’t press, but when he was faced with finding a pass in the final third, options were limited.

You could see just from how quickly we responded to the red card that we had a plan in place to deal with such a setback.

Most managers would swiftly bring on another centre-back but how Leeds were able to switch to a low block and shuffle across when City moved the ball quick is something you can’t do with improvisation.

That tactical change can only be implemented effectively if all of the players know what their role is outside of man-marking.

Bielsa will always avoid taking praise for such a game but it was a tactical masterclass to combat Man City, knowing that possession was going to be conceded even with 11 men.

I 30 kamper denne sesongen har vi løpt lenger enn motstanderen.

Men med 10 mann i en omgang, og veldig på bakføttene, løp vi denne gang 200 meter kortere enn 11-manns Manchester City

Daniel Chapman:

Nobody should be surprised now if Marcelo Bielsa wins the Premier League with Leeds United one day.

Leeds is where it all comes true. A man is a madman until his ideas triumph, Bielsa once said, or until he moves to West Yorkshire.
I know Bielsa will always love Newell’s the most, and one football fan to another I respect that he’ll never change. But dear me Leeds must run them close.

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Kamper i Premier League sesongen 2020/2021
« på: April 11, 2021, 14:28:03 »
Bunnoppgjøret Burnley vs Newcastle ongoing...

Bailey PF og Chris Wood spellar, mens Charlie Taylor igjen starter på benken...
Hva gær'nt har Taylor gjort i det siste??? :o

Virker som en skjebnehelg for Fulham dette. Fra å ha 'scoret' (ble VAR'et til ikke scoring) på fredag og ajour i poeng med Newcastle (med to kamper mer spilt) endte de med å tape, samtidig som Newcastle pr nå er i ferd med å vinne og gå 6 poeng foran Fulham (med en kamp til gode).

Men personlig så er det ikke så nøye om det er Fulham eller Newcastle som går ned...

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Kamper i Premier League sesongen 2020/2021
« på: April 11, 2021, 13:17:40 »
Bunnoppgjøret Burnley vs Newcastle ongoing...

Bailey PF og Chris Wood spellar, mens Charlie Taylor igjen starter på benken...
Hva gær'nt har Taylor gjort i det siste??? :o

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Spiller: Pablo Hernandez
« på: April 11, 2021, 10:45:51 »
...og nå har han blitt 36 :o

For første gang i år klarte vi tre seriekamp-seire på rappen. :)

Og for første gang på leenge klarte vi tre 2-1 seire på rappen :o

Actually here's another: Yesterday was the first time in our history, we have won 3 league games in a row 2-1. We have won 3 games in a row 2-1 twice (74-75, Barcelona (H), Arsenal (A), Ipswich (H) and seasons 12/13/14 overlapping. Watford (A), Brighton (H), Chesterfield (H).

Fem gode punkter fra kampen fra Leeds-Live!

* De skriver her at det ligger an til en trekampers karantene for Cooper :o

1)A result passed from generation to generation

Leeds United’s return to the Premier League has been outstanding. How will it be best remembered in 10 years’ time?

Much depends on how high the club goes on to fly in the next decade, but right now this stands out as that season they went away to the best club in Europe, which had lost three of its previous 48 matches in all competitions, and won despite playing with 10 men for 45 minutes.

This is the stuff that goes down in club folklore. Fathers will pass it onto their children and their children’s children. This rarely happens to newly-promoted clubs.

When was the last time Leeds United turned out a better one-off result than this? That would have been the debate in the pubs across West Yorkshire last night.

Some of the fans I spoke to suggested the Manchester City win was the best they had seen since the Champions League days, specifically the San Siro or the Deportivo La Coruna tie.

Wins like those at Swansea City last season, of course, mean more because of the direct impact they had on the history of the club.

I highly doubt there were anywhere near the same level of tears for yesterday as there were for Pablo Hernandez’s goal at Liberty Stadium, but in terms of a one-off match and the level of adversity overcome to win 90 minutes of football, this has to be right up there.

Prior to yesterday, City had won 27 of their previous 28 matches in all competitions. They are fighting on four fronts in mid-April and have a 14-point lead in arguably the most competitive league on the planet.

Leeds beat them with 10 men while playing a low block which was entirely alien to them. Just drink it in. Special days.

2)Stuart Dallas: player of the year
As we tick closer to the end of the season there are more and more debates being had around who should be the club’s player of the year.

LeedsLive ran its own poll recently and it was Stuart Dallas who came out on top by less than one per cent more than Raphinha.

Days like yesterday just cement that position for the Northern Ireland international. An extraordinary season goes from strength to strength and he proves to nearly always be the right man in the right place.

Aside from his goals, it was a tough match to shine in. Dallas was one of those tasked with closing people down on the edge of his own box. He was not one of those making the Hollywood headers out of the box.

You can’t ignore the goals, though. The composure on that second strike is ridiculous. He had what felt like 20 minutes to carry the ball, watch one of the world’s best goalkeepers coming out to smother him and think about where he was going to put it and how he was going to strike it, knowing they would not get another opportunity.

That’s seven goals in a season he has spent a large portion at left-back. More than just the goals, he simply never has a bad game. He has boundless energy and Marcelo Bielsa’s post-match comments were particularly striking.

“It (seeing him in on goal for the winner) gave me great happiness for him because he's a player whose game is based a lot on generosity,” he said.

“He is a player who helps all his team-mates to recover the ball and to not lose it. And the goal gives a lot of shine to whoever manages to score it.

“For him to have scored two goals is normally an anomaly. It's deserved, it's comforting, it's good. And this year has allowed Dallas to show a part of himself that we didn't know he had.”

3)Cooper’s suspension and centre-back ranks

Few people would have been happier watching United pick up the three points than Liam Cooper yesterday, though you don’t even need to imagine this based on his Twitter activity post-match.

Whatever your position on the tackle or the red card, everyone has to agree it was a challenge robust enough to give the officials a decision to make and in this day and age, with VAR, you are always running a risk.

Cooper will play the scenario over in his head a million times and as much as we know he loves a strong tackle, he has to wonder whether it was really necessary in those circumstances.

It seems highly unlikely the club will either appeal or see an appeal upheld, so it’s a three-match ban for the captain just as the big boys roll into town.

Liverpool, Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion will all face a Cooper-less Leeds, but, ironically, it’s probably the best time it could have happened.

As we saw with the substitutions made, Bielsa has a healthy quota of first-class centre-backs to choose from right now and Pascal Struijk would have taken immense confidence from being chosen ahead of Robin Koch after the dismissal.

The Germany international is still building his fitness after surgery, but it will still be a shot in the arm for Struijk to know he remains the first port of call.

As it stands, you would expect Struijk comes in for the Liverpool match a week on Monday based on how he played with Diego Llorente during Cooper’s Covid isolation and the fact he’s left-footed.

4)Best form of the season

Aside from who Leeds beat and the connotations of that feat, the three points signalled the best run of form the team has been on all year.

For the first time in 2020/21, they have won three on the spin and gone four matches without defeat. Safety from relegation does not, it seems, mean this squad hits the beach and lets burnout was all over them.

Myths continue to be busted and while mid-table sides traditionally look to the summer when their tired bodies hit the run-in, Leeds are delivering their best run of results this season.

Despite feeling safe for weeks, the win at City finally made it mathematically impossible for Fulham to catch them. That’s guaranteed top-flight football next season.

There was a telling comment from Bielsa in his post-match press conference. LeedsLive asked where this performance ranked in his career, but his answer went in another direction.

“It's part of Leeds' campaign in the Premier League,” he said. “The position Leeds obtain in the Premier League this year will be above any one performance.

“Of course, for the players to have been able to overcome the difficulties of the game today, it adds value to each of the participants in the game.”

Bielsa is still looking at that league table and looking at the long game. This is three points to add to their total and to get them looking upwards and what may yet still be possible with 21 points still to play for.

5)The icing on the cake

If relegation and European football is off the table, one of the few things fans still wanted from this season was a scalp from one of the division’s elite.

Few expected it would be from the top of the tree. Maybe a misfiring Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur, but the continent’s form side, on their own turf, with a man advantage? Dreamland.

If United are to remain in mid-table until the end of the season, yesterday will prove to be a fitting final accolade to finish off a compelling year.

Ordet er fritt / Sv: Leeds United sesongen 2020/2021
« på: April 11, 2021, 09:50:26 »
Spørsmålet er altså hvilken av de tre draktene som er best for oss å bruke :D

#lufc kit performance this season:

Home   P 20   W 7  D 3  L 10
PPG = 1.2

Away    P 4     W 2  D 0  L 2
PPG = 1.5

Third    P 7     W 5  D 0  L 2
PPG = 2.1


vi banket vel Leicester som er topp 3, så 0-3-5 stemmer vel ikke ??
Nei, så noe på twitter om 2-1-3 eller noe sånt mot Top 3 så langt i sesongen. Finner det ikke igjen  ::)

Form again the top 3 this season
P5 W2 D1 L2.

Husk at det er flere måter å bruke denne på, enten å se i forhold til nåværende Top 3 eller de som da kampen ble spilt var Top 3. Ser at begge varianter blir brukt i statistikker...

Etter noen utvalgte kamper gjør Phil Hay en kamprapport - som etter gårsdagens :)

På pre match pressern kom man innpå at Leeds ennå ikke hadde tatt noen 'big scalp' denne sesongen. Bielsa var enig i det, og la til at lag rundt dem på tabellen hadde klart det og hadde vist at det var mulig.

Sheffield United-seieren hadde avklart at de ikke rykket ned, og redusert 'presset' mht målsetningen for sesongen.
Men Bielsa ville ha mer: :)
According to staff at Elland Road, a release of pressure was tangible after a 2-1 win over Sheffield United but when the players reported into Thorp Arch, Bielsa turned the screw again: more video sessions, longer days and murderball hiked up another notch. Redoubled effort for meeting Guardiola.

Eg har sett kampen på nytt og noterte meg følgande:
1) Første omgang var nesten perfekt gjennomført. Man C hadde mesteparten av spelet og klart mest avslutningar, men statistikken viser ikkje at Leeds hadde god kontroll defensivt, og virka meir farlege når vi var i angrep.
2) Under kampen var det tortur å sjå andre omgang, men når eg ser det på nytt så skapte Man C veldig få kvalifiserte sjanser bortsett frå målet. Dei siste 10 minutt var Leeds best.
3) Alioski speler kanskje sin beste kamp for Leeds. Gje mannen ny konrakt.
4) Llorente var instrumental i eit veldig godt forsvar.
5) Eg hadde Dallas, Phillips og Meslier som dei tre beste i MOM tråden og står fortsatt for det.

1 og 2) Nettopp, City hadde nok spillet og halvsjanser, men det var få ganger det virkelig ble farlig og vi ble utspilt. Det skjedde vel, men var unntaket
3) Brukbar kamp jau, men eg vil fortsatt ha noe som er stabilt på et høyere nivå. Ny konktrakt er han jo tilbudt men mulig kontrakten gjenspeiler (økonomisk) at han ikke blir satset på (?)
4) Digg at Diego plutselig er både skadefri og en som tar tak som ledertype. Faktisk rimelig rask også, han *ser treg ut..
5)Midtbanen vår var ikke et svakt pinkt i denne kampen nei, slik eg vel har opplevd at midtbanen vår tidivs har vært i det siste. Enig med de som mener Phillips vokste på å ha Koch rundt seg!

Morsomt, selv uten bilder:

Herlig!! Synes hun reporteren Sue Smith lignet veldig på hun spilleren med identisk navn på det ganske så brukbare damelaget vi hadde for en god tid tilbake?? Mener hun var en kjapp angrepsspiller??

Ikke bare ligner.

Spiss på damelaget til Leeds.
* Sue Smith
* Lucy Ward
* Sophie Walton (søsteren)
  - grunnstammen som var i klubben, følger de fortsatt :)
* landslagsspiller fra Arsenal og et par til ankom, nå var de i vannskorpa til å bli blant Englands beste, seks
   landslagsspillere/potensielle landslagsspillere hadde de...
OG SÅ la Ken Bates ned hele avdelingen, han skulle spare penger


Jeg har ikke lært meg reglene for røde kort, og hvor lenge Cooper må stå over. Blir det to kamper?

Uansett ikke redd for at laget vil lide mye på grunn av det, nå som vi har tre gode alternativer i midten bak.

Det eneste som kanskje vil bli savnet, er den vokale midtstopperen som Cooper er.
Direkte rødt er i utgangspunktet to kamper ja, er det stygt kan det bli mer...

Så det blir nok Struijk mot Liverpool og Manchester...

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