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Post by hector » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Seems like a nice chap...

Bought a couple of season tickets for local ill children...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... -kids.html
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It is so illuminating!!

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Post by 1964white » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:49 pm

Unfortunately Pontus receives bad press from some quarters

He is Leeds through & through & as you say Hector seems like a nice fella

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Post by beer belly bert » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:30 pm

top man , love stuff like this when media show a good side . :tup: :tup:
I could stop drinking but im not a quitter

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Post by whiteswan » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:00 pm

Lovely story, he really is Leeds through and through. What a good idea though to give the season tickets to the hospital so that lots of different kids can get to a game.... :-D

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Post by eastyorkshirewhite » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Looks good when the media are around remember i saw him at North Ferriby ignoring requests for photos and autographs from young children.

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Post by weasel » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:28 am

Obviously I wasn't there but it might have been more that it was before the game and he was trying to get into the 'zone' or maybe just a bit miffed about the surroundings etc. This is the only story of this type I have heard in comparison to a lot of positive ones.
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Post by hector » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:27 am

eastyorkshirewhite wrote:Looks good when the media are around remember i saw him at North Ferriby ignoring requests for photos and autographs from young children.

I remember you writing this at the time...... maybe he has learned from that experience, or maybe (perish the thought.. :wink: ) Weasel is right...

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Post by 1964white » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:53 pm

Pontus can do nothing right in some folks minds even though we'd have probably finished halfway down the championship without his services last season

As a kid I use to wait at the West Stand area where the players arrived in anticipation for a glimpse of my heroes & hopefully acquire some autographs. Even then some of the Revie players didn't sign autographs however I was over the moon if i managed to get a couple :-D

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Post by 1964white » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:31 pm

Thankfully on the Swedish bench tonight watching his side losing 2-1 v Bulgaria

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Post by Norm » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:18 am

I really do like Pontus and think his heart is in the right place in every respect - love it that he loves Leeds

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Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:57 am

Norm wrote:I really do like Pontus and think his heart is in the right place in every respect - love it that he loves Leeds
He is a class player no matter what anyone says to decry the man Norm

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Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:58 am

Pontus unused last night in Bulgaria

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Post by 60sUnited » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:59 am

I agree with 64, but he does worry me now and again with his party tricks in our box !!

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Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:48 am

60sUnited wrote:I agree with 64, but he does worry me now and again with his party tricks in our box !!
Pontus was a big part of our change in fortunes last year, he was like a breath of fresh air when he came in, the real talisman we had lacked for so long. Over the dark years I've seen plenty of posts on here about just wanting players to give 100% and play for the shirt. So when we've had to deal with some of the dross that has managed to get that great shirt on their back over the last 15 years, give me Pontus anytime over those useless waste of spaces. Not saying he's perfect but he seems to appreciate the opportunity he was given to prove himself after Torino and puts his body on the line week in week with a real "thou shalt not pass" manner, love the way him and Berardi defend, you get the impression they would rather lose limbs than concede :lol: . With that and the ability to lift the crowd with his tackles and passion, he'll do just fine for me.

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Post by whiteswan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 am

NorfolkWhite wrote:Pontus was a big part of our change in fortunes last year, he was like a breath of fresh air when he came in, the real talisman we had lacked for so long. Over the dark years I've seen plenty of posts on here about just wanting players to give 100% and play for the shirt. So when we've had to deal with some of the dross that has managed to get that great shirt on their back over the last 15 years, give me Pontus anytime over those useless waste of spaces. Not saying he's perfect but he seems to appreciate the opportunity he was given to prove himself after Torino and puts his body on the line week in week with a real "thou shalt not pass" manner, love the way him and Berardi defend, you get the impression they would rather lose limbs than concede :lol: . With that and the ability to lift the crowd with his tackles and passion, he'll do just fine for me.
Great post NW..... :tup:....he'll do just fine for me as well :-D

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Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:23 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:Pontus was a big part of our change in fortunes last year, he was like a breath of fresh air when he came in, the real talisman we had lacked for so long. Over the dark years I've seen plenty of posts on here about just wanting players to give 100% and play for the shirt. So when we've had to deal with some of the dross that has managed to get that great shirt on their back over the last 15 years, give me Pontus anytime over those useless waste of spaces. Not saying he's perfect but he seems to appreciate the opportunity he was given to prove himself after Torino and puts his body on the line week in week with a real "thou shalt not pass" manner, love the way him and Berardi defend, you get the impression they would rather lose limbs than concede :lol: . With that and the ability to lift the crowd with his tackles and passion, he'll do just fine for me.
All the praise seem to head Bartley's way from many of our fans, well KB didn't look the same force when Pontus wasn't alongside him

Pontus is here & is our player. For me this season Jansson & Cooper are the leaders & are a massive influence on their team mates

Did Bartley want to return to ER ? I very much doubt it, he had other big idea's

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Post by weasel » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:37 pm

Spot on in that Bartley and Bamba/Cooper looked awful and it was only when Pontus came that BArtley started looking good. Hopefully Pontus can have the same effect on Cooper as I don't think they ever played together last season.
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Post by 1964white » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:24 pm

weasel wrote:Spot on in that Bartley and Bamba/Cooper looked awful and it was only when Pontus came that BArtley started looking good. Hopefully Pontus can have the same effect on Cooper as I don't think they ever played together last season.
Only game I can recall was at Villa when we were leading 1-0, then Cooper handled the ball & gave a penalty away for Villa to equalise. Ironically Pontus scored the Leeds goal

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Post by weasel » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:00 pm

1964white wrote:Only game I can recall was at Villa when we were leading 1-0, then Cooper handled the ball & gave a penalty away for Villa to equalise. Ironically Pontus scored the Leeds goal
Ah yes think that was the only one and Cooper had a decent game until the penalty.
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Re: Pontus

Post by 1964white » Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:26 pm

Pontus on the bench again v Belarus :-D

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