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2017 start vs 2018

Post by LevLeeds » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:45 am

Not sure if anyone saw this but interesting stats never the less.

IMO the start this year was much trickier than last years. Preying to continue the unbeaten start tonight. We have to lose at some point tho, this is the championship after all just not tonight :strong:
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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by faaip » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:53 am

Another comparison

17: I was warning against a collapse coming as it seemed a highly artificial position
18: I'm not issuing the same warning, this is sustainable. That's not to say we will get promoted, anything can happen, but this just feels right compared to last season which was fools gold
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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by Chilli D » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:16 am

faaip wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:53 am
Another comparison

17: I was warning against a collapse coming as it seemed a highly artificial position
18: I'm not issuing the same warning, this is sustainable. That's not to say we will get promoted, anything can happen, but this just feels right compared to last season which was fools gold
I agree with faaip.
We've already played Stoke, Derby, Swansea and Middlesborough, four teams tipped to be in the promotion shake up and not lost any of them.
This season's squad has more strength in depth although it's being tested to the limit at the moment with the spate of injuries.
I'm a bit surprised MB risked several squad members in the U23's yesterday when we have a game tonight especially when a squad member (Shaughnessy) limped off injured. It sends a clear message that the team will be unchanged from Saturday.
However, based on what I've seen so far I will be both shocked and incredibly disappointed if we don't finish in the top six.

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by leic white 63 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 am

some very good points . we are a lot fitter , physically and mentally this year. still early days of course but will be interesting to see where we are around christmas time when its freezing cold the pitches become heavy for our fair weather players . im with you chille be very disappointed if we dont make the top six. we leeds utd we just bound to blow up :)

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:59 am

I think faaip's right too in that we've a more sustainable squad and manager - hope we can get past the injuries and the dry spell, although we did score on Saturday.

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by SuperLeeds2U » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:03 am

Morning All,
Agree with being happier with this Seasons start.
Under TC, team were bullied against the likes of Cardiff, Millwall etc. and imo would have lost the games against Swansea, Boro & Millwall this Season.
The overall quality of our football dropped for periods against these teams, but they battled through to get great results including late goals in Swansea & Millwall games.
Here's hoping that we play well this evening.
But more importantly, get the 3 points.
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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by LevLeeds » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:31 am

We are class....

We will go unbeaten through the whole season and then again next season.

Premier League Champions 2020.

Heard it here first.

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by LUFC 1966 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:58 am

LevLeeds wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:31 am
We are class....

We will go unbeaten through the whole season and then again next season.

Premier League Champions 2020.

Heard it here first.
Love the optimism Lev. Here’s hoping
This time I know it's for real :shirtw:

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by 1964white » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:24 pm

LevLeeds wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:31 am
We are class....

We will go unbeaten through the whole season and then again next season.

Premier League Champions 2020.

Heard it here first.
Now that would be something special Lev :-D

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by Dalton » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 pm

Yes, the performances are better and we didnt get bullied by Millwall for a change, albeit not a great result.
I am a little more cautious as we dont know if the team has the legs for this type of play and the playing staff to do it. Also,
1 goal in 5 hours of football is concerning too as teams are studying our play and organising. Boro in particular.
I am hope i am 100% wrong!
My my my, such a lot of guns around town and so few brains

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by 1964white » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:42 pm

Reasons why we are much stronger this season

Bielsa.
Players are as fit as a butchers dog (when not injured)
Peacock-Farrell
Ayling's back
Cooper & Pontus look much more comfortable
Phillips & Berardi's new impressive roles
A proper LB in Douglas
Klich
Roofe's all round game/impressive form
Better loan signings
U23's kids in the first-team squad
Fixture list start much tougher
Achieving points when we go behind in games
Scoring goals from all over the park
Defending much more assured
Passing/possession much improved, move the ball quicker & quick on the break. Better football all round
Stood up to Millwall/Boro's bullying style of football

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by 1964white » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:50 pm

Dalton wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Yes, the performances are better and we didnt get bullied by Millwall for a change, albeit not a great result.
I am a little more cautious as we dont know if the team has the legs for this type of play and the playing staff to do it. Also,
1 goal in 5 hours of football is concerning too as teams are studying our play and organising. Boro in particular.
I am hope i am 100% wrong!
Two low score draws v Boro' & Millwall doesn't concern me

Preston reserves v Leeds reserves in a cup game was a no no game for me in our previous five hours of play, I prefer to include the Norwich game in there where we bashed the canaries 0-3 :-D

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by Dalton » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 pm

Seeing as you were there Sir, I will bow to your better judgement!
My my my, such a lot of guns around town and so few brains

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by 1964white » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:03 pm

Dalton wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Seeing as you were there Sir, I will bow to your better judgement!
My judgement may not be so good if we don't score goals tonight :(

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by johnny wadd » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 pm

this time last year we had played a lot of crap teams, bolton, forest etc
so i am pleased so far

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Re: 2017 start vs 2018

Post by LevLeeds » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:18 pm

johnny wadd wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 pm
this time last year we had played a lot of crap teams, bolton, forest etc
so i am pleased so far
This time next year Johnny we'll be millionaires!!!! :) :) :)

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