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U23's 2019-20

Post by Chilli D » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:15 pm

Surprised no-one has mentioned this today.
The U23's picked up where they left off last season and beat Millwall this afternoon 3-2.
A strong looking team won with goals from Strujik, Nketiah and a 96th minute winner from Bogusz.
When you look at the personnel on duty today we really do have a strong squad.
Any one of those that played could do a job for the first team, some of them already have.
And we have Ayling and Roberts to return as well.
Things are looking good.

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Chilli D » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm

My apologies, I have just seen it got a mention on the breakfast debate.

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by faaip » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 pm

No, good we have a 19/20 season thread...good job
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Irish Ian » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:20 pm

Seeing that lineup today suggests we will see the same starting 11 on Weds.

I thought for such a strong lineup Leeds should have romped that match.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by 1964white » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:19 am

Chilli D wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:22 pm
My apologies, I have just seen it got a mention on the breakfast debate.
A U23's topic was required Chilli, well done for taking the initiative :tup:

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by weasel » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:02 am

Irish Ian wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:20 pm
I thought for such a strong lineup Leeds should have romped that match.
Last season the U23s seemed to play better when 'first teamers' weren't in the team. Hugely different approach during the games for youngsters trying to prove they are good enough compared to 'first teamers' using it as a fitness run out and trying not to get injured but not playing at 100%. A bit like how in cup games against lower opposition and the lower league side give it their all as it is their biggest game of the season/career whereas the bigger team players are just hoping not to get clattered and thinking their superior ability will see them win.
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Post by Irish Ian » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:17 am

weasel wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:02 am
Last season the U23s seemed to play better when 'first teamers' weren't in the team. Hugely different approach during the games for youngsters trying to prove they are good enough compared to 'first teamers' using it as a fitness run out and trying not to get injured but not playing at 100%. A bit like how in cup games against lower opposition and the lower league side give it their all as it is their biggest game of the season/career whereas the bigger team players are just hoping not to get clattered and thinking their superior ability will see them win.
Very good point.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by mothbanquet » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:25 am

The scoreline suggested a close game yet as is typical with us, we shut Millwall out for the majority of it but lapses of concentration nearly cost us. That said, some brilliant performances from Kun, Bogusz, Nketiah and Strujik. We always looked like the winners even at 2-2 with 94 gone.

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Post by Chilli D » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 am

Bogusz must be close to getting his chance in the first team surely?
I find it strange that MB replaces Klich with Costa, a central midfielder for a winger when he could go 'like for like by bringing on Bogusz.
He's still very young though, I'm sure his time will come. Maybe against Stoke in the cup?

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:40 am

Nketiah's classic counter attack goal.

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by SG90 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:16 am

0-0 draw with Bristol City, despite Costa, Shack, Douglas, Clarke, Meslier and Berardi all featuring. We play a lot better when it's just the kids and no first teamers. It seems Struijk is even being benched at CB in u23s games now.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by SG90 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:17 am

Ryan Edmondson called up to England u19s. :tup: Great to see our u23s starting to get recognition at international status.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:29 pm

U23's playing Watford this evening. Winning 1-0 (Struijk) after 25 mins. Ooh Penalty. Nketiah scores 2-0. Playing some lovely stuff.

Douglas Nketiah, Berardi, Clarke playing. Ayling and Roberts on the bench.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:34 pm

First time I have had a look at McKinstrey, and he is very lively on the right wing.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:46 pm

3-0 Eddie. 42 mins. Great cross from Gotts. Finished on the half volley by Nketiah.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:49 pm

3-0 HT. Masterclass so far. Their keeper is having a blinder.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:08 pm

Ayling, Roberts and Davis on for Berardi, Nketiah an Douglas. Another pen - Mc Kinstry brought down again. Roberts converts. 4-0.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by Gandalf » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:13 pm

5-0. Gotts scores calmly from an Ayling pull back.
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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by 1964white » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:28 pm

Wow !

Watford U23's won't be a set of mugs being part of a premiership set-up

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Re: U23's 2019-20

Post by 1964white » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:30 pm

Eddie just keeps scoring 8-)

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