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Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Berardi
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Dallas
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Davis
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Stick with Douglas
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Stick with Alioski
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Total votes: 10

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by faaip » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:35 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:51 pm
Is it?

I thought it was our poor quality forwards

Our inability to defend set pieces

Our lack of height

Our mental fragility

Our lack of depth
Can't be, teams with that laundry list of issues are relegation teams

you missed

Our lack of creativity

Reliance on one player

Poor set pieces

Tiredness
I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious...

....but I am...

....so that's how it comes out

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by 1964white » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:46 pm

faaip wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Can't be, teams with that laundry list of issues are relegation teams

you missed

Our lack of creativity

Reliance on one player

Poor set pieces

Tiredness
We create plenty of chances.
We don't rely on just one player
Our players are not tired

However

Our set-pieces are poor

How often do we score from a corner?
When did we last score direct from a free-kick?

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by Irish Ian » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:57 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:46 pm

However

Our set-pieces are poor

How often do we score from a corner?
When did we last score direct from a free-kick?
Which is one of the reasons Douglas has been such a disappoint, 14 assists in the previous season he signed.

Then he got off to a great start, one of his corners getting headed in by Roberts early last season.

Then that was it.
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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by BGwhite » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:49 pm

faaip wrote:Plus Dallas really not to blame for the Derby debacle, that was down to Cooper and Casilla not being on the same page or we win that 1-0
And who scored ours ?

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by faaip » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:11 am

Exactly
I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious...

....but I am...

....so that's how it comes out

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by HarryofOz » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am

faaip wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Can't be, teams with that laundry list of issues are relegation teams

you missed

Our lack of creativity

Reliance on one player

Poor set pieces

Tiredness
Not to mention Bielsa's stubbornness and tunnel vision, and how our owners never get us any decent players.

It's an adventure to log on here every day to find out what latest thing we're absolutely crap at. Not things at which are good but can improve, but things we're rubbish at doing.
We're going up like there is no gravity!

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by Chilli D » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:10 am

Leif Davis for me. Excellent no frills defender who does what he is supposed to...defend.
Dallas was excellent at RB when Ayling was injured and was very unlucky to be moved when Ayling returned.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by gessa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:53 am

HarryofOz wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am
Not to mention Bielsa's stubbornness and tunnel vision, and how our owners never get us any decent players.

It's an adventure to log on here every day to find out what latest thing we're absolutely crap at. Not things at which are good but can improve, but things we're rubbish at doing.
More a chore than adventure.

It's incessant, on virtually every thread.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by HarryofOz » Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:58 am

gessa wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:53 am
More a chore than adventure.

It's incessant, on virtually every thread.
True, chore is probably a better word.
We're going up like there is no gravity!

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by 1964white » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:12 am

gessa wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:53 am
More a chore than adventure.

It's incessant, on virtually every thread.
Not on the Leeds United POSITIVE thread :lol:

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by BGwhite » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:58 am

Chilli D wrote:Leif Davis for me. Excellent no frills defender who does what he is supposed to...defend.
Dallas was excellent at RB when Ayling was injured and was very unlucky to be moved when Ayling returned.
Spot on chilli on both counts. Dallas was playing brilliant he'd really settled into the rb slot but Tinkerbielsa had to put Ayling back in soon as he was fit. We were rock solid until then.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by faaip » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 am

The fact there is a positive thread is very revealing in itself
I don't mean to sound cold, cruel or vicious...

....but I am...

....so that's how it comes out

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by gessa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 am

1964white wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:12 am
Not on the Leeds United POSITIVE thread :lol:
There was a little infiltration on that too.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by 1964white » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:20 am

This is a football forum where folk can voice their varying opinions whether they are positive or negative. If everybody had the same opinions on here it would be terribly boring!

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We don't live in a perfect world.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by weasel » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:41 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:58 am
Spot on chilli on both counts. Dallas was playing brilliant he'd really settled into the rb slot but Tinkerbielsa had to put Ayling back in soon as he was fit. We were rock solid until then.

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That would be Ayling who was the Championship player of the month for December? What was Bielsa thinking?
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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by 1964white » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:23 pm

weasel wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:41 pm
That would be Ayling who was the Championship player of the month for December? What was Bielsa thinking?
Ayling is a important player for us

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by danhirons » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:33 pm

Cjay wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Ali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davis has hardly played, minutes amount to two games, hardly a good sample size., He would give us even less height (Ali rarely gets the credit he deserves for the amount of headers he wins) and Ali and Harrison have a good understanding.

Dallas, people have short memories, much improved this season but he has never been very good defensively and it takes a very talented player to be able to play full back not on his natural side (that isnt Dallas), should be right back. People ise the 2nd leg as justification but he won praise for trying hard and scoring, not his defending.

Douglas doesnt suit the style, lacks the pace to play full back in this style imo.
Alioski has been awful there recently.

What I think bielsa will do - stick with Douglas, which I don't mind

What I'd like bielsa to do - play Dallas there

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by danhirons » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:37 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:58 am
Spot on chilli on both counts. Dallas was playing brilliant he'd really settled into the rb slot but Tinkerbielsa had to put Ayling back in soon as he was fit. We were rock solid until then.

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What?! Ayling has been one of our best players and played every game during our 7 game winning streak?!

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by BGwhite » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm

weasel wrote: That would be Ayling who was the Championship player of the month for December? What was Bielsa thinking?
You're talking about now. I'm talking when Ayling came back from injury we've leaked goals., Yes thats with the player of the month , certainly didn't get it for his defending which I thought was his primary job.

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Re: Left-Back is still Bielsa's problem position....

Post by Cjay » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:15 pm

danhirons wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:33 pm
Alioski has been awful there recently.

What I think bielsa will do - stick with Douglas, which I don't mind

What I'd like bielsa to do - play Dallas there
He has had a dip Ali I agree, but he was doing well before tbf to him.

Douglas out again, made of biscuit.

May put Dallas in at left back tbf, with Douglas out and Pablo back?

Not my choice have to say.

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