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Leeds v Brighton: Team/Reports/Ratings

Post by Genghers » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:56 am

Brighton have had a poor start this year, but I expect them to be a tough test nonetheless.

I'd probably swap Murphy for Tonge, and possibly bring in Bellusci if he gets clearance (though somewhat harsh on Cooper, he has higher level experience).

Although Ajose had a poor game (imo), I'd give him another shot along with Doukara playing the wider attacking roles.

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Post by Ryan_LUFC » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:31 am

I'd actually like to see Murphy at the top of the diamond. End of last season he played in an advanced position and did well, scoring a few goals. I would bring in Tonge or cook for Ajose
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Post by Dr.Leeds » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:47 am

Ryan_LUFC wrote:I'd actually like to see Murphy at the top of the diamond. End of last season he played in an advanced position and did well, scoring a few goals. I would bring in Tonge or cook for Ajose
Even after a few games Ajose certainly seems to be an upgrade on Hunt in the "run around making space for others" role that Hunt was bought in for. Benedicic looked useful too when bought on against Chesterfield. His first or second touch: a through ball that Hunt completely miscontrolled, was absolutely sublime, though he doesn't look as mobile as Ajose.

I like the mix of players we have now in central midfield. We have attacking players to sit in behind the front two in Ajose and Benedicic. Bianchi and Mowatt see runs and make passes. Murphy and Cook make runs forward and complement the strikers. If we had a battler to put pressure on or improve on Austin then I think we'd have the spine that we've been missing for so many seasons.

Up front too we have players of different styles that can complement each other. Powerhouse Doukara, nippy poacher Sharp, target man Smith...

Hockaday has options that no Leeds manager has had in a long time. Let's see if he can use them.
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Post by leedsmad » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:01 am

Can someone please tell me how Cooper went? and if you guys think if he will be a good signing?

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Post by 1964white » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:40 am

leedsmad wrote:Can someone please tell me how Cooper went? and if you guys think if he will be a good signing?

A very steady debut v a team fancied to do well this well

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Post by 1964white » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:49 am

Genghers wrote:Brighton have had a poor start this year, but I expect them to be a tough test nonetheless.

I'd probably swap Murphy for Tonge, and possibly bring in Bellusci if he gets clearance (though somewhat harsh on Cooper, he has higher level experience).

Although Ajose had a poor game (imo), I'd give him another shot along with Doukara playing the wider attacking roles.
As you say a very poor start from the Seagulls playing under another inexperienced manager Sammy Hyppia, they have lost eight of their first team from last season so like us Brighton are in a transitional period, a opportunity for us to strike whilst the iron is hot.
Tonge definitely has to start at the expense of Ajose. Would love to see more of Cook who looks like a real star in the making

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Post by 1964white » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:33 am

Silvestri

Byram Pearce Cooper Wanock

Murphy Bianchi Tonge Cook Doukara

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Post by faaip » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:58 am

Silvestri

Byram Pearce Cooper Wanock

Cook

Murphy Bianchi Tonge

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Post by abundegas » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:11 am

Unless there are fitness issues (and I'd hope not so early in the season) then I'd like to see the same starting 11 as M'boro. Lots of room for improvement but I think the players should be given time to adapt to new roles (e.g. Austin) and new team and new league (most players). I thought all showed promise against M'boro and plenty of encouraging signs. Plus Hockaday seems to be able to use the bench well when needed.

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Post by faaip » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:15 am

Can't disagree with that, Austin did ok and Cook needs to be bought along slowly...I just like the look of my above line up...of course it don't account for the new players.
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Post by theleedsmango » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:29 pm

abundegas wrote:Unless there are fitness issues (and I'd hope not so early in the season) then I'd like to see the same starting 11 as M'boro. Lots of room for improvement but I think the players should be given time to adapt to new roles (e.g. Austin) and new team and new league (most players). I thought all showed promise against M'boro and plenty of encouraging signs. Plus Hockaday seems to be able to use the bench well when needed.
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Post by Martyn » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:34 pm

Doukara's knock looked potentially troublesome, wouldn't be at all surprised if he misses out.
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Post by Dr.Leeds » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:58 pm

Guildford White wrote:Doukara's knock looked potentially troublesome, wouldn't be at all surprised if he misses out.
He took a few nasty challenges in the Accrington match too, one of which I thought worthy of a red card.
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Post by 1964white » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:41 pm

abundegas wrote:Unless there are fitness issues (and I'd hope not so early in the season) then I'd like to see the same starting 11 as M'boro. Lots of room for improvement but I think the players should be given time to adapt to new roles (e.g. Austin) and new team and new league (most players). I thought all showed promise against M'boro and plenty of encouraging signs. Plus Hockaday seems to be able to use the bench well when needed.

Tonge has to start

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Post by dezzy » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:18 pm

Same again surely! Continuity is the key, nobody deserves to be dropped, make the subs work their balls off to get into the side and have the 11 starters know that poor performances mean getting dropped, having said that dokoura took a knock so smith with his new contract could come in to show he's worth it
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Post by 1964white » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:23 pm

dezzy wrote:Same again surely! Continuity is the key, nobody deserves to be dropped, make the subs work their balls off to get into the side and have the 11 starters know that poor performances mean getting dropped, having said that dokoura took a knock so smith with his new contract could come in to show he's worth it
From the three games i've seen so far Dezzy we look a better side when Tonge is pulling the strings in midfield, we were overrun in the middle of the park for long periods of the first half v Boro'

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Post by Dr.Leeds » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:12 pm

dezzy wrote:Same again surely! Continuity is the key, nobody deserves to be dropped, make the subs work their balls off to get into the side and have the 11 starters know that poor performances mean getting dropped, having said that dokoura took a knock so smith with his new contract could come in to show he's worth it
Bellusci clearly hasn't been signed as a back up so, although Cooper made an impressive debut, I'd expect Bellusci to start if he has clearance.

Any other changes are likely to be forced. Doukara will start unless injured. I reckon he'll stick with Austin at the base of the diamond at least for now.
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Post by ldsutd » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:52 am

I would start with the same line up as Middlesbrough game if they are fit. I am looking forward to this game as i was away for the Middlesbrough game i could only watch it on tv.

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Post by Gurj » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:57 am

One concern I have after Saturday which overall was a positive performance was the fact that Pearce and Cooper are both left footed. Pearce has been asked to shift over and you could see, several times, how uncomfortable it was for him just making the simplest of clearances at times. Be interesting to know if Bellusci is right footed.....it may be that he is best with one of the two who played v Boro.
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Post by 1964white » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:02 pm

Here we go my 4th in two weeks hoping a 3rd consecutive win in a week

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