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by Cjay
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Adam Forshaw
Replies: 236
Views: 29761

Re: Adam Forshaw

And I got laughed at when I suggested he was a viable centre midfielder for us pre season. . Top player in the championship , got injured but no reason to expect anything other than playing well in the prem.... When was this? :lol: Why do injured players become World beaters the longer they are out...
by Cjay
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Adam Forshaw
Replies: 236
Views: 29761

Re: Adam Forshaw

Exceedingly well seems a bit of an exaggeration.

He has done OK relatively speaking.

Can we not build him up yet, it's happened before with Forshaw (and O'Kane) few decent games and they are wonderful Zidane clones and then they revert to meh and people realise they weren't actually that good.
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

There may be a bit of a precedent for this. A maverick manager coming into a club that has struggled somewhat for a while. Helping to reinvigorate a squad with a relatively small budget and minimal squad changes over a number of seasons. Achieving success. But then experiencing a rapid drop off in f...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

Football is a simple game made beautiful by Bielsa. Any coach can take a group of players and fit square pegs into square holes and do okay for a while, Lampard, Southgate, Ole etc can be added to long, long lists . I think you could count on one hand the amount of managers in the world that could ...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Tyler Roberts
Replies: 393
Views: 39034

Re: Tyler Roberts

I'm no Roberts fan but I gave this a bump.

Felt it was only fair to give some credit for some improvement.

Nobody is suggesting that it justifies his poor return at this club or that he is the answer (he probably should have scored if we are being honest) but it was better.
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

Their is one more factor thay hasn't been mentioned.

Fans being back.

The most successful periods in this teams time has been behind closed doors.

Maybe that plays a part?
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

We just didn't improve the squad when we needed to. Also last year everything was fresh, new and exciting. Now we don't have that behind us, so we have to work harder. But the players are tired after 3 long seasons before. People got very upset when second season syndrome was mentioned. Kinnear bei...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

I think there is only so far you can push a group of players without them crashing to a certain extent. Three years seems about the most you can really push a team. See Liverpool last season, they seemd to fall off a cliff intensity wise plus with a few key injuries they struggled. Same with us thi...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

Injuries for the main part, We've had 4-6 starters out virtually all season and the re-jigs are killing us. We're a 10-16 quality team which is a massive improvement on the lower mid Championship team when MB joined.... There's a grass is greener jealousy from our fans too but I doubt that manifest...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

Nail on head. Also as CJ says, he hates being questioned and will do it more to prove he's the boss and no-one else at any expense. I said in an other thread about DJ as CF when we have JG on the bench, a striker whom we badly need didn't even get a chance, not one minute of game time, why is that ...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

He's lost the plot mate end of. He needs to remember these are footballers not scientists. Tinker man No 2 and we know what happened to No 1. Sent from my moto g(9) plus using Tapatalk He does seem to be overthinking things now. Making to many changes out of near desperation to find a winning formu...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

We're burnt out. And the opposition have also sussed our style of play.. also massive holes in midfield was never addresses. Playing 3 wingers. Inferior players that are championship level. It's a real mess this season. Would take a dramatic window to tun this around for the second half of the seas...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Today's Games
Replies: 11490
Views: 704093

Re: Today's Games

Jansson getting angry because Everton didn't put the ball out after 1 Brentford player injured another was amusing
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Topics getting bogged down
Replies: 28
Views: 701

Re: Topics getting bogged down

I'll have a think how that might work without clogging up the top of the board. Might need a fair bit of manual curation too. 1 extra sticky thread wouldn't clog up the board? It would take much work to get the sub sections organised and updated though true. But it would give the forum a more organ...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Rodrigo Moreno
Replies: 326
Views: 32022

Re: Rodrigo Moreno selected for the Spain Squad

Can we call him a flop yet? It never made sense once you got past the excitement of Spanish International, linked with big clubs. When you looked him up and even read his own opinions it rang alarm bells. Never been prolific. Never played as a lone striker. He wants to play as a second striker (his ...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Re: Whats gone wrong . .

I will just point out the square pegs as a major issue. I firmly believe that at the top level that is a recipe for disaster. It doesnt work long term and even the best teams struggle with it and only do it as a last resort (Man City had Fernandinho playing cb for a while few seasons back and it did...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Whats gone wrong . .
Replies: 53
Views: 1194

Whats gone wrong . .

This season? I have my own theories but what do we all think? Injuries havent helped but we have had injury problems since Bielsa arrived, we have coped before so i dont think that can be the primary reason. The team seems flat, the running stats are still high but those can be misleading (if your m...
by Cjay
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Junior Firpo
Replies: 128
Views: 6077

Re: Junior Firpo

Our scouting department watched La Liga and decided the best full back we could find was a guy whose best season was as a wing back in a team that plays a back 3 . . . In the same league was Marc Cucurella whose reputation was on the rise whereas Firpo's had been on the decline. The price difference...
by Cjay
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Kalvin Phillips
Replies: 771
Views: 105938

Re: Kalvin Phillips

I dont think Bielsa will have taken kindly to KP questioning our game management last week. We know how MB is whenever his methods are questioned. So to make a point Bielsa deploys KP in the same role as he did last week tonight. It was a strange decision because Kane drops so deep it made sense to ...
by Cjay
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Brighton 0-0 Leeds Utd Match Thread
Replies: 403
Views: 11092

Re: Brighton v Leeds Utd Match Thread - Raphinha, Rodrigo and Firpo Start

Every time we hear from them they are positive . Confused enough to get us a point today, hopefully they’ll lose the plot entirely and win a couple. Tbf they are never going to throw him under the bus. Human nature though will lead to doubts if they don't see results soon. Leicester players lost fa...