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White Riot wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:31 pm Ming's is a complete tool
Should have been shown a :redc:
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Boo Radley wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:36 pm Totally agree AJS!
Yes, Villa could have gotten a goal but we could have had 6.
Our football was just wonderful to watch and we made them look the glorified Championship team that they really are.

Agree it was the best I’ve seen us play as well. Such a shame this one was on PPV.
Correction - Bamford could have had 6 alone
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andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:39 pm Correction - Bamford could have had 6 alone
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mothbanquet wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:47 pm I suggest everyone watch Raphinha's movement off the ball for a moment or two...
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HarryofOz wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:36 pm What the CJay? You didn't list Alioski :), he was great.
I only listed the mortals :)

Not fair to compare them to godlike figures like Ali and Pablo :love:
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Cjay wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:41 pm I only listed the mortals :)

Not fair to compare them to godlike figures like Ali and Pablo :love:
:lol: :lol:
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Have to admit, I've wasn't looking forward to this game , had a bad feeling everything was going to go against us.
First 20, we were the better team but they looked quick on the break and they seemed to getting the better of the midfield at one point. Then we took total control. I was really worried about Ayling at CB but the style of play of the PL suits him better there than the pumping balls in you get in the Championship.
Well done to Bielsa for bring Struijk off before he got sent off, and well done too to Shacks for taking his chance by the scruff of the neck.
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mothbanquet wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:12 pm I also want to salute the tactical genius of God in making that 20th min substitution. Pascal will recover, I remember Kalvin going off after a similar in our first game against Swansea(?). But that sort of decisiveness is why Bielsa is the greatest.
Spot on mothbanquet!

With the way that cheat Grealish was throwing himself around the pitch collected free kicks like shells on a beach, it was only a matter of time before Strujik would have been sent off. He probably knows that too.

Massive call, and vote of confidence, for Shackleton to step in and hold his own like that. Massive credit to the lad and, as pointed out already, to Bielsa for such a class and timely call.
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I have to admit, before kick-off I thought we'd struggle, and I noticed a fair few on here like me.

These lads just charge forward regardless, it's amazing, a joy to behold and a thing of beauty. Don't quote me next time we lose. :)

What does Marcelo put in their tea?

Unbelievable, and it's Leeds, not some other team - imagine how the rest are feeling watching us do that to Villa. :shock:

Great times to be a Leeds fan, I thought the last two years couldn't be bettered, but making the entire PL sit up and take notice is hard to beat.
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andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:38 pm I think Strujik understands. He started well. But he would have had Grealish and Barkley running at him and not be able to put a tackle in. Obvious decision to make, although most managers would have been too weak to make it.
A comment on the BBC said Bielsa was a poor manager because of it! :shock:
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10 points, a quarter of the way there. :D
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1964white wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:38 pm Should have been shown a :redc:
Doesn't play for Leeds. :roll: Just like Jimenez kicking Koch.
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andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:35 pm Who said we needed more strength in depth? Best player missing. Captain missing. Spanish international missing.

More proof that Bielsa teams are much more than the sum of their individual parts
Klich played I think ...
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SG90 wrote:10 points, a quarter of the way there. :D
That's all I'm looking at SG

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Absolutely class performance tonight, was worried after first half it was going to be a repeat of wolves but we just went up a gear and villa couldn't get near.

A side note, Is it acceptable to drag an injured player off the floor by his shirt? Bamford wasnt even appealing for anything.
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WhiteRose wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:50 pm Absolutely class performance tonight, was worried after first half it was going to be a repeat of wolves but we just went up a gear and villa couldn't get near.

A side note, Is it acceptable to drag an injured player off the floor by his shirt? Bamford wasnt even appealing for anything.
Was Mings already booked?

Did wonder why he wasnt booked, now i know, ref bottled it.

You cant drag people to there feet by there shirt :lol:
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Highest position since 20 September 2002! :shock: :)
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Going to bang my own drum a bit here but the second and third goals came through the middle. We varied it up tonight and Paddy had the guts to not just rely on service from the wings but have a bloody good crack. I really hope we learn from this.
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SaraM wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:15 pm Certainly did, I can picture it clearly.
Jack redeemed himself tonight, much better tonight Sara
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faaip wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:49 pm Klich played I think ...
:)

In terms of quality and consistency our best over the last two seasons and this.
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