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Re: Leeds v Birmingham - Team,News,Reports & Ratings

Postby lufc1304 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:22 am

From what I heard on Sky Sports, we certainly started the brighter, took a deserved lead, but then let Brum back into it. Seems they bossed a lot of the second half without actually testing Felix and we sucker-punched them (am I the only one who spotted Saiz's sublime reverse pass in the build up to the second goal?). As others have said, this was a more typical championship match than Saturday's stroll, and we came through it unscathed. Despite the understandable excitement surrounding our start, we are not the finished article, but we are a team that fights for each other and I think that will carry us through more games where we don't play well than it won't.

By the way, the last time we were top of the second division of English football was 1990 under Wilko. Just saying!! :wink:
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Re: Leeds v Birmingham - Team,News,Reports & Ratings

Postby gessa » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:28 am

I'm liking the look of the goal difference column, +12, next best +5,could be worth a point that

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Postby 1964white » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59 am

rich_leeds64 wrote:I said before the game that I'd settle for a scrappy 1-0 as we're not going to go out and dominate every game and win 5-0.

Had we seen a performance like that last season we'd probably all have been saying we played really well to stop a good Birmingham side and win 2-0 but because we're so much better this season some people on social media are saying we were average/poor. I personally thought we dealt very well with a Birmingham side who have some very good individuals and we did have to do much more defensively and through midfield but once again because of our work rate we kept another clean sheet. TC does his homework on teams and knows when and where to change things to keep us competing.
Pontus was immense last night and he's so cool bringing the ball forward and Phillips ran his socks off and took a booking for the team late on when they broke away and he tripped one of the brum player No one in the side can marked down for not trying this season but there were a couple of players who made s few sloppy mistakes. Great win, top of the league, wish it was May 6th about 14.15


Our best two last night Rich

Apparently mate of mine said Eddie Gray & Thom Kirwin were raving about Jannson saying he was immense !

Love to know how many headers/blocks he made, I recall 3 important last ditch tackles/blocks in the first-half

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Postby rab_rant » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:01 am

gessa wrote:I'm liking the look of the goal difference column, +12, next best +5,could be worth a point that


Yeah I have noticed that a large positive goal difference usually means you are in the running for promotion.
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Postby 1964white » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:20 am

Last night was a big test after the bashing we gave Burton. Totally different game v the Brummies, we had to defend well which we did limiting Brum to a couple of half-chances. How 'arry can say they outplayed us is crazy talk, the sort of bull he has been churning out for many years.
Unfortunately our passing game didn't come off for us but at least we were attempting to play attacking football rather than hoofing it which is often the case when frustration sets in. Just wasn't a game for our flair players.
Boga & Jota were a real handful however we handled them well withstanding anything they threw at us.
Pontus & Phillips were immense with important tackles/blocks/headers throughout the game.
Loved the way Dallas picked up the ball & drove into the box & killed Brum off with another superb finish rather than just play for time !

Top of the league & well deserved.....what more could we ask for :-D

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Postby MissSurreyWhite » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:40 pm

rab_rant wrote:Slept like a baby. There is something about being top of the league that gives you a good nights sleep,
and when you wake up in the morning, the bacon sausage and egg with brown sauce never tasted better.


I had you down as a Prosecco and smoked salmon brekkie sort of fan. Just goes to show...

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Postby Cjay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 pm

gessa wrote:Boga did cat h the eye, is he the one on loan from Chelski.???


Yeah, he was a threat, more so then Jota for me.

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Postby Cjay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Little comment about Gianni Alioski, have a soft spot for him (probably because he reminds me of my childhood favourite player who unfortunately turned out to be a twot).

Didnt have the best of nights attacking wise but he was kicked from pillar to post and still tries to beat people, still wants the ball, still works his socks off defensively.

I like him a lot :luv:

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Postby Norm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:17 pm

I notice that faaip's tip for doing well, Sheffield United, are only 2 points behind us - they're doing really well too.
Tight at the top.

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Postby Gandalf » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:22 pm

Cjay wrote:Little comment about Gianni Alioski, have a soft spot for him (probably because he reminds me of my childhood favourite player who unfortunately turned out to be a twot).

Harry Kewell ? He was one of my favourite players, and I supported through the Revie years.
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Postby 1964white » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:23 pm

Cjay wrote:Little comment about Gianni Alioski, have a soft spot for him (probably because he reminds me of my childhood favourite player who unfortunately turned out to be a twot).

Didnt have the best of nights attacking wise but he was kicked from pillar to post and still tries to beat people, still wants the ball, still works his socks off defensively.

I like him a lot :luv:


I gave him 5 in my ratings, poorest player on the park

Think Alioski will be better in our away games

Says enough Cjay :wink:

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Postby whiteswan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm

MissSurreyWhite wrote:I had you down as a Prosecco and smoked salmon brekkie sort of fan. Just goes to show...

Now that's my kinda breakfast! :lol:

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Postby 1964white » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:32 pm

whiteswan wrote:Now that's my kinda breakfast! :lol:


I enjoy both Swan :lol:

On our last two day stay in a hotel during September

Day 1 - Eggs Benedict

Day 2 - Fried Brekkie

Shame they didn't have porridge on the menu for starters :(

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Postby Cjay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:58 pm

Gandalf wrote:Harry Kewell ? He was one of my favourite players, and I supported through the Revie years.


I missed the Revie years, so by a distance Harry Kewell was my favourite player :-D :-D :-D

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Postby Cjay » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:59 pm

1964white wrote:I gave him 5 in my ratings, poorest player on the park

Think Alioski will be better in our away games

Says enough Cjay :wink:

Cant he have a 6 :(

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Postby Norm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:07 pm

1964white wrote:


I enjoy both Swan :lol:

On our last two day stay in a hotel during September

Day 1 - Eggs Benedict

Day 2 - Fried Brekkie

Shame they didn't have porridge on the menu for starters :(


Bacon butty with HP sauce.

Fried kippers with vinegar, pepper and buttered bread.

Simple, great tasting food.

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Postby John in Louisiana » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:34 pm

whiteswan wrote:Now that's my kinda breakfast! :lol:


Where I come from breakfast is some combination of:

boudin
biscuits and sausage gravy
eggs, scrambled or over easy
buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit (peaches, apples, or blueberries) in the batter, with pure maple syrup
ham, bacon, or sausage (or perhaps a nice thick smoked pork chop or even a steak)
hash brown potatoes or grits
fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice
coffee

I do believe we Americans have the best breakfast, but I think our breakfasts also explain why we Americans also have the best obesity. :roll:

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Re: Leeds v Birmingham - Team,News,Reports & Ratings

Postby whiteswan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:49 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:Where I come from breakfast is some combination of:

boudin
biscuits and sausage gravy
eggs, scrambled or over easy
buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit (peaches, apples, or blueberries) in the batter, with pure maple syrup
ham, bacon, or sausage (or perhaps a nice thick smoked pork chop or even a steak)
hash brown potatoes or grits
fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice
coffee

I do believe we Americans have the best breakfast, but I think our breakfasts also explain why we Americans also have the best obesity. :roll:

I remember being in California in the eighties. Me and a friend were driving from San Francisco to LA via Pacific Coast Highway 1 ( I think thats what it was called) through all the tall redwood trees. We'd stayed in some motel that didnt do breakfast so after we'd been on the road for a few hours we were starving. We stopped at a breakfast cafe and I have to say it was the best breakfast I have ever had. Bacon, sausage, over easy eggs for me, biscuits (a bit like our scones) hashbrowns and a never ending supply of coffee. Absolutely fantastic and I have never forgotten it :lol:

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Re: Leeds v Birmingham - Team,News,Reports & Ratings

Postby whiteswan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:52 pm

Norm wrote:Bacon butty with HP sauce.

Fried kippers with vinegar, pepper and buttered bread.

Simple, great tasting food.

HP ruins a good bacon butty Norm!
Supposedly the smokehouse in Whitby does the best kippers ever - so Ive heard... :-D

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Re: Leeds v Birmingham - Team,News,Reports & Ratings

Postby whiteswan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:55 pm

1964white wrote:I enjoy both Swan :lol:

On our last two day stay in a hotel during September

Day 1 - Eggs Benedict

Day 2 - Fried Brekkie

Shame they didn't have porridge on the menu for starters :(

Sounds yum! ( except for the porrige that is ) :)


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