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Gaetano Berardi - Is he a liability ?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:39 pm
by Cjay
Is todays player.

Signed in the summer 2014 the Swiss hardman has become something of a cult figure.

Though never really first choice, on the right he has had Sam Byram and Luke Ayling ahead of him, on the left Charlie Taylor.

He has developed a reputation as one of the most dependable members of the squad, and behind Pontus Jansson he may be the most popular with the fans.

So, where do peoples stand on the Swiss international?

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:31 pm
by hector
He should be our 1st choice RB and the Nomad should have to earn his place....

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:44 pm
by gessa
^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^^

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:48 pm
by Ratscoot
A definite cult hero and truly as passionate about Leeds as we are, he really deserves to wear the shirt, just wish the rest of the team were like him, we’d be top of the League. A Leeds legend in the making, top bloke :tup: :tup: :tup:

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:55 pm
by hector
gessa wrote:^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^^

:-D :-D

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm
by gessa
hector wrote::-D :-D
:wink:

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:05 pm
by 1964white
Sam Byram had one very good season as did Luke Ayling

I wonder how many good seasons would Berardi had if not for suffering some serious injuries.
Revie would have relished the option of having Berardi in his small squad of players as Gaetano is old school, a player who is hard, committed, never gives up & would have done the defensive job expected by Don

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:07 pm
by Cjay
Really really bad.

The first goal wouldn't have happened had he not given the ball away cheaply.

At his best he is a solid left back but he isnt a natural and it showed yesterday. He was appalling and not being his natural position is no excuse for losing possession like he did.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:14 pm
by Gurj
Berardi needs to be given he's old Right Back slot again and Ayling dropped for a couple of games. He (Ayling) has played virtually every game of us this season and I think he's recent performances would suggest he needs to be taken out the team to see if he can recapture he's form of old.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:40 pm
by Cjay
Just read Berardi has put 8 crosses into the box . This season.
8!!!!!!

Love him and feel sorry for him but thats not good enough.

Cbj has to take his place imo.
Berardi should be right back, but he certainly cant be a left back, totally stifles our attacking threat down one side.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 pm
by Cjay
Another game where Berardi offered nothing going forward.

In the first half QPR targeted him and most of there threat was down our left.

Hopefully Cbj gets a chance like Cibicki, Berardi should be right back.


Its not his fault but its either right back or bench imo.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:22 pm
by John in Louisiana
I'm only a Yank, so take my opinion for what it's worth, but I thought Berardi was really solid along the back on Saturday. QPR were absolutely no threat on his side of the field.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:45 am
by faaip
John in Louisiana wrote:I'm only a Yank, so take my opinion for what it's worth, but I thought Berardi was really solid along the back on Saturday. QPR were absolutely no threat on his side of the field.

He was, played very well and bailed out our goalkeeper too at one point, only player back covering a breakaway

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:21 am
by 1964white
faaip wrote:He was, played very well and bailed out our goalkeeper too at one point, only player back covering a breakaway
That is how we set for a corner with our only tall players Pontus, Cooper & Ayling sent forward as we are basically a team of midgets

Berardi & Vieira do that job well :tup:

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:20 pm
by Cjay
Maybe a bit overly harsh . . . .

But there was certainly an occasion where he was to narrow and a chance came because of it. And he offers nothing going forward, not a thing.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm
by lufc1304
Cjay wrote:Maybe a bit overly harsh . . . .

But there was certainly an occasion where he was to narrow and a chance came because of it. And he offers nothing going forward, not a thing.
Can't have it both ways, Cjay. We've all been lamenting the fact that Ayling goes walkabout; if Berardi does the same and the move breaks down, our CHs are left totally exposed. Personally think there's enough creativity in our team for GB just to do the ugly stuff, the stuff he does so well and then give to the flair players

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:33 pm
by Cjay
lufc1304 wrote:Can't have it both ways, Cjay. We've all been lamenting the fact that Ayling goes walkabout; if Berardi does the same and the move breaks down, our CHs are left totally exposed. Personally think there's enough creativity in our team for GB just to do the ugly stuff, the stuff he does so well and then give to the flair players
There a happy medium though, most good full backs do it.

Balancing attack with defence, Ayling goes all out, Berardi goes not at all (not his fault entirely).

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:24 pm
by lufc1304
Cjay wrote:There a happy medium though, most good full backs do it.

Balancing attack with defence, Ayling goes all out, Berardi goes not at all (not his fault entirely).
I think the problem is the fact that he is naturally right footed. Will always have a tendency to drift inside, which narrows the game when he plays on the left. When he was played in his natural position, I seem to remember him getting on the overlap and delivering pretty decent crosses.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:59 pm
by Cjay
lufc1304 wrote:I think the problem is the fact that he is naturally right footed. Will always have a tendency to drift inside, which narrows the game when he plays on the left. When he was played in his natural position, I seem to remember him getting on the overlap and delivering pretty decent crosses.
Agree with all that.

It isnt his fault entirely, takes a very talented player to play as a right footed left back and look totally at home.

Cesar Azpillicueta is able to do it, but few are.

Re: Gaetano Berardi

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:05 pm
by 1964white
lufc1304 wrote:Personally think there's enough creativity in our team for GB just to do the ugly stuff, the stuff he does so well and then give to the flair players
Agree entirely we don't need our full-backs bombing all over the pitch getting totally out of position