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Re: Now Heck is in, are we pleased TC is out?

Post by 1964white » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:09 am

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Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:42 am
Time will tell as the key issue is still the glaring weaknesses in the starting first team and the weak first team squad. TC was able to get them playing at a high level for some matches early on so the real question is that can Heck get them playing to that high level (albeit possibly in a different style/tactic/formation) more consistently and to have any chance of doing that he will need luck with injuries and suspensions because of our lack of squad depth. The concern is that with key players gone (sold) at Barnsley he wasn't able to do very much at all. Alex Ferguson was the master of getting more out of his team than others could
Good point :tup:

I do think Heck has much better players at his disposal than the ones he was left with at Oakwell.
I couldn't believe how poor that Barnsley side was when we played them in November.
I believe I have a decent knowledge of championship players as I watch them every week & always make a not of those that impress me. Tbh I didn't recognise any of their players apart from Adam Hammill who looked poor but has been a real thorn to us when we've played the tykes previously.

Yes it's all down to Heck to get the best out his current squad of players

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Re: Now Heck is in, are we pleased TC is out?

Post by NorfolkWhite » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:24 am

Said a couple of times elsewhere that with a stated aim of top 6 getting less and less likely it was only a matter of time before TC had to go. There were very few chinks of light it what was looking like an increasingly long tunnel. Seems like Radz wanted to act sooner but Orta persuaded him to give it longer. Not glad he's gone because it means we have gone backwards but I do still think that there are better performances in that squad than we have been getting so agree the move had to be made. As for Hecks, young manager with not a massive track record so hard to tell, could be another Eddie Howe or equally one more to the long list of managers who didn't cut it at LUFC. He got good performances out of a good Barnsley squad and has struggled when the better players have gone so real flip of a coin one for me, hope he's a success obviously but my guess is that we will see someone else in the hotseat before the end of next season.

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Re: Now Heck is in, are we pleased TC is out?

Post by HarryofOz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:28 am

As we were not going to get promoted under TC, I have no problem with him being gone. If Heckingbottom can't get us promoted (next season not this) or at least give it a good go, he can go too.
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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

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Post by TheLeedsMan123 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm

Hi fellow Leeds fans, just wanted to know what your opinions of the appointment is? And any feedback on my own piece would be greatly appreciated too! http://uk.blastingnews.com/sport/2018/0 ... 58863.html

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by fred » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:29 pm

Can see him failing...not sure if he has the necessary Qualities. Time will tell... :geek:

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Ratscoot » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm

TLM nicely written piece very informative, some bits I didn’t know and a very impartial nice one mate.

My feeling about By Heck is great news a young Yorkshire Manager who hopefully will bring the passion back, I really hope it works but I do worry about Orta getting the right players in and if By Heck can get a tune out of the current group, I think the Bristol game will tell us a lot
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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Cjay » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:54 pm

TheLeedsMan123 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Hi fellow Leeds fans, just wanted to know what your opinions of the appointment is? And any feedback on my own piece would be greatly appreciated too! http://uk.blastingnews.com/sport/2018/0 ... 58863.html
Good piece.

I have 0 faith in Paul but happy to be proven wrong.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by 60sUnited » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:30 am

I really hope he has great success, but I fear that the squad he has inherited lack in so many ways and we imo over rate many of them. Take Alioski, in any other team he would have been dropped long ago, totally ineffectual, same with Roofe. Maybe he can get more out of the squad than we have seen for most of the season but he will certainly earn his money if he does !!

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by 1964white » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:47 am

60sUnited wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:30 am
I really hope he has great success, but I fear that the squad he has inherited lack in so many ways and we imo over rate many of them. Take Alioski, in any other team he would have been dropped long ago, totally ineffectual, same with Roofe. Maybe he can get more out of the squad than we have seen for most of the season but he will certainly earn his money if he does !!
I know several Hull fans, some of them are really good friends of mine & all of them have commented on how poor Alioski is & his rolling on the ground antics, if other fans can see it surely our management team are aware of his poor form !

Even other fans websites are having a dig at the quality of our squad :(

We'll see Heck's opinion come Sunday

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Cjay » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:39 am

More Alioski bashing :cry:

I'd rather Paul got his boots on then suffer another Hadi Sacko show on the right :verysad:

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Clive » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 am

TheLeedsMan123 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Hi fellow Leeds fans, just wanted to know what your opinions of the appointment is? And any feedback on my own piece would be greatly appreciated too! http://uk.blastingnews.com/sport/2018/0 ... 58863.html
Why does there never seem to be a blogger who tells it like it is? Every time we get one of these no mark managers there's a ton of articles raving about them and how they've gonna be the next Revie or Wilko.

If he ends up being a disaster, and goes to another club and is a disaster there, and can only get a job in League 1, or League 2, or as a scout or the manager of a women's team, will you be writing a follow up piece saying how you got it wrong and look like an utter fool, or will you just do another one on how Terry Tosspot from Tadcaster Albion will finally be the man to get Leeds promoted?

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by 1964white » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:19 pm

Friday's Press Conference


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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by weasel » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am

Clive wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 am
will you just do another one on how Terry Tosspot from Tadcaster Albion will finally be the man to get Leeds promoted?
Just got a fiver on Terry being our next manager at the bookies. Seems they share your view as he was 5/4 favourite.
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Re: Paul Heckingbottom

Post by Clive » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 pm

weasel wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:13 am
Just got a fiver on Terry being our next manager at the bookies. Seems they share your view as he was 5/4 favourite.
Who was second favourite?

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom - Press Conference Today

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom - Press Conference Today

Post by 1964white » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:47 pm

Talks a good game, makes much more sense than some of our ex-managers

Lets hope his methods & talking produces the results

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom - Press Conference Today

Post by Cjay » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:40 pm

https://www.leeds-live.co.uk/sport/leed ... s-14327555

This game is "vital for the season"
Wants to "take the positives from the Derby game"
Lonergan has not trained
Hernandez, Roofe and Lasogga picked up knocks but hopeful they will be ok.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom - Press Conference Today

Post by fred » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:55 am

Cjay wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:40 pm
Lonergan has not trained
Not that it would make a difference I guess.

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Re: Paul Heckingbottom - Press Conference Today

Post by Norm » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:42 pm

Finally we have more points than games for which he's been in charge. Well done PH - hopefully bigger things from here.
Small gains is best at first - still difficult games ahead. I'm not even thinking about the playoffs because 5 points behind is still a mountain in this league.
I hope he solves our 'First Half Blues' and general inconsistency but, slow and steady improvement might just be what we need.

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