Saw that rab, I only hope he becomes a legend for Leeds United, not any other 'big' club!rab_rant wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:45 pmI just watched the highlights once again... it seems to be focused entirely of the runs of Jack Clarke
There is one bit where he is in the 18 yrd box and he does an outrageous chip over the defender
and I thought to myself where have I seen that before and it was Gassa in the Euros against Hendrie.
Pity Jack didn't get a goal from it for it was a consummate bit of skill. Kid could become a legend.
I think criticism for Carson on either goal is harsh. Maybe he could have caught the ball in the build up to the first goal but he did get good distance on the punch. Second goal and he was at full stretch and it was a tricky one to deal with, in hindsight maybe he pushes it behind for a corner but he was at full stretch to get anything on it.
Like you say though is BPF had done either though he would have got criticised by some.
and neither of the Derby players get a red... poor refereeing
Who said Pontus can't play or run the ball out of his defence, assisted several of our attacking moves over the last month
We've had some bad ones mate but Andy Davies is one of the worst refs I've seen at ER this seasongessa wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:14 pmLooking back, the assaults on Ayling, which went unpunished and the one on Pontus at the end, were both worse challenges than the one Phillips got sent off for. They should have had 2 reds and 3 furthur yellows yesterday, not forgeting the 3 penalties we were denied. Not morally wrong but certainly ineptness by the officials, non of the decisions were borderline, all obvious not given by officials in very good positions
I know the ref gave the first pen but an awful decision from his assistant, not even close.
No, that's the good thing 64. He will say if the ref or his assistant gets it wrong. Sometimes he might try and explain maybe why the ref gave a particular decision, but really, there is nowhere to hide with many of the ridiculous decisions yesterday. Also, there is an ex footballer alongside giving their very strong opinion. Sometimes Stuart Pearce, Danny Mills who is an good guy, sometimes JFH....we'll see. I'll report back
On the whole the better the quality the player commenting, the less of a problem they seem to think it is. Perhaps just no marks getting in on the act.whiteswan wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 pmNo, that's the good thing 64. He will say if the ref or his assistant gets it wrong. Sometimes he might try and explain maybe why the ref gave a particular decision, but really, there is nowhere to hide with many of the ridiculous decisions yesterday. Also, there is an ex footballer alongside giving their very strong opinion. Sometimes Stuart Pearce, Danny Mills who is an good guy, sometimes JFH....we'll see. I'll report back
Please do Swanniewhiteswan wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 pmNo, that's the good thing 64. He will say if the ref or his assistant gets it wrong. Sometimes he might try and explain maybe why the ref gave a particular decision, but really, there is nowhere to hide with many of the ridiculous decisions yesterday. Also, there is an ex footballer alongside giving their very strong opinion. Sometimes Stuart Pearce, Danny Mills who is an good guy, sometimes JFH....we'll see. I'll report back
Gallagher use to go out with a woman who travels on our coach to home matches
Given the media circus surrounding the match there was a possibility Derby would come out flying and we would get mauled.
Total opposite and 2-0 Flattered Derby in the end.
Only 1 thing to moan about really, i think BPF will and should get a ban. The way he extended his leg isnt a natural movement, he tooked at Holmes then stuck his boot out deliberately, totally wrong.
Thought Hernandez and Klich were rejuvenated by there rests, not there best but still good and important.
Full credit to Liam Cooper, he isnt my favourite player, but i thought he was very important vs Derby. Actually thought Jansson was the better defensively although Cooper was good. But as a Captain i thoughg he was excellent, always talking, always encouraging, and when Jansson lost his head and looked like he was about to chin someone it was Cooper stood holding him back, and then shoving him back. He may not be our best defender or the best defender in general but he clearly has leadership qualities and is respected by his teammates.
Thought Roofe was excellent to, tracking back,running the channels, holding the ball up, great movement and finish for his goal, more of the same please.
Forshaw ive come to the conclusion can play as a DM if Philips isnt playing. I think whenever they play together they try to occupy the same spaces and it doesnt work. Forshaw was brilliant, passing was on point, seemed quicker then it has been. Tackled well, carried the ball well and when Derby went to a front 2 he was diligent defensively.
Clarke is the best academy product we have had since Kewell in terms of raw talent. He has only just turned 18 and is head and shoulders the best natural winger we have had since we got relegated imo. Ahead of Gradel, Snoddy etc. 2 goals and 2 assists in 450 minutes is ridiculously good for anyone, for an 18 year old its madness and as much as i want us to sign people under no circumstances should it be at the expense of Jack losing his place, he has to start when fit, he is our Xfactor. Selling him now is not an option, if he wants a new deal give it to him, if he wants parity with the 1st team, 10-15k a week he should get it now. If we dont get him tied down he will go.
Ali is the best left back at the club, said that before i thought that based on his cameos, now im convinced of it. Barry Douglas may have a great delivery and set piece ability. Ali is far better defensively, he has a better engine, he has better movement, better intelligence, better link play, the guy is brilliant at full back and full credit to him. He has had an unbelievable amount of stick but you can tell he loves playing for us, he pisses the opposition off so much its hilarious to watch. Really think there is a cult hero in Ali, been brilliant last 4 or 5 games.
It was a great performance and one that very few Championship sides would produce ever, we have done it multiple times.
It seems we have a keeper coming (ive done my research so im ready )
Hopefully a winger and midfielder to.
Imo we need a cb but keep Clarkey, get the 3 players in and providing no more set backs injury wise between now and February 1st then that'll be a great window (if the cm and winger are of similar pedigree to the gk then it will be an incredible window).
I dunno, if you watch it over and over you can convince yourself either way. Keepers always jump like that - it steadies you in the air and gives balance when you land - and he had his eye on the ball the whole time. I do expect a ban, though!
His foot was no higher than their player's in the two kicks before it, and had he not caught their player, he'd have been clattered in the air because there was no way the striker was stopping (despite having no chance to challenge for that ball).
Hopefully this keeper does come in this week so that we have (experienced) back-up. I do think that GK is the one position that it is difficult to drop a youth player into and expect the levels Clarke and Shack have given us.