Held in Sardinia, Youngsters battle to victory, Another Bamford blank

29 Jul 2019 07:01 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Monday 29th July, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines...

Leeds held in Sardinia

Leeds caped off their pre season preparations with a 1-1 draw in Sardinia. The Whites opted to go for a 3-3-1-3 formation against Cagliari with White partnering Cooper and Berardi in defence. Bielsa's men started slowly and went behind after a quarter of an hour when Pavoletti slotted past a helpless Casilla. As the game progressed, Leeds started to find their form, but were unable to find an end product. Leeds pressure was rewarded early in the second half when Klich was bundled down in the area and Hernandez levelled from 12 yards. The Whites had more than enough chances to win the game but an end product was always missing. Kalvin Phillips earned himself a straight red card for a reckless challenge towards the end of the game.

Youngsters battle to victory

Whilst the first XI were in Sardinia, a second team managed by Leeds coach Pablo Quirogo travelled down the M62 to Lancashire to play against recently relegated Girona. Hosannah who normally occupies right back was switched to centre back to partner Struijk. McCalmont, Gotts played well together in midfield. Alioski played down the right, allowing Douglas to occupy his more familiar role. Oduor, wearing 11, played as wide on the left.

It was an open game where Leeds often found themselves defending, but managed to battle to victory courtesy of goals from Oduor, Harrison and Alioski. Not even Saiz who came on as a second half substitute could save the Italians. Final score Leeds 3 Girona 2.

Bamford draws a blank in pre season

With the start of the season less than a week away, should Bielsa be concerned that Bamford has drawn a blank in pre season? The 25 year old has not scored since the end of April against Villa. Would you play him on Sunday? With Roofe missing with injury, who would you play up front?

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gessa wrote on 29 Jul 2019 08:44 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:10 pm

From this angle, what would have happened if Casilla had tried to clear the ball?
If he hadn't have come out when he didn't need to...nothing

dezzy wrote on 29 Jul 2019 08:24 pm

leic white 63 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:54 am
i wouldn't bet on it.
16/1 to be championship top scorer ;-)

dezzy wrote on 29 Jul 2019 08:21 pm

1964white wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:59 am
A very bold prediction there dezzy
I just think he is a very good player, who showed glimpses last year but was on the back foot due to injuries, like many strikers he’s a confidence player, get that sorted and he’ll romp home. Has had more time to adapt to how we play, here’s hoping anyway!

rab_rant wrote on 29 Jul 2019 04:52 pm

In that Girona video the between 36 and 40 seconds in the ALioski/Saiz love-in continues.
Good to see that they are still friends, but I Believe Alioski will be going Up to the permiership
while Samu has already gone down to the second division in Spain

SaraM wrote on 29 Jul 2019 04:24 pm

I usually like Blackburn's shirts, and I'm envious of Hudds and Wednesday not having sponsors. Sick of the sight of 32 Red.

I think Bamford will be ok once he gets going. Just hope he manages to stay fit.