Leeds Utd v Nottingham Forest - Match Thread

08 Aug 2019 08:20 am, by Ellandback1

Leeds Utd v Nottingham Forest

Saturday 8th August 2019 12.30pm | Elland Road

Leeds first home game of their centennial season see's them welcoming Nottingham Forest to Elland Road. Leeds and Forest have always had a rocky relationship dating back to the Don Revie - Brian Clough days, however Forest fans still hold a grudge from last season when Roofe earned Leeds a point having scored with his hand at close range.

Leeds have no fresh injury worries. Jamie Shackleton is regaining his fitness after time spent on the treatment table, whilst Ayling and Roberts continue to be ruled out. After a steady performance against Bristol City, Stuart Dallas looks set to retain his right back slot.

Even with an influx of players expecting to arrive at Elland Road before Thursday tea time's transfer deadline, Bielsa very rarely changes a winning team.

Sabri Lamouchi's first competitive game for Forest ended up in a 2-1 home defeat against West Brom last weekend. Since then, the former French International has signed defender Carl Jenkinson from Arsenal and Caen shot stopper Brice Samba to tighten up their defence.

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Genghers wrote on 12 Aug 2019 10:59 am

1964white wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:54 am
That's the championship in a nutshell mate
You mean it's not just an issue with our team?

gessa wrote on 12 Aug 2019 10:57 am

Also those bemoaning lack of signings, Stoke made 10, 0 points from 2 games.
I would say their manager has to be the favourite for the first to get the chop, he's had a poor run since he went there.

BGwhite wrote on 12 Aug 2019 10:57 am

faaip wrote:It's a guesstimate...I you believe luck is earned, I can guesstimate.
I've not mentioned luck at all, but if GOOD luck happened to be on tap I believe Leeds should have plenty of it given the way they play but it seems to evade them a lot of the time or is it a case of our players just falling short of the skill required to get over the line .Forest didn't deserve any good fortune but they had some when it ricocheted off Grabban and in off the post so i don't believe in 'making your own luck' as Forest didn't deserve any of the 'good' type but they had some. I hope this season isn't a repeat of last where we just can't finish teams off because it gets very frustrating and hard to take.
Anyway i think Pb's chance of scoring was reduced by 43.5%...just a guesstimate [emoji16]

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Genghers wrote on 12 Aug 2019 10:57 am

BGwhite wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 am
1. 50%.... Is that your assumption based on what ?...or is it a stat ?
A prolific striker who doesn't need half a dozen chances to score also puts the lob in. Maupay, Gayle, Pukki, Sharpe, ..thats in the net no worries.

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Show me some finishes as difficult as that from last year. All of those are in the box strikers - much more similar to Roofe in the way they play the role.

1964white wrote on 12 Aug 2019 10:54 am

gessa wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:50 am
Was talking to a West Brom fan yesterday who went to their game on Saturday, he was bemoaning the fact they had 72% possesion and couldn't see off a team who had blatantly come for a point, especially after going one up.
Also in the conversation was a Wolves fan who went to the Blues v Bristol game, couldn't believe how lucky Brum were, hammered at Brentford last week, possesion and chances wise, 1 shot, 1 goal, 3 points, outplayed Saturday, yet they have 4 points, there is an awful amount of luck in football.
That's the championship in a nutshell mate