Is it time to press the panic button?

07 Oct 2019 07:44 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Monday 7th October, and here are the Leeds Utd headlines


Lady luck deserts Leeds yet again

Leeds slipped down to 5th place at the weekend having for the third time in six games; this time to Millwall.

Once again, lady luck deserted the Whites as early as the 15 minute mark. The Lions were awarded a hot disputed penalty which saw Berardi receive his marching orders for the seventh time in his Elland Road career.

Courtesy of ELLuTV, we can see the penalty decision, close up, and in slo-mo.
Did Berardi tug at the forwards shirt before he went to ground?

Did their feet get tangled up?

Did the forward blatantly dive without ANY contact?

One thing I noticed as the player went to ground was that Phillips had caught up with play and therefor Berardi was NOT the last defender, but did the Leeds No 28 stop an 'obvious goal scoring opportunity?

Is Berardi too much of a liability? Who'd like to see Struijk given an opportunity alongside White?




Is it time to press the panic button?

If you kept making the same mistake time and time again at work, what would happen?

You'd probably lose your job! Why on Earth does Bielsa NOT learn by his mistakes?

He has ONE style of football, and he'll play the same team, week in, week out. Surely, this must give the opposition a massive advantage over us and will set up shop accordingly!

When was the last time, if ever that Bielsa has made a tactical change to the starting line up, and if he hasn't, surely that's poor?

Does this give Leeds any advantage at all?

Will Bielsa's stubbornness cost Leeds promotion?

We are 5th in the table on 20 points. If we had one point less, we could be in 9th place!



Social media boo boys lay in to duo

It was Helder Costa and Mateusz Klich's turn to receive pelters from the social media boo boo's with one poster even suggesting that Klich must have nude pictures of Bielsa for the gaffer to substitute Phillips instead of the Polish International. Costa on the other hand looked lightweight and out of sorts. How he lasted 45 minutes is anyone's guess?



If you were Nketiah......

Bamford's dry spell in front of goal now extends to six games. With a quarter of the season concluded and Nketiah yet to start, I wouldn't blame the lad if he wanted to return to the Emirates in January. He'd actually get more game time for their first team than he would for Leeds.

The England U21 International has scored 23 times for England in 27 appearances yet Bielsa refuses to change his tactics to allow the young starlet a start.



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1964white wrote on 07 Oct 2019 08:52 pm

dezzy wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Klich has been ok by his standards, hasn’t hit the heights of last season, has had one or two quite games that I’ve seen. Contract negotiations having a impact? Seems to be dragging out a little. Once that’s signed he’ll be back on form
Seems to be the general consensus dezzy :tup:

dezzy wrote on 07 Oct 2019 08:46 pm

Klich has been ok by his standards, hasn’t hit the heights of last season, has had one or two quite games that I’ve seen. Contract negotiations having a impact? Seems to be dragging out a little. Once that’s signed he’ll be back on form

1964white wrote on 07 Oct 2019 08:38 pm

Respect all you Klich fans opinions however I'm struggling to find any reporters/bloggers who thought MK's performance was outstanding. I know none of the other forums rated his performance highly, only one blogger gave him above six.

I rated Klich 6/10

Mateusz Klich - 5/10 Hard job in the middle with 10 men but unable to effect the match in the first half. Good play to find Harrison in the build up to Alioski’s goal. Had a decent effort from distance. Dropped into a slightly deeper role following Phillips removal where he looked good in possession but looked sloppy in defensive situations. Gave the ball away a lot more than you would expect him to.

Mateusz Klich - 6/10

Up and down all afternoon, but nothing to unlock the door in the final third. Blazed at least one good chance over when he had better options wide left.

Mateusz Klich - 7/10

Tidy and clever in his work on the ball, whether deep in his own half helping Leeds to break out or in attack.

Mateusz Klich 6/10

Much better second half but way off the pace in the first half still showing glimpses of his quality but sloppy passing letting him down.

Mareusz - 6.2/10

No summary

Once again I thought White, Dallas & Phillips were our best players, easily our most consistent performers of this season

faaip wrote on 07 Oct 2019 04:47 pm

1964white wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:34 pm
You are in a minority there mate

We were terrible once Phillips had gone, we could barely could get the ball out of our own half

Very few votes on waccoe/our coach/and another forum i read for your man, not that many on here to be fair
I'm always in the minority but I'm usually right at the end of the day...We fell apart because Klich had to do Phillips job.which he did well but what we didn't do was replace was Klich in centre mid

Irish Ian wrote on 07 Oct 2019 04:45 pm

1964white wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:34 pm
You are in a minority there mate

We were terrible once Phillips had gone, we could barely could get the ball out of our own half

Very few votes on waccoe/our coach/and another forum i read for your man, not that many on here to be fair
Once Phillips went off the game was over.