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 Leeds leave it late again... - Marching On TogetherMarching On Together - Leeds leave it late again...

Leeds leave it late again...

27 Nov 2019 08:41 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. Its Wednesday 27th November, and here is the latest news from Elland Road...


Leeds leave it late again

Leeds returned back to the top of the Championship with an impressive display at the Madejski Stadium last night. The only goal in the game came three minutes from time, as Harrison dispatched a delightful diagonal ball from on the verge of his own penalty spot which Alioski latched onto. The North Macedonian International then delivered a perfectly weighted through ball for the overlapping Costa who deposited an absolute peach of a ball into the Royals penalty area.

Provider turned goal scorer as Jack 'Usain Bolt' Harrison sprinted from the Leeds penalty area to head the ball into the back of the net sending the away fans behind the goal euphoric. It was no more than Leeds deserved. They had two thirds of possession, and twice the number of shots at goal (16) compared to Nark Bowens side.

If were were to be critical, Leeds only managed two shots on target, the same number as Reading, and as you would have heard from the commentary team last night, Leeds have only scored once this season from a corner. I have calculated that Leeds have had circa 130 corners so far this season. Surely they have to improve on their set pieces!



Post Match Press Conference



Leeds eyeing up replacements for Nketiah?

Leeds are reported to be drawing up a list of prospective replacements for Nketiah after multiple sources are claiming Arsenal will recall the striker in the New Year. The England U21 hitman has played just 242 minutes this season, scoring four goals in the process.

The loss of such a talent, especially if we lose him to one of our competitors will be a massive blow to Bielsa's promotion plans. I just can't help thinking that Leeds have not treated him well. We're talking about a guy who has scored 8 times in 8 games for the England U21's, a feat only beaten by Alan Shearer, yet he hadn't started a single league game for Leeds.

The rumour doing the rounds is that Leeds are eyeing up Burnley Striker Matěj Vydra. The 27yo has netted once for the Clarets in 17 appearances since his move from Derby in the Summer of 2018. Let's not forget Vydra was due to sign for Leeds instead of Burnley. He agreed personal terms, and even chose what squad number he wanted; only to do the dirty.



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whiteswan wrote on 27 Nov 2019 02:20 pm

HarryofOz wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:16 am
Just seen the goal. What a cracker. A superb break, a wonderful run by Harrison all the way from the left-back position to be in front of goal and a peace of a cross by Costa.
Scum used to play that way all the time in the early 90's Harry. Schmeichel, Irwin, kanchelskis ( off like a rocket), Mcclair, Goal! They scored so many goals like that.....and look at the success it brought them

mothbanquet wrote on 27 Nov 2019 02:07 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Part of Eddie's problem is his assets are negated when teams pack it in against us. His speed and elusiveness are of no use when there are seven men packed inside the box.

Very encouraged by the last couple of games. Not only six points away from home, but found a way to crack open a couple of teams that were packing it in and playing for the draw. I was getting the same feeling watching us that I used to get watching Man City a couple of years ago: the game-winning goal was inevitable.

Maybe I'm getting a little carried away, but I really think we have our best chance ever of finding our way out of the wilderness this year.
That's why I kept calm at half time mate, the exact same feeling. We might not be blowing teams away like the start of last season but we're not getting blown away either, and in a long, long seaon the majority of our points are going to be wins like last night's. I'm sure we'll get the odd 3 or 4 nil in, but the 1-goal wins against determined, organised and stubborn opponents are what makes champions.

Norm wrote on 27 Nov 2019 01:50 pm

John in Louisiana wrote:
Part of Eddie's problem is his assets are negated when teams pack it in against us. His speed and elusiveness are of no use when there are seven men packed inside the box.

Very encouraged by the last couple of games. Not only six points away from home, but found a way to crack open a couple of teams that were packing it in and playing for the draw. I was getting the same feeling watching us that I used to get watching Man City a couple of years ago: the game-winning goal was inevitable.

Maybe I'm getting a little carried away, but I really think we have our best chance ever of finding our way out of the wilderness this year.
Very good and apposite post John. I'm also heartened by our 2 breakthrough goals to win tight games, and it's just this attitude of going for the win that should reap dividends.

rab_rant wrote on 27 Nov 2019 01:49 pm

Jack's praise of Helder
“We won the ball back deep in our half and I saw the play building up on the right hand side and everyone keeps telling me how important it is for me to get to the back post, so I tried to make the back post and it was a brilliant ball by Helder and I was fortunate enough to be there and get my head on it,” Harrison said.

“I went straight to Helder to thank him and it was brilliant to get the result and win, it is all about the team and the three points is the main thing.”

We asked Dr Emmett Doc Brown to explain the physics of Jack Harrison's goal against Reading. He had this to say.
From Harrison passing the ball to Dallas until he headed the ball into the net there was a passage of 12 seconds
Harrison at a conservative estimate had to cover approximately 90 meters which is equivalent to running the 100 meters in 13 seconds. The velocity of the ball to Alioski was 40 km/hr and he was able to control it in his stride and pass it to Costa who then observed the pace and acceleration of Harrison and by a complex calculation which combined both geometry and algebra with just a smidgeon of calculus, launched the ball on a trajectory such that it evaded the desperate leaps of the Reading defenders but with pinpoint accuracy landed on the forehead of the onrushing Harrison for him to score the goal. By my calculations the probability of such a series of events happening is about 1 trillion to one. If I were not a scientist I would have to say that the whole series of events could only be classified as a miracle. There is no other explanation .

John in Louisiana wrote on 27 Nov 2019 01:09 pm

Part of Eddie's problem is his assets are negated when teams pack it in against us. His speed and elusiveness are of no use when there are seven men packed inside the box.

Very encouraged by the last couple of games. Not only six points away from home, but found a way to crack open a couple of teams that were packing it in and playing for the draw. I was getting the same feeling watching us that I used to get watching Man City a couple of years ago: the game-winning goal was inevitable.

Maybe I'm getting a little carried away, but I really think we have our best chance ever of finding our way out of the wilderness this year.