Should duo play through the pain barrier?

26 Feb 2020 08:33 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 26th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Whelan - It was the right decision for Nketiah to return to Arsenal

Soccer pundit Noel Whelan believes it was the right decision for Eddie Nketiah to return to the Emirates in January. The England U21 International has become a regular in the Gunners starting XI starting the last four games, and netting twice. Shame he wasn't good enough for Bielsa! When asked if the England under-21 international was right to leave Elland Road, Whelan replied:

He has just proved he was right in going back.

When a new manager comes in it give you a different perspective of a chance at a football club. I like the fact Arteta is giving Eddie a chance. He will improve playing next to Aubameyang, Pepe and Ozil.

This kid is a natural goalscorer and we have now seen on Sunday he can do the horrible side as well.

We would have loved to have kept him but when he has an opportunity at his proper club in the Premier League I cannot fault him for going to do that. He backed himself and he is right – he has the ability.

It was an excellent finish. He is a natural finisher. That is something you cannot put into Patrick Bamford.

If you were Eddie Nketiah, what would you have done?





Bielsa's Pre Match Press Conference

The Maestro discusses injuries to two key first team members and hope they can play through the pain barrier.



Decision time!

After tonight's games, there will be only eleven more until the season comes to an end, and whilst it seems a long away off, we are only talking just over two months. There are a lot of unanswered questions from the powers that be that will effect millions of fans! Will Casilla get banned, and if so is it fair if the ban stretches to next season?

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County have both been charged under FFP rules back in January. Both teams are on 45 points currently, 11 points from the drop zone! Do the FA / EFL need to decide on their fate this season? Should it be the same at Birmingham City (9 points) or should the Rams / Wendies have learnt from their predecessors; therefor a bigger punishment is due?

When should the decision be made by? Is it already too late? Surely both Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County deserve time to try and pull away from the drop zone after knowing what there punishment will be? How would that make you feel if you were a fan of one of the bottom three?

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WhiteRose wrote on 26 Feb 2020 08:06 pm

Ellandback1 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:27 pm
A 10 point deduction each would put them within 2 points of the drop zone
That is true but I dont think either are bad enough to go down

Irish Ian wrote on 26 Feb 2020 01:51 pm

lufc1304 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:14 pm
I knew as soon as I opened this thread that there would be some quote attributed to that gobshite Whelan! Jesus, he loves the sound of his own voice.

If there's any risk in playing KP, then he shouldn't start, is too integral to this team to lose for the run in. Meslier must be wondering what he has to do to get a start, though Kiko has been better the last couple of games. MB unlikely to change a winning team unless his hand is forced.
Kiko has had next to nothing to do this last couple of games, yes he made a late save on Saturday but it was hardly Banks v Pele was it? It was a regulation save. Hard to say the has improved.

Ellandback1 wrote on 26 Feb 2020 01:27 pm

WhiteRose wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:15 am
Now neither team appears to be within a chance of getting in the top 6 they should leave it until next season. 10 points off this season would just be a token gesture and not really cause too much concern a bit like the birmingham situation last year. If your going to cheat then the punishment needs to hurt - should be a 15 point deduction as standard with further deductions possible given the severity and a transfer ban for a season.
A 10 point deduction each would put them within 2 points of the drop zone

lufc1304 wrote on 26 Feb 2020 01:14 pm

I knew as soon as I opened this thread that there would be some quote attributed to that gobshite Whelan! Jesus, he loves the sound of his own voice.

If there's any risk in playing KP, then he shouldn't start, is too integral to this team to lose for the run in. Meslier must be wondering what he has to do to get a start, though Kiko has been better the last couple of games. MB unlikely to change a winning team unless his hand is forced.

Doire_Boi wrote on 26 Feb 2020 01:01 pm

danhirons wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:38 pm
we're away on saturday too so not sure this applies - we're also usually as dominant at home as we are away anyway and Hull are doing better than Boro...
Sorry I was looking at the Huddersfield game.

Anyway I'll still stick with what I said. I know better than MB like most people on here.