Rampant Leeds maul Tigers
02 Mar 2020 08:24 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. Its Monday 2nd March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Rampant Leeds maul Tigers
West Brom saw their lead cut at the top of the Championship to a point as Leeds went rampant at the KCOM Stadium. Bielsa was forced into a late change between the sticks. French U20 International keeper Illan Melierwas handed his league debut as 16 hours previously the FA banned Kiko Casilla for eight games and handed him a £60,000 fine as he may have said something racist to Jonathan Leko last September during the Whites visit to the Valley.
Although the FA gave permission for Casilla to play the local derby, it was decided to start the suspension immediately. Whilst I'm sure we all agree that racism has no place within our culture, let alone on the field of play, when you compare that the former Real Madrid man was convicted on probability alone, and compare his punishment to Roy Keane, who committed GBH by ultimately ending Alfe Inge Haaland's career, then bragging about it in his book (earning him millions) telling the World he meant to do it, and it was premeditated. He got a 5 match ban, and a £160,000 fine. It hardly seems fair.
The Whites went ahead as early as the 5th minutes as Luke Aylings speculative shot took a wicked deflection leaving Long with no chance. There was no looking back. Due to Leeds being camped in Hull City's half, the Tigers found it difficult to breach the half way line. A combination of fine saves and poor finishing saved Hull's blushes even further as the Whites laid siege on George Longs goal. Hernandez doubled the lead just after half time. Having already rocked the wood work, it was nothing more than he deserved.
With two thirds of the game over, Bielsa bought on Tyler Roberts in place of Bamford, who yet again was unable to find the finishing touch. The former West Brom man showed Bamford how its done; firstly from a thunderbolt from 15 yards and his second was a perfectly executed looping header across goal to leave George Long with no chance. How much more time will Bielsa give Bamford?
Bielsa's Post Match Interview
We're Leeds fans - We'll sit where we want
Having sold out their away allocation yet again, hundreds of Leeds fans bought tickets for the home end at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. This did not go unnoticed by Hull fans or stewards. Sportingly the stewards moved the Leeds fans towards the away end with 4000 Leeds fans singing in chorus 'We're Leeds fans, we'll sit where we want'. The Hull fans did not see the funny side of it, many demanding that the Leeds fans should be ejected from the ground.
No compulsory purchase agreement with Big Kev
Phil Hay confirmed over the weekend that Leeds do not have a compulsory purchase clause with Jean Kevin Augustin. The 22 year old joined the Whites on loan five weeks ago, and and amassed 49 minutes of game time during that period. The former Chief football writer for the YEP revealed that the Whites do not have a compulsory purchase agreement with Leipzig regarding Big Kev, and if they wanted to sign him, they would need to come up with £17m.