Whites held meeting to clear the air following frustrating draw

03 Jul 2020 07:51 am, by Ellandback1


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Cooper fit for Rover clash.

Central defender Liam Cooper should be fit to Captain the Whites against Blackburn Rovers tomorrow. The 28 year old Scottish International lasted just 12 minutes of the midweek draw against Luton Town before being substituted claiming he felt something in the lower back/glutes,

His replacement, Berardi, was substituted at half time for tactical reasons. Former Chief Football Writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, Phil Hay, was quoted as saying Cooper should be fit to start, but Dallas is definitely sidelined.





Whites held meeting to clear the air following frustrating draw

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips has revealed that Leeds held a team meeting to clear the air of frustration following their midweek draw against Luton. Clearly resentful towards Luton for their 'park the bus' attitude, tempers frayed at full time, especially between Hernandez and Haters boss Nathan Jones. Victor Orta also got involved. Phillips said, the players came together and hit the diffuse button on what had built up since the night before.

We were speaking about it yesterday as a team. Luton came to not get beat and came to frustrate us and just sat back. As a team we find it more comfortable going at a team that’s coming at us, catching them on the counter-attack or just having a good battle. With Luton, it frustrated us a little bit, you saw that towards the end of the game, us players arguing and stuff like that.

It’s not really in our nature to start arguing between each other. We had a talk yesterday and said no matter what happens, as long as we’re confident in ourselves and as a team we’ve got to keep on fighting to try and get results. With what’s been going on it’s been hard to try and shift focus from getting back into football and back off football and then back into it again.

Everyone knows we want to be back in the Premier League and we don’t want to take what we’ve got now for granted. This time last season we were second or third and the pressure was really building on us. We had a lot of people talking saying we weren’t going to do well or we weren’t going to get promoted.

Now, you’ve still go those people that say that, but now the team’s such a closed group and they’re so confident in their selves and we know, no matter what, if we perform like we have done in the last games we’ll definitely pick up points and get some good results.




Mowbray - Life looks pretty tough and difficult at the minute going forward

Following back to back defeats against Wigan and Barnsley, Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray is desperate to get back to winning ways on Saturday against Leeds to keep their play off hopes alive.

We lost the game because we didn’t take our chances in the first half. The chances we created we worked hard to create, you have to score goals to win football matches and goals change games, as we’ve found out in the last two games. Last week we were a point off the play-offs and have now lost two games that teams we should be beating in my opinion.

Life looks pretty tough and difficult at the minute going forward, we’ve got the team at the top of the division next as opposed to the team at the bottom of the table. You never know in football, we could go and beat Leeds on Saturday.

There’s no defence to missing the chances we’ve missed in the last two games, but the teams had to play this week were three of the form teams before lockdown. But we should have got points from both of these games in my opinion.



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Chilli D wrote on 03 Jul 2020 06:53 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:58 pm
All good professional sportsman prefer a crowd behind them..Playing in empty stadiums just ain't the same and extremely difficult to get themselves up for ...
I agree.
Professional golf is a sport that doesn't necessarily need crowds but the Ryder Cup is something akin to a football match the way the crowd roar the teams on.
At the moment this years hasn't been cancelled but most of the players don't want it to go ahead if the fans aren't allowed in.

BGwhite wrote on 03 Jul 2020 02:48 pm

dezzy wrote: I’d settle for 6 point gap to third with 5 to go. We need to just focus on us winning and forget Brentford etc, let’s hope we learned from last season
Totally agree mate, . We thrive on getting the first goal but it shouldn't be a matter of life or death if we don't however even just watching them I sense the frustration when chances keep going begging. It's going to get worse as well with the finishing line within touching distance but so very far away.

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dezzy wrote on 03 Jul 2020 02:27 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:46 pm
9 PTS clear with 5 to play would definitely look even more rosier. [emoji45]

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I’d settle for 6 point gap to third with 5 to go. We need to just focus on us winning and forget Brentford etc, let’s hope we learned from last season

dezzy wrote on 03 Jul 2020 02:25 pm

faaip wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:00 pm
I think it was frustration at certain of our players turned outward to the opposition.. Blaming Luton is not a good colour on us
Agreed, there must be frustration building towards our finishing from some in the squad

faaip wrote on 03 Jul 2020 01:58 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:53 pm
On occasions I think the players would prefer no fans because of the negativity coming down from them plus the coaches can be heard to get their messages across.

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All good professional sportsman prefer a crowd behind them..Playing in empty stadiums just ain't the same and extremely difficult to get themselves up for ...