Leeds Utd v Stoke City - MATCH THREAD

07 Jul 2020 03:38 pm, by Ellandback1


Leeds United v Stoke City

Thursday 9th July at 5.00pm | Elland Road


Stoke are the visitors to Elland Road on Thursday for an early evening kick off against top of the table Leeds Utd. Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill will take heart from their 4-0 home win against Barnsley courtesy of goals from Sam Vokes, Tom Ince and a brace from Tyrese Campbell which have lifted the Potters to 18th in the Championship, two points and four places from the drop zone. That was their first win at the fourth attempt since the season re-started, and one their best performances of the season.

Leeds have collected seven points from an available twelve since the season restarted. They are currently second place in the table, two points behind West Brom following their victory against Derby last night. Brentford are three points back in third place Brentford who have a far better goal difference then the Whites. Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that both Stuart Dallas and Helder Costa will be fit to play against Stoke City. The duo missed the last game through injury. Many fans believe this would be unfair on Douglas and Alioski who both played well during their 3-1 win at Ewood Park last weekend.


Starting XI
Meslier, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Roberts, Bamford

Subs:
Miazek, Berardi, Douglas, Struijk, Stevens, Shackleton, Alioski, Poveda, Hernandez



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Peter in Blackpool wrote on 12 Jul 2020 04:32 pm

SG90 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Why are we playing Thursday and Saturday? That's unfair.
derby game now switched to sunday, live on sky

paddy parrott wrote on 11 Jul 2020 06:53 pm

...yes rab that's true but also , God does work in mysterious ways.

rab_rant wrote on 11 Jul 2020 05:08 pm

mav wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:59 pm
its because if you don't play "the England way" the press smell blood after each loss.

Much happier supporting our wee country, anything we get is unexpected and therefore, brilliant!
Is it because we is English that we always get beat in a penalty shoot out?

mav wrote on 11 Jul 2020 04:59 pm

weasel wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Bielsa has shown what can be achieved with a team with mainly british players. All my life I wanted to see Leeds play the way we play now but wondered if it simply wasn't possible with british players given how poorly the british teams did at international level when facing the top teams. We always had a chance against them but they played so much better than us and could control the ball and keep possession. I would much rather watch Leeds play than England.
its because if you don't play "the England way" the press smell blood after each loss.

Much happier supporting our wee country, anything we get is unexpected and therefore, brilliant!

Leeds1000 wrote on 10 Jul 2020 08:16 pm

weasel wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:45 pm
Bielsa has shown what can be achieved with a team with mainly british players. All my life I wanted to see Leeds play the way we play now but wondered if it simply wasn't possible with british players given how poorly the british teams did at international level when facing the top teams. We always had a chance against them but they played so much better than us and could control the ball and keep possession. I would much rather watch Leeds play than England.
So would i. I switched off watching England completely for a few years. Russia was our big chance and we blew it against a supposed tired Croatia. Bielsa, the best coach England never had? Maradona's hand of God may have put paid to that, but Gods other fair hand lands in Leeds.