Phillips injury heartbreak

15 Jul 2020 07:32 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 15th July, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Phillips Injury heartbreak

Kalvin Phillips has said he is 'heartbroken' after it was revealed that the knee injury he sustained during the win at Swansea City last weekend will probably rule the midfielder out of the last three games of the season.

Heartbroken I will be missing the last three games of the season. Anyone that knows me knows it’s killed me that this unfortunate injury has happened. I am beyond gutted I can’t help the lads at such an important time on the pitch but I will make sure I’m there for everyone off the pitch!

Still three massive games to go and we will need everyone to get to our goal. And for the majority of Leeds fans I can assure you I will be a nervous wreck watching just like the rest of you guys. One last push for everyone. TOGETHER.




Struber - We will need luck, bravery and big hearts

Tykes Manager Gerhard Struber has said his side will need luck, bravery and big hearts if they are produce anything from their trip to Elland Road tomorrow!

The players work very hard, but in the end, we also need a little luck in some situations. We work very hard for the luck and hope it comes back on Thursday and we can make a big surprise at Leeds. In some situations, we need a killer mood especially in front of goal. We expected goals in our last (two games) and we should have won these games and we were clearly the better team.

It is more a question of the right balance. We are in tenth place of the Championship after the lockdown (in form). We need to be brave boys with a big heart and a good balance between heart and brain. We need everyone on their personal limit on Thursday and then we have a good chance for a big performance and then maybe for a big result.

This is our goal in this special game against Leeds. It is clear that Leeds are the big favourite, but we also have a big quality and it is difficult to play against Barnsley with my style and also with the (right) attitude from my boys. We had very good games against Fulham and West Bromwich. It is a crazy what happens in every game. We believe in us and believe we can win in a very good performance on Thursday. This is our responsibility and duty to all what we can.




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weasel wrote on 15 Jul 2020 02:15 pm

Interestingly for those who like the expected goals for and against side of things -

Since the restart, Leeds have registered just 2.12 XGa (expected goals against) from six games. We have actually conceded 4.


People also forget that Kiko kept 3 clean sheets in a row after the Brentford match as we started our winning run.

Including against Middelsborough when we won 1-0 and the BBC match report had this to say:
The second-half response by Jonathan Woodgate's side was admirable, with midfielder George Saville's stinging shot forcing a brilliant save from keeper Kiko Casilla.
Against Reading when we won 1-0 and the BBC match report had this to say:
Reading had frustrated the hosts until that point and almost snatched an equaliser late on, with Liam Moore denied by Leeds keeper Kiko Casilla.
People do seem to have selective memories.

mothbanquet wrote on 15 Jul 2020 01:05 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:29 pm
He did play well in a few games but for me the ban was great timing as he had become a walking wicket over the winter.
But it was not just his errors, I just dont think some of his positioning and his decisons were great. The amount of times he reacted like a scalded cat when the ball came near him...He just didnt command the area.
That sinking feeling we got every time a cross came over.

His distribution was great though, he earned us a few points launching us on the break.
Not worth the money imo
Fair enough. You'd just think that he was Ben Hamer with some of this sentiment.

mothbanquet wrote on 15 Jul 2020 01:03 pm

weasel wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Both keepers have done well but both have their weaknesses. I am happy with whomever Bielsa chooses to start. To see what some people write it is as if Kiko was making mistake after mistake. Simply not the case. The only actual mistake was when the ball went under his foot against Brentford. The other 'mistakes' were not mistakes just occasions where you could say he might have done better - but how many of us here have played in net and know what it is like when someone shoots? You have a split second usually to react and you can't cover every millimetre of the goal, you can't catch every ball. I would say the same about Messlier as I would about Kiko in that there were times when the ball has gone in and you think he could have done better. But you could say that every time a goal is scored. For me I would keep Messlier in, he has done well and looks more able to deal with crosses than Kiko. I think Kiko has other attributes where he is stronger than Messlier but the catching of crosses is a huge plus for Messlier in this league.
That's a good point. Would a keeper like Kiko, who tends to rush forward as a first instinct and close down danger be of more use against opponents who tend to play the ball across the ground more, i.e. the Premier League?

weasel wrote on 15 Jul 2020 12:46 pm

Both keepers have done well but both have their weaknesses. I am happy with whomever Bielsa chooses to start. To see what some people write it is as if Kiko was making mistake after mistake. Simply not the case. The only actual mistake was when the ball went under his foot against Brentford. The other 'mistakes' were not mistakes just occasions where you could say he might have done better - but how many of us here have played in net and know what it is like when someone shoots? You have a split second usually to react and you can't cover every millimetre of the goal, you can't catch every ball. I would say the same about Messlier as I would about Kiko in that there were times when the ball has gone in and you think he could have done better. But you could say that every time a goal is scored. For me I would keep Messlier in, he has done well and looks more able to deal with crosses than Kiko. I think Kiko has other attributes where he is stronger than Messlier but the catching of crosses is a huge plus for Messlier in this league.

Metro1962 wrote on 15 Jul 2020 12:39 pm

I hate the pink and grey(?) and prefer the blue/yellow away kit.:-)