Leeds United v Hull City - MATCH THREAD - Bielsa makes eleven changes

14 Sep 2020 09:01 am, by Ellandback1


EFL Cup Tie : Leeds Utd v Hull City

Wednesday 14th September 2020 19:45 | Elland Road


With Saturday’s Premier League game firmly on Marcelo Bielsa’s mind, Leeds make eleven changes for the visit of Hull in the Carabao Cup. The Tigers are the visitors to Elland Road for the first time since they were relegated to the third tier of English football and whilst getting one over on one of their Yorkshire rivals would be very tempting, their bid for promotion back to the Championship must surely be top priority. They've invested wisely during the Summer, with two names that catch the eye. Mallik Willks and Lewie Coyle were both considered exciting players for the future, yet like so many, didn't quite make it!

Leeds hand debuts to the young central defensive partnership of Ollie Casey and Charlie Cresswell whilst Leif Davis and Barry Douglas will complete the back four in front of Kiko Casilla in the Leeds net. Shackleton, Bogusz and Roberts will start in central midfield with Alioski and Poveda out wide with new boy, Spanish international, Rodrigo up front. It is a young but exciting line-up for Leeds and will be valuable experience for some of the next academy players to come through the ranks and this summers record breaking transfer.





When the sides last met a comprehensive second half performance from Leeds United saw them run out four nil winners against Hull City on Saturday. An early second half goal from Pablo Hernandez killed Hull off and Leeds were rampant after that playing some lovely flowing football. The first half had been a different story, despite an early goal from Luke Ayling the game was scrappy, Hull battled hard and Leeds took a while to get a grip on the game. Eventually though, they got into their stride and ran out justified and strong winners.


Leeds Starting XI
Casilla, Davis, Casey, Cresswell, Douglas, Bogusz, Poveda, Shackleton, Roberts, Alioski, Rodrigo

Subs: Meslier, Bamford, Struijk, Harrison, Phillips, McCalmont, Gotts

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Leeds1000 wrote on 19 Sep 2020 08:49 am

Its no coincidence that Man City have won this cup 5 out of the last 7 seasons. The reserves cup is pointless. Even the top 10 teams in the Championship tend to give it a miss these days. The whole idea of the cups is the trip to Wembley for the fans and that isn't happening anytime soon, well in the numbers to make a great atmosphere anyway.

I didn't see the game but it sounds like our reserves are no match for Hull never mind City.

White Riot wrote on 18 Sep 2020 05:49 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:32 pm I thought irons in the fire was what Tiger Woods wife did after she's heard he'd been cheating on her
Get in the hooooolllllllleeee

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 18 Sep 2020 04:32 pm

White Riot wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:25 pm I think irons in the fire in those days equalled Ken Bares is gonna flog Becchio, Howson, Snodgrass, etc whether you or I like it or not.
I thought irons in the fire was what Tiger Woods wife did after she's heard he'd been cheating on her

White Riot wrote on 18 Sep 2020 04:25 pm

1964white wrote: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:31 am We do seem to go about our business very slowly, has always been the case, at least we have got it right to a certain degree over the last couple of years

Grayson use to always say we have "irons in the fire", truth was we had none or they had no benefit to us whatsoever!
I think irons in the fire in those days equalled Ken Bares is gonna flog Becchio, Howson, Snodgrass, etc whether you or I like it or not.

Thank God we got that parasite Bates out of our club.

I still haven't forgiven Lorimer for being Bates puppet then for the prices of a few pints = shameless.

1964white wrote on 18 Sep 2020 11:06 am

Larry was too occupied dipping his wick elsewhere whilst Uncle Ken was ripping out the heart of our club