Ayling, we should have a few more points on the board

17 Nov 2020 08:52 am, by Ellandback1


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Ayling - we should have a few more points on the board

Leeds vice Captain Luke Ayling has been speaking to LUTV about their start to the season. The 29 year old believes that although things could be worse, Leeds deserve more points on the board than they already have. Ayling told LUTV...

Overall, I think we’ve started well, but the last two games have been disappointing. To let in eight goals in the Premier League and expect to get anything from it, that’s not going to happen, so we have to tighten up there. We have still been in games though and I don’t think the score-lines have been fair if you really look at it. We’re eight games in and have 10 points, so it’s not the worst start in the world, but certainly inside the dressing room, we think we should have a few more points on the board.




Next eight games of 2020 are critical

We all know that traditionally Leeds tend to wade during the second half of the season. In fact, over the last nine seasons (apart from last season) Leeds would amass between eight and ten points in their last 12 games. Perhaps Bielsa has broken the voodoo, having secured the title for the Whites with games to spare. What is important, is that Leeds don't get dragged down to the dog fight at the pit of the table. Bearing that in mind, let's have a look at the remaining fixtures of 2020.

Home v Arsenal
Away v Everton
Away v Chelsea
Home v West Ham
Home v Newcastle
Away v Manchester United
Home v Burnley
Away v West Brom

Leeds next six opponents all sit above them in the Premier League, not that would have any bearing on results. How many points from their remaining eight games of 2020 do Leeds need, to be comfortable? How many points do you think they'll actually get? If you could attend any of these games, which one would it be?





113 loanees used during Leeds exile from the top flight.

During Leeds sixteen year absence from the top flight, they signed 113 loanees (all listed below). Can you name the biggest top 10 hits and flops? Are their any, that you don't remember? Who was the biggest disappointment?

1. Stephen Crainey - August 2004
2. Brett Ormerod - September 2004
3. John Oster - November 2004
4. Nathan Blake - December 2004
5. Leandre Griffit - January 2005
6. Paul Harrison - January 2005
7. Michael Gray - February 2005
8. Rob Hulse - February 2005
9. Marlon King - March 2005
10. Jonathan Douglas - August 2005
11. Liam Miller - November 2005
12. Danny Graham - March 2006
13. Geoff Horsfield - August 2006
14. Tony Warner - August 2006
15. Alan Wright - October 2006
16. Adam Johnson - October 2006
17. Graham Stack - October 2006
18. Matt Heath - November 2006
19. Ugo Ehiogu - November 2006
20. Tresor Kandol - November 2006
21. Armando Sa - January 2007
22. Alan Thompson - January 2007
23. Casper Ankergren - January 2007
24. Jemal Johnson - February 2007
25. Radostin Kishishev - March 2007
26. Lubomir Michalik - March 2007
27. Jamie Clapham - August 2007
28. Mark De Vries - October 2007
29. Wayne Andrews - October 2007
30. Darren Kenton - January 2008
31. Alan Sheehan - January 2008
32. Neil Kilkenny - January 2008
33. Stephen O’Halloran - February 2008
34. Dougie Freedman - March 2008
35. Lee Trundle - January 2009
36. Richard Naylor - January 2009
37. Carl Dickinson - January 2009
38. Liam Dickinson - March 2009
39. Sam Sodje - March 2009
40. Darryl Flahavan - March 2009
41. Michael Doyle - August 2009
42. Frank Fielding - September 2009
43. Sam Vokes - October 2009
44. Max Gradel - October 2009
45. Hogan Ephraim - November 2009
46. David Martin - November 2009
47. Tony Capalidi - November 2009
48. Gary McSheffrey - January 2010
49. Shane Lowry - January 2010
50. Neil Collins - March 2010
51. Sanchez Watt - March 2010
52. Adam Clayton - August 2010
53. Jason Brown - September 2010
54. George McCartney - September 2010
55. Ben Alnwick - October 2010
56. Andy O’Brien - October 2010
57. David Gonzalez - January 2011
58. Eric Lichaj - February 2011
59. Barry Bannan - March 2011
60. Jake Livermore - March 2011
61. Darren O’Dea - August 2011
62. Andy Keogh - August 2011
63. Danny Pugh - September 2011
64. Alex McCarthy - November 2011
65. Andros Townsend - January 2012
66. Fabian Delph - January 2012
67. Adam Smith - January 2012
68. Paul Robinson - March 201
69. Michael Tonge - September 2012
70. Ryan Hall - October 2012
71. Alan Tate - November 2012
72. Jerome Thomas - November 2012
73. Ross Barkley - January 2013
74. Habib Habbiou - January 2013
75. Dexter Blackstock - October 2013
76. Cameron Stewart - January 2014
77. Jimmy Kebe - January 2014
78. Jack Butland - February 2014
79. Connor Wickham - February 2014
80. Souleymane Doukara - July 2014
81. Zan Benedicic - August 2014
82. Giuseppe Bellusci - August 2014
83. Adryan - August 2014
84. Dario Del Fabro - August 2014
85. Brian Montenegro - September 2014
86. Sol Bamba - January 2015
87. Granddi N’Goyi - January 2015
88. Edgar Cani - February 2015
89. Tom Adeyemi - July 2015
90. Will Buckley - October 2015
91. Liam Bridcutt - November 2015
92. Mustapha Carayol - January 2016
93. Kyle Bartley - July 2016
94. Hadi Sacko - July 2016
95. Matty Grimes - July 2016
96. Pablo Hernandez - August 2016
97. Pontus Jansson - August 2016
98. Alfonso Pedraza - January 2017
99. Modou Barrow - January 2017
100. Matthew Pennington - July 2017
101. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson - August 2017
102. Pierre-Michel Lasogga - August 2017
103. Oliver Sarkic - September 2017
104. Lewis Baker - July 2018
105. Jamal Blackman - July 2018
106. Jack Harrison - July 2018
107. Izzy Brown - August 2018
108. Ben White - July 2019
109. Jack Clarke - July 2019
110 - Helder Costa - July 2019
111 - Illan Meslier - August 2019
112 - Eddie Nketiah - August 2019
113 - Jean-Kevin Augustin - January 2020




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Lumiukko wrote on 17 Nov 2020 06:12 pm

Happy with 10 points from 8 games to keep us on target. Out of those fixtures, away at Scum would be the one I'd most like to attend just for the craic and watching us hammer OGS and his team of journeymen.

That list of loanees is a blast from the past. Not sure why but I remember more from the beginning than I do later on, and then some names I feel like I know but cannot place or put a face to. Also a few decent players in that list who either hadn't developed at the time, or did not fit for us for whatever reason. Also some complete and absolute gash as well :lol:

1964white wrote on 17 Nov 2020 06:06 pm

hector wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:53 pm Neither did Ross Berkley.... not good enough apparently? :lol:
Not good enough for Warnock :roll:

hector wrote on 17 Nov 2020 05:53 pm

Gandalf wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:51 pm Adam Smith spent the last five seasons playing for Bournemouth in the Premier League, and is still playing for them in the Championship. Didn't get much game time for us though.
Neither did Ross Berkley.... not good enough apparently? :lol:

Gandalf wrote on 17 Nov 2020 05:51 pm

Byebyegeegee wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:21 am Yes when I really think about it most of the ones I mentioned do ring some very faint bells but Adam Smith, not a single jangle! He obviously didn’t go on to do anything particularly notable, I wonder whatever happened to him?
Adam Smith spent the last five seasons playing for Bournemouth in the Premier League, and is still playing for them in the Championship. Didn't get much game time for us though.

Byebyegeegee wrote on 17 Nov 2020 05:19 pm

Chilli D wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:08 pm Looking at his profile on Wikipedia, he had a lot of loans but ended up at Bournemouth in 2014
Bournemouth eh! So I was right, being on loan at Leeds United (even anonymously) was his greatest achievement! 😂


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