Could German keeper's Instagram message spell the end for Casilla?

23 Dec 2020 08:10 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Wednesday 23rd December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Cooper ruled out of Sundays clash

It was the news that everyone expected but nobody wanted to hear. Leeds Captain Liam Cooper will miss Sunday's local derby against Burnley this Sunday. This means Leeds only fit recognised fit defenders are Luke Ayling and Pascal Struijk. Obviously, Bielsa could call upon Leif Davies, Oliver Casey or Charlie Cresswell from the U23's but in all likehood they would have to play alongside an almost equally inexperienced Struijk.

We reported yesterday that Diego Llorente has returned to first team training, but having spent so much time on the treatment table this season, is it wise to throw the Spanish International in at the deep end.





Have Leeds suffered with Ayling playing centre back?

Surely Luke Ayling must return to right wing back on Sunday for the visit of Burnley? His surging runs down the right wing have given the Whites an extra dimention, not to mention width when attacking opponents. Leeds defensive crisis has caused the gaffer to play round pegs in square holes, including switching Ayling to centre back, and replacing him with Dallas. Unfortunately, the Northern Ireland International has not been able to replicate Aylings success!

Whatever happens, does Ayling need to return to right back? Was it a mistake playing him at centre back? Are Cresswell , Casey ready to start a Premiership game?





German keeper drops cryptic clue for Leeds fans

German goalkeeper Jan-Ole Sievers could be on his way to Elland Road shortly after the shot stopper sent a message to Whites fans via Robin Koch's Instagram account. Koch and Sievers were team mates at Kaiserslautern, but having now dropped down to the third tier of German football, have to offload their assets! Sievers is a free agent.

He has recently returned from a season long long with Japanese club FC Gifu, helping them to a sixth place finish in the J - league. The 25 year old has got Leeds fans talking by sending a cryptic message on Robin Koch's social media account saying 'See you soon Leeds fans'.

Do Leeds need another goalkeeper, with just Illan Meslier and Kiko Casilla as their only senior options, or is it a sign that Casilla is on his way out of Elland Road?




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Fridge wrote on 23 Dec 2020 05:26 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:10 amor is it a sign that Casilla is on his way out of Elland Road?
Hopefully


I think a fresh second choice keeper would be a great thing for us.

gessa wrote on 23 Dec 2020 05:08 pm

1964white wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:04 pm My concern too Ian, we just opened like the red sea every time Manure attacked us giving no protection to our patched-up defence, surely all three of them can't be as inept v Burnley & West Brom.

Our flank players need to stop crosses coming into the box cutting out the supply to Wood & Barnes, also not give needless corners & free-kicks away
If we weren't so short at the back, I wouldn't have been surprised to see one of KP or MK, benched, to run the risk of them both getting yellows before the West Brom game is too much. I do think it affected their game on Sunday

1964white wrote on 23 Dec 2020 05:06 pm

mothbanquet wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:39 pm Been thinking the same about Klich myself lately. No doubt he'd play into his own grave if asked but just a week off could really energise him. He's been looking, quite frankly, shattered of late.

Pablo still has some vital moments left in him, I agree. He's been really getting the minutes in with the U23s and looked really sharp in their last game, so I reckon we'll see him soon.
I truly hope so, Pablo is still our classiest player imo.

1964white wrote on 23 Dec 2020 05:04 pm

Irish Ian wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:31 pm My big concern is Klich, KP and Rodrigo, those three seemed to be playing on different pitches on Sunday. Is between game recovery beginning to be an issue for Klich? he is 30 after all... In any case they need to get tighter to each other.
My concern too Ian, we just opened like the red sea every time Manure attacked us giving no protection to our patched-up defence, surely all three of them can't be as inept v Burnley & West Brom.

Our flank players need to stop crosses coming into the box cutting out the supply to Wood & Barnes, also not give needless corners & free-kicks away

mothbanquet wrote on 23 Dec 2020 04:39 pm

Irish Ian wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:31 pm My big concern is Klich, KP and Rodrigo, those three seemed to be playing on different pitches on Sunday. Is between game recovery beginning to be an issue for Klich? he is 30 after all... In any case they need to get tighter to each other.

This is also a game we expect to have the lions share of possession. So quality instead of quantity is the key. Those half chances need to be converted. Pable would be a great asset off the bench methinks, someone with the guile to unlock a tight defence.
Been thinking the same about Klich myself lately. No doubt he'd play into his own grave if asked but just a week off could really energise him. He's been looking, quite frankly, shattered of late.

Pablo still has some vital moments left in him, I agree. He's been really getting the minutes in with the U23s and looked really sharp in their last game, so I reckon we'll see him soon.