Leeds Utd v Brentford Match Thread

02 Dec 2021 09:46 am, by Ellandback1

Leeds Utd v Brentford

Sunday 5th December@14:00 | Elland Road

Brentford make the long trip up the M1 for a lunchtime kick off at Elland Road on Sunday. Thomas Frank has had a fantastic start to his top flight Managerial campaign, orchestrating wins against Arsenal, Wolves and West Ham as well as a credible 3-3 draw against Liverpool. Recent defeats against Burnley and Norwich and another 3-3 draw (against bottom of the table Newcastle Utd) place the South West London outfit one point, and four places above Bielsa's team. They'll hope their 1-0 home victory over Everton last weekend will give the Bee's confidence.

Patrick Bamford completed 90 minutes for the U23's during their narrow 3-2 defeat at Manchester City on Monday evening. It remains to be seen whether Bielsa is ready to throw him back into the starting line up. Cody Draham (ankle), Pascal Struijk (ankle) join long term absentee Robin Koch on the treatment table. Luke Ayling could return to action on Sunday after completing 45 mins on Monday as he looks to regain his fitness levels after minor surgery on his knee.

Joe Gelhardt must be wondering when he's going to get hi next opportunity. The 19yo England star was an unused sub against Brighton and Crystal Palace, and with Bamford coming back, his opportunities will be even more limited.

Brentford face a trip to local rivals Spurs on Thursday night, before their outing to Elland Road less than 72 hours later. Let's hope this works in Leeds favour!

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BGwhite wrote on 06 Dec 2021 11:11 am

Brentford played for 5 minutes and scored twice, says it all about our brittle defence. Not finishing teams off after going ahead is costing us badly. All I can say is thank god for injury time...at least we're going to the very end.

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whiteswan wrote on 06 Dec 2021 11:08 am

faaip wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:30 pm Good game from Leeds, not read anything here since before KO, but we dominated, got kicked in the balls after Phillips went down in the only 5 minutes Brentford bothered to play football then came back bravely to force a well deserved point.. Roberts stood out, Raph was Raph, Ayling captained superbly I thought, standing up for his players, twice in the box with great headers and Paddy did what Paddy can do..
Welcome to this thread faaip!

Chilli D wrote on 06 Dec 2021 10:18 am

Cjay wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:44 pm If a cb gets injured and you have a cb on the bench then logically you replace one with the other.

If Bielsa doesn't feel Cresswell is good enough for that then he shouldn't be on the bench?

The club are always pushing the u23 team as this great success but the manager quite obviously doesn't rate them.

It's all very odd mixed messages.
Cresswell was excellent against West Ham and is a regular in the England U21's squad nowadays.
It was a strange substitution to say the least.

rab_rant wrote on 06 Dec 2021 08:59 am

Cjay wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:48 pm
Suspected it would be something like this.

Whilst can understand the urge to respond it's not really acceptable for an executive of a multi million pound business to behave like that to one of the people who helps pay his wages.

Also snatching a point at the death is hardly proving whatever point Orta is trying to make.

He has had a lot of praise last few years VO, he needs to accept the justified criticism better imo.

Say all this on the assumption it was a football related argument along the lines of "your signings are crap" or "where is the cm" etc.

If it got more personal towards Orta then I take all this back.
I cannot condone the behavior of a Victor Orta which was akin to the performance art of Abbie Hoffman at the trial of the Chicago seven.

Hoffman wearing judges robes was a clear contempt of court, and Orta wearing that Paddington bear duffle coat was showing disdain for our British heritage and traditions.

Duffle coats are a well respected symbol of the Oxbridge elite and that a bespectled trumped up Spaniard should deign to wear such garment in public and shout profanities is a disgrace.

I will be writing to my MP to raise this question in parliment as to how a foreigner is allowed to wear a duffle coat in publc and bring such an icon of British sartorial elegance into disrepute.

Disgruntled Tunbridge Wells

rab_rant wrote on 06 Dec 2021 08:06 am

1964white wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:38 pm I did say I was guessing Cjay, hopefully the truth is revealed this week & apologies from both parties involved as the circumstances appeared very unsavoury.
According to Daily Record:

Furious Leeds United director of football Victor Orta made a beeline for the Brentford board after watching his side snatch a late equaliser.