Last gasp Bamford strike saves Leeds

06 Dec 2021 09:03 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Monday 6th December, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Last gasp Bamford strike saves Leeds

A predatory strike from Patrick Bamford, deep into injury time spared Leeds blushes, and created a six point buffer between themselves and the drop zone. With seconds left on the clock, Raphinha's in-swinging corner was flicked on by Ayling, and Bamford was at the back post to stab the ball home from close range, sending a packed out Elland Road into jubilation.

The Whites took the lead on 27 minutes. Raphinha's teasing ball from the left was met by Tyler Roberts. His outstretched leg guided the ball past the despairing dive of Spanish shot stopper Álvaro Fernández, and over the line. Unfortunately, as with so many occasions this season, their lead would not last. Baptiste's strike from the edge of the box (54 mins), followed five minutes later by a thunderbolt from closes range, courtesy of Canos, turned the game on its head.

In truth, Leeds were good value for their draw, and with a little more creativity, could have grabbed all three points. They dominated the statistics too, but were unable to conjure up the kind of magic needed to unlock defences. Hopefully with Bamford back, dominance can turn into goals!





Leeds win race for Mateo Joseph Fernandez

Leeds have won the race to sign Espanyol's youth sensation Mateo Joseph Fernandez according to the Daily Mail. The 18yo forward had already caught the eye of Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City, but Victor Orta's influence paid dividends for the Whites. A fee of £420,000 is believed to be agreed between both parties (plus add ons), a far cry from the player's true worth. With only months left on his contract, and a rift developing between club and player, Espanyol have decided to cash in on their academy star.





Do the ref's have it in for Leeds

It's very easy to blame the man (on woman) in black when things go wrong on the field. We've seen some crazy decisions in the past, with Leeds normally at the wrong end of a decision, but in this day of age, do referee's have it in for Leeds?

Below are the official referee's stats, judging every Leeds game this season (and their opponents). According to the statistics, Leeds are the most aggressive top flight club this season, having been branded 41 yellow cards this term so far, followed by Newcastle and Brighton with 36.

ref2 copy.jpg


View all Showing latest five comments of thirteen...

faaip wrote on 07 Dec 2021 05:18 pm

Buffalo the only football team in NY State and they're 6 hours away

faaip wrote on 07 Dec 2021 05:17 pm

But your point was the Niners still call themselves SF even though they play in Santa Clara. The Giants and Jets should be called New Jersey Giants and Jets

It's less than an hours drive from SF to SC according to google maps so it's with reach imo... Must take an hour to get from Queens or Brooklyn to Meadowlands also?

John in Louisiana wrote on 07 Dec 2021 05:04 pm

faaip wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:30 pm And the Jets and Giants don't even play in state
But they're still closer to New York City than the 49ers are to San Francisco.

faaip wrote on 07 Dec 2021 02:30 pm

John in Louisiana wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:04 pm My son's a bit of a wag.

He says what this 49ers thing means is the new ownership will press Leeds city government for money to build a new stadium and then move the club to Harrogate when they don't get it, all the while still referring to the team as Leeds United.

Explanation for those who need it: When the city of San Francisco refused to cough up taxpayer dollars to build the 49ers a new stadium, the owners moved the team to a new stadium in Santa Clara, some 45 miles away, yet still refer to the team as the San Francisco 49ers.
And the Jets and Giants don't even play in state

John in Louisiana wrote on 06 Dec 2021 07:04 pm

My son's a bit of a wag.

He says what this 49ers thing means is the new ownership will press Leeds city government for money to build a new stadium and then move the club to Harrogate when they don't get it, all the while still referring to the team as Leeds United.

Explanation for those who need it: When the city of San Francisco refused to cough up taxpayer dollars to build the 49ers a new stadium, the owners moved the team to a new stadium in Santa Clara, some 45 miles away, yet still refer to the team as the San Francisco 49ers.