Leeds breeze past sorry Millers

12 Feb 2024 09:21 am, by Ellandback1

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Leeds breeze past sorry Millers

Leeds made easy work of Rotherham Utd at the weekend, extending their win record to six straight games across 2024. It was always going to be a tough ask for the Millers. They sit bottom of the table, with just one win on the board since the end of October; and to be honest it showed in their display.

Bamford opened the scoring on ten minutes, after the referee failed to spot the ball glancing off his arm on the way in. The hosts could have easily have added two or three more in the opening 45 minutes had it not been for sturdy woodwork, last gasp challenges and fine shot stopping. Leeds perseverance paid off soon after the break, when Crysencio Summerville toe poked the ball past the despairing dive of Johansson, after a surging run through midfield by Rutter.

Eight minutes later, the Whites made it three, after Summerville was clumsily bought down in the box. A spot kick had been a long time coming, but having taken the lead under controversial circumstances, it probably evened itself out. The Dutchman wrestled the ball out of Bamford's grasp, before cheekily chipping the ball past Johansson after sending him the wrong way, to the delight of 36,000 screaming fans. It may not have been a Yorkshire classic, but three valuable points nevertheless, heading into Tuesday's game at Swansea.

Players who request loan moves are difficult to integrate back

Daniel Farke believes it is difficult to integrate players back to their parent clubs after demanding loan moves.nThe Leeds gaffer made the claim whilst speaking to journalists following the permanent departure of Columbian International Luis Sinisterra. There are thousands of analogies the gaffer could have used, but ended up comparing the Sinisterra situation to a microwave meal; on the basis the food never tastes as good as when it is fresh!

His comments give Leeds fans an insight into what may happen with the other players that jumped ship last Summer. 49ers Enterprises have nearly £100m invested in players such as Marc Roca, Jack Harrison, Diego Llorente, Brenden Arronson, Max Wober and Ramus Kristensen, all of which have medium to long term contracts at Elland Road.

I think overall it's a good decision, beneficial for our future. “Many compliments for our main people involved in negotiations. "We wanted to have the perfect result for us and think we did. I never made a secret I really rate Luis from his football point of view, good player, good person, wish him all the best. “He also made it clear in the summer he wanted this move. You have to accept there are good players playing for other clubs.

We wish him really all the best, no hard feelings at all, fingers crossed for his future. For us as a club it's the right decision, it frees up some money to do some business we want to do in the summer. I'm always a bit careful when a player wanted to go away, to bring him back. “It's like when you put the food in the microwave, it never tastes like when it's freshly cooked.

Is Firpo proving the doubters wrong

Junior Firpo grabbed his forth assist from six starts at the weekend, giving the Leeds faithful an indication that there maybe hope for the Dominican Republic International moving forward. The 27 year old is finally showing some form, under Daniel Farke's Management. He's racked up a respectable 'Whoscored' rating of 6.89 over his 610 minutes of game time this season, placing him seventh in the squad rankings.

He has only picked up two yellow cards this season too, maybe showing the Elland Road faithful that he has better control, and is less reckless compared to previous seasons. Although his defending (the prime reason for his selection) maybe considered a little shaky, he is proving to be a real asset going forward. He's making the right passes at the right times, and does not give the ball away needlessly!

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andrewjohnsmith wrote on 12 Feb 2024 07:45 pm

Firpo is proving the doubters wrong. Byram was playing brilliant at LB. But Firpo is first choice now given Byram's injury susceptibility.

I never doubted it though. Said from the time we relegated that Firpo was more than good enough for the championship. He did struggle in the premier league. But I had no worries about him in the championship.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 12 Feb 2024 07:41 pm

Irish Ian wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:54 am Morning Folks.

I can't see any of those loaned out first teamees return,our only hope is that they find someone who will be happy with them.

I recall Firpos first pre season game when he signed. Put in a lovely cross for Bamford to score early in the game and I thought it was a sign of things to come. It took a while.🙄

Funny how a fit Firpo and Bamford is giving us more weapons this term. Lets hope he has found his groove.
Given Farke's microwave analogy, you would assume that applies to them all. Basically he was saying we had them here, they're not the same when they come back. Obviously there are stronger feelings against Sinsiterra than the others given the refusal to play and threatening to sue. But yeah. Won't all returning loanees be reheated microwave food rather than fresh from the oven?

Ellandback1 wrote on 12 Feb 2024 02:05 pm

Jaydog wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:01 pm Clear tackle in that footage. No idea why they’re messing about. How much would it cost them. 2/1 shot was it. Bad publicity

Jaydog wrote on 12 Feb 2024 02:01 pm

Ellandback1 wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 1:03 pm They said he did make a tackle UNTIL the other two parts of the bet came in. Then suddenly he didn't make a tackle.

For those of you on twitter. type in: bet365 Rice
Clear tackle in that footage. No idea why they’re messing about. How much would it cost them. 2/1 shot was it. Bad publicity

Prisoner37 wrote on 12 Feb 2024 01:45 pm

Think Firpo and Jimmy are looking like a very decent combo going forward on the left. As in Jimmy likes to cut in on to his right and Firpo is happy to go for the byline and cross with his left.