Could Bamford face repercussions following antics

13 Feb 2024 09:21 am, by Ellandback1


Good Morning. It's Tuesday 13th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...


Could Bamford face repercussions following antics?

Elland Road journalist Adam Pope is concerned about repercussions following Patrick Bamford deliberate handball in Leeds 3-0 demolition of Rotherham at the weekend. The 30 year old is no stranger to controversy. He feigned getting struck in the head by Anwar El Ghazi, getting the Dutchman sent off during the infamous 1-1 draw against Aston Villa in 2019. Similarly, he was responsible for Asmir Begovic's red card during Leeds 1-0 win against QPR. Both red cards were later rescinded

His latest antics will annoy many officials, putting scrutiny on both himself, and his team mates. For someone believed to be one of the most intelligent men in football, his decision making is somewhat shocking! According to Popey...

Firstly, it’s hilarious because as we’re watching on the monitor for the restart he’s trying to say, having pointed to his elbow to the whole of the East Stand, he’s telling Andy Madley that it was above the t-shirt line. It’s one of those where he’s done it, he’s probably totally expecting it to be ruled out. It isn’t, and then add to that the club’s social media after the game, ‘They all count’.

[Daniel] Farke said it’s like one in 14 that’ve gone Leeds’ way. Overall, it should be ruled out, it’s a bad miss by the officials, clearly. I think revelling in it a little bit is not a good look, because that will come to bite Leeds somewhere later this season.




Time to rest Archie?

With 2886 minutes of game time under his belt already, Archie Gray has proved invaluable during his maiden season at Elland Road, but with Connor Roberts raring to go, is it time to give him a well deserved rest? His adaption to the right back role has been seamless. It's a role he adapts for King and Country, so we shouldn't have been too surprised that he has been able to plug the gap.

Archie is strongest in midfield, as proved by his stats. He is Leeds leading tackler in their entire squad, but has yet to really make his mark down the right wing, contributing just assist in 33 appearances for the Whites this season. In Roberts, Leeds have a specialist International wing-back that may offer that little bit more fluency down the right hand side. That's not to diminish Grays performances in any way.

Archie has been a revelation this season, but it's virtually impossible to come up with a sentence about him without mentioning he's only 17?





It takes a brave person to bet against Leeds at the moment

Writing his Sky Sports Championship predictions, former White turned pundit David Prutton will be backing Leeds all the way. The Hull born midfielder spent three years at Elland Road between 2007-2010, making 67 first team appearances. Swansea's shock win at Hull on Saturday will no doubt give them confidence, but Leeds are on a roll. It takes a brave person to bet against them at the moment, as Prutton explains...

Swansea plucked that win at Hull City pretty much out of nowhere on Saturday! They were in no kind of form at all, but that just shows what can happen in this league on any given day.

Can they replicate that performance against Leeds? It is a big ask as Daniel Farke’s side are steamrolling everyone right about now. It could be close down in South Wales, but I can’t back against United at this moment.



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The Subhuman wrote on 13 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:28 pm On the Bamford goal, I can't believe how many Leeds "fans" are saying it's a handball when there are no conclusive pictures to say it was. Innocent until proven guilty? Especially our own player. Then the picture above, shows what I thought to the case - the shoulder area. Bamford pointed there to the ref when they came back for the kick off. So stop dramatizing this.

Resting Archie Gray? He didn't play home tie against Plymouth and only played 50 minutes in the replay.
You do realize the ball travelled on after that picture. And there's nothing in that picture to suggest it's touching him. There's a sky sports vid that shows the ball move after it hits the elbow, irrespective if it his the shoulder or not.

Now I don't give a s**t if Paddy got away with "handball" fair play to him and his confessional celebration. We deserved something going our way after a littany of poor decisions going against us this season. But I'm not going to deny it was almost certainly handball

https://www.skysports.com/football/vide ... -rotherham

at 20 seconds

weasel wrote on 13 Feb 2024 06:22 pm

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 5:28 pm On the Bamford goal, I can't believe how many Leeds "fans" are saying it's a handball when there are no conclusive pictures to say it was. Innocent until proven guilty? Especially our own player. Then the picture above, shows what I thought to the case - the shoulder area. Bamford pointed there to the ref when they came back for the kick off. So stop dramatizing this.
Indeed. So many of our own fans, including those with media channels, judging just from the initial tv coverage and highlights which was simply from behind the action and his goal clebration. You can't tell anything conclusively from those angles and all you can see is the excessive arm movement from Bamford which was completely in the wrong direction if he was trying to make contact with the ball and generate enough power to divert it goalward.

The celebration looked silly which immediately suggested to me, and I posted about it previously, that it was not a celebration with him saying 'look I've just committed handball' but looked like some sort of aborted celebration, as if he was doing a full twirl but changed his mind halfway through - again though only he would know - as it would make no sense at all to try to advertise that he'd handballed it as even at that point the ref could have disallowed it - all he would have needed to do was to walk over to the inesman/woman, engage in conversation and then disallow it with the excues the linesman/woman had a better view.

mentalcase wrote on 13 Feb 2024 05:38 pm

Sean_Nile wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:17 am Raul scores a hand ball goal against Leeds and kisses his hand, not his elbow.

If Paddy was a contortionist he should have kissed his arse instead of his elbow, because of all the stick he has been taking.

He has now joined an elite group of players that form the "dubious goal club" and now can bask in the company of Maradona, Raul and Henry.
I was at that game in Madrid sean, the locals were furious with Raul for cheating, absolutely furious.

andrewjohnsmith wrote on 13 Feb 2024 05:28 pm

On the Bamford goal, I can't believe how many Leeds "fans" are saying it's a handball when there are no conclusive pictures to say it was. Innocent until proven guilty? Especially our own player. Then the picture above, shows what I thought to the case - the shoulder area. Bamford pointed there to the ref when they came back for the kick off. So stop dramatizing this.

Resting Archie Gray? He didn't play home tie against Plymouth and only played 50 minutes in the replay.

1964white wrote on 13 Feb 2024 04:09 pm

Clitheroe White wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 11:03 am Bamford goal. First time I've actually seen the footage and my honest opinion is that the ball hits above the t-shirt line, therefore it should be a goal.

I love the pitch side view, you get to see a better view of our players skills level.

It's also clear we also should have scored a bucket load more goals - efficiency please.
I always post up these videos on the dedicated thread - viewtopic.php?t=45524