Farke vs Bielsa

27 Feb 2024 09:01 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Tuesday 27th February, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Farke vs Bielsa

Although heavily tipped for automatic promotion last Summer, the state of play when Daniel Farke arrived in West Yorkshire was both chaotic, and somewhat bleak. The nucleus of his squad had left (or were in the process of leaving), moral was low and time was running out, with the start of the season just 32 days away. Off the field, Farke has had to deal with disciplinary issues involving Gnonto and Cresswell, whilst Bielsa chose to deal with the Pontus Jansson situation in a completely different way.

Farke has had better players at his disposal if compared to Bielsa, but the competition this season has been that much difficult too. We must also remember that it took the Argentine two tries to get Leeds up, and if Farke manages it in just one, how would their success be compared?

Do Leeds go all out at Chelsea

A victory tomorrow night at Stamford Bridge would propel Leeds into the last eight of the FA Cup, but at what cost?

Nine straight wins in a row have seen Leeds rise to second place in the Championship, just six points shy of leaders Leicester City, but a slip up in the league at this stage of their campaign could spell disaster. With only goal difference separating them from the Tractor boys, and Southampton not that far behind, can Leeds afford the luxury of fielding their strongest side in the Cup?

Summerville's rhythm has been affected by lack of training

Crysencio Summerville's rhythm on the pitch has been affected by a lack of training over the last few weeks according to Daniel Farke. Summerville is widely thought of as being the best player in the Championship this season, but with that accolade comes it's drawbacks. He is one of the most fouled players in the Championship, and with that, he has picked up his fair share of knocks.

Whilst this hasn't hampered his game time, it has effected his training. According to Farke, the flying Dutchman has missed many training sessions in the last few weeks, and it's affecting his rhythm during matches. Farke went on to say that this is something he must learn to adapt to.

It’s never easy because 46 games, two cup competitions for a young player who was not used to playing week in week out, it’s a new experience for him and his body. We have to be careful, he’s one of the standout players with many end products. Many opponents try to play aggressive against him, he gets many hits and knocks but he shouldn’t change it, his quality in 1-v-1 duels. There will sometimes be little hits and injuries, something he has to learn to adapt to. There are no complaints about this. Recent weeks it’s been difficult for him, it’s been a little bit stop-and-go, he was not involved in too many training sessions in recent weeks and this isn’t helpful for rhythm.

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danhirons wrote on 28 Feb 2024 08:11 am

While I agree that Farke has a better team, come on our team under Bielsa was not at all a bad one


Ayling, White, Coops, Dallas?
JH Hernandez Costa

That's a really good team

weasel wrote on 28 Feb 2024 08:03 am

AcrossThePondAsh wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:15 am Damn near made me tear up reading this, Weasel.

Also, where is Weasel and what have you done with him. We do not negotiate with weasel-nappers.
Weasel is away cheering on his beloved Everton.

AcrossThePondAsh wrote on 28 Feb 2024 05:15 am

weasel wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:35 pm Same as with people trying to use one player to bash another player with all the Bamford/Piroe flapdoodle we should just be glad to have had Bielsa and now to have Farke. Bielsa made us believe and Farke is making us believe again.
Damn near made me tear up reading this, Weasel.

Also, where is Weasel and what have you done with him. We do not negotiate with weasel-nappers.

JoeDenver wrote on 27 Feb 2024 11:25 pm

Bielsa > Farke. Could you imagine Bielsa with this lineup at his disposal?

All out for Chelski. I’d settle for a tie at Huddersfield if we beat them in the Cup.

Carrick Dave wrote on 27 Feb 2024 07:57 pm

Strange to think we have to get the Chelsea tie out of the way before the big game at Huddersfield...