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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:31 am

Ratscoot wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:23 am
I'll add

Still lives in Farnley
Still hangs around with his mates from school
Same girlfriend that he had at school
Looks after his mum and siblings

All round good Leeds lad
Kalvin has just gone up in my estimation even more Rat :tup:

Must be a manager's dream

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by weasel » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:14 pm

1964white wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:10 am
Kalvin provides a steady influence in front of Pontus & Cooper who in turn feel happier with Casilla behind them between the sticks, KP's reading of the game has improved immensely. Having Bamford upfront is a plus too.

Phillips is such a unassuming likeable young man.

Doesn't look for any glory.
Never see him diving to the ground at the slightest touch.
No argument from him when he was sent off at Forest, in fact he showed humanity as he apologised to the player he had taken out prior to leaving the pitch.
Accepts his managers decision to sub with grace him when a tactical change is required.
A thoroughly nice proper footballer who wears the white shirt of Leeds with pride.
Indeed. Lots of things coming together at the right time, let's hope he and Bamford are both okay, that are making us into a good team again. Much prefer KP to Forshaw, Kiko has been a steady influence, Bamford scoring again, Ayling returning to form and the back 4/5/6 being settled.

Does seem a decent man, hopefully things won't go to his head as this season has been his breakout year whereas in previous seasons he has still been fighting for a starting place much of the time.
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Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:27 am

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:38 am

Marcelo Bielsa on Kalvin Phillips:

"When he plays well the level of the team increases greatly. He played in front of our centre-backs and adapted his position [dropped deeper in the second half]."

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by faaip » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:37 am

And we were worse in the second half
GET IN THE BOAT AND ROW

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by mothbanquet » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:48 am

As good as Bielsa is making him, still boggles my mind when I think of his young he is for a primarily defensive player. Could even be a good shout for the England squad in a few seasons, I'd certainly take him over the likes of Dier even now.

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:40 pm

mothbanquet wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:48 am
As good as Bielsa is making him, still boggles my mind when I think of how young he is for a primarily defensive player. Could even be a good shout for the England squad in a few seasons, I'd certainly take him over the likes of Dier even now.
Yes KP has just turned 23yo Moth, been saying for months on here that Phillips will play for England one day hopefully whilst he is playing for Leeds :tup: arguably our most consistent player of the season

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:44 pm

faaip wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:37 am
And we were worse in the second half
All down to losing Bamford to injury & our flair players not putting their foot on the ball & retaining possession

KP dropped back to assist Pontus & Cooper with the long ball coming out of the sky

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by Cjay » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:58 pm

Having watched the sending off back i can see why Kiko was where he was, his job is basically to make himself a passing option in those situations.

Cooper should have cleared his lines but for the life of me i cant understand why Phillips was trying to do what he did.

It looks like he was trying to control the ball and turn to his left in the same movement, why didnt he just pass it back to Kiko?

Big time Charlie move was not required at that stage.

And for the goal he shouldn't be going to the ball, he should be covering the big space beside him, thats poor defensive sense.

Saw Kiko getting criticised but imo i cant see why.

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by mothbanquet » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:43 am

Cjay wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:58 pm
Having watched the sending off back i can see why Kiko was where he was, his job is basically to make himself a passing option in those situations.

Cooper should have cleared his lines but for the life of me i cant understand why Phillips was trying to do what he did.

It looks like he was trying to control the ball and turn to his left in the same movement, why didnt he just pass it back to Kiko?

Big time Charlie move was not required at that stage.

And for the goal he shouldn't be going to the ball, he should be covering the big space beside him, thats poor defensive sense.

Saw Kiko getting criticised but imo i cant see why.
I said at the time and still stand by it - Kiko did what he had to. His defenders had gotten caught out and if things had been a bit different his actions would've been the difference between a 0-2 loss and a 1-1 draw. He took one for the team and I applaud him for it, it's a shame the team couldn't do that action justice.

For the goal, he closed down Basham as well he could when his full backs didn't track back. It was sod's only law the ball found that gap to his right.

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:49 am

Remember eight of our players chasing back to close down the Wigan striker running towards our box

No one ran back v the blunts to help out Cooper, Phillips & Kiko, if they did they only jogged

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:15 am

Once again the stats show the influence of one of our players of the season has in Bielsa's team

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 am

Criticise Kalvin at your peril, he keeps coming back

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by weasel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:23 am

His shooting is sh*t
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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by SG90 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 am

Love Kalvin, but his passing percentage is really poor. If he wants to play PL, he needs to get that to around 85%.
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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:13 am

weasel wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:23 am
His shooting is sh*t
I wish he would stop shooting from distance, most irritating part of his game. Had one decent effort from a deaf ball set-piece

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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by faaip » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:24 am

SG90 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:25 am
Love Kalvin, but his passing percentage is really poor. If he wants to play PL, he needs to get that to around 85%.
Especially as most of his passes are to PJ or Coop, backwards or sideways. His poor pass that lost possession for the Brum goal of course
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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:33 am

Another top display from one our young players, Kalvin is such a consistent performer

Mark my words he will you know :eng:


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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by weasel » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Big improvement needed to play for England but equally only the same level of improvement he has already made this season - if he can continue then no reason why not.
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Re: Kalvin Phillips

Post by 1964white » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:42 pm

weasel wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Big improvement needed to play for England but equally only the same level of improvement he has already made this season - if he can continue then no reason why not.
He's now learning his trade under a top class coach, a great learning curve for all our current players

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