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Good to read that the U23s are playing the same system as the first team (albeit not as effectively). Bielsa-ball needs to be implemented throughout all our sides, a single philosophy that everyone understands and buys into. That way, there is a seamless transition from U18 to U23 to first team for those that are good enough. It's what the likes of Barca have done for years and what City are now doing under Pep.

As an aside, saw a picture of MB watching the game last night, the man is interested in every aspect of this club, no sending a minion in his place. Like it!! :tup:
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Improving is he? Thought he was the worst player I watched in pre season, good to hear he's getting better
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Millwall 0-1 Leeds Utd U23s today so that's 2 out 2 after beating Coventry last week
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Whites punished for missed opportunities.

Professional Development League

Leeds United 1 (Edmondson 58)

Queens Park Rangers 1 (Kefalas 90+5)


Leeds: Huffer, Gotts, Davis, Diaz, Struijk, Nicell (Halme 88), Stevens, McCalmont, Edmondson, Dalby (Kamwa 75), Clarke (Temenuzhkov 90+4). Subs not used: Male, Wollerton.

Referee: P. Brown

Venue: Nethermoor Park



Leeds United were left to rue missed chances as Themis Kefalas scored a 95th minute equaliser for Queens Park Rangers, denying the Whites from taking three points at Nethermoor Park.

QPR had the first chance of the game inside 13 minutes, Deshane Daling won the visitors a free-kick 25 yards from goal, left of centre, which was struck by Charlie Owens and he forced Will Huffer into a decent stop.

Leeds' first opportunity came seven minutes later, Jack Clarke did well to break down the left and win the Whites a corner. From the set-piece, his delivery went just over the head of Ryan Edmondson and Pascal Stuijk could only bundle an effort wide.

The Whites then went close when Davies played Jordan Stevens into the QPR box, and his deflected effort forced a fine save from Marcin Brzozowski.

Leeds were in a confident spell and Clarke almost broke the deadlock when he was found just inside the QPR area, but he drove his effort just over the crossbar.

At the other end, Ody Alfa tried his luck from the edge of the box for the visitors, but Huffer made a relatively easy stop from his low attempt.

Leeds again went close from a set-piece, this time Clarke crossed a free-kick into the QPR box and Struijk had a free header, but could only put it over the bar.

Leeds had another fine chance to break the deadlock, when Stevens did excellently to keep the ball in play at the byline on the right, before crossing and finding Edmondson, but he was denied by a super one-handed save.

QPR then had two chances before the break, Daling and Armide Oteh combined, with the latter having a strike and then a header well saved by Huffer, to ensure the two sides went in at the break level.

Half time: Leeds United 0-0 Queens Park Rangers

Stevens had the first chance of the second half, when he fired a low effort at goal from a narrow angle and Brzozowski had to make a vital touch to keep his powerful snap shot out.

A quick low corner then caught Leeds out and Amrit Bansal McNulty struck from a narrow angle forcing Huffer into action and from the rebound Daling could only fire over.

Leeds took the lead in the 58th minute, Clarke did superbly down the wing and weaved his way into the QPR box, he saw an effort on goal well blocked, before he teed up Edmondson to head home from close range.

Moments later, the scores could have been level, Hugo Cardoso broke away and into the Leeds box, but Leif Davis made a super challenge to deny him a shot on goal.

Daling then had an opportunity when he made his way into the Leeds box from the left but Will Huffer superbly denied him.

Clarke should have added a second for Leeds when a Robbie Gotts cross fell to him at the back post, he had time to control and shoot, but blazed his effort over the bar.

Edmondson nearly grabbed a second when he fired a half volley from the edge of the box which went just inches wide, before Dalby had a great chance to score when Stevens found him at the back post with a cross, but he could only put a volley over the bar.

With 10 minutes remaining, Leeds should have sealed the three points, substitute Bobby Kamwa superbly intercepted a pass and played Stevens through on goal, but he put his attempt over.

Leeds then had another chance to wrap up the win, Alfie McCalmont found Kamwa on the right wing with a lovely pass and he broke into the area and teed up Edmondson who struck first time, but his effort went inches wide.

In stoppage time, again the Whites should have added a second, Leeds broke up the pitch and Robbie Gotts went through on goal, but fired over.

Leeds were then punished, when QPR substitute Kefalas slammed home an equaliser from a corner, five minutes into injury time, snatching the visitors a point.

Full Time: Leeds United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
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v Cardiff

Leeds United: Miazek, Gotts, Davis, Diaz, Halme, Casey, Nicell, Stevens, Edmondson, Dalby Clarke. Subs: Male, Cresswell, Kamwa, Wollerton, Odunston.

FT 1-2 win for Leeds.
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Continuing off from where they ended last season. No reason why they can't win the league.

Jack Clarke deserves a chance now. Surely he'd offer more from the bench than Dallas from an attacking point of view?
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SG90 wrote: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:08 pm Continuing off from where they ended last season. No reason why they can't win the league.

Jack Clarke deserves a chance now. Surely he'd offer more from the bench than Dallas from an attacking point of view?
I think Bielsa likes Dallas's versatility on the bench as he can play either full back or wing (and even central midfield as he did against Stoke). I would imagine Bielsa will go with the current squad and then the likes of Clarke will be given the chance to step up when injuries and suspensions rule out someone in the same position.
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gessa wrote: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:12 pm

FT 1-2 win for Leeds.
Clarke x 2
Excellent, the kid's got a great name to live up to....lets hope he keeps it up :)
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Playing Bristol City at ER this afternoon. 3-0 up at half time - Bamford, Nicell and Clarke. Looking like a proper Bielsa team against a young Bristol side. Could have been 6. Jack Clarke having a stormer. Only worry is an injury to Bamford which saw him substituted after 20 mins. Blackman, Baker and Harrison all playing.

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Gandalf wrote: Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:03 pm Playing Bristol City at ER this afternoon. 3-0 up at half time - Bamford, Nicell and Clarke. Looking like a proper Bielsa team against a young Bristol side. Could have been 6. Jack Clarke having a stormer. Only worry is an injury to Bamford which saw him substituted after 20 mins. Blackman, Baker and Harrison all playing.

Second half live on LUTV app for IOS and Android.
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Finished 5-0 with second half goals from Jordan Stevens and Robbie Gotts. Could have been well into double figures.
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Only caught 15 or so minutes, but was very impressed with football and movement, levels above the dross England u21 served up yesterday. Just goes to show what happens when young players get quality coaching. Well done to Corberan and everyone at the club.

Thought Clarke, Stevens, Davis and Diaz were the standouts for me. Clarke outshone Harrison, so surely must be very close to a debut. Was disappointed that Baker and Harrison didn't stand out at this level. Hopefully Bamford's injury isn't too serious. I get why the club wanted him to play, but you take risks and today we got one.
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The exciting thing about the u23s is how young they are. Diaz is the oldest regular at 21, so they could play together for a few more years. Got the likes of Kenneh, Hudson, Kun, Odunston and Huggins in the u18s as well. Exciting times, just hope we can keep hold of them.
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Like what I've sen from Robbie Gott to who arrived last year IIRC
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Very impressed with the clips I've seen so far
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Can anyone tell me who was no7 in the first video?
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whiteswan wrote: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm Can anyone tell me who was no7 in the first video?
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Him.
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Cjay wrote: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm viewtopic.php?f=1&t=36320

Him.
Thank you Cjay :)
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