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Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread - Bielsa names unchanged line-up

Post by Ellandback1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:46 pm



Leeds Utd v Reading

Saturday 22nd February 2020 15:00 | Elland Road


The Royals are the visitors to Elland Road on Saturday as Leeds look to do the double over over their Berkshire opponents. The teams last met late last November with the Whites stealing the show with this solitary yet stunning goal, orchestrated and finished by Harrison. Leeds had expected to hear the outcome of Kiko Casilla hearing last week but so far there has been no news. Marcelo Bielsa will e able to pick from the same players as comprehensively outplayed Bristol City last week.

Under pressure striker Patrick Bamford looks certain to retain his starting position due mainly to Bielsa's reluctance to change a starting line-up unless he has to but on-loan striker Jean-Kevin Augustin is pushing to make his full debut. Reading manager Mark Bowen will check on winger Ayub Masika, who has been struggling with a stomach upset. Left back Jordan Obita and midfielder Pele will be available to play at Elland Road haveing overcome minor injuries.




Leeds United have won their past three Championship matches against Reading without conceding a goal. Reading have lost three of their previous four away league visits to Leeds, winning the other in October 2017. Leeds are looking to pick up consecutive league wins for the first time since a run of seven in November/December. Leeds have lost four of their past seven league games, as many as they had in their first 26 this season. Reading have won just one of their previous eight league games, though it was their last Championship fixture winning 3-0 against Sheffield Wednesday.

Not many stats for Saturday's referee, Australian Jarred Gillett. He made three league appearances last year after arriving here from the Australian A-League and this will be his first visit to Elland Road as a match day official. Gillett has refereed Reading twice, resulting in one win and one loss. Showing one yellow card, no reds and giving no penalties. This season he's refereed 17 Championship games, showing 68 yellows (average of 4 per game), 2 straight reds and awarded 3 penalties. He was named the A-League’s referee of the year on five occasions, most recently in 2017/18, and stands as the most successful referee in A-League history.

Referee information from @El_Loco_Jo


Leeds Starting XI
Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Hernandez, Bamford

Subs: Meslier, Casey, Douglas, Alioski, Shackleton, Roberts, Augustin

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:01 pm

Apparently Reading will be lacking a few regulars and also have a busy time in the next few weeks I hope they focus on the Cup. :roflmao:

Always a handful for Leeds, but these games have to be locked if we are serious about promotion.

45 minutes please for Big Kev and Poveda to be on the bench.

With Fulham playing on Friday and Brentford kicking off at lunchtime the pressure could be intense come 3pm on Saturday.

Important to have a confidence boosting performance and win ahead of two difficult away games.
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

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Post by paddy parrott » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:04 am

Ready to roll !
Let's see Elland Road Rocking mate...7 to go ,after 6 & 6 away.

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by 1964white » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:29 am

Lets show every club we are the true champions in this league & batter Reading not only performance-wise but with goals too

3-0 :scar1

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by rab_rant » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:31 am

Kiko hearing on Thursday.
Statement on Friday supposedly.
Silence on Saturday.
What is going on?????
Feels like we are being screwed around with again.

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:41 am

rab_rant wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:31 am
Kiko hearing on Thursday.
Statement on Friday supposedly.
Silence on Saturday.
What is going on?????
Feels like we are being screwed around with again.

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I think the longer it goes on the more ut suggests that the FA are leaning his way.


But they have painted themselves into a corner.
If not guilty how will it look to the outside world?


In any case I think it would be wiser to play Meslier today.
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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:43 am

rab_rant wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:31 am
Kiko hearing on Thursday.
Statement on Friday supposedly.
Silence on Saturday.
What is going on?????
Feels like we are being screwed around with again.

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I think the longer it goes on the more ut suggests that the FA are leaning his way.


But they have painted themselves into a corner.
If not guilty how will it look to the outside world?


In any case I think it would be wiser to play Meslier today.
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

'I am quite clear in my mind that one has to feel sincere love for those he leads, and if he doesn't feel it naturally, then he must learn how to feel it' Marcelo Bielsa


'Would he kill his granny to win a match?' Bobby Collins

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by BGwhite » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:46 am

After Fulham's draw it's another chance to extend our advantage of them and others. Bristol v baggies, Brentford v Blackburn pts dropped there . Hope we're preparing for a 10 man defence today , Reading will come with the bus big time !

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by BGwhite » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:50 am

Irish Ian wrote: I think the longer it goes on the more ut suggests that the FA are leaning his way.


But they have painted themselves into a corner.
If not guilty how will it look to the outside world?


In any case I think it would be wiser to play Meslier today.
Maybe EFL are waiting until after today's game before slapping a 12 game ban on him ruling him out for the remainder of the season, it's just something these vindictive b******s would do .

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Post by Doire_Boi » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:52 am

Prediction

We are caught out and they score early - try and time waste from the 10th minute

We batter them, have 80% of the ball for the rest of the match and rescue a point with a defender scoring.

I'm sorry for the negativity but I just don't like getting my hopes up.

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by rab_rant » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:55 am

Irish Ian wrote: I think the longer it goes on the more ut suggests that the FA are leaning his way.


But they have painted themselves into a corner.
If not guilty how will it look to the outside world?


In any case I think it would be wiser to play Meslier today.
Just read that ex- Derby player Craig Ramage was sacked by the BBC for making 'racist' remarks. Seems you have to be very careful with your choice of words these days.

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:13 am

BGwhite wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:50 am
Maybe EFL are waiting until after today's game before slapping a 12 game ban on him ruling him out for the remainder of the season, it's just something these vindictive b******s would do .

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The concept that there is a cabal of FA /EFL/ Sky tv/ BBC executives who have an anti Leeds agenda isn’t something I buy into.

Leeds are perfectly capable of making trouble for themselves without outside help.

If he is guilty they will sanction him not because of who he plays for but for what he has done.
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

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Post by BGwhite » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:28 am

Doire_Boi wrote:Prediction

We are caught out and they score early - try and time waste from the 10th minute

We batter them, have 80% of the ball for the rest of the match and rescue a point with a defender scoring.

I'm sorry for the negativity but I just don't like getting my hopes up.
I fully understand DB, that's why I'm the most pessimistic on here. Years of frustration & heartache took its toll I'm afraid.

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Post by Doire_Boi » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:31 am

BGwhite wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:28 am
I fully understand DB, that's why I'm the most pessimistic on here. Years of frustration & heartache took its toll I'm afraid.

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Post by BGwhite » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:33 am

Irish Ian wrote: The concept that there is a cabal of FA /EFL/ Sky tv/ BBC executives who have an anti Leeds agenda isn’t something I buy into.

Leeds are perfectly capable of making trouble for themselves without outside help.

If he is guilty they will sanction him not because of who he plays for but for what he has done.
I'm not buying that either. This has been going on for 5 months . If the evidence was there at the beginning or even a month into the investigation why have we reached February before the hearing and to think that he could still be banned without conclusive evidence is absurd.

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Post by onemoreslogan » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:48 am

G'day everyone!

The Kiko thing has gone on long enough, the league has to put their cards on the table. They've had ample time to investigate. Put up or shut up.

But never mind that. It's gameday! C'mon you beauties! Three points in convincing fashion please.

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BGwhite wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:33 am
I'm not buying that either. This has been going on for 5 months . If the evidence was there at the beginning or even a month into the investigation why have we reached February before the hearing and to think that he could still be banned without conclusive evidence is absurd.

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by Irish Ian » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:11 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:33 am
I'm not buying that either. This has been going on for 5 months . If the evidence was there at the beginning or even a month into the investigation why have we reached February before the hearing and to think that he could still be banned without conclusive evidence is absurd.

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I agree it has been going on too long.

But let’s remember that the FA gave Kiko and Leeds an all extension so they could provide added evidence in Kikos defence.

But that said he needs to know where he stands.
'We can wait for the next game with serenity'

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Re: Leeds Utd v Reading Match Thread

Post by danhirons » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:25 pm

Irish Ian wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:13 am
The concept that there is a cabal of FA /EFL/ Sky tv/ BBC executives who have an anti Leeds agenda isn’t something I buy into.

Leeds are perfectly capable of making trouble for themselves without outside help.

If he is guilty they will sanction him not because of who he plays for but for what he has done.
:tup:

if they really wanted to help us they'd have banned him for the reason of the season a few weeks ago :lol:

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