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Leeds Utd v Stoke City - MATCH THREAD

Post by Ellandback1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:38 pm



Leeds United v Stoke City

Thursday 9th July at 5.00pm | Elland Road


Stoke are the visitors to Elland Road on Thursday for an early evening kick off against top of the table Leeds Utd. Stoke City boss Michael O’Neill will take heart from their 4-0 home win against Barnsley courtesy of goals from Sam Vokes, Tom Ince and a brace from Tyrese Campbell which have lifted the Potters to 18th in the Championship, two points and four places from the drop zone. That was their first win at the fourth attempt since the season re-started, and one their best performances of the season.

Leeds have collected seven points from an available twelve since the season restarted. They are currently second place in the table, two points behind West Brom following their victory against Derby last night. Brentford are three points back in third place Brentford who have a far better goal difference then the Whites. Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that both Stuart Dallas and Helder Costa will be fit to play against Stoke City. The duo missed the last game through injury. Many fans believe this would be unfair on Douglas and Alioski who both played well during their 3-1 win at Ewood Park last weekend.


Starting XI
Meslier, Ayling, White, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Roberts, Bamford

Subs:
Miazek, Berardi, Douglas, Struijk, Stevens, Shackleton, Alioski, Poveda, Hernandez



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Post by Irish Ian » Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:51 pm

I thought Harrison did well on the right.
Unless Bielsa i tends to put Costa on the left I think bringing those teo back in wouldnt be a great idea.
Good subs to have on the bench to bring on doending on the match situation. Especially as we are allowed five now.
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Post by Chilli D » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 am

A bit tough on Douglas who had a good game at Blackburn by all accounts but Dallas has had an excellent season and should come back in.
Costa on the other hand, I would keep on the bench.

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Post by onemoreslogan » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 am

Never mind Fulham, never mind Brentford, and never mind Brom. None of those teams matter if Leeds look after their business. Just focus and win.

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Post by mothbanquet » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:55 pm

onemoreslogan wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 am
Never mind Fulham, never mind Brentford, and never mind Brom. None of those teams matter if Leeds look after their business. Just focus and win.
+1

We've got this. Time to chalk another one off.

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Post by Leeds1000 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 pm

Come on the Leeds. Watchin thisen. Score early, defend dead ball situations well and we should win.

Stoke are scrapping for their lives despite all the investment from the Coates family. I don't know if they are a team of well paid failures? Nathen Jones couldn't inspire them that's for sure.

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Post by 1964white » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 pm

Chilli D wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 am
A bit tough on Douglas who had a good game at Blackburn by all accounts but Dallas has had an excellent season and should come back in.
Costa on the other hand, I would keep on the bench.
Also Dallas scores goals

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Post by weasel » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:06 pm

You also have to take into consideration the fact that it was Douglas's first full match in a long time so he might not even be ready to play 2 matches in quick succession yet.
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Post by WestgateRun » Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:39 pm

Need another early goal from Patrick Bamford.
If we can get another win, that drastically increases our odds of going up.

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Post by mothbanquet » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:08 pm

WestgateRun wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Need another early goal from Patrick Bamford.
If we can get another win, that drastically increases our odds of going up.
Not to mention motivate the lads even more. That might not seem possible considering the stakes, but it's akin to the runner who manages to find that last burst of energy to propel themselves over the finishing line, regardless of whether the chasing pack is miles or inches behind them.

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Post by Velotrax » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:13 pm

onemoreslogan wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 am
Never mind Fulham, never mind Brentford, and never mind Brom. None of those teams matter if Leeds look after their business. Just focus and win.
Exactly

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Post by Boo Radley » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:42 am

Following Stoke’s big win at the weekend they may feel more inclined to come out and play this evening. With Wigan’s points deduction, they are more or less safe from relegation and this may make they a bit braver as well. Anything that will encourage them to come out and take us on is a good thing as our biggest fear is that they would park the bus and make us huff and puff.

It’s not O’Neill’s style to pack the defence. With Northern Ireland he didn’t generally go ultra defensive and wasn’t afraid to take on a game. Hope that’s the case today.

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Post by rab_rant » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:40 pm

onemoreslogan wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 am
Never mind Fulham, never mind Brentford, and never mind Brom. None of those teams matter if Leeds look after their business. Just focus and win.
That's the style, encapsulated the correct philosophy in a nutshell.
Positive attitude, no fear, invincible fortitude, storming forward with
the cardboard crowd animated in their seats, coming to life and roaring
the boys on to victory, and as a counterpoint Bielsa does the Slavic Gopnik
squat and smiles contentedly to himself, whilst contemplating the fact
that Jorge Luis Borges, who is blind, can be the director of the National Library
in Argentina. The delicious irony of it... a blind man in charge of all the books.
Why it is almost as tasty as Leeds winning the Championship.

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Post by Doire_Boi » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:55 pm

very unfair on the two guys if they miss out.

Bamford to score first

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Post by Leeds1000 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:30 pm

Apologies if its posted elsewhere on here or its be shown before. The documentary Bielsa El Loco & Leeds is being shown on sky straight after the game.

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Post by Cjay » Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:43 pm

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Stoke.have been the best side for finding streams against for some reason

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Post by 1964white » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:04 pm

Dallas & Costa back

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Post by paddy parrott » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:09 pm

Great to see Stuart Dallas back great season,
Hopeful Costa has a good game too.
We're needing big players to deliver now and get back top.
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Post by Leeds1000 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:21 pm

Bielsa doing what Bielsa does. Keeping the faith.

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