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Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:53 am
by YorkshireSquare
Graham Smyth reporting Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich have been granted early leave to ensure they can manage their injuries ahead of the Euros this summer. Neither will feature in either of Leeds United's last two games of the season.

Robin Koch and Mateusz Klich granted early leave by Marcelo Bielsa, with the Euros in mind.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:58 am
by Muppet the Cat
Wonder if the club would be so accommodating if we were 17th at this point 🤔

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 8:59 am
by HarryofOz
Interesting. Roberts or Rodrigo in for Klich I assume.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:00 am
by faaip
Maybe, maybe not. Either way it's not an issue

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:00 am
by faaip
Just sent away for my LUFC grandfather clock....

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:08 am
by Byebyegeegee
Not a problem with that, we are in a position to be able to so.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:16 am
by Chilli D
Two dead rubber games left so not an issue.
Those available can cope comfortably.
Shame for Klich though as he was getting back to his best.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:20 am
by Leeds1000
I wonder if Phillips will get the same treatment? Although i have just remembered he's not selected yet. :sleep:

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:23 am
by mothbanquet
Glad to see Klich regaining his form lately, I think a rest at this point will be good for him and he can end his season on a high.

Barring injury I didn't see Koch playing anyway and now we have Cooper back we've got the luxury of letting him take a breather before these ill-advised internationals.

Let's pray none of the lads bring anything back with them...

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 am
by Irish Ian
Pity, I was wanting to see where Koch fitted into the equation.

But it is a wise move.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:28 am
by 1964white
So no more Special K on future breakfast threads this season.

I'll get my coat....

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:33 am
by Chilli D
Irish Ian wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:24 am Pity, I was wanting to see where Koch fitted into the equation.

But it is a wise move.
I think Koch will slip in effortlessly....

I promise that's my last Koch gag.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:34 am
by 1964white
Chilli D wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:33 am I think Koch will slip in effortlessly....

I promise that's my last Koch gag.
We are both on a roll this morning Chilli :lol:

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:39 am
by whiteroseboy
Chilli D wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:16 am Two dead rubber games left so not an issue.
Those available can cope comfortably.
Shame for Klich though as he was getting back to his best.
Not sure they should be classed as dead rubbers given the difference between 8th & 10th with regards to prize money is around £4mill. Would go a long way to getting a few key players on longer contracts.

The midfield 3 of Phillips, Dallas & Klich I wanted to see again. In fact the line up at Burnley was our strongest IMHO. I know it doesn't contain a real creative No10 but they worked Burnley to a stand still allowing us to profit more as the game evolved.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 9:52 am
by danhirons
Neither are "essential" at the minute and so don't see a problem with it at all - v nice gesture from bielsa.

Klich has been great the last few games though

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:12 am
by Cjay
Given the rumours about Klich maybe feeling that his body has had enough of Bielsa ball and getting a bit worn down by MB's demanding ways perhaps this is MB showing his human side and gratitude to one of his old warhorses?

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:15 am
by YorkshireSquare
Cjay wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:12 am Given the rumours about Klich maybe feeling that his body has had enough of Bielsa ball and getting a bit worn down by MB's demanding ways perhaps this is MB showing his human side and gratitude to one of his old warhorses?

He's looked much improved the last two games. Over his hip injury and Covid.

But a break now should serve him well and it's about him coming back from the Euros in the best possible shape.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:17 am
by Ron Swanson
Rodders will come in for Klich probably.

He looked sharp against Burnley, a couple of starts would help him as well.

I'd like to see Shackleton get some game time as well.

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:23 am
by YorkshireSquare
Ron Swanson wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:17 am Rodders will come in for Klich probably.

He looked sharp against Burnley, a couple of starts would help him as well.

I'd like to see Shackleton get some game time as well.

Bielsa has looked at Shack a few times but never seems keen

Re: Koch and Klich won't play again this season

Posted: Mon May 17, 2021 12:22 pm
by weasel
Chilli D wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:33 am I think Koch will slip in effortlessly....

I promise that's my last Koch gag.
Good to hear you won't be gagging on Koch any more