Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion? It Appears Not!

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    Well it would not be Leeds United if we had a period of calm for any length of time would it? Whilst the owner seems to be beavering away quietly in a corner, there are some strange utterings from within the playing squad. Lasogga it seems has had his fill already and is ready to scurry back from whence he came. Pontus on the other hand says he needs to find his mojo and start playing properly again. The Head Coach thinks we are suffering from a confidence crisis. All in all shakier than an Autumn leaf.

    Get a grip people. There hopefully is a lasting change in the Goalkeeper which is a start. Let’s get a proper leader wearing the Captains armband and, TC, FFS pick the man and stand by your decision – don’t leave it to “The Lads” to elect everyone’s best mate. This guy has to do your bidding on the pitch and deal with anyone who is not doing their job. Do you really think this is Calamity Cooper? I am not sure he should be in the first 11! For this weekend also get some steel and fight in that soppy and ineffective midfield. Play 2 holding players in front of the back four.

    As stated before, TC needs to grow a pair!

    Bristol City are above us in the Championship and it will be a tough game.

    Still seething after another defeat.

    Keep the Faith. WAL

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    This is TC’s acid test. Another loss and the name of one Gordon Strachan is going to ring louder around Elland Road.

    What needs to be done? The midfield must be fixed as a matter of priority and Vieira HAS TO START. I’ve seen Anita play as a holding midfield for Newcastle and he excelled in that role. TC has to be imaginative and brave. He needs to find the right blend between steel and flair. These two players, in my opinion, offer more than the Phillips – O Kane axis which appears to have wilted in recent weeks. A good manager is one who has the ability to diagnose, to plan (by weighing the various options available to him) and to ultimately fix the problem areas. Successful teams are built along a solid spine. Based on recent games, we may be likened to jelly fish!

    Lassoga began like a firecracker. Now, he’s playing like a damp squib looking lost and lonely up front. There is something in his body language that suggests that all may not be too well. Grot, sadly, is a bumbling misfit (from what I’ve seen already). A realistic analysis of the present scenario reveals that very little, on the field of play, has changed from last season. A case of old wine in new jars, perhaps? Saiz seems to be the sole exception. All this has to be attributed to one mitigating factor: the lack of purposeful investment in players of proven quality. I’m afraid it’s looking ominous. We could be too far behind the front-runners, come January, when attempts may be made to go shopping.

    This is the burden that the Leeds United faithful must carry: occasional peaks followed by prolonged dips and troughs. Yes, we are more shaky than those autumn leaves right now. I hate the sense of foreboding but love the description very much!

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    Dunno about the Autumn leaves but I have to confess that my nerves are starting to frazzle.

    Keep the Faith (with everything crossed). WAL.

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    Christensen listened to the fans and rang the changes. Credit to him; that was a massive improvement on the rubbish that was served in the last three games.

    Vieira made the difference in midfield and Lassoga looked like he wanted to play the game. It was a most satisfying victory but we need to be realistic and desist from getting our heads in the clouds again. The boys should now be firmly focussed on the Blades for Friday evening’s important game.

    Build on this Thomas – build on this.

    #1547952
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    It is not right and proper to pick fault with a team that has got 3 deserved points in an away game. Much needed they were too! Hopefully, Thomas Christiansen has some of the jig saw pieces fixed in his mind and will build on it. It is almost as if the starting 11, save for swapping Jansson for Calamity Coop, is drafted up. Hopefully, not much tinkering required.

    Anyway, as TSM says its 3 points – Thank you and let’s move along. 22 more points and I will stop fretting about “R”.

    The talking point of the match however, was the sending off of Berardi. I would never defend that kind of behaviour but Heavens Above that Berardi must have a hard head! He barely moved his nut but the other fella suffered a broken nose apparently. I am betting that he will think twice before jumping up like that and going to confront another player about being fouled; he too was sent off for starting the nonsense.

    Well, have Leicester on Tuesday in the Two-Bit cup which I can’t say I am too bothered about. After that bring on the Blunts.

    Keep the Faith. WAL

    #1548698
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    Some thoughts about tomorrow’s game.

    I am also not too excited about Leicester and the League cup (although a win will be a morale booster). Hoping that TC applies his mind diligently and prudently when selecting the team. We, obviously, need to be thinking about the importance of Friday evening’s game.

    With Beradi and Dallas missing for tomorrow’s visit to the Foxes, TC may shuffle the pack – without sacrificing too much. Borthwick Cameron-Jackson may well be recalled to do duty on the left side of defence. Sackho could also be given a run with Klich, Grot and Cibicki staking a claim for a place. I suspect that TC may start with the “non-regulars” and opt to bring on the others later in the game. We shall see. What ever the case, we cannot afford any casualties which will disrupt our preparations for the Blades.

    And finally, I’m praying that the game is done and dusted within regulation time – one way or other. The last thing we want is an energy-sapping 120 minutes – with the prospect of a penalty shoot-out before Friday’s crunch game.

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    Tonight’s game…

    I am a little excited, I would love a bit of a cup run but do not want to detract the focus too much from our priority, which is to get automatic promotion from the Championship…
    so whatever the result tonight I will be happy!
    Also agree about best to get it done with in 90 minutes, certainly do not need extra time and penalties this evening!

    We must have our full focus on Friday evening’s match against the Blunts 😉

    WAL

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