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Match Report: Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers - Whites through despite Jekyll & Hyde performance
by TimWhelan at 19:38:57

It's slightly bothering me that our performance has dipped a little towards the end of all three games so far, so it may be that the players start to tire after playing with such intensity. At least Pontus improved as the game went on, after looking at bit rusty at the start.
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Match Report: Derby County 1-4 Leeds United - Bielsa's terrific taxidermists stuff the Rams
by TimWhelan at 22:15:53

A great win, and we could easily have scored a few more. The only disappointment was that BPF let their goal go past him, even though the free kick was more or less straight at him. I thought for a second he was going to tip it over the bar, but somehow he let it go trhough his hands.
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Leeds United: Paul Heckingbottom departs Elland Road after just 16 matches
by TimWhelan at 12:46:27

Not the news you'd want after coming back from holiday, and I think the timing is a bit odd. I would have though that if Radz was going to do the deed he'd have sacked the Heck at the end of the season rather than waiting until now. Perhaps the extra cash from the 49ers persuaded him to act, as he now thinks we can attract a better class of 'head coach'. But it won't make much difference if Orta doesn't get the recruitment right this time and spend the extra cash well.
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Match Report: Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United - Bamford strikes thrice as Boro batter Whites
by TimWhelan at 13:11:51

Amongst the many good points you made, I also thought that Pulis had done his homework and identified Saiz as our one potent threat. They were always quick to close the feisty Spaniard whenever he broke forward, and too often Saiz ran into trouble rather than passing to colleagues who were unmarked.

A direct contrast with Boro's second goal, when Traore was allowed to run unchallenged through four Leeds players. I don't get the obsession with playing Phillips and O'Kane week after week in a midfield that has no bite whatsoever.
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Match Report: Leeds United 2-2 Bristol City - first half throw-in farce sees Whites drop two points
by TimWhelan at 10:09:08

I was glad to see Anita get a game and Dallas moved up the field, where he can be more effective (though a couple of his crosses from the right were over-hit). But no defence is going to be settled with Wiedwald behind them.

There was no need for him to come out for the cross that led to their first goal with defenders in front of him, and when he failed to get a good punch he was totally stranded. We need a new keeper urgently.
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Match Report: Sheffield United 2-1 Leeds United - Sharp strikes twice to down Whites
by TimWhelan at 18:13:54

I would have selected Anita at right back, as he played there most of the time for Newcastle last season. This would have allowed Dallas to play further forward on the left in place of Roofe, who looked a bit lost on that flank. Roofe was partly at fault for their first goal, tracking back but failing to stop their winger getting the cross in.

As you say, it was a much better performance in the second half. The penalty looked clear cut at normal speed, but less so on the replay. O'Kane tried to pull out of the challenge and their forward was already going down before he made contact.
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By Heck – Leeds closing in on Barnsley boss as Christiansen’s replacement
by david282 at 20:23:05

Remember Brian Clough, he HATED Leeds Utd and look how long he lasted
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