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Leeds (A) 19/10 Build-Up & Matchday Thread

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Cyber-_-man

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Looking forward to this because
1. They are not as good as they think they are.
2. We are better than we have been playing
3. We are under no pressure
4. Lawro has us losing

I expect a decent performance tonight form two decent top half teams and a point please. (Three would be even better)
 

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Looking forward to this because
1. They are not as good as they think they are.
2. We are better than we have been playing
3. We are under no pressure
4. Lawro has us losing

I expect a decent performance tonight form two decent top half teams and a point please. (Three would be even better)
Why number 3?
 

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Looking forward to this because
1. They are not as good as they think they are.
2. We are better than we have been playing
3. We are under no pressure
4. Lawro has us losing

I expect a decent performance tonight form two decent top half teams and a point please. (Three would be even better)
Simple fact is, Cyber, that since lockdown we are not better than we have been playing. As Spiers points out in the Athletic, shots, chances, crosses etc are all down. Desperately want us to play with real pace and commitment tonight
 

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For all of the "Wolves have been below par" and "Leeds have been excellent" taglines that I've seen on more or less every news outlet/forum (including this one!), if we beat them tonight we go above them and level on points with Leicester/Arsenal (and in to the European spots) after the same number of games.

I've been critical of a couple of our performances so far, but it's quite obvious that there is large room for improvement and we'll get better. Would love for us to go there tonight and put 3/4 goals past them to shut a few people up.
 

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Agree Jinky!

Bit worried though that physically they will be in a better shape than us (and I think we are still a few games from reaching peak condition) but then I thought the same before the Sheffield United game!
 

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Hoping Nuno ditches the 'move from counter attacking to more possession based' plan for tonight.

Only way we win in my view is to playing to our strengths from last season.
 

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Big thing that's missing at the moment, from my perspective, and will allow Leeds to cause massive problems if it still found wanting, composure.
 

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Simple fact is, Cyber, that since lockdown we are not better than we have been playing. As Spiers points out in the Athletic, shots, chances, crosses etc are all down. Desperately want us to play with real pace and commitment tonight
Because we are the underdogs for this game. That was all.
 

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Any news on the player Covid tests? I presume the club would be playing things close to their chest but any leaks?
 

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Any news on the player Covid tests? I presume the club would be playing things close to their chest but any leaks?
They were getting the results back yesterday afternoon, I think. You'd have thought if we had any positive results we'd have heard about it by now.
 

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is it still an 8pm ko? they moved some of the others by 15 mins for the pubs didn't they?
 

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is it still an 8pm ko? they moved some of the others by 15 mins for the pubs didn't they?
Wasn't that the 8.15 kick offs? Its still 8pm tonight anyway yeah.
 

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Playing as Portugal today? Might be ironic if they are all quarantined
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The “change of style” is a bit of a myth. We seem to think we are reinventing the wheel. Teams other than City and to an extent Liverpool don’t play high press, high possession all game every game. Arsenal will play on the counter against better teams but then also dictate play against weaker teams.

Same as we would dictate play against teams parking the bus, just do nothing with it other than give to Adama and hope. Mainly because we didn’t take enough risks to create overloads, secondly because we were too predictable and finally we haven’t done it much so lacked confidence/composure/ability/patterns of play to unlock teams.

We should be able to both sit deeper and counter, but also have confidence and ability to squeeze everyone up the pitch, commit more men forward and play more aggressively when the situation suits.
 

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Sorry Punts but that's just not the case for any team anywhere any time.

No team switches style from game to game or midway through a game.

It takes months to get a system to work and it's hard enough using one type let alone two completely contrasting styles.

It's never happened in the history of football.
 

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Sorry Punts but that's just not the case for any team anywhere any time.

No team switches style from game to game or midway through a game.

It takes months to get a system to work and it's hard enough using one type let alone two completely contrasting styles.

It's never happened in the history of football.
We went from fluid attacking football against Sheff Utd to parking the bus and playing on the counter in the same game?
 

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Sorry Punts but that's just not the case for any team anywhere any time.

No team switches style from game to game or midway through a game.

It takes months to get a system to work and it's hard enough using one type let alone two completely contrasting styles.

It's never happened in the history of football.

"We wont have a particular way of playing. We'll change it up from week to week. The opposition wont know what's hit them!" Saunders, D, 2013.
 

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Good article on Nuno and the change of style on Sky Sports.
 
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