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Old 15-05-2019, 10:42 PM
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Almost as good as TNCL

Would have liked to see Leeds & Bielsa in the PL...will he stay by the way?
I have no idea TBH, enjoyed the two ties so far. I wouldn’t watch much championship football but I might change that - it’s like someone rewinded the premiership by 15 years.. brilliant

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Old 15-05-2019, 10:42 PM
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I reckon not.
Why not jimmy?
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:08 PM
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I have no idea TBH, enjoyed the two ties so far. I wouldn’t watch much championship football but I might change that - it’s like someone reminded the premiership by 15 years.. brilliant
The playoffs are always brilliant.


The general standard of Championship ties can vary wildly.
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:17 PM
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Jimmy I didn't see that coming.

Hard luck and I hope to God we beat Derby.
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:22 PM
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The playoffs are always brilliant.


The general standard of Championship ties can vary wildly.
Unreal league. Villa get on a run and Derby were just grinding out results.
Football wise I think Leeds just had a collapse since Christmas and I am shocked at that result.
Villa we be back at the big table next year. 💪💪
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Old 15-05-2019, 11:29 PM
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Unreal league. Villa get on a run and Derby were just grinding out results.
Football wise I think Leeds just had a collapse since Christmas and I am shocked at that result.
Villa we be back at the big table next year. 💪💪
I hope ye do it Finbarr.



Nothing against Derby but Lampard is an awful dickhead.

I dont know what happened to Leeds tbh. Pissed away promotion.
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Old 16-05-2019, 01:31 AM
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Isn't this Bielsa's standard M.O.? Run the shit out his teams early on only to find they can't maintain the intensity for the whole season. I guess most managers seem to have a fallow period right before getting the sack, but with Bielsa, there always seems to be this spectacular opening period with reports of players responding to his knowledge and techniques...only to be replaced by reports of player fatigue at the end of the season.
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Old 16-05-2019, 06:25 AM
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Isn't this Bielsa's standard M.O.? Run the shit out his teams early on only to find they can't maintain the intensity for the whole season. I guess most managers seem to have a fallow period right before getting the sack, but with Bielsa, there always seems to be this spectacular opening period with reports of players responding to his knowledge and techniques...only to be replaced by reports of player fatigue at the end of the season.
There is some merit to that criticism, and probably explains why he has managed Bilbao and Leeds rather than Man City or Barcelona. Biesla can be stubborn and his insistence on having smaller squads seems counter-productive when his style of football demands a lot, mentally and physically from players. That failure to strengthen the squad in January was well flagged up and will haunt the club for some time.

Hard to know how many of the 50+ injuries
Leeds have had this year are down to Biesla's training set up. It seems excessive and more than simply bad luck.

He has still done a remarkable job at Leeds, taking a limited squad into the top three. The players just weren't quite good enough to finish the job. Too many basic individual errors and the lack of a clinical forward to convert possession into goals outdone us.

Expect him to leave now. I'd be surprised if he believed he could get anything more from the current squad, and Leeds are not in a position financially to improve the team without selling a star or two.
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Old 16-05-2019, 06:50 AM
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God help us if Ireland think bamford is the answer he is soft has no heart..I can see pontus jannson and Phillips leaving..the night swansea pulled plug on Daniel James deal was a savage blow.
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Old 16-05-2019, 07:32 AM
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God help us if Ireland think bamford is the answer he is soft has no heart..I can see pontus jannson and Phillips leaving..the night swansea pulled plug on Daniel James deal was a savage blow.
I dip in and out of the Championship over the season but I have to agree.
The guy is soft.
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