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sheeps

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Didn't go but read several reports and spoke to a couple of blokes who did.

Total reversal in the way we played, pass, pass and pass, as if the chains had been removed my mate said. Long may it last.
leb

And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.
leb

BTW... Brighton is last game of the season on 27th ...anyone who fancies a little bevvy in Leeds post match we are gonna have a meet up, all welcome of course.
sheeps

leb wrote:
BTW... Brighton is last game of the season on 27th ...anyone who fancies a little bevvy in Leeds post match we are gonna have a meet up, all welcome of course.


In for pre and post.
smiling badger

Pleasant change it is to read reports and some positives coming from them.
Seems our new manager has injected some confidence into our players. And told them to try and keep it on the floor!

May be coming to the Brighton game so could be about for a pre- match pint..
grunt

leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.
Grind

grunt wrote:
leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.


An unreliable midfield playmaker, by all accounts.
fartcatcher

Will be up for the Brighton match. First time I've looked forward to a game since - well - Colin was appointed.

Nice to see that BMc has got them playing football.

Even KMol must be happy  
sheeps

smiling badger wrote:
Pleasant change it is to read reports and some positives coming from them.
Seems our new manager has injected some confidence into our players. And told them to try and keep it on the floor!

May be coming to the Brighton game so could be about for a pre- match pint..


Be good to meet Stinky, he is coming?
Late Doors

A strange feeling gripped me last night after work. I was looking forward to a midweek home game. MDM picked me up with MD Boy and his mate who we are trying to make a Leeds fan out of. The M621 slip road and A62 was almost deserted suggesting a pre season friendly more than a titanic jostle for mid table comfort.

No Morrison was almost a suprise whilst the PA guy tried to whip up enthusiasm announcing the game as a Lanc v Yorks Derby.  The kaiser chief and i agreed that last Saturdays post match beer went down quicker and more satisfying than usual as Burnley kicked off. The through ball had a bit too much on it to find dead ball. Paddy cleared and Varney headed on finely to no  avail. Another head on followed this time too thick to find touch as Ross made a forward run looking for the finer glance.

On Saturday we had the bizarre situation of a linesman actually giving us decisions but situation returned to normal as  he penalised Varney's next challenge. Sam blocked the following Burnley response and was in well moments later to set up a right wing attack. Green made careless use of a ball before quickly rescuing it as the Cas lads arrived on 6 minutes one clad in Shorts to herald in the spring on this cool April evening.

Sam was unlucky to receive a yellow card for handball and Lees looking strong and assured in the centre headed the free kick clear. Ross was back deep defending but gave the ball away only for Paddy to eventually clear to Diouff who was fouled. Burnley cleared away the free kick as the half settled into a promising game.

Still we maintained the initiative with a frankly astonishing spell of passing possession that had us all laughing and clapping at the same time in appreciation. Byram almost spoiled it by losing possession and put us under a little pressure that we cleared. Ross hitting the Half volley from the break wide. More terrific possession followed ending with a cross the keeper collected generous applause rang out from the meagre crowd. WAL followed from the kop as Austin made a surge ony for a poor final ball to let him down.

Something must have happened to the Kop stewards as the appeared to be on Amber alert busying around on patrol in and amongst the kop aileways. Again we tried to pass it out of defence only for Burnley to regain possession but it was clear what our intentions were. A great ball from Sam found Ross who took a foul. The free kick into the box seemed to first come off the Burnley bar following a header before again being scrambled clear for the first real opportunity. Green did well moments later with a good pass finishing with an Austin header over the bar. More good passing followed with deep crosses just failing to finished off.

Byram continued his good tackling in defence on their winger to give them a corner before an outstanding Warnock tackle ended the danger and in fact set up our attack but again the cross was too deep. Warnock again made a good tackle this time recovering his own bad ball. Lees headed away the cross from the throw to release Varney who was brought down.

Despite all this good Leeds possession and work it was Burnley who went close next with a low shot just wide. The followed this up with a shot smashed into the side netting seconds later. We responded well and Burnley scrambled clear. 3 minutes added time were announced which were enough for Burnley to finish the half strongly but overall we edged the half.

The second half commenced in a flurry as straight from the KO Diouff put a great ball into the box from right only for Varney to mis-hit a golden chance. Ross meanwhile was frantically chasing down defenders putting the under pressure in front of the kop. Diouff controlling that central forward area got a free kick that was tipped over the bar from another Varney header Ross continued the probing with a cute through ball that ran loose. Lees though intercepted the Burnley break from it. Still most of the action was deep in Burnley's half. Green picked up a clearance but his shot was blocked by resilient Burnley defending. Varney was caught just off side seconds later when slipped through and Warnock produced a terrific overlap and cross that was just cleared. We were looking strong and fluid full of confident momentum. Only more good defending kept the next attack out as a cross came in from the left.

A sublime spell of passing followed ending with a perfect Diouff chip into the box finished off with aplomb by Austin to put us 1-0 up and in some kind of wonderland. "We're Leeds united, we're passing the ball" came the chant and the Rhino's Brain McDermott chant.

We kept up the fluency with another right wing move and cross before Austin consolidated his defensive credentials with a brilliant chase and tackle. Ross was still harassing the defenders as our collective tails were up as if a fog had lifted from the place. Varney curled in a free kick for a corner as we tried to press for the crucial second. Ross just failed to control a half chance as the Kaiser chief next to me laughingly joked to get Morrison on.

We were attacking down both flanks with plenty of width. Warnock in particular getting forward at every opportunity. Green actually had two wide options available to him as he took the ball forward. We sere also looking composed at the back emphasised by a cool back header to Paddy who wa enjoying a rest day i think. Diouff was continuing his terrific control and distribution but still we could not find that second goal.

Burnley mounted a finale with a curling shot just wide and another just after as we looked a little tired. Still we attempted to pass our way forward. Byram cut in and was fouled to give us respite. Ross looked just wide. Burnley continued to move forward also but did not look like they had the intensity anymore and on 85 mins Somma replaced Ross. Somma had a chance to gallop very quickly but the forward ball had too much on it. Burnley however saw fit to up the anti again with another spell as we struggled to clear and appeared to be holding on. 4 mins added time came and Tonge was caught out with the ball. Austin calmed us down with a terrific surge bringing the ball forward down the right to get a free kick.

Still Burnley put pressure on us and another calm headed back pass relieved it. Seconds later the game ended. Great appreciation ensued, calm relaxed faces left the kop. Some mentioned the play offs ironically. Another season, more hope, have we at last got the right man?
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

another fine report - probably one of the most detailed and lovingly crafted out there - thanks Late Doors  
Frazier Cranium

The passion and refinement in that report at times was, would you blooming well believe it?, nearly matched by a few individual displays in the Leeds team.

I was feeling lousy so maybe I'm being a bit unenthusiastic for the team display, I thought it was pretty good in the second half but there are still problems in the team which a good manager I'm sure will sort out, in time.  If only Warnock had been edged out a month earlier, we might actually have had a chance to fight for the play offs.  

A couple of his signings are actually looking quite good now, just a bit late unfortunately.

Thanks LD, great to see you before the match.
fartcatcher

Nice to see Austin getting on the score sheet. He looked a decent player at the start of the season but was rapidly reduced to mediocrity by Colin.
Grind

Austin Maxi.
Nyles O Cranium

fartcatcher wrote:
Nice to see Austin getting on the score sheet. He looked a decent player at the start of the season but was rapidly reduced to mediocrity by Colin.


I don't think Warnock can be blamed for Austin's decline, it was more to do with a bad injury plus international appearances too.  He looked very good on Tuesday I thought.
fartcatcher

Nyles O Cranium wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Nice to see Austin getting on the score sheet. He looked a decent player at the start of the season but was rapidly reduced to mediocrity by Colin.


I don't think Warnock can be blamed for Austin's decline, it was more to do with a bad injury plus international appearances too.  He looked very good on Tuesday I thought.


I'd prefer to blame Colin  
smiling badger

sheeps wrote:
smiling badger wrote:
Pleasant change it is to read reports and some positives coming from them.
Seems our new manager has injected some confidence into our players. And told them to try and keep it on the floor!

May be coming to the Brighton game so could be about for a pre- match pint..


Be good to meet Stinky, he is coming?


Sadly, no. But my son, Stench should be about. It was him that actually asked if we could go to the last game of the season.

Nice reportage, LD.
Seems your Mojo is creeping back again.
Thank goodness!
leb

sheeps wrote:
leb wrote:
BTW... Brighton is last game of the season on 27th ...anyone who fancies a little bevvy in Leeds post match we are gonna have a meet up, all welcome of course.


In for pre and post.


Good man.
leb

Grind wrote:
grunt wrote:
leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.


An unreliable midfield playmaker, by all accounts.


Its unconventional I know, but he stepped in and came up with the goods.
sheeps

leb wrote:
Grind wrote:
grunt wrote:
leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.


An unreliable midfield playmaker, by all accounts.


Its unconventional I know, but he stepped in and came up with the goods.


Is this the best you can do?
sheeps

leb wrote:
sheeps wrote:
leb wrote:
BTW... Brighton is last game of the season on 27th ...anyone who fancies a little bevvy in Leeds post match we are gonna have a meet up, all welcome of course.


In for pre and post.


Good man.


What about Duck n' Drake at 1.00 for starters. Or earlier.

I like a wet me.
leb

sheeps wrote:
leb wrote:
Grind wrote:
grunt wrote:
leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.


An unreliable midfield playmaker, by all accounts.


Its unconventional I know, but he stepped in and came up with the goods.


Is this the best you can do?


I don't know any steps songs , is that the title of one ?
Forest

leb wrote:
sheeps wrote:
leb wrote:
Grind wrote:
grunt wrote:
leb wrote:
And your mate was right K.

It was enjoyable and impressive, given that h can only have had at the most 2 training sessions with them.


H from Steps? Fresh approach, i like it.


An unreliable midfield playmaker, by all accounts.


Its unconventional I know, but he stepped in and came up with the goods.


Is this the best you can do?


I don't know any steps songs , is that the title of one ?


This thread is becoming a Tragedy
Grind

I like Late Doors' posts - it's almost like he actually was at the game.
Grind

The Grammar Gestapo won't like that effort.
Grind

Or that one.
Frazier Cranium

Grind wrote:
Or that one.


1 Why?

and 2 Who are these bastards?
Grind

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Grind wrote:
Or that one.


1 Why?

and 2 Who are these bastards?


I'm pretty sure everything I write is grammatically incorrect.

* And, when it isn't, it's only because I've mistyped.  

** The GG are everywhere and nowhere. Often at the same time.
Googlebot#2

Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts



Googlebot#2

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Who are these bastards?




Us "bastards" only know two ways to perform a task: the "easy way" or the "hard way".

Your insubordination requires corrective measures.

As this is your first recorded offence, you will be granted the "easy way".

You will be provided with a small sachet of lubricant before the intensive probing begins.
Grind

Googlebot#2 wrote:
Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts





I thought that was the only bit I'd got right.  
Frazier Cranium

Grind wrote:
Googlebot#2 wrote:
Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts





I thought that was the only bit I'd got right.  


I agree Grunt, these GGB are in fact wrong theirselves, I think they need overthrowing.  Or just throwing.
Googlebot#2

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Grind wrote:
Googlebot#2 wrote:
Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts





I thought that was the only bit I'd got right.  


I agree Grunt, these GGB are in fact wrong theirselves, I think they need overthrowing.  Or just throwing.


Like a politician being interviewed, the Grammar Gestapo are NEVER wrong.

We have been bred and trained to be unpleasant, aggressive, callous, unsympathetic and patronising. (Do you know what those big words mean, you oik?)

We are like Tory cabinet ministers. But not quite as bad. We do not rob the needy of their benefits.

For you second act of insubordination, lubrication privileges have been withdrawn.

We will call when your diarrhoea has cleared up. We would not want to soil our probes.
Nyles O Cranium

Googlebot#2 wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
Grind wrote:
Googlebot#2 wrote:
Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts





I thought that was the only bit I'd got right.  


I agree Grunt, these GGB are in fact wrong theirselves, I think they need overthrowing.  Or just throwing.


Like a politician being interviewed, the Grammar Gestapo are NEVER wrong.

We have been bred and trained to be unpleasant, aggressive, callous, unsympathetic and patronising. (Do you know what those big words mean, you oik?)

We are like Tory cabinet ministers. But not quite as bad. We do not rob the needy of their benefits.

For you second act of insubordination, lubrication privileges have been withdrawn.

We will call when your diarrhoea has cleared up. We would not want to soil our probes.


Googlebot#2

Nyles O Cranium wrote:
Googlebot#2 wrote:
Frazier Cranium wrote:
Grind wrote:
Googlebot#2 wrote:
Grind wrote:
Late Doors' posts





I thought that was the only bit I'd got right.  


I agree Grunt, these GGB are in fact wrong theirselves, I think they need overthrowing.  Or just throwing.


Like a politician being interviewed, the Grammar Gestapo are NEVER wrong.

We have been bred and trained to be unpleasant, aggressive, callous, unsympathetic and patronising. (Do you know what those big words mean, you oik?)

We are like Tory cabinet ministers. But not quite as bad. We do not rob the needy of their benefits.

For you second act of insubordination, lubrication privileges have been withdrawn.

We will call when your diarrhoea has cleared up. We would not want to soil our probes.




That is a computer transmission failure. A computer transmission failure that was entirely due to the last Labour government.

Yes, yes - it was.

No, no, please hear me out. Please do no interrupt when I am talking. I gave you due respect (i.e. none, because I have no respect for you) when you were asking your pathetic question.

We are the Grammar Gestapo. Not the typographical misalignments due to Computer Transmission Failure Gestapo.

That is Michael Grove's department. That is another failure that is directly due to the last Labour government.

For your third act of insubordination, not only have lubrication privileges been withdrawn, we will be also using grit during the probing procedure.
sheeps

Hard but fair, as always.
Frazier Cranium

Michael Grove, is that anywhere near Byker Grove?

There's only one thing worse than a power-mad dictator, and that's a power-mad dictator who doesn't check his information

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