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Thread: Remaining 2 games - stick or change

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    Remaining 2 games - stick or change

    With final two matches to play, with still an outside chance of top two position, should MB stick with set-up as is - hopefully get the players to play through this woeful, damaging spell, but risking further injuries or even red cards, considering some players " mental attitude " at present, or shake things up, rest some key players for playoffs, and get in the likes of Shack / Halme / Edmundson / Diaz / Bogusz & co. Got feeling MB will go with former.

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    Its strange that Bielsa hasn't given some of those you refer to more game time anyway, before the recent meltdown.

    Halme might not have had all the composure you would want, but certainly showed promise and reason to believe he could develop, Shackleton must feel really pi55ed off given that he hasn't done anything wrong (and others have done next to f00k all right, no prizes for guessing). Reports from the development squad would suggest Bogusz might just be the replacement we have been looking for Saiz, and given the inevitability of the play-offs, why not give them all the opportunity to show the senior players how its done with Clarke in the mix (playing alongside and happier than watching the likes of Roberts and Bamford f00k it up)?

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    Would send those not playing from the core first team away for a week and then play

    BPF

    Shackleton Halme Cooper Davies

    phillips

    Gotta Diaz Dallas

    Brown

    Roofe

    hossannah, struijk, Clarke, Edmondson, temenuz (etc), Bogusz and keeper

    would then copy the Saracens playbook and say all about seeking to create great memories and no pressure but what do I know.

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    Hossannah may give us hope.....

    😉

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    He needs to use the two games to prepare for the playoffs so some tinkering is required. Not sure he will though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsutdman View Post
    He needs to use the two games to prepare for the playoffs so some tinkering is required. Not sure he will though.
    I agree

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    No way he'll make changes, he hasn't all season unless injuries have forced it and he won't start now; anyway he's got to get some confidence back into those that need to deliver in the play offs and the best way to do that is on the pitch not on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentman View Post
    No way he'll make changes, he hasn't all season unless injuries have forced it and he won't start now; anyway he's got to get some confidence back into those that need to deliver in the play offs and the best way to do that is on the pitch not on the bench.
    Confidence? Injecting that into players who have either given up (Bamford, Roberts, Dallas, etc), or those who haven't given anything in the first place (Harrison, Forshaw), is never going to happen in sufficient degree to make the Villa game significant. Better to use the younger, hungry players if nothing else to give the "mature" players something to think about.

    We're less than favourites to win any play off matches, we might as well give the young guns the opportunity to show what might be on offer in 19/20 as many if the established squad won't be here then.

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    Baffles me people are saying play the kids? We can still go up auto, stop giving up on the team after 2 performances, yes they've been bad but this is the Championship it is not impossible to think we will beat Villa and Sheff U will bottle it at Ipswich, we get 3, they get 1 and all of sudden it all rides on the last game.

    Play the team that has got us this far, forget the kids, yes they've done well against other kids but we played most of that team vs QPR in the cup and they got battered, what good does them getting battered vs Villa do, if anything we need to go full strength vs Villa incase of a playoff game we need the momentum over them, not a 4/5-0 drubbing at home.

    Casilla
    Ayling
    Jansson
    Cooper
    Dallas (Sadly with Douglas and Alioski out)
    Phillips
    Hernandez
    Roberts (I'd rather not, think he is wildly over rated)
    Harrison
    Roofe (Aware Bamford has scored some goals but Roofe for me is the more all round footballer for us)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Baffles me people are saying play the kids? We can still go up auto, stop giving up on the team after 2 performances, yes they've been bad but this is the Championship it is not impossible to think we will beat Villa and Sheff U will bottle it at Ipswich, we get 3, they get 1 and all of sudden it all rides on the last game.

    Play the team that has got us this far, forget the kids, yes they've done well against other kids but we played most of that team vs QPR in the cup and they got battered, what good does them getting battered vs Villa do, if anything we need to go full strength vs Villa incase of a playoff game we need the momentum over them, not a 4/5-0 drubbing at home.

    Casilla
    Ayling
    Jansson
    Cooper
    Dallas (Sadly with Douglas and Alioski out)
    Phillips
    Hernandez
    Roberts (I'd rather not, think he is wildly over rated)
    Harrison
    Roofe (Aware Bamford has scored some goals but Roofe for me is the more all round footballer for us)
    It's not just the games against Wigan and Brentford (although they were probably the worst performances by a 1st team squad since we came back to the Championship), it's the faltering nature of play since January, and if they couldn't do it against those two sides, what is the likelihood of anything better coming from the Villa game?

    At least if the youngsters played and lost, it would give some of the senior squad the opportunity to recharge batteries, train so as to come to the playoffs fit and ready to do the necessary, and if the youngsters do the business and we get a result, then Ipswich ought (emphasis on ought!) to be a more straightforward affair.

    Play the seniors, lose or draw, and pick up a couple of knocks to let players and the playoffs would be our swansong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    It's not just the games against Wigan and Brentford (although they were probably the worst performances by a 1st team squad since we came back to the Championship), it's the faltering nature of play since January, and if they couldn't do it against those two sides, what is the likelihood of anything better coming from the Villa game?

    At least if the youngsters played and lost, it would give some of the senior squad the opportunity to recharge batteries, train so as to come to the playoffs fit and ready to do the necessary, and if the youngsters do the business and we get a result, then Ipswich ought (emphasis on ought!) to be a more straightforward affair.

    Play the seniors, lose or draw, and pick up a couple of knocks to let players and the playoffs would be our swansong.
    agree with much of that. Not sure our worst performances since we came back to the championship we are so much better in both squad and play than some of the recent seasons where the concept of passing the ball to another player seemed alien.

    The last two games lots of players have looked shot so that is why I think they could do worse than play a lot of kids AND send those not playing away for a week to recharge and step outside the all encompassing bubble. Lots of teams do it and it seems to work.

    We we have created so many chances but in the final third our football has looked stale and predictable and needs freshening up. Joel - agree completely re Bamford and Roofe. Roofe busts a gut on the field - Bamford busts my patience for his inability to match Roofe’s effort.

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    (although they were probably the worst performances by a 1st team squad since we came back to the Championship) what complete bollox you talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asturianblanco View Post
    (although they were probably the worst performances by a 1st team squad since we came back to the Championship) what complete bollox you talk.
    Bite, Bite, Bite. Get a life, get on someone else's back (if you have the naus that is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Bite, Bite, Bite. Get a life, get on someone else's back (if you have the naus that is).
    I believe the aggressive put down typically requires the use of proper grammar and correct use of words. Nous is the word I believe you were searching for .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    Baffles me people are saying play the kids? We can still go up auto, stop giving up on the team after 2 performances, yes they've been bad but this is the Championship it is not impossible to think we will beat Villa and Sheff U will bottle it at Ipswich, we get 3, they get 1 and all of sudden it all rides on the last game.

    Play the team that has got us this far, forget the kids, yes they've done well against other kids but we played most of that team vs QPR in the cup and they got battered, what good does them getting battered vs Villa do, if anything we need to go full strength vs Villa incase of a playoff game we need the momentum over them, not a 4/5-0 drubbing at home.

    Casilla
    Ayling
    Jansson
    Cooper
    Dallas (Sadly with Douglas and Alioski out)
    Phillips
    Hernandez
    Roberts (I'd rather not, think he is wildly over rated)
    Harrison
    Roofe (Aware Bamford has scored some goals but Roofe for me is the more all round footballer for us)
    We can still go up auto 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Ffs

    Roofe is carrying a hip injury he is ****ed

    Dont tell me Bamford will score 6 aginst derby or whoever in the semi

    Then he will hit 7 against villa in the final
    Your fkin deluded

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    Quote Originally Posted by BelfastAndy View Post
    Hossannah may give us hope.....

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    Better chance of hope with Joanna

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    Quote Originally Posted by klix View Post
    We can still go up auto 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Ffs

    Roofe is carrying a hip injury he is ****ed

    Dont tell me Bamford will score 6 aginst derby or whoever in the semi

    Then he will hit 7 against villa in the final
    Your fkin deluded

    Bamford is even ****e in FIFA 19 ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    I believe the aggressive put down typically requires the use of proper grammar and correct use of words. Nous is the word I believe you were searching for .....
    Many thanks for the correction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopelesslyoptimistic View Post
    Bamford is even ****e in FIFA 19 ....
    The 7 club wonder
    Hes a typical acadamy player had it to easy
    That quiff of his does not even get wet with sweat
    He is a bloody puff

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    If he doesn't give Shackleton a run out then he is certifiable.

    The following stat from the match preview says it all:

    Top scorer

    Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (14)

    Aston Villa: Tammy Abraham (25)

    And it would be a similar disparity between almost any team in the top half of the table. We are great at creating chances but abysmal at converting them.

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