Category: Match Review

  • Liverpool and Man City results show Leeds ability to compete (and the importance of competition)

    In a few days soured by the ridiculous European Super League proposal, Leeds’ game against Liverpool came at a particularly interesting moment. While Klopp and the gang were facing unfair scrutiny over decisions made by their employers (and seemingly found out about the club’s intent to splinter off into the ESL at the same time […]

  • Newcastle, Leicester, injuries and Premier League survival

    I don’t think any of us believed this season wouldn’t be a rollercoaster, but even I have to admit this is wild. To go from upsettingly poor performances against Chelsea and West Ham to blow away Newcastle 5-2. To then concede twice in the opening 3 minutes against Manchester United, going on to lose 6-2.  […]

  • Big wins, big losses, no defenders and a quiet January

    It’s frustrating that Virgil van Dijk’s injury hasn’t stopped being discussed in relation to Liverpool’s mixed league performances, meanwhile pundits have been all-too-eager to talk about our defensive frailties without ever mentioning how ridiculously makeshift our back-line is. Perhaps this isn’t surprising given the commentary team for the Spurs game referred to Stuart Dallas as “Leeds […]

  • Should Leeds Change Approach After 6-2 Defeat?

    It’s galling to spend all week – let alone 16 years – waiting for a Premier League fixture against the old foe. We might cling onto a 2010 cup victory more than is healthy, choosing to ignore the 3-0 drubbing we got the following year. But for a league fixture you need to go back […]

  • Arsenal or Barnsley, Championship or Premier League. It's all the same.

    I sometimes need to remind myself that this is the Premier League. Not just because we’re fundamentally watching the same players do the same things, but because my expectations don’t seem to have changed.  Having sat through 90 minutes of nail-biting dominance where Leeds continually failed to capitalise on the pressure exerted over their meek […]

  • Leeds overcome Fulham and why it should be seen as a six-pointer

    I know it’s unpopular to attempt to temper enthusiasm… but we have to consider games like Fulham to be 6-pointers. Despite looking exciting in our opening fixtures I think we need to accept that the Premier League is a big leap in terms of quality and that we should expect for a difficult campaign. While […]

  • Leeds surprise Liverpool and footballing world in spirited return

    2020 has been an unusual year for football. After 16 long years absence, Leeds United achieved promotion to the Premier League and were gifted one of the most beautiful opening-day fixtures fans could have wished for. Liverpool as reigning Champions would face a rejuvenated Leeds at Anfield to the delight and fanfare of every neutral […]

  • Victories of old, victories of youth and a 3 point gap

    It has felt (in recent games) that Pablo Hernandez is dragging Leeds towards promotion with the same single-minded focus that Ross McCormack used to drag Leeds away from relegation. When the right moments aren’t falling your way it takes special players to grab the game by the scruff of the neck and make it happen. […]

  • Bamford, Preston, Promotion, Berardi and Leapfrog

    The thing with Leeds United in 2019 is that it’s really hard to predict what’s going to happen. A person unfamiliar with the unusual patterns of Leeds United might have put money on us to beat Birmingham (having lost 5 games on the bounce), in the same way they might have thought the Preston game […]

  • Ups and downs. Defining moments. Pablo. Bamford. Millwall.

    I’ve often wondered when people started shouting the extra “UPS AND DOWNS” during Marching on Together. I don’t recall it as a child, though I was cheerfully oblivious to most of the world as a youth, wide-eyed with wonder at a full Elland Road and perhaps ill-placed to ponder the nuanced tweaks to our club […]

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