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welshwhite
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Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby welshwhite » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:18 pm

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa says his side are "prepared to adapt" to the issues caused by their injury problems after a disappointing start to the season.

Patrick Bamford is the latest man ruled out, while five others could also be missing against West Ham on Saturday.

Leeds are 17th in the table having not won any of their opening five games.

"There comes a time when you have to demonstrate the project can resolve these uncomfortable situations," said Bielsa.

"We have a sufficient players and we're prepared to adapt to the absences."

Striker Bamford has not recovered after missing the Carabao Cup defeat at Fulham with an ankle injury on Tuesday.

"Against Fulham we had eight or nine players unavailable. I couldn't say it does not matter that so many players were not available.

"Of course, it's an added difficulty when players in the same position are also injured."

Both Luke Ayling (knee) and Jack Harrison, who is still recovering from Covid, will undergo late fitness tests for the game.

Diego Llorente (muscle strain) and Robin Koch (pubis) remain sidelined, while fellow defender Patrick Struijk will serve the final game of his three-match ban.

Bielsa could be forced to turn to several youngsters who appeared against Fulham, including defender Charlie Cresswell and winger Crysencio Summerville.

The Leeds manager said Cresswell "had taken a significant step forward" after impressing against the Cottagers, while striker Joe Gelhardt and midfielder Stuart McKinstry stepped off the bench.Another academy prospect, versatile left-sided player Liam McCarron, who this week signed a new two-year deal, was an unused substitute in the recent Premier League games against Burnley and Newcastle.

Bielsa said of the 20-year-old: "As time goes by, at the age that McCarron is, it gets him closer or further away from the competitive level of the players at the club.

"He's had one year where he's had close contact with the first team and he's shortened the distance to be able to compare himself with the other players."
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Bobbycollins » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:22 am

We have a far more weakened side than against Liverpool but I'm actually less pessamistic about the match against West ham than I was against Cess. Last season West Ham just played for corners in the expectation that they would score - which they did. I'm hoping that Cresswell and at least one of Gelhardt, Greenwood or Summerville will have a good game against the West Ham man-mountain side who have improved impressively under Moyes.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby dirty leeds » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:45 am

Bit early innit?
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby FredFlintstone » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:59 am

Looks like, what, seven starters out for this one? Defensively we look completely screwed. Llorente, Koch, Struijk all missing and Ayling a question mark. Don't fancy us keeping a clean sheet in this one.

Suppose we're just lucky to be banging in so many at the other end... /s
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby welshwhite » Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:41 pm

Is it just me that's not panicking about our starting eleven. Our main problem if you can call it that is at Centre Half, Personally I think Coops and Cresser are not as weak as people are dreading.
Our Full Backs are also Ok.

There's no big change in Center Midfield. And we've got James and Raph out wide.
Ok, up front we're missing Bammers but he's not exactly been firing this season.

As MB has said we're "prepared to adapt".
We've had a good few days to do just that, it's not as bad as people think.

Come on Leeds, let's put some Egg on the gloom brigade's faces.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby the flying pig » Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:23 pm

so how fit do we think raphina is, e.g. (a) won't play; (b) will play some role but not be 100%; (c) will be fighting fit?

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Ponte » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:23 pm

the flying pig wrote:so how fit do we think raphina is, e.g. (a) won't play; (b) will play some role but not be 100%; (c) will be fighting fit?

I reckon he'll start and play 60mins then come off for Jimmy.
I've backed West Ham at 5/4.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby eric olthwaite » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:54 pm

Struggling to identify a vibe for this one. Not feeling as losey as I think I ought to be feeling, but I'm some distance shy of winny.

In short, dunno.
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby MightyWhite » Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:13 pm

Gelhardt starts for the 23’s tonight but no Cresswell or Summerville. Adjust line up predictions for tomorrow accordingly
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Bobbycollins » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:02 pm

MightyWhite wrote:Gelhardt starts for the 23’s tonight but no Cresswell or Summerville. Adjust line up predictions for tomorrow accordingly

It will be interesting to see how many minutes Gelhardt plays tonight, as some of the U23 starters plus presumably McKinstry will probably be on the bench tomorrow to make up the numbers.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Oheddieeddie » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:39 pm

Ponte wrote:
the flying pig wrote:so how fit do we think raphina is, e.g. (a) won't play; (b) will play some role but not be 100%; (c) will be fighting fit?

I reckon he'll start and play 60mins then come off for Jimmy.
I've backed West Ham at 5/4.


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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Mustafaster » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:12 am

Bielsa is gonna play Roberts at #9 innit.
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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Bobbycollins » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:21 am

I'm taking my boots in order to give us more options at 9 (although I used to play LB at a very poor standard decades ago).

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:31 am

Someone stayed up late working on the title innit :roll:
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby dirty leeds » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:46 am

Bielsaball Burns Anew!
Irons In The Fire.
Moyes The Pity
Etc.
"Football is not so important that we can't have tolerance of incorrect evaluations."

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby welshwhite » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:10 am

Blackwhite wrote:Someone stayed up late working on the title innit :roll:


I'm looking forward to you starting your very first one.
I think it's fair to say that everyone else have had a go at some stage.

Get yourself ready for our Watford game, I'm betting it's going to be a cracker :thumbl:

Just looked up my Cyberkop record.

Started 37
Won 28
Drew 9
Lost 0

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:42 am

You've not been paying attention. :fish:

My record is so bad however that I'll spare you.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby welshwhite » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:10 am

Blackwhite wrote:You've not been paying attention. :fish:

My record is so bad however that I'll spare you.


Oh I realise that there has been quite a lot of bait cast in my direction on here off various people.

I often take a little nibble as it gives me a chance to unleash a litte sarcasm back :thumbl:

Anyway, I've got to miss the game today as I have a Baby Reveal party to go to this afternoon.
Wales is getting more like the USA every day.

Next up, the Baby Shower :shake1:

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby Oheddieeddie » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:30 am

I thought Booby did the away ones?

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Re: Let's hammer the Hammers Cyberkop.

Postby dirty leeds » Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:03 pm

"Football is not so important that we can't have tolerance of incorrect evaluations."


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