The Pride Park Heist

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Derby County – Leeds United 0-1 (0-0)

Sat 11/5/2019  Championship Play-offs Leg 1

Of the two teams, Leeds came to the 1st leg of this playoff phase with much more problems than Derby. First of all in terms of players, Leeds were decimated. Either because of injuries either because of suspensions, players such as Alioski, Jansson, Roberts, Douglas etc. were out of the game. The bench itself constituted of 6 players of the sub23 team. Moreover, Leeds’ form had been on a decline in the last games and surely this might have played a negative role in the confidence of the team. Lastly, Leeds’ relationship with Derby this year has been a turbulent one to say the least, with the ‘Spygate’ incident still in everyone’s lips… read more

 

Same Old Story…

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Ipswich Town – Leeds United 3-2 (1-1)

Sun 5/5/2019  Matchday 46

The last championship game for Leeds was one could say the sum up of the season. A typical game in which Leeds dominate possession, lose opportunities, lose a penalty kick and in the end lose the game, even though they played for 20 minutes with one player more. Leeds in the last part of the championship showed clear suicidal tendencies, and this can’t be a good sign for the play offs. Neither the fact that the squad is decimated, as the bench for example constituted of 5 players of the youth team… read more

 

Play Offs It Is Then…

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Leeds United – Aston Villa 1-1 (0-0)

Sun 28/4/2019  Matchday 45

n a game with practically no interest whatsoever in terms of classification, as Sheffield United’s win on the previous day against Ipswich had awarded them the automatic Premier League promotion, Leeds struggled to regain some lost form for the play offs to come. However, the spotlight went deservedly to the time period of Leeds’ goal and what transpired before and after the goal with issues of fair play… read more

 

A Disheartening Performance

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Brentford FC – Leeds United 2-0 (1-0)

Mon 22/4/2019  Matchday 44

In a game of no tomorrow (as Sheffield united had already won Hull 3-0 earlier), Leeds unfortunately played one of their most ‘flat’ games of the season. As a result, they list deservedly 2-0 against objectiveless Brentford who, nevertheless, tried their best and exploited Leeds’ long-known difficulties and vulnerabilities… read more

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Unexpected & Inexplicable…

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Leeds United – Wigan Athletic 1-2 (1-1)

Fri 19/4/2019  Matchday 43

“There are some games that just have to be won… Some games that are not just about deserving to win things, but just about getting things done… and if you lose in the end, any analysis and any explanation given is meaningless…”. Thus spoke Marcelo Bielsa, after the game with Wigan Athletic. “We had everything in our favor to win, destiny seemed to smile at us, and yet we lost…” read more

 

One Step Closer…

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Leeds United – Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 (0-0)

Sat 13/4/2019 Matchday 42

Bielsa faced an unexpected last minute problem, as his trusted captain, Liam Cooper was unable to start the game, and so Berardi had to step in. As Wednesday’s formation was 1-4-4-2, Bielsa played with a 1-3-4-3 while defending, in order to have one free man to cover his teammates when Wednesday put the ball long to one of hic CFs… read more

 

A two-sided game

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Preston North End – Leeds United 0-2 (0-0)

Tue 9/4/2019  Matchday 41

In a very important game (truth be told every game until the end of the Championship can play a major importance) Leeds were fortunate enough to play more or less 45 minutes with one player more. Leeds were more than happy to accept the gift and turn a game that was slightly favorable for them up to that point, to a one sided game… read more

 

Not Up To The Task…

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Birmingham – Leeds United 1-0 (1-0)

Sat 6/4/2019  Matchday 40

In a really tight game, where both teams had their reasons to win it, Birmingham managed to secure the victorious three points and leave Leeds once again under Sheffield United who occupies now the 2nd position that leads to automatic promotion. Both teams had their chances, but Birmingham proved to be more efficient… read more 

 

When The Things Get Tough…

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Leeds United – Millwall 3-2 (1-1)

Sat 30/3/2019  Matchday 39

…the tough get going, as the saying goes. Well, if that’s true, then Leeds United surely has one really tough guy there… Pablo Hernandez turned this game into something like a personal case and he dragged with him his teammates to the win… read more 

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A Battle Is Lost…The War Not Yet…

on 21 MARCH 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Sheffield United 0-1 (0-0)

Sat 16/3/2019  Matchday 38

Surely everyone was expecting a big clash on this one for many reasons. The most important one was the fact that both teams fight for automatic promotion. The second one was that the game was a Yorkshire derby and as such it had a special significance for both teams. The data prior the game (as well as the image of the first game at Sheffield United’s filed) suggested that we would see a tight, narrow game with few goals-if any… read more 

 

Bamford’s Class Enough To Seal The Game

on 11 MARCH 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Bristol City – Leeds United 0-1 (0-1)

Sat 9/3/2019   Matchday 36

This game marked the first of two consecutive away games for Leeds United and as such it was really important. Leeds wanted to capitalize on their triumph against West Bromwich Albion and remain on Norwich’s shadow, ready to take advantage of any possible slip-up the leaders might take. In the end that didn’t happen but the race goes on…read more

 

Leeds Thrash WBA On Their Own Game

on 4 MARCH 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – West Bromwich Albion 4-0 (2-0)

1/3/2019  Matchday 35

Leeds, coming from an unexpected loss against QPR faced West Bromwich Albion, one of the few teams that could boast that they had won Leeds fair and square. After all, their win 4-1 over Leeds on mid October was a sensational one, in a sense that their counterattacks had proven too much for Leeds. Moreover, West Bromwich Albion came to Leeds with the aspiration to win and get closer to the automatic promotion. On paper this spelled a tight game… read more

 

Immersed In Football

on 21 FEBRUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

“You gotta make things happen” Sir Bobby Robson

 

Back On Track Again

on 18 FEBRUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Swansea 2-1 (2-0)

13/2/2019 Matchday 32

It is always a test to see what a team can do after a negative result. So we all waited with great interest how Leeds would react after the draw with Middlesbrough (with a late goal by Philips). Their opponent: Swansea, a dangerous team that started the season aspiring to get a promotion to Premier League, but as it seems that goal won’t be achieved… read more

A Lot Of Passion And Will, Not So Much Serenity And Smartness

on 12 FEBRUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Middlesbrough – Leeds United 1-1 (0-0)

Sat 9/2/2019  Matchday 31

Leeds United faced a great challenge this week. Having lost their last game at home against Norwich and thus after a long time lost their 1st place in the Championship, they travelled north to face Middlesbrough. This is the type of team that gives Leeds a really hard time as their main purpose is to defend heavily and with many players, closing spaces between lines and thus denying easy circulation from the opponent… read more 

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Back To Square One

on 7 FEBRUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Norwich City 1-3 (0-2)

Sat 2/2/2019   Matchday 30

When the things get tough, the tough get going… That’s how the saying goes and now is the time for Leeds United to show the character they have been building throughout this season (the first one with Bielsa on the wheel, let’s not forget that). Unfortunately for Leeds, Norwich City came, saw, and conquered. They had the luck on their side when they needed it, but in the end they deserved to win. Why? Well, let’s find out… read more

Leeds Continue The Race Unscathed

on 31 JANUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Rotherham – Leeds United 1-2 (1-0)

Sat 26/1/2019 Matchday 29

This team has built a winning character and mentality. Those were the words that came to my mind after watching the game, and before starting reviewing the game in an analytical and tactical point of view… read more 

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A Painful And Avoidable Defeat

on 22 JANUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Stoke City – Leeds United 2-1 (0-0)

Sat 19/1/2018  Matchday 28

Stoke City game, posed another difficult obstacle on Leeds’ demanding schedule, which started with Derby last week and will continue with a streak of difficult games (leaving aside next week’s tricky trip to Rotherham, Leeds will face Norwich, Swansea and Middlesbrough, all three contenders for Premier League promotion). Unfortunately for Leeds, Stoke proved an impassable obstacle… read more 

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An Emphatic Victory And Performance

on 16 JANUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Derby County 2-0 (1-0)

11/1/2019  Matchday 27

This was probably the most difficult game of the season for Leeds United, for various reasons, both internal and external. On the one hand, the internal reasons, as Baker was the second one after Saiz to leave the club, adding to many injury problems. On the other hand… read more

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The Boxing Days Era

on 10 JANUARY 2019 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Today, we will be covering the last four games of Leeds United, the ones they played during the infamous ‘Boxing Day’, a series of 4 matches each one played 3 days after the last one, during the Christmas holidays, a strong held tradition of English football. In the end, we will draw out our conclusions in order to see where exactly Leeds United is standing right now. Should this period be considered as a lost opportunity to increase their lead, or should Leeds consider themselves fortunate that they managed to keep their lead at all?… read more

1) Aston Villa – Leeds United 2-3 (2-0)

2) Leeds United – Blackburn Rovers 3-2 (1-0)

3) Leeds United – Hull City 0-2 (0-1)

4) Nottingham Forest – Leeds United 4-2 (1-0)

Leeds Grinding Their Way To The Top Flight

on 21 DECEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Bolton Wanderers – Leeds United 0-1 (0-0)

Sat 15/12/2018 Matchday 22

Bolton Wanderers game, being one of the last games of the first leg of the championship,  may well prove to be of great importance to Leeds. After all, Bielsa once again had to face many problems and one of them unexpected… read more

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Second Consecutive Win, Not So Easy As It May Seem Though…

on 15 DECEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Rayo Vallecano 2-0 (0-0)

Sun 9/12/2018  LaLiga Day 15

Betis played with a 1-3-4-1-2 in paper (as in theory Canales started his movements alongside Carvalho and LoCelso had a free role) but in the game we rarely saw this… read more 

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The Most Forgettable Game Of The Season?

on 11 DECEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Queens Park Rangers 2-1 (1-1)

Sat 8/12/2018 Matchday 21

Leeds United managed to win their fourth consecutive game, this time against Queens Park Rangers. This, coupled with the fact that Leeds won-and converted into a goal- a penalty after a huge time period are the only things anyone will remember about this game after a while… read more

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Playing With Fire…And Getting Away With It…

on 8 DECEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Real Sociedad 1-0 (1-0)

Sun 2/12/2018  LaLiga Day 14

It is true that Betis dominated possession, mainly in the 1st half, and that they could have scored earlier, but after the goal they inexplicably let their opponents create chances of their own and must feel lucky to win the game at all… read more

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A Game Of (Taking Advantage Of) Errors…

on 4 DECEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Sheffield United – Leeds United 0-1 (0-0)

Sat 1/12/2018 Matchday 19

Well, while I believe that the title is a bit exaggerated, nevertheless I think it represents what the game was about: a fierce battle between two strong teams that tried first of all to negate their opponent’s strengths and limit their mistakes… read more

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Unsung Hero Unlocks The Game Vol.2

on 29 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Reading 1-0 (0-0)

Tue 27/11/2018 Matchday 19

Marcelo Bielsa in this game decided to place Philips as central defender, on the side of Cooper. Moreover, baker took a chance as a starter (probably Bielsa has understood that he must broaden up his options, as Leeds will play non stop two games per week for a long period, unless he wants to over fatigue his players)… read more

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Ugly win? Sign me in!

on 26 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Bristol City 2-0 (0-0)

Sat 24/11/2018 Matchday 18

Entering the game, Leeds United had to face two major problems (actually two new major problems, as the absence of Ayling, Berardi and Bamford continue). In an unbelievable streak of bad luck, both Leeds’ GKs, Peacock-Farrell and Blackman were out of the game due to injuries… read more

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A Defining Moment?

on 24 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

FC Barcelona – Real Betis 3-4 (0-2)

Sun 11/11/2018  LaLiga Day 12

Betis, showing great levels of courage and confidence, managed to win Barcelona at ‘Camp Nou’ after an exciting game, both in an entertaining way as well as in terms of tactics… read more

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Leeds Suffer Heavily From Counterattacks

on 15 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

West Bromwich Albion – Leeds United 4-1 (0-0)

Sat 10/11/2018  Matchday 17

Well, if you only take a look at the final result and didn’t have a chance to watch the game, you might think that Leeds United got stomped at ‘The Hawthorns’. After all a result of 4-1 surely speak volumes by itself. Well, partly yes, but I believe it doesn’t reflect neither the true difference-if any- of the two teams… read more

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Betis Getting Punished For Not Being Able To Control The Game

on 09 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Celta Vigo 3-3 (1-0)

Sun 4/11/2018  LaLiga Day 10

Quique Setien, having seen LoCelso’s potential as a no10 against AC Milan in San Siro, opted to tweak a little bit his formation and play with 1-3-4-1-2. Carvalho and Guardado played as defensive midfielders almost parallel one to the other, while on the sides Junior had a more high initial positioning than Francis on the right side… read more

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Win the 2nd balls, Control The Game, Win The Game

on 05 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Wigan Athletic – Leeds United 1-2 (1-1)

Sun 5/11/2018  Matchday 16

Marcelo Bielsa this time opted for a 1-3-4-3 formation (better yet 1-3-1-3-3 as Forshaw and Klich were almost never at the same parallel line). Either he expected Wigan to play with two strikers (actually offensively they played with a striker and an attacking midfielder) or… read more

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Can Things Get Any Worse Than This?

on 03 NOVEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Getafe – Real Betis 2-0 (0-0)

Sun 28/10/2018  LaLiga Day 10

If Betis’ loss last week against Valladolid was a huge disappointment, this loss against Getafe is in some ways much more hard to swallow and is much more alarming… read more

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When You Can’t Win, At Least Don’t Lose

on 31 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United-Nottingham Forest 1-1 (0-1)

Sat 27/10/2018  Matchday 15

Once again, against Nottingham Forest, Leeds found problems in penetrating a well-organized, solid defense. A lucky early goal of Nottingham Forest put them in lead and in a comfortable situation of having to defend only and try to counter attack… read more

Quality Difference

on 26 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Ipswich Town 2-0 (1-0)

Wed 24/10/2018  Matchday 14

In the press conference before the game, Leeds’ manager Marcelo Bielsa, in between a long answer about the team’s performance as of lately stated that: “…what we really have been lacking on the last games is efficiency… read more

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A Huge Disappointment

on 25 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Real Valladolid 0-1 (0-1)

Sun 21/10/2018  LaLiga Day 9

The title says it all, really. Real Betis wanted to win but in the end could not find a way to do it. It seemed that we were watching the same movie again and again. Against Levante, Alaves, Girona, Leganes… The list goes on and on. The only thing that changes is the result… read more

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Truly, A Cheap Defeat

on 22 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Blackburn Rovers – Leeds United 2-1 (1-1)

 Sat 21/10/2018  Matchday 13

Not all is lost after this game, but the benefits of winning it may haunt Leeds for a while. Unfortunately, Leeds missed a great opportunity at Ewood Park. They could have won that game and sit comfortably on the top of the league and more importantly feel the confidence of a team that even when it doesn’t perform that well in comparison to other games, still manages to slip by with 3 points… read more

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Atletico Outplays Betis In All Aspects

on 20 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Atletico Madrid – Real Betis 1-0 (0-0)

Sun 7/10/2018  LaLiga Day 8

A greatly anticipated game was played in Estadio Metropolitano, with hosts Atletico Madrid facing Real Betis. The two teams had the same points before the game -12- and moreover they had the best defenses in LaLiga along with Villareal (4 goals conceded for Villareal and Atletico and 5 for Real Betis). However, as we confirmed in the end of the game, their defensive skills can’t be comparedread more

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Thinking, Fast And Slow (2011)

on 17 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

This is a book, which superficially does not have anything in common with sports, or anything related to it. However it deals with something far more important, that can help each individual improve on his area of interest/profession. It deals with our minds and the way we think… read more

Winning One Point Or Losing Two Points?

on 14 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Brentford 1-1 (0-0)

Sat 10/8/2018 Matchday 11

Leeds once again -for the third consecutive time- failed to win in Elland Road, after drawing their game with Brentford. Nevertheless, it must be noted that Brentford was maybe the best team that has visited Elland Road until now…read more

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Das Reboot (How German Soccer Reinvented Itself And Conquered The World)

on 9 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

I can already hear you wondering: ‘Why did you put the iceberg image next to the book cover?’ Well because metaphorically speaking, they are one and the same. On the book cover Mario Goetze, then only 22 years old, the player that scored on extra time on the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, giving Germany the title against Argentina.read more…

A Win That Must Not Cover What Needs To Be Improved

 on 5 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – CD Leganes 1-0 (0-0)

30/9/2018  LaLiga Day 7

Real Betis under Quique Setien continue their path, with a persistence and a stubbornness that some people admire while others believe it will reach the point of a dead end…read more

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 A Much Needed Victory Whatever The Case

 on 3 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Hull City – Leeds United 0-1 (0-0)

Tue 2/10/2018  Matchday 11

Leeds United managed to leave KCOM Stadium with the three points and in the end of the day that is all that matters…read more

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Leeds Lacks Efficiency And Loses Two Points

on 02 OCTOBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Sheffield Wednesday – Leeds United 1-1 (1-0)

Fri 28/9/2018  Matchday 10

Leeds lost the chance to get one more away win, having spent a lot of opportunities, some of them clear some of them not so…read more

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A Victory That Could Have Gone Astray

on 30 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Girona FC – Real Betis 0-1 (0-0) 

Thu 27/9/2018  LaLiga Day 5

Real Betis made an excellent exhibition of their style against Girona. Their possession-based football, which has its foundations on positional game, paid off especially in the first half…read more

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Betis Suffer Against Bilbao’s High Pressure

on 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Athletic Bilbao  2-2 (0-2) 

Sun 23/9/2018  LaLiga Day 5

Real Betis faced serious problems against Athletic Bilbao’s high pressing. This is the first time in this season when an opposing team speculates on Betis’s build up from behind and Bilbao did this magnificently…read more

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A Hard Lesson?

on 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Birmingham City 1-2 (0-2)

Sat 22/9/2018  Matchday 9

Well, this would happen sooner or later. In a game that went from bad to worse in the first 30 minutes (only in terms of result as I don’t believe Birmingham deserved to have a 2-0 lead), Leeds was unable to change the tides of the game and ended up losing 1-2 in their first defeat of the season…read more

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Leeds Find Open Spaces and Wreak Havoc

on 21 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Preston North End  3-0 (1-0)

Tue 18/9/2018   Matchday 8

Leeds United, showed a wide array of individual and collective skills and won in a pretty convincing way 3-0 against Preston North End. They imposed their style and demonstrated that if an opponent gives them open space to play, they are not afraid to keep up a frenzy pace, constantly counter attacking and be really deadly in this aspect…read more

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Team Evolution: A Hard Process

on 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Valencia – Real Betis 0-0 (0-0)

Sat 15/9/2018   LaLiga Day 4

Suppose you were presented with the following facts about this game without having seen it…read more

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What Doesn’t Kill You (Probably) Makes You Stronger…

on 17 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Millwall – Leeds United 1-1 (0-0)

Sat 15/9/2018   Matchday 7

Leeds United before the game faced massive injury problems. CB Berardi, CF Roofe, CF Bamford and RW Hernandez were all unavailable for Bielsa…read more

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Joaquin’s Golden Touch

on 14 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Real Betis – Sevilla   1-0 (0-0)

Sun 2/9/2018   LaLiga Day 3

In a classic Seville derby, Betis managed to take advantage of the controversial expulsion of Sevilla’s midfielder Roque Mesa, and score once with Joaquin, a goal that proved enough to secure a much-needed victory… read more

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Betis Show Signs Of Improvement

on 12 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Alaves – Real Betis 0-0 (0-0)

 Sat 25/8/2018   LaLiga Day 2

Betis, after their crushing defeat one week before, at home against Levante (0-3), that surprised negatively La Liga, was seeking a better result at Alaves. In the end, showing improvement both offensively and defensively, they drew a game they could have won easily…read more

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Cynical Levante Punish Slow And Predictable Betis

on 7 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Betis – Levante 0-3 (0-1)

Sat 17/8/2018  La Liga Day 1

Betis fell victim on its premier, at home, ‘Benito Villamarín, in front of 47.000 fans losing with 3-0 against Levante…read more

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The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong (2013) written by Chris Anderson and David Sally

on 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Book Review

In this insightful book, published in 2013, we get a perspective about football that maybe a lot of us had not considered. Until now… read more

 

Leeds Unable To Penetrate ‘Boro’s Block

on 4 SEPTEMBER 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Middlesbrough 0-0 (0-0)

Fri 31/8/2018   Matchday 6

After 90 plus minutes, Leeds United and Middlesbrough shared a point each, and stayed both on top tier of Championship table… read more

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You Are Only As Good As Your Weakest Link

on 29 AUGUST 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Norwich – Leeds United 0-3 (0-2)

Sat 25/8/2018   Matchday 5

Leeds United, playing with the confidence and ease that has built up from previous games won Norwich with the impressive 0-3. This was the first game of central defender Jansson whose performance was generally good… read more

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No Pain, No Gain

on 25 AUGUST 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Swansea – Leeds United 2-2 (1-1)

Tue 21/8/2018   Matchday 4

This was the first game that Leeds United really suffered. The end result may be 2-2 draw but, mainly in the first 25 minutes of the 1st half Swansea dominated the game with some simple yet effective tactics and really shut down Leeds United depriving them of some of their basic strengths… read more

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Unsung Hero Unlocks The Game For Leeds United

on 22 AUGUST 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Rotherham 2-0 (0-0)

Sat 18/8/18    Matchday 3

Last week, after the triumphant 1-4 in Pride Park against Derby County, in our analysis of the game we noted: “It remains to be seen whether Leeds’s offensive operation if they have the majority of possession is as equal as their offensive transition. Maybe next week’s game at home against Rotherham will help us to answer this posing question…” So, did we get the answer we were hoping for?…read more

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Leeds Pass Like Thunder From Pride Park Stadium

on 19 AUGUST 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Derby County – Leeds United 1-4

11/08/2018     Matchday 2

Showing great efficiency in the chances they got(or actually the chances they created) Leeds United managed to secure a seemingly easy win and make Frank Lampard’s first official game at home as manager of Derby County a living nightmare. But was the win as easy as the final result shows?…read more

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Bielsa debuts with style 

on 16 AUGUST 2018 / BY THEFOOTBALLISSUES

Leeds United – Stoke City 3-1

In a greatly anticipated game, Leeds Utd in the 1st official game under Marcelo Bielsa’s spell, in a fully crowded Elland Road, managed to win with style Championship competitors Stoke City with 3-1 … read more

photo by Independent.co.uk

 

 

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