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  • B4ts B4ts Oct 2, 2010 16:04 Flag

    Ipswich v Leeds

    I see a draw looming, at best !

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    • Hard life in football, behave yourself. It's better than working for a living.
      H---Knackered.

    • Gordon or Simon, that the hard life in Football!

    • The trip alone would be worth it. If we go up and come straight back down we'd do it with a huge parachute payment! However, unlike Hull, Burnley et al, Leeds is a big enough club to stay up.

    • Don't get too disheartened as IMO things can only get better.
      LG has to realise that so far this season Becchio has been wasted. The lad is technically our best player and has to play in the right position. Until we get more creativity in midfield we will struggle to score enough goals to win more matches.
      We need a Johnny Giles and Bobby Collins to make this team sing. Where we will find them from I haven't a clue, but lets hope Mervyn Day can find us two players who can come near that calibre. A smart move by Keane to get Livermore who is the sort of player we need.
      I don't know how Naylor performed, but when I saw the back 4 I wasn't instilled with confidence, but maybe that's all that was available.
      We also now need that bit of luck to see the season get back on track. We haven't really played well since the Millwall match, but it will come with a little confidence and then we will move up quite nicely. LG has enough experience to know what to do at this level, and no matter how loyal he is to players he will not let that influence him at the end of the day.

    • Don't get too disheartened as IMO things can only get better.
      LG has to realise that so far this season Becchio has been wasted. The lad is technically our best player and has to play in the right position. Until we get more creativity in midfield we will struggle to score enough goals to win more matches.
      We need a Johnny Giles and Bobby Collins to make this team sing. Where we will find them from I haven't a clue, but lets hope Mervyn Day can find us two players who can come near that calibre. A smart move by Keane to get Livermore who is the sort of player we need.
      I don't know how Naylor performed, but when I saw the back 4 I wasn't instilled with confidence, but maybe that's all that was available.
      We also now need that bit of luck to see the season get back on track. We haven't really played well since the Millwall match, but it will come with a little confidence and then we will move up quite nicely. LG has enough experience to know what to do at this level, and no matter how loyal he is to players he will not let that influence him at the end of the day.

    • Bats, Alan, Bryan! Something STINKS in the State of Nevada! "After former Ipswich defender Alex -------- was sent off!
      Nah just bad luck, or? At this rate Grayson will be fighting against relegation by Christmas! Now I am not going to get technical, couldn`t even if I wanted to, but what he heck is going on here?

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      • John, Gentlemen , (no disrespect John as I am responding to your post) I am as guilty as anyone in expecting Leeds to walk this division. I must also eat a large slice of humble pie. Bryan has said in many of his posts that he feared we would struggle, and I thought he was a moaning minnie ! I have to reappraise my views. This is actually a good division and Leeds at the moment are either in it or well out of it. I am frankly surprised but, as I know little about the technicalities of the game it is the heart that ruled my thinking.
        The heart still rules and tells me that it will likely be another 10 games before we get up to speed. The chances of us getting back to back promotions are slim to none at all. This season will have to go down as consolidation. Stating the obvious, our defence is ....fragile and it wrecks anything positive from other aspects of the team. SG has this "mess" to sort out, naive as he may or may not be I am sure he will waste no energy in trying. What is sad though is we have little in the shape of homegrown talent, oh for a Woodgate, Kelly and Harte right now.
        Keep the chins up, I have just seen the Liverpool v Blackpool half time, that is really depressing if your a red. !!!!

      • I actually thought 1-2, not 2-1, would be the result in this game.
        Defensive fragilities let us down again. Jason Scotland, given too much space, could have scored a hat trick – this is the first match in which Ipswich have scored a first-half goal!
        Yet, Ipswich did not play well. In fact, Leeds dominated much of the game but could not produce anything in the final third because, understandably, Larry picked a defensive line-up with Somma as the only striker.
        While it must be frustrating for Larry that, as he says, “If players eradicate mistakes we will win”, SG has to take some responsibility for their mistakes – he picked the players and the system.
        How well a team does is not dependent on its parts (defence, midfield, strikers) but on how it works together as a whole. Defence can start with attack and weakening the attack only puts more pressure on the defence. When Larry brought on Watt and Becchio, the game changed in our favour. However, our defence, bruised already, with defenders on yellow cards, by then, was unnecessarily vulnerable.
        If Bruce had not been sent-off, we could have got a result. This just leaves me thinking that had Watt and Becchio started, 1-2 would have been the outcome.
        I can see why Larry picked the team against Ipswich but I think he is wrong in continuing to go with his favourites and that, as a young manager, he is still exhibiting signs of being a frightened rabbit.
        When will we see Nunez play?

      • Now now Easy no finger pointing just yet,we can do that later on this year

    • Don't know, B4ts. Ipswich aren't exactly prolific goalscorers in the league at the minute although they've made decent start. I've got a sneaky feeling a nowt nowt might creep in here because Grayson's voice will have gone with all the blasting he's been doing.
      H