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About DaveInSA

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  1. Right back

    Yep. A right back is the weak spot, followed by left back. Mags isn't a left back. And I'm not sure what to think of Bryan. I watched the Wright - Baker pairing at the start of the season and thought they were awesome. Even better than Flint - Baker. Wright isn't a right back. He offers nothing going forward (so little that Flint pops up on the overlap sometimes) and he's positionally all at sea defensively. Bottom line is we're a club run on a modest budget buying and developing young players. RB is a gap. We also need cover in CM. Many have also said a better distributing GK.
  2. Did you hear lee johnson on tv

    I thought the first 20 mins of the second half we looked so comfortable. Leeds had no idea. We were organised and they had no way through. then hernandez had a 1-1 with Wright and beat him easy, then the momentum suddenly shifted. Shortly after they score - from frankly a nothing cross. Wright was totally at fault for the first goal. He’s no right back. and from then on Leeds have their tails up and we can’t get a foot on the ball. And when we did it’s rabbits in headlights stuff. All because the momentum’s has shifted. That’s when you need calm heads in the spine of the team. I really think we lack that nous. That common sense which says ok, we losing the game here. Let’s keep possession and slow it down.
  3. The Leeds United v Bristol City Match Day Thread 32

    like i've said before, we're short of a CM, a right back and a quality striker.
  4. The Leeds United v Bristol City Match Day Thread 32

    Bailey Wright is not a right back. Woeful at the back post that...
  5. Shocking game management

    Reminds me of Derby away last year. Thank god we’re Bristol City and not Man City. Life would be so dull if we won every week, especially being 3-0 up at half time. fact is we’re a young side, with a young coach and we make mistakes. We punched above our weight until Christmas. We’re 4 players short of a guaranteed top 6. RB, LB, CM and a proven Championship goal scorer. It’s very easy to get caught up in the hubris of this season - maybe the players started to believe the hype. they need a good hard look at themselves. If we finish in the play offs it will have been an amazing season.
  6. Diedhiou

    I think some lads watch a different game...
  7. Punching Above Our Weight

    Nobody has won or lost anything until the maths proves it, especially in this division. It’s totally arrogant (aside from Wolves who are head and shoulders above the rest). That said, on paper (many before have said football isn’t played on paper) at the start of the season we were definitely a lower half of the table team. what changed? A couple of things. 1) Very shrewd recruitment of players and disposal of others. 2) Raducal improvement of the squad, across all of them. 3) A belief we can win and a never say die attitude. To achieve all of this is as a result of amazing leadership and onboarding to a strategy. I’ve been a fierce critic of Lansdown in the past. But finally he has the right men in the right jobs, who all believe in what he wants to do. And I think he got rid of some of the “yes” men - what did Colin Sextone ever do for this club? Are we punching above our weight? Yes, we are. Be proud of it.
  8. Chelsea's Village Green?

    Don’t, ever f^*# with the Russians. This will not end well for the family.
  9. Man City Fans

    I studied in Manchester and can vouch for the three ManC fans on here. Maine Road was a cracking stadium and the training ground was pretty much next door in Platt Lane. You could watch them train from the road!!! always well supported and in the main a great bunch of lads, you could here Maine Road from MILES away, so I guess that playing us was a banana skin and a money constraint. I’m looking forward to leg 2, my first game at AG for 15 years. At least we beat that other team from Manchester (who should really play their home games in West London) COYR
  10. Nice report and insightful comments and opinions throughout. My first game at AG for 15 years will be the second leg of the Man City game...!! I’m sure I’ll be quick to pass judgement after that! I’m now going to offer my opinion. I cannot stand the premier league, nor can I fathom that a footballer is worth £142m and over £150k per week. SKY and their mates have ruined football. So would I rather watch a team of young, talented mostly British footballers, pressing for promotion in the Championship, or a team of journeymen pros, milking the club for a paycheque in the Prem? I’d go for the second every time. And maybe if we go up, these young lads step up and become Prem talent. And maybe they don’t. We’d be a very small fish in that Prem pond (we are already a smallish club in the Champs). I like the momentum comment by @Xiled. I’d like to see us build something we can be proud of, like Burnley have done.
  11. Charlie Austin - Retrospective ban.

    I was thinking the other day after Korey got done. I think that instead of a 3 match ban or so, it would be an idea if the guy committing the foul is suspended for as long as the injured party returns to fitness... career ending injuries = career ending foul interesting hey?
  12. Matt Taylor - Footballer

    Liam Robinson was the most awful player I’ve ever seen. Taylor has talent, he’s a total pest, if he want in a red shirt he would be top of my “hate the little shit list”
  13. The Debate show - taking things too far

    He was talking about the fear of failure and how that stops clubs taking the long view. All they want to do is survive. They know they can’t compete at the top half of the league. They buy proven (albeit lower standard) premier league players in the hope they will stay up. i thought LJ came across really well, as did Rosenior - he’s a bright lad with a future in coaching. Paul Merson can’t say two words together coherently. Kept referring to Arsenal. Odd. Was he high?
  14. I landed back in the UK yesterday after 15 years in South Africa, I watched on TV. I still think we’re going to get better. Here’s some thoughts. Bobby Reid has amazing feet. He’s learning to play on the shoulder. We need to play to his strengths, rather than hit a high ball to him. The young lads are getting better, I was very impressed, they will get better still. Small margins mean big money. I looked at some of the UTD players. By very small margins they are quicker of thought and action. Is this the real difference between a 500k player and a 40m player? We are organised and disciplined in defence. The boys love each other and will never ever give up - amazing to see. Our full backs are the weakest link in this team ( not getting at them, it’s just an observation) LJ has learnt heaps in two years. Referring to the other thread, he’s got a team and wielded the axe on the toxic players. We beat Man U with TEN of our squad out injured or unavailable. That is massive. This is a side going places. It’s all set up. We need to keep going. I will be coming to AG to see some matches.
  15. That Benteke Penalty

    I was gonna say that...he was also a tosser...