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Leeds (A) - Same as last year lads... kind of.

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So last year was simply depressing. 2-1 up into added time and somehow lost the game.

What are people's expectations this year? Leeds looking a little less potent this time round, with Marco Bielsa's over-reliance on Patrick Bamford being a downfall in some games, as he's not really banged them in this season.

I can't see us keeping a clean sheet here, although I was massively impressed with Adarabioyo last time out vs Sheffield Wednesday. International break follows this one, so has the feeling of a pretty important fixture. For me we have to adopt a similar ethos to our away game at Elland Road last season, we can't expect possession, and I think Rothwell needs to start hear along with Armstrong for some pace on the counter.

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Leeds  3    Rovers  2 

1 nil up, 2 - 1 down, 3 -1 down then the brave rally at the end nearly pulling it back.

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Buzzing for this as its my first game I can't attend in almost 6 weeks. 

Have a sneaky feeling we will claim a point or 3. 

Can anyone recommend a bar for away supporters pre game? 

Same 11 as last game please Tony. 

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56 minutes ago, oldjamfan1 said:

Is that you Merce?

License to print money.

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Leeds are no great shakes from what I have seen of them thus far even for our injury depleted squad.

If Mowbray is serious about being upwardly ambitious, we will return from Elland Road with at least a point.

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1 hour ago, roversfan99 said:

Would bring in Rothwell for Armstrong and Graham for Gallagher. And make sure Dack is back in his natural position.

I think he'll set up just like the Preston game. Hopefully we can hit them on the break. 

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Considering we've lost 5 of our 7 away matches so far this season I'm a little surprised people are confidently predicting three points here against the 3rd place team in the league who have only been beaten once at home so far this season.

It's obviously possible for us to get a result here but I would be extremely happy coming away with a point from this one. 

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Just now, tomphil said:

700 sold, massive credit due again.

Probably be close to a 1,000 by Saturday, great effort considering, but it could be one of the best aways of the season if normally priced. Like it was in th’owden days.

Direct train, cracking city for beers. Alas, at £40 many won’t bother (me included), 

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Not been for about 6 years due to the sheer arrogance of their pricing,  lost count of the times iv'e been there before that. Must admit Saturday looked tempting more for the day out than anything else but no chance at those prices, there's a principal involved and i'm sticking to it even if we top the league.

You could probably double than number at even normal championship style prices but they are another who seem to prefer blocks of empties and closed tiers. Bizarre when you think that place would be almost full every week at more affordable prices.

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staying away from elland road,every time iv`e been we`ve got slaughtered,from being stuffed 5-1 in the kenny era to losing to peter reid`s cache of loan signings at the fag end of souness reign,last year was the ultimate though😫,still ,a strange feeling we`ll get a point out of it though guessing tony`s team is akin to winning the lottery

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International break coming, lads will start their jollys early as usual limp performance, easy Leeds win.  Fire up your printer with and slip a packet of smudge proof money paper in the legal size slot.

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20 hours ago, Wegerleswiggle said:

This is how I see TM lining up for this one.

Have a feeling we will sneak a 1-1 draw or we'll only lose by 1 goal.

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Think you're right on the team except Holtby for Evans. Unchanged from last game.

On the up side I do like the way we can pretty fluidly turn from 4141 to 4231 like we did against Preston around the 35th minute. Gives another string to our bow. We are also likely to rotate Armstrong with Gally up top to use his pace. Again a decent option.

On the down side the names on the teamsheet just look like they will concede more than they score away from home no matter the configuration.

Put a couple of commanding defenders and a striker who can get 20 a season in there and it's a decent team. But we don't have those players.

 

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Keep the same side from last time out apart from Gallagher who should swap with Graham. Other than that we should have a decent enough side to give Leeds a game. Tough one to call, Rovers need to turn up though or it could be a bad result going into the international break

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Just now, joey_big_nose said:

Think you're right on the team except Holtby for Evans. Unchanged from last game.

On the up side I do like the way we can pretty fluidly turn from 4141 to 4231 like we did against Preston around the 35th minute. Gives another string to our bow. We are also likely to rotate Armstrong with Gally up top to use his pace. Again a decent option.

On the down side the names on the teamsheet just look like they will concede more than they score away from home no matter the configuration.

Put a couple of commanding defenders and a striker who can get 20 a season in there and it's a decent team. But we don't have those players.

 

I just think he'll use Evans away and Holtby at home. The other 10 players almost pick themselves ATM with Tony. 

I'd be happy with a 1 commanding defender and a Cunningham style left back if nothing else. I like the look recently of Adarabayio.

There's potential of goals if the supply is right, which is why I would have Chapman on the bench. I don't think he is ready to be starting matches, but he could tear some defences apart in the last half hour of games.

I think we are resigned to having TM at the helm for the foreseeable future. I am certainly in the Mowbray OUT camp, but if he can finally listen and act on the fact we need defenders in January he might just win a few fans back.

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, roversfan99 said:

Would bring in Rothwell for Armstrong and Graham for Gallagher. And make sure Dack is back in his natural position.

Aye - Tony praised both after the Wednesday match. Hopefully your're right.

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No on the day sales, so if you are mental enough to spend £40 on a ticket, buy it before 4pm Friday peeps.

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