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      Reds to play friendlies against Stuttgart, Salzburg & Blackpool.

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      Robby The Z
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      Re: Reds to play friendlies against Stuttgart, Salzburg & Blackpool.
      Reply #175: Sep 05, 2020 03:50:31 pm

      I'll take the last two years of matches as a body of evidence over a poor half of a preseason friendly.

      Today is disappointing, but come on man. Don't go all apocalyptic. It will be fine.
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      Reply #176: Sep 05, 2020 03:51:24 pm
      Arguably 3 players short of our strongest starting 11 and once again failing to play half decent, sloppy in defence and poor in attack.

      Wait for the “it’s only a friendly” chestnut.
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      Reply #177: Sep 05, 2020 03:51:38 pm
      Minamino very good again and easily the best of our attacking players in pre season.
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      Reply #178: Sep 05, 2020 03:52:27 pm
      Trying to be positive, last year we looked awful 4 friendlies in a row until the 3-1 over Lyon.  Those 4 were against better clubs however.  That season ended up ok.    I’m just trying to find the glass half full out of this ugliness.
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      Reply #179: Sep 05, 2020 03:53:14 pm
      Arguably 3 players short of our strongest starting 11 and once again failing to play half decent, sloppy in defence and poor in attack.

      Wait for the “it’s only a friendly” chestnut.

      We're at least 5 players short, our entire defence and a CM.

      Still very poor first half.
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      Reply #180: Sep 05, 2020 03:55:53 pm
      Missed the first half. Beyond the scoreline how are we looking?
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      Reply #181: Sep 05, 2020 03:56:47 pm
      It is about fitness. We need not to worry for Leeds.

      Poor half yes, but not worried.
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      Reply #182: Sep 05, 2020 03:57:50 pm
      Missed the first half. Beyond the scoreline how are we looking?

      Slow and poor. And flat, pretty flat.

      (A little bit improved in the final few minutes).
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      Reply #183: Sep 05, 2020 03:58:32 pm
      Not a great half. Very little threat from our full-backs, the front 3 all off their game. Bobby has been poor, Mane's touch letting him down and Salah (despite a few nice passes) simply isn't involved enough in the game. Keita and Minamino have been trying to make something happen and have probably been the brightest on the pitch for us. Fairplay to Blackpool, they have worked hard, been tidy in possession and quick on the counter but it is Blackpool. Hopefully we will see some more fluidity and tempo in our play for the 2nd half.
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      Reply #184: Sep 05, 2020 04:00:35 pm
      We're at least 5 players short, our entire defence and a CM.

      Still very poor first half.

      From the arguably strongest starting 11; Trent, Virgil and Robbo.

      Hendo is missing but we’ve had times when we’ve rotated him anyway.

      This isn’t far from our strongest 11 and it is our strongest attack which is once again looking like no threat.
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      Reply #185: Sep 05, 2020 04:04:07 pm
      The best thing I saw from that half was Matip. Considering how much time he has missed he didn’t look as rusty as I’d have thought.
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      Reply #186: Sep 05, 2020 04:06:57 pm
      OK but the forwards have been horrific as well, that's the most worrying thing.

      Notice who got subbed off?
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      Reply #187: Sep 05, 2020 04:07:36 pm
      It is about fitness. We need not to worry for Leeds.

      Poor half yes, but not worried.

      Should it not be about fitness AND sharpness/motivation/technique/skill?
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      Reply #188: Sep 05, 2020 04:08:59 pm

      Jones for Fab

      Philips for Matip
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      Reply #189: Sep 05, 2020 04:09:37 pm
      2-2 Mane
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      Reply #190: Sep 05, 2020 04:11:15 pm
      I like Van den Berg directness. Very eager on moving the ball forward and also seems light on his feet which is always nice to see of a CB.
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      Reply #191: Sep 05, 2020 04:11:25 pm

      And Van Den Berg for Koumetio.

      I was referring to Fabinho being the biggest underachiever in the first half, while Heimie wanted to slate the forwards (who have scored twice in two minutes).

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      Reply #192: Sep 05, 2020 04:11:38 pm
      3-2 Bobby
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      Reply #193: Sep 05, 2020 04:12:07 pm
      Looks like the Klopp hair dryer at HT worked 😁
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      Reply #194: Sep 05, 2020 04:12:52 pm
      This is more like it, I imagine they got quite a bollocking at half time, deservedly so.
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      Reply #195: Sep 05, 2020 04:13:21 pm
      Minamino is looking a lot more settled now isn’t he. When he first arrived you could see how nervous he seemed, looks a lot more confident in his play now.
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      Reply #196: Sep 05, 2020 04:14:14 pm
      Jimmy again showing his legs have gone.
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      Reply #197: Sep 05, 2020 04:14:49 pm
      Minamino so good again.
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      Reply #198: Sep 05, 2020 04:15:18 pm
      And Van Den Berg for Koumetio.

      I was referring to Fabinho being the biggest underachiever in the first half, while Heimie wanted to slate the forwards (who have scored twice in two minutes).



      Yeah realised with the 2nd goal I forgot about that one.
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      Reply #199: Sep 05, 2020 04:17:08 pm
      Minamino is looking a lot more settled now isn’t he. When he first arrived you could see how nervous he seemed, looks a lot more confident in his play now.

      I liked how for Bobby's goal he was disgusted with himself for missing his shot despite celebrating with the team

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