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We deserve three points here.

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Missing a quality striker.


Take a point after a goal like that, though.


We seem to have twice as many chances as the opposition and score one, or none!

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That's about 6 games on the trot where we've looked poor first half, absolutely dominated 2nd half without scoring a shedload. Can't Marcelo give his half time team talk before kickoff?

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That was a great game to watch. Two fantastic goals, great atmosphere. Good laugh.

Ace ground. I always like the trip to Wednesday, a short trip. And feels local for some reason. Lots of old world Football Ground Charm around Hilborough. And new too, thankfully the coach dropped us off outside Sainsburys which was chocka with Leeds fans buying cans like their lives depended upon it. All the coaches were supposed to be dry clearly that 40 minutes without an ale was too much for our travelling fans.

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Good work 4600 Leeds fans sold out all the allocation within 15 minutes for this game. The buzz is definitely returning now around Leeds. On our coach the age ranges were wider than usual, have been for most games Ive been on this season. A lot of 20 year old lads which is encouraging. Not the usual badly dressed 1970's after shock late 50's oogies on other supporters clubs coaches.

This is reflected in the whole crowd to be honest. A lot of modern football fandom, smoke bombs, fireworks, new songs, old songs, the slight lean towards ultra-ism. Modern Football can be rubbish but for me I like this nouveau football fandom. As much as its en vogue to hark back to the days of yesteryear in terms of being a fan. I for one am glad those days are long gone. No more Zieg Heiling, NF Newspapers, violence everywhere etc...  Hillsborough and the shocking tragedy that occurred there played it's part in transforming how football is viewed in this country. Bloody shame we couldn't have got where we are without that, Valley Parade and Heysell happening.

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I'm always in awe of old stadia and no more so than Hillsborough for many reasons. My first ever FA Cup Semi Final and the home of other Semi Finals of my youth. Most notably that horrific day that will remain on in a generations thoughts as football fans no matter what your team.

1867 is the date on the South Stand which evokes emotions of the history around this club. Fabulous ground, I genuinely hope that SWFC keep this stadium and become a grand successful club again soon.

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Check out this gadger! No arm badge tackle on this lad. A get up reflecting the old school football fans throughout the land. He fits in well with this grand old ground.

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We were well worth the equaliser and should have actually been 1 up had Douglas finished his chance in the 1st half. 9 out of 10 in training or 5 a side he finishes them. That incident reflects the current lack of compsure in front of goal currently. Hopefully the return of Roofe and Hernandez could remedy that.

When that ball hit the arc of it's curl I knew it was going in, the crowd hesitated and drew in that collective in take of breath and then together exploded with euphoric joy. Limbs everywhere. I was carried forward about 10 feet as the fans rushed towards the front, I pushed my kids back into a row and managed to snap this picture which I'm pretty pleased with. My eldest (the one with the flick) got a video which looks like it's taken from inside a washing machine but captures this lad with the backdrop of smoke brilliantly. Fans with their phones out, an image of modern football, possibly. So what I say!

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As OW says, played great and looked really impressive. A great game to watch and I for one have no problem drawing these games when we are chasing the game so much. Happy to see the team not holding out for a result like we seemed to do under Grayson and Monk so much.

Lots to be positive about. Roofe, Hernandez, Bamford and Brown all to come back over the course of the season. The last two could provde vital in the closing third of the season.

Man of the match Klich. Not just for his goal but all-round play was class.

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Thought we were outstanding,more so given the personnel out injured.
Practically the whole of that second half was played in their half.
Just not clinical enough but a decent point in the end,
Klich gets better with every game.

Oh and that Foriestieri is one diving little cunt!

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Had the nerves going a bit when we were piling it on in waves. Thought we might get punished on the break like we did to Millwall ????
Great performance, thought we deserved three points. Two great goals.

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Good alternative write-up Placid thank you!

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Got 2 points from Millwall and Wednesday. We are better than last season.

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90Piesanhour wrote:

Missing a quality striker.


Take a point after a goal like that, though.


We seem to have twice as many chances as the opposition and score one, or none!

I was going to say, that with 25 chances, does he necessarily need to be quality? Then again, we had Roberts on the pitch, so one wonders about the approach.

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Placid, ace write up, thanks pal, especially about being happy with modern fandom.
First time i've felt homesick in years

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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1-1 LEEDS UNITED: ENTERTAINMENT!
In 2018-19 articles, Free, Leeds United, Leeds United Match Reports 2018/19 by Moscowhite • Daniel ChapmanSeptember 29, 2018

Two brilliant goals were scored in this exciting game of football and Leeds United should have won. Despite feeling disappointed to only draw, Leeds swaggered away from Hillsborough with esteem intact; not even Adam Reach’s absurd goal had damaged them.

My heart sank when that long range half-volley soared and dipped into the top bin, hitting one post with a crack and bouncing over the line near the other, sending Bailey Peacock-Farrell spinning, despairing. It wasn’t only that it gave Sheffield Wednesday an undeserved lead, but that it was such an outrageous goal we were cursed to watch replays of it forever. The Wednesday club shop might add to its stock of 6-0 DVDs with a film of this goal on loop for an hour, and given enough time and distance from the event, I might even watch that myself one day as a sort of retro novelty. But for that to happen there would have to be a time in between when it wasn’t replaying on social media or television, and I doubted that would ever happen for long. It was a good goal. Well done. Go away.

Fortunately Mateusz Klich still has the Midas click that is making this season his best, and is spellbound by goalscoring form Leeds haven’t enjoyed from a midfielder since Alex Mowatt dropped two lyrical bangers in one week against Huddersfield and Cardiff. He took a layoff from Tyler Roberts, took a look — foot, ball, keeper, goal — then combined the first two to swerve a shot around the third, into the cornerest part of the net in the fourth. Now, here’s a goal I’ll watch on DVD forever, because while Reach’s speculative strike had the satisfying audacity of a stunt, Klich made something artful, deliberate and beautiful. It’s the difference between watching two magpies have a fight in your garden, or watching a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough.

If Attenborough had narrated the rest of the match, he would have been talking about a dominant predator toying with its prey, then how its game turned to desperation when it realised its teeth had no bite. Leeds had 25 shots, seven on target; they completed 130 passes in the attacking third, more than twice as many as Wednesday. But they couldn’t score. Earlier in the season, particularly at Norwich, Leeds were making a virtue out of turning pressure into scorelines, but not lately.

The simple explanation is that we miss clinical Kemar Roofe, not something we ever expected, and without Patrick Bamford to take his place, Tyler Roberts can only offer endeavour rather than smartness in front of goal. Away from goal Roberts is coming along nicely — laying off Saiz’s pass for Klich to score was a typical contribution. But he’s going to need more than four games to become an effective Championship striker, and without a finisher in position number nine, we’re seeing more of the finishing deficiencies wearing the shirts around him. Ezgjan Alioski should be banned from shooting.

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Shooting practice for strikers is the go-to cure after a game like this, but when Marcelo Bielsa’s preferred football is in gear, the onus is just as much on the full-backs to finish the crosses curving relentlessly to the back post. Barry Douglas screwed up a header that bounced slowly over to the other post, then nodded the rebound neatly into Kalvin Phillips path — our defensive midfielder and third centre-back volleyed straight at the keeper. Luke Ayling collected a cross field pass from Liam Cooper, cut into the penalty area, and shot weakly with his wrong foot.

But that’s how we knew it was good. Much of Bielsa’s attacking style is based on full-backs bullying full-backs, ganging up with their wingers so that, when the centre-backs come over to help, everyone else is lined up behind them to fill the space and score. Or not score, as the case may be. Despite the lack of goals, Bielsa said this was the best Leeds have played since he started working here, and when again and again Ayling or Douglas were advanced like wingers, Alioski or Jack Harrison were inside them like strikers, and Klich and Saiz were hovering behind Roberts for a chance — with Phillips, Cooper and Pontus Jansson not that far behind them — we felt the thrill of what a high-pressing, hard working, overloading attacking team Leeds United can be this season. It all happened so quickly, too; from mild passing in midfield, with a blink Leeds would have six players ready to score. Or not.

The not scoring should trouble us. Or not. The players briefly looked defeated at the end, gazing at their chances being replayed on the big screen, shaking their heads in disbelief at the final score. They might shake their heads again when they look at the league table on Monday morning; Middlesbrough should beat Hull and West Brom should beat Preston, and both will go above Leeds. Leeds have taken six points from the last available fifteen; in those five games, they’ve had seventy attempts on goal, and scored six. Few things in football are more demoralising than not getting the results your performances deserve, but one of them is sliding down a league table as a consequence.

Does anybody at Leeds feel demoralised, though? Bielsa and Salim Lamrani giggled good naturedly through their post-match press duties. Replays of Klich’s goal relegated Reach’s goal to a lucky hit. And the elation of the performance overcame the deflating result. Leeds United played really, really good football, forcing Sheffield Wednesday into tactical changes and eventually submission; by the end Wednesday were defending and hoping. It was so exciting that the joy of watching it wasn’t diminished by drawing. And there was a rightness about it, a truth not reflected in the scoreline, because it isn’t possible, even in the perverse mechanisms of the soccer universe, for a team to play this well and not, in the end, get something for it. A point will do here. It’ll be three points elsewhere.

Leeds are attacking the question from the right direction, playing above results, aiming to lift the results to the height of the play. It’s exciting to watch them doing it, and good to be reminded that football is entertainment. For years it hasn’t been that way for Leeds. ◉

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It’s the difference between watching two magpies have a fight in your garden, or watching a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough.

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Yeah, that's the reason I posted it, good report but that line is a standout!

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