Topic: Derby

Bielsa press conference starting now. On Baker's return to Chelsea: "It's not official yet but I think it's true. It was something in the contract and obviously Chelsea and Baker chose to use that to go back." #

Bielsa on Baker: "He was always inside the group, even if he didn't play a lot. Maybe he felt that we didn't value him at the right level. The only time I talked to him about it, not only did I tell him I wanted him to stay for the next six months but even next year." #lufc

"He had legitimate expectancy to play more and the last game he played in the FA Cup, for me he had a positive performance. It was a starting point for his development inside the team. But I can understand that he took a different decision." #lufc

Bielsa on incoming transfers: "First I'll see what are the possibilities to bring in players - what kind of players the club can add to the team, and if they are better than the players we have. I can't ignore the fact that we lost players in the last few weeks."

Pablo Hernandez a major doubt for Derby, Bielsa says. Also indicating that Douglas and Bamford miss the game. Cooper is back involved and could play. "For me it's not an excuse. We have an obligation to win the next game and we can win it." #lufc

"We have no excuses whatsoever not to win against Derby. We have the players we have to reach the win, with optimism."

Bielsa not prepared to expand any further on transfers. Says he's said as much as he wants to say: "We're lacking 10 players. If the club can bring in players, we'll take them only if they are better than what we have. If nobody comes, we will solve the problem anyway." #lufc

Bielsa on the transfer strategy and whether he recommends players to the club: "No. He (Orta) proposes players to me. The one who is looking at the market is Victor. He tells me what the possibilities are. I give my point of view." #lufc

On Hernandez injury: "He could play on Friday. I can't say 100 per cent that he won't play. If there is a small chance, I wouldn't like to take any risk with him. If it was up to him I think he would play." #lufc

Bielsa on Derby: "We need to win the game because was lost the last two Championship and we're playing a team who could be going up." #lufc

Bielsa saying that Cooper would be ready to start on Friday. Thinks his return will help the issue with set-pieces. Expects a very different, and tighter game to the 4-1 win at Pride Park in August. Says Derby are "not the same team now". #lufc



Bielsa says Tyler Roberts will play at number 10 if Hernandez isn't fit. #

MB: “Roberts will play (no 10) if Hernandez does not. Against QPR he had 3 chances to score which is very good for a number 10. But he didn’t build the offensive play which could have helped the attacks. Pablo builds the attacks whilst Roberts focuses on finishing the attacks. “

Bielsa says Roofe and Jansson had minor fitness issues last week but are fully recovered. Klich was simply due a rest at QPR. #lufc

Bielsa says Barry Douglas is out for two to three weeks. #

Bielsa: "The problems the team has are not an excuse not to win the game. Douglas and Pablo are missing and we can find a solution for both positions." #lufc

That's a wrap. A lot to take in there, and Bielsa struggling on through half an hour with a heavy cold. Main news is that Hernandez is a serious doubt for Derby. Bielsa wanted Baker to stay. Nothing to report on incoming transfers. #lufc

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All I want is a clean sheet! Im fkin bored of seeing is concede.

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Who is managing Derby these days?  I can't remember.

People are Twats

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I think we should start very slowly against Derby, completely fuck-up their game plan. Catch them on the break, go 1-0 up, at THAT point go at them like a wild banshee. We win 3-1, get in!

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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You couldn’t put Forest to the sword for me could you? Wasn’t much to ask. Was coming when it was Saturday as my youngest has still not visited ER but £38 for a Friday night on telly is an absolute pisstake. Think we have discussed ticketing prices on here before. We’ve been all over the shop of late, good win at Norwich but I left when the floodlight went out so didn’t even get to enjoy that. Marriott up front for us is a diamond and the little lad Holmes who we got from Scunthorpe (who might start) is also a belter. Prediction? Haven’t got a scooby.

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space wrote:

Who is managing Derby these days?  I can't remember.

TBF it doesn’t get mentioned very often.

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The absentees, traditional post Christmas form and general Leeds pessimism leads me to conclude another defeat. 2 - nowt, them.

The insurgency began.................and you missed it.

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CharlieG wrote:

The absentees, traditional post Christmas form and general Leeds pessimism leads me to conclude another defeat. 2 - nowt, them.

Agreed,
Think we could be in for a proper hiding on Friday.

Managerial endeavour = houses = money.

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Raposa wrote:
CharlieG wrote:

The absentees, traditional post Christmas form and general Leeds pessimism leads me to conclude another defeat. 2 - nowt, them.

Agreed,
Think we could be in for a proper hiding on Friday.

I've got a bad feeling about this.

3-1 defeat and another red card.

People are Twats

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Wish you could get Ben Woodburn from us on loan.

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Home win.

Human kindness is overflowing

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I think that Tyler Roberts has got some goals in him. If his sits in the No.10 role with Hernandez wide right, you never know? Our goals per chances (1 in 5 versus 1 in 3 for the other teams at the top) is the second worst in the league, so christ knows we need someone to put it in.

'When you become a grown up, people stop asking you what your favourite dinosaur is....They don't even care.'

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I'm going with 5-2 to Leeds which is about the time I'll be getting up for this one..

#DoTheDai \o/

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/20 … ssion=true

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Expect a Derby win and the implosion of our season!

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Probably needed a better get away car:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwoY8k4X0AEkeKr.jpg

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https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2019/01/club-statement-3

big_smile

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This club will break your heart at times but I fucking love Leeds.
A change of clothes. Why?
Pliers to cut through the fence which presumably would get him pretty close to the action yet he still needed binoculars.
The best.

Last edited by Cutsyke (Fri 11 Jan 2019 3:56 pm)

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Was he stood on a blue bucket too by any chance?

Call me up in dreamland. Radio to me man.

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The Guardian Fiver

I SPY?
At this stage in the season it should not be hard for a team to have some idea how a rival might play. Most have, after all, played a couple of dozen games already. The greatest clue of all would have come in their previous meeting, most teams having already played most other teams in their division. Sometimes, however, this alone will not do. Take Nasty Leeds, for example, who thumped Frank Lampard’s Derby County 4-1 when they met way back in early August and host the return fixture on Friday evening. “We can’t rely on the fact we played against them five months ago,” sniffed Marcelo Bielsa. “[FLDC] is not the same team any more. They are a lot better now.”

That is something that Lampard certainly seemed to agree with. “I feel like we’ve improved since then,” he said. “We have had a lot of time to work. I would like to think we will give them a better challenge in this game than we did in that one.” But if Nasty Leeds could not rely on the fact they played against Derby five months ago, what could they rely on? Well, at about 11.20am on Thursday “a suspicious male was seen at the perimeter fence” of Derby’s Moor Farm training ground. A club employee called the police “regarding a man acting suspiciously on Morley Road”. Some fine officers of the Derbyshire Constabulary located him, put him in the back of a police van, tweeted a picture of him – face obscured – with the hashtag #SpyingIsCheating and escorted him from the premises.

A major diplomatic row swiftly ignited. “It has been confirmed to Derby County that the individual concerned is an employee of the footballing staff at [Nasty] Leeds United Football Club,” FLDC said in a statement. “The club is now in discussion with [Nasty] Leeds United club officials in relation to this incident.” Now let’s consider this for a moment. Training-ground espionage is not necessarily stupid, but this man was allegedly lurking on the side of a busy road, poking his nose through a particularly visible stretch of fence and carrying a pair of binoculars and some pliers. He was, essentially, wearing a generic up-to-no-good fancy dress costume. It is akin to a would-be burglar approaching a target house in broad daylight sporting a balaclava and hefting over one shoulder a large sack labelled “swag”.

Something here does not ring true. Bielsa, after all, is a man labelled “a genius” by Fernando Llorente and a man declared “the best coach in the world” by Pep Guardiola. If he wanted to surreptitiously learn the finer details of a rival side’s tactical approach, he would find a method of doing so so devious and shrewd nobody could possibly discover it. However, if he wanted to disrupt their training, confuse their coaches and distract their attention from the match they were supposed to be preparing for, perhaps things could hardly have gone any better. Well played, Señor Bielsa, you win again (TBC).

Snatching misery from the jaws of glory since, ooooooh, 1973?

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Just thinking how many times I've seen Derby so far this season, I reckon five games. Bet Bielsa's seen them more. Lad's probably got Sky.

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Lampard going on one being interviewed on Sky. I thought he was supposed to be intelligent! Sky's pre game coverage and the numpties they're interviewing is embarassing.  You'd think someone had been killed.

Last edited by Chopper Read (Fri 11 Jan 2019 8:20 pm)

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I just watched that, thought the same thing, they were saying its immoral, ruined his and the clubs reputation, disrupting Derby tonight. Apparently they caught someone before they played Leeds last time.

Billy Hunt Billy Hunt Billy Billy Beleive!

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Chopper Read wrote:

Lampard going on one being interviewed on Sky. I thought he was supposed to be intelligent! Sky's pre game coverage and the numpties they're interviewing is embarassing.  You'd think someone had been killed.

What’s embarrassing about his interview? I suppose Bielsa is super cool for being a cheating twat big_smile

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JunctionUltra wrote:
Chopper Read wrote:

Lampard going on one being interviewed on Sky. I thought he was supposed to be intelligent! Sky's pre game coverage and the numpties they're interviewing is embarassing.  You'd think someone had been killed.

What’s embarrassing about his interview? I suppose Bielsa is super cool for being a cheating twat big_smile

Showing his naivety like that.  Somehow don't think El Loco is the only one who does it.  They'll probably hammer us now.

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