Under Marcelo

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Improved

Meslier
1
2%
Ayling
10
20%
Dallas
10
20%
Cooper
4
8%
Harrison
0
No votes
Phillips
11
22%
Alioski
0
No votes
Bamford
3
6%
Klich
10
20%
Costa
0
No votes
Roberts
0
No votes
Hernandez
0
No votes
Shackleton
0
No votes
Struijk
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 49

Re: Under Marcelo

Postby Costy » 30 Oct 2020, 07:22

Really difficult as there are several, but I went for Dallas in the end. I used to think he had very little to offer and was barely even a championship player, but now he's putting in top notch performances in the premier league in a range of different positions and looks completely transformed. Amazing.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby Barlow Boy » 30 Oct 2020, 08:22

Has to be Kalvin Phillips surely.

Prior to Marcelo arriving, many Leeds fans wouldn’t have complained too much if Kalvin had left, or at least gone out on loan somewhere. Marcelo has turned him into one of the best defensive midfielders in the country and an England international.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby Selby White » 30 Oct 2020, 08:45

Barlow Boy wrote:Has to be Kalvin Phillips surely.

Prior to Marcelo arriving, many Leeds fans wouldn’t have complained too much if Kalvin had left, or at least gone out on loan somewhere. Marcelo has turned him into one of the best defensive midfielders in the country and an England international.


Not sure about that BB thought that Kalvin started to show progress and had a good season the one before MB arrived playing a more attacking midfield role. Didn't he contribute a few goals that season?
I know he had a few knockers but plenty of us on here rated him.

Not disbuting switching him to defensive midfield has found his best position and helped him progress much further and turning him into an international.

Edit - just checked and he scored 7 in 41 league games playing for a mid table team the season prior to MB arriving.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby NottinghamWhite » 30 Oct 2020, 09:02

The players I never rated have all improved tremendously these being Klich, Alioski & Dallas & yes I’m loving it that I was so wrong. The poll shows just how many players have stepped up to the plate, long may it continue
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby Otherworld » 30 Oct 2020, 09:27

Could have been any of 6 or 7 players, but I’ve gone for Klich. Of all of our usual starters, I reckon he’d be the biggest miss if he were injured or suspended (and it’s a remarkable achievement that that has never happened), and he couldn’t even get in our squad before MB turned up.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby Aqua- » 30 Oct 2020, 10:33

I went for cooper.
I used to really curse him, especially in the ancient italian era with the worse defence i ever seen in my life bonuchi and cooper.
When jansson joined with bartley i thought "good riddance". Back then i said to a mate if a coach was ever to get us promoted with him as main center back it will be:
a) with lots of luck and out of playoff spot, and
b) squeezing the ability out of cooper, getting him way beyond what he is capable of.
Now 3 years later im eating my word. The guy not only played as our main CB during the promotion season, he was also captain and he is a main man & captain in our current PL squad.
Well done coops, well done MB and well done raddz.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby janecky » 30 Oct 2020, 11:08

Barlow Boy wrote:Has to be Kalvin Phillips surely.

Prior to Marcelo arriving, many Leeds fans wouldn’t have complained too much if Kalvin had left, or at least gone out on loan somewhere. Marcelo has turned him into one of the best defensive midfielders in the country and an England international.


True this, but Klich went on loan. If I remember right we didn't miss him too much. Under Bielsa he's been ever present.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby bedfordwhites » 30 Oct 2020, 20:23

Klich for me.

On his way out, you would think, out on loan,hauled off at half time a few seasons back.

Bielsa arrives puts Klich in 3rd squad when arrives.

Starts in Bielsa first league game against Stoke, scores first goal of the match, not looked back since,
ever present, first on the team sheet, quality player for me. in Bielsa we trust. MOT.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby The Squirrel » 31 Oct 2020, 23:24

Klich. Farmed out on loan for a season and looked a waste of time. Played every league game under El Loco.
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Re: Under Marcelo

Postby alwaysleeds » 01 Nov 2020, 16:19

So many have improved under Bielsa. I voted for Bamford; but even Ayling, Dallas, Klich, Phillips, Shackleton and Cooper is other players today - they are all pure quality and the heartline for the team.
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