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Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 08:17
by DominanceUK
stoke (a), derby (a), rotherham (h), swansea (a), norwich (a), boro (h)

That's our first 6 games. I know there's no easy games in the Championship but that's a very tough start for MB and the boys.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 08:24
by MOT1964
DominanceUK wrote:stoke (a), derby (a), rotherham (h), swansea (a), norwich (a), boro (h)

That's our first 6 games. I know there's no easy games in the Championship but that's a very tough start for MB and the boys.


Stoke at home first game, but yes, a difficult start.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 08:25
by NottinghamWhite
As an aside you have to feel sorry for Carlisle whose fans face a 700 mile round trip to Exeter on the opening day.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 09:00
by Wigan White
NottinghamWhite wrote:As an aside you have to feel sorry for Carlisle whose fans face a 700 mile round trip to Exeter on the opening day.


Better then, than on a wet Wednesday night in November.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 09:03
by Barlow Boy
NottinghamWhite wrote:As an aside you have to feel sorry for Carlisle whose fans face a 700 mile round trip to Exeter on the opening day.

You do have to wonder at their brain power sometimes, appreciate it’s not on the same scale, but Swansea home and away are both midweek games :crazy:

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 09:22
by Austin91
MOT1964 wrote:
DominanceUK wrote:stoke (a), derby (a), rotherham (h), swansea (a), norwich (a), boro (h)

That's our first 6 games. I know there's no easy games in the Championship but that's a very tough start for MB and the boys.


Stoke at home first game, but yes, a difficult start.


To be honest, I like the idea of a difficult start. I think last season we won a lot of 'easy' games early on and suddenly thought we were world beaters. I recon if we start tough it will get us up to a good, competitive level quicker which can only benefit us. It will also give Bielsa a bit of a baptism of fire which would open him up more to the realities of the championship.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 10:24
by kk white
Austin91 wrote:To be honest, I like the idea of a difficult start. I think last season we won a lot of 'easy' games early on and suddenly thought we were world beaters. I recon if we start tough it will get us up to a good, competitive level quicker which can only benefit us. It will also give Bielsa a bit of a baptism of fire which would open him up more to the realities of the championship.

Yep. At least if the start happens to be poor and we are not quite playing the Bielsa way yet, it's better than dropping points to the perceived weaker teams and still have to meet the big boys later on. Even if playing well, some of those games are a 50/50 chance anyway.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 10:25
by Deleted User 5081
Austin91 wrote:
MOT1964 wrote:
DominanceUK wrote:stoke (a), derby (a), rotherham (h), swansea (a), norwich (a), boro (h)

That's our first 6 games. I know there's no easy games in the Championship but that's a very tough start for MB and the boys.


Stoke at home first game, but yes, a difficult start.


To be honest, I like the idea of a difficult start. I think last season we won a lot of 'easy' games early on and suddenly thought we were world beaters. I recon if we start tough it will get us up to a good, competitive level quicker which can only benefit us. It will also give Bielsa a bit of a baptism of fire which would open him up more to the realities of the championship.

Agreed Austin, I think the tougher the opening games it sets the bar high for the players to raise their game. I like a tough opening month for the lads so that i too can see how well they are now that Bielsa will have them playing a different set up.

Its going to be tough to organize the team to take on Stoke and even Swansea who have a lot of experienced premiership players and even for Rotherham who are on a promotion from League one and its a Yorkshire Derby which in the past few years we have been atrocious at. Then there's the three other tough sides in Norwich, Boro, and Derby who are all good sides and have been for a few years in the Championship.. This league is a hell of a nightmare to get out of and there are a minimum of Twelve good sides who could win promotion the other twelve can also give the league a shock or two. Unpredictable is an understatement.

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 11:26
by whitedancer
tough start looks like were be on sky opening game again ;)

Re: Leeds United Fixtures & Fixture Changes

PostPosted: 21 Jun 2018, 12:02
by SCOTTISH LEEDS
At least its sunday afternoon could have been Friday night which Sky have chosen to show Reading V Derby thankfully.