In the Press

Leeds United news here, transfer rumours, club affairs, players, fans, etc.
Specific match discussions should go in the category below.

Re: In the Press

Postby ilkley62 » 28 Jun 2019, 18:44

NottinghamWhite wrote:https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2019/06/22/big-interview-allan-clarke/

Sniffer has his say ;)


Thanks for posting, enjoyed that
User avatar
ilkley62
George Graham's Crombie cleaner
 
Posts: 333
Joined: 01 Aug 2015, 22:55

Re: In the Press

Postby CorkWhite » 28 Jun 2019, 23:07

NottinghamWhite wrote:https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2019/06/22/big-interview-allan-clarke/

Sniffer has his say ;)

I enjoyed that. :thumbup:
Give me a pair of binoculars, a blue bucket and a translator, then i will get you promoted.
User avatar
CorkWhite
Simon Grayson's Hairdresser
 
Posts: 573
Joined: 02 May 2018, 04:43
Location: Southern Philippines

Re: In the Press

Postby PockWhite » 29 Jun 2019, 04:33

NottinghamWhite wrote:https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/2019/06/22/big-interview-allan-clarke/

Sniffer has his say ;)


Great read that!
Sniffer was my boyhood absolute hero!
User avatar
PockWhite
Howard Wilkinson's military attaché
 
Posts: 5989
Joined: 21 Jan 2010, 17:30
Location: 54 Canal Street

Re: In the Press

Postby ChilwellWhite » 29 Jun 2019, 07:18

Excellent read that.
User avatar
ChilwellWhite
Dick Ray's Talent Spotter
 
Posts: 1843
Joined: 29 Dec 2014, 18:12

Re: In the Press

Postby Costy » 29 Jun 2019, 07:42

A good read but claiming that they were better players than the current Man City crop is a bit fanciful for me.
Costy
Dick Ray's Talent Spotter
 
Posts: 1550
Joined: 15 Aug 2011, 09:08

Re: In the Press

Postby rigger » 29 Jun 2019, 09:05

This now comes down to conditioning, training facilities, medical improvements and all the jazz associated with comparing players from different eras.

Personally, I think our team between 1970-74 under The Don is the best of all time and would beat any side, club or international, either by playing, kicking or outwitting them off the park ..
If you thought that post was good, you should check out my interesting and constantly surprising blog: http://paulridgeblog.com/
User avatar
rigger
LUFCTALK Admin
 
Posts: 12961
Joined: 07 Oct 2010, 17:35

Re: In the Press

Postby Wigan White » 29 Jun 2019, 09:08

Costy wrote:A good read but claiming that they were better players than the current Man City crop is a bit fanciful for me.


I may be showing a little bias, but I don't think it is being fanciful.

Just to show a few comparisons in similar positions.

Kyle Walker v Paul Reaney
John Stones v Norman Hunter
Fernandinho v Billy Bremner
De Bruyne v Johnny Giles
David Silva v Peter Lorimer
Raheem Sterling v Eddie Gray

People can make their own minds up about who is/was the better player.
User avatar
Wigan White
Dick Ray's Talent Spotter
 
Posts: 1650
Joined: 05 Aug 2011, 13:19
Location: Wigan

Re: In the Press

Postby CorkWhite » 29 Jun 2019, 12:39

Wigan White wrote:
Costy wrote:A good read but claiming that they were better players than the current Man City crop is a bit fanciful for me.


I may be showing a little bias, but I don't think it is being fanciful.

Just to show a few comparisons in similar positions.

Kyle Walker v Paul Reaney
John Stones v Norman Hunter
Fernandinho v Billy Bremner
De Bruyne v Johnny Giles
David Silva v Peter Lorimer
Raheem Sterling v Eddie Gray

People can make their own minds up about who is/was the better player.

Without being biased in any sense of the word and 100% truth.... all of the superstars on the right were far superior to any of the players on the left. Honestly there is no comparison. Those guys you mentioned don't bleed for their clubs, they just bleed the money out of the clubs. The Leeds players playing for 100 quid a week are the ones who were true champions and fought for the family they were.

Today's footballers are too soft and molly cuddled and i would love to see some hard men in football. I don't condone violence in anyway but you can be a hard man without being violent too. Thankfully we had a whole team of hard men which contributed to their success.
Give me a pair of binoculars, a blue bucket and a translator, then i will get you promoted.
User avatar
CorkWhite
Simon Grayson's Hairdresser
 
Posts: 573
Joined: 02 May 2018, 04:43
Location: Southern Philippines

Re: In the Press

Postby CorkWhite » 29 Jun 2019, 12:41

rigger wrote:This now comes down to conditioning, training facilities, medical improvements and all the jazz associated with comparing players from different eras.

Personally, I think our team between 1970-74 under The Don is the best of all time and would beat any side, club or international, either by playing, kicking or outwitting them off the park ..

100% agree
Give me a pair of binoculars, a blue bucket and a translator, then i will get you promoted.
User avatar
CorkWhite
Simon Grayson's Hairdresser
 
Posts: 573
Joined: 02 May 2018, 04:43
Location: Southern Philippines

Re: In the Press

Postby CorkWhite » 29 Jun 2019, 12:52

Costy wrote:A good read but claiming that they were better players than the current Man City crop is a bit fanciful for me.

How can you say it's fanciful?

The players these days are not as together as those Leeds players. Back in the seventies they didn't need so many physio's, no sports psychologists, and 90% less coaches and scouts etc. You had your core manager, an assistant, a team doctor or if you're lucky a physio included and a few coaches and scouts.

Today's footballers have everything done for them, (i'm not begrudging any of them what they get either) but, they are less inclined to be loyal to a club than they used to be. Sniffers interview he says he played for 100 quid a week which in my books was the difference between players of old and modern players. The focus was on the profession not the financial gains.

Modern footballers are still great players but they are too wishy washy when it comes to the game itself. they are certainly not like a family and many of them are not as adaptive on the field as the older generation of players. This is the reason why i believe that Leeds team were and if they could have their time again would hammer the likes of Man City, Barcelona and anyone else. They were true professionals, with a fire in the belly in every game, that modern day players haven't got but only a select few can muster.
Give me a pair of binoculars, a blue bucket and a translator, then i will get you promoted.
User avatar
CorkWhite
Simon Grayson's Hairdresser
 
Posts: 573
Joined: 02 May 2018, 04:43
Location: Southern Philippines

PreviousNext

Return to LUFC TALK

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest