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Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby SiMamu » 13 Aug 2014, 19:31

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DONE DEAL: We can confirm the signing of Liam Cooper from Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee on a 3-year deal #lufc
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Selby White » 13 Aug 2014, 19:44

SiMamu wrote:
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DONE DEAL: We can confirm the signing of Liam Cooper from Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee on a 3-year deal #lufc
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Jason Pearce said last night on radio leeds that he plays left side centre back and would be putting pressure on him to perform, he welcomed the competition, said its good to get the best out of everyone, great attitude.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Independent Republic » 13 Aug 2014, 21:17

Selby White wrote:
SiMamu wrote:
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DONE DEAL: We can confirm the signing of Liam Cooper from Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee on a 3-year deal #lufc
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Jason Pearce said last night on radio leeds that he plays left side centre back and would be putting pressure on him to perform, he welcomed the competition, said its good to get the best out of everyone, great attitude.


I don't believe in left side or right side CB. One has to be the ball winner with the other playing sweeper who is a good reader of the game and can mop up around him. To me this provides greater solidity to the defence as one CB is on watch at all times. To be honest i don't think Pearce is what we require at CB and I would be hopeful he is not our starting CB for the entire season.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Sheepy » 13 Aug 2014, 21:45

Another good signing this, and the best bit is we are now starting to get that important 'competition for places' factor.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Aces » 13 Aug 2014, 21:54

A good solid signing, we are now covered at CB which is a relief.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Mr Russell » 13 Aug 2014, 21:55

Happy with this signing and gives us some cover in the defensive positions and maybe he will force his way into the first 11. The jigsaw is falling into place :)
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby SiMamu » 16 Aug 2014, 18:46

His height's really been bothering me, everywhere says that he's 5'11. But that can't be true. Whenever I've seen him in pictures he's over definitely over 6ft and seeing him on Sky today confirmed that. After seeing this picture:
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I was certain he was over 6ft as he's clearly at least as tall as the 6'1.5 Pearce, if not taller. And then I found this, which states he's 6ft2, which sounds much more accurate: http://www.football.co.uk/profiles/play ... 0384.shtml
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Aces » 16 Aug 2014, 18:59

I was very impressed with Cooper today, I thought he looked fit for a starters, unlike Wootton, who looks leggy and slow. He got in some good headers and his positional sense was good as well. He will probably be dropped for Bellusci, but he's a good un to bring in, when we need him.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby SiMamu » 16 Aug 2014, 19:21

Actually, I think Cooper and Bellusci would make a better partnership than Pearce and Bellusci. Bellusci to attack it, Cooper to hang back on the cover.
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Re: Leeds United confirm signing of Liam Cooper

Postby Aaron » 16 Aug 2014, 19:38

Does his height really matter? If he's 4ft and good enough he will start.
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