When Bielsa first arrived at the club fans didn’t quite know what to expect. Most certainly didn’t expect to see Phillips play at centre back and Dallas at centre midfield so successfully. In hindsight, we should have. We are talking about a coach that many top managers in the game regard as one of the … Continue reading Bielsa’s multi-functionality, how the current Leeds team adopt it and the importance of it for the academy
Whilst football is on hold, the coaches and others members of staff are still hard at work. Bielsa has set his coaches a number of tasks to complete whilst they wait until football is back and despite not being out on the grass, their schedules are just as full. As everyone is aware, the first … Continue reading Darren Arnott: Coaching in Spain, under 23 football and working with Marcelo Bielsa!
After coming off the bench and scoring twice against Hull City at the weekend, is Roberts a viable option leading the line? Roberts who has mainly featured for Leeds as a number 10 has always looked sharp when playing as a striker. Bamford is struggling to find the net but still doing brilliantly at the … Continue reading Tyler Roberts: Analysis of his games as a striker!
Leeds United are well known for producing talented players but when was the last time they produced a talent centre back? This season we’ve seen Olly Casey make his Leeds debut and performed well. Another young centre back at the club who is yet to make his first debut but has plenty of promise is … Continue reading Charlie Cresswell: The young centre back putting in impressive performances.
When you think about the most important players for Leeds United, most would say Phillips, Hernandez and maybe this season, Harrison however the player that makes it all Klich, is Mateusz. The Polish International was on his way out of Leeds when Marcelo Bielsa arrived, but an impressive pre-season saw him become the first name … Continue reading A dramatic comeback but who made it all Klich?
Under 23 football to most clubs isn’t that important and just a place where one or two fringe or young players get their chance to impress. The sole purpose is to hopefully allow a couple of academy graduates to make the first team. This used to be the case at Leeds United however not any … Continue reading A tactical look at Carlos Coberan under 23 and why players should stay at Leeds United rather than go out on loan.
During the summer Leeds United let go of both Aapo Halme and Hugo Diaz, with one going to Barnsley and the other being released. At the time, many Leeds fans who watch the under 23’s regularly were surprised by the decision. However the club had a clear plan and this was to promote both Charlie … Continue reading Olly Casey: Future First Team Regular!
The nineteen year old left back joined the club in 2018 from league two side Morecambe where he had spent just two years. Before Morecambe he played his football at youth football club Wallsend Boys Club, who are based in North Tyneside and are well known for producing professional footballers. Some of the names include … Continue reading Leif Davis: The youngster who Bielsa admires!
Leeds United faced an away trip to Luton Town looking to get another win and move into the automatic promotion places. The home team set up in a 4-4-2 diamond in possession but out of possession lined up in a 4-3-3. Leeds lined up roughly in a 3-1-5-1 but as always, played a number of … Continue reading Luton Town vs Leeds United: Tactical Talking Points!