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Things to Ponder

Whiteknight

Vital Reserves Team
#1
Leeds struggles at set pieces both attacking and defending it.

This is because of Leeds lack of height. Leif Davis was among the smallest man on the field in his role as CB against Salford. Ditto Beradi and Kalvin Philips who sometime operate as makeshift CB.

Even taller Cooper and White struggled against the height advantage of Forest.

Bielsa should be aware of the height deficit and must opt for ball nearer the ground than crossing them into the boxes.

Philips were shown a red card in the preseason and could so easily had another for his endeavor at Forest.

The crux of it is Beradi, Cooper and Philips are very vulnerable to fleet footed players especially those that run at them. That made them susceptible to silly fouls, needless penalty and the chaotic back past

Kiko flapped again. He totally misjudged it in a moment of madness against Salford.
How long would this go unpunished?
 
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SimonTVW

Vital 1st Team Regular
#2
Agree we don't always look the most solid at the back and we do seem to struggle defending crosses. We'll just have to go for the Kevin Keegan approach....you score 4 and we'll score 5.