Team evaluation thus far... [R]

Discussion in 'Leeds' started by mellon002, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. mellon002

    mellon002 Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Towson, MD
    OK so we're about a third of the way through the Championship season and there are plenty of positives and negatives.


    Defense - We have only allowed 9 goals which is best in the Championship. Butler and Carlisle are anchoring our defense and we even have depth with Killa able to step if someone goes down with injury.

    Youth - As Simon Walton showed, the future looks good for Leeds. Players like Walton, Richardson, Killa, Carson will be able to gain great experience from playing in the lower level.

    Neil Sullivan - Where would we be without him right now? Two penalty saves already, he has been a stalwart.

    Danny Pugh - He would be my favorite player right now if he didn't come from Man U. Looks like a guy that can play at the next level.

    Club Debt - It appears to be declining to a managable level. The club seems to be coming up with creative ways of minimizing it. There is still a long way to go. Hopefully a cash infusion will come if we are promoted soon.


    Offense - 11 goals scored is tied for second worst only in front of Rotherham (5 goals). It seems as though the opportunities are there, but the finishing isn't. A guy who I would like to see is Simon Johnson but he's on loan at Sunderland. Blackwell's theory of building from the back to the front is clearly taking place.

    Inconsistency - Best example was winning to start the season and then losing the next week to lowly Gillingham the following week.

    Selling Arch Thorp - There are worse things but leasing your training facilities must be a pain.

    Brian Deane - People were hoping for a renassaince (sp?) from this guy but it doesn't appear likely.

    Kevin Blackwell is another positive, he has been doing a great job. What do you think?
  2. Darr

    Darr Member

    Apr 6, 2002
    St.Louis, MO
    Going have to agree with you on most...

    Defense - STELLAR
    GK - Sullivan has won at least 3 games by himself...
    Pugh - Are leading scorer, a midfielder...

    Easily Pugh/Sullivan are players of the year for us so far...

    JJ - If he ever finished half of his chances, he'd be Henry...

    Youth looks good, but their still 2-4 years off from being regulars..

    I too would of liked to of seen more of Simon Johnson, you'd think leading reserves in goals it seems every year would get you a run in the 1st team...

    Blackwell - Probably has handled one of the toughest jobs, exceptionally well...
  3. shanghaileeder

    shanghaileeder New Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    strikers is the biggest problem,Imao :(
  4. DamonEsquire

    DamonEsquire BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 16, 2002
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    If you go here, one will find SLOW COOKER Recipes. At bottom of page, There is pilsbury cookbooks. Click there and you will see it. Once you have book, pg. twenty four was for dinner. Salsa Swiss Steak prep time: 20 minutes (ready 10 hrs. 20 min.)
    2 teaspoons oil
    1 1/2 (I need code) boneless beef top round steaktrimmed of fat, cut into 5 pieces
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon peeper
    1medium onion, halved lengthwise, sliced bite-sized strips
    1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
    3/4 cup OLD EL Paso Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
    1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place steak in skillet; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until well browned, turning once.
    2. Transfer steak to 4 to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with onion and bell pepper. In same skillet, combine soup and salsa; mix well. Pour over vegtables and steak.
    3. Cover;cook and low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
    4. Remove steak pieces from slow cooker; place on serving platter; Stir sace well. Serve sauce with steak.
    5 servings
    Calories_____ 260___ Calories from Fat ___100
    ************%Daily Value
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    --Saturated 3g
    Cholesterol 70mg 23%
    Sodium (Na) 950 mg 40%
    Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
    --Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    --Sugars 4g
    Protein 30g
    Vitamin A 8% Calcium 4% Vitamin C 15% Iron 20 %
    DIETARY EXCHANGE: 1/2 Starch, 4 Lean Meat Or 1/2
    Carbohydrates, 4 Lean Meat

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