So I saw this Tweet yesterday.
Been asked for this a lot recently.— Chris Taylor (@LUFCDATA) November 6, 2017
Distribution rates (league):
Green (2016/17) 57%
Wiedwald (2017/18) 69%
Lonergan (2017/18) 40%
Chris does qualify these stats a bit, as the difference between Rob Green, who wasn’t asked to pass the ball around and mainly aimed for the head of Chris Wood when hoofing the ball up the pitch, and the Leeds keepers on the roster right now isn’t especially fair, but the difference between Andy Lonergan and Felix Wiedwald is striking. Leeds played their best when coming out of the back. Wiedwald looked really composed with the ball at his feet, and while he may make everyone’s blood pressure rise when a cross comes into the box, Leeds did look very good earlier in the season playing a “sweeper-keeper” type of role.
Either that or Victor Orta is gonna buy a new keeper in January.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Maybe TC should play for a draw instead of always going for the win. [Through It All Together]
Samu Saiz got trolled. [Through It All Together]
England and English football Links
David Moyes (LOL) is the leading candidate to replace Bilic. Guys, I know we all think that things are going bad for TC & Leeds right now, but this is worse. [Brace The Hammer]
World Football Links
New York City FC’s Jack Harrison might be on his way to the Premier League, with Brighton & Hove Albion, Leicester City, and Everton all rumoured to be interested in the England U21 winger. [Hudson River Blue]
Andrea Pirlo announced his retirement from football. If you ask NYC FC fans, they might tell you he retired about a quarter of the way into the season, because it’s not like he played “football” this year. [BBC.com]