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Shandow14

Anthony Taylor's facial expression says it all really. "I want to help you here, but what kind of ridiculous brain dead lunge was that".


FridaysMan

It felt like he started thinking, "do I have any choice?" Then saw him protesting, and just wanted to tell him to fuck off


MonkeyVsPigsy

I like the way he gives him a little “fuck off” push.


Hawly

I had the impression he had a "did that really just happen?" face after that. That would baffle absolutely anyone.


Excel_Spreadcheeks

For real, like he’s trying to process that James actually did that and that he isn’t hallucinating.


dankcorp

Bro said “get the fuck off my pitch” with just his facial expression


essexandyy

There's going through a tackle and there's going through an ankle


AllHailTheNod

Player had the gall to complain about the tackle being given a Foul before theref even pulled out the card.


CWinter85

"I got the ball though"


DC_Gooner

Massively dangerous.


SkyBlueSaber

I've never seen a team beg to get relegated before


OrangeForeign

Everton are starting Michael Keane. If that's not asking for it I don't know what is


Sandstorm-

They could have started me...but that might be a little too obvious.


long_shots7

Found Maguire’s reddit account


dudipusprime

I love the idea that he'd have a chelsea flair. That'd be totally on brand somehow.


PerfectBlueOnDVD

I know literally nothing about you and I'd rather start you for my 5 a side.


necrow

Well the problem is we have no other options lmao Mina and Godfrey are our 2 best CBs and they're both hurt. What else are we supposed to do?


OrangeForeign

Play Rondon at CB. He's going to win aerial duels at least


NFeKPo

Shame. Man has been played out of position his whole career.


jazd

Winning aerial duels isn't exactly his weak point. Marking, positioning, speed, decision making, mistakes are his problem areas.


ChakaBoy_

Basically all of defending except aerial duels are his problem


OnceIWasYou

And previously played the CB pairing of Michael Keane and flipping Holgate. That's like starting two yellow cards at the back. And they're not smart yellows either. Holgate plays football like a particularly stupid Spaniel.


TantiveIVfromATL

Holgate just got a yellow in the 18', so...


layendecker

Tbf there is no way on earth that was a yellow. Been some strange decisions both ways so far this game, but that's the oddest.


mikeno1lufc

Then you've never seen Norwich


Elothel

Norwich beg for nothing, they just take what’s rightfully theirs.


StairwayToLemon

Norwich City - Relegation champions 21/22


ManfredsJuicedBalls

Then Championship champions in 22/23… and repeat


NCarolinaRed

Rinse and repeat


[deleted]

They don’t even beg, they just kneecap themselves before it’s even started.


IsItSnowing_

That’s how you start a biannual trophy campaign


AspiringBlob

Hmmmmmm


MattBerry_Manboob

Leeds are going to get relegated by the teams around them, but Norwich take it very much into their own hands.


BillehBear

Am not sure they beg for it but they kinda just accept it the second they're promoted


veeedub

Getting promoted from the championship is a very Aladeen experience for us


PiresMagicFeet

Do you mean the aladeen news or the aladeen news?


BionicleBen

Ngl after the second game of the season when you smashed us 5-0 I was feeling it. After our first game where we lost 3-0 to Liverpool I was still confident cos we played well and 3-0 flattered Liverpool. But at the Etihad we were truly woeful, one of the worst games I've seen norwich play. After that I was like yepp another relegation battle then


Dickwad

Getting slapped by City doesn't mean much really. Happens to the best of us.


shimmyboy56

Except for fucking Tottenham for whatever reason


bundymania

We want to have fun with our buddies in Birmingham, Millwall, and the Welsh teams. All the Premier league fans want to do is drink tea and throw 100 bills around. At least Championship teams will defend their pubs to the last man.


LoopzUK

Gandhi and Mother Theresa would never…


Awuzie

If you no longer go for an ankle which exists, you are no longer a footballer


ThunderBear7

It's called a tackle Thomas, we went ball-winning


C4RS200

No no Anthony no, this is so not right


Economy-Ad-6278

when did F1 memes overtake football reddit ? :DDD


Noremac28-1

Gentlemen, a short view back to the past…


RaedusMisertus

Thirty years ago, Eric Cantona told us ''take a dog, place him on the field and he is able to play football''...


ibadaboo

Well, there's no rule that says a dog can't play football.


Peoplz_Hernandez

Mother Theresa used to love a 2 footer


DreamsCanBebuy2021

Certainly enjoyed pain


Cillian_Brouder

"God's eternal love comin' through!" - Dan James


pintperson

https://i.imgur.com/cOjG7ny.jpg


mrgonzalez

Civ Gandhi


Mayjaplaya

Absolutely nuclear tackle. But nobody would mistake Leeds for having a low aggression rating...


SenorIngles

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight… so you might as well two foot it in the shins” -Mother Theresa probably


Scott_EFC

Gandhi wasn’t adverse to the odd ball grab Vinnie Jones style …


Imhonestlynotawierdo

What a fucking sausage


RichardBreecher

Both this and Ayling's were totally senseless. Like they did it on purpose.


TheJoshider10

This one is really strange because James has never been an aggressive player like this. It feels very unlike him. That's the Leeds effect I suppose.


abseqt

Probably relegation clause.


Djremster

Unless the clause is a negative number I dont think anyone will take him


ikeisco

He does quite often go in quite hard. Often I've seen him hit a challenge like this and been a little worried.


AtomWorker

The last couple of games he's looked aggravated, so I was expecting something like this sooner or later.


Borllin

Honestly feel like Rudiger riled him up 5-10 mins earlier in the game and he got caught up. Those 2 have had some hilarious moments in the past


dominik-braun

I love how you can put "absolute" or "fucking" in front of any English word and that word becomes an insult.


EffortlessFlexor

you are fucking cool


dominik-braun

Don't insult me!


alacp1234

Absolute cool lad


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tottenhamnole

This is the best insult I’ve ever heard.


mummy__napkin

any insult that compares people to food is usually a banger


BradGroux

> banger I see what you did there.


egg8

This slight implosion from Leeds is making the relegation battle a lot less fun


htotheh

Leeds just need to win a match to get back out of it. Not like it is any different before this match.


dickgilbert

Kinda tough with two of your starting XI suspended and the rest having played down a man for two consecutive matches.


betterthanclooney

Hard disagree, Leeds going down in style is extremely fun


Uniqueuser47376

Always thought it was weird that people on here liked Leeds so much


Chef_Bojan3

They liked Bielsa. Now that he's gone, they can fully revel in Leeds imploding.


Internal_Power8642

Exactly this. Leeds got a slight reprieve because their manager was lovely even when they've always been little shits. Now they're just little shits again.


ExcellentPastries

American fans will be hoping for Marsch to do well after his bad run at Leipzig, probably.


dohhhnut

You can tell the age of people by if they like Leeds or not


Whitegard

Why is that so weird? They played entertaining football in their first season in the premier league. Things have changed this season for obvious reasons but they still try to play positive football even if they're not that successful at it currently. People like that, nothing weird about it.


SmartNameNeeded

I would assume it's because Leeds haven't got a great reputation


EggsBenedictusXVI

True but that, for the most part, stems from Don Revie and the 1970s 'Dirty Leeds' team. Their fans can be a bit... Millwall-y at times but the team itself hasn't been dirty and vicious for decades. They weren't like that in the 90s, for instance. It's weird how strongly they've retained that reputation.


bundymania

Millwall hasn't been the same since they built the new Lions Den and the majority of their fans are in either in jail or banned from the grounds.


404merrinessnotfound

As a saints fan, we need more of these implosions from rival teams


PringleJones

Stonewall, what an idiot.


joeculver101

Marsch is fucking pissed as well. Two players might have sent them down by themselves


dakaiiser11

“Alright lads, league isn’t over. Sure Chelsea are a tough team, we have to go out there and fight to stay in the Prem.” (Down a goal 4 minutes in and player sent off 24 minutes into the game because of a horror tackle) “Fuuuuuuuck meeeee.”


Malvania

On the plus side, it's not like goal difference matters any more for them


ikeisco

Implying it's mattered for the last 20 games?


DenverM80

March looked like he was about to cry. I'd be shaking my head all afternoon too


WtfMayt

You can’t manage complete morons, feel for the guy. Leeds sabotaging themselves.


RodDryfist

Looks like James read the "I choose violence" Civ Gandhi quote instead


BenjRSmith

Was just informed that finishing bottom will get them no draft picks.


AdministrativeLaugh2

I feel bad for him. Comes in and picks up some points then faces a run of City, Arsenal, Chelsea where Dallas gets injured and Ayling and James both make braindead tackles to get sent off. Now he’s without all three for games against Brighton and Brentford.


Zakinfenwa

And Dallas basically did his own leg in by diving into challenges


PringleJones

They might just want to guarantee they won’t be on the pitch if they go down.


Knowingspy

It's just brain-dead. They've got loads of injuries to key players and a pretty small squad. There's not that much room for error.


WoW_Christopher

I think their overall being shite is what is sending them down


pork_chop_expressss

I love how he tells the ref, *I got the ball* - yeah, but you also did [this](https://i.imgur.com/NQOzjJW.png) - [another angle](https://i.imgur.com/u9cwwiZ.png)


DiabeticAsymptote

ffs he's flying in at a 45 degree angle lmao


ArnoldRimmersH

We have morons on this sub using the "got the ball" thing every day. Textbook example of why that doesn't fucking matter,


PM_ME_UR_PIN_CODE

Leeds clearly going for the Dark Souls of relegation survival attempts


antisociaI_extrvert

Jesse Marsch you poor bastard


KentuckyCandy

I don't think anyone can really argue he's done a good or bad job at Leeds. He's basically parachuted himself in to a weird team post-Bielsa madness, with a squad built for crazy Bielseaball, but wasn't actually good enough for that this season. Now he's got James and Ayling making wacky decisions like they've got rocks for brains. Good luck in the Championship, Marsch. If he makes it that far.


SpiritCrvsher

It would be completely brain dead to hire and then sack him without even giving him one transfer window. If they wanted a manager to keep them up at all costs without building something there were other managers known for that sort of thing.


-Spaghettification-

Tbf though bringing in a Sam Allardyce type would have been way too extreme a U turn for the squad Leeds have and the way they are used to playing.


KentuckyCandy

Agreed, but seems like a chunk of Leeds fans are already suitably unimpressed despite the valid excuses he has.


DoinWhale

Ankle breaker


Rayser1

Yeah that's pretty bad. Initially I was suprised at the red but that replay. Oof. What an awful tackle


Barmydoughnut24

Each angle just made it look worse and worse. Awful challenge, and seriously lucky not to have broken something.


sadiqutp

Yeah, the ref didn't flash the red promptly and I thought it was for something he said, and the ref just relegated Leeds. Then I saw the replay. Yup, red card


dothestanleyleg

So so lucky he didn't snap his leg.


ro-row

He’s gone off now to be honest, could be out for a bit


BigReeceJames

He might well have fucked his ligaments again by the sounds of the shit going on again. We just can't catch a fucking break in midfield. Our 4th choice midfielder has 37 appearances this season because everyone is just constantly injured and it looks like Kova will likely be out for the rest of the season (for a midfield 2 with 3 clear starters and the 4th being a backup)


rocket_randall

Yeah on first viewing it didn't look bad. The close up really does a good job showing Kovacic's tibia and fibula hanging on for dear life.


ItsFuckingScience

Dan James: “got the ball so it’s fine” 🤪


Gobshiight

Ref looked pissed off about it


SafetyDanceInMyPants

I think he even gave him a little shove like “get the fuck off my field.”


Assassin4Hire13

He definitely said “off you go” when he gave the shoulder push lol


MrSantaClause

Anthony Taylor had to give a red card to a Chelsea opponent instead of Chelsea...of course he's pissed!


headachewpictures

more like tibia breaker, shocking


AggressiveChungus

Horror tackle. Surprised Kova didn’t break his leg.


trying2hide

Yeah looked initially weak but on replay it looked like he gave 0 fucks who he would injure following through the ball.


Look_at_that_D0g

Absolutely horrendous challenge.


Hrvat1818

Butcher challenge by James. Glad to see him off the field


Jassle93

Honestly what the fuck, I get you're up for the game but use your fucking head.


[deleted]

That’s a HORROR follow through, genuine leg breaking potential. Definite red


meezy295

Absolute horror challenge “I got the ball” fuck off Leeds have lost it, James today and Ayling over the weekend with leg breakers


EAF_Gummy_Bear

lmao the fact players always act like “how is that a foul ref!” making challenges like this is always funny to me


Daniiiiii

There's no "tbf" because fuck Leeds and everything about them but Dan James did seem to throw up a hand of acknowledgement after watching it on the replay. But needing that replay is stupid af too. You know what you did.


SphinxIIIII

That's just not true, it's very normal for football players not to understand their fouls, he knows that he hit him but it's normal that he doesn't understand the gravity of it. Anyone who played football will tell you the same.


bearsarefatcunts

Yeah so many people here have never played. It's happened to me before where I got the ball but also the man. I felt I got the ball and unluckily rolled over it to hit the other guy in the leg. In the moment I felt like the call was unfair but later on realised I deserved the red. It all happens so fast it's hard to process.


JimmyWu21

we're also bias as human to see things our favor. You got the ball, so naturally your brain simply play down the other part and focus on the part that you got the ball.


TB97

OK tbf to James, sometimes in the moment, you literally feel like you did nothing wrong. In kickabouts i've been sure I haven't touched someone and really mad that they dived and they show me literal stud marks. Happens to the best of us


socalgooner

You need to chill at your kickabouts lol


TB97

Game's gone


Servalarian

feels more like he got the man and happened to get the ball as well as a part of it, that was a really reckless challenge


ThickSolidandTight

In fairness he did get the ball first, but there was far, far too much force in that challenge and he ended up studs-up, full force, on Kovacic's ankle. Really lucky it didn't end with a broken leg. Textbook reckless challenge and a deserved red


Cr0zi

disgusting tackle, fucking budalo jedno


Chiswell123

As criminal as his trim.


creamyTiramisu

If his trim is criminal then Foden is a terrorist


LampardsBaldPatch

I've seen better haircuts on 3000 year old Persian rug than Phil Foden.


itsRho

Foden is a terrorist.


YadMot

Leeds have the worst xGB (Good Barnet) in Europe's top 5 leagues


blitzen001

Lmao makes it funnier after you've seen the reports claiming Marsch uses quotes from Gandhi to inspire the squad


bigjoeco

Yeah, but it's that nuclear Gandhi glitch from Civilization I.


Hammerhead34

Yeah can’t do that Violent leg-breaker tackle. Getting the ball means fuck all when you follow through like that.


Dann610

Talk about screwing your team who are fighting for a spot in the Premier League next season.


oscarpaterson

They've really lost their heads lately


SirBarkington

This is classic Leeds. It's in their club culture. They're just like Milwall.


Danze1984

Everyone was wanking them off last year. Glad they're back to form.


BruntyMozza

100% a red, crazy tackle.


DifficultySalt4231

I like a tackle but Christ that's a career ended. Glad the ref gave a red straight up.


BradGroux

You know you've fucked up when Anthony Taylor gives you a straight red that helps Chelsea.


SlightCarpet

Particularly when it's Kovacic on the receiving end.


Kallian_League

Proper Brexit football.


thomasc003

"I got the ball" yeah Dan but you also went studs up straight into his leg


Scott_EFC

To be fair to Jesse Marsch , the last two games are not on him , what the fuck are the Leeds players doing ? You can’t legislate for brain dead actions. That said , thanks Daniel James.


dfla01

He actually set them up really well against city I thought, the two injuries fucked them up there and in the last two the red cards. Feel really bad for him


BlackLodgeChillin13

Lmao anyone see the Leeds fans taunting kova as he limped off? Do the wanker gesture and shit my god adios guys


r0bski2

Yep they won’t be missed


Knowingspy

I winced when I saw that ankle get hit.


BeanPo1e4

Damn I feel a bit bad for Jesse Marsch, two dumbass challenges two games in a row inside 30 minutes


r0bski2

As if the leeds fans are calling the ref and kovacic a wanker for this lol. Watch the fucking tackle you boring cunts


randommaniac12

it’s a textbook red lmao, I would not be surprised if new refs use this for training


ConorPMc

Shocking tackle.


Bunchofblindtwats

He's just gone off injured and the Leeds fans were shouting shit in his face 🙄🙄


hurleyburleyundone

'What would Gandhi do?' **lunges in studs up with scissor kick tackle**


infestationE15

"Didn't seem that bad" Sees it again from a different angle "ooh."


fartingonions

Real classy from the supporters of Man-bun FC to berate Kova as he left the pitch


justinsst

Anthony Taylor looked like he was disgusted with him haha


SebastianOwenR1

That’s a despicable tackle


NutmeggD

Mother Teresa rolling over in her grave right now


boye_

Horrible tackle. James and Ayling losing their heads and ruining it for the rest of the team.


keithohara

Anthony Taylor what a ref you are


wingedtwat

Dan James: No i dont want that!


Micinak

Every fucking time


candEla_Bosak

Dread it, run from it, AOT references still arrive.


matt3633_

Always rated him


BigReeceJames

Even before the red card he's been by far the best ref we've had in the past few games


AlwaysMakingBadPuns

It's an inarguable red. I don't get what you mean


AlexVX_

Anthony Taylor is notoriously shit for us so the guys comment was tongue in cheek because he got it right for once


Corteaux81

My favorite was the 2nd yellow to Kovacic in the Cup final after being fouled by Xhaka. Kovacic clears the ball, Xhaka steps on his foot, Xhaka goes down crying - Taylor buys that shit and sends Kovacic off.


SirBarkington

boils my blood thinking about that game.


Elementary_Penguin_

Leeds have truly lost their heads in the last couple of weeks


Tax_n1

Why is this idiot complaining?


dberentson

That was a mental challenge


Mortal-Man

Terrible on first viewing and just gets worse on the replay, whether he lost his head or whatever, hard to argue that he didn't go in with intent to leave something on Kovacic.


Temporary_Mode_6109

"if you cant feed a hundred people, then break some faking legs u cunt" -Mother Theresa


SpursLastTrophy_91

Whiny little piece of shit crying after he dives, and then does this and has the nerve to complain some more.


HNKS88

Didn’t even think it was a booking initially but then I saw the replay. Defo red that good call.


fuckyouidontneedone

How fucking dare you protest that horror challenge


fuckimbackonreddit9

Him arguing that he got the ball is icing on the cake, what a fucking idiot


redbeck96

Ankle breaker for sure


samgoody2303

Don’t think you can have too many complaints about that one… horrendous


J_Moola

Leeds are going down to 10 men & down to the English championship