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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".
It felt like he started thinking, "do I have any choice?" Then saw him protesting, and just wanted to tell him to fuck off
I like the way he gives him a little “fuck off” push.
I had the impression he had a "did that really just happen?" face after that. That would baffle absolutely anyone.
For real, like he’s trying to process that James actually did that and that he isn’t hallucinating.
Bro said “get the fuck off my pitch” with just his facial expression
There's going through a tackle and there's going through an ankle
Player had the gall to complain about the tackle being given a Foul before theref even pulled out the card.
"I got the ball though"
I've never seen a team beg to get relegated before
Everton are starting Michael Keane. If that's not asking for it I don't know what is
They could have started me...but that might be a little too obvious.
Found Maguire’s reddit account
I love the idea that he'd have a chelsea flair. That'd be totally on brand somehow.
I know literally nothing about you and I'd rather start you for my 5 a side.
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?
Play Rondon at CB. He's going to win aerial duels at least
Shame. Man has been played out of position his whole career.
Winning aerial duels isn't exactly his weak point. Marking, positioning, speed, decision making, mistakes are his problem areas.
Basically all of defending except aerial duels are his problem
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.
Holgate just got a yellow in the 18', so...
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.
Then you've never seen Norwich
Norwich beg for nothing, they just take what’s rightfully theirs.
Norwich City - Relegation champions 21/22
Then Championship champions in 22/23… and repeat
Rinse and repeat
They don’t even beg, they just kneecap themselves before it’s even started.
That’s how you start a biannual trophy campaign
Leeds are going to get relegated by the teams around them, but Norwich take it very much into their own hands.
Am not sure they beg for it but they kinda just accept it the second they're promoted
Getting promoted from the championship is a very Aladeen experience for us
Do you mean the aladeen news or the aladeen news?
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
Getting slapped by City doesn't mean much really. Happens to the best of us.
Except for fucking Tottenham for whatever reason
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.
Gandhi and Mother Theresa would never…
If you no longer go for an ankle which exists, you are no longer a footballer
It's called a tackle Thomas, we went ball-winning
No no Anthony no, this is so not right
when did F1 memes overtake football reddit ? :DDD
Gentlemen, a short view back to the past…
Thirty years ago, Eric Cantona told us ''take a dog, place him on the field and he is able to play football''...
Well, there's no rule that says a dog can't play football.
Mother Theresa used to love a 2 footer
Certainly enjoyed pain
"God's eternal love comin' through!"
- Dan James
Absolutely nuclear tackle.
But nobody would mistake Leeds for having a low aggression rating...
“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight… so you might as well two foot it in the shins” -Mother Theresa probably
Gandhi wasn’t adverse to the odd ball grab Vinnie Jones style …
What a fucking sausage
Both this and Ayling's were totally senseless. Like they did it on purpose.
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.
Probably relegation clause.
Unless the clause is a negative number I dont think anyone will take him
He does quite often go in quite hard. Often I've seen him hit a challenge like this and been a little worried.
The last couple of games he's looked aggravated, so I was expecting something like this sooner or later.
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
I love how you can put "absolute" or "fucking" in front of any English word and that word becomes an insult.
you are fucking cool
Don't insult me!
Absolute cool lad
This is the best insult I’ve ever heard.
any insult that compares people to food is usually a banger
I see what you did there.
This slight implosion from Leeds is making the relegation battle a lot less fun
Leeds just need to win a match to get back out of it. Not like it is any different before this match.
Kinda tough with two of your starting XI suspended and the rest having played down a man for two consecutive matches.
Hard disagree, Leeds going down in style is extremely fun
Always thought it was weird that people on here liked Leeds so much
They liked Bielsa. Now that he's gone, they can fully revel in Leeds imploding.
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.
American fans will be hoping for Marsch to do well after his bad run at Leipzig, probably.
You can tell the age of people by if they like Leeds or not
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.
I would assume it's because Leeds haven't got a great reputation
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.
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.
As a saints fan, we need more of these implosions from rival teams
Stonewall, what an idiot.
Marsch is fucking pissed as well. Two players might have sent them down by themselves
“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)
On the plus side, it's not like goal difference matters any more for them
Implying it's mattered for the last 20 games?
March looked like he was about to cry. I'd be shaking my head all afternoon too
You can’t manage complete morons, feel for the guy.
Leeds sabotaging themselves.
Looks like James read the "I choose violence" Civ Gandhi quote instead
Was just informed that finishing bottom will get them no draft picks.
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.
And Dallas basically did his own leg in by diving into challenges
They might just want to guarantee they won’t be on the pitch if they go down.
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.
I think their overall being shite is what is sending them down
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)
ffs he's flying in at a 45 degree angle lmao
We have morons on this sub using the "got the ball" thing every day. Textbook example of why that doesn't fucking matter,
Leeds clearly going for the Dark Souls of relegation survival attempts
Jesse Marsch you poor bastard
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.
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.
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.
Agreed, but seems like a chunk of Leeds fans are already suitably unimpressed despite the valid excuses he has.
Yeah that's pretty bad. Initially I was suprised at the red but that replay. Oof. What an awful tackle
Each angle just made it look worse and worse. Awful challenge, and seriously lucky not to have broken something.
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
So so lucky he didn't snap his leg.
He’s gone off now to be honest, could be out for a bit
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)
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.
Dan James: “got the ball so it’s fine” 🤪
Ref looked pissed off about it
I think he even gave him a little shove like “get the fuck off my field.”
He definitely said “off you go” when he gave the shoulder push lol
Anthony Taylor had to give a red card to a Chelsea opponent instead of Chelsea...of course he's pissed!
more like tibia breaker, shocking
Horror tackle. Surprised Kova didn’t break his leg.
Yeah looked initially weak but on replay it looked like he gave 0 fucks who he would injure following through the ball.
Absolutely horrendous challenge.
Butcher challenge by James. Glad to see him off the field
Honestly what the fuck, I get you're up for the game but use your fucking head.
That’s a HORROR follow through, genuine leg breaking potential. Definite red
Absolute horror challenge
“I got the ball” fuck off
Leeds have lost it, James today and Ayling over the weekend with leg breakers
lmao the fact players always act like “how is that a foul ref!” making challenges like this is always funny to me
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
You need to chill at your kickabouts lol
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
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
disgusting tackle, fucking budalo jedno
As criminal as his trim.
If his trim is criminal then Foden is a terrorist
I've seen better haircuts on 3000 year old Persian rug than Phil Foden.
Foden is a terrorist.
Leeds have the worst xGB (Good Barnet) in Europe's top 5 leagues
Lmao makes it funnier after you've seen the reports claiming Marsch uses quotes from Gandhi to inspire the squad
Yeah, but it's that nuclear Gandhi glitch from Civilization I.
Yeah can’t do that
Violent leg-breaker tackle. Getting the ball means fuck all when you follow through like that.
Talk about screwing your team who are fighting for a spot in the Premier League next season.
They've really lost their heads lately
This is classic Leeds. It's in their club culture. They're just like Milwall.
Everyone was wanking them off last year. Glad they're back to form.
100% a red, crazy tackle.
I like a tackle but Christ that's a career ended. Glad the ref gave a red straight up.
You know you've fucked up when Anthony Taylor gives you a straight red that helps Chelsea.
Particularly when it's Kovacic on the receiving end.
Proper Brexit football.
"I got the ball" yeah Dan but you also went studs up straight into his leg
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.
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
Lmao anyone see the Leeds fans taunting kova as he limped off? Do the wanker gesture and shit my god adios guys
Yep they won’t be missed
I winced when I saw that ankle get hit.
Damn I feel a bit bad for Jesse Marsch, two dumbass challenges two games in a row inside 30 minutes
As if the leeds fans are calling the ref and kovacic a wanker for this lol. Watch the fucking tackle you boring cunts
it’s a textbook red lmao, I would not be surprised if new refs use this for training
He's just gone off injured and the Leeds fans were shouting shit in his face 🙄🙄
'What would Gandhi do?'
**lunges in studs up with scissor kick tackle**
"Didn't seem that bad"
Sees it again from a different angle
Real classy from the supporters of Man-bun FC to berate Kova as he left the pitch
Anthony Taylor looked like he was disgusted with him haha
That’s a despicable tackle
Mother Teresa rolling over in her grave right now
Horrible tackle. James and Ayling losing their heads and ruining it for the rest of the team.
Anthony Taylor what a ref you are
Dan James: No i dont want that!
Every fucking time
Dread it, run from it, AOT references still arrive.
Always rated him
Even before the red card he's been by far the best ref we've had in the past few games
It's an inarguable red. I don't get what you mean
Anthony Taylor is notoriously shit for us so the guys comment was tongue in cheek because he got it right for once
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.
boils my blood thinking about that game.
Leeds have truly lost their heads in the last couple of weeks
Why is this idiot complaining?
That was a mental challenge
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.
"if you cant feed a hundred people, then break some faking legs u cunt" -Mother Theresa
Whiny little piece of shit crying after he dives, and then does this and has the nerve to complain some more.
Didn’t even think it was a booking initially but then I saw the replay. Defo red that good call.
How fucking dare you protest that horror challenge
Him arguing that he got the ball is icing on the cake, what a fucking idiot
Ankle breaker for sure
Don’t think you can have too many complaints about that one… horrendous
Leeds are going down to 10 men & down to the English championship