Date: 29th August 2019 at 7:00am
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Quite frankly I’m getting tired of writing these kinds of articles.

But just know that I’ll keep doing it until something finally gets done about it.

Kiko Casilla needs to be dropped, sold or loaned out. I don’t care what, but he cannot stay as Leeds’ number one for much longer. I have said before that I didn’t think the Spaniard was good enough, but last night more or less confirmed what I’ve thought all along.

I mean take a look at the first goal the other day, what on earth was that flap about? Stand up straight, move to one side and catch the ball cleanly. None of this flying around trying to look good for the cameras.

Perhaps it’s just because I’m ‘old school’ somewhat, but I don’t care that he completes more passes than opposition players, my main concern is his ability to stop the ball going into the back of the net. Whilst he does have three straight clean sheets in the league (four if you go back and include the cup game against Salford City), they haven’t exactly been against stellar opposition. Stoke City lie bottom, Wigan 22nd and Brentford 19th, so it’s not as if he’s kept them against good sides.

We saw last year that he is an incredibly reckless goalkeeper, both against Sheffield United and Derby County, and whilst he has yet to commit an error on that kind of scale so far this season, you just know that he is a ticking time-bomb ready to go off at any minute.

There are a number of Leeds fans who are already concerned that he will cost them points in the league this season, well his display last night has already cost them a place in the next round of the league cup.

How many more mistakes like this is he going to be allowed to get away with before Marcelo Bielsa comes to his senses and realises that he has the potential to completely derail United’s season? Even though he’s only been with us for the best part of eight months, that is eight months too many. If it weren’t for his mistakes last season, Leeds could be in the Premier League right now. And if he is kept on the books for much longer, we won’t be in the Premier League next season either.

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8 Replies to “One of Bielsa’s boys is flirting dangerously with disaster, but we already knew this – Opinion”

    • If we’re being frank, do us all a favour then and STOP writing these kind of articles. Take one of kikos chill pills and google the championships goalkeeping stats for this season so far… calamitous ey?! Fewest goals conceded! Fewest shots against on target yes, and of those shots? Highest percentage stopped! Any other team have more clean sheets??? Solid, NOW let’s have a look at his distribution… your articles testicles mate, I suppose bamford needs a goal does he? Hahaha

      Come on boys let’s get behind the team shall we, how about an article about theres no better team in Europe to watch going forward at the moment?

  • 100% agree that he’s not up to the task and he’s going to cost us points this season. I wouldn’t rely on the No2 either who is too young. Perhaps more worrying, however, is the judgement of the man responsible for bringing him in (and paying him a king’s ransom in the process). I don’t doubt Orta’s passion for his job or his ‘encyclopedic knowledge’ of football but he’s consistently displayed poor judgement. His list of dud signings is extensive. The decision to give them 4 year contracts was naïve. His record at Middlesbrough was equally poor. This guy needs reigning in before he causes more damage. If we do get promoted I hate to think of the damage he could do with a Premier League budget.

    • You mean Ntekiah, Costa, White, Harrison, Douglas, Bamford etc and a whole raft of promising young players…………………???

      • Even a stopped clock is correct twice a day. Can’t believe you’ve listed Douglas. Came with a big reputation and done nothing. The others, granted, are looking good. White I think is exceptional and Nketia a natural. However, I could also make a list starting with Laurence De Bock.

  • That’s the biggest load of bollocks that I’ve read in a long time.
    If you watch Quest and MOTD you will see a lot worse than Kiko. What part of Bielsa Ball don’t you clearly not understand? Kiko is essential to that and plays his part excellently .
    Old School football is DEAD at Ellland Road which is why we will be promoted this season.
    Don’t slag off your own players with nonsense about him preventing promotion last season or losing against Stoke on penalties.
    Yes, he will make some mistakes like all players but that’s the nature of the way we play.

  • Why are you continuing to write these articles? Have you attended any matches? Have you not heard the fans chanting “Kiko Casillas”? In my opinion Kiko is on his way to becoming a legend.
    For your information he didn’t cost us promotion, he is one player in a team & as I recall it was Liam Cooper at fault for the mix up that led to the Derby goal but that was last season so is now firmly in the past, look to the future, marching on together.

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