On this week’s podcast we spoke with Leeds United supporter Professor Richard Parrish, he’s been a lifelong Leeds fan.
His early memories of meetings between to the two clubs are the FA Cup quarter final at Springfield Park in 1987, Leeds won that one 0-2, and also the 2006 3-3 draw at Elland Road, classic
Last season’s amazing defeat for Leeds – Richard’s words - was memorable for Reece James’ performance, don’t we know.
When asked for a bit of insight into Leeds, Richard say’s - “If you can put Leeds under pressure you can really turn the crowd”
“Bielsa has been fantastic, an excellent coach who improves players, keeping Calvin Phillips has also been very important, he keeps Bielsa’s formation in games, playing just in front of the two central defenders, but he is suspended for the game tomorrow.”
“Ben White’s been terrific since he signed in the summer.”
When asked on current form Richard says “We’ve only won two games since December and we are susceptible to crosses”
“We’re also poor at converting chances, similar to yourselves, Bamford although top scorer is most guilty of this.”
Player to look out for? - “Hernandez is our best player, a magician, shame he’s in his mid 30s.”
Thoughts on the Latics – “I’ve seen Wigan lots of times over the years as I work in Ormskirk, under Martinez they played some of the best football that I’ve ever seen.”
“The Sheffield Wednesday win must have been great for confidence, hopefully you can pick up enough points before the end of the season to stay up.”
You can catch Richard’s thoughts in full on this week’s podcast from 48:40 minutes on the embedded player below, a great and very knowledgeable guest, thanks for joining us this week, Richard.
Grab a listen to this week’s Latics podcast – which includes a preview of the Leeds game – by clicking on the embedded player below: