Garry Monk – We Are Determined To Win This Game

Leeds United manager Garry Monk has been speaking to LUTV (Leeds United TV) at his press conference today before the Whites entertain Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, in front of a sell-out crowd at Elland Road.

This is the first time that Elland Road has been sold out since the FA Cup replay against Arsenal back in January 2011, which Arsenal won 3-1.

Rafa Benitez is due to give his press conference at 1:00pm today on nufcTV, which we see has been revamped and is going to be free of charge to all supporters – a great move by the club.


Garry Monk – Leeds United manager

Here’s some of what Garry Monk said to LUTV starting with the Leeds injury situation and then assessing what will be a tough test against the best team so far in the Championship:

“The group is good in terms of injuries, Liam Bridcutt is still out, but looking to be back on the pitches in the next 2 weeks.”

“A negative was Pablo Hernandez straining his hamstring at Norwich, he is unlikely to make the weekend which is disappointing.”

“Pablo was performing extremely well, against Norwich he was excellent, but everyone else is raring to go.”

“On paper this will be the toughest test of the season, Newcastle are top of the league, they have been the best team so far.”

“They have a high-caliber manager in Rafa Benitez and the most expensive team in the league, so you would expect them to be where they are.”

“Our approach is the same, we will give 100%, try and put our best football on the pitch, when we do that we get results.”

“We have a capacity crowd ready to support us, we want to send people home happy, we are going out determined to win the game.”

We’ve always thought that Garry was a very good coach and he did so well at Swansea City before surprisingly being fired last December.

So this will be a big test for Newcastle and we will need to be at our very best if we want to extend the win streak to 9 games.

That will be the goal, but in all honesty we’ll be happy enough if we can come out with a draw on Sunday.

But yes we know – Rafa will want to win this game – and he will see it as a very good challenge for his new Newcastle side.

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6 comments so far

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #1

    will nufctv also be showing the matches, and I wonder if I can get it over here?


    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Why is Garry Monk such a good coach? 1 good season at Swansea where he fell into a PL job then quickly sacked the following season when he was shown up

  • Bobbybee

    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    I wonder how Leeds will handle a sell out crowd? Been a long time since they had one after all. Jason Cundy on talksport reckons Leeds are a bigger club than us, but can’t back it up. He despises us because, imo, he’s jealous to death of our support. They don’t get us in London. They can’t understand that we’re more than a football club to our fans, that it’s an extension of the entire area. It’s our pride and joy, win lose or draw. We’ll handle their so called atmosphere better than them because we play in front of one every other game. Bring it on.

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Monk is a poor manager. He took a top PL club in Sawansea who should be challenging for a Champions League spot every season and had them struggling at the bottom of the league. Even a top manager like Bob Bradley is struggling to get Swansea going again due to the damage done by Monk.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m not his biggest fan but a lot of experts say he’s a bright coach, the wheels have fallen off spectacularly at Swansea so maybe his demise had something to do with what we thought was a well run club copying the “Ashley” model


    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #6

    any1 haveing issue reg with the beta site?


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