Pontus Jansson - Signs to June 2022 (+1yr option)

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How do you know why he was signed? More likely that he was signed to add to the overall quality of the current centre backs, and to allow the opportunity to rotate more.
i don't , thats just my guess as EP and MBS have started all the games since WR arrived.
He may well give one or other a rest if he feels WR is ready to go.
It was a good signing and i am sure he will have a part to play.
I look forward to seeing him in action :sorted:
 

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i don't , thats just my guess as EP and MBS have started all the games since WR arrived.
He may well give one or other a rest if he feels WR is ready to go.
It was a good signing and i am sure he will have a part to play.
I look forward to seeing him in action :sorted:
Cannot disagree over much with that, however, not much different to what the previous poster said. No doubt, if he does play and is up to the mark, then should he exhibit qualities that will improve the team he may perhaps even replace one of the regulars. Time will tell I suppose.
 

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Until Captain Fantastic is fit, I'd like to see Reid (assuming fit enough) right CD and Pinnock back on the left CD berth. I like Sorensen and think he's grown so much with the opportunity to play more, but I think he can get a tad stronger and a few % more aggressive to be a top CD at this level. He's very nearly there. #allopinionsaremyownsoshootme
 

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Can we just tape him up and get him out there please.
 

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I’m fairly glass half full, but be honest Leeds have had our pants down here.
£5/6 million for a club captain who plays two thirds, then half of a season.
 

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I’m fairly glass half full, but be honest Leeds have had our pants down here.
£5/6 million for a club captain who plays two thirds, then half of a season.
I’m with you. Quality player when he is on the pitch - struggling to think of a more injury prone centre half.
 

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I’m fairly glass half full, but be honest Leeds have had our pants down here.
£5/6 million for a club captain who plays two thirds, then half of a season.
I am so glad that someone has mentioned this, as I too feel that he is injury prone and whether he's worth the interruption his injuries brings to the option of nurturing a permanent player in that position instead.

Furthermore, I know we had one of the lowest 'goals conceded' figure last year but I still have trouble calling him 'Captain Fantastic'
Last season, after a shocking journey via the trains to Forest away where I had a massive cold, I remember a drab match where the BMW was misfiring and we lost to a single goal that was conceded when Watson took a shot with Pontus right in front of him who decided to turn his body away from the shot which made him look smaller and thus led to the goal being scored.

Have a look on it at Youtube. I was very disappointed. He should have stood tall.
Mind you, he probably did that to save himself from another injury, but I thought what he did was the opposite actions of a Captain Fantastic
 

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This surgery is designed to fix his recurring problem, so hopefully it will happen less once he is back. We can see the value he brings in recent games though...we need him back.
 

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This surgery is designed to fix his recurring problem, so hopefully it will happen less once he is back. We can see the value he brings in recent games though...we need him back.
I am so glad that someone has mentioned this, as I too feel that he is injury prone and whether he's worth the interruption his injuries brings to the option of nurturing a permanent player in that position instead.

Furthermore, I know we had one of the lowest 'goals conceded' figure last year but I still have trouble calling him 'Captain Fantastic'
Last season, after a shocking journey via the trains to Forest away where I had a massive cold, I remember a drab match where the BMW was misfiring and we lost to a single goal that was conceded when Watson took a shot with Pontus right in front of him who decided to turn his body away from the shot which made him look smaller and thus led to the goal being scored.

Have a look on it at Youtube. I was very disappointed. He should have stood tall.
Mind you, he probably did that to save himself from another injury, but I thought what he did was the opposite actions of a Captain Fantastic
Dearest Invipai/Paul,

I felt compelled to respond to this despite being a very infrequent poster (I prefer to read the wise words of others than inflict the masses on the random thoughts of my good self). As I’m sure you will know if you were there that night, Forest grabbed a fluke, deflected goal and then proceeded to defend and tine waste for the rest of the match, something that they’d clearly set out to do from minute one. I’m sure that this was their only game plan; nullify us and hope for a 0-0 or even better as it turned out a 0-1. To blame one player for not taking it in the face flush is ridiculous but time for Pontus to accept that he single-handedly cost us promotion last season - hang your head in shame. Much better that we re-sign a no nonsense CB currently residing in Small Heath who can at least palm the ball out whilst pretending that he took it full on in the kisser!

The games a matter of opinions but I cannot believe that anyone on here can make a serious argument that we’d be better defensively if PJ was nowhere near our team. Just look at our defending since he’s been injured to validate.

I can’t make a case that with him our defence is impregnable but being a captain / leader is more than just your own performance. Game Management, in the refs ear, driving on fatigued/struggling players are just three things that I feel Pontus brings. He might want to win for all sorts of reasons but frankly I don’t care, a player of his type is in my humble opinion, exactly what we need right now.
 

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Dearest Invipai/Paul,

I felt compelled to respond to this despite being a very infrequent poster (I prefer to read the wise words of others than inflict the masses on the random thoughts of my good self). As I’m sure you will know if you were there that night, Forest grabbed a fluke, deflected goal and then proceeded to defend and tine waste for the rest of the match, something that they’d clearly set out to do from minute one. I’m sure that this was their only game plan; nullify us and hope for a 0-0 or even better as it turned out a 0-1. To blame one player for not taking it in the face flush is ridiculous but time for Pontus to accept that he single-handedly cost us promotion last season - hang your head in shame. Much better that we re-sign a no nonsense CB currently residing in Small Heath who can at least palm the ball out whilst pretending that he took it full on in the kisser!

The games a matter of opinions but I cannot believe that anyone on here can make a serious argument that we’d be better defensively if PJ was nowhere near our team. Just look at our defending since he’s been injured to validate.

I can’t make a case that with him our defence is impregnable but being a captain / leader is more than just your own performance. Game Management, in the refs ear, driving on fatigued/struggling players are just three things that I feel Pontus brings. He might want to win for all sorts of reasons but frankly I don’t care, a player of his type is in my humble opinion, exactly what we need right now.
Spot on.
You should post more.
 

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What's the target date for his return then?
 

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I feel I was incorrectly quoted there, as I agreed his value is crucial and probably what we're missing. Our form dipped last year every time he was out, and it's arguably happening again now. We could see the signs of our performances dropping, we need him back in to steady everyone else as you say.
 

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Doesn’t strike me as the sort of player that needs lots of training to be ready. Most of his playing time with us he’s been carrying injuries anyway so seems to just get out there.

As long as the injury has healed I reckon 2-3 weeks. So mid March.
 

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I’m fairly glass half full, but be honest Leeds have had our pants down here.
£5/6 million for a club captain who plays two thirds, then half of a season.
That's one view - clearly not going to be enormous sell on value.

But he did his bit to get us promoted. He made a considerable difference. He's not perfect but we went from being a bit suspect in defence to the best, or very near the best.
 

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Doesn’t strike me as the sort of player that needs lots of training to be ready. Most of his playing time with us he’s been carrying injuries anyway so seems to just get out there.

As long as the injury has healed I reckon 2-3 weeks. So mid March.
Does he cover as little distance in a game as it seems? (Out of interest does 'going up for a corner' count in any evaluation- I presume it does)
 

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Whichever way you look at it, we are much stronger defensively with Pontus in the team. He is a rock and our leader and I guarantee we will concede fewer goals when he is back. Having him back fresh for the last couple of months of the season is MASSIVE. None of the clubs around us are likely to have the boost we will with CN, PJ and EM coming back.
 

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So hopefully back for the Huddersfield game on 2nd April and for the last 8 games all being well..... Could be massive in the run in.
That’s what was said on here, “April”.
 

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