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29 Nov 2019 13:36:56
All the talk of Vydra deal already having been done, does that give the impression he might be training, if not with the squad, but to Balsa's guidance, fitness levels etc, so as to hit the ground running in January. get him up to speed in November and December
He scored 22 goals for rams in this league so knows what its about, he has also been well rested.
Is he coming as part of the final payment due on the Woods deal?
There appears to be yardage in this rumour.


1.) 29 Nov 2019 17:46:04
Bit of wishfull thinking in there 70 but I do wish it was true. Get him and play him straight away.

2.) 01 Dec 2019 00:32:20
In a word, no.

3.) 04 Dec 2019 10:28:17
Apparently he’s not even on our list.

4.) 04 Dec 2019 13:46:36
Phil Hay quoted he definitely won't be coming!

5.) 07 Dec 2019 16:55:05
I wouldn't want him, don't think he is a premier league striker. Would rather we trusted Nketiah and Edmondson than spend heavily on Vydra, unless someone truly proven in the prem or much younger wit more potential than Vydra. His attitude when we tried to sign him initially doesn't endear him to me either.

6.) 08 Dec 2019 19:40:32
Much of the talk now is for Cenk Tosun and/ or Brewster.



06 Nov 2019 13:21:38
On the possible sale of the club to QSI, bearing in mind to take most of these stories with a pinch of salt. Saying that the story is not going away and at the end of the most recent article from L@Equipe the most telling line for me was.

"L'Equipe reached out to Radrizzani for an update, but they were told the Italian would not be able to comment on the ongoing discussions. "

If this is the case and while a sale might never happen, stating that Radrizzani would not be able to comment makes me think negotiations are currently taking place and he is bound by a confidentiality agreement, which is normal in these circumstances.


1.) 08 Nov 2019 13:33:40
Or he is just busy doing other things and a Journo wants to make a story out of nothing.



06 Nov 2019 12:10:36
On the ongoing negotiations, the entourage added: "There are real discussions, but it's a slow-moving file. But it can go faster tomorrow. "
L'Equipe are of the belief Leeds are estimated to cost QSI around €60-80m and responding to it, QSI source stated: "That's not wrong. "

If the deal to take over Leeds materialises, it will give QSI a potential future headache as UEFA rules don't allow two clubs involved in a European competition to be owned by a single entity.

"The right people will ask themselves the right questions to know how to do it, but we are very far from it, " the entourage said.

Meanwhile, L'Equipe reached out to Radrizzani for an update, but they were told the Italian would not be able to comment on the ongoing discussions.


1.) 07 Nov 2019 20:48:36
I imagine that if QSI are looking to purchase Leeds United Football Club for approx £75m then they must be taking on all the incumbent debt too. By which I mean the remaining payments on all the recent outgoing transfer fees etc.
To my mind the low-ish transfer fees that have come in (Viera, Taylor etc) , in recent times, seem to hint at most of the money has been paid up front and there will be little if any further payments coming in. Nothing for QSI to offset against those that need paying in the future.

Also, at that price, i hope they are buying Elland Road, which isn't actually owned by LUFC.

Otherwise that is a lot of money for a EFL team that only manages to break even despite the largest share of TV revenue and a global fanbase.

2.) 08 Nov 2019 13:35:12
I doubt we got transfer fees up front. Didn’t usually work that way these days.



02 Aug 2019 20:35:52
All I can think is Rads appears to be doing a Bates at the moment. This is not good.
Starting to rapidly lose faith in Rads.


1.) 02 Aug 2019 22:13:55
Leeds player sales: 9m Clarke, 3.5m BPF, Pontus 5.5m, 7m Roofe, Saiz 2.5m. Plus a few million for Wilkes, Halme etc. We've got a bjt of a war chest!

Call me an optimist, though if we end the transfer window by signing Gayle 12m, Kent 10m and a CB then that would be a great window and we'd be stronger than last season.

2.) 02 Aug 2019 22:14:47
thats ok 70, i started that process about 18 months ago 😂😂, Eventually everyone will see he ain't the answer .

3.) 03 Aug 2019 01:51:44
So who would you be happy with Chris? Prob no one is the real answer.

4.) 03 Aug 2019 08:18:36

5.) 03 Aug 2019 09:44:04
I would be very happy if we could break this run of chairmen we have had now for over a decade and a half . The definition of madness is repeating same process repetitively and expecting a DIFFERENT outcome . Seriously do you feel radz is any diff to GFH or Mass? . Is been 15 year now since we crashed are you not feeling we deserve better? . That's almost 2 generation of kids who haven't seen a Premiership home game that for me is real bad .

6.) 03 Aug 2019 10:10:51
Chris Insinuating that Radz is possibly like GFH is beyond ridiculousness and outrageous. Radz is the best Chairman we've had since Leslie Silver.

7.) 03 Aug 2019 10:41:32
best of a bad lot, we are where we are and that ain't changing, Good will at beginning of season amounts to nothing come end of it . When here we are again stuck in Limbo, obviously you must be happy with the current status quo, but myself and a good few others on here would hope for better from the man who controls the money.

8.) 03 Aug 2019 10:57:11

Great rant. Totally followed your logic. And every poster on here deserves to be read at least

However. I am with George. Your fixation on the chairman is mildly uncomfortable and as he hasn't been with the club all those 15 years you speak of I can't see how he is to blame for the lack of premiership football

Last pre-season he was chastised for bringing in a foreign coach who "knows nothing of how to get out of the Championship". Can I remind you that we have had our best finish in those 15 years you mentioned.

Also last pre-season he was howled at as he sold our best young midfielder to a foreign giant and kept Klich. Now we have the best midfield in the division with every member of it worth more than Viera.

9.) 03 Aug 2019 11:16:42
axe_on_tour Are you seriously trying to tell us that there is some logic in selling your best central defender, seemingly our best forward Roofe (both unlikely to be replaced) for fairly poor money in the case of Pontus having a similarly small squad then last season and expecting better results.

10.) 03 Aug 2019 16:54:19
Chris x2, Not sure what you are talking about. I am with George and Axe, Radz is bar far the best Chairman we have had in years. Yes I would like a chairman to bring in Neymar and Bale, but it ain’t going to happen, but last year was the best year we have had in terms of performances and results for a long time, and that starts at the top.
Selling Pontus had to happen if he was a bad apple, no matter how good, club comes first! If we land Gayle, Kent and perhaps another CB, will Radz then become a legend?
Cockerney, I would say, if Roofe goes and Gayle comes in, that’s a result!

11.) 03 Aug 2019 18:04:50
cheers axe and great to read your post also pal in which your points are clearly made, on radz, my. fixation on him is two fold, firstly as we all know on here he's the boss, so as we all know how it works ultimately its the boss who controls the cash . Radz is the man who could have changed all this last January axe, had he just released the cash to buy some additions to squad chances are we wouldn't be talking about the championship season now.
Leeds were i think the first team that were top xmas day that didn't go up in 12 seasons i think .

We had the. top scorer in the championship in our hands (Vydra ) and we let him go to buy Bamford . The mind boggles .
Secondly indeed Radz has not been here throughout all our rubbish last 15 but that fact don't change, the fact we have been here and really a lot of us feel like its time enough to move on, and as i said that only happens, by buying players like Vydra and not Jay Roy + Caleb (no disrespect ) but their not good enough as we have seen time + again.

Anyways i on the del boys here in spain currently and am looking forward to game tomorrow
After all fundamentally we all want same thing LUFC back in big time, cheers pal.

12.) 03 Aug 2019 20:41:36
With GEORGE on this one Radz probably the best we have had for a long time, but does not mean he much good. Bubs is the one doing the business Cellino for all his faults would have put his money in last Jan and gone for it.

13.) 03 Aug 2019 22:55:44
Cockney he wasn’t our best defender as stats prove, look at his behaviour today? I have a 5 yr old who acts better than janson.

14.) 04 Aug 2019 09:00:05

I agree that Pontus was our best defender last year. Being the tallest, with the most weight, and actually quite fast, he played well for us. However I think Cooper wasnt far behind. And I thought I watched centre backs from other less prominent teams play equally as well as Pontus.
I wished we had received more money for him, but life is what it is

As for Roofe, I have always admired his football. He works hard. He thinks about the game. He is versatile. But.

I sincerely believe that any Championship level striker would have scored the same number of goals from the number of chances Leeds created last year. In a nutshell, he can be replaced, and £7m is a good amount for a Championship level player in his final year.

15.) 04 Aug 2019 09:02:58
Chris Chris

I also would have liked to have seen Vydra at Leeds, but it wasnt to be

I think Leeds are hoping to spend less, on a few players, and find a Vydra in the making

That's were we sit in the financial status.

16.) 05 Aug 2019 03:48:28
Re: Vydra.

It was Bielsa who pulled pin. Vydra was in Leeds and Radz was reading to 'splash the cash' but when asked in an interview about his football Vydra said staying in the Championship was 'ok', but he believed he should be playing for a Premier League team. Bielsa decided he wasn't commited enough so pulled pin.

17.) 05 Aug 2019 03:54:16
Also. Radz may not be the richest (personally I think he's done a good job) but he did buy Elland Road back, has brought in El Loco and has invested in Youth. way better than anyone in recent years. ALAW MOT.

18.) 05 Aug 2019 10:15:27
Correct he did buy E. R back but LUFC still don't own it, Radz does privately albeit some holding company prob based in a attic on the Cayman Islands.



24 Jul 2019 08:05:46
Ed2. The debate is about the money we are not spending and whether the squad is good enough at present. Spending £5m to £10m on 4 or 5 players who have room to develop further, young Gradel, Bechio or Snodgrass types, who will strengthen the squad, would give us a better chance at promotion, would not just be spending money to placate fans. Those 3 players would have gotten us promoted last season . This would not be gung-ho spending either in would be sensible investment in players.


1.) 24 Jul 2019 10:29:34
That’s not unreasonable 70. Tho I think for those players now, you’d be looking at £30 million, so far toward madness that the market has gone. I believe this is where the idea of investing in youth has come from, so that we create those players.

2.) 24 Jul 2019 12:15:34
Yes BRIGHT create then give away, Halme, Diaz, Wilks, Rey, Nicell and who goes next year Edmo, Bogus, Stevens?

3.) 24 Jul 2019 13:03:36
Apologies to Word-count Aus in advance.

Some on here seem pretty convinced that we will not be buying any more new players this window, and I think someone referred to twitter comments from Phil Hay to back this up. Not sure I've seen the original comments but reports suggest he merely advised we would not be buying anyone at CB, CF or in midfield.

Granted most on here (including me) are keen to see CB addition, but I've seen him rule out any additions to the squad. We know Bielsa took in the Bradford v Liverpool game and that we trialed Max Johnstone in goal v Tad, and that BPF has not got any recent pre-season minutes.

This suggests we may be on the lookout for a no2 goalkeeper and it would seem Bielsa was scouting at Bradford (presumed to be for another advanced wide player) . So we would seem to be in the market, possibly for other positions too.

It could be that Bielsa is thinking that Costa or another winger would be able to play as a Roofe-style striker or perhaps that three wingers could interchange positions throughout a match - causing mayhem to any defence set up to contain our attacking threat - which could explain the supposed interest in another winger. I guess he probably feels Bambam and Edmondson can fill the target-man role when required.

Not saying I'm necessarily happy or if that proves to be the case. Just that we may not be done in the transfer market just yet.

4.) 24 Jul 2019 13:59:15
Love the positive spin, really interesting way to look at the situation.

5.) 24 Jul 2019 16:20:53
As all were ready to move up BIGE, I can only guess a certain MB didn’t think they were going to cut the mustard? And maybe taking up match places of others that he rates as having greater potential? Doubt we gave them away either, all will have commanded a fee. Of course, I’m only speculating here, as no one knows for sure who has been making the calls on these lads.
Of those who have or are going, Nicell is the biggest surprise to me.




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12 Dec 2019 09:58:42
For a long time I thought we needed another utility defender for cover . Someone who could play centre back or full back, as cover for injury.
With Strujck and Casey both looking like they could develop into players. That utility player is in our ranks in the form of Beradi. Two players for me in the window a striker and a Saiz type.
Get them in at the start of the window and even if it takes a while to bed them in . We should get 3 months or so from them. It would be foolish not imho.


1.) 12 Dec 2019 14:19:35
I don't dispute he could do a job '70 but it is all too easy to wind him up, then we may be playing with 10 men for the rest of the game. I feel that the answer lies in the U23 ranks if Philips goes (hope not) Shackleton, Bogusz, McCalmont?

2.) 12 Dec 2019 14:51:23
Anybody got stats on how many of Beradi sending offs have cost us points from sending off and over how many months. Not sure it will make too much diff really.

3.) 12 Dec 2019 16:29:42
A couple have been unjustified too. But obviously, that still represents a small percentage! 🤔😳🤣.



28 Nov 2019 17:12:47
Whiteman, re post below, "room for improvement" that is, the big question, how much more can we improve, both the individual players and the team as a unit.
The biggest area to work on is the conversion of possession into good chances and those chances into goals
Can we achieve that improvement with the current squad or how many do we need to bring in.
Defensively we have conceded the fewest number of goals in the division.
Think we now need to see that improvement at the other end of the pitch.
There is talk Vydra is a done deal, one more attacker alongside might be enough!


1.) 28 Nov 2019 19:24:45
It would be nice to put 4 past someone. Everyone else seems to be doing it.

2.) 28 Nov 2019 20:02:10
Vydra isn't prolific looking at his stats, just another bamford for most to moan about.

3.) 28 Nov 2019 22:16:17
You may be new to the site TTIAO but you certainly have most folk sussed.

4.) 28 Nov 2019 22:34:56
I desperately hope that we keep Eddie.

5.) 28 Nov 2019 22:36:38
We’re averaging 2 points a game. That’s promotion if we keep it up. So basically we don’t need to improve but continue our current form. If only it was that easy.

6.) 29 Nov 2019 09:14:23
Difficult to say how good a striker is based on stats alone. If Vydra converts a higher percentage of chances than Bamford then he should score more in the current team.

7.) 29 Nov 2019 09:27:48
Eddie looks set to go which is a shame as I thought he could get 25 goals plus for us. Vydra not as good but maybe more of a Belisa player as clearly something about Eddie dint fit for him.

We still need a cb as beradi is 1st choice cover and for me should not be near team sheet

I always thought being soft and conceding goals from few chances was our weakness and my big bare but that has changed so I think it is hard to find improvement

Maybe we could play better football like last season but I think that comes with an openness which could cost us like last year so for me no changes please.

8.) 29 Nov 2019 13:20:23
I am quite happy at the way it is at the moment. We have a good defence and score every game so means other team has to score 2 to beat us. Not sure about Vydra. He will do a job in this division but he has not played for ages so using the Bubs slide rule will take six weeks to get him into team and season nearly over. Plus is he a PL striker which is where we want to be at end of season. Bowen or Mitrovic would be my choices but unlikely to get either so would prefer Gayle to Vydra. Eze of QPR would make more sense than Vydra if as is said we are looking for striker and 10 cover.

9.) 29 Nov 2019 22:36:45
In fairness @bielsabud there's at least 4 or 5 who are not and never will be premiership quality currently in our squad, so to say vyds ain't top quality so leave off is a bit silly.
Vyds knows where the onion bag is and that's what we desperately need to boss this division.
Let's get up into prem and then address the issues of who is + who ain't good enough.

10.) 30 Nov 2019 12:30:05
My opinion Chris. There are obviously players who will need replacing when we go up so why buy another. He may get a couple of goals but doubt he will get in team straight away with his lack of action. Would rather be buying some one who ia actively contributing to their present clubs. Not saying Vydra is no good silly boy just saying is it the right time to buy him. Would be an ideal buy if we stay in the championship if that's your expectations.



28 Nov 2019 12:54:59
I thought we completely dominated Reading and made them look very poor.
But as we have set the bar quite high this level of performance is now deemed below par.
We do appear to be pacing ourselves a little, playing to conserve energy . No point in leaving our best performances away at Reading on a Tuesday night in November.
The sign of a good team is just doing enough to win.
The question is if we have an extra gear in reserve. At the moment I don't know.
Scoring late goals is a good pointer to this though.
Its shaping up as any two from four for the automatic places.


1.) 28 Nov 2019 13:09:18
I think this year we have proved that we will usually score.
Last year teams parked the bus. This year too but we have more determination and fitness.
Because the defence is so good we generally only need 1. Not many teams can play against our style for 90 min and not concede.
Reading were woeful at home. Clearly parked the bus and although in decent form couldn’t stop us scoring.
It will be tough but I guarantee teams will be dreading playing us now because of our form. Boro will be tough but they will know they got to run run run to stop us and will def fall short.

2.) 28 Nov 2019 15:52:24
Leedss1970 I through that to Reading made us look good then you see the results the night after, we need to improve.



27 Nov 2019 09:15:50
Tough away win on Saturday followed by a Tuesday night away game against Reading ( who there has been some niggle with over the last couple of seasons) .
Previously we would have lost this to a late sucker punch goal
Battling performance with a late winner, shows so much character.
Performance might not have been top drawer but it was a great result.




26 Nov 2019 14:51:53
Our best back four for me are Ayling, White, Coops and Dallas. Midfield two of Philips and one from Shacks, Klich or Foreshaw? . Bamford up top . Its the three behind Bamford that the most debate is around, for me Pablo on one side, Roberts in the middle and that other place comes down to being between Costa, Harrison or Clarke.
Don't know if Eddie will feature again, would like to see some of the U23's playing but we have no easy games to get them some game time.
Three players in the window, a good all round utility defender, who can play holding mid field at a push. Similar to Dallas but one who plays central rather than Dallas who plays on the sides. A creative player, Saiz type and a striker.


1.) 26 Nov 2019 15:40:47
1970 I believe Harrison has just about nailed his position in the starting lineup. In the window, I see us going for a keeper as cover to Kiko, a central defender as we're light there and a striker probably in the withdrawn or number 10 role.

2.) 26 Nov 2019 16:04:35
we got the French lad to cover Kiko didn't we George? Agree with striker and defender for sure.

Klich played well at the weekend. I can see it being Pablo, Klich and Harrison myself.

3.) 26 Nov 2019 16:57:02
Alf We did but 2 points. 1. Never underestimate the value of experience especially in this league. 2. Meslier features in the squad currently at a cost. Ask Jack Clarke. I don't see Clarke returning to Spurs in January now they have a manager famed for not allowing youth too much of a chance. Don't see Clarke going out on loan to another club either. I'd certainly give him some extra game time though to ensure he wants to stay til May.

4.) 26 Nov 2019 22:16:23
You’re probably right about Clarke there George.




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07 Nov 2019 13:13:44
Chris have you a decent source for this, rather than just journos rehashing headlines from other sites.




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30 Jun 2019 11:49:25
Think JC's advisers were trying to play one off against the other to get as much out of any deal as possible. Don't know if Clarke actually wanted to go, so they had to start a blame game to sell the move to JC, running Leeds down to sell the idea of the move to a reluctant JC might be one way of looking at it. Who knows? One thing that must be remembered is no one is bigger than the Club.




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29 Jun 2019 17:14:18
George, for the benefit of dating of contracts the 1st of July maybe important as a date, it might have a bearing on financial fair play years. The season/ year running from 1st July 19 to 30th June 20.




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02 Jan 2019 18:33:59
Think MB said he was happy with the players, because he did not want to undermine the current players confidence by saying some of them might be replaced . You offer any manager the option of better players and they will want them, it goes without saying. You just don't want to undermine the good players you want to keep.





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12 Dec 2019 14:41:38
Yes I am the same . Its very hard to watch other games because there is so much football on the TV now. Apart from the Mighty Whites, I find myself watching to see if some other teams get beat!




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02 Dec 2019 09:31:09
Yes, but also let's not forget how far we have come.
It was not that long ago we were loosing to non league teams in FA Cup.
While we had a couple of bad owners that words cannot describe.
Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst!




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20 Nov 2019 15:27:02
Why Cork? I have thought previously on occasions there may be a club plant!




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16 Nov 2019 12:48:21
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Dom.




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16 Nov 2019 08:58:06
Yes Alf as in all these things there are variables, Rads is running a far better business, from a sponsorship and marketing view point. The real question I suppose is how much Rads be willing to accept for the club?