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28 Jan 2021 08:51:49
Rads spotted at Inter Milan, it's stated he doesn't get involved in transfer negotiations.
Big question is why?
Is he about to cash in his chips at Leeds and move to Inter?


1.) 29 Jan 2021 00:26:57
He was at a meeting to talk about lost football revenue and how it could be resolved.

2.) 29 Jan 2021 09:06:44
Yes I saw that cover story and it well could be right, although it seems a long way to go for something that could be discussed over the phone or zoom.

One thing that is for sure is the reason he was there needed to be discussed in person. For me that tells a different story, as every team in the world is suffering a loss of revenue.

3.) 29 Jan 2021 15:00:15
Rads spends his time spilt between Leeds and Italy is my understanding 1970. Might have gone in because he was out that way anyway this week. He's big on networking too so turning up in person is a bigger statement (plus if I had a private jet I'd fly on it all the time too) .

4.) 30 Jan 2021 07:33:51
Essential travel.



22 Sep 2020 21:06:16
Looking like Mario and Llorente could be deals.
Maybe one more to come after that?


1.) 22 Sep 2020 21:50:30
With 2 players possibly joining in quick succession, could be a case of Super Mario bros 😂🚗.



02 Sep 2020 14:57:46
Looks like De Paul deal is taking a while to get sorted, not good.


1.) 02 Sep 2020 16:39:12
Media reports that he prefers a move to Juventus.

2.) 02 Sep 2020 16:48:45
There are no real indications anything is wrong in the press, apparently a 35million Euro deal has been agreed and terms have already been agreed with De Paul himself so sounds like we could see something happen before the end of the week.

3.) 02 Sep 2020 18:17:40
Wouldn't we all George but other media indicating Juve aren't interested.

4.) 03 Sep 2020 15:16:02
Seen reports that he has agreed terms with Leeds and another he is holding out for juventus to come in and bid for him. If we are second choice then rather we look elsewhere, guy doesn't think we are worthy. Still think we need a decent back up keeper and another centre half. Would rather take Wilson from Liverpool for £20 million than spend £30+ on De Paul!

5.) 03 Sep 2020 19:34:57
Left out of unidese friendly tonight things may still work out for us you never know I hope he does sign MOT.

6.) 04 Sep 2020 06:50:57
Football doesn't work that way any more though Mezzer. He is Italian, Juve are their top club and currently dwarf us in terms of finances, trophy winning potential and Champs league football. Lad would be daft not to fancy a move to them but that doesn't mean it will happen or that he won't give his all if the 'dream' move doesn't materialise.

7.) 04 Sep 2020 06:56:50
Sorry meant he is in Italian football - De Paul is of course Argentinian.



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.




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05 Feb 2021 10:15:22
Heres what's puzzling me?

As there are no crowds at games, meaning most fixtures now are like playing at a neutral venue.

As there are no home fans helping their team out
and given the high percentage of away wins this season.

Is the style of play or tactics generally adopted by away teams a more successful brand of football to play?


1.) 05 Feb 2021 10:52:54
Was chatting to my brother on this very point last night 1970 and he’s a Spurs fan and was saying it makes no difference to Jose he’s as negative home or away and the ONLY game they went for it was against us!

I think that teams now do not differentiate between home and away now hence the high win percentage. For our own high win rate away could be down to better playing surfaces than our own?

Think the crowds can make it a hostile environment for both home and away team cannot think the lop would have permitted such an abject display from Liverpool against Brighton.

Can also see in this years league how nearly every team possibly with exception of City have experienced pockets of both good and poor form.

Think a lot of it is psychological as Everton won their last four away so would have come to us with lots of belief and no Elland Road crowd to contend with.

Really think this year will be different to any other that you’ll see in this league but for me it’s confidence more than tactics with the absence of crowds.

2.) 05 Feb 2021 11:14:21
I don’t know if it’s necessarily the away tactics is better. I believe it’s because the expectation is on the home team to win to play to win and play the exciting brand of football in front of their own fans where as away the expectation drops and they can play whatever they choose is the best method to win.

3.) 05 Feb 2021 14:21:37
Class think he’s days are number at Spurs, with the way he is, will not change his pig headed way leaving good players out even when they are not winning.

4.) 05 Feb 2021 14:42:29
Think you’re spot on Whiteman, allegedly brother says spurs forums found out the only attacking drill spurs do is to give it to Harry, everything else us defence not losing shape. Cannot deny Mourhinios record but would not have wanted to watch his teams play.

5.) 06 Feb 2021 05:54:26
Not sure over all but think our style of play is better suited to being away. Fans or not home team is expected to push for win and away team (in general) allowed to sit back and that don’t suit us at all. I’m not shocked our away record is generally good and at times we have struggled at home

Yes the pitch at times ain’t helped but neither has teams sitting behind the ball and breaking us at pace.

6.) 06 Feb 2021 08:08:39
I agree with you there Bermo- we are better when teams come at us than when they sit back and counter as gaps open up behind.



03 Feb 2021 08:58:03
Great article, proves how great he is.
For his part, the United head coach Marco Bielsa is not the sort to bask in high praise.
He might provide technical and tactical instruction and enlightenment to his players and ensure they have the right conditioning, but it is the player who must triumph by virtue of their qualities, mindset and desire, in Bielsa's view. In that regard, Leeds - seeking a third successive league victory tonight - seem blessed.
The squad has been augmented by the talents of Rodrigo - a big doubt for this evening's game with Everton - and Raphinha, who has a more minor issue, yet remains heavily reliant on those who have previously played for most of their careers in England's second tier. The likes of Stuart Dallas, Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford - mainstays under Bleisa - have all emphatically shown themselves to be serious Premier League players in a short space of time, along with others such as Illan Meslier, Jack Harrison and Mateusz Klich.
That so many players who Bielsa brought on in the Championship are now excelling in the biggest league in the world is surely a testament to his work.
The Argentine has a different observation and delivers an anecdote from his homeland.
He commented: "To leave the state of comfort and to get out of the comfort and go above and beyond is not linked to a manager, but it is linked to the ambition of a player.
"I am going to give you an example from 40 years ago. I spent 10 years in the formation phase of football accompanying Jorge Griffa, who was an expert in this. In the club where I come from, Newell's Old Boys, the formation and foundation of players was the most important thing.
"There were always young players with incredible ambitions. Young players who never managed to show their capabilities due to a lack of ambition.
"There, we worked with five or six coaches and every time that a coach had that player that did not shine, every time another of the coaches would say: 'Don't worry, next year I will take the best out of him'.
"The player would go through the five coaches that accompanied Griffa, the player would not triumph and the conclusion, what was it?
"The conclusion was it is not how good the coach was, it is the ambition of the player and how much he wants it. Coaches do not make great players.
"The ambition, the character, the determination of a player is what allows them to be great players.
"There is a lot of development in the technical and physical qualities that is very good. But there are few other resources to establish a better mindset and to increase the ambition of a player. "
The fact that, for three seasons running under Bielsa, Leeds have endured testing spells early on in a New Year, but produced a response of character on each occasion also paints his players in a thoroughly positive light. After three successive defeats, including an embarrassing FA Cup exit at League Two outfit Crawley and a worrying home defeat to Brighton, Leeds have responded in a head-turning fashion by way of successive away victories at Leicester City and Newcastle United.
Tonight, United are eyeing their first double over Everton since 1990-91. It would represent another souvenir in a wholesome return to the top-flight.
It is a season which has been pronounced for Leeds's ability to press and win the ball back from their opponents, with data showing that they are currently the best at that particular aspect of football among Europe's leading top-flight leagues in Germany, Spain, Italy, France and England.
Pressing is a huge part of modern football. For Bielsa, the methodology in choosing when to press is the true art and barometer of an intelligent footballer.
He commented: "In a study of the five biggest leagues in Europe, the team who invests the most time pressuring the opponent is Leeds. But that is not praise or something to single out.
"It is one thing to press and another thing is to press, recover the ball and find yourself in a position where the opponent is disorganised.
"The observation that you make is true, us being conscious of the fact that we press so much. What we are trying to do is to make sure this effort that we are producing bears fruit. "
Tonight sees Leeds play their first home fixture on a new hybrid pitch ahead of a full-scale reconstruction of the Elland Road surface in the summer. The surface was acquired from Tottenham Hotspur at a cost of £300,000 following criticism of the pitch in the recent game with Brighton.
Bielsa added: "How it is going to be, I do not know. But it does not matter too much, the important thing is to belong to an institution that worries so much about the needs of the team. ".


1.) 03 Feb 2021 10:27:22

That must have took you a while to text, and very motivational it is too. Thank you for the time you spent crediting it, a very uplifting start to my day.

2.) 03 Feb 2021 11:15:59
One hell of a post, thank you '70.

3.) 03 Feb 2021 11:26:57
No probs Axe but I must admit I cut and pasted it, on the computer, only took a few minutes, good read though and pleased you liked it.

4.) 03 Feb 2021 12:22:27
Thanks 1970, I had seen parts of the article but very good!
I really like the last paragraph, which is thanking the club for responding to criticism! I really love reading his words and think we are truly blessed to have him as our manager!

5.) 03 Feb 2021 13:01:04
Very interesting read 👍.

6.) 03 Feb 2021 13:38:34
Bielsa is incredibly humble and one of the reasons he's one of my favourite ever managers.

7.) 03 Feb 2021 17:20:12
There has to be a book deal in here somewhere 1970 surely?

Thanks for posting love reading anything Bielsa, one of my favourites was instructing his goalkeeper to send all goal kicks straight into touch as his analysis had shown the opposition had a weakness when taking their own throw ins.



27 Jan 2021 12:52:50
Big win last night with a stubborn performance
Must have pleased Bermo who seems to have taken a sabbatical. Your absence is noted Bermo

If we win 4 more games this season Fulham and WBA have to win at least 9 games and blunts need 11 to over take us.
How many more games will any of them win?

On the squad times maybe up for Casillas, Beradi, Foreshaw and Hernandez. On top of these there are two or three who are borderline.

Strengthening for me would be straight down the spine with a CF, Number 10, AMF, DMF, and then maybe a left sided defender like Ayling who can play in the middle or left back and a back up keeper. that's a minimum of four to move on and bring in up to six, even if it takes the next two windows.


1.) 27 Jan 2021 15:27:11
Bermo is filming his latest production called 'Time' so probably won't be on here for the next few weeks at least.

2.) 27 Jan 2021 16:59:09
Hope it goes well Berm stay safe and Well!

3.) 27 Jan 2021 21:37:50
you know me 1970 loved last nights win, missed it as on set but according to all reports we won while not at best and not playing well and to mean that is better than winning by being great as it takes a strong and good team to 'win badly' while any team can win on their day.

things been mental on set so not posting but still keeping up with everything and an avid reader of the page. and thank you for the well wishes also Mez best wishes to you mate and a speedy recovery


4.) 27 Jan 2021 22:55:58
Ok maybe the occasional post.



26 Jan 2021 13:29:38
The one thing to remember is Rads, the 49'rs and now, You Tubes Chad Hurley are all investors so will be looking for a return on that investment.

There was an article recently saying a second investment company had been set up alongside the 49'rs original investment company.
Both with slightly different trading names.
Questions were asked why the 49'rs needed a second company to invest in Leeds.
It appears the second company was made up of a number of smaller investors who have clubbed together to buy the 22% stake
Chad Hurley is quoted that he along with others had invest in the second company which was lead by the 49'rs.


1.) 26 Jan 2021 13:54:15
I think Radz also sees the 49ers as a possible exit strategy as he has said they could become majority owners in the future.



20 Jan 2021 21:46:29
Bermo, please see this article - worth a read and a reason why Bielsa is so highly thought of by many on here.

If you have what some think is the best manager we could get in. Even if the plan takes a backward step. It is far better to stick the course and keep building on current foundations. For if you keep changing course every time you hit a hard part on a journey you will end up no where. Like we did for far to long after relegation.


1.) 20 Jan 2021 22:16:29
Good read and oh so true.

2.) 20 Jan 2021 22:25:07
read it mate and great article

firstly I agree. Belisa is a man of great quality, his humanity, humility make him a special person. look at the way he took the blame and the fine for spy gate. plus the countless other things. The man is a true great

then of fat frank as a boss. I agree i'd rather have belisa all day long it is not even close, although it must be said of frank as derby boss he changed his tactics after three defeats and he did a number on us. Did fat frank get lucky or did he outwit and do a number on belisa. that is up for debate

also belisa is an amazing coach, he improves players and the stuff he has got us playing is beyond top class. he got these players playing like Barcelona with a mix of holland total football

my one and only criticism of belisa is his stubbornness which we all admit he has

his squads do get burn out. he won't change that with bigger squad

we are crying out for a number 9.he won't play one nor does he want one

he will never deviate from plan A, even when it is beyond obvious plan A doesn't always work. espcially against teams who sit back

he sticks with same game plan even when our players can't pull it off (giving away the ball in midfield)

His style leaves us massively open

he doesn't work on set plays. this has cost us in a huge way already

he can not change a game mid-way through to help us get balance of the game

So it is a clear choice do we back the manager and accept the faults knowing he won't change or do we think his faults will cost us and jump ship

both are valid views and both choices have the merits and cons. I respect all those who say stick with belisa. I get it I respect it

I however think with these problems all being very obvious and all being long term it is a bit of a risk. I think our players will dip in form as they tend to under belisa and the flaws outweighs the perks. I am that worried I think with belisa in charge (unless football goes on a break) we could well go down. at the end of the day I think there are others out there who could do a better job and win us more points from the remaining games. not sure who but personally my realistic choice would be Ranieri.

I think this is all fair however some can't not accept my reasoning or my views and feel the need to shout me down and mug me off. fair enough. I hope they are right.




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29 Jan 2021 09:06:44
Yes I saw that cover story and it well could be right, although it seems a long way to go for something that could be discussed over the phone or zoom.

One thing that is for sure is the reason he was there needed to be discussed in person. For me that tells a different story, as every team in the world is suffering a loss of revenue.




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14 Sep 2020 21:45:26
Hear he's mustard!




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27 Feb 2020 12:26:20
Opposition dirty tricks, trying to unsettle could be one take!




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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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12 Feb 2021 18:17:39
Happy with us sitting where we are and not in the relegation dogfight.
A top ten finish would be an achievement.
Its ok Rads saying I want to consolidate and then push on for Europe.
Every owner is trying to do that, every team and manager are all working towards it. The higher up the league you go the harder it gets.
So I think Rads and co need to bring in the players needed to achieve his wishes because without the players it can't be done. Think we only have one player in the team at the moment from a supposed £100m summer investment in players.
We might be better bringing in a couple of stars and the balance of the money being used to strengthen the squad with another half a dozen players in the Dallas, Ayling and Harrison mould.




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03 Feb 2021 11:26:57
No probs Axe but I must admit I cut and pasted it, on the computer, only took a few minutes, good read though and pleased you liked it.




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01 Feb 2021 16:32:08
Did we not used to play in blue and yellow like the Rhinos?




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30 Jan 2021 17:26:53
The fifty points target was always a big question after the first 8 or 10 games. Can we get to that target or will we come up just short. Still half a season to go but maybe forty five might be more realistic.




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25 Jan 2021 16:29:21
Aus, think the story was when Rads was looking around Dalglish and him were sitting beside each other at a game. Rads seemingly discussed his plans with him and Dalglish advised him to take a look at Leeds, the rest is history.