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07 Jul 2019 11:03:22
I am concerned that a replacement for Jansson will not be sourced during this window and that our centre back pool will be Cooper, White, Berardi and Strujik. Bielsa doesn't want too many options for positions as displayed last season when our options were Cooper, Jansson, Berardi and Halme.


1.) 07 Jul 2019 13:14:33
Supposed to be after some “wonderkid” 21 year old from Arsenal. I’ll take a good wonderkid from there any day of the week!

2.) 07 Jul 2019 13:21:41
You’d hope but Arsenal have lacked quality CBs since George graham (who? ) stopped signing them.

3.) 07 Jul 2019 14:57:33
And Cooper gets injured week 2.



06 Jul 2019 22:14:35
I am sure it is pure coincidence but the sale of Clarke and Jansson covers the transfer fee for Costa next season.


1.) 07 Jul 2019 04:49:17
Still leaves us short of the loans for this season and our losses.



13 Jun 2019 13:56:42
Villa are apparently interested in Phillips for £14m. Would not want to lose one of our better performers from last season however he is not worth £14m so I would probably take it.


1.) 13 Jun 2019 14:57:00
Not worth it. ? Team
If the season player. Grealish had a £50m tag on him. Kalvin has him in his pocket . no less than £20 m.

2.) 13 Jun 2019 15:02:06
Other rumour is swap with wolves for Helder! Thank goodness these clubs aren’t talking to Bermo or they’d only be offering a monkey!

3.) 13 Jun 2019 15:23:49
I’d probably take 15 million or Helder and some cash. Bielsa has improved his play and value over one season. He has the chance of premiership football and we get a reasonable return when his second year in the position might not be a good. If we need some cash, possibly one f the least painful options, Forshaw on the books and Bielsa possibly sees other possibilities.

4.) 13 Jun 2019 16:00:48
think of brexit no deal.

5.) 13 Jun 2019 16:02:37
I'd take it or any better offer if we could negotiate it.
Shackleton would be perfect for that role IMO.

6.) 13 Jun 2019 17:43:42
Are you guys serious?! Do you want promotion next year or not?! KP is essential for a promotion campaign! Doesn’t matter if we even get £20 m as it won’t all be invested back in the team anyway . Spanish, Forshaw is not fit to lace KP’s boots in that defensive shield position . Have you forgotten about the careless play from him that led to a number of goals last season already?!

7.) 13 Jun 2019 19:20:18
Red Hot, everyone has his price and his value. Your view of KP isn’t shared by everyone on here. During the year there was careless play from quite a few people. On top of that he might actually fancy having a go at the premiership. Before the start of the season KP wasn’t thought of as a superb player in that position. No reason to believe someone else couldn’t succeed as well. However I’ll go with Bielsas judgement, I’m sure he would have made it perfectly clear if he is prepared to accept the sale of KP.

8.) 13 Jun 2019 20:07:35
If KP goes it’s just another nail in Rads coffin as far as I’m concerned as well as many others . That goes for Clarke too, who has every chance of being a £50 m to £ 100 m player one day .

9.) 14 Jun 2019 11:08:47
Anyone willing to take 15mill for KP is a fool. He is the sort of player you need at the club. Made EFL team in the first year he has played that position and will improve next season although i think he should be used further forward. You want his kind around the dressing room and for me he his 25mill+. Who will you replace him with, Diaz not ready for a full campaign yet and Foreshaw should be on his way out in my opinion along with Dallas.

10.) 14 Jun 2019 13:41:06
Dallas' finishing was sublime in the playoff game - I would try him out as a center forward personally. Get rid of Bam-average instead.

11.) 15 Jun 2019 20:44:56
Under no circumstances should KP be sold. The boy is Leeds thro an thro, born and bred, and we need those, at least one of them, in our team. Like him, or loathe him, we need Leeds blood on that pitch, and I know Kal would do anything for our club.



25 May 2019 23:18:03
Reported online PSG owners interested in buying Leeds.


1.) 26 May 2019 11:52:50

2.) 26 May 2019 14:59:14
I see that the silly season has started already.

3.) 26 May 2019 15:17:24

It's silly season, all season, and every season, at ER.


4.) 26 May 2019 20:35:33
Yeah it’s probably the skint cousin of the PSG owner without two Euro’s to rub together.

5.) 27 May 2019 12:56:09
To be fair can it get mch worse as it seems Radz is not planning to buy anyone during the summer according to the 72, even if we sell. If Radz has no intention of investing I wish he would just foxtrot oscar, instead he is hoping to get promoted on the cheap and then sell the club.



21 Oct 2018 10:54:45
Possession in football isn't always nine tenths of the law, it is what you do with the ball that counts. Glad to see Hernandez back because he adds to creativity of the team and takes the focus off Saiz. A fit Roofe "sniffing" around the six yard box will offer more than Roberts who is still learning the game and operates around the penalty spot/ edge of the box.





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11 Nov 2019 07:43:15
Forshaw is one of my favourite players but his prolonged absence for his latest injury is now starting to become excessive. The last time he played was late September. If he is not available after the international break that will be 2 months out with a niggle.


1.) 11 Nov 2019 09:35:18
Decent squad player at best . Can’t score and overly injury prone .

2.) 11 Nov 2019 12:06:30
Notts Been like this with him for awhile now which probably means he has a partly insoluble underlying injury which takes time to settle once a niggle flares up. Good player but his contract should not be extended due to his absenteeism.

3.) 11 Nov 2019 14:21:40
I can see why Boro were happy to sell.

4.) 11 Nov 2019 20:01:29
Surely if that was or is the case there is something really wrong at Leeds who seem to buy other clubs cast off, we need someone in recruitment department ASAP.

5.) 11 Nov 2019 20:52:42
Whitey Forshaw wasn't a cast off as such, more a gamble. He can play but is injury prone. This ought to have been reflected in the purchase price but if I recall correctly there was a wide range of prices mentioned from £3m to £4.5m. Perhaps his susceptibility to injury the reason for a more floaty acquisition cost. If we can get him on the bench soon and keep him fit until end of the season we will have derived some value, otherwise more of a waste sadly.

6.) 11 Nov 2019 21:22:25
Whiteman, the person you speak of is currently employed by LUFC his name is Victor Orta . An awful lot of his finds have been bang below average at best.

7.) 12 Nov 2019 00:37:58
Chris. Harsh. Orts brought Bubs. Without Bubs, Eddie, Kiko etc wouldn't have looked twice at Leeds. Would Hecky etc have attracted this quality etc? We all know the answer. Thus Orts is underrated by many of us. I used to Witter about us buying "ones for tomorrow", but some look superb. I think he's doing ok.

8.) 12 Nov 2019 06:40:33
George thanks for that, and Chris I do agree.

9.) 12 Nov 2019 09:31:46
Toryscum do the names , cibicki, grot, ekuban, ideguchi, de Bock, wiedwald, lassoga to name. just a few mean anything to you .
Orta doesn't cover himself in glory when it comes to player aquisitions.



19 Oct 2019 19:05:24
Happy to win but have to admit that we were poor and decent opponents would have taken us apart today. Scoring goals is our major issue and Bielsa tried to address this by deploying 4 wingers, it did not work. Particularly in the second half we were overrun in midfield. The lack of midfield options on the bench today could have cost us but we were crying out to flood the midfield to gain control of the game. Bamford's shot shyness is starting to spread throughout the team. Thank god for Phillips who put his foot through the ball and aimed it at the goal.


1.) 19 Oct 2019 19:36:45
Agree Notts. Also, I don't think we can continue to squander our chances like we have so far this season. We just don't seem to have anyone that can finish off a move with a goal. I know we started the season as favourites, and I'm not a betting man, but I just don't see us winning the league based on performances so far this season.

2.) 19 Oct 2019 19:46:33
agree mate but still a win is a win. form can pick up but sounds like the fight and mentality is coming along.

3.) 19 Oct 2019 20:39:24
Which decent opponents are you alluding to? Man City? Liverpool? Or Stoke City?

4.) 19 Oct 2019 21:45:53
I believe any of the top 6 would have found us beatable on today's performance. I will treat your comment about Liverpool etc. as the joke it was intended to be.

5.) 19 Oct 2019 22:23:32
It wasn’t a joke. Every game no matter who you are playing is different. My point being that if we were playing Brom or Fulham today the whole dynamics of the game change. Who’s to say we wouldn’t have spanked Fulham today?!

6.) 19 Oct 2019 22:53:23
Whose to say we would have.



06 Oct 2019 11:44:47
Disappointed about the result yesterday however the sending off had a massive impact on the result. I am becoming increasingly frustrated in how the squad resources are being used to cover injuries. I am probably old school in believing in "Horses for Courses" but I would personally rather see a specialist in a role than a jack of all trades. The game against Millwall saw a right back playing centre back, another right back playing centre midfield.

It is likely that due to Berardi's sending off Phillips will be playing as centre back in the next game. We are going back to the old days of square pegs in round holes and I am starting to feel that it is a myth that Bielsa trusts youth players as when push comes to shove he would rather shuffle his senior players than bring in an U23.

The second issue is the bench which has absolutely no balance what so ever. It appears that a "next cab off the rank approach" is used for filling the bench. I love the football we play but feel the manager's stubborn streak is contributing to some inconsistent results.


1.) 06 Oct 2019 12:05:40
Notts Excellent post. We ought to be playing a "horses for courses" but we are not. Here's a big reason why Bielsa must go. Same thing as with Monk. One trick ponyism. All the homework Bielsa does, when did he ever say the way they play will nullify what we do so let's go 4-4-2 or at least 3-5-2. Answer? Basically never. It's always 4-1-4-1 or whichever way you want to describe it. He underestimates the importance of physicality and set pieces and we only look good against teams who can really play. Lesser opponents frequently get the better of us. Is it only me who sees this as a big problem? I know Berm and Chris do. I'm not overly dissing Bielsa. He's a good knowledgeable manager but he's not for this league and therefore not for us.

2.) 06 Oct 2019 12:26:05
Can't argue with that post Notts, the guy repeats the same thing time and time again but can't understand why we keep getting the same type of result.

3.) 06 Oct 2019 12:32:58
Hello Mezz. You understand like Notts, Berm and Chris Chris.

4.) 06 Oct 2019 13:14:13
Think any football fan will know that you can not play the same way against everyone. Good managers look at weakness of other teams and exploit it. that's exactly what other teams ar doing to us, they know how we play and the probable line up. Said before teams like Wall will exploit it and they did. that's what is worrying me that we do not change players to suit the type of game. Yes we have lots of possession but its not gaining us anything if we do not score. Thing is we are not direct enough and seem to want to take the next pass along the line and hope all their defenders go to sleep. Love the style of play but need an end product. Yes it is partly down to recruitment and not having sufficient players in important areas but also the reluctance to use the players we have.

5.) 06 Oct 2019 14:07:28
Player rotation is important fir freshness but top teans like Man City abd Liverpool do NOT change their system. they just go out
, score goals and win match after match with these top players

If we had better players on tbe left wing and centre forward we would have bern promoted no question . we badly miss a fit Roofe and not signing Daniel James.

6.) 06 Oct 2019 14:42:51
great post notts as always very insightful.

7.) 06 Oct 2019 15:48:40
Exactly Bazooka. Pep rotates his squad and brings fresh players in according to who he is playing. We do not have the same quality but we do have options which are never used. Pep is more flexible than Bubs and will drop Raheem for a DM if he thought it was needed.

8.) 06 Oct 2019 15:52:33
It’s a totally rational post Notts, and well thought out as always.
I would love to see us have a bigger squad at our disposal, as clearly others would too.
If Bielsa had that at his disposal, and we picked up minimal injuries, how many points would we win the PL by next season? 🤔😳😂🍻.



02 Oct 2019 10:46:54
Big win last night, as although it is still early in the season, WBA will be challenging for promotion. We showed that we have the ability to tough it out which has been questioned over the past few games. Bamford had a fantastic game with regards to work rate and holding up the ball but now has a real psychological issue when shooting as the keeper must appear as a giant to him, but I would not begrudge him MOM. I thought that Dallas ran Bamford close for MOM will a tireless display. Costa, although not at the level we are expecting put in an improved performance. Our control in midfield definitely deteriorated when Shackleton left the field and unfortunately Roberts could not get to the pace of the game and was rightly replaced. Special mention to the Referee and the assistant running the line towards the Kop end. England did not have representation from our Refs in the last World Cup and this pairs display it is easy to see why. Alioski booked (quite rightly) for an uncontrolled slide at the Kop end however a WBA player in the same area of the pitch sides through a Leeds player to eventually win the ball does not warrant a free kick. Apparently you are also allowed to man handle a player out of the way to get to the ball. I think last nights ref has been watching too much of the Rugby.


1.) 02 Oct 2019 14:16:53
Top post Sheriff.

2.) 02 Oct 2019 20:34:38
Notts, I agree, WBA will be right up there this season. A quality coach, and lots of capable players, and a big side too. I think that’s the best opposition performance I’ve seen across the last two seasons. Credit where it’s due.



31 Aug 2019 20:15:17
I understand Bielsa's decision to play an unchanged side and with clinical finishing, we could have won the game by half time. However, the growing trend at Elland Road is for the opposition to be defensive and hope to hit us with a sucker punch. Because of this Bielsa needs to find other ways to break down stubborn defenses. The introduction of Costa to the starting line up is now a must. Eddie is an excellent talent but can he play as a lone striker or would he be more effective playing with Bamford? In today's game I felt that Costa should have been brought on sooner as we needed to force the issue with Swansea and would have brought off Klich who IMO was slowing the game down. The straight swop of Nketiah with Bamford for me was a wasted opportunity to link the pair. However, with more composure and taking responsibility in the opposition's box the substitutions would have been academic.


1.) 31 Aug 2019 20:32:21
I’m not one to question Bielsa but Costa has to start the next game as he brings a whole new dimension to the team. Personally I’d keep Eddie on bench for the time being unless paired with Bamford as Notts alluded to.
Not enough clear cut chances created today and Costs is the man to change that.

2.) 31 Aug 2019 20:52:00
Yes Cork, it is becoming increasingly difficult to not start with one of our squad's best players.

3.) 31 Aug 2019 20:56:52
Spot on Notts.

4.) 01 Sep 2019 00:38:01
Again one of Bielsas strengths is also a weakness. He must be applauded for his loyalty but you can sometimes be too loyal.




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24 Jul 2018 12:35:29
I have read articles that state Bielsa is happy with his central defensive options and only wants a left back and a striker. I hope this is not the case as we will be severely expose if injuries/ suspensions occur. Also I believe I am right in that we have conceded in the last two friendlies from corners. Does not bode well.




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18 Jul 2018 14:39:38
Yes, we started to show interest immediately after Derby had an offer accepted for the player. Ah well, least we tried :)




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09 Jul 2018 14:20:29
I wouldn't take HITC's word for it, they have a habit of being way off the mark




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12 Apr 2018 10:57:23
Why would he give up this cushy gig ? The tail is wagging the dog with regards to his relationship with Radz. Orta is Teflon with regards to the poor performances from the players he has brought in and cannot be judged on the U23s for at least a couple of years. Why go to a club where he may be judged on actual results ? Utter madness




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12 Mar 2018 13:58:46
Wiewald a good shot ? Not sure about that





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13 Nov 2019 18:05:57
I believe he already has or it is very close to being done.




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11 Nov 2019 14:31:30
George, we don't disagree my friend. I don't see PNE as an automatic promotion side. Early days yet but they need to play WBA and Fulham twice and have away games against Sheff Wed, Bristol C, Brentford and us.




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11 Nov 2019 14:21:40
I can see why Boro were happy to sell.




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11 Nov 2019 08:42:59
Preston will drop off.




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11 Nov 2019 08:41:50
Agree about Harrison but he has been involved in a number of goals of late so does have it in him. We do need Forshaw back and he has a steadying influence in midfield.