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20 Jul 2020 10:25:04
Like London buses, no posts for ages and then.

Carlos Corberan, name linked with the Huddersfield job. I'd like him to stay and be part of the premiership coaching team and category one academy team. Don't think a job with Huddersfield offers much for the cv and could easily be out of a job by Christmas. For me, he has been part of our success over The last few years and he deserves to be part of the premiership experience. Hope Bielsa wants him to stay.


1.) 20 Jul 2020 14:28:36
Agreed Spanish. Just posted similar, with out catching up first! Doh!

2.) 20 Jul 2020 17:56:01
Spaniard Could not agree more. It's a downward backward move for CC at this juncture. Radz spoke about aiming for PL stability. Don't see how that's achieved by allowing CC to go. CC shouldn't be allowed to leave until after first season back in PL.



08 Aug 2019 10:11:34
Well guys, I've just got a feeling that today is going to be such a good day that even Wex will be happy! Ok, well perhaps not that good but you never know!

French very tall goalkeeper in, Eddie on his way down the M1 and I think he is an excellent piece of business! Then the Italian Irish connection. Kent would really start to get the champagne opened but the one that might settle a few defensive nerves on here could be Cameron Vickers, perhaps, perhaps something that might have been mentioned during the Clarke negotiations.

If all of that happens, I think it's been an incredible window, first three and it's ok, kent would make it very good!

At least with the cut off at 5pm, we don't even need to think about going to bed!


1.) 08 Aug 2019 10:34:20
Well just read Phil Hay and he is saying Eddie and the French goalie and that’s the lot! He is very rarely wrong and doesn’t normally predict unless his sources are good. Let’s see!

2.) 08 Aug 2019 10:38:15
Spaniard Looks like CCV going elsewhere and according to Phil Hay we're only signing Eddie today and then we're done for the summer window.

3.) 08 Aug 2019 11:07:49
Disappointly think you’re spot on George

Looks like others have done or doing decent business

Scott Carson would have been useful and our “relationship” with Spurs and Poch seems non existent despite the hype.

4.) 08 Aug 2019 11:39:48
Suppose we shouldn’t be surprised

MB wants 18 players plus U23s as required

Roofe and BPF out, two in, job done.

5.) 08 Aug 2019 11:47:40
Scandalous window. Another two loans which will probably only cost a couple of million means that Radz and Orta finish up with around £20million profit while we get a bunch of loan players that may or may not work out for us.

6.) 08 Aug 2019 12:44:42
theres certain positions where it shouldn't be a case of we will wait and see how it goes alf, Basically the spine of the team, and here we are again with that very scenario about to be played out, kiko does be all over the place, and if he is dropped then we WILL be told this new young lad will take time to adjust to UK game, all the while points will be dropped . Fingers Crossed the lad hits the ground at a 1000 mph,



12 Jul 2019 08:04:05
So shaunessy and Pearce not featuring in the two games in any form . Assuming that means thank you and goodnight?


1.) 12 Jul 2019 11:44:04
Spaniard Nessy just isn't good enough. Pearce is but doesn't fit the Bielsa style. He's composed but a tad slow for the system. I'd sell Nessy if a fee can be obtained and loan out Pearce as he could be useful to us in the future.



12 Jul 2019 08:00:36
Ok next up for the gamblers and guessers! Who won't be on the plane to Australia! Sounds like bit of a fight going on with the commercial boys and reported that Bielsa wants to keep the new boys and late returners training hard and not making the trip, including a number from last night. That sounds like a good plan to me. Also assuming no Roberts and Ayling. Perhaps a good idea not to take any CBS as well! Not sure papa Hernandez needs a trip to Australia either. Wonder if there are any good CBS out there who could come back with us?


1.) 12 Jul 2019 11:09:00
Ausman and others over there may know better, but as far as I can tell there are no decent CBs playing for Western Sydney Wanderers (their best appears to be Dylan McGowan, who I would not pick ahead of Struijk) and not even any across the city at their more illustrious neighbours Sydney FC.

2.) 13 Jul 2019 03:28:23
Nobody here good enough.



08 Jul 2019 21:37:30
When Bielsa talked about staying, he would have made it very clear what he wanted, what the preferable and positive sales could be. It obviously wasn't a surprise that Pontus would go, and in that knowledge. Kitching, Aappo and Paudie were let go, which means that even with no Pontus, they weren't in the plans. Shaunessy, hasn't gone any where, so, although it would be a surprise to me, he might be featuring preseason.

Likewise it wouldn't be a surprise that we would have offers for JC, KP and Roofe!

Point is, there will be a plan and Bielsa will have ideas for how he can use the squad that he appears to be fine tuning. Like Raggity says below, he deserves the chance. Let's see how we start to play some football.


1.) 09 Jul 2019 10:58:53
Damn you are your profound logic Spanish! 👍🏻.

2.) 09 Jul 2019 12:42:37
Spanish if the plan is to go with Cooper, White and Struik plus makeshifts then most would agree it’s a daft plan . If they pull a top quality replacement out of the hat, then that’s a different story . Problem is Bielsa was on record last year as being happy with the numbers in central defence . He’s now swapped Pontus for White, so I suspect in his myopic eyes all good .

3.) 09 Jul 2019 15:30:51

As the manager of Leeds United Football Club, do you think it would be a good idea to sit in a media meeting and pronounce that he thinks his centre backs are not up to it?


This is what you think he should have done?

So how do you think that will motivate Cooper, Jansson, Beradi, Struik, Halme and Diaz?

What support would they have given Biesla for the rest of the season?

Also, every agent of every centre back would have been beating down his door. And ever club with a reasonable centre back would be inflating his fee.

4.) 09 Jul 2019 17:48:47
Axe incorrect . Even the board last Summer tried to persuade him to go for Bartley . He wasn’t interested . His school of thought is pretty much anyone can make a job of CB if they can use the ball . Fine in South America or may be even Spain but not on a wet Wednesday night at the Den it’s not!




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05 Mar 2021 17:50:26
A very good under 23 performance and win foday against Wolves 2-0 away. Strong 45mins from Rodrigo, a goal and pen and Poveda. Berardi also had a solid 45 but tired at the end.

Charlie Allen stood out today, but Cresswell, Dramah, Kenneth, mckinstry also very good.

Loved Max Dean, 17 year old forward trying to take the penalty he'd created instead of Rodrigo!

Greenwood was back today and had a good 45.

Bearing in mind the under 23s training with the first team and the Flying Dutchman serving his red card, we have some good talent at this level. If they get promoted, it'll be interested how they get on against the country's top under 23 sides.

Also interesting what it means for those out on loan, Edmondson, Stevens, Mccalmont and Gotts.




16 Feb 2021 15:13:44
Been some really interesting posts on here, including comments from the Ed about Bielsa and his tactics. Got me thinking.

My dream, which I suspect is the same as Radz and most on here, is to see us consistently competing for champions league spots as a stable premiership team.

Lots on here debating Bielsa's ability to deliver top level success in European leagues. To be fair, he was a bit of a left field appointment, to take an underachieving club out of the championship without throwing aside most of the players! Yr one, play offs achieved, year two Championship and promotion delivered, year three, in itself a first with Bielsa, hopefully prem survival in a reasonable way. All along he has done it by winning fans all over the world for how we play whilst gradually upgrading the squad.

How many years before we could be realistic champions league contenders in a regular basis? Could Bielsa achieve it, we can debate that, but will he be around long enough, probably not!

So for me, Bielsa is about continuing the transition from championship also rans to premiership contenders, building the brand by doing it in an exciting way. That's a job he's definable suitable for.

But the key for me is also doing it in a way that there is a legacy to pass onto and help the next coach who will be able to deliver that next stage. So enjoy Bielsa because I think he'll keep us in the prem playing attractive football but the really important coach appointment will be the next one.


1.) 16 Feb 2021 15:39:18
Totally agree Spani. Just hope you are wrong with the "around long enough, probably not". You are probably right but I just hope that he cannot resist a challenge. Europa league, Champions League, Prem winners, and again, and again, and.

2.) 16 Feb 2021 15:55:55
my dream is always the same, to be the best we can be and get the best results possible. It was the same in league one, I don't care who it is against I enjoy a win and a defeat kills me and ruins my weekend!

I have respect for the best results possible this is what I think wilko did early days over achieving and what Grayson did.

now with belisa I think we have a good squad and good players so I just hope we do the best we can, of course we may get beat by the top teams but I don't want us losing to the worst (of course I know football don't work like this)

the main thing I pray is we learn from our mistakes, we cut out the silly goals we concede, we learn to break down poor teams who play a certain kind of way and we start to be a bit more consistent

results first style for me comes a very distant second, that said often belisa manages to do both so that's it a dream combination.

3.) 16 Feb 2021 17:52:26
Spanishleeds, agree to the point of ; any new manager is not going to do the job in MB way, it will be in their way and not the previous manager, as always.

4.) 16 Feb 2021 17:57:10
My dream is simple. Never lose another game - ever!

5.) 16 Feb 2021 20:17:21
true leodis and for the wife to look five stone and ten years younger.

6.) 16 Feb 2021 21:09:19
Nah that would get a bit boring Leo.

Hear hear Spanish.

7.) 16 Feb 2021 22:01:42
Spanish, for me it would be non other than Pochettino when MB decides to call it a day. Would he come to Leeds though,? I doubt it, but who knows, maybe he’ll bring M’bappe with him too.!
Supertramp song suddenly comes to mind.

8.) 16 Feb 2021 23:07:42
OP giving the game away with your song selection, of a certain vintage shall we say pal? 😂😂😂.

9.) 17 Feb 2021 06:55:58
My dream is a bit more complicated as it involves 12 bottles of peroni and a hotel room full of hookers and a really good kebab.

10.) 17 Feb 2021 07:18:04
Which one OP? Asylum?

11.) 17 Feb 2021 09:25:34
your bloody well right or dreamer?

12.) 17 Feb 2021 09:44:38
True, more appropriate Alf than Dreamer. 😉.

13.) 17 Feb 2021 16:10:57
My dream is to watch football like we’ve been playing. but more consistently and with enough bench and quality and interchangeability to relive European nights.

I’d like us to get at least a trophy or two before I pop me clogs*. but if we are playing at a level of being able to win every game we play, have a good bunch of lads who are decent folk willing to play for each other and die for the team. and we play great football, the rest will come.

*been a supporter of Leeds for 51 years this April. so by law of “years of man are three score and ten” I have 12 more years to give to my love of the club. before I don my white rose shirt for the very last time.



10 Feb 2021 08:14:07
So Rafa already the subject of transfer speculation. Big challenge for Radz, Orta and Bielsa to keep him and show him sone love! Without doubt he's going to be a fan's favorite, player of the year. As a number of posters have out on here seems to have a fair supply of everything! Looks like a bit of a leader to me as well setting standards and expectations for those around him, the new Pablo!

For me need to show we can keep him and build a team around him.


1.) 10 Feb 2021 09:35:40
I agree with that Spanish.
I don’t think they would let him go unless silly offer. got to be plus 50 I reckon with first dibs.

2.) 10 Feb 2021 12:56:50
Agreed Aussie. Even at 50mill I would have my doubts. Just thinking with these modern technology printers could we have a Raph for the other wing?

3.) 10 Feb 2021 14:05:38
Agree Spanish that Raphinia is already the fans fave; he simply must not be sold this summer

Although Raphinia is the best/ most talented player at the club as for Player of the year (so far) for me it is Bamford not Raphinia.

4.) 10 Feb 2021 14:25:51
Fair point Bazooka, but probably depends on what happens between now and the end of the season. Raff has the time and opportunity to still storm it. Others worthy of mention this year for me, Harrison, seems always focused on getting better, taken his accuracy and power of shooting to another level this year, still not quite stand out in the league but could get there. Other I’m delighted for is Ayling, had sone doubters at this level and struggles against the very fastest and best but really made a step up to a premiership attacking right back.

5.) 10 Feb 2021 15:25:52
I agree, Ayling gives us a true cutting edge down the right. To me, he is a blueprint for the Left back. As for Harrison I am a bit on the fence. I agree he has improved but I would like him to just go at his marker more. Raph and BamBam will be there in the centre waiting.



09 Feb 2021 08:21:21
Morning everyone,

Very happy with the performances and points from the last 4 games. Needed a response and we got it.

Moving into that stage of the season where the fight for survival could become the fight for possible European football. The next 6 games give us a fair challenge to see if we deserve that, Arsenal, Wolves, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Chelsea. Those 6 will determine the season for me.

Having said that, I'll be happy with mid table ish and no European football. Not sure even with summer replacements we are ready to fight a season with European football given we can't really fight a season on league and domestic cups yet.

The Radz plan for developing a top six team seems to be progressing well and at some stage we'll need to promise European and then champions league football to continue that. But we have the succession of Bielsa to deal with and the continual transition of the team from championship with Alioski, Hernandez, Cooper, Klich and Dallas to a premier league first eleven that doesn't include any of those but maintains the team spirit and unity that many of those bring.

Exciting times, next season going to be massively important for the development of our club. Loving it!


1.) 09 Feb 2021 08:50:04
I personally believe Leeds / Radz / Bielsa had NO intention of progressing in any of the cups.

2.) 09 Feb 2021 09:22:35
Great post Spanish think that’s a very good assessment.
As the team and expectations evolve I agree our fantastic championship players will be replaced by more Raphinia like replacements.

Dallas could be the one player that remains for me if only for his Milner like qualities. Alioski (cheeky crappy aside) I think will be the first to be let go, will be amazed (disappointed) if we renew his contract.

3.) 09 Feb 2021 10:20:34
Dallas got to stay Spanish, seldom has a poor game.

4.) 09 Feb 2021 10:31:26
Class, ty, I think Dallas will increasingly be a good squad player, great asset to have on the bench because so versatile. Alioski sums up the difficulty with moving on from Championship to higher level prem. I love him, such a fighter, gives his all every time he is called on and his given the club the maximum he could I imagine. Great character and again could play a squad role if he was happy with that. I’ll miss him!

5.) 09 Feb 2021 13:13:17
I love Alioski but he has reached his level same with Cooper who has been good last few games but long term is not a top half prem player. Sentiment is great but has no place in football. look at wilko who dropped Mervin day and Vinnie jones when we got promoted. harsh maybe but was the right call.

6.) 09 Feb 2021 13:58:25
I don't think we should have dropped VJ - he went on to have a very successful top flight career so definitely good enough. Maybe too much like Batty though?

7.) 09 Feb 2021 23:00:00
vj was good I just think wilko new batty was similar and a lot better.



07 Feb 2021 13:29:08
Under 23s 4-0up against Bioro after less than 28 mins. The way Summerville is playing, Bielsa will fancy having him involved around the first team before year end.


1.) 07 Feb 2021 14:31:43
Indeed Spanish
Sommerville very impressive again, and equally impressive a superlative strike from Joe Geldhert for the 4th goal.

With Geldhert only playing the first 45 minutes today, really hope and have a good feeling Geldhert might be on the bench tomorrow against Palace.

2.) 07 Feb 2021 15:38:50
I don't what else he needs to do to get a chance. Seems like he is always one of the best at the U23 age.

I don't think Jimmy will make it until next year, it always seems a slow progress to integrate.

3.) 07 Feb 2021 15:48:03
Geldhert has the Xfactor ( far) more than any other Leeds U23 ; when he plays the team looks twice as potent and twice as confident.

4.) 07 Feb 2021 17:27:04
I for one really enjoy learning who's doing well from U23 from you guys much appreciated these posts. Assume we get to the end of the season and the last five games or so are 'dead rubbers' (maybe wishful thinking) which four or five players do you think would be the ones most likely to get some first team minutes?

5.) 07 Feb 2021 17:50:44
Cheers Ealing
Geldhert, Summerville, Drameh, Greenwood would be my 4.

6.) 07 Feb 2021 19:45:51
I too think Gelhardt is ready for the first team, just don't know where I would play him?

7.) 07 Feb 2021 20:21:59
Still a chasm of difference between the U23s and EPL
I agree with your four though BV and would add Huggins to that list.

That being said Bubs watches many U23 games and watches hours snd hours of video we also know he does not make changes lightly.

Then you factor in Gotts out on loan with McCalmot getting good reviews so are on loan players ahead of the ones in the U23’s?

Then we have Jenkins making the First Team bench regularly who wasn’t a stand out for me in the U23’s and not ahead of the four you’ve mentioned. It’s a tricky one to call I hope they all make the squad in time, certainly many have before them due to a run of injuries but I don’t think it will be many more before we are mathematically safe.

And worst of all are they actually good enough to make a difference to what we already have, When you look at likes of Raphinia and if true targets like Rodrigo de Paul.

Don’t get me wrong nothing I would like more than our whole team to be made from the U23s but i sadly we may be lucky if one or two make it at this level.

But it’s still exciting to see who does make it.

8.) 07 Feb 2021 21:41:39
Class, I agree! The jump now is enormous, but we are also spending more money on new under 23ers to match that. I would be surprised to see Geldhert on the bench tomorrow. Think the guys not playing today are the ones closer to being involved at the moment and that’s more based on position. Once we are safe from relegation, you might see some others give a chance, Geldhert, Summerville, Greenwood and Dramah . Max Dean deserves a mention, not because he is close yet, but he’s 16 and playing under 23s and scoring!

I think the under 23s for us are about having a pool of players to assist the first team and also for Bielsa, the emergency cover. We’ve had a strong under 23 team for the last few years but only, Struick and Shackleton have got close from those.

We’re building for the future and it’s good business because many of the players could well be sold on. If the above 4 we’ve mentioned make it to full first team level, that will be excellent!

9.) 08 Feb 2021 08:27:03
Nobody's mentioned Cresswell!

10.) 08 Feb 2021 09:52:47
Farsley, Cresswell making the bench already as are Huggins and Jenkins. Cresswell seems to have popped in front of Casey for the moment. He’s likely to be in the bench until one of Llorente or Koch back. Good example of how Bielsa backflills from the under 23s. I really like that approach, comes with risks but avoids having stacks of senior players doing nothing. I guess that’s the logic of paying more for youth as well, in theory better quality of backfill and hopefully of success.




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02 Feb 2021 07:33:23
Yes, think so Alf but less likely to happen this year if they get relegated as I’m sure Pablo could still play lower first or second decision in Spain and make an impact.




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01 Feb 2021 07:20:44
This is the club where Pablo started and where his dad is still involved in the club. Last time I went to the ground they still had A full size Pablo cutout in the very small club shop!

They are fighting to stay in the division so need a bit of help, if they stay up, this could be a likely destination in the summer. Pablos sister has a sports shop in the town with more Pablo and Leeds kit!




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28 Sep 2020 07:32:42
This one seems to be moving quickly. Looks like an ideal Bielsa player, young, needs to move on to the next level, can fill a few of the midfield slots, like the look of him.




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06 Sep 2020 21:39:38
I really like the look of him. Think he’ll be a regular pretty quickly.




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01 Sep 2020 19:55:31
Not read about the availability Alf, why is that?





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23 Feb 2021 23:08:41
I think Bielsa is challenging Costa to show what he can do on a consistent basis. Harrison has dipped in form and that gives him a chance to show what he can do. We are building up some nice options on the wings, Poveda to come back and Summerville lurking. Feels good.




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19 Feb 2021 17:48:04
Good result today with many away with the first team. Dramah and Summerville must be getting closer. Great to see Dean grab a goal again, 16 and leading the line in the 23s. I think you will see some given opportunities if safety confirmed.

On a different note, the under 18s not doing quite so well, possibly reflects how we prioritise the talent and move it forward quickly.

Anyone been keeping an eye on the u 18s?




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16 Feb 2021 11:26:45
A number have been tried in that position in under 23s but no one close to be able to cover for KP. I think Pascal is the one that has been picked as the most likely to, but clearly a lot to learn. The prem he seems to be more cautious and look to go backwards. When I saw him in the under 23s he got the ball forward more and he does that when playing out from the back as a CB. Hopefully these things are being drilled in training. The trouble is we are short at DM and CB at the moment, so moving pasa al to one causes more problems in the other. Also creates a change in front of Meslier that can’t help! One for Bielsa to sort! I can see both sides, give Pascal a couple more games at DM and see if he can learn and change. But CB he is more comfortable and more naturally gives us height in both boxes!




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15 Feb 2021 16:07:33
Another good performance from the genuine under 23 squad. Marching on to another league title at the moment and to promotion to premier league two division one where all the usual suspects await including, Man City, Utd, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea etc! This in itself will also be part of the development of our club. Better class of competition again and more encouragement to increase the quality of the youth players. In my opinion these players are going to have a future in football, at what level still be decided and partly down to them! Look at Ayling, cast aside from Arsenal, playing for Yeovil, now holding his own in the premiership!




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10 Feb 2021 14:25:51
Fair point Bazooka, but probably depends on what happens between now and the end of the season. Raff has the time and opportunity to still storm it. Others worthy of mention this year for me, Harrison, seems always focused on getting better, taken his accuracy and power of shooting to another level this year, still not quite stand out in the league but could get there. Other I’m delighted for is Ayling, had sone doubters at this level and struggles against the very fastest and best but really made a step up to a premiership attacking right back.