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23 Jul 2024 14:49:20
Posh chairman has hinted on Talk Sport that Leeds have had a bid accepted for LB Harriosn Burrows.

If he comes to Leeds that would be a massive kick in the stones for Sheff U it'd, who also had a bid accepted.

Massive yes from me. Here's a little report I wrote about Burrows back in June:

"The second Peterborough player on this list, Harrison Burrows would have been available on a free had Posh not exercised their right to a one year contract extension on him. Burrows has a wand of a left peg and he's a proactive left back who enjoys breaking and getting play moving forward. His prudent crossing ability is inviting for attackers and this signing would alleviate some of the fan's that, in hindsight, bemoaned us losing Leif Davis. Burrows has 12 goals and 17 assists in all comps. Defensively he's shown intelligence in his positional sense, managing to block the more direct passing lanes and intercept dangerous balls. His tackling ranks him in the top 80th percentile and he has won 49% of his ground duels this season, which are both respectable numbers for a full back. Suffice to say, Burrows can play both sides of the role. With 12 months left on his contract it's believed £3m would secure his services. "



Great statement of intent if this is true and always good to damage a promotion rival's chances.

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23 Jul 2024 15:27:07
Leeds Live now reporting that our interest in him and Szmodics is "wide of the mark".

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23 Jul 2024 17:56:43
Hope so. I do think he's a decent player, but just wouldn't be a good fit unless we changed our attacking formation. We shouldn't need to if we keep Cry and Georgi.

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23 Jul 2024 18:12:15
Dill,

What would be the best options if we lose Prince and or Willy?

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23 Jul 2024 19:11:47
I really like Rafik Guitane as an inverted winger on the right. Shades of Mahrez about him. Currently at Estoril.

Wrote about Guitane in June:

Guitane has drawn comparisons in his play to Riyad Mahrez from well regarded scouts and plenty of Algerian fans on social media. The inverted right winger has a majestic touch, is press resistant and a cracking dribbler with an innate ability to beat a man in one on one duels. To create openings, he's certainly more inclined to isolate then dribble at the opposition rather than try find a pass, although he does have a solid range of passing. The Algerian international is being looked at by some of Europe's bigger clubs, but a move to Leeds would provide a step up from Estoril, while offering him far more opportunity for regular first team football than becoming a bit-part player in a higher league. Buying Guitane would certainly add a constant threat down our right hand side, and I'm a fan of having an inverted option along with having a natural right-footed right winger in the squad, too. Would give us different looks and impact from the bench having both options available. Guitane's Transfermarkt value is a nominal £3.4m.

I think the obvious ones to potentially replace Cry would be would be Jonathan Rowe or Jack Clarke. I like Alan Minda from Cercle Brugge as well. Plus he's versatile for either wing.

Did a little write up about Minda in June, too:

Minda has shown impressive vertical running, with an innate ability to glide past opponents when he's facing the goal. The directness in his dribbling gives defenders fits. An incisive winger who creates a lot of opportunity for himself and his teammates, he'd be a steal if a deal could be struck with Cercle Brugge. Operating primarily as a right winger, Minda is a versatile asset who can play either wing with relative ease. Personally, I prefer him as an inverted left winger driving into the box as he has the ability to take on fullbacks on the outside or inside, often causing them commitment issues with challenging. Transfermarkt value £3.4m.


Both Guitane and Minda are cut-price choices as well so wouldn't break the bank. I wasn't sure how much money we'd have this summer so looked at these as cheaper options just in case.

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23 Jul 2024 19:31:51
I like the look of Harrison Burrows but it looks like Sheffield United have won the race, if Leeds wanted him then why didn't they put in a bid earlier.

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23 Jul 2024 19:54:04
Playing Devil's advocate here now Dill, the same attacking formation that fell apart when needed most last Seez Dill?

We won't get Smozdics but surely if we did he would have to be an improvement on anything we have in midfield, he was a revelation last seez.

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23 Jul 2024 20:18:54
I read that statement of yours Dill about Harrison and everything you said was spot on about him, even to the point of saying Leeds should go full on for him and again you were right, it now looks like we are hijacking the blunts and their bid! I really like him as I looked at him when you posted about him in June, maybe the powers that be do read your posts Dill, I just hope your scouting fee cheque is the post! lol great post though mate 👍👍👍👍.

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23 Jul 2024 21:53:51
Haha touche, Chris. Think that's why we're seeing DF experiment with the 343/ 3421 this pre season. Gives us different looks and allows guys like Cry and Rutter a more free role in the half spaces where they excel.


Szmodics played the false 9 role last season for Blackburn, but always had Dolan or Gallagher up there with him and the three tended to rotate between each other. Blackburn were fundamentally a 'soak up pressure and counter team' last season as well, which we aren't, although we are great when in transition.

One issue I have is he's not really a midfielder and he's not really a striker. Although he is a cracking goalscorer. I mentioned before about last season being a bit serendipitous for him, because Blackburn played to his strengths and he took full advantage of it.

I do think he's a decent player, but where do you shoe horn him in if you don't play those two number 10s behind an attacker? He's not going to be the CF as he's not a focal point and is considerably worse with his back to goal. He does his best work centrally, so the wing is out of the question. Fwiw I'd much rather have him than Piroe. But since we already have Piroe I'd rather not have Szmodics as well. Especially nit for north of £10m when he's turning 29 in September.

Just think it would be hard to replicate even half that success he had at Blackburn without fundamentally changing how we played.

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23 Jul 2024 21:56:05
Holding out hope that we are actually hijacking the deal Woody, mate. Still no word of Burrows' medical being completed after it was supposedly booked the other day. Fingers crossed we can do something and stick it to Wilder again.

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24 Jul 2024 06:25:40
Any updates on the above. Would like to outdo sheff.

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24 Jul 2024 08:21:31
Wildet said last night that should hear something about Burrows in the next 24-48 hours. Seems to be going on forever this medical. Makes me think there is something else going on that's interfering.

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24 Jul 2024 08:44:02
Hopefully we are the fly in the ointment.

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24 Jul 2024 12:30:23
Reportedly Burrows is now at Bramall Lane undergoing his medical.

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24 Jul 2024 13:19:39
Burrows bye bye Dill
Blades paid out.

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24 Jul 2024 14:34:20
Great! not!

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24 Jul 2024 17:02:04
Damn 😞

I've been watching another lad who I had on my shortlist for EFL signings article I wrote earlier in the summer. Spent last season in League 1 as well. I think he would be a good signing as LB/ LWB. going to do a little write up in the next few days.

I preferred Burrows for that, but I think he'd still be a cracking little signing.

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25 Jul 2024 03:53:06
Not seen official signing report yet?

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25 Jul 2024 05:37:24
Was in sbeff for medical yesterday. Think it's pretty much done now, Aus 😞.

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23 Jul 2024 14:31:26
LUFC 💛💙🤍 reportedly interested in the acquisition of Peterborough LB Harrison Burrows. Blades in for him too. We are seemingly trying to hijack that deal. Posh chairman has soft spot for us so that may help. Hope we secure this one. 🤞.

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23 Jul 2024 09:47:01
Cody Drama! scheduled for his Hull medical today, lad has talent but has similar attitude to Spence. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him get a bigger move further down the line but will need to address his poor attitude first.

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23 Jul 2024 11:36:57
Let the Baz posts flow…….

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23 Jul 2024 15:01:39
1 Shame
2.Badly mistreated by LUFC
3.Davis, Dean, Framed. Cresswell. the list is endless
4.How much is fee as Leeds offered him a contract. so due compensation fee.

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23 Jul 2024 15:03:33
Lovechild no more.

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23 Jul 2024 15:14:05
Think Baz has become ambidextrous. Been vacant a few times over last couple days.

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23 Jul 2024 17:44:50
In his statement on BBC, Drameh emphasizes that Hull made him feel wanted, they welcomed him and want him there. He also says he likes the owner and club management at Hull because they made him feel wanted.

There's no secret that cresswell and farke didn't see eye to eye and that's why he left.

Farke is a divisive manager, isn't he?

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23 Jul 2024 18:21:30
He evidently sure if MOT.

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23 Jul 2024 20:37:00
Don’t think Farke can be held accountable for Drameh tho.

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24 Jul 2024 17:32:59
Baz you've named four players there who all had mitigating reasons as to why they didn't make it to our first team.

One who couldn't get into our first team and had to drop down a league to get game time before finally playing well. He wasn't getting into our first team so he didn't want to re-sign with us and we sold him as a result before losing him for nowt the summer after. That's football, it happens.

Another one who dropped down leagues to get game time as was nowhere near the firsts. Two leagues in this case. That's because we decided to pick and Englang/ Spain youth international as the better CF to integrate to the first team. Who now looks likely to be our starting CF.

One who's had two average to meh loan seasons in the last 2 years and is now leaving. Boo hoo.

And the last one who wasn't good enough to get into our first team. That after a season on loan where he also wasn't good enough to be a guaranteed starter at a lower quality team in the same league.

FACTS.

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24 Jul 2024 17:38:06
Tbf Drameh did decent at Luton. I forgot about that loan, but Cardiff and Brum were average and meh.

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22 Jul 2024 14:45:54
Crystal Palace’s Jerusun Rak-Sakyi being linked in recent days.

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22 Jul 2024 15:49:52
Saints have put in a £12m bid for him apparently.

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22 Jul 2024 16:59:26
Sounds a bit rich for us unless we cash in on an existing asset.

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22 Jul 2024 18:11:18
By the sounds of it, Palace wanna keep him but loan him somewhere that he'll get minutes.

Think were only going to loan him if Cry or Gnonto go.

Money talks tho. Palace may sell him for that.

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23 Jul 2024 08:15:32
Think palace have said no sale to prem?

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23 Jul 2024 10:32:26
Very surprised if Palace sold him to a potential relegation rival.

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22 Jul 2024 13:24:33
Rumours ramping up that Willy set for move to Toffees.

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23 Jul 2024 00:00:45
Old news.

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21 Jul 2024 21:00:38
Reportedly LUFC 💛💙🤍 now stepping up their efforts to land LB Anselmo Garcia.

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21 Jul 2024 23:36:57
How many more do we need? Are we using a new formation of 6-2-2?

(This post is in jest)

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22 Jul 2024 05:34:20
They say you win trophies on how good your defense is not attack.
Didn’t that fat Sam geezer notoriously known for impersonating a football manager have 7 defenders on in one game he was in charge of?

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21 Jul 2024 18:10:58
Jebbison supposedly on his way North for a medical.
Club expectation is that Piroe will be leaving.

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21 Jul 2024 20:55:39
Brighty North to Leeds?

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21 Jul 2024 21:26:32
Love this.

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21 Jul 2024 21:37:01
Hope not. Jebbison is young but has zero stats to support a buy.
Piroe on the other hand scores goals.
14 last season I believe and only started 65% of games.

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21 Jul 2024 22:46:03
Corky,

Piroe scored goals that had little impact. A third or fourth goal here and there, with exceptions, of course.
He's a skilled player and is great at putting the ball in the back of the net. He is not good at creating chances or keeping the ball.

He lost the ball to Harrogate, five out of six times. The man, and his career, are better suited elsewhere where no doubt he will knock them in for fun.

It's time to cut our losses and move on.

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22 Jul 2024 05:39:24
It's a loan, Cork. Low risk.

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22 Jul 2024 08:02:06
Totally agreed MoT. He’s does not fit with us.

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22 Jul 2024 11:51:15
A no for me too bright.

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22 Jul 2024 12:43:38
Bit of data regarding Jebbison and Piroe

Piroe had a GI every 180 mins for us last season.

Jebbison has a GI every 206 mins in senior football. Although there are some mitigating factors for why Jebbison could offer us more:

He's pacey, a strong runner, interlinks play well and he's a good presser from the front - all things Piroe lacks in abundance. Jebbison has good movement off the ball and he is a decent finisher. Piroe only managed a 15% conversion rate last season, which is poor. Jebbison, while on loan at Burton (his longest stretch of first team football) he managed 18% (around 22% is generally considered a good conversion rate from my research) so pretty average, but 3% better than Piroe's.

To address any injury woes: Jebbison missed most of last season thanks to the poor work of the Sheff physios. At the time it was swept under the rug and reported as a mystery illness. In actuality they'd managed to give him a severe blood clot, which kept him out for a long time. Was rushed back to fitness and then picked up an injury after not playing because he'd been on blood thinners for months (which they aren't allowed to play whilst on) .

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22 Jul 2024 13:29:11
I’m not saying Piroe is the answer just that Jebbison stats don’t read too well. Then again he is young lad who had a nightmare last season which Dill pointed out.

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22 Jul 2024 13:37:35
Bottom line dill
Who has scored more goals in the last 1,2 and 3 seasons?
Don’t get me wrong. Wanna get shot of piroe and Bambi but want the goals scored factor to be better than theirs. Stuff the rest.
We can’t buy or loan on potential this season. We got rubbish loads of that in our youth.
Proven, maybe expensive only from her in.

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22 Jul 2024 15:33:14
I can understand that, Aus. Would be nice to get a proven goalscorer who can also integrate better with the team than Piroe. It's a tough task to get that without shelling out big money. If we sell Piroe then maybe we can afford it? Would be nice that tbh.

Jebbison no doubt a risk in terms of 'will he score regularly'. He certainly has attributes I like and ones that would make me lean toward him being able to at thus level. But yeah, still a risk somewhat as you're looking at potential to do as opposed to a track history of doing so, which Piroe does have, despite his other shortcomings.

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22 Jul 2024 15:42:59
Just to clarify as some may see ut as contradictory.

I mean low risk financially as would be a loan, but more risky in terms of 'will he score goals'.

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23 Jul 2024 05:00:00
Yeah. Loan is worth the gamble but I’d still like us to splash 20-30 on a proven as well. Although that didn’t help too much with piroe. More research should have shown he couldn’t fit into our system. Poor knee jerk scouting.

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23 Jul 2024 05:44:22
Don’t see the point in loaning him in, surely we’d be better off giving the game time to Joseph?!

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23 Jul 2024 08:03:57
The point isn't to replace Joseph. It's to replace Bamford/ Piroe.

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23 Jul 2024 13:01:06
Jebbison is crap, Piroe has done more than him, let's look at the stats:

Joel Piroe:

Jong PSV 54 Appearances 14 goals
PSV 11 Appearances 1 goal
Sparta Rotterdam Loan 18 Appearances 2 goals
Swansea City 91 Appearances 41 goals

Daniel Jebbison:

Sheffield United 29 Appearances 2 goals
Chorley Loan 2 Appearances
Burton Albion Loan 20 Appearances 7 goals

And you're telling me Jebbison is better than Piroe what planet are you on. For a forward 2 goals is not good it's terrible.

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23 Jul 2024 13:05:33
Okay mate, you win.

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23 Jul 2024 13:10:53
FYI, you've put Piroe's youth/ reserve team goals in there but you've omitted Jebbison's.

Pretty raw stats as well. Need to look into how many minutes each has played to see what sort of ratio for goals or goal involvements per minute is.

Then you've got to look at hoe each player fits into our system.

If only it was solely about stats. I mean, if it was then Darren Bent would be a better EPL striker than Drogba 🤣

Cheers for the myopic contribution though, mate 👍.

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20 Jul 2024 21:28:39
Leeds have made an enquiry with Crystal Palace for winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, who netted 15 times in League One for Charlton last season.

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20 Jul 2024 23:05:17
Was the season before last Alf. Had a few injuries last season. Not sure we need him unless one of Gnonto or Cry goes. Definitely a player of quality tho.

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19 Jul 2024 21:02:07
Reportedly the move for Jayden Bogle is near to completing.

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20 Jul 2024 06:54:39
I read in the Sheffield Star that they expect it to be finalised this weekend.

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20 Jul 2024 09:57:14
Medical booked apparently.

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20 Jul 2024 11:20:20
Wonderful.

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20 Jul 2024 15:26:45
Further reportedly initial fee in the region of £5M with approximately another £2M payable in various add-ons.

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20 Jul 2024 20:04:33
Reportedly done ✅👍 deal.

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19 Jul 2024 17:48:08
Apparently Leeds are rushing to buy Ballo-Toure should be done by 1st sept then, oh and have you read all the shite about Firpo transfer if it is even half true tell em to shove it and keep him.

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