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13 Jun 2024 22:51:41
Leeds United currently lead Derby County in the race to sign Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp, on loan.

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1.) 14 Jun 2024 05:31:46
Is skipp a starter in our team?


 

 

13 Jun 2024 22:48:22
Leeds United have joined the chase for out of contract Coventry City attacking midfielder Callum O’Hare.

Alfcupper

1.) 14 Jun 2024 05:53:04
Yes please!

CALLUM O'HARE - 26 - AM - Coventry

O'Hare has the ability to be a game-changer. A tricky and forceful dribbler that salivates at the opportunity to run at opponents and force them to make mistakes. He loves to put the opposition under duress when he has the ball at his feet. He's a keen contributor on the goals front, too, with a natural ability to crash the box. O'Hare is also a team player who will run himself into the ground for the cause, something us Leeds fans love to see. A quality passing range and the vision to match. This signing should be a no-brainer considering the Coventry man is available on a free this summer.


2.) 14 Jun 2024 06:04:15
Would he be a starter Alf? Displace Gio?


3.) 14 Jun 2024 10:36:24
Would be if gio leaves aus.


4.) 14 Jun 2024 11:50:40
Gio likely staying due to the issue of the £35 million fee paid

Zero chance on Ohare . he will be picked up by a prem club. possibly Southampton.


5.) 14 Jun 2024 12:31:52
Gio inverted/ inside forward onnthe right and O'Hare through the middle. DJ out left. That would be taking into account Cry and Gnonto leaving.

Would work well given Rutter is so lively in the half spaces.

Optimistic signing, but wouldn't rule it out, Baz. I tend not to talk in absolutes as anything can happen in football. Especially with how the money side of the game is played these days.


6.) 14 Jun 2024 14:05:45
Did think of that dill.
Farke has his work cut out all beit not as hard as last season.
Admire Admonsen attitude.
Hope Farke can be flexible with formation v players available.


7.) 14 Jun 2024 16:21:31
Flexible not putting money on that.


 

 

11 Jun 2024 18:12:07
Leeds United are set to go head to head with West Bromwich Albion to sign CB Eric Smith from St Pauli this summer.

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03 Jun 2024 19:06:05
Leeds are hopeful of bringing Ben Johnson to Elland Rd this summer. Others clubs are in talks with Ben Johnson as well. Such as Rangers and Southampton, Leeds are willing to match the players wage demands of 50 to 60K a week.

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1.) 03 Jun 2024 20:17:30
I read today we can't afford his wages, Alf. Would be a good signing if we could get him. Unlikely imo.


2.) 04 Jun 2024 05:38:10
Reportedly also interest from Serie A in him?
Would be a great signing I think, but those wages are steep! Might suggest we are definitely losing some of the dead wood wages? Hopefully!


 

 

02 Jun 2024 06:08:50
Leeds have reportedly sent scouts to watch Jarne Steuckers.

Looks like he could be lined up as a replacement for Gnonto/ Summerville.

He bagged 6 goals in the Belgian Pro League last season. Lots of potenti.

Alfcupper

1.) 02 Jun 2024 13:49:46
6 goals in season? How many assists?


2.) 02 Jun 2024 20:24:03
I've watched him. He's great going forward. Pretty tricky left peg on him. He's a bit lazy defensively, though.


 

 

 

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03 Jun 2024 16:09:37
Poveda, Bate and Drameh all set to be released by the club.

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1.) 03 Jun 2024 17:49:51
Both Poveda and Dremeh are not bad players but if the Premiership is our goal neither of them show the potential in my opinion of moving up to that standard.
Good luck to them.


2.) 04 Jun 2024 03:39:35
Cody Drameh hampered by Leeds coaches.


3.) 04 Jun 2024 05:53:30
Has the retained list been released yet? Thought it was due out yesterday?


4.) 04 Jun 2024 08:34:31
Cody Drameh hampered by poor attitude Baz.
That's probably why the coaching team kept farming him out.


5.) 04 Jun 2024 11:18:41
Bug Leeroy wanting to play and seeking more first team football is NOT ' poor attitude '

CD being unprofessionally hung out to dry unprofessionally by Bielsa at a press conference unjustly created this bull carp narrative.


6.) 04 Jun 2024 13:48:05
And that’s coming from a very informed source with inside information.


 

 

31 May 2024 11:28:17
Retained list yo be announced today or Monday.

Who are you keeping?

Alfcupper

1.) 31 May 2024 13:12:02
Klaesson
Byram
Firpo
Ampadu
Struijk
Kamara
Gruev
Rutter
Gray
James
Bamford
Joseph
Cresswell
Crew

Will listen to sensible offers on everyone else.


2.) 31 May 2024 13:34:35
All good cleggy except Bambi
Cash in while we can still get the taxi covered.
Df seems to like him so I’m praying he dosent keep him. Rather play mez up front than him.
Time to go Bambi.


3.) 31 May 2024 15:15:30
Under normal circumstances I'd agree Aus but who would take him given his appalling injury record?

He spends two thirds of a season in the stands - I find it hard to believe anyone would dip their hands into their pockets for him.

That's why I've decided to keep him as we might as well get whatever game time we can out of him before retirement!

Very sad for such a talented and likeable guy.


4.) 31 May 2024 15:30:16
Don't be silly
When fit Bamford is our best front man even if he is useless as a goal scorer. We are much less of a team when he doesn't play. We won't have the money to bring in a better replacement.


5.) 31 May 2024 16:36:45
Agree Hess.


6.) 31 May 2024 16:53:02
There's plenty of better CFs available for nominal fees, Hess. I've spent quite a lot of time looking these past few weeks while I was compiling my scout report that got posted last week.

Agree with us being a better team when he plays, though.


7.) 31 May 2024 19:07:44
Kamara and Gruev don't score goals or create going to be same problem relying on wingers to create and score if they start together in midfield.


8.) 31 May 2024 19:43:09
It’ll be almost impossible to cash in on Bambi
He’ll see out his contract with us
He’s not going to want a move because he’ll have to take a huge pay cut . Just not happening.


9.) 01 Jun 2024 05:57:04
Nailed it, Mighty.


10.) 01 Jun 2024 08:41:12
I hope they can keep James, Amps, Joseph, Cresswell.


 

 

29 May 2024 13:07:54
Marathe confirmed yesterday that Farke would be staying on as manager. “Daniel’s been fantastic, ” he said. “I’m excited about working with him again. We set out to do this, we had a long-term plan and a long-term commitment, not just me to him but him to me.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do and we have to see our plan through. He’s been tremendous, with a steady hand and the right temperament. I’m excited about getting back at it with him. I feel confident about this season. ”

Fantastic news.

Alfcupper

1.) 29 May 2024 13:22:43
Good start will be essential.


2.) 29 May 2024 13:27:16
I agree to me unless we have a total disastrous season he should get the full 3 years.


3.) 29 May 2024 13:32:04
Also we need to get the transfer business concluded early . Something we are not very good at.


4.) 29 May 2024 14:22:07
Indeed Mighty. Next week would be good for agreements to be in place!


5.) 30 May 2024 14:39:17
I can see transfers being slow this close season due to the Euros. As much as we want to do a deal it's not always possible due to other factors including the team they are joining from.


 

 

28 May 2024 14:17:07
Baz, after your 8 negative points below I thought I would ask what 'yer thoughts' on some of Farke's positives from the season:

1. started on the back foot due to having very little time to build a squad
2. coped with no preseason due to late takeover
3. dealt with 12 first team players departing due to calamity of previous ownership
4. managed the Gnonto situation superbly turning it around from a player wanting to leave to being a valuable asset
5. overcame the hurdle of not getting in players vital to the system
6. turned Rutter from winger to creator
7. first 4-0 half time lead since 1995 (4-0 vs Huddersfield)
8. biggest ever win over Millwall in a 3-0 victory at the Den
9. 4 consecutive league clean sheets for the first time since March 2020
10. consecutive home league wins for the first time since August 2022
11. avoided defeat in our opening 6 home matches in a league season since 2009/ 10
12. won 4 consecutive home league games for the first time since June 2020
13. two away victories in a single season against teams starting the day top of the league for the first time in the club's history
14. first Leeds manager in the top two divisions to win 8 out of his first 15 league games since Dick Ray in November 1927
15. first manager in Leeds United's history to remain unbeaten in his first eight home league games in charge
16. Manager of the Month December 8th 2023
17. 6 consecutive league wins at Elland Road for the first time since Dec 2019
18. unbeaten in the first 10 home games in a single season for the first time since the 1973/ 74 season
19. 7 consecutive league wins at Elland Road in the top two tiers for the first time since December 1999
20. ended the kit-hoodoo of failing to win in a non-home strip since the 2021/ 22 season
21. joint-biggest competitive win against Ipswich with a 4-0 demolition at Elland Road
22. went into the Christmas peroid unbeaten at Elland Road in a single season for the first time since 1973/ 74
23. club’s biggest ever competitive record win at Cardiff with a 3-0 victory - first time Leeds had won 3 consecutive matches by 3+ goals without conceding a single goal for the first time since October 1967
24. dealt with losing our captain and primary defender Struijk, replasing him with Ampadu and starting a run of 9 consecutive league wins and 8 clean sheets
25. won our opening 5 matches of a calendar year for the first time in the club's history
26. Manager of the Month award in February as we recorded 12 out of 12 points
27. first Leeds manager to win five consecutive league matches at the start of a calendar year
28. first Leeds United boss to win two Manager of the Month awards in a debut season
29. first time Leeds secured five consecutive league wins since July 2020
30. 3+ extra-time goals in a single FA Cup match away from home for the first time in the club's history
31. unbeaten run of 18 home games in a season for the first time since 1973/ 74
32. 6 consecutive league wins for the first time since July 2020
33. unbeaten in our first 10 matches of a calendar year for the first time since 1975
34. 20 league wins after 32 games in a single season for the first time since 1971
35. 8 consecutive league wins in the top two tiers in a single season for the first time since 1931
36. 6 consecutive away league victories in a season for the first time since 1963
37. matched a club record 9 consecutive league wins in a single season for the first time since 1931
38. 28 points from 10 league matches never bettered in the club's history
39. 72 points after the first 34 matches of a single second tier season for the first time in the club's history
40. seventh consecutive home league victory with a 1-0 win over Stoke City
41. Championship Manager of the Month award in March
42. first Leeds manager to win three Manager of the Month awards in his debut season
43. unbeaten league run of 12 matches for the first time since 2011
44. Leeds unbeaten in 6 league matches away from home at the start of a calendar year for the first time since 2001
45. won 24 of the first 37 league matches in a single season for Leeds - never been bettered
46. club's unbeaten home run to 21 matches and record 8 consecutive home league victories for the first time since September 2009
47. 9 consecutive league wins at Elland Road in the top two tiers for the first time since between September and December 1989
48. nominated for the 2024 EFL Championship Manager of the Season
49. Leeds remained unbeaten for 23 consecutive matches at Elland Road
50. only the second Leeds manager in the club's history (after Bielsa) to reach 90 points in a single league season
51. first Leeds manager to reach 90 points in his first season in charge
52. secured a top three finish in his debut season
53. 56.4% win rate
54. 98 goals scored
55. 22 clean sheets
56. 31 wins
57. Restored pride.

Alfcupper

1.) 28 May 2024 16:03:17
Alfie Cuppa

stats of a relegated EPL club against mediocre Champo fodder yet still crucially dropped points against all bottom 8 clubs bar Plymouth .

Alfie would you like to present DF with one of your ' 90 point mugs" ? congratulating him on finishing behind "96 points ( League 1 ) Ipswich"?


2.) 28 May 2024 16:18:33
Alf All the more reasons we should have gone up. Farke is limited tactically. He's overly risk averse, his in game management questionable, his lack of rotation costly and his treatment of a couple of squad players very suspect. He's still a keep for me but with the advisory that if he isn't top early on next season his time is up.

Worryingly, do you realize we only truly have like a dozen first team and squad players right now in total in light of the inevitable departures?


3.) 28 May 2024 16:40:35
George - we only had a dozen first team payers last season - that's what got us in the end and in a way it was sadly inevitable regardless of what DF did.

We simply didn't have time and/ or finances at the beginning of the year to build a proper, balanced squad.

That can be addressed this close season and hopefully will be.


4.) 28 May 2024 17:37:43
What a cracking post Alf! Tekka bow fella! ??????.


5.) 28 May 2024 17:39:53
Alf Don't quite share your optimism about the rebuild. Looking at the inevitable departures, the accounting numbers and likely outcomes in respect of the loan players, I think the recruitment team face a very challenging 7 week period to achieve the necessary quality in through the door.

I previously posted we need 15 players. Prepared to accept a reduction by 4 so 11. 11 quality over 7 weeks a tall order. However, I know Miles and Hammond are very capable.


6.) 28 May 2024 18:13:46
Thanks Brighty.

There are a lot of moving parts in the coming months George so difficult to make absolutes like that but time will tell. I thought our recruitment was good last summer so I am optimistic and there are bargains to be had out there as Dil's scouting articles prove.


7.) 28 May 2024 19:02:01
Good posts Alf, people are drawn into thinking there’s going to be another mass exodus of players like with our relegation. I’m not convinced there’ll be so many players departing. None of us know the financial implications and I think whatever you read is probably just speculation. Having said that there will I’m sure be one or two assets sold.
It’s going to be a very busy summer in trying to sell all the loan clause players, there are agreements already in place for some of them, maybe if all goes well the need to sell our better players becomes unnecessary? presuming they want to stay.
None of us will know that if couse.


8.) 28 May 2024 19:20:02
This close season only slightly less "chaotic" than last season, esp with the ffp hammer hanging over us. Quite a lot of juggling to do, but, it wouldn't be Leeds without.
I must say. Hats off to yor post and the homework behind it. The most telling for everyone to remember is the perilous state we were in come first game kick off to where we ended up is nothing short of miraculous and for anyone to call for Daniels head just beggars belief.
Lets just pray that the powers that be have already begun to action Plan B and positive anouncements are already being rehearsed. Good Luck with, for once, a steady ship and a staedy Captain.


9.) 28 May 2024 20:32:42
OP So YEP has it all wrong then with their headline the 20 LUFC players set to depart next month? Bad journalism obviously.


10.) 28 May 2024 20:55:01
Bloody hell Alf.
You've done some research there bud
Plus kept Baz moderately quiet too.


11.) 28 May 2024 21:21:40
Lmao Leeroy.


12.) 28 May 2024 22:32:35
@lufcdata was the excellent source, I didn't have to do much.

I think the club hv said there is a likelihood of selling to fund moves so although I agree it may not be as many as some think there will almost certainly be outgoings.


13.) 28 May 2024 22:39:34
George, whenever is their good reporting from journalists?
Most of those players out of what you have already posted who are destined to leave are the loan clause players and good riddence to them all.
In our current squad I would say there’s only one player who is very likely to leave and that is Summerville.

I believe Joseph will stay and will have more playing time next season, as for Cresswell I’m not sure.
Loan players, difficult to say, I don’t think Spuds have any plans for Rodon so a good chance he’ll be staying at Leeds, could be another loan or buy.

With twenty players leaving as you say, there’s no football team left and that would only equate administration.
Journo’s love to whip up a dramatic story, it’s what they do, yes and that includes YEP.


14.) 28 May 2024 23:12:59
Majestic post Alf ?.


15.) 29 May 2024 08:56:13
The YEP has been nowt more than hot air since the legendary reporter who preceded Phil Hay left. (Was it Bill Waterstone or something) ? …. I have loads of cuttings from the Wilko era in U. K. storage, so not to hand to jog my memory.


16.) 29 May 2024 11:18:16
Bill Fotherby.


17.) 29 May 2024 12:36:22
Hmm. That would’ve been our Managing Director who appointed Wilko, not the YEP sports reporter.


18.) 29 May 2024 13:07:40
Yep lol.


 

 

27 May 2024 13:15:43
Sevilla supporters much quicker on the uptake than we were as they call for the resignation of the current sports director Víctor Orta

?️ : “Orta, bastard, get out of Nervión.

Alfcupper

1.) 27 May 2024 14:18:24
Clever Sevilla supporters

Whereas 'Orta is great" to Berma and co.


2.) 27 May 2024 15:30:40
Bermo has a hammock in Baz’s head, and goes there for long weekends!


3.) 27 May 2024 15:40:48
He's the football club version of Galactacus.


4.) 27 May 2024 15:50:06
Its actually the other way around Bright ? Gawd bless him ?.


 

 

 

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07 Jun 2024 13:34:03
come on George, as if you ever make it to ER let alone stadia in London! Or do you mean on the TV?

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30 May 2024 23:04:46
Possible shirt sleeve sponsorship from Levi's.

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30 May 2024 11:57:19
OK so it was Redbull. Not BS after all!

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29 May 2024 22:43:38
Redbull being whispered. Likely BS.

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29 May 2024 20:43:25
Paraag indicated Gray would be going nowhere. Archie's feelings or a monster bid could change that but they are also wary of the impact such a sale would have on the fans. I think he will stay.

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13 Jun 2024 11:10:52
I think all Knights of the realm should live in the UK as a minimum requirement.

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13 Jun 2024 11:08:20
Congrats Dill, Bright and OP - three worthy winners!

Thanks to all posters for your contributions to this site and the Eds for their input and moderation - already looking forward to next season!

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11 Jun 2024 16:24:15
It's not even a case of saving money, it's preventing catastrophic losses. If we sell Aaronson for £10m which is estimated market value we would have to post a 15m loss for the season and we just can't afford that if we want to abide by sustainability rules. Add to that losses for Rasmus and Wober and we would be posting losses of 20 - 25m and that would screw us. We have no choice but to take them back and as we are also paying them huge wages it makes no sense not to play them.

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10 Jun 2024 20:13:02
I can see them all coming back tbh. Not sure anyone else wants them and we overpaid badly meaning we will be screwed financially if we sell them at a loss. Just hope Farke can get a tune out of them although I'm most worried about Rasmus due to molasses like pace. Not sure he fits the Farke system Whatsoever.

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10 Jun 2024 20:01:59
Bless you Woody, was going to put you in my top 3 but since you have only come back into the posting fold relatively recently I didn't think it fair. Love reading your work though buddy.

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