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11 Apr 2024 10:59:14
It is good to see that rapha had a good game and scored a brace for Barcelona.
All the talk since he went to Barcelona is of him been out of favour not fitting in and being sold on.
Every time I've seen him play for Barcelona he has put 100% in as he did for us.
I know he is never going to be the most skilled winger Barcelona have ever had but sheer work rate makes up for it.

White-Ben

1.) 11 Apr 2024 13:20:01
His second goal was class ?.


2.) 11 Apr 2024 14:11:33
Said before. Leaves Barcelona on a free or in a box. Fact.


3.) 11 Apr 2024 16:16:22
How is otva ' fact' Aus when it hasn't happened ( yet)

Your opinion : yes

The p word ( prediction ) ok.


4.) 11 Apr 2024 16:21:02
? Aus. Money ? talks and his agent loves it. Plus Barcelona aren't exactly debt free.


5.) 11 Apr 2024 16:26:31
" Continuous Tippy tappy sideways and back 7 yard passes Farke Ball is quite often a yawn fest and at times very ineffective. AIMO.

Mix it up Farke! Encourage instruct your players Gruev, Amps etc to make KP style 25/ 30/ 35 yard long passes out wide/ over the top etc.


6.) 11 Apr 2024 16:58:03
Just watched raphas second dill. Excellent finish.


7.) 11 Apr 2024 17:00:14
And baz use to call me boring!

Now I am the first to admit …. I was boring

But at least I was insightful and correct?

Fake got points than Belisa this season than when we went up., in a harder leauge … plus we have had at least two games where we’ve been blantedtly cheated costing us 5 extra points

Give it a rest baz or come back when at least like me you are right.


8.) 11 Apr 2024 17:21:41
Is this the ' In Orta We Trust' Berma of 4 days ago .
newsflash Berma

Court of Arbitration CAS have confirmed today thst Leeds United have withdrawn their appeal over the £24.5 million JKA wages award

Well done Orta
Well done Berma .

Not.


9.) 11 Apr 2024 17:36:50
Berma this points Bielsa living rent free in yer noggin is amusing


only thing that is relevant is if Leeds go up this season .

Being 3rd as they are isn't enough


And as for style of football " Farke ball" is certainly less entertaining than Lèeds GREAT managers style of play.

Sorry.


 

 

10 Apr 2024 10:19:26
We are all looking to our forward line and expecting the same players to score or create. BUt in the last 2 games we have had over 20 corners plus numerous free kicks into the box. Can you remember a head on target? Or even a head? I think the last goal from a corner was struijk.
No goals from midfield. We need contributions from elsewhere.
In my opinion our play last night was marginally better than the last 2 games.
I was one who spoke up for Bamford but will admit his confidence is shot. He did have chances to pull the trigger in games and been off it.
I don't know if anyone else noticed the lack of ball to archie and dj. Time after time archie was in space and rodon turned back inside. The passes they did get were poor and sometimes overhit.

White-Ben

1.) 10 Apr 2024 10:38:01
All good points Chris.

Recruitment not been good enough in midfield especially.


2.) 10 Apr 2024 11:05:41
What I noticed Ben, was that every time the ball [eventually] went to Archie [after taking an age to beat the Sunderland press], he would immediately pass straight back to Rodon or via Gruev, who then sent it back to Mes. and repeat. Our right side was utterly inert last night.

The night was perplexing all up; strange initial line-up, given relative form of a few, really late subs, really ponderous play, even though we know, and the players certainly do, that pace up front is our real strength.

I think the expectation is beginning to tell and they're not coping.

4 Wins is basically a must now. Southampton getting back into contention, especially now; they they play us and Leicester who are struggling to get results.


3.) 10 Apr 2024 11:24:56
I KEEP SAYING IT! Playing 6 defenders at this point
(goals needed) and playing our best striker only 8 mins. a game won't get us promoted. Start Willy in one of the midfield positions to give us more creativity and Joseph over DF's favorite donkey Bamford.

GOALS WIN GAMES!


4.) 10 Apr 2024 13:34:27
I think ani that archie preferred playing with gnonto in front of him they had a good link up and ball retention. I can only think that gnonto is not 100 % because he was probably the most in form before the internationals.
In that position archie needs good firm early passes so he can get turned and over the half way line. A lot of the ball he got last night was slow and allowed Jack Clarke to start closing him down hence the pass straight back.


5.) 10 Apr 2024 14:30:41
Not conceding also means you don't lose games though Bermuda. Scoring didn't help us much at the weekend against Coventry.


6.) 10 Apr 2024 14:50:47
Keeping clean sheet is ideal ;

take 1 nil wins any day of the week

. and at home no excuse for not scoring ( at least ) 1 goal.


7.) 10 Apr 2024 16:52:03
Ben. good point re Gnonto and Gray. You're right on that.

To be honest, the only change to the starting line up I was expecting last night was Gnonto to start, so when he didn't and also came on last, he mustn't be fit to start.


 

 

28 Mar 2024 09:05:41
So Stuart has been speaking about his injury and recovery whilst commentating on NI.
Stating that he is aiming for the end of the season to be involved playing.
Myself I cannot see dallas making any more meaningful contributions in a leeds shirt.
I am thinking if we go up his contributions would only be as a fill in player at best.
I think like ayling he would be more suited to a lower league where he would get more minutes.
It would be a shame if he can get fit after 2 years to sit on our bench.
I don't like it but I've said it now.

White-Ben

1.) 28 Mar 2024 10:27:15
Yep sadly .

SD great servant for LUFC . exceptional in EPL season 20/ 21 his 2 goals to win for 10 man Leeds United to win away at Man City will always be fondly revered.


2.) 28 Mar 2024 12:58:56
It would be really fitting if we were already promoted when we play Southampton and maybe he could make a cameo appearance. As Baz says, the performance at Man City will live long in the memory. A fine servant for our club.


3.) 28 Mar 2024 13:03:27
In his mind he probably still believes he’s got another good two years at a high level left in him and that could still be in the Premiership. You could always take inspiration from James Milner, never say die and never give up. He was one of our best players in the Prem until he got injured. I hope he makes it.


4.) 28 Mar 2024 13:48:57
Yes Baz. Man city game up there with my favourites of all time.
Commentator.
They don’t deserve to lose but they lol.
Brilliant finishing.
Quit Dallas. Coaching for you now buddy.
In nam so focused on holiday so sadly not too many posts from me atm.


5.) 28 Mar 2024 14:06:38
Milner never had a very serious very long injury ; luckily for him.

After being out for 2 seasons ; Stuart Dallas situation. reminds one of Michael Bridges out for 2 seasons his football career at a top level over.

But hopefully SD can somehow recover.


6.) 28 Mar 2024 14:15:35
Fine servant Stuart Dallas grew into his role and
Became a major contributor to the clubs success both on and off the pitch.

Wish him the very best whatever the future holds for him.

Enjoy your stay in Birmingham Aus ?.


7.) 28 Mar 2024 15:18:22
In my opinion we saw the best os Stuart under bielsa. Supremely fit and in a dynamic system where he could simply out run his opponents.
I think apart from being 2 years older he will undoubtedly of lost a yard or two. Plus getting match fit after that layoff may cause complications with his injury and throw up new ones.
Prem might be a bridge to far.
I think the comparison with milner is valid to a point their attitude to the game is similar and 100% effort. JM is always been the better player but as has been said has avoided the big injury.
Maybe Stuart would make a good player coach. I assume he has got his badges?


8.) 28 Mar 2024 16:02:58
Love Dallas and immense respect for him but when we go up I hope he finds a club where he will play… he deserves that.


 

 

23 Mar 2024 08:12:05
I see the new England kit is causing a bit of a stink.
Because a very small cross on the collar is blue and purple.
Joey Barton is blaming woke lesbians for it!
Really? Is this that important?
We don't even celebrate St George's day.
Team gb have a blue union jack on their team strip and no one blinks an eye.
Nike change a two inch cross on the collar of the England shirt and it makes the front page and politicians are commenting on it.
My mind is very boggled!

White-Ben

1.) 23 Mar 2024 08:50:52
It’s a classic case of the media making news instead of reporting news of any relevance. Poking at the public with stick to get a reaction and of course it works.


2.) 23 Mar 2024 09:22:40
I don’t think it is worth kicking up a stink about however I wouldn’t buy the kit. Our country’s flag is red and white

I’d be the same is they changed the leeds badge or colours. I don’t mind away kits But as a traditionalist I don’t like it. I’m not offended by it just not my personal choice.


3.) 23 Mar 2024 09:30:31
I just read a good comment on this.

"It is not the fact Nike have slightly changed the colour of the st George's Cross that is disgusting or offensive it is the fact they are charging football fans £125 for the shirts. "

Some of the comments on social media are bonkers.


4.) 23 Mar 2024 09:49:41
Agee Ben, that certain sectors will always monopolise any story to champion their own cause. It doesn’t affect me as I’m more upset with our own FA championing that well worn chestnut that pay £125.00! For a shirt you’ll be helping grass roots football…. really….

I do believe in the obvious irony that the most upset sector of supporters will normally be the biggest purchasers of these kits aside from hard pressed parents, so it may back fire on the FA, Nike in poor sales.

However, my brother lives in Ireland and on one of their biggest radio phone-in shows >90% thought it was wrong to change the colour on the cross of St George and said there would be uproar if Ireland kit was changed in any shape or form.

Like on here, I respect people’s rights to having different opinions and whilst I genuinely do not understand the level of upset, I think it’s more important that we remain a country that has free speech a myriad of different views or opinions, so yes I don’t understand it, but I respect their right to be offended if they are.


5.) 23 Mar 2024 09:54:50
Personal choice i personal choice berm and nothing wrong that.
I suppose the shirt designer has to do something to justify the price and the change of shirt.
It must be a tough job to design a different England first kit top.
It is basically a white shirt with a bit of red and bit of blue on it.
How do you radically change something while keeping it the same.
If the Internet warriors had spent 125 quid on a new shirt exactly like the previous one they would be in melt down. I know it all money making and I won't buy one because I don't want to waste my money.


6.) 23 Mar 2024 10:08:32
Yes class I was just thinking about the Irish or lots of other countries that have a strong bond or identity with their flag.
But we don't celebrate St George's day and most of the upset is coming from people who only see a St George's flag when England are playing.

Sorry to get political but if we hadn't had brexit and 14 years of the government demonising anything foreign in my opinion no one would have noticed.
Umbro had a kit in 2010 with coloured crosses on it did it cause this fuss?


7.) 23 Mar 2024 10:21:14
I wouldn’t buy the shirt regardless, but I can see why the designer thought they could change the colours, whereas they couldn’t/ wouldn’t for almost any other flag/ country.

If you’re one of the many three vertical (eg Ireland, Italy, France, Belgium, Romania etc) or horizontal (Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Luxembourg, Germany etc) and you changed any colours there’s then a question of which country was it even in the first place, so you can’t change colours (but maybe could do an effect to distort the flag) .

With the George’s cross it is pretty distinctive to the English flag (most other cross flags are off centre etc) , so you could argue the shape and not the colour is the distinctive part, so altering the colours is different.


8.) 23 Mar 2024 10:33:13
Well Brockley if the Nike designer had done this with the Russian flag he would be supping polonium tea by now!


9.) 23 Mar 2024 11:05:48
Thé design on flags has been done many times to many different countries flags. Nike are I’m sure very happy about the attention that it’s creating as it will without doubt super boost the sales of England shirts. I wouldn’t be surprised if the biggest and fastest selling England shirt in its history.
That’s media hype for you, good or bad.


10.) 23 Mar 2024 11:43:53
I agree the most offensive thing is the price by a mile or by about 125 quid!

I think most countries are not as open, modern, accepting, liberal what ever word you want to use as England/ uk and this is why they chose us. Let’s be honest this was a big decision they didn’t make likely

Imagine the Brazil flag being changed from its colours or any other country.

I’m not offended by it but I don’t personally like it and would avoid. Bit like our red kit a few seasons back and our blue is the colour media line for recent blue kit.

I think England has been shamed for trying to stick to roots when other countries are allowed… either way for me to buy a kit for 125 quid it would have to be made out of 24 carat gold!

Funny you say St. George’s day is not a think. In south London is it still celebrated and a lot of flags fly and events happen on this day.

I think sales will be fine as more will buy it as wile than will boy cot it as woke!

I think it’s mental how political it has got though… that said our red kit was a liberty and I would of happiest kicked the designer square in the nuts for doing it!


11.) 23 Mar 2024 12:54:42
Don’t change colour of flag or kit emblems. It’s a business not airy fairy politics.
Jeez. Don’t give a stuff about anything or anybody else.
Keep Leeds as football business.


12.) 23 Mar 2024 12:57:29
The prevalent colours of the England kit has always been red white and blue as in the three lions badge.
The st George's Cross on the kit only started to appear from the 90s. It has appeared in lots of different shapes and sizes since.
It was funny the French government has changed the blue in there flag and no noticed.
It's just nationalist nonsense in my opinion.


13.) 23 Mar 2024 13:19:59
Berm why on earth was the England red kit a few seasons back ( 2022) a "liberty"

The 2022 shirt looked pretty standard imo

It looks similar to red England shirts of 1989 and 1990 .

My least fave England red shirt is 1998

My fave is England ICONIC and SUCCESSFUL winning World Cup RED shirt 1966.

England have done nowt in white shirt sadly.


14.) 23 Mar 2024 13:21:33
I agree with you Ben, but again if it is “nationalism” those people should not be derided, criticised for having their own beliefs.

We have seen on this site time and time again, if one opinion is purported to be the only valid voice, it gets boring and monotonous very quickly.

It was only last year that our local Remembrance Day memorial had all the veterans poppy crosses and flags (Union Jack and St George) destroyed.

The colour change genuinely doesn’t bother me, but if I had served in the armed forces I might feel very differently cancel culture and devisive politics is a very slippery slope, and I do not understand why nationalists are all generally stereotyped as bigots as opposed to individuals who are extremely proud and protective of their country.

I believe that’s why it resonates so strongly for others?

And we are so fortunate to live where we live, but true freedom means I can still respect another persons right to fervently disagree with my own views, Mrs Class is the perfect example.


15.) 23 Mar 2024 14:38:41
Baz do you dilberatly misread my posts to jump on me or just find things hard to understand?

Any red England kit is perfectly fine with me (won’t buy it because it’s arsenal Liverpool and ****) but I don’t mind.

I said the red leeds kit… and it was red … was a liberaty

So again baz you wrong there mate… apology incoming by any chance?


16.) 23 Mar 2024 14:46:11
I understand you completely class. The point I tried to put across is that a lot of the keyboard warriors that are so outraged at this only practice this nationalism when a tournament comes round. The fact that the colours used were influenced by the colours of the 66 training kit not any wild thing like rainbows or something random.

I fully respect the people who celebrate nationalism all the time but it feels around football nationalism is wrapped up in xenophobia and hooliganism.
In 66 the union flag was more prevalent and the cross only quite recently started being used on the kit.

As for me I could give a monkeys what colour they made the cross. I do not need an archaic symbol especially one that was adopted for religious reasons to show me where I from.
The money grabbing of the fa in the price of the shirt is of far more pertinent to me.


17.) 23 Mar 2024 14:54:29
Berm I think bazs post was in error as you said "our" whilst talking about England kit. I read it as you didn't like a red England kit. Not that the leeds red kit was wrong.


18.) 23 Mar 2024 15:08:32
Berm nope no mention of the word ' Leeds' or ' Leeds red kit ' by you.

The thread and your post is about England shirt . you did mention ' our red shirt ' but as you are English so' English red shirt '

Anyways you clarified your vagueness . well done ?.


19.) 23 Mar 2024 15:12:11
Indeed Ben 100% spot on.

But don't forget to apologise to Berm ?.


20.) 23 Mar 2024 15:41:50
Ben, the price was going to be my comment too. It’s daylight robbery, and a filthy, disgusting, disgrace. Dunno the junior prices, but I’ll warrant they’re extortionate too! Money grabbing bar stewards, all of ‘em!


21.) 23 Mar 2024 16:25:49
Sorry for confusion

Our… always means leeds… our red kit few seasons ago was a liberty but can see the confusion

Trust baz to jump on it.


22.) 23 Mar 2024 22:00:54
I bought 3 of the purple away tops. 1 for me and 2 for my sprogs. Only cost me about £45 direct from a Chinese web based procurement resource.
Don't give 2 hoots about a small simple cross on the back of the collar.


23.) 23 Mar 2024 23:33:36
I understand this issue all too well. Many people are cross with George. ?.


24.) 24 Mar 2024 00:23:30
How do you make a George Cross?


25.) 24 Mar 2024 07:56:27
Ben, that is very easy, if you’re me! ???.


 

 

22 Mar 2024 16:48:23
Just read that cream cracker legs sini has come home from Colombia because he's injured.

Oh dear oh dear.

White-Ben

1.) 22 Mar 2024 18:18:19
What a ? shame

Leeds getting £20 million for Sini from South Coast pensioners maybe good business after all.


2.) 22 Mar 2024 19:21:51
Good riddance to him and all the other wasters.


3.) 22 Mar 2024 19:53:55
They've bought two perpetually crocked players off us now, Baz ?.


4.) 22 Mar 2024 20:12:33
Lol LUFCfeath . agreed . except I can't put Jackie Harrison in the same group as the wasters who joined under Brenty . Adams, Roca, Sini, Wober, Raz etc.


5.) 22 Mar 2024 20:28:04
Dill indeed lol

Please can Bournemouth make it a hattrick of crocks and buy Llorente if Roma don't want to.


6.) 22 Mar 2024 20:52:22
Harrison the biggest turncoat of them all.


7.) 22 Mar 2024 21:18:26
Corky, your opinion. No probs.

Imo 5 year service JH deserved EPL football. he kept Leeds up in 2021/22. JH did far more for Leeds than say KP in EPL. who was more than happy to leave Leeds after being injured all season and doing nowt for Leeds that season.

Just saying.


8.) 22 Mar 2024 21:30:17
Harrison did it with white gloves on, or so it seemed, the fact that he was a good player for us then turned his back when relegation came made his choice the most inexcusable. Hope he rots with Everton.


9.) 22 Mar 2024 22:18:00
Shame to hear sini was a great player and never nice when a great player is injured. I understand all this Judas and turncoat stuff, but in all honesty we can’t really say that.

It’s a job not a love or passion like with fans, If our job got worse (relegated) or another job offered more money we would all take it.

Club players like Giggs are rare, even batty and speed, both of whom I love left us as that’s how life works sadly. Fans outlive any player or manager, and the club is always bigger.

Side before self!


10.) 22 Mar 2024 23:51:59
Yes berm I would never wish I injury on any player but I only highlight what we all said about sini that he is a brilliant talent but injury prone.
I am sure he will have enough of a career at the top level to make the money to have a comfortable living.
It's more amusing that Bournemouth have given up money for not a lot of players this year.


11.) 23 Mar 2024 00:04:35
I agree berm, I certainly never wish any ex player any ill whatsoever, I genuinely feel sorry for them when they choose to leave us by them requesting a move, and whilst I’m not too naive to understand it’s often about (perceived) greater riches and glory.

For myself, partly to move forwards as quickly as possible and focus back on players who DO want to wear the shirt, I try and stay neutral about all ex players, irrespective of how the move works or doesn’t work out over time.

I think supporters dissatisfaction with ex players is a legacy sentiment, that the corporate suits have never been able to take away from the often forgotten much maligned supporters.

Definitely side before self, let mr Hammond etc reap as much money as is humanly possible from all, any player who doesn’t want to play for Leeds United and let’s reinvest in new exciting players that do.

But anger or resentment just keeps them in our peripheral when they’ve made their beds really, and we have so much more exciting players to focus on going forwards.

And yes, we know it’s cyclical and it will undoubtedly happen with another player in the future, but with a culture like the one Farkey is building, hopefully that becomes less and less.


12.) 23 Mar 2024 04:29:27
I know Ben can certainly didn’t take your post as nasty or malicious as you are not like that and I do agree

It’s always comforting to know we got money for a frock rather than them sit in our physio room as we all know that’s been very full over the years.


13.) 23 Mar 2024 07:14:25
That’s a very well written post Class, although football is not like any other job or even sport and it does contain a huge amount of emotion to supporters and pretty much everyone who who is involved.

Anger and resentment can be an emotion us fans can display like in the event of the loan clause exodus. I personally don’t hate these players and certainly wouldn’t wish their careers blighted by bad injuries.
For me it’s just a question, and it is still a question that it is possible that one or two of these players may come back to the club in the summer.
That is my issue that I don’t want to see any of these players who made their choice already, come back to our club.
My instinct tells me that this won’t happen and I truly hope it won’t as they they were all first team players who were not forced out and it was quite obvious they didn’t want to play for Leeds United anymore.


14.) 23 Mar 2024 07:43:22
Read that too. Also read a comment from a Bournemouth fan saying “don’t let the Leeds fans read this! ”! ???.


 

 

 

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14 Oct 2023 16:15:56
He said we would be looking at loans primarily.
If the loans are as good as jadon, rodon and spence we should be golden.

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13 Apr 2024 09:46:24
Spot on dill. We need the tempo in our game it pulls players out of position and forces defenders into mistakes.
We need a blistering Elland Road start to the game something that Blackburn cannot live with. Get them on the back foot.
Get the fans going and set the tone for the last few games.

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12 Apr 2024 22:13:55
Rodon and amps are not the best in the air. Struijk and coops are fare better.
Coops has always faired OK with teams that like to throw it into the box.
I would like to see a bit more inventiveness on set plays. We don't have the aerial presence but we keep just chucking it in there.

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11 Apr 2024 16:58:03
Just watched raphas second dill. Excellent finish.

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11 Apr 2024 10:48:51
Just been reading about it bright. The 70 odd mil from raph and Philips save us from any danger and we go up all should be fine. If we fail to go up then the belt tightening will be starting.

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11 Apr 2024 10:43:56
We need good early pressure and hopefully an early goal to take any fight out of them. Then we should be OK. A fast pressing start. Got to raise the tempo Tuesday night we kept hold of the ball but everything was glacial.

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