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10 Nov 2020 07:13:28
Noel Whelan making a big story that there’s a rift in the camp concerning a Pablo v Bielsa’s bust up. I’m not sure if this is true, just another pundit trying to make a headline.
It’s not the first time Pablo’s thrown a strop at been subbed. A non story in my opinion.

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1.) 10 Nov 2020 12:26:45
hard to tell with belisa

not long ago he had a bust up with Jansson and we lost our best CB as a result. I stand by belisa and see why he did it but Jansson was a huge loss, meanwhile league one Liam still gets picked.


2.) 11 Nov 2020 20:24:00
I have copyright on Liam's nickname bermo 😂.


3.) 11 Nov 2020 20:25:52
I still get why people see Pontus as a big loss? With him, we stayed down, without we came up. simple really. not exactly doing much better now is he!?


4.) 11 Nov 2020 22:22:28
Agree with Brighty on this one . Jansson definitely not missed certainly not EPL standard.

I do miss Roofe's goals though.

As for Chris and Berm, one could say it is no longer credible calling Cooper ' League one Liam ' . he more than proved he was effective to good Championship standard last season.


5.) 13 Nov 2020 17:23:36
100% agree on all points Baz, particularly the one where you agree with me! 🤔🤔🤔.


6.) 13 Nov 2020 19:55:50
Nice one Brighty you are actually one of the more logical posters.


7.) 14 Nov 2020 03:38:47
Simple facts are that our CB's have played better when partnered with people other than coops. League 1 Liam is harsh, he is Champ standard. Always preferred calamity Cooper because he makes silly mistakes. Pontus + White would have been even better last year imo much like pontus + Bartley (white + Berra looked better too) .
As for the Pablo situation big difference is he was frustrated but he didn't go against Bieslas instructions. He got a public reprimand and apologised, hopefully end of.


 

 

31 Aug 2020 07:13:23
Logic tells me we will most certainly be looking for more cover at the back, especially with Beradi out for another 9 months. Struijk is more of a defensive midfielder replacement so I don’t see him as cover for our CB’s. We will be left too vulnerable at the back if either Koch or Cooper are injured.

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1.) 31 Aug 2020 12:22:27
Yeah we do need another CB but you know Bielsa will likely play Ayling Strujk or Phillips at CB if needed . He has before . However in this league we can afford to put square pegs in round holes so a another CB is a must in my eyes .


 

 

01 Jul 2020 06:02:04
We already know about Bamford’s wastefulness in front of goal, but the the player i'm feeling that should be showing signs of his potential is Costa. He does exhibit some brief moments of his speed and skill but it doesn’t seem to be coming together.

As for the result I’ll take a point, it’s never a good time to be playing a team scrapping for survival and with an upturn in form. There’s going to be some surprise results for the run in, so no need to get too upset about this one.
We’re still in top spot.

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1.) 04 Jul 2020 20:32:29
OP I have Costa marked down as a rotation, sub and Cup player. Useful player to have around squad but only shows his flair in flashes. Alioski, Harrison, Pablo ahead of him. Poveda and Stevens not far behind. Can see him being sold in a couple of years.


 

 

21 Jun 2020 07:30:20
Today’s game there’ll be no surprises in that we’ll have about 65/ 70% possession and Cardiff even playing at home will defend, close us down as much as possible and try to catch us out on a rare counterattack. If we score in the 1st half, the game is ours, if not this could be a draw or worse. Cardiff is not a good hunting ground for us but I’m putting my money on Bamford on scoring the only goal today.
MOT.

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23 Apr 2020 09:03:14
Hope everyone is keeping well.
Wondered what you fellas thought of the rumored link of Man City and Ben White not to mention Manutd and Liverpool.
I think the lad if he has a choice will prefer Leeds in the end. He is not yet proven in the Premiership so any of these big clubs at best would have him as a bench warmer. He’s very young and probably feels he’s going to advance his career better with first team Leeds under Bielsa’s tutelage.
I can’t see Brighton, even if they stay up holding on to him.

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1.) 24 Apr 2020 17:13:40
Agree OP, that if we go up, he would prefer to stay with us. My worry is that his sale would become a bidding war, and we would get battered in those circumstances!


2.) 27 Apr 2020 00:01:25
lets be honest if liverpool or city come calling he would not prefer leeds, however I am not sure a top top club would want him. He is great but is not in joe gomez orvan dyke leagues, mind you maybe he is better than what city have at the moment.


 

 

 

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13 Oct 2021 09:02:10
Looks like Raph might be out of contention for the game against Southampton as it looks likely he will receive his first full cap on Friday, with only 36 hours before playing for Leeds.
I’m hoping he will at least be on the bench to be called upon if necessary for the last 30 mins of the game.

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1.) 13 Oct 2021 13:40:08
Don't forget an exhausting flight home as well.


2.) 13 Oct 2021 16:23:40
Am I alone in having looked at the three fixtures Brazil were to play this time round and inwardly winced at the prospect that Raphinha might have played himself into contention for a first start, and potentially become a marked man by the time they faced the infamously hard tackling Uruguay?


3.) 14 Oct 2021 12:31:08
Hassenhuttl has apparently confirmed Che Adams will miss Saturday’s game with injury. With Ward-Prowse suspended, hopefully even if Raphinha misses out we will have too much for them and pick up a valuable second win. Maybe Dan James will finally be awarded a penalty, though of course we would still need to score it.


4.) 14 Oct 2021 13:26:23
Certainly hope so. This game is definitely winnable and vital to help us build momentum. A draw would be disappointing while a loss unacceptable.


 

 

09 Oct 2021 08:57:32
The one player that I’m confused why Bielsa would have wanted was Rodrigo.
Most of all for his age but also that he’s not really one of those natural goal scorers.
This is not to put the player down because it is evident he has an abundance of quality and wouldn’t have played for the Spanish national team. His goal scoring abilities has only been highlighted when he played for sporting Lisbon and hasn’t really set the world on fire since.
But what surprised me was the amount Radz paid, which I believe was 27 Mil and his age.
I thought Bielsa preferred younger players in his team certainly for the fitness and endurance levels.
So I do believe a Watkins or Matheus Cunha would have been better players to chase after their signature.
But since he is with us I hope that he continues with a injury free season and bags plus 10 goals.

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1.) 09 Oct 2021 10:19:40
OP

In my view I think it was a "statement signing". To show the world and prospective signings that Leeds were back in the top league and could attract top, top talent. At the time of the signing I don't think Cunha or Watkins were at his level. I still think possibly Cunga still is.
I remember how excited I felt when learning that we had bought the Spanish national teams centre forward. I hadn't felt that excited when we were linked with Watkins of Championship club Brentford. It's a bit like how I felt this year as we were linked with Toney, and look how that's going (great judge of a player. not)

Still think he deserves a run in the side as a centre forward and let Bamford sweat on it for a while. Competition for places is key yo the smaller squad. And besides, Bamford played left attacker for a Middlesbrough side and hit a hat trick against us so he has other strings to his bow too.


2.) 09 Oct 2021 10:35:10
Oh, and BTW guys all that vitriol in posts further down for my defence of Orta

Is it because you didn't get invites to the Christmas hottub party?

You know Christmas is about family so I couldn't invite you guys. but the New Year hottub party is about friends and those invites are yet to go out. Come on guys you have to keep those positive outlooks and believe your on that list

Already on the list is JKA (who has yet cost us nowt) and Costa (who did his bit in the Championship to raise us to the +£130m income levels) . Cassilla (the keeper who made us £4m by allowing us to sell BPF) had to decline because of a prior engagement but he has offered to subsides the Prosecco bill from his huge salary he squirreled away whilst he was with us.


3.) 09 Oct 2021 13:00:35
Do you have the Black Lace New Year party album lined up Axe?


4.) 09 Oct 2021 14:47:17
Alf, I have just ebay'd it on your recommendation.


 

 

08 Oct 2021 13:53:51
It’s true that Newcastle’s cause could be lost by January but I really doubt it. You can see their players lifting their game considerably with the new takeover.
I don’t envy Spurs at their place Saturday next.
The fans will be in very high spirits and very loud.

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1.) 08 Oct 2021 14:05:04
They’ve only got one good player.
I’m still hoping they too far gone by jan.
love Bruce to go with them but sadly he be gone by December.


2.) 08 Oct 2021 14:13:15
logical post.


3.) 08 Oct 2021 20:03:52
I’m wondering whether the Toon might try to tempt Benitez away from Everton as it would be a very popular move with the Geordie fans. Would leave the poor Toffees feeling jilted again.


4.) 08 Oct 2021 21:32:24
That would be hilarious Clue, if they did that! Chances are tho, that they will appoint an interim, temp, and come knocking for bubs. 😩😩😩.


5.) 09 Oct 2021 04:13:09
Bub wouldn't work for genocidal maniacs.


6.) 09 Oct 2021 04:58:45
you raise a very good point Georgey for any prospective coach.


7.) 09 Oct 2021 10:32:08
I see the other 19 Prem clubs, including Leeds, are seeking a meeting to discuss their concerns re the Toon deal passing fit and proper person’s test. Can’t imagine there’s anything they can do about it though - hardly going to collectively refuse to play them.


8.) 09 Oct 2021 10:56:48
George, I’m wondering whether the influence of Bielsa within our Club may have prompted Radz to reflect on any overtures he may have been making towards PSG’s Qatari owners about possible investment, and potentially longer-term purchase for Leeds - given the human rights concerns over Qatar. He certainly seemed at pains to pour cold water on the speculation, and clearly found an alternative avenue for investment, in the 49ers, and the current suggestion seems to be that they, and the Lowy family are the most likely to buy Radz’s majority stake when he decides to sell up.


 

 

05 Oct 2021 08:10:29
I definitely sense an imbalance of referee and VAR decisions lately is that because with the elite clubs if they get it wrong there’s more of a media backlash and with the rest of the premiership clubs it doesn’t matter so much? (This would relate to red cards and penalties. )
I think the standard of referring in this country is sub standard, I have a number of German friends who follow the Premiership as well as the Bundesliga and they are quite shocked by the standard of our referees.

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1.) 05 Oct 2021 12:28:36
120% correct OP and it's a great big dirty scandalous stain on the ever diminishing integrity of the EPL and FA .

EPL best league in the world? not even close, one of the worst due to the standards of its referees/ VAR officials and the governing bodies the EPL and FA.


 

 

02 Oct 2021 22:43:18
Good performance today, nice build up play, crisp passing, just unable to get the ball on target. The win was the most important objective today.
Let’s hope Llorente stays fit for the rest of this season, we look so much better with him on the pitch. It was a game where Bamford would of excelled, shame he was missing.
We definitely over cooked the passing in and around the 18 yard box but I can see James with his speed and agility, threading through the defense is going to create many chances for Bam to feed off.
That was 100% a penalty, if var can’t get it right then what’s the point?
Overall we played well and deserved the victory but the players will know that with the chances they create they must score goals more often.

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20 May 2021 07:55:39
Too true Andy, the most irritating and mind numbing part of football journalism today. Why not say something different or original instead of the same old mantra, over and over again and why Leeds Utd? To be honest I’d rather listen to a drunk who’s just had a frontal lobe operation talking about football than these turkeys.
"Don’t be surprised to see Leeds knocking on the door if the top four next season", that’s what they should be saying.

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18 Apr 2021 11:16:35
Bielsa himself has quoted its fake news.

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13 Oct 2021 11:09:14
Clu although it appears that human rights issues and murder don’t mean a thing when big money is being waved around. Perhaps the significant point is that once great footballers that now have nothing better to do than spout complete brainless and utter drivel on the media and actually believe they are contributing something to the world of football.

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08 Oct 2021 19:15:51
Fellas, don’t get your kickers in a twist, we are not an elite football club so naturally your best players will be sought after, it’s normal. I don’t see KP leaving for a while but eventually he will, like Raph. The good news is that the club will profit substantially and subsequently will be able to strengthen the squad further with more quality players.

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03 Oct 2021 15:26:35
That’s right Baz, it’s all about opinions. I wonder what those opinions of a certain belief will be like if we win the next three games?!
Pause for thought.

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01 Oct 2021 19:05:16
Bum scratching finger sniffing Joachim Löw has played Koch in DM position and his potential to perhaps play Koch with KP might be how Bielsa configures him in the future.

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30 Sep 2021 14:08:34
I think it’s about another 3 weeks before he’ll be ready to return.

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