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07 Jun 2019 20:32:19
What are people's thoughts on Kemar Roofe - someone who hasn't attracted all that much transfer talk bar a few mentions with Villa.

Yes he had a good season, not a great one i'd argue and his contract (1yr left) isn't the greatest situation either. Personally, I think if he wants more than 20-25K a week then its time to let him go for somewhere between 7-10m.

Never happy to see good goal scorers leave but despite the goals I think our forwards underachieved, especially Bamford. I think Chris Wood with the same game time as Roofe would have broken the 20 goal mark comfortably. (Know Roofe was out for around 3 months total) .

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07 Jun 2019 20:46:10
Sorry Ealing, but people keep saying “Wood could’ve done this, that and the other”. Wood could not play in this team, nor play this style of football. Simple. He had a good season, and has an eye for goal, but not for us under Bielsa. He’s gone, and won’t be coming back. Roofe, on the other hand, who played only 60% of the season, has an engine, stamina, and drive, and would have delivered 20+ without injuries.

07 Jun 2019 20:47:20
Are you forgetting the fact that he was injured this season.

07 Jun 2019 23:31:14
Brightwhite, you keep saying that about Wood but I don’t see it, players move around and play as there new team want them to, and as we seen there is not much difference in our style to other team apart from our opening game which we couldn’t keep up. Point being made is wood would have scored .

07 Jun 2019 23:32:59
Ealing I agree with you, Wood would have taken most of the chances Bam Bam didn’t,

08 Jun 2019 02:31:45
I like Roofe. He has a bit of a nasty streak in him. You can tell he has scoring goals on his mind. Prefer to keep but I believe we will sell.

08 Jun 2019 08:55:13
Bamford HAS TO GO, though i think we will keep him. he's too much of a primadonna player. He doesn't seem to want to work to hard, he wants the ball at his feet. Good technically, that's not we want from a striker/ forward. To score goals, not blaze away. Also if Casilla is wanted, sell him, get BPF as no 1 maybe alternating with another keeper we can get in. We got Casilla for free, so make a profit on him.

08 Jun 2019 12:30:01
I read up on Bieslas past. He actually likes big target men!

I think the style he played last season was based on what he had available rather than what he actually wanted to play.

I agree with everyone on this thread

Wood could have thrived in a Biesla team
But also, Wood could not have shown the mobility Roofe had to, given that he was never favourite to win any crosses thrown in to the box.

08 Jun 2019 21:33:46
That’s my point Axe. The primary form of defence in MB’s game is to close down opposing players, and quickly, and that starts from the front, which requires pace and an engine. Wood had no pace. He had presence, and was a good player IMO but just did not have the skill set to work under Bielsa. Plus, as I say, he’s gone, and some people need to get over that, because he’s not coming back. But yes, a target man, with pace and energy? Grot?

09 Jun 2019 16:05:43
Grot

Edmundson

Dalby

We have a few players who could be honed into the perfect Biesla front man. However, the huge sticking point is the bit where the ball trickles over the goal line. That x factor. I just hope one of them finds that bit to his game.

07 Jun 2019 16:49:53
Good theory George and fair play - sorry for doubting you.

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08 Jun 2019 02:33:04
Thanks Alf and like your insignia. Comes up a treat in gold. Much better than Gaviscon man.

07 Jun 2019 15:04:40
Bamford should be sold, he is seems like a primadonna. Has skills in holding up the ball, as reliable as hell. What i call one of the deadwood.,

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07 Jun 2019 15:55:43
Tad harsh.
He does score every then and then too.

07 Jun 2019 16:17:33
Hell is probably very reliable. Back to goal hold the ball up old-fashioned centre forward - what part of last season did we play that way again?

07 Jun 2019 17:34:15
Who would buy him? Particularly at £10mill.

07 Jun 2019 19:43:15
Gray no he’s part of a 5 year plan, he’s just beginning .

07 Jun 2019 19:59:17
We paid 7.5 million.

07 Jun 2019 20:35:43
I don't massively like his attitude - diving and getting the Villa winger sent off embarrassing. Apologises to the squad then gets booked for diving in a game shortly afterwards. This after he spent around half the season injured. Injury just one of those things but what happened since I can't condone.

I'd like to sell him but if we can't recoup most if not all of what we spent on him I say give him another chance (against my better judgement) . At the very least try to have him rebuild some transfer value.

07 Jun 2019 11:20:17
Danny Mills article makes a lot of sense regarding Rads, his finance's and why he needs to raise investment from various sources if he is as wealthy as reported . Why also would he look at another investor when 49'rs would most likely have put more dough in.

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07 Jun 2019 11:44:40
Not sure the 49ers want to be an active member with regards to the management of the club and with greater investment requires a larger percentage of the club and therefore the requirement to manage. Radz probably wants someone to put money in but let him run the show but I feel the 49ers investment is about looking for a quick profit if the club make the PL.

07 Jun 2019 12:42:39
i liked the danny mills article and agree 100%

what we have to remember is rads business away from leeds he spent a fortune on spanish and itialin football and then failed to secure a platform for it, he must of lost a fortune. he wasnt that rich to begin with and now is skint, he is holding on to leeds as we are the last good investment he made and he is trying to sell slices of the pie rather than the whole pie for the good of the club. i am not very impressed with Rads at the moment

it is not leeds fans fault he can't run his own business very well.

07 Jun 2019 14:23:17
He still has the 2 million rent to fall back on, bet that’s not included in any deal he’s doing now, don’t wish to say it , I told you so,

07 Jun 2019 14:24:29
Radz heart is in the right place but his situation has changed massively from where it was 12 months ago due to other investments. If he has our interests at heart he will accept he no longer has the finances to take us forward and if there is a sound offer from someone who will do that then cash in, take your profit and move aside for the good of the club and our future.

07 Jun 2019 14:31:13
What have you told us Whiteman?

07 Jun 2019 15:08:33
We are meant to ignore that white an. Some here don't seem to accept that.

07 Jun 2019 15:33:16
If Radz sells the club but keeps the rights to Elland Road than both Whiteman and Wexleeds will be right. Until then don't see the issue.

07 Jun 2019 15:52:16
If someone is going to spend loads of cash buying the club, I’m sure they will be astute enough and rich enough to agree a price that includes the ground as well or two sales. If they are just investing in the club the current situation would continue because they are not investing in the ground but the club.

07 Jun 2019 16:18:37
not sure rads heart is in the right place to be honest, not seen anything to make me think his heart is in or isn't in the right place but think he is defintaly a buinessman that sees leeds as an assest not a club.

07 Jun 2019 16:24:30
Berm What's going on? Start posting nonsense again instead of stuff I agree with. Don't forget to vote!

07 Jun 2019 16:34:12
100% Bermondsey the guys a charlatan. Has told us a few porkies at least Massimo was honest a saint in comparison to Radz.

07 Jun 2019 16:46:01
Berms and George - get a room.

07 Jun 2019 16:55:50
If he can't take the Club forward I hope he sells it, especially if there is a good offer on the table. I think he tried to get promoted on the cheap and just failed. He must know that won't happen again, even with Bielsa in charge. The foundations are there, but investment is crucial for us to get up. If he does sell I hope any new Owner would want to take the ground off him as well, then he could leave with his head held high and a profit in his pocket.

07 Jun 2019 17:35:12
So what evidence do you have Whitman that Radz even charges rent? Your slating the chairman who orchestrated our best season in years. I bet you’ll be skating the PSG owners for lack of investment if they get in. Some people are never happy. Bet you had some disappointing birthdays as kid!

07 Jun 2019 18:12:23
george is well and truely taking speedies place in my heart and dungeon.

as for rads the proof is in the pudding

rads went to fa due to villa and derby buying ground and renting it to make sure they spend lots of money and pass FFP

rads was told by fa you can do this and replied. i will not do this

this either means he don't have the money to or he doesn't care enough, their is no other reason why he wouldn't take advantage of what other chairmen have for the promise land of the prem. just ask villa.

07 Jun 2019 19:03:02
I accept that some people will always dislike an owner for various reasons just as we argue over players like KP and Harrison and Managers. Respect everyone’s views guys.

I like what Radz has done for the club, I think we are moving in the right direction. I think there could be better owners, but not just about the cash and I think there could be a lot worse. If he wants to stay on and he believes he can be even more successful this year then good luck to him. He will be judged by whether he can do it.

If he stays on he is criticized for wanting promotion on the cheap, if he sells, we will be told that it proves he was only in it for the money, so not sure he can win in some people’s eyes!

Have to say when I go to the games and talk to those who go, I’m not hearing a big Radz our campaign!

07 Jun 2019 19:14:24
Wex, he might be a Charlatan, but ‘Just when you’re thinking things over’, you might think he’s a ‘north country boy’, but he’s ‘the only one I know’.

07 Jun 2019 19:31:03
Loud and clear?

07 Jun 2019 19:45:17
Wex I understand mate.

07 Jun 2019 19:50:21
They think it’s all over, I have found memories non bad, but as you said perhaps your the one with bad memories if you need help to sort those out I can give you a number, looks very much like you need it.

07 Jun 2019 21:15:57
That sounds a bit different from what you have said before in regards to the ownership of the ground Spanish what happened to owned by a parent company that owns Leeds united now it seems you have realised its a separate entity.

07 Jun 2019 21:16:45
Wex 😂.

08 Jun 2019 02:34:33
MIDFIELD GENERAL, NOW THAT'S A FORKING AVATAR!

08 Jun 2019 03:20:02
Who mentioned bad memories whiteman? I’m just saying we could have neymar and messi in our team, win the league title, the FA cup, the champions league and you’d still find something to moan about.

08 Jun 2019 05:29:35
MG from One to another, Just when you’re thinkin things over, Radz just needs a Jesus Hairdo now.

08 Jun 2019 07:53:15
And you never said what your evidence was whiteman?

08 Jun 2019 17:36:32
Wex, if someone owns two houses in a street through different companies, he still owns both houses and anyone choosing to buy them can do t on the basis that they buy one or both. The club and the ground are still owned by Radz but through different vehicles consistent with the different investments. I honestly don’t think he has done anything that loads of other owners past present or future wouldn’t do in terms of how he has set its up!

08 Jun 2019 22:19:16
Spanishleeds how the hell can you compare someone buy a house to buy a club,
Point Radz said he will buy Leeds Utd for Leeds Utd fake he bought it for him self or part of his investment which if he sale will not include the ground that’s no difference to way it was before he bought it, and he will change 2 million rent each and every year, and will when he’s ready sell it to anyone he bloody wants to without any concern for Leeds Utd don’t you get it,

08 Jun 2019 22:21:27
They think it’s all over well your right I don’t intend to .

09 Jun 2019 08:35:26
Whiteman, we live in a real world where football is business, no one buys Leeds United for Leeds United! Radz companies own the club and the ground. Anyone wanting to buy the ground with the rest of the club can do a deal for both. It’s not complicated. Someone might prefer to buy the club and rent the ground. If it’s a big money buyer, I’m sure they would insist on both.

Personally, I would love to see a Yorkshire syndicate buy the club and ground included, but where are these generous Yorkshire folk been hiding with their cash?

Its easy to slag off an owner without any kind of alternative owner in place who will be better. Anyone who really wants to buy the club can make Radz an offer that he can’t refuse for the club including the ground! That’s how the free market operates. If he is the ruthless only profit orientated scoundrel that you and Wex paint him as, why wouldn’t he sell?

He only gets the big bucks of the premiership if he gets us there!

09 Jun 2019 15:40:41
Spanish I don’t disagree with you on that, my point is why lie, he has, he can do what the hell he likes it’s his money but he ant no messiah, he just someone who has bought Leeds, just because he parade is son in a Leeds top doesn’t make him one either, I fully understand that he’s out to make Money as they all are, some on here think just because we has a good season we shouldn’t talk bad about him, he’s just like many MP full of 💩.

07 Jun 2019 10:51:44
always leeds ain't it,

we sort out manager quickly then faff about with take over or investment.

I am praying the take over happens and fast

as mills says getting investors for 10% here and there will make no diffrence like with 49ers. they put money in club and we still sold our only international (at the time) for under 10 million when Bielsia said don't sell

we need them to invest otherwise they might buy another club and whoever they buy will become a powerhouse

rads is clearly skint ( as chairmen go) and made some bad investments with 11 sports so I hope he pockets the profit he deserves and rides off into the sunset

realisticly if they take over we will be champs league within five years top. people say money don't buy success but that much money does.

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07 Jun 2019 11:45:46
I have to agree.

07 Jun 2019 12:47:37
I’m tending to agree too Bermo, and unlike Citeh and Scouse, we won’t gain a load of plastic fans, because everyone hates us! ✊🏻.

07 Jun 2019 14:18:46
Spot on Bermo we have to look at the bigger picture. If the money and intent is there then the investors WILL get what they want and its just a case of who benefits. We will kick ourselves if they end up buying, say, Derby and they go on to become the next Citeh won't we regardless of where we are at the time?

07 Jun 2019 16:21:46
yeah alf my biggest worry is they walk away and buy another club because it will leave us further behind, I don't see how rads can say it will be a hard summer and not sell, seems to make no sense and be very disrespectful to us and the city as a whole.

as for plastic fans of course we will gain them but the proper fans will always be proper fans,

lets be honest liverpool and city have both picked up plastic fans but they still have the die hard core proper fans and for that reason i still see them as a proper club maybe unlike chelsea who for me had no fans until roman turned up. liverpool and city are still proper clubs with proper fans and leeds will be that even if we get a few of the prawn sandwich brigade in the process.

07 Jun 2019 16:44:08
Too right Bermo.

Plastic fans and 'football tourists' follow success be it L'pool, Citeh, Chelski, Barcelona, Real Madrid or anyone else. So whether we get back to the top with or without investors if we start seeing success again we will attract the tourists whether we like it or not. Look at the gates this year - sell outs for nearly every game but where the heck were that lot when we were in League 1? Nowhere I can tell you cause I was there looking at a load of empty seats. We can either be League 1 or lowers half of the table and have 25000 each week or up there selling out and building super stadiums to cope with the demand and the trophy cabinet but we can't have both. I personally would like to see a bit of success for the club I love and the facts are you can't get it these days without a sugardaddy.

07 Jun 2019 18:15:18
very true alf these days money speaks so we can't have both and i think our honest fans have been put through the mill enough to deserve some oil money

I disagree slightly about in league one, even in that league we still had a lot of fans and proper fans too. didn't we have more at home in league one than juventus and some other top club one week

plastic fans come and go but proper fans and the heart of a club sticks and leeds have that. I have not always been proud of the club or the players playing but leeds fans have always made me feel proud. and i'm from millwall.

08 Jun 2019 05:32:59
We did amazing for a L1 club and broke records but we were still around 15000 down every week on the numbers we saw last season due to the fair weather fans returning.

08 Jun 2019 21:40:46
Think it’s just that people want to see good football Alf in all honesty. For the money paid, anyway. Good football is back, excitement and positivity is back, hence the crowds. That’s my take on it, anyway.

09 Jun 2019 08:39:01
Alf, Bright is right, good football and good results attract an audience on television and in the ground. Games involving Leeds are exciting games because of the way we play and allow teams to play against us. If we get promoted there will be even more “ fair weather fans”.

07 Jun 2019 07:42:36
Watching the England you can see parallels with Leeds over the years but in some ways Leeds have done better. Both were reborn in the 60's - winning the top prize. Following the seventies a succession of disappointments - 1970 England throw it away against Germany a few years later we throw it away against Sunderland. From then on nothing much with England and Leeds fans becoming disillusioned - the latter due to an inability to win anything that in a knockout form. Leeds however had at least the interlude of George Graham giving way to David O'leary when we almost got there and Jimmy Armfield Howard Wilkinson actually winning something but not the ultimate European prize. England have gone close too with Bobby Robson and Terry Venebles but faltered in the end. In recent years the parallels are much closer. Now we have a popular England team under a popular manager, playing some good football and bringing the supporters back on side. Leeds are doing much the same. Unfortunately both teams appear not to be able to produce their best when it matters and give it away in very disappointing circumstances. What is the point of the post? Nothing much other than Leeds, as a club, have followed a similar path of failure and disappointment, before hitting on a manager that makes a difference but who still can't win the tournaments when it matters and leave the fans disappointed yet again. At least Leeds had Armfield and Wilkinson to come after Revie - England not so lucky after Ramsey.

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07 Jun 2019 23:36:08
Hessian well that’s a waste of your time!

08 Jun 2019 05:34:33
Decent post Hess I see what you mean. Don’t forget England did ok at Italia 90 and Euro 96 despite not quite being good enough.

06 Jun 2019 22:01:28
Well watching England playing out from the back makes Ayling, Cooper and Phillips look like superstars!

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06 Jun 2019 22:42:59
My thoughts exactly!

06 Jun 2019 20:33:11
Bye bye bpf.

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06 Jun 2019 21:11:56
Hope not.

06 Jun 2019 22:05:57
Reported comments in the press won’t help him! Not the kind of stuff that will impress Bielsa, particularly when he might have the opportunity to regain the shirt if n preseason! Not sure he is as good as he thinks he is yet! Get your head down and work!

06 Jun 2019 23:04:10
Totally agree Spanish. Either his agent is advising him badly or he is not that clever, not the sort of thing I want to see.

07 jun 2019 00:41:50
bpf maybe if you stood in right place for free kicks you'd be forking number one, cabbage gloves.

07 Jun 2019 09:07:20
Love the avatar George! 👍.

07 Jun 2019 14:26:21
BPF stats are superior to Casilly's - we conceded less goals and we lost a lot less when BPF was in pegs so I say bring him back, get rid of Casilly or put him back where he is most experienced on the bench and move forward. Rather invest in an up an coming superstar than a never was.

07 Jun 2019 14:57:41
Thanks Farsley.

07 Jun 2019 21:11:20
Neither Kiko or BPF are good enough. If BPF did not make the mistakes he did, the club would not have needed to bring in someone to replace him. Unfortunately the person brought in made just as many mistakes.

Chris Hughton

06 Jun 2019 13:06:29
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new manager profile about, Chris Hughton

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07 Jun 2019 14:28:27
Great manager. Do you think racism has any bearing on why he hasn't been given more opportunity and investment at the higher levels?

08 Jun 2019 02:37:11
Alf Probably yes. Sad.

06 Jun 2019 11:26:35
17 million for James Radz must puking.

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06 Jun 2019 12:56:52
What happens when you don't understand the Welsh. Like prostitutes, they insist on money up front. If only I was Radz' advisor.

06 Jun 2019 15:12:35
Class George.

06 Jun 2019 18:14:12
Sounds like something you’ve encountered before George? And I’m not talking of buying a welsh footballer 😜.

06 Jun 2019 18:44:57
George uses bankers drafts.

06 Jun 2019 18:54:02
Man Utd spending £15m on James. Fan-bl00dy-tastic. I bet their fanbase are just drooling over such a high profile signing. They are definitely breaking in to the top 4 with that calibre of signing

Not being funny but I am sure Biesla had plenty more names within his PowerPoint presentation, but surely they were all under the "good Championship player with potential if we get promoted".

Surely he didn't have a file called "cheap as chips but could easily play in Europe"

06 Jun 2019 21:13:33
It could have been leeds making a 10 million pound profit. I don't see what is funny.

06 Jun 2019 22:08:31
Wex, we never bought him so how would we be making a profit. And if we did buy him why would we immediately sell him?

Jesus mucks, sometimes you are so obtuse

I am laughing because James is not the level of player a team trying to break in to the top four should be buying.

07 Jun 2019 00:44:01
TTIAO I've rented many developing Welsh talent before. I'm a good scout too with an eye firmly on the prize 😉🍆👅😁.

07 Jun 2019 05:21:04
There’s some good parking in Holbeck on match days George 😜.

07 Jun 2019 10:47:04
got to be honest axes post made me laugh as well, spurs linked with bale, city linked with cancelo and utd linked with James. bet chelsea are feeling better about there transfer ban now.

07 Jun 2019 14:58:59
TTIAO Is that an offer? TTIAO, now that's a mouthful 😉.

07 Jun 2019 14:59:53
Axe Irony is I actually do! A deposit for a deposit.

 


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