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29 Apr 2018 00:36:52
I would have to say that I normally fit in the glass half rose tinted camp! However, I’m no Football Manager but clearly the players aren’t playing for PH. more importantly they seem to be oblivious to the consequences of not performing? I actually think we can do a lot better than McCarthy however, can you see our team putting in such a insipid display under Mad Mick! No thought not, still don’t think Radz will dispense with PH which I’m honest is a genuine worry !

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{Ed033's Note - Is that insipid or inspired?


1.) 29 Apr 2018 15:44:43
MM won't even post here anymore Class so he's not going to want to be our manager.


 

 

24 Feb 2018 19:34:26
Well done to PH not the easiest job in the championship but he’s coming across as a genuine guy and I believe he will improve us

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1.) 24 Feb 2018 20:18:53
Just think what he could do if he liked us!


2.) 24 Feb 2018 22:05:09
Mezzer you’re living in the distant past if you think managers ‘like’ their teams lots of players kiss the badge so they must love their team !


3.) 25 Feb 2018 07:53:55
Oh class sorry mate, was a poor attempt at humour!


4.) 25 Feb 2018 19:53:43
Mezzer if he liked us he'd have a better record than 1 in 4, mmmmm didn't Barnsley break there duck at weekend too? You going to say that was him too


5.) 25 Feb 2018 20:22:53
Yes martyn, all down to the manager, Barnsley win too. Someone been smoking the grass me thinks. Read the posts again, not sure how you interpret it.


6.) 26 Feb 2018 09:17:43
I'll putter oven on low now mezzer and I'll give you a shout when it's ready


 

 

06 Feb 2018 22:10:56
Did you all watch PH first training session? he speaks English! Beautiful Fluent Yorkshire based English to boot. Moreover, he didn’t sound the type of guy who would put up with any nonsense. I believe in PH (trust to follow)

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1.) 07 Feb 2018 01:10:57
yeah, very good unless he is talking the sort of bullshit spoken by a manager whose previous club won 1 out of the last 16 games under his management. just being the devils advocate on account the devil can't on account he doesn't exist. Hope I am wrong and he will be a great appointment but my guess is its another disaster.


2.) 07 Feb 2018 09:34:16
I was just relieved nobody got sent off! MM


3.) 07 feb 2018 11:17:06
we are training in 4-4-1 as we end up with 10.


 

 

03 Jan 2018 14:12:07
Controversy warning! Do you think Radz is truly targeting promotion this year? I appreciate he certainly wouldn’t turn it down but unlike a lot of owners he’s only ever stated an expectation of the playoffs.

When you look at our most recently linked signing, he’s just a boy falling under that well used phrase ‘one for the future’. The future for us fans is always the next game we play of course, I personally would rather we signed Hugil but that will cost considerably more. Then when the Team slumped and we all wondered whether TC would survive, the buzz word used consistently by Radz and TC was the “project” “long term project” Buying the ground back was amazing for us but also strategically vital for Radz.

I would think we will know for sure post this transfer window as to whether there is genuine intent to get promoted this year IF we use some of the Wood/Taylor transfer funds. Of course I want promotion as soon as possible and my passion for achieving that certainly clounds my judgement. But Radz is a very very astute businessman certainly far cleverer than me, so is the plethora of young players we continue to stockpile all to do with next seasons assault or god forbid the season after?

Probably our most telling my transfer window for many seasons, still a better problem to have than what we’ve endured in previous seasons. Personally hope we buy proven championship players to go with what we’ve got, Hugil, Madine, Kayal, Walton (Brighton Keeper at Luton is sensational) and a experienced left back whom I’m struggling to find. MOT

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1.) 03 Jan 2018 15:33:40
Classof92, glad you clarified your post with the controversy warning, don't want a post that asks questions of the club to labled negative. Agree with your sentiment and agree AR does have a good business brain. We do seem more geared towards building for the future rather than the present, although I believe AR hoped the recruitment to the first team squad at the beginning of the season would be enough to get us up. For a time it looked to be going that way, but unless we strengthen for a real play off push this transfer window, I believe we will fall short.


2.) 03 Jan 2018 16:36:33
I think his intentions have been made very clear from the start; one step further than last year, which means the play offs. I don't think he's ever openly stated that promotion was a target for this year, and doubt we will see the investment in this window to push for it. Reckon we will have to be patient for a little longer yet. tho I still find the positives in the whole "investment for the future" thing.


3.) 03 Jan 2018 17:28:36
I agree lads. Promotion this year to any business man is a no brainer but play offs or at least a valiant effort would not be a failure. If we keep all our assets intact. We, seemingly, have the foundations in place, with a little winter/summer recruitment, for a concerted effort next season. This season a glorious failure will be accepted by most fans but next year; expectations will be higher and possibly automatic promotion is the only target.


4.) 03 Jan 2018 17:31:17
I agree totally Brightwhite The point I was trying to convey was as much as I want us to be promoted this year every year. The ‘project’ may have always been a 2/3 year deal. So when you asses against the project, ground repurchased lots of exciting talent for the future, attendances up. It’s going exactly as Radz hoped/planned for. Which is probably why Radz appears so calm and pragmatic on his Twitter posts whenever we have slipped up! I’m very happy, just passionate to get back to where we belong, as we all are.


5.) 03 Jan 2018 21:30:24
Bang right 92, and I'm with you all the way! And leodis, yep, just yep. MOT!


6.) 04 Jan 2018 15:39:03
I can see the promotion aim being the next few years but we will take it if it comes earlier. we won't be spending over the odds and it looks like we are clearly aiming to develop our team from the youth ranks either to sell on for decent money or to add to our own first team. I can't see it being this year for promotion myself.


7.) 05 Jan 2018 10:04:00
Didn't he say " within 3 years or he'll let someone else try" I think he's spot on Look at the money some other clubs spent ( owls) last year. They'd swap with us right now Slow and steady sometimes wins the race If he'd have been in charge when ridsdale was I suspect we'd have been a lot better off in the last 15 years


 

 

28 Oct 2017 22:06:20
Great to read everyone’s views as always. This league raises more questions than answers, definitely the toughest league in Europe where anyone really can beat anyone. Lots of views on here about us requiring better quality players and reinvestment of the Taylor/Wood funds.

Well I honestly believe none of us would have been very happy if we had signed anyone from either Sheffiled United or Cardiff squads before the season started but look where they are now. Then contrary to this sits Wolves who spent biggest of all and ‘should’ be there or there abouts at the end of the season. then they lose to QPR! As people have said, we were lucky with results today, with only Bristol City leapfrogging us.

Yes, same Bristol City we spanked at their home ground only last week. Then you look at our individual players with many supporters saying Phillips just not up to the required standard, not certain is my own view BUT I know he ran and ran last night, so then you think is that it? In this league every single player must have to be fully 100% on their game every single week? Said it was more questions than answers, then it struck me! I can’t that’s no like previous seasons anymore bloody hell I’ve got to improve !

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1.) 01 Nov 2017 08:23:17
This is the easiest championship for at least 3-4 yrs. not tough at all! I haven't seen a decent team yet. Last year there were 3-4 standouts. Every team that has beaten us has been poor and teams we should have beaten.


 

 

 

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19 May 2018 16:47:11
Just back from one of Mr Ortas ‘Rose tinted retreats’ great break mainly youngsters there from all over the world. Anyway in the daily meditation we were reminded whilst chanting our daily affirmations; 1) It’s a FIVE YEAR plan
2) End of next season it’s not even half way
3) we’ve bought the ground back
4) it’s a FIVE YEAR plan
5) GFH nearly paid of now
6) Radz was the ONLY buyer for MC
7) As GFH were the ONLY buyer before
8) Oh and it’s a FIVE YEAR Plan
9) BPF and TP have broken through this year
10) Oh nearly forgot it’s a FIVE YEAR plan I know this is tongue firmly in cheek, but this retreat (brainwashing) has helped me to come to terms in the absence of new investment (Mmmmm) the PLAN was always to buy youth blooding two/three a year until year five. All run as a profitable business (bottom line not heart or passion) So peace to all but don’t expect miracles or expensive signings. it’s not in the plan !

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1.) 19 May 2018 19:12:09
The thing about a long term plan is that you expect progress each year. The only thing we've progressed towards this season, is League 1


2.) 19 May 2018 19:19:25
Class Tell us something we don't know. Next season will be another of mediocrity although with the right signings can see us pushing up to 8th spot in the league. The year after we should be up there. Balance sheet will look better and we may attract superior investment. 2021 could be our year!


3.) 19 May 2018 19:33:33
Speedy You're right but it'll be better next season. We had to pay off GFH and that hampered the transfer budget. I believe we can re-acquire Bartley and nurse him back to health. I also see us going very close with Abel. Can also see us finally getting Stockdale. Those 3 signings make us stronger if they happen and there's more to come I'm sure.


4.) 19 May 2018 19:55:17
The tongue in cheek was your clue George. However, whilst we all want it yesterday me included. I’m simply stating (contrary to the majority of posts for next year) that the evidence points to the fact that in the absence of some serious investors we are in the long haul game. For myself, if that means a team of the like of BPF and TP I’ll be very happy. albeit eventually. No more silly than saying get him out get the manager out when the current owner has said from the outset it’s a long term plan probably based on the pretty rubbish circumstances he inherited. Still just a point of view


5.) 20 May 2018 06:58:57
A few years ago, Blackburn made a 5 year plan to culminate with winning the Champions League. I suppose being promoted from League 1 in year 4 is a belated start.


6.) 20 May 2018 10:18:08
I think the club was improving quite nicely before Radz got involved so not sure what rubbish circumstances you refer to Class. Radz bought the ground, which was going to happen anyway as buy back clause was running out. Orta has bought a lot of youngsters, which we usually find anyway, Clarke, Dalby, Edmonson would have been on our radar anyway. Think Cellino did a good job at turning this club around all Radz had to do was improve the first team squad, which he has not done yet. As i have said the summer will see if we have owners who want to go for gold or the premiership.


7.) 20 May 2018 10:54:26
Hi Bige, the circumstances (which Radz knew full well but still saw a potential profitable business) were apart from buying from MC normal, the significant GFH payments, the high outgoings of renting Thorpe Arch and ER. And it’s too simplistic to say buy back clause was running out he still had to lay out significant capital that he probably wished he could have spent it elsewhere. Again with the youngsters he or Orta have found you’re absolutely right that could have happened anyway. However, if they can’t have the credit they can’t have the criticism for finding them. I’ve supported the Team for 47 years I don’t want to wait another x years! What I’m highlighting is we have what we have, and I truly don’t think Radz worries too much what people think of him, as the recent tour has shown. He’s a very astute very successful businessman but no billionaire. So we are just one of many businesses he owns all of which he wants to be successful. But like his recent Spanish La Liga rights deal he’s a man who is prepared to wait for the opportunity. Again I don’t like it, I don’t want to wait, if a billionaire came in now with funds to burn then bye bye Radz don’t let the door hit you on the way out. So in the interim, I’m hoping with my heart for more Forshaw type buys but my head says it’s likely to be lower than that with more youngsters being blooded.


8.) 20 May 2018 12:13:21
Not knocking Radz at the moment, said i will wait until transfers are finished. My point was the debts had been restructured by Cellino and we were on a sound financial footing. The fact Aser bought us sort of proves that with the amount they were willing to pay. They did not buy us because they love Leeds and always wanted to own us. Yes they are paying GFH as anyone would be, Thorpe arch is still there. ER would have been bought back under any owner as it is an integral part of the club. Yes Radz is doing well on the business front so let's see how much he can raise this window to get some one in who will make a difference.


 

 

15 May 2018 22:02:04
Aus (very funny are you mick in disguise) Brightwhite (love the positivity) Mikewoody67 (love the passion)

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06 May 2018 19:18:56
Rather hope that Radz would have recognised and gave thanks to this years far and away biggest success. the amazing supporters that still turn up in incredible numbers in spite of this years displays. That’s my proud take away when my mate (Cardiff fan) starts up anytime soon. Oh welcome back Bermo 👏🏻👏🏻 Just Mick now?

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1.) 07 May 2018 12:36:51
I see what you’re saying class but we are not the only championship club with decent crowds.


 

 

06 May 2018 11:55:37
Brilliant news to hear Ayling starts this afternoon not sure what giving Eckuban another start over either Edmonson or Dalby? Give the youngsters a half each, if we win with Eckuban then that covers no cracks and PH says he’s planning drastic surgery anyway? If we lose, well nobody will be shocked but frustration will grow as we’ve wasted an opportunity. Even if we list with the kids up front the ER faithful will appreciate we are trying to blood youngsters for next season. Maybe it’s not wholly PH decision though.

Classof92

1.) 06 May 2018 12:41:19
I can't find any excuses for Heckingbottom. I think it's silly to risk Ayling, Cooper should not start over O'Connor, why is Saiz not starting and why oh why are Ekuban, Pennington and Lassoga even in the squad. Will Huffer or Miazek should be on the bench and Dalby and Clarke should be involved and i would have Hosannah at RB. We all know the definition of madness.


2.) 06 May 2018 14:36:53
Hecky got it right!


3.) 06 May 2018 16:06:25
We won so we must be wrong and Hecky right but I still must agree with every word Scoops


 

 

05 May 2018 16:30:15
What a brilliant Saturday lovely weather, family bbq few beers in the sun and we are still 0 - 0 which although I’d like a win at least the defence has tightened up 👏🏻👏🏻 Mind you there’s a few nil nils around today

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1.) 05 May 2018 19:29:17
They need to stop these bank holiday fixture pile ups. Two games in two days against the same team is wrong init class


2.) 05 May 2018 20:27:38
To be fair we’ve created more chances today?


3.) 05 May 2018 21:01:58
And still got 11 players on the pitch


 

 

 

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24 Feb 2018 22:05:09
Mezzer you’re living in the distant past if you think managers ‘like’ their teams lots of players kiss the badge so they must love their team !

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14 Feb 2018 20:45:44
So good to read a sensible post, totally agree O’Leary just posted something similar saying we are in a good a position as we’ve been for many a year.

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10 Jan 2018 23:26:56
Total agreement Marko, think if we bought Madine and Hugil we will definitely make the playoffs. That doesn’t magically fix Keeper concerns, creative midfielder concerns BUT spending more time in their penalty box, with better goals converted ratio will cover our deficiencies.

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06 Jan 2018 21:31:28
He's a skill full player, and has been prolific at times, but is currently not playing first team football for a reason Mezzer? This is for a second half push for glory, so players on form with a proven record in giving everything every game is critical at this time. Madine or Hugil far better options at this time for me.

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05 Jan 2018 00:41:17
Great shout Batts, Madine or Hugil would improve us massively

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20 May 2018 10:54:26
Hi Bige, the circumstances (which Radz knew full well but still saw a potential profitable business) were apart from buying from MC normal, the significant GFH payments, the high outgoings of renting Thorpe Arch and ER. And it’s too simplistic to say buy back clause was running out he still had to lay out significant capital that he probably wished he could have spent it elsewhere. Again with the youngsters he or Orta have found you’re absolutely right that could have happened anyway. However, if they can’t have the credit they can’t have the criticism for finding them. I’ve supported the Team for 47 years I don’t want to wait another x years! What I’m highlighting is we have what we have, and I truly don’t think Radz worries too much what people think of him, as the recent tour has shown. He’s a very astute very successful businessman but no billionaire. So we are just one of many businesses he owns all of which he wants to be successful. But like his recent Spanish La Liga rights deal he’s a man who is prepared to wait for the opportunity. Again I don’t like it, I don’t want to wait, if a billionaire came in now with funds to burn then bye bye Radz don’t let the door hit you on the way out. So in the interim, I’m hoping with my heart for more Forshaw type buys but my head says it’s likely to be lower than that with more youngsters being blooded.

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19 May 2018 19:55:17
The tongue in cheek was your clue George. However, whilst we all want it yesterday me included. I’m simply stating (contrary to the majority of posts for next year) that the evidence points to the fact that in the absence of some serious investors we are in the long haul game. For myself, if that means a team of the like of BPF and TP I’ll be very happy. albeit eventually. No more silly than saying get him out get the manager out when the current owner has said from the outset it’s a long term plan probably based on the pretty rubbish circumstances he inherited. Still just a point of view

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19 May 2018 16:30:49
Congratulations to all the finalists and a huge well done to Aus who entertains us in most of his posts and helps fill the Mad Mick void 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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07 May 2018 14:58:18
Think keeper or lack of until BPF accounted significant loss of points too, otherwise great post. Re, Colin he’s the pantomime villain isn’t he, but whatever our opinions he’s record is now the best ever for getting teams promoted. So well done Colin I say 👏🏻

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05 May 2018 20:27:38
To be fair we’ve created more chances today?

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