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26 Feb 2019 19:25:47
How much has Rads put in to buy and run the club for last 2 seasons?

We know we have turned over in excess of £50m per season, that equals £100m. He has had up to £35m in in transfers, Wood, Viera, Saiz ( and Taylor? ). He has had £12m from the 49'rs. Add to this the £25m debt he has used as well. that's in the region of £170m, Without adding in any of Rads funds mentioned as part of his original investment. Reportedly these funds included money to buy the club £40m, the ground £20m and £20m transfer kitty, a total of £80m. This all adds up to over £250m. Bought the club for £40m and the ground £20m that's £60m .

That leaves over £190m. There has not been massive investment in the playing squad ( Our biggest outlay has been a £200k fine from the EFL, ! ) . The average wage of £20k a week is £1m year for a squad of 22, that's about £22m plus management and U23's allow £8m to £10m. So say £65m over 2 seasons. Based on the above there is no reason why we should have any money worries, unless some of the above is incorrect, there appears to be about £100m shortfall in my figures?

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1.) 26 Feb 2019 23:03:11
Leeds1970

Guess you are NOT an accountant.

Where on earth did you get those figures from?

Sorry, I now realise you are a creative accountant!

Met a few of those in my life, thank goodness.

MOT.


2.) 27 Feb 2019 13:21:48
I think I'll wait for the club accounts :) also you forgot the purchase of ER, policing costs, the no-playing staff wages, business rates for ER and Thorp Arch, the upkeep of the aforementioned, owners and directors salaries, I'll stop now, Alzheimers kicking in ;)


3.) 28 Feb 2019 15:06:55
Massive investment in u23s
Issuing of longer contracts
Recruitment of more backroom staff. We now have a Dr pitchside thankfully
It’s not just the stuff in the papers

The whole club is on a better footing than it was under certain previous chairmen.


 

 

02 Jan 2019 12:52:02
Honestly think if Rads does not put in the investment needed to get up in this window, he is absolutely mad and will be to blame if this opportunity is not taken. All this talk of punching above your weight, you are where you are in the league on results and after 26 games we are top and deserve to be, because we have won the most points . There are 20 games left and we need to continue to be able to perform and play our brand of football for all of these games .

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1.) 02 Jan 2019 14:21:14
So no blame in your opinion for bielsa who has said he doesn't want or need players? You might think you know more than bielsa leeds1970 but I prob think he's forgotten more than you and I know about coaching.

In bielsa I trust.


2.) 02 Jan 2019 14:46:59
Martyn is right! Absolutely no point in buying players that Bielsa doesn’t want. He is so specific about how he plays and the qualities that he wants. In summer he has a lot more time to mould players but not now. Bielsa has to be honest about his squad and what he wants and then see what happens. We probably will never know the ins and outs!

Other thing to bear in mind that given the regime of the team under Bielsa, not every player will be up for it. So some will rule themselves out!


3.) 02 Jan 2019 17:54:11
Well. put Spanish. To some players it will be too much like hard work.


4.) 02 Jan 2019 18:33:59
Think MB said he was happy with the players, because he did not want to undermine the current players confidence by saying some of them might be replaced . You offer any manager the option of better players and they will want them, it goes without saying. You just don't want to undermine the good players you want to keep.


5.) 02 Jan 2019 19:17:43
He also said January is never a good time to buy players because you pay over inflated prices. If players are really that good their teams don't let them go in January unless offers above their worth come in.


6.) 02 Jan 2019 20:22:38
Martyn is spot on,

How many players are going to be available that

Bielsa wants
Want to come here
Will be able to contribute to this style from day one
Are available
Are better than what we have got?

It’s not going to be an enormous list!


7.) 02 Jan 2019 20:45:21
Here here spanish. Someone thinking with their head and not their heart.


8.) 02 Jan 2019 21:48:51
Bang right Martyn, and Spanish. That list of players is zero. The style and pace of MB’s game plan means that no one can walk in, in this window, and be able to play at the same level of the players we already have. Money would be wasted, on anything but a GK, and even that person would need to have the distribution skills that have made Bailey our #1, and to be fair, for his flaws, there are not many keepers who can do what Marcelo asks for from the GK position.


9.) 03 Jan 2019 17:56:38
it is possible to make signings and not out them in the team immediately though. there are still plenty of games up to May and nowt wrong with bringing someone on board and working with them on the training ground and U23s for a few months then bring them in to reinforce us during the run in.


 

 

20 Dec 2018 17:21:24
For me it would be a keeper and utility defender/ centre back. On top of these 2 saw the names of Adam Reach and Andy King mentioned, would take both with a striker to replace Saiz / share the workload up front. Top quality players on loan to buy, 6 months wages for a few top players is not going to cost the earth. 3 to 5 million invested now would really strengthen our challenge. 24 games to go and if we got 45 points we would be in a very strong position. Win all our home games and get some draws, maybe 3 or 4 win on the road. Long way to go, a good start is half the battle.

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23 Apr 2019 06:00:39
Really respect the honesty and reality of the posts on here. No words to describe how we feel. We are still in the pot for the playoffs . Think we need to focus our preparations for those games from now on try and rest the players.

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1.) 23 Apr 2019 07:10:47
Think we will go up but not this year get 3 or 4 in the summer and go again next season our form since Christmas is a worry but the Future is bright and its been a beck of a season and maybe 5 more games to go.


2.) 23 Apr 2019 08:09:19
Think we need to make better use of the loan market next season which ever league were in, Brown?, Baker poor, Harrison too inconsistent.


3.) 23 Apr 2019 09:27:59
Jeez I feel so down today, thought we were woeful yesterday, but honestly if you offered me the play offs at beginning of year would probably have took that, just hoped we’re raised so high throughout, to throw it all away like we did in last 2 games is gutting, MOT.


 

 

22 Apr 2019 21:02:16
If MB does go Corberan and Hernandez as managers to continue the style of play. Get the squad up to the right size and quality for the campaign. This current team and squad in the top flight? How many players have we got who can perform to premier league levels for 25 to 30 games in a season. Think MB has done his job well. It's the players on the pitch that is the piece of the jigsaw that's missing.

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1.) 22 Apr 2019 21:45:54
Bielsa is a magnificent coach. The players have performed beyond their ability this season and that is down to MB. Not sure he can be called a master tactician because he only plays one way - to attack and win each game with style - and we have rarely, if ever seen a switch to keep a lead. The style of football has been exquisite on occasion but ultimately, there’s not enough grit in the team to break stubborn teams down. I think he takes things personally so if we don’t go up I fear he will walk. AR has done well with the finances but I don’t think he's keen to spend big on transfers so we may have an issue if we don’t go up. Also ironic that if Villa don’t go up they appear to be in massive financial trouble but gambling for them appears to be paying off. If we do go up - a lot would need to be spent. For starters, Cooper has heart but he’s not Premiership material and neither is PJ. Bamford is a wonderful footballer on occasion but we saw today there’s no great fight or desire there. Going up by winning a play off final at Wembley would be fantastic. MB just has to rally them now. Whoever finishes 6th are going to be tough before we even think about a final. And I reckon West Brom could do Villa over 2 legs with the local derby angle.


2.) 22 Apr 2019 22:24:11
Why are people expecting MB to go? 1. The season ain’t over. 2. He’s contracted to stay. End of this rubbish!


3.) 23 Apr 2019 00:49:40
Bub staying at least for 2 more seasons.


 

 

22 Apr 2019 20:26:39
At the end of the day, our squad is not good enough. Saiz and Baker not replaced, Browne was a waste of a squad number. Too many journey men players, not enough quality. The stats show MB has done a great job. Rads tried to do it on the cheap. He has made a £5m net investment with other agreed transfer funds still to come in.3 or 4 decent loans in Jan would have cost a few million. Failed to spend and lost out on the £170 million payday jackpot. Everyone can see what was needed, what is lacking. We should have won this league by 10 points when you look back on all the points we have thrown away purely down to not bringing in the players needed in January.

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22 Apr 2019 20:22:08
At the end of the day, our squad is not good enough. Saiz and Baker not replaced, Browne was a waste of a squad number. Too many journey men players, not enough quality. The stats show MB has done a great job. Rads tried to do it on the cheap. He has made a £5m net investment with other agreed transfer funds still to come in.3 or 4 decent loans in Jan would have cost a few million. Failed to spend and lost out on the £170 million payday jackpot. Everyone can see what was needed, what is lacking. We should have won this league by 10 points when you look back on all the points we have thrown away purely down to not bringing in the players needed in January.

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1.) 22 Apr 2019 20:37:06
I've been saying this actually from last August and many pushed the ludicrous MOT mantra of BELIEVE.
A bench full of kids and no experience means the teams like Brentford today laughing at us and I believe deservedly.
If we don't get the last place for promotion it's the wilderness if Bielsa leave despite all the abuse he's getting form "Leeds fans" on here now and he packs it in.
Then who are the real Leeds fans?!


2.) 22 Apr 2019 21:48:31
Don’t understand that post Metisse.


3.) 22 Apr 2019 21:43:06
Erm, who in this team is a journeyman? Paul Butler isn’t here anymore, and apart from king Pablo, this is a young team! Look at the accounts. If we’d spent heavy in Jan, we’d have fallen foul of FFP, even with our amazing crowds, utter nonsense.


 

 

19 Mar 2019 17:23:58
Looking at the fixtures, of the last eight games, the Blunts have to play 4 teams that we also have to play. Norwich have 3 or 4 games where they could come unstuck as well . It is all there to be played for. It is not now about how you have performed to date it is all about how we play over the last 8 games. Its like a little mini season of eight fixtures. The team that wins the most games from the last eight matches will go up. So forget about everything else and just focus on these games. Failing that its draw one and win the next two and you are up via the playoffs. We look to have two chances at it. At the start of the season we all would have taken this position with eight games to go. We are due a little luck and the others to have a dip in form.

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02 Jan 2019 18:33:59
Think MB said he was happy with the players, because he did not want to undermine the current players confidence by saying some of them might be replaced . You offer any manager the option of better players and they will want them, it goes without saying. You just don't want to undermine the good players you want to keep.

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23 Apr 2019 10:58:40
Our thoughts are with you Bermo.

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22 Apr 2019 20:34:15
Vinny to have a plan B you need the players, which I am sorry to say we have not got.

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14 Mar 2019 15:55:46
There is enough talent there for him to be looking at a number of our players. There is loads of work to do with JC. KP is closer to being a premier league player. Shacks and Roberts would also be worth a look. Out of the four KP is the most likely . Think someone from the England Camp may have told him to stay near the phone, don't know too many players playing this system better than him and who qualify for England.

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13 Mar 2019 18:24:53
Sorry my comment did not read right it was more to say I did not know which of the u23's would make it. As I also believe quite a number of them will be pushing for regular places in the first team over the next season or two. Also if we keep working on this conveyer belt for the foreseeable future, we can only get stronger and stronger. The club have also started a sports education facility, I believe, it looks like we are following a blueprint similar to the Barcelona model for developing talent, which is then supplemented by purchasing quality to fill in any gaps. This is all excellent work, which a lot of the time goes un noticed. Alongside this is the brand of football we play, which is a more modern version and has been adapted worldwide and used by the majority of top teams. It is all a far far cry from where we have been over the last number of years and the owners and ridicule we have had to endure . On reflection ( and I know we all have a moan now and again) every day we are getting stronger and these foundations should stand is in good stead for the years to come. So while I feel like this, I am going to say thank you to the Leeds Trinity of Bielsa, Orta and most importantly Rads ( Corberan also gets a mention)

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06 Mar 2019 12:19:49
Aus. The small pitch really did not suit us. They had a cup final approach and we could not break them down. Lost their next game as well, we go out and well beat Baggies with a top performance makes me think lads had one eye on Baggies game and left 3 its in London.

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